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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Treaty Ports : Shanghai
 
 
 

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Lot 1385 Shanghai, 1850 (16 June) entire with extensive letter from Boston, U.S.A. to Shanghai (18.1.51 per docketing), carried privately to Batavia and then to Singapore, endorsed "per Zarah to Singapore" and "per Hannah Eddy via Hong Kong", showing on reverse "Forwd by/Dine Stucker & Co./Batavia" red oval h.s., "Singapore/Ship Letter/Bearing" framed d.s. (21?11) and "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (26 ? 12, across the join), rated "8", rare early letter from U.S.A. to Shanghai forwarded through the Netherlands East Indies.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1386 Shanghai, 1856 (29 May) entire letter from Shanghai to Lyon, France (28.7) "Per Overland Mail via Marseille", showing "Paid" framed h.s. in red, with "Hong Kong" double arc d.s. (6.6) on reverse and "Indes Or/Amb. Marseille B" c.d.s. (28.7) in red on front, rated "1/-" and "10" (décimes), fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1387 Shanghai, 1857 (26 Mar.) entire with part letter from London to Shanghai (21.5 per docketing) "Via Marseilles" bearing Great Britain 1d., 3d. and 6d. tied by "10" London obliterator, showing very fine "Hong Kong" double-arc transit d.s. (9.5) on reverse, fine and very early 9d. quarter-ounce rate from U.K. to China via Marseille (resulting from the 1.1.57 reduction of the French quarter-ounce transit rate from 5d. to 3d.). Ex Richard C.K. Chan.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1388 Shanghai, 1858 (25 Aug.) entire letter (printed circular) from London to Buissonet & Co., Shanghai "Via Marseille" bearing Great Britain 4d. (2) and 1d., cancelled by "15" barred oval and showing "Hong Kong" double-arc transit d.s. (9.10) on reverse, some minor ink erosion in address panel, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1389 Shanghai, 1861 (26 Feb.) entire with part letter from London to Shanghai "Via Marseilles" bearing Great Britain 1d. and 4d. pair tied by "London E.C./91" duplex, with "1d" Colonial credit h.s. adjacent and "Hong Kong/C" transit c.d.s. (11.4) on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 1390 Shanghai, 1861 (26 Oct.) entire from Hong Kong to Shanghai "P. Cadiz" showing "Hong Kong/Paid" c.d.s. in red, with "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. on reverse, rated "4", "Reynvaan, Chabert & Co." sender's h.s., light file fold crosses "Hong Kong/Paid" c.d.s., fine and scarce interport usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1391 Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 8c. yellow-buff on piece, cancelled by complete "Sunburst" in blue, extremely fine example for the most discerning collector. S.G. Z766.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 1392 o Shanghai, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 4c. grey, cancelled by large part "Sunburst" in blue, fine. S.G. Z773.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
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Lot 1393 Shanghai, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 8c. orange on piece, cancelled by complete "Sunburst" in blue, tiny hinge thinning in piece affects adhesive, still very fine and desirable example. S.G. Z775.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1394 o Shanghai, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 8c. orange, centrally cancelled by practically complete "Sunburst" in blue, non-contemporary manuscript writing on reverse, nevertheless fine to very fine. S.G. Z775.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
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Lot 1395 o Shanghai, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 8c. orange, centrally cancelled by large part complete "Sunburst" in blue, fine. S.G. Z775.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1396 o Shanghai, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 48c. rose, centrally cancelled by practically complete strike of "Sunburst" in blue, perfs. trimmed on two sides and thinned, nevertheless an attractive example of this cancellation which is extremely rare on this value. S.G. Z781.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
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Lot 1397 o Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 8c. yellow-buff, cancelled by large part "Sunburst" in black, lightly overcancelled "B62" in blue, fine to very fine strike, inconsequential nick at foot. S.G. Z766.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1398 o Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 12c. blue, cancelled by part "Sunburst" in black, lightly overcancelled "B62" in blue, fine appearance, faults, S.G. Z767.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 1399 o Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 18c. lilac, deep rich colour, cancelled by large part "Sunburst" in black, lightly overcancelled "B62" in blue, blunt corner at lower left, fine and attractive example of this cancellation. S.G. Z768.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 1400 o Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 24c. green wing margin example, showing halves of the "Sunburst" in black at either side, overcancelled "B62" in black, fine. S.G. Z769.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1401 o Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 24c. green, bright colour, centrally cancelled by "Sunburst" in black, overcancelled "B62" in black, fine. S.G. Z769.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 1402 o Shanghai, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 12c. blue, cancelled by large part "Sunburst" in black, overcancelled "B62" in blue, fine to very fine. S.G. Z776.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1403 o Shanghai, 1862 no watermark 2c. brown (2, one with margin trimmed at left) and 1863-71 watermark crown CC 30c. vermilion (small thinning), each cancelled by part to large part "Sunburst" in black, overcancelled "B62" in black, and 8c. orange, cancelled solely by "Sunburst" in blue (heavy strike, small faults). S.G. Z765, Z775, Z779.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 1404 o Shanghai, "S1" : 1880 Provisional surcharges 5c. on 8c. to 10c. on 24c., cancelled "S1", mainly fine, the 5c. on 18c. has small faults and the 10c. on 12c. has perfs. trimmed in places. S.G. Z787-Z791.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 1405 o Shanghai, A fine collection of cancellations on various values, comprising "S1" (23) and c.d.s. types (35), mainly very good to fine, a few faults (58).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1406 o Shanghai, A collection of cancellations on a good range of values, comprising sunburst, "S1" (40), and a range of c.d.s. types (80), mainly good to fine, some faults (approx. 120).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1407 Shanghai, 1873 (2 Sept.) envelope to Mrs. James Davis in London (19.11) via Hong Kong (1.10) bearing 30c. mauve cancelled "S1" in blue, with matching "Shanghae/A" origin c.d.s. on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1408 Shanghai, 1873 (4 Dec.) envelope to Mrs. James Davis, London (19.1.74) "Via Brindisi" bearing 30c. mauve, boldly cancelled "S1" in blue, with matching "Shanghae/A" origin c.d.s. in blue and "Hong Kong/C" (9.12) transit c.d.s. on reverse, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1409 Shanghai, 1874 (28 June) envelope (opened out for display and reduced at sides for aesthetics) to Hong Kong (2.7; missing "7" year-date in c.d.s.) "Per English Mail" bearing 4c. (2) and 8c. cancelled "S1" in blue, with "Shanghae/A" despatch c.d.s. in blue on reverse, rated "8", neat vertical fold at left, fine interport usage with vividly coloured adhesives. S.G. S.G. Z773, Z775.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1410 Shanghai, 1893 (27 Mar.) envelope to Euchunga, South Australia (2.5) via Hong Kong (1.4) bearing 5c. vertical pair cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s., fine usage to small country town.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 1411 Shanghai, 1899 (9 May) envelope from Baden-Baden, Germany to a missionary in "Hock Schuha", China bearing 10pf. pair, incorrectly sorted by the marine sorter on board P&O Bengal ("Singapore/to Hong Kong" c.d.s., 4.6) and placed in the mailbag to Shanghai (12.6 Br. P.O.) and then sent on to Hong Kong (16.6) but then returned to Shanghai (22.6) and subsequently sent to Canton (1.7 Chinese P.O.) via Hong Kong (30.6) and then to Hong Kong (2.7) and ultimately redirected to Swatow (5.7 Br. P.O.) showing extremely rare "Missent to/Shanghae" framed h.s. (Proud I5, which he records only for one day, 22.6.99, this cover), along with the various transits on front and reverse of the cover's somewhat twisted journey, very fine. Believed one of two recorded. Ex Mick Goldsmith.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Unsold
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Lot 1412 Shanghai, 1902 (7 Feb.) envelope from Pretoria, British-occupied Transvaal to Shanghai (5.4 Br. P.O.) via Durban (9.2), Colombo (15.3) and Hong Kong (1.4) bearing Transvaal "E.R.I." ½d. on 2d. strip of four and single, with "Passed/Press/Censor/Pretoria" triangular h.s. adjacent, fine incoming Boer War correspondence. S.G. 243.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 1413 Shanghai, 1903 (3 July) postcard (real photo with "the platform of the railway station in Tientsin before the arrival of Colonel Waldersee" on reverse) to Italy (arrival) bearing Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair tied by "Shankhai/Pochtovaya Kontora" double-ring d.s. of the Russian Post Office, with another strike adjacent, fine and unusual. One of only about a handful of examples of mail matter showing the usage of Hong Kong stamps accepted by the Russian Post Office.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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