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

Postal History Collections
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Lot 594

Japan, Cover compendium, a lovely holding of earlies to modern, on pages, in page protectors, and various loose; majority mid- to late 20th century, including approximately 50 JAL First Flight Covers, but also features a strong array of pre-war material as well, including a colorful Imperial Japanese Telegraphs form (with message); several Mt. Fuji covers, including a picture post card cancelled at the summit in 1906 and a couple later Scenic Datestamp-cancelled covers; various markings and instructional slips; Registered, Airmail and Censored covers; two lovely homemade cards whose designs were created from cut-up stamps; a handmade wooden cover, plus mint and used picture post cards, postal cards, etc.; even includes mint singles of Scott #188-189, 422 and 427, plus complete sheets (some mint, some cancelled) of Showa-era issues, Very Fine, a bit of everything; review recommended.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Realized HK$6,500.
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Lot 595

Japan, Postal History sampler, 1896-, comprising approximately 175 covers from the Meiji Era to the modern; comprises an 1896 cover franked by UPU and New Kobans to Pennsylvania, a 1898 Printed Matter Wrapper (with lovely design) to Ohio; six nicer postal cards (one with hand-tinted picture of Japanese Junk at Yokohama on reverse), all uprated, four domestically, two internationally to Germany; 20 covers franked by issues from the UPU Kobans to the Second Showa series, plus about 150 modern covers featuring animal and plant-themed stamps; older covers and cards show signs of aging, but generally Very Fine, a fun miscellany; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
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Lot 596

Ryukyus, Semi-specialized stamp and stationery collection, in two binders; includes a wide variety of postal cards, many signed by artist S. Tamanaho, along with examples of surcharge and printing varieties, a study of the VX3M card (ink, fluorescence and paper varieties), etc.; stamps include cards bearing artist S. Omine's signature and chop, several pages of varieties of the ½¢ surcharge basic stamp, Itoman Merger issue study plus full sheet, etc.; clean throughout, generally Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,000.
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