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Sale 71

Asian Stamps & Postal History


Post-1912 Issues Covers / Incoming Mail
 
 
 

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Lot 2549 China, 1914 (June-Sept.) envelopes (2) from Yochow City to Copenhagen via Hankow, the first bearing Junk 10c. and the other with Junk 1c. and 3c. (5, with pair and strip of three), cancelled by "Yochow City" bilingual c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 2550 China, 1917 (16 June) "Chemin de Fer de l'Etat Chinois. Ligne du Lung-Hai" corner card envelope double registered to Paris via Peking (17.6), Moukden (21.6), San Francisco (19.7), and New York (24.7) bearing on reverse Junk 3c. block of ten, cancelled by "Chengchow" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with Chengchow censor framed h.s. alongside, and "R/Chengchow, China/No. 1657" framed h.s. and "A.R." unframed h.s. on front, small faults, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2551 China, 1918 (11 Apr.) censored red-band envelope to Shanxi (arrival) bearing on reverse Junk 4c., cancelled by "Kalgan" segmented d.s., showing "Taiyuanfu" transit c.d.s. and "Envelope undamaged, stamp lost" framed h.s. adjacent, with unframed censor h.s. on front.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2552 China, 1918 (15 June) censored envelope to France via Shanghai (17.6) bearing Junk 10c., cancelled by "Ningpo" bilingual c.d.s., censor type at left.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2553 China, 1918 (July) registered censored envelope to Kentucky via Seattle (20.8) bearing Junk 2c. and 6c. (3), cancelled by "Hwaiyuan" segmented c.d.s., with two different types of framed registration h.s. on both sides, fine.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
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Lot 2554 China, 1918 (15 Mar.) postcard from Harbin to Nagasaki, Japan bearing Junk ½c. and 1c., and 1919 (31 May) registered envelope from Tientsin to New York via Nagasaki bearing French P.O. surcharge 10c. on 25c. interpanneau pair (corner defect), both showing inspector's circular h.s. in red and violet respectively.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2555 China, 1920 (Oct.) unfranked envelope sent locally within Shanghai to a Mr. Johnstone c/o Pacific Mail Steamship Co. on Nanking Road, showing "Local Postage Paid" bilingual octagonal datestamp, with carrier's beat chop alongside, then reposted several weeks later to Yokohama, Japan bearing Japan P.O. in China overprint on Tazawa 3s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (22 Nov.), fine and unusual redirected "combination" cover mailed just prior to the closure of the Japanese P.O.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2556 China, 1921 (27 July) China Navigation Company picture postcard to Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. bearing Junk 1c. and 3c., cancelled by "From Steamer Letter Box" bilingual unframed h.s. in violet and "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with "Kiukiang" bilingual c.d.s. adjacent, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2557 China, 1923 envelopes (3) from Antung to Denmark via Harbin, each bearing Junk 1c. and 3c. (3), cancelled by "Antung" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2558 China, 1926 (3 Dec.) envelope from U.S. Navy Y.M.C.A. in Hankow to its counterpart in Shanghai (6.12) "Per S/S 'Suiwo'" bearing Junk 1c. block of six and 10c. (5, with strip of four), cancelled by "From Steamer Letter Box" bilingual unframed h.s. in violet and "Nanking" bilingual segmented d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2559 China, 1928 (Mar.)(c.) red-band envelope to Paris redirected to Amiens (1.4) bearing on reverse Junk 2c., cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., envelope creased a right, fine printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 2560 China, 1934 (2 Feb.) envelope from Ningtsin to Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. (6.3) bearing Martyr ½c., 1c. pair and 2½c., showing "Unclaimed", "Not in Directory", "Detroit. Mich./Advertized" double-ring d.s. (12.4) and "Return to Writer/Unclaimed from/Detroit, Mich." pointing finger h.s., all in violet, letter returned to Ningtsin (3.8) via Shanghai (23.7 red c.d.s.) and Tsingyuan (1.8).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2561 China, 1934 (5 May) registered airmail envelope from Shanghai to San Remo, Italy (24.5) "Airmail Via Bandoeng-Amsterdam, Per S.S. Hector" via Singapore (15.5) bearing Junk 2c. vertical pair, Reaper 15c., and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 25c. (5), the letter was undeliverable and returned to the sender in China (27.7), with an array of instructional and transit markings.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2562 China, 1934 (14 Sept.) "Academia Sinica Metropolitan Museum of Natural History, Nanking, China" corner card envelope registered to Washington, D.C. (6.10) bearing 1923-33 Second Peking printing 50c. green, cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., with primitive handstamped registration label alongside, fine and unusual registration label. Chan 267.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2563 China, 1934 (23 Aug.) registered envelope from Shanghai to Sweden (21.9) "Par Avion Bandoeng-Amsterdam, Pr. S.S. 'Troilus'" to Singapore (10.9) bearing Martyr 40c. and 50c., and Dr. Sun Yat-sen London First printing 4c., showing "Mit Luftpost befördert/Luftpostamt/Flughafen/Halle/Leipzig" circular h.s. in red, with "Berlin" transit c.d.s. (20.9) and "Malmo" arrival c.d.s. on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2564 China, 1934 (20 Sept.) envelope from Hankow to Germany "per s.s. Victor to Singapore, By Bandoeng Amsterdam Airmail service" bearing Reaper 20c. (2) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 25c. block of four, cancelled by bilingual c.d.s., showing "Mit Luftpost befördert/Luftpostamt/Flughafen/Halle/Leipzig" circular h.s. in red adjacent and on reverse "Canton" bilingual transit c.d.s. (21.9), irregularly opened at top, rare combination of routes.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2565 China, 1935 (25 Sept.) "Zone 1" airmail express envelope from Tientsin to Shanghai, bearing Reaper 30c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c., cancelled by "Tientsin 11" dotted rim d.s., scarce example of the 35 cents airmail express rate and unusual "Ordinary Express" privately printed formular envelope prepared for the lawyer and educator Richard T. Evans.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2566 China, 1935 (8 Oct.) "The Yellow River Commission" corner card envelope "Two Zone" registered airmail express from Honan to Ninghsia (12.9) via Chenghsien (9.9) bearing on reverse Martyr 1c. pair and 13c. block of five, cancelled by "Kaifeng" bilingual dotted rim d.s., carried by surface from Kaifeng to Chenghsien and from there by airmail to Ninghsia, fine and a very early flight from Chengchow.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2567 China, 1936 (18 May) large linen envelope for a parcel from Peiping to Beckenham, Kent, England redirected to Dorset, bearing Reaper 30c. and 50c., Hall of Classics $2 and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 2c., cancelled by c.d.s., with printed parcel label "Chine/4509" and five Customs duty labels or declarations forms, and British Postage Due 3d. pair and 1/- pairs (2) applied on arrival and cancelled by "Wimborne St. Giles/Wimborne Dorset" c.d.s. (13.8), a Chinese stamp possibly missing, scarce usage with the high value on an intact large parcel envelope.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2568 China, 1936 (2 Sept.) airmail/surface envelope to the U.S.A. via Shanghai (3.9) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. vertical pair and 20c. horizontal pair, cancelled by "Lanchow/(Kaolan)" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing "Airmail Service in China Only" framed h.s. in red, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2569 China, 1936 (30 Dec.) airmail/surface envelope from Shanghai to the U.S.A. via Paris (17-18.1.37) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 5c., Martyrs 30c. vertical pair and 40th Anniv. of Chinese Postal Service $1 pair, cancelled by bilingual c.d.s., the Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. additionally tied by "Via Hanoi" straight-line h.s. in red, sent by C.N.A.C. air to Hanoi, then by Air France to Paris and by sea to New York, fine four times rate franking.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2570 China, 1938 (12 Aug.) "Canton Committee for Justice to China" large printed matter envelope to Denmark bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London printing 15c. blue-green, cancelled by "Canton S.O. No. 4" bilingual c.d.s., some creasing due to large size of the cover, scarce printed matter triple rate, and a late usage of the 15c. blue-green stamp, issued in 1932, but rendered obsolete in1934 by the appearance of the 15c. red stamp. Chan 315.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200


By the time this cover was mailed more than a year after the Japanese invasion of China, Japan had nearly completed its naval blockade of the Chinese coast, the major exception being the Pearl River Delta and its port city of Canton, gateway to South China. Meanwhile, the Canton Committee attempted to garner international support for China. Japanese forces captured Canton three months later on 21 October.
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2571 China, 1939 (2 Feb.) envelope from Shanghai to Fredensborg, Denmark (21.2) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 25c. ultramarine, cancelled by bilingual dotted rim d.s., redirected to Søborg (25.2), with Return to Sender label handstamped for Port Said, Egypt (14.3) via Alexandria (13.3) and cancelled by København" c.d.s. (7.3), fine and unusual example of returned mail actually redirected to Egypt.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2572 China, 1939 (9 June) "Alumni Association of the M.I.T." corner card printed matter window envelope (with original enclosure) from U.S.A. to the Japanese-Occupied Canton (13.7) with meter label 1½c., showing "Nobody accepting letter" framed h.s. in Chinese, "Canton" bilingual segmented c.d.s. in red, along with "Parti (Removed)", "Retour (Returned)", "Rebuts" and "Rebuts from Exchange Office Seattle, Wash." pointing finger h.s. in violet, opening tear across flap at back crossing two h.s., otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2573 China, 1939 (1 Dec.) surface/airmail envelope to New York bearing Peking Maryr 30c. and Hong Kong watermarked Martyrs 50c. (2) with Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 and $5 pairs (2), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., fine four times rate franking for $23.30, surface to Hong Kong (not censored), then by air to New York, early usage of the Martyr stamps.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2574 China, 1939 (21 Dec.) censored envelope to Tel Aviv, Palestine bearing surcharge in red 10c. on 25c. (2), Dr. Sun Yat-sen Ching Hwa second printing 5c. (2), and Peking Martyr 20c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing Palestine hexagonal censor h.s. in violet and Egypt circular censor h.s. in red.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 2575 China, 1940 (3 Feb.) surface/airmail envelope to New York bearing Martyr 50c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chunghwa printing perf. 14 $5 pair and single, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., four times rate, the perf. 14 high values are scarce on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2576 China, 1940 (23 Mar.) U.S Navy Department airmail envelope from Asiatic Fleet to Washington D.C. via Hong Kong (25.3) bearing on reverse Martyr and Dr. Sun Yat-sen values (18), which include Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chunghwa printing perf. 14 $1, cancelled by "Amoy" bilingual dotted rim d.s., envelope opening faults on front, the Chunghwa $1 is scarce from Amoy, though the city was occupied by the Japanese in May 1938, the Nationalist Directorate of Posts continued to operate post offices there.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2577 China, 1940 (5 July) censored registered airmail envelope to Rangoon, Burma (15.7) bearing Martyr 20c. and 50c., and Dr. Sun Yat-sen $1 with anti-bandit h.s. in violet, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing triangular censor h.s. in blue.
Estimate HK$ 500 - 750
  Realized HK$633
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Lot 2578 China, 1940 (6 Dec.) censored envelope to Bangkok via Hong Kong bearing Martyr 50c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. strip of three and $1, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., and 1941 (27 Oct.) registered censored airmail envelope to Tokyo (arrival) bearing on front and back Martyrs 1c. and 13c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York printing 1c. pair, and Airs 25c. and 50c., cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2579 China, 1941 registered censored envelope to Berlin (21.6) bearing Hong Kong Martyrs 20c., 30c. and 40c., and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $1, cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., showing registration framed h.s. in violet and "Sample Post/or Letter Packet/Passed by/Customs P.O." bilingual framed h.s. in red adjacent, with "CCCP/Alma Ata" (18.3) and "Galata/Istambul" (11.5) transit c.d.s., and "Berlin/Charlottenburg" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, envelope crumpled and soiled on front, nevertheless a very rare and appealing routing.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2580 China, 1941 (15 Nov.) envelope to New York bearing Air $5 and on reverse watermarked 25c. (2), 60c. pair and 90c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., sent at the old double rate of $8.50, which had actually been increased to $12.80 from 1 November, an early usage of the Commercial Press 60c. and 90c. before the outbreak of the Pacific War.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2581 China, 1942 (19 Mar.) parcel receipt from Hengyang, Hunan to Kunming bearing various values (12) including Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $20 (7), cancelled by dotted rim d.s., paying the parcel fee of $151.60 for a shipment of 47.4 kilograms of footwear.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2582 China, 1942 (8 July) envelope to Kunming via Chengtu bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing perf. 13½ 8c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Loshan" dotted rim d.s., scarce perf. variety, especially used in 1942, since most supplies of this stamp were overprinted for the Japanese Occupation. Chan 427a.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2583 China, 1942 (7 Dec.) registered envelope to Macheong bearing on front and back Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. pair, Martyr ½c., surcharge in red 1c. on ½c. Martyr (2), and surcharge in black 7c. on 8c. Dr. Sun Yat-sen (4, three different types), cancelled by "Yeungkong" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2584 China, 1943 (17 Nov.) registered envelope to Teungkong bearing on front and back Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2, Martyrs 40c. and 50c., surcharge of 50c. with two vertical bars on 16c., surcharge in red 10c. on 50c. (2), and Thrift Movement imperf. 50c. (2) cut outs from miniature sheet, cancelled by cancelled by "Kukong" Lin Sen Funeral commemorative circular h.s., envelope opened out for display.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2585 China, 1945 (18 April) registered censored airmail envelope to New York (22.5) via Miami (21.5) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung $2 pair and 20th Anniv. of Death of Dr. Sun Yat-sen $30 (2) pair, cancelled by "Chungking" bilingual dotted rim d.s. and showing "DHA/81" straight-line h.s. in violet on reverse, three times rate franking at $64. Chan 840, 841.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2586 China, 1945 (27 July) registered express native envelope used within Anhwei Province, bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng typographed $2 violet-brown imperforate vertical strip of three with sheet margin at top, cancelled by dotted rim d.s., fine. Chan 769g.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2587 China, 1946 (23 Feb.) registered express airmail envelope from Honan Province to Tientsin (9.3) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing $10 block of six and single with Central Trust printing $1 strip of three, cancelled by "Kaifeng" bilingual c.d.s., fine $73 rate two weeks in transit. Chan 556, 801.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2588 China, 1946 (28 Feb.) envelope from Kwangsi Province to Chungking (8-9.3) redirected to Shanghai bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $2 block of ten cancelled by "Lucheng" bilingual dotted rim d.s. Chan 592.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2589 China, 1946 (27 March) value declared airmail envelope to Shanghai (1.4) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $2 and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Dah Tung printing $20 pair and singles (2), cancelled by "Canton S.O. No. 2" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with framed registration h.s. in violet on front, early value declared usage (according to Paul K.S. Chang this service only began in January 1947). Chan 597, 844.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 2590 China, 1947 (16 Sept.) envelope from Tientsin to England bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen First Shanghai Dah Tung printing $100 and $1000, cancelled by "Tientsin Post Office" framed h.s., fine. Chan 986, 990.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2591 China, 1948 (11 Oct.) registered native envelope to Shanghai (12.11) bearing on front Dr. Sun Yat-sen Third Shanghai Dah Tung printing $50,000 (defective corner) and Second Union surcharge $15,000 on $4 pair, and on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $100,000 marginal block of fifteen (some creasing), cancelled by "Kiangtu" c.d.s. Chan 1071, 1088, 1089.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2592 China, 1948 (1 Dec.) airmail envelope to U.S.A. bearing on reverse Gold Yuan Dah Yeh surcharge 10c. on 2½c. block of ten, and Shanghai Union Press surcharge 50c. on $70 (2) and $1 on $5 block of four and single, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2593 China, 1949 (8 Sept.) registered native envelope used locally in Chungking bearing on reverse Silver Yuan values Dr. Sun Yat-sen 10c. marginal strip of three and East Szechwan surcharge 5c. on $20,000, with registration slip applied on top of stamps, and on front Post Office label handwritten "House burnt down/Return". Chan S25, S37.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2594 China, Postal Strike of 1930 : 1930 (July) unfranked envelope from Peiping to Peitaiho (24.7), showing fine strike of "Free Delivery During Postal Strike/Tientsin (20)" circular undated h.s., fine and scarce usage during the Chinese postal labourers' strike.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2595 China, World War I : 1916 (12 Nov.) censored envelope to Norway via Manchouli (20.11), Petrograd (15/29.11) and Moscow bearing Junk 10c. (faults), cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s., showing on reverse appropriate transit markings including "Bur. Amb. Ant. No. 2/Pukow ku-Tientsin" (15.11) and "Bur. Amb. Ant. No. 1/Peking-Moukden" bilingual c.d.s., interesting routing during World War I.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2596 China, 1916 (28 Apr.) censored envelope from Germany to Hankow (1.10) via British P.O. in Hankow (21.9) bearing Germania 20pf. (perfin), fine incoming mail.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2597 China, 1916 (11 Nov.) registered censored envelope from Bochum, Germany to the German Legation Guard in Peking (1.1.17), via "Bur. Amb. Ant. No. 1/Moukden-Peking" (31.12.16 c.d.s.) bearing Germania 40pf., cancelled by c.d.s., showing "Mail service suspended/to country addressed" straight-line h.s. in violet, "Return to writer" and "Zurück" h.s., redirected to Shanghai (6.1.17) with "Returned Letter Office/China" framed h.s. (15.1.17), New York transits (16-17.2.17), the envelope opened and resealed with U.S.P.O.D. Officially Sealed labels and finally eventual "Bochum" arrival c.d.s. (5.9.19), the envelope taking more than 2½ years for its return from China to the sender in Germany.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$40,250
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Lot 2598 China, 1917 (13 Feb.) censored envelope to Copenhagen (24.4) via Petrograd (27.2/12.3) and Vildbjerg (23.4) bearing Junk 10c., cancelled by "Fuchhienhsien" bilingual c.d.s., with Petrograd" framed censor h.s. in violet on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2599 China, WWI Prisoner of War : 1916 (8 Apr.) "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" printed envelope from the Relief Committee for German and Austro-Hungarian Prisonners of War in Siberia from Tientsin to Budapest via Manchouli (12.4), showing Russian framed censor h.s. of Petrograd in violet; also 1917 (Apr.) Junk 1c. postal stationery card (creased) endorsed "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" cancelled by "Tientsin City" bilingual segmented d.s. with Russian framed censor h.s. in violet.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2600 China, WWI Prisoner of War : 1916 (26 Apr.) "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" printed censored registered envelope from the Relief Committee in Tientsin to Germany via Manchouli (30.4) and Copenhagen (28.5) bearing Reaper 20c., cancelled by "D/Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s. with "R/Tientsin Sub-Office…/No. 9487 30" framed h.s. adjacent, showing on reverse appropriate transit markings including "Bur. Amb. Ant. No. 1/Peking-Moukden" bilingual c.d.s. (27.4), with Petrograd" framed censor h.s. in violet, light central vertical filing fold, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2601 China, WWI Prisoner of War : 1916 (12 May) "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" printed censored registered envelope from the Relief Committee in Tientsin to Germany via Manchouli (16.5) bearing Reaper 20c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s. with "R/Tientsin Sub-Office…/No. 9487 30" framed h.s. adjacent, showing on reverse "Bur. Amb. Ant. No. 1/Peking-Moukden" bilingual c.d.s. (15.5), with Petrograd" framed censor h.s. in violet, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2602 China, WWI Prisoner of War : 1919 (26 Apr.) censored postcard to Vienna, Austria, showing "Correspondance des/Prisonniers de Guerre" bilingual framed h.s. in violet, matching censor h.s., "S Gravenhage" transit c.d.s. (16.6) and Netherlands Red Cross transit cachet of The Hague, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2603 China, World War II Censored Mail : 1939-41 censored envelopes (3) from Kukong to Shanghai and to Tsingtao, and from Shanghai to Chengtu bearing various values, demonstrating usages between Nationalist and Japanese Occupied China via Hong Kong with Hong Kong censor labels, the envelopes are a bit battered, the one to Tsingtao has Chinese Post Office Officially Sealed label applied.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2604 China, 1939-44 envelopes (16) and postal stationery cards (2) from China to various destinations, comprising Burma, Canada (2), Great Britain (6), Java (2), Hong Kong (4), South Africa, and Switzerland (2), showing various censor cachets or labels, the envelope to Burma and Philippines with "Not opened/by/Censor" framed h.s., four of the covers to England are not censored; also 1940 envelope from Italy to Shanghai via Hong Kong with its censor label. Mainly fine (19).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 2605 China, 1940 (21 May) registered censored envelope from Shanghai to Brussels via Hong Kong (28.5) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 25c., $2 and Martyr 50c., cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing "No Service/Return to Letter" framed h.s. in violet adjacent, and on reverse "TR" unframed h.s. in turquoise, "Registered/Returned Ltr. Section" oval d.s. (11.6) in violet, "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (31.7?), then back to Brussels (4.10) but the addressee had left, so showing appropriate "Retour à l'envoyeur/Terug aan afzender" framed h.s., which resulted in it again being sent back to Shanghai (15.11), quite remarkable example of perseverance in the handling of wartime mail matter.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2606 China, 1940-41(c.) envelopes (5) between China and the U.S.A. and vice-versa, all with Hong Kong censors; also 1940 (6 May) registered airmail envelope from Peiping to Belgium via Shanghai (7.5) and Hong Kong (11.5) bearing Martyrs 20c. and 50c. (2), showing "No Service/Return to Sender" framed h.s. in violet adjacent, and on reverse "TR" unframed h.s. and "Registered/Returned Ltr. Section" oval d.s. (28.5), both in violet, and "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (6-7.7) for return, damaged at right due to opening (6).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2607 China, 1940-41 envelopes (26) from China to the U.S.A. via Hong Kong bearing various values, showing "Not opened/by/Censor" framed h.s. in violet (12), Hong Kong censor labels (6), "Passed/Censor/20" triangular h.s. + "TR" h.s. in violet, and Passed/Censor/Hong Kong/…" triangular h.s. with numbers "7" (3), "9" (2), "13" and "20", also 1940 uncensored envelopes (2) from Tsinkiang and Kunming, fine (26).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2608 China, 1940 (19 Oct.) registered censored airmail envelope from Shanghai to Ambato, Ecuador (23.9) via Hong Kong, Honolulu (10.11), San Francisco (14.11), Miami (16.11), and Guayaquil (20.11) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2, $5, and Martyr 50c., cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., with Hong Kong censor labels, "Air Transit/3" double-ring h.s. in turquoise, and various transit c.d.s. on reverse, a few faults. Rare destination.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2609 China, 1941 (9 Jan.) registered censored airmail envelope from Shanghai to Ambato, Ecuador (1.2) via Hong Kong, Honolulu (22.1), Miami (28.1), Cali (28.1), and Guayaquil (29.2) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $5, Martyr 50c. and Air $2, cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., with Hong Kong censor labels, "Air Transit/3" double-ring h.s. in turquoise, and various transit c.d.s. on reverse. Rare destination.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2610 China, 1941 censored airmail envelopes (5, three registered) from Shanghai to the U.S.A. and 1940 (28 Dec.) censored airmail envelope from New York to Shanghai, all with Hong Kong censor labels and showing "Air Transit/…" double-ring h.s. for "3", "5" or "6"; also 1941 envelope to U.S.A. bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 50c. and $1 strip of four, cancelled by "Twanfan (Shantai)" bilingual dotted rim d.s., with "Not opened/by/Censor" framed h.s. in violet and "A.V.2." circular h.s., fine (6).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2611 China, 1941-45 censored envelopes (20) and a wrapper with 1943 Kweilin local envelope bearing on reverse surcharge of 50c. with two vertical bars in black on 16c. + Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $2, and from China to foreign destinations comprising Canada, Great Britain (2), Soerabaia (5), South Africa, Thailand (2), and U.S.A. (1), origins include Hwaki (Kweiyang), Kunming (3), Kutien, and Shandong with nice frankings and showing a fine array of censor markings and labels; also others (5) including 1916-17 censored envelope from Küwo to Denmark bearing 10c. and 1917 unfranked postcard to Tientsin showing "Correspondance des/prisonniers de Guerre" framed h.s. in violet, both censored. Mainly very good to fine for these, faults (26).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2612 China, 1942 (1 Sept.) registered censored airmail envelope from the British Embassy in Chungking to Deolali, India (8.9) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen London First printing $5, Hong Kong Martyr 20c., Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York $1, cancelled by bilingual dotted rim d.s., Indian wax and censor labels, fine, an early example of Indian wax seal censorship and a late usage of the London First printing $5. Chan 328, 446, 507.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2613 China, 1943-45 censored envelopes (3) from Chengtu, Chungking, and Kwangtung to the U.S.A. bearing various values, that from Chengtu has Dr. Sun Yat-sen $1 with anti-bandit chop, each showing "Tihwa/(Urumtsi)" transit c.d.s. in violet, a few faults/defects. Scarce routings.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 2614 China, 1943-45 censored envelopes (12) from China to Great Britain (9), India, and U.S.A. (2, one Hawaii) bearing various values depicting a good range of rates; also uncensored envelopes (2) to Great Britain and Sweden. Mainly fine, the last two have faults (14).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2615 China, WWII Internee Mail : 1943 (14 May) International Red Cross message-reply printed form a civilian internee in Pootung Camp, "Lunghwa" Shanghai to the actor, Errol Flynn at Warner Brothers Studio, Burbank, California and on reverse 1944 (26 Jan.) reply from Flynn with his signature, showing various Red Cross and censor markings including that of Lunghwa and "Societé de la Croix Rouge du Japon/10K10/Service de Secours pour les Prisonniers de Guerre" circular cachet in violet (24.2.45), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2616 China, WWII Internee Mail : 1943 (16 Nov.) censored envelope used locally within Shanghai (17.11) From "C. Ac. Lungwa c/o Japanese Consulate General" bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 10c. pair and 15c. (2) and showing "Lunghwa Civilian Enemy Centre/Censorship Passed" circular h.s. in red, fine civilian internee mail.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2617 China, Wreck Mail : 1943 (16 May) censored envelope to U.S.A. via Kweilin and Egypt (28.7) bearing on front Martyr 20c. and reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 horizontal strip of five, cancelled by "Kutien" bilingual c.d.s., with "Salvaged Mail/from/____" h.s. in violet. Rare.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 2618 China, Wreck Mail : 1943 (4 June) registered airmail envelope to New York (1-11.10) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen 40c., $5 (2), and $10, cancelled by "Chengtu" bilingual dotted rim d.s., envelope sealed with tape on three sides with "Salvaged air mail Cairo-Karachi/despatch No. 65" typewritten label, showing various New York c.d.s. and "D.L.O./Bombay" framed d.s. (23.8), lightly singed at foot and resealed on three sides. Chan 509, 553, 608.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2619 China, Wreck Mail : 1947 (18 Aug.) registered airmail envelope to Switzerland (25.9) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Fourth printing $5000 and Shanghai Dah Yeh surcharge $500 on $20 green Dr. Sun Yat-sen pairs (2), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing "Damaged by Sea Water" framed h.s. in violet adjacent. Chan 973, 1023.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2620 China, Incoming Mail / Denmark : 1926 (14 Apr.) envelope from Copenhagen to Shanghai (9.5) bearing surcharges "7" on 17ö. pair, "12" on 15ö. and Definitive 5ö., cancelled by roller type, showing "Addresse/Incomplete" h.s. in violet and "Please return to the sender" in manuscript, with "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (17.3.27) and "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (6.6.27) in red for the return, also tying two of the Danish stamps, the envelope held for a year before being returned.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2621 China, Egypt : 1904 (22 Oct.) picture postcard from Port Said to Siakwan, Yunnan (29.12) via Alexandria, Shanghai B.P.O. (28.11), Rangoon (13.12), and Tengyueh (23.12) bearing Egypt 1m., 2m., and 2pi., cancelled by c.d.s., fine routing via Burma.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2622 China, Fiji : 1902 (3 Nov.) registered envelope to the British Post Office in Shanghai (9.12) via Sydney (10.11) and Hong Kong (6.12) bearing Fiji 1d. pairs (3), cancelled by "Ba/Fiji" c.d.s., and then redirected (10.12) to Chefoo (13.12), fine and scarce origin. Ex Tony Eastgate.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2623 China, Germany : 1939 (28 Nov.) censored airmail envelope to the G.P.O. in Shanghai (22.12), Poste Restante, bearing Germany Hindenburg 25pf. vertical pair and 100pf., stamps have a few faults, cancelled by "T.A.16 Wien 104" c.d.s., with Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (25.12) to pay the poste restante fee.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2624 China, Germany : 1948 (7 Sept.) registered envelope from Berlin to Shanghai bearing Allied Occupation posthorn overprints on 50pf. and 60pf, cancelled by c.d.s., showing manuscript label for attempted delivery of the letter which is tied by framed instructional h.s. for its return, with "Berlin/Charlottenburg" arrival c.d.s. (15.12) on its return, some cover faults.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2625 China, Mexico : 1902 (25 Sept.) Mexico 3c. postal stationery card to Shanghai (3.11) via Juarez (28.9), Tacoma (3.10), and U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai (faint c.d.s.), cancelled by "Serv. Interl./Mex. D. F." c.d.s., some age spotting.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2626 China, Norway : 1902 (11 Dec.) postcard to Taiyuenfu bearing Norway 10 ö., cancelled by "Kristiania/…" c.d.s., showing various transits including Shanghai, Peking, and tombstone h.s. in black and blue, scarce incoming usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2627 China, 1895-1939 envelopes (3), postcards (3), and front, comprising Austria 1931 postcard to the German Legation in Peking bearing 10gr. (2) with China Postage Due 10c., Great Britain (4) with 1895 envelope from the O'Conor correspondence to the British Legation in Peking bearing 1d., and Philippines 1939 envelope from Manila to Mengtze bearing "Commonwealth" overprint on 2c. (5) and showing "Remember/the British War Organisation Fund" framed h.s., fine (6).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2628 China, 1897-1941, a fascinating selection of incoming mail, comprising Australia (3) with South Australia 1904-06 postcards to Amoy and Shanghai and Victoria 1906 postcard to Peking, Canada, France, Ceylon (2) with 1911 postal stationery card 2c. uprated to Vladivostok via British P.O. in Shanghai, Great Britain (2) with 1941 envelope from Glasgow to Tsinan showing "No Service/Return to Sender" framed h.s. in violet, Greece, South Africa, South Africa, Spain, Sweden (4) with 1933 envelope to Sven Hedin in Peiping and 1933 to his daughter written in his hand from Nanking to Stockholm, and U.S.A. mainly fine (18).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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