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Chinese Empire: Postal History continued...

Specialized Coiling Dragon Issue Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8141 imageChina, 1907 (Nov. 22) red-band envelope from Peking to Shyuchow, bearing 2c red, canceled by "Peking" lunar c.d.s. showing large outer circle of the cancellation device, with "Kiangsu/Shyuchow" lunar arrival c.d.s. (Dec. 8) on reverse, a couple of opening tears at top not affecting stamp, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8142 imageChina, 1908 Chinese Imperial Posts, two declaration forms for bulk mail ("Declaration of Native Clubbed Mail 'late posted'") from Swatow to Shanghai, each bearing on reverse C.I.P. 10c green pair, cancelled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s. of "12 Aug 1908" and "5 Nov 1908" respectively, Fine to Very Fine for these. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8143 imageChina, 1908 (Mar. 12) red-band envelope from Kaiping to Chuliangcheng, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c scarlet, canceled by "Chihli/Kaiping" double-ring lunar dater (Wu Shen, 2nd month, 10th day), and showing "Chihli/Chunliangcheng" round Branch Box handstamp with only traces of outer frame, light overall ageing, nevertheless, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8144 imageChina, 1908 (Oct.) registered red-band envelope from Hankow to Peking, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre and 2c scarlet horizontal strip of three, canceled by "Hankow/11" tombstone handstamp, showing "Hupei/Hankow" segmented lunar c.d.s. (Wu Shen 10th month, 5th day; Oct. 29), "R" unframed handstamp, and "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Nov. 2) adjacent, with framed registration handstamp on front, the 1c stamp has minor wrinkle and there is a small stain on front, Very Fine nevertheless. (Image1) Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8145 imageChina, 1910 (Feb. 3) double registered red-band envelope from Limchowfu to Tientsin, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical pair and 10c dull blue, canceled by "Limchowfu" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Chi-Yu La month 10), with "Tientsin" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Feb. 19) adjacent, and "R/Limchow/No." framed handstamp and "AR" in Chinese both on reverse, small part of cover torn away at foot on front, otherwise, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8146 imageChina, 1910 (June 6) envelope from Kutsing to Tuyeng-Quang via Viettri (June 12) and Lao-Kay (June 13), bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical strip of four and 2c green vertical pair and single, canceled by "Yunnan/Kutsing" double-ring lunar dater (Keng Shu 4th month, 29th day) and one 2c additionally tied by "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 12), with "Iliang" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (June 11) and other French Indochina transit and arrival c.d.s.'s adjacent, Very Fine example of mail to French Indochina sent at the 10-cent U.P.U. rate for foreign mail. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8147 imageChina, 1911 (Feb.) envelope from Nanking addressed to an Austrian soldier in Olmütz, Austria (label on reverse), bearing C.I.P. 2c green vertical strip of five, canceled by "Nanking/34" framed handstamp in red and "Nanking City" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai Cheng month 22; Feb. 20) and additionally tied by "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Feb. 24), no postal markings outside China, Very Fine and unusual. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8148 imageChina, 1911 (Mar. 27) double registered red-band envelope from Tsinan to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 3c blue green and 16c olive green, canceled by "Tsinan" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 2nd month, 27th day), with two strikes of "R" unframed handstamp and "Peking" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Mar. 31) adjacent, some minor soiling mostly on front, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
Selling for...HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
8149 imageChina, 1911 (May 1) envelope from Canton to Seattle, Washington, bearing 5c violet pair, canceled by "Kwangtung/Sunning" small lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 4th month, 3rd day), showing "Wah Fook Co./Sun Ning City/P.O./Canton China" oval sender's cachet in red adjacent and "Canton/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (May 2) on reverse, some wrinkling at top, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8150 imageChina, 1911 (July 4) envelope from Patang to Edinburgh, Scotland, redirected to Pitlochry, bearing C.I.P. 3c blue green singles (2) and 4c scarlet, canceled by "Patang/I.P.O." c.d.s., with another strike adjacent, showing "Tathenlu" (July 4) and "Chengtu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., "Szuchuan/Yachow" double-ring lunar dater (July 7), "Peking" bilingual c.d.s. (July 25), "Pekin/Chine" c.d.s. (July 26) of the French P.O., and Scottish "Edinburgh" (Aug. 11) and "Pitlochry" c.d.s.'s (Aug. 12) on reverse, the cover opened out for display and the 4c stamp a trifle oxidized, Very Fine and remarkable usage of this rare and distinctive Imperial Post Office dater, from the Baily correspondence. (Image1) Est. HK$25,000-30,000
Selling for...HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8151 imageChina, 1911 (July 11) double registered red-band elveope from Sintai to Peking, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical strip of three and 5c mauve pair, canceled by "Sintai" bilingual segmented lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 6th month, 16th day), with "Peking" bilingual segmented lunar arrival c.d.s. (July 12) adjacent, showing framed registration and "AR" handstamps on reverse, stamps a little oxidized, nevertheless a Very Fine usage. (Image1) Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8152 imageChina, 1911 (Oct. 5) neat red-band envelope from Changsha to Peking, bearing C.I.P. 3c blue green, canceled by "Hunan/Changsha" lunar c.d.s. (Hsin Hai 8th month, 14th day), showing "Changsha Nanyang Street Branch Agency" circular dater and "Peking" bilingual segmented c.d.s. (Oct. 10) on reverse, Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
8153 imageChina, 1912 (Sept. 11) envelope from Kuliang to Brooklyn, New York, redirected to Chicago, bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 5c mauve horizontal pair, canceled by "Foochow/Kuliang" bilingual segmented c.d.s., with "Foochow" (Sept. 11) and "Shanghai" (Sept. 20) bilingual c.d.s., "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (Sept. 20) and "Brooklyn, N.Y." arrival duplex (Oct. 19) on reverse, some irregular perfs at top right and peripheral cover faults, Very Fine strike of this rare dater for Foochow. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8154 imageChina, 1913 (Jan. 23) double registered red-band envelope from Tsingchowfu to Tsingtau, bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 4c vermilion and 20c maroon, canceled by "Tsingchowfu" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing two strikes of "R" unframed handstamp and "R/Tsingchowfu (China)/No. 348" framed handstamp adjacent, with "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" arrival c.d.s. (Jan. 24) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8155 imageChina, 1913 (Aug. 20) red-band envelope from Tsitsihar to Changchun, bearing on reverse "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 1c ochre singles (3), canceled by "Tsitsihar" bilingual segmented c.d.s., showing superb "Heilungkiang/Tsitsihar/8" tombstone handstamp in red and "Kuan Chengtzu" c.d.s. (Aug. 23) on reverse, flaps gum stained, otherwise, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8156 imageChina, Collection, 1898-1913, the excellent balance of the collection, comprising 15 covers and a postcard with various domestic and foreign usages, local rates, registered, and tombstone cancellations, including 1901 red-band envelope to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 2c canceled by "Chengtingfu" tombstone handstamp with "Paoting" dollar dater on reverse, 1902 envelope from Shanghai to Tsingtau bearing C.I.P. 2c perfin "HSBC", 1904 postcard from Shanghai to New York bearing C.I.P. 1c strip of four canceled by "San Francisco/Cal." oval handstamp, 1912 registered red-band envelope from Lienchowfu to Peking bearing C.I.P. 10c dull blue with "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 3c, and 1913 registered envelope from Kuling to the U.S.A. bearing "Republic of China" Statistical Department of Customs overprint on 2c green and London Waterlow overprint on 10c pair and single a few faults, overall, Fine to Very Fine.
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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
Sun and Moon Cancellations
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8157 imageChina, 1902 (Apr. 21) "Schantung-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft" corner card envelope from Chowtsun to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Chowtsun" Sun and Moon c.d.s., stamp slightly oxidized, name of place in cancel legible, Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8158 imageChina, 1902 (May) red-band envelope from Tsinan to Kiaochow, bearing C.I.P. 1c pair, canceled by "Tsinan" large c.d.s. without Sun and Moon, showing "Tai Ang Post Office" tombstone handstamp and "Kiaochow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (May 17) on reverse, Fine to 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
8159 imageChina, 1902 (May 15) "Schantung-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft" corner card envelope from Tsinan to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown singles (2), canceled by "Chowtsun" Sun and Moon c.d.s., with "Weihsien" Sun and Moon c.d.s. (May 18) and "Kiachow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (May 19) on reverse, fair strike of the Chowtsun dater, Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
8160 imageChina, 1902 (June 20) envelope from Chowtsun to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Chowtsun" Sun and Moon c.d.s., with "Weihsien" Sun and Moon c.d.s. (June 25) and "Kiaochow" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (July 5) on reverse, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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