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Lot 2217 British Offices in China, Canton : 1900 (26 Feb.) envelope to Toronto, Canada (10.4) via San Francisco, bearing C.I.P. 1c. (couple short corner perfs.), 4c. and 5c., cancelled by "Canton" c.d.s. in combination with Hong Kong 10c. with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (Webb type 3, R) and its index "A" c.d.s. (27.2).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2218 British Offices in China, Kiungchow : 1900 (24 Dec.) flimsy envelope to New Jersey, U.S.A. (30.1.01) showing "Kiungchow" origin c.d.s. with Hong Kong 5c. blue pair with "I.P.O." tie-print and its index "B" c.d.s. (25.12) adjacent, a little roughly opened at top, fine and scarce tie-print.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2219 British Offices in China, Pakhoi : 1901 (23 Oct.) envelope to Lyon, France (arrival c.d.s.) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by rectangular "Nanning/Post Office" h.s., in combination with Hong Kong 10c. with "I.P.O." tie-print, showing "Pakhoi" bilingual despatch and "Victoria/Hong Kong" transit (27.10) c.d.s. on reverse, very fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2220 British Offices in China, Shanghai : 1901 (10 May) postcard to Venice, Italy (14.6), redirected within Italy to Montebelluna, bearing C.I.P. 2c., cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c. cancelled by "Shanghai" c.d.s., with "T" h.s and Italy Postage Due 10c., applied and cancelled in Venice, "5 ctms" in crayon adjacent, sent at the 2c. printed-matter rate but not accepted as such, probably because of a couple words written by sender on the other side, and taxed, fine and interesting.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2221 British Offices in China, Wei-Hai-Wei : 1901 (27 Apr.) German "Feld-Post" card (printed dragon design on reverse), datelined Chefoo, to Pola, Austria (9.6), put into the post at Wei-Hai-Wei, bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by distinctive "Weihaiwei" bilingual double-ring d.s. (28.4), in combination with Hong Kong 2c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (6.5), applied over "Shanghai" Chinese P.O. bilingual c.d.s. (3.5), light card corner crease at upper left, fine and scarce. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2222 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1900 (8 Sept.) "C.E.F." ¼a. postal stationery reply card (without message) to H.M.S. Dido, Wei Hai Wei, cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 9" segmented c.d.s., with "F.P.O. No. 9" c.d.s. adjacent, fine and unusual usage of the reply half of the double card. Ex Wilson Wong.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2223 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1900 (6 Oct.) envelope (endorsed "Northern China Field Force" on flap) to London (22.11) bearing "C.E.F." 1a. brown-purple cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 13" (mainland Wei Hai Wei) segmented c.d.s., with "Base Office" c.d.s. (20.10) on reverse, very fine, the earliest recorded use of the F.P.O. 13 cancellation. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


F.P.O. 13 was in use on mainland Wei Hai Wei from October 1900 to June 1901.
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 2224 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1900 (6 Oct.) envelope to Carlton, Victoria, Australia via Hong Kong (20.10) and Melbourne (19.11) bearing "C.E.F." ½a. (tiny corner fault) and 1a. cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 4" c.d.s., with "Base Office" c.d.s. (20.10) on reverse, faintest gum staining at perfs., fine and scarce usage from the small Australian naval contingent.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


This cover is believed to be one of five known originating from W. Fraser, No. 66 Victorian Naval Contingent, Tientsin. Two of the other covers are sent to the same addressee, while the other two went to Scotland. The Australian contingent to the Boxer Uprising consisted of 200 members from Victoria and 260 from New South Wales. The Australian naval contingent reached Tientsin on 22 Sept. 1900. The Victorian contingent remained there on police duty, while the New South Wales element went on to Peking. The whole Australian force left Tientsin at the end of March, 1901.
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 2225 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1900 (2 Dec.) "C.E.F." ½a. postal stationery envelope to Melbourne, Australia (19.1.01), redirected to Sydney (21.1) uprated with "C.E.F." ½a. and cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 1" (Peking) c.d.s., with "Base Office/E" (2?12) and "Base Office/B" (5.12) c.d.s. on reverse, faults, but interesting usage from Peking where Australia's New South Wales contingent was stationed (and possibly from one of its members); also included is a second 1900 (13 Sept.) "C.E.F." ½a. stationery envelope to South Australia, uprated with India ½a. (3) cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 9" (Wei Hai Wei) c.d.s. and 3p. (on reverse, another adhesive missing) cancelled by "Base Office" c.d.s. (23.9) as apparently not cancelled originally, torn through indicia and other faults, an interesting pair (2). Last ex Gordon-Smith.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2226 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1901 (24 Apr.) "C.E.F." ½a. postal stationery envelope from soldier in the Bengal Contingent, Chinese Field Force, Wei Hai Wei to Cantonment Barracks, Bellary, Madras Presidency, India (22.5) via Tuticorin (18.5) cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 13" (mainland Wei Hai Wei) segmented c.d.s., with "Base Office" c.d.s. (5.5) on reverse, a little roughly opened at right, fine usage. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2227 British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1914 (8 Apr.) incoming envelope to Miss Lockhart, Government House, Wei Hai Wei (11.4) bearing "C.E.F." K.E.VII 1a. carmine cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 1" segmented c.d.s., with Tangku, Tientsin (9.4) and Chefoo (11.4) Chinese P.O. c.d.s. on reverse; also included is 1903 envelope from Edinburgh to J.A.S. Lockhart, Government House, Wei Hai Wei bearing Great Britain K.E.VII 3d. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2228 /o/ British Offices in China, Chinese Expeditionary Force : 1900-22, a collection of mint and used stamps, envelope and cards (2) with "C.E.F." basic issues mint (including 1900 unissued 1a.6p.) and most used and an extensive cancellation study with multiples and examples on piece showing complete cancellations, including 1901 "C.E.F." stationery envelope to Chinwangtao with "B.R.A." 5c. on ½c. green surcharge (not tied), 1910 postcards (2) to England bearing K.E.VII 1d. used at F.P.O. No.1 (Peking), some duplication and reference items, fine to very fine, a very interesting collection; also included are Virk, Hume, Lang and Sattin, C.E.F., The China Expeditionary Force 1900-1923 (New Delhi 1992) and Feb. 1994 Stanley Gibbons auction catalogue of Wilson Wong's C.E.F. collection in Hong Kong (approx. 185 + 3 covers).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 2229 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tientsin" circular undated h.s. in violet on "Twining" envelope to Tongku, in combination with "C.E.F." 3p. interpanneau pair cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 4" segmented c.d.s. (20.4), with "F.P.O. No. 4" c.d.s. on reverse, very fine. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2230 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in green 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tongshan" circular undated h.s. in violet on "C.E.F." ½a. stationery envelope to Peking, cancelled by "Base Office/C" segmented c.d.s. (3.5, also tying the B.R.A. adhesive), with "Base Office/B" and "F.P.O. No. 1" (4.5) c.d.s. on reverse, small corner restorations, very good usage of scarcer green surcharge on cover. Chan BRA1.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2231 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tientsin" circular undated h.s. in violet on "C.E.F." 1a. on 1½a. stationery card to Tientsin, cancelled by "F.P.O. No. 20" segmented c.d.s. (10.5), with "Base Office/B" and "F.P.O. No. 4" (11.5) c.d.s. adjacent, few trivial tiny card flaws, fine. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2232 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tientsin" circular undated h.s. in violet on "C.E.F." ½a. stationery envelope to Tongku, cancelled by "Base Office/C/H Dep." c.d.s. (17.5), with "Base Office/B" c.d.s. on reverse, very fine. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2233 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/(To)ngku" circular undated h.s. in violet on "C.E.F." ½a. stationery envelope to Sinho, cancelled by "Base Office/C" segmented c.d.s. (18.5), with "F.P.O. No. 11" c.d.s. on reverse, few faintly foxed perfs. on B.R.A. adhesive, fine. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2234 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tongku" circular undated h.s. in violet on envelope to H.M.S. Phoenix, Sinho, bearing "C.E.F." ½a. cancelled by "Base Office/C/Reg." c.d.s. (19.5), with "F.P.O. No. 11" c.d.s. on reverse, central vertical envelope fold and few faintly rusted perfs. on B.R.A. adhesive, fine. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2235 British Offices in China, British Railway Administration : 1901 "B.R.A." surcharge in black 5c. on ½c. brown tied by "Railway Post Office/Tongku" circular undated h.s. in violet on envelope to Sinho, bearing "C.E.F." ½a. cancelled by "Base Office/C/Reg." c.d.s. (19.5), with "F.P.O. No. 11" c.d.s. on reverse, fine. Chan BRA2.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2236 French Offices in China, 1901 (22 Jan.) Japan 4s. stationery card from Tientsin to France, cancelled by "Tientsin/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., showing "Section d'Aérostiers/Corps Expédre. De Chine" violet unit cachet, fine and rare card from the French balloon detachment based in China during the Boxer Rebellion.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2237 o Indochina, 1892-1949 extensive used stock, neatly arranged in a large stockbook, with cancellation interest, early Postage Dues and few Revenues, including 1892-1900 Navigation & Commerce to 1fr. (9), 1919 surcharges to 2pi. on 5fr., some faults, generally fine (over 1,800). Not illustrated.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2238 German Offices in China, 1900 (24 Sept.) "Feld-Postkarte" datelined Petschili from a German sailor on board S.M.S. Hertha to Aachen, Germany (16.11) showing "Kais. Deutsche/Marine-/Schiffspost/No. 39" (Hertha) c.d.s. (5.10), light vertical fold, fine. The Hertha had carried troops involved in the the capture of the Taku Forts during the Boxer Rebellion. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
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Lot 2239 German Offices in China, 1914 (22 Apr.) envelope to Hamburg bearing German "China" 2c. on 5pf. green (2) cancelled by "Schanghai/Deutsche Post/b" c.d.s. showing "By Express/Tientsin-Pukow/Railway" violet h.s. adjacent.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2240 /o German Offices in China, 1898-1916, a mint or unused and used assembly with forerunners and a few Kiautschou, including 1906 watermark lozenges 2½d. on 5m. with variety left flower rotated used (2, one has tiny perf. split), good to fine (approx. 150).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2241 German Offices in China, 1899-1913 envelopes (7) bearing German China and Kiautschou frankings, few faults; also included is 1901 unaddressed envelope bearing C.I.P., German, Japanese and Russian Post Offices in China, "C.E.F." and unoverprinted Russian, French and U.S.A. stamps cancelled at the respective post offices in Tientsin.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2242 German Offices in China, Prisoner of War Mail : 1918 (5 Feb.) unfranked prisoner-of-war envelope from a crew member of the German Torpedo Boat S90 to Shanghai (6.2; one of the day slugs inverted in bilingual arrival c.d.s.) showing "Prisoner… War" red h.s., with small framed censor chop adjacent and on reverse "Nanking" segmented origin c.d.s. and "Internierungslager in Nanking" violet bilingual oval censor h.s., slightly reduced at top and central vertical fold, fine usage; also included is 1908 picture postcard (S.M. Torpedo Boat S90 at Yokohama) from Tsingtau to Berlin bearing Germany 5pf. cancelled by "Kais. Deutsche/Marine-/Schiffspost/No. 75" c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


The crew of the Torpedo Boat S90 were interned at Nanking, beginning in August 1914.
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2243 German Offices in China, Prisoner of War Mail : 1918 (14 Sept.) "Service des prisonniers de guerre" unfranked envelope to the Dutch Red Cross, the Hague, Holland (16.12.18) showing "Correspondance des/prisonniers de Guerre" violet bilingual framed h.s., with "Haitien" segmented origin c.d.s. and "Internierungslager Haitien" bilingual oval censor h.s. in violet adjacent and "Opened by/Censor/P.W. 130" black on white censor label on reverse, couple light horizontal folds at top (crossing h.s.), fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2244 Japanese Offices in China, 1899 (27 June) envelope to New York (24.7) via Yokohama (6.7, date inverted) and Vancouver (18.7) bearing on front and reverse C.I.P. 5c. pair neatly cancelled by pakua, in combination with Japan Koban 10s. with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (30.6) with "Wuhu" bilingual origin c.d.s. adjacent, fine and rare. A very early use of the Wuhu c.d.s. with Paul Chang's earliest recorded 20 July 1899. Ex Major Richard Pratt.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2245 Japanese Offices in China, 1900 (Aug.) registered red-band envelope to Tokyo (30.8) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 20c., cancelled by "Changsha Post Office" framed h.s. and also tied by "R" h.s. (distinctive and unusual type), in combination with Japanese PO overprint on Chrysanthemum 20s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (24.8, date misinserted sideways), with "Yochow" (20.8) and "Shanghai" (24.8) bilingual and Tokyo arrival c.d.s. adjacent, fine and rare.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 2246 Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (23 May) Japan 1½s. stationery card from a Boxer Rebellion German soldier to Wesel, Germany (15.7), uprated with Japanese PO overprint on Chrysanthemum 1s., cancelled by "Tungchow/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., with "S.B./Ostas. Exped./Sanitatskompagnie" blue framed h.s. and "K.D. Feldpostexped./des/Ostasiatischen/Expeditionscorps" transit c.d.s. (31.5) adjacent, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2247 Japanese Offices in China, 1902 (26 Aug.) Japan 4s. stationery card to Germany (11.10) via Chefoo (4.9), Shanghai (7.9) and Hong Kong (12.9), cancelled by "Tientsin/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2248 Japanese Offices in China, 1916 (16 May) registered censored envelope from a guard at the Netherlands Legation in Peking to Zwolle, Netherlands (26.6) bearing Japan Coronation 1½s. to 10s. with Definitive 1½s., cancelled by Peking/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet, and on reverse 1914 Colonial Exhibition Semarang label, tied by "I.J.P.O. 2 Changchun-Mukden/South Manchuria" oval d.s. in violet and Russian Petrograd framed censor h.s. in violet-blue, fine usage and routing with the scarce T.P.O.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 2249 Japanese Offices in China, 1917 registered envelope with Chefoo return address to Aarhus, Denmark (11.12) bearing Japan 20s. cancelled by native c.d.s. (26.10) in Japan, with second violet Japan western-style c.d.s. (also 26.10) and registration label adjacent and "Tokio" registration label on reverse, Russian censor tape and violet framed censor h.s. at left, with a second type of violet Russian framed censor h.s. on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2250 Japanese Offices in China, Wei Hai Wei Military Mail : 1896 (5 July) Japan 1s. stationery card from Nagano to Wei Hai Wei (21.7) cancelled by native c.d.s. in brown with "No. 1 Field Post Office" arrival c.d.s. in red adjacent, very fine. The "No. 1 Field Post Office" c.d.s. was used at Wei Hai Wei from April 1896. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2251 Japanese Offices in China, Wei Hai Wei Military Mail : 1897 (22 Nov.) unfranked envelope from a soldier of the Wei Hai Wei Occupation Defence Army to Gifu, Japan (30.11), endorsed "Gunji Yubin" (Military Mail), showing "Ikaiei Daiichi Kyoku" (Wei Hai Wei F.P.O. No. 1) origin and Japanese arrival c.d.s., both in brown, fine usage. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2252 S Russian Offices in China, 1899 Russia overprinted "Kitai" on horizontally laid paper 1kop. and 2kop. matching blocks of ten with sheet margin at left and small interpane margin at left, each perforated "Odpaser" (Specimen) across the block, very fine and fresh unmounted mint. Scott 1S, 2S; Chan FR1P, FR2P.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2253 S Russian Offices in China, 1899 Russia overprinted in red "Kitai" 10kop. deep blue, horizontally laid paper, corner block of 20, perforated "Odpaser" (Specimen) across each block of ten, very fine and fresh unmounted mint (hinged lightly in sheet margin), faint pencil notation in sheet margin at top. Scott 6S; Chan FR6S.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2254 o Russian Offices in China, 1904-08 Russia overprinted in red "Kitai" 10kop. deep blue, vertically laid paper, used, faults not affecting fine appearance for this rare stamp. Scott 11; Chan FR11.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2255 Russian Offices in China, 1904-08 Russia overprinted "Kitai" 3r.50kop. grey and black, vertically laid paper, block of 25 on fragment cancelled by "Shankhai Zagran P.K./a" double-ring d.s., lightly folded along horizontal perforations, four stamps in top row with tiny puncture and few short or blunted perfs. at left edge, otherwise fine to very fine, a nice large multiple. Scott 20; Chan FR20.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2256 S Russian Offices in China, 1910-16 Russia overprinted "Kitai" on wove paper 20kop., 35kop., 50kop. and 70kop. horizontal strips of five overprinted "Odpaser" (Specimen) across the respective strips, very fine mint. Scott 37S, 42S-44S; Chan FR32S, FR34S-FR36S.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2257 Russian Offices in China, 1920 Harbin Provisional imperf. 5c. on 5kop. claret, variety surcharge inverted, fine to very fine mint with full original gum (trivial tiny edge bend in margin at top), small handstamps on reverse. British Society of Russian Philately certificate (1989). Scott 80a; Chan FR66a.
Estimate HK$ 750 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2258 Russian Offices in China, 1902 (4 Apr.) three-panel panorama picture postcard (Port Arthur) to Kobe, Japan (25.4) via Nagasaki (24.4) bearing Russia Arms 3kop. and 7 kop., cancelled by "Port Arthur/Pochtov. Kont./4" c.d.s., fine. Ex Dr. Raymond Casey.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


The card was produced by Siatas, Blok & Company, Port Arthur and Talienwan, with the Chinese Dragon and Imperial Russian Eagle motifs symbolising liaison between the two countries.
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2259 Russian Offices in China, 1903 (8 Aug.) flimsy envelope from Wei Hai Wei "via Port Arthur and Moscow" to Ware, England (3-4.9) redirected to Cromer (4.9) bearing Russia "Kitai" 10kop. dark blue, cancelled by "Chifu/Pochtovaya Kontora" double-ring d.s. (11.8) with "Liu Kung Tao/Wei-Hai-Wei" origin bilingual double-ring d.s. in blue, some light foxing at perfs. and on reverse and light cover creasing/wrinkling, fine and scarce usage. From the Mick Goldsmith collection.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


According to Mr. Goldsmith, in 1903, from January to 7 April, mail from Wei Hai Wei sent via Siberia has a Chinese 1c. stamp to pay the postage between Wei Hai Wei and Chefoo and also has the Chefoo Chinese PO's transit c.d.s., from 11 May until 28 July the 1c. stamp is observed but the Chefoo c.d.s. is absent, and from 8 August, the 1c. stamp is no longer applied (and only the "Liu Kung Tao/Wei-Hai-Wei" origin c.d.s. is present).
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2260 Russian Offices in China, 1914 (12 Nov.) registered envelope (sender's large wax seal on reverse) to Copenhagen, Denmark (9.12) bearing 1910-16 Russia "Kitai" 10kop. blue, cancelled by "Hankow/a" double-ring d.s., with "Hankow Poste Russe" double-ring d.s. adjacent, folded vertically twice (once through left stamp) and some faint ageing, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2261 Russian Offices in China, 1902-12 selection of envelopes and cards (8) showing a range of Russia "Kitai" frankings with a number of origins including Chefoo, Hankow and Tientsin and 1912 registered envelope from Shanghai to Germany; together with 1905 Russo-Japanese War Russian soldiers' stampless cards (2), fine selection (10).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2262 Russian Offices in China, Allied Intervention in North Russia : 1920 (29 Apr.) "On Active Service" envelope to Quarry Bay, Taikoo, Hong Kong, showing "Field Post Office/No. 201" c.d.s. (Irkutsk), "Official Paid/Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (10.5) in red, "Hong Kong/Wan Tsai c.d.s. (10.5, on reverse), and Taikoo postman's beat chop, fine and unusual. B.P.A. certificate (2017).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 2263 /o Russian Offices in China, Collections : 1899-1920, a mint and used collection with cancellations, including some multiples and stamps on piece showing complete cancellations, as well as 1899 "Kitai" horizontally laid paper 5kop. sheet of 100 with full sheet margins at left and top and 1910 $1 on 1r. part sheets of 50 (2), fresh, generally fine to very fine (400+).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2264 /o Russian Offices in China, 1907-20, a mint and used small assembly consisting principally of larger quantities of a few stamps, including 1904-08 "Kitai" vertically laid paper 5r. used (approx. 120) and 1920 2c. on 2kop. mint block of nine (one with italic "C" variety), mainly fine to very fine (200+).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2265 U.S. Offices in China, 1865 (9 June) envelope to Shanghai (11.8 French P.O.) "by French closed mail" bearing U.S.A. 1861-62 30c. orange tied by cork, with red "Boston Am. Pkt./Paid" despatch and French transit (28.6) c.d.s. and "P.D." framed h.s. (also tying stamp) adjacent, rated "21", slightly reduced at left on opening, fine. Scott 71.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2266 U.S. Offices in China, 1868 (24 Feb.) printed wrapper (with contents) to U.S.A., bearing U.S.A. 2c. Black Jack cancelled by cork, showing large part "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl./Shanghai" c.d.s. adjacent, portion of address panel excised and restored, few tears in wrapper and creasing in the enclosure, fine appearance, extremely rare usage with a very early date for the cancellation. Philatelic Foundation certificate (2018). Scott 73.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2267 U.S. Offices in China, 1919 "Shanghai" surcharge 2c. on 1c. to $2 on $1, very good to fine unused (regummed, most including $2) or mint. Scott K1-K16.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2268 o U.S. Offices in China, 1919 "Shanghai" surcharge $1 on 50c. and $2 on $1 used blocks of four, well centred, $1 on 50c. couple light horizontal creases in lower pair, fine to very fine pair of scarce used blocks. Scott K15-K16.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2269 U.S. Offices in China, 1922 (14 Oct.) envelope to Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. (10.11) with "Special Delivery" endorsement and handstamp, bearing "Shanghai" surcharge 6c. on 3c. pairs (2) cancelled by "U.S. Pos. Service Shanghai/China" duplex, very rare special delivery usage. Ex Markovits. Scott K3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2270 U.S. Offices in China, 1848-1922 envelopes (3) comprising 1848 stampless envelope (with enclosed letter) to U.S.S. Ohio, Canton, showing "Navy Department" h.s. (carried outside the mails through the U.S. Navy's own communication network), 1900 "District of Columbia" stampless penalty envelope from Washington, D.C. to "Tchowfu", China, redirected a number of times internally, and 1917 "U.S. Consulate Sanitary Report" envelope from Chunking to Washington, D.C. bearing Junk 1c. and 3c. (3), an interesting trio.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2271 U.S. Offices in China, 1908 (19 June) official envelope (132 x 262mm.) to Peking, showing three strikes of "Legation of the United States of America/to China" ornamental framed bilingual cachet in red, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2272 U.S. Offices in China, Ephemera : 1882 (10 Apr.) U.S. Treasury Circular to Customs Collectors concerning the prohibition on the importation into U.S.A. of opium by Chinese "subjects" (nationals) with blue "Customs House, Philadelphia" receiving circular h.s. (17.4), folded horizontally and couple short edge tears, fine.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Realized HK$690
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Lot 2273 /o Foreign Offices in China, 1878-1939, an unused and used assembly with strength in French and Indochinese Post Offices with several better items, and also German, Russian and U.S. Post Offices and Kiautschou, with 1901 German "China" unwatermarked 5m. type I (unretouched) unused (regummed with small faults), very good to fine (750+).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2274 /o Foreign Offices in China, 1894-1941, a mint and used collection, with French, Indochinese, German, Japanese, Italian, Russian and U.S. Post Offices, as well as Kwangchow and Kiautschou, including (mint unless otherwise indicated) German "China" 1901 unwatermarked 5m. type I (unretouched, gum tones), 1905 2½d. on 5m. used (Senf guarantee h.s.), Italian 1918-19 "Pechino" 40c. on 1l. and 1918-21 "Tientsin" 40c. on 1l. and $2 on 5l., Japanese P.O. 1909 10y. used, U.S. "Shanghai" 1919 2c. on 1c. to $2 on $1 unused, 1922 2c. on 1c. and 4c. in 2c., some stamps are lightly stuck down (but with care may be able to be lifted), very good to fine, an interesting collection (approx. 600); also included are small collections of Mongolia and Tannu Tuva and a few Korea.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 2275 /o Foreign Offices in China, 1894-1942, an unused and used collection with French, Indochinese, German, Japanese and Russian Post Offices, as well as "C.E.F.", Kwangchow and Kiautschou, including German "China" 1901 unwatermarked 5m. retouched type I unused and Russia 1904-08 "Kitai" 3r.50kop., vertically laid paper, used block of 20, as well as a few German Offices cards and cancellations, fair to fine (approx. 425 + 6 cards).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2276 Foreign Offices in China, 1874-1912 envelopes and cards including 1874 French P.O. 40c. (2) + 80c. entire from Shanghai to Lyon, 1903 card with China, French, "C.E.F." and German, Japanese and Russian P.O. stamp cancelled at their respective post offices, and 1901 "B.R.A." 5c. on ½c. Twining envelope, fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2277 Foreign Offices in China, 1899-1949 envelopes and postcards mostly pertaining to French P.O. in China and French Indochina, including 1901 postcard (Tientsin war scenes) from F.P.O. No. 4 bearing C.E.F. overprint ½c., mixed condition (14).
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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