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The Michael Rogers Collection of China


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Lot 1226

1913 (June 10), uprated 1¢ Flag Design illustrated postal card, used from Peking to Belgium (Han 10), with additional 3¢ Waterlow Republic overprinted Coiling Dragon tied by Peking c.d.s.'s, along with French P.O. Pekin c.d.s. of the same day. Splendid painting on reverse showing two women in Manchu national dress, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,700.
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Lot 1227

1913 (Oct 13), uprated Imperial 1¢ green Coiling Dragon postal card, used from Kwangyuan to Vienna, Virginia, uprated by 3¢ Republic overprinted Coiling Dragon tied by bilingual Kwangyuan c.d.s.'s. Front additionally shows Wanhsien, 20 OCT transit, Shanghai and Baoning transits, along with Washington, D.C. DE 3 transit and violet "Deficiency in Address" handstamp. Splendid and well marked card, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1228

1922 (July 31), cover sent from the American Legation in Peking to Greenville, Ill through the Italian Post Office, lovely registered cover franked by various Italian Offices in China issues with violet "Registered" handstamp and label. Cover carried to Brindisi, then by train to Naples for forward transmission to the US by sea. Reverse shows various transits and Greenville, Oct 18, 1922 receiver, Very Fine, scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 1229

1928 and 1932, three locally used Foochow Postage Due covers from the Sutton Correspondence, all used with Foochow canceled postage dues, comprised of a 14 June 1928 cover with 1c Junk franking, reverse showing bottom margin 1c pair and 4c blue dues, second a 26 Dec 1928 1c Junk franking with pair of 1c and a 4c blue dues on front, with the third being a 31 May 1932 1c (pair) Junk franking with 1c and 2c blue dues on front. Lovely group from this interesting correspondence, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1230

1929 (May 3), Unification Issue complete on registered express airmail cover from Shanghai to Vienna (Scott 280-83. Chan 297-300), set in corner margin singles, sent "via Siberia" with 2 registry labels and various transit and instructional markings on each side. A lovely cover with great eye-appeal, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1231

1930 (June 27), locally mailed Foochow cover, forwarded to the U.S., 4c Junk tied by Foochow cds, originally mailed locally to the Fukien Christian University, Foochow, but forwarded on to New York. Cover charged postage due 4c at Chicago with appropriate handstamps, with back showing bold "Forwarded by/Foochow/Dodwell & Co Ltd" oval handstamp in violet. Lovely item of postal history, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 1232

1932 (June 20), cover from Shanghai to Newark, N.J., franked by "No Stamps Available" label, addressed to the famous U.S. dealer A. C. Roessler, with Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. and machine cancel combination, with notation on back reading "Our Post Office has been wrecked, can't buy stamps" in manuscript. Cover mailed after the Japanese attack which ended on March 3, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1233

1933 (Jan 9), 2¢-$1 Tan Yen-Kai complete on registered first day cover, Shanghai to Pukou (Scott 326-329), lovely cover with the complete set tied by bilingual Shanghai First Day cancels, received at Pukou on January 10. Reverse shows full registry receipt attached, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1234

1933 (Apr 19), registered Sven Hedin signed cover, used from Peking to Stockholm, bearing the complete set (Scott 307-10, Chan 329-32) tied by Peiping c.d.s.'s with additional 30 Martyr on reverse. Signed on both front and back by the great explorer; usual paste staining around stamps, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1235

1934 (Feb 15), splendid illustrated incoming cover, Lyon, France to Foochow, from the Willard Sutton correspondence, franked by 50c French definitives, strip of 3, tied by Lyon cancels, with front showing Minhow APR 7 receiver, while reverse carries Szeming, Amoy Apr 3 transit.Lovely local scene illustration depicted on front, contents, including photograph, included as well, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1236

1935, magnificent cover from Japanese occupied Korea, forwarded to Peking, franked by 3s Japan Tazawa issue, cancelled Seoul, first sent to Foochow and forwarded to Peking. Cover bears 4 Chinese Officially Sealed labels, tied by multiple strikes of rectangular P.O. chops and marked postage due on front. Reverse shows 1c and 5c Chinese postage dues added, along with Minhow machine advertising cancel and also bears Minhow and Peiping postmarks. Sealing the flap and tied by several postmarks, is a splendid, multicolored label celebrating the 50th anniversary of Korean Methodism, which relates to the addressee and envelope corner card. This beautiful cover is a philatelic gem, possessing extraordinary eye-appeal with historic significance, Very Fine and choice!
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1237

1936 (April 4), Postage Due cover from Changan, Sian to Kaifeng, mailed without postage with black "T" due marking handstamp with 10c orange postage due affixed. Reverse shows Kiafeng receiver, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1238

1936 (July 27), Karl Lewis handpainted cover, Shanghai to N.Y., franked by numerous 2¢ and 4¢ London Print SYS and 1¢ on 3¢ surcharge issue. Fresh, an attractive design, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1239

1937 (May 18), 2¢ Junk postal card, Postage Due usage, Kushan to Foochow, uprated by ½c Junk, each boxed out and uncancelled (unaccepted?), with 1¢ and pair of 2¢ orange postage dues added and tied by Kushan c.d.s.'s. No receiver information indicated, unusual item, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1240

1938 (Jan 3), commercial mail from Sancian Island, Canton to Greensboro, North Carolina, large envelope, approximately 8 by 5 3/4 inches, with Sancian seal handstamp and double circle oval postmark, along with Canton Postage Paid, clipped corners handstamp chop, used commercially to the U.S.; trivial fold through center, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600

A most unusual commercial usage from Sancian Island
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Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1241

1942 (Mar 21), insured letter used from Nanking to Peking, franked by a single $1 SYS issue tied by one of two strikesof Nanking MAR 21 c.d.s. on Insured Letter envelope to the English Times Newspaper Office, Peking. Front shows Peking 24 March 1942 arrivial, uncommon usage item, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1242

1943 (Mar 23), registration stamped cover from Jianyang, Fukien to Foochow, with Scott F1 tied by Jianyang c.d.s., addressed to Fukien Province Bank in Foochow, with two strikes, front and back of Minhow March 27, 1943 receiver, Very Fine, scarce stamp on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1243

1943 (Aug 20), clean portion of parcel wrapping used at Shaoyang, franked by various $1 to $10 SYS values, including the $2 NY print, along with 6 copies of 50c on 16c Hunan surcharge, forwarded directly by the postmaster of the Postal Savings Bank at Shaoyang, cancelled by the postmasters mark of the said bank itself, in the form of an oval, blue handstamp marking of Hunan Province Post Office/Reserve Currency Exchange Section Chief. A most unusual item of postal history; fold through center, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1244

1945 (Jan), censored airmail cover from Siking to Albuquerque, New Mexico, franked on reverse by $20 Dr SYS definitive, along with $6 and $10 Anniversary of the Kuomintang issue (scarce on cover). Cover sent from the YWCA in Sian, passing through British censor in Hong Kong and transmitted via Miami, Feb 7 to Albuquerque on Feb 9, Fine to Very Fine, nice usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1245

1945 (Mar 15), censored airmail cover from Yunnan to Hamilton, Ontario, franked by Dr SYS $2 Chung Hwa print, along with $6 + $6 and $10 + $10 War Refugees semi postal (very scarce on cover), with censors tape bearing British handstamp in black. Well travelled, Fine to Very Fine, scarce combination.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 1246

1945 (Dec 20), $20 on 40c Kaifeng surcharge cover from Shangchiu, Honan to Tientsin (Scott 623), vertical pair tied by Shangchiu c.d.s., with reverse showing Tientsin 28 December receiver; slight usage wear, etc, Fine to Very Fine, scarce issue on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 1247

1946 (Jan), $10 on 20c Kaifeng surcharge cover from Shangchui, Honan, to Tientsin (Scott 622. Chan 883), light origination c.d.s. ties a nice vertical pair of the $10 on 20c surcharge, with Tientsin 6 January 1946 receiver, nice quality, Fine to Very Fine+, scarce issue on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 1248

1947 (Feb 20), incoming Postage Due cover, London to Shanghai, franked on front by 2½d King George VI definitive tied by British Industries Fair 3 line exhibition cancel, with "T" handstamp in black also on front. Reverse shows three 1945 issue $10 postage dues along with three 1947 $80 postage dues, tied by Shanghai Apr 8 1947 c.d.s.'s, Very Fine, a rare combination of 2 postage due printings on one cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1249

1949 (Jan 22), incredibly franked Gold Yuan cover from Gansu to NY City, bearing 70(!) copies in total of $2 Gold Yuan surcharge (Chan G53) packed tightly and overlapped on reverse. Excellent item of Gold Yuan postal history, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1250

1949 (Apr 9 & 29), pair of lovely Gold Yuan covers, neatly annotated and presented on a pair of album pages the first 4/9/49 usage is an airmail cover to the US, the second 4/29/49 a choice usage, Liuchow, Kwangsi to Canton airmail cover franked by block of 4 of $1,000 Dah Tung print SYS, along with a block of 20 of $25 on $20 transportation revenue surcharge. Attractive pair, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1251

1949 (May/August), delightful group of 4 Silver Yuan covers, all neatly assembled and annotated on album pages, comprised of an Aug 10, 1949 orange "unit" issue franking Canton to Macao, a lovely June 2, 1949 Aerogram usage Kweiyang to NY franked by pair of 10c on $1,000 revenue surcharge, a May 23, 1949 airmail cover to the U.S. originating in Shanghai franked by pair of 20c on $1,000 revenue surcharge and finally a nice July 30, 1949 airmail cover Canton to Chicago franked by Scott 964,969 and 971. Attractive, useful group, examine, Fine to Very Fine or better.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 1252

1949 (May 15), international airmail cover from Chikhom, Guangdon to Chicago, showing bold Chikhom origin c.d.s., along with Canton May 19 transit, franked by nice "Postage Paid/Canton ID" handstamp chop in red; light file fold, otherwise Very Fine, scarce marking.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 1253

1949 (June 9), cover from Chungking to Canton, Gold Yuan franking, used during the Silver Yuan period, franked with an amazing total of 62 copies (54 on reverse) of $500,000 SYS Gold Yuan issue (Scott 958; Chan G158), tied and cancelled by multiple Chungking c.d.s.'s. Cover apparently got caught in the Canton cancelling machine with resulting, clean 6cm cut at bottom right, still a remarkable example of the gold franking in the silver era, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 1254

1949 (Aug 20), Summer Palace Scenery FDC, Canton to Washington, D.C. (Scott 989-90. Chan S31-32), lovely registered airmail cover from the Lutheran Mission franked by 20c on $1,000 Silver Yuan surcharge, along with 15c and 40c Summer Palace pictorials tied by First Day cancel. Back shows Canton and San Francisco Transits along with Washington Aug 26 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1255

1949 (Nov 2), combination Gold and Silver Yuan franked cover from Kangle County, Gansu to NY, carrying Gold Yuan 10c (x5)and a single 4c SYS, plus a 1c on $100 Silver currency SYS surcharge for 55c tied to reverse of Airmail cover to NY. Canton 2.11.49 transit along side, no receiver, Fine to Very Fine, a very scarce combination.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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