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Asian Stamps & Postal History


1912 Republic of China overprints
 
 
 

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Lot 301 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" overprint for use in Hankow, Nanking and Changsha on 3c. blue-green horizontal pair, fine to very fine lightly mounted mint. Chan 145.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 302 China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" overprint for use in Hankow, Nanking and Changsha on 16c. olive-green block of four with interpane margin at left, extraneous red surcharge ink offset from another sheet on reverse, very fine and fresh mint, slight splitting and light creasing in interpane margin only. A rare and spectacular variety with the misplaced horizontal overprint. Chan 147var.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000


Only 200 stamps were overprinted/sold, and this variety in a block of four could well be unique.
  Realized HK$69,000
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Lot 303 o China, 1912 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" overprint overprint for use in Hankow, Nanking and Changsha on 16c. olive-green, centrally cancelled by "Hankow" c.d.s. of "23 Mar 12", very fine with practically full original gum. Champion handstamped guarantee. Chan 147.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 304 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint ½c. to $5, fine and fresh unused with large part to much original gum, the 20c. has hinge thin. Chan 152-168.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 305 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint ½c. to $5, very good to fine unused with large part to much original gum, hinge remainders, the ½c. and $2 have toned gum, while the 16c. and 20c. are thinned. Chan 152-168.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 306 /o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint ½c. marginal block of four unused, 1c. used (4, with pair) and 3c. used (3), all with overprints inverted, fine appearance, tones. Chan 152b, 153d, 155b.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 307 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint ½c. double pane of forty with sheet margin at top, 3c. pane of twenty-five, 4c. pane of twenty, 5c. interpanneau block of twenty-four (6 x 4), and 7c. and 10c. each in a block or pane of twenty, all with interpane or sheet margins, mainly fine and fresh unused with much original gum, a few faults. Chan 152, 155-159.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 308 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 1c. ochre or deep orange panes of twenty (2) with interpane or sheet margins on two sides, one pane shows position 15 with second Chinese character of overprint largely omitted, mainly fine and fresh with much original gum, a few trivial faults. Chan 153.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 309 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 1c. ochre interpanneau pane of thirty-two (8 x 4) with sheet margin at right, composed of four interpanneau strips of eight with overprints shifted to right resulting in varieties 4th and 8th stamps in each row with overprint omitted and overprint in gutter margin, fine and fresh unused with part to much original gum. Chan 153hii.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Unsold
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Lot 310 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 3c. blue-green interpanneau block of forty (8 x 5) including a complete pane, interpane margin at left and sheet margin at foot, fine to very fine and fresh mint. Chan 155.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 311 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 3c. blue-green horizontal strip of five with interpane margin at left, imperforate between and first stamp imperforate left gutter margin, centred to top right, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, very scarce variety. Chan 155hi.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 312 /o China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 4c., 5c. and 10c. panes of twenty, unused with part to much original gum (the 5c. without gum), and 7c. pane of twenty-five cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., all are marginal, mainly fine, a few small faults. Chan 156-159.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 313 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 10c. blue marginal panes of twenty (2) with slightly differing colours of overprints, fine to very fine and fresh mint, nearly all the stamps are unmounted. Chan 159.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 314 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 10c. blue interpanneau block of 43, comprised of three part panes, centred to foot, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Chan 159.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 315 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 16c. olive-green interpanneau block of 39, fine and fresh unused with part to much original gum, the customary gum skips. Chan 160.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 316 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint $1 to $5 blocks of four, deep bright colours, well centred, fine unused with much original gum which has some disturbance. Chan 164-166.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$51,750
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Lot 317 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 1c. bright orange, a spectacular interpanneau block of forty (4 x 10) composed of two panes with sheet margin at top and interpane margin at left, variety overprint sloping resulting in six stamps with overprint omitted, very fine and fresh unused with gum which has "dried" in the paper, folded along a couple of horizontal row of perfs. in lower pane, and reinforced buckling/splitting between 4th and 5th horizontal rows of stamps in top pane. A remarkable multiple. Chan 167e, g.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 318 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 1c. pane of twenty (4 x 5), the former from the top right corner of the pane with requisition number "114" and trace of extraneous overprint in margin, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, and 2c. pane of twenty (4 x 5) with interpane margin at top, unused with part original gum (slight rust). Chan 167, 168.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 319 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 2c. green marginal panes of twenty (2, Panes 9 + 12), the latter with small surcharge imprint in sheet margin, fine unused with large part to much original gum. Chan 168.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 320 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Commercial Press overprint 2c. green marginal panes of twenty (2, Panes 9 + 12), the latter with small surcharge imprint in sheet margin, fine unused with part to much original gum, lower right stamp from Pane 12 is defective. Chan 168.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 321 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint ½c. to $5, fine and fresh appearance unused with much original gum, some glazing from protective mounts and a few lower values have gum toning. Chan 184-207.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 322 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint ½c. double pane of forty with sheet margin at right and interpanneau block of thirty from the foot of the sheet containing complete pane, 1c. interpanneau block of thirty-two (4 x 8) from the lower left corner of the sheet containing complete pane, 2c. block of sixteen (4 x 4) with interpane margin at top, and 4c. pane of twenty from the top right corner of the sheet showing sheet requisition number "262" and interpanneau block of twenty-five (5 x 5), mainly fine unused with much original gum, some light rust on gum. Chan 169 -171, 173.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 323 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 7c. crimson-lake pane of twenty-five (5 x 5) from the top left corner of the sheet with interpane margin at right, fine unused with much original gum (slight disturbance). Chan 175.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 324 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 7c. crimson-lake double pane of fifty (10 x 5) from the lower right corner of the sheet, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, a few small age spots on gum and minor splitting and reinforcing mainly in margins. Chan 175.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 325 China, 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint $2 claret and yellow, basic stamp re-entry, fine to very fine and fresh mint. Chan 182a.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Unsold
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Lot 326 o China, Chekiang/Lishui : ½c. to 2c., 4c., 16c., 20c. and 30c. overprinted in black, all cancelled by "Lishui" c.d.s., very good to fine (7). Unlisted in Chan.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 327 /o China, Fukien/Kienyang : ½c. to 7c. overprinted in black and red, an unused and used selection, including pieces, mainly very good to fine (19). Chan RLF.4A.1-7, RLFK.4B. 1-7.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 328 China, Fukien/Kienyang : 2c. local overprint in black with Commercial Press overprint 1c. on neat 1912 (4 Aug.) red-band envelope to Foochow (7.8) cancelled by "Kienyang" c.d.s., fine and appealing mixed issue franking. Chan 167, RLFK.4A.3.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 329 China, Kiangsu/Tuchanghsien : 1912 (1 July) registered envelope to Shanghai (14.7) bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprints ½c., 1c. and 5c. with Tuchanghsien local overprints 2c., 3c. and 4c. (oxidised), cancelled by "Tuchanghsien" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing framed registration h.s. adjacent, a fine combination usage of the official and local "Republic of China" overprints. Chan 152, 153, 157, RKI.2.A.3-5.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 330 China, Kiangsu/Hwangtu : 1912 (17 July) envelope to Shanghai (17.7) bearing local overprint ½c., 2c. (2, one applied just over edge of the cover), and 3c., cancelled by "Hwangtu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., envelope toned, nevertheless a fine usage. Ex Major James Starr (Sotheby's, London, 13.11.1991, lot 747). Chan RLKS.1A.1, 3, 4.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 331 China, Kiangsu/Hwangtu : 1912 (19 July) local envelope bearing local overprint 1c., cancelled by "Hwangtu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., fine local usage. Ex Major James Starr (lot 747). Chan RLKS.1B.2.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 332 China, An unused and used selection of the "Republic of China" local overprints with pieces and a large part envelope, comprising Anhwei/Hochow (5), Kiangsu/Hwangtu (14), and Kiangsu/Tuchanghsien (9), very good to fine (23).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 333 o China, The small unused and used collection of the "Republic of China" local overprints, comprising Amoy/Hochow (8), Fukien/Kienyang (15) complete unused in red and black with inverted and double overprint varieties, Hopeh/Tientsin (20, with five inverted surcharges), Kiangsu/Hwangtu (20) in black or red, Kiangsu/Tuchanghsien (4), Kirin/Harbin (29) with Postage Dues, some used on pieces, mainly fine (96). Ex Major James Starr (lot 747).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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