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The Lee Wong Collection

Postal History
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Lot 422

China, 1949, Lovely group of Silver Yuan meter-franked covers to the U.S., attractive selection of four airmail-bordered envelopes, including a Canton-to-U.S. example with 20¢ on $1000 red issue (Scott #968) vertical pair, along with "015" additional meter postage; remaining three covers each franked by meters only, including two nice "040" examples from Paksha (Toishan) in early June 1949, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice specialized group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,400 - 4,000.
Realized HK$14,000.
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Lot 423

China, 1949, nice selection of five Silver Yuan covers, attractive group consisting of four covers bearing Unit issues, two of which bear additional non-Unit frankings, plus one cover showing 1¢ apple green Sun Yat-sen with two additional surcharges, Fine to Very Fine or better, nice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 424

China, 1949 (May-Oct.), Excellent group of Silver Yuan covers to the U.S., nice group of 15, including a scarce Gold Yuan used in Silver period cover, with the remaining 14 covers franked with various Sun Yat-sen, Transportation series, Bronze Bull or Unit issues; some expected usage flaws, but bulk largely Fine to Very Fine, nice specialized group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$22,000.
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Lot 425

China, 1949 (May 1), set of three covers of Yungning (Nanning) special purpose temporary labels, a beautiful and clean selection, comprising a label in purple for registered mail, a label in red for double registered letter and a label in blue green for express letters; each tied by Yungning origin c.d.s.'s, with portions of receipt labels, etc., on reverse, Very Fine, an exceptionally scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$8,000.
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Lot 426

China, Early aviation postal history collection, 1921-37, 180 covers from CNAC, SWAC, Eurasia Aviation, Canton Aviation Bureau, and others; includes Starr-Mills #2 return (2; 400 carried), 5 (2), 7, 8 later (2), 10 (AAM6; De Pinedo Shanghai-Japan First Flight; addressed c/o American Consul), 11, 16 (4, 1 addressed to Mills), 17 (6, 1 later), 24 (2), 26 (2, not flown), 29 later, 32 return (414 carried), 33 later, 35 leg, 36 later, 37 (4), 38 (5), 40 (13, 1 a leg), 41 (3, legs), 77 (2, legs), 78, 83 (8), 83 cancels (4), 84 (10, 1 signed by pilot, RH Gast), 89 (leg), 90 (2, legs), 96, 97, 113 (4), 121 later, 125 (3, 1 return), and 40 FAM-14 Hong Kong-San Francisco First Flight Covers (all but 2 postmarked Shanghai, with Registration numbers between 6 and 6056, the other two Registered cancelled Chengfu); commemorative cancels and cachets galore, with destinations as far-flung as Macau, Honolulu, Guam, Manila, Hanoi, London (including one to Stanley Gibbons Co.), Austria, France, Germany, Moravia (Czechoslovakia) and Romania; Registered covers (some with full Registration receipts attached), "A.R." and "Due" auxiliaries, a few partially franked with commemoratives, etc., etc., etc., Fine to Very Fine with much better, a gold mine for the Aerophilatelist; be sure to view.
Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000.
Realized HK$75,000.
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Lot 427

China, Outstanding assemblage of "Republic of China" overprinted issues covers and postal history, 1912-13, a wonderful, valuable and diverse holding of approximately 45 covers, including a few uprated postal card usages, etc., all franked with Statistical Department, Waterlow or Commercial Press issue "Republic of China" overprints; we note outstanding franking combinations, Local Post and red band cover usages, small towns, registered, missionary usages, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, a superb holding of these popular postal history items, inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000.
Realized HK$80,000.
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Lot 428

China, Excellent selection of early commemorative issue-franked covers, a splendid group of 28, mostly all franked with various Sven Hedin, Unification, Chang Tso-lin, Mausoleum, Constitution, or National Post Office commemoratives; includes two covers bearing the complete Hedin issue (one addressed by him to his sister and signed), plus Unification set on cover, Chang Tso-line set on cover, along with a complete Manchuria overprinted set on cover and other single or combination frankings, Fine to Very Fine, a delightful and scarce group, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 16,000.
Realized HK$30,000.
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Lot 429

China, Excellent and diverse censored cover selection, ca. 1917-45, wonderful, wide-ranging group of over 50 Censored covers from both World War eras; includes British, American and Russian censors, a great variety of handstamped or tape censors, lots of nice frankings from the Junk issues onward, etc.; lovely holding for the specialist, mostly Fine to Very Fine, well worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 14,000.
Realized HK$75,000.
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Lot 430

China, Attractive mostly all-used postal card selection, substantial group of approximately 100, most from the Junk series cards through the 1930s; we note many scarce small town usages, uprated, overseas examples, advertising cards, etc.; interesting mix, largely Fine to Very Fine, ideal specialist's group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$18,000.
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Lot 431

China, The Costenoble Correspondence, 1924-32, fascinating selection of 19 items that served as the basis for a feature article in the January and March 1958 issues of The China Clipper; the lot comprises 13 covers plus six pieces, all addressed to Kansu Province (mostly to Chungwei) during the years of 1924-32, with all items bearing Chinese stamps overprinted for use in Sinkiang (!), some of them cancelled "Chungwei" and forwarded to Hu-Tu-Pi; also included is the manuscript for the original articles, as well as November 1957 correspondence with Alexander Dickie, editor of the Clipper, Fine to Very Fine, truly a mystifying collection, to be sure, examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$65,000.
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