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Chinese Empire: Postal History continued...

Sun and Moon Cancellations continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8161 imageChina, 1902 (June 25) "Schantung-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft" corner card registered envelope from Weihsien to Changlohsien, bearing German "China" 80pf, cancelled by "Weihsien/Deutsche Post" c.d.s., with accompanying German Post Office registration label, showing bold strike of "Changlo" Sun and Moon arrival c.d.s. adjacent, another equally fine strike on reverse, the cover a little reduced at top, Very Fine and appealing. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8162 imageChina, 1902 (June 30) neat native envelope from Yenchow to Tsingtau, bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c brown horizontal pair, crisply canceled by "Yenchow" Sun and Moon c.d.s., showing "Taian Post Office" tombstone handstamp, "Tsinanfu" large circular datestamp (July 4) without Sun and Moon, "Kiaochow" bilingual c.d.s. (July 9) and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s. (July 10), some staining not affecting stamps or postal markings which are, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8163 imageChina, 1902 (Aug. 6) Germany 5pf postal stationery card from Tsingtau to Ichow, canceled by "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s., with another strike (Aug. 7) and "Ichow" Sun and Moon arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 14) adjacent, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
Selling for...HK$1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
8164 imageChina, 1902 (Aug. 18) envelope from Tsingtau to Chingchow via Weihsien, bearing German Kiautschou 10pf, canceled by "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s., with "Weihsien/Deutsche Post" transit c.d.s. (Aug. 19) on reverse, in combination with C.I.P. ½c pair, 1c (2) and 2c (2), canceled by "Tsingchow" Sun and Moon c.d.s. (Aug. 21), small peripheral cover faults/defects and gum staining affecting one 2c stamp, 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
8165 imageChina, 1902 (Sept.) native envelope from Weihsien to Tsingtau, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre block of four with interpane margin at right, centrally canceled by bold "Weihsien" Sun and Moon c.d.s., with "Kiaochow" bilingual c.d.s. (Sept. 9) and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s. (Sept. 9) adjacent, Very Fine usage within the German Leasehold at the 4-cent rate. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8166 imageChina, 1902 (Sept. 18) American Presbyterian Mission corner card envelope from Ichow to the U.S.A., bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Ichow" Sun and Moon c.d.s., showing "Sutsien/Post Office" tombstone handstamp, "Tsinkiangpu" non-standard dollar dater, "Chinkiang" (Sept. 25) and "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Sept. 26), "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (Sept. 27) of the French Post Office (on front), "Seattle Wash." c.d.s. (Oct. 15) and "Anna Ill./Rec'd" arrival c.d.s. (Oct. 19) on reverse, the 10c stamp is defective at top left corner; the cover opened out for display, ragged/defective at edges and worn along join, Fine to Very Fine appearance and full of character. (Image1) Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
8167 imageChina, 1903 (June 25) red-band envelope from Pingtu to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 2c deep red vertical pair, canceled by "Pingtu" Sun and Moon c.d.s. in violet, showing "Kiaochow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 27) and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" c.d.s. (June 27) on reverse, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8168 imageChina, 1903 (Sept. 21) native envelope from Tsaohsien to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre vertical pairs (2), crisply canceled by "Tsaohsien/Shantung" small segmented lunar c.d.s., showing "Chuchow" Sun and Moon c.d.s. (Oct. 6), "Kiaochow" bilingual c.d.s. (Oct. 10) and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" arrival c.d.s. (Oct. 10) on reverse, the cover opened out for display, Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8169 imageChina, 1903 (Nov. 2) native envelope from Chuchow to Tsingtau, bearing C.I.P. 4c chestnut, canceled by "Chuchow" Sun and Moon c.d.s., with "Kiaochow" bilingual c.d.s. (Nov. 6) and "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 7) on reverse, the cover opened out for display, 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
8170 imageChina, 1904 (Jan. 7) red-band envelope from Pingtu to Tsingtau, bearing 2c vertical pair, boldly canceled by "Pingtu" Sun and Moon c.d.s., with "Tsingtau/Kiautschou" arrival c.d.s. (Nov. 7) on reverse, light age spotting, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
8171 imageChina, 1904 (Mar. 11) registered red-band envelope from Ankiu to Yanchow, bearing C.I.P. 10c green vertical pair, canceled by "Ankiu" Sun and Moon c.d.s., showing "R/Anchiu (China)/No." framed handstamp and "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. adjacent, with "Weihsien" oval datestamp (Mar. 12) and "Kiaochow" bilingual c.d.s. (Mar. 14) in blue on reverse, small unobtrusive central tear in red band, Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
Min Hsin Chu Covers
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8172 imageChina, 1905 (May 2) red-band envelope from Tankwantsun to Tientsin, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 2c deep red, affixed by the Min Chu Post and tied by its "Yuan Nian" unframed handstamp, and canceled by the Imperial Post "Chihli/Tankwantsun" lunar c.d.s., with "Chihli/Tientsin" lunar arrival dater (May 3) adjacent, rare usage originating at the Private Letter Company Agency and then passed to the Imperial Post, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
Train Post Offices
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
8173 imageChina, 1900 (Mar.) envelope to England redirected internally, bearing C.I.P. 10c green, canceled by "Peking-Tientsin/ Postal Car/70" bilingual double-ring handstamp, "Tientsin" (Mar. 20) and Shanghai (Mar. 26) bilingual transit c.d.s. on reverse, in combination with France "Chine" 25c, canceled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (Mar. 28) for transmission overseas, with "Windermere" (Apr. 29), "Ilfracombe" (Apr. 30) and "Melksham" (May 1) England c.d.s.'s on reverse, the cover opened out for display, the 10c has lightly toned perfs and there is a 38mm vertical tear to the left of the French stamp, minor damage to flap, Very Fine and distinctive usage. (Image1) Est. HK$25,000-30,000
Selling for...HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8174 imageChina, 1903 (Aug.) red-band envelope from Lutai to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. ½c brown horizontal pair with interpane margin at right, canceled by "Lutai/Postal Box" tombstone handstamp in red, and showing on reverse "I.P.O.- R.M.S./ Peking-Shanhaikwan No. 1" double-ring handstamp and "Tientsin" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 19), Fine to Very Fine. A scarce and desirable usage at the 1c reduced rate. (Image1) Est. HK$10,000-12,000
Selling for...HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8175 imageChina, 1903 (Aug.) envelope to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre with interpane margin at left, canceled by "I.P.O.- R.M.S./ Peking-Shanhaikwan No. 3" double-ring handstamp, with "Tientsin" bilingual arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 22) on reverse, light central vertical filing fold and small piece of flap at back missing, Very Fine strike of this scarce T.P.O canceller. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8176 imageChina, 1906 (Sept.) red-band envelope from Hsinhsiang to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. 2c scarlet, perfectly canceled by "Changte-Chumatien Imperial Postal Car No. 3" circular undated handstamp, showing on reverse "Honan/Changte" double-ring lunar dater (Sept. 11), with "Peking" (Sept. 12) and "Tientsin" lunar c.d.s., cover a little reduced at foot, Extremely Fine strike of this scarce T.P.O. canceller. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$10,000-12,000
Selling for...HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8177 imageChina, 1907 (Oct.) picture postcard to Tientsin, bearing C.I.P. 1c ochre, canceled by "Shankaiwan-Peking Postal Car No. 3" circular undated handstamp, with another strike on front, as well as "Tienstin" bilingual c.d.s. (Oct. 12) and "Tientsin/Deutsche Post" c.d.s. (Oct. 12), Very Fine. (Image1) Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8178 imageChina, 1909 envelope to Sanyuan, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c ochre singles (2), canceled by "Tientsin-Techow Postal Car" circular undated handstamp, with "Sanyuan" bilingual segmented arrival c.d.s. (Aug. 2) adjacent, cover a bit aged and cancels smudged, Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
8179 imageChina, 1909 (June 4) "Compagnie Française des Chemins de Fer de l'Indochine et du Yunnan" corner card envelope to Hanoi, bearing C.I.P. ½c (2), 1c, 2c (2) and 4c, canceled by "Mengtsz No. 3 Postal Car Down" lunar c.d.s., showing "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 5), "Lao-kay/Tonkin" (June 5) and "Hanoi/Tonkon" (June 6) c.d.s. on reverse, the 4c is slightly oxidized and the cover has a central vertical filing fold not affecting the stamps, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
Selling for...HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
8180 imageChina, 1909 (June 25) "Compagnie Française des Chemins de Fer de l'Indochine et du Yunnan" corner card envelope to Hanoi, bearing C.I.P. ½c (2), 1c, 2c (2) and 4c, canceled by "Mengtsz Postal Car No. 3" lunar c.d.s., showing "Hokow" bilingual c.d.s. (June 25), "Lao-kay/Tonkin" c.d.s. (June 25) and traces of "Hanoi/Tonkin" (June 26) c.d.s. on reverse, the 4c is slightly oxidized and the cover lightly creased at lower left corner, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
Selling for...HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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