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Postage Dues / Express Letter Stamps / Officially Sealed
 
 
 

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Lot 439 China, 1904 (27 Dec.) envelope from Tientsin to Peking (27.12) bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by native c.d.s., with "Postage Due" overprint 10c., cancelled by "Peking" oval d.s. (30.9) in violet, showing "T" unframed h.s. adjacent, fine. Chan D6.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 440 China, 1911 Second London printing prepared for use but not issued 4c. brown, block of four, fine to very fine and fresh unmounted mint, top right stamp has light rust spots on gum. Chan DU2.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$46,000
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Lot 441 China, 1912 overprinted "Provisional Neutrality" for Foochow on 20c. blue, excellent colour, near perfect centring, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, minor glazing on hinge remainder. Rare. R.P.S. certificate (1948). Chan D21.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Only 20 stamps of the 20 cents value were overprinted.
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 442 China, 1937 (15 Jan.) airmail envelope from Bastia, Corsica to a passenger on board the Japan Line ship "Aramis" via Marseille (16.1) via Canton (26.) bearing France 1f.50 pair and 3f.50, cancelled by duplex, and on reverse Postage Due Second Peking printing 20c. and 30c., cancelled on arrival by "Shanghai" segmented bilingual c.d.s., envelope a little roughly opened at top, fine. Chan D71, D72.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 443 /o China, 1904-12, a selection of double panes of forty, comprising 1904 "Postage Due" overprint ½c. cancelled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s. (13.4.05), and 1912 (Sept.) "Republic of China" overprints ½c. (2), 2c. and 4c. with margins on three or four sides, unused with part to large part original gum, mainly fine, the 4c. has peripheral toning in selvedge. Chan D1, D33, D35, D36.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 444 China, 1904-13, a mint or unused collection, including 1904 first issue ½c. to 10c. and 1912 "Republic of China" both style characters (complete except for 1912 overprinted 5c. blue), mainly fine (38). Not illustrated..
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 445 o China, 1912 handstamped "Ching Hwa Ming Kuo" (Republic of China) on 1909 (Feb.) fourth issue 10c. light green and yellow-green (Chan E4), cancelled by "Chengtu" bilingual c.d.s. (28.6.12), marginal surface scuffs at top and thin at left, otherwise fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, The Magnificent Collection of Chinese Stamps, Second Series, Vol. VIII, p. 194.
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 446 o China, 1912 handstamped "Ching Hwa Ming Kuo" (Republic of China) on 1911 (Jan.) fifth issue 10c. green and yellow-green (Chan E5), cancelled by "Wuhu" bilingual c.d.s. (7.3.12) and with "Shanghai" in manuscript, small corner crease and faintest trace of thinning at top, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000


References: Illustrated in Mizuhara Meiso, Vol. VIII, p. 194.
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 447 o China, 1914 Republic 2nd issue 10c. green, pale green and yellow-green, cancelled by complete "Payenchow" postmark (18.10.15), fine and scarce usage in Manchuria. Chan E9.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 448 China, 1912-22 "Officially Sealed/Chinese Post Office" regular format perf. 14 green label, a complete sheet of fifty with selvedge all round, showing "[D- 197]" and "5000/10.v.22." imprints, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, light gum toning on reverse of left margin, folded along a few rows of perfs. and a few split perfs., rare. CSS OS 5.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 449 China, 1948 (10 Dec.) long envelope to England via Shanghai bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $3,000,0000 vertical strip of five and Gold Yuan Shanghai Union Press surcharge 50c. on $70 lilac, cancelled by "Chengtu" dotted rim d.s., the envelope damaged at edges and "Received broken Officially Sealed/Post Office" labels applied and tied by "Received broken officially sealed/R.D.D." bilingual framed h.s. in violet.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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