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

Cover Collections
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Lot 14

China, Interesting pair of postal history correspondence groups, clean group of approximately 37 covers from Shanghai to England from two correspondences, beginning in the CNC era and going to the early PRC years (1951); composition shows approximately 12 pre-PRC usages and 25 early PRC covers, including a machine meter cover and a choice combination Gate issue stamp/meter label example, Fine to Very Fine or better, a nice old-time lot; see them all online.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 15

China, Diverse postal history selection, strong in airmails, lovely group of approximately 37 covers, ranging from a clean 1920 Starr-Mills #2 Shanghai-to-Peking cover, to 1940s commemorative cancelled covers to later PRC flights, incoming Pan-Am Clipper covers, a Taiwan Scott #C1 block of 14 on cover, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice mix; examine—imaged in full online.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$9,000.
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Lot 16

China, Cover compilation, 1908-97, interesting array including eight Republic Airmail covers, with a variety of rates, markings and destinations; a 1908 German Offices postal card with postage due; three pre-war Hong Kong covers, including a wood veneer cover to Nagasaki; plus about a dozen Hong Kong Handover special envelopes, with differing cancels—two of which signed by Thatcher, Fine to Very Fine+, worth inspection; imaged in full online.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 17

China, Useful, small cover selection, nice group of approximately 17 items, including an 1897 1c CIP postal card (uprating stamps missing) to Germany with small Shanghai Customs dater plus two forwarding agents chops from Chefoo and Shanghai; a couple Taiwan Numeral Issue covers, some commemorative cancel and security chop covers, a lovely 1931 Shanghai-to-Harbin First Flight Cover, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, useful group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 2,800.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 18

China, Interesting and diverse postal history collection, nice group of approximately 50 covers, with the bulk from the mid- to late 1930s to just prior to the onset of WWII, but also including several Manchukuo covers, a couple early PRC items, etc.; included are several early 1941 letters (April to October) from China to the US with some fascinating observations about the war, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a good group; complete lot imaged online; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 19

China, Quirky mix of mailed covers and cards, 1913-2013, comprising a 1913 ("Year 2") cover sent Shanghai to Illinois and franked by ten 1c Junks, a 1908 picture post card bearing a pair of 2c CIP Coiling Dragons sent Siangyang to Minnesota and passing through the I.J.P.O. at Shanghai; plus a colorful group of 21 covers or postal cards, mostly PRC, but with Hong Kong and Taiwan as well, all franked by New Year stamps, Very Fine, worth review.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$2,000.
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