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


Chinese Empire: Postal History
 
 
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Lot 8101

China, 1897 (Oct. 30) envelope from Wenchow to Shanghai, bearing 2c deep orange, canceled by "Wenchow" dollar dater, with "Shanghai" arrival dollar dater (Nov. 2) in blue on reverse, the 2c has a few blunt perfs. at foot, Fine to Very Fine and a late usage of the Customs dater.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$8,500
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Lot 8102

China, 1898 (Mar. 21) envelope from Chinkiang to Shanghai, bearing 2c deep orange, neatly canceled by pakua and showing "Chinkiang" dollar dater adjacent, with "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival datestamp (Mar. 22) on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 8103

China, 1898 (Mar. 23) envelope from Tongshan to Mount Vernon, New York (May 5) via Yokohama (Apr. 11) and San Francisco (Apr. 30), bearing I.C.P. 10c deep green, canceled by "Tongshan/Post Office" double-ring datestamp, in combination with Japan Koban 10s, canceled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (Mar. 30), showing "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp with "Customs" removed adjacent, and on reverse "Tientsin" (Mar. 23) and "Shanghai" dollar daters, foreign transit and arrival c.d.s., the 10c Coiling Dragon has a few irregular perfs., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8104

China, 1898 (July 19) red-band envelope from Soochow to Shanghai, bearing 2c deep orange, centrally canceled by "Customs/Soochow" c.d.s. in blue, showing "Postage already paid, do not demand, do not pay" framed handstamp and "Shanghai" arrival dollar daters (July 20 & 21) on reverse, Very Fine and a late usage of the Customs dater.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8105

China, 1898 (Nov. 11) postcard from Tientsin to Hamburg (Dec. 25 arrival), bearing C.I.P. 4c deep chestnut, canceled by "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp in blue with "Customs" removed, in combination with Hong Kong 2¢ pair, canceled by "Shanghae" c.d.s. (Nov. 16), photoreal card depicting the German Consulate General in Shanghai, the card has a small corner crease at top right just crossing the 4c adhesive, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 8106

China, 1899 (Jan. 9) red-band envelope from Canton to Wuchow, bearing C.I.P. 2c deep red, canceled by "Canton" dollar dater and showing "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" oval arrival datestamp (Jan. 10) on reverse, the adhesive oxidized and a couple of small cover faults/defects, Fine to Very Fine strikes.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$2,200
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Lot 8107

China, 1899 (Jan. 29) envelope from Tientsin to the French Legation in Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre horizontal pair, canceled by pakua in blue, matching Tientsin" double-ring datestamp in blue with "Customs" removed, showing "Consulat de France/Tien-tsin" circular sender cachet in violet and "Peking" arrival dollar dater both on reverse, opened out for display, inconsequential flap fault, Very Fine usage from the famous Berteaux correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,200
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Lot 8108

China, 1899 (Sept. 5) envelope from Canton to San Francisco "Per S.S. 'City of Peking'", bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) and its index "A" c.d.s. (Sept. 6), "San Francisco/Paid All" arrival c.d.s. (Oct. 9) on reverse, cover a little reduced at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8109

China, 1899 (Nov. 2) envelope from Tsingkiangpu to Shanghai, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre horizontal pair, canceled by "Tsingkiangpu" non-standard dollar dater with date in manuscript, "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival datestamp (Nov. 5) on reverse, cover lightly aged and minor opening faults at top not affecting stamps or postal marking, which are all Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$10,000
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Lot 8110

China, 1898 (Feb. 2) registered envelope from Wuchow to Canton, bearing I.C.P. 4c bister brown and 5c rose red, canceled by pakua in blue, showing matching "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" oval dispatch datestamp and "R" unframed handstamp adjacent, with "Canton" arrival dollar dater (Feb. 3) on reverse, much of flap at back torn away affecting the arrival datestamp, otherwise Very Fine and a rare registered usage, ex Padget.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$8,000
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Lot 8111

China, 1900 (July 23) envelope from Weihaiwei to England, bearing C.I.P. 5c salmon vertical pair, with pen stroke security line, cancelled by distinctive "Weihaiwei" bilingual double-ring datestamp ("Jul 23 90" sic!), in combination with France "Chine" 25c, canceled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (July 30), with Shanghai Imperial P.O. transit (July 28) and Birkenhead arrival c.d.s. (Sept. 3) on reverse, the C.I.P. 5c pair oxidized, otherwise Very Fine and an attractive usage.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8112

China, 1900 (Sept. 25) red-band envelope from Foochow to Hangchow, bearing three examples of C.I.P. 2c deep red, canceled by "Foochow" bilingual double-ring datestamp, showing "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s. adjacent, with "Hangchow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Oct. 6) on reverse, one 2c adhesive damaged, Fine to Very Fine, and exceptional strikes of the Foochow City double-ring Customs-style dater.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8113

China, 1901 (Feb. 6) envelope from Ichang to London, bearing on front and back ½c brown strip of four, canceled by "Ichang" bilingual c.d.s., and block of sixteen (4 x 4), canceled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Feb. 15) which was struck while in transit (since it was not canceled on dispatch) and additionally tied by "Paddington W." arrival c.d.s. (Mar. 22), in combination with France "Chine" 25c, canceled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (Feb. 15), the cover opened out for display, the C.I.P. block has a few small perf. tones and a marginal defect affecting two stamps at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, and striking usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$2,800
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Lot 8114

China, 1901 (July 30) neat red-band envelope to Peking, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet, canceled by "Hwanghsien" small bilingual double-ring datestamp, additionally tied by "Chefoo" bilingual transit c.d.s. (Aug. 1) and "Peking" oval bilingual arrival datestamp (Aug. 7), slight ageing, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 8115

China, 1901 (Mar.) envelope from Changte to the U.S.A. via Yokohama (Mar. 26), showing "The Cumberland Presbyterian Mission, Changte, Hunan, China. Via Hankow" sender's imprint in violet, and bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Changte/Post Office" rectangular framed handstamp, with "Shasi" bilingual c.d.s. (Mar. 8), Shanghai Imperial and French P.O. transit c.d.s. (Mar. 26), and Athens, Ohio arrival c.d.s. (Apr. 18) on front and back, the cover opened out for display, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$2,600
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Lot 8116

China, 1902 (Apr. 6) neat red-band envelope from Huchow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet, canceled by "Huchow/Imperial Post Office" oval datestamp in violet, "Shanghai" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Apr. 7) with postman's delivery chop alongside, the cover a little roughly opened at top not affecting stamp and cancellation, both of which are Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$11,000
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Lot 8117

China, 1902 (May 10) double registered red-band envelope from Tsinan to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre and 10c green pair, both with interpane margins, boldly canceled by "Tsinan Post Office" large native circular datestamp (Kuang Hsu 28th Year, 4th month, 3rd day) without Sun and Moon and "Registered" bilingual unframed handstamp, with "Kiaochow" (May 19) bilingual arrival c.d.s. on reverse, Very Fine and appealing registered usage at the reduced rate (1c domestic postage + 20c double registration, express and special insurance = 21 cents).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

From April 8, 1902, the domestic rate was reduced to 1 cent and then raised back to 2 cents on September 1, 1904.

Current BidHK$9,500
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Lot 8118

China, 1902 (June 25) red-band envelope from Yangchow to Peking via Shanghai, bearing on front and back C.I.P. 1c ochre singles (2), pair and 2c scarlet, one 1c single and pair canceled by "Yangchow" non-standard dollar dater and the other 1c and 2c canceled by "R" unframed handstamp, showing another strike of the "Yangchow" dollar dater with lunar date inserted by brush, with "Shanghai" transit c.d.s. (June 27) and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (July 3) on reverse, two stamps trimmed upon opening of the cover, otherwise an exquisite and rare registered envelope (1c postage + 5c registration = 6 cents) used with this elusive cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$10,000
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Lot 8119

China, 1902 (June 27) envelope from Yunnanfu to W.H. Wilkinson, the British Consul for Ningpo, care of the British Consul general at Shanghai, redirected to Ningpo, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre singles (2), canceled by "Yunnanfu Post Office" native circular handstamp with date inserted by hand, showing on reverse "Shiuanchi Post Office" native circular handstamp with date (July 7) inserted by hand, "Chaoting Post Office" and "Shiufu Post Office" tombstone handstamps, "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s. (July 26) and "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring datestamp (Aug. 8), with "Ningpo" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 13) following redirection of the cover, handstruck "Too Late" in violet applied on the front, small portion of flap on reverse at lower right missing, Very Fine, and a remarkable double rate usage and routing full of character.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$8,500
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Lot 8120

China, 1902 (June 28) red-band envelope from Peking to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre with interpane margin at left, canceled by bold strike of "Kingtu, Tamochang Street Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with "Peking" oval datestamp (June 28) on front and "Shanghai" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (July 3) on reverse, Extremely Fine strike of this tombstone cancellation and a handsome usage at the reduced 1-cent rate.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8121

China, 1902 (July 18) registered red-band envelope from Chungking to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre and 5c rose, canceled by "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Chungking 2" rectangular framed handstamp in red and "Shanghai" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (July 20) adjacent, with "R" framed town handstamp on front, an appealing registered usage (1c postage + 5c registration = 6 cents), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 8122

China, 1902 (Aug.) red-band envelope from Huchow to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Imperial Post Office/Huchow" bilingual circular handstamp, showing "Huchow/1" rectangular handstamp in red, "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Aug. 12) and "Lomashi Kingtu" rectangular framed handstamp on reverse, stamp discolored, nevertheless a Very Fine strike of this rare Imperial dater.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$13,000
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Lot 8123

China, 1902 (Oct.) envelope from Tientsin to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Tientsin Kungnan Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (Oct. 26) and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (Oct. 26) on reverse, cover has small fault at lower left, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$3,200
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Lot 8124

China, 1902 (Nov. 6) double registered red-band envelope from Taiyuanfu to Peking, bearing on front and back C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical strip of three and 5c rose red vertical strip of three and single, canceled by "Taiyuanfu Post Office" tombstone datestamp of Jen Yin year, 10th month, 7th day (Nov. 6, 1902), showing "R" framed town handstamp and two handstruck strikes of unframed "R" on front, with "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (Nov. 13) on reverse, the 5c single a trifle oxidized and some inconsequential soiling on front of cover, Fine to Very Fine triple rate usage at the reduced domestic rate (3 x 1c domestic postage + 20c double registration, express and special insurance = 23 cents).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$13,000
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Lot 8125
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China, 1902 (Nov. 6) "W.L. Beard", American Board Mission, Foochow China" corner card envelope from Foochow to Pagoda Anchorage, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown, canceled by "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s., with "Pagoda Anch" arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 6) on reverse, stamp has a few lightly toned perfs. at top and the cover a little reduced at left, Fine to Very Fine scarce local usage within Foochow at the reduced rate ½c rate.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$2,200
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Lot 8126

China, 1902 (Dec.) red-band envelope from Kaifengfu to Peking, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown horizontal pair, tied by superb strike of "Kaifengfu/5" tombstone handstamp, matching "Kaifengfu/Imperial Post Office" oval handstamp adjacent, with "Chengtingfu Post Office" and "Shisupailou Post Office" tombstone handstamps, and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (Dec. 12) on reverse, the pair has a few trimmed or blunt perfs., Very Fine and striking usage at the special reduced 1-cent domestic rate.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Current BidHK$11,000
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Lot 8127

China, 1902 (Dec. 6) envelope from Nanzing to Soochow, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by Hangchow pakua and additionally tied by "Imperial Post Office/Huchow" oval datestamp, showing "Imperial Post Office/Nanzing" oval datestamp and "Soochow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Dec. 11) on reverse, the cover opened out for display, Fine to Very Fine combination usage of the Imperial Post Office daters.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8128

China, 1903 (Feb. 7) registered postcard from Canton to Germany, bearing I.C.P. 10c deep green and C.I.P. 4c chestnut, canceled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s. and the 10c additionally tied by French paquebot octagonal datestamp (Feb. 9), matching "R/Canton (China)/No. 954" framed handstamp, "Canton" c.d.s. (Feb. 7) of the French P.O. for overseas transmission, and "Lichtenthal" arrival c.d.s. (Mar. 13) adjacent, photoreal color card depicting Hong Kong Public Garden, the 14 cents registered postcard rate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
Current BidHK$1,000
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Lot 8129

China, 1903 (Apr.) double registered red-band envelope from Chengtu to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre and 10c green horizontal pair, crisply canceled by "Chengtu Post Office" small tombstone handstamp, "R" framed town handstamp and handstruck unframed "R", with "Chungking" bilingual transit c.d.s. (May 1) adjacent and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (May 7) on reverse, minor cover tear at left not affecting markings, Extremely Fine. A charming and delightful usage at the reduced domestic single rate (1c domestic postage + 20c double registration, express and special insurance = 21 cents).
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$11,000
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Lot 8130

China, 1903 (May 8) envelope from Tsinan to the "Hon. John Fowler, Consul, U.S. Consulate, Chefoo, China", bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Shantung/Tsinan" small lunar c.d.s. (Kuang Shu 29th year, 4th month, 12th day), showing "Tsinan" oval datestamp (May 13) in violet and "Chefoo" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (May 24) on reverse, Very Fine usage of the small distinctive lunar dater.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$3,400
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Lot 8131

China, 1903 (June 16) envelope from Peking to Yangchow, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Peking" oval datestamp (another almost fine strike on front), showing "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (June 22) and "Yang-chow" bilingual double-ring undated arrival handstamp, the cover roughly opened at back around the 1c adhesive and resealed, Extremely Fine strike of the rare Yangchow circular undated handstamp.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000.
Current BidHK$6,000
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Lot 8132

China, 1903 (July) red-band envelope from Paoting to Tangkuantun, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Paoting 2 Nan Street" tombstone handstamp in blue, with "Tientsin" bilingual transit c.d.s. (July 17) and "Tangkuantun" unframed district handstamp in red adjacent, the cover somewhat aged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$1,500
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Lot 8133

China, 1903 (Oct. 13) neat envelope from Kutsing to Shanghai, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Kutsing Post Office" native circular handstamp with date inserted by hand, showing alongside "Yunnanfu Post Office" native circular handstamp with date (Oct. 16) inserted by hand, and on reverse "Chaoting Post Office" tombstone handstamp, "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s. (Nov. 9) and "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival datestamp (Nov. 27), the cover opened out for display, Very Fine and quite exceptional.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
Current BidHK$13,000
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Lot 8134

China, 1903 (Dec.) neat red-band envelope from Shaohsing to Chinhua, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by superb "Shaohsing Post Office" tombstone handstamp, showing "Shaohsing/1" rectangular framed handstamp in red and native "23 Given to the Post Office" unframed instructional handstamp (Dec. 11) adjacent, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8135

China, 1904 (Feb. 6) red-band envelope from Foochow to Hangchow, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Foochow City" bilingual double-ring segmented datestamp, with "Hangchow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Feb. 11) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine usage with this rare cancellation.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.
Current BidHK$15,000
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Lot 8136

China, 1904 (Mar.) double registered red-band envelope from Peking to Yangchow, bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c brown vertical pair and 10c green, canceled by "Peking Lomashih Street Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with two strikes of "R" unframed handstamp, "Peking" oval datestamp (Mar. 28) and "Chinkiang" bilingual transit c.d.s. (Apr. 4) on front or back, Very Fine and apealing usage.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Current BidHK$8,500
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Lot 8137

China, 1904 (May 23) red-band envelope from Changyih to Tsingtau, bearing on front and back C.I.P. ½c brown vertical pairs (2) and 2c scarlet, canceled by "Shantung/Changyih" lunar c.d.s. in red, with violet Weihsien (May 23) and blue Kiachow (May 24) lunar c.d.s., and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (May 25) on reverse, Very Fine four times rate usage (the reduced rate was in effect until August 31).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,500
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Lot 8138

China, 1906 (June 11) envelope from Lanchow to Sioux City, Iowa, bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Lanchow/Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with "Fenghsiang" double-ring lunar dater (Pin Wu Yen, 4th month, 20th day; June 11), "Hsi-an" (June 16), "Hankow" (June 27) and "Shanghai" (June 30) bilingual c.d.s, "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (June 30) and San Francisco transit c.d.s. (July 24), the cover opened out for display (a little reduced at right) and small opening faults at back, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 8139

China, 1906 (Dec. 1) registered red-band envelope from Chichow to Yuechow, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet and 5c rose red, canceled by "Chihli/Chichow" lunar c.d.s. (Pin Wu, 10th month, 16th day), with "Honan/Changte" (Dec. 2), "Honan/Sheuchow" (Dec. 3) and "Honan/Yeuchow" (Dec. 4) double-ring lunar daters adjacent, and "R" framed town handstamp on front, a little aged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8140

China, 1907 (Mar. 31) double registered red-band envelope from Chihsien to Tientsin, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet and 5c mauve vertical pair, canceled by "Honan/Chihsien" segmented lunar c.d.s. (Ting Wei, 2nd month, 18th day), with Kaifeng (Mar. 31) and Tientsin (Apr. 3) lunar daters, and "RR" framed town handstamp on front, a little aged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$3,400
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Lot 8141

China, 1907 (Nov. 22) red-band envelope from Peking to Shyuchow, bearing 2c red, canceled by "Peking" lunar c.d.s. showing large outer circle of the cancellation device, with "Kiangsu/Shyuchow" lunar arrival c.d.s. (Dec. 8) on reverse, a couple of opening tears at top not affecting stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Current BidHK$5,500
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Lot 8142

China, 1908 Chinese Imperial Posts, two declaration forms for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, each bearing on reverse C.I.P. 10c green pair, cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s. of "12 Aug 1908" and "5 Nov 1908" respectively, Fine to Very Fine for these.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 8143

China, 1908 (Mar. 12) red-band envelope from Kaiping to Chuliangcheng, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet, canceled by "Chihli/Kaiping" double-ring lunar dater (Wu Shen, 2nd month, 10th day), and showing "Chihli/Chunliangcheng" round Branch Box handstamp with only traces of outer frame, light overall ageing, nevertheless, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$3,000
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Lot 8144

China, 1908 (Oct.) registered red-band envelope from Hankow to Peking, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre and 2c scarlet horizontal strip of three, canceled by "Hankow/11" tombstone handstamp, showing "Hupei/Hankow" segmented lunar c.d.s. (Wu Shen 10th month, 5th day; Oct. 29), "R" unframed handstamp, and "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Nov. 2) adjacent, with framed registration handstamp on front, the 1c stamp has minor wrinkle and there is a small stain on front, Very Fine nevertheless.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Current BidHK$5,000
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Lot 8145

China, 1910 (Feb. 3) double registered red-band envelope from Limchowfu to Tientsin, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical pair and 10c dull blue, canceled by "Limchowfu" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Chi-Yu La month 10), with "Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Feb. 19) adjacent, and "R/Limchow/No." framed handstamp and "AR" in Chinese both on reverse, small part of cover torn away at foot on front, otherwise, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Current BidHK$4,500
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Lot 8146

China, 1910 (June 6) envelope from Kutsing to Tuyeng-Quang via Viettri (June 12) and Lao-Kay (June 13), bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical strip of four and 2c green vertical pair and single, canceled by "Yunnan/Kutsing" double-ring lunar dater (Keng Shu 4th month, 29th day) and one 2c additionally tied by "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 12), with "Iliang" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (June 11) and other French Indochina transit and arrival c.d.s.'s adjacent, Very Fine example of mail to French Indochina sent at the 10-cent U.P.U. rate for foreign mail.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8147

China, 1911 (Feb.) envelope from Nanking addressed to an Austrian soldier in Olmütz, Austria (label on reverse), bearing C.I.P. 2c green vertical strip of five, canceled by "Nanking/34" framed handstamp in red and "Nanking City" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai Cheng month 22; Feb. 20) and additionally tied by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Feb. 24), no postal markings outside China, Very Fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 8148

China, 1911 (Mar. 27) double registered red-band envelope from Tsinan to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 3c blue green and 16c olive green, canceled by "Tsinan" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 2nd month, 27th day), with two strikes of "R" unframed handstamp and "Peking" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Mar. 31) adjacent, some minor soiling mostly on front, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 8149

China, 1911 (May 1) envelope from Canton to Seattle, Washington, bearing 5c violet pair, canceled by "Kwangtung/Sunning" small lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 4th month, 3rd day), showing "Wah Fook Co./Sun Ning City/P.O./Canton China" oval sender's cachet in red adjacent and "Canton/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (May 2) on reverse, some wrinkling at top, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 8150

China, 1911 (July 4) envelope from Patang to Edinburgh, Scotland, redirected to Pitlochry, bearing C.I.P. 3c blue green singles (2) and 4c scarlet, canceled by "Patang/I.P.O." c.d.s., with another strike adjacent, showing "Tathenlu" (July 4) and "Chengtu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., "Szuchuan/Yachow" double-ring lunar dater (July 7), "Peking" bilingual c.d.s. (July 25), "Pekin/Chine" c.d.s. (July 26) of the French P.O., and Scottish "Edinburgh" (Aug. 11) and "Pitlochry" c.d.s.'s (Aug. 12) on reverse, the cover opened out for display and the 4c stamp a trifle oxidized, Very Fine and remarkable usage of this rare and distinctive Imperial Post Office dater, from the Baily correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000.
Current BidHK$13,000
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Lot 8151

China, 1911 (July 11) double registered red-band elveope from Sintai to Peking, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical strip of three and 5c mauve pair, canceled by "Sintai" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 6th month, 16th day), with "Peking" bilingual segmented lunar arrival c.d.s. (July 12) adjacent, showing framed registration and "AR" handstamps on reverse, stamps a little oxidized, nevertheless a Very Fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 8152

China, 1911 (Oct. 5) neat red-band envelope from Changsha to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 3c blue green, canceled by "Hunan/Changsha" lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 8th month, 14th day), showing "Changsha Nanyang Street Branch Agency" circular dater and "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Oct. 10) on reverse, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,400
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Lot 8153

China, 1912 (Sept. 11) envelope from Kuliang to Brooklyn, New York, redirected to Chicago, bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 5c mauve horizontal pair, canceled by "Foochow/Kuliang" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with "Foochow" (Sept. 11) and "Shanghai" (Sept. 20) bilingual c.d.s., "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (Sept. 20) and "Brooklyn, N.Y." arrival duplex (Oct. 19) on reverse, some irregular perfs at top right and peripheral cover faults, Very Fine strike of this rare dater for Foochow.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$8,000
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Lot 8154

China, 1913 (Jan. 23) double registered red-band envelope from Tsingchowfu to Tsingtau, bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 4c vermilion and 20c maroon, canceled by "Tsingchowfu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing two strikes of "R" unframed handstamp and "R/Tsingchowfu (China)/No. 348" framed handstamp adjacent, with "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" arrival c.d.s. (Jan. 24) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Current BidHK$2,000
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Lot 8155

China, 1913 (Aug. 20) red-band envelope from Tsitsihar to Changchun, bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 1c ochre singles (3), canceled by "Tsitsihar" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing superb "Heilungkiang/Tsitsihar/8" tombstone handstamp in red and "Kuan Chengtzu" c.d.s. (Aug. 23) on reverse, flaps gum stained, otherwise, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Current BidHK$4,000
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Lot 8156

China, Collection, 1898-1913, the excellent balance of the collection, comprising 15 covers and a postcard with various domestic and foreign usages, local rates, registered, and tombstone cancellations, including 1901 red-band envelope to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 2c canceled by "Chengtingfu" tombstone handstamp with "Paoting" dollar dater on reverse, 1902 envelope from Shanghai to Tsingtau bearing C.I.P. 2c perfin "HSBC", 1904 postcard from Shanghai to New York bearing C.I.P. 1c strip of four canceled by "San Francisco/Cal." oval handstamp, 1912 registered red-band envelope from Lienchowfu to Peking bearing C.I.P. 10c dull blue with "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 3c, and 1913 registered envelope from Kuling to the U.S.A. bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 2c green and London Waterlow overprint on 10c pair and single a few faults, overall, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Current BidHK$17,000
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