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Manchukuo
 
 
 

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Lot 2073 / Manchukuo, 1937 surcharge with 6.5mm. spacing on Second China Mail 12f. chestnut, block of four, very fine unused with much original gum, the lower pair unmounted mint. Chan MK102.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2074 Manchukuo, 1937 Completion of Five Year Reconstruction Plan 2f. to 20f., set of four in complete sheets of seventy, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Chan MK108-MK111.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2075 BK Manchukuo, Booklets : 1937 Scenic Definitive 2f. complete booklet of ten panes, unexploded, with interleaving, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2076 Manchukuo, Postal History : 1924 (1 Feb.) envelope from Dairen bearing Earthquake Emergency issue 1½s. pair, cancelled by c.d.s., envelope roughly opened at top, scarce usage from Manchuria. S.G. 216; JSCA 201.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2077 Manchukuo, 1932 (24 June) registered envelope to Vienna bearing Ki-Hei overprint on Junk 15c. and 50c., cancelled by "Pinkiang (Harbin)" c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2078 Manchukuo, 1932 (19 July) Nationalist patriotic corner card envelope to Estonia (1.8) bearing Ki-Hei overprint on Junk 15c. pair and 20c., cancelled by "Pinkiang (Harbin)" c.d.s., fine and late transitional period usage after the founding of Manchukuo and only seven days before the first stamps of Manchukuo were issued, ironically with the patriotic Nationalist motif.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2079 Manchukuo, 1932 (22 Aug.) "American Board Mission, Hopei, Tientsin, China" corner card envelope to U.S.A. bearing first issue 2f., 4f. (2), 15f. and 30f., cancelled by "Shenyang/(Moukden)" bilingual c.d.s., with Chinese year "21" altered to "1" for the new Manchukuo dating system, very fine and scarce early usage. Ex Robert Farquhar collection.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2080 Manchukuo, 1933 (16 Apr.) "Nippon-Manchukuo Trading Corp." corner card envelope to Los Angeles, bearing Japan 10s., cancelled by "Dairen/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, fine and apparently a locally made cancellation type with slightly different lettering and numerals.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2081 Manchukuo, 1934 (2 Jan.) envelope to Hamburg via Berlin (22.1) bearing Japan Tazawa 1s., 3s. strip of three, 13s. and Mount Fuji 2s. and 10s., cancelled by "Dairen/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, flown to Manchukuo and showing "Hsinking Towtaokow" c.d.s. on reverse, then by surface with "Tsitsihar" c.d.s., from there by surface to Moscow and then flown to Berlin, fine and rare example of a foreign mail cover carried by the Manchukuo Government Manchuria Air Transport Company.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


Interestingly both Manchukuo c.d.s. have the "Year 3" designation, which only lasted for the first two months of 1934, after which the calendar was reconfigured to designate 1934 as "Year 1" of the new era.
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2082 Manchukuo, 1935 (13 Feb.) envelope to Peiping (16.2) bearing China Mail litho. 4f., cancelled by "Harbin/Manchukuo" c.d.s. with word "Manchukuo" obliterated by brush stroke applied by the Chinese P.O. as was the practice for all Manchukuo cancellations, and showing "Peiping" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, central horizontal letter fold and envelope slightly reduced at left, fine.
Estimate HK$ 900 - 1,200
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Lot 2083 Manchukuo, 1935 (1 Apr.) native envelope to Peiping (4.4) bearing on reverse China Mail 12f., cancelled by "Kirin" c.d.s. with year date obliterated by brush stroke, commemorative cachet for Imperial Visit to Japan in violet on front also has offending portions obliterated in matching colour, and showing "Peiping" arrival c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2084 Manchukuo, 1938 (5 Nov.) envelope to Jyderup, Denmark (10.12) bearing Scenic Definitives 4f., 6f. and 10f., cancelled by c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2085 Manchukuo, 1942 (9 Nov.) registered value declared envelope to Osaka bearing Scenic Definitives 1/3f. vertical pair, 30f. and 1y., and Conscription commemorative 2f. vertical strip of four, cancelled by "Hsinking" c.d.s., with purple remittance seal labels (3) on reverse, a few edge faults, nevertheless fine franking with 1 yuan stamp which is scarce on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2086 Manchukuo, 1933-45 envelopes (8) bearing various values, five are to Europe or U.S.A.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2087 Manchukuo, 1936-39 envelopes (2) and postcard to Denmark, comprising 1936 card bearing Japan 1928 Emperor's Enthronement 1½s. (2), cancelled by "Dairen/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, with matching "15/ctms/T" h.s. adjacent, 1938 envelope from Taikosan bearing 1937 New Years Greetings 2f. + Scenic Views 10f. (3), showing delayed mail framed h.s., and 1939 envelope from Harbin bearing Completion of Railways 2f. + 4f. + Scenic Views 50f., fine (3).
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2088 Manchukuo, 1939-44 registered envelopes (6, three are censored) from Chinhsien and Harbin (5, two with Danish Mission Pitsaikou Antung or Antung corner card addresses) to Denmark, Finland (2, one redirected to Sweden), Norway, and Sweden (2, both via Istanbul) bearing various values (16, mostly Scenic Views), fine and appealing group to the Scandinavian countries (6).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2089 Manchukuo, 1932-43, a collection of envelopes (70), postcards (15), postal stationery cards (20), wrapper and a Postage Due receipt, with interesting usages including printed matter, registered, censored, and some nice frankings, various towns of origin, and destinations include China, Hong Kong, Australia, Denmark (many), Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, and U.S.A., mainly fine (approx. 100).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$66,700
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Lot 2090 Manchukuo, Money Order Stamps : 1932 Cherry Blossom 1c. to $100, the set of fifteen, fine unmounted mint, some light tones on the gum, though the $5 and $10 are uniformly toned, complete sets are very rare.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 2091 Manchukuo, Postal Stationery : 1932-45, the five frame exhibit (80 pages) of postal stationery cards, supplemented by an additional 47 pages of cards also mounted for exhibition, representing a study of the various paper stocks and printing dies for the postal stationery cards, and depicting the wealth and diversity of usages, both domestic and foreign during this fascinating historical period. The 1932 first issue includes airmail registered domestic 15 fen usage, 1934 1f. card usage to China with Chinese Postage Due 5c., and overseas usages with 1935-36 uprated 6 fen rates (2) to Europe bearing Definitives in combination with China Mail stamps, 15f. card used in 1938 to El Salvador, 1934 Provisional surcharges cards with some interesting usages in addition to Japan and a couple of Railway Post Office cancellations, 1934 third issue 1½f. card uprated usages to Portugal and Australia ("Missent to Tokyo"), 1935 First China Mail 2f. cards with uprated usages to Europe and 1939 usage from Harbin to Shanghai with part of c.d.s. blacked out, 1937 fourth issue with airmail usages to Japan, registered to Europe, censored to Ceylon, postage due (2), 2f.+2f. reply paid card to Sweden with both halves still intact and 2f. reply cards (2) from Japan to Harbin, 1937 fifth issue 1f.+1f. reply paid card registered to France with both halves still intact, 1942 sixth issue registered airmail, censored and fine uprated usages to Japan, 1945 (1 July) seventh issue 5f. small size stationery card unused and used (3, all with Philatelic Federation of Japan certificates), and letter cards and stationery picture postcards, mainly very fine and an important collection of this subject, having already received international recognition.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000


Following the independence of Manchukuo granted by the Japanese on 18 February 1932 and its establishment as a separate State on 1 March 1932, with Pu Yi appointed its Chief Executive and later enthroned as Emperor Kang-the, postage stamps of the newly independent state were first issued in July 1932. For the next fourteen years until the collapse of Manchukuo in August 1945, forty-three different kinds of postal stationery cards were issued. Prior to the Postal Treaty between Manchukuo and China on 10 January 1935, the Chinese Post did not recognise Manchukuo stamps or postcards, so postage due was collected upon arrival in China.
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