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Asian Stamps & Postal History


Customs Period Taiwan / Imperial Post Korea
 
 
 

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Lot 12 China, Taiwan Customs Post : 1892 (23 Feb.) Hong Kong 1c. postal stationery card to Rutlingen, Germany (4.4) via Hong Kong (26.2), showing "Customs/Tamsuy" double-ring origin d.s. of "Feb 23" without year date (type A2) in blue on reverse, uprated with Hong Kong 2c., cancelled by "A/Amoy" c.d.s." (24.1), written in Esperanto, fine and one of the rarest Customs daters of China.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000


ACCORDING TO OUR RECORDS, THIS CARD REPRESENTS THE ELEVENTH KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THIS CUSTOMS DATER ON MAIL MATTER.

THIS IS ONLY THE SECOND USAGE OF A HONG KONG POSTAL STATIONERY CARD WITH THE CUSTOMS TAMSUY DATER WHICH WE KNOW OF TO DATE. THE OTHER POSTAL STATIONERY CARD (25 JANUARY 1892), WHICH WAS WRITTEN BY THE SAME PERSON, WAS SOLD IN THE INTERASIA AUCTION OF 1 NOVEMBER 2014, LOT 5.
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Lot 13 China, Taiwan Incoming Mail : 1894 (11 June) Macau 30r. postal stationery card to "Taiwanfoo (Anping), Formosa, China", cancelled by "Direccao/Do Correio/de Macau" c.d.s., showing "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (11.6), with "A/Amoy" transit c.d.s. (13.6) on reverse, card has central vertical crease and small chipped corner at top right, unusual origin for Cross-Straits mail to Taiwan.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 14 China, Taiwan French Military Mail : 1885 (27 May) unfranked envelope endorsed "Corps expéditionnaire du Tonkin" to Lyon (4.7), showing "Marine et Colonies/Service à la Mer" circular cachet in blue and matching "Corps Exp./Tonkin. Ligne N. 5" c.d.s. (23.5), the ship "Tanais" of the Naval Squadron of Admiral Courbet, which left Yokohama on 7 May 1885, stopped at Keelung on 22 May, Makung on 23 May and then Hong Kong on 24 May, beside the ships of Courbet's Squadron included an Expeditionary Corps comprised of a battalion of the Naval Infantry, a battalion of the Foreign Legion, and the 3rd Battalion of the Light Infantry of Africa, the notation "Corps expéditionnaire du Tonkin" refers to these troops, very fine military usage during the short-lived Formosa Campaign.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


References: Raymond Salles, La Post Maritime Française, Tome V. Les Paquebots de l'Extrême Orient (Limassol, 1993), pp. 138-139, No. 20.
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 15 China, Taiwan French Military Mail : 1885 (June) unfranked envelope endorsed "Escadre de l'Extrême Orient" and countersigned by officer, to Paris (22.7) redirected to Anvers, Belgium (23.7), showing "Corps. Exp. Tonkin/Ligne N. 6" c.d.s. (11.7) and "France & Colonies/Service de la Mer" double-ring cachet, manuscript notation indicating that addressee had left for Anvers, with Peace and Commerce 25c. applied for redirection (no longer treated as soldier's letter) and cancelled by "Paris/B. Milton" c.d.s., very fine and unusual mail from French Forces of the Formosa campaign.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


The addressee was a family member of Admiral Marie Jules Dupré, who spent part of his career in Cochinchina.
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 16 China, Korea Chinese Imperial Post : 1898 (24 May) envelope (218 x 97mm., embossed "Custom House/Jenchuan" on flap) endorsed "On Postal Service" to the Imperial Russian Post Office, Shanghai (30.5, Local Post arrival) bearing I.C.P. 2c. deep orange singles (2), cancelled by "Customs/Jenchuan" c.d.s., another strike on reverse with "24 May" inserted in manuscript, "Chefoo" transit dollar dater (26.5) in blue and "Shanghai/Local Post" arrival c.d.s. backstamps, very fine double rate usage from this rare Korean office.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


A REMARKABLE USAGE FROM THE CHINESE IMPERIAL POST OFFICE IN JENCHUAN, KOREA.
  Realized HK$92,000
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