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


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Lot 369

China, 1896 (Nov 11), subscriber's cover from Peking to Germany with German 10 pf postal card, tied with Shanghai German Ofiice cds (Nov? 22?), with Ansbach cds (Dec 25?) also on front. Blue Customs Peking cds, blue Customs Tientsin cds (Nov 12) and Customs Shanghai cds (Nov 17) on back. Some would called the subscriber's cover as a paid in cash cover, Fine and scarce.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 370

China, 1897 (Oct 23), prepaid cover from Hankow to Austria, with Hankow Dollar Dater (in brown) showing postage paid in combination with Hong Kong Queen Victoria 20c/30c with Chinese surcharge (Scott 61, Yang 45), tied with HK cds (Nov 1). Same HK cds on back with Baden cds (Dec 12). Small piece of cover missing on front and a strip on the back, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 371

China, 1897 (Dec 1?), Shanghai local usage cover, with Small Dragon small figure overprint 1c on 1c and ICP 1c (Scott 25, 87, Chan 31, 93), tied with Shanghai pakua. As this was addressed to a location inside the jurisdiction or the Shanghai Local Post, it received a Shanghai Local Post cds. Addressed to the well documented Baron de Gunsburg, Very Fine, a showpiece.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 372

China, 1898 (Feb 18?), mourning cover from Wenchow to London, with CIP 20c (Scott 104, Chan 110), tied with brownish Wenchow Dollar dater on back, also with Shanghai Dollar dater (Feb 23), Hong Kong cds (Mar 3) and West Kensington cds (Apr 16) all on back. Used in combination with two Hong Kong Queen Victoria 10c (Scott 44, Yang 40) tied with Shanghai British PO cds (Feb 24?) on front, Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 373

China, 1898 (Mar 9), cover from Tientsin to UK, with Dowager small figure surcharge 10c on 9ca dark green (Scott 35, Chan 44) tied with brown Tientsin pakua with matching Tientsin dollar dater, used in combination with Hong Kong QV 10c (Scott 44, Yang 40) tied by Shanghai BPO cds (14 Mar). Shanghai dollar dater on back (14 Mar) with Hong Kong cds (17 Mar) and Reading England cds (17 Apr). Light file fold, not affecting stamp and bit of insignificant toning at edges, Very Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 374

China, 1898 (May 6), cover from Wuchow to Canton, with ICP 2c (Sc. 88, Chan 94) tied with Wuchow pakua in blue, also with blue double lined oval Imperial Post Office Wuchow dater on front. Canton Dollar dater (1898 May 7) with scarce LEAP month marking on back. Scarce non-Maus usage, a Very Fine cancel.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 375

China, 1898 (Aug 4), cover from Tientsin to Shanghai, with Dowager large figure narrow interval on third printing 2¢ on 2 ca used with ICP 2¢ (Scott 67, 88, Chan 76, 94), tied with Tientsin pakua with Tientsin Customs Removed cds. Shanghai Local Post cds (Aug 6?) on back. From the CIM Bromton correspondance.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 376

China, 1898 (Aug 23), cover from Kiukiang to Shanghai cover, with ICP 2c (Sc. 88, Chan 94) tied with Kiukiang Dollar dater, also with Shanghai Local Post cds (Aug 25) on back, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 377

China, 1898 (Oct 29), cover from Tientsin to Shanghai, with Dowager large figure 2c/2ca narrow interval on second print (Sc. 67, Chan 76) tied with Tientsin cds with Customs removed in washed blue ink. Shanghai Local Post cds on pack (Nov 3). A Bromton cover addressed to CIM Shanghai. Scarce marking tieing stamp on cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 378

China, 1898 (Nov), cover from Shanghai to US cover, with CIP 2c (Sc. 100, Chan 106) tied with Customs Soochow cds in blue, used in combination with Shanghai Japanese Office in China 2 sen (Scott 73) tied with Shanghai IJPO cds (Nov 5). Shanghai Dollar Dater (Nov 4) and Smith, ARK, cds on back (Dec 2), Fine to Very Fine, scarce use of Customs cds in late 1898 and a scarce Customs Soochow marking on cover.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 379

China, 1899 (Feb 7), postcard from Shanghai to Germany, with CIP coiling dragon 4c (Scott 113, Chan 119) tied with Shanghai Dollar dater used in combination with China overprint German 10 pf (Scott 3, Chan FG 3), tied with Shanghai German PO cds (Feb 7) also with Templehof cds (Mar 12) on front, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 380

China, 1899 (Apr 12), Shanghai local usage cover, with Dowager large figure wide interval on second printing 1c on 1ca and CIP 1c (Scott 48, 99, Chan 57, 105), tied with Shanghai Pakua. As this was addressed to a location inside the jurisdiction or the Shanghai Local Post, it received a Shangahi Local Post cds on the back. Addressed to the well documented Baron de Gunsburg, Very Fine, a showpiece.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 381

China, 1899 (May 16), registered red band cover from Canton to Germany, with Red Revenue large 1¢ (Scott 78, Chan 87) tied with Canton Dollar Dater, plus Dowager large figure wide interval surcharges on second printing 4c, 5c & 8c (Scott 50-52, Chan 59, 60, 61) and narrow interval surcharge on second printing ½¢ (gutter pair) and 1¢ (Scott 65, 66, Chan 74,75), used in combination with pair of Hong Kong QV 10¢ purple on red (Scott 45, Yang 40) with framed IPO type 3 tie-print and Hong Kong cds (Mar 19). Properly franked cover paying the 20¢ registered external letter rate. Use of the 6c/8ca is scarce on cover. Most Dollar daters were retired after 1899 APR 30, this is a late usage of the Canton Dollar dater, a Very Fine cover.
Estimate $40,000 - 60,000.
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Lot 382

China, 1899 (Nov 13), post card from Shanghai to Germany, with CIP ½¢ x2, 1¢, 2¢ tied with Shanghai Bilingual cds, used in combination with French Offices in China 10c tied with Shanghai French PO cds of the same date. With Yokohama A Marseille No. 6 French Paquebot marking, scarce use on item originating from Shanghai to Europe. Also with Dessau cds (Dec 18) all on back. 1¢ with perf slightlytrimmed at bottom left, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 383

China, 1900 (Feb 27), cover from Shanghai to France, with CIP Coiling Dragon 10¢ (Scott 116, Chan 122) tied with Shanghai bilingual cds, used in combination cover with Russian Office in China overprint 1k to 5k (Scott 1-4, Chan FR1-4), tied with Shanghai Russian PO cds (Feb 28). Also with French receiving cds on front and back (Apr 4, 5), Very Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 384

China, 1900 (Nov 3), K.D. Feldpost Ostasiatische Expedition Corps cds on Russian 4 kp postal card addressed to Germany, also with additional CIP Coiling Dragon ½¢ (Scott 98, Chan 104) tied by same cds. Wiesel cds (Dec 20) also on front. Uncommon use of Russian postal card by German soliders during the latter part (dateline 1900 Nov 2) of the Boxer Rebellion.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 385

China, 1900 (ca.), red band cover with Hongchow Cheng Tai company marking on back, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 386

China, 1901 (Feb 22), incoming postcard from Rome, Italy with improper address, with Hong Kong cds (Mar 25). On receipt manuscript in blue pencil of Tsingtao. With CIP coiling Dragon ½¢ added to redirect this to Tsinan tying stamp with Zhu Cheng Sun Moon Cancel (2nd month 18 day or Apr 6), Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000

The use of a ½ cent internal rate use with a Sun Moon cancel to re-direct an incoming item must be unique! The Chinese characters Catholic Church Tsinan was impressed upon arrival which led to the redirection
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Lot 387

China, 1901 (Oct 22), cover from Peking to Italy, redirected with CIP Coiling Dragon 10¢ (Scott 116, Chan 122) tied with Peking oval. Used in combination with French Offices in China 25c tied with Shanghai French PO cds (Oct 29). Shanghai bilingual cds (Oct 28) and Rome cds on back, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 388

China, 1902 (Jan 14), newspaper wrapper from Canton to San Francisco, with CIP Coiling Dragons 4¢ pair (Scott 101, Chan 107) tied with Canton bilingual cds used in combination with Hong Kong Queen Victoria 4¢ pair (Scott 39, Yang 56) tied with Victoria cds (Jan 15) and Canton IPO tie-print. Reinforced at ends. A rare double-rate wrapper usage. Combination usage was not required after 1902 Jan 1 and lone usage of Chinese stamps were honored elsewhere, Fine to Very Fine, a rare late usage of combination usage.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 389

China, 1903, Tsimo Sun Moon cancel on CIP 1st printing card (Han 1), used within Shantung, with Kiaochow bilingual cds (Aug 20) and Tsingtau German PO cds (Aug 21) also on front.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 390

China, 1904, registered cover from Robert Hart in Peking to Shanghai, with CIP Coiling Dragons 2¢, 5¢ (Scott 112, 115, Chan 118, 121) tied with Beijing bilingual cds with boxed Peking registration marking also on front. Shanghai bilingual cds on back (May 5). Cover flap tip with the Inspector General of Customs initials RH embossed in Red. This is only 1 of 2 Robert Hart's covers that were sent registered in private hands, Very Fine, very rare.
Estimate $50,000 - 75,000.
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Lot 391

China, 1904, postage due usage picture post card from Shanghai to Chefoo, with Shanghai Lunar cds (Jia Chun 2nd month 29th day) and Shanghai bilingual cds (Apr 14?). On arrival at Chefoo a 2¢ postage due overprint on CIP coiling dragon (Scott J3, Chan D3) tied with Chefoo Bilingual cds (Apr 19). Scarce postage due usage.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 392

China, 1904 (Aug), cover from Shanghai to US, with a strip of 5 CIP 2¢ (Scott 112, Chan 118) tied with Shanghai Lunar cds (Jia-chen 6th month 21st day) also with Shanghai IJPO cds in purple (Aug 5) on front. Shanghai Bilingual cds (Aug 4) and postman chop C on back. A stunning looking cover used within the first 6 months of the start of use of the lunar cds; cut open on sides, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 393

China, 1908, Fangtse local use CIP postal card 4th printing (Han 7), upgraded with CIP 1¢ with broken top of "one" variety (Chan 117d); stains on card, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 394

China, 1909, card from Tientsin to Peking, with two CIP ½¢; also a 1912 Newchwang to Tientsin card with CIP 2¢. Both card show Japanese ladies in kimonos, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 395

China, 1909 (Oct 15), postcard from Shanghai to US with large "T" indicating postage due, with Russian Office in China 4 kop tied with Russian PO Shanghai (Oct 16), but with Shanghai Bilingual cds of the previous day. This postcard may have been received at the Shanghai Chinese Imperial PO where the Russian Office stamp was not honoured as indicated New York a blue pencil around stamp and "10" showing postage due. Scarce occurance, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 396

China, 1909? (Oct 16), cover with Hsuen Tung First Year set, 2¢ to 7¢ (Scott 131-133, Chan 137-139) tied with Chungking bilingual cds with single 4 as year variety used locally.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 397

China, 1910, Imperial PO money remittance form, franked with Hsuen T'ung second year, used from Tuchiahang Agency with tombstone marking; with filing hole on top left, Fine, a scarce form with tombstone marking.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 398

China, 1910, form letter from Tsun Kwong to Canada, with CIP 2¢, 4¢, 10¢ (Scott 124, 126, 129, Chan 129, 131, 134) tied with Tsun Kwong Lunar cds (Geng-xu 3rd month 10th day). With Canton bilingual cds (Apr 20), Canton French PO cds (Apr 20), Hong Kong cds (Apr 21), Ashcroft cds (May 15) all on back as well as bilingual oval Wah Hing Company, Tsn Kwong Hai Ping Canton China Post Office Agency marking. Showing use of very small Post Office Agency marking. Carried on Canadian Pacific ship Empress of China to Canada; letter split and rejoined, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 399

China, 1910, postcard from Tientsin via Russia to France, with CIP Coiling Dragon ½¢ x2, 1¢ (Scott 110, 111. Chan 116, 117) tied with Railroad Post Office cds. This was written in Peiteiho and put on the train to Beijing before it was then forwarded onwards to France. 2¢ of stamps has been removed, Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 400

China, 1910 (Jan 26), postcard from Tientsin to France, with CIP coiling dragon 2c X2 (Scott 124, Chan 129) tied with Tienstin Kung Nan sub post office tombstone on picture side also with Tientsin French PO cds (Jan 28). French cds on message side (Feb? 11), Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 401

China, 1911 (Mar? 7), intact lettersheet from Tai Yuan to Italy, with CIP Coiling Dragon 10¢ (Scott 129, Chan 134) tied with scarce Tai Yuan Fu bilingual cds. Peking bilingual cds (Mar 9) and Peking French PO cds (Mar 9) with 55 in oval on back. Endorsed via Siberia. Scarce early use of letter-sheet still intact, Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 402

China, 1912 (Apr 10), red band cover from Chungking to Japan, with CIP 3¢ (Scott 125, Chan 130) tied with Chungking (First Year) cds. With Japan cds also on front (Apr 15). Still using not overprinted Coiling Dragons as stamps. Highly collectible First Year cds on cover; some cover faults, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 403

China, 1912 (Feb 13), cover from Hangchow to Indonesia, with ten CIP Coiling Dragon 3¢ (Scott 125, Chan 130) tied with Hangchow bilingual Lunar cds. Returned from destination, with printed paper strip prepared by the Chinese post office used for undeliverable mail, with 2 strikes of the only record example of the Shanghai Dead Letter Office Marking dated Oct 1 and Oct 9. Also with a boxed DLO no. / Original no. rectanguar chop. Many more transit markings on front and back, Fine, a unique showpiece.
Estimate $300,000 - 400,000.
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