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


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Lot 497

China, 1912 (Aug 30), red band cover from Tung Ma Tau to Tungki, with Commercial Press "Republic" overprint, 2¢ green, inverted overprint (Sc. 162a, Chan 168a) tied with Tung Ma Taung (First Year) cds, and with Tungki (First Year Sep 9) cds also on front. Small hole on middle of cover, otherwise Fine. Rare inverted overprint recorded used on cover.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 498

China, 1912 (Nov 7), Chinese PO Taxed Mail Matter form used in Shanghai, with ROC overprint brown 1¢ postage due (Sc. J26, Chan D24) tied with Shanghai bilingual cds. Rare used postage due form with ROC overprint dues, Fine.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 499

China, 1913(?), cover from Hangchow to Shanghai, with Statistical Dept. "Republic" overprint, 3¢ slate green, inverted overprint (Sc. 149a, Chan 155b), tied with Hanchow cds, also with Shanghai cds on back. Cover torned with piece missing, otherwise Fine. Letter is enclosed. Rare inverted overprint recorded used on cover.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 500

China, 1913 (Mar 15), registered cover from Shanghai to US, with Statistical Dept overprint Coiling Dragon 1¢ (Scott 147, Chan 153) and Revolution Commemoration 8¢, 10¢, 20¢ (Scott 182, 183, 185, Chan 188, 189, 191) and Republic Commemoration 3¢, 5¢ 10¢ (Scott 192, 193, 195, Chan 198, 199, 201) all tied with Shanghai Bilingual cds. Also with Shanghai French PO cds (Mar 16) and Shanghai no-frame registration marking all on front. Endorsed via Siberia. 2 different strikes of New York Reg'y Div oval markings in black and purple on back (Apr 9). 4 wax seals on back with 3 still intact. Brown gum marking also on back, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000.
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Lot 501

China, 1913 (Mar 15), cover from Moukden to Germany, with Revolution Commemoration short set 1¢ to $1 (Scott 190-199) all tied with Moukden cds. Scarce NE item, with a few hinges, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 502

China, 1913 (Jun 4), registered cover from Canton to US, with Republic Commemorative 50¢ (Scott 198, Chan 204) tied with Shameen bilingual cds, also with red rectangluar Shameen registered marking on front. With postman box number 7 circular marking on back, also with Shanghai Bilingual cds and Shanghai IJPO cds (both Jun 17), Yokohama cds (Jun 22), San Francisco cds (Jul 9), Seattle cds (both Jul 11, 12), Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 503

China, 1913 (Sep? 5), 1¢ postal card from Ichang to Germany, with ROC Waterlow overprint 3¢ Coiling Dragon (Scott 166, Chan 172) ied with Ichang bilingual cds. With Peking cds (Sep 10), S/7 in oval postman chop also on front, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 504

China, 1913 (Sep 30), money remittance form from Shanxi Fengsiangfu PO, handwritten Republic over Imperial lettering on form; filing holes, Fine and scarce.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 505

China, 1915 (Jul 24), cover to Hong Kong, with London Junk 2¢ (Scott 204, Chan 210) tied with Kowloon Guangzhou Railroad Post cds, also with HK cds (Jul 26) on back. Rare marking tying stamp, Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 506

China, 1916 (Jan 20), Hung Hsein First Year usage 1¢ Junk card, used from Hangchow to Shanghai, with Hangchow cds and Shanghai cds (Jan 21) also shown on front; one filing hole, Fine.
Estimate $35,000 - 50,000.
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Lot 507

China, 1917, incoming 1¢ Junk postal card used from Hong Kong to Shanghai, the outgoing card was not honored and Hong Kong PO applied a T-mark in circle with Hong Kong cds (Apr 28); Shanghai cds (May 3) on front, Fine, probably a unique usage for this card.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 508

China, 1917, cover from Jilin to Harbin, with London print 3¢ (Scott 224, Chan 211) tied with Jilin small agency non-standard marking on back with Harbin cds; cover slightly soiled, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 509

China, 1920's, cover from Canton to San Francisco Chinatown, with 10c second Peking junk (Scott 258, Chan 261) tied with Canton cds on back; large red company chop on front, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 510

China, 1920 (Jul 6), early airmail cover from London to Nanking, with German airmail marking from Berlin. Endorsed via Berlin - Shanghai Air Service. Redirected to Pehtaiho Beach, with cds, on arrival in Nanking. Many other markings on front and back. It is questionable whether this went by airmail as the Berlin cds was also Jul 6, but the next marking is Manchouli cds of July 16. This 10 days transit time must have put this on the Trans-Siberian Railroad to Manchouli and not via airmail from Berlin to Shanghai as per endorsement. A showpiece with a story, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 511

China, 1922 (Oct 7), cover to US, with London Junk 57 pair (Scott 207, Chan 213) tied with Peking to Moukden route 4 Railroad PO cds. Peking cds (Oct 7) and Moukden cds (Oct 8) on back. Scarce RPO cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 512

China, 1924 (Aug 3), cover from Hankow to Switzerland via Siberia, with Junks 1¢ x2, 3¢ x4, 5¢ x2 (Scott 249, 252, 226, Chan 250, 253, 233), tied with Hankow cds; a pair of stamps was removed; Tientsin cds, Harbin cds, Moscow cds, Locle cds on back. There is also a boxed Luftpost in red and unframed Russian marking on front, possibly indicating this was carried by airmail. Early airmail usage.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 513

China, 1925 (Mar 14), registered cover from Shanghai to US, with US Trans-Pacific Sea Post No. 5 CDS tying Junk 2¢, 10¢, 20¢ (mixed issues, Chan 252, 237, 265). Used in combination with US 10¢ Monroe (Scott 562) tied by US registration box marking on front. 2 different types of New York registered cds (Apr 3) on back with paper seals of Matsui Bussan Kaisha Shanghai China on back, Fine and scarce.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 514

China, 1925 (Aug 7), cover to US with Tientsin "US Infantry" chop, with Second Peking Junk 10¢ (Scott 258, Chan 261) tied with Tientsin cds. Scarce US military marking in China; cover torn from rough opening, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 515

China, 1929 (Jul 10), 1¢ Junk postal card, used from Shanghai to Nanking on First Flight, with propeller commemorative cancel, and with second print airmail 15¢ (Scott C6, Chan A6), also with second Peking Junks 2¢ x4 all tied by Shanghai cds. Also with airmail chop and Chinese instructional markings both in red. Nanking cds (July 11) on back.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 516

China, 1929 (Nov 8), cover from Canton to San Francisco Chinatown, with 10¢ Second Peking Junk (Scott 258, Chan 261) tied with Canton cds, also with Canton roller marking. Large green company oval chop also on front. Hsin Chong cds (July 1) on back, Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 517

China, 1930's, two postage due covers from China to US, both with postage due charge paid with regular US postage. The first is a airmail cover out of Shanghai and the second a bit later from Shou Hsein, Sung. Prov. A useful F-VF pair.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 518

China, 1931 (Apr 26), incoming 6¢ Junk postal card used as reply card, from Russia to Shanghai, with Shanghai cds (May 15). Rare usage of outgoing card as reply card and used to return message back to China, Very Fine, probably a unique usage for this card.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 519

China, 1933 (Nov 17), registered airmail cover from Pahsing to Canton, with Tan $1 (Scott 329, Chan 354) mixed usage with Restricted for Szechwan Junks 1¢ x3, 5¢ x2 (Scott 1, 2, Chan SC1, 2), tied with Pahsing cds on back, also with part of registration form. Canton cds (Nov 21) on back, Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 520

China, 1937 (Apr 7), cover from West Szechuan Hongya to Yaan, with SYS 5¢ x5, 1¢ Martyr tied with Hongya cds on back. Yaan cds (Apr 26) on front with boxed weight Kgrams with 27 written and registration slip with Yaan overprint, Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 521

China, 1937 (Jul 21), cover from Shanghai, delayed, undelivered, blocked by war with Japan and returned, with purple boxed "Undeliverable due to war, return after 10 days" and Retour/Return marking on front. With printed paper strip attached with reason why this was not delivered.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 522

China, 1938 (Feb 4), 1¢ SYS postal card with War with Japan military cancels (Han 41), with military cancel business section as originating marking and military cancel receiving unit as receiver. Sent from 35th Army to 47th Army, Fine, scarce use of military cds on postal card.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 523

China, 1939 (Dec 30), registered airmail Anti-Bandit cover from Chungking to New York, opened at both ends, roughtly at left and reduced at right, with reverse showing Hong Kong 2 JA 40 and Honolulu Jan 10 1940 transits and New York 1-13-1940 receiver. Franking includes 42 $2 and a single $1Chung Hwa type II SYS issues with anti-bandit overprints. Three of the $2 SYS's partialy trimmed away when opened at right, interesting used of anti-bandit chopped postage, F-VF.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 524

China, 1940 (Nov 4), transit airmail censored cover from Shanghai to US, censored in Hong Kong with Air-Transit 6 marking in turquoise. Letter opened for censorship and sealed with HK censor tape (black printing) tied with boxed censor marking 30 in purple. The censor tape has a printing variety where there is a flaw cutting into the first foot of N in Censor also extending to the top of N in Kong in the next row, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 525

China, 1940 (Jan 8), registered airmail Anti-Bandit cover from Chungking to New York, with reverse showing Hong Kong 10 JA 40 and Honolulu Feb 1 1940 transits and New York 2-3-1940 receiver. Franking includes 17 $5 Chung Hwa type III SYS issues with anti-bandit overprints helping to pay the $85.90 rate. Edge wear otherwise clean and F-VF.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 526

China, 1940 (Jan 9), registered airmail Anti-Bandit cover from Chungking to Washington and forwarded to New York, reverse shows Hong Kong 11 JA 40 and Honolulu Feb 1 1940 transits, Washington DC Feb 3 1940 receiver and 5 Feb 1940 forwarding cds and two New York Feb 6 1940 receivers as well as intact Ministry of Finance Chungking wax seal. Franking includes 9 $2 type I and a single $1 type III Chung Hwa SYS issues with anti-bandit overprints. Roughly opened at bottom causing a couple of tears and minor edge wear do not detract from this scarce usage.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 527

China, 1940 (Feb 25), double registered cover from Chiubei to Kunming, within Yunnan usage, with ½¢ Martyr pair and 10¢ on 25¢ SYS x2 (Scott 312, 343, Chan 333, 365), tied with Chiubei cds. Kunming cds on back (Mar 3). With 4 boxed instructional marking on front and back including AR marking; cover with filing holes, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 528

China, 1940 (Feb 27), registered airmail Anti-Bandit cover from Chungking to New York, reverse also shows 1 MR 40 Hong Kong transit and 3-15-1940 New York reveiver. Franking includes 3 $2 Chung Hwa type I SYS issues (faults) with anti-bandit overprints. Clean and overall Very Fine cover.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 529

China, 1940 (Oct 5), AR military use cover, with SYS Chunghwa print 5¢ x6, HK Martyr 1¢ x4 (Scott 351, 403, Chan 373, 434) tied with Temporary PO no. 43 cds on back. Addressed to Chungking with Pak Chi cds (Oct 20) on front and back. Penciled in registration number on front. Sender's address is Military PO no. 43 from Huanan, Fine and rare.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.
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Lot 530

China, 1941 (Oct 27), airmail censored cover from Shanghai to US, with SYS 25¢, $1 pair, $2 tied with Shanghai cds. With HK censor tape in red and boxed 10 censor marking in purple. Air-Transit 3 in blue also on front with Long Island duplex (Nov 19). Scarce Air-Transit marking on cover; cover with slight faults, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 531

China, 1942, wartime cover from US Embassy in Chungking, with SYS New York Print $1 (Scott 460, Chan 507) tied with Washington DC Xmas meter. This was sent in the diplomatic pouch as seen from the box making also on front, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 532

China, 1942-43, pair of wartime censored covers from China to Japan, one with North China overprint Peking to Tokyo with Japan censor seal and marking. The other with SYS 50¢ from Wuhu to Tokyo, with part corner roughly opened, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 533

China, 1942 (Apr 9), incoming wartime registered cover from Harbin to Tsingtao, damaged, with Post Office official seal, tied with Tsingtao cds (May 8). With Manchukuo 12 fen pair (Scott 94, Chan MK 90) tied with Harbin Central PO cds. Also with blue Harbin 606 marking. Show-piece. A must-have for a Tsingtao collection.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 534

China, 1942 (May 1), censored cover from Shanghai to Chungking, with SYS Chunghwa print 16¢ pair (Scott 357, Chan 379) tied with Shanghai cds on back, also with Chungking cds (June 6) and postman chop. With full censorship label 0101 still attached. Scrace use of the 16¢ on cover. Scarce usage from Japanese occupied territory to free China, Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 535

China, 1942 (July 13), 80 plus covers each with a block of 4 imperf SYS $5, tied with Shanghai cds, but not addressed and with no other markings. Some with dirt on top cover edge, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 536

China, 1942 (Nov 2), 30¢ SYS postal card from Shanghai to London, with Martyr 30¢ tied with Shanghai cds, with London NW2 receiving cds with 1944 Feb 1 date. Because of the war, this card took from 1942 Nov until 1944 Feb to reach its destination. Rare.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 537

China, 1943 (Jan 30), SYS 8¢ postal card from Kulangsu to Haitsang (Han 54), upgraded with SYS 8¢ (stamp damaged). Fukien transit cds and Haitsang cds also on front. Japaness Occupation usage within Fukien province. Card has overall toning.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 538

China, 1943? (Sep 28), military usage registered censored cover, with SYS Chunghwa print 5¢ (Scott 351, Chan 373) tied with Military PO no. 24 cds. Addressed to Ma Mai Hong 148th Division 884th Regiment. On printed envelope of the 21st Army. Red boxed censorship marking on back, Fine and rare.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 539

China, 1944 (17 Mar), airmail cover from Kweichow to USA, franked with three SYS $4 (Sc. 516) double censored, mailed via India, Egypt, Port Bell and Congo, clean; small tear top center, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 540

China, 1945 (Oct 11), cover from Shun Ming to Shanghai, with 50x (folded 5 times onto itself in 2 rows of 5) SYS $20 on 15c Jap Occ (Scott 9N2, Chan JC26), 5X CNC $1 on $200 Jap Occ on 1c Martyr (Scott 619, Chan 880), with SYS Pacheng print $10 (Scott 559, Chan 774), all tied by Shun Ming cds on back also with Shanghai cds. Rare use of 56 stamps on a small size cover. Rare use of Japaness occupation stamp with CNC stamp used just after the liberation, Fine.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 541

China, 1947 (Jan 6), "Steamer Mail Escort No. 1" cds on cover to US, with SYS stamps totaling $300, Very Fine, a scarce marking.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 542

China, 1947 (Apr 2), airmail cover from Glasgow to Shanghai, damaged in transit, with postal seals (2 on each end) tied with blue boxed bilingual Received in Such Condition marking. Shanghai censor and Shanghai cds (May? 10) on back, Fine, a scarce use of official seals.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 543

China, 1948, incoming airmail postage due cover, with BMA Malaya 25¢ underpaying 50¢ rate to Shanghai, with Triangular T postage due parking on front. With CNC overprint $3000 on $50 X37 and a $1000 on $20 De La Rue printed postage dues (Scott J104, 102, Yang D110, 108). These were folded over from back to front all tied with Dhanghai cds (Apr 10). Also with Shanghai cds (Apr 11) on front. Scarce usage of these CNC overprint postage dues on cover, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 544

China, 1948-49, 2 covers to Oslo, Norway, 1948 (Aug) registered cover with 12X $5000/$2 and 42X $10,000/$20 SYS rectangular box surcharges (Scott 808, 809, Chan 1065, 1066). 1949 (Feb 12) airmail cover with 33X SYS Gold Yuan surcharges $10/$2 (Scott 835, Chan G28) tied with Yiyang cds, both very desirable covers with high franking to a rare destination.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 545

China, 1948 (Jul 23), aerogramme from Tientsin to US, with SYS $50,000 and overprint $10,000/$2000, $20,000/10¢, $5000/$10,000 (Scott 791, 810, 811, 805, Chan 1088, 1066, 1067, 1074), tied with Tientsin cds. Scarce CNC aerogramme usage; some toning, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 546

China, 1948 (Aug 8), official money remittance envelope with Fuling Postal Savings cds, Fine, a scarce proper usage.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 547

China, 1948 (Sept 29), airmail cover from Thiwa to US, with a US Reply coupon attached, used in combination with Plum Blossom 10x $50,000 and $1,000,000 (Scott 757, 796, Chan 1040, 1093), with Shanghai transit and 3 US cds all on back. Rare use of reply coupon on cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 548

China, 1948 (Nov 6), cover from Hankow to UK, $450,000 rate. This is the first day of Gold Yuan rate. With SYS $40,000, $100,000 x4 and $5000/$1 x2 (Scott 790, 792, 807, Chan 1087, 1087, 1063), tied with Hankow cds, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 549

China, 1948 (Nov 23), registered cover from Nanking to Shanghai, with SYS Gold Yuan Nanking surcharge Chan type I surcharge 10¢ on $7000 x4 Plum Blossom. tied with Nanking cds on back. One stamp damaged and another still partially covered with remaining registration slip. Postman chop and Shanghai cds (Nov 24) on front. Chan listed 1848 Dec as the issue date in Nanking. This cover with usage date of Nov 23 obviously shows the surcharge was done and released earlier than Dec. An important piece for a Gold Yuan exhibit, Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 550

China, 1948 (Nov 25), double registered cover from Hangchow to Shanghai, paying Gold Yuan 40c and CNC $600,000 combination usage, with SYS Gold Yuan overprint 10c on $1 x4 and $300,000 (Scott 834, 794, Chan G38, 1095), tied with Hangchow cds. Shanghai cds (Aug 26) also on back, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 551

China, 1948 (Dec 23), cover from Nanking to New Zealand, with mixed usage of CNC GPO 50th Anniversary $100 and $500 (Scott 776, 780, Chan 1053, 1057), and Gold Yuan overprint on SYS $1 on $5 pair (Scott 863, Chan G52), all tied Nanking cds. Scarce CNC and Gold Yuan mixed usage cover. Used to send a Xmas card, Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 552

China, 1949 (Feb 21), cover from Shanghai to Foochow, with $60 airmail rate. This is the first day of use of this rate. This rate was only used for 10 days! With SYS $10 X6 (Scott 887, Chan G129) tied with Shanghai cds. With Foochow cds (Feb 24) on front, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 553

China, 1949 (Mar 1), First day of domestic airmail rate cover from Shanghai to Shaoyang, with Gold Yuan overprint SYS stamps totaling $3 on back with Shaoyang cds (Jan 15), Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 554

China, 1949 (Mar 18), cover from Shanghai to Foochow, with $220 airmail rate. This is the first day of use of this rate. With 2 blocks of 4 each Gold Yuan overprint $5 and $50 on transportation revenues (Scott 918, 922, Chan G103, G86). With Foochow cds (Mar 21) also on back, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 555

China, 1949 (Mar 31), airmail cover from Shanghai to US, with $3100 airmail rate. This is the last day of use of this rate. This rate was only used for 10 days. With SYS $20, $1000 X3 and $80 on transportation revenue (Scott 888, 894, 924, Chan G130, 136, G93), tied with Shanghai cds, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 556

China, 1949 (Apr 16), airmail cover from Shanghai to Foochow, with $600 airmail rate. This is the last day of use of this rate. With SYS $500 and $50/$300 X2 transportation revenue (Scott 892, 923, Chan G134, G92), tied with Shanghai cds. Foochow cds (APR 20) on back, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 557

China, 1949 (Apr 27), airmail cover from Shanghai to Philippines, with SYS Hwa Nan print $1000 and 4x $10,000 (Scott 901, 904), tied with Shanghai cds. With large IRO-UNEC Post Office (May 24) in purple on front. April 27 is regarded as the last day of recorded use of Gold Yuan stamps, Fine and rare.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 558

China, 1949 (Apr 29), air mail cover from Shanghai to London, with $71,000 airmail rate. This is the first day of Silver Yuan rate usage. With SYS $1000, $10,000 X7 (Scott 901, 904, Chan G140, 143), tied with Shanghai cds, Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 559

China, 1949 (Jun 1), registered cover from Swatow to US, with Silver Yuan overprint transportation revenues totaling 42c tied with Swatow cds also with registration label. Canton cds (Jun 10), SF cds (Jul 2) and Tampa cds (Jul 7) also on back; cover soiled, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 560

China, 1949 (Oct 27), airmail cover from Kweiyang to Sydney Australia with Silver Yuan stamps used after the start of PRC, with Silver Yuan SYS Hwa Nan print 1¢ and overprint on transporatation revenue 4¢/$3000, 10¢/$50 x5 (Scott 973, 965, 966, Chan S22, S10, S11) tied with Kweiyang cds. Hong Kong transit cds (Oct 29) on back. Endorsed in pencil as letter No. 307. This is from a known missionary correspondence. There is but a few hundred recorded examples of Silver Yuan cover used after the start of PRC. Rare.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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