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

Tientsin
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
2743 cover image1899 (Apr. 3) I.C.P. 1c postal stationery card from Tientsin to New York (5.11), bearing C.I.P. 1c and 2c, canceled by pakua in blue, matching "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp with "Customs" removed, "Shanghai" transit dollar dater (4.9, missing "25" in "the 25th year of Emperor Kuang Hsu"), in combination with Japan 2s pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (4.12), showing "T", violet "Ctms/T" and "Collect Postage 2 cents" handstamps, with U.S. Postage Due 2c applied on arrival and tied by "New York/…" duplex, card has a few small edge faults, Fine to Very Fine, a fabulous usage and marvelous example of postage due on China stationery cards sent through the Imperial Japanese Post Office, being especially elusive with the I.P.O. tie-print.,

A very early, if not the earliest, use of the I.P.O. tie-print for Tientsin.

The foreign postcard rate was 4 cents; however, the Japanese Post Office did not accept any postal stationery other than its own, so there was a charge for postage due (1 cent postage with double penalty = 2 cents).
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Get Market Data for [China Tientsin 1899.04.03]

Est. HK$20,000-25,000
SOLD for HK$65,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2744 cover image1899 (Apr. 26) envelope from Tientsin to Manila, Philippine Islands, via Hong Kong (5.5), bearing on reverse C.I.P. 10c, canceled by pakua in blue, matching "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp with "Customs" removed (on front), "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (5.1), and on front Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (5.1), 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
2745 cover image1899 (May 6) envelope from Tientsin to Bordeaux, France (6.18), showing "Tientsin" double-ring origin datestamp in blue with "Customs" removed, "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (5.13, on reverse), bearing German "China" diagonal overprint 20pf ultramarine (Michel 4I. Scott 4a), with I.P.O. framed tie-print (type 1) in red and "Shanghai/ Deutsche Post/a" c.d.s. (5.15), Very Fine and rare usage, with 1993 Steuer certificate. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Get Market Data for [China Tientsin 1899.05.06]

Est. HK$20,000-25,000
SOLD for HK$65,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2746 cover image1899 (May 3) envelope from Tientsin to Mount Vernon, New York (6.6), via Yokohama (5.15) and Tacoma (6.1), bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Tong-shan/Post Office" double-ring datestamp, "Tientsin" transit dollar dater (5.3) in blue and "Shanghai" bilingual c.d.s. (5.8) on reverse, in combination with Japan Koban 10s with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (5.8), Fine to Very Fine and scarce origin, ex Stephen Gates. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$5,000-6,000
SOLD for HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2747 cover image1899 (May 4) neat decorative envelope from Tientsin to Lichtenthal, Germany (6.12), bearing I.C.P. ½c (2) and 1c, canceled by pakua in blue, matching "Tientsin" double-ring datestamp with "Customs" removed, "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (5.7, on reverse), in combination with Hong Kong 2c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (5.7), Fine to Very Fine and attractive printed matter rate. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
2748 cover image1899 (May 31) registered envelope (260 x 122mm) from Tientsin to Baden-Baden, Germany (7.9), via Hong Kong (6.9), redirected to Friedrichroda (7.10), bearing C.I.P. $2 claret and yellow (Chan 114. Scott 108), canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, in combination with Hong Kong Chinese character surcharge 50c on 48c lilac (S.G. 49. Scott 62) with I.P.O. framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (6.5), showing "R" unframed handstamp in red and "R" in circle handstamp in black, the C.I.P. $2 has a corner bend and the cover has vertical filing fold at left well clear of the stamps, Fine to Very Fine and fresh single franking of the C.I.P. high value, ex Stephen Gates. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$12,000-15,000
SOLD for HK$14,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2749 cover image1899 (June 6) envelope from Tientsin to Fleurier, Switzerland (7.17), via Hong Kong (7.16), bearing C.I.P. 1c, 4c, 5c and 10c, canceled by pakua in blue, matching "Tientsin" c.d.s. and "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (6.10, on reverse), in combination with Hong Kong 10c (2) with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (6.9), showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 10" c.d.s. (7.17) adjacent, overall Fine to Very Fine and colorful double rate franking. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2750 cover image1899 (June 6) envelope from Tientsin to Detroit, Michigan (7.22), via Yokohama (6.22) and Tacoma (7.16), bearing C.I.P. 1c and 2c vertical pair, both with interpane margins at left, canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, in combination with Japan Koban 1s and 2s (2) with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (6.16), the envelope having been additionally franked by the Chinese Imperial P.O. at Shanghai with German "China" diagonal overprint 10pf and 20pf, canceled by "Shanghai" c.d.s. (6.12) of the German Post Office, which could not transmit the letter overseas, which is why the Japanese P.O. was finally entrusted with the envelope as originally intended, truncated top right corner as per printed matter regulations, one Japan 2s has an irregular perforation of no consequence, Fine to Very Fine, and an exceptionally rare printed matter triple combination. (Image1) (Image2)

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Get Market Data for [China Tientsin 1899.06.06]

Est. HK$25,000-30,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
2751 cover image1899 (June 24) envelope from Tientsin to Bridgeton, New Jersey (7.25), via Yokohama (7.6) and New York (7.25), bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by pakua in blue, matching "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (6.27) on reverse, in combination with Japan Koban 10s with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (6.30), the C.I.P. 10c has small faults, nevertheless Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,500-3,000
SOLD for HK$3,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2752 cover image1899 (June) neat envelope to Léchelles, Switzerland (7.18), showing "Paoting/Post Office" tombstone origin handstamp, blue "Tientsin" (6.3) and "Shanghai" (6.7) bilingual transit c.d.s. on reverse, in combination with France Peace and Commerce 25c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (6.10), showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 10" c.d.s. (6.13) adjacent, small opening faults and slight ageing, Fine to Very Fine appearance. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$15,000-20,000
SOLD for HK$28,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2753 cover image1899 (July 1) envelope from Tientsin to Toronto, Canada (8.14), via Yokohama (7.18) and San Francisco, bearing C.I.P. 10c, canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (7.6) on reverse, in combination with Japan Koban 10s with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (7.6), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2754 cover image1899 (July 5) postcard from Tientsin to Neudetendorf, Germany (8.14), via Hong Kong (7.14), bearing C.I.P. 5c, canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. in blue, "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (7.9) adjacent, in combination with Hong Kong 2c vertical pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) in blue and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (7.10), the C.I.P. 5c oxidized and the card has some surface scuffs around the stamp, Fine appearance. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
SOLD for HK$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2755 cover image1899 (Aug.) envelope from Tientsin to Prague, Bohemia (arrival), via Hong Kong (8.25), bearing on reverse C.I.P. 10c, canceled by pakua, "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (8.16) alongside, and on front Hong Kong 10c with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (8.17), showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 3" octagonal datestamp (8.26) adjacent, flap at back largely missing but barely affecting the postal markings, Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,500
SOLD for HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
2756 cover image1899 (Sept. 4) "On Railway Service" corner card registered envelope (225 x 98mm) from Shanhaikwan to Surrey, England, via Hong Kong and London (10.24), bearing C.I.P. 5c (2) and 10c pair, canceled by "Shanhaikwan/Post Office" tombstone handstamp, and another strike on reverse has the date (8th month, 6th day) in manuscript at top, the stamps additionally tied by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s. (9.11), in combination with Hong Kong 10c vertical strip of three with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (9.18), showing "R" unframed handstamp in red, "Registered" bilingual unframed handstamp and "R" in circle handstamp on front and back, two stamps in the Hong Kong 10c strip are creased, and the cover is opened out for display with some wear and a vertical tear clear of the stamps, Fine to Very Fine and remarkable usage, with original three-page enclosed letter written on "Imperial Chinese Railways" memorandum sheets from an English railway engineer working at Chung Ho So. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5)

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Est. HK$10,000-12,000
SOLD for HK$22,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
2757 cover image1899 (Oct. 29) I.C.P. 1c postal stationery card from Tientsin to Flensburg, Germany (arrival), bearing C.I.P. 4c, canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. (11.3) alongside, in combination with Hong Kong 2c pair with "I.P.O." framed tie-print (type 1) and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (11.4), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
2758 cover image1899 (Dec. 6) "Russo-Chinese Bank" registered envelope from Tientsin to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (1.17.00), via Hong Kong (12.21), showing "Tientsin" bilingual origin c.d.s., "Shanghai" bilingual transit c.d.s. on reverse, and bearing Japan Koban 10s pair and single with "I.P.O." framed tie-print and "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (12.19), showing "R/No./…10" framed handstamp in red and Japanese P.O. handstamped registration label, cover opened out for display, faults, Fine appearance, and a scarce registered double rate usage to an unusual destination, ex Stephen Gates. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,500
SOLD for HK$4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
2759 cover image1899 (Dec.) envelope from Paotingfu to a French railway employee in Paris, bearing C.I.P. 1c vertical pair, canceled by tombstone handstamp, in combination with Hong Kong 2c with I.P.O. framed tie-print (type 1) and "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (12.27), unsealed as per printed matter regulations, cover opened out for display, faults, Fine appearance. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,000-1,200
SOLD for HK$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
2760 cover image1900 (Oct. 9) I.C.P. 1c postal stationery card registered from Tientsin to Munich (11.23), bearing C.I.P. 2c (2), 4c and 5c, canceled by "Tientsin" bilingual c.d.s., the 5c additionally tied by "R" unframed handstamp in red, overlapped by Hong Kong 2c pair and 10c without I.P.O. tie-print and canceled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (10.19), Fine to Very Fine. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$8,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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