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Sale 71

Asian Stamps & Postal History


Earliest Known Usages, 1913-49
 
 
 

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Lot 2451 China, 1914 (8 June) picture postcard addressed to a soldier in the German artillery at Tsingtau bearing 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprints 1c. vertical pair, 2c., and 1913 (May) Junk London printing ½c., 1c., 2c., 4c. cancelled by "Kiaochow" bilingual segmented c.d.s., probably not posted. Chan 170, 171, 208-210, 212.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2452 China, 1916 (25 Sept.) registered envelope to Seattle (23.10) via Moukden (28.9) and San Francisco (19.10) bearing 1914 Junk First Peking printing 10c. blue pair, both stamps with "dot in top right pearl" plate variety, cancelled by "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with framed registration handstamp alongside, fine usage of the obscure but major die type of the 10c. stamp, believed issued in 1916, but whose precise issue date is not known. Chan 237var.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2453 China, 1922 (Dec.) multicoloured picture postcard to Washington State, U.S.A. bearing Junk Second Peking 4c. grey pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., a fine example of the short-lived 8c. foreign-mail postcard rate, which lasted from 1 November to 31 December.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


An important item. Although the date of the cancellation is indistinct, the card's handwritten message is dated 2 Dec. 1922, demonstrating that Second Peking printing Definitives were first issued in 1922, and not 1923 as indicated by the literature. In his book, "A Study of Postage Rates of China, Part I, p. 206, Paul K.S. Chang illustrates a November 1922 cover franked with the Second Peking 3c. blue-green.
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Lot 2454 China, 1923 (5 Jan.) registered envelope to Denver, Colorado bearing Junk First Peking printing 1c., and Second Peking 4c. and 15c. Reaper, cancelled by "Peking" segmented bilingual c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of any Second Peking printing Reaper stamp. Chan 228, 254, 263.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2455 China, 1923 (27 Apr.) envelope to Portland, Oregon via Canton bearing on reverse Junk First Peking printing 8c. and Second Peking printing 2c., cancelled by "Shantai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., and 1923 (9 Oct.) registered envelope to Czechoslovakia (21.11) bearing Second Peking printing 20c. Reaper, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine and early usages of the Junk Second Peking printing 2c. and 20c. stamps. Chan 252, 236, 265.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2456 China, 1924 (17 Mar.) registered envelope to London (21.4) bearing on reverse Junk First Peking printing ½c. brown block of eight, and Second Peking printing ½c. brown block of six and 4c. grey block of six, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine mixed issue foreign mail franking of both printings of the ½c. stamps and believed to be a very early usage of the Second Peking printing ½c. stamp. Chan 227, 249, 254.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2457 China, 1925 (12 Feb.) "Headquarters United States Army Forces in China, Tientsin, China" corner card envelope to Washington State, U.S.A. via Shanghai (16.2) bearing 1925 surcharge 3c. on 4c. Junk strip of three and 1923 Junk Second Peking printing 1c., with "American Forces in China" violet security handstamps, and cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine and early usage of the 3c. surcharge. Chan 250, 281.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2458 China, 1932 (22 Feb.) unsealed printed matter envelope to Japan bearing 1932 surcharge 1c. on 3c. Junk, cancelled by Japanese "Nagasaki/Japan/Paquebot" duplex (Hosking 3254), very fine, believed to be the earliest known usage of this surcharge, which is listed in the literature as having been issued in July. Chan 284.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200


This cover and the following cover were both mailed during the Battle of Shanghai between Nationalist Chinese and Japanese forces, which may explain the paquebot usages.
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2459 China, 1932 (22 Mar.) United States Department of Commerce envelope from Shanghai to the U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 25c. blue, narrow type, cancelled by "U.S.T.P. Seapost S.S. Pres. Jefferson" duplex, fine, believed to be the earliest known usage of any London 25c. Sun Yat-sen stamp. Chan 316.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2460 China, 1932 (30 Sept.) double registered envelope to Kobe, Japan bearing a total of 19 different stamps including Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing $1 sepia and red-brown (Chan 317), cancelled by "Peiping'' bilingual segmented c.d.s., with "A.R." framed h.s. alongside, possibly the earliest known usage of the First London printing $1 stamp.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2461 China, 1933 (6 Jan.) envelope to England bearing on reverse 1923-33 Junk Second London printing 2c., 4c. olive-green vertical pair, and 1933 surcharge in red 1c. on 4c. olive-green, cancelled by "Tsingtao" bilingual segmented c.d.s., envelope has creases and opening tears (on front) not affecting stamps, fine multiple franking for foreign mail, possibly the earliest known usage of this 1c. surcharge. Chan 252, 255, 285.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2462 China, 1933 (6 May) envelope to Denmark "Per ss 'Empress of Asia'" bearing on reverse a total of 12 stamps including Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 5c. green, wide type A (Chan 322), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., fine, believed to be the earliest known usage of any Dr. Sun Yat-sen London printing 5c., irrespective of die type..
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2463 China, 1933 (8 May) envelope to the U.S.A. via Shanghai (10.5) franked with various issues including 1923-33 Second Peking printing Reaper 16c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c. green, wide type C, and 1933 Tan Yen-kai Commemorative 2c. pair, cancelled by "Tientsin (13)" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine, believed to be the earliest known usage of the London 5c. wide type C stamp. Chan 264, 322b, 351.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2464 China, 1933 (17 July) envelope to Sven Hedin in Peking (20.7) "via Loyang" bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 5c. green, narrow type A, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., envelope creased at top, fine, believed to be the earliest known usage of any London 5c. narrow type A stamp. Chan 314.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2465 China, 1933 (2 Aug.) registered envelope to England via Shanghai (3.8) bearing on reverse 1923-33 Junk Second Peking printing 10c. (5) with Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c. green, narrow type A and narrow type C (2), singles, cancelled by "Chinkiang" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine double rate cover, believed to be the earliest known usage of any London printing 5c. narrow type C stamp, and possibly unique cover bearing both 5c. narrow type stamps. Chan 261, 314, 314a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2466 China, 1933 (30 Aug.) envelope used within Shansi Province bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c. green, wide type E, cancelled by "Suiyuan" dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the London 5c. wide type E stamp. Chan 322d.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2467 China, 1933 (28 Sept.) airmail envelope to Shanghai (29.11) bearing Peking Martyr 13c. and 1932 Air Peking Third printing 25c., 50c., and $1, cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., very early usage of the three airmail stamps, possibly a first day of issue. Chan 339, A12, A15, A18.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2468 China, 1933 (6 Oct.) envelope to Switzerland bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c. green, wide type D, vertical pair and strip of three, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., cover has vertical filing crease at right well clear of stamps, believed to be the earliest known usage of the London 5c. wide type D stamp. Chan 322c.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2469 China, 1933 (11 Nov.) envelope to the U.S.A. bearing 1933 Junk Second Peking printing 6c. red-brown with sheet margin at right with Peking Martyrs 3c. and 17c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of this 6c. Junk stamp. Chan 258, 336, 340.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2470 China, 1933 (17 Nov) registered Chinese Post Office first special airmail envelope to Canton (21.11) bearing on front and back Tan Yen-kai Commemorative $1 with Szechwan overprint 1c. strip of three and 5c. (2, one has corner fault), cancelled by "Pahsien/(Chungking)" bilingual segmented c.d.s., envelope opened out for display, fine "Two Zone" registered double rate and commercial usage of the Ten Yen-kai Commemorative high value, which was never overprinted for use in Szechwan. Chan 354, SC1, SC2.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2471 China, 1933 (17 Dec.) envelope to Nanking (18.12) bearing on front and back 1933 surcharge in red 1c. on 4c. and Peking Martyr 1c. yellow-orange, high type, block of four, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the 1c. Martyr stamp, which is listed in the literature as issued in 1934. Chan 285, 334.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2472 China, 1934 (6 July) surface/airmail envelope to Germany "By Netherlands Air Mail" ("Bandoeng-Amsterdam") bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 4c. green, narrow type B [Chan 313a], 5c. green, wide type A, and Peking Martyr 10c. (11, with imprint plate no. 8 strip of three), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the London 4c. narrow type B stamp. Chan 313a, 322, 338.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2473 China, 1934 (3 Dec.) airmail envelope to England ($1.19 rate) franked with various issues including Peking Martyr 1c. low type, narrow spacing, 8c., 13c., with Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing $1, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., envelope a little roughly opened at top, very early usage of any Peking Martyr low type stamp. Chan 317, 337, 339, 346.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2474 China, 1935 (16 Sept.) airmail envelope to Sydney, Australia (30.9) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c. with Peking Martyr 15c. block of six and 50c. low type vertical pairs (2), cancelled by "Swatow" dotted rim d.s., fine six times rate franking, believed to be the earliest known usage of the 50c. low type stamp. Chan 322, 348, 350.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2475 China, 1938 (5 Dec.) airmail envelope to London (16.12) via Hong Kong (8.12) "per s.s. 'Aramis'" to Hongkong, per Imperial Airways Service (Hongkong-Bangkok-London)" bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $1 Die I and Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 15c. red, cancelled by "Shanghai" dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of any Chung Hwa Die I stamp. Chan 323, 366.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2476 China, 1939 (6 June) surface/airmail envelope to Detroit, Michigan bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $2 Die II with Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 15c. red, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., very early usage of the Chung Hwa $2 Die II stamp. Chan 323, 370.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2477 China, 1939 (28 Nov.) censored envelope to England "Via Siberia" bearing Hong Kong Martyr unwatermarked 50c. green, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., very early usage of the unwatermarked 50c. Martyr, which the literature lists as issued in December or later. Chan 425.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2478 China, 1939 (29 Nov.) envelope to the U.S.A. (20.12) bearing Hong Kong Martyr watermarked 50c. green pair with Peking Martyr 30c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the watermarked 50c. Martyr, which the literature lists as issued in December or later. Chan 349, 479.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


This cover and the cover in the previous lot demonstrate that watermarked and unwatermarked stamps were issued around the same time, at least for the 50c. value.
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Lot 2479 China, 1939 (16 Dec.) censored envelope to France bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing watermarked 5c. olive-green pairs (5, one stamp damaged), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of any watermarked Dah Tung stamp. Chan 418.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2480 China, 1940 (2 Mar.) airmail censored envelope to Johannesburg, South Africa via Hong Kong (30.3) bearing Hong Kong Maryr watermarked 30c. pair with 1937-38 surcharge 10c. on 25c. and 1940 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing $1 pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., very early usage of the 30c. Martyr. Chan 365, 412, 477.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2481 China, 1940 (1 May) registered airmail envelope to Hong Kong bearing Air Hong Kong Commercial Press printing watermarked 30c. red (a trifle oxidised) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 15c. red, cancelled by "Kunming" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of any Hong Kong Commercial Press airmail stamp. Chan 323, A37.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2482 China, 1940 (19 Dec.) express envelope to Shanghai (21.12) bearing on reverse Hong Kong Martyr unwatermarked 8c. orange pair, cancelled by "Tientsin 2" bilingual segmented c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the Hong Kong Commercial Press 8c. unwatermarked Martyr stamp. Chan 441.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2483 China, 1941 (28 Jan.) airmail/surface censored envelope to New York via Hong Kong (2.2) bearing on front and back Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing 8c. original Die irregular block of five and pairs (2, two stamps applied just over front and back of cover) and Hong Kong Martyr 1c. "L" shaped strip of three from the foot of the sheet, cancelled by "Chienyang" dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the Chung Hwa 8c. Die I stamp. Chan 375, 435.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2484 China, 1941 (22 Feb.) envelope to Detroit, Michigan bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing 8c. block of five and 10c., cancelled by "Tientsin" dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the Dah Tung's 8c. "full button" stamp. Chan 406, 409.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2485 China, 1941 (22 Mar.) airmail envelope to London bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $1 (2) and $20 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing "By Pan American Airways Service via U.S.A." straight-line h.s. in violet, British censor's tape at left affected by two filing holes, believed to be the earliest known usage of the $20 Chung Hwa stamp; even though the catalogues implicitly list the stamp's issue date as 1939, it was actually issued later than the Dah Tung $20 stamp. Chan 369, 385, 409.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2486 China, 1942 (27 Dec.) airmail envelope to London "By Airmail to Lagos via Calcutta & Cairo, thence by P.A.A. to destination" bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved perf. $10 red-brown with Hong Kong Martyr 25c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York printing $2 pair, and Air Hong Kong Commercial Press printing 45c., cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., Indian censor's tape partially removed on reverse to display the complete franking, very early usage of any Paicheng engraved perforated stamp; only the $10 red-brown and $20 green are believed to have been issued in perforated state as early as 1942. Chan 448, 508, 621, A38.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2487 China, 1943 (24 Feb.) registered airmail/surface envelope to Cicero, Illinois (8.5) "By British Overseas Airways up to Durban Via Calcutta and entwarts (sic!) by surface transport" via Miami (6.5) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $1.50 blue pair with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $5, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing 5c. and 30c., cancelled by "Kweiyang" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Central Trust $1.50 stamp. Chan 383, 403, 410, 591.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2488 China, 1943 (3 Apr.) airmail censored envelope to St. Paul, Minnesota bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing 25c. with Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York printing $5 pair, cancelled by "Chengtu 1" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing "DF/20" straight-line h.s. in violet adjacent, very early usage of the 25c. stamp, rarely seen on foreign mail covers. Chan 509, 551.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2489 China, 1943 (30 July) registered airmail censored envelope to a member of the 5th Group of Cadets, Chinese Detachment, Luke Field, Arizona redirected to La Junta Army Air Force Base in Colorado (7.10) via Miami (29.9) and Phoenix (2.10) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c., wide type B, with various other Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Martyr issues totalling a franking of $13.60, cancelled by "Tsukiao" dotted rim d.s., possibly the latest known usage of any 1933 London printing 5c. Sun Yat-sen stamp. Chan 322a, etc.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2490 China, 1943 (1 Aug.) advertising envelope addressed locally within Japanese Occupied Shanghai bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London First printing $5 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hong Kong Dah Tung printing $2, cancelled by "Return of Foreign Concessions" oval commemorative h.s. in violet, the London First printing is rare on any cover, regardless of period, and this is believed to be the latest known usage (albeit philatelic) of any unoverprinted 1931-1937 London printing stamp. Chan 311, 413.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2491 China, 1944 (23 Feb.) airmail/surface envelope to New Zealand via Kweilin (16.3) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $1 blue-green with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing 20c, 30c. and $3, cancelled by "Wenling" segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of any Paicheng typographed stamp, regardless of denomination. Chan 550, 552, 593, 789.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2492 China, 1944 (26 Apr.) airmail/surface censored envelope to Washington, D.C. bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $2 blue pair with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $5 pinkish red (2), cancelled by "Baisha" dotted rim d.s., showing "DF/18" straight-line h.s. in violet on front, four times rate franking, believed to be the earliest known usage of any Paicheng typographed stamp, regardless of denomination. Chan 595, 784.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2493 China, 1944 (20 May) "Friends Ambulance Unit" registered airmail censored envelope to London "By B.O.A.C. to Egypt, thence by surface to destination" bearing on reverse Hong Kong Martyr 20c. on thin mesh paper (Ma 544), Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing 30c. pair, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved imperf. $20 green vertical pair and single and rouletted $10 vertical pair, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $3 scarlet pair, cancelled by "Kutsing" dotted rim d.s., with Egyptian "R.M." double-ring censor's cachet on front, fine and attractive multiple franking and scarce late usage of the 20c. Hong Kong Martyr on thin mesh paper from Free China, believed to be the earliest known usage of any Chung Hwa typographed stamp. Chan 446var, 552, 610, 616, 798.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


Originally founded by British Quakers (Friends) at the start of World War I in1914, the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU) was reorganized in 1939 as a means for conscientious objectors to serve the Allied WWII effort while remaining true to their pacifist beliefs. The FAU in China was not an ambulance service. Instead, it was responsible for transportation of most of Free China's medical supplies. At its peak strength in wartime China, the FAU numbered no more than 125 British, Chinese, and American personnel.
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Lot 2494 China, 1944 (31 May) registered airmail censored envelope to Montreal (12.7) via Kweilin (3.6) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $5 red with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved imperf. $10 red-brown pair and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $3 scarlet (faults), cancelled by "Kukong S.O. No. 2" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the $5 Paicheng typographed stamp. Chan 608, 790, 798.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2495 China, 1944 (26 Dec.) registered airmail censored envelope to Ann Arbor Michigan (8.2) "By B.O.A.C. to Lagos via Calcutta, and thence by P.A.A. to destination" via Miami (6.2) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved imperf. $100 brown, cancelled by "Chungking" dotted rim d.s., showing "DHF/11" straight-line h.s. in violet adjacent, cover has diagonal corner crease at top right passing under but not affecting the stamp, rare single franking of this stamp, and possibly the earliest known usage. Chan 614.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2496 China, 1945 (17 Jan.) registered envelope used within Anhwei Province (20.1) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $2 violet-brown pair, cancelled by dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the perforated $2 violet-brown stamp. Chan 769.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2497 China, 1945 (9 Mar.) registered airmail censored envelope to New York (31.3) via Miami (30.3) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $2 yellow-green vertical strip of three and single with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved perf. $10 red-brown vertical pair, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of any of the four Dah Tung typographed stamps; most of the literature indicates this stamp's issue date as being December 1945. Chan 621, 841.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2498 China, 1945 (20 Mar.) registered airmail censored envelope from the Polish Embassy in Chungking to Trenton, New Jersey (7.4) via Miami (5.4), redirected to Riverside, N.J. (15.4) via Trenton (14.4), bearing on reverse Postal Savings Bank issue $40 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $4 and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $2, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing "HA/299" straight-line h.s. in violet adjacent, believed to be the earliest known usage of any Savings Bank issue, despite the fact that the literature lists the series as issued from October 1944 onward. Chan 771, 821, 841.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2499 China, 1945 (9 July) registered airmail censored envelope to Philadelphia (17.8) "By B.O.A.C. to Accra Via Calcutta and thence by P.A.A. to destination" bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $2 pair and single and Postal Savings issue $100 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $1, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 20th Anniv. Commemorative $10 and $30 corner pair, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., the $2 stamps additionally tied by Chinese censor framed h.s., showing "DH/15", DHA/408" and "DH/194" straight-line h.s. in violet adjacent, believed to be the earliest known usage of both the Chung Hwa $2 Sun Yat-sen and $100 Savings Bank stamps, a total franking of $177 for the $176.80 eight times rate. Chan 555, 797, 823, 838, 840.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2500 China, 1945 (15 Sept.) envelope to the U.S.A. bearing on reverse First Shanghai Union surcharge $1 on $200 on 1c. Hong Kong Martyr vertical strip of four, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual doted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of any Dual-Currency surcharges, for which all the literature lists 17 September as the issue date. Chan 880..
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2501 China, 1945 (1 Oct.) airmail/surface envelope to San Francisco bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $10 brown-red block of four, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly a first day usage of this stamp and a remarkable example of the short-lived $39 airmail rate which lasted only three days, raised to $80 on 4 October. Chan 774.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2502 China, 1945 (9 Oct.) registered airmail envelope to New York (8.11) via Miami bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $5 pair with Central Trust printing $1.50 pair and Postal Savings issue $50 (8, with block of four), cancelled by "Pingdochen" dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Dah Tung $5 green stamp, listed by catalogues as issued in December. Chan 591, 822, 842.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2503 China, 1945 (19 Oct.) airmail envelope to London bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $10 claret and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved perf. $30 purple block of four, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Chung Hwa $10 stamp. Chan 801.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2504 China, 1945 (29 Nov.) "Chinese Association of Labor" corner card envelope registered airmail printed matter to New York (17.12) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $3 pair and $10 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng engraved printing imperf. $20 and Postal Savings issue $10 pair, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Chung Hwa typographed $3 stamp, and a rare example of the $236 rate. Chan 610, 798, 801, 823.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2505 China, 1945 (12 Dec.) airmail envelope to Tsinan bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing 10c. vertical strip of three with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $100, cancelled by "Siking (Changan)" bilingual dotted rim d.s., with "T" h.s. on both sides, total franking of $20.30, underpaid for the $23 rate, possibly the latest known usage of the Central Trust 10c. stamps. Chan 586, 843.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2506 China, 1946 (3 Jan.) express envelope to Peshiyi (4.1) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing typographed $20 $80 rose-red and Postal Savings issue $40, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Chung Hwa typographed $20 stamp. Chan 802, 821.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2507 China, 1946 (18 Jan.) registered airmail envelope to New York (1.2) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $20 red with Postal Savings issue $50 and $100 (2), cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the $20 Dah Tung typographed stamp. Chan 822, 823, 844.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2508 China, 1946 (4 Feb.) registered airmail envelope to Chicago (19.2) via New York (18.2) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing typographed $50 brown pair with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $20 red pair and Postal Savings issue $100 strip of three, cancelled by "Chungkung" bilingual dotted rim d.s., fine four times rate, believed to be the earliest known usage of the Chung Hwa $50 stamp. Chan 803, 823, 844.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2509 China, 1946 (6 Feb.) airmail envelope to the U.S.A. bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $100 pale brown vertical pair with sheet margin at top, $1 and $2 vertical pair, and 1942-45 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing engraved perf. $40, cancelled by "Kulangshu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Paicheng typographed $100 stamp, listed by the literature as issued in June 1946. Chan 625, 770, 778, 779.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2510 China, 1946 (27 Feb.) registered airmail envelope to New Haven, Conn. (13.3) via New York bearing on reverse Postal Savings issue $200, cancelled by "Shapingpa" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of this stamp, which is surprisingly scarce on cover. Ex Dr. Stephen Gates. Chan 824.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2511 China, 1946 (1 Mar.) registered airmail envelope to England bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Central printing $100 brown and $30 blue with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $50 grey-brown, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., fine double rate, believed to be the earliest known usage of the Chungking Central printing $100 stamp. Chan 803, 870, 871.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2512 China, 1946 (19 Apr.) registered airmail envelope to Nashville, Tenn. (2-3.5) via Chungking (22.4) and New York (1.5), redirected to Theresa, New York and within New York State, bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $70 and Postal Savings issues $100 strip of four, cancelled by "Siking (Changan)" bilingual dotted rim d.s, remailed and forwarded from Nashville with U.S. Prexy 20c. cancelled by concentric circles, believed to be the earliest known usage of the Chung Hwa typographed $70 stamp. Chan 804, 823.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2513 China, 1946 (13 May) registered airmail envelope to Chicago (24.5) via New York (23.5) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Central printing $50 green and Postal Savings issue $100 irregular block of five, cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Central printing $50 stamp and a scarce example of this stamp at the short-lived $550 rate, implemented on 1 May but raised to $1,060 on 21 May. Chan 823, 870.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2514 China, 1946 (3 June) airmail envelope to the U.S.A. bearing Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 8c. New York printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng typographed printing $100, Victory issue $50, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Central printing $200 cancelled by "Canton" bilingual dotted rim d.s., cover faults at lower two corners, possibly the earliest known usage of any Hexagonal surcharge and demonstrating the stamp's distribution to Kwangtung Province. Chan 778, 864, 872, 957.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2515 China, 1946 (27 June) registered envelope to New York (3-5.7) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $20 strip of three and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Central printing $200 block of eight, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., cover a little uneven at top, possibly the earliest known usage of any stamp from the First Shanghai Dah Tung engraved series, of which none of the other ten values were issued until several months later. Chan 872, 982.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2516 China, 1946 (4 July) censored envelope to Hannover in British-Occupied Germany bearing Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 8c. New York printing with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Chung Hwa printing $70 and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Central printing $100, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of this surcharged $20 on 8c. stamp. Chan 804, 871, 956.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


Sent by Dr. Ernst Blumenberg (1888-1973), a German Jew who had a thriving medical practice in Bad Nenndorf (15 miles west of Hannover), until he was persecuted by the Nazis. Imprisoned for two years, he escaped to Shanghai in 1939, where he eventually lived in the Hongkew ghetto. After the war, Blumenberg emigrated to the United States where, at age 61, he attended medical school all over again in order to resume his medical career, at which he worked until shortly before his death at age 85.
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Lot 2517 China, 1946 (27 July) airmail envelope to New York bearing Third Shanghai Union surcharge $100 on 3c. Chung Hwa printing Sun Yat-sen with Victory issue $300 vertical pair, Second Shanghai Union surcharge $20 on 20c. Hong Kong Martyr and $50 on 21c. Hong Kong Martyr, Third Shanghai surcharge $500 on 3c. Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 8c. turquoise-blue New York printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the $100 surcharge, which the literature lists as issued in October. Chan 866, 901, 904, 921, 957.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2518 China, 1946 (15 Aug.) airmail envelope to Madison, Wisconsin bearing on reverse Chungking Central surcharge $50 on 5c. deep-green Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen pair and single (corner perf. fault) with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng printing typographed $20 (2), and Victory issue $300 horizontal strip of four, cancelled by "Wuhsien/(Soochow)" bilingual segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the 5c. deep green, listed by catalogues as issued in October. Chan 775, 866, 959.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2519 China, 1946 (20 Aug.) airmail envelope to Peiping (21.8) bearing on reverse Chungking Central surcharge $20 on 8c. Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Die I perf. 12½ vertical pair with Second Shanghai Union surcharge $10 on 25c. Hong Kong Martyr, cancelled by "Wusih" dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of this surcharged $20 on 8c. stamp. Chan 898, 949.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2520 China, 1946 (5 Sept.) "Embassy of the Czechoslovak Republic in China" corner card envelope registered airmail to Tientsin (7.9) bearing Chungking Dah Tung surcharge in blue $10 on 1c. orange New York printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Central printing $40 pair and $100, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of any Chungking Dah Tung surcharge. Chan 869, 871, 966.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2521 China, 1946 (14 Oct.) registered express envelope to Shanghai bearing Chungking Dah Tung surcharge $20 on 3c. Hong Kong Martyr and Second Shanghai Union surcharge $50 on 21c. Hong Kong Martyr, cancelled by "Pengpu" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the surcharged $20 on 3c. stamp, used at the $70 rate for which the First Dah Tung printing engraved $70 red-orange was intended. This rate was raised to $350 on 1 November. Chan 969, 904.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2522 China, 1946 (16 Oct.) "Ministry of Education, Nanking" corner card envelope registered airmail to Washington, D.C. (24.10) via Shanghai (17.10) and San Francisco (23.10) bearing on reverse 1946 (Oct.) Chungking Dah Tung surcharge in red $20 on 2c. Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Die II strip of five with Chungking Central printing $30, Second Shanghai Union surcharge $20 on 8c. Hong Kong Martyr, and Third Shanghai Union surcharge $500 on 3c. Chung Hwa Dr. Sun Yat-sen and $1,000 on 2c. London Second printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual dotted rim d.s. possibly the earliest known usage of the $20 on 2c. surcharges. Chan 868, 899, 939, 942, 967.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2523 China, 1946 (20 Dec.) registered express envelope to Shanghai bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $70 red-orange strip of four and single, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the $70 stamp. Chan 985.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2524 China, 1947 (4 Jan.) registered airmail envelope to Chicago (20.1) bearing 1947 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $200 with 1946 Third Shanghai Union surcharge $500 on 3c. Chung Hwa Dr. Sun Yat-sen and $1000 on 2c. London Second printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen pair, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the Dah Tung engraved $200 stamp, listed in the literature as issued in March. Chan 939, 942, 987.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2525 China, 1947 (7 Jan.) airmail envelope to Chicago bearing Third Shanghai Union surcharge $250 on London third printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $5 red, $500 on 3c. Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen and $1000 on 2c. London Second printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $50, cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of any surcharged London printing dollar value. Chan 936, 939, 942, 984.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2526 China, 1947 (29 Jan.) registered airmail envelope to New York (8.2) via San Francisco (6.2) bearing on reverse 1946-47 Third Shanghai Union surcharge $200 on 10c. Dah Tung printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen pair and $1000 on 2c. London Second printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the $200 on 10c. stamps, listed in the literature as issued in February. Chan 932, 942.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2527 China, 1947 (1 Feb.) registered local Shanghai envelope bearing Third Shanghai Union surcharge $50 on 5c. Dah Tung printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen watermarked and $100 on 8c. Dah Tung printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $100, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of both these surcharged Dah Tung stamps. Chan 916, 924, 986.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2528 China, 1947 (3 Feb.) double registered airmail envelope to Grosse Pointe, Michigan via San Francisco (13.2) and Detroit (14-15.2) bearing First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $5000 vermilion and green imprint single with $100 deep carmine, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., very early usage of the $5,000 bicoloured high value. Chan 986, 992.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2529 China, 1947 (3 Feb.) envelope to New York bearing Third Shanghai Union surcharge $100 on 8c. Chung Hwa printing original Die I Dr. Sun Yat-sen strip of three, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., a scarce stamp on cover, and possibly the earliest known usage. Chan 922.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2530 China, 1947 (11 Feb.) registered airmail envelope to Chicago (24.2) via San Francisco (21.2) bearing Third Shanghai Union surcharge $100 on 8c. Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen re-engraved Die II, $500 on 3c. Chung Hwa Dr. Sun Yat-sen and $1000 on 2c. London Second printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the $100 on 8c. Die II stamp. Chan 923, 939, 942.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2531 China, 1947 (2 July) registered express airmail envelope to Shanghai (4.7) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Third printing $30 type B vertical strip of five and Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $70 vertical strip of five, cancelled by "Tenghsien" dotted rim d.s., very early usage of the $30 Die B stamp, which appears to have been issued considerably later than the $30 Die A stamp. Chan 828a, 985.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2532 China, 1947 (8 Oct.) registered airmail philatelic envelope to New York (13-14.10) via Shanghai (10.10) bearing 1947 (17 Oct.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Shanghai Dah Tung printing $500, $3000 from the lower right corner of the sheet and $5000 pair with 1946 Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $100, $200 block of four and $500, cancelled by "Peiping" bilingual dotted rim d.s., the literature lists an issue date of 17 October for some values of the series, but this cover probably represents the actual first day of issue. Chan 986-988, 1030, 1033, 1035.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2533 China, 1947 (15 Oct.) airmail envelope to New York bearing Shanghai Dah Yeh surcharge $500 on $20 London Third printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Shanghai Dah Tung printing $5000 block of six, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., double rate, believed to be the earliest known usage of any of the seven Shanghai Dah Yeh "Box-at-Bottom" surcharges. Chan 973.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2534 China, 1947 (17 Oct.) airmail envelope to Switzerland bearing on reverse Third Shanghai Union surcharge $1000 on $2 blue-green Paicheng typographed Dr. Sun Yat-sen vertical imprint strip of four and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Dah Tung printing $5000 vertical strip of four with marginal plate number "18", cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of this $1,000 on $2 surcharge stamp. Chan 943, 1035.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2535 China, 1947 (22 Oct.) airmail envelope to the U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Dah Yeh surcharge $1,250 on $70 First Shanghai Dah Tung printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen pair with First Shanghai Union surcharge $500 on $20 London Third printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Fourth printing $5000, and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Shanghai Dah Tung printing $10,000, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the $1,250 surcharges. Chan 940, 974, 1023, 1038.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2536 China, 1948 (30 June) airmail envelope to New York bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Third Shanghai Dah Tung printing $20,000 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Shanghai Dah Tung printing $50,000 and $100,000 pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., mailed at the double rate, believed to be the earliest known usage of any Third Dah Tung printing engraved stamp, which is listed by the literature as issued in July. Chan 1040, 1041, 1085.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2537 China, 1948 (25 Aug.) registered airmail envelope to England bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Third Dah Tung Engraved $2,000,000 orange-red with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Dah Tung printing $300,000, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., mailed at the double rate, possibly the earliest known usage of the Dah Tung $2,000,000 stamp. Chan 1043, 1094.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2538 China, 1948 (17 Oct.) registered airmail envelope to England (23.10) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Third Dah Tung printing $200,000 and $1,000,000 and on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Second Dah Tung printing $300,000, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the Dah Tung $200,000 stamp. Chan 1043, 1090, 1093.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2539 China, 1948 (22 Oct.) airmail envelope to New York bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Third Dah Tung printing $200,000, $300,000 and $500,000 with Airmail surcharges $25,000 on 25c., $30,000 on 90c. and $50,000 on 60c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual segmented c.d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of both the Dah Tung $300,000 and $500,000 stamps. Chan 1090-1092, A61-A63.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2540 China, 1948 (16 Dec.) registered airmail envelope to Shanghai (19.12) bearing on reverse Gold Yuan Shanghai Union Press surcharge 50c. on $6000 Dah Tung printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen pair with Shanghai Dah Yeh surcharge 5c. on 50c. Central Trust printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen block of eighteen, cancelled by "Changsha" bilingual dotted rim d.s., very early usage of the 50c. on $6000 Dah Tung, which is a scarce stamp on cover. Chan G7, G65.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2541 China, 1949 (2 Feb.) airmail envelope to Zurich, Switzerland bearing on reverse Gold Yuan Shanghai Union Press surcharge $50 on 30c. Central Trust printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen single with Shanghai San Yi surcharge $10 on $2 Chung Hwa printing Dr. Sun Yat-sen strip of three, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., possibly the earliest known usage of the $50 on 30c. perf. 13 stamp. Chan G30, G62.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2542 China, 1949 (8 Feb.) airmail envelope to Detroit, Michigan bearing on reverse Gold Yuan Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Central printing engraved perf. 12½ $10 strip of three with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Dah Tung printing engraved $50 block of ten and single, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., the Central Trust $10 is very scarce on a foreign mail cover, and, even though the literature states that the stamp was issued in January, this cover may well be the earliest known usage. Chan G131, G137a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2543 China, 1949 (9 Feb.) airmail envelope to Detroit, Michigan bearing on reverse Gold Yuan Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Dah Tung printing engraved $10, $20 and $50 block of ten, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine double rate cover, both the Dah Tung $10 and $20 stamps are rare on a foreign mail cover, and though the literature states that these stamps were issued in January, this cover may be the earliest known usage of the $20 value. Chan G129-G131.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2544 China, 1949 (14 Feb.) airmail envelope to Detroit, Michigan bearing on reverse Gold Yuan San Yi Press typographed surcharge $50 on Dah Yeh $300 Transportation single and lithographed Surcharge $50 on $300 Dah Yeh Transportation block of ten (one stamp has surface defect) with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Central printing engraved perf. 14 $10 strip of three, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., envelope has small defect on front, remarkable franking of both the lithographed and typographed $50 on $300 surcharges, and this cover may be the earliest known usage of both stamps. Chan G107, G107A, G137c.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2545 China, 1949 (19 Feb.) airmail envelope to Detroit, Michigan bearing on reverse Gold Yuan Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Central printing engraved perf. 13 $20 with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Dah Tung printing engraved $10 and $50 blocks of four and thirteen, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine triple rate, the Shanghai Central printing $20 is scarce on a foreign mail cover, and though the literature states that the stamp was issued in January, this cover may be the earliest known usage. Chan G129, G131, G138ai.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2546 China, 1949 (22 Apr.) printed matter envelope to Chicago bearing Gold Yuan Shanghai Union Press surcharge in brown-red $300 on $50 Dah Yeh Transportation and San Yi surcharge in blue $2,000 on $300 Dah Yeh Transportation pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., believed to be the earliest known usage of the short-lived $300 brown-red surcharge. Chan G96, G116.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2547 China, Northeastern Provinces : 1946 (6 Aug.) express envelope to Peking bearing on reverse North East surcharge $2 on $20 Hsin Min and Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Peiping Central printing $50, cancelled by "Shenyang" c.d.s. and showing "Linyü (Shanhaikwan)" dotted rim transit d.s. adjacent, believed to be the earliest known usage of any NEP CEPW Dr. Sun Yat-sen Die I or Die II issue, and a rare postwar usage of the "Linyü (Shanhaikwan)" cancellation. Chan NE22.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2548 China, Japanese Occupation of Central China : 1943 (13 Oct.) envelope to Shanghai (16.10) bearing on reverse with Hong Kong Martyr 25c. on thin mesh paper, cancelled by "Changshu" dotted rim d.s., scarce variety on cover, probably never issued in Nationalist China, and this is believed to be the earliest known usage. Ex Dr. Stephen Gates. Chan 459.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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