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Our Next Auction will take place on June 26-29, 2016

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Our upcoming auction will again take place at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The auction comprises nearly 4,000 lots, with five catalogues. There is a broad and deep range of material encompassing the full spectrum of the philately and postal history of China, Hong Kong, and Asia.

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 June 20 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.

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China stamps and postal history 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. A highly specialised offering of the Dowager Empress 60th Birthday and 1897 New Currency surcharges is replete with varieties and rarities, including the small figures surcharge 10c. on 9ca. with surcharge double and a very fine example of the legendary "Red Ruby". There is an extensive section of the ever-popular Red Revenues with many multiples, including a mint block of four of the small figures surcharge 2c. on 3c. with surcharge inverted. The later issues and Special Purpose stamps include further studies from the incomparable Beckeman collection, including outstanding Gold Yuan, with the Hankow surcharges.

Among the many China postal history highlights is a fine range of Customs Mail Matter usages and a superb collection of the Chinese Labour Corps during the First World War offered intact. The Foreign Post Offices and Chinese Provinces include the Russian Post Office in Kashgar with combination usages. Specialised postal stationery features "Sold in Bulk" proofs and a study of the locally printed third issue.

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

We are also honoured 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, Northeastern 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 examples of the 1964 unissued Peking Opera Masks 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, including two complete mint sheets of the 1980 Year of the Monkey. The Liberated Areas are strong in the issues of Port Arthur & Dairen.

The stamps of Hong Kong comprise a representation of all periods and reigns, highlighted by a major collection of Queen Elizabeth II varieties and errors, including the 1961 Hong Kong University gold omitted on first day cover. The postal history features the outstanding Hong Kong and Treaty Ports collection formed by Mick Goldsmith, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Study Circle, containing many elusive and interesting covers which have never before been seen on the public market.

Finally, the other Asian countries include 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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