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Postal History

Chinese Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
1090 cover image1865 (June 9), "By French Closed Mail" cover sent from Boston to Shanghai, franked by 30¢ Franklin tied by fancy cancel and by boxed "P.D." handstamp with red "Boston Am. Pkt./9/JUN/PAID" postmark at left; red crayoned "21" and French 28 JUIN 65 postmark alongside; reverse with blurred French Shang-haï receiver and docketing "Recd Shanghai 11 Augt. 65"; neatly opened at left; a fresh cover, Fine to Very Fine+. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$7,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1091 cover image1872 (June 12), US Postal Agency cover from Shanghai to Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, attractive cover franked by 10¢ green Washington cancelled by Shanghai propeller; US Postal Ag'cy Shanghai JUN 12 postmark and San Francisco Steamship JUL 14 transit on front; blue double-oval "Forwarded by/JUN/11/1872/Russell & Co. Shanghai" handstamp on reverse; envelope docketed May 72, accompanied by faded letter datelined March; light toning and slightly reduced at right, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$3,200-4,000
Selling for...HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1092 cover image1880 (Dec.), "Imperial Japanese Postal Agency/Foochow/China" strike on cover to the US, a full but faint strike dead center on envelope addressed to Waltham, Mass; Japan 5s brown (#59) tied by strong crossroads cancel; the Foochow origin overstruck by "I.J. Postal Agency/Shanghai" (Dec 29) and Yokohama (Jan 8 1881) transit; reverse shows "Hedge & Co./Foochow" double-oval chop plus red San Francisco (Jan 23) transit and Waltham (Jan 31) receiver; hurriedly opened at left, well away from any marking, Fine to Very Fine, a difficult, sought-after origin strike. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1880.12.]

Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1093 cover image1881 (Apr.), Spectacular "Imperial Japanese Postal Agency/Foochow/China" strike on cover to the US, a simply beautiful cancel, fully and boldly struck, on cover addressed to Waltham, Mass; franked by Japan 5s brown (#59) tied by crossroads cancel; double-ring "I.J. Postal Agency/Shanghai" (Apr. 12) and Yokohama (Apr. 21) transits additionally on front, with red San Francisco "PD. ALL" (May 8) transit and Waltham (May 16) receiver on reverse; the cover as close to flawless as you could hope, Very Fine, an uncommon marking, and a true condition rarity so fully struck-up. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1881.04.]

Est. HK$6,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1094 cover image1886 (? June 2), US Consulate cover from Hankow to Missouri, with Kiukiang Consulate wax seal on reverse, addressed to Kansas City and sent via the I.J.P.O., franked by two 5s UPU Kobans (Scott #74) tied by full strikes of crossroads cancels, with "I.J.P.A./2/JUN/1886/Shanghai" postmark and Yokohama Japan transit (12 JUN) alongside; reverse with a blurred red San Francisco JUN 27 transit, and a full impression of the rare Kiukiang Consular seal in red wax; seal surprisingly intact, the cover reduced slightly at right on opening, still Fine to Very Fine, an attractive and rarely offered item. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$7,000-8,000
Selling for...HK$3,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
1095 cover image1887 (Oct. 4), "Ship" letter from Shanghai to Paris, France, sent via Japanese and British posts, franked by 5s UPU Koban (tear lower left corner) tied by propeller cancel with "I.J.P.A./4/OCT/[1887]/Shanghai" postmark alongside; front additionally shows straightline "SHIP" and crossed-out "T" due markings, along with red French transit dated 13 NOV 87; reverse bears British "Shanghae" transit, overstruck by "Hong Kong/A/OC 10/87" transit and Paris 14 NOV 87 receiver; light soiling but still an attractive cover, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,400-3,000
Selling for...HK$1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1096 cover image1896 (Jan. 7), "To Pay" cover sent from Connecticut to Tientsin, from the Noble family correspondence, franked as usual by 5¢ Grant tied by New Haven duplex cancel with red boxed "To Pay." below; reverse shows the Winter Route via San Francisco (Jan 10?), U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai (Feb ?) and blue Shanghai Customs dater (Feb 17), plus additional, poorly struck Customs dater of Mar 2 (?) as well; light corner bump at top right and slight edge wear as expected; includes the original correspondence, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
Selling for...HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1097 cover image1898 (Feb. 2), "On Postal Service" envelope (embossed "Custom House, Chefoo" seal on flap) from Chefoo to C.E. Tanant at Wuhu, showing "Service des Postes" circular cachet and "Chefoo" dollar dater, with black "Shanghai" (2.4) and brown "Wuhu" (2.6) dollar daters on reverse, cover reduced at top, otherwise 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
1098 cover image1900 unofficial "Provisional Neutrality" ("Lin-shi chung-li") overprints in red and black on C.I.P. 1c ochre, prepared for use during the Boxer Rebellion, canceled by "Chi-li/Hsien Hsien" native c.d.s. (1st month, 7th day, Keng-tzu cyclical year), on separate 1900 (Feb. 6) red-band envelopes to "Mr. Geo. Ed. Baker, Directorate General of Posts, Yuchuanpu, Peking", the cover with the red overprint reduced at left, Fine to Very Fine and rare, ex Sir Percival David (black overprint), Godfrey Mellor (red overprint), and Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman.,

Sir David Roseway wrote that "The Viceroy of Chihli, who succeeded Jung-lu after the so-called Hundred Days Reform and committed suicide after the fall of Tientsin in 1900, first reported the Boxers' activities in Hochien, Shenchou, and Chichou in a memorial dated Kuangshu 25, 11th, 13th (December 15th, 1899); and on Kuangshu 26, 2nd, 26th (March 26th, 1900), he again reported them in the same districts." From his article, "A Problem of Two Covers with 'Neutrality' Overprinted Stamps", The Journal of Chinese Philately, Vol. 8, No. 5 (June, 1961), pp. 55-57.
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Est. HK$20,000-25,000
Selling for...HK$10,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
1099 cover imageca. 1900 (12th month, 27th day), Registered red-band cover from Jin si, Fengtien to Shanghai, bearing on reverse C.I.P. ½c brown (2) and 2c scarlet vertical pair and single, centrally canceled by Jin si/Fengtian Postal Agency tombstone handstamp and showing framed registration handstamp adjacent, Very Fine strikes. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
Selling for...HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1100 cover image1902 (Mar. 13), Advertising Postal Card from Petrolia, PA, to Wei-hai-wei, China, 1¢ Jefferson postal card (#UX14) uprated by 1¢ green Franklin (#279) tied by Petrolia, PA. duplex; addressed to Fergusson & Co. in Wei-hai-wei, with MAR 14 "New York, N.Y.-For. B'ch" postmark on front; reverse, with printed "special quotations" price list for W. H. Daugherty & Son's Petrolatum, with British "Shanghai/C/AP 26/02" receiver; light corner crease at lower right and top left, but otherwise sound, Fine to Very Fine, an uncommon destination. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1902.03.13]

Est. HK$1,600-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1101 cover image1902 (Apr. 30) "On Postal Service" registered envelope (embossed "Custom House Wuhu" seal on flap) from Wuhu to the British Post Office in Shanghai, showing "Service des Postes" bilingual circular cachet, "Wuhu" bilingual origin c.d.s. and "R" unframed circular handstamp, with "Shanghai/Registered" squared circle arrival datestamp (5.2) on reverse, 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
1102 cover image1902 (July 26) postcard from Tientsin to Brussels, Belgium (Sept. 5) via French and Imperial P.O. in Shanghai (Aug. 1), bearing CI.P. 1c ocher, canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., showing "T" unframed handstamp and "3 Cts" in blue crayon, with Belgium Postage Due 10c rose applied on arrival and canceled by "Bruxelles/1" c.d.s. (Sept. 5), 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
1103 cover image1905 (May 13) "On Postal Service" printed registered envelope (226 x 115mm) used locally in Yochow, showing "Yochow" bilingual c.d.s. and "R/Yochow (China)/89" framed handstamp in violet, creasing and flap faults, Fine to Very Fine appearance. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1905.05.13]

Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1104 cover image1905 (June 24) "On Postal Service" printed registered envelope (240 x 130mm) used locally in Yochow, Parcel Post format (wording crossed out), showing "Service des Postes" bilingual circular cachet and "Yochow" bilingual c.d.s., creasing and peripheral faults around flap, Fine to Very Fine appearance. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
Selling for...HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
1105 cover image1905 (Nov. 13), Cover from Tsicheo "via Chunking" to Harvey, Illinois, corner card envelope (left-most text at top illegible) franked by 2¢ Washington (#319), tied by "Shangai-China/NOV13/U.S. Postal Sta." duplex (Frajola Type 16, and ten days later than his last known usage); docketed "Written Oct 21-1905 Rec Dec 11-1905", with Seattle Dec 6 wavy line transit and Harvey flag receiver on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, a nice cover with late usage of the duplex canceller. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China 1905.11.13]

Est. HK$2,400-2,800
Selling for...HK$1,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
1106 cover image1906 (Jan. 18) envelope (embossed "Inspectorate General of Customs/ Statistical Department" seal on flap) from Shanghai to C.E. Tanant at Samshui, showing handstruck "Inspectorate General/ Postage Paid/ Statistical Department" in violet, Inspectorate General framed sender's cachet and "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s., with "Canton" transit (1.23) and "Samshui" arrival bilingual c.d.s. (1.23) on reverse, 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
1107 cover image1907 (Jan. 17), C.I.P. 1c green message card, vertical format, 119mm frame, used locally, canceled by "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring datestamp, with "Club Concordia" printed message, light ageing in corners on front from protective mounts, and the reverse has light uniform toning, neverthelesss Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
Selling for...HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
1108 cover image1907 (Aug. 24), C.I.P. 1c green postal card, vertical format, 118mm frame, to Berlin (Oct. 1), uprated with C.I.P. 1c ocher and 2c scarlet, canceled by "Kuling" bilingual lunar datestamp, showing "Kuliang" and "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (Aug. 28), and "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. of the same date adjacent, 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
1109 cover image1907 (Dec.), C.I.P. 1c green postal card, vertical format, 118mm frame, from Hubei Province to the German Consulate in Shanghai, canceled by lunar double-ring datestamp, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
Selling for...HK$1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction

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