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Our Next Auction on December 4 - 7 promises to be another
Major Auction of China & Hong Kong

Our December 2017 auction is building up to be another major philatelic event and the end of the year highlight of what has been another outstanding auction season for Interasia in 2017. There are already a number of major specialised collections in house, representing an exceptional range of both postal history and stamps, encompassing many facets of Chinese and Hong Kong philately. If you have any China, Hong Kong or Asia collections that you are no longer interested in or stamps or covers that you are thinking of selling, take advantage of the fantastic opportunity to consign to this "must attend" auction for the leading collectors and dealers.

The sale already includes an outstanding array of Large Dragons, highlighted by a further portion of the magnificent Olsson collection, fantastic Dowagers and 1897 New Currency Surcharges rarities and postal history, important Red Revenues, and the Silver Yuan collection formed by the legendary student and collector William E. Jones that has not been seen on the market in decades. Chinese Local Posts are highlighted by an important exhibition collection that includes a substantial offering of die proofs and art work, while we already have substantial offerings of Liberated Areas and People's Republic, highlighted by major Red and Soviet Post rarities, the unique set of blocks of the 1952 Russian Revolution "Soviet" errors and the 1967 Cultural Revolution unissued "Blue Heaven." Hong Kong and Treaty Ports include Nick Halewood's King George VI definitives, Philippe Orsetti's award-winning Japanese Occupation, and a major collection of Amoy 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.


Auction Highlights

China encompasses exciting Ching Dynasty, with a wealth of stamp rarities and a wide range of interesting postal history from the Customs and early Imperial Post. 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 Small Dragons feature both elusive imperforate between varieties and unusual covers. A specialised offering of 1894 60th Birthday of the Dowager Empress includes proofs, large multiples, varieties, and cancellations, with the various printings represented in superlative quality. The undoubted highlight of the 1897 New Currency surcharges is one of the two recorded extant blocks of four of the large figures surcharge 1.5mm. setting on the Dowager first printing 30c. on 24ca., the "Red Ruby" (ex Sir Percival David). In addition to a plenitude of varieties, there is an equally magnificent assembly of covers. The 1897 Red Revenue surcharges feature two outstanding collections. The "MacArthur" collection, which was formed by a discerning philatelist who possesses a keen eye for rarity, quality and the unusual, is comprised of choice examples, whether these be the basic values, rare varieties, multiples, or usages on cover. The Aaron Li collection consists of a remarkable plating study (replete with multiples and varieties), and a study of the cancellations. His important study of the original basic stamp positions of the 3c. Revenue stamp will be offered intact.

The Coiling Dragons and later issues include many fine postal history usages, as does the companion and extensive section of specialised Postal Stationery. As one of the pioneering students of the Silver Yuan stamps and domestic postage paid handstamps and labels, the name William E. Jones is legendary in this field. Now, just over forty years since his passing, we are privileged to offer his remarkable collection of this complex subject. The Local Posts of China includes an award winning collection of Shanghai and its Postal System, including Large Dragons, an exquisite assembly of artwork of the Shanghai 1893 Jubilee issue, which was originally in the Dr. Wei-liang Chow collection, and the other Ports. There are also fine sections of Chinese Provinces, Taiwan, Foreign Post Offices, Tibet, and Mongolia.

People's Republic already include substantial sections of both the Liberated Areas and the General Issues, including rarities, highlighted by the unique set of blocks of the 1952 Russian Revolution "Soviet" errors and the 1967 Cultural Revolution unissued "Blue Heaven"; Central and Southwest China Liberated Areas postal history; and a major holding of J and T series miniature and complete sheets.

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports already feature the final part of Nick Halewood's King George VI definitives, Philippe Orsetti's award-winning Japanese Occupation, including extremely rare commercial usages from Tai Po, Sheung Wan and Wanchai, and an important collection of Amoy postal history with major pieces from the Ishikawa, Beckeman and D'Almada collections. Complementing this is a desirable range of postal stationery, a fascinating collection of the Official seals, as well as a formidable assembly of used Postal Fiscals, highlighted by the unique example of the 1891 "S.D." overprint inverted, and the unique cover from the 1843 wreck of the Memnon originating from Hong Kong/China.

The Other Asian Countries include Japanese Occupation rarities from Brunei and North Borneo, as well as another strong section of North Korea stamps and postal history.

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