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Asian Stamps & Postal History


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Lot 2439 Japan, 1898(c.) visiting card envelope from Yokohama to Tunisia "Via Canada" bearing Koban 2s. carmine-rose, cancelled by c.d.s., flap unsealed per printed-matter mail regulations, scarce printed-matter usage to an unusual destination. Scott 73.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,265
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Lot 2440 Japan, 1899 (Jan.) envelope from Yokohama to Tunis, Tunisia (arrival) bearing Koban 2s. (2) and 5s. (2, placed over the edge, both with rounded corner and one with split from such placement), cancelled by c.d.s., with Tunisia Postage Due perforated "T" 25c. applied on arrival, showing "12½ Ctms/T" h.s. in violet and "à percevoir" unframed h.s., adjacent and Tunis arrival c.d.s. on reverse, scarce and attractive usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 2441 Japan, 1917 (19 Feb.) "Prisoner of War Service" envelope from "Valentin Zittmar, Intern Camp," Aus, South West Africa to Nagoya (21.4 native c.d.s. on attached post office slip) via Hong Kong (9.4) showing "Commandant/Prisoner of War Camp/Aus" violet oval d.s. with "Passed Censor/*/16/99" blue circular h.s. adjacent and bilingual "Opened by Censor" South African red on white censor label on reverse, wrinkled and few small tears at top and some peripheral ageing, fine and very unusual usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
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Lot 2442 Japan, 1940-93, a mint collection, including miniature sheets and a large quantity of modern issues in complete sheets, mainly fine to very fine. Not illustrated.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 2443 Korea, 1900 (31 Mar.) "Empire de Corée/Ministère de l'Agriculture, du Commerce et des Travaux Publics/Direction Général des Postes" corner card envelope locally used within Seoul, bearing on front issued but not authorised for use "Tai-Han"overprint in red 1p. on 5p. pale yellow-green block of nine (3 x 3) and single, and on reverse"Tai-Han"overprint 1p. on 5p. green block of ten (5 x 2) from the left of the sheet, cancelled by "Seoul/ Corée" c.d.s., the single on front is not tied to the cover, thereby rendering question about its placement on the envelope. An incredible and immensely rare combination of stamps and franking, in spite of its philatelic inspiration. Scott 16Ab, 16A.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000


Expertisation: Philatelic Foundation certificate (2017).
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Lot 2444 Korea, 1904 (1 Apr.) U.S.S. Vicksburg Chemulpo local envelope bearing 1902 1ch. on 25p., 2ch. on 25p., 3ch. on 50p. and 3ch. on 25p., cancelled by "Chemulpo/Coree" c.d.s., shortish perfs. at top on the second stamp from placement over the edge, fine usage. Scott 35-36, 37-38.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 2445 Korea, 1901-03 2ch. (3) and 4ch. postal stationery cards and a postcard, one domestic (13 characters card) and the others to Europe, two 1ch. cards uprated, and the postcard bears 4ch., a few faults (5).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 2446 Korea, 1904 (25 Jan.) U.P.U. 25th Anniversary postcard from Chemulpo to Copenhagen, Denmark (19.2) "via Siberia" bearing Japan Chrysanthemum 1½s. (2) and 2s., all with forged Japan Offices in Korea overprints, tied by violet "Chemulpo/I.J.P.O." foreign-mail c.d.s. (date slug inserted sideways with "25" day inverted) with Russian transit c.d.s. (16/18.1) adjacent, very fine, rare and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000


Although the Japanese Offices in Korea overprints were withdrawn from sale at the end of 1900, they remained valid for postage. This card and its stamps were prepared and mailed by the legendary stamp dealer and forger H. Kuroiwa, probably at the request of a collector who wanted on-cover examples of the overprint.
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Lot 2447 Korea, 1905 (21 June) postcard from Gwendoline to London via Japan (26.6), bearing Falcon 1ch. and 3ch. tied by "Eunsan" Japanese P.O. native c.d.s., fine and very rare card showing this Japanese Offices in Korea-style cancellation on Korean Empire stamps prior to the 1 July 1905 official postal system amalgamation date of the Korean and Japanese postal systems. Scott 40, 42.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000
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Lot 2448 Korea, 1909 (18 Jan.) postcard to England bearing Japan Koban 4s. tied by "Chemulpo/Corea" violet non-standard foreign-mail c.d.s., very late usage of any Koban stamp regardless of place.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Unsold
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