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Postal History continued...

The Postal History of Canton continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
1158 cover image1923 (Mar.), Officially Sealed cover from Vienna to Canton, bearing Austria 1925 16g dark blue and 20g carmine pair and single, canceled by "Wien" c.d.s., with seven "Officially Sealed/Post Office" green labels (CSS #OS13) applied across front and back, tied by "Received Broken at Canton" bilingual framed handstamp, showing "Hong Kong" transit (5.22), "Canton" and Hong Lok" arrival c.d.s.'s on reverse; central vertical filing fold and usual rough opening at top because of the labels' cumbersome nature, Fine usage. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1159 cover image1927-29, Pair of "Lingnan University" corner card Paquebot covers from Canton to the US, 1927 cover bearing Junk Second Peking printing 1c with 3c strip of three, 1929 cover franked by Junk Second Peking printing 10c, each with Hong Kong transit; the 10c has insignificant perforation fault at foot, nevertheless Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1160 cover image1927 (Apr. 19), Returned Printed Matter wrapper to Leipzig from Canton, Shameen, with Germany "Leipzig C2" 5pf meter marking in red, showing "Shop Closed/Rebut" and "Returned/Letter Office/Canton/China" boxed datestamp (6.30), both in red, Post Office delivery slip applied with "Canton 4" segmented biligual c.d.s. and red postman's chop, with the slip tied by "Zurück/an den Absender" framed handstamp applied on arrival in Germany; the fragile nature of the slip has resulted in slight damage as to be expected, nevertheless Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1927.04.19]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1161 cover image1929-36, Selection of four Airmail covers from or via Canton, comprising 1929 (July 13) Goodwill Flight Paris-Tokyo by Captains Rignot and Arrachart Canton-Shanghai stage cover to New York franked with Junks 26c in postage; 1931 (Jan. 16) Canton-Wuchow First Flight Cover bearing Second Issue Airmail 15c and Junk 4c; 1934 (May 1) Canton-Peking First Flight Cover bearing Second Issue Airmail 30c, Third Issue Air 45c and Dr. Sun Yat-sen 5c each tied by special airmail cancellation; and 1936 (Feb. 19) Airmail cover from Shanghai to Hanoi via Canton bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 25c vertical pair and showing "Air Mail Service Postponed/Forwarded by Steamer to/Avoid Delay" and "Despatched/9.3.36" framed handstamps in violet, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. HK$2,200-2,600
Selling for...HK$1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1162 cover image1930 (May 20), Cover returned to Wellington, New Zealand, from Canton, bearing New Zealand KGV in Field Marshal's Uniform 1d rose red canceled by "Wellington Wes" c.d.s., with China Postage Due Peking printing top margin 2c and 10c blues applied on reverse and tied by "Hong Lok" bilingual c.d.s, "Left" and "Rebuts" unframed handstamps and "Returned/Letter Office/Canton/China" boxed datestamp (10.17), all in red, with "T/30/centimes" circular handstamp on front and "Dead Letter Office/Wellington NZ" c.d.s. (11.12) on reverse; cover a little soiled, nevertheless Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1930.05.20]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1163 cover image1936 (Oct. 25), Local Express "Office of Superintendent of Customs/Canton" corner card cover, bearing on reverse Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London printing 2c (2), Martyr 1c and 40th Anniversary of Chinese National Postal Service 5c, each canceled by "Canton/S. 5/No. 1" bilingual segmented c.d.s., and showing alongside special framed handstamp for the State Funeral of Hu Han-min, 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
1164 cover image1937-49, Balance of Canton cover collection, featuring approximately 45 covers, many to the US, bearing a wide range of issues, with Airmail and Registered usages, including 1948 (Aug. 12) Airmail Registered Express cover to Hawaii bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Shanghai Dah Tung 2nd printing $500,000 vertical pair and 3rd printing $50,000, mainly Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited; imaged in full online. (PDF for this Lot) (PDF2 for this Lot) (Image1)

Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1165 cover image1941 (Jan. 31), Window envelope returned from Canton to St. Louis, Missouri, with U.S. 3¢ meter mark and Prexie 2¢, the latter canceled by mute type and both tied by "Canton" machine cancellation; manuscript "Unknown at Canton China", showing unframed "Address Insufficient", "Verified", "Retour", framed "Rebuts", and "Pointing finger/Postage Due 2 cents" (the Due crossed out) handstamps in violet adjacent, with "Canton" c.d.s. (3.5) in red and black on reverse, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1941.01.31]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1166 cover image1942-44, Selection of seven censored envelopes from Canton, two to Shanghai, five to the US, from the World War II Japanese Occupation period bearing various values and showing censor handstamps with circular "7/3Uo/E.D." in red, "Crown/Passed/DHF/4" (2 such), "DHF/7", "DHF/8" and "DHF/21" in violet, four with censor labels; one of the covers is uncensored and sent from the Swiss Consulate in Canton to the International Red Cross in Shanghai, a little ragged at top, the others are Fine to Very Fine. (PDF for this Lot) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1167 cover image1942 (Aug. 1 and 8), Two covers, from Canton to Shanghai and to Swatow, the former sent at the single domestic Airmail rate franked with Japanese Occupation Kwangtung District overprints 3c pair, 10c and Central China Airmail 20s on $1 (Chan JCA7, JK2, JK3; Scott 9NC3, 1N2, 1N4), canceled by "Canton S.O. No. 7" bilingual segmented c.d.s.'s; the latter sent at the single Registered "A.R." domestic Airmail rate franked with Japanese Occupation Kwangtung District overprints 20c singles (3), Kwangtung Province overprint 8c and Central China Airmail 20s on $1 (Chan JCA7, JK15, JK26a; Scott 9NC3, 1N15, 1N27), canceled by "Canton" Chinese c.d.s.'s, one Airmail stamp has a corner crease, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Get Market Data for [China 1942.08.01]

Est. HK$2,200-2,800
Selling for...HK$1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
1168 cover image1948-49, Selection of four Gold Yuan covers and a front from Canton, with three items addressed to Hong Kong, plus one each to Mexico and the US; includes 1948 (Aug. 21) cover to Monterrey, Mexico bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Shanghai Dah Tung printing $20,000, $50,000 and $300,000 pair and singles, canceled by "Canton" segmented bilingual c.d.s.; 1949 (Feb. 11) Registered cover (opened out for display) from Canton to Hong Kong bearing on reverse Shanghai San Yi surcharge $10 on $2 "L"-shaped strip of four and single (defective), $50 on $2 and Sien Dai Book Co. surcharge 50c on $20 Revenue marginal requisition number block of six, canceled by "Canton/S.O./1" bilingual c.d.s.; and 1949 (Mar. 29) Registered cover to Hong Kong bearing Sien Dai Book Co. surcharge $50 on $50, Union Press surcharge $100 on $50 (7, with "L"-shaped strip of three) and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Gold Yuan Shanghai Dah Tung engraved $200 pair, canceled by "Canton" dotted rim datestamp, Fine to Very Fine Gold Yuan usages. (PDF for this Lot) (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,800-2,200
Selling for...HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1169 cover image1949 (Feb. 18), Postage Due Airmail cover from Canton to Toledo, Ohio, bearing Gold Yuan San Yi surcharge $10 on $2 and $50 on $2 pair, canceled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s.'s plus, on reverse, Union Press surcharge $1 on 30c (2) and San Yi surcharge $2 on $50 pair applied as Dues, canceled by bilingual "T" in triangle and with security pen strokes; "T/centimes" circular handstamp in violet with "42" in crayon on front; the cover lightly toned in a few places and reduced at right, Fine Postage Due usage, with the cover originally franked for the international surface rate. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1170 cover image1949 (Feb. 2), Aerogramme from Canton to Mount Cisco, New York, bearing on front and back Gold Yuan San Yi surcharge 50c on $20 pair, $1 on 40c (8, with block of four), $10 on $2 and $20 on $2 (Chan #G25, G27, G30, G31; Scott #854, 861, 873, 875), canceled by two different types of "Canton" bilingual c.d.s.; opened out for display, a few stamps with small defects, otherwise Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$800-1,000
Selling for...HK$400.00
Will close during Public Auction
1171 cover image1949 (Mar. 31-Oct. 12), Pair of "Domestic Postage Paid" covers from Canton, comprising 1949 (Mar. 31) Airmail ordinary Registered envelope to Shanghai (4.2), showing "Domestic Postage Paid/Kwangchow" framed handstamp; the second 1949 (Oct. 12) cover to Hong Kong bearing "Domestic Postage Paid/Kwangchow" label on yellowish paper, canceled by "Canton" dotted rim datestamp, philatelically inspired cover mailed on the day Canton was liberated, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1172 cover image1949 (May 1), Registered Airmail cover from Canton to Montclair, New Jersey, bearing on reverse Gold Yuan San Yi surcharge $50,000 on $20,000 and $100,000 on $30,000 strip of three and pairs (2) with Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2,000 strip of three, singles (2) and $10,000 (Chan G34, G35, G144, G146; Scott 880A, 880B, 902, 904), canceled by "Canton/S.O. No.1" bilingual c.d.s.'s, with San Francisco transit and Montclair arrival c.d.s.'s in violet adjacent; cover opened out for display and a few faults, Fine to Very Fine usage, an early example of the $780,000 Registered Airmail rate to the US,

The postage was based on the silver dollar value of the Gold Yuan. The exchange rate for May 1 was Gold Yuan $40,000 = $1 silver. This exchange rate existed for only three days. By May 1949, the Communist forces controlled more than half of the country, and the Gold currency was becoming relatively valueless.
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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1173 cover image1949 (July 23-Sept. 28), Trio of Silver Yuan covers from Canton, one each used locally, to Hong Kong and to the US; includes large damaged Registered triple rate cover to Hong Kong bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 20c with "015" Postage meter label (stamps creased), and local cover to an American newspaper bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen 4c, apart from the first cover, the last two are Fine to Very Fine, imaged online. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1174 cover image1949 (July 28), Silver Yuan Airmail cover from Canton to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, bearing on reverse Cheng Chung Book Co. surcharge 10c on $1,000 Revenue and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Hwa Nan printing 1c and 2c pair (Chan S11, S22, S23, Scott 967, 973, 974) with "040" Postage meter label, all canceled by "Tingjianwei" dotted rim datestamps; minor age marks, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1175 cover image1949 (July 22), Silver Yuan Airmail cover from Canton to Chicago, Illinois, bearing on reverse Cheng Chung Book Co. surcharge on Revenue 1c on $5,000, 4c on $3,000 and 10c on $1,000 (Chan S9-S11, Scott 963, 965, 967) with "040" Postage meter label, all canceled by "Chikanpu" dotted rim datestamps, Fine to Very Fine,

The international Airmail rate of Silver 55 cents was in effect from July 5 to November 17, 1949.
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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
1176 cover image1949 (July 18), Silver Yuan cover from Canton to Macao, bearing Dr. Sun Yat-sen Chungking Hwa Nan printing 1c vetical strip of three and single and 4c (Chan S22, S24, Scott 973, 975), with "0,02" Postage meter label, all canceled by "Canton" bilingual c.d.s.'s, and showing ""Correios e Telegrafos/Estaçao/Central' hexagonal arrival datestamp adjacent; a few faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance, a double rate letter overpaid by 2 cents. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1177 cover image1949 (Aug. 11) "Standard-Vacuum Oil Company" printed cover from Canton to Swatow, from the South China Liberated Area; bearing on reverse Liberation of Canton imperforate $100 ultramarine vertical strip of three (Yang SC5, Scott 7L5), canceled by "Canton" bilingual segmented c.d.s.'s and additionally tied by "Swatow" machine cancellation, light vertical filing fold clear of stamps; also 1950 Registered cover from Canton bearing on reverse surcharged on Unit stamps $200 rouletted pair (Yang #SC26), canceled by "Canton" dotted rim datestamp, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Get Market Data for [China 1949.08.11]

Est. HK$1,200-1,500
Selling for...HK$600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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