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United States continued...

U.S. Postal Agency in China
LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
113   imageCovers and Postcards Used in China, Powerful Collection, over 50, better covers including #68 tied by San Francisco circular datestamp and quartered cork cancel with "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai May 26" (undated but there are other similar covers with this day and month that are proven to be from 1868) circular datestamp and magenta double oval "China and Japan Steam Service" handstamp to Mass with ms. "via California" to Mass., with 2019 PFC, 6c 1869 single with the same magenta double oval "China and Japan Steam Service" handstamp, covers with Shanghai cancels include #68 to Mass., #116 to Mass., 10c Bank Note vertical pair to Mass. (two covers), 10c Bank Note single to Maine with blue Shanghai forwarders oval on reverse, #205 with large purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 26 OE 89" handstamp, #205 (2) with same postmark on reverse and blue three line "Short Paid Deficit 5 cents, Paid by Wm. C. Dougherty, Clerk San Francisco P.O." handstamp on both sides of legal sized cover to China via San Francisco, fancy boxed "To Pay" at right, #223 to Ohio or Baltimore (three covers), #281 to NYC (2 -- 1 with "Imperial Chinese Railway Administration" printed at top), legal sized #U350 from Honolulu to Tsingtau China, #K1 pair to Calif., #K1 & K17 on picture postcard of the purple mountain after the capture of Nanking by the Revolutionaries, #K2 to USA (4 covers), #K2 pair to Ohio, #K4 & K8 registered to Brooklyn, #K5 to London England, #K18 on locally addressed cover with "Refreshment Contractor Shanghai-Nanking Railway" printed at top, 100 stamps including four blocks of four including #516 and two 517 with Shanghai cancels, and one block of six (Scott #K2), singles include #283 and #547 with Shanghai cancel, five 1898 issues with China Military post cancels, three Darrah overprints (#337, J? and JQ1), plus about 50 Shanghai local post stamps, also includes #71 (faulty) & #116 & #146 with Hiogo Japan cancels, #148 & 149 with Yokohama Japan circular datestamps, plus two covers to Japan franked with 5c Taylors and two #U6 one to Japan and one from Japan, and a Japanese bill of lading with Japanese revenue stamp, and a US #O59 on cover with "United States Consulate at Hong Kong" printed cc and violet "DEPARTMENT OF STATE" handstamp at top to VA, few faults but most are sound, Fine to Very Fine, see everything online, ex-Gatsby. Shipping charges apply - weight 5.6 lbs. (PDF for this Lot) (Image)

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Estimate $10,000-15,000
Currently Opening at...$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
114 O K1//K16 imageOffices in China, 1919-1931, excellent group of various singles, also with cancels on regular United States stamps (Scott K1//K16), remainder of used singles including three #K1, two K2 (one on piece), two K3, K5, K7 on piece, K8 on piece, K9, four K10, K11, three K15 and three K16, also 1¢, 2¢, 5¢ and 10¢ type II first bureau's with "MIL. P. STA. No.1. TIENTSIN / FEB 15 1901 / CHINA." cancels on pieces, and an excellent group of United States regulars with various Shanghai cancels including #479 on piece with 1¢ Washington, 509 block of four, 547 and 702, many scarce and attractive pieces, very desirable area, usual mix of centering with several premium items, many sound pieces, excellent basis for expansion or valuable group for resale; expect some typical flaws including several of the high values, Fine to Very Fine and attractive, one K16 with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,285+.

Very popular area and many elusive used examples difficult to assemble
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Estimate $1,500-2,000
Currently Opening at...$750.00
Will close during Public Auction

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