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The Frederic Freilicher Collection of Hong Kong


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Lot 2202

Amoy, 1900 (Feb 17), I.P.O. postal card to Potsdam, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with ½¢, 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by bilingual "Amoy 17 FEB 00" c.d.s.'s. Front also shows a single 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue without c.d.s., tied by bold Amoy I.P.O. tieprint, with reverse showing "Hong Kong B FE 20 00" transit and "Potsdam 22.3.00" receiver. a colorful and scarce usage, particularly with the Hong Kong adhesive bearing no Hong Kong postmark, fresh, a beauty! Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2203

Amoy, 1900 (Mar 16), I.P.O. picture post card to Styria, Austria, forwarded, a lovely card, carrying 4¢ Coiling Dragon, cancelled by bilingual "Amoy 16 MAR 00" c.d.s., with front also showing a 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria adhesive cancelled by "Hong Kong MR 18 00" c.d.s. and nice strike of Amoy I.P.O. tieprint, along with April 19 receiver. A most attractive and scarce usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2204
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Amoy, 1899-1902, I.P.O. chops, attractive group of 20 Hong Kong Victoria singles selected to show readable examples of the Amoy I.P.O. tieprint chops, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2205

Canton, 1899 (July 6), I.P.O. cover to San Francisco, franked on front by 3 copies of 10¢ Coiling Dragons tied by bilingual "Canton 6 JUL 00" c.d.s.'s. Reverse shows a 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue in a vertical strip of 3, tied by "Hong Kong A JY 7 99" c.d.s.'s, along with 3 strikes of Canton type 3 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse also shows S.F. Aug 5 receiver; scarce usage; some opening tears at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2206

Canton, 1900 (Mar 9), I.P.O. registered commercial cover to Basel, Switzerland, large size "samples" cover, franked by 4¢ and 10¢ Coiling Dragons, cancelled bilingual "Canton 9 MAR 00" c.d.s.'s. Hong Kong 2¢ Victoria pair and 10¢ single affixed, the 10¢ cancelled by "Hong Kong A MR 12 00" c.d.s. and all tied by bold strikes of Canton type 3 I.P.O. tieprint chops. Front shows large, black "R" and matching, bilingual 2 line "Registered" handstamp, Yokohama and Marseille 12 MARS 00 transit, with Basel 9.IV.00 receiver. Lovely, fresh example, rare, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2207

Canton, 1900 (April 23), I.P.O. cover to USA, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by clear, bilingual "Canton 23 APR 00" c.d.s., with 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue added and cancelled by "Hong Kong / A / AP" c.d.s., along with bold Canton type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Docketed on reverse, but without receiver, attractive and scarce; very slight reduction at left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2208

Canton, 1900 (Jun 16), I.P.O. picture post card from Whampoa to Hamburg, Germany, with front showing a 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria adhesive, tied by bold "Hong Kong A JU 16 00" c.d.s., along with Canton, type 1 I.P.O. chop. Reverse shows bold bilingual "Whampoa 16 JUN 00" date stamp, while front offers bold "Hamburg 18.7.00" receiver, a spectacular and rare example of a prepaid in cash cover originating in China without Chinese adhesives., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2209

Canton, 1901 (Nov 9), I.P.O. newspaper wrapper usage to San Francisco, large portion of wrapper, franked by pair of 4¢ Coiling Dragons tied by multiple strikes of bilingual "Canton 9 NO 01" c.d.s.'s, with pair of 4¢ Hong Kong Victorias added and cancelled by "Victoria NO 9 01 Hong Kong" c.d.s.'s, along with strong strikes of Canton type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chops. Wonderful usage item, rare, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2210

Canton, 1902 (May 13), I.P.O. cover to Victoria, B.C., 20¢ Carp issue tied by bilingual "Canton 13 May 02" c.d.s., with front also showing 20¢ on 30¢ Hong Kong issue tied by "Victoria Hong Kong 14 May 02" c.d.s. and bold Canton type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows clear "Victoria JUN 3 02 B.C." arrival handstamp, an attractive and scarce cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2211
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Canton, 1898-1902, I.P.O. chops, lovely specialists group of I.P.O. chopped Victoria issues, showing Canton type 1, six examples, type 2, 16 examples, type 3, five examples, and type 4, four examples. Thirty one items in all, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 2212

Chefoo, 1899 (Aug 4), I.P.O. prepaid "cash" cover to Sussex, England, a clean, neat little envelope showing on reverse "Chefoo 4 Aug 99" c.d.s., with front showing 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue tied by bold "Hong Kong AU 11 99" c.d.s. and bold Chefoo I.P.O. chop, while reverse shows SP 11 99 receiver. A splendid and very rare example of foreign adhesives by themselves without Chinese postage on mail originating in ChinaEstimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 2213

Chefoo, 1899 (Sept 6), I.P.O. picture post card to Podebrad, Bohemia, franked by two 2¢ Coiling Dragons, each tied by bilingual "Chefoo 6 SEP 99" c.d.s.'s, with front also showing a pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria stamps cancelled by "Shanghai SP 9 99" c.d.s.'s and bold Chefoo I.P.O. chop. Podebrad Oct 15 receiver also on front, while reverse shows "Hong Kong / B / SP 14 / 99" transit, striking and scarce card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2214

Chefoo, 1899 (Sept 7), I.P.O. cover to Lyon, France, franked by horizontal pair of 10¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by "Chefoo 7 Sep 99" bilingual c.d.s., with front also carrying a vertical pair of Hong Kong 10¢ Victorias, tied by "Shanghai SEP 9 99" transits and bold strike of Chefoo I.P.O. chop. Reverse shows Shanghai transit and "Lyon 13 Oct 99 Rhone" arrival; small piece of back cover missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2215

Chefoo, 1899 (Sept 13), I.P.O. card to Auspitz, Moravia, 1¢ China postal card, with additional 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, each tied by bilingual "Chefoo 13 Sept 99" c.d.s.'s. Card also bears two copies of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias cancelled by "Shanghai SP 16 99" c.d.s.'s and bold strikes of Chefoo I.P.O. chops. Front additionally shows "Auspitz 22 / 10 99" receiver and "Hong Kong B SP 22 99" transit; attractive and scarce card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2216

Chinkiang, 1899 (Aug 5), I.P.O. registered cover to Bordeaux, France, carrying three 10¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by bold strikes of bilingual "Chinkiang 5 AUG 99" c.d.s.'s and large, matching "R" registry marking. A vertical strip of 3 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue added cancelled "Shanghai C AU 7 99" c.d.s.'s, along with dual strikes of rare Chinkiang type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows French packet (Aug 12) and Hong Kong (Aug 11) transits and Bordeaux Sept arrival, a splendid example of this rare I.P.O. chop, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 2217

Chungking, 1899 (July), I.P.O. forwarded cover to London, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by light, bilingual c.d.s., with front showing 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria tied by unframed, former type 3 Chungking I.P.O. tieprint chop, which shows stop after all letters. Front shows "Chelsea AU 31 99 S.W." transit, while reverse shows Shanghai bilingual 16 JUL 99 transit, Blairgowrie SP 1 99 receiver, fresh, a lovely and attractive cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 2218

Chungking, 1899 (Oct 9), I.P.O. cover to Sudbury, England, 2¢ Coiling Dragon tied by bilingual "Chungking 9 OCT 00" c.d.s., with 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria alongside, cancelled by "Shanghai C OC 19 99" c.d.s. and Chungking 9mm, unframed I.P.O. type 2 chop. Reverse shows "Shanghai 19 OCT 99" transit, a lovely example of one of the rarest I.P.O. chops; some edge staining on 2¢ CIP, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2219

Chunking, 1899 (Dec 4), I.P.O. card to Sussex, England, 1¢ China postal card, with additional 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by bilingual "Chungking 4 Dec 99" c.d.s.'s, with front also showing pair of Hong Kong 2¢ Victorias tied by "Shanghai DE 18 99" transit, and Chungking type 1, unframed I.P.O. tieprint. "Little Hampton JA 21 00" receiver, rare; fold through center of card, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 2220
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Chungking, 1899-1901, I.P.O. chops, nice group of 5 examples; three showing the 14½mm, unframed type 1 chop, plus a single, full strike of the rare type 2, as well as a choice vertical pair of 5¢ Victoria with the formerly listed type 3, now considered the worn plate of type 1 with periods after the letters. Excellent specialist group, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2221

Foochow, 1900 (July 30), I.P.O. forwarded cover from Pagoda Anchorage to Calvados, France, franked on reverse by 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by "Pagoda Anchorage JY 30 00" c.d.s., with front showing 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue cancelled "Hong Kong AU 3 00" c.d.s. and a choice strike of Foochow I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Paris 3 Sept 00 transit and Calvados receiver, a lovely and attractive cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2222

Foochow, 1901 (Oct 26), I.P.O. cover to Bordeaux, France, 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by clean, bilingual "Foochow 26 OCT 01" c.d.s., with two copies of Hong Kong 5¢ yellow Victorias tied by dual strikes "Victoria 7AM OC 29 02" c.d.s.'s and bold Foochow I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Bordeaux 2-12-02 receiver, a most attractive cover; small part of flap missing, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2223
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Foochow/Pagoda Anchorage, 1899-1903, I.P.O. chops, wonderful group of 35 items, which includes several multiples. All selected to show strikes of the popular Foochow I.P.O. tieprint chops. Several incredible items, great specialist lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 2224

Hangchow, 1900 (May 16), I.P.O. picture postcard to Baden, Germany, 1¢ and 3¢ Small Dragon issues, tied by bold "Hangchow 16 MY 00" bilingual c.d.s.'s, along with two 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias, which are tied by "Shanghai C MY 19 00" c.d.s.'s and dual strikes of clean Hangchow type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chops. Front additionally shows bilingual "Shanghai 19 May 00" transit, straightline "SETTLEMENT" handstamp and clear "Lichtenthal 25.6.00" arrival c.d.s. A magnificent and rare franking and I.P.O. usage, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2225
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Hangchow, 1899-1900, I.P.O. chops, wonderful selection of 6 items, comprised of Hangchow type 1 I.P.O., 5 items, including a 10¢ strip of 3 on piece and a lovely 2¢ strip of 5 on piece, plus a single example of the type 2 chop. Fresh, a nice offering of this scarce I.P.O. chop, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2226

Hankow, 1899 (June 29), I.P.O. forwarded postal card to Augsburg, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with additional 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by bold, bilingual "Hankow 29 JN 99) c.d.s.'s, along with a pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias, which are tied by "Shanghai JY 3 99" c.d.s.'s and choice strike of the very scarce Hankow type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Card also shows "Hong Kong B JY 7 99" transit, in addition to Munchew Aug 6 and Augsburg Aug 7 transits and receivers. Some natural ink bleeding, an amazing, well-marked and very scarce card, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2227

Hankow, 1899 (Aug 2), I.P.O. picture postcard to Brussels, Belgium, bearing 2 copies of 2¢ Coiling Dragons, each tied by bilingual "Hankow 2 AUG 99" c.d.s.'s, with pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias added and tied by "Shanghai C AU 7 99" c.d.s. and strong strike of Hankow type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Front also shows "Hong Kong AU 11 99" transit and "Bruxelles 10 Sept 99 Arrivee" receiver, a beautiful and scarce card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2228

Hankow, 1899 (Nov 8), I.P.O. postal card to Meissen, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragon stamps, all tied by bilingual "Hankow 8 Nov 99" c.d.s.'s. Front also shows 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria pair, tied by "Shanghai NO 18 99" dater, along with a superb strike of the very scarce Hankow type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Clear "Meissen 24.12.99" receiver, fresh, a desirable and rare card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2229

Hankow, 1899-1903, I.P.O. chops, select group of 5 items, comprised of Hankow type 1(1), type 2 (2, including a pair) and type 3 (2, with a pair on piece). Generally excellent strikes, scarce, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2230

Ichang, 1900 (Feb 1), I.P.O. postal card to Nurnberg, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal Card with additional 2¢ pair of Coiling Dragons all tied by clear bilingual "Ichang 1 FEB 00" c.d.s.'s. Pair of Hong Kong 2¢ Victorias added, cancelled "Shanghai C FE 12 00" c.d.s. and a bold strike of the rare Ichang I.P.O. tieprint chop. Front shows 18 MAR 00 arrival, a splendid example of this rare I.P.O. chop, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2231

Kiungchow, 1899 (Nov 10), I.P.O. picture postcard to Bristol, England, pair of 2¢ Coiling Dragons tied by neat bilingual "Kiungchow / 10 NOV / 99" c.d.s., along with pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias, which are cancelled "Hong Kong / B / NO 12 / 99" daters and clean strike of Kiungchow I.P.O. tieprint chop. Clean "Bristol DE 18 99" receiver on front as well, fresh, a lovely and scarce card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2232

Kiungchow, 1904 (May 25), I.P.O. postal card to Heiligenstadt, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by clear "Kiungchow 25 MAY 04" c.d.s.'s. 4¢ Hong Kong King Edward VII stamp added, uncancelled, but tied by bold Kiungchow I.P.O. tieprint chop. Additionally, we note "Victoria 7AM 25 MY 04 Hong Kong" transit and Heiligenstadt 25.6.04 receiver, fresh, an attractive, fairly late I.P.O. usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2233

Nanking, 1899 (Oct 15), I.P.O. cover to Weisskirchen, Austria, franked on reverse by ½¢ (block of 4 and 2 singles), 1¢ (3) and 2¢ (pair) Coiling Dragons tied by multiple strikes of bilingual "Nanking 15 OCT 99" c.d.s.'s, with front showing 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria tied by "Shanghai C OC 16 99" c.d.s., along with nice strike of Nanking I.P.O. tieprint chop. Weisskirchen 11 / 22 / 99 receiver; an attractive and very rare I.P.O. chop; cover separated and reattached with some resulting soiling, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2234

Nanking, 1899 (Oct 27), I.P.O. cover to U.S.A., franked on reverse by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by "Nanking 27 OCT 99" c.d.s., with front bearing a pair of 5¢ Hong Kong Victorias, tied by "Shanghai C OC 99" c.d.s., along with superb strike of the rare Nanking I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Shanghai, Yokohama (Nov 15), San Francisco (12 / 2) transits and Vanmeter, Iowa 12 / 6 receiver, a rare I.P.O. marking; minor reduction at right, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 2235

Newchwang, 1899 (Aug 4), I.P.O. cover to London, franked on reverse by a margin pair of 5¢ Coiling Dragon tied by a select quality strike of Newchwang Pakua cancel, while front shows matching, bilingual "Newchwang 4 AUG 99" c.d.s. 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue affixed on front, cancelled by "Shanghai AU 10 99" c.d.s. and bold Newchwang I.P.O. tieprint chop. Fresh, a beautiful and rare cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000.
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Lot 2236
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Newchwang, 1899, I.P.O. chops, lovely selection of five 10¢ violet on red Victorias, selected to show decernable strikes of the scarce Newchwang I.P.O. tieprint. Includes 2 lovely full strikes on piece, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2237

Ningpo, 1899 (July), I.P.O. forwarded cover to Hyeres, France, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by bilingual "Ningpo 12 JUL 99" c.d.s., along with 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue, which was cancelled at Shanghai (indistinct c.d.s.), along with a great strike of the scarce Ningpo I.P.O. tieprint chop. Scarce; cover has been separated at top fold and monted, Very Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2238

Pakhoi, 1902 (Aug 15), I.P.O. postal card to New York, 1¢ Chinese postal card, with additional 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by bilingual "Pakhoi 15 AUG 02" c.d.s.'s. Front also shows pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria issues, cancelled by dual strikes of "Victoria 8am AU 27 02 Hong Kong" c.d.s.'s and dual choice strikes of Pakhoi I.P.O. tieprint chops. NY SEP 22 02 receiver, fresh, a beautiful combination, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2239

Peking, 1899 (Nov 18), I.P.O. picture postcard to Bruck, Austria, franked by 2 pairs of ½¢ plus a 2¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by bilingual "Peking 18 NOV 99" c.d.s.'s. Pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias added, cancelled "Shanghai C NO 22 99" c.d.s., along with bold strike of Peking type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Card shows November French packet marking, Shanghai transit and Bruck Jan 3 00 arrival, colorful and attractive card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2240

Peking, 1899 (Nov 14), I.P.O. picture postcard to London, a lovely and attractive card, franked by 1¢(2) and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, each tied by "Peking 14 NOV 99" c.d.s.'s. Front also shows two 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria issues, cancelled by "Shanghai NO 20 99" c.d.s. and bold strike of Peking type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Shanghai bilingual 18 NOV 99 transit also on front, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2241
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Peking, 1899, I.P.O. Type 1 chops, lovely group of 14 Hong Kong Victorias selected to show good, readable Peking 1 tieprint chops. Includes a nice item on piece with 2 CIP Coiling Dragons, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2242

Shanghai, 1899 (April), I.P.O. postal card, Local Post to Burgsteinfurt, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, the card cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. and the stamps by the Pakua killer of Shanghai. A pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias added and cancelled "Hong Kong D AP 27 99" c.d.s.'s, along with choice, dual strikes of Shanghai I.P.O. tieprint chops. "Burgsteinfurt 27.5.99" receiver, fresh, a lovely card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2243

Shanghai, 1899 (June 23), I.P.O. cover from Kiukiang to Sussex, England, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by perfect bilingual strike "Kiukiang 23 JUN 99" c.d.s. Hong Kong 10¢ Victoria added and cancelled "Shanghai JU 26 99" c.d.s. along with bold Shanghai I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows British July 21 arrival marking; fresh, a lovely example of the Shanghai I.P.O. chop used on a cover originating at Kiukiang, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2244

Shanghai, 1899 (July 10), I.P.O. registered cover front from Woosung to London, franked by two 10¢ Coiling Dragon issues, one of which was covered by a pair of 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issues, tied by bilingual "Woosung 10 JUL 99" c.d.s.'s, with the Hong Kong stamps cancelled "Shanghai C JY 99" c.d.s., along with bold Shanghai I.P.O. tieprint chop. Front also bears 2 line "Registered" handstamp and matching "R" in circle; a splendid example of the Shanghai I.P.O. chop on a cover originating at Woosung, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2245

Shanghai, 1899 (Oct 30), I.P.O. picture post card to Hanover, Germany, an attractive card, franked by 4¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by bilingual "Shanghai 30 OCT 99" c.d.s., along with a pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victorias, cancelled "Shanghai OC 30 99" with choice strike of Shanghai I.P.O. tieprint chop. Hanover 3.12.99 receiver; card very slightly and harmlessly reduced at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2246

Swatow, 1899 (Nov 14), I.P.O. postal card to Pollitz, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, each tied by bilingual "Swatow 14 NOV 99" c.d.s. Hong Kong 4¢ Victoria added, cancelled "Hong Kong / D / NO 15 / 99" c.d.s., along with Swatow, type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Pollitz 19 / 12 99 receiver, rare, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2247

Swatow, 1899 (Aug 18), I.P.O. postal card to Pollitz, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, uncancelled, with 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria placed on top, cancelled by "Hong Kong / C / AU 19 / 99" c.d.s., along with a choice strike of Swatow type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Fresh, a lovely example without further Chinese postage added, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2248

Swatow, 1900 (July 31), I.P.O. cover to Weymouth, England, 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by neat, bilingual "Swatow 31 JUL 00" c.d.s., along with a 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue, which is tied by one of 2 strikes of "Hong Kong AU 1 00" c.d.s.'s and bold Swatow type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. "Weymouth SP 3 00" receiver, scarce; minor closed tear at upper right of reverse in no way affects cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2249

Swatow, 1900 (Nov 5), I.P.O. postal card to Gera, Germany, 1¢ Chinese postal card, up-rated with two ½¢ plus a 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by bilingual "Swatow 5 NOV 00" c.d.s.'s. 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria added and cancelled "Hong Kong / C / NO 6 / 00" c.d.s., along with Swatow type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Gera 9.12.00 receiver, a colorful and scarce usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000.
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Lot 2250

Swatow, 1901 (June 22), I.P.O. postal card to Yokohama, 1¢ Chinese postal card, along with 1¢ and 2¢ Coiling Dragons, all tied by neat, bilingual "Swatow 22 JUN 01" c.d.s.'s. Pair of 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria issues affixed, cancelled by "Hong Kong / B / JU 23 / 01" c.d.s.'s, along with a superb strike of the Swatow type 3 I.P.O. chop in red. Yokohama 4 July 01 receiver; striking and scarce card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2251

Swatow, 1902 (Nov 28), I.P.O. picture postcard to Victoria, Australia, franked by 4¢ Coiling Dragon tied by bilingual "Swatow 28 NOV 02" c.d.s., along with 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue, cancelled "Victoria 10am NO 29 02 Hong Kong" c.d.s. and Swatow type 3 I.P.O. tieprint in red. "Melbourne 26 12 02" receiver on front as well, scarce; light file fold through center, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2252

Swatow, 1904 (July 9), I.P.O. picture postcard to Falmouth, England, franked by 4¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by bilingual "Swatow 9 JUL 04" c.d.s., with 4¢ King Edward VII Hong Kong issue added and cancelled by "Victoria / 11am / JU 11 / 04 Hong Kong" c.d.s. with Swatow type 4 tieprint chop added. Fresh, a lovely example of this rare tiepriint, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2253

Swatow, 1904 (Dec 15), I.P.O. cover to Basel, Switzerland, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon which is cancelled by lunar dater, with matching, bilingual "Swatow 15 DEC 04" c.d.s. on reverse. 10¢ King Edward VII Hong Kong issue added, cancelled "Victoria 17 DE 04 Hong Kong", along with Swatow type 4 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Basel 7.1.05 receiver, fresh, an attractive, fairly late usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2254

Swatow, 1904 (Dec 25), I.P.O. cover to Cannstatt, Germany, franked on front by two 10¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by lunar dater, with matching bilingual "Swatow 25 Dec 04" c.d.s. on reverse. A marginal pair of 10¢ Hong Kong King Edward VII issues added and cancelled by "Victoria 28 DE 04 Hong Kong" c.d.s., along with bold strike of the rare Swatow type 4 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows red tombstone instructional marking and Cannstatt 28 Jan 05 receiver, rare cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000.
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Lot 2255
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Swatow, 1899-1906, I.P.O. chops, outstanding specialists selection of 55 items, comprised of Swatow type 1 (8), type 2 (6), type 3 (4) and type 4, 37 items, including a lovely 10¢ Victoria strip of 4 and 28 King Edward VII usages. Excellent study group, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2256
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Swatow, 1901-02, I.P.O. Type 3 chops, attractive group of 17 Hong Kong Queen Victoria, all selected to show the type 3 Swatow tieprint in red. Excellent group, fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2257

Tientsin, 1899 (April 1), I.P.O. cover to London, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by bold, blue Pakua cancel, with matching "blue Tientsin APL 1 99 Customs removed" date stamp. Pair of 5¢ Hong Kong Victorias added, cancelled "Shanghai C AP 6 99" c.d.s. with blue Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows well-worn Shanghai large dollar chop and London May 13 receiver; small part of flap missing, which in no way affects a thing, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2258

Tientsin, 1899 (Apr 3), I.P.O. cover to Scotland, originally franked on reverse by a Chinese adhesive which has since been removed, front shows blue Tientsin "Customs" removed dater, along with pair of 5¢ Hong Kong stamps tied by Shanghai c.d.s.'s and bold strikes of Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprints in red. Shanghai large dollar chop on reverse, along with Largs and Edinburgh transits; aside from the removed stamp on reverse, Very Fine, rare, perhaps the earliest known example of any Tientsin tieprint.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2259

Tientsin, 1899 (June 24), I.P.O. registered cover from Taku to Berlin, franked by 20¢ Carp issue, tied by bold, bilingual "Taku 24 JUN 99" c.d.s., with a pair of 10¢ Hong Kong Victorias affixed and cancelled "Shanghai JU 30 99" c.d.s., along with bold Tientsin type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Front additionally shows large, red "R" handstamp and black "R" in circle marking, while reverse shows Aug 7 receiver, fresh, a delightful and scarce usage of the Tienstin type 2 used at Taku, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2260

Tientsin, 1899 (Aug 1), I.P.O. cover from Peitaiho to Scotland, franked on front by 2¢ Coiling Dragon in a vertical strip of 5, tied by 3 strikes of bilingual "Peitaiho 1 AUG 99" c.d.s., along with 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue, tied by "Shanghai / C / AU 5 / 99" c.d.s. and bold Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Shanghai Aug 5, Taku Aug 1 and Peitaiho Aug 1 origination and transit markings, a lovely example of the Tientsin I.P.O. chop used at Peitaiho; minor flap tears, etc, still Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2261

Tientsin, 1899 (Aug 29), I.P.O. cover to St. Genis-Laval France, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by neat, blue, bilingual "Tientsin 29 AU 99" c.d.s., along with 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria issue, which is cancelled by "Shanghai / C / SP 2 / 99" c.d.s. and bold Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows 9 Sept French packet marking and St. Genis-Laval October receiver etc, neat, scarce, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2262

Tientsin, 1899 (Oct 12), I.P.O. illustrated cover to Arvin, France, franked by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, which is tied by bold strike of Changsintien tombstone killer, along with 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria, tied by "Shanghai / C / OCT 18 / 99" c.d.s. and bold strike of Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows "Hong Kong / D / OC 26 / 99" and "Shanghai 17 OCT 99" transits and Arvin, France 25 NOV 99" receiver, scarce, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2263

Tientsin, 1899 (Nov 14), I.P.O. cover from Tangshan to Mt. Vernon, NY, franked by a single 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by one of 2 strikes "Tangshan 14 Nov 99" (inverted month) c.d.s. along with pair of 5¢ Hong Kong Victoria issues, which are cancelled "Shanghai / C / NO 22 / 99" c.d.s., with bold Tientsin type 2 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Reverse shows Taku (Nov 17), Shanghai (Nov 21) transits and Mt. Vernon Dec 20 99 receiver, lovely use of the Tientsin type 2 used via Tangshan and Taku, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2264

Tientsin, 1899 (Dec 19), I.P.O. cover to Montmorency, France, franked by pair of 1¢ Coiling Dragons (perf edge damage), tied by Changsintien tombstone cancel, with matching bilingual "Tientsin 19 DEC 99" c.d.s. on reverse. 2¢ Hong Kong Victoria affixed and cancelled by "Shanghai / C / DE 27 / 99" c.d.s., along with nice strike of Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprint chop. Montmorency 29 JANU 00 receiver on reverse, scarce; opened for display, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2265
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Tientsin, 1899-1900, I.P.O. chops, lovely specialists selection of 42 Victoria issues, comprised of 19 type 1 and 23 type 2 Tientsin I.P.O. chops, attractive, clean group, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2266
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Wenchow, 1899-1902, I.P.O. chops, group of 5 Hong Kong Victoria values, all showing readable strikes of the rare Wenchow I.P.O. tieprint. Includes a choice vertical pair with full strike, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2267

Wuchow, 1902 (April 2), I.P.O. picture postcard to London, franked by pair of 2¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by clear, bilingual "Wuchow 2 APR 02" c.d.s. 4¢ Hong Kong Victoria affixed, cancelled "Victoria 7am AP 4 02 Hong Kong" c.d.s. and clean strike of Wuchow I.P.O. tieprint chop. Canton 3 APR 02 transits, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2268

Wuchow, 1902 (April 26), I.P.O. cover to Indiana, USA, franked on reverse by 10¢ Coiling Dragon, tied by bilingual "Wuchow 26 APR 02" c.d.s., with front showing 10¢ Hong Kong Victoria affixed and cancelled by "Victoria 8am AP 27 02 Hong Kong" c.d.s. and bold Wuchow I.P.O. tieprint chop. S.F. may 30 receiver, a lovely cover, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2269

Wuhu, 1899 (May 11), I.P.O. cover to London, a splendid, clean cover, franked on reverse by 10¢ Coiling Dragon tied by bold Wuhu Pakua cancel, with matching, bilingual "Wuhu 11 May 99" c.d.s. on front. Hong Kong 10¢ Victoria affixed and tied by "Shanghai C MY 13 99" c.d.s., along with perfect strike of the rare Wuhu I.P.O. tieprint chop. Fresh, a superb example of this rare marking, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
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Lot 2270
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Treaty Ports, Nice Selection of Premium I.P.O. chops. Premium selection of 25 items, many rated "R" to"RRR" in Webb, comprised of Amoy (3), Chinkiang (3, "RR"). Pakhoi (6), Samshui (1), Kiungchow (2), Ningpo (2), Ichang (5, "R"), and Nanking (3, "R"). Wonderful specialist study group, inspection invited, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2271

Treaty Ports, Small Balance of I.P.O. Chop Fronts, Etc. Group of 4 items, generally fronts or portions of larger packets, including an attractive Hangchow type 1 front, a Canton type 1, a Canton type 3 on flimsy piece mounted on card, etc. Overall an attractive group, examine, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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