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


Foreign Offices in China
 
 
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Lot 1371

French Offices in China, 1900 (Mar. 18), charming registered legal-size cover sent Shanghai to London, a lovely cover to the China and Japan Telephone Company, Limited, franked by 11 copies of the French Offices 25c "CHINE" overprint issue in strips of 5 and 4, plus two singles, all tied by "Shang-Haï/3.18/00/Chine" c.d.s.'s; reverse shows black "Registered/20 AP 00/London" receiver, while front shows red "Registered/20 AP 00" marking. Fresh; trivial, expected wear, Fine to Very Fine+, an eye-arresting usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 1372

French Offices in China, 1901 (Jan. 23), picture post card sent from Peking to Rome, attractive and neat card, franked by 5¢ Coiling Dragon tied by bold strike of Peking oval origin datestamp; card transited through the British and French Post Office at Shanghai, where a 10c French "Chine" overprint was applied and cancelled "Shang-haï/2/FEVR/01/Chine"; light Rome March receiver, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 1373
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French Offices in China, Fabulous mint & used collection, 1894-1905, mounted on pages, Offices in China mint includes 12, 27, 28, 32, 75, J5-J6, Canton 8-10, 39, 42-43, 46, 61-62, Hoi Hao 5, 7, 9-13, 36-43, 57-59, 62-65, 76-77, Kwangchowan 1, 3 (2), 4-5, 8-10, 26-33, 44-46, Mongtseu 1-3, 5, 9, 16-30, Pakhoi 5-10, 17-27, 47-49, Tchongking 7-8, 10, 18, 21-22, 44-45, 46-47, 49, Yunnan Fou 6, 7, 17, 20, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 40, 42-48, a superb lot for break up, be sure to leave some time for proper evaluation, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 1374
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French Offices in China, Fantastic mint & used collection, 1894-1905, mounted on pages, better mint with Canton 1-2, 3-6, 12-13, 31-38, 40-42, 44-45, 48-64, Hoi Hao 5, 27-28, 30-31, 32-36, 38, 41-43, 46, 49-56, 81-82, Mongtseu 8-11, 13-15, 16-24, 29, 46-47, Pakhoi 3-8, 10, 14, 17-21, 23-28, 30, 50, Yunnan Fou 1-10, 13-14, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1375
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French Offices in China, Mint & used collection, 1894-1922, a lovely collection mounted on pages, consisting of over 200 mint and 125 used stamps, China better mint with 45, 45a, J1-J6, Tchongking mint 11, 14-16, 30, with additional stamps from Canton, Hoi Hao, Kwangchowan, a great lot to break up for retail sales, examine please, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1376

German Offices in China, 1894 (Apr. 5), stampless German Consulate cover, Peking to Tientsin, unfranked cover addressed to Von Sackendorff at Tientsin, showing blue "I.G. of Customs/APL 5/94/Peking" small Customs dater, along with black "Customs/APR 6/1894/Tientsin" next-day small Customs receiver, Fine to Very Fine, scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 1377

German Offices in China, 1897 (Sept. 13), prepaid cover sent Tientsin to Stuttgart, with front showing black "Tientsin/13 SEP 97" Large Dollar dater, while reverse shows blue Shanghai SEP Large Dollar chop transit marking; front bears 20pf blue German Eagle tied by "Shanghai/23.9/97" boldly struck c.d.s.'s, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely cover and scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1378

German Offices in China, 1902 (Nov. 1), cover sent Tsingtau to Weihsien, neat and clean, franked by Kiautschou 5pf Yacht issues (2), tied by Tsingtau 11/1/20 Kiautschou origin c.d.s.'s; reverse shows lovely bold "Weihsuien/Nov 11, 1902" bilingual blue oval receiving handstamp, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1379

German Offices in China: Kiauchau, 1912 (Apr. 23), American Consular Service cover, sent Tsingtau to San Francisco, lovely legal-size envelope franked by 10¢ Kiautschou Kaiser's Yacht issue, tied by "Tsingtau/23.4.12/Kiautschou" c.d.s.; corner card at upper left reading "American Consular Service" imprinted in black, with blue "Tsingtau China" handstamp below, Very Fine, a very scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1380

Indian Offices in China, 1901, "B.R.A." on China Coiling Dragon, 5¢ on ½¢ brown, black surcharge (SG BR133. Chan BRA2), interesting cover, locally used at Tientsin, bearing no additional Indian postage, with stamp tied by black railway cancel and reverse showing "F.P.O. No. 4/11 MY/01" receiver and "Base Office/10 MY/01" origin c.d.s., nice usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 1381

Indian Offices in China, 1901, "B.R.A." on China Coiling Dragon, 5¢ on ½¢ brown, black surcharge (SG BR133. Chan BRA2), tied to neat cover by bold violet Tientsin Railway Post Office cancel, with ½a green India Queen Victoria issue added and cancelled by bold "Base Office/22 AP/01/Dep" c.d.s.; addressed to Shanhaikwan, with reverse showing light 21 AP/FPO 14 datestamp, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1382
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Italian Offices in China, Mint & used collection, 1917-19, mounted on a black stockpage, includes mint 22-25, used 1, 3, 24, 25 (2), mint Tientsin 5-14, plenty of high value sale able material, review, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1383

Japanese Offices in China, Commemorative cancels, useful and very unusual selection of 35 cards, nearly all showing stamp tied to unaddressed card by various IJPO commemorative cancel. We note a wide variety of cities represented, including Amoy, Shanghai, Hankow, Canton, Soochow, Changsha, Shansi etc. Condition varies on a few, largely F-VF, nice specialist group, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1384

Japanese Offices in China, 1898 (Jan. 25), "Fowler" cover, sent Chefoo to Boston, MA, lovely, fresh blue envelope showing magnificent strike of "Chefoo/25 JAN 98" Large Dollar dater; cover passed through the Japanese Post Office at Shanghai, where 1s, 2s (2) and 5s Japanese definitives were added and cancelled by "Shanghai/4/Feb/98/I.J.P.O." c.d.s.'s; reverse shows "Shanghai/3 FEB 98" Large Dollar transit, Yokohama transit and Boston Mar 7 1898 machine cancel transit, fresh and Very Fine, a beauty, a lovely item from the Fowler correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1385

Japanese Offices in China, 1900 (Jun 2), cover from Nanking to Haverhill, Mass, franked on reverse by 10¢ coiling Dragon, tied by bold bilingual Nanking 6.2 c.d.s., with bilingual Shanghai 6.4 transit on back. On front a 10s Japanese Post Offices issue added and tied by Shanghai 6.5 I.J.P.O. c.d.s., reverse shows Yokohama transit and Boston 7.3 machine cancel arrival, fresh, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Unsold
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Lot 1386

Japanese Offices in China, 1919 (Dec 22) partial crash cover from Dairen to Schenectady, NY, showing violet, 3-line handstamp, "Damaged by fire in mail car, Columbus, Wis. 1-17-20". although hard to read, the postal marking on the stamp is that of Darien, IJP(?) dated 22 December (1919) and there is a Saint Paul Minn transit marking on the reverse dated 1 February 1920. Rare usage from Manchuria, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$944.
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Lot 1387

Russian Offices in China, 1900 (Oct. 5), cover from Chefoo to Cairo, delightful and rare cover originating at the Chefoo Russian Post Office with 5 OCT origin c.d.s.; franked by 1k and 3k vertical strip of three, all tied by violet Chefoo 18 Oct c.d.s.'s; reverse shows a myriad of well-struck markings, including Russian Shanghai 10.10 transit, Hong Kong OC 30 transit, Colombo 11.11.00 transit, Suez 23.11.1900 transit and Cairo 23.11.1900 receiver, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful cover and a rare destination.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$13,000.
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Lot 1388

Russian Offices in China, 1903 (July 19), registered cover sent Shanghai to the Isle of Wight, England, sent "via Siberia", a spectacular neat registered cover franked by a pair of Russian Offices in China overprinted issues tied by origin c.d.s.'s; front shows bold violet "R/Shanghai/No 0929 [stamped]" handstamp, along with red London Registered 10 Aug 03 handstamp; reverse notes a red London 11 AU 03 handstamp, a Registered 10 AU 03 Northampton handstamp along with same-day Northampton receiver, plus a Russian Shanghai registry label, which is tied by the Shanklin Au 11 03 receiver, Very Fine, simply a beautiful cover and rare destination.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1389

Russian Offices in China, Postal history selection, 1903, a nice group of five picture post cards and a cover, most used in 1903, including two usages to Paris (one via Siberia, on via Manchuria), a 1903 Port Arthur cover to New York, a franked but unaddressed card with a Railroad Post Office cancel, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, a nice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 1390

U.S. Offices in China, 1882 (Sept. 1), Neat, attractive cover sent from Hankow to North Marshfield, MA, sent "via San Francisco"; franked on front by U.S. 5¢ Taylor Bank Note tied customary "pinwheel" cancel; reverse shows red Hankow SEP 1 small Customs origin dater, red "Shanghai/SEP 1[?]/82/Customs" and San Francisco Oct 13 receiver in red; in addition, the front shows "U.S. Postal Ag'cy/SEP 18/Shanghai" c.d.s., opened for display; from the Oakman correspondence, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Despite the light Custom marking from Hankow, a lovely and rare prepaid cover used prior to the November 1882 rate changes.

Realized HK$40,000.
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Lot 1391

U.S. Offices in China, Select group of three American Consular Service covers, 1913-15, three legal-size envelopes with Consular Service corner cards, comprising 1914 Seoul, Chosen Registered cover with 1s and 10s Japanese Kobans, along with strip of 3 of 3s Chrysanthemums, tied by Keijo 31.12.14 Chosen c.d.s.'s; a second used from Dairen, Manchuria with one stamp missing, showing lovely wax seal; and the third a very scarce example franked by 10s Koban, with violet two-line "American Consulate/Tamsui (Daitotei), Formosa" handstamp, Very Fine, a lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,200.
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