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Asian Stamps & Postal History


Foreign Post Offices
 
 
 

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Lot 2221 /o Foreign Offices in China, 1894-1920, a mint or unused and used assembly with British "China", C.E.F., French P.O., and Russian P.O., good to fine (approx. 220).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2222 Foreign Offices in China, 1895-1949, envelopes and postcards mostly pertaining to French P.O. in China and French Indochina, including 1895 "United States Consulate at Ningpo China" corner card envelope registered to California via Montreal bearing France "Chine" values (5) to 25c., 1897 (19 Mar.) envelope to England showing "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. in combination with France "Chine" 25c., 1897 France "Chine" 10c. postal stationery card to England with "Chefoo" origin dollar dater, 1900 envelope from Shanghai to Sydney, Australia bearing C.I.P. 10c. in combination with France "Chine" 10c., and 1901 postcard (Tientsin war scenes) from F.P.O. No. 4 bearing C.E.F. overprint ½c., mixed condition (17).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2223 Austrian Offices in China, 1904 envelope from Pola, Austria to a member of the Austro-Hungarian Military Detachment in Peking bearing Austria 5h. pair and showing "K.u.K. Gesandtschafts/Wachdetachement/Peking" and "Peking/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. adjacent, 1907 postcard to Hungary bearing Austria 5h., cancelled by "K.u.K. Gesandtschafts/Wachdetachement/Peking" c.d.s., 1908 envelope to Vienna bearing Austria 8h., cancelled by "K.u.K. Kriegsmarine/S.M.S./Leopard" c.d.s., and 1911 registered official envelope (reduced at left) to Vienna showing "K.u.K. Marinedetachement/in Peking" c.d.s.; also pieces (4) bearing Austria or Hungary stamps with similar c.d.s. Fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2224 /() Belgian Offices in China, 1908 proposed "Chine" overprint type I on Belgium 10c., "Chine" surcharge type II (10 mm. thicker letters) 4c. on 10c., and type III (11mm. thinner letters) 4c. on 10c., each with label at foot and handstamped "Specimen" diagonally in black or violet, fine to very fine mint (the first without gum), a couple of negligible faults. Rare. Ex Laurie Franks, each with "SR" (Samuel Ray) handstamp on reverse. Chan FEB4, FEB10, FEB17.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 2225 British Offices in China, Chefoo : 1898 (1 Oct.) envelope to Lyon via Hong Kong (13.10) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater in blue, in combination with Hong Kong 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (5.10), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2226 British Offices in China, Chefoo : 1898 (Nov.) envelope to Germany (1.1.99) via Hong Kong (2.12) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (25.11), fine partly legible strike.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2227 British Offices in China, Hankow : 1898 (17 Nov.) registered envelope to Brussels (24.12) via Brindisi (22.12) bearing C.I.P. 10c. pair, cancelled by "Hankow" dollar dater, matching "R" unframed h.s. alongside, in combination with Hong Kong 10c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (26.11), small cover faults with slight envelope reduction at top, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2228 British Offices in China, Nanking : 1902 (Dec.) envelope to a "Passenger per S.S. 'Glenlogan'", at Shanghai (3.12 Local Post arrival) bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s. endorsed "Please deliver on board steamer on arrival", redirected to Singapore (5.2.03) with Hong Kong 2c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (26.12), showing "Shanghai/Local Post" and "Singapore" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, envelope slightly reduced at right, fine and unusual example of redirected mail.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2229 British Offices in China, Peking : 1898 (24 Mar.) envelope to Sydney, Australia (19.4) via Hong Kong (1.4) bearing I.C.P. 2c. and 4c. pair, cancelled by "Peking" dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 5c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai/C' c.d.s. (29.4), fine despite a few cover faults.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2230 British Offices in China, Shanghai : 1898 (4 Oct.) envelope to Germany (arrival) via Hong Kong (13.10) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (6.10), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2231 British Offices in China, Tientsin : 1898 (9 Sept.) envelope to Dover, England (23.10) bearing I.C.P. 10c. (applied just over top of envelope), cancelled by pakua, matching "Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. with "Customs" removed alongside, in combination with Hong Kong 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (15.9), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2232 British Offices in China, 1898-1900 envelopes (3), comprising 1898 Chefoo to France bearing I.C.P. 10c. in combination with Hong Kong 5c. pair, 1898 Tientsin to London bearing I.C.P. 2c. + 10c. (winter rate) in combination with Hong Kong 10c., and 1900 Canton to New York bearing C.I.P. 10c. in combination with Hong Kong 10c., the Hong Kong adhesives all cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., the last additionally with "I.P.O." tie-print, fine appearance, a few faults.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2233 British Offices in China, 1899 postcards (2) from Canton to Switzerland and Hankow to Germany each bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by their respective dollar dater, in combination with Hong Kong 2c. pair, cancelled by "Hong Kong" c.d.s., fine, a few light tones.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2234 British Offices in China, 1899-1901 postcards (3), comprising 1899 Chefoo to Belgium, 1901 Peking to Germany, and 1901 from Shanghai to Italy each bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by their respective daters, in combination with Hong Kong 2c. (2), cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., fine, though two of the Chinese daters are only partly to barely legible strikes.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2235 British Offices in China, Canton : 1899 (28 June) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Hamburg (31.7) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and its index "A" c.d.s. (29.6).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2236 British Offices in China, Ningpo : 1899 (24 June) envelope to Germany (26.7) via Shanghai (25.6) and Hong Kong (30.6) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Ningpo" bilingual c.d.s., and Hong Kong 10c. with neat "I.P.O." framed tie-print and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (26.6), small cover faults at top, fine and scarce tie-print.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2237 British Offices in China, Pakhoi : 1901 (7 Jan.) C.I.P. 1c. reply paid card (message portion) to Hannover (20.2) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Pakhoi" bilingual c.d.s., and Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and its index "E" c.d.s. (12.1), fine. F.I.A.P. certificate (2015).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2238 British Offices in China, Shanghai : 1900 (Jan.) envelope to France (part arrival) via Tientsin (17.1) bearing C.I.P. ½c. vertical pair, 1c., 2c. and 5c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Changsintien/Post Office" tombstone h.s., in combination with Hong Kong 5c. pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (25.1), a few stamp faults and envelope (a little crumpled) has missing flap at back, fine winter rate (14 cents) usage with the "tombstone" cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2239 British Offices in China, Swatow : 1902 (16 May) I.C.P. 1c. postal stationery card to Germany (18.6) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c. with "I.P.O." framed tie-print in red and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (17.5), showing "Niederaula" arrival c.d.s. alongside, the Coiling Dragon stamps oxidised and the card has light central filing fold, otherwise fine tie-print usage on postal stationery.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2240 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1922 (31 July) envelope to Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. via Base Office B (1.8) and British P.O. in Shanghai (4.8) bearing C.E.F. K.E.VII ½a. (2) and 2a., cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 1" (Peking Legations) c.d.s., fine and appealing franking. S.G. C14, C21.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600
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Lot 2241 French Offices in China, 1864 (27 Dec.) entire letter from Boston, U.S.A. to Hong Kong (23.2.65) "Via Marseilles (subsequently overwritten 'Suez')"bearing France Empire perf. 10c., 20c. and 40c., cancelled by large figures "2240", with matching "Marseille/(12)" c.d.s. (11.1) adjacent, showing on reverse framed "Forwarded/Rabaud Brothers & Co./Marseilles" h.s. in blue, so most probably privately carried to Marseille where put into the French Post, with "Hong Kong/C" arrival c.d.s. in blue adjacent, while a commercial letter, writer reflects on the American Civil War that "will eventually end in the total destruction of the South", filing crease at top just crosses the 20c. adhesive and the 40c. has small corner defect, fine tricolour franking and an highly unusual mode of transmission of mail from U.S.A. to Hong Kong. Ex Mosiac collection.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2242 French Offices in China, 1867 (19 May) entire to Laroque, France (8.7) via Marseille (6.7) bearing Empire perf. 40c. (4, one has small corner defect), cancelled by large figures "5104", matching "Shang-hai/Chine" origin c.d.s., and showing "Affranchissement/Insuffisant" framed h.s. in red adjacent, fine taxed letter.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2243 French Offices in China, 1867 (10 June) entire letter from Tientsin to Vienna (1.8) "p Messagr. Impr. Via Trieste" and Marseille (6.8), showing "Spahn & Co./Tientsin" oval sender's cachet and "Shang-hai/Bau. Française" c.d.s. (20.6), fine and scarce origin.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2244 French Offices in China, 1892 (6 Dec.) envelope to Germany, showing on reverse "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. of "Dec 6 92" and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. of "Dec 10 92", both in blue, and bearing on front Peace and Commerce 25c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s., light strikes and central vertical filing fold, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2245 French Offices in China, 1897 (6 Nov.) envelope to London (20.12) bearing I.C.P. 10c., cancelled by pakua in brown, matching "Tientsin" origin dollar dater alongside, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. (some wear), cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (11.11).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2246 French Offices in China, 1900 trial overprints handstamped "Chine" on Peace and Commerce 1c. to 40c., seven values, on pieces (2), cancelled by "Pekin/Chine" c.d.s. (11.12.00), light age spotting not affecting stamps, also 1904 2c. newspaper wrapper with similar overprint addressed to France and cancelled by "Pekin/Chine" c.d.s. (9.8), fine. Chan FFT1-FFT7.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2247 French Offices in China, 1901 postcards (4) from Hankow, Peking, Tangku and Tientsin to Europe bearing various C.I.P. values making up 4c. or 5c. frankings, in combination with France "Chine" 10c., mainly fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2248 o French Offices in China, 1901 Peking Provisional surcharges in red 2c. on 25c. to 16c. on 25c., fine used. Chan FF18-FF21; Yvert 19-22.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2249 o French Offices in China, 1903 Postage Due Provisional "A Percevoir" handstamps, a used selection comprising horizontal overprint in red on 30c. brown and 15c. vermilion, and diagonal overprints on Peace and Commerce 15c. (3, one in violet) and 30c. (2) and on 1902-06 issue 15c. (5, two in violet), five are on pieces, fine appearance, a few faults (12).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2250 French Offices in China, 1904 (5 Feb.) red-band envelope to Saigon (arrival) bearing France "Chine" 50c., cancelled by "Amoy Chine/Poste Française" c.d.s., with another strike adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2251 French Offices in China, 1901-15 envelopes (2) and postcards (2) bearing various values, also 1935 unfranked envelope from the "Balny" of the Yangtse River patrol, fine (5 items).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2252 French Offices in China, 1906-22 envelopes (5) to Italy (3), Germany and Hong Kong bearing various values, including "Canton" 5c. overprint to Hong Kong and Indochina 25c. (2) registered usage (envelope torn on opening) from Saigon.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2253 /o/ French Offices in China, 1866-1922, a mint or unused and used collection with envelopes or cards (10), commencing with 1866 envelope (roughly opened at sides) to France bearing Empire perf. 80c. vertical pair cancelled by large figures "5104", 1894 Peace and Commerce 15c. on bluish paper used, 1901 Peking Provisional surcharge 16c. on 25c. used on piece, 1902-06 Definitives 5c. to 5f. mint, 1911-21 $2 on 5f. mint and used on piece with last day c.d.s., and 1922 surcharges 1c. on 5c. to 1pi. on 5f. mint and used, very good to fine, a few faults.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2254 o/ French Offices in China, Cancellations : 1894-1911, a study of the Shanghai cancellations, comprising envelope, wrapper, postcards (4), postal stationery cards (2), letter card, and loose stamps or pieces (21) based on the research article by M.E. Reynolds, "Cancellations of the French Post Office in Shanghai" Journal of Chinese Philately, Vol. 35, No.4 (April 1988), pp. 72-76, which is included with this lot.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2255 French Offices in China, Indochinese Post Offices/Canton : 1904 (28 Sept.) registered envelope to Paris (2.11) bearing 1903-04 "Canton" overprints 4c. block of four, 5c., 15c. and 25c., cancelled by "Canton bilingual c.d.s., very fine. Chan FFC19, FFC 20, FFC22, FFC25; Yvert 19, 20, 22, 24.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 600
  Realized HK$633
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Lot 2256 French Offices in China, Indochinese Post Offices/Mengtsz : 1903 -06 overprinted "Mongtze" 1c. to 5f., mainly fine mint, a few minor faults. Chan FFM1-FFM16; Yvert 1-16.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2257 French Offices in China, Military Mail : 1859 (3 Dec.) from Paris to "Monsieur D. Brives, Capitaine d'Artillerie à bord de la Loire en rade de Toulon, faire suivre en Chine en cas de départ", bearing Empire imperf. 10c. pair (touched at top right corner), cancelled by lozenge, with "Toulon-s-Mer" c.d.s. (5.12) on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2258 French Offices in China, Military Mail : 1861 (5 Jan.) entire to Paris "via Suez" and Marseille (25.2) bearing Empire imperf. 20c. (3), cancelled by "CECB.CL.", matching "Corps Exp. Chine/Bau. Central" origin c.d.s. alongside, and one stamp additionally tied by "PD" framed h.s. in red, the entire is damaged behind one stamp, addressee's name partly bleached out and there is slight splitting at folds, fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2259 German Offices in China, 1886 (29 Nov.) Japan 2s. postal stationery card to Belgium (31.12) bearing Germany 10pf. cancelled by "Deutsche Seepost/Ost-/Asiatische/Hauptlinie" c.d.s., light uniform toning and central vertical filing fold, scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2260 German Offices in China, 1888 (13 July) envelope to Berlin (22.8) bearing Germany 20pf. vertical pair, cancelled by "Kaiserlich/Deutsche/Postagentur/Shanghai" c.d.s., small faults; also included is damaged 1892 envelope from the Japanese Post Office in Shanghai to U.S.A. bearing Japan Koban 5s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2261 German Offices in China, 1892 (10 Sept.) registered envelope to Germany (17.10) bearing Germany Eagle 20pf. horizontal pair, cancelled by "Kaiserlich/Deutsche/Postagentur/Shanghai" c.d.s., with printed registration label alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2262 German Offices in China, 1892-1912 envelopes (7) and postcards (4, three are postal stationery, one is unused), including 1890-98 envelopes (5) from Shanghai (4) and Tientsin to Germany bearing Germany Eagles 10pf. (2) or 20pf. (6), mainly fine (11).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2263 German Offices in China, 1898 (24 Feb.) parcel card piece bearing Germany 5pf., 50pf., and 2m. strip of five, cancelled by "Shanghai/*" c.d.s., fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2264 German Offices in China, 1898 (13 Nov.) German "China" diagonal overprint 10pf. postal stationery card written from Shanghai to Sydney, Australia (12.12) via Hong Kong (15.11), showing "Swatow" dollar dater in brown, slight creasing at left, fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2265 Kiauchau, 1899 (28 Aug.) envelope to Agra, India (5.11) via Weihsien (29.8) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by "Chinchow" bilingual oval d.s., in combination with German "China" steep overprint 10pf. pair, cancelled by "Tsintau/Kiautschou/a" c.d.s. (7.9), showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 1" octagonal d.s. (19.9) adjacent and "Sea Post Office/B" c.d.s. (29.10) on reverse, fine and pleasing.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2266 Kiauchau, 1901(15 May) picture postcard (caricature of the storming of the Taku Forts) to Germany (arrival) bearing C.I.P. ½c. pair and 1c. (3, with a pair), cancelled by "Kiaochow" bilingual oval d.s. in violet, in combination with Kiautschou 5pf., cancelled by "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s. postcard has vertical filing crease not crossing stamps, otherwise fine and appealing.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2267 Kiauchau, 1902 (Feb.) postcard addressed to Kaumi bearing C.I.P. 5c., cancelled by Kiautschou seal in violet and Kiautschou 5pf., cancelled by "Kaumi/Deutsche Post" c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2268 Kiauchau, 1902 Kiautschou 5pf. private postal stationery card with scenic view of Kiautschou, very fine unused.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2269 /o German Offices in China, 1898-1916, a mint or unused and used assembly with forerunners and a few Kiautschou, including 1906 watermark lozenges 2½d. on 5m. with variety left flower rotated used (2, one has tiny perf. split), good to fine (approx. 150).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2270 German Offices in China, 1898-1913 envelopes and postcards, including 1891-98 envelopes (5) from Shanghai (4) and Tientsin to Germany bearing Germany Eagle 5pf. and 20pf. (5) values, 1898 envelope from Tientsin to Germany bearing German "China" diagonal overprint 10pf. and 50pf. cancelled by c.d.s., 1901 postcard from Suez to Germany bearing German "China" 5pf. cancelled by "Kais. Deutsche Schiffpost/Dampfer/Krefeld" circular undated h.s., 1907 envelope to Germany bearing 2c. on 5pf. cancelled by "Tsingtau-Tsinanfu/Zug 1" oval d.s., and 1899-1913 postcards with various themes and views relating to Kiautschou (8), mainly fine (19).
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2271 German Offices in China, 1899-1916 envelopes and postcards with the majority being military and/or official with many relating to the Boxer Rebellion, as well as from Kiautschou, overall fine (39).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2272 German Offices in China, Submarine Mail Service : 1917 (12 Jan.) envelope from Cannstatt addressed to Canton endorsed "Tauchbootbrief/nach Bremen" and bearing Germania 20pf., cancelled by c.d.s., showing "Bremen/T.B./D.O.R." (Deutsche Ozean Rederei) c.d.s. (16.1) with submarine motif, "Zurück/Wegen Einstellung des Tauchboot-/briefververkehrs zurück an Absender" h.s. in violet, "via San Francisco" h.s. in blue, and "x" censor's mark adjacent, with manuscript endorsement on reverse refunding the 2 marks paid for the aborted submarine mail service, addressee's name inked out. A rare destination for this exotic service which finally never took place. Jäschke-Lantelme certificate (2012). Ex Dr. Bruce J. Lewin.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2273 German Offices in China, Prisoner of War Mail : 1916 (23 Mar.) "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" unfranked registered printed envelope from the German and Austro-Hungarian Relief Committee foe Prisoners in Siberia to Austria, showing "Tientsin (China)/Deutsche Post" origin c.d.s., and "Auslandstelle Emmerich Frei-gegeben" circular h.s. in blue, with "Shanghai China (U.S. Postal Agency)/Registered" double-ring d.s. (29.3) in purple and "New York, N.Y./Registry Div." (2.5) and "New York/Rec'd (3.5) Foreign" (3.5) oval d.s. on reverse, since such mail was routed via the U.S.A., small stain on front, nevertheless a fine example of returned mail.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2274 German Offices in China, Prisoner of War Mail : 1916 (10 May) "Agence des Prisonniers de Guerre" unfranked registered printed envelope from the German and Austro-Hungarian Relief Committee for Prisoners in Siberia to Nagykanizsa, Austria-Hungary (16.9), showing "Tientsin (China)/Deutsche Post" origin c.d.s., with "Shanghai China (U.S. Postal Agency)/Registered" double-ring d.s. (15.5) in purple and "New York, N.Y./Reg'y Div." (10.6) and "New York, N.Y./Rec'd (17) Foreign" and same for No. "20" (10.6) oval transit d.s., "Nagykanizsa/B 1 B" receipt (16.9) and despatch (19.9) c.d.s. on reverse, since the recipient was unknown and the envelope returned to Tientsin, appropriate Hungarian instructional h.s. in violet on front, small opening tears at top.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2275 German Offices in China, Prisoner of War Mail : 1917 (22 Jan.) "Agence des Prisonniers de Guerre" censored envelope to the Danish Red Cross in Copenhagen, Denmark (21.4) "Via Amerika", showing "Tientsin/Deutsche Post/a" origin c.d.s., with "Shanghai China (U.S. Postal Agency)/Registered" double-ring d.s. (26.1) in purple on reverse, with "Opened by Censor/P.W.93" label on back, very fine and scarce mail from the German P.O. routed via the U.S. Postal Agency in China because of the War, the German P.O. closed in March after China broke off diplomatic relations with Germany.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2276 German Offices in China, Prisoner of War Mail : 1917 (16 Feb.) "Agence des Prisonniers de Guerre" unfranked registered printed envelope from the German and Austro-Hungarian Relief Committee for Prisoners in Siberia to Germany "Via Amerika", showing "Tientsin (China)/Deutsche Post" origin c.d.s. and "Passed by Censor/I.J.P.O. Tientsin" framed h.s. in red, with "Shanghai China (U.S. Postal Agency)/Registered" double-ring d.s. (21.2) in purple and "New York, N.Y./Reg'y Div." (30.3) and "New York, N.Y./Rec'd (10) Foreign" (30.3) oval transit d.s. on reverse, "Mail service suspended/to country addressed" and "Return to writer" unframed h.s. both in violet on front, the envelope returned vis Wahington, D.C. (19.7), San Francisco (25.7) and Copenhagen, Denmark (22.10), the envelope a little reduced at right, fine and an exceptional example of returned mail due to suspended postal service during the War.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2277 Italian Offices in China, 1920 (3 June) Peking local envelope to the Italian Legation bearing 1918-19 "Pechino" surcharge 10c. on 25c. blue block of four, variety surcharge double, cancelled by "R.R. Poste Italiane/Pechino-Cina" c.d.s., very fine and rare on cover. Signed AD (Alberto Diena). Chan FI-24 var.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2278 Japanese Offices in China, 1897 (13 Aug.) envelope to New York (20.9) via Yokohama (27.8) and San Francisco (11.9), showing "Tientsin" origin dollar dater and bearing Japan 5s., cancelled by cork type and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., and 1898 (26 Mar.) envelope to Chicago (4.5) via Yokohama (11.4) and San Francisco (3.4) bearing I.C.P. 10c., cancelled by pakua, matching "Tientsin" double-ring d.s. with "Customs" removed, in combination with Japan 10s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (31.3), small cover faults, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2279 Japanese Offices in China, 1897 (22 Mar.) Japan 2s. postal stationery card to Milan (7.5) via Shanghai I.J.P.O. (23.3) and Yokohama (30.3), cancelled by "Soochow/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., showing "T" unframed and "S.O./T" in circle h.s., with Italy Postage Due 10c. applied on arrival and cancelled by "Milano" c.d.s., central vertical crease, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2280 Japanese Offices in China, 1897 (1 Nov.) envelope to Richmond, Virginia (10.12) via Yokohama (11.11) and San Francisco (4.12), showing "Chinkiang" origin dollar dater, and bearing Japan Koban 5s. (2, one stamp has defects at right), cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (5.11), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2281 Japanese Offices in China, 1900 (7 Mar.) envelope to Little Mills, North Carolina (13.4) bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by pakua, matching "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (on reverse), in combination with Japanese P.O. in China overprint 2s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., fine printed matter usage with flap unsealed and folded under as printing postal regulations.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2282 Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (28 Oct.) envelope to Minnesota (25.11) via Yokohama (4.11) and Seattle (22.11) bearing Japanese P.O. in China overprint 5s. pair (blunt corner), cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (28.10), showing "Postage Due 10 ct." straight-line h.s. adjacent, with U.S. Postage Due 10c. applied on arrival and cancelled by "Worthington Minn./Rec'd" c.d.s., cover reduced at left and has central filing fold.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2283 Japanese Offices in China, 1902 U.P.U. Jubilee postcard registered to Germany (4.8) via Shanghai I.J.P.O. (30.6) and Hong Kong (4.7) bearing Japanese P.O. in China overprint 4s. and 10s., cancelled by special Tientsin Jubilee of Entry into U.P.U. commemorative handstamp, with Tongku registration label adjacent; also 1913 envelope from Shanghai to Tokyo bearing Japanese P.O. in China overprint 3s.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2284 Japanese Offices in China, 1916 (16 May) registered censored envelope from a guard at the Netherlands Legation in Peking to Zwolle, Netherlands (26.6) bearing Japan Coronation 1½s. to 10s. with Definitive 1½s., cancelled by Peking/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, and on reverse 1914 Colonial Exhibition Semarang label, tied by "I.J.P.O. 2 Changchun-Mukden/South Manchuria" oval d.s. in violet and Russian Petrograd framed censor h.s. in violet-blue, the fine usage and routing with the scarce T.P.O.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 2285 Japanese Offices in China, 1916 (24 Oct.) censored envelope to Copenhagen (14.3.17) via Petrograd (29.10) bearing Japan 1915 Coronation 4s., Tazawa 5s. and Japanese P.O. overprint in China on Tazawa 1s., cancelled by "Hankow/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., showing "Changchun/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (28.10) in violet, fine, unusual and delightful franking with unoverprinted Definitive, Commemorative and overprinted stamps.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2286 Japanese Offices in China, 1917 (1 Feb.) "Government Teachers College, Nanking, China" corner card envelope to Chicago (5.3) via Shanghai (2.2) and Yokohama (6.2) bearing Japanese P.O. in China overprint 20c., cancelled by "Nanking/I.J.P.O." c.d.s in violet, with handstamped "I.J.P.O./Nanking" registration label adjacent, envelope has light uniform toning, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2287 Japanese Offices in China, 1917 (Nov.) "Government Teachers College, Nanking, China" corner card envelope to Chicago (7.12) via Shanghai (9.11) and Yokohama (13.11) bearing Japanese P.O. in China overprint 25c., lightly cancelled in transit by "Yokohama" c.d.s in violet, with "A.R." framed h.s. in red and handstamped "I.J.P.O./Nanking" registration label adjacent, envelope has light toning, fine and rare double registered usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2288 Japanese Offices in China, 1918 (24 June) "Mines de Lincheng, Chemin de Fer Pékin-Hankow" corner card envelope registered and censored to the Netherlands (11.9) via Kobe (28.6) and Yokohama (30.6) bearing Japanese P.O. in China overprint 20s., cancelled by "Peking/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, with handstruck "R" h.s. in red and Japanese P.O. registration label adjacent, vertical filing fold at right well clear of stamp, nearly three months in transit, fine single franking full of character.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2289 Japanese Offices in China, 1931 envelopes (5) to U.S.A. bearing China State Burial 10c. (4) and Chang Tso-lin 10c., cancelled by "I.J.P.O. Seapost…" in violet for "Asama-Maru", "Hikawa-Maru", "Hiye-Maru", "Tatsuta-Maru", and "Yokohama-Maru" respectively, each with "Paquebot" framed h.s. adjacent, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2290 Japanese Offices in China, 1874-1940(c.) envelopes (16, one postal stationery) and postcards (9) with a wide and interesting range of usages, including Japan Cherry Blossom issue domestic, Japan Koban issue used in Shanghai, 1897-1900 China-Japan combinations, 1910 Japan used in Korea, 1933 Manchuria Japan - China Postage Dues, mixed condition.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2291 /o Japanese Offices in China, 1878(c.)-1919, a mint or unused and used collection with perforations and a fine range of cancellations, very good to fine (200+).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2292 /o Japanese Offices in China, 1899-1920, a mint or unused and used assembly neatly arranged on stock pages, mixed condition but still with many fine examples (130+).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2293 Russian Offices in China, 1902 (22 Sept.) Japan 1½s. stationery card with U.P.U. commemorative cancellation, from a German soldier to Mulhouse, Germany, bearing Russia Arms 7kop. and 14kop., cancelled by "Shankhaiguan/Pol. Tel. Ot. Priam. Ok." c.d.s. (Tchil. type 2), with superfluous C.I.P. ½c. adjacent and without arrival cancellation, tiny tear in card margin closed on reverse with tape, fine and rare usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2294 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (3 Jan.) envelope to Yssingeaux, France (13.2) bearing Russia "Kitai" 10kop., cancelled by "Pekin/Pochtov. Kontora/1" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 700 - 900
  Realized HK$805
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Lot 2295 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (25 Jan.) registered envelope to Copenhagen, Denmark (5.4) bearing Russia "Kitai" 1kop., 2kop. (2), 3kop., 5kop. and 7kop., cancelled by "Pekin/Pochtov. Kontora/1" c.d.s., with printed registration label adjacent, 29mm. tear at top left well away from stamps, very fine and a scarce destination. Ex Dr. Raymond Casey.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2296 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (8 Sept.) registered envelope to Budapest, Hungary (1.10) "Via Siberia" and Warsaw (17/30.9) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 20c. with interpane margin at right, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Russia "Kitai" 10kop. pair, tied by "No. 13 Polev. Pocht. Kon./Priamur Okr." (Field Post Office No. 13) c.d.s., showing "Registered" h.s. adjacent, and "R/Tientsin (China)" h.s. and Russian "Inkou/Field P.T. Agency" registration label on reverse, very fine and appealing registered usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2297 Russian Offices in China, 1908 (27 Feb.) Hong Kong K.E.VII 1c. postal stationery message card to Vladivostok, cancelled by "Chefoo/British P.O." c.d.s., with additional Russia "Kitai" 3kop. tied by "Chifu" c.d.s. (14.2 Julian calendar date), fine and unusual combination.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


Provenance: Dr. Raymond Casey, David Feldman (Geneva), 12.12.2012, lot 10105.
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2298 Russian Offices in China, 1915 (5/18 July) censored envelope to Copenhagen, Denmark (13.8) bearing "Kitai" 10kop., cancelled by "Chifu" small double-ring d.s., and 1916 (2 Sept.) "Kitai" 4kop. postal stationery card censored to Copenhagen, cancelled by "Hankow Poste Russe/a" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2299 Russian Offices in China, 1905-17 postcards (7, one unaddressed), including 1908 cards (2) to France each bearing 1kop. + 3kop. cancelled by "Manchuria Vokz." oval d.s., 1915 censored card to the Netherlands bearing "Kitai" 4kop. cancelled by "Shankhai Zagranich P. Kontora/a" double-ring d.s., and 1917 Red Cross prisoner of war censored postcard bearing Arms 3c. on 3kop. cancelled by "Tyantszin Russkaya Pocht" double-ring d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2300 /o Russian Offices in China, 1899-1920, a mint or unused and used stock, with better items and blocks and large multiples, generally very good to fine (hundreds).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2301 Russian Offices in China, Chinese Eastern Railway : 1906 (17 Sept.) postcard to France (15.10) bearing Russia Arms 1kop. and 3kop., cancelled by "Vladivostok/264/Kharbin" oval d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2302 Russian Offices in China, 1920 (29 Apr.) "On Active Service" envelope to Quarry Bay, Taikoo, Hong Kong, showing "Field Post Office/No. 201" c.d.s. (Irkutsk), "Official Paid/Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (10.5) in red, "Hong Kong/Wan Tsai c.d.s. (10.5, on reverse), and Taikoo postman's beat chop, fine and unusual. B.P.A. certificate (2017).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2303 U.S. Offices in China, 1869 (16 Mar.) entire to Yokohama bearing U.S. 1867 "F" grill 10c, green, cancelled by "P.O.D.U.S. Con. Gen./Shanghai" c.d.s., fine and scarce usage to Japan. Philatelic Foundation certificate (1981). Scott 96.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 2304 U.S. Offices in China, 1889 (6 Apr.) registered long envelope to the U.S. Consulate, Shanghai (30.5) via San Francisco (12.4) bearing Bank Note 2c. (5) and 5c. (2) tied by corks showing "New Haven, Conn./Reg. No. 414" framed origin d.s., San Francisco registration label and "Detained at San Francisco/for Postage" h.s.in red, with 30c. applied and tied by geometric cork, and on reverse "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" oval arrival d.s. in violet, one 2c. has edge fault and two others small faults, small cover restoration at extreme upper left corner and a few minor edge faults, colourful and scarce underpaid registered usage to China. Philatelic Foundation certificate (2005). Scott 190, 213, 216.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2305 U.S. Offices in China, 1894 (8 Nov.) "Round the World" Germany 10pf. stationery card, sent registered to Baron de Villard in Shanghai via Hong Kong (13.12), uprated with 20pf., cancelled by "Grossmochbern" origin c.d.s., with matching registration label, reposted by the addressee back to the sender in Germany "per American Mail via San Francisco" and New York (28-29.1.95) with U.S. 15c., cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" duplex, with second strike over the German adhesive and indicia, showing "Registered/No. 840" straight-line h.s. in violet, U.S. registration label subsequently applied in New York, with blue "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. (19.12) adjacent and Shanghai British P.O. c.d.s. (18.12) on reverse, the U.S. adhesive with straight edge and defect at foot, fine and scarce registered around-the-world card showing usage through two postal systems in Shanghai.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 2306 U.S. Offices in China, 1897 (8 Oct.) envelope from Hartford, Conn. to Tientsin (21.11) bearing 5c. brown, showing appropriate transit and arrival daters including "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai/Rec'd." (14.11) and "Tientsin" dollar dater in brown, and 1902 (22 Dec.) envelope from Boston to Chefoo (7.2.03) bearing 5c. blue, showing appropriate transit and arrival daters on reverse, a few faults, first envelope opened out for display.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2307 U.S. Offices in China, 1898 (27 Jan.) envelope to Athens, Alabama, U.S.A. (27.2) showing "Nanking" despatch dollar dater in brown, and bearing U.S. 5c., cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" duplex (29.1), showing on reverse "Shanghai" transit dollar dater (28.1) and San Francisco transit c.d.s. (22.2), as well as "Athens, Ala./Rec'd." arrival c.d.s., the stamp has corner split at top right and the small cover tear at top well away from stamp and markings, fine and rare usage.
Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 55,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2308 U.S. Offices in China, 1901 (27 Apr.) "U.S.A. Consular Service" registered envelope to Oakland, California (22.5) via San Francisco (20.5) bearing 5c. and 8c., both have straight edges at left, cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" duplex, showing rare "R/U.S. of America/Shanghai, China/No. 3318" locally produced black on white label with narrow black letter "R", envelope unclaimed by the addressee, with various "Unclaimed", Notice and Dead Letter Office handstamps on front and reverse, the 5c. adhesive with a couple minor corner creases, a fine and very rare usage of this locally produced registration label, imbued with character due to the cover's unclaimed and Dead Letter Office treatment and relevant instructional handstamps. Scott FX-SH1d.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


The registration label with the black narrow Roman "R" is considered the second rarest Shanghai U.S. registration label, with only nine examples documented per the 2014 Scott Catalogue. These labels were produced locally in China pending receipt of the red registration labels.
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 2309 U.S. Offices in China, 1902 (10 Mar.) envelope from a sailor aboard the U.S.S. "Helena" to a sailor on board the U.S.S. "Manila" at Manila (arrival) via Shanghai Imperial P.O. (13.3) and Hong Kong (18.3), redirected to Cavite (26.3), bearing C.I.P. 5c. pair, cancelled by "Kiukiang" bilingual origin c.d.s., showing "T" h.s. with blue crayon "10 cents US" in the same writing as the redirection, and with U.S. "Philippines" overprint on Postage Due 5c. pair, a few faults, nevertheless an unusual usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2310 U.S. Offices in China, 1902 (10 May) U.S. 2c. blue postal stationery card from New Haven, Conn. to Pagoda Anchorage (17.6) via San Francisco (15.5) and U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai (12.6), showing "Pagoda Anch." bilingual arrival c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2311 U.S. Offices in China, 1903 (11 Sept.) neat red-band envelope to Maryland (12.10) bearing C.I.P. ½c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Shanghai Post Box No. 4" tombstone h.s. (on reverse) in red, in combination with U.S. 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai, China/U.S. Postal Ag'cy" duplex (12.9), with "Keedysville, Md./Rec'd." arrival c.d.s., slight cover wear at corners, fine and unusual usage, with the C.I.P. ½c. paying the special ½ cent local rate introduced on 8 April 1902 and in effect until 31 August 1904.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 2312 U.S. Offices in China, 1908 (3 Mar.; Kuang Hsu Year 34th Year, 2nd month, 1st day) official envelope (132 x 270mm.) addressed to the Foreign Ministry in Peking, showing three strikes of "Legation of the United States of America/to China" ornamental framed bilingual cachet in red, fine.
Estimate HK$ 9,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2313 U.S. Offices in China, 1912 (13 Apr.) envelope to the Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring d.s. (1.4) on reverse, in combination with U.S. 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai, China/U.S. Postal Ag'cy" duplex (15.4), fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2314 U.S. Offices in China, 1918 (31 Jan.) registered censored envelope to Copenhagen (8.4) "via Siberia" (crossed out and "Via America" substituted) and New York (5.3) bearing U.S. 1c. and 2c. vertical strip of five and horizontal pair, two stamps have straight edges, cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai, China/R.D." oval h.s., with U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China Registered double-ring d.s. (31.1) in violet adjacent, the envelope reduced on two sides, fine wartime usage to Scandinavia routed through U.S. instead of Siberia as the trans-Siberian route was closed.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2315 U.S. Offices in China, 1871-1937 envelopes (8), including 1896 (21 May) returned envelope from Portland, Maine, care of U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, via San Francisco (26.5) bearing U.S. 5c., showing on reverse "U.S. Consulate/Hong Kong/China" magenta h.s. and "Dead Letter Office/F.D." (7.4.98) and Portland return c.d.s. (9.4.98), and on front violet "Detained at Destination/Sent to Dead letter Office/as 'Unclaimed'" and "Return/to/Writer" pointed finger h.s., 1895 (18 Feb.) envelope to Baltimore, Maryland (20.3) bearing U.S. 5c. strip of three cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai" duplex, and 1928-37 envelopes (4, one airmail) to U.S.A. showing U.S. Embassy or Legation Marine Detachment, Peking (3) or U.S. Navy Shanghai Purchasing Office despatch c.d.s., all with U.S. adhesives applied at origin, except a 1937 envelope with Tientsin return address showing "No Stamps Available" h.s., U.S. Embassy despatch c.d.s. and U.S. Postage Due 1c. and 5c.; also 1870 (9 Dec.) letter datelined "U.S.S. Colorado, Shanghai, China" (the flagship of the U.S. Asiatic Squadron) referring derisively to former U.S. Secretary of State William Seward's shocking behaviour durng his visit, and printed programs for the Colorado's 8.12.70 minstrel performance at Shanghai and 22.2.71 regatta at Hong Kong (together with printed hymn for latter). Mixed condition.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2316 U.S. Offices in China, 1871-1939 envelopes and postcards with a good range of usages, U.S. Postal Agency, later military and naval, as well as various incoming, the earliest two (both illustrated) are addressed to U.S. warships at Yokohama, some faults (23).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2317 U.S. Offices in China, 1919-48 envelopes (17), including 1919 envelope to Canada bearing U.S. 2c. and 3c. with "HSBC" perfins, cancelled by "U.S. Pos. Service Shanghai/China" duplex, and a good range of later with U.S. Marines and Navy cancellations.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2318 U.S. Offices in China, 1929 and 1941 envelopes (4) from U.S. to China, the first (1929) showing Unknown and Return to Sender handstamps, and the others all showing "Return to Sender/Service Suspended" h.s. in violet, a fine group.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2319 /() U.S. Offices in China, 1919 "Shanghai/China" surcharge 2c. on 1c. to $2 on $1 and 1922 2c. on 1c. and 4c. on 2c., very good to fine mint, the $1 on 50c. and $2 on $1 (creased) are regummed. Scott K1-K18.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2320 U.S. Offices in China, 1922 (30 Dec.) "Nanyang University, Shanghai China" corner card envelope registered to Staten Island, New York (23.1.23) bearing 1919 "Shanghai/China" surcharges 2c. on 1c. (2) and 4c. on 2c. (3, with pair) with 1922 surcharges 2c. on 1c. pair and 4c. on 2c., cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency/Shanghai, China/R.D." oval h.s., with "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China" double-ring d.s. in violet on reverse, fine. Scott K1, K2, K17, K18.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$9,200
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