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Sale 70

Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Treaty Ports Security Markings and Perfins
 
 
 

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Lot 3433 Amoy, 1873 (19 Aug.) entire from Amoy to Hong Kong (21.8) "p Tesso" bearing 8c. pale dull orange tied "B62" and by "H.A. Petersen & Co./Amoy" blue oval h.s., vertical filing crease crosses the adhesive. S.G. 11. Sell I-107 (illustrated).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500


The lots in the special section all are from Philippe Orsetti's collection of these intriguing and elusive marks. Catalogue numbers per Rod Sell's listing follow the descriptions and items that are illustrated on his website are noted.
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 3434 Amoy, 1899 (5 Oct.) envelope ("C.C. Edwards/Amoy" imprint on flap) to the U.S. Consulate, Hong Kong (7.10) "Per S.S. Haiching" bearing Q.V. 5c. pale blue tied by "Amoy/C" c.d.s. and the sender's "C.C.E." violet framed h.s., few light age spots, scarce. S.G. Z34. Sell II-18A (illustrated).
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 3435 Canton, 1912 (10 May) "China Baptist Publications Society" printed-matter envelope (unsealed in accordance with printed-matter regulations) to Riviera, California (4.6) bearing K.E.VII 2c. green tied by "Canton" c.d.s. and "C.B.P.So." violet h.s., fine and unusual. S.G. Z214. Sell II-18 (illustrated).
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3436 Canton, 1900 (29 Jan.) envelope to Lyon, France (28.2) bearing Q.V. 10c. purple on red pair tied by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. and "Herbert Dent & Co./Canton" magenta oval h.s. (with a second very fine strike on reverse), backflap opened through sender h.s. on reverse, fine. S.G. 38. Sell I-61 (illustrated).
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 3437 Canton, 1905 (21 June) "real photo" black-and-white postcard to Surrey, England via Hong Kong (22.6) bearing K.E.VII 4c. purple on red with "R & Co." (Reiss & Co. Canton) violet h.s., tied by "Canton/B" c.d.s., very fine. Sell II-84b (illustrated).
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 3438 Canton, 1901 (30 Sept.) envelope ("Standard Oil Company of New York/Canton" imprint on flap) to Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A. (3.11) bearing K.E.VII 10c. bright ultramarine vertical pair tied by "Canton/B" c.d.s. and "Standard Oil Company of New York/Canton" violet circular h.s., light overall ageing, fine usage. S.G. Z217. Sell I-129e (illustrated).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 3439 Foochow, 1912 (15 Aug.) envelope ("Dodwell & Co./Foo Chow" embossed imprint on flap) to Seattle, U.S.A. via Shanghai (18.8 Br. P.O.) bearing K.E.VII 4c. and 6c., each with "D &/Co Ld" perfin, tied by "Foochow/E" c.d.s., envelope reduced at foot on opening, fine usage. S.G. Z392, Z393. Sell III-22 (illustrated).
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 3440 Foochow, 1914 (6 Aug.) envelope ("Dodwell & Co./Foo Chow" embossed imprint on flap, opened out for display and slightly trimmed) to Seattle, U.S.A. via Shanghai (9.8 Br. P.O.) bearing K.G.V 4c. and 6c., each with "D & Co/Ltd" perfin (one showing the "T" inverted), tied by "Foochow/F" c.d.s. with "Forwarded by/Dodwell & Co./Foochow" violet oval h.s. on reverse. S.G. Z401, Z402. Sell III-23 (llustrated).
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 3441 o Hoihow, 1880 10c. on 16c. yellow with wing margin at right, cancelled "B62" with fine "British Consulate/Kiung-Chow" oval h.s., light soiling mentioned in the certificate, fine appearance for this scarce handstamp. B.P.A. certificate (2010). S.G. 26. Sell IV-18b (illustrated).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 3442 Shanghai, 1876 (9 Sept.) flimsy envelope to Newport, Wales (22.10) via Hong Kong (12.9) "p. French Mail" bearing 1863-71 4c. and 12c. (2, right stamp few faults), each with "H.W/& Co" (Holliday Wise & Company) perfin, tied "S1" in blue with "Shanghae/A" despatch c.d.s. on reverse, fine very early perfin usage. S.G. Z773, Z776. Sell III-34a (illustrated).
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 3443 Shanghai, 1878(c.) "North-China Herald" wrapper band to Dresden, Germany bearing 1863-71 2c. brown wing margin copy with "N.C.H" perfin tied "S1", fine and rare printed-matter perfin usage, as well as very early perfin. S.G. Z772. Sell III-46 (illustrated).
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 3444 Shanghai, 1899 (20 Nov.) envelope to Paris, France bearing 5c. pale blue (6) with "K & W" (Kelly & Walsh) perfin, tied by "Shanghai" c.d.s., roughly opened at right and light crumpling, very good and scarce triple-rate usage. S.G. Z798. Sell III-39.
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 3445 Shanghai, 1898 (Jan.) envelope to Maine, U.S.A. (16.2) bearing 10c. purple on red tied "Shanghae" c.d.s. and "Tsao Su Hun" framed native h.s., adhesive creased and slightly discoloured, fine and very unusual usage with Chinese-language security handstamp. S.G. Z801. Sell IV-33 (illustrated).
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 3446 Shanghai, 1896-1903 Q.V. used stationery cards (5) with different sender's h.s. (that could also serve as security marks), all but one sent overseas; also similar 1915 K.G.V 1c. card (with adhesive missing), most are illustrated on the Sell website.
Estimate 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3447 o British Offices in Siam, 1882-96 watermark crown CA 2c. rose-lake cancelled by "Bangkok" c.d.s. with "U.S. Legation/Bangkok" h.s., minor light soiling, fine and very scarce handstamp on Hong Kong stamps. S.G. 32. Sell IV-23 (illustrated).
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 3448 Treaty Ports, 1891-96 selection of Q.V. stationery cards, showing Treaty Port senders' or forwarders' h.s. (away from the indicia), comprising Amoy (H.A. Petersen & Co.; uprated and cancelled in Hong Kong), Canton (Reuter Brockelmann), Foochow (2, different Paul Pettick h.s.), Hankow (2, Hanyang Iron & Steel and Meyer Lemke) and Swatow (Melchers; cancelled in Hong Kong with adhesives removed) h.s., few faults, generally fine usages with most shown on the Rod Sell website (7).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$10,350
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