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Sale 78

Asian Stamps & Postal History


Chinese Provinces
 
 
 

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Lot 2001 Sinkiang, 1918 (15 May) registered remittance envelope to Tientsin bearing Russia Arms 20kop. pair and 70kop. block of eight (perf. faults at foot due to application over edge of envelope) and single, cancelled by "Kashgar Kit. Vlad/be" double-ring d.s. (Tchil. Type 2B), sent to the Weitai Commercial Bank with instructions that it contains 500 rubles notes to remit to Te Shin Ho Ki company, wax seals at back intact, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 2002 Sinkiang, 1918 (17 May) registered remittance envelope to Tientsin bearing Russia Arms 20kop. (pre-application surface scuff), 25kop. vertical strip of five and 7r., cancelled by "Kashgar Kit. Vlad/be" double-ring d.s. (Tchil. Type 2B), sent to Weitai Commercial Bank with note that it contains 500 ruble notes, fine to very fine, wax seals at back intact.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
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Lot 2003 Sinkiang, 1915 overprinted "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on First Peking printing $1 black and brown-orange, variety 2nd and 3rd characters of overprint transposed, well centred with small parts of characteristic sheet guideline along right vertical row of perforations, fresh with deep rich colours, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original lightly toned gum, small fibre adherence on reverse of one perf. A lovely example of this Treasure of the Republic. Chan PS16a.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000


ONE OF THE FOUR TREASURES OF THE REPUBLIC.

This error occurred once in position [5] of the sheet of fifty in the early printings. Once the error was discovered, it was withdrawn from sale. Probably less than twenty examples have survived.

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Chou Chuan Yi (Kaohsiung), 1.11.1975, lot 386.
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Lot 2004 Sinkiang, 1916-19 Sinkiang overprint on First Peking printing ½c. to $20, fine appearance unused with part to much original gum (some toning), the 50c. thin, $2 toned and the $20 has a short perf. Chan PS17-PS38.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 2005 Sinkiang, 1916-19 Sinkiang overprint on First Peking printing ½c. to $20, very good to fine appearance unused mostly with part to much original gum, many with toning on reverse, some faults including $20 which is fresh but thinned. Chan PS17-PS38.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 2006 /() Sinkiang, 1924-36 Sinkiang overprint on Second Peking printing ½c. to $20, mainly fine unused with part to much original gum (30c. and $1 without gum), a few small faults but the $10 (glazed gum) and $20 sound and fresh. Chan PS47-PS70.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2007 S Sinkiang, 1932-34 London overprint on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing set of seven with "Specimen" handstamps, two sets (one in black without serifs and the other in violet with serifs), and Peking overprint 5c. green and 15c. red with similar "Specimen" h.s. with serifs in violet, mainly fine, the black "Specimen" overprints with much original gum. Chan PS91-PS97, PS100, PS102.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2008 o Sinkiang, 1932-33 handstamped "By Air Mail" in red on 30c. deep brownish purple, indistinctly cancelled, diagonal crease, otherwise fine. Signed J.R. Hughes. Chan PSA4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2009 Sinkiang, 1924-49, a mint or unused collection with many issues complete and a specialised showing of the overprinted Central Trust issues with a good range of shade and paper varieties, later items include 1949 Silver Yuan set (Chan S107-S112), Communist Northwest China 1949 (Oct.) "People's Post" overprint sets (2, Yang NW95-NW8), mainly fine, a few small faults (200+). Not illustrated..
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2010 Sinkiang, 1891 (21 Oct.) official envelope (190 x 340mm.) from Tihwa to Turfan, with straight-line handstamp in purple indicating express delivery, an early cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,370
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Lot 2011 Sinkiang, 1910 Official cover (175 x 320mm.) from Tihwa to Turfan, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 2012 Sinkiang, 1913 (4 May) official double registered envelope (174 x 317mm.) to Turfan (7.5) bearing 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 3c. and 5c., cancelled by "Tihwa" c.d.s., showing "AR" h.s. and manuscript registration number adjacent, some cover wear but not affecting stamps or markings.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000


Although postage was free for official mail, payment was required for official mail. The postage applied represents 5 cents for registration and 3c. for acknowledgement of receipt = 8 cents.
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Lot 2013 Sinkiang, 1914 (7 June) official registered envelope (189 x 307mm.) used within Sinkiang to Turfan (9.6) bearing 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 2c. green strip of four, cancelled "Tihwa" c.d.s., with manuscript registration number adjacent, central horizontal fold barely affecting one stamp, some staining and edge wear.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2014 Sinkiang, 1914 (2 Sept.) official registered envelope (158 x 300mm.) used within Sinkiang to Turfan (5.9) bearing 1912 "Republic of China" Waterlow overprint 2c. green strip of four, cancelled by "Tihwa" c.d.s., manuscript registration number on reverse, cancellations indistinct and some cover edge tears.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2015 Sinkiang, 1915 (29 Aug.) official double registered envelope (154 x 299mm.) to Turfan (4.9) via Tihwa (1.9) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 1c., 3c., and 10c., cancelled by "Kuchengtze" bilingual c.d.s., with "AR" h.s. and framed registered h.s. alongside, minor edge wear but an attractive early official usage of the overprinted stamps, fine double rate. Chan PS2, PS3, PS10.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2016 Sinkiang, 1915(c.) double registered red-band envelope to Tientsin (arrival) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 15c. and 30c., cancelled by "Shufu (Kashgar)" segmented c.d.s., showing registered and "AR" markings in manuscript, a trifle reduced at top, fine. Chan PS11, PS14.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2017 Sinkiang, 1916 (23 June) official envelope (152 x 285mm.) with special blue seals for the State mourning period for former President Yuan Shih-kai, to Turfan (26.6) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 4c. and 10c., cancelled by "Tihwafu (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., opened for display, light overall soiling. Chan PS5, PS10.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2018 Sinkiang, 1917 (2 Feb.) official double registered envelope (155 x 276mm.) to Turfan (5.2) via Tihwa (3.2) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 4c. carmine pair, cancelled by "Changji" c.d.s., showing framed registration and unframed "AR" h.s. adjacent, some wear including 35mm tear at right, but neither affecting stamps nor markings, attractive total franking of 8 cents, with 5c. registration fee + 3c. charge for the acknowledgement of receipt, and no charge for postage. Chan PS5.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2019 Sinkiang, 1917 (8 June) official registered envelope (158 x 281mm.) to Turfan (13.6) via Tihwa (11.6) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 3c. and 20c., cancelled by "Kuorengtze" c.d.s., with additional strike alongside, some wear but a scarce first issue usage and fine triple rate. Chan PS4, PS13.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


The postal rate within Sinkiang had been raised to 6 cents on 1 April 1917.
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2020 Sinkiang, 1917 (11 Oct.) official registered envelope (150 x 280mm.) to Turfan (12.10) bearing Sinkiang second overprint 2c., 3c. and 6c., cancelled by "Shanshan" c.d.s. Chan PS20-PS21, PS24.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2021 Sinkiang, 1918 (7 June) double registered envelope to Kashgar (10.6) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 1c. and 15c., cancelled by "Kuche" bilingual c.d.s., with additional strike, framed registration and unframed "A.R." h.s., and "Shufu (Kashgar)" bilingual arrival c.d.s. adjacent, very fine. Chan PS2, PS11.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000


Both this and the following two envelopes are addressed in Chinese and Uyghurian script. Postage was 6 cents + 5 cents for registration + 5 cents for acknowledgement of receipt = 16 cents.
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2022 Sinkiang, 1918 (7 June) double registered envelope to Kashgar (10.6) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 1c. and 15c., cancelled by "Kuche" bilingual c.d.s., with additional strike, framed registration and unframed "A.R." h.s., and "Shufu (Kashgar)" bilingual arrival c.d.s. adjacent, very fine. Chan PS2, PS11.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
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Lot 2023 Sinkiang, 1918 (9 June) double registered envelope to Kashgar (10.6) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 16c., cancelled by "Kuche" bilingual c.d.s., with additional strike, framed registration and unframed "A.R." h.s., and "Shufu (Kashgar)" bilingual arrival c.d.s. adjacent, cover roughly opened at right, otherwise very fine. Chan PS12.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
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Lot 2024 Sinkiang, 1918 (11 June) double registered envelope to Kashgar (14.6) bearing Sinkiang second overprint 16c., cancelled by "Yehcheng" c.d.s., showing additional strike, "AR" h.s. and manuscript registration adjacent, with "Sochefu (Yarkand)" bilingual transit c.d.s. (12.6) and censor label on reverse, opened out for display, very fine. Chan PS30.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2025 Sinkiang, 1919-23 official registered envelopes (3) bearing Sinkiang Official perfins from Hami, Hotien, and Soche, each bearing 11c. frankings, mounted on exhibition pages and annotated, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,175
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Lot 2026 Sinkiang, 1919 (3 July) official double-weight registered envelope (142 x 288mm.) to Turfan (5.7) bearing Sinkiang first overprint 1c. and 8c. vertical pair all with Official perfins, cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., opened out for display, small cover faults and horizontal fold at top crosses 8c. pair, nevertheless fine. Chan PS2, PS9.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


First overprint stamps with Official perfins are seldom seen on cover.
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 2027 Sinkiang, 1921 (26 May) censored envelope to Tihwa bearing Sinkiang second overprint 6c., cancelled by "Shufu (Kashgar)" c.d.s., with censor label on reverse. Chan PS24.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2028 Sinkiang, 1923 (4 Aug.) native envelope to Yangliu near Tientsin (2-3.9) via Tihwa (11.8) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 6c. and 13c., cancelled by "Suiting" bilingual segmented c.d.s. showing framed registration h.s., censor's label, transit and arrival c.d.s. adjacent, fine. Chan PS24, PS28.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2029 Sinkiang, 1924 (30 Nov.) official registered envelope (152 x 295mm.) to Peking (12.1.25) bearing Sinkiang second overprint 4c. and 5c. with third overprint 10c., all with Official perfins, cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., attractive overland usage six weeks in transit. Chan PS22-PS23, PS59.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2030 Sinkiang, 1925 (2 Mar.) double registered envelope to Peking (16-17.) via Tihwa (4.3) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 13c. and 16c., cancelled by "Turfan" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with framed registration h.s. and unframed "AR" h.s. on front, censor's tape on reverse, there is also a "Turfan" bilingual c.d.s. of 3 June and surviving trace of another c.d.s. on reverse possibly indicating that the cover was returned to the sender, envelope opened out for display, carried on the Great Southern Route, fine and unusual. Chan PS28, PS30.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2031 Sinkiang, 1925 (2 May) Cover from Sinkiang to Yangliutsing, Chihli Province (13.5) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 1c. and 8c. cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., Sinkiang censor's tape at top, attractive usage from Sinkiang to a small town on the outskirts of Tientsin. Chan PS18, PS26.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2032 Sinkiang, 1925 (24 May) envelope from Sinkiang to Yangliutsing, Chihli Province (30.5) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 1c., 2c. and 6c., cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., Sinkiang censor's tape at top, another attractive usage from Sinkiang to this small town near Tientsin. Chan PS18, PS20, PS24.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,495
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Lot 2033 Sinkiang, 1925 (13 July) double registered neat red-band envelope to Tihwa (19.7) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 16c., cancelled by "Hweiyuan" bilingual c.d.s. with additional strike, framed registration and unframed "AR" h.s., as well as "Turfan" bilingual transit c.d.s. adjacent, very fine. Chan PS30.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2034 Sinkiang, 1925 (5 Oct.) envelope from Sinkiang to Yangliutsing, Chihli Province (22.10) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 6c. and third overprint 3c., cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., Sinkiang censor's tape at top. Chan PS24, PS51.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2035 Sinkiang, 1926 (17 Feb.) double registered red-band envelope to Tientsin (1.4) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 30c., cancelled by "Luntai" c.d.s., showing "Tacheng (Tarbagatai-Chugutchak)" bilingual transit c.d.s. (7.3), Sinkiang censor's tape tied by red boxed censor's handstamp and Tatung censor's eight-character straight-line handstamp, with "Tientsin 3" bilingual segmented arrival c.d.s. adjacent. Rare example of a Sinkiang domestic cover with three censor markings. Chan PS32.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2036 Sinkiang, 1927 (3 Mar.) double registered envelope to Liangchow, Kansu (1.4) via Tihwa (16.3) bearing Sinkiang second overprint 4c. and 15c. with third overprint 1c., 4c., 7c. (2) and 15c., cancelled by "Suiting" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with registration and "AR" in manuscript alongside. Chan PS22, PS29, PS48, PS52, PS61.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2037 Sinkiang, 1927 (28 Aug.) Catholic Mission envelope used within Sinkiang bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint 2c. strip of three, cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., with "Suilai (Manass)" bilingual arrival c.d.s., cover with few light surface cuts not affecting stamps or markings. Chan PS50.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 2038 Sinkiang, 1928 (21 Jan.) double registered envelope to Tientsin (15.2), showing two strikes of private company sender's cachet dated 25 December 1927, bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 6c. scarlet strip of five, cancelled by "Tacheng (Tarbagatai-Chugutchak)" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with framed registration h.s. and unframed "AR" h.s. on front, very fine and appealing. Chan PS55.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2039 Sinkiang, 1928 (2 Mar.) envelope to Tientsin (29-30.3) via Puerhtsinho (3.3) and Chimunai (Maikapchakai) (5.3) bearing Sinkiang third overprint 4c. and 5c., cancelled by "Chenghwa (Altai or Sharasume)" bilingual c.d.s., Altai censor's straight-line handstamp, slightly reduced at top, opened out for display. Chan PS52, PS54.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2040 Sinkiang, 1928 (3 June) "On His Majesty's Service" envelope to Sochefu (6 or 7.6) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 6c., cancelled by "Yeh Ching" native c.d.s., with printed label in Chinese indicating that the envelope was dispatched by the British Consulate in Kashgar Department, a few opening faults. Chan PS24.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2041 Sinkiang, 1928 (10 June) registered envelope to the British Consul General in Tihwa via Shufu (27.6) bearing on reverse Sinkiang second overprint 1c., 3c., and 6c. vertical pair, cancelled by "Tacheng (Turbusatai-Chuyutchak)" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with framed registration h.s. and "Shufu (Kashgar)" bilingual c.d.s. adjacent, and arrival c.d.s. on front, small piece of envelope missing at top right corner on front, a charming and delightful franking. Chan PS18, PS21, PS24.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2042 Sinkiang, 1928 (26 Aug.) registered envelope to Moscow bearing Sinkiang third overprint 20c., cancelled by "Tahcheng (Tachengtai-Chugutchak)" bilingual c.d.s. Chan PS63.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2043 Sinkiang, 1929 (12 Apr.) envelope from Shuleh to Tihwa (30.4) bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint 1c. (3) and 3c., cancelled by "Shuleh" bilingual segmented c.d.s., two different censor's tapes, attractive usage more than two weeks in transit. Chan PS48, PS51.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2044 Sinkiang, 1930 (21 Mar.) official registered envelope (156 x 296mm.) to Turfan bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint 2c. and 16c. both with Official perfins, cancelled by "Yenkifu Sin (Karashar)" bilingual c.d.s. Chan PS50, PS62.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2045 Sinkiang, 1930 (16 Apr.) envelope to England bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint 2c. pair and 6c., cancelled by "Shufu (Kashgar)" bilingual c.d.s. and showing "Ierhkoszszetang (Irkestan)" bilingual transit c.d.s. (19.4), central vertical fold crosses the 6c. stamp. Chan PS50, PS55.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2046 Sinkiang, 1930 (18 Aug.) envelope to Tihwa (arrival) bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint 6c., cancelled by "Hotien Sin" bilingual c.d.s., two censor's tapes of different style on reverse each tied by different red handstamp. Chan PS55.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2047 Sinkiang, 1933 (14 Aug.) neat red band envelope to Fenchow, Shansi Province (1.9) bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint on Junk 1c. and on Dr. Sun Yat-sen London Second printing 15c. and 25c., cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s. Chan PS48, PS102-PS103.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,955
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Lot 2048 Sinkiang, 1933 (25 Aug.) envelope from Suiyuan Province to Tihwa (19.9) bearing on reverse Peking Martyr 1c. orange strip of five, cancelled by "Kweisui" bilingual c.d.s., sent by bus route with "Tihwa/(Urumtsi)" bilingual arrival c.d.s., and additional faint strike on front in red indicating censorship.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 2049 Sinkiang, 1935 (30 May) envelope carried by bus within Sinkiang bearing on reverse Sinkiang third overprint 5c., cancelled by "Hami" segmented c.d.s., indistinct "Tihwa" arrival c.d.s. struck in red indicating censorship, fine early Sinkiang example of the 5c. domestic rate shortly after special rates for Sinkiang were eliminated on 1 May. Chan PS54.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2050 Sinkiang, 1940 (20 May) registered airmail envelope to Shanghai (9.6) bearing Sinkiang Shanghai overprints on Peking Martyrs 13c. (3) with Air unoverprinted Peking printing 50c. (2), cancelled by "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual c.d.s., and 1940 (25 May) registered airmail envelope from the same correspondence to Shanghai (26.6) via Chungking (14.6) bearing Sinkiang overprints on Dr. Sun Yat-sen London printing 2c. (3) and Air unoverprinted 30c. similarly cancelled and showing "Tihwa (Urumtsi)" bilingual transit c.d.s. (28.5) in violet adjacent, some faults.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2051 Sinkiang, 1946 (31 Oct.) philatelic envelope bearing Sinkiang overprint in red on Air Peking printing 45c., $1 and Hong Kong printing 25c. and 50c., cancelled by "Tihwa" Chiang Kai-shek Birthday commemorative double-ring d.s., addressed to Hong Kong but presumably never posted. Chan PSA8, PSA12, PSA14, PSA17.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2052 Sinkiang, Gold Yuan : 1949 (19 May) value-declared registered envelope from Tihwa to Shuleh (9.6), showing "Postage Paid" hexagonal h.s. in red with manuscript indication of $"12,000" postage paid and matching framed h.s. denoting contents of $"1000.00" in notes adjacent, manuscript registration number "101546", value declared label on reverse cancelled by "Tihwa" dotted rim d.s., and two forwarding slips on front, fine and significant usage from the Gold Yuan period.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000
  Realized HK$25,300
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Lot 2053 Sinkiang, Cover assembly : 1917-37 (c.), an interesting group of envelopes bearing various issues with a good range of cancellations and rates, including 1923 red-band envelope from the Joint Office of the Uyrgur Princes to a Sinkiang Senator in Peking bearing Sinkiang overprints on Junk 6c. + 13c. since they were not granted official status as far as the post was concerned, 1923 registered envelope from Suiting to Tihwa bearing overprinted 6c. + 13c., 1926 registered envelope (cut down at foot) from Ningyuan Sin to Liangchow bearing on reverse overprinted 3c. + 4c. block of four, mainly good to fine, faults (40+).
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$97,750
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Lot 2054 Sinkiang, Cover collection : 1918-40 (c.), a diverse collection mounted on pages and well written up, the main focus being on study of the censorship aspect, which is covered in a most comprehensive manner, with rare 1928 envelope showing Khotan censor label (one of three recorded), and also including a good range of usages with various issues, rates and routes, some registered (with two "AR"), 1921 red-band envelope from Paotow to Tihwa bearing Junk 3c. underpaid with China Postage Dues Peking printing 2c. and 10c. applied and cancelled on arrival, and 1937 envelope from Kuche showing Turfan directional handstamp, mainly good to fine (50+).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$172,500
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Lot 2055 Sinkiang, Cover selections/Official perfins : 1919-25 Sinkiang Official perfins group of envelopes (10), bearing Sinkiang Second overprint stamps with Official perfins, good variety of frankings and rates, some wear but mainly fine (10).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 2056 Sinkiang, Cover selections/Official perfins : 1920-29 Sinkiang Official Perfins group of envelopes (11), bearing a wide range of overprinted stamps with Official perfins, mounted on pages and annotated, mainly fine (11).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2057 Sinkiang, Cover selections/Official perfins : 1924-31 Sinkiang Official Perfins group of envelopes (12), bearing Sinkiang third overprint issue with Official perfins, some additionally with second overprints, good variety of frankings and rates, including 1929 envelope from Hotien bearing second overprint 10c. blue with perfin in combination with 2c. green without perfin, one other envelope is missing a stamp, some wear.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2058 Yunnan, 1929 Yunnan overprints on Unification 1c. to $1, three sets, fine to very fine unmounted mint. Chan Y21-Y24.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2059 Yunnan, 1932 London overprint on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing $1, $2, and $5; also 1933 Peking overprint on London Second printing 2c. to $5 set of seven, with additional 5c. wide type A, well centred with much original gum, toned. Chan Y40-Y42, Y43-Y51.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2060 Yunnan, 1932 London overprint on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing $5 Sun Yat-sen slate-green and red, fine appearance unused with much original gum, toned. Chan Y42.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Unsold
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Lot 2061 Yunnan, 1927 (16 Mar.) registered envelope from the tiny Kweichow Province village of Shimenshang to England via Chowtung (18.3), Yunnanfu (23.3) and Shanghai (6.4) bearing on reverse China Junk 2c. green pairs (2) and 4c. grey with Yunnan overprint on Junk 4c. olive-green (2), cancelled by "Shimenshang" circular undated h.s., with an additional strike alongside with dates filled in by hand, fine and remarkable mixed issue usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500


Issued in 1926, Yunnan's overprints were never placed on sale at Kweichow post offices. The Yunnan stamps on this cover were probably brought to Shimenshang (located in Kweichow close to its borders with Yunnan and Szechwan) by the foreigner who posted this cover.
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2062 North East Provinces, Parcel Post : 1948 (Oct.) surcharged in black $500,000 on $5,000,000 grey-lilac block of six from the top of the sheet, fine unused without gum as issued. Chan NEP7.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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