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Lot 2072 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 2ca. black, printing 6, ample margins and traces of gum, fine. Livingston 2b.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2073 o Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 2ca. black, printing 6, usual small to touched margins, cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post" c.d.s. (date not legible) in blue, fine and rare. Livingston 2b.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 2074 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 16ca. terra cotta brown, printing 12, small to just clear margins, vertical creasing and small tone spot, otherwise fine unused. Signed Livingston. Livingston 4c.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2075 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 16ca. terra cotta red, printing 17, pale colour, good even margins, fine to very fine and fresh unused. Livingston 4d.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2076 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural, error of Chinese value, mace for candareens, on pelure paper, 4ca. ochre-yellow, printing 20, good even margins, trivial wrinkling, fine to very fine and fresh unused. Livingston 5.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2077 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareen in the singular on laid paper, 4ca. yellow, printing 27, ample margins, fine unused with much gum which may not be original, light stray red ink marks (cancelling ink?), nevertheless a fine and fresh example of this rare stamp. Livingston 9.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2078 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareen in the singular on wove paper, 1ca. blue, printing 29, small thin at top right corner, otherwise fine unused. Livingston 10.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2079 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareen in the singular on wove paper, 2ca. grey-black, printing 25, final "N" of "Candareen" dropped below Candareen, good even margins, fine to very fine unused. Livingston 11a.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2080 Shanghai, 1865 Antique numerals, Candareen in the singular on wove paper, 4ca. yellow, printing 24, "Cand" below "areen", good margins all round, two diagonal creases, fine unused, neat paper hinge remainder at top. Livingston 12a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2081 Shanghai, 1866 Antique numerals, Candareens in the plural on wove paper, 16ca. vermilion, printing 62, huge margins, fine to very fine unused, light wrinkling in margin at top right corner. Livingston 34b.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2082 Shanghai, 1865-66 Large Dragons, the interesting unused balance of the collection arranged by value, comprising 1ca. printings #23 (3), #38, #64 (touched) and #69 (3, one touched), 2ca. printings #21, #40 (touched), #51 (2, one touched) and #70, 3ca. printings #45, #53 and #71, 4ca. printings #20, #42, #57, #68 (2, one touched) and #72, 6ca. printings #46, #58 (3, one touched) and #73, 8ca. printings #19, #32, #43, #59 (3, one touched) and #74, 12ca. printings #35 (touched), #47 (touched), #61 (3, one touched) and #75, and 16ca. printings #31, #62 (4, two touched, one of which only shows trace of "1" of "16"), fair to fine (77); also some reissues and forgeries not included in the count.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 2083 o Shanghai, 1866 Small Dragons with value in Cents 2c., 4c., 6c., and 16c (perfs. trimmed at foot), each cancelled by fine to very fine strikes of "Shanghai/Local Post/X" c.d.s. in blue or red (4c., B.P.A. certificate), and 1867 Small Dragons with value in Candareens 3c. orange (2, one with perfs. trimmed on two sides and the other on piece but oxidised), similarly cancelled, all with legible dates. A rare and desirable group with these cancellations. Livingston 48-51, 53.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 2084 Shanghai, 1866 Small Dragons with value in Cents 16c. green block of 35 from the left of the sheet with selvedge on three sides, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. A magnificent part sheet, one of the largest multiples extant. Livingston 51.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2085 /o Shanghai, 1873-77 Provisional surcharges unused, comprising 1873 (Jan. - Oct.) surcharge in blue 1ca. on 3ca. (2, perfs. 12 and 15), 1ca. on 4c. (4, with shades, one reading down diagonally), in black 1c. on 4c. (2) and in blue 1ca. on 8c., 1875 (Jan.) surcharge in blue 1ca on 6ca., 1ca. on 12ca. and 3ca. on 2c. perf. 12 (straight edge at left), and 1877 (Feb.) surcharge in blue 1ca. on 3ca. rose on rose, 1ca. on 3ca. rose (2) and 1ca. on 6ca. (used), very good to fine, and an excellent representation (16). Livingston 59-62, 64, 71, 74, 85-87.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2086 /o Shanghai, 1875 (Jan.) Provisional surcharge in blue 1ca. on 6ca. slate unused and used, and 1877 (Feb.) surcharge in blue 1c. on 3ca. rose on rose unused and used, and 1ca. on 3ca. rose unused with much original gum and used, mainly fine (6). Livingston 70, 85, 86.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 2087 /o Shanghai, 1875 (Jan.) Provisional surcharge in blue 3ca. on 2c. rose perf. 12 unused with part original gum and used (creased corner perf.), and 1877 (Feb.) surcharge in blue 1ca. on 9ca. used, fine. Livingston 73, 88.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2088 Shanghai, 1877 (Feb.) surcharge in blue 1ca. on 9ca. blue, fine to very fine and fresh mint. Livingston 88.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2089 o Shanghai, 1892 (3 Aug.) surcharged in blue 2c. on 5c. carmine-pink, variety surcharge inverted, cancelled by "Local Post/Shanghai" bilingual double-ring h.s. in blue, very good appearance, thinned at foot. Livingston 147a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2090 Shanghai, 1893 Barclay & Fry 5c. blue and black with black inscriptions inverted, centred just to top, fine and fresh unused with much original gum. A rare example of this variety. Livingston 175a.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 2091 P Shanghai, 1893 Jubilee 2c. rose-red and black, imperforate plate proof on watermarked gummed paper, block of four from the top left corner of the sheet, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2092 Shanghai, Postage Dues : 1892 (Sept.) overprinted in black "Postage Due" on 10c. orange, block of twenty (4 x 5) from the lower right corner of the sheet, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. A splendid multiple of this scarce overprint in black on the 10c. value. Livingston D10.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 2093 Shanghai, Postage Dues : 1896 (10 Apr.) envelope from London to Shanghai (15.5) via Hong Kong (12.5) bearing Great Britain 2½d., cancelled by "London…/X.P." d.s., with Shanghai Local Postage Due ½c. pair applied on arrival and cancelled by circular barred h.s., showing "To Pay" framed h.s. adjacent and "Shanghai/Local Post/J" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, fine usage of the Postage Dues on incoming mail from overseas. Livingston D14.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$19,550
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Lot 2094 Shanghai, Postage Dues : 1897 (Aug.) unfranked local envelope with Shanghai Local Postage Due ½c. pair, cancelled by circular barred h.s. and showing "To Pay" framed h.s. adjacent, with "Shanghai/Local Post/J" double-ring d.s. and postman's "16" and "20" small h.s. in circle on reverse, a few light age spots, fine local usage. Livingston D14.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2095 Shanghai, 1894 (25 July) ½c. stationery wrapper to Tientsin (1.8), cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post/D" c.d.s. in blue, with another fine strike on reverse and "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring arrival d.s. of "Aug 1 1894" alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2096 /o Shanghai, 1866-96, a mint or unused and used collection, including 1866 value in Cents 2c. to 16c. unused, 1867 value in Candareens 1ca. to 12ca. unused, 1876 colours changed 1ca. to 12ca. unused, 1886-88 surcharged in blue 40 cash on 100 cash with surcharge inverted unused and in red 40 cash on 100 cash with surcharge inverted unused, 1888 unframed surcharge 20 cash on 80 cash with surcharge inverted unused, 1889 (Apr.) Provisional handstamped in black and red 20 cash + 100 cash on 100 cash yellow unused, 1892 "Postage Due" overprint in black on 10c. orange perf. 12 unused, 1892 surcharge in blue 2c. on 5c. unused, and 1896 surcharged 4c. on 15c. with surcharge inverted used on piece, good to fine (approx. 250).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 2097 /o Shanghai, 1873-96, a small unused and used selection (8), mostly with varieties, including perforation and surcharges inverted (6), mainly fine, one stamp defective.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2098 Shanghai, Literature : W.B. Thornhill, Shanghai. With notes and publisher's prices. London: Stanley Gibbons Ltd. 1895. Original soft covers (a few cover faults with minor paper reinforcement to lower spine and a few sealed tears at back). One of the pioneering works on the Shanghai Large Dragons.
Estimate HK$ 400 - 500
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 2099 Amoy, 1896 overprinted "Postage Due" in seriffed letters 1c. rose-red, fine mint, creased corner perf. at lower right. Livingston D14.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2100 Chefoo, 1894 (Mar.) third issue 5c. and 10c. complete sheets of forty, and 1896 Pictorials 15c. to 25c., with both 20c. original centre design showing the double transfers (positions 40, 42 and 43-44) and 20c. re-engraved centre design, mostly with complete selvedge, the 25c. has selvedge torn away at right damaging two stamps, fine mint, the 5c. and 10c. have some tones and the 20c. original print has toning in the sheet margin at top (6 sheets). Livingston 12-14, 15, a, b, 16, 17.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$21,850
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Lot 2101 Chefoo, 1896 (Jan.) Pictorial 20c. red-brown and violet, original centre design, a complete sheet of fifty with selvedge all round, positions 40, 42 and 43-44 show the double transfers, also 20c. red-brown and violet, re-engraved centre design, a complete sheet of fifty with selvedge all round, fine to very fine mint, the former has a few light tones in margin at top and one stamp in bottom row has slight thinning. Livingston 15, a, b, 16.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 2102 Chefoo, 1894-96, a mint or unused assembly comprised in the main of large multiples, including 1894 (Mar.) third issue 5c. and 10c. sheets of forty, and 1896 re-engraved centre design 15c. blocks of 40 and 49 (a complete sheet less the lower left stamp), 20c. complete sheet of fifty and block of 29, and 25c. block of 40 from the foot of the sheet, mainly fine, some faults (approx. 390).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2103 Chinkiang, 1894 (6 Aug.) first issue 1c. blue horizontal strip of three from the top right corner of the sheet, imperforate between stamps and right margin, fine mint, natural diagonal gum crease in margin at top right corner. Livingston 2a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2104 /o Chinkiang, 1894-95, a mint or unused and used collection, mainly fine (approx. 100).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2105 Chungking, 1894 (Dec.) third issue 2ca. to 24ca. in complete sheets of fifty with selvedge all round (one piece missing on both the 2ca. and 4ca.), fine and fresh appearance mint despite slight singeing in sheet margins, the 16ca. has minor central gum disturbance and the 24ca. has various light tones affecting perfs.Livingston 3-7.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2106 Chungking, 1894 (Dec.) third issue 2ca. to 24ca. in complete sheets of fifty with selvedge all round, fresh mint, all (except the 8ca.) have one or two rows with some splitting and/or buckling resulting in a few stamps having their margins folded under. Livingston 3-7.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2107 Chungking, 1894 (Dec.) third issue 16ca. mauve vertical pair, variety imperforate between, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Livingston 6 var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2108 Chungking, 1895 (24 Dec.) envelope to I.M. Customs, Chinkiang (1.1.96) via Hankow (30.12) bearing Chungking imperf. x perf. 12½ 2ca., cancelled by double-ring h.s. of the Little Transport Co. in blue and just tied by "L.P./Ichang" framed d.s. in purple, with "Hankow" transit c.d.s. in violet and "Chinkiang/Postal Service" double-ring arrival d.s. on reverse, stamp is gum stained and the envelope has a small tear at top and central vertical fold, an unusual usage. Livingston 2.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2109 /o Chungking, 1893-95, a mint or unused and used collection, including 1893 perf. 12½ 2ca. vertical pair unused and 1895 "Postage Due" overprints 2ca. to 14ca. unused, mainly fine, a few faults (63).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2110 Foochow, 1894 (3 Oct.) Shanghai 5c. postal stationery envelope to Shanghai (7.10), cancelled by "Local Post Agency/Foochow" c.d.s. in blue and showing "Paid" framed h.s. in red adjacent, with "Shanghai/Local Post/C" arrival c.d.s. in blue on reverse, envelope has slight ageing, fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2111 Foochow, 1896 (20 Aug.) envelope to Amenia, New York (28.9) via Shanghai Local Post (27.8) and Yokohama (4.9) bearing 1895 1c. (a few creased perfs. at top), cancelled by "Postal Service Foochow/China" c.d.s., in combination with Japan Koban 5s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (30.8), the envelope a little reduced at left, fine, with the Local Post 1c. paying the domestic postage to Shanghai and the Japan 5 sen paying the special reduced rate to the U.S.A. through the Japanese Post Office. Livingston 2.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 2112 /o Foochow, 1895-96, a mint or unused and used collection mostly arranged by the lithographic transfer types, mainly fine (70).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,875
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Lot 2113 /o Hankow, 1893 (20 May) first issue 2c. to 10c. the first two unused with part to much original gum, and the 10c. used, fine. Livingston 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2114 /o Hankow, 1893-96, a mint or unused and used collection, including 1893 (20 May) first issue 2c. to 10c. used, and 1895 (Jan.) "Postage Due" 2c. with overprint inverted used (ex E.N. Lane), mainly fine (85).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2115 () Ichang, 1895 second issue 3ca. grey-lilac horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, fine appearance unused without gum, grease staining on reverse. Livingston 13 var.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2116 /o Ichang, 1894-96, a mint or unused and used collection mostly arranged by the lithographic transfer types, with Provisional surcharges (5), mainly fine, a few have faults/defects (63).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2117 () Kewkiang, 1894 (1 June) first issue ½c. black on rose and ½c. red on yellow, complete sheets of fifty with selvedge all around, both with positions 34 and 39 showing the constant plate error two bars in "Kiang", fine appearance unused, ageing in margins and the latter also has a few tone spots. Livingston 1, a, 2, a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2118 Kewkiang, 1894 (1 June) first issue ½c. black on rose and ½c. red on yellow, the former with positions 34 and 39 showing the "Kiang" error corrected by hand and the latter with positions 34 and 39 showing the constant plate error two bars in "Kiang", 1c. (2), 2c., 5c. (2), 6c. (selvedge only on two sides) to 15c. and 40c., complete sheets of fifty mostly with selvedge all around, very good to fine unused with much original gum, some faults, defects or tones, the last being extensive on the 6c. (11 sheets). Livingston 1, b, 2, a, 3-8, 10.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2119 Kewkiang, 1894 (1 June) first issue 1c. to 40c. each in a complete sheet of fifty with selvedge all around, fine mint, the 1c. has tones and splitting, the 2c to 6c. have tones mostly confined to the margins (7 sheets). Livingston 3-8, 10.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 2120 Kewkiang, 1894 (8 Aug.) envelope to Shanghai (10.8) bearing Local Post first issue ½c. black on rose and ½c. red on yellow, tied by "Kewkiang/Local Post" oval d.s. in violet, with "Shanghai/Local Post/D" arrival c.d.s. in blue on reverse, fine usage. Livingston 1, 2.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2121 /o Kewkiang, 1894-96, a mint or unused and used representative collection with multiples, including 1896 "Postage Due" overprint type II in red on 1c. black on white unused with part original gum, mainly fine (approx. 130).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2122 Kewkiang, Postage Dues : 1896 "Postage Due" overprint type II in red on 1c. black on white and on 10c. black on yellow buff, fine unused with large part to much original gum, the 10c. has small natural piece of wood fibre in paper, fine and scarce. Livingston D5-D6.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2123 Kewkiang, Postage Dues : 1896 "Postage Due" overprint type II on 10c. black on yellow buff, a complete sheet of fifty with selvedge all round, fine unused with much original gum, position 48 has small defect at lower right. An immensely rare complete sheet with this very scarce stamp, possibly unique as such. Livingston D6 (Valuation SS).
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
  Realized HK$57,500
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Lot 2124 Nanking, 1895 (Nov.) neat envelope to Reichenbach, Germany (27.12) via Shanghai (22.11), showing "Local Post Agency Nanking" large garter origin h.s. in blue on reverse, and bearing on front Germany Eagle 20pf., cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (22.11), with "Shanghai/Local Post/E" transit c.d.s. and "Reichenbach" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, envelope toned on front, nevertheless a fine and unusual foreign usage of the Nanking garter handstamp through the German Post Office. R. Steurer BPP guarantee handstamp.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 2125 /o Nanking, 1896-97, an unused and used collection partly arranged by the lithographic transfer types for the first and second issues, mainly fine (41). Not illustrated.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2126 Wuhu, 1894 (26 Nov.) second printing 1c. brown and 1c. yellow-brown, perf. 11, each in a complete sheet of one hundred (10 x 10) with selvedge all round, fresh unused with much original gum, the former has a couple of trivial defects from the perforations, and the latter has creasing and stain affecting two stamps, both have defects in sheet margins. Livingston 3a.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2127 Wuhu, 1895 (5 Mar.) red-band envelope to London (16.4) via Hong Kong (12.3) bearing first issue ½c. black (defective corner), 1c. brown and 6c. blue, cancelled by "Wuhu/Local Post" c.d.s. in violet, in combination with Hong Kong 10c., cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (7.3), showing "L.B./5D" unframed h.s. adjacent, with "Shanghai/Local Post/H" and "Hong Kong/C" transit c.d.s., as well as arrival c.d.s. on reverse, envelope a little soiled in places, a rare and attractive usage to an overseas destination through the British Post Office. Livingston 1, 3, 6.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$23,000
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Lot 2128 /o Wuhu, 1894-95, a mint or unused and used collection, very good to fine (69). Not illustrated.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2129 Wei Hai Wei, 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" with "C P" and value in hand 2c. black on red, ample margins on three sides, "C" just touched at lower left, fine and fresh unused. Livingston 1.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2130 Wei Hai Wei, 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" with "C P" and value in hand 2c. black on red, good margins all round, fine and fresh unused. Livingston 1. From the Mick Goldsmith collection..
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2131 Wei Hai Wei, 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" with "C P" and value in hand 2c. black on red, horizontal pair, bright colour, good to large margins on three sides, clear at left, fine and fresh unused. Livingston 1.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2132 Wei Hai Wei, 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" with "C P" and value in hand 2c. black on red (2) and handstamped "C & Co./WHW" (two strikes, one inverted) with "Courier Post" and value in manuscript 5c. black on red (3), fair to very good unused, faults (5). Livingston 1, 2. From the Mick Goldsmith collection..
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 2133 () Wei Hai Wei, 1898 (23 Nov.) envelope front only to "Capt Harrison RE, Wei-Hai-Wei" bearing Great Britain 1d. pair and 1½d., cancelled by "Maidstone" c.d.s., in combination with Wei-Hai-Wei 1898 first issue handstamped "C & Co./WHW" with "C P" and value in hand 2c. black on red, cancelled by manuscript brush strokes as usual, one Great Britain 1d. crossed by vertical filing fold, a fine incoming usage to the key figure in the organization of the Wei-Hai-Wei Courier Post. Livingston 1. From the Mick Goldsmith collection..
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000


References: Michael Goldsmith and Charles W. Goodwyn, The Crown Colony of Wei Hai Wei, 24 May 1898 to 1 October 1930 (Royal Philatelic Society London, 1985), pp. 7, 10. Illustrated.
This is cover No. 14 in their listing of the 22 recorded covers bearing the first issue.
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 2134 Wei Hai Wei, 1899 (Jan.) lithographed 2c. red with C.I.P. 2c. scarlet (2) on fragment, tied by "Chefoo"dollar dater of "28 Jan 99", vertical fold between but not affecting the Local and C.I.P. single, very fine. Livingston 3.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2135 Wei Hai Wei, 1899 (Jan.) lithographed 2c. red tied by "C & Co./WHW" circular chop on top right portion of Hong Kong 4c. postal stationery card, the indicia with part Hong Kong c.d.s. and also just cancelled by small part "(Chef)oo" dollar dater, the local 2c. is defective at foot, fine and very rare, probably unique usage. Livingston 3.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000


This remarkable piece from a Hong Kong 4c. foreign postal stationery card, which originally resided in the collection of Major Tapp, who acquired it during the 1930's, is a very rare example of incoming mail to Wei-Hai-Wei utilising the local courier service during only a possible two month period of use with the second issue Local Post stamp. The portion of the Chefoo dollar dater documents its arrival at the starting point of the local courier service to Wei-Hai-Wei. The Local Post 2 cents stamp paid for this service, and its use is confirmed by the Cornabe & Co. chop, which ties the stamp to the card.
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2136 o Wei Hai Wei, 1899 (Jan.) lithographed 5c. green horizontal pair, variety imperforate between, each stamp cancelled by "C & Co./WHW" circular chop, colour suffused and paper hinge remainders, a rare variety. Livingston 4b. From the Mick Goldsmith collection..
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 2137 () Wei Hai Wei, 1898 (21 Dec.) envelope front only to "Captain W. Harrison R.E., Wei-Hai-Wei, China" endorsed "Cards Only", bearing India ½a., cancelled by "N.W.P. Govt." c.d.s., in combination with lithographed 2c. cancelled by "C & Co./WHW" circular chop, pencil recipient's endorsement by Capt. Harrison dated "25/2/99" alongside, fine incoming usage to the personage who was actively involved in the formation of the Courier Post. Livingston 3. From the Mick Goldsmith collection..
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 2138 () Wei Hai Wei, 1899 envelope front only to England bearing lithographed 2c. in combination with C.I.P. 2c. (4, another stamp cut out) cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater of "1 Mar 99" and Hong Kong 10c. cancelled by "Shanghae/C" c.d.s. (6.3), and 1899 (Mar.?) envelope to India bearing lithographed 5c. cancelled by "C & Co./WHW" circular chop and tiny portion of (Chefoo) dollar dater, all the other stamps (C.I.P. and Hong Kong) have been removed but with all transit and arrival datestamps on reverse, the handwriting is that of Captain W.A. Harrison, R.E., who was actively involved in the formation of the Courier Post. Livingston 3, 4. From the Mick Goldsmith collection..
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2139 /o/ Wei Hai Wei, 1899 (Jan.) lithographed 2c. and 5c. a small unused and used study formed and classified by Mick Goldsmith, comprising "trial printings" or "essays" in deeper colours 2c. (2, one imperforate with sheet margin at right) and 5c., issued stamps 2c. unused (6) with horizontal strip of three and used (5) with an example in combination with C.I.P. 1c. (torn) on envelope to Chefoo cancelled by "Chefoo" dollar dater and another on piece tied by "C & Co./WHW" circular chop, and 5c. unused (9) with shades, marginal single with double perforations in sheet margin, strip of three with sheet margin (end stamp defective) and single with part "1011" watermark and used (2), fair to fine (25).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2140 /o Chinese Cities & Local Posts, 1866-96, a mint or unused and used collection replete with large multiples, comprising Shanghai (200), Amoy (110), Chefoo (18), Chinkiang (80), Chungking (10), Foochow (41), Hankow (21), Ichang (16), Kewkiang (55), Nanking (35), Tientsin (2), Wuhu (16), and Wei-Hai-Wei, very good to fine (approx. 600).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$28,750
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Lot 2141 /o Chinese Cities & Local Posts, 1866-96, a mint or unused and used representative collection, comprising Amoy (70), Chefoo (46), Chinkiang (140) with 1895 "Postage Due" overprint in red on ½c. unused, overprint inverted varieties unused (10) and surcharge in red 5c. on Postage Due 5c. green with surcharge inverted unused, Chungking (31) with 1894 2ca. horizontal pair imperf. between unused (pinhole in margin between stamps) and 1895 "Postage Due" overprints unused and used, Foochow (26), Hankow (59) with 1893 (20 May) first issue 2c. and 5c. used, Ichang (28), Kewkiang (80) with 1896 "Postage Due" overprint type II in red on 1c. black on white unused, Nanking (32), Tientsin (4), Wuhu (180) with 1894 imperf. plate proofs (8), 1895 "Postage Due" overprint inverted varieties (7) and various "P.P.C." overprints, and Wei-Hai-Wei (7), mainly very good to fine (650+).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$92,000
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