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Asian Stamps & Postal History


Express Letter Stamps / Airmails / Parcel Post / Military Post
 
 
 

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Lot 657 China, 1909 fourth issue zig-zag roulette 10c. pale green and yellow-green complete stamp, number "974", fine appearance unused, folded along central row of roulettes with some split and reinforced roulettes at top, creasing and a few other small faults. Chan E4.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 658 China, 1913 (Jan.) Republic first issue 10c. green and yellow-green, complete stamp (Chan E8) comprising five portions, fine unused, a few reinforced roulettes between 3rd and 4th portions; also 1913 first issue 10c. portions 2 + 3 cancelled by "Hulan" bilingual segmented c.d.s., 1916 second issue 10c. strips (2) of four portions with "B, C, D" lettering (indicating use as an Express Letter receipt only), later Express Letter receipts (3 different), and "Officially Sealed" labels (3, one 1911 overprint in red), some faults. Chan E8, etc.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 659 China, 1916(c.) complete Express Letter stamps (2) in green on white paper and yellow-green on toned paper, both with "[D. - 20]" imprints and with "A, B, C, D" lettering (indicating use as an Express Letter receipt only), the former has horizontal bend on fifth portion and the latter has some split roulettes between 2nd and 3rd portions, nevertheless fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Unsold
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Lot 660 China, 1929 Air Second issue 15c. to 90c. complete set of five in marginal or corner blocks of four, showing large part imprints (except 30c.), the 90c. with both "(C)hinese Bureau of Engraving and Printing" imprint + plate number "1", unused with original gum but all have glassine backing paper adhering to reverse, toned. Chan A6-A10.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 661 China, 1924 (1 May) first trial flight by Moukden Warlord Government Moukden-Newchwang envelope from Moukden to Shanghai (5.5) via Newchwang (2.5) bearing Air First Peking issue 15c. and Junk 3c. (on reverse), cancelled by "Moukden" bilingual c.d.s. and showing on reverse "Newchwang" bilingual c.d.s., from where it was carried by train to its final destination, the first trial flight is recorded as having taken place on 2 May 1924 and mail carried on this flight was postmarked 1 May 1924, envelope has corner crease at lower right clear of stamp, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 662 China, 1930 (11 Mar.) airmail envelope to England via Shanghai (15.3), endorsed "Air Mail H'kow to S'hai" bearing Air Second Peking issue 15c. (2) and Junk 1c. (4) and 4c. (3), cancelled by "Ichang" bilingual c.d.s., central vertical filing fold clear of stamps and postal markings, a little roughly opened on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Unsold
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Lot 663 China, 1931 (31 May) registered airmail envelope from Shanghai to Steinach, Germany (13.6) carried on the Eurasia Line via Manchouli, Irkutsk and Moscow-Berlin (11.6) bearing Air Second Peking issue 30c. (2) with Reaper 30c. and 50c., and Hall of Classics $1, cancelled by special commemorative airmail double-ring d.s., showing "By airmail/via Nangking-/de Irkutsk à Berlin" printed instructional routing label and "Mit Luftpost befördert/Luftpostamt/Berlin C2" circular cachet in red adjacent, sent by Chinese Airmail service to Manchouli, then by surface from Manchouli to Irkutsk, flown from there to Moscow, then from Moscow to Berlin and presumably by surface mail on the final stage, rare and appealing usage shortly after the rate from Irkutsk to Moscow was increased from 50c. to 80c. on 15 May.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 664 China, 1936 (16 July) registered airmail envelope from Canton to Austria (6-7.8, redirected domestically) via Singapore (23.7) and Italian railway between Modena and Verona (5.8) bearing on front Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 2c. (3, with vertical pair) and Martyrs 1c. and 10c., and on reverse Air Second Peking issue 45c. and 90c., and Air Third Peking issue 15c., 25c. (2), 30c. and 50c., cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., stamps have some light oxidisation, envelope opened out for display and a little reduced with some age spotting on reverse, from the dates it is not clear whether this was actually carried by any airmail service, nevertheless a remarkable mixed franking of two Air issues.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 665 China, 1937 (14 Sept.) formular airmail envelope from Hankow to England via Hong Kong (16.9) bearing Air Third Peking issue $2 with Martyr 50c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 15c., cancelled by dotted rim d.s., part of flap at back missing, nevertheless very fine first year Sino-Japanese Wartime usage routed through Hong Kong instead of Shanghai as the Yangtze River route was closed.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Unsold
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Lot 666 China, 1944 Chungking Central printing $500 to $20,000, very fine unused without gum as issued, the rare $20,000 which was only sold at the philatelic counter at the General Post Office in Shanghai is particularly choice. Chan P1-P6.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 667 China, 1943 District overprint for Kwangsi on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Dah Tung printing 8c. green, perf. 13½, block of fifteen (5 x 3) from the lower right corner of the sheet, showing "Printed by Dah Tung Book Co., Ltd. H.K." marginal imprint, 5th stamp in 2nd horizontal row variety 5mm. narrow spacing between characters, fine to very fine unused with much original gum. Chan M6b, var.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 668 China, 1945 (21 July) envelope from the Youth Expeditionary Force Division 206 stationed in Shanxi to Kansu (7.8) via Lanchow (1.8) bearing on reverse Military Post Central Trust printing (-) carmine with Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $1 vertical pair and $2, and Chungking Chung Hwa printing $2, cancelled by dotted rim d.s., three stamps affected by toning at top of envelope which is a bit tatty at foot. Chan M13.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$7,475
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