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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asia Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 290

China, 1900 (Feb 3), combination China and French Offices mourning cover from Shanghai to England, a small cover, franked by two 4¢ and a single 2¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by bilingual "Shanghai 3 Feb 00" c.d.s.'s, with a 25c French Offices General Issue stamp added over the 4¢ Dragons, cancelled by French Shanghai c.d.s. Front shows bold strike of" "Too Late"" handstamp in black, and Nottingham, England MR 14 00 receiver. An attractive combination, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 291

China, 1900 (July 23), 1¢ red postal card used from Wuhu to Shanghai, forwarded card cancelled by clear Wuhu c.d.s., with Shanghai Local Post cancel dated JY 26 along side. Also on front is a lovely, hand drawn advertising oval, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,800.
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Lot 292

China, 1901, red band cover from Weihsein via Min Chu courier (Scott 112. Chan 118), franked with 1901, Chinese Imperial Post, 2¢ scarlet, tied Weihsein lunar c.d.s. (Wu-shen pickle month 10th day). A no-province variety of Shunteh lunar c.d.s. (pickle month 11th day) was on the back with Taiming lunar c.d.s. (pickle month 12th day). Endorsed on the back received 4 days later on 16th day. This letter took only 2 days to reach Taiming but another 4 days to reach the receiver at a very remote destination. From the mailing instruction, it is abundantly clear that the deliver from Taiming onwards were by Min Chu couriers as the destination was not serviced by CIP. The endorsement "postage has all been paid" on back was present that the Min Chu courier were not asking for more money. Other such covers would received the "Postage Paid, Do not Demand, Do not give" instructional marking by CIP to prevent the Min Chu couriers for asking additional postage. Scarce cover showing the collaboration between CIP and Min Chu couriers. Also a rare occurrence for the provincial name to be missing on a lunar marking.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 293

China, 1903 (Oct 24), Foochow Provisional, 1¢ on half of 2¢ scarlet, type A (Scott 123. Chan 136A), used on cover from Foochow to Swatow, to I.M. of Customs at Swatow, cancelled by bold, bilingual Foochow 24 Oct 03 c.d.s., with reverse showing Swatow 27 Oct receiver. A lovely interport usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 294

China, 1906 (Sept 1), Illustrated 1¢ postal card, "round robin" usage to Germany, cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s., with additional U.S. and Hong Kong stamps, plus foreign offices issues from France, Russia, Germany and Japan, all cancelled at their respective post offices. Nice hand painted local design on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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