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GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS continued...

Gilbert & Ellice Islands continued...
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1101 image1975 Cowrie Shells, imperforate proofs of the four stamps in the issued colours each mounted on separate Questa Colour Security Printers Ltd cards, and an imperforate proof of the miniature sheet mounted on card. (5). Photo on Page 152. (Image1)

Est. £240-280

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1102 1975 Cowrie Shells, imperforate proof of the miniature sheet in the issued colours, mounted on card, scarce.

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

HONG KONG & TREATY PORTS

Hong Kong & Treaty Ports
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1103 QV-QEII Stamps and covers in two albums including 1912 $10, 1921-37 $3 and $5, 1948 Silver Wedding $10 all used, some treaty port cancels, 1897 German 10pf postcard with Deutsche Seepost c.d.s and Hong Kong datestamp, also a few Macau, China 1999 Year Book, and the 1996-97 auction catalogue of the Beckeman Collection of China (sales 1-3). (100s).

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Est. £300-350

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1104 image1859 (July 26) Entire letter from Augustus Heard & Co in Hong Kong to Amoy, originally forwarding a letter and enclosing their circular, prepaid at the 1/4 quadruple (over 1oz) rate with red "HONG KONG / C / PAID" c.d.s on the front (Proud PD7) and "HONG KONG / C" c.d.s on reverse. Endorsed "P. Shanghai", sent via Swatow. Light vertical fold, otherwise superb, an unusual destination. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1105 image1861 (Dec 14) Cover prepaid 2/2 to the USA via Marseilles and London with red "HONG KONG / C / PAID" c.d.s. (Proud PD8) on the front and "HONG KONG / C" c.d.s on reverse. Red London Paid transit c.d.s (Jan 27), carried from Liverpool to Boston on the British Cunard Packet "Asia", red "16 / CENTS" applied in error and crossed out, charged 5 cents with a N. York Br. Pkt arrival c.d.s (Feb 15). A fine and attractive cover to USA. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1106 image1862-80 Used selection including 1863-63 no watermark 2c, 8c, 12c (2), 18c, 24c and 96c (most with faults, 96c with small corner faults); 1863-71 Crown CC set with additional shades including 18c lilac (2, one a little creased, the other fine) and scarce 96c olive-bistre with tiny tear and creased corner perf; 1877 16c (3); and 1876-80 surcharges (some small faults but fine examples of S.G. 21, 25a, 27). Condition a little mixed but including some better stamps, some used in Shanghai. S.G. 1/27, £3,600 (approx). (45). Photo on Page 142. (Image 1) (Image 2) (Image 3) (Image 4) (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. £300-350

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1107 1871 (Sep 22) Cover from London to Hong Kong via Brindisi franked 3d + 1/-, backstamped superb "HONG-KONG / SINGAPORE TO / HONG-KONG / MARINE SORTER" (Proud D4, dated "OC / 24 2 / 71") applied on the P&O Ellora" (arrived at Hong Kong on Oct 30), opened out to display the backstamp, fine.

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1108 image1882 Cover to Scotland headed "From Pte J. McLachlan, Royal Marines, H.M.S Albatross, China Station", countersigned with a handstamped signature, with two G.B 1d lilacs paying the concession rate via Brindisi, a "HONG-KONG" c.d.s (June 5) applied below the stamps, which are cancelled upon arrival in London (July 19), redirected free of charge in Scotland. A few small edge faults, an attractive concession rate cover. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1109 image1885 Cover to England headed "From E. Bolton, Seaman, H.M.S Champion, China" and countersigned, the 2d concession rate via Brindisi paid by G.B 1d lilac pair, a "HONG-KONG" c.d.s (Mar 31) alongside the stamps, which are each cancelled "F.B" upon arrival in the London Foreign Branch. Flap missing, opening tears at right and upper edge, still a very reasonable looking concession rate cover. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £160-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1110 image1891 (Aug 18) Registered cover posted within Hong Kong bearing three 7c on 10c surcharges (S.G. 43) each cancelled B62, circular framed "R" and a Hong Kong c.d.s on the front, very fine and scarce. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

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Est. £500-600

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1111 1894 North Borneo 6c postcard posted from Hong Kong to England franked 2c vertical pair, minor corner creases, otherwise fine and unusual.

Est. £120-140

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1112 1895-98 Covers franked 10c to Europe, all sent by French Packet, comprising 1895 (Sep 4) cover to France via Brindisi bearing two 5c stamps with circular "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No 2" c.d.s on the front; 1897 (Apr 14) cover franked 10c to Italy with "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No 7" c.d.s on reverse; and 1898 (Apr 6) cover with 5c pair to Belgium, octagonal "LIGNE N / PAQ. FR. No 4" datestamp on the front. Three fine covers, ex Gordon-Smith Collection. (3).

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Est. £280-320

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1113 1917-19 Registered covers to England, the first bearing KGV 4c vertical pair + 10c with blue Hong Kong C registration label, the 1919 cover from Shanghai bearing China overprint 10c pair with boxed Shanghai B.P.O registration handstamp. (2).

Est. £120-140

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1114 1921-37 KGV 25c Unmounted mint marginal pair with plate number "2", the right stamp with the broken flower variety, superb. S.G. 126/a.

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Est. £50-60

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1115 image1931 Piece cut from the De La Rue day book bearing stamp size proofs of the new 3c and 5c duty plates, in black on white glazed paper, "July 22nd, 24048" or "July 24th, 24046" endorsed alongside the two proofs. A unique piece from the De La Rue archives. Photo on Page 158. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1116 image1938 (Jan 14) Cover from Kowloon to Northern Ireland bearing 5c Stamp Duty single + pair, backstamped at Victoria. A fine commercial use of this fiscal, authorised for postal use for ten day, January 11th-20th, due to a shortage of 5c stamps. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1117 1941 (Feb 26) Centenary set of six on printed pictorial F.D.C with uncommon Kowloon Tong datestamps (P.O open 1933-41). Also 1946 (Aug 29) Victory pair on plain registered F.D.C, and 1946 (Dec 20) 10c pair on pictorial F.D.C. (3).

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1118 1945 Commercial covers sent locally within Hong Kong, with octagonal framed "HONG KONG / 1945 / POSTAGE PAID". (2).

Est. £100-120

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1119 1945 Stampless "On Service" cover to "The Senior Accountant Officer R.A.F, Peninsula Hotel, Kowloon" with octagonal "HONG KONG/ 1945 / POSTAGE PAID", apparently registered with manuscript "R.120", marked "Urgent" and "H.Q"; and 1946 (Oct 30) receipt for a registered gift parcel to London with Indian "F.P.O / No. 222" c.d.s, two unusual registered items. (2).

Est. £150-180

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1120 1946 (Mar 12) 25c Registration envelope size H sent by air mail to England, endorsed from "Sgt. M.J Edwards, 131 SWS, R. Sigs., c/o H.Q.L.F, Hong Kong" and headed "On Active Service", the postage therefore free, provisional type registration label handstamped "C., F.P.O 127", the embossed stamp cancelled by Indian "F.P.O / No. 127" c.d.s, a scarce registration envelope used from the Indian F.P.O.

Est. £150-200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1121 1946 (Sep 17) India 4½a Registration envelope (4½x7½ inches) sent by air mail to England, endorsed from "Sigmn M. Edwards, H.K. S.W.C, Hong Kong" and headed "On Active Service, Forces Packet to the U.K, Duty Free", reverse with Army Form W.5192A, "H.M Forces Overseas, Duty Free Concession for Gifts sent to the United Kingdom" (contents - silk scarf, value 10/-) handstamped oval "HONG KONG SPECIAL WIRELESS CENTRE" cachet, the cover bearing provisional type registration label handstamped "F.P.O 127" and franked India 1a pair + 2a (9) all cancelled by Indian "F.P.O / No. 127" datestamps, scarce from Hong Kong.

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1122 image1946 (Dec 24) 25c Registration envelope size H sent by air mail to England franked by three India 2a stamps, endorsed from "Sigmn H.J Edwards, H.K. S.W.C, Kowloon, Hong Kong", manuscript "102, F.P.O 127", the envelope and stamps cancelled by Indian "F.P.O / No. 127" c.d.s. An unusual use of Indian stamps on a Hong Kong stationery envelope, a very late use of this scarce F.P.O (recorded used in Hong Kong until December 29th). Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £200-250

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1123 1959 G.B 6d puce + 6d blue overseas registration envelope size K2 franked by a 6d Wilding, posted from Field Post Office 998 to England, return address of "Whitfield Barracks, Kowloon". A scarce large size envelope used from Hong Kong.

Est. £80-100

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1124 Literature. Sotheby's 1980 auction catalogue of the Ryohei Ishikawa Collection, with prices realised, 257 pages, hardbound, an invaluable reference tool. Also the introduction to the 2016 Meiso Mizuhara catalogue of the Customs Post "fore-runner period". (2).

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Est. £50-60

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Treaty Ports
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1125 image1917 China overprint 1c brown, watermark sideways, one slightly short perf, used with Tientsin c.d.s, the rarest variety amongst all the China overprint issues. S.G. 1c, £3,000. Photo included on Back Cover. (Image1)

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Est. £1,000-1,200

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Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.

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