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British Post Offices in China
 
 
 

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Lot 3289 British Offices in China, 1917-21 "China" overprint watermark multiple crown CA 1c. to $10, complete set of 16, plus shade of 50c. (2) and $1, fresh appearance with bright colours, fine to very fine mint ($3 guaranty h.s. on reverse), 10c. pinpoint thin, one 50c. and $1 shade faint yellowing on reverse. S.G. 1-17, 12a, 12b, 13a.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 3290 British Offices in China, 1917-21 "China" overprint watermark multiple crown CA $2 carmine-red and grey-black block of four, very fine and very fresh mint with brilliant "white" gum. S.G. 14 cat. £900.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 3291 British Offices in China, 1922-27 "China" overprint watermark multiple crown script CA 1c. to $2 set of 11 (2c., 4c., 8c., 10c, are block watermark), mint, good colours, few with toned gum, otherwise fine. S.G. 2, 3, 5, 6, 18, 21, 24-28.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 3292 British Offices in China, 1918 (10 Sept.) censored envelope to New York via Shanghai (15.9) bearing "China" overprint 10c. tied by "British Post Office/Foochow" c.d.s., showing "Opened by/Censor/No." black on white censor tape at left tied by "Passed by/Censor/1414" violet circular h.s. on reverse, envelope neatly opened through censor label on reverse, fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3293 British Offices in China, 1919 (26 May) registered envelope to Chicago, U.S.A. via Shanghai (29.5) bearing "China" overprint 4c. and 8c. (2) tied by "Tientsin/Br. P.O./A" c.d.s., showing "R/Tientsin B.P.O./No. 2711" red framed h.s., part of back removed on opening, fine usage. Ex Rowell.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 3294 British Offices in China, 1921 (16 July) printed-matter envelope (unsealed per regulations) to Germany, bearing "China" overprint 2c. tied by "British Post Office/Swatow/D" c.d.s., scarce printed-matter rate usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 3295 British Offices in China, 1922 (5 Aug.) Shanghai local envelope bearing "China" overprint 1c. pair tied by "Shanghai B.P.O." c.d.s., fine local-rate usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 3296 British Offices in China, 1922 (31 Oct. & 14 Nov.) envelopes (2, one registered) from Tientsin to Hoihow, bearing multi-value "China" overprint frankings, the former with light "Hoihow" Br. PO and the latter with "Kiungchow" bilingual Chinese PO arrival c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


See lots 3358-3360 under "Wei Hai Wai" for scarce "China" overprint adhesive and stationery usages from the late Mick Goldsmith's outstanding collection of that Treaty Port.
  Realized HK$4,600
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