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


Local Posts
 
 
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Lot 45
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Chinese Local Posts, mint and used collection, 1865-94, in 1 album neatly labelled with 23 stock sheets. Nearly all treaty ports are represented and neatly written up. Shanghai with 10 mint Shanghai Large Dragons all with big margins on 1 page. Many Shanghai small dragons mostly mint, Including Jubliees, postage dues, bisects and cut squares on 5 pages. Amoy on 2 pages, both mint and used, including some postage dues. Chefoo on 1 page including high values. Chinkiang on 2 pages mint and used including postage dues and SERVICE overprints. Chungking on 1 page including postage dues. Foochow on 1 page both mint and used including a cut square. Hankow on 2 pages bth mint and used. Ichang on 2 pages including some multiples. Kiukiang on 2 pages including postage dues. Chungking on 1 page, mostly used. Tientsin bogus small dragon and postage due overprints on 1 page. Wuhu on 2 pages including postage dues. Excellent start up collection, easy to complete.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 46
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Chinese Local Posts, mint and used collection, 1893 onwards, neatly written up on 52 album pages. All except Shanghai are present. Amoy on 9 pages, Chefoo on 3 pages, Chinkiang on 8 pages, Chungking on 5 pages, Foochow on 2 pages, Hankow on 9 pages, Ichang on 5 pages, Kewkiang on 6 pages, Nanking on 3 pages, Tientsin bogus Dragons on 2 pages. Mostly mint with some used, some in multiples (volume 3 of 18 volumes).
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 47
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Chinese Local Posts, mint and used collection, 1894, neatly mounted on 10 album pages. Each of the treaty ports are represented, in mint and used stamps, most are not in complete sets, including postage dues and cut-squares.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 48

Chinese Local Posts: Chefoo, Postal Card, 1894, ½¢ green, the scarce printing with the special frame with spirals (Livingston PC4), locally used, with Chefoo Local Post 1894 (Apr? 5) cds. No message on back. Usage of the scarce spirals in frame printing, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 49

Chinese Local Posts: Chefoo, Postal Card, 1894, ½¢ green, the scarce printing with the special frame with spirals (Livingston PC4), unused, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 50

Chinese Local Posts: Chinkiang, Postage Due, 1895, Second Issue, ½¢, 1¢, 5¢, 6¢ with inverted overprints (Chan LCHD 25C, 26C, 29C, 30C), o.g., lightly hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 51

Chinese Local Posts: Chinkiang, Postage Due, 1895, Second Issue, ½¢ to 15¢ but without 5¢, set of 7, inverted overprints (Chan LCHD25-28, 30-32), o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 52
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Chinese Local Posts: Chinkiang, Postage Due, 1895, Second Issue, 10¢ orange, imperf proof on thin paper, printed on both sides (Chan LCHD39 P), horizontal pair with margin, Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 53

Chinese Local Posts: Chinkiang, Officials, 1894, Second Issue, ½¢ and 2¢ with inverted SERVICE overprints (Chan LCHO 1A, 3A), o.g., lightly hinged; couple of small tone spots on gum side, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 54

Chinese Local Posts: Chinkiang, Postal Card, ca. 1896, 1¢ blue (Livingston PC2), used 1896 (Jul 27) from Chinkiang to Shanghai, with Chinkiang Local Post cds, also with Shanghai Local Post cds (Jul 28) in dark blue on front. Rare proper use of Local Post card, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 55

Chinese Local Posts: Kiukiang, Postage Due, 1894, ½¢ red on yellow, overprint inverted and shifted downwards (Chan LKD8a var.), o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 56

Chinese Local Posts: Kiukiang, Postal Card, ca. 1896, ½¢ brown (Livingston PC1), used 1896 (Mar 1) from Kewkiang to Shanghai, with double oval Kewkiang Local Post marking, also with Shanghai Local Post cds on front; card with one corner missing and toning, otherwise Fine, a rare proper use of Local Post card, from the Hykers CIM correspondance.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 57

Chinese Local Posts: Nanking, 1896, First Issue, 1ca to 5ca (Chan LN1-5. Scott 2-6. Livingston 1-5), used on 1896 (Sep 24) registered cover addressed to de Villard in Shanghai, tied with Nanking oval in purple with box registered marking, red Shanghai Local Post cds (SP 26) on back, Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 58
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon, 1ca blue, wove paper (Chan LS11. Scott 11. Livingston 11b), without gum; slight oily stain on right edge, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

This is the Livingston variety of "mineral ink, giving blurred impression" and priced with one star. The character "yin" is so blurred one cannot read this. Rare
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Lot 59
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon, 8ca olive green, "Candareen" singular, on wove paper (Chan LS14 var.), with left frameline and second and third Chinese character missing, occurred due to dry printing, without gum as issued, Fine.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
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Lot 60
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon, 6ca red brown, "Candareens" plural (Chan LS19. Scott 19), with full Shanghai LP cds in blue (1866 May 25), Fine, very rare used Shanghai Large Dragon.
Estimate $25,000 - 35,000.
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Lot 61
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1877, Small Dragon, 1ca on 3ca rose, blue overprint (Chan LS65 var. Scott 78 var.), broken top of D in overprint variety, with blue Shanghai Local Post cds, Fine.
Chan $600 for normal (HK$ 4,650).
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 62
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1880s, Small Dragons, group of 5 mint and used (Chan LS84//LS117), including Chan LS 84 with red cds, 60c/100c Chan LS 112 mint, 60s carmine with bottom margin mint Chan LS 102, another used with large garter cds Chan LS 102 and 40c/100c yellow mint Chan LS 117, generally Fine.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 63
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1886, Small Dragon, 40 cash on 100 cash yellow, red overprint, 1 normal, the other with inverted overprint (Chan LS 228a, 117ci. Scott 117 vars), one set mint and the other used. Chan catalog value US$340 for mint set and used INVERTED variety is unpriced.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 64
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Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1890, Double Dragon, 5¢ rose, with watermark, imperf proof (Chan LS126SP. Scott 130 var.), block of 4 with bottom margins, Very Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 65

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1894, "Exempt From Postage" in circle marking in blue on cover, with faint bluish Shanghai Local Post cds 1894 (Jan 16?) on back, Very Fine, scarce marking - this type is rarely seen.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 66

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1896 (Jun 11), incoming cover from Great Britain to Shanghai, addressed in care of Local Post Office in Shanghai, with Shanghai Local Post 1c postage due attached on front (Scott J15, Chan LSD15), tied with unclear Shanghai Local Post cds in blue, also with boxed "TO PAY" marking in blue on front. GB 1/2p and 1p X2 (Scott 111, 79) tied with Whyteleafe duplex. Hong Kong cds (JUL 10) on back. Very rare used of Shanghai Local Post Postage Due used to show delivery fee paid.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 67

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1896 (Aug 21), incoming cover from Great Britain to Shanghai, addressed in care of Local Post Office in Shanghai, with Shanghai Local Post 1¢ postage due attached on front (Scott J15, Chan LSD15), tied with unclear Shanghai Local Post dump chop in red, also with boxed "TO PAY" marking in red on front. GB 2½d (Scott 114) tied with Kenley duplex. Hong Kong cds (SP 18) and Shanghai Local Post cds (SEP 22) on back. Very rare used of Shanghai Local Post Postage Due used to show delivery fee paid.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 68
 
Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, Postal Stationery, 1893, Jubilee overprint on card, covers and letter sheets (Livingston PC13-14, LC2, E3-5), 11 packs each with 6 different Jubilee overprint on 2 postcards, 3 covers and letter sheet. All mint and very fresh.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 69
 
Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, Postal Stationery, 1893, Jubilee overprint on card, covers and letter sheets (Livingston PC13-14, LC2, E3-5), 11 packs each with 6 different Jubilee overprint on 2 postcards, 3 covers and letter sheet. All mint and very fresh.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 70

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, Postal Card, 1880s, 20 cash green (Livingston PC4), quoting Livingston/ Chow, this card was probably used for international mail, Fine to Very Fine and rare.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
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Lot 71
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Chinese Local Posts: Wei Hai Wei, 1898, Courier Post First Issue, 2¢ black on red (Chan LWH1. Scott 1), without gum as issued, Fine, Fergusson signature on back.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 72
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Chinese Local Posts: Wei Hai Wei, 1898, Courier Post Second Issue, 2¢ and 5¢ complete (Chan LWH3-4. Scott 3-4), o.g., 2¢ lightly hinged and 5¢ never hinged; blunt perf on 2¢, 5¢ has gum bends, Fine set.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 73
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Chinese Local Posts: Wei Hai Wei, 1898, Courier Post Second Issue, 2¢ and 5¢ complete (Chan LWH3-4. Scott 3-4), o.g., hinged or never hinged, 2¢ is off centered with perf shifted cutting into next stamp on right, Fine.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 74

Chinese Local Posts: Wei Hai Wei, 1898, Courier Post Second Issue, 2¢ and 5¢ complete (Chan LWH3-4. Scott 3-4), o.g., hinged; 5¢ centered low, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 75
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Chinese Local Posts: Wei Hai Wei, 1898, Courier Post Second Issue, 2¢ and 5¢ complete (Scott 3-4. Chan LWH3-4), 2¢ without gum, 5¢ o.g., hinged; 5¢ with small thin on center of right edge, otherwise Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 76
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Chinese Local Posts: Wei Hai Wei, 1898, Courier Post Second Issue, 2¢ and 5¢ complete (Chan LWH3-4. Scott 3-4), both with complete cancels; 5¢ has partial lower sheet margin but missing corner perfs on lower right, Fine set.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 77
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Chinese Local Posts: Wuhu, Postage Due, 1895, 1¢ brown, imperf proof on thin paper (Chan LWD4 var.), with "t" in "Postage" missing in both of Chan Type III overprint, horizontal pair, Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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