InterAsia Auctions



Sale 24

Asian Stamps & Postal History


China: Covers/ Postal Formulars/ Money Orders
 
 
 

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Lot 1592 China, Registration receipt No. "997" of the Chinese Imperial Post to Peking, with "Nanking" large double circle segmented handstamp with date in manuscript, very fine strike, tears and small worm holes, one just affecting c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1593 China, 1910 (29 Oct.) registration return receipt (Hsuan Tung 2nd year, 9th month, 27th day), showing handstruck unframed "R" with "Anhwei/P.O." circular h.s.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1594 China, 1911 (1 May) Postage deficiency list No. 4 from "Min" P.O. to despatch office, with framed "Chinese Imperial P.O./Returned Letter Office/1 May 11/China" h.s.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1595 China, 1912 (17 Apr.) Official Bulletin regarding the issuance of national bonds and election of the Fujian Temporary Parliament.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1596 China, 1912 (Sept.) Postage deficiency list No. 414 from "Minhang" P.O. to Shanghai despatch office, showing framed "Dead Letter Office/19 Sep 12/Shanghai" h.s. and "Kiangsu/Minhang" lunar c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1597 China, 1921 (4 June) Postal Memorandum No. "00026" showing sample strikes of postal markings of the Shanghai Post Office, folded horizontally, fine historical item.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1598 China, 1923 (1 Apr.) Postal Memorandum showing proof strikes of postal markings of the Shanghai Post Office in violet, split in half, fine historical item.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1599 China, 1923 (8 Dec.) postal memorandum showing proof strikes of bilingual framed "Domestic Postage Paid Shanghai" h.s. and octagonal "Local Postage Paid" h.s., fine historical item.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1600 China, 1949 Money Order (Remittance Certificate) No. "Chien 89" of sending Post Office No. 31010 to Kweiyang, bearing Silver Yuan Kweichow overprints in purple on $5 (2), cancelled by "Pichieh/Postal Savings" c.d.s. (13.8), "Commission $0.30" in manuscript with handstruck framed "Redeemed" h.s. in red, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 1601 China, Red-band envelope to Anhui bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c. pair, cancelled by "Weihsien P.O." tombstone h.s. in red and unframed Min Chu h.s., showing on front part "Wine money paid" unframed h.s. in red. Rare combination usage of the two postal systems.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1602 China, 1897 (9 Oct.) envelope to Chinkiang (10.10, arrival dollar dater on reverse) bearing I.C.P. 2c., cancelled by "Kiukiang" dollar dater in brown, fine to very fine strike.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1603 China, 1898 (21 Mar.) envelope to Shanghai (22.3, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. 2c., cancelled by Chinkiang pakua with matching dollar dater alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1604 China, 1898 (24 Mar.) envelope to Shanghai (26.3, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. 2c. with margin at left, cancelled by "Kiukiang" dollar dater, envelope a little roughly opened at top not affecting stamp, nevertheless very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1605 China, 1898 (13 May) red-band envelope to Peking, showing on front "Tientsin" origin double-ring d.s. (with "Customs" removed), bearing on reverse I.C.P. 2c., cancelled by Tientsin pakua in blue and additionally tied by "Peking" arrival dollar dater (13.5, intercalary month), with "Postage Paid/Do not demand" h.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1606 China, 1898 (17 May) envelope to Shanghai (28.5, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. 2c., cancelled by "Chungking" dollar dater (intercalary month), fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1607 China, 1898 (24 June) envelope to the Imperial General Consulate in Shanghai (28.6) redirected to Batavia, Netherlands East Indies (13.9) via Hong Kong (2.9) bearing I.C.P. 2c. and 4c., cancelled by "Swatow" dollar dater, showing the appropriate transit c.d.s. on reverse including "N.-I. Agent Singapore" squared circle d.s. (8.9), envelope a little roughly opened at top, very fine strike of the dollar dater and full of character.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 1608 China, 1898 (3 Aug.) envelope to Shanghai (8.8, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. 2c., cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater in blue, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1609 China, 1898 (16 Aug.) neat China Inland Mission envelope to Shanghai (20.8, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. ½c. pair and 1c., cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater in blue, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1610 China, 1898 (4 Sept.) envelope to Shanghai (7.9, Local Post arrival) bearing C.I.P. 2c. scarlet (oxidised), cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater in blue, fine to very fine strike.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1611 China, 1898 (13 & 16 Sept.) pair of envelopes (one red-band), both addressed to Shanghai, bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. (oxidised) respectively, each cancelled by "Wuhu" dollar dater in brown and in black with Shanghai, Local Post arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine strikes.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1612 China, 1898 (24 Dec.) envelope to Shanghai (25.12, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. 2c., cancelled by "Ningpo" dollar dater, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1613 China, 1899 (15 Feb.) native envelope to Wuchow (18.2) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by Canton pakua with matching dollar dater alongside, the 2c. also unusually tied by "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" arrival oval d.s.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1614 China, 1899 (25 Mar.) envelope to Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.A. (4.5) via Tientsin (25.3), Shanghai (29.3) and Yokohama (4.4) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Tang-shan/Post Office" bilingual c.d.s. with another superb strike on front, foreign post office stamp cut from front of envelope.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1615 China, 1899 (14 Apr.) red-band envelope to Wuchow (16.4) bearing C.I.P. 2c. (lightly oxidised), cancelled by "Canton" dollar dater, showing on reverse "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" arrival oval d.s. in blue, fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1616 China, 1899 (11 July) red-band envelope to Wuchow (12.7) bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., showing on reverse "Canton/B" bilingual double-ring h.s. in bluish violet, very fine. Illustrated in Paul Chang, Vol. II, p. 178.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1617 China, 1899 (12 Sept.) native decorative envelope to Wuchow (14.9) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., showing large "Canton/B" bilingual double-ring h.s. adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1618 China, 1899 (25 Nov.) "Peking & Tientsin Times" printed newspaper wrapper to Shanghai (2.12, Local Post arrival) bearing C.I.P. ½c. (applied over edge and therefore trivial tear), tied by pakua and showing "Tientsin" bilingual origin c.d.s., fine and appealing usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1619 China, 1899 (6 Dec.) "Victoria Nursing Institute Fancy Fair" commemorative picture postcard to Wenchow (16.12) bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by Shanghai pakua with "Shanghai Local Post" origin c.d.s. and commemorative datestamp alongside, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1620 China, 1899 (6 Dec.) registered envelope to Shanghai (10.12) bearing C.I.P. 4c. and 5c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing "R" in manuscript and framed registration h.s. in red adjacent, central toned spot on front from wax seal on reverse, otherwise fine on front.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1621 China, 1900 (May) registered envelope to Shanghai (16.5) bearing C.I.P. 5c. and 10c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing "R" in manuscript and "R/No. 12/42" framed registration h.s. in red adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1622 China, 1900 (14 Nov.) large red-band unfranked envelope addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Peking, then endorsed "Feldpostbrief" and sent to Germany (2?1.01, arrival d.s. on reverse), cancelled by "Peking/Deutsche Post" c.d.s., from the highest ranking Germany medical doctor, sent postage free, envelope is heavily folded in two places.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1623 China, 1900-01 pair of decorative native envelopes to Tsingtao, each bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" (10.5.00) and "Soochow" (6.12.01) bilingual c.d.s. respectively, the latter stamp is oxidised.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 1624 China, 1901 (13 May) decorative native envelope to Peking (14.5) via Tientsin (13.5) bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Tangshan" bilingual c.d.s., showing unframed "T" h.s. denoting underpayment.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1625 China, 1901 (9 Nov.) red-band envelope to Peking (9.11) bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Tientsin/Postal Agency" tombstone h.s. in blue, matching "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. on reverse with "Peking" bilingual oval d.s., the stamp has some trimmed perfs. at top from opening of envelope, fine and very scarce coloured tombstone.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1626 China, 1901 (9 Dec.) envelope ("Kaiserliche Marine/Kommando S.M.S. Schwalbe" embossed paper seal on reverse) to the S.M.S. "Herta" care of the German Consulate at Hong Kong (16.12) via Shanghai (10.12) bearing C.I.P. 20c. vertical strip of four, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s., envelope reduced at left.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1627 China, 1901 (24 Dec.) envelope to Shanghai (2.1.02) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. vertical pair (small corner defect), cancelled by "Shan hai kwan" large non-standard type bilingual segmented double-ring d.s. in blue, with "Tientsin" bilingual transit c.d.s. (26.12) and "Shanghai/Local Post" arrival c.d.s. (2.1.02) adjacent, fine to very fine strike of this rare and distinctive type c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
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Lot 1628 China, 1902 (7 Jan.) native decorative envelope to Peking (17.1) via Shanghai (10.1) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. (2), cancelled by framed "Changchow" Kuang Hsu dater (27th year, 11th month, 28th day), with "Peking/Lomashih/Branch P.O." tombstone h.s. adjacent, very fine and rare.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 1629 China, 1902 (3 Feb.) postcard to London bearing C.I.P. 5c., cancelled by "Chinwangtao" large non-standard type bilingual segmented double-ring d.s., with another fine strike and "Base Office/B" c.d.s. (3.2) and "Shanghai" bilingual (9.2) and "Shang-hai/Chine" (10.2) c.d.s. adjacent, card has two creases, one of which crosses stamp and the card has some light age spotting, fine and immensely rare example and usage of this unusual dater.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
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Lot 1630 China, 1902 (12 Feb.) native red-band envelope to Shanghai (13.2) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Imperial Post Office/Huchow" oval d.s. in violet, with "Postage Paid/Do not demand" h.s. (a little smudged) adjacent, pair applied just over edge of envelope, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1631 China, 1902 (7 Mar.) envelope to Manila (arrival) via French P.O. in Shanghai (10.3) and Victoria Hong Kong (14.3) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., some faults due to wear, early non-combination usage shortly after the implementation of the postal agreement with France which permitted foreign mail service through the French Post Office without Chinese adhesives.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 1632 China, 1902 (4 Apr.) red-band envelope (opened out for display) to Peking (13.4) via Shanghai (7.4) bearing C.I.P. 1c. (2), cancelled by "Yangchow/Sub P.O." tombstone h.s., lower stamp additionally tied by "Yangchow/Imperial Post Office" tombstone d.s. with "2nd month, 26th day" inserted by hand, showing bold strike of "Yangchow" dollar dater with "2nd month, 26th day" inserted by hand alongside and "Peking/Lomashih/Branch P.O." tombstone h.s. on reverse, being delivered to "Mule and Horse Market Postal Sub-Office", fine to very fine strikes and an extraordinary usage of the rare Yangchow dollar dater, being the only recorded cover in which the dates were filled in by hand on both the Imperial Post Office handstamp and the dollar dater.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,000
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Lot 1633 China, 1902 (Apr.) red-band envelope to Tientsin (15.4) bearing C.I.P. 2c. (corner fault at top right), cancelled by "Paoting/No. 1" tombstone h.s. in violet, with "Paoting P.O." tombstone h.s. alongside.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1634 China, 1902 (13 June) "Per First Steamer" envelope (opened out for display) to Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. via Nagasaki (23.6) and San Francisco (4.7) bearing on front and back C.I.P. ½c. block of six and pair (one stamp trimmed at foot), and 1c. strip of three and single, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., and U.S. Postage Due 2c. (applied practically torn through) cancelled by "Evanston, Ill./Rec'd" c.d.s. (7.7), showing unframed "T", "2 cts" in manuscript in blue, and "U.S. charge/To collect/2 cents" h.s. alongside relating to the postage due, an appealing foreign postage due cover with 2 cents underpayment not penalised.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1635 China, 1902 (June) red-band envelope to Peking via Shanghai (30.6) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s., with "Peking" bilingual oval d.s. and "Kingtu/Tamochang/Sub P.O." tombstone h.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000


The reduced rate of 1 cent for domestic postage was in effect between 8 April 1902 and 30 August 1904.
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Lot 1636 China, 1902 (11 Aug.) red-band envelope showing on front "Peking" origin bilingual oval d.s., and bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. from the top of the sheet, cancelled by "Kingtu/Tamochang/Sub P.O." tombstone h.s. with "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (16.8) alongside, fine to very fine strike.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1637 China, 1902 (12 Aug.) registered envelope to Germany (25.9) via French P.O. in Shanghai (20.8) bearing C.I.P. 10c. and 20c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing "R/Tientsin-(China)/No. 11651" framed registration h.s. adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 1638 China, 1902 (25 Sept.) red-band envelope (opened out for display) to Kiaochow (30.9) bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by bilingual "Imperial Post Office/Nanzing" oval d.s., showing on reverse "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (26.9) and "Nanzing" tombstone h.s., fine to very fine strikes of these highly desirable Nanzing cancellations used together on cover.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
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Lot 1639 China, 1902 (Oct.) red-band envelope to Tientsin (29.10) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by near perfect "Huluhsien" tombstone h.s. in violet, showing "Chengtingfu/P.O." unframed h.s. and "Peking" oval transit d.s. (28.10) adjacent, extremely fine and handsome.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 1640 China, 1902(c.) red-band envelope (with contents) bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Shensi/Kanchuan/Postal Agency" tombstone h.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 1641 China, 1903 (13 Feb.) red-band envelope from Woosung to Changshu via Shanghai (13.2), showing on reverse "Chang Shu" unusual type bilingual segmented c.d.s. (date blank), stamp missing on front, very fine example of the rare Changshu cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
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Lot 1642 China, 1903 (Mar.) postcard to Sweden bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Shanhaikwan" non-standard type bilingual segmented h.s. with Chinese at top and English in centre leaving bottom blank, with "Tongku" bilingual (11.3), "Shanghai" bilingual (16.3) and "Shang-hai/Chine" double-ring (18.3) transit d.s. adjacent, fine to very fine and a great cancellation rarity.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
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Lot 1643 China, 1903 (4 Apr.) envelope to Yokohama (15.4) via French P.O. in Shanghai (9.4) and Nagasaki (13.4) bearing C.I.P. 5c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1644 China, 1903 (13 Apr.) envelope to Germany redirected internally (25.5) bearing C.I.P. 4c. (clipped corner), cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (20.4), unframed "T", and taxed "20" and underpayment of "6 cts" in blue crayon, envelope format appears identical to that of a postcard hence unsuccessful attempt at only paying the 4c. postcard rate.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1645 China, 1903 (7 May) envelope (central vertical fold) to Chicago (4.6) via Yokohama (13.5), Nagasaki (15.5) and San Francisco (1.6) bearing C.I.P. 1c. (2) and 5c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., showing unframed "T" h.s. and "U.S. Charge to collect/3 cents" two-line h.s. adjacent, stamps have faults.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1646 China, 1903 (19 Aug.) red-band envelope to Changchow via Shanghai (24.8) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. with interpane margin at left, cancelled by "Kingtu/Tianmen Branch P.O." tombstone h.s., showing "Changchow/Kuang Hsu/P.O." rectangular arrival h.s. (without date) alongside, and "Peking" bilingual oval d.s. on front, fine to very fine nearly complete strike of this rare and sought after cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 1647 China, 1903 (Aug.) decorative native envelope to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Yangliuching" rectangular h.s. in blue, with Tientsin bilingual arrival c.d.s. on reverse, envelope has light central filing fold clear of stamps, fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1648 China, 1903 (Sept.) registered red-band envelope to Yangchow bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. and 5c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual oval d.s. in violet, showing "Xiannuling/P.O." tombstone h.s. and "Peking/No. 2" tombstone h.s. in red adjacent, and on front "R/Peking/No. 14385" framed registration h.s., rare and attractive.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1649 China, 1903 (3 Nov.) double registered red-band envelope to Shensi bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. block of ten and single (damaged), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., two stamps additionally tied by "Taiyuanfu" tombstone h.s., showing "R/Shanghai/No. 43257" framed registration h.s. and "Shanghai/Xinmalu/No. 7" tombstone h.s. in violet, envelope has defect at top on front not affecting stamps or cancellations, fine registered use.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1650 China, 1903 (25 Nov.) neat registered red-band envelope to Changchow via Shanghai (2.12) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 5c. (oxidised), cancelled by "Peking" bilingual oval d.s., with "R/Peking/No. 17142" framed registration h.s., showing on reverse "Changchow" non-standard type arrival d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000
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Lot 1651 China, 1903 (30 Nov.) registered red-band envelope to Kaifeng bearing on front and back C.I.P. 1c. block of ten and singles (2), cancelled by "Soochow" bilingual c.d.s. in blue and the block additionally tied by "Chinkiang" bilingual c.d.s., showing "R/Soochow City/(China)/No. 11120" framed registration h.s. in red adjacent, envelope a little reduced at top, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1652 China, 1903 (Nov.) red-band envelope to Peking bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Postal Letter Box" tombstone h.s. in violet (date blank), with "Tientsin" bilingual transit c.d.s. (29.11) and faint "Peking" arrival oval d.s., fine and desirable.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1653 China, 1903 (Nov.) postcard datelined "Ching-wang-tao" to Austria via French P.O. in Tientsin (9.11) bearing C.I.P. 2c. vertical pair with left interpane margin, cancelled by "Chinwangtao P.O." tombstone h.s., postcard has chipped corner at top left, fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1654 China, 1903 (Dec.) postcard to France (9.1.04) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Changsintien" tombstone h.s., with "Peking" bilingual c.d.s. (14.12) and "Pekin/Chine" c.d.s. (15.12) adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1655 China, 1904 (19 Jan.) registered red-band envelope to Peking (21.1) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. (3, with pair), cancelled by "Wuchang" bilingual c.d.s., showing framed "Wuchang/12" h.s. in red and framed "Registered Letter/821" alongside, with unframed "R" on front, one 2c. trimmed at top from opening of cover, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1656 China, 1904 (Jan.) envelope to Sutherland, England (13.2) via Samshui (12.1) and Canton (14.1) bearing C.I.P. 5c. (2), cancelled by "Shaohing/Postal Agency" c.d.s. (date blank), stamps have small perf. faults and are affected at top by cover staining which has eroded top left of envelope, nevertheless a fine example of the rare Shaohing Postal Agency circular handstamp.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 1657 China, 1904 (Feb.) red-band envelope to Paoting (1.3) via "Chengting" (29.2) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Huluhsien P.O." tombstone h.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 1658 China, 1904 (20 Mar.) red-band envelope to Shantung bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Peking/Lomashih/Branch P.O." tombstone h.s., showing on reverse "Peking" and "Chefoo" (24.3) bilingual c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1659 China, 1904 (1 Apr.) "Istituto Canossiane in Hankovv (Cina)" corner card envelope sent locally within Hankow bearing C.I.P. ½c. pair, crisply cancelled by "Nanyang/P.O." tombstone h.s., extremely fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1661 China, 1904 (6 June) registered envelope to Paris (19.7) via Tientsin (8.6) and French P.O. in Shanghai (13.6) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. block of eight and 4c., cancelled by "Shunteh" double-ring lunar d.s., handstruck "R" on front, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1662 China, 1904 (15 June) postcard to Austria (3.8) via Imperial P.O. (20.6) and French P.O. (21.6) in Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by lunar double-ring d.s. in blue, with matching "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. adjacent, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 1663 China, 1904 (7 July) red-band envelope to Paoting (7.7) bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Peking" double-ring lunar d.s.; also 1910 (26 Aug.) red-band envelope bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Chinkiang" bilingual segmented d.s. with "Taiyi" tombstone h.s. alongside. A very fine pair of 1c. rate covers.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1664 China, 1904 (21 July) red-band envelope to Peking (26.7) via Changchow (23.7) and Tientsin (26.7) bearing C.I.P. ½c. pair, cancelled by "Wuting" double-ring lunar d.s., extremely fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1665 China, 1904 (14 Aug.) red-band envelope to Tientsin (21.8) via Kiangyin (15.8) and Shanghai (16.8) bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Changchou" double-ring lunar d.s., with Letter Box No. 4 tombstone h.s. in red on reverse, extremely fine and choice late usage of the reduced 1c. domestic rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1666 China, 1904 (1 Nov.) registered red-band envelope to Tientsin (5.11) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. (2) and 5c., cancelled by "Chichow" lunar c.d.s., with framed registration h.s. adjacent, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1667 China, 1904 (15 Nov.) registered envelope (backflap missing) to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 2c. pair and 5c., redirected to Shanghai (21.11) and returned to Tientsin, later uprated with C.I.P. 4c. pair and 10c. (faults due to application just over top of envelope) for redirection from Tientsin (28.11) to Hong Kong, an interesting redirected usage depicting two different rates.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1668 China, 1904 (22 Dec.) "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Bergbau u. Industrie im Auslande. Tsingtau * Kolonial Gesellschaft * Ber" corner card envelope registered to Frankfurt, Germany (12.2.05) via Imperial P.O. (3.1.05) and French P.O. in Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 2c., 4c. pair and 10c., cancelled by "Ichow" lunar double-ring d.s., the 10c. additionally tied by "R/Ichow (China)/No. 841" framed h.s. adjacent, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1669 China, 1904(c.) "Istituto Canossiane in Hankovv (Cina)" envelope sent locally within Hankow bearing C.I.P. 1c., boldly cancelled by "Nanyang/P.O." tombstone h.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1670 China, 1904 red-band envelopes (2), from Linzi to Tsingtao and Tientsin to Peking bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 1c. (2) respectively, both cancelled by lunar d.s. in red, fine to very fine coloured cancellations.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 1671 China, 1904-07 red-band envelopes (5) bearing 1c. (2), 1c. pair, and 2c. single frankings (3) respectively, cancelled by lunar single or double (4) circle d.s., fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 1672 China, 1904-10 envelopes (3) and postcard addressed in English and used domestically, 2c. rates with either 1c. pair (2) or 2c. single (2) frankings, fine to very fine (4).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1673 China, 1905 (1 Jan.) envelope to Tabriz, Persia (11.2) via Tuticorin (23.1), Bushire (?) and Teheran bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Wuchang" double-ring lunar d.s., additionally tied by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (5.1), showing on reverse "Wuchang/4" rectangular h.s., and transit markings including Hankow (1.1) and Shanghai (5.1), fine, a rare and exotic destination.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 1674 China, 1905 (17 Jan.) real photo postcard to Chefoo bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Swatow" c.d.s., with "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (18.1) and "Shantung" double-ring lunar d.s. alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 1675 China, 1905 (17 Jan.) "The Christian and Missionary Alliance" corner card envelope to U.S.A. via Wuchow (21.1), Canton (23.1) and Hong Kong (24.1) bearing on front and back C.I.P. 2c., 4c. strip of five and pair, and 5c. (2, both damaged from cover creasing and defects at right), cancelled by "Kwangsi" double-ring lunar d.s., with very fine strike of the rare non-standard type "Tenghsien P.O." c.d.s. (date blank) on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
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Lot 1676 China, 1905 (8 Mar.) envelope to Brussels (19.4) via Peking (11.3) and Shanghai (18.3) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Kalgan" double-ring lunar d.s., with "Shang-hai/Chine" transit c.d.s. (17.3) adjacent, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 1677 China, 1905 (Mar.) envelope to Hangchow (25.3) via Nanchang (11.3), Kiukiang (20.3) and Shanghai (23.3) bearing C.I.P. 2c. (2), cancelled by "Anjen/P.O." circular h.s. with additional security pen strokes, extremely fine near perfect strike.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1678 China, 1905 (13 July) registered "Imperial Chinese Telegraphs." envelope (roughly opened at left) to Peitaiho bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. (3, with pair) and 2c. pair, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., with "R/Tientsin China/No. 9599" framed registration h.s., an exceptionally rare usage of the telegram envelope.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 1679 China, 1905 (18 July) envelope to Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania (21.8) via Shanghai I.J.P.O. (22.7) and San Francisco (15.8) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Chefoo" bilingual c.d.s., showing two strikes of unframed "T" h.s. and "U.S. Charge to collect/10 cents" two-line h.s. adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1680 China, 1905 (17 Apr.) envelope to Germany (20.5) via Hong Kong (19.4) bearing C.I.P. ½c. pair, 1c. (3, with pair) and 2c. vertical strip of three, cancelled by "Shunsin" double-ring lunar d.s., fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1681 China, 1905 (30 Apr.) envelope to Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.6) via Henan (2.5), Hankow (6.5), Imperial P.O. (10.5) and Japanese P.O. (12.5) in Shanghai and Seattle (31.5) bearing C.I.P. 10c. green, cancelled by "Tsao Yang" lunar c.d.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
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Lot 1682 China, 1905 (May) postcard to Brussels (15.6) bearing C.I.P. 1c. pair and 2c., cancelled by tombstone h.s., the 1c. additionally tied by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s. (4.5) and the 2c. "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (11.5), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1683 China, 1905 (8 May) postcard to Germany (28.6) via Chunhua (13.5), Tangshan (17.5), Tangku (17.5), Shanghai (21.5) and French P.O. (25.5) bearing C.I.P. 2c. vertical pair, cancelled by lunar c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 1684 China, 1905 (26 May) decorative native double registered envelope to Yanchow via Chining (29.5) and Tenghsien (31.5) bearing C.I.P. 2c. and 10c., cancelled by "Changdian" double-ring lunar d.s., with unframed "R" and framed registration h.s. adjacent, extremely fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1685 China, 1905 (3 Aug.) double registered red-band envelope to Peking (15.8) via Kaifeng (11.8) bearing C.I.P. 4c. vertical strip of three, cancelled by "Xian" double-ring lunar d.s., with framed "AR" h.s. adjacent and registration number in pencil, a few worm holes mostly on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 1686 China, 1905 (14 Aug.) red-band envelope to Yencheng bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Wangpeh" lunar c.d.s., with an array of transit markings of Hupeh and Kiangsu, showing rare "Shangkiang/P.O." circular h.s., very fine and full of character.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1687 China, 1905 (27 Sept.) registered insurance envelope to Tientsin (2.10) via Changting (30.9) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. strip of three and strip of four, cancelled by "Jiucheng" lunar c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. on front, extremely fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1688 China, 1905 (8 Oct.) double registered red-band envelope to Peking (13.10) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. scarlet with large interpane margin at top and 5c. orange-red pair, cancelled by "Tsinan" double-ring lunar c.d.s., showing two strikes of unframed "R" h.s. adjacent, very fine and handsome cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1689 China, 1905 (30 Nov.) wrapper to Paris via Imperial P.O. (8.12) and British P.O. (11.12) in Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s., very fine 2 cents overseas printed matter rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 1690 China, 1905 (14 Dec.) red-band envelope to Kyoto via Shanghai I.J.P.O. (18.12) bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c. vertical pair and 2c., cancelled by "Hankow" double-ring lunar d.s., fine 3c. single rate to Japan.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1691 China, 1905-07 red-band envelopes (3) from Peking to Fengtien, from Chinkiang to Tientsin, and from Tungchang to Tientsin respectively, each bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by double-ring lunar d.s., very fine strikes.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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