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

British Offices and Treaty Ports
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Lot 550

British Offices in China, 1917, "CHINA" overprints, 1¢ to $2 (Scott 1-13), each incredibly fresh with vibrant colors, solid centering, o.g., never hinged (!), Very Fine. Scott $509 ++ (HK$ 4,010).
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 551

British Offices in China, 1922 (Oct. 31), pretty four-color franking on cover sent from Tientsin to Hoihow, bearing British Offices in China "CHINA"-overprinted 1¢, 4¢, 6¢ and 8¢ Hong Kong stamps on front, with additional 2¢ and 10¢ stamps on reverse, all tied by "Tientsin/B/OC 31/22/B.P.O." c.d.s.'s; reverse also bears Canton NO 8 and Hong Kong 9 NOV transits, plus a faint "Hoihow/A/NO 10/22" receiver; addressed to the Asiatic Petroleum Co. (S.C.) Ltd.; small tear at top center just affecting 4¢ and 10¢ stamps, still Very Fine, a very late usage of the B.P.O. arrival datestamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 552

Amoy, 1897 (Nov. 29?), Hong Kong postal card sent Amoy to Germany, with Amoy Local, 4c Queen Victoria card, cancelled by single-circle "Amoy/A/N[O] 29/97" c.d.s. (day unclear), with December Hong Kong transit alongside and "Bogen/3/Jan./von/98" German receiver at upper left; sender's name and address pasted down at lower left, above which is a black-on-pink "Vola Mon/Lafa Zim" Amoy Local, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 553

Hankow, 1892 (Feb. 12), Hong Kong postal card sent from Hankow to Cologne, Germany, 3c brown Queen Victoria card, indicia cancelled by socked-on-the-nose "Hankow/FE 12/92" thimble, with light strike in red of "Customs/FEB 12/1892/Hankow" dater below and Hong Kong FE 23 dater alongside; reverse bears "Shanghai/C/FE 19/92" transit, while front show two strikes (one partial) of "Cöln/26.3.92/(Rhein)" receiver, Very Fine, nice markings.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Current BidHK$700
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Lot 554

Shanghai, 1872 (July 27), lovely "Custom House Shanghai" cover, sent to Marseille, France, a pretty blue envelope endorsed "Par 'Ottawa'" and "Via Brindisi", addressed to "Monsieur E. Delon", and franked by 10c Napoléon and horizontal strip of three 40c Cérès for a total of 1F30; adhesives cancelled by two nice "5104" diamonds, with black "Shang-Haï/27/JUIL/72/Chine" origin below; front additionally shows red boxed "PD" handstamp and red "Paq. Ang. V. Brind./15/SEPT/72/A Mod" entry c.d.s.; reverse bears solid strike in red of "Custom House/PAID/27. JUIL/1872/Shanghai" oval datestamp, plus light, illegible (struck over seal) French receiver; fold split on opening of absolutely no consequence, Very Fine, an exquisite example of a very scarce marking.
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000.
Current BidHK$20,000
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