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Lot 2423 China, 1900-48 (c.), an interesting and varied group of envelopes, including several early Min Chu stampless envelopes, 1941 unfranked envelope from a German P.O.W. in Australia to Shanghai with China Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chung Hwa printing 8c. applied for the poste restante fee, and 1948 registered airmail envelope from Yee Tsoong Tobacco Co. to Virginia bearing values (5) with "YTT" perfins, mainly fine (23).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 2424 China, 1906-12 postcards (8) to Europe (6), Madagascar (scarce destination), and U.S.A. bearing C.I.P. frankings mostly paying 4c. international postcard rate, one with 1c. single franking and another with 5c. but no transit or arrival markings, two are from Yunnan with stamps cancelled by Yunnanfu and Mengtsz bilingual c.d.s., mainly fine (8).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 2425 China, 1908-35 envelopes (6) with various large frankings, nearly all foreign mail usages (one with a stamp missing) and an "On Service" airmail envelope from Tsingtao to Chungking, some faults but a useful group (6).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 2426 China, 1908-2003, a small group of envelopes and cards, including 1908 postcard from Amoy to the U.S.A. bearing C.I.P. 4c. chestnut, and 1941 Sun Yat-sen 30c. postal stationery censored card from an American civilian detainee in Shanghai to the U.S.A. uprated with Martyr Peking printing 30c., good to fine (30).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$8,050
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Lot 2427 China, 1912-31 envelopes (7) and postal stationery cards (4), mostly with foreign mail usages to Denmark or France, including 1925 envelopes (3) to Denmark bearing various Junk values (13) cancelled by "Antung" bilingual c.d.s., mainly fine to very fine (11).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$5,520
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Lot 2428 China, 1920-49(c.), a diverse assembly of envelopes and some postal stationery cards with numerous scarce and interesting frankings, usages, and markings, including Sinkiang, Szechwan, and postwar usage of Nationalist stamps in Sinkiang, and Northeastern Provinces, mainly fine, a few faults (42).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
  Realized HK$80,500
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Lot 2429 China, 1924-39 envelopes (14) bearing various issues, including 1924 envelope to Norway bearing Chinese Constitution Anniversary 1c. and 3c. strip of three, mainly fine (14).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2430 China, 1927-43 envelopes (7) and a piece bearing various issues, a few unusual destinations (Palestine and Estonia), 1937 value-declared envelope from Netherlands sent via Hong Kong to Ceylon and forwarded to Shanghai, mixed quality but several useful items (8).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 2431 China, 1929-41 envelopes to Europe (3) and the U.S.A. (6) bearing values to $1, mostly registered, and all with ships' names endorsements, generally fine (9).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2432 China, 1930-47, a correspondence of envelopes (21) and a postcard from Shanghai to Denmark, mainly postwar airmail usages with a wide variety of frankings, mainly fine to very fine (22).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 2433 China, 1943-49 envelopes (10), mostly Silver Yuan including Postage Paid h.s., mainly fine to very fine, a few faults (10).
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$27,600
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Lot 2434 China, 1948-50 envelopes (7) bearing various values and reflecting the tremendous fluctuations of postal rates on account of the rampant inflation during this period, comprising Chinese National Currency, Gold Yuan with 1949 (17 May) envelope from Shanghai to France bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen $100,000 (16, with block of fifteen) sent ten days prior to the liberation of Shanghai, and Taiwan with 1950 envelope from Fangliao to Taipei (23.9) bearing surcharged 10c. on $2,000,000 block of four, mainly fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,300
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