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Sale 22



 
Lot 2687



Treaty Ports: Foochow, 1864 (5 May) printed "Overweg & Co. Tea Market Report" from Foochow to St. Petersburg, Russia "via Trieste" bearing 4c. grey, crisply cancelled and tied "B62" in blue, showing "Berlin Post-Exp 11/Anhalt Banh" framed transit d.s. (30.6) on reverse, rare handstruck "1" (1 silver groshen, applied in Trieste), rated "2" (pence) with "14" (kopecks) manuscript charge on reverse, very fine and attractive, a remarkable usage to an extraordinary destination, believed to be the earliest Treaty Port cover to Russia and the earliest known Treaty Port printed matter usage paid by an adhesive, also the earliest recorded 4c. single franking as well as the earliest known use of the 1863-71 4c. outside of Asia (one earlier to India), an important exhibition item to a rare, major destination in outstanding condition.
Estimate HK$ 120,000 - 150,000


THE EXTRAORDINARY 1864 USAGE FROM FOOCHOW TO RUSSIA.

Realized HK$264,500



 
Lot 2692



Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1861 (10 Nov.) printed circular from Kanagawa to Batavia, showing the very rare "Shanghae/Paid/C" c.d.s. with serifed letters in red (7.12; slightly enhanced), with matching also very rare "Shanghae/C" c.d.s. with serifed letters and "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (11.12) on reverse, rated "4" (pence ship letter fee Kanagawa to Shanghai), "4" (pence, charge for Shanghai to Singapore by P&O packet): and "25" (cents, Dutch Indies delivery charge), some small splitting along folds, fine and very important, with less than ten covers recorded by Proud with the "Shanghae/Paid" serifed c.d.s. and predating his and Webb's earliest recorded examples of both Shanghae c.d.s., making this by their records the earliest known usage of both Shanghae serifed marks, all enhanced by its being a printed matter usage, which in turn is further enhanced by its Japan origin with its probably the earliest known printed matter usage from Kanagawa (the small foreign community), a fantastic usage both from the Japanese perspective and the Shanghai marks, further enhanced by the Netherlands Indies destination.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


THE VERY RARE SERIFED SHANGHAE PAID C.D.S. ON PROBABLY THE EARLIEST KNOWN PRINTED MATTER USAGE FROM KANAGAWA.

Both of the serifed Shanghae cancellations were locally made and apparently were used until cancellers ordered from London arrived. They had been recorded by Proud used only during a three-month period: 24.12.61-7.2.62 in the case of the "Shanghae/Paid" and 24.12.61-23.2.62 for the "Shanghae" c.d.s.

Mail to Batavia transferred to HNMN (Dutch) steamer at Singapore (probably "Java").
Heretofore, the earliest printed matter usage from Kanagawa was thought to be in 1862 (two recorded from that year).


Realized HK$230,000



 
Lot 2715



U.S. Offices in China, 1868 (15 Oct.) "Olyphant & Co.'s Shanghae Prices Current" printed wrapper (with contents) to Hartford, U.S.A., bearing U.S.A. 2c. Black Jack (corner crease) cancelled by cork, showing "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl./Shanghai" c.d.s. adjacent, fine and extremely rare. An outstanding usage of this popular stamp, a key piece for a Shanghai or Black Jack collector.
Estimate HK$ 90,000 - 120,000


Expertisation: Peter Holcombe certificate (1986).

Provenance: Harry F. Allen
W.B. Lane
Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.

AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE U.S.A. 2C. BLACK JACK WRAPPER
FROM THE U.S. AGENCY IN SHANGHAI.

Realized HK$195,500



 
Lot 2699



Treaty Ports: Philippines, 1859 (7 Oct.) 5-page market report from Manila to Bilbao, Spain (7.12) "Via de Sues" bearing Queen Isabella II 5c. vermilion vertical pair (two ample to large margins, just in at left and bottom) tied by parillas cancellation, showing "Manila/Filipinas" origin, red "Hong Kong/Paid/C" (12.10) and blue Gibraltar (29.11) c.d.s. adjacent, with San Roque (1.12) and Bilbao arrival c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1", fine and very rare printed matter usage from the Philippines showing highly unusual usage of Philippines adhesives on mail sent via Hong Kong, as well as the "Manila/Filipinas" c.d.s. used only on mail to Spain (recorded by Peterson and Lewis Oct. 1859 (the same month as this cover) to Aug. 1863), carried by P&O steamer from Manila to Hong Kong during the little over two-year period that line was operational.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000


THIS IS PROBABLY THE ONLY PRINTED MATTER USAGE WITH A REMARKABLE PHILIPPINES FRANKING TO SPAIN CARRIED BY THE MANILA LINE TO HONG KONG.

Ten cuartos single rate for printed circulars (1855-64).

The P&O Hong Kong-Manila Line operated only 30.12.57 - 13.2.60, with only 12 covers recorded in Lee Scamp's Far East Mail Ship Itineraries Vol. 1.

"Indus" was late leaving Egypt, because of its own long voyage to Egypt the immediately preceding trip.


Realized HK$109,250



 
Lot 2702



China, 1880 (7 Sept.) long "On Service" envelope (opened out for display) from Customs House, Canton to Hong Kong (7.9) showing on reverse "Customs/Canton" double-ring origin d.s. and bearing on front 2c. dull rose pair (small faults) cancelled "B62" on arrival, with "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. adjacent, although the envelope was sealed, by the franking apparently treated as a double-rate printed matter envelope, light ageing and filing crease at left, a fascinating and rare Customs Post usage.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000


Realized HK$103,500



 
Lot 2682



Treaty Ports: Canton, 1876 (29 Mar.) printed circular to London (6.5 per docketing) "via Brindisi" bearing 6c. lilac, well-cancelled and tied "C1", showing matching "A/Canton" origin and Hong Kong (29.3) c.d.s. on reverse, adhesive faded and light ageing, the earliest of only three recorded "C1" printed matter usages (and the only at the 6c. rate), the second-earliest of the 42 recorded "C1" covers, as well as the earliest recorded use of the second 6c. printed matter rate, an important Canton adhesive printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000


Provenance: Philip W. Ireland.

The 6 cents rate for "papers" to U.K. via Brindisi and Marseille per revised rates published 1.1.76.


Realized HK$86,250



 
Lot 2694



Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1867 (20 Sept.) printed "Olyphant & Co.'s Shanghae Prices Current" wrapper (with contents) to Connecticut, U.S.A. "Via Marseille" bearing 6c. lilac tied "B62", showing handstruck U.S. upright "4" (Hubbard and Winter Type 282) and "2/cents" adjacent, rated "3", an extremely fine printed matter usage with a vibrantly coloured stamp unusually to U.S.A., lovely, the upright "4" handstamp is earlier than recorded by Hubbard and Winter (9.70-12.71) and the only known Hong Kong or Treaty Port cover with this New York Exchange Office upright "4" accountancy mark (one later Hong Kong cover recorded with New York Exchange Office slanted "4" handstamp).
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 40,000


6 cents printed matter rate to U.S.A. via Marseille or Southampton.

P&O Bengal had a ten day delay in connecting with P&O Delhi at Galle, possibly related to grounding of P&O Surat on preceding voyage en-route from Suez to Galle.


Realized HK$69,000



 
Lot 2688



Treaty Ports: Foochow, 1878 (29 Nov.) printed "Market Report" wrapper (with contents) to Melbourne, bearing 2c. brown, tied by clear "F1", very fine and rare "F1" cover, with approximately 15 recorded in black in the Webb Scarcity Guide, enhanced of course by the printed matter usage, from the Nicholson correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Provenance: Richard C.K. Chan.

Realized HK$66,700



 
Lot 2674



Hong Kong, 1870 (1 Jan.) printed circular from Hong Kong to Paris with handstamped red "Per Messageries Imperiales/via Marseille" (11.2) showing handstruck "15c" French charge in red and red "Wm. Pustau/Hong Kong" sender's cachet adjacent, fine, an extraordinary unpaid printed matter usage to (or via) France not showing an Anglo-French accountancy handstamp as sent as printed matter by French (rather than British) steamer.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


Realized HK$59,800



 
Lot 2707



Chinese Local Post (Foochow), 1896 (20 Oct.) "Printed Foochow Price Current" wrapper (with contents: Odell & Co. Tea Letter No. 13) to New York, bearing Foochow Local Post ½c. blue, tied by "Postal Service Foochow/China" c.d.s., in combination with Japan Koban 1s. green, tied by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (23.10), with "Shanghai/Local Post" c.d.s. in red (23.10) on reverse, wrapper opened at top, some light ageing, edge restoration and small tear at top and minor sealed tear in address panel, scarce Local Post printed matter usage.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Realized HK$57,500










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