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


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Lot 1578

Hong Kong, 1866 (Oct. 25), Folded business letter, sent Shanghai to Lyon via Marseille, a wonderfully fresh, high-quality letter, franked by two 8¢ Hong Kong Queen Victoria issues, tied by "B62" killers; front shows red "P.P. 8" and French 11 Dec 66 "Poss. Ang. Suez/A Marseille D" c.d.s., with reverse showing blue "Shanghae/OC 25/66" origin c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1579

Hong Kong, 1872 (Nov. 21), cover sent from Shanghai to France, posted "via Alexandria" in manuscript; franked by Hong Kong 12¢ Queen Victoria, tied by blue "S1" killer with matching "Shanghae/NO 21/72" origin c.d.s. on reverse; front shows French transit c.d.s. in red dated 21 Dec, with red "P.D." and "8" markings; various transits and backstamps, arriving at Bordeaux on 7 Janv; most of flap missing, Fine to Very Fine, nicely marked.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1580

Hong Kong, 1886 (Dec. 9), cover from Amoy to New York, sent "via San Francisco", franked by 10¢ blue green Hong Kong Queen Victoria issue tied by one of two strikes of "A/Amoy/DE 9/86" c.d.s.'s; reverse shows Hong Kong DE 11 86 transit, New York JAN 14 transit and Brooklyn JAN 15 receiver, fresh and clean, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$1,600.
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Lot 1581

Hong Kong, 1888 (Jan. 12), cover sent Hong Kong to San Francisco, franked by vertical pair of 10¢ blue green Hong Kong Queen Victorias tied by "B62" killers, with matching origin c.d.s.; front and back show blurred red San Francisco Feb 7 Registered handstamps, fresh; most of flap missing, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1582

Hong Kong, 1891 (July 28), cover sent Amoy to Brooklyn, NY, sent "via San Francisco", franked by pair of 5¢ ultramarine Hong Kong Queen Victoria issues, tied by one of two strikes of "A/Amoy/JY 28/91" c.d.s.; reverse shows Hong Kong AU 4 and New York SEP 2 transits, and Brooklyn SEP 2 receiver; a few minor perforation tip toned specks, otherwise Very Fine, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1583

Hong Kong, 1892 (Mar. 1), cover sent from Hankow to London, neat little cover franked by Hong Kong 4¢ Queen Victoria tied by nice strike of "Hankow/MR 1/92" c.d.s.; no arrival markings, etc., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1584

Hong Kong, 1900 (Jan. 19), Registered cover from Hankow to London, splendid cover addressed to the Director of the British Museum; franked by 20¢ on 30¢ Queen Victoria surcharge issue, tied by perfect "Hankow/JA 19/00" c.d.s. with matching "R"-in-circle adjacent; reverse shows "Shanghai/JA 22/00" transit and London Registered FE 27 00 arrival (which additionally ties stamp), along with violet Hankow missionary oval handstamp across flap, Very Fine, a lovely cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1585

Hong Kong, 1941 (Feb. 26), Centenary of Hong Kong Registered, censored First Day Cover, sent Sheung Wan to Moose Jaw, Sask., Canada, an incredible cacheted First Day Cover with the set cancelled by Sheung Wan 26 FEB 41 Hong Kong c.d.s., with Sheungwan Registry label and censor tape at left; reverse shows Hong Kong 26 FE 41, Vancouver AP 1 & AP 2 transits and Moose Jaw/AP 4/41/Sask receiver; includes an incredible typed letter stating, "Everything is all right in Hong Kong. Conditions are not so bad as paper says…," etc., Very Fine, one of the most incredible examples of this First Day Cover imaginable.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1586

Hong Kong, Massive and rambling Queen Elizabeth II cover collection, comprising approximately 400-500 covers of all makes, models and varieties; includes Official covers, First Day Covers of the 1970s, New Year covers with better cancels such as Repulse Bay and Wung Tai Sin; extensive cancels from the 1970s and 1980s from small and Branch Post Offices, including Gillies Avenue, Mongkok, Changsha Street, Tsim Sha Tsui (including a Registered usage and a U.S. Postage Due usage), Kwuntong and Morrison Hill; among the Registry Labels we note Beaconsfield House, Sham Shui Po, Kwong Wa Street, Taikok Tsui, Hennessy Road, Yautong, Sha Tau Kok, Siakung and Shatin, Very Fine, a wealth of material whatever your interests; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Realized HK$12,000.
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