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Asian Stamps & Postal History


Airmails / Parcel Post / Military Post
 
 
 

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Lot 450 China, 1936 (24 Sept.) registered envelope from Honan Province to Kinyangiri, British Tanganyika (24.10) via Shanghai (26.9), Singapore (7.10), Nairobi (21.10), "Dar Es Sallam-Tabora T.P.O. Up", and Dodoma" (22.10) bearing on reverse Second Airmail 90c. black and olive with four other values representing a total franking $1.18, cancelled by "Hsuchang" c.d.s., rare destination from China, probably sent by airmail to Shanghai, then onward by ordinary surface mail.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 451 China, 1940 (19 Oct.) airmail envelope from Kwangsi to Chungking (5.11) bearing on reverse various values (5), cancelled by "Kweilin" bilingual dotted rim d.s., showing Chinese "Salvaged From Wreck" unframed h.s. on both sides, some wear as expected, a very rare cover.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 452 China, 1941 (31 Oct.) registered censored airmail envelope from a Norwegian missionary his wife in Mandal, Norway (17.12) with sender's "By Air Mail via Pacific U.S.A. and Atlantic" typewritten notation, bearing Thrift Issue 33c. red pair and $1 purple single with Peking Air $5 red, cancelled by "Yiyang Hun" bilingual c.d.s. A very interesting Thrift issue usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


Highly attractive example of two-ocean airmail service, in transit when Germany declared war on the United States. The $5.66 franking was accepted, despite the fact that the correct rate at time of posting was $6.90.
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 453 China, 1945 (9 Oct.) registered censored airmail formular envelope (with "Nan-Jin" imprint circled out) from a sergeant with the French Military Mission in Chungking to Tlemcen, Algeria (25.11) bearing on front and back Airs 25c. to 60c., Martyr 1c. and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 50c., $4 pair and $30, cancelled by "Chungking" dotted rim d.s., fine and interesting usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 454 China, 1931-43, a collection of envelopes or cards carried on various flights, including 1931 registered envelope from Shanghai to France via Russia and Berlin on the third Eurasia flight, 1938 (Mar.) Netherlands to Amoy, 1939 (Apr.) French Equatorial Africa to Shanghai, 1939 (Aug.) France to China via Clipper services, 1940 (June) from a French soldier in Shanghai to France, 1940 (Oct.) and 1941 (Apr.) Great Britain to China via Lisbon and Clipper services (registered), 1941 (Mar.) China to Germany via Sinkiang and Russia, 1941 (Sept.) from Lashio to Chungking on the C.N.A.C. route "over the hump", 1941 Brazil to China via Clipper service, 1942 (Sept.) Southern Rhodesia to China, 1942 (June) Sweden to Shanghai via BOAC "horseshoe" route, and 1943 (July) Aden to China. Fine to very fine, neatly mounted for display and well written up with details of the various flights. Ex Ted Proud collection (85 items).
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000
  Unsold
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Lot 455 China, 1944-1949 issues complete (except the rare Chungking Central Trust $20,000 red-orange), fine mostly without gum as issued. Chan P1-P5, P7-P27, GP1-GP7.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 456 China, 1942 District overprint for Hupei in black 8c. red-orange, very fine and fresh lightly mounted mint. Rare. Chan M4U.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 457 China, 1942 District overprint for Chungking 16c. olive-brown with trial overprint in black, fine to very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan M8var.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 458 China, 1942 District overprint for Chungking in red 16c. olive-brown, perf. 11, fine to very fine unused without gum as issued. Chan M8b.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 459 China, 1942-45, a mainly unused selection of District overprints, including Chekiang 16c. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa and Kiangsi $2 Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng, generally fine (20).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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