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


Indochina
 
 
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Lot 795

Indochina, 1888, Annam & Tonkin First Issues, magnificent, highly specialized all-mint selection (Scott 1888), a superb collection keenly assembled on a Gibbons Philatelic Page, including a ca. 1887 essay of the 15c Sage black on blue overprinted "Annam/Tonkin" in two lines (2011 Roumet certificate); "A&T 1" on 2c; "A&T 1" on 4c (two types) plus block of four with overprints normal, inverted, sideways reading up and sideways reading down (2009 SBPV certificate); "A&T 5" on 10c (two types); "A-T 1" on 2c (two types) plus overprint inverted and overprint double sideways, one reading up, the other down; "A-T 1" on 4c (two types); "A-T 5" on 10c (two types), etc., mostly Very Fine and choice, an outstanding collection full of rare varieties.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Current BidHK$10,000
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Lot 796

Indochina, 1886-88, Cochin China issues complete mint (Scott 1886), lovely group of seven stamps, comprising 5c on 25c yellow on straw (horizontal pair), plus singles of all other values, with an additional 15c on half of 30c brown showing "tilted 5" variety, Very Fine, fresh and sound; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 797
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Indochina, 1886-88, Cochin China issues complete used (Scott 1886), on Gibbons philatelic page, with "5" on 25c ocher on yellow (2, each on piece), "5 C. CH." on 2c (2 shades), "5 C. CH." on 25c ocher on yellow (2, wide and narrow settings), "5" on 25c black on rose, plus rare triple surcharge variety, the 1888 unissued 15/15 on 30c, etc., nice stamps in all, Fine to Very Fine, examine, the triple surcharge variety a great rarity (Scott #4e, US$8,750), with 2005 Calves certificate for triple surcharge.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 18,000.
Current BidHK$7,500
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Lot 798
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Indochina, 1888, Annam & Tonkin First Issues, outstanding, specialized all-used selection (Scott 1888), neatly mounted and identified on a Gibbons philatelic page, with "A&T 1" on 2c (2 types), "A&T 1" on 4c, "A&T 5" on 10c (six, mainly different types), "A-T 1" on 2c plus overprint angled 45°, "1" on 4c, "5" on 10c, 13 items in all, all fresh, Fine to Very Fine+, an excellent lot.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 799
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Indochina, Revenue, 1919-42 (Pécule) overprint issues, collection of 39 scarce items neatly mounted and annotated on Gibbons Philatelic Pages, including 1919 overprints on Canton and Tchongking surcharges, 1922-23 Native Women to 1p including a 5c millésime #6 block of four, 1927 Pictorials including a 10c block of four, 1931-41 Pictorials including 2c, 20c and 25c values; 1933 Airmails with values to 10p (4) including the 5p in a block of four, 1933 overprinted "Service" 2p, 1942 Portraits 1c, 5c and 1p; some present in more than one overprint size or color; exceptionally fresh, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce, seldom-offered group.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 800

Indochina, International Reply Coupon, ca. 1920s-'30s, block of 4, for use in Indochina, pristine mint, Extremely Fine, rare and choice, ex-King Fuad collection.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 801

Indochina, Postal Stationery, ca. 1890s, French Colonies items used in Indochina, all Commerce-type designs, including three 5c green envelopes from (a) Saigon Port 4 JANV 93 locally used (b) Gocong/Cochinchine 30 NOV 94 to Yokohama, and (c) Travinh/Cochinchine 16 MARS 97 uprated 10c to Saigon; wrappers: (a) 1c black with indistinct Saigon/Cochinchine cancel uprated 4c to Paris (b) 4c brown with Tonquin/Hai-Phong 11 SEPT 95 cancel Registered to Leipzig with Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 10 cancel of 22 SEPT 95; and postal cards: (a) 10c+10c black on green with indistinct Tonkin cancel and adjacent "Corps Expre Annam Tonkin" marking (card unaddressed) and (b) 10c black on gray Saigon Central 5 OCT 99 to Germany, mostly Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely group of seven items.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 802

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1890s-1920s, premium selection of 11 entires, among which (1) 1901-02 5c with pointed flap sent Hanoi to Paris with Nov 25.02 c.d.s. (2) 1904-05 5c with "439" control number sent 2 JANV 07 from Chalon to Saigon (3) 1904-05 10c with "723" control number and return address cachet at to left sent 4 NOV 07 Sadec to Paris with Saigon Central transit (4-6) 1908 5c all to France, sent 1910 or 1911, from either Hanoi (uprated 5c), Saigon Central, or Quinhone/Annam (7-10) 1908 10c size "b" from Song-cau/Annam to Hanoi 13 FEV 11, Vinh/Annam to Hanoi 3 MAI 11, Thanh-hoa/Annam to Paris 9 JUIN 11 and Laighau/Tonkin to Berlin 23 MAI 12 with transits from Lao-kay (10 JUIN) and Haiphong (12 JUIN); and (11) 1908 10c size "c" Hong-hoa/Tonkin to Paris 17 NOV 15, mostly Very Fine, lovely group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 803

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1892-1943, wonderful, clean group of 18 mint entires, namely, 1892 name-in-red 5c green on greenish, 15c blue on bluish (all three sizes), and 25c black on pink (sizes "a" and "c"); 1901-02 no control number 25c blue on pink (size "a"); 1904-05 with control number 10c (No. 723) rose on greenish; 1908 no control number 5c green & black on off-white; 1919 2c on 5c (No. 022) green & black; 1922 4c orange & black; 1928 2c green (2), 5c violet and 6c carmine; 1932 5c violet, and the scarce 1943 6c Pétain red on grayish, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 804

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1893-1927, premium selection of four entires, all size "c" (146 x 112 mm), comprising (1) 1892 name-in-red 15c blue on bluish to Strasbourg, uprated 35c and tied by Phan-tiet/Annam 9 AVRIL 93 c.d.s.'s, reverse with partial Baria/Cochinchine c.d.s. (2) same-issue 25c black on pink to Shanghai "via Hong Kong" with Tonguin/Hai-phong 3 MARS 01 c.d.s., reverse with Haiphong/Tonkin transit (24 AOUT 01) along with Shang-haï/Chine c.d.s. of 31 AOUT 01 and same-day Shanghai Local Post cancel, plus "12" in circle marking (3) 1923 4 cents orange brown & black no control number to Hanoi with Baoha/Tonkin 25-9-23 origin, reverse showing same-day Laokay à Hanoi Railway cancel; and (4) 1925 4 cents brown orange & black to Hanoi uprated 1c and tied by 8 AOUT 27 Bentuy à Hanoi Railway cancel, Very Fine, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 3,600.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 805

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1895 & 1925, pair of premium usage entires, namely, an 1892 name-in-red 5c green on off-white to Paris with "Rachgia/3/DEC/95/Cochinchine" origin with "Longxuyen/Cochinchine" transit dated 4 DEC on reverse; plus a 1923 4 cents brown orange & black with lilac interior to Hanoi, with "Phu-da-phuc/4/JANV/25/Tonkin" cancel with "Poste Rural/Ha-chau/Province de Phuc-yen" adjacent, Very Fine and choice, an excellent and scarce pair of usages.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 806

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1899-1903, select group of 13 entires, comprising (1-4) 1892 name-in-red 5c green on off-white (a) Thainguyen/Tonkin 5 JANV 99 to Tourane, Annam (13 JANV 99 receiver) (b) Vinhlong/Cochinchine 27 NOV 00 to Saigon (c) Cholon/Cochinchine 29 JANV 00 to Saigon and (d) Saigon Central 31 JANV 01 to Hanoi (5) 15c blue on bluish size "a" uprated 10c with Hanoi/Tonkin cancels of 21 JANV 02 to Nova Scotia, reverse showing Numea à Marseille Paq. Fr. No. 1 cancel of FEB 13 02 and Halifax MR 8 receiver (6-10) 15c blue on bluish size "c" with three unaddressed but with Saigon Central cancels of 20 JANV 93 and 24 MAI 95 plus Soctrang of 13 AOUT 95, along with (d) Phantiet/Annam 23 JUIL 01 to Saigon with Baria/Cochinchine cancel of 26 JUIL 01, and uprated 10c from Saigon Central 28 AOUT 03 to Germany (11) 25c black on pink size "a" Saigon Port 8 NOV 98 to Belgium (12) 25c black on pink size "c" from Saigon Central 27 JUIL 98 to France with Ligne N. Paq. Fr. No. 7 cancel; and (13) Hanoi/Tonkin 17 DEC to Germany with Singapore transit dated DE 27 1902, mostly Very Fine, choice group.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 807

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1905-13, trio of premium entires, featuring (1) 1904-05 5c green on white with "422" control number to Singapore, endorsed "per SS Eridan" and cancelled with Singapore FE 4 1905 c.d.s. (2) 1908 10c red & black on greenish size "c" with "851" control number uprated 15c to Leipzig with Quinhone/Annam cancels of 24 JUIL 09; and (3) 1908 10c red & black size "c" no control number Registered and uprated 40c to Leipzig with Cholon-Bin-htay/Cochinchine cancels of 15-2-13, Fine to Very Fine, choice group.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 808

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1912-13, 10c rose & black entires with rural post cancels, a pair of size "b" covers, the first sent 1912 to Hanoi with indicia cancelled "Lacquan/26 DEC/12/Tonkin" with adjacent blue "Poste Rurale, Bui-chau/Province de Nam-dinh"; the second mailed to France in 1913 from "Ninh-binh/Tonkin" with adjacent "Poste Rurale/Chun-nhac/Province de Nam-dinh" in blue, with a Haipong transit dated 24-8 on reverse, Fine to Very Fine pair, very scarce markings.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 809

Indochina, Postal Stationery, ca. 1915-28, lovely selection of 15 used postal stationery entires, featuring 1915 10c red & black with slate blue interior sent Saigon Central 13-3-16 with Travinh next-day arrival; 1916-19 no control number 10c size "c" lilac interior sent Dalat/Annam 27-8-17 to Hanoi, 15c size "b" Quinehone/Annam 17 AVRIL 20 to Paris, 15c size "c" Saigon Central 2-1-20 to France; 1919 "4 cents" (closed top) on 10c Benthuy/Annam 25-7-19 to Haiphong, plus three locally used in Haiphong each uprated with "4 cents" overprint (open top) on 10c MAI 22, "4 cents" (open top, control number 816) on 10c with Saigon Central origin and Travinh/Cochinchine 20-3-19 arrival, Phantiet/Annam 14 OCT 21 uprated 6c to France, Mytho/Cochinchine 17-8-22 uprated 2/5c on 1c block of ten with Cholon 18-8-22 arrival; 1922 "5 cents" no control number Hai-duong/Tonkin 2-3-24 to Paris (roughly opened); 1923 "4 cents" brown orange & black with lilac interior used locally Haiphong 19 FEVR 23 with different type of same-day arrival c.d.s.; Samson/Annam 7 DEC 23 to Hanoi; 1928 2c green with Mytho/Cochinchine 11-12-33 cancels and uprated 1c to Marseille, Fine to Very Fine, excellent group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 810

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1922-36, excellent selection of ten used 4c and 5c entires with lilac interiors, all size "c" (146 x 112 mm), the holding divided between 1922 4 cents Native Women (6 examples) and 5c Angkor designs (4 examples); three of the 4 cents cards are from Annam: (1) Phantiet to France with "T" in triangle marking and 20c Postage Due (2) Song Cau to Hanoi with Quinehone transit, and (3) Thu-xa to France with Quinehone transit; plus three from Tonkin: two locally used at Haiphong, plus a Phuly to Hanoi; 5 cents cards include Registered and uprated 7c Thanh-hoa to France with Tourane tranist; three 1932 entires: (1) Ky-anh/Annam 23-1-32 to Can-tho with Tourane transit (2) Hue/Annam 27-7-32 to Germany uprated 65c with red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and boxed "Saigon-Marseille" cachet, and (3) Phu-tho/Tonkin 20-5-36 to Saigon uprated 11c and green-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette, Fine to Very Fine or better, a lovely, wide-ranging group; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 811

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1924 & 1937, scarce pair of entires showing rural cancel usages, comprising a 1923 1c brown and black on white laid paper to Banglong via Soctrang, with franking tied by indistinct rural cancel in black with adjacent "Do-Luong/Annam" cancel of 25-1/24, with reverse showing 29-1 "Gungson [?]/Annam" and "Journaux P.P.X./Saigon" 31-1 daters; plus a 1930 5c violet uprated 1c to France and tied by "Thanh-hoa/19-5/37/Annam" cancel with adjacent "Poste Rurale/Van-tra/Province de Thanh-hoa" in blue, Very Fine, a very scarce and attractive pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 812

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1929 (Oct. 6), 5c violet with lilac interior entire, used from Hanoi to Vinh, uprated with Yunnanfou 20c on 50c, the adhesive and the indicia both cancelled (stamp tied) by one of two blue "Hanoi R.P./10-6/29/Tonkin" c.d.s.'s, with red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette alongside; reverse with both Vinh and Hanoi cancels in blue dated June 11; fresh, Very Fine, a beauty, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000

Possibly a return First Flight Cover; see Muller #25.

Current BidHK$800
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Lot 813

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1929 (Nov. 17), 5c violet with lilac interior registered entire, sent Hai-phong to France, uprated by three adhesives totaling 1p16c, all tied by "Hanoi R.P./17-11/29/Tonkin" c.d.s.'s, but with Haiphong Registry label and cancel of Nov. 13; front additionally bears a red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and, at lower right, a black framed "Voyage/Retour Record Distance/Costes-Bellonte/Oct. Nov. 1929" cachet, Very Fine, a scarce and lovely combination.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 814

Indochina, Postal Stationery, 1943 (May 13), 6c Marshall Pétain entire, used to Hanoi (Higgins and Gage K1), a beautiful, exceptionally fresh entire, cancelled by one of two bold strikes of "Lai-chau/13-5/43/Tonkin" c.d.s.'s, Very Fine, absolutely pristine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,800
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Lot 815

Indochina, Postal Stationery, ca. 1892-1928, excellent selection of 19 mint letter cards, including 1892 name-in-blue 10c gray black on light greenish (2), 10c black on bluish (Reply only), 10c+10c black on bluish; 1900 name-in-red 10c black on green (2) and name-in-blue 10c red on green with control number "046" (2), 10c+10c red on bluish with control number "048" on Reply (2); 1901 10c red on greenish without control number and 10c+10c red on blue no control number (2); 1904 10c carmine on greenish; 1928 on greenish issues of 4c red violet, 6c red, 8c olive green (2) and 12c blue green, generally Fine to Very Fine, nice lot.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,800.
Current BidHK$1,600
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Lot 816

Indochina, Airmail Envelopes, 1934-38, wonderful group of 21 used "moiré design interior" 36c entires, most dated during 1935 and all but one to Paris; includes six covers from Annam: (1) Qui-nhon (2) Nha-trang Registered and uprated 15c (3) Tourane (4) Fai-fo with Tourane transit (5) Dalat with boxed slogan marking, and (6) Buang-tri; four from Cochinchine: two with Saigon Central cancels (one to French India), Cantho with boxed Dalat slogan marking, and Vinhlong uprated 1c; and 11 from Tonkin: five from Hanoi, two from Nam-Ðinh with boxed slogan markings, plus one each from Haiphong, Hongay with "Extrême Orient Amerique du Sud/Via Air France" etiquette, Viet-tri and Vinh-yen, Fine to Very Fine or better, excellent, wide-ranging group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 817
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Indochina, Airmail Envelopes, 1933-47, selection of 7 nice 36c and 27c entires, including 1933 with "Poste Arienne Indochine" inside 36c carmine text; two to Paris from Mytho/Cochinchine 6-1-34 and Nam-Ðinh/Tonkin 1-8-34; 66c olive to Paris with "T" markings and uprated 20c Haiphong 27-5-47 c.d.s.; 1934-38 with moiré design inside 36c carmine (2), one with watermark, one without, both unused; plus 37c olive (2), one uprated 3c but both unused; a fresh flight of covers, Very Fine, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 1,300 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$700
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Lot 818

Indochina, Formular Cards for use in Indochina, 1876, a group of three (Higgins and Gage Type 2), fresh 1876 no-value black on blues, with "le dessert" in last line of instructions at right; each unused, but one franked with 1879 imperforate Peace & Commerce 10c black on lilac, generally Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,300 - 1,700.
Current BidHK$700
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Lot 819

Indochina, Postal Cards, 1892, two 10c black cards displaying printed vignettes of buildings on reverse, both fresh examples of the 10c black with name in blue, the first with picture of street scene sent to Austria, with Saigon Central cancels of 6 AVRIL 98 and an indistinct "Ligne N/Paq Fr" cancel of 13 AVRIL; the second sent to Java showing Saigon Cathedral with Saigon Port cancels of 26 AVRIL 98 and adjacent next-day "Ligne N/Paq Fr No. 7" marking, with "N-I Agent/Singapore" cancel of Apr. 29 and "N" marking, Very Fine, scarce pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 820

Indochina, Postal Cards, ca. 1892-1944, lovely, clean group of 17 mint cards, comprising 1892 name-in-blue 10c black on greenish (2) plus 10c+10c black on blue green; 1900 name-in-red 10c black on green and name-in-blue with control numbers 10c (No. 048) red on green; 1901 name-in-blue no control number 10c red on green and 10c+10c red on blue; 1904 10c carmine on greenish; 1919 15c violet & black on greenish; 1924-25 6c vermilion & black on greenish (only 360 issued) and 6c+6c vermilion & black on greenish (only 288 issued); 1928 4c red violet on greenish, 6c red on greenish, 8c olive green on greenish and 12c blue green on greenish; and 1944 12c "EF" maroon on buff, Very Fine, a nice, diverse group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 821

Indochina, Postal Cards and Letter Cards, 1892-1912, clean mint selection, the postal cards comprising 1892 name-in-blue 10c black on greenish (10), 10c+10c black on bluish (9); 1901 red on greenish (2), 10c+10c red on greenish (2); 1904 10c carmine on green (2); the letter cards the 1892 name-in-red 15c blue on greenish (10), 25c black on pink (8); 1901 no control number 15c gray on grayish (3), 25c blue on pink (3); and 1912 "10" on 15c blue on grayish (2), 51 items in all, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 822

Indochina, Postal Cards, ca. 1893, trio of 10c black name-in-blue cards with pictures on reverse, each addressed to Germany, the first showing a river view of boat and buildings with Saigon Central cancels of 14 JUIN 98; the second portraying village buildings on riverbank with Saigon Port cancel of 18 JUIL 99 and adjacent July 28 "Ligne T/Paq. Fr. No 6" double-ring cancel; the third picturing a woman in native dress with Sept. 20 Sontay/Tonkin origin plus Hanoi (Sept. 22) and Saigon Central (Sept. 30) transits, Fine to Very Fine or better, scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,400.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 823

Indochina, Postal Cards, 1894-1901, attractive, select group of nine 1892 10c postal cards used, examples of the 1892 10c black on greenish with country name in blue postal card; group comprises (1) cancelled Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 5, 9 JUIN 94, to Hong Kong with arrival cancels of JU 13 94 (2) Hai-phong/Tonkin 22 DEC 94 to London and endorsed "via Hong Kong, Japan, Amerique" with Hong Kong DE 27 94 transit (3) Saigon Central 18 MAI 95 to Germany with Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 10 cancel of 19 MAI 95 (4) Hanoi/Tonkin 5 JUIL 95 to Hong Kong with JY 13 95 arrival (5) Saigon Central 25 JUIL 96 and circled "12" to Germany, reverse with small Ligne N. Paq. Fr. No. 4 cancel (6) Ligne N. Paq. Fr. No. 10 cancel of 13 JUIN 97 to Germany with "Speidel Saigon 13 JUIN 1897" circular cachet at lower left (7) Saigon Central 22 NOV 98 to Japan with Hong Kong transit (DE 5 98) and Kobe/Japan arrival (18 DEC 98) (8), Saigon Port 14 SEPT 00 to Java with "Agent Singapore" cancel dated 18 9 1900; and (9) Hanoi/Tonkin 20 FEVR 01 to Berlin with 10 MARS 01 Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 1 cancel, Very Fine, lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 824

Indochina, Postal Cards, 1895-1941, choice selection of 6 premium used, comprising (1) 1892 10c+10c black on bluish to France with Hanoi/Tonkin NOV 11 95 cancel, endorsed "Troupes du Tonkin" with adjacent blue "Troupes de l'Indo-Chine/Le General en Chef" cachet (reply card unused) (2) 1892 10c+10c black on bluish to Germany with DEC 97 Haiphong cancel and adjacent Ligne N Paq. Fr. No. 7 cancel dated 26 DEC 97 (reply card unused) (3) 1892 10c+10c black on bluish to Saar with Haiphong/Tonkin cancels of 19 DEC 1902 with Singapore DE 27 1902 transit at left (reply card unused) (4) 1904 10c carmine on greenish to Java with Saigon Central 5 MAI 06 origin and "N" marking, along with Singapore MY 7 1906 transit and Batavia 10 5 06 arrival (5) 1904 10c carmine on greenish to Japan with Pak-hoi-chine 5 SEPT 07 cancels plus Victoria/Hong Kong 9 SP 07 transit and Kobe/Japan arrival dated 17.9.07; and (6) 1931 5c violet brown on buff with Saigon Central c.d.s. of 10.1.41, unaddressed, Fine to Very Fine, nice group.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 825

Indochina, Letter Cards, ca. 1895-1902, lovely group of four used, comprising (1) an 1892 name-in-red 25c black on pink to Germany with Hai-phong cancels of 10 FEVR 95 and adjacent Hong Kong transit c.d.s. of FE 15/95; (2) a similar letter card to Switzerland with Vinhlong 17 OCT 00 cancels, reverse bearing Saigon Central c.d.s. of 18 OCT 00; (3) an 1892 name-in-red 15c blue on gray uprated 10c to Switzerland with blue "Vapeur No. 2/Mekong River" steamer cancels, with Saigon Central c.d.s. of 1 NOV 00 and "Australie/Paq. Fr. T No. 1" 17 NOV 00 dater; and (4) similar card to Belgium uprated 12c (three 4c adhesives) with Saigon Central cancels of 16 OCT 02 plus circled "501", Fine to Very Fine, a wonderful group.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 826

Indochina, Postal Cards, 1901-22, lovely group of 11 used, including five 1901 10c red on greenish, four 1904 10c carmine on greenish and two 1919 "6 cents" on 15c Native Women design; 10c reds feature (1) Saigon Central 15 AVRIL 04 to Hankow, China (2) Saigon Central 15 AVRIL 04 to London (3) Saigon Central 20 AVRIL 03 to Paris (4) Hue/Annam 25 AVRIL 04 to Germany with 4 MAI 04 Saigon Central transit (5) Benhoa 27 OCT 04 to Germany; 10c carmines used (1) Saigon Central 14 AVRIL 08 to Germany (2) Yenbay/Tonkin 22 NOV 09 to Germany (3) Thudaumot/Cochinchine 9 MAI 10 to India (4) Saigon Central 24-5-13 to Germany; with the "6 cents" on 15c cards both with Haipong/Tonkin cancels, one on 14 AOUT 22 and unaddressed, the second on 28 AOUT 22 and addressed locally, Very Fine, a nice lot of fresh cards.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 827

Indochina, Postal Card, 1930 (Jan. 15), 8c olive green on greenish registered airmail card, sent from Saigon to France, uprated with 5c Ploughman, 1p Founding and 16c on 40c Canton opt; addressed to Angers, with Saigon RP registration label handstamped "G9", stamps and indicia tied by Jan. 15 Saigon Central c.d.s.'s, with black-and-red "Par Avion" etiquette and red boxed "Parmalle Aérienne/Hollandaise" cachet, Very Fine, a wonderfully fresh beauty, scarce item.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 828

Indochina, Letter Cards, ca. 1892-1924, wonderful selection of 9 used, comprising (1) 1892 name-in-red 25c black on pink to Luxembourg with Caobang/Tonkin cancels of 24 FEVR 98, reverse with Lang-son (FEB 27), Haiphong (FEB 28) and Saigon Central (MAR 5) transits (2) 1892 25c black on pink to Germany with Saigon Port cancels dated 13 SEPT 98 plus "Ligne T/Paq. Fr. No. 1" of 22 SEPT 98 and endorsed "pr SS Salazie" (3) 1900 15c gray on pale gray with "047" control number Registered to Austria and uprated 35c, with 15 SEPT 11 Saigon Port cancels and Wien 13.X.11 arrival (4) 1912 "10" on 15c blue on gray addressed locally with Kien-an/Tonkin cancels of 29 JANV 13 (5) 1907 10c orange & black on buff uprated 15c to Holland with Saigon Central 5-4-18 daters, with French Military Censor tape and cachets (6 & 7) 1919 "4 cents" on 10c orange & black on buff, both addressed locally and cancelled 20 JUIL 20 Haiphong/Tonkin (8) 1919 15c violet & black on tan 20 JUIL 20 addressed locally in Haiphong/Tonkin (9) 1924 4c orange & black on buff uprated 1c to Saar with 16-1-25 Saigon Central cancels, fresh, mostly Very Fine, an excellent diverse group.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Current BidHK$1,100
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Lot 829

Indochina, Postal Cards or Paid Reply Cards, ca. 1892-1924, lovely selection of 19, clean, all-mint selection of cards with name in red, including 1892 15c blue on gray (2) and 25c black on pink (2); 1900 15c gray on pale gray with "047" control number and 25c blue on pink with "049" control (2); 1901 no control number 15c gray on pale gray (2) and 25c blue on pink (2); 1907 10c red & black on buff; 1912 "10" on 15c blue on gray (2); 1924 "4 cents" orange & black on buff (2) and "5 cents" carmine & black on buff (3), Fine to Very Fine or better, attractive group.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 830

Indochina, Postal Cards, ca. 1893-1902, lovely group of 11 used 10c cards, comprising 1892 name-in-blue 10c gray black on light green: (1) unaddressed with Saigon Central 11 JUIL 93 c.d.s. (2) unaddressed with Soctrang/Cochinchine 13 AOUT 95 c.d.s. (3) Hanoi 14 OCT 98 to Haiphong (4) Hanoi 11 JAN 99 to Great Britain (5) Saigon Port 21 AOUT 01 to Switzerland via Singapore (6) Saigon Central 17-2-13 to Berlin (7) 10c+10c Quinehone/Annam 13 JUIL 02 to Paris with response card unused; and 1900 name-in-red 10c black on bluish green: (8) Hanoi 25 SEPT 01 to Germany with 30 SEPT Saigon Central transit (9) Thanh-hoa/Annam 31 MARS 02 to Hanoi with Ninh-binh transit (10) Cholon/Cochinchine 6 AOUT 02 to Germany; and (11) Hanoi 22 OCT 02 ot Germany with Saigon Central transit of 27 OCT, Fine to Very Fine or better, excellent group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 831

Indochina, 1877 (June 27), lovely cover sent from Saigon to France, franked by a 40c imperforate Cérès, tied by one of two bold strikes of "Cochinchine/27 JUIN/77/Saigon" c.d.s.'s; reverse notes Le Puy-en-Velay arrival of July 30; some age soiling, etc., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$700
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Lot 832

Indochina, 1895 (Apr. 25), pretty cover from Cap St. Jacques, Cochinchine, to Paris, franked by 5c single and 10c pair nac, tied by "Cap-St Jacques/25/AVRIL/95/Cochinchine" c.d.s.'s, with red Paris May 95 arrival at right; reverse shows Saigon Central transit; part of flap missing harmlessly, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Current BidHK$500
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Lot 833

Indochina, 1896 (Oct. 10), hand-painted stampless military cover, sent from Mon-cay, Tonkin, to Serquigny, France, depicting prisoners and soldier; sent stampless through the Military Concession, with Mon-cay c.d.s. of 10 OCT 96, adjacent "Corps Expeditionnaire du Tonkin" cancel, and "Place de Mon-Cay/Le/Commandant/d'Armes/Tonkin" cachet in black, Fine to Very Fine, a beauty, an attractive and rare cover from this conflict.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 834

Indochina, 1898-1931, group of 11 lovely covers, including 1898 (Sept. 6) Bac-ninh/Tonkin to Saigon; 1904 (Feb. 7) Red Band cover sent Soctrang/Cochinchine to Saigon; 1912 (Dec. 21) local Haiphong cover franked with various surcharged values; 1923 (Apr. 23) Registered cover from Djiring/Annam to Hue, with Phanrang and Hue backstamps; 1931 (Aug. 4) Registered cover from Longxuyen/Cochinchine to Cantho, plus six 1924 "Louis Bossy" covers (five of which Registered) to Switzerland and franked by 15 values of the 1922-23 Native Women series, including the 2p, each tied by Hanoi/Tonkin cancels of 13-8-24, Very Fine overall, a choice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 835

Indochina, 1904-08, a splendid selection of 12 picture post cards with Tonkin cancels, comprising 1904 from Phu-doan with view of Rue Paul-Bert Street, Hanoi; 1906 Botanic Gardens in Saigon, hand-painted view, with Haipong à Hanoi Railway cancel; 1908 from Tuyen-quang showing local river view; 1909 showing "Caserne de l'Artillerie" Dap Cau with Langson à Hanoi Railway cancel; 1909 from Haiphong with view of Citadel in Bac-ninh; 1911 from Haiphong showing river view; 1911 from Haiphong showing "Baie d'Along" with Shanghai, China, US Postal Ag'cy/Rec'd transit; 1912 from Lang-son showing a general view; 1913 from Haiphong showing "Cité Marty"; 1919 from Hanoi picturing "Bureau de la Résidence Supérieure"; 1922 from Hanoi-Gare showing Haiphong Theater; and 1928 from Hai-phong showing "Appontement de l'Hôpital", Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 836

Indochina, 1906, cover to Hanoi from the Elections de la Chambre d'Agriculture, pre-printed envelope franked by 5c French Commerce issue along with 1c and 5c Grasset types, all tied by "Ecole Française d'Extrême Orient/Service Photographique" large double-circle cachet cancel; small tear on front, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,300 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$700
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Lot 837

Indochina, 1906-50, select group of 14 items, featuring (1) 1906 (May 31) pc with Japan 1s tied by Nagasaki/Japan c.d.s. with "Marine Francaise/Service a la Mer" and anchor cachet on reverse (2) 1906 (June 29) cover to France, 10c franking tied by Tourane/Annam c.d.s. with boxed "Paquebot" cachet alongside (3) 1907 (Aug. 20), cover to France franked with "F.M."-overprinted 15c green Sower tied by Mytho/Conchinchine c.d.s. (4) 1921 (Aug. 14) small local mourning cover with 2c on 5c and 4c on 10c (pair) tied by Saigon Central c.d.s.'s (5) 1927 (Feb. 4), 1c brown & black stationery entire of 1924 (lilac inside) uprated 4c to Berlin with Lang-son/Tonkin cancels (6) 1934 cover to Switzerland with 15c franking tied by "Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes/Paquebot Lieutenant St-Loubert-Ble" marking in purple, with "Paquebot Singapore" 16 JA 1934 c.d.s. on reverse (7) 1936 card to the US with Philippines 2c tied by "N.V. Koninklijke Paketvaart/Maatschappij" oval cachet and adjacent "Saigon/Paquebot" c.d.s. of 14 8 36 (8) 1942 (Mar. 29) Fêtes of Nam-giao set in blocks of four on large cacheted First Day Cover with Hue/Annam cancels (9) 1950 (Nov. 24) Airmail cover with 50c and 70c Apsaras tied by Vinhlong/Sud Viet-Nam c.d.s., reverse with Saigon R.P./Sud Vietnam next-day machine cancel and Dalat/Plateaux Indochinois 27-11-1950 c.d.s. (10) 1951 (Mar. 10) Banque de l'Indochine Airmail cover to the US franked 20c (pair) and 1p Apsaras plus 2p Air tied by Tourane/Central Viet-Nam cancels; and (11) four "AR" or Money Order Forms from Saigon Central dated 30-9-32 and 16-5-38, Saigon R.P. 27-9-48, and Cholon-Binhtay/Sud Viet-Nam 5-10-1950, mostly Very Fine, a lovely, eclectic and diverse group.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 838

Indochina, 1917-41, group of 5 lovely censored mail covers, comprising (1) 1917 (July 24) Saigon Port to Penang with Straits Settlements censor tape and cachet plus boxed "Passed by Censor Penang" handstamp, Penang arrival (30 JY 1917) on reverse (2) 1936 (Feb. 7) Hanoi to Austria with "Osterr. Post-u Telegraphenamt" censor tape and cachet dated 11/11 1936, reverse with same-day Vienna arrival and transit c.d.s. of 6 MR 36 which appears to be Port Danzig (3) 1939 (Dec. 6) F.M. cover from Vientiane/Laos to France with "Contrôl Postal Militaire" tape and oval "Ouvert par l'Autorité Militaire" cachet (4) 1940 (Jan. 13) Banque de l'Indochine cover from Tourane to Haiphong branch with large red boxed "Courrier de la Banque Privilegiee/A Expedier sans Delai/Exempt de Censure" cachet; and (5) 1941 (Sept. 24) company Airmail cover from Saigon to New York with Hong Kong censor tape but no other markings, Fine to Very Fine, nice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 839

Indochina, 1922-29, premium selection of 7 better covers, including (1) 1922 (19 JUIL) Registered cover to Belgium with multicolor franking including 2/5c on 1c block of four, all tied by Saigon Central cancels (2) 1922 (29-10) Registered cover to Argentina via France with mixed franking of Indochine and Hoi-Hao issued tied by Hanoi-Gare Tonkin cancels with adjacent two-line cachet "Affranchie/par l'expediteur", reverse with 20 XII 22 arrival (3) 1936 cover to the US with French franking tied by Saigon Paquebot c.d.s. of 24-4-36 with all date slugs inverted (4) 1946 (28-6) Airmail cover to the US with Saigon-Principal c.d.s. (5) 1949 commercial-size cover to the US from "The American Consulate General/Saigon, Indochina" with 1p40c franking tied by Saigon R.P. cancels of 16-6-1949, reverse shows Hong Kong transit of 30 JU 49 (6) 1950 Airmail cover to Switzerland with 3p20 franking tied by a Christmas Day Saigon R.P./Sud Viet-Nam c.d.s. with adjacent boxed four-line cachet commemorating Vietnamese Independence 23-12-50; and (7) 1929 Crash Cover Registered from Santenay, France, to Saigon with franking of 11F50 tied by 10-12-29 cancels with unboxed "Courrier Accidente" and four boxed "Retour à l'Envoyeur" cachets, reverse with transits of Marseille (3-1-30), Saigon Central (29-1-30) and Santenay (1-3-30) [Nierinck #291214], Fine to Very Fine, excellent group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 840

Indochina, 1929, 3 first flight covers from Saigon Central, each with the "Premier Voyage/Postal par Avion/Indochine France" cachet and red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette (1) Registered with mixed franking tied by 26 2 29 cancels to Paris, plus "Courrier Accidente" boxed cachet (2) Registered to Belgium with franking tied by 9 4 29 cancels, the cachet in blue; and (3) to Marseille with franking tied by blue cancels dated 12 4 29; fresh all, Very Fine, a scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 841

Indochina, 1929-48, group of six premium registered airmail covers from Tonkin, each addressed to either France or England (1) 1929 (Nov. 17) with mixed franking of $1.40 tied by Hanoi cancels with red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and "Voyage Retour Record Distance Costes-Bellonte Oct. Nov. 1929" cachet (2) 1929 (Nov. 17) with mixed franking of $1.48 tied by Hanoi R.P. cancels with red-and-black "Par Avion" and "Service Accelere" etiquettes; Saigon Registered label and adjacent Saigon Central c.d.s. in blue, with Costes-Bellonte return flight cachet on reverse (3) 1932 (Mar. 26), franked 85c tied by Hongay cancels with blue-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and boxed "Saigon-Marseille" cachet, reverse showing Ha-noi R.P. 27-3-32 transit (4) 1934 (Jan. 31) $2.95-franked cover, postage tied by "Hanoi A" cancels, with blue-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and boxed "Saigon-Marseille" cachet (5) 1939 (Apr. 7) blue-bordered Airmail envelope, 52c franking tied by "Hanoi A" c.d.s.; and (6) 1948 (Aug. 10) cover to London with franking of $3.50 tied by Haiphong cancels, Fine to Very Fine, choice, select group.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 842

Indochina, 1929-39, group of 11 premium flight covers with cachets, nine Air France, 2 KNILM (Dutch); Air France covers comprise (1) 1929 (Dec. 29) to France with franking of $1.06 tied by Saigon Central c.d.s. with boxed "Parmalle Aerienne Hollandaise" cachet and adjacent Saigon Khanhmoi c.d.s. of 2-1-30 (2 & 3) 1931 (Feb. 3) pair of covers from Saigon Central to Holland, each with the Air Orient France-Indochine cachets, one in purple, the other in blue green (4) 1938 (Oct. 5) Hanoi-Hong Kong with blue triangular cachet (5 & 6) 1939 (May 22) printed-cachet envelopes of Hanoi-Vientiane and return flights (7 & 8) 1939 (July 7) Saigon-Vientiane and Saigon-Hanoi with black cachets (9) 1939 (July 6) Hanoi-Saigon with blue cachet; KNILM covers dated (1) 1938 (Aug. 30) Java-Indochina with purple cachet; and (2) 1938 (Aug. 31) Saigon-Batavia with black cachet, Very Fine, choice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Current BidHK$900
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Lot 843

Indochina, 1931-50s, selection of 9 premium first flight covers, comprising (1) 1931 (June 29) England-Saigon with 1s4d franking tied by "London F.S./Air Mail" cancels, reverse with Marseille 30 VII 1931 transit and Saigon 22-7-1931 arrival (no cachets, but believed to be from the first London-to-China flight) (2 & 3) two covers Haiphong-Kunming, each with similar pictorial "Ouverture de la Ligne Haiphong, Hanoi, Kunming 10 JUIN 1948/Par Air France" cachet, along with "Retour" and "Address incomplete" cachets, both having 14.6.48 Kunming arrival daters (4) 1948 (June 11) Hanoi-Kunming with "Ouverture de la Ligne Hanoi-Kunming 11 JUIN 1948/Par Air France" boxed pictorial cachet and Kunming arrival c.d.s. of 14.6.48 (5 & 6) 1948 (Aug. 11) Saigon-Laos with boxed "Reouverture de la Ligne Saigon Seno Vientiane 11 Aout 1948/Par Air France" cachet with Vientiane arrival (11-8-48) on reverse, along with Aug. 12 return flight with appropriate cachet and Saigon arrival of 12-8-48 (7) 1949 (Sept. 24) Saigon-Noumea with "Ouverture du Service Regulier/France-N. Caledonie" pictorial cachet, Noumea arrival c.d.s. of 29.9.49 on reverse (8 & 9) 1950 (Oct. 28) Saigon-Cambodia with "Air France Ouverture de Ligne Saigon-Siem-Reap 28-X-50" pictorial cachet, arrival c.d.s. of Siemreap-Angkor dated 28-10-1959, plus the return flight to Saigon but without cachet, Very Fine, clean, uncommon group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$800
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Lot 844

Indochina, 1931-39, fresh group of 11 flight covers, comprising (1) 1931 (Mar. 3) Ha-noi to Paris with red-and-black "Par Avion" and "Service Accelere" etiquettes (2) 1932 (Jan. 18) Hue to Paris with red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette and boxed "Saigon-Marseille" cachet (3 & 4) 1932 (Oct. 28) Saigon-Central Registered cover to Shanghai with red-and-black "Par Avion" etiquette, reverse with 1 NO 32 "Registered G.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s.—plus a similar cover but to canton with no transit cancel (5) 1933 (Apr. 19) Hai-phong to Paris on Air-Orient envelope with boxes "Saigon-Marseille" cachet (6) 1934 (June 2) to France with $4.65 franking tied by Saigon Central c.d.s. with blue-and-black etiquette and small "Control Avion" purple cachet (7) 1937 (Aug. 6) Hanoi R.P. to Germany on Air France envelope with boxed "Hanoi-Marseille" cachet (8) 1938 (Aug. 3) Kunming to Canton First Flight Cover (Kunming-Hanoi-Hong Kong by E.A.C. & Air France) endorsed "via Hanoi" (9 & 10) 1938 (Nov. 21) Kunming-Hanoi First Flight plus return (11) 1939 (June 12) Hanoi-Vientiane, Laos flight with "Monsieur PONS/Compagnie AIR FRANCE" cachet in purple, Fine to Very Fine, lovely group.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Current BidHK$700
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Lot 845

Indochina, 1931-38, lovely group of 8 select first flight covers, a grand selection comprising (1) 1931 (Jan. 16) Paris to Saigon and franked 6F50, with "Premiers Services Reguliers France-Indochine/Via Air-Orient" black cachet, with Saigon arrival dated 27-1-31 (2) 1931 (Feb. 3) Saigon to Paris return flight with 66c franking and same cachet as outbound flight but in purple (3) 1937 (Apr. 9) blue-bordered Airmail Registered envelope to Fort Bayard with seven-line boxed cachet for the Hanoi-Canton flight via Fort Bayard, with 10-4-37 arrival c.d.s. (4) 1938 (July 12) Hanoi to Hong Kong flight with special red "Premier Vol d'Essai Hanoi-Hong Kong par Air France 13 Juillet 1938" cachet (5) the same flight but cachet in blue with "Postes et Telegraphes/Tonkin" red cachet and signed by pilot (6) the same flight again, but on special pictorial envelope by L'Indochine Philatélique Hanoi, the cachet in red, with 13 JY 38 Victoria/Hong Kong arrival c.d.s. (7) 1938 (July 29) cover to Saigon with boxed red "Premiere Liaison Postale Aerienne Hanoi-Saigon en 5 Heures via Air France 30 Juillet 1938" cachet; and (8) 1938 (Oct. 5) cover to Hong Kong with special triangular black cachet reading "Hanoi-Hong Kong Ouverture du Trafic Postal Aerien Regulier par Air France" with Kowloon/Hong Kong arrival c.d.s. of 6 OC 38 on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, excellent group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Current BidHK$600
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Lot 846

Indochina, 1932 (Sept. 29), eye-catching cover sent from Cantho, Cochinchine, to Wallis Island, assessed postage due, an exceptional cover, showing manuscript "via Sydney" and franked by two 1/10c and 4/5c Indochina adhesives, tied by bold blue "Poste Rurale/Binhthuy/Province Cantho" handstamps, with "Cantho/29-9/32/Cochinchine" origin c.d.s. on reverse, along with same-day Saigon Central transit; cover is addressed to Mota Uta and obviously short-paid, with "Iles Wallis et Futuna" 15c and 30c (each a margin pair) and 10c Postage Dues added and cancelled by "Protectorat Français/31/DEC/32/Wallis" arrival markings, Very Fine and choice, a remarkable destination and usage item.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 847

Indochina, 1938-39, group of 10 Air France flight covers, all but one having a special flight cachet; note 1938 (July 30) Hanoi-Saigon blue cachet; 1938 (Aug. 1) Saigon-Hanoi black pictorial cachet; 1938 (Oct. 5) Saigon-Hong Kong black cachet; 1939 (July 6) Hanoi-Vientiane blue cachet and Hanoi-Saigon black cachet; 1939 (July 7) Saigon-Hanoi and Saigon-Vientiane, each with black cachets, plus Vientiane-Hanoi uncacheted; and 1939 (July 26) Hanoi-Fort Bayard blue cachet and (same-day) return flight black cachet, Very Fine, attractive group; inspect.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Current BidHK$600
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Lot 848

Indochina, 1940-41, choice group of four censored covers to Australia, comprising (1) 1940 (July 17) red-bordered Airmail cover to Perth, WA, with franking tied by Tourane/Annam cancels, brown tape at left with purple "Passed by Censor 98 Singapore" cachet, reverse with Saigon transit of 18-7-40 and two more Singapore censor cachets (2) 1940 (July 17) company envelope to the same Perth address with franking tied by Tourane/Annam cancels, French "Contrôl Postal" tape and oval "Ouvert par l'Autorité Militaire" cachet along with brown tape and "Passed by Censor 109 Singapore", reverse with 20-7-40 Saigon transit (3) 1940 (Aug. 26) company envelope to Sydney, NSW, with franking tied by Saigon Central cancels, "Contrôl Postal Militaire" tape and oval "Ouvert par l'Autorité Militaire" cachet both at left, along with two-line "To be forwarded by Air from Singapore" cachet and triangular "Passed for Transmission Singapore" cachet (4) 1941 (Apr. 11) small company envelope to Melbourne, VIC, stamps tied by Saigon Central c.d.s., with Australian censor tape and cachet over Singapore tape and cachet at left, Very Fine, wonderful group.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$1,300
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Lot 849

Indochina, 1941 (Dec. 5), airmail cover sent from Saigon to Perth, Western Australia, a lovely cover from the Hong Kong Bank, Saigon, franked by 5c, 30c and $1 (for use in Cambodia) adhesives, all tied by Saigon Central c.d.s.'s, with adjacent "Retour à l'envoyeur/Service suspendu" two-line cachet, Very Fine, a scarce marking.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Current BidHK$600
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Lot 850

Indochina, 1951 (Dec. 8), mixed-franking airmail cover, sent Saigon to London, clean and neat, franked by 70c Indochina Apsara, along with Vietnam 3p Bao Dai, both tied by "Saigon R.P./8-12/1951/Sud Vietnam" c.d.s., with second strike at lower left, Very Fine, a scarce mixed franking.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Current BidHK$500
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Lot 851

Indochina, 1952 (Jan. 17), mixed-franking airmail cover, sent from Nam-Ðinh, Vietnam, to Lyon, France, lovely and clean, franked by 30c Indochina Rice Planting along with 3p Vietnam Bao Dai, the two stamps tied by one of two strikes of "Nam-Ðinh/17-1/1952/Viet-Nam" c.d.s.; reverse shows next-day "Hanoi R.P./Nord Vietnam" transit, Very Fine, a scarce combination.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Current BidHK$500
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Lot 852

Indochina, 1952 (Jan. 18), mixed-franking airmail cover from Saigon to Wilmington, Delaware, franked by Indochina 30c Rice Planting strip of three, plus Vietnam 3p Bao Dai, all tied by three strikes of "Saigon R.P./18 1/1952/Sud Viet-Nam" c.d.s.; fresh, Very Fine, scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400.
Current BidHK$500
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Lot 853
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Indochina, 1859-1949, outstanding, specialized, all-used collection, mounted on quadrille pages in a Gibbons Philatelic album; commences with a strong range of French Colonies General Issues (65 items) with Indochina postal markings, including all six values of the 1859-65 Eagle design; 1871-72 Napoléon 1c strip of three with Saigon cancels, 5c green signed Brun, and 80c; 1871-76 Cérès include 2c brown, 4c gray (with 1973 BPA certificate), also overprinted "SPECIMEN" plus postmark; 1872-77 Cérès "large figures" include 80c (two shades) plus strip of four; 1877-86 Peace & Commerce perforated and imperforate to the 1F; most 1884-1906 Dues including a 5c black Plate 2 pane of 25 with Saigon Central cancels of OCT 97; Indochina 1889-1949 near-complete, including 1889 "5" on 35c surcharge in red (both Types, plus Type1-Type 2 pair), "5" on 35 surcharge in black including "89" omitted; 1892-96 Tablet set to 5F; 1904-06 Grasset and 1907 Native Women to 10F; 1912 surcharges include narrow-spaced set on Registered stationery entire with 23 SEPT 13 Hanoi cancels; 1915-17 Red Cross 5c+5c with surcharge double and surcharge inverted; 1918 War Orphans' Fund set of six; 1919 surcharge set to 4p plus a few varieties; 1922-23 Native Women set to 2p plus a few values with different font; 1927 Pictorials to 2p; 1931-41 Pictorials to 2p plus a few different types of Rice Planter; 1933-49 Airmails to 30p; 1936-49 commemoratives complete less Scott #B32 and a few perforation changes, but including 1946 "From Chad to the Rhine" set of six on a Registered cover to the US with franking tied by B.P.M. 403 Military cancels and 1942-44 Airmails without "RF" (12 values) on cover to US dated Sept. 2, 1949, from Saigon R.P.; also included is the 1949 3p UPU in different colors (the warrior and globe in brown rather than olive); Parcel Post issues include the scarce 1891 larger type overprint; 1899-1902 includes both values with overprint inverted plus 10c rose with overprint sideways; most Postage Dues and Officials are here as well, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, an outstanding lot of about 500 items in total; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 35,000.
Current BidHK$15,000
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Lot 854
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Indochina, 1889-1949, simply superb and unbelievably comprehensive single-volume specialized collection, mint throughout, in mounts and near-complete in a slipcased Gibbons Philatelic Album; includes many errors, varieties, proofs, millésimes, etc.; the myriad highlights include 1889 overprints "5" on 35c (red) Type 1-2 pair and "5" on 35c (black) margin strip of three with one unit "89" omitted; 1892-96 75c Tablet with name inverted (Fournier Forgery), 1F "name doubled", plus set of 15 printed on Bristol at the 1900 Paris Exhibition; 1904-06 Grasset 15c original design proof in black, 1c plate proof strip of five in rose pink, plus 15c, 30c, 5F and 10F values imperforate; 1907 Native Women: 13 full-size and three trimmed color proofs to the 10F value; 1915-19 Red Cross varieties including the 5c green with overprint doubled, 15c violet with triple overprint and and quadruple overprint, 4c on 5c "4" with closed top single and in pair with normal, "8 cents" double on 15c; 1918 War Orphans "10 cents" on 15c double; 1919 surcharge varieties include 2c on 5c inverted overprint single and gutter pair, 4c on 10c double overprint (2), 6c on 15c inverted overprint and 80c on 2F double overprint, plus unissued series including 1c on 5c triple overprint and 2c on 10c double overprint, as well as color proofs of the unissued 22c on 55c and 24c on 60c, along with set of six without surcharge; 1922-23 Native Women varieties include 1/10c, 4c, 5c, and 12c with double black print, 5c gutter strip of three imperforate at top and vertically; 1927 Pictorials include a combination 5c and 12c die proof, 30c and 2p die proofs in black, three different 50c color proofs, plus 1p yellow omitted along with the 1p (5c x 20) and 1p20 (6c x 20) booklets; 1931-41 Pictorials include various values imperforate in singles, pairs or blocks of four, eight die proofs plus the 1p50 (6c x 25) booklet; 1933-49 Airmail issue includes 15 values in imperforate blocks of four (11) or pairs (4), plus 20p and 30p proofs; "Without 'RF'" include 10c with value double and 37c no value, plus 15c and 69c proofs; 1936 Bao Dai issue boasts 4c engraver's sunken die proof in black and 2p King Sisowath engraver-signed proof in indigo; 1937 Paris Exhibition miniature sheet with inscription inverted; 1938 Railway Opening no-value imperforate color proof in lilac (2 impressions) on gummed paper; the 1941-44 period includes many imperforate singles, pairs or blocks of four plus part-perf blocks, and we also note 1942 10c surcharge on 25c purple in black and red plus two trial overprints in different fonts; 1943 die proofs of unissued designs for Bert, Courbet and Rhodes; 1945 overprint/surcharge on France set of three die proofs; Victory sunken die proof in issued color; "From Chad to the Rhine" imperforate pairs; 1941-42 Vichy issues include some imperforates and a Child Protection die proof in blue of an unissued design; Postage Dues include 1904 "5" on 60c overprinted "ULTRAMAR" plus millésime #3 pair; 1908 5F perf 11; 1919 2p on 5F with overprint double and quadruple; 1922 4c value omitted; 1927 1p die proof in black; 1931-41 no-denomination with 11 value tablets in black and brown, various imperforates including 12c, 20c, 25c, 50c plus 1p in vertical strip of five, no-value margin blocks of four, plus other singles and pairs; Officials include the 1933 set of 16 imperforate; 1934 no-value die proof in black signed Puyplat (2); also a very fine range of millésime pairs from the 1892-96 Tablets (including 50c #2 and #3, 75c and 1F #3), 1904-06 Grasset 1F and 2F, 1908 Postage Dues (13 different), 1919 surcharges (24, including 6c, 8c #5, #7 & #8; 30c #7, 40c #8, 45c #7, 20c #5), 1919 Postage Dues including #8 for 2c, 4c and 24c values; Unissued Surcharge set of six in blocks of four; 1922-23 Native Women 62 different (15c #2, #3, #5 & #6), 20c and 40c each #2, #3 & #6, 1p #3, 2p #2 & #3; 1922 Dues 19 different including 40c and 1p each #2; 1927 Pictorials 20 different, 1927 Dues 11 different, and oh so much, much more; much unhinged or lightly hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 220,000 - 260,000

Without question, this is a remarkable keepsake collection in every respect, and would be nigh-on impossible to duplicate. Inspection is heartily invited
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Current BidHK$150,000
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