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Chinese Empire: Postal History continued...

Specialized Coiling Dragon Issue Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8121 imageChina, 1902 (July 18) registered red-band envelope from Chungking to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre and 5c rose, canceled by "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s., showing "Chungking 2" rectangular framed handstamp in red and "Shanghai" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (July 20) adjacent, with "R" framed town handstamp on front, an appealing registered usage (1c postage + 5c registration = 6 cents), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
8122 imageChina, 1902 (Aug.) red-band envelope from Huchow to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Imperial Post Office/Huchow" bilingual circular handstamp, showing "Huchow/1" rectangular handstamp in red, "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Aug. 12) and "Lomashi Kingtu" rectangular framed handstamp on reverse, stamp discolored, nevertheless a Very Fine strike of this rare Imperial dater. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8123 imageChina, 1902 (Oct.) envelope from Tientsin to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Tientsin Kungnan Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (Oct. 26) and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (Oct. 26) on reverse, cover has small fault at lower left, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
8124 imageChina, 1902 (Nov. 6) double registered red-band envelope from Taiyuanfu to Peking, bearing on front and back C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical strip of three and 5c rose red vertical strip of three and single, canceled by "Taiyuanfu Post Office" tombstone datestamp of Jen Yin year, 10th month, 7th day (Nov. 6, 1902), showing "R" framed town handstamp and two handstruck strikes of unframed "R" on front, with "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (Nov. 13) on reverse, the 5c single a trifle oxidized and some inconsequential soiling on front of cover, Fine to Very Fine triple rate usage at the reduced domestic rate (3 x 1c domestic postage + 20c double registration, express and special insurance = 23 cents). (Image1) Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8125 F imageChina, 1902 (Nov. 6) "W.L. Beard", American Board Mission, Foochow China" corner card envelope from Foochow to Pagoda Anchorage, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown, canceled by "Foochow" bilingual c.d.s., with "Pagoda Anch" arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 6) on reverse, stamp has a few lightly toned perfs. at top and the cover a little reduced at left, Fine to Very Fine scarce local usage within Foochow at the reduced rate ½c rate. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
8126 imageChina, 1902 (Dec.) red-band envelope from Kaifengfu to Peking, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown horizontal pair, tied by superb strike of "Kaifengfu/5" tombstone handstamp, matching "Kaifengfu/Imperial Post Office" oval handstamp adjacent, with "Chengtingfu Post Office" and "Shisupailou Post Office" tombstone handstamps, and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (Dec. 12) on reverse, the pair has a few trimmed or blunt perfs., Very Fine and striking usage at the special reduced 1-cent domestic rate. (Image1) Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8127 imageChina, 1902 (Dec. 6) envelope from Nanzing to Soochow, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by Hangchow pakua and additionally tied by "Imperial Post Office/Huchow" oval datestamp, showing "Imperial Post Office/Nanzing" oval datestamp and "Soochow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Dec. 11) on reverse, the cover opened out for display, Fine to Very Fine combination usage of the Imperial Post Office daters. (Image1) Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8128 imageChina, 1903 (Feb. 7) registered postcard from Canton to Germany, bearing I.C.P. 10c deep green and C.I.P. 4c chestnut, canceled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s. and the 10c additionally tied by French paquebot octagonal datestamp (Feb. 9), matching "R/Canton (China)/No. 954" framed handstamp, "Canton" c.d.s. (Feb. 7) of the French P.O. for overseas transmission, and "Lichtenthal" arrival c.d.s. (Mar. 13) adjacent, photoreal color card depicting Hong Kong Public Garden, the 14 cents registered postcard rate, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
8129 imageChina, 1903 (Apr.) double registered red-band envelope from Chengtu to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre and 10c green horizontal pair, crisply canceled by "Chengtu Post Office" small tombstone handstamp, "R" framed town handstamp and handstruck unframed "R", with "Chungking" bilingual transit c.d.s. (May 1) adjacent and "Peking" oval arrival datestamp (May 7) on reverse, minor cover tear at left not affecting markings, Extremely Fine. A charming and delightful usage at the reduced domestic single rate (1c domestic postage + 20c double registration, express and special insurance = 21 cents). (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8130 imageChina, 1903 (May 8) envelope from Tsinan to the "Hon. John Fowler, Consul, U.S. Consulate, Chefoo, China", bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Shantung/Tsinan" small lunar c.d.s. (Kuang Shu 29th year, 4th month, 12th day), showing "Tsinan" oval datestamp (May 13) in violet and "Chefoo" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (May 24) on reverse, Very Fine usage of the small distinctive lunar dater. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8131 imageChina, 1903 (June 16) envelope from Peking to Yangchow, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Peking" oval datestamp (another almost fine strike on front), showing "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (June 22) and "Yang-chow" bilingual double-ring undated arrival handstamp, the cover roughly opened at back around the 1c adhesive and resealed, Extremely Fine strike of the rare Yangchow circular undated handstamp. (Image1) Est. HK$12,000-15,000
Selling for...HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8132 imageChina, 1903 (July) red-band envelope from Paoting to Tangkuantun, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Paoting 2 Nan Street" tombstone handstamp in blue, with "Tientsin" bilingual transit c.d.s. (July 17) and "Tangkuantun" unframed district handstamp in red adjacent, the cover somewhat aged, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8133 imageChina, 1903 (Oct. 13) neat envelope from Kutsing to Shanghai, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Kutsing Post Office" native circular handstamp with date inserted by hand, showing alongside "Yunnanfu Post Office" native circular handstamp with date (Oct. 16) inserted by hand, and on reverse "Chaoting Post Office" tombstone handstamp, "Chungking" bilingual c.d.s. (Nov. 9) and "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival datestamp (Nov. 27), the cover opened out for display, Very Fine and quite exceptional. (Image1) Est. HK$25,000-30,000
Selling for...HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8134 imageChina, 1903 (Dec.) neat red-band envelope from Shaohsing to Chinhua, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by superb "Shaohsing Post Office" tombstone handstamp, showing "Shaohsing/1" rectangular framed handstamp in red and native "23 Given to the Post Office" unframed instructional handstamp (Dec. 11) adjacent, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8135 imageChina, 1904 (Feb. 6) red-band envelope from Foochow to Hangchow, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Foochow City" bilingual double-ring segmented datestamp, with "Hangchow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Feb. 11) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine usage with this rare cancellation. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$15,000-20,000
Selling for...HK$7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8136 imageChina, 1904 (Mar.) double registered red-band envelope from Peking to Yangchow, bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c brown vertical pair and 10c green, canceled by "Peking Lomashih Street Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with two strikes of "R" unframed handstamp, "Peking" oval datestamp (Mar. 28) and "Chinkiang" bilingual transit c.d.s. (Apr. 4) on front or back, Very Fine and apealing usage. (Image1) Est. HK$7,000-9,000
Selling for...HK$3,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
8137 imageChina, 1904 (May 23) red-band envelope from Changyih to Tsingtau, bearing on front and back C.I.P. ½c brown vertical pairs (2) and 2c scarlet, canceled by "Shantung/Changyih" lunar c.d.s. in red, with violet Weihsien (May 23) and blue Kiachow (May 24) lunar c.d.s., and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (May 25) on reverse, Very Fine four times rate usage (the reduced rate was in effect until August 31). (Image1) Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8138 imageChina, 1906 (June 11) envelope from Lanchow to Sioux City, Iowa, bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Lanchow/Branch Post Office" tombstone handstamp, with "Fenghsiang" double-ring lunar dater (Pin Wu Yen, 4th month, 20th day; June 11), "Hsi-an" (June 16), "Hankow" (June 27) and "Shanghai" (June 30) bilingual c.d.s, "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (June 30) and San Francisco transit c.d.s. (July 24), the cover opened out for display (a little reduced at right) and small opening faults at back, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
8139 imageChina, 1906 (Dec. 1) registered red-band envelope from Chichow to Yuechow, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet and 5c rose red, canceled by "Chihli/Chichow" lunar c.d.s. (Pin Wu, 10th month, 16th day), with "Honan/Changte" (Dec. 2), "Honan/Sheuchow" (Dec. 3) and "Honan/Yeuchow" (Dec. 4) double-ring lunar daters adjacent, and "R" framed town handstamp on front, a little aged, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8140 imageChina, 1907 (Mar. 31) double registered red-band envelope from Chihsien to Tientsin, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet and 5c mauve vertical pair, canceled by "Honan/Chihsien" segmented lunar c.d.s. (Ting Wei, 2nd month, 18th day), with Kaifeng (Mar. 31) and Tientsin (Apr. 3) lunar daters, and "RR" framed town handstamp on front, a little aged, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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