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Our Upcoming Auction is taking place on July 18-20, 2015

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Our upcoming auction will take place again at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The 2,620 lot sale includes another outstanding offering of China and Hong Kong stamps and postal history, with important Ching Dynasty and Republic of China rarities, substantial postal history, and a major section of People's Republic and Liberated Areas with notable rarities.

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The Ching Dynasty features two recently discovered Large Dragons covers of historical importance. The first envelope, mailed in 1882, bearing Large Dragons 1878 thin paper 1ca. pair and 1882 wide margin 5ca. pair, is from an American sailor on board the U.S.S. "Palos" sent home to Iowa by the U.S. Consul in Tientsin through the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai. The other is a magnificent 1886 registered envelope from Tientsin to Germany franked with 1886 thick paper 5ca. strip of three in combination with France 25c. pair, being only the third registered envelope recorded with Large Dragons used during the proper period.

Among the many stamp highlights too numerous to mention is a specialised offering of the 1894 Dowager Empress Commemorative issues and New Currency surcharges comprising over 250 lots replete with rarities and varieties. The Red Revenues include a nice group of panes of the large figures surcharge 1c. on 3c. The Coiling Dragons are complete in mint blocks of four.

There is a fine offering of postal history with covers from every period between 1882-1949, and the postal stationery is represented by its own specialised section, which is a regular feature of our auctions. In addition, there is an extensive section of original collection lots, both of a specialised and general nature, with a noteworthy old-time collection of cancellations.

The more esoteric features a remarkable collection of the Manchuria Local overprints offered intact in twelve volumes, which includes approximately 570 covers. Then, there is Taiwan, while the Tibet, Mongolia, and China Local Posts are represented by a choice and unusual array of covers.

People's Republic of China and the Liberated Areas

The large offering of the People's Republic is noteworthy for a number of the rarities from both the early period, including a fantastic sheet margin example of the 1956 unissued Views of Peking with background of rays of sunlight, and the Cultural Revolution with the 1968 unissued Victory stamp and the undoubted highlight - a wonderful mint block of four of the iconic "Whole Country is Red" 8f.

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports

The more than 500 lots include postal history with a fine section of early accountancy markings, while the stamps feature Queen Victoria mint blocks, Queen Elizabeth II errors, and the early Postal Fiscals. The highlight of the Treaty Ports is an 1873/74 printed circular from Tientsin to Hong Kong, being one of the earliest civilian usages from this port.

Other Asian Countries

These include Bhutan essays and proofs, and the Japanese and Thai Occupation of Malaya during World War II.


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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