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


Treaty Ports
 
 
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Lot 1587
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Lot 1588

British Offices in China, 1922, King George V, 4¢ scarlet, displaced "CHINA" overprint variety (Scott 19. Yang BP19), a choice mint example showing drastically shifted overprint, showing "CHIN" & "A" split, fresh, Very Fine, a striking eye-arresting variety, rare: apparently one sheet of 20 was found in Wei-Hai-Wei in the late 1930s.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Realized HK$4,500.
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Lot 1589

British Offices in China, 1922 (Nov. 30), official-franked envelope used Hoihow to Kiungchow, lovely, clean and attractive large-sized envelope, franked by 1¢ to 20¢ and 50¢ "CHINA" overprints, all neatly and perfectly tied by "Hoihow /NO 30/22" origin c.d.s.'s; addressed to the British Consulate at Kiungchow. Fresh, Very Fine, a scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$5,500.
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Lot 1590

British Offices in China, 1919 (May 5), registered cover, sent Amoy to Boston, MA, neat and clean, franked on reverse by 4¢ British Offices "CHINA" overprint, in an irregular block of five, tied by "Amoy/B/MY 5/19" c.d.s.'s; front shows boxed "R/Amoy B.P.O./ No. B 115 [manuscript]" marking and violet "Registered", with Boston JUN 8, 1919 Registered receiver, Very Fine, a scarce and lovely cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$3,200.
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Lot 1591

Treaty Ports: Wei Hai Wei, 1903 (Sept. 27), picture post card sent from Liu-Kung-Tau to England, 2¢ Hong Kong Queen Victoria issue tied by nice strike of Webb Type B "Liu Kung Tau/SP 27/03" c.d.s., along with "Victoria/8 AM/29 SP/03/Hong Kong" c.d.s. and matching "1d/F.B." and "T" in circle handstamps; card shortpaid 2¢, fresh, Very Fine, Webb notes that the type 3 Liu Kung Tau cancel is rare on covers or cards.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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