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


Foreign Banks
 
 
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Lot 1836
American Oriental Bank, 1919 Shanghai Branch Issue Proof. Shanghai, China, 1919, $5, P-S97p S/M#S53-.03, Front and back proofs printed on india paper on large card, Dark green, light blue and m/c with steamship in circle in middle, back green, The notes would grade Gem Uncirculated but the back excess card, far from the design has a small tear. Rare as proof with only 4 front and backs found in the archives. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1837
American-Oriental Banking Corporation, 1924 "Tientsin Branch" Issue Proof Banknote. Tientsin, China. 1924. $5. P-S105p. (S/M #S127-). Proof banknote. Black on light purple and m/c underprint with steamship vignette, back orange. Printed on india paper on large thin card, Gem to Superb Gem Uncirculated, Rare banknote in any condition. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 7,500 - 15,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 1838
American-Oriental Banking Corporation, 1922 "Foochow" Issue Specimen. China, 1922. $1. P-S107s. (S/M #F26-1-). Specimen banknote. Green on m/c with steamship vignette. PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ. ABNC. Only one other note graded higher in the PMG census.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 9,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1839
American-Oriental Bank of Szechuan, 1922 Chungking Branch Issue. Chungking, China. 1922. $1, P-S110s. (S/M #S101-1). Specimen banknote. black on blue and m/c underprint with steamship vignette, back brown. Red specimen overprint, "00000" serial numbers and POC's. Choice Uncirculated, the note appears as Gem with large even margins, sharp corners and bright colors. Rare banknote. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1840
American-Oriental Bank of Szechuan 1922 Chungking Branch Issue. Chungking, China. 1922. $10. P-S110Bs. (S/M #S101-3). Specimen banknote. Blue on m/c underprint with steamship vignette, back orange. Red specimen overprint, "00000" serial numbers and POC's. Choice About Uncirculated but the note appears Gem Unc. at first glance. Rare banknote. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 7,500 - 15,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1841
Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, 1920 Specimen Issue. China, 1920. $1. P-S235s2. (S/M #C271-2). Specimen banknote. Blue on m/c underprint with Statue of liberty vignette on left, back is red. Red specimen overprint, "00000" serial numbers and POC's. PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64, Rare banknote. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 5,500 - 11,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 1842
Chinese-American Bank of Commerce, 1920 Specimen Issue. China, 1920. $5. P-S236s4. (S/M #C271-3). Specimen banknote. Brown on m/c underprint with Statue of liberty vignette at center, back is orange. Red specimen overprint, "00000" serial numbers and POC's. PMG graded Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ, Rare banknote. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 1843
Chinese Italian Banking Corp., 1921 Issue Banknote Assortment. Lot of 5 notes, Includes, 1 Yuan, P-S253 (2 examples) fine with faults and AU; 5 Yuan, P-S254, Unc. To CU; and 10 Yuan Issue, P-S255 (2 Examples) Fine with thinning on the face of one and XF on the second. ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1844
International Banking Corporation, 1918 "Hankow" Branch Issue Banknote. Hankow, China, 1918, $10, P-S407 S/M#M10-41a. Hankow Branch. Issued banknote. Very Good, S/N 75327, ABNC.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 5,500.
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Lot 1845
International Banking Corporation, 1905 "Shanghai" Issue Specimen. Shanghai Branch, China, 1905, $10, P-S420s (S/M#M10-3), Specimen banknote, Brown on m/c face and orange back, Red specimen overprints, "00000" serial numbers and POC's, One printed signature. Choice to Gem Uncirculated with large even margins. ABNC. This note will be very difficult to improve upon.
Estimate HK$ 9,500 - 20,000.
Realized HK$8,500.
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Lot 1846
International Banking Corporation, 1918 "Tael" Issue Proof Face and Back Banknotes. Shanghai Branch, China. 1918, 10 Taels, P-S426p (S/M#M10-32), Front and proofs printed on india paper mounted on large card, Black and m/c face and gray-black back, Screaming eagle flanked by globes on front and back, the proof appears CU but it has been lifted partially from the card backing causing an internal tear on the lower middle near one of the POC's and there is a small piece wrinkled on the lower left corner of the note. The back would grade Gem Uncirculated. Rare Shanghai "Tael" issue banknotes rarely seen in any format. There were only 4 proofs of the 10 Tael in the Christies 1991 ABN Archives sale. Rare.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 1847
Netherlands Trading Society, 1909 "Color Trial" Specimen. China, 1909, $5, P-S458cts, S/M#S51-2, Color Trial Specimen Banknote, Black on violet and light green instead of issued blue on violet and green, Dragons flank medieval Asian Warrior with bridge vignette below, archival text on top states "Chosen for front only - Andoseaban", black on light green, yellow and blue with facing dragons on sides, PMG graded Choice Uncirculated 64, Amazing note that is the highest graded out of 2 listed in the PMG census. It is very probable the second note is not a Color Trial. Rare opportunity to acquire a major Chinese rarity. BWC.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 38,000.
Realized HK$60,000.
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Lot 1848
Sino-Scandinavian Bank, 1922 & 1925 Banknote Issue Trio. China. Lot of 3 notes, Includes 1922, Suiyuan, 1 Yuan, P-S590, AU; 1922, Tientsin, 5 Yuan, P-S592b, AU; 1925, Tientsin, 20 Cents, P-S596, AU. Attractive trio of notes.
Estimate HK$ 900 - 1,900.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1849
Banque Russo-Chinoise Draft or Check, ca.1900-1920. Russia & China. 19xx (ca.1900-1920). Odd Rubles. P-Unlisted. Unissued check or draft from this rare bank. Overprinted with "Russo-Asiatic Bank" purple hand stamp. Includes counterfoil on left. Yellow and black. Chinese and Russian text in circle in middle. Wavy watermarked paper. S/N 055245, XF+ condition. This was the base form for the extremely rare Emergency circulating currency from Harbin, China, Extremely rare fiscal item.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 6,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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