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

Cover Collections
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Lot 1016

China, Outstanding and valuable postal history accumulation, lovely selection of approximately several hundred or so items with a high percentage of premium items throughout; we note nice selections of Gold and Silver Yuan covers, excellent and extensive commemorative cancelled covers from the 1920s-'40s, several nice mixed Gold and CNC-franked covers, numerous choice North East Province covers, wonderful military covers and more; a super holding loaded with better items, Fine to Very Fine, a careful inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.
Realized HK$80,000.
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Lot 1017

China, Excellent postal history accumulation, wonderful, substantial and diverse holding of many dozens of items, including good Foreign Offices, etc., with a couple nice 1850s French military "Armée d'orient" covers, good German covers with Feldpost and Boxer items, U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, POW mail, a couple very nice Silver Yuan covers, lots of Junk-period covers with railway cancels, several nice Japanese Occupation items, 1920s commemorative issue-franked covers and more, Fine to Very Fine, solid lot with many premium items; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$38,000.
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Lot 1018

China, Outstanding collection of Postage Due covers, a wonderful and diverse range of 27 covers, demonstrating a wide variety of Postage Due usages from the Coiling Dragon and Junk periods to the post-WWII years; includes a fine array of domestic or international usages, with many different Chinese Postage Dues used on cover, various postage due markings, Scott #J1-J5 in blocks of 5 or 6 accepted as postage, etc., fresh and Fine to Very Fine, a superb lot for the specialist; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Realized HK$24,000.
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Lot 1019

China, Excellent postal history accumulation, lovely and diverse selection of approximately 75 or so covers or postal stationery items; we note a used vertical format postal card used; several early commemorative issue-franked covers, including Scott #243-246 on cover and 270-273 on cover; several early PRC covers to the U.S., wartime usages, Censored covers, a few Hong Kong items, nice Junk issue covers, etc., condition varies on some, but bulk Fine to Very Fine, nice mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,500 - 6,500.
Realized HK$26,000.
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Lot 1020

China, Interesting and diverse postal history selection, nice, varied group of approximately 75 items, including a couple nice Silver Yuan covers, several attractive early Taiwan Province covers, a few interesting Foreign Post Office items (including an 1868 letter to France, franked by 80c stamp cancelled "5104", written in English about the wine trade), lots of CNCs on "long box" surcharge covers, a few decent paquebot-cancelled picture post card usages, etc., Fine to Very Fine, some nice pickings among the ordinary; worth a careful review.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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Lot 1021

China, Excellent, mostly early 20th-century postal history accumulation, wonderful group of over 60 items, most from about 1901 to the 1920s, including a lovely array of Coiling Dragon or Junk issue-franked picture post cards, nice Censor covers from the WWI years, a couple choice Japanese Occupation covers, a couple Manchuria Province covers, an excellent postally used MLO cover from Lintien to Kiun, etc.; not included in the total are 11 interesting 1860-75 missionary letters (only) from son to father, etc., Fine to Very Fine, a nice range of material; examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$32,000.
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Lot 1022

China, Worthwhile postal history selection, useful and diverse selection of 21 covers the earliest being several nice Junk issue covers, then onto some lovely SYS issue frankings, nice CNC's high value frankings, a nice gold yuan cover etc., good mix, mostly Fine to Very Fine, well worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1023

China, Lovely selection of 14 commemorative cancel covers, attractive group with stamps cancelled by various commemorative chops; some covers are First Day Covers with complete sets, others bear Japanese Occupation issues, with a couple more unusual items including a censored 1943 cover bearing 50c on 16c Kiangsi overprint along with three other stamps, plus a clean Canton-to-Peking First Flight, etc., Fine to Very Fine, interesting group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,600 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1024

China, Excellent 19th century to early 20th century postal card selection, 15 items, including a 1c green vertical format card used to Weert, Holland (stamp missing); a lovely 1c card uprated by pair of 2c Coiling Dragons with lunar cancels via French Post Office to Holland from Luanfu; half of 1c green vertical format paid-reply card locally used at Shanghai, with Concordia Club message; a locally used at Shanghai ROC overprinted paid-reply card; a lovely 1905 1c card usage, Shanghai to Foochow, with advertisement for calendar company, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice lot of popular material; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,800 - 4,200.
Realized HK$15,000.
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Lot 1025

China, Nice selection of 35 mint postal cards, clean, very nice quality group, including 1c red First Issue card (5), 1c green Coiling Dragon card, 1c green 1912 "Republic of China"-overprinted card (5), 1c green ROC flag design (6), 1c green Junk (5), 2c deep green Junk, plus 12 Sun Yat-sen cards, including a couple 15c red paid-reply cards, and a $50 on $10 double surcharge variety, etc., mostly Very Fine, attractive group; worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 3,800 - 4,200.
Realized HK$17,000.
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