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Lot 2278 China, 1897 (23 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card used locally, cancelled by "Shanghai" dollar dater, with Chinese Artillery printed illustration on reverse, one of the earliest usages of a postal stationery card, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2279 China, 1897 (23 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Soochow, cancelled by a very fine strike of the "Shanghai" dollar dater, with Chinese Artillery printed illustration on reverse, card trimmed, slight water staining, another early usage of a postal stationery card.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
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Lot 2280 China, 1898 (14 June) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Palestine via Suez (16.7) and Colombo (29.6) bearing I.C.P. 1c and 2c., cancelled by "Hankow" dollar dater in brown, in combination with Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Hong Kong/E" c.d.s. (21.6, with "E" reversed), the 1c. additionally tied by "Colombo" transit c.d.s. and showing "Suez" c.d.s. adjacent, light central vertical fold passing through the 1c., and, as is often the case with such cards, there is uniform ageing not affecting the stamps which are fine and fresh. A highly appealing card to the Holy Land, which is a rare and exotic destination.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2281 China, 1899 (5 June) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Tokyo (14.6) bearing small figures surcharge on Dowager 2c. on 2ca. green pair, cancelled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c. pair (applied just over top of card) with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and its index "A" c.d.s., the New Currency surcharges paid the proper 4 cents international postcard rate, since Japan did not accept the postage imprinted on foreign postal stationery cards, lightly toned, fine and rare commercial usage, especially so with the New Currency surcharged stamps. Chan 39.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$43,700
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Lot 2282 China, 1899 (17 Aug.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card to Germany (26.9) via Shanghai (20.8) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print, cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c d.s. (21.8), one stamp additionally tied by "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (25.8), light ageing and sealed tear at top right just affecting indicia, Chinese postage overpaid by 1 cent, fine usage with the "I.P.O." tie-print.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2283 China, 1901 (28 Nov.) I.C.P. 1c. stationery card from the "Custom House, Ningpo" to Shanghai (29.11, Local Post arrival), cancelled by "Ningpo" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Ningpo/No. 6" rectangular h.s. in red on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2284 China, 1900 (27 Dec.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Pyongyang, Korea via Seoul (4.1.04) bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., one ½c. additionally tied by unframed "T" h.s., in combination with overprinted Japan 2s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (29.12), a very unusual destination and a fine taxed usage since foreign postal stationery cards were not accepted by the Japanese Post Office.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 2285 China, 1902 (10 Jan.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card registered to Tientsin (16-17.1) bearing C.I.P. 10c., cancelled by unframed "R" h.s., with another strike adjacent, the indicia cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (16.1, on reverse) and "Tientsin/Deutsche Post/a" c.d.s. (17.1), endorsed "R + R" in manuscript for double registered, an unusual, rare double registered usage for a postal stationery card.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2286 China, 1903 (7 Mar.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card to Sweden (18.4) via French P.O. in Hankow (7.3) bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2) and 1c. (2), cancelled by "Hankow" bilingual c.d.s., two small corner faults, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2287 China, 1905 (24 Apr.) C.I.P. 1c. message portion of reply paid card to Berlin, Germany (4.6), redirected to Mühlheim (5.6), bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing Shanghai Imperial and British P.O. (1.5) transit c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2288 China, 1905 (27 Dec.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Tokyo (6.1.06) bearing C.I.P. ½c., cancelled by "Chinhai" bilingual c.d.s. and additionally tied by "Shanghai" native lunar c.d.s., small paper adherence at top right of card, nevertheless fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2289 China, 1906 (19 June) C.I.P. 1c. reply card to Bodø, Norway via Hankow (28.6) and Shanghai Imperial (2.7) and French (3.7) P.O., bearing C.I.P. 1c. pair and single, cancelled by "Hupeh" native lunar c.d.s. (intercalary month), card creased at lower left corner affecting one stamp, nevertheless a fine card to Scandinavia.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 2290 China, 1907 (1 Dec.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card locally used to the German-Netherlands Telegraph Co., care of the German Post Office, showing "Shanghai/Local Post" origin c.d.s. with "T" unframed h.s. adjacent, and China Postage Due First London printing 2c. blue applied and cancelled by "Shanghai" lunar c.d.s. (2.12), as for some inexplicable reason the card was not accepted, age spotting at right.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000
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Lot 2291 China, 1907 C.I.P. vertical format 1c. + 1c. green reply paid double card (120mm. frame), fine to very fine unused, light hinge mark on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2292 China, 1908 (13 Jan.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. + 1c. green reply paid double card (116mm. frame), both halves intact, used locally, cancelled by "Shanghai/Local Post/C" double-ring d.s., printed invitation of the Club Concordia for a dinner celebrating the German Emperor's birthday, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2293 China, 1908 (1 July) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (119.5mm. frame) to Dorsten, Germany (25.7) "Via Siberien" and via Tsinan (2.7) and Peking (5.7) bearing C.I.P. 1c. (corner applied just over edge of card) and 2c., cancelled by "Taianfu" bilingual segmented d.s., light even toning, nevertheless fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 2294 China, 1908 (10 Nov.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green stationery card (120mm. frame) sent to a Catholic Mission within Shantung Province, cancelled by "Tsinan" lunar double-ring d.s., with "Yanchow" segmented arrival c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2295 China, 1909 (19 Jan.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green reply card (119.5mm. frame) to Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.A. via Tientsin (20.1), bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual segmented d.s., contemporary photograph affixed to reverse, light toning, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2296 China, 1909 (20 Feb.) C.I.P. vertical format 1c. green reply card (119.5mm. frame) to Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.A. via Tientsin (21.2), bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., cancelled by "Peking" bilingual segmented d.s., contemporary photograph affixed to reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2297 China, 1912 (8 Nov.) C.I.P. horizontal format 1c. green reply card to Tientsin (11.11), cancelled by "Hokienfu" bilingual segmented d.s., with "Paoting" bilingual transit c.d.s. alongside, fine.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
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Lot 2298 China, 1916 (10 Mar.) C.I.P. horizontal format 1c. green reply card to Germany bearing Kiautschou 2c., cancelled by "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2299 China, 1916 (29 June) Junk 4c. red stationery card from the Locomotive Department, Shiuchow Station, Canton to the Netherlands via Canton (12.7) and Petrograd (22.8), cancelled by "Shiuchow" bilingual dotted rim d.s. (smudged, partly legible strike) and additionally tied by "Petrograd/2" c.d.s., showing "Bureau Ambulant No. 2/Pukowku-Tientsin" (2.7) and "Bureau Ambulant No. 2/Peking-Moukden" (22.7) c.d.s., and Russian censor h.s. in violet, fine and very early T.P.O. usage from this station, which opened on 15 June 1916, and routing via Siberia with all the appropriate transit and censor markings.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 2300 China, 1918 (5 Feb.) Junk 1c. green stationery card to Russia (26.3), cancelled by "Taheiho" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with "T" unframed h.s. and "3 cts" (double penalty) in red crayon, and one stamp removed (probably a 1½ cent stamp) before the framed censor cachet in violet was applied, fine, a few light creases and age spots.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2301 China, 1919 (10 July) Junk 1c. green stationery card to Switzerland via Petrograd (22.7, O.S.), redirected to Germany, bearing Junk 3c., cancelled by "Meilin" (10.7) and "Wangliudu" (10.7) segmented c.d.s., the indicia cancelled by "Kityang" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing alongside "Swatow" (15.7) and "Shanghai" (18.7) bilingual transit c.d.s., "(Bureau Ambulant No.)/Pukowku-Ti(entsin)" and "Bureau Ambulant No. ?/Peking-Moukden" (22.7) c.d.s., and two types of censor h.s. with one stamp having been removed before the card was censored at Petrograd, fine and interesting.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2302 China, 1922 (15 Dec.) Junk 4c. red stationery card to London, bearing Junk First Peking printing 4c., cancelled by "Peking (2)" bilingual c.d.s., with handwritten message in English on reverse, rare example of the short-lived 8c. foreign postcard rate which was in effect from 1 November 1922 to 1 January 1923.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2303 China, 1923 (15 July) Junk 4c. red reply card with additional 2c. on 3c. from Vierni to Harbin (17.8) bearing Russia Worker imperf. 100r. block of six from the left of the sheet (only partially affixed so that the address could be read underneath), cancelled by double-ring d.s., the indicia and Chinese stamp have manuscript crosses indicating non-acceptance for postage. Even though no fee should have been collected since it was an international reply card, the Russian Post Office at Vierni nevertheless collected 6,000,000 rubles, with the 100 ruble stamps having been revalued by 10,000 times. Illustrated in Michel Bedin and Jacques Gautherin, Route de Siberie (2008), p. 231.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000
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Lot 2304 China, 1932 (2 May) Junk 1c. orange stationery card to Wuchang, bearing Junk 1c. (2), cancelled by ""Kienli" bilingual c.d.s., handwritten message in Swedish on reverse, rare example of the short-lived 3c. domestic postcard rate which was in effect from 1 to 20 May.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2305 China, 1916 (23 Feb.) Junk 4c. red printed "Service des prisonniers de Guerre" stationery card with private overprint "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" and printed message from the Central Relief Committee in Tientsin with Red Cross Copenhagen forwarder's address, sent from the Central Relief Committee in Tientsin to Berlin via Manchouli (27.2), cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (6.4), with Petrograd framed censor's cachet in violet, fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 2306 China, 1916 (5 Apr.) Junk 4c. red printed "Service des prisonniers de Guerre" stationery card with private overprint "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" and printed message from the Central Relief Committee in Tientsin with Red Cross Copenhagen forwarder's address, sent from the Central Relief Committee in Tientsin to Germany via Manchouli (9.4), and Petrograd (7/20.4 and 25.4) where censored and showing its framed cachet in violet, cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (6.4), fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
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Lot 2307 China, 1940 (18 Jan.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen 15c. red stationery card to Tel Aviv, Palestine via Egypt bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 15c., cancelled by "Shanghai" dotted rim d.s., showing "Palestine/Passed By/Censor/No. T5" hexagonal h.s. in violet and Egyptian double-ring censor h.s. (with "M" in centre), fine wartime usage to a scarce destination.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2308 China, 1946 (25 Sept.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen $10 green stationery card to U.S.A., bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng typographed $100, Dah Tung printing $20 and Chung Hwa printing $70, cancelled by "Shanghai" dotted rim d.s., sent at the $200 foreign postcard rate less than two months after the card was issued.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2309 China, 1948 (3 Oct.) Dr. Sun Yat-sen 4c. green stationery card used as formular card to Shanghai, bearing $10,000 on $20 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing (corner defect), cancelled by "Nanki" dotted rim d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2310 China, 1949 (16 Apr.) surcharged $50 on Dr. Sun Yat-sen $10 green stationery card used as formular card to Tientsin, bearing Gold Yuan $25 on $20 Revenue vertical pair (lower stamp defective), cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., late usage of the surcharged card.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2311 China, 1936 Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. green lettercard to an U.S. Captain at Fort McKinley, Manila, bearing Junk, Martyr and Dr. Sun Yat-sen values (7) totaling 28c., cancelled by "Chungwantao" bilingual c.d.s. (27.11), fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2312 China, 1897-1906, an unused and used (4) selection of postal stationery cards, including 1902 (17 Aug.) C.I.P. 1c. reply card from Chinkiang to Hong Kong bearing ½c. pairs (3) and 1902 (26 Nov.) C.I.P. 1c. stationery card from Shanghai to Sweden bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c., mainly fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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