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


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Lot 517

China (People's Republic), 1950 (Aug. 4), airmail cover sent from Guling, Jiangxi Province, to New Zealand, addressed to Auckland and franked by $3000 Mao & Flag issue (Scott #34), a horizontal pair of First Issue Tian-An Men $5000 bright pinks (#18), plus a Central China $1500 on $14 overprint (#6L105), all tied by multiple strikes of dotted-rim Jiangxi/Guling Township c.d.s.'s dated 4 8 1950; lightweight airmail envelope shows usage and opening wear as expected, Fine to Very Fine, a neat mixed-franking early PRC cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 518

China (People's Republic), 1950 (Aug. 12), commemorative-franked airmail cover, sent from Gui'de County, Qinghai Province, to Auckland, NZ, franked on reverse by irregular block of three $3000 Mao & Flag issue (Scott #34), plus $5000 First Issue Tien-An Men (#18) and $500 overprint on Unit Stamp (#27), all tied by two solid strikes of Qinghai/Gui'de c.d.s. dated 12 8 1950; dotted-rim Canton 50.8.29 transit further ties the $5000 and $500 issues; reverse shows bilingual boxed "Air Mail" handstamp on airplane-background envelope; top corners rounded, but otherwise sound, nearly Very Fine, a good-looking cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$1,600
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Lot 519

China (People's Republic), 1950 (Aug. 18), eye-catching cover sent from Qinghai Province to New Zealand, franked by two pairs of $1000 Mao & Flag issue (Scott #32, left-most stamp with small fault) above a horizontal strip of three $200 First Issue Tien-An Men (#12) and a single $10000 (#20) of the same issue; all tied b three bold strikes of Gui'de County 18 8 1950 c.d.s.'s, Very Fine, a great-looking cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$2,200
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