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


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Lot 693

Hong Kong, 1842 (Oct 3 dateline on front), folded letter from Hong Kong to Herts, England, with Royal Arms Hong Kong Post Office handstamp, a superb, very lengthy, cross-written folded letter with absolutely remarkable content, showing manuscript "pre-paid- Chinese Expedition", along with manuscript rate marking and red "India" hand stamp oval, in addition to a superb strike of the rare and desirable Royal Arms marking in red, Webb type 4. Reverse shows British 6 Feb 1843 arrival, nearly 4 months in transit, a magnificent cover in all respects, a showpiece! Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
Realized HK$75,000.
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Lot 694

Hong Kong, 1845 (Dec 22 dateline notation), outer folded business letter to Canton, "Western Line Boat" marking, addressed to Augustine Heard & Co., Hong Kong to Heard in Canton. A lovely strike of the Webb type B handstamp of the Hong Kong, Macao and Canton Steamer marking, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 695

Hong Kong, 1849 (June 1 dateline), folded letter from Shanghai to London, Rawle Drinker forwarding agent cachet, a neat folded letter, with reverse showing Hong Kong 10 JU 1849 transit (Webb type 9), along with bold "Forwarded By/Hong Kong/ Rawle Drinker & Co" 34x25mm oval cachet in red. Light London receiver on front, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 696

Hong Kong, 1850 (June 9), outer folded business letter, Hong Kong to Gibraltar, W. M. Robinet & Co forwarding agents cachet, "via Suez", with front showing bold, red "Paid at Hong Kong" Crowned circle marking, Webb type 6, with reverse showing Hong Kong origin c.d.s., dated 9 June 1850, Webb type 7, along with nice "Forwarded By/Hong Kong/W. M. Robinet & Co" agents cachet. A splendid and rare cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 697

Hong Kong, 1851 (Apr 19), cover from Hong Kong to Scotland, Geo. Lyall & Co forwarding agents cachet, neat cover with fancy, red script "via Southampton" hand stamp, with front showing bold, red, "Forwarded By/Hong Kong/Geo. Lyall & Co" agents cachet (unlisted in Webb), while reverse shows "Hong Kong/19 AP/1851" origin c.d.s. (Webb type 9), along with red Crowned 20 Jun transit and Edinburgh 21 June receiver. A lovely and rare usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 698

Hong Kong, 1854, stampless folded letter to Bombay, with red "PAID/ AT/ HONG KONG" crowned-circle handstamp (SG CC3) and manuscript rating, letter datelined on July 19, 1854 discussing the receipt of six chests of opium, endorsed at top left "p Pottinger", docketing at lower left; Hong Kong (August 5, 1854) & Bombay (September 3, 1854) backstamps; small tear at top, Fine to Very Fine, 2013 BPA certificate.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 699

Hong Kong, 1858 (June 28 dateline), folded letter from Foochow to Van Dieman's Land, with front showing "p. mail" and red "Paid at Hong Kong" small crowned circle hand stamp, Webb type II. Reverse shows Hong Kong 5 July transit, red "Ship letter / Free / OC 11 /1858 / P.O. Victoria" handstamp, along with red, diamond shape "Inwards Free Ship Letter 15 Oct 1858" handstamp. A splendid and desirable combination, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 700

Hong Kong, 1858 (Dec 6 dateline), folded letter from Foochow to Van Dieman's Land, "per mail" with front showing red "Paid at Hong Kong" crowned cancel (Webb type II), along with red, boxed "Ship Letter-Inwards Free" marking dated 11 FE 1859. Reverse shows Hong Kong 14 DE 1858 transit and a diamond shaped Ship Letter Inwards Free red hand stamp dated 12 FE 1858. Attractive and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 701

Hong Kong, 1858 (Dec 14), re-rated cover, Hong Kong to Baltimore, "via England", with front showing "33" rate hand stamp and matching New York Br Pkt marking, reverse showing clear, red "59/FE 3/London/MC" transit. Cover additionally shows manuscript "28" re-rating notation, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 702

Hong Kong, 1859 (Feb 25), stampless cover from Hong Kong to Rhode Island, with front showing "33" hand stamp rate marking and "New York/May 1/Am Packet" arrival, while reverse shows "Hong Kong/25 FE/1859" origin c.d.s., which is an exceedingly late usage of the Webb type 9 handstamp, along with red London AP 19 59 transit.; minor flap tear, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 703

Hong Kong, 1861 (Aug 27), re-rated outer folded letter, Hong Kong to Hartford, CT, "via Marseilles" with front showing "57" black hand stamp rate marking, rerated manuscript "36". Reverse shows "Hong Kong/C/AU 27/61" origin c.d.s., blue London OC 16 transit and Boston Am Pkt arrival dated Nov 2. Neat and fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 704

Hong Kong, 1863 (July 21), cover from Shanghai to Boston, with "Shanghae / C / JU 21 / 63" origin c.d.s. on reverse, with front showing same date, red "Shanghae / Paid" c.d.s., Webb type 6, along with red, London / PAID, Au 19 transit, bold "Boston A.M / Pkt / SEP 1 / 5" packet arrival, red "16 cents" and various manuscript rate markings, including "due 5". Reverse shows Hong Kong JU 25 transit and Boston Sep 1 receiver, scarce, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 705

Hong Kong, 1863 (Dec 14), cover from Hong Kong to London, England, "per Orcipa" with original business letter enclosure, showing red "Hong Kong / C / DE 14 / 63 / PAID" handstamp, manuscript rate markings and red "London-W / JA 27 / 64 / PAID" receiver. Reverse shows black "Hong Kong / C / DE 14 / 63" c.d.s., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 706

Hong Kong, 1865, incoming folded letter sheet from the U.S. to Hong Kong, franked with U.S. 1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (78a), horizontal pair, used in combination with 5¢ brown (76), tied by wedge cancels, adjacent red "1d" & "48" handstamps, red "London Paid" December 4, 1865 & "N. York Br. Pkt." circular datestamps, Hong Kong January backstamp, Very Fine, 2012 P.F. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000

Two-color franking paying the 53¢ British Mail rate via Marseille
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Lot 707

Hong Kong, 1865 (Nov 14), folded letter from Shanghai to Boston, Augustine Heard & Co forwarding agents cachet, "via Marseilles", franked by 6¢ and 48¢ watermarked Victoria issues, tied by "B62" killers in bluish black. Front shows red London Paid transits and red "Boston Am Pkt 15 Jan Paid" arrival, while reverse shows "Hong-Kong/C/No 14/65" origin datestamps and bold, red "Forwarded By/Hong Kong/Augustine Heard & Co" oval agency hand stamp. A scarce and attractive cover; file fold at right creases the 48¢ stamp, which is a wing-margin example, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 708

Hong Kong, 1870 (Feb 1), folded business letter from Shanghai to London, "via Marseilles" franked by 8¢ and 24¢ watermarked Victoria issues, tied by bold, bold "S1" killer. Reverse shows matching "Shanghae/A/FE 1/70" origin c.d.s. and "Hong Kong/C/FE 7/70" transit, with front showing bold, red London Paid 21 MR 70 receiver. A clean and delightful cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 709

Hong Kong, 1870 (Aug 31), folded letter from Canton to Lyon, France, "via Marseilles", franked by 8¢ and 24¢ Victoria's, tied by B62 killers. Front shows black, boxed "P. D.", red "P.P." blue "Carlowitz & Co. Canton" oval hand stamp, plus red French 16 Oct maritime marking, etc. A clean and attractive cover, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 710

Hong Kong, 1872, 2¢ brown watermarked Victoria wrapper usage to Bombay, "per Travancore" with 2¢ tied to wrapper by bold "B62" killer. Reverse shows red Bombay May 72 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 711

Hong Kong, 1872 (Mar 7), cover from Hong Kong to Bombay, franked by two 8¢ watermarked Victorias, tied by bold "B62" Killers and matching "Hong Kong/C/MR 7/72" date stamp on reverse. Front notes "Per steamer "Orissa" stamped" manuscript, with reverse showing red Bombay April receiver; small part of flap missing, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 712

Hong Kong, 1872 (Dec 12), cover from Hong Kong to Clarence, Iowa, "per Colorado", franked by 8¢ watermarked Victoria, tied by "B62" killer. Front additionally shows red "Hong Kong/C/DE 12/72/Paid All" c.d.s. with reverse showing "San Francisco/JAN 16/Paid All" transit in red. Neat cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 713

Hong Kong, 1873 (Sept 29 docketing), cover from Foochow to Melbourne, Australia, Olyphant & Co. forwarding agents cachet, with preprinted cover noting "via Galle", franked by a watermarked, 24c wing margined Victoria issue, tied by "B62" killer. Reverse shows a magnificent strike of the Rare, rectangular "Forwarded by/Olyphant & Co/Hong Kong/4 Oct 1873" fancy Agents cachet, along with choice strikes of "Hong Kong/C/Oc 4/73" transit and "Melbourne/A/No 17/73" receiver. A select quality and Rare cover, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 714

Hong Kong, 1873 (June 12), cover from Hong Kong to U.S., S.E. Burrows & Sons forwarding agents, "per Colorado", franked by pair of 4¢ Victorias, tied by "B62" killers, with red "Hong Kong/C/JU 12/Paid All/73" handstamp, with reverse showing lovely red 34x18mm oval "Forwarded By/Hong Kong/S.E. Burrows & Sons" Agents cachet and additional, partial "Paid All" handstamp in red. A scarce and attractive combination; large part of flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 715

Hong Kong, 1875 (June 22), cover from Yokohama to Linlithgow, Scotland, franked by lovely 30¢ wing-margin Victoria issue, tied by bold, blue "Y1" killer, with reverse showing matching, blue "Yokohama/A/JU 22/75" c.d.s., Hong Kong JU 30 transit, Edinburgh AU 17 transit and Linlithgow AU 17 receiver. A neat and attractive cover; minor flap tear, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 716

Hong Kong, 1889 (May 11), cover from Hong Kong to El Paso, Texas, franked by 10¢ green Victoria issue, tied by "B62" killer, with matching "Hong Kong/B/MY 11/89" origin c.d.s. along side. Reverse shows bold "San Francisco/1 JUN/Paid All" and El Paso JUN 4 receiver, all on attractive pink colored cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 717

Hong Kong, 1896 (Feb 29, Leap Year), "Photo Only" card stock, Yokohama to Canton, a most interesting, thick card, with front showing manuscript "photos only" franked by 1s Japanese Koban cancelled "Yokohama 29 Feb 96 Japan" c.d.s. with pair of 2c Hong Kong Victorias added and cancelled "Hong Kong/A/MR 15/96" c.d.s.'s. Addressed to Schweiger at Custom House Shanghai crossed out, with Canton added. It appears that the actual photos once adorned the reverse of the card and have been removed, unusual for sure, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 718

Hong Kong, 1898 (Nov 25), printed matter rate I.P.O. forerunner cover from Canton to Switzerland, franked by ½¢ pair and 1¢ Coiling Dragons, which are tied by dual Canton 25 Nov Large Dollar chops. 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria added and cancelled Hong Kong Nov 26 98, along with horizontal, blue crayon marking which served as a forerunner to the standard I.P.O. chop, Ermatingen 24 Dec receiver on reverse. Rare usage indeed, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,600.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 719

Hong Kong, 1899 (Feb 18), uprated 1¢ postal card combination franking usage from Shanghai to Hamburg, 1¢ Chinese Postal Card, cancelled by bold "Shanghai/D/FE 18/Local Post" c.d.s., uprated by 4¢ Coiling Dragon, which is tied by card by Pakua killer. Pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias added and cancelled by "Shanghai/C/FE 20/99" c.d.s., with front also showing Hong Kong FE 24 transit and Hamburg March 26 receiver. A lovely card; light horizontal fold in no way detracts, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 720

Hong Kong, 1899 (June 7), Ningpo I.P.O. cover from Chinhai to London, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by bilingual "Chinhai 7 JUN 99" c.d.s. 10c Hong Kong Victoria added, cancelled "Shanghai/C/JU 8/99" c.d.s., and tied by perfect strike of Ningpo I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Shanghai 8 JUN and Ningpo 7 JUN transits, along with London 17 July receiver. Fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 721

Hong Kong, 1899 (Aug 28), registered type II I.P.O. cover from Peking to Ansbach, Germany, franked by pair of 10¢ Coiling Dragons tied by bold bilingual, Peking 28 AUG 99 c.d.s. Front also shows two different "R" registry hand stamps, plus pair of 10c Hong Kong Victorias, tied by "Shanghai/C (reversed)/SP 4/99 c.d.s.'s and choice strike of the very scarce Peking type II I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows bilingual Shanghai 2 SEP 99 transit and Ansbach 9 Oct receiver. A superb quality cover, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 722

Hong Kong, 1899 (Nov 11), registered I.P.O. cover from Amoy to Waltham, Mass, a magnificent cover, franked by 20¢ Carp issue, tied by Amoy / 11 Nov / 99 bilingual c.d.s. Front also shows large "R" hand stamp along with matching "Amoy/ No. T66 (manuscript)" boxed hand stamp, along with Hong Kong 20¢ on 30¢c surcharge issue, cancelled "Hong Kong/B/Nov 13/99" c.d.s. and near-perfect strike of Amoy I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Waltham, Mass Dec 18 receiver and S.F. Dec 12 transit. A gorgeous cover; part of flap harmlessly missing, otherwise Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 723

Hong Kong, 1899 (Nov 14), I.P.O. Cover from Hankow to Brussels, franked by 1¢, 2¢ pair and 5¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by clean bilingual Hankow 14 Nov 99 c.d.s.'s. Ten cent Hong Kong Victoria added at Shanghai, cancelled 18 Nov and tied by perfect strike of the very scarce type II I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Chinese bilingual Shanghai transit dated Nov 17 and Bruxelles 25 Dec receiver; few closed opening tears, one affecting the 5¢ Coiling Dragon, otherwise Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 724

Hong Kong, 1900 (Mar 22), uprated 1¢ I.P.O. postal card from Wuchow to Lichtenthal, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, uprated by additional 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by bold, bilingual "Wuchow 22 MAR 00" c.d.s.'s. 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria added and tied by select quality strike of Wuchow I.P.O. chop only, without any additional cancellation. Front shows Canton 25 March transit and Lichtenthal 28 April receiver, scarce example of uncancelled Hong Kong adhesive and extremely early usage of the Wuchow I.P.O. tieprint chop, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 725

Hong Kong, 1900 (April 7), registered I.P.O. cover from Canton to Switzerland, a superb cover franked by 30¢ Double Carp tied by bold, bilingual, "Canton 7 APR 00" c.d.s. Front additionally bears 3 copies of 10¢ Hong Kong Victorias, tied by "Hong Kong AP 8 00" c.d.s.'s and 3 choice strikes of the type 1 Canton I.P.O. tieprint chops. Cover sent "per Tonkin", with 3 different registry handstamps and French packet transit dated 9 Avril 00. Fresh, a beautiful and rare cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 726

Hong Kong, 1901 (Mar 26), combination cover from Shanghai to Hamburg, franked by five 2¢ Coiling Dragons in the form of 2 pairs and a single, all cancelled by bilingual "Shanghai 25 MAR 01" c.d.s.'s. Cover was turned over to the British P.O. there, where a pair of 5¢ Victorias were added and cancelled by "Shanghai MR 25 01" c.d.s. Front shows corner card of Hamburg - Amerika Line, while reverse shows Hamburg 27 April arrival. A clean, eye-catching cover, Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 727

Hong Kong, 1901 (July 28), incoming picture postcard from Padova, Italy to Wuhu, franked by 2 copies of Italy 5c (Scott 67) tied by squared Padova date stamps, addressed to Wuhu and forwarded on to Chinkiang. Front shows Wuhu 4 Sept and Chinkiang 6 Sept transits, along with "Singapore to Hong Kong/C/AU 24/01" marine sorter c.d.s., Webb type 4. A neat and attractive card, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$800.
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Lot 728

Hong Kong, 1901 (Dec 21), I.P.O. cover from Canton to Sunderland, England, franked by ½¢ block of 8, 2¢ and 2¢ strip of 3 Coiling Dragons tied by bilingual "Canton 21 DEC 01" c.d.s.'s. 10c Hong Kong Victoria added and tied by good strike of the short-lived type 4 Canton I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Sunderland 22 Jan 02 receiver. A striking and scarce cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,600.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 729

Hong Kong, 1902 (Aug 22), underpaid I.P.O. cover from Soochow to Switzerland, a magnificent cover, franked by 1¢ Coiling Dragon only, which is tied by bold, bilingual "Soochow 22 Aug 02" c.d.s. Front also shows "T" in circle postage due hand stamp, with 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria added, cancelled at Shanghai by Aug 25 c.d.s., along with choice strike of the Rare Soochow I.P.O. tieprint chop. 10c and 20c Swiss postage dues added to cover the shortfall, and cancelled by Moudon Sept 28 c.d.s.'s, Very Fine and choice, a showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000

A very rare example of the Soochow I.P.O. usage, made ever better by the Swiss dues and overall quality of this cover
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Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 730

Hong Kong, 1902 (Sept 17), registered cover from Hong Kong to Strassburg, Germany, franked by a single copy of $1 on 96¢ Chinese Surcharge issue, which bears additional "W.M. & Co" violet security chop, tied by "Registered / 10 AM / SP 17 / 02 / G.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s. Front also shows "R / Hong Kong / China / 16.10.02" receiver. Fresh and clean, a remarkable and scarce cover, with the registry label pre-dating that noted in Webb, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 731

Hong Kong, 1902, San Francisco Ship Mail cover, "per S.S. Nippon Maru" franked by 2 copies of 10¢ Hong Kong Victorias, each tied by violet, diamond shaped "CBIAC" security chops, with the upper right stamp on cover also tied by San Francisco CAL ship mail oval. Partly readable 1902 receiver on reverse. Attractive combination, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 732

Hong Kong, c. 1903, 2¢ King Edward VII wrapper used from Swatow to Shanghai (Yang NW2), cancelled by bold and beautiful strike of Swatow Steamer Box Mail cancel. Fresh, a lovely interport usage, Very Fine, 1979 Royal photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 733

Hong Kong, 1903 (Nov 28), paquebot cover from Hong Kong to Celebes, U.S. 5¢ postal stationery entire, tied by Victoria, No 28, Hong Kong c.d.s., sent via S.S. Coptic. Front also shows choice strike of framed "paquebot" hand stamp in black, with reverse showing Batavia 10 Dec and Macasser 15 Dec transits, Fine to Very Fine, scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 734

Hong Kong, 1904 (Aug 20), Swatow Area 1¢ Chinese postal card to Bern, Switzerland with Swatow I.P.O., 1¢ Chinese card, uprated by 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by native c.d.s.'s. Front also shows 4¢ Hong Kong KEVII issue, tied by "Victoria/9 AM/28 AU/04/Hong Kong" c.d.s., along with nice strike of the Rare Swatow type 4 I.P.O. tiepirnt chop. Bern Oct 9 receiver also on front. Fresh, a beauty! Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 735

Hong Kong, 1901 (Mar 7), picture postcard combination usage from Peking to Italy, franked on back by 1¢ Coiling Dragon, cancelled by Peking 7 Mar oval hand stamp, with front carrying a pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria's tied by Shanghai March 15 c.d.s., bilingual Shanghai 14 MAR 01 transit and light Modena 18 April arrival. A lovely combination, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 736

Hong Kong, 1916 (Feb 10), registered censored cover, Hong Kong to Denmark, via Siberia, franked by pair of 10¢ KGV issues, perfined "IBC" and tied by Registered GPO Hong Kong c.d.s. Front additionally shows violet "Registered' handstamp, along with boxed "R/Hong Kong/10 FE 16/No 2063(manuscript)" handstamp in black (Web type Rvii). Russian censor tape applied with Copenhagen 4 Apr receiver on reverse. A lovely combination, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 737

Hong Kong, 1917 (Mar 27), Western Branch marking red band cover from Canton to Hong Kong, 2¢ Junk issue tied by 1 of two strikes of bilingual Canton c.d.s., along with nice strike of "Hong Kong/A/27 MR/17/ Western Br" c.d.s. (Webb type D). Scarce, this example post-dating the latest known example as noted in Webb, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 738

Hong Kong, 1918, incoming cover from China to Hong Kong, Western Branch marking, front of small, neat red band cover, franked by 1¢ and 3¢ Junks, which are tied by native c.d.s. to Hong Kong, with reverse showing bold "Hong Kong/A/7 MR/18/Western Br" c.d.s., Webb type F. Clean and scarce, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 739

Hong Kong, 1919, cover from Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong to French Military Section in Greece, locally redirected and forwarded to Paris, franked on reverse by 4¢ and 6¢ KGV adhesives cancelled by bold and scarce "Hong Kong Sai Ying Pun B 14 Apl 19" c.d.s. Various unclaimed, retour and forwarding markings, a scarce and eye-catching cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 740

Hong Kong, 1925 (May 21), registered cover from Wei-Hai-Wei to Shanghai, franked by 1¢ to 10¢ second issue British Offices in China issues (Yang BP17-22), all tied by Wei-Hai-Wei MY 21 25 Port Edward c.d.s.'s. Front shows boxed "R/Port Edward/No 797 (manuscript)" handstamp, with Shanghai bilingual 24 May receiver. A striking and scarce cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 741

Hong Kong, 1950 (Feb 14), returned and re-sent censored cover from Hong Kong to Palestine, franked by four copies of 5¢ KGVI definitives, cancelled by Hong Kong Feb 14, 50 c.d.s. to Palestine. Arrived in Amman, Jordan on 25 March and Jerusalem on 26 Mar, returned to Hong Kong and resent from there to Israel on 3 June where it received an Israeli tape censor. A fascinating and most unusual cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$700.
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