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China (Empire and PRC): Stamps and Postal History
including the Legend of the Dragon Collection


Train Post Offices
 
 
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Lot 8173

China, 1900 (Mar.) envelope to England redirected internally, bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Peking-Tientsin/ Postal Car/70" bilingual double-ring handstamp, "Tientsin" (Mar. 20) and Shanghai (Mar. 26) bilingual transit c.d.s. on reverse, in combination with France "Chine" 25c, canceled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (Mar. 28) for transmission overseas, with "Windermere" (Apr. 29), "Ilfracombe" (Apr. 30) and "Melksham" (May 1) England c.d.s.'s on reverse, the cover opened out for display, the 10c has lightly toned perfs and there is a 38mm vertical tear to the left of the French stamp, minor damage to flap, Very Fine and distinctive usage.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
Current BidHK$13,000
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Lot 8174

China, 1903 (Aug.) red-band envelope from Lutai to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown horizontal pair with interpane margin at right, canceled by "Lutai/Postal Box" tombstone handstamp in red, and showing on reverse "I.P.O.- R.M.S./ Peking-Shanhaikwan No. 1" double-ring handstamp and "Tientsin" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 19), Fine to Very Fine. A scarce and desirable usage at the 1c reduced rate.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$10,000
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Lot 8175

China, 1903 (Aug.) envelope to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre with interpane margin at left, canceled by "I.P.O.- R.M.S./ Peking-Shanhaikwan No. 3" double-ring handstamp, with "Tientsin" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 22) on reverse, light central vertical filing fold and small piece of flap at back missing, Very Fine strike of this scarce T.P.O canceller.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8176

China, 1906 (Sept.) red-band envelope from Hsinhsiang to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. 2c scarlet, perfectly canceled by "Changte-Chumatien Imperial Postal Car No. 3" circular undated handstamp, showing on reverse "Honan/Changte" double-ring lunar dater (Sept. 11), with "Peking" (Sept. 12) and "Tientsin" lunar c.d.s., cover a little reduced at foot, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce T.P.O. canceller.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$7,000
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Lot 8177

China, 1907 (Oct.) picture postcard to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Shankaiwan-Peking Postal Car No. 3" circular undated handstamp, with another strike on front, as well as "Tienstin" bilingual c.d.s. (Oct. 12) and "Tientsin/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (Oct. 12), Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8178

China, 1909 envelope to Sanyuan, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre singles (2), canceled by "Tientsin-Techow Postal Car" circular undated handstamp, with "Sanyuan" bilingual segmented arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 2) adjacent, cover a bit aged and cancels smudged, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 8179

China, 1909 (June 4) "Compagnie Française des Chemins de Fer de l'Indochine et du Yunnan" corner card envelope to Hanoi, bearing C.I.P. ½c (2), 1c, 2c (2) and 4c, canceled by "Mengtsz No. 3 Postal Car Down" lunar c.d.s., showing "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 5), "Lao-kay/Tonkin" (June 5) and "Hanoi/Tonkon" (June 6) c.d.s. on reverse, the 4c is slightly oxidized and the cover has a central vertical filing fold not affecting the stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8180

China, 1909 (June 25) "Compagnie Française des Chemins de Fer de l'Indochine et du Yunnan" corner card envelope to Hanoi, bearing C.I.P. ½c (2), 1c, 2c (2) and 4c, canceled by "Mengtsz Postal Car No. 3" lunar c.d.s., showing "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 25), "Lao-kay/Tonkin" c.d.s. (June 25) and traces of "Hanoi/Tonkin" (June 26) c.d.s. on reverse, the 4c is slightly oxidized and the cover lightly creased at lower left corner, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8181

China, 1912 (Mar. 8) envelope from Sheklung to the U.S.A., bearing C.I.P. 10c blue, canceled by "Canton/Canton-Kowloon Post Car No. 3" segmented lunar c.d.s., with "Hong Kong/VII" transit c.d.s. (Mar. 9) and "Evart/Mich." machine arrival cancel (Apr. 16) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8182

China, 1912 (Dec. 11) neat registered red-band envelope to Hangkow, bearing on reverse "Republic of China" London Waterlow overprint on 10c blue, canceled by "Peking-Hankow Express Car" segmented c.d.s., with "Hankow" bilingual segmented arrival c.d.s. (Dec. 14) adjacent and registered framed handstamp on front, a bit aged and small natural cover defect just affecting arrival c.d.s., Very Fine strike.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 8183

China, 1913 (Mar. 18) native envelope to the U.S.A., bearing on reverse "Republic of China" London Waterlow overprint on 3c with sheet margin at top, canceled by "Peking-Moukden Section No. 4" c.d.s. and showing "Peking" bilingual segmented arrival c.d.s. (Mar. 18) adjacent, Very Fine strike of the T.P.O. dater.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 8184

China, 1913 (Apr.) red-band envelope from Nanhsiuchow to Koko, bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 3c, canceled by "Tientsin-Pukow Railway/T.P.R." circular undated handstamp, showing "Tsinan" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Apr. 13), "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (Apr. 14), and "Koku" arrival c.d.s. (Apr. 15), Very Fine strike of this rare T.P.O. cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8185

China, 1913 (Apr. 29) envelope to Harrisburg, Pa. "Via Siberia", bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 1c ochre interpanneau block of ten, canceled by "Peking" bilingual c.d.s., and showing "Moukden Express Train No. 1" c.d.s. (Apr. 30) adjacent, cover a little reduced at right just affecting lower left 1c stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,600
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Lot 8186

China, 1913 (Nov. 19) red-band envelope from Hangchow to Ningpo, bearing on reverse "Republic of China" London Waterlow overprint on 3c, canceled by "Shanghai-Hangchow Railway Matter" c.d.s., with "Ningpo" bilingual segmented arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 20) adjacent, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$5,500
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