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Our Next Auction will take place on November 1-4, 2014

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Our upcoming auction will take place again at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The 4,500 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 noteworthy rarities.

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China Stamps

The stamp section of the Ching Dynasty begins with a fine example of the 1878 (c.) Elephant essay, one of the final designs for the First Customs issue before the Large Dragons were finally adopted. The Large Dragons include a splendid array of first year (1878) cancellations from the Huang Ming-Jeng collection. The Second Customs issue is highlighted by Part 2 of "A Select Offering of Small Dragons Usages on Cover" with a further thirteen envelopes and postal stationery cards. The 1894-97 Dowager and New Currency surcharge issues feature a fine section of varieties from famous collections, as well as superb covers. Continuing with our tradition of offering elite items from the ever-popular Red Revenues, two highlights are the small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. mint block of four with surcharge inverted, one of only nine such blocks recorded, and the phenomenal reconstructed mint sheet of one hundred of the large figures 1c. on 3c. comprised of the four positional panes with sheet margins. The Republic of China contains a good range of the Provisional Neutrality overprints.

China Postal History

We are delighted to offer a portion of the correspondence of the Reverend J.N. Hayes, which recently turned up in the eastern United States. This fascinating new find of some twenty covers, which includes rare Customs and dollar dater cancellations, features a January 1897 usage of the New Currency surcharges during the transitional period between the Customs and Imperial Post prior to their official issue, and represents a new addition to the ten covers we have previously recorded with the stamps cancelled at Shanghai before the opening of the Imperial Post. There will also be a separate catalogue devoted to the "Evolution of Cancellations from the Northeastern Provinces of China (1886-1932)" and the exotic short-lived Hung Hsien Empire.

China Postal Stationery

A very interesting specialised representation, which includes rare varieties, cancellations, and Provinces.

The Elling O. Eide Local Posts of China Part 2 and Tibet

The second part of this formidable collection of the Local Posts, which will be offered in a separate catalogue, concentrates on the stamps, with essays, proofs, large multiples, and varieties. There is a wealth of artwork to be found for these picturesque stamps with exotic designs, including examples from both the Waterlow and De La Rue archives. Among the complete sheets are the Wei-Hai-Wei second issue 2c. and 5c. There is also a notable representation of combination covers from most of the Treaty Ports. The Tibet is a comprehensive collection covering all periods of both the postal history and stamps.

Foreign Post Offices in China

We are proud to offer the vast collection of the "U.S. Influence in China" formed by Dr. Bruce Jay Lewin. Commencing in the early nineteenth century, there is a wealth of mail to and from China spanning over one hundred years. Besides the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai markings, there is an excellent range of Consular usages from throughout China. From the purely Chinese perspective, there are fine Customs and Imperial usages, as well as outstanding Local Post combinations. The American presence in China is conveyed by the multitude of fascinating covers to be found throughout.

The Liberated Areas of the People's Republic of China

There are three fine collections formed over 15-20 years ago, which combine to form the nucleus of what is truly an outstanding representation of the primitive stamps issued during this important and tumultuous historical period. Replete with rarities, the stamp which forms the centerpiece of this splendid offering is the unique example of the Jiangsi Red Post 1930 1c. rose-red (Yang RP9) on piece cancelled by c.d.s.

People's Republic of China

Once again, there is a large offering of the issues from 1949 to present, with rarities such as a pristine unused set of the 1958 International Union of Students Congress 8f. and 22f. errors with wrong inscriptions, and a formidable range of complete sheets including the 1968 Directives of Chairman Mao (W10) and 1980 Year of the Monkey.

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports

There will be a separate catalogue devoted to these two subjects. A fine collection of the Queen Victoria issues features specialised sections of the three rarest stamps : 1863-70 perf. 12.5 4c. with an exceptionally fine usage on cover from Canton, the watermarked 18c. with a mint example showing the reversed watermark variety, and the 96c. olive-bistre mint (#32 in Ng Kwai-lung's definitive listing). There are a multitude of varieties including the popular QEII issues, a superb collection of maritime mail, which includes the early handstruck markings and elusive marine sorters, and Treaty Ports with early mail and rare cancellations.

Other Asian Countries

Our customary offering covers the entire spectrum and includes Japan, early Netherlands East Indies postal history, and North and South Korea.

If you have a collection or individual items you wish to sell, or simply have stamps or covers you no longer need, why not take advantage of our industry-leading prices, preeminent market position, worldwide customer list, extensive promotion, and unrivalled reputation.

If you have any questions about consigning or need any assistance, please don't hesitate to speak with Cecilia, Robert, Daniel, or me.

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