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


Chinese Local Posts
 
 
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Lot 20
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 4ca yellow (Chan LS3. Scott 2. Livingston 30c), Printing 57, a lovely, tight-margined, sound example, cancelled by magnificent near-maximum strike of blue "Shanghae/X/DE 5/66/Local Post" c.d.s. (Chow Type SLP-2, Livingston A-2); fresh, Fine to Very Fine+, a beautiful and rare item, Chow notes no known used examples of Printing 57. Scott $5,250 (HK$ 41,340).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 21

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 8ca grass green (Chan LS4a. Scott 3. Livingston 3d), Printing 16, fresh with nice, even margins, Very Fine, a scarce printing. Scott $700 (HK$ 5,510).
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$3,600.
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Lot 22

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 2ca black, laid paper (Chan LS9. Scott 9. Livingston 8), Printing 26c, a splendid and sound example of this extremely scarce laid paper variety, which shows part of "A. Piriz & Sons" papermakers' watermark at bottom; usual tight margins, but fresh, Fine to Very Fine, rare. Scott $11,000 (HK$ 86,610).
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 23

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREEN" singular), 4ca yellow, laid paper (Chan LS10. Scott 10. Livingston 9), Printing 27, a splendid example of this difficult issue, wonderfully fresh with vibrant colors; tight margins as is usual with this printing, Very Fine, rare. Scott $3,000 (HK$ 23,620).
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 24
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 3ca red brown, wove paper (Chan LS17. Scott 20. Livingston 29), Printing 50, an attractive, tight-margined example cancelled by bold, full, centrally struck "Local Post Office/X/OCT 7/67/Shanghai" small garter in blue; shallow thinning at upper right, Fine to Very Fine, a lovely, scarce used example. Scott $4,250 (HK$ 33,460).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 25

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Roman "I", Antique "2", "CANDAREENS" plural), 12ca terra cotta (Chan LS24. Scott 17. Livingston 25), Printing 35, fresh, with an uncommonly crisp, well-defined impression for this printing; large to oversize margins, Very Fine+, a beauty. Scott $375 (HK$ 2,950).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 26
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Roman "I", Antique "2", "CANDAREENS" plural), 12ca terra cotta (Chan LS24. Scott 17. Livingston 25), Printing 35, a usual example of this printing, with mottled, washed out color and tight margins along framelines; cancelled by full strike in blue of "Shanghae/X/MY 17/66/Local Post" c.d.s. (Chow Type SLP-2, Livingston A-2); fresh, with small frameline break at bottom right compartment of no consequence, Fine and rare, Chow notes no known used examples of Printing 35.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 27
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1866-89, Small Dragons, a compilation, neatly arrayed on three Hagnar stockpages; cent, candarin and cash values, including overprints, mostly used but a page of mint overprints (including a block of four 1ca on 4c) included as well; nice range of cancels in black, blue and red, including "Local Post Office" and "Local Post" daters, along with large and small belted ("garter") cancels; note some better, including used Scott #63 (2), 78, 79-81 (2 each) and 121 on piece, plus mint #51 with inverted overprint, 79, etc., generally clean, sound, and Very Fine, careful inspection suggested; see them all online.
Estimate HK$ 16,000 - 24,000.
Realized HK$34,000.
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Lot 28

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1877, Small Dragon, 1ca on 3ca rose on rose, blue surcharge (Chan LS64. Scott 78), a truly outstanding mint example which is wonderfully fresh and beautifully centered, full clean o.g., Very Fine+, a beauty. Scott $550 (HK$ 4,330).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,000.
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Lot 29

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1877, Small Dragon, 1ca on 3ca carmine, blue surcharge double (Chan LS65a. Scott 79a. Livingston 86b), a superb, fresh example showing a lovely, pronounced second strike with good surcharge displacement, full o.g., Very Fine, rare; Livingston unpriced. Scott $2,250 (HK$ 17,720).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 30

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1873, Small Dragon, 1ca on 16¢ green, red surcharge (Chan LS76. Scott 58. Livingston 67), nicely centered, large part o.g.; minor hinge remnant and a few pencil markings noted for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive mint example of this great rarity, of which only a few examples are known; Livingston's highest "RRRR" rarity factor, with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $35,000 (HK$ 275,590).
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 31
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1875, Small Dragon, 1ca on 6ca slate, red surcharge (Chan LS77. Scott 64. Livingston 70), an unused example of this perf 14 Second Candareen Provisional, which has been repaired at top; without gum and soiled at top, but still a reasonably attractive example of this extremely rare stamp, of which only a handful of examples exist, Fine appearance, Livingston "RRR" rarity factor, with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $12,000 (HK$ 94,490).
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 32

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1877, Small Dragon, 1ca on 12ca brown, red surcharge (Chan LS79. Scott 83. Livingston 90), very fresh and bright, with great color and strong surcharge strike; fresh and never hinged, with customary crackly gum; light, trivial soil spot in right margin mentioned solely for accuracy, Fine to Very Fine and choice, an exceedingly rare stamp, with a Livingston rating of "RRR", with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate. Scott $8,500 as hinged (HK$ 66,930).
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 33
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1893, Double Dragons, ½¢ on half of 5¢ carmine pink, double surcharges, one inverted (Chan LS142 var. Scott 146 var), pair, a fresh and bright example of this striking variety; pulled perforation at top left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine+, highly uncommon, especially used.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 34

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1893, Coat of Arms (litho), 2¢ orange vermilion, partial inverted print at bottom (Chan LS152 var. Scott 155 var), a fascinating, "how did that happen?" variety; the basic stamp flawlessly printed with great color on clean paper, and then the top label's "Shanghai" (and part of the double arc below) were kiss-printed inverted at the bottom of the "TWO CENTS" label; the sheet clearly brushed against the lithography stone after the initial printing, but the inversion is something of a mystery, o.g., hinged, Very Fine, a great item.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
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Lot 35

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1896, Coat of Arms, 2¢ brownish red, black inscriptions inverted (Chan LS161a. Scott 170a. Livingston 194a), beautifully centered and pristine mint, o.g., very lightly hinged, if at all, Very Fine, a beauty. Scott $2,000 (HK$ 15,750).
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$7,000.
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Lot 36

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1856, neat blue envelope sent Shanghai to Aberdeen, with "Shanghae Post Office/Paid" & Crown circular handstamp (Webb Type 1), a splendid, clean, highly attractive cover, endorsed "Via Southampton", bearing on front a choice, bold and full strike of the rare Large Crown "Shanghae Post Office/Paid" circular handstamp in red; front also shows manuscript "6" and underlined "PAID", with reverse showing "Hong Kong/14 AP/1856" double-arc c.d.s. in black, Crown "PC/7 JU 7/1856" transit in red, and Aberdeen/A JU 1856 (day illegible) arrival c.d.s. in black, Very Fine, with 2019 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 300,000

A simply magnificent example of this legendary rarity, which represents the first postal marking of Shanghai—and one of only 17 examples recorded.

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Lot 37

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1893 (May), registered locally used "Postage Paid 1 cent" envelope entire (Livingston E1f), clean, attractive entire on manila paper, showing bold red "Registered" straightline handstamp, with additional franking in the form of a full pair of 1¢ on 2¢ and half of 1¢ on 2¢ adhesives (5¢ additional postage), all tied by blue Shanghai postmarks; reverse shows blue "Shanghai/MY 29/93/Local Post" receiver. Fresh, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 38

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1893 (May), registered locally used "Postage Paid 1 cent" envelope entire (Livingston E1f), lovely entire on manila paper, showing red straightline "Registered" handstamp, along with framed "Registered/No. 305 [manuscript]" handstamp; entire bears additional franking in the form of ½¢ on 5¢ full stamp, plus two 1ct on 2¢ full stamps, all tied by blue Shanghai Local Post cancels; reverse shows blue "Shanghai/MY 29/93/Local Post" arrival, Very Fine, a scarce and delightful usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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