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


Postal History
 
 
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Lot 210
 
China, Selection of 8 items, including 1923 Train PO c.d.s. on 1¢ flag postal card to Paoting, 2 other used Junk postal cards with one uprated; 2 military used cover with one stampless; SYS cover with a damaged stamp; SYS cover with commemorative cancel; PRC New 4th army stampless cover with letter enclosed. Several are useful and interesting items.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 211

China, Selection of 3 covers with airmail instructional markings, 1935-38. 1935 Shanghai to Morocco airmail cover with 2 different Saigon - Marseille airmail instructional markings on front. 1937 Shanghai to UK airmail cover with via Hanoi marking. 1938 Shanghai to US airmail cover with From Hong Kong by U.S. Air Service marking. All useful showing different markings and routings.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 212

China, Selection of 5 airmail covers, 1947-48, Kwangtung small town to California correspondence. All different frankings, with CNC and Gold Yuan; some covers roughly opened damaging stamps, otherwise Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 213
 
China, Selection of 9 covers with commemorative cancels, 1930's to 40s. Various origins from Shanghai, Nanking, Tientsin, Canton, Changsha and Tungfa. All different markings with no duplication of events. Some with commemorative stamps. Highly collected subject, generally Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 214
 
China, Selection of 13 items. Including 3 Manchuria Japanese occupation mint postcards, also Yunnan cover, Japanese Occupation of North China plus Hubei covers, 1940s incoming covers from Burma to Amoy, German Offices in China Hankow card, Letter Hong cover, also 2 non-China related items.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 215
 
China, Selection of 4 Gold Yuan covers, 1949. Useful little group with nice frankings including mixed transportation series with SYS type 3 to US, 1 to Scotland, examine, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 216

China, 1912, set of 2 incoming post cards to a US missionary in Kwangtung Sheklung, 1912 (Jun 7) New York City to Sheklung postcard with rare Sheklung first year c.d.s. (7th month 5th day) redirected to Canton with bilingual c.d.s. of the same date. 1912 (Aug 3) New York to Sheklung US double postal card (front card only) with large Canton directional marking applied. Apparently the addressee had already moved to Cheung Chow Hong Kong where this was redirected with a HK c.d.s. (Sep 8). A very rare Kwangtung small town correspondence. Also Cheung Chow did not have a post office opened in that early date.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 12,000.
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Lot 217

China, 1913 (Mar 30), red band cover from Tientsin to Tsingtau, with Waterlow Republic overprint 1¢ x2, another 1c removed when opened at flap. This cover was send from the Tientsin Kwong(tung) Labour Recruiting Company to the Bureau of Labour Recruiting at Tsingtao. A very early reference to Chinese Labour hired at Tsingtao. Rare.
Scott 164. Chan 170.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 218

China, 1913 (May 1), double registered cover from Changsha to Sydney, with both Republic and Revolution Commemoratives, tied with Changsha bilingual c.d.s., also with boxed AR marking Changsha boxed registered marking and Shanghai French PO c.d.s. (May 6) on front. Hankow bilingual c.d.s. with broken ring (May 3), Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. (May 6), registered Brisbane c.d.s. (Jun 2) in blue, NSW TPO 2 north c.d.s. (Jun 2) and NSW TPO 1 north c.d.s. (Jun 3) all on back. With official oval Sub-district Postmaster Changsha (May 1) dispatch marking also on back. Cover showing detailed and excellent routing marking, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott 178, 181, 182, 190, 191, 193, 194. Chan 184, 187, 188, 196, 197, 199, 200.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 219

China, 1913 (May 16), Canton local usage post card, 1¢ flag postal card (Han 10) with Canton c.d.s. and postman chop 15 all on front. This was a printed message for Shameen Defense Corps notifying Corps member that their rifles had been cleaned. A rare and historical reference of this little known volunteer defense corp in the foreign settlement of Shameen of Canton, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 220

China, 1913 (Jul 19), cover from Moukden (Shenyang) to Canada, franked with Republic Commemoratives 2¢ x5 (Scott 191, Chan 197), tied with Moukden c.d.s. Boxed registered Shenyang marking crossed out in blue pencil on front. Sydney Cape Breton Island slogan machine marking (Aug 8) on back and also offset on front. Rare occurrence where a registered marking was applied and then crossed out, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 221

China, 1913 (Nov 21), cover from Ningpo to Germany, with mixed issue franking ROC overprint on CIP Coiling Dragons and Junks (Scott 165 X3, 203, 205, Chan 171, 209, 211), tied with Ningpo bilingual c.d.s. Endorsed via Siberia. Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. (Nov 22) and Moukden bilingual c.d.s. (Nov 26) also on back. Cover still showing use of ROC overprint on Coiling Dragons stamps and mixed franking, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 222

China, 1916 (Feb 13), Hung Hsein First Year Trans-Siberian TPO cover fromTaikang to UK, franked with Junk 10¢ (Scott 230, Chan 237), tied with Taikang c.d.s. (1st year 2nd month 13th day) also with faint Kaifeng bilingual c.d.s. (1916 Feb 14) on front. Jihsein c.d.s. (1st year 2nd month 13th day), Peking bilingual c.d.s. (1916 Feb 16), postman chop S2 and Peking to Moukden Bureau Ambulant no 1 c.d.s. (1916 Feb 17) on back. A rare Hung Hsien First Year cover with multiple first year marking sent Trans-Siberian also with TPO marking. A show-piece, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 223

China, 1919 (Dec 16), stampless "On Postal Service" registered AR cover from Harbin to U.S., sending AR receipts. Harbin c.d.s. on front with U.S. registered marking. Moukden c.d.s. (Dec 18), unclear Calif c.d.s. (Jan 14) and Cincinnati c.d.s. (Jan 18) on back, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,200.
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Lot 224

China, 1924, incoming postage due cover from Great Britain to Shanghai, franked with King George V ½d and 1½d, with South Kensington machine c.d.s. (Jan 28), China 2¢ postage dues x2 (Scott J53, Chan D51) with Shanghai c.d.s. (Mar 15?), Shanghai machine c.d.s. on back (Mar 13), Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 225

China, 1929, "Received from HM Ship" markings on two China to UK covers. One dated Jun 8 and the other Oct 7 with this London machine marking. These were military usage with GB ½d x3 on both cover. The June cover was endorsed via Siberia while the October cover was endorsed via Suez. Interesting pair showing scarce usage and routing, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 226

China, 1929 (Jul 8), FFC with propeller commemorative c.d.s. on registered cover from Shanghai to Nanking, including $1 Unification Chiang Kai-Shek commemorative (Scott 283, Chan 300), scarce stamp used on cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 227

China, 1931 (May 31), Trans-Siberian registered airmail commercial cover from Shanghai to Berlin, with second Peking 20¢ x2 and $1 x2 (Scott 262, 265, Chan 265, 268), tied with Shanghai International airmail commemorative c.d.s. on front also with Shanghai registration label and Berlin Luftpost marking in red, 2 different Berlin c.d.s. on back (Jun 18, 19). Most FFC covers are philatelic while this one is a commercial cover and paying the correct rate. This routing existed only for 4 short months as the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1931 (Sep 18) ending this routing. Detailed rate and route analysis is supplied. A show piece, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 228

China, 1932 (May 23), cover with full set of Sven Hedin Northwest Scientific Expedition, tied with Hankow c.d.s., Fine.
Scott 307-310. Chan 329-332.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Use of this set from Hankow is scarce. Those not created by Hedin himself are rare
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Lot 229

China, 1940, incoming Poste Restante postal card from Germany, with SYS 5¢ added for Poste Restante fee tied with Shanghai c.d.s. (Apr 6). Incoming Trans-Siberian card with German censor marking. Double card with front card only. Scarce with fee paid, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 230

China, 1940 (Mar), registered cover from Chungking to U.S., with SYS Chunghwa print $1 x3 with Chungking Anti-Bandit Chop, US due markings applied upon arrival. Initially endorsed as airmail, but endorsement was covered up by paper. Scarce registered surface rate "ABC" cover, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 231

China, 1940 (Oct 8), illustrated cover with Canton "Domestic Postage Paid" marking, used locally, with postman chop boxed 201 on back, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 232

China, 1940 (Nov 26), registered airmail cover from Falunhiao to U.S., franked with SYS Chunghwa print $1 x3, $10 x3, with East Szechwan Anti-Bandit Chop, via Clipper with Honolulu c.d.s. (1941 Jan 13) and Camden c.d.s. (Jan 18). Highly collected registered airmail "ABC" cover, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 233

China, 1941 (Feb), small town cover from Canton to Hong Kong, with SYS 1¢, 2¢, Martyr 1¢ tied with unclear non-standard town and village postal drawer marking in red, also with Jiuyui c.d.s. (Feb 18) and Kamhoi c.d.s. (Feb 19) all on back. Scarce Guangdong small town markings on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 234

China, 1941 (Apr 23), airmail censored cover from Shanghai to Brazil, with Air-Transit 3 marking in turquoise on front, SYS New York print $2 and SYS Second London print $5 with Shanghai c.d.s. HK censor label and box 21 censor marking on back. Rio Machine marking on back. Scarce destination and rare Air-Transit marking on cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 235

China, 1941 (May 8), airmail censored cover from Kunming to U.S., with Air Transit 6 in turquoise on front, with Martyr 50¢ and SYS Chunghwa $2 x2 tied with Kunming c.d.s. on back. Also with HK open by censor tape and boxed 30 censor marking in purple. Scarce Air Transit marking on cover, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 236

China, 1941 (Jul 16), airmail censored cover from Shanghai to U.S., with Air Transit 2 in blue on front, with SYS Second London print 5¢, Chunghwa print 10¢ x2, $2 x2 tied with Shanghai c.d.s. HK opened by censor label and boxed 25 censor marking in purple on back. Scarce Air Transit marking on cover. Names blocked out, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 237

China, 1941 (Nov 19), interrupted mail censored and returned cover from Shanghai to Vienna, endorsed "via Pacific and Hong Kong" on top, this cover might not have traveled this route because of the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong on Dec 8. The cover somehow reached Vienna with Vienna c.d.s. on back in 1946 (May 15) a whopping four and a half years in transit. At a certain point in time, the cover was re-directed from back to Shanghai because it was not able to deliver. A show piece showing a cover that was sent before the start of WWII and redirected back to sender after the war ended half a year. A rare occurrence, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 238

China, 1941 (Dec 3), interrupted mail cover from Shanghai to U.S. This airmail cover originating from Shanghai would have been sent to HK, then by Clipper to Hawaii and then onto San Francisco. With the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbour on Dec 7 and HK on Dec 8, this cover was most likely not sent to HK. The airmail label was crossed out by red pencil as well as the airmail endorsement. As there were no other marking except 12 in purple pencil and the clear examined by tape, it was difficult to determined how this traveled or forwarded. However, there was a pencil note that stated that this cover was received in 1943 (Jan 21) showing 13 month in transit and signed. A scarce interrupted mail cover sent just before the start of the Pacific War across the Pacific, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 239

China, 1942 (May 4), cover from Sinking to Sian, tied with Sinking Village and Town postal drawer markings on 8 stamps both front and back also with Sinkiang c.d.s. Scarce Town and Village postal drawer marking from outskirt province, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 240

China, 1943 (Feb 7), express letter from Chungking to Shanghai, franked with 50¢ overprint on SYS 16¢ x4 (Scott 529, Chan 642), tied with Chungking c.d.s. on back with part express strip still attached. Shanghai c.d.s. (Mar 8) on front. This express letter took a month from Chungking to Shanghai showing how difficult wartime mail was delivered from free China to Japanese Occupied Shanghai, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 241

China, 1944, two airmail covers from Chengtu to England via Cairo, written up on exhibit page. Titled as CNAC to Calcutta via BOAC to Cairo by surface mail to UK, the top cover has a SYS $4 with imperf right gutter also with British censor tape. Great exhibit pair showing this scarce wartime routing.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 242

China, 1944 ca., proof strike on narrow strip of paper with Canton "International Postage Paid" marking, with 33 as year (1944) May 5. The date would show this was still under Japanese Occupation. Numbering also on side, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 243

China, 1945 (May 8), airmail registered censored cover from Chungking to U.S., franked with full set of War refugees Relief Fund (Scott B4-9, Chan 815-820), tied with Chungking c.d.s. also with registration label and A20 in purple US censor marking on front. Unclear US marking (Jun 6) on back with Chungking c.d.s. This must have been sent via the Hump to Burma. Scarce late war usage to US, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 244

China, 1945 (Oct), "Internee mail free of postage Shanghai P.O." marking on cover to U.S., also with US Postal Service APO 290 c.d.s. (Oct 31) on front. Scarce postwar usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 245

China, 1946, cover from Szechwan small town to the Province's Northern Court, with SYS Paicheng print $4, $30 (Scott 516, 521, Chan 619, 624), tied with non-standard Shekbaheun town and village postal drawer marking, also with Chungking c.d.s. (Feb 26) and Yuelaicheung cd (Feb 28) also on front. Scarce Szechwan small town marking on cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500.
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Lot 246

China, 1947 (Mar 15), airmail cover from Taipeh to New York, franked on reverse by Taiwan Province 2y on $50 (Scott 22) and 5y on $200 (Scott 24, 9 copies), all tied by red "Taipeh 15.3.47 Taiwan" c.d.s.'s, with violet "Taipeh 17.3.47 Taiwan" handstamp along side. Clean and attractive cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 247

China, 1948 (Apr 24), double censored airmail cover from Shanghai to Japan, with SYS plum blossom $5000 x6 (Scott 752, Chan 1035), tied with Shanghai c.d.s. on back. Chinese censor in purple on front with US civil censorship tape and censor marking in purple, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 248

China, 1949 (Jun 18), airmail cover from Swatow to U.S., with Silver Yuan overprint transportation revenue 4¢/$100 x3, 10¢/$1000 x19 (Scott 964, 967, Chan S13, S11), with Swatow c.d.s. on back also with private date stamp on back. High rate $2.02 Silver Yuan international airmail cover. Swatow was a fairly scarce origination for a Silver Yuan cover. Also few Silver Yuan cover had US receiving mark, but this had private marking showing actual arrival time and date.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 249

China, 1949 (Jun 29), airmail cover from Kunming to Chungking, with Yunnan Silver Yuan overprint 30¢ on $20 SYS (Scott 68, Chan S148), tied with Kunming c.d.s. and boxed Void in purple. Chungking c.d.s. (Jul 2) on back. Very desirable single stamp usage for airmail rate during Silver Yuan period, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 250

China, 1949 (Aug 17), airmail cover from Kweilin to Hong Kong, with Silver Yuan SYS 1¢, transportation revenue overprint 4¢/$100, 10¢/$50 (Scott 973, 964, 966, Chan S22, S13, S14), with Kweilin c.d.s. on back. Cover addressed to famous old-time HK stamp dealer Hu San. Illustrating scarce airmail route between Guangxi and HK near the fall of China in 1949, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 251

China, 1949 (Oct 22), airmail double censorship cover from Shanghai to Belgium, with Air Transit 6 in blue in front, with SYS Chunghwa print 30¢, $1, New York print $5 X2 tied with Shanghai c.d.s. HK opened by censor label and boxed 101 censor marking on back also with German censor tape and marking. 56 in circle also on front. Scarce Air Transit marking on cover, Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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