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


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Lot 149

China, 1853, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Shanghai) (Scott 5. SG 54). 1847, Queen Victoria (embossed), 1s pale green, horizontal strip of four, some margin at top otherwise touching or slightly into, cancelled with London "23" in diamond, on folded letter to Shanghai China; manuscript "via Southampton" and "C. Thorne recd at Canton 23 July 1853" at right; Hong Kong and red "Posted After 7 PM, crown over 3 Ju 3 1853" backstamps; stamps with light toning, probably from the gum, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

4 shillings paid quadruple the 20 June 1845 to 6 November 1854 rate of 1?- for ½ oz.

Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 150

China, c. 1865, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Shanghai) (Scott 43. SG 94). 1865, Queen Victoria, 4d vermilion, Large Garter watermark, vertical pair (wing margin at right), two 1s green and two 1d rose red, all tied by London "91" in barred oval on folded cover to Shanghae China; red crayon "2" (denoting doble the 1d rate of Colonial Postal Credit to Hong Kong_ at center; blue London and Shanghai backstamps, a Very Fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

2 shilling 10d paid double the 1 June 1863 to 1 January 1872 rate of 1 shilling 4d for ½ oz. plus a 2d Late Fee for a total of 2 shillings 10d
.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 151

China, 1872, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Scott 59. SG 122a). 1872, Queen Victoria, 6d chestnut, Spray of Rose watermark, plate 11, two singles used with 3d rose, all tied by "Liverpool Oc 17 72" duplex postmarks with "466" in barred oval on blue cover to Lieut. E. P. Statham, R.N., H.M.S. Barrosa, China Station; manuscript "China via Brindisi" at upper left, without backstamps; cover has been refolded possibly removing some of the backstamps and additional paper added to repair small piece out at top and bottom, otherwise Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000

The 1 shilling 3d on this cover represents a short payment of the 1 shilling 4d rate in used 16 December 1870 to 1 April 1877 for ½ oz. via Brindisi. It is possible that this cover is missing an additional 1d stamp or that the authorities let it slip by as it was addressed to a Naval Officer
.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 152

China, 1873, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Peking) (Scott 54. SG 117). 1867, Queen Victoria, 1s green, Spray of Rose watermark, single used with 3d rose, both tied by "London W. C. JY 22 73" duplex postmarks with "WC 5" in barred oval, on cover addressed to British Legation Pekin China; 1 shilling stamp which has a wing margin also has a light bend from contents, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 2,000

1 shilling 3d paid the 16 December 1870 to 1 April 1877 rate for ½ oz.

Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 153

China, 1874, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Shanghai) (Scott 33. SG 43). 1864, 1d rose red, letters in all four corners, block of four, two horizontal pairs and a single, used with two single 3d rose, all tied by "Dublin MR 6 74" duplex postmarks with "186" in barred diamond, on cover to Shanghai China; manuscript "via Brindisi" below 3d stamps; Hong Kong Ap 13 74 backstamp; left 3d with wing margin at left and folded over the left edge of the cover, right edge of cover and right side of right stamps with trivial toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000

The rate for this envelope to Shanghai, travelling by Ferry and rail to Dover, across the Channel to Ostend and by Rail via the Mont Cenis Tunnel to Brindisi. British Mail loaded onto the P & O packet to Alexandria, by Rail to Suez & P & O Packet sailing via Ceylon and Singapore arriving on 6 April., The rate between 5 January 1872 to 1 April 1877 was 1 shilling 3d for ½ oz. The 1 shilling 5d on this cover represents a 2d overpayment.

Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 154

China, 1879, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Chinkiang) (Scott 73. SG 156). 1876, Queen Victoria, 8d orange, Large Garter watermark, single, tied by "E. D. Liverpool 28 MR 79" duplex postmark with "466" (partial strike) in barred oval, on cover to China Inland Mission, Ching Kiang China; Singapore to Hong Kong backstamp; cover with small tear at top and without part of backflap, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,400

8d paid the 1 April 1877 to 1 April 1879 rate via Brindisi for ½ oz.

Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 155

China, 1879, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Shanghai) (Scott 70. SG 153). 1877, Queen Victoria, 4d sage green, Large Garter watermark, single, tied by "Lombard St. DE 12 79" duplex postmark with "LS 1" in barred oval, on cover to Shanghai China; manuscript "by French Packet" at upper left; Hong Kong backstamp, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600

4d paid the 1 April 1879 to 18 February 1880 UPU rate for ½ oz. via French ship from Marseilles. This rate was valid for only 10 months
.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 156

China, 1883 (February 3), incoming "Too Late" cover from Stratham, NH to Foochow, splendid, neat cover franked by 5¢ brown Garfield Banknote issue, tied by four-ring target cancel with Stratham origin CDS, Boston same-day transit and bold "Too Late" in oval on front; reverse shows San Francisco 11 Feb transit, "Hong Kong/C/MR 30/83" transit and British Post Office "Foochowfoo/A/AP 8/83" arrival. Fresh, Very Fine, a lovely item from the Wingate correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 157

China, 1884 (October 21), incoming cover from Bristol, NH to Foochow, with manuscript "via San Francisco", franked by 5¢ brown Garfield large Banknote issue, with reverse showing New York Oct 22 and San Francisco Oct 28 transits, Hong Kong NO 27 transit and Foochowfoo/A/De 3 84 arrival, Very Fine and choice, a clean and immaculate cover from the Wingate correspondence, which is docketed "Recd at Shanghai Dec 22 1884" in manuscript.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 158

China, 1889 (April 3), forwarded cover from Newark, NJ, to Ningpo, a lovely cover franked by a US 1¢ Franklin (printed advertising rate) addressed to Shaohing Post Office, Ningpo, China, with front showing bold two-line "missent" bilingual handstamp, while reverse shows choice strike of Foochow 11 May 99 large dollar chop, Shanghai 14 May transit and Ningpo 15 May receiver. Fresh, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 159
 
China, 1893 (December 6), Small Dragon combination cover from Shanghai to Milan, Italy, legal-size envelope with blue "German Mail" handstamp at upper left, franked by 1ca and 5ca perf 11½-12 China Small Dragons (Scott #5 and 13), tied by black Shanghai seal cancel; front also bears a 50c France general issue, tied by one of two "Shang-hai/6/Dec/93/Chine" CDS strikes, with reverse showing Milano 9/1-94 receiver, along with "Bank of India, Australia and China, Chartered/Shanghai" violet handstamp; few minor usage creases or edge tears that in no way detract. Fresh, Fine to Very Fine+, a lovely and rare usage, with 2016 Philatelic Foundation photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 28,000 - 32,000.
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Lot 160

China, 1893, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Shanghai) (Scott 111. SG 197). 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, ½d vermilion, single, tied by "London JA 9 93" hooded circle cancel on uprated ½d postal card, to Shanghai (China); partial Singapore-Hong Kong Marine Sorter backstamp; card with minor soiling on front and small portion of the reverse appears removed (about 10mm vertical swath at right), otherwise Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400

1d paid the 1879 UPU postal card rate.

Realized HK$600.
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Lot 161

China, 1896 (May 12), incoming cover from Boston to Ningpo, China, franked on front by 10¢ small Bureau issue tied to "Parker House" hotel advertising cover by Boston CDS, addressed to John Fowler, US Consulate; reverse shows Boston origin handstamp, San Francisco 17 May transit, plus "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Recd JUN 16" arrival CDS, plus a choice strike of violet "U.S. Consulate/JUN 18 1896/Ningpo, China" oval arrival marking, Very Fine, a superb item from the Fowler correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 162

China, 1899, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Wuhu) (Scott 114. SG 201). 1887, Queen Victoria Jubilee, 2½d purple on blue, single, tied by "Eglinton Street Glasgow DE 14 99" postmark on 2d registered Letter envelope to Wuhu, near Hankow, Central China; light strike of red oval registered London handstamp at center; Glasgow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Wuhu backstamps, a Very Fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

2½d paid the 1 October 1891 rate for ½ oz. and the registration envelope paid the 2d registration fee for a total of 4½d. While the cover is addressed "near Hankow, Central China", Hankow is a littoral city by the South China Sea. Wuhu is located some 40 miles south of Nanking which is in Central China.

Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 163

China, 1901 (July 11), combination registered cover from Kiukiang to Naples, Italy, neat cover bearing 20¢ Carp issue (faults), tied by bilingual Kiukiang CDS along with two different registry markings, 50c French Offices "Chine" overprint added at Shanghai and canceled by one of two "Shang-haï 15 Jul 01 Chine" CDS strikes; reverse shows Napoli 18 August receiver, Fine to Very Fine, attractive little cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 164

China, 1901, incoming cover from Great Britain to China (Peking) (Scott 125. SG 213). 1900, Queen Victoria, ½d blue green, single, used with two single 1d lilac, all tied by double ring "Glasgow FE 14 01" postmarks, on cover to British Legation, Peking, China; two illegible backstamps on the reverse; cover with trivial edge flaws at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000

2½d paid the 1 October 1891 UPU rate for ½ oz.

Realized HK$500.
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Lot 165

China, 1902 (March 2), picture post card from Shanghai to Germany, "Round Robin" usage, an attractive card showing image of Chinese temple on reverse, franked on front by individual stamps for the Japanese, French and Russian Offices in China issues, along with regular postage from China, Hong Kong and the U.S., each canceled by their respective post offices. Neat, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 166

China, 1904, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ scarlet, Chungking bisect (Chan 136B. Scott 112 var.), tied to local cover by "Chungking" double circle lunar cancel, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 167

China, 1908 (July 10), 1¢ green vertical format postal stationery card, used from Chinkiang to Galva, IL, USA, attractive card uprated by 2¢ Coiling Dragon, with front showing bilingual Shanghai 11 Jul 08 transit, along with same day Shanghai I.J.P.O. transit; card short-paid 2 cents to the US, with large "T" handstamp and "U.S. Charge to Collect 2 Cents" two-line handstamp on front; US 2¢ Postage Due added at Galva and canceled Aug 8, 5 p.m.; very minor corner crease and short tear at upper right in no way detracts, Fine to Very Fine, a remarkable and rare usage of this popular card.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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