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Chinese Empire: Postal History

Specialized Coiling Dragon Issue Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8101 imageChina, 1897 (Oct. 30) envelope from Wenchow to Shanghai, bearing 2c deep orange, canceled by "Wenchow" dollar dater, with "Shanghai" arrival dollar dater (Nov. 2) in blue on reverse, the 2c has a few blunt perfs. at foot, Fine to Very Fine and a late usage of the Customs dater. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8102 imageChina, 1898 (Mar. 21) envelope from Chinkiang to Shanghai, bearing 2c deep orange, neatly canceled by pakua and showing "Chinkiang" dollar dater adjacent, with "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival datestamp (Mar. 22) on reverse, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8103 imageChina, 1898 (Mar. 23) envelope from Tongshan to Mount Vernon, New York (May 5) via Yokohama (Apr. 11) and San Francisco (Apr. 30), bearing I.C.P. 10c deep green, canceled by "Tongshan/Post Office" double-ring datestamp, in combination with Japan Koban 10s, canceled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (Mar. 30), showing "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp with "Customs" removed adjacent, and on reverse "Tientsin" (Mar. 23) and "Shanghai" dollar daters, foreign transit and arrival c.d.s., the 10c Coiling Dragon has a few irregular perfs., Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8104 imageChina, 1898 (July 19) red-band envelope from Soochow to Shanghai, bearing 2c deep orange, centrally canceled by "Customs/Soochow" c.d.s. in blue, showing "Postage already paid, do not demand, do not pay" framed handstamp and "Shanghai" arrival dollar daters (July 20 & 21) on reverse, Very Fine and a late usage of the Customs dater. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8105 imageChina, 1898 (Nov. 11) postcard from Tientsin to Hamburg (Dec. 25 arrival), bearing C.I.P. 4c deep chestnut, canceled by "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp in blue with "Customs" removed, in combination with Hong Kong 2¢ pair, canceled by "Shanghae" c.d.s. (Nov. 16), photoreal card depicting the German Consulate General in Shanghai, the card has a small corner crease at top right just crossing the 4c adhesive, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
8106 imageChina, 1899 (Jan. 9) red-band envelope from Canton to Wuchow, bearing C.I.P. 2c deep red, canceled by "Canton" dollar dater and showing "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" oval arrival datestamp (Jan. 10) on reverse, the adhesive oxidized and a couple of small cover faults/defects, Fine to Very Fine strikes. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
8107 imageChina, 1899 (Jan. 29) envelope from Tientsin to the French Legation in Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre horizontal pair, canceled by pakua in blue, matching Tientsin" double-ring datestamp in blue with "Customs" removed, showing "Consulat de France/Tien-tsin" circular sender cachet in violet and "Peking" arrival dollar dater both on reverse, opened out for display, inconsequential flap fault, Very Fine usage from the famous Berteaux correspondence. (Image1) Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
8108 imageChina, 1899 (Sept. 5) envelope from Canton to San Francisco "Per S.S. 'City of Peking'", bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) and its index "A" c.d.s. (Sept. 6), "San Francisco/Paid All" arrival c.d.s. (Oct. 9) on reverse, cover a little reduced at right, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8109 imageChina, 1899 (Nov. 2) envelope from Tsingkiangpu to Shanghai, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre horizontal pair, canceled by "Tsingkiangpu" non-standard dollar dater with date in manuscript, "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival datestamp (Nov. 5) on reverse, cover lightly aged and minor opening faults at top not affecting stamps or postal marking, which are all Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$10,000-12,000
Selling for...HK$10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8110 imageChina, 1898 (Feb. 2) registered envelope from Wuchow to Canton, bearing I.C.P. 4c bister brown and 5c rose red, canceled by pakua in blue, showing matching "Imperial Post Office/Wuchow" oval dispatch datestamp and "R" unframed handstamp adjacent, with "Canton" arrival dollar dater (Feb. 3) on reverse, much of flap at back torn away affecting the arrival datestamp, otherwise Very Fine and a rare registered usage, ex Padget. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8111 imageChina, 1900 (July 23) envelope from Weihaiwei to England, bearing C.I.P. 5c salmon vertical pair, with pen stroke security line, cancelled by distinctive "Weihaiwei" bilingual double-ring datestamp ("Jul 23 90" sic!), in combination with France "Chine" 25c, canceled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (July 30), with Shanghai Imperial P.O. transit (July 28) and Birkenhead arrival c.d.s. (Sept. 3) on reverse, the C.I.P. 5c pair oxidized, otherwise Very Fine and an attractive usage. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$10,000-12,000
Selling for...HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8112 imageChina, 1900 (Sept. 25) red-band envelope from Foochow to Hangchow, bearing three examples of C.I.P. 2c deep red, canceled by "Foochow" bilingual double-ring datestamp, showing "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s. adjacent, with "Hangchow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Oct. 6) on reverse, one 2c adhesive damaged, Fine to Very Fine, and exceptional strikes of the Foochow City double-ring Customs-style dater. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8113 imageChina, 1901 (Feb. 6) envelope from Ichang to London, bearing on front and back ½c brown strip of four, canceled by "Ichang" bilingual c.d.s., and block of sixteen (4 x 4), canceled by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Feb. 15) which was struck while in transit (since it was not canceled on dispatch) and additionally tied by "Paddington W." arrival c.d.s. (Mar. 22), in combination with France "Chine" 25c, canceled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (Feb. 15), the cover opened out for display, the C.I.P. block has a few small perf. tones and a marginal defect affecting two stamps at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, and striking usage. (Image1) Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
8114 imageChina, 1901 (July 30) neat red-band envelope to Peking, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet, canceled by "Hwanghsien" small bilingual double-ring datestamp, additionally tied by "Chefoo" bilingual transit c.d.s. (Aug. 1) and "Peking" oval bilingual arrival datestamp (Aug. 7), slight ageing, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8115 imageChina, 1901 (Mar.) envelope from Changte to the U.S.A. via Yokohama (Mar. 26), showing "The Cumberland Presbyterian Mission, Changte, Hunan, China. Via Hankow" sender's imprint in violet, and bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Changte/Post Office" rectangular framed handstamp, with "Shasi" bilingual c.d.s. (Mar. 8), Shanghai Imperial and French P.O. transit c.d.s. (Mar. 26), and Athens, Ohio arrival c.d.s. (Apr. 18) on front and back, the cover opened out for display, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
8116 imageChina, 1902 (Apr. 6) neat red-band envelope from Huchow to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet, canceled by "Huchow/Imperial Post Office" oval datestamp in violet, "Shanghai" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Apr. 7) with postman's delivery chop alongside, the cover a little roughly opened at top not affecting stamp and cancellation, both of which are Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8117 imageChina, 1902 (May 10) double registered red-band envelope from Tsinan to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre and 10c green pair, both with interpane margins, boldly canceled by "Tsinan Post Office" large native circular datestamp (Kuang Hsu 28th Year, 4th month, 3rd day) without Sun and Moon and "Registered" bilingual unframed handstamp, with "Kiaochow" (May 19) bilingual arrival c.d.s. on reverse, Very Fine and appealing registered usage at the reduced rate (1c domestic postage + 20c double registration, express and special insurance = 21 cents),

From April 8, 1902, the domestic rate was reduced to 1 cent and then raised back to 2 cents on September 1, 1904.
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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$9,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8118 imageChina, 1902 (June 25) red-band envelope from Yangchow to Peking via Shanghai, bearing on front and back C.I.P. 1c ochre singles (2), pair and 2c scarlet, one 1c single and pair canceled by "Yangchow" non-standard dollar dater and the other 1c and 2c canceled by "R" unframed handstamp, showing another strike of the "Yangchow" dollar dater with lunar date inserted by brush, with "Shanghai" transit c.d.s. (June 27) and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (July 3) on reverse, two stamps trimmed upon opening of the cover, otherwise an exquisite and rare registered envelope (1c postage + 5c registration = 6 cents) used with this elusive cancellation. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8119 imageChina, 1902 (June 27) envelope from Yunnanfu to W.H. Wilkinson, the British Consul for Ningpo, care of the British Consul general at Shanghai, redirected to Ningpo, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre singles (2), canceled by "Yunnanfu Post Office" native circular handstamp with date inserted by hand, showing on reverse "Shiuanchi Post Office" native circular handstamp with date (July 7) inserted by hand, "Chaoting Post Office" and "Shiufu Post Office" tombstone handstamps, "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s. (July 26) and "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring datestamp (Aug. 8), with "Ningpo" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 13) following redirection of the cover, handstruck "Too Late" in violet applied on the front, small portion of flap on reverse at lower right missing, Very Fine, and a remarkable double rate usage and routing full of character. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$15,000-20,000
Selling for...HK$8,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8120 imageChina, 1902 (June 28) red-band envelope from Peking to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre with interpane margin at left, canceled by bold strike of "Kingtu, Tamochang Street Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with "Peking" oval datestamp (June 28) on front and "Shanghai" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (July 3) on reverse, Extremely Fine strike of this tombstone cancellation and a handsome usage at the reduced 1-cent rate. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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