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Lot 1588 Macao, 1898 (20 July) envelope to Imperial Maritime Customs, Peking (30.7) via Hong Kong (20.7) bearing Don Carlos I 2a. pair and 1a. tied by "Direcção/do Correio/de/Macau" c.d.s., showing "Tientsin" dollar dater (29.7) and "Peking" blue double-ring d.s. with Customs removed on reverse, slightly reduced at right on opening, fine. Yang 79, 80.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 1589 Macao, 1898 (26 July) envelope to Imperial Maritime Customs, Peking (30.7) via Hong Kong (27.7) bearing Don Carlos I 2a. (small glue spot) and 3a. tied by "Direcção/do Correio/de/Macau" c.d.s., showing "Shanghai" dollar dater (2.8) and "Peking" blue double-ring d.s. with Customs removed on reverse, fine usage. Yang 80, 82.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 1590 Macao, 1899 (23 Mar.) "Repartição do Expediente Sinico" registered envelope to Peking (3.4) via Hong Kong (24.3) bearing Don Carlos I 2a. and 13a. tied by Direcção/do Correio/de/Macau" c.d.s., showing "Shanghai" (29.3) and "Peking" dollar daters on reverse, with Macau red on yellow-green registration label, fine. Yang 80, 86.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 1591 Macao, 1907 (26 Oct.) local postcard mistakenly sent to Hong Kong, bearing Don Carlos I 1a. orange-yellow tied by "Direcção/do Correio/de/Macau" c.d.s., showing "Missent to/Hong Kong" framed h.s. (Proud I20) and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (27.10).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Unsold
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Lot 1592 Macao, 1910 envelopes (2) to Hong Kong bearing Postage Dues overprinted for Postage use 1a. pair and Don Carlos I 6a. on 200r. vertical bisect, both a little roughly opened at left. Yang 117a, 142.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Realized HK$575
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Lot 1593 Macao, 1911 (25 Jan.) envelope to Nanning via Canton (26.1) and Wuchow (27.1) bearing Don Carlos I 1a. and 6a. on 200r. horizontal bisect pair, cancelled by "Direcção/do Correio/de/Macau" c.d.s., with the bisects not accepted for postage and crossed out and marked off in red ink with corresponding "8 cents" endorsement, a little light creasing (away from adhesives), fine usage. Yang 79, 117 var.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 1594 Macao, 1911 (26 Dec.) registered envelope to Hong Kong (27.12) bearing 1911 Fiscal stamp surcharged "Postal/1 avo" on 5r. horizontal pair, one stamp variety numeral "1" missing, with on reverse 1902 Don Carlos I 6a. on 10r. and 1911 Don Carlos I Lisbon "Republca" 4a., cancelled by "Direcção/dos Correios/de/Macau" c.d.s., showing red-orange registration label, very fine. Yang 112, 144, 144b, 153.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1595 Macao, 1911 covers (3) bearing 2a. on 4a. and 5a. on 10a. bisects, comprising 2a. "Boletim Official" wrapper band to Foochow, and registered envelopes (2) from Lappa (with "Customs/Lappa" origin double-ring d.s.) to Hong Kong, each bearing 2a. and 5a. (2) bisects, fine to very fine. Yang 145, 146.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1596 Macao, 1913 Lisbon "Republica" franked envelopes to Hong Kong (4, three registered) showing the Don Carlos issue and the 6a. and 18a. surcharges with a range of frankings, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Unsold
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Lot 1597 Macao, 1919 (21 Nov.) envelope to Wenchow (1.12) via Shanghai (26.11) bearing Don Carlos I "Republica" 2a. on 6a. red-brown pair tied by "Correio Central/de/Macau/2A Secção". Yang 246.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1598 Macao, 1926 (13 May) Macau-Manila first flight envelope bearing Ceres 1922 2a. and 1924 4a. pair, tied by "Correio Central/Macau" framed d.s. (10.5) with Manila flight cachet on reverse, small faults, fine and scarce usage. Yang A1.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1599 Macao, 1891-1911 cards (2) and envelope comprising 1891 incoming France 10c. stationery card to Macau, 1898 Don Luis I 10a. stationery card to Hong Kong, and 1911 Fiscal stamp surcharged "Postal/1 avo" on 5r. on "Bookpost" envelope to Lappa (with "Customs/Lappa" arrival d.s.), very good to fine (3).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1600 Macao, 1898-1922 envelopes (4, three registered) to France (3) and U.S.A. (adhesives damaged) bearing Don Carlos I and Don Carlos I "Republica" frankings, an interesting group of attractive commercial frankings.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1601 Macao, 1905-22 envelopes (8) including 1905 registered envelopes (2) to Germany bearing 1902 6a. and 18a. surcharges and 1937 Pan Am first flight envelopes (3), few faults, fine selection.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 1602 Macao, Official Mail Postal Bag : 1819(c.) red silk mail bag for sending official correspondence from the Governor of Macao to the Portuguese Secretary of State of the Navy and Overseas Territories, with golden inscription identifying both the sender and the destination (translated from the Portuguese):

"To his Excy. Conde dos Arcos,
Let god let him live many years, member of the Council of State, Great Aviz Cross, General of the Royal Army, Minister and Secretary of State of the Navy and Overseas Territories. Rush, rush, rush.
From the Governor and Captain General of the City of Macao
"

An exceedingly rare official postal bag in a very fine state of conservation, with only three such Portuguese bags believed known from the period: an internal Portuguese mail bag, one from Bahia (Brazil) in the Postal Museum in Lisbon, and this one from Macau.
Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 60,000


Appointed in Rio de Janeiro after the Portuguese royal family left for Brazil when Napoleon's French army invaded Portugal, the Count of Arcos, Marcos de Noronha e Brito, served as Secretary of the Overseas Territories from February 1818 to 1821).
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