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


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Lot 1302

China, 1912 (Mar. 26), "Republic of China, Provisional Neutrality" 3¢ slate green pair cover, neat and exceptionally clean locally used cover, franked by horizontal pair of 3¢ overprints cancelled by bilingual Nanking City c.d.s.'s, fresh and beautiful, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.
Realized HK$10,000.
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Lot 1303

China, 1912 (July), Tuchang Hsien Local "Republic of China" registered cover to Shanghai, spectacular cover franked by ½¢ and 1¢ Statistical Department overprints, along with 2¢ to 5¢ Tuchang Hsien local overprints, with the 2¢ and 4¢ inverted overprint types (Chan Tuchang Hsien #2b and 4a), the 3¢ and 5¢ being normal types; front shows lovely boxed Registered marking with reverse showing bilingual "Shanghai/14 JUL/12" arrival, fresh; corner harmlessly trimmed at bottom right, Very Fine, a striking and rare cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$5,000.
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Lot 1304

China, 1913 (Aug.), registered cover sent from Canton, Shameen, to Seattle, WA, 20¢ Republic of China overprinted tied by Shameen origin c.d.s. on small, neat cover, with front showing bold boxed black "R/Canton, Shameen/No 3245 [manuscript]" handstamp along with violet "Registered" handstamp; reverse shows "Shanghai/9 Aug/13" transit, San Francisco SEP 1, 1913 Registered transit and Seattle SEP 4, 1913 registered arrival, Very Fine, a beautiful, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
Realized HK$2,800.
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Lot 1305

China, 1916, stampless cover sent from Peking to Yochow, interesting cover, with back flap showing embossed seal of the Inspectorat General of Customs, Peking, with front showing Peking origin c.d.s. and bold "POSTAGE PAID" handstamp in black; reverse shows Hankow 24 JUN transit and Yochow 20 JUN wrong-date receiver; name excised from address, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1306

China, 1917 (Mar.), Seattle-to-Tientsin cover, a remarkable, somewhat battered legal-size cover, franked by perfined U.S. 4¢ Washington stamp, which is tied by Seattle March machine cancel; sent to Tientsin, with the cover bearing seven Officially Sealed labels, all perfectly tied by Tientsin APR 13 17 c.d.s.'s; front also shows boxed "Unclaimed" and "Advertised" handstamps, with reverse showing bilingual two-line "Returned to Writer" handstamp, Tientsin June 6 17 arrival and "Unclaimed" handstamp, along with Moukden 31 Mar 17 transit, Very Fine, an amazing usage to be sure—rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$2,200.
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Lot 1307

China, 1918 (Oct. 10), President Hsu Shih-chiang special one-day cancellation collection (Scott 221-235), lovely old-time, one-page collection comprising 1¢ to 50¢ First Peking Print Junk issues, each tied to small piece by violet special commemorative cancels; also includes a ½¢ on locally used Foochow cover, plus a full cancel on an Officially Sealed label (which is quite scarce), Fine to Very Fine or better, nice group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1308

China, 1918 (Oct. 12), 1¢ green Junk stationery card, used to Germany, datelined "Peking 12 Oktober 1918", cancelled by long, violet rectangular "Correspondance des prisonniers de guerre" bilingual chop; showing round and oval Censor markings and Peking c.d.s. on front, Very Fine, a scarce marking and usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$60,000.
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Lot 1309

China, 1920 (May 7), Tientsin to Peking First Experimental Flight (Starr-Mills 1), 1¢ Chinese Imperial postal card, uprated with 3¢ Junk issue, each tied by bold strike of appropriate, boxed "Chinese Post Office / Despatched by Aeroplane / Tientsin to Peking" chop, with "Received by Aeroplane" boxed handstamp applied at Peking. Reverse shows a second strike of the first-mentioned chop, with the card address "To the Honorable Special Commissioners, Aerial Derby Around World, Peking, China", wonderfully fresh; light vertical central fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$6,000.
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Lot 1310

China, 1923 (May 23), Peking-to-Tientsin First Flight cover (Starr-Mills 5), lovely registered cover, franked by the First Issue Airmails complete along with additional 20¢ Junk issue, all tied by bold "Peking/23 May 23" bilingual c.d.s.'s; front shows three-line bilingual "To be despatched by/Aerial Service" handstamp, with reverse showing violet Tientsin 24 May 23 Aeroplane Service Tientsin C.P.O. handstamp, Shanghai 26 May transit and Washington, DC, receiver dated 29 JUN, Fine to Very Fine+, scarce flight.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1311

China, 1929 (May 30), State Burial of Dr. Sun Yat-sen complete, rare First Day Cover (Chan 301-304. Scott 284-287), lovely registered First Day Cover, with the complete set tied by special commemorative cancels; neat boxed Registry marking on front, with reverse showing Shanghai 3.6.18 receiver, boldly chopped "F.Z. Chun" in large handstamp, Very Fine, a lovely item.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1312

China, 1929 (Nov. 26), unflown cover for scheduled Canton to Yunnanfu first flight (Starr-Mills 26), scheduled for Nov. 26, though one day prior, General Lin crashed at Wuchow and the original 300 pieces scheduled were delivered by the Chinese Post Office by ordinary post. Cover bears 4¢ Mausoleum and 15¢ Second airmail issues cancelled at Canton on 25 Nov. prior to the flight, with appropriate violet light cachet and Canton Nov. 26 and Yunnanfu 2 Dec. receiver; flap tear on reverse, otherwise Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 1313

China, 1932 (Oct. 12), cover bearing Sven Hedin Expedition issue complete (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), registered cover addressed to Diercking at Shanghai, with the complete set tied by special commemorative cancels; reverse shows bilingual Shanghai 20.10.22 arrival, Very Fine, a stunning usage.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1314

China, 1933 (Mar. 16), remarkable registered linen-lined Sven Hedin envelope, sent Peiping to Stockholm, amazing large-sized (125 x 98 mm) linen-lined envelope, written completely in Sven Hedin's hand, franked by 1¢, 4¢ and 50¢ Junk issues, plus two 20¢ Sun Yat-sen definitives, plus a pair of $1 red Tan Yuan-chang issue, all tied by Peiping origin c.d.s.'s; front shows Peiping Registry label, with reverse showing Shanghai 18.3.33 transit plus bold "Sender/Sven Hedin/31 Hsi Kuan Yin Sze/Peiping/China" in manuscript; addressed to Hedin's sister, Alma, in Stockholm; all considered, Very Fine, a superb Sven Hedin item.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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Lot 1315

China, 1933 (May 4), Registered cover bearing Sven Hedin Expedition issue complete, sent Peking to Stockholm (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), the complete set, along with 30¢ Martyr issue on reverse, tied by Peking origin c.d.s.'s; boldly signed across the front and back "Sven Hedin"; Shanghai 9 May transit; to his sister Alma; some glue staining around edges of stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1316

China, 1942 (Jan. 22), 16¢ Domestic Postage Paid & 50¢ on 16¢ surcharge domestic cover, 50¢ on 16¢ General Issue in a single and a block of 4, each with perforations clipped or imperforate at left, along with Honan 50¢ on 16¢ and vertical pair of 50¢ on 16¢ Honan surcharge with bars, on domestic cover with Shanghai bilingual 5 Feb c.d.s. on reverse, Very Fine, a scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1317

China, 1942 (Mar. 22), 50¢ on 16¢ West Szechuan registered cover, vertical strip of 3 tied by two of three strikes of Chengdu c.d.s.'s, on registered domestic cover, Very Fine, a scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 1318

China, 1943 (July), 50¢ on 16¢ & 50¢ on 16¢ & bars registered express cover to Shanghai, lovely and scarce registered express mail domestic cover bearing 50¢ on 16¢ General Issue surcharge (5 examples, including a horizontal strip of 3), plus a horizontal pair of 50¢ on 16¢ with vertical bars (Honan surcharge), along with a 50¢ Central Trust print, to Shanghai; shows 1 AUG 43 receiver, Fine to Very Fine and choice, an exceptionally scarce combination.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.
Realized HK$7,500.
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Lot 1319

China, 1944 (July 5), Chinese Forces in India cover to Chungking, franked by $5 Dr. Sun Yat-sen issue tied by "Temporary P.O. 332" APO cancel; believed to have been at Lahore, India, at this time, training under U.S. General Joseph Stilwell; a Chungking arrival also ties the stamp, with reverse showing violet "C.C.O./PASSED" bilingual Censor chop, Fine to Very Fine, a fascinating and rare cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,400.
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Lot 1320

China, 1949, nice selection of six Silver Yuan Domestic Postage Paid chopped covers, a lovely gathering, including a May Hankow chopped cover; four nice Canton covers, three of which are different, one with addressee cut out; plus a lovely Registered (red handstamp) Taiyuan-to-Peiping cover (small tear) with violet Domestic Postage Paid chop, Fine to Very Fine, attractive group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000.
Realized HK$5,500.
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