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Sale 75

Asian Stamps & Postal History


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Lot 2395 China, 1845-1948, an outstanding collection relating to Western missionaries in China, well researched and written up with presentation to exhibition standard as a one frame exhibit, including early nineteenth century map (Venice, 1810) and Missionary Sketches (London Missionary Society), No. LXIX (April, 1835) of Canton, the postal history commencing with 1846 entire from Canton to London via Hong Kong, and comprising envelopes (18) with 1897 (10 June) part front + detached back of envelope from Hankow to Shanghai (13.6) bearing New Currency large figures surcharge 2.5mm. setting on Dowager second printing 2c. on 2ca., and postcards (3) with 1882 Hong Kong 1c. postal stationery card from Canton to Hong Kong, mainly fine and an outstanding study suitably illustrated through the postal history (25 items).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2396 China, 1888-1949 envelopes, including 1888 envelope from Brooklyn to Canton (British P.O. arrival) bearing U.S. 5c. blue, envelopes (3) bearing C.I.P. values, and 1900-01 unfranked French military envelopes (2) from Tonkin, mixed condition (9).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2397 China, 1896-1929 envelopes (8), cards (9, with postal stationery) and a wrapper (Wuhu "Postage Due" overprint on ½c.) with various usages, including C.I.P. 2c. on 1906 printed matter envelope from Hankow to Switzerland, and Junks with spectacular franking on 1920 large registered envelope from the Chief of the Health Service of the French Concession in Shanghai; also 1807-51 Great Britain prestamp or unfranked entires (10), mixed condition.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
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Lot 2398 China, 1899-1901 postcards (3) from Tsingtau and Peking (2) to Germany (all with arrivals), comprising Tsingtau combination usage and "K.D. Feldpost No. 2" c.d.s. (2), all with C.I.P. ½c. or 1c. (2) frankings properly cancelled but not paying proper postage.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2399 China, 1899-1912 envelopes (8), postcards (5) and back only of envelope, all except one (1904 incoming card from Egypt) bearing C.I.P. values, with a good range of values, frankings and usages with both domestic and foreign destinations including Canada and a French combination card, very good to fine, a few faults (14).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2400 China, 1901-12 envelope and postcards (11) mostly bearing C.I.P. values with 1901 C.I.P. 4c./Hong Kong 2c. pair combination from Shanghai to Italy on Japan postal stationery card, and 1905 postcard from Tengyueh to Canada via Bhamo bearing C.I.P. 2c. (2), some are philatelic or cancelled to order, very good to fine (12).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2401 China, 1902-1988 envelopes from China and related areas, including 1914 double registered envelope bearing "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 5c. strips of three (2), very good to fine (15).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2402 o/ China, 1904(c.)-15, an outstanding collection of the various native double-ring d.s. and c.d.s. types and later bilingual segmented types of c.d.s., comprising envelopes (55), postcards (10), postal stationery cards (7), and stamps (120+), with an excellent range of towns and usages with domestic registered, and overseas both outgoing and incoming, mainly fine to very fine strikes throughout, a few faults (72 covers or cards and 120+ stamps).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$264,500
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Lot 2403 China, 1905(c.)-49 envelopes (14) and a postcard with a diverse range of usages, including primarily C.I.P. (3 covers) and Junk (4 covers) usages, as well as later commemoratives mostly on first day covers (6, four unaddressed), and 1949 envelope to Hong Kong with "Postage Paid/Canton" framed h.s., very good to fine (15).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2404 China, 1908-43(c.) envelopes (2), postal stationery cards (3), and postcards (22, with numerous Manchukuo unused or Japan military in Manchuria used) with a few interesting C.I.P. and Junk frankings, very good to fine (27).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2405 China, 1914-28 envelopes (14), postal stationery cards (2), and postcards (4), with impressive frankings and a good range of usages, including registered, "AR", taxed with Great Britain Postage Dues + Officially Sealed label, U.S.A. Postage Due, airmail, uprated postal stationery card, Kwanchengtze c.d.s. (2 types) on 1916 card from Tientsin to the Japanese Concession in Changchun, good to fine, some faults (20).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2406 China, 1915-48 envelopes (15) and postal stationery cards (7, six unused), with some nice frankings and usages to the Philippines and U.S.A., while the unused postal stationery cards include Sinkiang 1915 overprinted 1c. + 1c. and 4c. + 4c. reply paid double cards intact, mainly fine (22).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2407 China, 1917-48 envelopes (12) to the U.S.A. bearing various issues, with several from Shanton, Kansu Province; also a group of later Taiwan envelopes or cards (13). Mainly very good to fine (25).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2408 China, 1918-41 "American Consular Service" corner card envelopes to the Collector of Customs, Portland, Oregon handstamped "Tientsin, China" (17) and "Hankow, China" bearing various Junk or Reaper values appropriately cancelled, also "Dairen, Manchuria" handstamp and "Tsingtau, China" manuscript on similar envelopes bearing Japan unoverprinted and Japanese P.O. overprints respectively, both cancelled by "Dairen/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., "Antofagasta, Chile" handstamp bearing Chile 20c. pair cancelled by "New York, N.Y./Paquebot" duplex, and typewritten "London" bearing Great Britain 2d., most have wax seals of the American Consulate General, the envelopes all have two or three punch holes at left and a few other faults (22).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2409 China, 1918-80, an accumulation of envelopes, consisting of China with many addressed to Ida Pruitt and miscellaneous worldwide, including several showing various "Returned to Sender" and/or "Service Suspended" h.s., very good to fine (80+).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2410 China, 1920(c.)-49, a fascinating collection of envelopes, as well as some postal stationery cards or postcards, with an excellent range of cancellations primarily on Junks, followed by early Dr. Sun Yat-sen printings and then some later, with nice frankings, and the cancellations featuring tombstones, framed h.s. and letter box, some in red, and unusual c.d.s. types, and some commemorative, mainly fine to very fine strikes, some faults (145).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
  Realized HK$299,000
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Lot 2411 China, 1922-68 envelopes bearing predominantly Junk issues on envelopes from a correspondence to Canada and the U.S.A., with a 2c. single franking, as well as a few domestic and later issues, 1948 envelope from Canada to Shanghai with Postage Due $3000 on $50 block of four, and People's Republic with Tien An Men and other issues, mixed condition (65).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2412 China, 1925-93 envelopes or cards with various periods represented, including airmail and a couple of Gold Yuan, very good to fine (65).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2413 China, 1934-1938, a correspondence of envelopes sent to the American Express Co. in San Francisco bearing Reaper Second Peking printing and Dr. Sun Yat-sen London printing Definitives, good variety of rates and frankings including two underpaid usages with U.S. Postage Due stamps tied on arrival, mainly fine (42).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2414 China, 1934-40, a correspondence of envelopes sent to the American Express Co. in San Francisco bearing Peking Martyrs, additionally with Junk or Reaper Second Peking printing, surcharges and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing, good variety of frankings and rates, mainly fine (36).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2415 China, 1934-47 envelopes (5) bearing various values, including 1934 envelope (faults) from Kunming to Shanghai bearing Yunnan overprints on Junk 1c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c., and 1937 envelope from Suiting to Kanchow bearing Sinkiang overprints on Dr. Sun Yat-sen 1c. pair and Martyr 3c., cover has creasing clear of stamps.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2416 China, 1939-1941, a correspondence of envelopes sent to the American Express Co. in San Francisco bearing a wide range of issues including Peking and Hong Kong Martyrs, Dr. Sun Yat-sen London, Chung Hwa and Dah Tung printings, good variety of rates and frankings, very good to fine (55).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 2417 China, 1942-1945 airmail censored envelopes from Kansu, Kwangtung, Shensi and Szechwan to the U.S.A. with a wide range of rates and frankings, two with Anti-Bandit chops, some faults mainly due to the large size of the envelopes (26).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$32,200
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Lot 2418 China, 1946-1948 envelopes bearing a wide range of issues, mostly airmail usages to the U.S.A., some faults mainly due to the large size of the envelopes (30).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2419 China, 1947-52 envelopes (8) from Canton to Surabaya, Indonesia bearing various values (42), tones or faults, but an interesting group from the same correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2420 China, An interesting group, primarily China, but including Great Britain 1840 1d. black cancelled by Maltese Cross in red on 1840 (July) entire from Barnstaple to South Molton and 1948 Silver Wedding £1 used on day of issue (26 Apr.) on registered K.G.VI postal stationery envelope, China airmail usages with 1923 Air 15c. to 90c. with Junk 8c. on 1923 (8 Sept.) registered envelope from Peking to F.Z. Chun in Shanghai "via Tientsin par avion", T.P.O. usage with "Train Office No.1/Yenchow-Tsining" c.d.s. canceling Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. on envelope, 1941 Thrift issue with complete set on first day registered envelope from Chengtu to Hong Kong, and 1946 envelope from Harbin to Lianchiankow bearing Manchurian Local overprints on 20f. and 30f., good to fine (45).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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