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


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Lot 256

China, 1916-23, extensive holding of Official "On Service" postage-paid used entires, interesting group of 90 items, comprising 20 regular-size and 70 legal-size pre-printed entires, the vast majority Statistical Department entires to Tengyueh, plus several usages to Hankow or Amoy; all appear to be used between 1916-23 and include many bilingual transit and arrival backstamps, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, an uncommon group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 257

China, 1918 (Feb. 3), remarkable Prisoner of War picture post card, used locally in Peking, interestingly, addressed to an internee at Peking's POW camp; stampless, with bilingual boxed three-line "Correspondance des/prisonniers de Guerre" handstamp along with Chinese Xiyuan toothed-oval Censored/Passed handstamp at left, both in violet; Chinese-character Tientsin (Haidian) Feb. 3 origin c.d.s. and bilingual next-day Peking receiver; card pictures "Peking Wan Shou San No. 5" on reverse; spot of discoloration mostly away from markings, Very Fine, a scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 258

China, 1931 (Nov. 15), registered Declared Value Sven Hedin large envelope, used Peiping to Stockholm, lovely and very scarce, a large linen-lined envelope written entirely in Hedin's hand, addressed to his sister Alma and sent "via Siberia"; cover is franked by 1c, 50c (2, one damaged) and $1 Second Peking Prints tied by Peiping origin c.d.s.'s with Peiping Registry label; in addition, the front shows a "Förtullat" declared value label for a 30 öre fee; signed by Sven Hedin as sender from the Swedish Legation at Peiping; normal, expected edge tears, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a striking and scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 259

China, 1932 (Oct.), scarce registered Sven Hedin large envelope, Peiping to Stockholm, lovely approximately 125 x 95 mm linen-lined envelope franked on front by 1¢ (pair), 10¢ (vertical strip of 3), 50¢ and $2 Peking Print Junk series issues ($2 with missing corner perforation), all tied by light Peiping origin c.d.s.'s; front also shows Peiping Registry label and scarce Swedish 30 öre declared value seal; addressed to Miss Alma Hedin in Stockholm, from sender "Sven Hedin/Swedish Legation/Peiping/China", with "Registered" and "Via Siberia" all written in Hedin's hand; normal usage edge tears, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful, fresh Sven Hedin item.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 260

China, 1933 (Feb. 14), attractive registered Sven Hedin large envelope, sent Peiping to Stockholm, lovely and clean, approximately 125 x 95 mm linen-lined envelope fully addressed in Hedin's hand to his sister Alma, with manuscript "Registered" and reverse showing "Sender/Dr. Sven Hedin/31 Hsi Kuan Yin Sze/Peiping/China" along with Shanghai transit dated Feb. 19; cover is franked by the unusual combination of a 30c Martyr, plus $1 Peking Print, plus $1 Dr. Sun Yat-sen issue; fresh, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 261

China, 1933 (Mar. 2), lovely registered Sven Hedin large envelope, sent Peiping to Stockholm, linen-lined, approximately 125 x 95 mm envelope, franked by 30c Martyr and two $1 Second Peking Print issues tied by nice strikes of Peiping origin c.d.s.'s, with Peiping Registry label; cover boldly addressed by Hedin to his sister Alma, with reverse showing "Sender/Sven Hedin/31 Hsi Kuan Yin Sze/Peiping/China", all in Hedin's hand, Very Fine, an attractive, scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 262

China, 1933 (Mar. 6), lovely quality registered Sven Hedin large-size cover, sent Peiping to Stockholm, in exceptional condition, approximately 125 x 95 mm, the cover completely written in Hedin's hand, addressed to Alma Hedin in Stockholm; front shows manuscript "Registered" and Peiping Registry label, while reverse is franked by 20¢ Dr. Sun Yat-sen issue, along with 10¢ and $1 (pair) of Second Peking Prints, all tied by Peiping origin c.d.s.'s, with adjacent Shanghai March 8 transit; boldly signed by Hedin as the sender, Very Fine, fresh and choice.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 263

China, 1933 (Mar. 9), splendid registered Sven Hedin large envelope, sent Peiping to Stockholm, beautiful, exceptionally clean quality; approximately 125 x 95 mm linen-lined envelope, franked by 15¢ and $1 Second Peking Prints plus $1 red Tan Yuan-chang issue (quite scarce on cover), all tied by Peiping origin c.d.s.'s and with Peiping Registry label; reverse noting Shanghai transit of March 11; cover is fully written in Hedin's hand and is addressed to his sister Alma; boldly signed by Hedin as the sender on reverse, Very Fine, choice, fresh quality.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 264

China, 1933 (Mar. 20), lovely registered Sven Hedin large envelope, sent Peiping to Stockholm, beautiful and clean large linen-lined envelope, franked by 2¢, 4¢ (2), 20¢ and $1 (pair) Second Peking Junk series issues, all tied by Peiping origin c.d.s.'s, addressed to Miss Alma Hedin in Stockholm, with Peiping Registry label; reverse shows large and bold "Sender/Sven Hedin/31 Hsi Kuan Yin Sze/Peiping/China" inscription along with Shanghai March 22 transit, Very Fine, a splendid envelope written entirely in Hedin's hand—a beauty, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 265

China, 1933 (Apr. 22), excellent registered Sven Hedin large envelope, sent Peiping to Stockholm, splendid linen-lined, large (125 x 95 mm) envelope, franked by 50¢ Reaper along with 25¢ Tan Yuan-chang and $1 Peking Print Hall of Classics (in a bottom margin vertical pair with partial imprint!), all on reverse and tied by Peiping origin c.d.s.'s; reverse also shows Shanghai April 24 transit and notes Sven Hedin as sender, while front is addressed to Alma Hedin—all written in his hand, Very Fine, clean and lovely cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 266

China, ca. 1932-33, excellent group of 6 registered Sven Hedin large covers, used Peiping to Stockholm, scarce and unusual group, each from Sven Hedin in Peiping to his sister Alma in Stockholm; all covers are large linen-lined envelopes and each is fully written in Hedin's hand, with Peiping Registry labels, sent "Via Siberia" and endorsed "Sender Sven Hedin", five from the Swedish Legation in Peiping and one from Hedin's residence there; includes an excellent range of franking combinations, mostly from the Second Peking Junk series with dollar values, plus some Sun Yat-sen types, etc.; among the six are three covers showing scarce Swedish "Förtullat" value declared label usages, etc.; some edge wear and tears as expected, a few stamps damaged as well, though largely Fine to Very Fine, examine, a scarce, historical group.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000.
Current BidHK$7,000
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Lot 267

China, 1938-49, array of late Republican era covers, comprising four covers and one front, frankings mostly paid by a variety of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and/or Martyr issues; note two covers (1938) with scarce "Shihchuan She" c.d.s.'s along with Siking/(Changsha) and Victoria/Hong Kong transits; one cover bearing (front and back) 22 $50,000 Sun Yat-sen (a whopping $1,100,000 in postage); Gold Yuan overprints (one cover, one front), etc; a Hong Kong and Registered India cover are bonuses, Fine to Very Fine or better, worth review; see them all on the web.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 268

China, 1945 (Nov. 15), $10 North China Occupation overprint, used on cover from Peiping to Shanghai, overprinted $10 Dr. Sun Yat-sen (Scott #8N116) tied by solid strike of bilingual "Peiping/Nov. 11 [year illegible]" trisected c.d.s.; reverse shows Nov. 18 1945" Shanghai receiver, Very Fine, scarce to find these issues used after the war, especially as a single rate.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 269

China, 1947-49, exceptional set of 13 covers displaying Postage Paid chops or labels, a marvelous and extensive collection exhibiting an array of these infrequently encountered handstamps; includes five Domestic Postage Paid chops, one Local Postage Paid, one Airmail Postage Paid, two Domestic Ordinary Letter chops, a Newspaper Postage Paid label plus two Newspaper chops converted to First-Class usage for Nov. 24-28, 1948 only; items originating from Hunan (Hengyang, Changsha (the earliest used Silver Yuan DPP chop)), Hupeh (Wuchang, used on the second day of Silver currency), Kiangsi (Nanjing, Kweilin, Ganxian (Kanhsien)), Kwangsi (Yungning), Kwangtung (Maoming (2, including one First Day Usage), Chikan (3)) and Szechuan (Chungking), Very Fine, inspection invited, many unusual, scarce or rare usages.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000.
Current BidHK$12,000
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Lot 270

China, 1949, Kansu Province Domestic Postage Paid chops, an outstanding and remarkable collection, a stunning, beautifully assembled and wonderfully annotated mounted collection comprising approximately 37 different items from Kansu Province on album pages; most items show choice handstamped chops, along with dated c.d.s.'s on ample portions of envelopes, and include examples from Lungsi, Ansi, Kinta, Minhsien, Lintao, Kuyuan, Tsingning, Haiyuan, Shantan, Siaho, Kweiteh, Lungteh, Tsinan, Kaotai, Yumen, Tsiuchuan, Wuwei, Kanku, Changyeh, Minglo, Wuchungpao, Lanchow (including a used meter example), Tienshui, Pingliang and others, mostly Very Fine, specialist's delight, well worth a careful inspection, truly an outstanding holding, not easily duplicated.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$7,000
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Lot 271

China, 1949 (Nov. 10), Szechuan, domestic rate cover, sent Taihopa to Geleshan, a crisply printed 5f on $200,000 East Szechuan Silver Yuan Sun Yat-Sen paying the proper rate, tied by Taihopa bridge-type c.d.s. on front of red box cover; Geleshan Nov. 13 receiver on reverse, Very Fine, a rare small town usage.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$700
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