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China Covers / Incoming Mail
 
 
 

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Lot 2361 China, Official Mail : 1900 (14 Mar.; Kuang Hsu 26th year, 2nd month, 13th day) official envelope (185 x 355mm.) from the Military Secretary and Governor of Kiangnan and Kiangsi to the Governor of Hunan and Hupeh, showing on reverse manuscript "Pass onto Wen Po Chu for express delivery" and Wen Po Chu receiving h.s. in red, and bearing on front C.I.P. 1c. (2, one has short perf. at foot) and 2c., cancelled by "Nanking" bilingual c.d.s., with framed "Imperial Post/Hankow Office/Postage Paid/Do not demand, do not pay" arrival h.s. adjacent, two horizontal filing folds, one of which crosses 1c. stamp, very fine and immensely rare combination of Wen-Po-Chu and Imperial Post Office.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000


Provenance: Peter I. Padget.

References: Directorate General of Posts, Ministry of Communications. The Revenue Surcharges China 1897, Vol. II, p. 941.
  Realized HK$138,000
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Lot 2362 China, Official Mail : 1915 (2 Nov.) "On Postal Service" double registered envelope from Peking to Moukden (4.12), showing "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s., framed registration h.s., and "AR" in oval h.s., and boxed registration h.s. alongside, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,840
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Lot 2363 China, Min Chu Post : 1883 (Kuang Hsu, 9th year) red-band envelope from Canton by Letter Company "Wei chan Hou" to Shanxi, showing manuscript "To pay postage as usual", with original enclosure, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$14,950
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Lot 2364 China, Min Chu Post : 1898 (28 Nov.) envelope to Nantungchow, showing "Hweichow, Lau Gon Lee Letter Company" unframed h.s. in red on reverse, with manuscript notation "To pay postage 100 cash, letter to be charged on arrival as usual", and bearing on front C.I.P. 2c. scarlet, cancelled by "Hangchow" dollar dater of "28 Nov 98", with "Shanghai arrival dollar dater (30.11) on reverse, the envelope originating in the Min Hsin Chu, then passed to the Imperial Post for transmission from Hangchow to Shanghai, from where the Min Hsin Chu then delivered it to the addressee, the cover is opened out for display and has some ageing, fine and rare combination usage of the Min Chu and Imperial Post with the rare Hangchow dollar dater. A phenomenal postal history item of the highest exhibition calibre.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


References: Explore Dollar Daters (1897-1913). (Taipei: Philatelic Writer's Club, 2007), p. 33.
  Realized HK$149,500
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Lot 2365 China, Postal Formulars : 1908 (26 Oct.) Chinese Imperial Posts declaration form for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. scarlet block of four and 10c. green, cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2366 China, Postal Formulars : 1908 (4 Dec.) Chinese Imperial Posts declaration form for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. scarlet and 10c. green vertical strip of three, cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2367 China, Postal Formulars : 1908 (12 Feb.) Chinese Imperial Posts declaration form for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. green vertical strip of four, two stamps with pre-printing horizontal paper folds, and 10c. sky blue, cancelled by"Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2368 China, Postal Formulars : 1909 (20 Apr.) Chinese Imperial Posts declaration form for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. green pair and single with 10c. sky-blue, cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2369 China, Postal Formulars : 1908 (14 Sept. and 13 Nov.) Chinese Imperial Posts declaration forms (2) for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c. scarlet vertical strip of three and 4c. chestnut respectively, cancelled by"Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 2370 () China, Contract Mail : 1906 part wrapper fronts (2), both showing "Mail Matter Under Contract/I.P.O. Tientsin" double-ring h.s. and "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 600 - 800
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2371 China, 1899 (27 Mar.) red-band envelope to Canton (1.4) bearing on reverse Waterlow 2c. pair, cancelled by "Foochow" dollar dater, with "Canton" arrival dollar dater adjacent, fine to very fine strike, a few cover tears on address side not affecting stamps nor markings.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2372 China, 1901 (10 Jan.) red-band envelope to Shanghai (15.1) bearing C.I.P. 4c., cancelled by "Kiungchow" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Postage already paid, do not demand, do not pay" framed h.s. on reverse, the envelope redirected to Berlin (arrival) via Hong Kong (22.1), with Hong Kong 2c. vertical pair applied for redirection overseas and cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (18.1), with "T" unframed h.s. of the Chinese Post Office, as the foreign postage has been underpaid, envelope opened out for display.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$59,800
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Lot 2373 China, 1901 (8 Sept.) double registered red-band envelope to Peking (18.9) via Shanghai (10.9) bearing 4c. chestnut, cancelled by "Ngankin" bilingual c.d.s. and 5c., tied by "RR" and Chinese "Acknowledgement of Receipt…" unframed h.s., fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2374 China, 1901-1913 postcards (4) to Europe bearing various values, with two combination frankings of C.I.P. issues and France "Chine" 5c. stamps (4, one has tear), including 1901 postcard from Tientsin to Paris bearing C.I.P. 1c. (2), 2, and 5c. with "Chine" 5c. interpanneau pair, the Chinese postage apparently applied for 14c. registered rate but sent by ordinary mail.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
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Lot 2375 China, 1902 (Nov.) registered envelope to Peking (12.11) bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 5c. (oxidised), cancelled by "Imperial Post Office/Huchow" bilingual circular and "R" circular h.s., showing unusual type of printed registration label, scarce cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 2376 China, 1902 (4 Nov.) double registered envelope to Peking (12.11) via Shanghai (7.11) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 4c. pair and 5c. (oxidised), cancelled by "A.R." h.s. in circle, with "Canton" origin c.d.s. (faint strike) and "R" unframed h.s. on front.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2377 China, 1904 (25 Jan.) envelope to Germany (25.2) via French P.O. in Tientsin (2.2) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c. pane of twenty with interpane or sheet margins at sides, cancelled by "Chinan" bilingual c.d.s. and additionally cancelled by "Oldenburg" arrival c.d.s., fine double rate franking with a complete pane of the 1c.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2378 China, 1905-09 postcards (6) to Shanghai (5) and London, the domestic cards each bearing C.I.P. 1c. and the foreign card bearing 5c. (overpaid by 1c.), cancelled by "Newchwang" bilingual c.d.s., apparently in different styles, one card creased and another with minor age spots. From the Everall correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 2379 China, 1907 (21 Dec.) double registered decorative envelope from Moukden/Shenyang to Tientsin (4.1.08) bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c block of six with interpane margin, cancelled by "3rd Branch Post Office of Moukden/Shenyang" tombstone h.s., with matching registration h.s. just tying the block, light ageing and envelope a little reduced at top, nevertheless fine and immensely rare usage.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, THE ONLY RECORDED INSTANCE OF A DOUBLE REGISTERED COVER WITH THE SPECIAL CANCELLATION FROM NORTH EAST CHINA.
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Lot 2380 China, 1908 (27 Apr.) leather postcard to Hanoi (14.5), redirected to Japan bearing C.I.P. 1c., cancelled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. and additionally tied by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (2.5), underpaid, so charged Postage Due with "T" h.s. in blue, forwarded to Yokohama via Hong Kong (20.5), with "I'm in the swim in Shanghai" handpainted multicolored caricature on reverse picturing man in water and animal assisting him, minor wear but an intriguing item and an unusual example of a leather postcard used in China.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2381 China, 1911 (7 May) envelope from the Kham Region bordering Tibet and Szechwan Province addressed to Colonel Bailey in Edinburgh, Scotland via Chengtu (20.5) and French P.O. in Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 1c., 2c., and 7c., cancelled by "Tatsienlu" bilingual segmented c.d.s. Rare usage from this small post office in Sikang.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 2382 China, 1912 (19 Aug.) registered envelope to Manchester, England (2.9) via London (2.9) bearing on front and back 1912 "Republic of China" Statistical Dept. overprint 3c. blue- green strips of three and pairs (2), cancelled by "Newchwang" bilingual c.d.s., showing registration framed h.s. and "Changchun-H/I.J.P.O." transit c.d.s. (20.8) in violet adjacent, opened out for display, highly attractive usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 2383 China, 1922 (3 Jan.) double registered envelope to Shanghai (4.1) bearing on front and back Postal Service Anniversary 1c. and 6c. (2), cancelled by "Ningpo" bilingual c.d.s., showing "R/Ningpo/No. 6" framed h.s and "A.R." circular h.s., fine and appealing commercial usage of the commemorative stamps.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 2384 China, 1922 (10 June) registered envelope (with original enclosure) to Jingte via Kinghsien (14.6) and Haohsien (15.6) bearing on reverse Junk 3c. "L"-shaped strip of three, cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing Jingte Sub-Office tombstone h.s. on front, some insect damage just affecting one stamp.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2385 China, 1927 (22 Aug.) "On Government Service" double registered local express envelope from the Chief Inspectorate of the Chinese Government Salt Revenue Department in Peking bearing Junk Second Peking printing 1c. and 5c. pair, cancelled by "Peking 6" bilingual c.d.s., with "AR" unframed h.s. and printed registration label adjacent, delivered on the same day with "Peking" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, attractive example of this 11c. rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2386 China, 1927 (25 Oct.) registered envelope to the Chinese Consul in Tashkent in Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic bearing on reverse Junk Second Peking 10c. strip of three, cancelled by "Tientsin 1" bilingual c.d.s., with Russian Tashkent arrival c.d.s. adjacent (4.11), scarce destination.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2387 China, 1928 (20 Sept.) envelope to the U.S.A. bearing Junk Second Peking 10c. blue, cancelled by "Kiukiangfu/Kiukiang" bilingual c.d.s., very late usage of this c.d.s. type.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 2388 China, 1932 (17 Apr.) envelope to the U.S.A. bearing on reverse Junk Second Peking 1c. and 4c. olive-green "L"-shaped strips of three, cancelled by "Saratsi" bilingual c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2389 China, 1932 (8 July) envelope to Nara, bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen First London printing 1c. orange and 4c. green, cancelled by "Nagasaki Japan" c.d.s. and partial "Paquebot" framed h.s. in red, with another fine strike alongside.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2390 China, 1935-36 envelopes (2) from Tsingtao to Tientsin and from Ningsi to Hong Kong each bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 5c. green, cancelled by "Train Office No. 5/Tsingtao-Tsinan" and "Train Office No. 2/Yeenkons-Sun" c.d.s. respectively.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2391 China, 1936-45 envelopes (4) to England, Lithuania, Sweden and the U.S.A. bearing various issues, including 1936 insured letter formular envelope from Tsingtao to Lithuania bearing Reaper 50c. (2) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 25c., the other three envelopes are censored, a few faults (4).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2392 China, 1936 (28 Oct.) registered envelope from Honan Province to Anhwei Province bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c. vertical pair and Martyr 1c. (3, with marginal requisition number pair), cancelled by c.d.s. for the 13c. rate, postal examiner's framed h.s. indicating contents weighing 10 grams.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2393 China, 1937 (3 June) "On Service" registered airmail envelope to England (14.6) via Hong Kong (3.6) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing $2 with "scar on cheek" plate variety and Air 25c. and 45c., cancelled by "Canton S.O. No. 4" bilingual c.d.s. Chan 327var.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,610
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Lot 2394 China, 1938 (31 Mar.) unsealed printed matter envelope to Changsha (25.5) with "Liverpool Gt. Britain B" meter mark "½d. Paid" origin duplex, forwarded from Changsha to Canton (30.6) and eventually returned to sender, showing "Undeliverable for Reason Stated/Return to Sender" framed h.s. in violet, with "Rebuts" framed h.s. in orange and matching "Canton" c.d.s. (6.6) of the dead letter office and "London" transit duplex (8.8) on reverse. Impressive treatment of a printed-matter usage, more than four months in transit.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2395 China, 1940-44 censored envelopes (4), bearing various issues, including Kwangsi and East Szechwan surcharges of "20" cents on 13c. Hong Kong Martyrs, three are sent overseas, some faults.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2396 China, 1942 (15 June) envelope to Japan via Wuhu (17.6) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing 16c. olive, cancelled by "Wuwei" dotted rim d.s., some insect damage on reverse but not affecting any markings.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2397 China, 1944 (24 Apr.) registered airmail envelope to England bearing various issues including Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing perf. 13 $2 blue-green on native paper, cancelled by "Shapinpa" dotted rim d.s., Indian censor's tape at left. Chan 557, etc.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$920
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Lot 2398 China, 1944 (27 Apr.) registered airmail/surface triple weight envelope to New York (1-3.6) via Miami (1.6) bearing various issues totaling $25.60 including surcharge of "50" cents with vertical bars for East Szechwan on 16c., cancelled by "Chungking bilingual dotted rim d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2399 China, 1944 (2 Aug.) registered airmail/surface double weight envelope to Sweden via India, Egypt, Turkey and Bulgaria (29.8) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $1 and $5 block of five ($26 rate), cancelled by "Kunming (Yunnanfu)" bilingual c.d.s. and additionally tied by "Sofia" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Par Avion" framed bilingual cachet in red on front with additional strike on reverse, Indian Censor's tape at left tied by brown wax seals and hexagonal cachet, British "RM" circular cachet, "Istanbul" framed d.s. in brown, and German Censor's "Ag" circular h.s. in violet.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000


An extremely rare routing with historically significant timing. By the time the cover reached Bulgaria, which was allied with Germany, neighbouring Romania had been invaded by the Soviet Union, which completed its conquest of that nation on 31 August. The Soviet Union declared war on Bulgaria on 5 September, and Bulgaria immediately surrendered.
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2400 China, 1945 (24 Apr.) registered express airmail envelope used within Kansu Province to Lanchow bearing Unit Express stamp and on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Central Trust printing $1 irregular block of eight, cancelled by "Tienshui" bilingual dotted rim d.s., slightly reduced at top due to rough opening, unusually late usage of the Unit stamp.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,185
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Lot 2401 China, 1946 (23 Oct.) registered express envelope to Shanghai (25.10) bearing on reverse various issues including Dr. Sun Yat-sen Paicheng typographed $6 violet-blue, cancelled by "Tangtu" dotted rim d.s., the cover was made from a piece of newspaper, and has some wear which does not affect stamps or markings. Chan 773.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200


The Paicheng printing $6 stamp was intended for the $6 foreign mail printed matter rate, but pairs of the Central Trust or Paicheng printings $3 yellow were generally used for such covers, until the rate jumped to $40 in May 1946, rendering the stamp useless except as a supplemental value. It is rarely seen on cover.
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2402 China, 1947 (8 Feb.) registered envelope to the U.S.A (11.3) via Canton (12.2) bearing various issues including Paicheng typographed $2 blue-green on laid paper with imperforate left margin variety (35mm.), cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., cover with some wear, overall fine. Chan 788b.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2403 China, 1947 (20 Feb.) double weight airmail envelope to the U.S.A. bearing on reverse surcharged $300 on 10c. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing block of five and Savings Bank $100, cancelled by "Chengtu" bilingual dotted rim d.s. and additionally tied by Boat Mail framed h.s., a fine $1600 rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2404 China, 1948 (22 March) "Epidemic Prevention" folded wrapper with printed table for recording various health data, sent from West Szechwan near the Tibetan border to Siking (2.4) bearing on reverse surcharged $500 on $20 Dr. Sun Yat-sen London printing and $300 on 10c. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing (2), cancelled by "Kangting" bilingual dotted rim d.s., a fine $1100 franking for the $1000 printed-matter rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,725
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Lot 2405 China, 1948 (24 Apr.) registered airmail money remittance envelope to Shanghai (26.4) bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen $4000 marginal block of four, $5000, and surcharged $1000 on $2 brownish purple block of eight and strip of three, cancelled by "Lanchow" bilingual dotted rim d.s., one stamp scuffed, otherwise fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2406 China, 1948 (31 May) registered airmail money remittance envelope to Shanghai (5.6) bearing on front and back various values (15), cancelled by "Amoy" dotted rim d.s., stamps have faults.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2407 China, 1948 (1 Nov.) registered airmail money remittance envelope to Shanghai bearing on reverse various issues including $10,000 on 30c. Airmail block of four, cancelled by "Swatow" dotted rim d.s., minor cover wear, an unusually late use of the C.N.C. airmails well into the Gold Yuan period.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2408 China, Silver Yuan : 1949 (10 May) unfranked commercial envelope used within Fukien Province to Amoy, showing "Domestic Postage Paid/Pukiang" h.s., very fine strike.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2409 China, Bandit Mail : 1937 (20 June) envelope from Szechwan Province to Soochow (2.7) bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 5c. green, cancelled by "Lungtangcheng" c.d.s. and showing large Chinese framed h.s. stating "This train was robbed on the afternoon of June 21 at Junghsien, Changjiachang, and Jungpanshan" adjacent, with on reverse "Junghsien Sze" bilingual c.d.s. (21.7) and framed h.s. indicating recovery of the mail, fine and rare.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$18,400
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Lot 2410 China, Internment Camps : 1916 (4 Nov.) "Service des Prisonniers de Guerre" envelope from a German P.O.W. in Liverpool Concentration Camp, New South Wales, Australia to Changsha (18.12) via Shanghai (12.12), with original handwritten letter in German on "Concentration Camps, Australia Prisoner of War Letter" stationery, the envelope badly damaged at top right corner due to rough opening; also 1917 Red Cross "Agence des Prisonniers de Guerre" envelope to New York, showing "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., missing backflap and with central vertical fold.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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Lot 2411 China, Chinese Laabour Corps, WWI : 1916 (15 Apr.) small format special formular envelope from Chengyang to the British Labour Recruitment Office in Wei-Hai-Wei for Worker No. "53413" in France bearing Junk 3c., cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., small sealed opening fault at top, fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 2412 China, Chinese Laabour Corps, WWI : 1919 (2 June) small format special formular envelope from Tangshan to Worker No. "40627" in France, care of the Labour Office in Wei-Hai-Wei (deleted by "Tsingtau" h.s., with 4.6 c.d.s. on reverse) via Tsinan (3.6) and "Tsingtau/I.J.P.O." (4.6) bearing on reverse Junk 3c., cancelled by bilingual segmented c.d.s., very fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2413 () China, Chinese Laabour Corps, WWI : 1917-19 backs of small format special formular envelopes (5) bearing 1c. + 3c. frankings (2) and 3c. single frankings (3) from Wangkingto, Chengkwangtou (2), Matowcheng, and Tongshanfu, showing a fine array of transit c.d.s., including "Tsingtau/I.J.P.O." c.d.s., "Tientsin City/Central Station" + "Wei-Hai-Wei/Port Edward" c.d.s. (another has same British c.d.s.), very good to fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2414 () China, Chinese Laabour Corps, WWI : 1918-19 backs of small format special formular envelopes (4) from Wangkingto (3) and Lotai, with nice frankings, including 1c. + 3c. pairs (2), 3c. + 5c. pair, 3c. + 10c., and 1918 (2 Oct.) back bearing 1c. + 3c. (4, with strip of three) cancelled by "Wangkingto" bilingual c.d.s. and then redirected (?) with 1c. + 10c. cancelled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (6.10), showing "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (7.10) which also ties one of the stamps, the back crumpled, and two other backs also have small repairs on one side just affecting transit c.d.s., very good to fine, and an interesting group (4).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 2415 () China, Chinese Laabour Corps, WWI : 1919 backs of small format special formular envelopes (5) bearing 1c. strip of three, 1c. pair + single, 1c. +3c., and 1c. single franking from various towns, including Haiwa, Powtowchen (2), and Tungkwanghsieng, showing transit markings, with "Tsingtau/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (3), and "Tientsin" + "Wei-Hai-Wei" bilingual c.d.s., very good to fine (5).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2416 China, Internment Mail, WWII : 1944 envelope (c.) used locally in Shanghai from a civilian internee at "Lunghwa Civil Assembly Centre c/o Japanese Consulate General, Shanghai" to E. Mandelert, a Nestle company representative in Shanghai, showing Camp Censor's red circular cachet on front, small piece of reverse missing due to rough opening, but far away from the censor's marking and sender's return address on backflap.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
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Lot 2417 China, Internment Mail, WWII : 1945 envelopes (2) to London (one having been redirected and with arrival c.d.s.), showing "Internee mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O." framed h.s. in violet, two different types, one being with two additional Chinese characters and sent from Lincoln Avenue Camp with "Shanghai" origin c.d.s.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2418 China, French Indochina : 1943 (17 Nov.) Indochina Marshall Petain 6c. postal stationery envelope uprated with seven stamps at a total franking of 80 centimes sent by registered/surface mail from Vichy French Vietnam to Chungking via Hanoi (18.11), Dong-Dang (19.11), Pingsiangsi" (20.11) and Kweilin (30.11), cancelled by "Sam-Son Annam" c.d.s., several creases but an appealing foreign mail usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500


A very rare foreign mail usage of this Vichy postal stationery, especially to Nationalist China via the border crossing of Dong-Dang to Pingsiang. Although the Nationalist Chinese government declared war on the Axis nations on 8 December 1941, this did not technically apply to Vichy France and its few overseas territories.
  Realized HK$12,650
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Lot 2419 China, Germany : 1896-99 registered envelopes (3) from J. Maus in Lichtenthal, Germany to Canton (2) and Woosung (Shanghai) bearing spectacular Germany frankings (23 stamps in total), cancelled by c.d.s., showing "Canton" (2) or "Shanghai" arrival dollar daters, opened out for display and slightly reduced. An interesting group directly relating to the early days of the "Maus" philatelic covers.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2420 China, Germany : 1898 (14 Nov.) registered envelope from J. Maus in Lichtenthal, Germany to M. Breitenfeldt at Customs Woosung via German P.O. in Shanghai (2.12) bearing on front Germany 50pf. and on reverse 5pf. (2), cancelled by c.d.s., and showing on reverse "Woosung" arrival dollar dater, slightly reduced at both sides, but crisp strike of the Woosung dollar dater.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2421 China, Germany : 1907 (4 Mar.) postcard from Aachen to the Imperial Chinese Telegraphs at Yunnanfoo bearing Germany 10pf., cancelled by duplex, showing "Bhamo" (29.3) and "Tengyueh" (8.4) transit c.d.s., as well as arrival.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$7,475
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Lot 2422 China, Saudi Arabia : 1948 (7 Feb.) airmail envelope from Mecca, Saudi Arabia to Shufu (1.3) via Lanchow (26.2) bearing on reverse 1/8g., ½g., 3g., 5g. and 10g., cancelled by "Mecque" bilingual c.d.s., roughly opened and edge damage, but a remarkable usage. Apparently sent via Shanghai and based on the transit markings, and even with the 21 days transit time, this cover may have traveled by air the entire distance.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,380
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