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The I.P.O. Tie-prints, 1899-1904 continued...

Swatow
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2711 cover image1899 (Jan. 19) envelope from Swatow to Lynn, Massachusetts (2.28), bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Swatow" dollar dater (missing "year" in the "24th year of the Emperor Kuang Hsu"), in combination with Hong Kong 10c with crisp impression of "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Hong Kong/D" c.d.s. (1.25), the cover has a sealed opening tear behind the 10 cents stamp which has resulted in the top right corner of the stamp having been inconspicuously torn through, Extremely Fine appearance, illustrated in Explore Dollar Daters (1897-1913), p. 168, and ex W.S. Kong.,

Swatow was the first post office in China to use the I.P.O. tie-prints, and began using these from January 1899. Therefore, this envelope ranks as an early, if not the earliest, use of the I.P.O. tie-print for all of China.
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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
SOLD for HK$20,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2712 cover image1899 (Mar.) envelope from Swatow to Lewes, England (5.15), bearing on reverse C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Swatow" dollar dater, and on front Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (3.15), the cover is opened out for display and has diagonal creasing at top right which crosses the Hong Kong adhesive, nevertheless Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$5,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2713 cover image1899 (Apr. 11) I.C.P. 1c postal stationery card from Swatow to Potsdam, Germany (5.13), bearing C.I.P. 1c and 2c, canceled by "Swatow" dollar dater (missing "year" in the "24th year of the Emperor Kuang Hsu"), in combination with Hong Kong 4c with crisp impression of "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (4.12), card has age spotting, Very Fine appearance, illustrated in Explore Dollar Daters (1897-1913), p. 169. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
SOLD for HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2714 cover image1899 (July 7) envelope from Swatow to Lichtenthal, Germany, bearing C.I.P. ½c block of four, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., another superb strike (5.8) on reverse, in combination with Hong Kong 2c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (7.10), unsealed as per printed matter regulations, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2715 cover image1900 (May 26) registered envelope from Swatow to Zöschen, Germany (6.30), bearing C.I.P. ½c (2), 1c (2), 2c, 5c and 10c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., "R/Swatow I.P.O./No. E.95" framed handstamp in red additionally ties the 5c stamp, in combination with Hong Kong Chinese character surcharge 20c on 30c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 2) and "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. (5.28), one C.I.P. 1c has small marginal defect, Fine to Very Fine, a charming and delightful franking. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2716 cover image1900 (July 14) Hong Kong 4c postal stationery card from Swatow to Basel, Switzerland (8.14), showing "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., the indicia with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 2) and "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. (7.15), showing "Yokohama à Marseille/L.N. No. 6" octagonal datestamp (7.16) adjacent, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2717 cover image1900 (Aug. 24) registered envelope from Swatow to Meran, Austria (9.27), redirected to Munich (9.28), bearing on reverse C.I.P. 20c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., "R/Swatow I.P.O./No. H.59" framed handstamp in red on front, in combination with Hong Kong 10c vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 2) and "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (8.26), showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 7" octagonal datestamp (8.27) adjacent, cover opened out for display and slightly reduced at top, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2718 cover image1900 (Nov. 27) I.C.P. 1c postal stationery card from Swatow to Gera, Germany (12.27), bearing C.I.P. ½c and 5c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 2) and "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (11.28), Chinese postage overpaid, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2719 cover image1900 (Dec.) red-band envelope from Chuchow to Freienwalde, Germany (1.20.01), via Hong Kong (12.16), showing on reverse "Chuchow Ferry Post Office" tombstone handstamp in red and "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s. (12.15), and bearing on front Great Britain Jubilee 3d violet on yellow (S.G. 202. Scott 115) with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 2), uncanceled, showing "Der Ermittelung des Absenders/Amtlich Geöffnet/durch die/Kais. Ober-/Postdirektion/Berlin" blue on white embossed officially opened seal of the German Post Office in Berlin, cover roughly opened at top and the red from the red-band envelope has suffused through the paper, an exceptional and possibly unique instance of an I.P.O. tie-print used on a stamp of Great Britain. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$28,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2720 cover image1901 (Mar. 28) C.I.P. 1c message card from Swatow to Bremerhaven, Germany (5.4), bearing C.I.P. 1c and 2c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 2c vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Hong Kong/D" c.d.s. (3.30), two stamps have small faults, Fine to Very Fine, with 1994 Lantelme certificate. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$3,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2721 cover image1901 (Apr. 17) Hong Kong 4c on 3c reply card from Swatow to Leipzig, Germany (5.2), "Reply" crossed out, showing "Swatow" bilingual origin c.d.s. and the indicia with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Hong Kong/B" c.d.s. (4.19), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2722 cover image1901 (Apr. 26) Hong Kong 4c on 3c postal stationery card from Swatow to Erfurt, Germany (5.29), showing "Swatow" bilingual origin c.d.s. and the indicia with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (4.2), the card has corner creasing at top right, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
SOLD for HK$3,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2723 cover image1901 (June 22) Hong Kong 5c postal stationery envelope registered from Swatow to Sultanabad, Persia, via Tuticorin (7.10), Bombay (7.13) and Bouchir, showing "Swatow" bilingual origin c.d.s. and "R/Swatow I.P.O./No. f.171" framed handstamp in red, bearing Hong Kong 2c (3) and 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 2) and "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. (6.4), small ink spot and a few tears at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, and a rare destination. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2724 cover image1901 (Nov. 13) Hong Kong 4c on 3c reply card from Swatow to Basel, Switzerland (12.16), "Reply" crossed out, showing "Swatow" bilingual origin c.d.s. and the indicia with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (11.14), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2725 cover image1901 (Nov. 13) envelope from Swatow to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, bearing on reverse C.I.P. 1c (2), canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., and on front Hong Kong 2c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (11.19), opened out for display, a few cover faults, Fine to Very Fine printed matter usage. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$2,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2726 cover image1901 (Dec. 5) registered envelope from Swatow to Newcastle, Great Britain (1.5.02), via London (1.4.02), bearing C.I.P. 20c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., "R/Swatow I.P.O./No. 481" framed handstamp in red alongside, in combination with Hong Kong Chinese surcharge 20c on 30c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Registered/ G.P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s. (12.8), a little roughly opened at top and flap at back missing, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$11,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2727 cover image1901 (Dec. 13) envelope from Swatow to Herford, Germany (1.13.02), bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 3) in red and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (12.14), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
SOLD for HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2728 cover image1903 (July 9) I.C.P. 1c postal stationery card from Swatow to London, bearing C.I.P. 1c and 2c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong 4c vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (7.1), Fine to Very Fine,

Datelined "Chinese Imperial Post Office, Swatow, 9th July 1903", the message reads; "Have just arrived at above place. Left Hong Kong at 12.00 noon yesterday & landed here at 8:00. This afternoon I am off to Tamsui (Formosa) via Amoy"…. Am traveling by a Japanese steamer by name S.S. 'Daigi Maru'".
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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2729 cover image1903 (Aug. 4) envelope from Hsingning to Frankfurt (9.3), bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Hsingning/Post Office" tombstone handstamp, "Letter Box No. 1" framed h.s. in red (on reverse) and "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s. (8.4), in combination with Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 4) and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (8.6), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
SOLD for HK$7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2730 cover image1903 (Oct. 20) C.I.P. 1c + 1c reply paid card from Swatow to Montreal, Canada (11.30), bearing C.I.P. 1c and 2c, canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s., in combination with Hong Kong KEVII 4c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 4) and "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (10.22), the reply portion already franked with C.I.P. 1c and 2c canceled by "Swatow" bilingual c.d.s. (10.20) and Hong Kong 4c with "I.P.O." tie-print (type 4), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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