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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Treaty Ports : Foochow / Hankow / Kiungchow / Ningpo
 
 
 

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Lot 1360 Foochow, 1863 (19 Mar.) entire letter from Foochow to Launceston, Tasmania, showing "Hong Kong/Paid/C" (31.3) c.d.s. in red, with "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. and Launceston "Ship Letter/Inwards Free" diamond d.s. (12.5) in red on reverse, rated "1/-", "Launceston" on address panel a little worn from usual central filing fold, fine and scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1361 Foochow, 1875 (30 Oct.) envelope to Germain Nicholson in Melbourne, Australia (16.12) via Hong Kong (4.11) and "Via Galle" bearing 24c. pale green tied "F1" in blue, with matching "Foochowfoo/A" origin c.d.s. in blue on reverse, stamp has a blunt corner at lower left, nevertheless a fine cover from this famous correspondence. S.G. Z319.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 1362 o Foochow, 1876-77 16c. on 18c. lilac, variety bottom left serif of "1" broken at base (Gurevitch O10), cancelled "F1" in blue, fine to very fine. S.G. Z325 var. cat. £325+.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 1363 Foochow, 1887 (6 Jan.) envelope to Tokyo (native arrival h.s.) via Shanghai (11.1 Japanese P.O.) and Nagasaki (13.1) bearing 5c. blue tied by "Foochowfoo/A" c.d.s., part of backflap removed and faint staining at left, fine usage to a scarce destination. S.G. Z339.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1364 Foochow, 1899 (17 May) envelope to London (22.6) redirected to Surrey (23.6) bearing 5c. blue vertical strip of four tied by "Foochowfoo/A" c.d.s., with Great Britain ½d. applied and cancelled in London (23.6) for the redirection, small corner creasing at upper right affects one 5c., fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1365 o Foochow, A selection of cancellations with the various types on a good range of values with early surcharges and including pairs (4), with "F1" (16), mainly fine strikes, a few have small faults (37).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1366 o Foochow, A selection of cancellations with the various types on a good range of values with early surcharges and including pairs (4), with "F1" (26), good to fine strikes, faults (50).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 1367 o Hankow, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 24c. green, cancelled "D29" in blue, overcancelled "S1" also in blue, wing margin trimmed at left, fine strikes and very rare with both cancellations in blue with Webb only recording apparently two examples. R.P.S. certificate (1981). S.G. Z433.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1368 o Hankow, 1876-77 16c. on 18c. lilac, clearly cancelled by large part "D29" in blue, overcancelled "S1" in black (minor oiliness), leaving most of the "D29" clear, fine and scarce. S.G. Z439.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1369 Hankow, 1883 (9 July) 3c. stationery card to Paris cancelled "D29", with matching "Hankow/A" despatch c.d.s., and "Hong Kong/B" (17.7) and red "Modane à Paris" (27.8) transit c.d.s. adjacent, central scuff on reverse affecting French arrival c.d.s. (28.8), couple faint central horizontal bends with corner creasing at right and couple short tears at top, nevertheless a very good and rare usage of the "D29" obliterator. Yang P5.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 1370 Hankow, 1903 (15 May) "London Mission College, Hankow" registered envelope to London (22.6) via Hong Kong (22.5) bearing 2c. and 4c. (3, with vertical pair) tied by "Hankow/A" c.d.s. with "R" in circle h.s., ink spots on one 4c., fine usage. S.G. Z469, Z470.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1371 o Hankow, A selection of "D29" cancellations on various values (11), one overstruck "S1", and c.d.s. types on a good range of values (13) including 1891 surcharged 7c. on 10c. with antique "t" variety (R.P.S. certificate, 1973), very good to fine strikes, a few small faults (24).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1372 o Hankow, A small collection of cancellations with various types represented, good to fine (approx. 40).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 1373 o Hoihow, 1876-77 16c. on 18c., cancelled by practically complete strike of "D28", short perf. at upper left and stamp lightly soiled, fine and rare cancellation on this stamp. Unlisted in Webb. S.G. Z552 cat. £1800.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 1374 o Hoihow, 1880 watermark crown CC 10c. blue, cancelled by "A/(8)4/Jy/28/Kiungchow" oval d.s. with "Registered" removed (Webb type Cii), year and day slugs transposed, fine appearance, light ageing in places, small tear and thinned at left. A rare cancellation. S.G. Z561var.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000


Expertisation: Clear R.P.S. certificate (2003).

Provenance: Ryohei Ishikawa, Sotheby's (London), 5.12.1980, lot 533.

References: Colonel Webb, Plate 49. Illustrated.
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1375 o Hoihow, 1880 watermark crown CC 10c. mauve, cancelled by nearly complete "D28", fine to very fine and scarce. S.G. Z562.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1376 Hoihow, 1892 (23 June) 3c. stationery card from the American Presbyterian Mission, Kiungchow, via Hong Kong (26.6) to Geneva, Switzerland (31.7) redirected to Adelboden (2.8), cancelled by "Hoihow/C" "thimble" c.d.s. (type D, RR), showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 7" octagonal d.s. (29.6) adjacent, fine usage of this very rare cancellation on postal stationery.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 1377 o Hoihow, 1874 Postal Fiscal perf. 15½ x 15 $2 olive-green, centrally cancelled by complete strike of "Hoihow/C" "thimble" c.d.s. (12.3.97), natural diagonal crease in the paper, fine strike. S.G. ZF641.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1378 o Hoihow, A selection of cancellations for Hoihow (15) and Ningpo (16), with a few earlier types, mainly good to fine (31).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1379 o Ningpo, 1863-71 watermark Crown CC 4c. grey, cancelled "N1" in blue, overcancelled "S1" in black, barely perceptible diagonal crease and faint tones in margin at right, otherwise fine and a value not recorded in Webb. S.G. Z654.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 1380 o Ningpo, 1880 5c. on 8c. and 10c. on 24c., neatly cancelled "N1", fine to very fine. S.G. Z668, Z672.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1381 o Ningpo, 1880 5c. on 8c., 5c. on 18c. and 10c. on 12c., cancelled "N1", fine examples of this cancellation on these scarce provisionals. SG Z668-Z670 cat. £1,375.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1382 o Ningpo, 1882-96 5c. blue, cancelled by rhomboid of dots and central complete straight-line "C/Ningpo" c.d.s. (12.9.95), corner perf. added at lower left, scarce cancellation, particularly complete on a single stamp.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 1383 o Ningpo, 1882-96 2c. carmine (2) on small piece, cancelled by rhomboid of dots and central complete "C/Ningpo" c.d.s. (11.7.95), toned, couple trivial small faults, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1384 o Ningpo, A small selection (8) with various cancellation types on mostly different values, including "N1" (4) and rhomboid + c.d.s., mainly fine part to large part strikes, one stamp has faults.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,150
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