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The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan


Collections and Accumulations: Covers
 
 
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Lot 2996
 
Commemorative Issue Franked Covers and Postal History, ca 1900-60. Extensive and wide ranging group of approximately 325 items, all franked with various commemoratives in combinations, etc, from Scott 85 on We note many choice franking covers, town cancellations, red commemorative cancels, souvenir sheets on cover, registered and airmail usages, many Park issue frankings, a few censors, etc. Bulk are overseas usages, with many previously addressed to the famous American collector of Japanese stamps, Mr. R.P. Alexander; largely Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful lot, be sure to leave time for a proper evaluation.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 2997

Fabulous Specialists Accumulation of over 500 Legal Size Covers. With the great majority between the 1940's thru 1960's, though better early and later items noted. Includes a wealth of premium for the modern postal historian with scores of different Roman letter town cancels, extensive roller cancels, a marvelous variety of franking combinations, some rather spectacular, plus much, much more. A virtual treasure trove here, leave plenty of time to properly evaluate, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely lot.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 2998

Massive, Diverse Selection of over 800 Legal Size Covers. A very interesting accumulation of over 800 legal size envelopes, nearly all international usages, with the great majority from the 1940's thru 1960's. Includes a wonderful range of franking combinations, town cancels including scores of Roman letter cancels, plus roller cancels, airmail frankings and much, much more. A fantastic opportunity for the modern postal historian, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 2999
 
Massive Selection of over 500 Postwar Covers. Including extensive airmail issue franked covers, censors and registered usages, scores of Showa, New Showa and Occupational issue frankings, flights, scores of different Roman letter town cancels, censors etc. The airmails are truly quite extensive with in this group as are the town cancels, with coverage mostly from the 1940's through 1950's, specialists delight, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 25,000.
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Lot 3000
 
Outstanding, Diverse Selection of Several Hundred Postal History Items. Truly a valuable and eclectic mix, with everything from 1948 miniature sheets on cover to Tazawa era covers, interesting, better early flights, a nice group of semi-postal issue franked covers, unpainted Karl Lewis items, better postwar town cancels, a couple Mandated Island items, postal stationary with nice bota cancels, IRC coupons, Russian censors on Japanese mail, and much, much more. A wonderful holding mostly Fine to Very Fine, well worth the time spent for a careful review.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 3001
 
Excellent, Eclectic Mix of Postal History. A last minute find, shipped in after the collection was lotted. We note a couple nice 6sen Cherry Blossom covers, a lovely pair of military stamps on cover, Scott 672, coil strips of 3 and 4 on cover, Scott 174a cover, various picture postcards depicting Japanese warships, many with commemorative cancels, early wrappers, even a letter addressed to Tracy Woodward! We also note 2 copies of the rare commemorative official picture postcard. A great lot to review and value, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 18,000.
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Lot 3002
 
Excellent and Diverse Holding of over 500 Covers. Mostly legal size covers, with the bulk being from the 1940's through 1960's. Includes a tremendous variety of Roman letter town cancels, franking combinations etc. A fantastic lot for the modern era postal historian; be sure to allow ample time for proper inspection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 3003
 
Extensive Postwar Postal History Accumulation. Comprised of over 550 covers or picture postcards, mostly 1940's through 1960's issues, including many outstanding franking combinations, with scores of Showa, New Showa and Occupational series frankings, registered, airmail and censors etc. Additionally we note outstanding diversity in 1950's Roman letter town cancels, some early inscription blocks on cover and much, much more. A virtual treasure trove for the modern postal historian, mostly Fine to Very Fine, well worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 3004
 
Wonderful Group of 72 WWI and WWII Era Censored Covers. A beautiful selection including domestic censors, plus foreign censors from the US, England, India, Egypt, Switzerland, South Africa, Russia, Canada and others. We note a range of censors including tape censors, handstamp markings, military usages, field censors etc. A superb quantity of items for the specialist, mostly Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 3005
 
Extensive Selection of 340 Mostly Showa Series Covers. Lovely and diverse group, mostly Showa Series and color-change Scenery series issue covers or picture postcards including a tremendous range of domestic/overseas usages, censors, Korean usages, ship and airmail cover, and much, much more. A fascinating and diverse specialist group, mostly Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 3006
 
Tazawa Issue Era Cover and Postal History. A substantial selection of approximately 350 covers or picture postcards, all franked with Tazawa series issues, mainly from 1913-1930's, some with additional frankings. Includes many ship/Maru covers, registered usages, roller cancels, wrappers, domestic/Roman letter cancels, great franking combinations, Korean usages and much, much more. Great lot for the specialist of these always popular issues, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 3007
 
Extensive Selection of Covers, c. 1950-70. Basically from the 1950 Showa series, through the third Nippon series, between 600-700 covers in all, most acquired individually, including a tremendous variety of Roman letter postmarks, excellent rate and franking combinations, destinations, etc. Wonderful lot for the cancellation enthusiast, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3008
 
Scenery Series Issue Covers and Postal History, ca. 1920's-1930's. Extensive selection of over 250 covers, each franked with various values of this issue. We note many seapost ship mail covers, censors, some Korean cancels, various rating examples, etc. Includes a nice mix between Japanese and English language cancels, wonderful group for the specialist, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3009
 
Extensive Selection of over 600 Used Picture Postcards. Nearly all wrapped around the Chrysanthemum and Tazawa era, nearly all overseas usages, including excellent Roman letter town cancels, franking combinations, etc, in addition to a splendid variety of topics represented by the cards themselves. A beautiful, all used holding rarely seen these days, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3010

Lovely Selection of 16 Cherry Blossom Franked Cover/Postal Cards. An interesting group, including nine 2sen single franking covers, with or without syllabics, including a western style envelope usage. We also note a 2 sen and 4 sen franked cover, 4 different postal cards uprated by either ½ sen or 1 sen stamps, a lovely 1sen brown with ribbon on printed circular to Germany, unaccepted for postage and more. An interesting group, condition varies, much is Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3011
 
Substantial Selection of 140 Chrysanthemum Series Covers. Useful old-time horde of 140 items including nice registered usages, a good showing of dozens of Roman letter cancels, native usages, ship mail, hotel corner cards, US Legation, Missionary items and more. Ideal specialist lot, mostly Fine to Very Fine, a through inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3012
 
Mixed Box Selection of Hundreds of Covers. Mostly postwar, 1950's-1980's, though earlier surprises are to be found throughout. Includes a tremendous range of town cancels, Tokyo and Osaka machine cancels, registered covers, a lovely group of New Years issue franked cover from 1935 on, roller cancels, Korean usages, and much, much more. Truly a useful mixed bag and great opportunity for the modern postal history enthusiast, Fine to Very Fine, worth a careful review.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3013
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Postal Cards, Extensive Mostly Used Selection, 1873-74. Comprised of 85 items, the great majority from the 1874 issue, including a wide range of syllabic types, town cancels etc. Useful specialist holding, condition ranges but mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3014

Maritime "Maru" Roman Letter Postmarks. Lovely assortment of 55 covers, majority from 1910-1940's, offering a nice variety of different I.J./Nippon seapost markings. Includes some nice early usages, cancelled US stamps on cover, an Awa Maru earliest known usage, etc. Wonderful specialist group, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3015
 
Large Accumulation of Covers and Postal History, Mostly 1960's-1980's. Comprised of hundreds of covers and postcards, all overseas usages, including scores of Roman letter town cancels, roller cancellations, many attractive franking combinations, registered, etc. Great lot for the modern postal historian, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3016
 
Lovely Selection of Machine Cancelled Covers, c. 1920's-1930's. All selected to show early machine cancels from Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagasaki, etc. Includes many nice Tazawa issue frankings, numerous nice Earthquake issue covers and more. Delightful mix for the specialist, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3017
 
Extensive Holding of Post War Covers and Postal History. Over 500 items in all, loosely organized, with bulk of emphasis on covers franked by the Cultural Leaders issue, scenic spots, philatelic and letter writing weeks, plus a group of earlier earthquake issue cover, various later covers with Roman letter cancels etc. Great potential for the modern postal historian, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3018
 
Interesting Selection of 23 Nineteenth Century Covers. All franked by various Koban issues, including many foreign mail usages. We note a nice 5sen brown 1878 cover to the US, quite a few 10sen brown orange covers with a variety of cancels and usages (couple covers with a stamp missing), numerous 5sen blue covers, including a lovely cover bearing 4 singles used to England, an eye-catching 3sen orange and 2sen carmine old Koban combination on illustrated cover to NY and more. Condition varies a bit, but many nice items present, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3019
 
Eclectic Mixed Up Small Box Selection of Covers. With varied contents, much of interest however, including some nice early flight covers, lots of seapost / packet boat covers, several premium, postwar town cancel covers, 5 nice Earthquake issue covers, some stationery and more. A fun group to wade through and evaluate, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 3020
 
The Very Tail End of Consignment. Small box filled with various odds and ends including Jaluit Navy P.O. cancels, a nice range of registered covers, various little groupings of stamps, postal Stationery items, lovely commemorative Official picture postcards, forgeries, reference and reprint items, etc, etc. Ideal lot for breakdown, well worth a close review, Fine to Very Fine!
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3021

Splendid Selection of 33 Registered Covers, 1920's-1930's. Showing a wonderful range of usages and frankings. Includes a remarkable 1936 Kobe roller cancelled cover to Dar Es Salaam, with Hsinking I.N.P.O. transit etc, a 5yen Jingo properly used, various ship and airmail usages, etc. Lovely lot full of interesting items, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 3022
 
Nice Selection of 54 Roller/Machine Cancelled Covers. Lovely group of cover or picture postcards including roller cancelled items from Kobe, Osaka, Yokohama, etc, plus many nice machine cancelled items. Most items affixed with Tazawa, Scenic series or Showa issues, ideal specialist lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
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Lot 3023
 
Incoming Usages to Japan. Excellent group of 14 items; 8 originating in the US, 3 from England, 2 from Hong Kong and one from Germany. The US includes several nice 1870's-1880's usages including red Yokohama "Paid All", thimble receivers, packet boat, etc. Many choice items here, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
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Lot 3024
 
Group of 19 Interesting Oversize Covers, 1903-52. Containing some great franking combinations, roller cancels etc. Includes both ship mail and airmail usages, very colorful and unusual group with a couple cover "fronts" as well. Should be viewed for sure, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 3025

Covers From Unusual Points of Origin. Interesting and scarce group of 9 items, including a clean cover from Tinian Island to the US, a scarce 19th century cover from Naha to Yokohama (reduced at left), plus 2 additional Naha examples, a nice Missionary cover from Jaluit, Marshall Islands to the US, a 1923 Taihoku to England cover, plus 2 nice usages from Korea. Lovely group, mostly Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 3026

Premium Selection of Airmail Covers to the US, 1950's to 1962. Most oversized, comprised of 15 covers and one front, including an amazing array of frankings, smaller town cancels such as Shitaya, Kisarazu, Hamamatsu, Ichikana, Yokohamanaka, the Imperial Hotel, etc. Additionally we note a Tokyo roller cancel, registered and printed matter rates, etc. Interesting lot, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 3027

Earthquake Issue Covers and Postal History, 1923. Nice group of 13 covers or picture postcards including seven 20sen usages to the US, two nice 8sen picture postcards used to the US and Italy, plus two 10sen pair items, etc. Nice specialist group, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 3028

Coil Stamps Used on Cover, 1934-97. Extensive selection of approximately 100 covers, including some earlier coils, better airmail coils, lots of modern covers including Roman letter town cancels, etc. Useful group, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 3029

Lovely Group of 4 Cherry Blossom Postage Dues on 1 sen Postal Cards, c. 1875. Select group comprised of two 1873 1 sen cards, with postage due met by 2sen yellow with ribbon and pair of 1sen brown syllabic 5, each tied by red brush strokes. The second pair shows 2 1875 1sen cards, one with 2sen yellow with ribbon tied by boxed postage due chip, the other with a pair of 1sen brown with ribbon tied by brush strokes. Fresh and Very Fine, attractive group.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 3030
 
Nice Selection of 39 Koban Covers. Mostly franked with the 1879 and 1883 color change issues, includes 27 2sen carmine frankings, with some choice bota strikes, plus 1sen green frankings, a 2sen Old Koban cover, several 2sen violet covers etc. Mostly domestic usages, but some nice overseas included as well; condition ranges, bulk Fine to Very Fine, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 3031
 
Interesting Accumulation of Japan to Canada Covers. Diverse group of perhaps a few dozen incoming cover mostly from the 1940's, plus a roughly equal amount used within Canada to Japanese residents. Includes many nice censors, etc, interesting study group worthy of review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 3032

Karl Lewis Hand Painted Covers. Lovely selection of 16, beautifully executed covers, including seapost usages to the US carried aboard Tatsuta, Asama, President Grant, Chichibu and President Pierce, etc, plus 2 Korea usages from To Ei and Kai Nei, etc. Lovely group, mostly franked with definitive issues of the period, Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3033

Karl Lewis Non-Hand Painted Covers. Wonderful and diverse range of 40 covers and FDC's. Nearly all are definitive issue franked, and includes many nice franking combinations, red commemorative cancels, many different Maru ship covers, origins like Formosa, Korea, Island of Sakhalien etc. Great study group, mostly Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
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Lot 3034

Karl Lewis Covers from the Mandated Islands, Beautiful Group of 4. Lovely group comprised of examples from Jaluit, Truk, Saipan and Yap; fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 3035
 
Karl Lewis Produced Picture Postcards, Group of 22. All but a couple used, all from the early 1900's. Nearly all bear his imprint at bottom, with some interesting designs and motifs; Fine to Very Fine, nice specialist group.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 3036
 
International Postal Cards, Second to Fifth Series Group, 1879-98. Selection of over 100 cards, nearly all used, including a fantastic range of cancels, including Ninsen I.J.P.O., Meiji markings, town cancels, etc. We also note uprated cards, instructional markings, lots of variety of destinations, transit markings etc. A wonderful study group, mostly Fine to Very Fine, well worth a close inspection.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3037
 
Postal Stationery, Excellent and Diverse Assortment. Perhaps a couple hundred or so items, with a few unused, mostly earlier issues through the war years. Includes a nice range of 1sen blue cards, mint Cherry Blossom envelopes, hotel cancels, military items, letter sheets, uprated cards, foreign mail cancels and usages and much, much more. A varied array reaching many different collection areas, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 3038

Postal Stationery, Massive Selection. Many hundreds of items, mostly used, with coverage from 1875 on with tremendous variety of usages, town cancels, destinations, uprated cards, etc, plus some mint Cherry Blossom entires. A treasure trove of opportunity here, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 3039

Domestic Postal Cards, Uprated 5 rin, Diverse Group of 10. All bearing ½ sen brown Cherry Blossoms, all but 1 without syllabics, uprating the domestic payment. Includes examples from Wakayama, Kyoto, Sakai etc. Interesting group, mostly Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 3040
 
Postal Cards with Selection of Bota Cancels. Group of nearly 60 cards selected to show bota cancels, aside from the usual bigger towns and cities, we note nice examples from Akita, Kofu, Nagano, Takasaki, Matsumoto, Gifu, Okayama, Shizuoka, Urawa, Maibashi, Tokoshima, Chiba, Yokosuka and others. Condition ranges, bulk Fine to Very Fine, nice lot.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 3041
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French Offices in Yokohama, Lovely Selection. Comprised of 4 incoming covers, plus 5 adhesives (3 pairs) off cover showing "5118" or c.d.s. cancels. Includes a lovely 1866 stampless via overland mail Marseille from Hamburg, an 1868 stampless, via Suez from Marseilles addressed to Kniffler, an 1863 80c (2) Napoleon franked cover from Lyon and a lovely 1875 Ceres franked cover to G. Fauconnet. Excellent specialist group, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 3042
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U.S. Offices in Yokohama, Premium Selection of Cancellations. Lovely selection comprised of two 10c 1869 pictorials, plus 1c, 10c, and 15c Banknote issues all showing nice to excellent strikes of Yokohama dated c.d.s.'s. Fresh and mostly Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 3043
 
Japanese Offices in Manchuria, Wonderful Selection of Covers and Postal History. Outstanding selection of 34 covers or picture postcards used between 1909 and the late 1930's, showing Japanese franked covers bearing various I.J.P.O. or I.N.P.O. postmarks. We note a few nice Moukden I.N.P.C. covers, plus 5 I.J.P.O., including 2 choice examples bearing Chinese postage, two lovely Hsinking I.J.P.O. covers, extensive Darien, with 14 I.J.P.O. and 7 I.N.P.O. covers etc. Wonderful specialist group, Fine to Very Fine, well worth a through inspection.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 3044
 
Japanese Offices in China, Excellent Postal History Selection. Diverse group of 20 items, 15 covers and 5 picture post cards, all franked by Japanese Offices issues. The bulk of the covers are 10sen rates, though a lovely registered 20sen cover is present. We not I.J.P.O. or I.J.P.A. cancels from Peking, Shanghai, Changchun, Osaka, Tientsin and Chefoo, with numerous lovely items present. Bulk generally Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,500.
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Lot 3045

Japan Used in Korea, Outstanding and Extensive Postal History Group. A very substantial holding of 74 items comprised of 25 picture post cards, 5 Japanese postal cards and 45 covers, all franked with Japanese adhesives, mostly with Chrysanthemum and Tazawa series issues. Includes a nice mix between Japanese and English language cancels, including Kwangju, Taiku, Chunju, Keizyo, Keijo, Chemulpo, Seoul, Jinsen, Heijo, Pyongyang and others. Additionally we note nice roller cancels, printed matter rates, registered cover and much, much more. A wonderful lot, rarely seen in such quantities, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 3046
 
Japan Used in Taiwan, Excellent Selection of Postal History. Lovely group of 11 covers or picture postcards including a scarce, 1931 Hong Kong franked packet boat cover from Kiirun, several nice usages originating in Taihoku, Tainan, Kiirun etc. Highly useful specialist group, well worth inspection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 3047
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Japanese WWII Occupations, Accumulation. Comprised of both stamps in a small stockbook and covers, roughly split in coverage between Dutch Indies and Philippines material, though some Hong Kong and Malaya items are present. Couple former auction lots are spotted as well, fertile hunting ground for the specialist, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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