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Our Next Auction will take place on June 26 - 29

Dear fellow collectors,

Our Spring auction will now take place on June 26 - 29. The auction comprises almost 4,000 lots, with five catalogues. There is a broad and deep range of material encompassing the full spectrum of Chinese and Hong Kong philately. We will be previewing the auction at the International Philatelic Exhibition in New York on May 28 - June 4, and if you are attending the exhibition, I hope that you will stop by and see us. We will be at Booth 833. I look forward to your participation in the June auction, as well as seeing many of you in New York. As always, we are available if you need any help or advice with your collecting.

The auction already includes a very fine array of China, People's Republic, Hong Kong and Asia, and will be another important auction from the leading stamp auction house for China and Hong Kong. China encompasses exciting Ching Dynasty and features the T.S. Yang collection of the 1878-97 issues with a fascinating array of cancellations throughout, as well as interesting postal history. Among the many China highlights from other vendors is the unique 1879 Large Dragon cover from the Hancock correspondence used from the Customs Post in Tamsui and selected Large Dragons from the Jane and Dan Sten Olsson collection.

The "Nostalgia" Collection of French Mail to and from the Far East, a comprehensive study of this exciting area, includes many rare items and will be an important provenance for collectors of this field in future years.

We are also pleased to be offering the final and most substantial part of the outstanding collection of Manchuria formed by the late Robert W. Farquhar, which comprises Manchukuo, North East Provinces and the Liberated Area issues, with important postal history throughout.

The People's Republic of China features a number of rarities and includes the two 1964 unissued Peking Opera Masks examples pictured in the Yang catalogue as well as mint and used examples of the "Whole Country is Red". There will also be our usual strong offering of the popular sets and miniature sheets, as well as Liberated Areas.

Hong Kong stamps are highlighted by a major group of varieties and errors with particular strength in the QEII commemoratives, including the 1961 Hong Kong University gold omitted on first day cover. The postal history includes the outstanding Hong Kong and Treaty Ports collection of Mick Goldsmith, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Study Circle, which contains many elusive and interesting covers that have never before been seen on the public market.

Finally, the Other Asian Countries includes the first part of the Dr. Taizo Maeda Gold Medal collection of North Korea, which is complemented by a select group of early postal history from another overseas vendor.

If you have any questions or need any help with your consignment or your collecting, please do not hesitate to contact Cecilia, Robert, Daniel or me.

Best regards,



Interasia is the world's largest full-line auctioneer of China and Hong Kong stamps and postal history, with a well-deserved reputation for superior realisations and having the largest and broadest offerings of material in our sales. Our auctions in Hong Kong, the center of Chinese and Asian philately, are major events, producing market-leading prices. If you have a China, Hong Kong or Asia collection or good individual items you wish to sell, why not take advantage of our preeminent market position, worldwide customer list, extensive advertising and promotion, renowned expertise and unrivalled reputation. Notwithstanding our size and market position, we highly value each of our consignors from the smallest to the largest and work to get maximum realizations for all of them. Contact us today to consign to the world's leading auctioneer for China, Hong Kong and Asia.


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