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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Treaty Ports : Swatow / Wei-Hai-Wei
 
 
 

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Lot 1414 Swatow, 1897 (22 Feb.) registered France "Chine" 10c. stationery card formular usage from the S.M.S. Cormoran, Swatow to Kiel, Germany (4.4) "Via Shanghai & America" bearing 5c. pale blue (3) tied by "Swatow" small type c.d.s. (Webb type C), with "R" in circle h.s. and Shanghai (27.2 Br. P.O.) and Kobe (4.3) transit c.d.s. adjacent, card marked "Zurück" (return) with bilingual "Insufficient Address" label, light card creasing with one fold crossing two adhesives, fine and unusual usage. S.G. Z912.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000


The S.M.S. Cormoran was an Imperial German Navy cruiser and participated in the seizure of the Kiautschou Bay concession in November 1897.
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1415 o Swatow, A small selection of cancellations with various types and a good range of values, including "S2" (6), mainly very good to fine, a few faults (28).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1416 Wei Hai Wei, 1900 watermark crown CA 5c. ultramarine on piece, tied by complete strike of "Liu Kung Tau/Post Office" oval d.s. (16.3.1900) in violet, extremely fine and choice. Ex Captain G.T. Bishop and Ryohei Ishikawa. S.G. Z1052.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1417 Wei Hai Wei, 1906 (21 Dec.) "Colonial Office" envelope (embossed seal on flap) from London to Stuart Lockhart, British Commissioner in Port Edward, by diplomatic pouch with appropriate "per Wei Hai Wei Bag" (subsequently deleted), redirected to Hong Kong (11.2; as addressee was there at the time), bearing K.E.VII 4c. tied by "Port Edward/Wei Hai Wei" violet framed h.s., a remarkable usage combining diplomatic pouch mail and subsequent regular mail from Wei Hai Wei to an important figure in the colony's history. Ex Richard C.K. Chan.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Unsold
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Lot 1418 Wei Hai Wei, 1907-12 postcards (5, including one black-and-white real photo card) to overseas bearing K.E.VII 4c. tied by "Liu Kung Tau" c.d.s., as well as 1915 K.G.V 4c. (2) + 2c. envelope to Portsmouth, England cancelled by "Wei Hai Wei/Port Edward/A" c.d.s. (6).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1419 Wei Hai Wei, 1924 (13 Aug.) registered "Zieher" postcard (illustrating Guatemala stamps) to the famous Chinese collector M.D. Chow, Shanghai (15.8) bearing on reverse K.G.V 20c. purple and sage-green, tied by "Wei Hai Wei/Port Edward" c.d.s., showing scarce 65mm. "R/Port Edward/No. 1335" framed h.s.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


This registration handstamp in use from July 1918 to the Sept. 1930 closure of the post office quickly became worn, with later examples showing lettering inserted by the Postmaster in manuscript.
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1420 /o Wei Hai Wei, Revenues : 1922 K.G.V 1c. on 1d., 2c. on 2d (2), 10c. on 3d., 50c. on 1s., and $1 on 1s. set of five, unused (regummed: 10c., 50c., $1) or mint, plus 1c. on 1d. and 10c. on 3d. used, 10c. unused faded colour, otherwise sound, fine appearance. From the Philippe Orsetti collection. Barefoot 1-5; Chan LWF1-LWF5.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$4,370
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