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


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Lot 1140

China, 1844-49, nice selection of six stampless covers, good selection of business letters to London, five originating at Canton, the other from Shanghai, most with red "INDIA" routing handstamp, plus several Forwarding Agents handstamps, manuscript rate markings, "via Marseilles" notations, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a nice study group; worth a review.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 1141

China, 1848 (Apr. 7 dateline), stampless opium business letter from Calcutta to Canton, interesting, high-quality letter from the Augustine Heard correspondence detailing market conditions and pricing in the opium trade; front shows "per Haddington via Galle" and "37" manuscript rate marking, along with red boxed "PAID" handstamp; reverse shows red Calcutta "G.P.O./48 Aug 7" [sic!] handstamp and "Hong Kong/18 MY/1848" transit, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1142

China, 1857-64, beautiful incoming correspondence, London to Shanghai, lovely and clean selection of six incoming covers from London, all franked by various line-engraved or surface-printed Victoria issues (some in combination) used between 1857 and 1864; includes outer folded letter usages, a printed circular, etc., with various Hong Kong and/or Shanghae transits and receivers, fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1143

China, 1885 (July 21), combination Large Dragon cover, sent Peking to Berne, Switzerland, franked on reverse by a 3ca thick paper Large Dragon issue, tied by a blue Peking seal cancel, with matching "I.G. of Customs/JUL 21/85/Peking" adjacent; cover transited through Tientsin and shows partial July Customs strike in black to Shanghai, with reverse showing bold black "Customs/JUL 26/85/Shanghai" c.d.s.; cover then transferred to the French Post Office, where a 25c French adhesive was added and tied by one of two strikes of "Shang-Haï/31/[ ]/85/Chine" c.d.s.; front shows bold red "Mondane a Paris/9/Sept./85" transit, while reverse shows clean Bern 10.IX.85 arrival c.d.s., which further ties the 3ca at upper right; part of flap missing on reverse affecting only part of the Tientsin transit, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, fresh and well-marked.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000

A scarce example of using Chinese stamps at the domestic rate and affixing foreign postage in the correct amount for onward transmission.

Realized HK$40,000.
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Lot 1144

China, 1886 (May 12), incoming cover from Hampton, CT, to Foochow, lovely, neat cover from the U.S., franked by 5¢ Garfield large Bank Note issue, tied by grid cancel and matching Hampton origin c.d.s.; cover sent to Wingate at the U.S. Consulate at Foo Chow, with reverse showing New York 12 May duplex transit, San Francisco May 18 transit, Hong Kong June 28 transit and "Foochowfoo/JY 3/86" receiver, clean markings, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1145

China, 1892 (Jan. 3), 3ca Small Dragon cover, Tientsin to Shanghai, neat, small envelope franked by a single 3ca Small Dragon, which is tied by a light strike in blue of Tientsin Type 3 seal cancel, with matching "Customs/JAN 3/92/Tientsin" small Customs dater on reverse; additionally, reverse shows black Shanghai small Customs receiver of JAN 10, along with blue "Shanghai/JA 10/92/Local Post" arrival; two expertly closed tears at far left of no consequence, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1146

China, 1893 (Jan. 4), cover from Tientsin to France, lovely and clean, nicely marked cover with reverse bearing blue "Tientsin/JAN 4/93" small Customs origin c.d.s., along with bold blue Shanghai JAN 17 1893 small Customs transit; front shows France 25c adhesive tied by one of two excellent strikes of "Shang-Haï/20/JANV/93/Chine" c.d.s., Very Fine, an attractive and scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$9,500.
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Lot 1147

China, 1893 (Nov. 21), exceptional "Jenchuan Customs Mail Matter" cover to Germany, spectacular, superb-quality cover, with reverse showing magnificent strike in violet of "Customs/21 Nov. 93/Jenchuan" origin c.d.s., with reverse additionally showing black "Customs/Nov 23/Chefoo" transit plus blue "Customs/Nov 27/1893/Shanghai" transit; front shows 25c French adhesive added at Shanghai, cancelled by one of two strikes "Shang-haï/1 Dec 93/Chine" c.d.s.'s; in addition, front shows lovely full strike of the exceedingly rare "Jenchuan Customs Mail Matter" violet oval handstamp, neat and clean, Very Fine in all respects, an exceptional showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000.
Realized HK$90,000.
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Lot 1148

China, ca. 1894, local cover sent to the Consulate General of France in Peking, bearing horizontal pair of 1ca Dowager issue, tied by blue Peking seal; no backstamp, Very Fine, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1149

China, 1894 (Aug. 4), 3ca Small Dragon cover, sent Tientsin to Peking, clean and attractive envelope, franked by a single 3ca Small Dragon issue tied by light black Tientsin seal cancel, with matching "Tientsin/Aug 4/1894/Customs" dater on reverse; back additionally shows blue "I.G. of Customs/AUG 6/94/Peking" arrival dater, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely cover.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1150

China, 1895 (Jan. 16), 5ca Small Dragon combination cover from Newchwang to the U.S., franked on reverse by 5ca Small Dragon issue, cancelled by partial Newchwang seal cancel, with the adjacent stamp missing, and matching Newchwang Customs origin c.d.s. nearby; the 5ca is tied by blue "Customs/FEB 4/1895/Shanghai" bold transit, while front shows pair of French Offices in China 25c "CHINE" overprints, tied by two of three strikes of "Shang-Haï/4 FEVR/95/Chine" c.d.s.'s; reverse shows bold Yokohama 10 Feb transit and Reading, PA, March 18, 1895 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely and scarce usage from Newchwang, despite the missing stamp.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1151

China, 1897 (Mar. 15), interesting printed address cover, sent Tientsin to Shanghai, franked by large 2¢ on 2ca Dowager surcharge, 2.5 mm setting on second printing (Chan #58), tied by blue Tientsin pakua killer, with matching Tientsin Customs origin c.d.s.; reverse shows brown "Shanghai/Mar 19/1897/Customs" receiver, Very Fine, a lovely and attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1152

China, 1897 (Apr. 7), cover from Tientsin to Shanghai, with front showing bold blue Tientsin small Customs origin c.d.s.; franked on reverse by pair of large figure 1¢ on 1ca Dowager surcharges, 2.5 mm spacing on second printing (Chan #57) tied by Tientsin pakua killers; reverse additionally shows small brown "Shanghai/APR 11/1897/Customs" receiver; part of flap missing, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1153

China, 1897 (July 8), cover sent Shanghai to Hong Kong, sent "per first Steamer" and franked by large figure 2¢ on 2ca Dowager, 1.5 mm setting on second print (Chan #58), tied by brown "Shanghai/8 JUL 97" Large Dollar chop; reverse shows "Hong Kong/AU 3/97" receiver, attractive; small piece harmlessly missing at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1154

China, 1897 (July 24), "PAID" cover, Peking to London, splendid and exceptional cover showing choice strike of "Peking/24 JUL 97" Large Dollar dater in brown, along with matching framed bilingual "PAID" handstamp; cover travelled through the French Post Office, where 25c "Chine" stamp was added and cancelled by one of two perfect strikes of "Shang-haï/30 JUIL 97/Chine" c.d.s.'s; reverse shows bold brown "Shanghai/30 JUL 97" Large Dollar transit and London SP 4 receiver, excellent quality, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 1155

China, 1897 (Aug.), red band cover sent Canton to Hankow, a lovely and eye-appealing cover franked on reverse by 8¢ on 6ca and a vertical pair of 4¢ on 4ca small figure Dowager surcharges tied by "Canton/[ ] AUG 97" Large Dollar dater, then further tied by bold "Hankow/17 AUG 97" Large Dollar chop receivers, Fine to Very Fine+, a delightful, highly attractive and rare usage.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 1156

China, 1897 (Aug. 28), combination cover sent Shanghai to London, sent "per S.S. Talazie", franked by a left margin copy of large 10¢ on 9ca narrow space Dowager surcharge, tied by superb "Shanghai/28 AUG 97" Large Dollar dater; cover transited through the French Post Office, where a 25c "Chine" overprint was added and tied by perfect "Shang-Haï/28 AOUT 97/Chine" c.d.s.; reverse shows "London E.C./7 am/OC 1 97" receiver, fresh; small, insignificant piece of cover harmlessly cut at left, Very Fine, an attractive and neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 1157

China, 1897 (Sept. 3), domestic cover, sent Tientsin to Shanghai, franked by a 4c on 4ca, 1.5 mm spacing on second print Dowager issue (Scott #68, Chan #77)—a left interpanneau single—tied by bold brown Tientsin pakua killer with matching Tientsin Large Dollar chop origin c.d.s. adjacent; reverse shows blue Shanghai 7 SEP 97 receiver, Very Fine, scarce stamp on cover.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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Lot 1158

China, 1897 (Sept. 15), legal-size envelope, mailed Chefoo to Boston, MA, a splendid cover in blue, with "Fowler, Chefoo" in manuscript at upper left, showing good strike of black "Chefoo/15 SEP 97" Large Dollar origin dater, travelling through the Japanese Post Office at Shanghai, where a strip of 5 of the 2s Chinese-Japanese Victory issue was added and cancelled by "Shanghai/24 SEP/97/I.J.P.O." killers; front also shows bold violet "TOO LATE" handstamp, while reverse shows Yokohama (21 Oct) transit and Boston Oct 25 receiver, along with blue Shanghai 18 SEP Large Dollar chop transit; minor, expected usage wear, etc., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000

A wonderful usage in numerous respects, and a fine example from the Fowler correspondence.

Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 1159

China, 1897 (Sept. 30), cover sent Wuhu to Kuling, a magnificent, superb-quality cover franked by horizontal and vertical pairs of the 2¢ on 2ca, 1.5 mm setting on redrawn design issue (Chan #83, Scott #74), the horizontal pair with perforations trimmed at bottom, each pair tied by incredible strikes of brown "Wuhu/30 SEP 97" Large Dollar daters; reverse shows perfect strike of "Kiukiang/1 OCT 97" receiver, Extremely Fine, pristine and choice—a gem cover.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000.
Realized HK$17,000.
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Lot 1160

China, 1897 (Oct. 8), cover sent Peking to Shanghai, blue cover in perfect condition, franked by 2¢ orange I.C.P. Coiling Dragon tied by bold blue "Peking/8 OCT 97" Large Dollar dater; reverse shows lovely blue "Shanghai/13 OCT 97" Large Dollar chop receiver, fresh and Extremely Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1161

China, 1897 (Nov. 30), "PAID" cover sent from Tientsin to Meriden, CT, attractive cover showing bold strike in brown of "Teintsin/20 NOV 97" Large Dollar dater, along with matching strike of two-line bilingual boxed "PAID" handstamp; 10s Japanese Chrysanthemum added (missing upper right corner) and tied by Shanghai 9 DEC I.J.P.O. cancel, with reverse showing Shanghai Large Dollar and Yokohama transits (5 DEC & 14 DEC, respectively) along with Meriden Jan 6, 1898 receiver; a few usage-derived edge tears, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a lovely example of this scarce marking.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1162

China, 1897 (Dec. 13), 2¢ I.C.P. cover used Amoy to Hong Kong, nice 2¢ orange I.C.P. Coiling Dragon tied to perfect-quality cover by magnificent strike of "Amoy/18 DEC 97" Large Dollar chop in brown; reverse noted Hong Kong DE 15 receiver, Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1163

China, 1897 (Dec. 31), cover from Shanghai to Woosung, addressed to I.C. Customs and franked by 2¢ Coiling Dragon, which is tied by "Shanghai/31 DEC 97" Large Dollar dater; reverse shows Woosung same-day receiver in the form of a Large Dollar chop, Fine to Very Fine, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1164

China, ca. 1898-1902, large-size Official Mail cover to Hunan, attractive large-size cover bearing a pair of 4¢ Coiling Dragons tied by bold, perfect strike of Yueh Chow Fu boxed cancel; written by the Administrative Officer at Yueh Chang to the Governor of the Province of Hunan; reverse shows "Pay No More" marking, etc.; small cover split of no consequence, Fine to Very Fine, a rare item.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 1165

China, 1898 (Jan.), combination cover from Chungking to Birmingham, England, interesting and scarce cover, franked by 5¢ on 5ca small figure surcharge on Small Dragon issue, pair and single, with bottom left stamp missing, tied by Chungking Large Dollar dater; front also shows a vertical pair of 10¢ Hong Kong Queen Victoria tied by "Shanghai/FE 5/98" c.d.s., with reverse noting "Shanghai/4 FEB 98" Large Dollar transit, Hong Kong FE 11 transit and Birmingham MR 14 98 receiver; missing stamp aside, Very Fine, a scarce and attractive franking.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1166

China, 1898 (Mar.), China Inland Mission cover, sent from Tientsin to Shanghai, franked on front by 6¢ postage in the form of an interpanneau strip of three of large figure 2¢ on 2ca Dowager surcharge, 2.5 mm setting on second printing, each tied by brown Tientsin pakua killers, with matching light Tientsin "Customs"-removed dater; reverse notes "Shanghai/MR 14/98/Local Post" receiver, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive and scarce franking.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1167

China, 1898 (Mar. 14), cover sent Chungking to Shanghai, neat and clean little cover addressed to Bromton at Shanghai, franked by choice copy of large 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue surcharge tied by lovely strike of Chungking Large Dollar dater; reverse shows black "Shanghai/AP 1/98/Local Post" receiver, fresh; small part of flap removed, still Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Realized HK$20,000.
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Lot 1168

China, 1898 (Apr. 4), cover used from Tientsin to Shanghai, neat cover franked by large 2¢ on 2ca surcharge, 1.5 mm setting on second printing Dowager (Chan #76), tied by blue Tientsin pakua killer along with matching Type 2 Tientsin c.d.s. (with "Customs" removed); reverse shows "Shanghai/AP 8/98/Local Post" receiver, Very Fine, attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1169

China, 1898 (Apr. 5), double rate cover from Chefoo to Shanghai, franked on front by large figure 2¢ on 2ca, 1.5 mm setting on second print Dowager, a pair and two singles (far right single with some toning), all tied by blue "Chefoo/5 APR 98" Large Dollar origin c.d.s.'s; reverse shows "Shanghai/AP 8/98/Local Post" receiver, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 1170

China, 1898 (Apr. 12), China Inland Mission cover, Hankow to Shanghai, franked on front of small blue envelope by two large figure 2¢ on 2ca Dowager surcharge, 2.5 mm setting on second print, both tied by brown "Hankow/12 APR 98" Large Dollar dater (left stamp couple trivial nibbed perforations at upper right); reverse shows violet "China Inland Mission/11 APR 1898/Hankow" oval handstamp flap seal and "Shanghai/AP 15/98/Local Post" receiver, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1171

China, 1898 (Apr. 12), cover sent from Peking to Canton, lovely and clean, addressed to the German Consulate at Canton; franked by 2¢ and 4¢ I.C.P. Coiling Dragon issues tied by excellent strike of "Peking/12 APR 98" Large Dollar dater, with reverse showing "Canton/23 APR 98" Large Dollar chop receiver; flap closed by nice label seal of German Consulate at Peking, fresh, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1172

China, 1898 (May 20), double rate cover, Hankow to Shanghai, neat pre-printed envelope to the Treasurers Department, China Inland Mission; franked by a pair of large 2¢ on 2ca 2.5 mm setting on second print Dowager (Chan #58); an interesting pair, greatly shifted to the left; tied by bold brown "Hankow/20 MAY 98" Large Dollar chop, with reverse showing "Shanghai/MY 23/98/Local Post" arrival marking, Very Fine, a scarce double rate franking.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 1173

China, 1898 (Aug. 5), combination cover, sent Chefoo to Denmark, lovely and clean envelope franked by 10¢ I.C.P. Coiling Dragon issue, tied by bold blue "Chefoo/5 AUG 98" Large Dollar dater; front shows Hong Kong 10¢ Queen Victoria added at Shanghai, with British Post Office "AU 9/Shanghai" c.d.s.; reverse shows Shanghai Large Dollar transit of AU 9, Hong Kong AU 13 transit and Kjøbenhavn Sept 12 receiver, Very Fine, a neat and attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1174

China, 1898 (Sept. 20), cover sent Tientsin to Shanghai, addressed to Bromton, CIM at Shanghai, franked by large 2¢ on 2ca Dowager surcharge, 1.5 mm setting on second printing, tied by black Tientsin pakua with matching Tientsin c.d.s. (Type 2, with "Customs" removed); reverse shows "Shanghai/SP 23/98/Local Post" receiver, fresh; harmless tear at right, Very Fine, choice.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1175

China, 1898 (Oct. 27), cover sent from Amoy to Hong Kong, sent "per first steamer" in manuscript, franked by 2¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragon tied by choice strike of brown "Amoy/27 OCT 98" Large Dollar chop, with reverse showing "Hong Kong/OC 30/98" receiver, Very Fine, a beauty of a splendid, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1176

China, 1898 (Dec. 23), cover used from Hankow to Shanghai, neat blue envelope addressed to the Treasurer's Department, franked by large 2¢ on 2ca, 2.5 mm setting on second print Dowager (Chan #58), tied by black "Hankow/23 DEC 98" Large Dollar dater; reverse shows violet "China Inland Mission/23 DEC 1898/Hankow" oval datestamp along with "Shanghai/DE 26/98/Local Post" arrival, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 1177

China, 1899 (Apr. 20), cover sent Kiukiang to Shanghai, select, perfect-quality cover, franked by 4¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragon tied by magnificent strike of "Kiukiang/20 APR 99" Large Dollar dater, with reverse showing "Shanghai/AP 22/99/Local Post" receiver, pristine, Extremely Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1178

China, 1899 (June 7), cover sent Shanghai to Ningpo, lovely and neat, addressed to Fletcher at Ningpo; franked by 2¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragon tied by Shanghai pakua killer with matching "Shanghai/JU 7/99/Local Post" c.d.s. adjacent; Ningpo bilingual 9 JUN 99 receiver on reverse; cover shows nice printed corner card for "The Anti-Opium News" at Shanghai, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1179

China, 1899 (Dec 13), rare combination postcard usage from Shanghai to Kansas, franked by 5¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragon issued tied by Shanghai pakua cancel in combination with U.S. 2¢ Trans-Mississippi issue, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency / Shanghai" duplex, along with "Shanghai / Local Post" origin c.d.s., wit San Francisco Paid All transit c.d.s. dated Jan 8 alongside, which also ties the 5¢ C.I.P.; minor perf tip tones, Fine to Very Fine, an exceedingly rare mixed franking.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1180

China, 1900 (Jan. 8), cover sent from Kaiochow to Wuchow, addressed to Schweiger at Customs House, Wuchow; franked by ¢½ and 1¢ I.C.P. Coiling Dragons plus ½c C.I.P. Coiling Dragon, all tied by "Kiaochow/Jan 8 1900" bilingual oval daters; reverse shows Shanghai (13 Jan) and Canton (19 Jan) transits, plus Wuchow 20 Jan receiver, Very Fine, an attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1181

China, 1900 (July 16), combination cover, Kuling to Seattle, WA, clean and attractive; franked on reverse by 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by one of two bold strikes of Kuling 16 JUL 00 origin c.d.s.; cover transited through the French Post Office at Shanghai, where a 25c "CHINE" issue was added and tied by bold "Shang-haï/20/JUIL/00/Chine" c.d.s.; reverse noted Kiukiang 17 JUL 00 transit, bilingual Shanghai 19 JUL 00 transit, Yokohama 25 JUL transit and Seattle AUG 8, 1900 receiver, Very Fine, neat and attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$2,600.
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Lot 1182

China, 1900 (May 29), registered cover from Pakhoi to Maus in Germany - unique usage (Scott 38, 70a), franked with Large Figures 2½mm-spacing ½¢ on 3ca First Printing (Scott #38) and Large Figures 1½mm-spacing 10¢ on 9ca Third Printing with Inverted Surcharge (Scott #70a) also Large Figures 2½mm-spacing ½¢ on 3ca and 8¢ on 6ca Second Printings, Large Figures 1½mm-spacing 1¢ on 1ca Third Printing, all nicely tied by "Pakhoi" bisected-circle postmarks, with Large "R" registration handstamp alongside, Hong Kong 20¢ on 30¢ gray green Queen Victoria also tied by Pakhoi IPO tieprint and "Hong Kong" c.d.s. Hong Kong and Lichtenthal backstamps., Very Fine, ex- Dr. Stephen Gates.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000

A truly spectacular franking including both 10¢ on 9ca Invert and more importantly, the Wide-Spaced ½¢ on 3ca First Printing. Even postally-used examples of this stamp are virtually unknown, and this is probably the only existing example on cover
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Realized HK$55,000.
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Lot 1183

China, 1901 (Sept. 13), red band cover sent Paoting to Tientsin, attractively franked by pair of 1¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragons tied by "Paoting/13 SEP 01" Large Dollar chop, with reverse noting lovely strike of "Peking/SEP 14 1901" oval handstamp transit and Tientsin bilingual 15 SEP 01 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1184

China, 1902 (Aug. 6), registered cover from Shanghai to Hamburg, sent via the French Post Office with "Shang-Haï/6 AOUT 02/Chine" transit; franked by 2¢ on 2ca, 8¢ on 6ca and 10¢ on 9ca small figure Dowager surcharges, all neatly tied by bilingual "Shanghai/6 AUG/02" origin c.d.s.'s, with matching boxed "R/Shanghai/No. 1664" Registry handstamp; reverse notes Hamburg 15 Sept receiver, fresh, Very Fine in all respects.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 1185

China, 1902 (Sept. 19), registered cover sent Shanghai to Tsingtao, lovely, fresh and neat red band cover, franked on reverse by seven 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by bold Shanghai origin c.d.s.'s with matching "R/Shanghai/No. 8253 [manuscript]" handstamp, Very Fine, an attractive and clean cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1186

China, 1902 (Oct. 24), registered cover, Shanghai to Hamburg, a neat, perfect-quality cover, franked by 30¢ on 24ca small figure Dowager surcharge, tied by bilingual Shanghai origin c.d.s. with matching framed "R/Shanghai/No 5993 [manuscript]" handstamp; cover transited through the French Post Office at Shanghai the same day, while reverse shows Naples transit and Hamburg 1.12.02 receiver, fresh and Very Fine, a lovely double rate registered cover with the single franking.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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Lot 1187

China, 1903 (Apr. 10), printed matter cover, sent Kiaochow to Lingshanwei, neat cover which was used as a wrapper (opened before use along bottom and top!), displaying lovely hand-painted design on front; franked by ½¢ on 3¢ large Dowager surcharge, 1.5 mm spacing on second printing (Chan #74), tied by bold "Kiaochow/10 APR/03" bilingual c.d.s.; reverse shows choice strike of Lingshanwei tombstone receiver, Very Fine, a pretty item.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,000.
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Lot 1188

China, 1905 (Oct. 7), cover sent from Amoy to Seattle, WA, franked on front by 20¢ Carp issue, tied by neat Amoy origin c.d.s. with matching lunar cancel adjacent; reverse shows "Amoy/OC 7/05" British Post Office transit, San Francisco Nov 4, 1905 transit and Seattle Nov 6, 1905 machine cancel arrival marking, neat, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1189

China, 1906 (Apr. 10), cover bearing Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 2¢ scarlet, Changsha bisect (Chan 136H. Scott 112 var.), pristine small envelope addressed to Fletcher at Customs House, Changsha, cancelled by perfect strike of 10 April first day of use, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1190

China, 1906 (Apr. 12), registered cover sent Shanghai to Seattle, WA, a beautiful, exceptional-quality small envelope, franked by 20¢ and 30¢ Carp-design C.I.P. issues tied by bilingual Shanghai origin c.d.s., along with matching framed "R/Shanghai/No 873 [manuscript]" handstamp; reverse shows violet "Shanghai/12 APR 06/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. and violet "Seattle, Wash/May 4/1906/Registered" receiver. Fresh, Very Fine, a lovely cover.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1191

China, 1906 (Aug. 30), registered red band cover, sent Lanchow to Tientsin, lovely cover with front showing Lanchow boxed Registry handstamp chop in black, along with dual large "R" handstamp; reverse shows 2¢ (slight discolouration) and 10¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by lunar c.d.s., with additional strikes on front including Chih Li, and Honan transit on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$16,000.
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Lot 1192

China, 1908, registered red band cover sent from Chou Ts'un (Shantung Province) to Peking, with front showing boxed "R" Registry origin handstamp, franked on reverse by 2¢ green and 5¢ violet Coiling Dragons, tied by neat Changtung c.d.s.'s; reverse also shows Peking arrival (illegible date), Fine to Very Fine, an attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1193

China, 1908 (Feb.), registered red band cover from Chowtsun (Shantung Province) to Chengtu, attractive with front showing Chowtsun boxed Registry handstamp (not listed in Paul Chang), while reverse shows 2¢ green and 5¢ violet Coiling Dragons tied by bold Chowtsun origin c.d.s.'s; reverse also notes Chengtu receiver, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1194

China, 1909 (May), cover sent from Kinhwafu to Nashville, TN, a lovely, neat cover, franked by 1¢ (vertical strip of four), 2¢ and 4¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by five strikes of Kinhwafu c.d.s.'s; cover transferred to the Japanese Post Office, where 15.5.09 I.J.P.O. c.d.s. was added, while reverse shows British Post Office bilingual Shanghai 15 May 09 transit, Very Fine, a scarce, attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1195

China, 1910 (Feb.), red band cover sent Sunwui to Fresno, CA, attractive, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by bilingual Sunwui c.d.s.; reverse shows Hong Kong FE 18 10 transit, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1196

China, Nice selection of 16 Coiling Dragon covers, lovely group including two "round robin" cards, each with additional foreign postage stamps and appropriate cancels, a lovely 2c with violet Kiaochow oval on red band cover, a nice ½c wrapper usage (stamp damage), several nice ROC overprint covers, including nice Registered, a splendid 5c pair cover from Kuei Yang to England, etc., bulk Fine to Very Fine, attractive group well worth inspecting.
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 4,000.
Realized HK$55,000.
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