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Offices Abroad
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Lot 1524
Japanese Post Offices Abroad, Lovely all-used specialized collection, 1900-21, neatly arrayed on ten stockpage sides, with full annotation as to shades, perforation types and—most importantly—by cancel; detailed inventory included; an interesting, unusual lot, Fine to Very Fine, imaged in full, with inventory, on our website.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1525

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1917 (Jan. 23), cover from Pyengyang to Bedford, Ohio, bearing Tazawa 1s and 3s pair and single, cancelled by native c.d.s.; with "Korea Mission, Methodist Episcopal Church, Pyengyang, Korea" sender's imprint on reverse; lightly toned at right, Fine to Very Fine, handsome strikes.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
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Lot 1526

French Offices in Japan, 1876 (Sept. 14), folded lettersheet sent from Yokohama, Japan, to France, outer sheet only, franked by US 10¢ Bank Note (Scott #161), tied both by cork cancel in black and by adjacent red Yokohama dater in red (just tying several perforation tips); addressed to Lyon (addressee's name originally crossed out and then partly restored), with sender's "Dell'Oro & Co./Yokohama" blue bilingual handstamp at lower left; endorsed "pr O.H. Stp. Oceanic", with "5/cents." rate marking in red, plus indistinct 22 SEP and light San Francisco/Oct/2 daters on front, red New York/Oct/11, Marseille 22 Oct and Lyon 23 Oct transits and receiver on back; edgewear including a half-inch tear to bottom, Very Fine, a handsome cover, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Realized HK$3,800.
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