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

French Offices in China
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Lot 296
Lot 297

French Offices in China, 1890 (Sep), cover from Shanghai to Belgium, with France 5c x2 and 15c tied with Shanghai French PO c.d.s., "Modane A Paris" c.d.s. in dark red also on front; surname and street number blocked, otherwise Fine, the use of the 15c is uncommon.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 298

French Offices in China, 1894 (Apr), long commercial cover from Shanghai to France, with France 25c and 1F x6 (one damaged), with Shanghai French PO c.d.s., "Ligne N Paquebot" French no. 2 c.d.s. (Apr 14) and Lyon c.d.s. (Mai 2) on back, red wax seals removed.; slightly soiled and some faults on back and edge, otherwise Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

Very rare high value cover paying a 6.25 franc rate but not registered
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Lot 299

French Offices in China, 1903 (Jul 16), stampless postcard endorsed "Corps d'Occupation de Chine", Tientsin Military usage with unit marking but was not allowed with postage due levied, with Tientsin French PO c.d.s., "T" in triangular postage due marking, 10c postage due x2 tied with Jura c.d.s. (Aug 26).; some edge toning, otherwise Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 5,000

Very scarce where a military use with proper unit marking was rated as postage due
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