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HONG KONG & TREATY PORTS continued...

Treaty Ports continued...
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
1126 imageAmoy. 1874 (Oct 26) Cover from Amoy ("John Forster & Co" flap) to Funchal, Madeira, "via Brindisi" bearing 1863-71 2c, 8c and 30c (corner fault) each cancelled "B62" and tied by a red London Paid transit c.d.s (Dec 7), red crayon "1/7", backstamped with datestamps of "AMOY / A" (Proud D1) and HONG-KONG / A", light vertical fold, otherwise fine, a rare destination from Amoy. Ex John Parker Collection. Photo on Inside Back Cover. (Image1)

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Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1127 imageCanton. 1843 (Mar 8) Entire from Russell & Co in Canton, to London with boxed "OVERLAND / VIA / FALMOUTH / RUSSELL & Co" and smudged oval "INDIA", arrival backstamp (June 10), marked "1oz" and charged 4/-. Horizontal file fold and large closed tear at top, a fine example of this scarce Russell & Co forwarding agents cachet. Photo on Page 156. (Image1)

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1128 imageCanton. 1846 (Sep 26) Printed letter from Russell & Co, with details of exports from China to USA and England, posted to Huth & Co in London, superb "HONG-KONG" double arc backstamp (Proud D3, 28 SE with month in serifed letters) and London c.d.s (Dec 2), charged 1/-, address panel with a red boxed Chinese handstamp in the lower right corner, light vertical file fold, otherwise fine. Photo on Page 160. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1129 imageHankow. 1894 (Feb 26) Cover to Italy with 1882-96 5c pair cancelled "HANKOW / C" c.d.s (Proud D5), backstamped at Shanghai, Hong Kong and Milan (Apr 4), fine and scarce. Photo on Page 160. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1130 Wei-Hai-Wei. 1909-10 Covers with KEVII 4c tied by "WEI-HAI-WEI / PORT-EDWARD" datestamps, addressed to Rockey Point, Pei-tai-ho, one with Tientsin and Chefoo British P.O backstamps, the other with Tientsin British P.O, Tientsin and Peitaiho datestamps, both with unusual oval framed "FT". (2)

Est. £180-220

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
Shanghai
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1131 image1859 (July 13) Cover to Breslau, Prussia, via England, prepaid 6d with red boxed "PAID" of Hong Kong (Proud PD1) on the front and a "HONG KONG / C" backstamp (July 16), a further "6" charge and the correct "1/8" charge both written in red crayon but crossed out, endorsed "undercharge from Shanghae 1/2" in black. Handstamped red oval "P", datestamps of London Paid (Sep 19), Aachen and Breslau. An extraordinary cover, accepted underpaid in Shanghai, the 1/2 possibly charged to the senders account. Photo on Page 160. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1132 image1865 (Mar 20) Cover endorsed from "Lindsay & Co, Shanghae, Mar 20 1865" to London per Messageries Imperiales, franked 1862-63 8c and 24c each tied by blue "B62", blue "HONG-KONG / C" backstamp (Mar 26) and red London Paid arrival c.d.s (May 4), red manuscript "1" and "1/3". A superb quality first issue cover from Shanghai, ex Ishikawa collection. Photo on Page 160. (Image1)

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Est. £1,000-1,200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1133 image1866 (Sep 20) Cover to USA via Southampton franked 1863-71 4c (corner fault), 12c and 30c each cancelled "B62", backstamped "SHANGHAE / C" in blue and "HONG KONG / A" (Sep 24), red London Paid c.d.s (Nov 17) and N. York Br. Pkt. Paid c.d.s (Nov 27, tying the 12c stamp). Carried from Liverpool on the British Cunard Packet "Scotia", red "5 / CENTS" (due to the USA), with red manuscript "1" and "1/9½". An attractive three colour franking to the USA. Photo on Page 160 (Image1)

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1134 image1867 (Nov 22) Cover to Bombay pr "Emeu" with enclosed letter from Russell & Co in Shanghai concerning the sale of six chests of opium, the cover with oval "FORWARDED BY / RUSSELL & Co / HONGKONG", franked 1863-71 8c (tiny corner fault) tied "B62", red manuscript "4", backstamped at Hong Kong and Bombay (Dec 22). A fine Shanghai cover with a Hong Kong forwarding agent's cachet. Also an 1867 entire letter posted from Shanghai to France with superb red oval "FORWARDED BY / SHANGHAE / BIRLEY WORTHINGTON & Co", the stamps unfortunately removed. (2). Photo on Page 160. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1135 image1874 (May 17) Mourning cover to Bavaria via Brindisi bearing 1871 30c mauve cancelled "S1" in blue, backstamped blue "SHANGHAE / A" c.d.s and at Hong Kong (May 21) and Munich, small red "P.D" applied in Hong Kong. An attractive cover. Photo on Page 160. (Image1)

Est. £350-400

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1136 image1875 (Oct 14) Entire from W. Pustau & Co in Shanghai to Italy sent by French Packet via Marseille, franked 1863-71 4c (corner fault), 12c and 24c each cancelled "B62" in blue, reverse with blue oval "W.M PUSTAU & Co / HONG KONG" Forwarding Agent's cachet and datestamps of Hong Kong (Oct 21), Naples (Nov 21) and Milan, the front with small red "PD" of Hong Kong and octagonal "POSS. AN. / PAQ. FR. N. No. 1" datestamp (Oct 21). An attractive entire forwarded via Hong Kong, ex. John Parker collection. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

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Est. £500-600

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1137 image1879 (Apr 11) Cover to England "per French Mail" with 1863-71 8c cancelled "S1", a "SHANGHAE / A" c.d.s alongside and superb red oval "FORWARDED BY / JARDINE MATHESON & Co / SHANGHAI / (11/4/79)", backstamped at Hong Kong (Apr 15) and upon arrival (May 24), opened out. A superb forwarding agent cover, ex Ishikawa collection. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

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Est. £1,000-1,200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1138 imageLocal Post. 1893 (Apr 2) 1c Postcard franked 2c, addressed to England, posted into the Local Post as a "cash" card, transferred to the British Post Office the following day, with superb blue "SHANGHAI / H / LOCAL POST" c.d.s, an unusual small circular handstamp in matching blue at the base, cancelled by "SHANGHAI / C" datestamps, Hong Kong transit c.d.s (Apr 11). A superb card. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

Est. £500-700

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1139 image1899 (Nov 20) Picture postcard to England with China 2c vertical pair tied by Pa Kua cancels, "SHANGHAI / LOCAL POST" c.d.s below, Hong Kong 2c pair applied over the Chinese stamps with boxed "I.P.O" unusually applied centrally on the pair (and not tying the stamps to the card), cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. A fine combination card. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1140 image1906 G.B ½d Postal stationery cover to Canton with scarce circular framed "FOUND / IN MAIL / FOR / SHANGHAI", arrival backstamp. Photo on Page 162. (Image1)

Est. £250-300

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1141 1918 (Aug 22/26) Covers from Port Edward to Shanghai franked China overprint 4c, both with superb boxed "BUY WAR BONDS / THROUGH / CHINA & JAPAN / WAR SAVINGS ASSOCIATION / SHANGHAI" on the front (Proud H52, the first the earliest recorded date), Shanghai B.P.O backstamps, both with some staining on the front. (2).

Est. £280-320

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

ICELAND

Iceland
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
1142 1900 5aur Postcard bearing a 5a stamp, sent from Reykjavik to Hamburg, no Iceland postmarks, the stamp tied by red "LIVERPOOL / SHIP" c.d.s, overstruck by a Hamburg arrival c.d.s. A little staining to the address, otherwise fine, an unusual routing via Liverpool from Iceland.

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1143 1903-c.1960 Covers and cards including postal stationery, picture postcards with 1911 card of Grindedrab whaling station franked 40a + 50a, WW2 covers from British forces (6) or U.S forces (6), etc. (33).

Est. £180-200

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1144 image1939 10aur "Flag of Iceland" stamp size hand painted essay virtually identical to the adopted design (but with a slightly differing frame), superbly painted in red, dark and pale blue and Chinese white, mounted on card with a card surround applied, the typed date "24 March 1939" applied. A superb and unique essay from the De La Rue archives. Photo on Page 144. (Image1)

Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1145 image1959 40th Anniversary of Civil Aviation in Iceland, 3k.50 and 4k.05 stamp size handpainted essays both superbly executed in the issued designs and colour (even with handpainted perforations!), a "© Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, 1959" label applied below the 3k.50 essay, endorsed "G2304" and "Approved" on the reverse, the cards 94x106mm or 94x65mm. A unique pair from the De La Rue archives (originally sold by Christies Zurich, 5. Dec. 1991, lot 312), with Graham Carey Certificate of Opinion. (2). Photo on Pages 144 & 230. (Image1)

Est. £600-700

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

INDIA

India
Lot Symbol Descrip Opening
1146 c.1880-1952 Covers and cards, mainly forces mail including WWI F.P.Os from Mesopotamia (21), WW2 F.P.Os from Iraq (10), etc. (74). Also some Nepal and Pakistan. (100).

Est. £120-150

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1147 1884 G.B 2d Postcard from Bradford to India with the yellow label "British Postal Orders from 1s. to £1 sold at Post Offices and Payable in United Kingdom and Gibraltar" applied by the Indian Post Office and tied by an Umballa c.d.s, very unusual

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1148 1899 (Dec 25) ¼a Postcard franked ¼a + ½a pair from Calcutta to Scotland with message "Calcutta, 25th December 1898, wishing you a Happy Christmas on the first day of the Imperial Penny (anna) Postage", minor corner creasing; and 1910 pictorial cover "KING EDWARD'S CHERISHED MEMORY TOMMY WILL EVERMORE REVERE" depicting a soldier under a Union Jack, "1901-1910" within a black border around the stamp, posted within India franked 1a. (2).

Est. £100-120

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1149 imageIndia and Indian States, mint and used accumulation in a box including 1926-33 15r (2) and 25r mint, 1937-40 set to 25r mint, Patiala State 1932 Official 1a on 1a3p (S.G. O69) mint block of twenty, etc., also a few covers and cinderellas including 1947 Gandhi and "Boycott British Goods" labels. (100s) Photo on Page 212. (Image1)

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Est. £400-500

CLOSED
Closing..Oct-13, 11:59 PM EST.
1150 image1882-1957 Mint and used selection including 1909 KEVII 25r used with violet "CALCUTTA G.P.O / TREASURY" c.d.s, 1921 9p on 1r mint vertical inter-panneau strip of four including varieties "NINE NINE" and "PIES PIES", officials, etc. (c.150). Photo on Page 212. (Image1)

Est. £200-240

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

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