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Lot 1547

Indochina, 1886-1939, group of 8 unfranked military covers to France, with appropriate military cancels and cachets, mostly naval; the usual faults, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1548

Indochina, 1887-1907, group of 15 unfranked military covers, predominantly to France, most with manuscript endorsements "Corps de l'Occupation du Tonkin" or similar, with appropriate military cancels and a nice range of cachets, some faults, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1549

Indochina, 1887-1900, group of 7 unfranked military covers, predominantly to France, most with manuscript endorsements "Corps de l'Occupation du Tonkin" or similar, with appropriate military cancels and a nice range of cachets, mainly Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$900.
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Lot 1550

Indochina, 1888-93, pair of covers from Hanoi, the 1883 envelope to Tokyo bearing French Colonies General Issue 25c via Hong Kong and Yokohama, with various "Fusen" rice paper undeliverable slips attached, the envelope somewhat damaged, and 1888 envelope to France bearing French Colonies General Issue 1f, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1551

Indochina, 1891-95, pair of covers to France, comprising 1891 "Protectorat de l'Annam et du Tonkin" corner card envelope from Haiphong bearing Colonial General Issue 5c pair + 15c, and 1895 from Yen-bai bearing Indochina 25c, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1552

Indochina, 1894-98, group of 6 military covers to France, franked with various Indochina and Colonial General Issue; nice selection of cancellations and military cachets, including "Hahoi-Rec/Tonkin", "Corps d. Arm/Chaudoc", and "Phu-Lang-Thuong/Tonkin"; a few cover faults, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
Realized HK$3,000.
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Lot 1553

Indochina, 1897-1932, group of 7 covers to France, bearing various values, including 1897 "Jardin Botanique de Saigon (Cochinchine)" Registered corner card envelope bearing 5c vertical pair, 15c and 25c, and 1902 envelope (small fault at top) from Touhanne bearing 15c and showing "BM" oval handstamp adjacent, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 1554

Indochina, 1897-1904, trio of covers, comprising 1897 from Saigon to Madura bearing 25c, 1901 envelope to France bearing 15c, cancelled by "Hanoi à Haiphong/Tonkin" T.P.O. c.d.s. in red, and 1904 envelope to Switzerland bearing 15c, cancelled by "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 8" octagonal datestamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 1555

Indochina, 1898-1925, group of 9 covers from Tonkin to France, bearing various values sent from Dapcau, Haiphong (3), Hon-Gay (2), Nam-Dinh, Sept-Pagodes, and the other along the "Laokay à Hanoi/Tonkin" T.P.O.; four are military usages with two franked by France "F.M." overprints; some faults, but generally Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
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Lot 1556

Indochina, 1901-06, group of 9 unfranked military covers, predominantly to France, most with manuscript endorsements "Corps de l'Occupation du Tonkin" or similar, with appropriate military cancels and a nice range of cachets, some faults, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
Realized HK$1,300.
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Lot 1557

Indochina, 1902-36, group of 10 covers from Annam to various francophone countries, with destinations of Algeria, France (7), and Switzerland (2), including a delightful 1902 Registered envelope to Algeria bearing Indochina 10c strip of three and single, cancelled by "Than-Hoa/Annam" c.d.s., the other covers are from the 1930s with a nice range of town usages, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 1558

Indochina, 1902-34, group of 20 postcards, from Annam (2), Cochinchine (6), Laos, and Cambodia (11), origins include Phantiel, Quinhon, Thudaumot, Tanan, Longxuyen, and Le Bokor, and lastly Soairieng with 1926 series of 9 unaddressed photoreal cards by Nadal, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,400.
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Lot 1559

Indochina, 1902-27, trio of covers to Germany, the first 1902 from Tanan bearing 10c and 15c, and the other two registered from the same 1927 correspondence originating from Dapcau with 25c and 31c frankings, highly appealing, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 1560

Indochina, 1903-06, interesting selection of 5 picture postcards, comprising 1903 French Consulate at Long-Tchéou photoreal card to Paris bearing 15c, cancelled by "Hanoi Exposition/Tonkin" c.d.s., 1904-06 cards (2) from Bienhoa to New Caledonia and registered from Benthuy to France, 1904 registered card from Hanoi to France bearing 5c on 15c block of four + 15c on 25c, and 1904 real photo card (Port Tewfick, Egypt) from Cap-St. Jacques to France bearing 5c with France Postage Due 10c applied on arrival and showing "T" handstamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,200 - 3,800.
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Lot 1561

Indochina, 1903-35, group of 8 picture post cards sent to France via maritime mail, franked with Indochina (7) or France values to pay the appropriate rate, sent from Quinhone (2), Saigon (4) or Tourane (2), those from Saigon cancelled by "Saigon Cochinchine/Paquebot" (3) or "Saigon/Paquebot" c.d.s., the others showing "Paquebot" framed handstamp adjacent, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
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Lot 1562

Indochina, 1903-17, selection of 4 real photo postcards, to France, Martinique, and Tunisia, one unfranked, with various military cachets, one actually cancelling the stamp, origins are Dong-Dang, Tuyen-Quang, Tourane, and Viettri, Fine to Very Fine strikes.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1563

Indochina, 1905-09, selection of 4 real photo postcards, including 1905 card depicting Saigon street scene to Guatemala bearing 10c, cancelled by "Marseille à Yokohama/L.N. No.1" octagonal datestamp, while the other three are to Europe bearing 10c, with one cancelled by similar maritime datestamp, and the other two with cancels of Viettri and Thaingnoi respectively, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 1564

Indochina, 1908-38, group of 7 Tonkin covers, to Algeria, France, Germany, and the US, with an excellent range of usages and frankings, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.
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Lot 1565

Indochina, 1908-32, sextet of Rural Post covers, sent domestically and internationally, selection of two covers and two postcards to France (2) or used domestically (2), including 1908 neat envelope to Hanoi bearing Indochina 2c and 4c pairs, cancelled by "Poste Rurale/Thai-Ha/Zone Hanoi" double-ring handstamp, while the other three show Poste Rurale double-ring handstamps for Lai-An, Cho Ben, and Phong-Dien, the last also cancelling the stamps (one value defective), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Realized HK$1,500.
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Lot 1566

Indochina, 1908-30, group of 23 franked covers, including 1908-10 covers (10) from the same correspondence in Tonkin to France with Hanoi (2), Luc-An-Chau, Phu-Yen-Binh, Tuyen-Quang (5), Vitterari (2) and Yenbay, while the rest are later usages from different correspondences to various Asian countries including India (6), Burma (2), Malacca (2), and Singapore; faults as to be expected, nevertheless a fine and interesting assembly, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Realized HK$1,100.
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Lot 1567

Indochina, 1908-35, group of 13 covers from Cochinchine, to France, India, Switzerland, and the US, with a various usages and and an excellent range of frankings, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 1568

Indochina, 1921, Rural Post marking on postcard sent from Saigon to Czechoslovakia, franked with Indochina 2c on 5c (2), cancelled by "Poste Rurale/Bang-Long/Province de Soctrang" double-ring handstamp, Very Fine, an uncommon destination, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 1569

Indochina, 1926-53, group of 14 military covers, from Indochina to various countries, with various military cancellations and cachets; of particular note are naval usages and markings, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
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Lot 1570

Indochina, 1930-33, early flights from Saigon and Tourane, to France or Great Britain, flown covers (5) and a front from Saigon (5) and Tourane to France (5) and Great Britain, bearing various values, showing a range of airmail markings and labels, including "Parmalle Aérienne/Hollandaise" framed handstamp in red + framed "Retour" in violet since the addressee had left, and 1932 (Mar. 17) registered airmail envelope to France, showing "Courrier Accidenté" unframed handstamp (Nierinck #320328); the few usual cover faults, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.
Realized HK$1,000.
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Lot 1571

Indochina, 1930 (Nov. 8), printed envelope for the Goulette-Lalouette Paris-Saigon flight (Maury 278), franked with 5f cancelled at Le Bourget, with "Gouverneur de la Cochinchine/Cabinet" circular cachet in violet and Saigon arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 13), signed by the pilot M. Goulette, number 28 of the 50 covers flown, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$1,200.
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Lot 1572

Indochina, 1954 (Sept. 13 & Nov. 5), 2 military covers, comprising 1954 (Sept. 13) cover to Hanoi, franked with France 5f, 8f, and 12f, cancelled by "Poste aux Armées" c.d.s.—a rare usage during the less than one month period when the General Post Office in Hanoi was transformed from a civilian to a military post office pending the evacuation of French Forces on October 9; also 1954 (Nov. 5) military envelope to Paris with similar c.d.s. and "Le Commandant/Sous-Secteur de Battambong" cachet in red.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.
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Lot 1573

Indochina, Mint selection of interpanneau millésime pairs, 1912-27 (Maury 1500), more than 55 in all, including 1912 surcharges, 1922-23 definitives, and a few Postage Dues, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
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Lot 1574

Indochina, Enticing mint collection, 1887-1949, approximately 600 stamps, including Cochinchine (2) and Indochina with 1892-96 5f (2), 1919 2c on 5c with surcharge inverted and 30c on 75c to 4pi on 10f, 1922 colors changed 10c, 30c and 50c all without surcharge, and Parcel Post (5) with 1899-1902 10c with overprint inverted, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.
Realized HK$2,400.
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Lot 1575
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Indochina, Broad collection of used, 1892-1949, approximately 570 stamps, also a few earlier General issues (mixed condition), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Realized HK$700.
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Lot 1576
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Indochina, Outstanding, specialized, all-used collection, 1859-1949, mounted on quadrille pages in a Gibbons Philatelic album; commences with a strong range of French Colonies General Issues (65 items) with Indochina postal markings, including all six values of the 1859-65 Eagle design; 1871-72 Napoléon 1c strip of three with Saigon cancels, 5c green signed Brun, and 80c; 1871-76 Cérès include 2c brown, 4c gray (with 1973 BPA certificate), also overprinted "SPECIMEN" plus postmark; 1872-77 Cérès "large figures" include 80c (two shades) plus strip of four; 1877-86 Peace & Commerce perforated and imperforate to the 1F; most 1884-1906 Dues including a 5c black Plate 2 pane of 25 with Saigon Central cancels of OCT 97; Indochina 1889-1949 near-complete, including 1889 "5" on 35c surcharge in red (both Types, plus Type1-Type 2 pair), "5" on 35 surcharge in black including "89" omitted; 1892-96 Tablet set to 5F; 1904-06 Grasset and 1907 Native Women to 10F; 1912 surcharges include narrow-spaced set on Registered stationery entire with 23 SEPT 13 Hanoi cancels; 1915-17 Red Cross 5c+5c with surcharge double and surcharge inverted; 1918 War Orphans' Fund set of six; 1919 surcharge set to 4p plus a few varieties; 1922-23 Native Women set to 2p plus a few values with different font; 1927 Pictorials to 2p; 1931-41 Pictorials to 2p plus a few different types of Rice Planter; 1933-49 Airmails to 30p; 1936-49 commemoratives complete less Scott #B32 and a few perforation changes, but including 1946 "From Chad to the Rhine" set of six on a Registered cover to the US with franking tied by B.P.M. 403 Military cancels and 1942-44 Airmails without "RF" (12 values) on cover to US dated Sept. 2, 1949, from Saigon R.P.; also included is the 1949 3p UPU in different colors (the warrior and globe in brown rather than olive); Parcel Post issues include the scarce 1891 larger type overprint; 1899-1902 includes both values with overprint inverted plus 10c rose with overprint sideways; most Postage Dues and Officials are here as well, Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, an outstanding lot of about 500 items in total; inspection invited.
Estimate HK$ 22,000 - 26,000.
Realized HK$11,000.
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