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Sale 26

The Lee Wong Collection


Postal History Collections
 
 
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Lot 17
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China, Excellent and valuable postal and paid reply card selection, a substantial, very diverse and valuable selection of approximately 85 mint or used postal cards or paid/reply cards with coverage to 1940; the large percentage comprised of earlier cards, including many mint or used 1¢ C.I.P. Imperial cards, including uprated examples, a "sold in bulk" example used within Hankow (plus a mint paid/reply example), Peking and Kiaochow oval cancels, good ROC overprinted card, several nice Provincial items and more, Fine to Very Fine, splendid lot of popular material; examine.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$28,000.
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Lot 18

China, Postal history accumulation including Greater Asia, very extensive with many, many hundreds of covers, postal cards, picture post cards, etc.; strongest in China, but including worthwhile sections of foreign post offices, Korea, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, PRC, the Dutch Indies and others, Fine to Very Fine, an incredible old-time horde, well worth a thorough review, many lovely surprises to be found throughout.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 19

China, Extensive U.S. presence in China postal history accumulation, extensive and wide-ranging selection of hundreds of covers; includes an exceptional array of naval covers by ship and destination, with scores of nice items; lots of APO covers, the large majority from China, with many different numbers present; U.S. Seapost covers; 1883 and 1890 incoming covers to Foochow and Nanking with nice postal markings; 1930s and '40s regiment markings; some Shanghai Postal Agency items and more, Fine to Very Fine, lovely holding; examine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 20

China, Fabulous selection of approximately 130 used picture post cards, a superb and wide-ranging group, all franked with Coiling Dragon issues and offering an incredible array of local scenes, city views, etc., with myriad town cancels, transit markings, franking combinations, destinations, routings, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful group; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$50,000.
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Lot 21

China, Extensive postal history accumulation, a sizeable and wide-ranging old-time horde, mostly acquired during the 1960s and '70s, including scores of picture post card usages, cancellations, postcards, First Day Covers, Flight Covers, lots of covers and cards used in Korea, Post Offices in China usages, overseas covers, military free frank covers, Antarctica and more, Fine to Very Fine, lots of interesting items throughout—well worth a careful review.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 22

China, Selection of combination covers, group of eight covers, picture post cards or postal cards, all showing combination frankings, including four France/China items, two German items, a 1921 U.S./China combination through the Shanghai Local Post and a 1c 1899 China postal card with Hankow Large Dollar chop with stamp missing, with 2c Hong Kong postage; condition ranges, Fine to Very Fine, interesting group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 23

China, Lovely group of tombstone-cancelled covers, attractive group of nine premium covers, mostly Coiling Dragon, Junk or 1912 Republic overprint issue frankings; includes a couple nice red band covers, various usages from the Canton area, etc.; some customary smallish flaws, still mostly Fine to Very Fine, excellent specialist's group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 24

China, Excellent Postage Due cover selection, approximately 19 covers (two are fronts), seven of which are Taiwan usages, with the remaining showing four U.S. Postage Dues added to short-paid incoming covers, a couple with Gold Yuans used as Postage Due, a mixed First and Second Issue Postage Due cover, etc., Fine to Very Fine, interesting mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 25

China, Substantial Min Chu stampless private post selection, interesting group of approximately 50 or so items, mostly the usual red band stampless covers, carried by the private post; includes a nice range of markings with quite a few showing bilingual Hong Kong addresses, largely Fine to Very Fine, good specialist's group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 26

China, Select group of four U.S. Consular Service covers from China, 1902-34, lovely legal-size envelopes with "Consular Service U.S.A." corner cards, three from Amoy and one from Nanking; includes a lovely 1902 cover franked by 2c and 4c (2) Coiling Dragons with bilingual Amoy 26 May c.d.s. along with Amoy French Post Office transit; a lovely Sept 1912 usage from Nanking City franked by 1c and 3c (3) Waterlow Republic overprints; a 1911 cover from Kulangsu, Amoy, with 1c and 3c (3) Coiling Dragons, etc., Fine to Very Fine, excellent specialist's group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$4,000.
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