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Our Upcoming Auction will take place on April 1 - 4, 2017

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Our upcoming auction will again take place at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The auction once again promises to be a major philatelic event and the highlight of the Spring 2017 stamp auction season in Asia, comprising over 3,200 lots, with four catalogues and including a number of important specialised collections. There is a broad and deep range of material encompassing the full spectrum of the philately and postal history of China, People's Republic, Hong Kong, and Asia. The times of the various sessions are contained in both the on-line and printed catalogues. Public viewing will be from 9 am to 6 pm on March 30 and 31 also at the Excelsior Hotel, in the Kellett Room, Level 3.

Live Auction Internet Bidding

We will again have Live Auction Bidding for the auction. This means that you will be able to bid in real time, from your own home, office or hotel, through the internet, as if you were in the auction room - all you need is a computer, a fast internet connection, and to be registered in advance. You must register BEFORE the auction and be approved in order to participate in Live Auction Bidding. Please register as early as possible and in any event by March 25 for this auction. People who registered for the last auction and were approved do not need to register again and can use their existing user name and password. Please note that the links to the live auction are new for this auction.

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China encompasses exciting Ching Dynasty, with interesting Customs and early Imperial Post postal history. We are once again honoured to have a further selected offering from the Jane and Dan Sten Olsson collection of Large Dragons, with unique essays, proofs, complete sheets, rare Settings, and some of the most important covers in existence, including earliest usages, spectacular frankings, incoming mail, and Hong Kong, Japan and U.S. combinations.

The undoubted highlight of the 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress is one of the two recorded extant sets of the Mollendorf printing in complete sheets of twenty-five (illustrated in Prize Selections from the Rocpex Taipei '81), while there are also complete panes of twenty-five of the first printing 12ca. and 24ca., and a wonderful array of covers.

The 1897 New Currency surcharges are represented by rare imperforate between varieties from the various surcharge settings and issues.

Choice panes of various values of the 1897 Red Revenue surcharges continue this unique theme of significant multiples for all the 1878-97 issues.

The Republic of China includes the Provisional Neutrality surcharged for use in Hankow, Nanking and Changsa $2 (2) on local Nanking envelope and the rare Statistical Department of Customs $1 with overprint inverted from the Henry Nyi collection.

The specialised collection of Japanese Post Offices in China and the Allied Intervention in Siberia formed by Dr. Hiroshi Yoshikawa features among the Foreign Post Offices, with a 1 December 1876 envelope from Newchwang being one of the very earliest usages from the Chinese Customs Post in Manchuria.

There are also fine sections of the other Foreign Post Offices, Chinese Provinces, Taiwan, and Local Posts.

There is extensive postal stationery with a specialised collection of the 1907 C.I.P. third issue, including day of issue usage (1 Oct. 1907) and double card variety folded at right.

The People's Republic of China includes our usual strong in-depth offering of all issues from 1949 to present, with the popular sets and miniature sheets, as well as complete sheets of the Year of the Monkey, along with Liberated Areas Soviet Post rarities.

Hong Kong features the "K. Ashleigh" collection in the classic period, notable for its study of the Queen Victoria overprints and surcharges, replete with outstanding varieties, and Queen Victoria blocks and large multiples. Among the rare and desirable varieties are exceptional examples of the 1880 5c. on 8c. inverted and double surcharges (the latter illustrated in Webb), 1891 7c. on 10c. double surcharge mint, and one of two known examples of the 1897 Postal Fiscal $1 on $2 perf. 14 dull bluish green with the Chinese diagonal handstamp omitted (S.G. F11b; ex Dale-Lichtenstein). The complete pane of the Jubilee 2c. from the D'Almada collection is one of the three such surviving largest multiples. Modern issues include the first part of Nick Halewood's awarded-winning collection of King George VI Definitives, as well as his Queen Elizabeth 1954-62 wilding Definitives.

Finally, the Other Asian Countries include the final part of the Dr. Taizo Maeda Gold Medal collection of North Korea, with significant proofs and noteworthy multiples, as well as postal history.


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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