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Asian Stamps & Postal History


Picture Postcards / Literature
 
 
 

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Lot 793 China, Picture Postcards : 1902 blue monochrome picture postcards (9) depicting different scenes, famous roads, buildings and landmarks of Shanghai, published by Brewer & Co., Booksellers, Shanghai, representing a continuous correspondence in nine parts from Shanghai to London sent on the same day (24 March) and each bearing Hong Kong 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s., fine and unusual, stamps have a few tones and the cards have a few tiny corner defects.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 794 China, 1905(c.) multicolour picture postcards (25) depicting Shanghai buildings, street and harbour scenes, and monuments, published by The Akasawa Fine Art Co. (14, three with S. Mayeda Shanghai imprint) and others (11), some are used (stamps mostly missing) and/or toned on reverse, the picture sides are fine (25).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 795 China, 1905(c.) multicolour picture postcards (46) depicting Shanghai street, garden and harbour scenes, monuments, various Bund and one Race Course, some are used (a few have stamps missing), mainly fine (46).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 796 China, 1907(c.) multicolour picture postcards (30) depicting Shanghai street, garden and harbour scenes, and buildings including the Shanghai Club and Custom house, published by Matsuda & Co. (16), K.P.C. (13), and unknown, a few are used (one has stamps missing), fine, two have faults (30).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 797 China, 1910(c.) multicolour picture postcards (10) depicting different scenes of Peking, published by Camera Craft Co. of Peking, mainly fine (10).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 798 China, 1911 photo real postcard depicting General Li Yuan-Hong, the card mailed from Hankow to Hamburg through the German Post Office bearing Germany overprinted 2c. on 5pf.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 799 China, 1929 picture postcards (2) depicting two of the sites for the West Lake Exposition, each with special framed cachet on reverse, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 800 Chang, Paul Ke-Shing. History of Postal Cancellation of China, Parts I to IV. (San Francisco, 1989), each volume signed by the author, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 801 Robson Lowe (London), 1962 (1 Sept.) - 1970. An exceptional practically complete run of bound catalogues for the London auctions of one of the most famous auction companies, especially so in reference to China, Great Britain and British Empire. Among the famous China sales are numerous Sir Percival and Lady David (three lesser sales missing) with the key specialised catalogues, C.F. Gordon, and Godfrey Mellor. Other significant non-China catalogues include Hong Kong with the Wellsted covers, Levy Japan, Wood Malaya, Dawson India and States, and the Piccus India.

There are also some loose catalogues, including Robson Lowe Basel auctions with the Sir Percival David China early essays and proofs (26 October 1970) and Foreign Post Offices in China (10 March 1970, 22 March 1974 and 16 October 1974), as well a few important auctions of other companies.

Bound in sixteen volumes, of which 11 volumes are in brown leather (one volume slightly split) and 5 volumes in blue cloth. Very fine and a fantastic addition to any reference library.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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