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


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Lot 184

China, 1933, Sven Hedin-signed registered cover, from Peking to Stockholm (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), the set complete in horizontal pairs, tied by Peking 11.2.33 c.d.s.'s, boldly signed by Hedin on back flap and addressed to his wife in his hand; 10¢ and 15¢ postage added on reverse. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 185

China, 1949 (April 16), Silver Yuan "Postage Paid" chop on cover from Hangchow to Canton, bold clean strike of "Postage Paid, Hangchow 1 1949 4.16" dater; small piece out at left, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 186

China, 1949 (May 19), two Canton Silver Currency "Postage Paid" chops on cover to Hong Kong & Macao, pair of unrelated covers posted on the same day, one to Hong Kong (slightly trimmed at right), the second to Macao with 21 May arrival on red bordered envelope, nice pair, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 187

China, 1920 (May 7), Tientsin to Peking First Experimental Flight (Starr-Mills 1), 1¢ Chinese Imperial postal card, uprated with 3¢ Junk issue, each tied by bold strike of appropriate, boxed "Chinese Post Office / Despatched by Aeroplane / Tientsin to Peking" chop, with "Received by Aeroplane" boxed handstamp applied at Peking. Reverse shows a second strike of the first mentioned chop, with the card address "To the Honorable Special Commissioners, Aerial Derby Around World, Peking, China", wonderfully fresh; light vertical central fold, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 188

China, 1923 (May 23), registered first flight cover, Peking to Tientsin (Starr-Mills 5), lovely legal-size envelope, franked by complete set of first issue airmails, along with 1¢, 5¢ and 2¢ Junk surcharge issues, all tied by "Peking 23 May 23" bilingual c.d.s.'s; cover shows two registered handstamps on front, along with special two-line black handstamp "To be despatched Aerial Service" on front and special bold violet Tientsin cachet on reverse, along with same-day Tientsin receiver, few perf tip tones, Fine to Very Fine, a rare flight cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 189

China, 1929 (Nov. 26), unflown cover for scheduled Canton to Yunnanfu first flight (Starr-Mills 26), scheduled for Nov. 26, though one day prior, General Lin crashed at Wuchow and the original 300 pieces scheduled were delivered by the Chinese Post Office by ordinary post. Cover bears 4¢ Mausoleum and 15¢ Second airmail issues cancelled at Canton on 25 Nov. prior to the flight, with appropriate violet light cachet and Canton Nov. 26 and Yunnanfu 2 Dec. receiver; flap tear on reverse, otherwise, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 190

China, 1931 (Mar. 31 & April 1), Hankow-Shasi-Ichang first flights & reverse flights (Starr-Mills 35, 36), lovely group of 5 covers comprised of outbound flight (SM#35), one Hankow to Shasi (1st leg of Hankow to Ichang), the 2nd Hankow to Ichang, also includes 3 examples of (SM#36) all April 1 flights of Ichang to Hankow, one continued to Wuchang, one to Shanghai and the third autographed by pilot Allison, select group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 191

China, 1931 (May 31), registered cover for Shanghai to Berlin first Eurasia flight with international connection to the U.S. (Starr-Mills 40 var.), a splendid, highly attractive cover franked by 10¢, 20¢ and 50¢ Junk series, plus $1 Hall of Classics and 15¢ (2) and 30¢ second issue airmails, all tied by specially produced Shanghai cachet postmarks. Front also shows Shanghai registry label and red, Berlin luftpost cachet, with reverse shows Manchouli special cachet markings, Berlin 11 June arrival plus violet Cleveland 19 June transit and Granville, Ohio 20 June arrival, fresh, Very Fine, rare, with no known connection of covers to the U.S. listed in either the Stall-Mills or the Eurasia Aviation Corp. catalog.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 192

China, 1931 (May 31), cover from Shanghai - Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corp. to Czechoslovakia (Starr-Mills 40), specially prepared envelope embossed on front and franked on reverse by complete set of second issue airmails along with two 20¢ Junk issue, all tied by special commemorative c.d.s.'s. Front show registered AR notation, along with "Via Siberia", with red Berlin Luftpost cachet and Berlin 11.6.31 receiver. Opened for display, an unrecorded usage transiting through Berlin to Czechoslovakia, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 193

China, 1931 (Oct 21), Ichang to Chungking first flights (Starr-Mills 45), lovely pair of covers from this flight comprised of an example originating in Nanking (from S.J. Mills) on the 19th via Hankow on the 20th en route to Chungking from there, plus a scarce example originating in Ichang to Chungking direct (only 84 pieces despatched at Ichang), Very Fine, scarce pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 194

China, 1933 (Jan. 12), CNAC first flight, Shanghai to Tientsin (Starr-Mills 73), lovely pair of covers, one originating in Nanking with Tientsin 14 January backstamps and another on special envelope prepaid by S.J. Mills, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$900.
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