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Chinese Empire continued...

Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
321 image1897 (Apr. 11), spectacular bilingual Peking "Postage Paid" chop on registered cover to Tientsin, a magnificent, superb quality legal-size envelope, bearing a choice strike of blue 35mm "Chinese Imperial Post Office/Postage/Paid/Peking" chop, along with matching "I.G. of Customs/APL 11/97/Peking" and matching large "R" Registry handstamp, Extremely Fine, ex-David.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000

Two December 1896 usages have recently been sold in a major Hong Kong auction, representing the two earliest known examples, and Paul Chang notes on page 7 that an April 10 example is the latest known example, with
this example quite possibly the latest known example of this rare and iconic marking . (Image1)
Est. HK$80,000-100,000
SOLD for HK$90,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
322 image1897 (June 24), "Legation des Pays-Bas" cover, sent Peking to Holland, attractive cover bearing on front the Peking bilingual Postage "Paid" marking in brown, along with "Peking/24 JUN 97" blue Large Dollar dater, endorsed "20" in manuscript; cover then transferred to the French Post Office at Shanghai, where 50c Peace & Commerce was added for double-rate postage, cancelled by one of two "Shang-Haï/1 JUIL/97/Chine" c.d.s.'s; reverse shows "Shanghai/29 JUN 97" Large Dollar dater transit, plus "Ligne N/3/JUIL/97/Paq Fr. No 8" French mail boat marking, along with "Amsterdam/7-8 N/6/AUG/97" arrival c.d.s.; minor mounting remnants, Very Fine, a splendid and scarce usage, with 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$15,000-20,000
SOLD for HK$22,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
323 image1897 (Aug. 18), registered cover from Shanghai to Soochow, neat, small-size envelope franked by narrow space 10¢ on 9¢ second print Dowager surcharge (Scott #70, Chan #79), along with 2¢ on 2ca re-drawn design Dowager surcharge (Scott #74, Chan #83), each tied by blue Shanghai Large Dollar chop, with front additionally showing large red "R" handstamp; reverse shows outstanding strike of "Soochow/18 AUG 97" Large Dollar arrival marking; couple close, harmless edge tears, Fine to Very Fine, an unusual franking paying the registered four-times domestic rate.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$15,000-20,000
SOLD for HK$22,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
324 image1897 (Nov. 5), 1¢ Imperial Chinese Post postal card, sent Chefoo to Jenchuan, a clean, attractive card, cancelled by bold strike of "Chefoo/5 NOV 97" Large Dollar dater, with front showing choice strike of "Customs/15 NOV 97/Jenchuan" arrival; card was undoubtedly hand-carried and favor cancelled on arrival at Jenchuan Customs, Very Fine, a lovely item.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$17,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
325 image1898 (Aug. 10), cover from Chungking to Shanghai, lovely, neat small blue cover to "The Treasurer, China Inland Mission, Shanghai", franked by horizontal pair of 1¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue surcharges (Scott #78, Chan #87), tied by bold "Chungking/10 AUG 98" Large Dollar dater, with an additional small red chop tying the right stamp; reverse shows bold "Shanghai/F/AU 23/98/Local Post" receiver in black, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$15,000-20,000
SOLD for HK$32,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
326 image1900 (Jan. 29), "Steamer Letter Box" combination cover, Shanghai to Lyon, a splendid and highly attractive cover, franked by 5¢ salmon Coiling Dragon in a vertical strip of three and a single (perforation trims at right), all tied by bilingual Shanghai 29 JAN 00 c.d.s.'s; front additionally shows a pair of 25c French "CHINE" overprints, tied by "Shang-haï/1 FEVR 00/Chine" c.d.s., with manuscript "per s/s Paoting" plus scarce straightline "FROM STEAMER LETTER BOX" handstamp; reverse shows partial French paquet marking, fresh, Very Fine, an appealing and scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
327 image1901 (Sept. 13), red band cover sent Paoting to Tientsin, attractively franked by pair of 1¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragons tied by "Paoting/13 SEP 01" Large Dollar chop, with reverse noting lovely strike of "Peking/SEP 14 1901" oval handstamp transit and Tientsin bilingual 15 SEP 01 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, neat cover.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-3,000
SOLD for HK$1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
328 image1901 (Oct. 16), cover from Chinkiang to Tsingtau, neat, perfectly clean cover addressed to Schweiger at Customs House Tsingtau, franked by 1ca Small Dragon, 1¢ Dowager and 4¢ Coiling Dragon, all tied by neat pakua killers, along with matching Chinkiang origin c.d.s.; reverse shows bilingual Shanghai 17 OCT 01 transit and oval Kiaochow bilingual OCT 21 arrival handstamp, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-5,000
SOLD for HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
329 image1902 (June 30), remarkable registered cover, sent Chinkiang to Germany, a lovely, eye-appealing decorative cover, franked by 5¢ rose red (2) and 10¢ Coiling Dragons, along with 3ca chrome yellow and 6ca red brown unsurcharged Second Printing Dowagers (Chan #24S, 27S; Scott #18n, 21n), all tied by Chinkiang 30 JUN 02 bisected bilingual cancels, with front additionally showing large black "R" Registry handstamp and "Registered" straightline handstamp, underscored in blue crayon, along with bold French "Shang-Haï/4 JUIL/02/Chine" transit; reverse shows bilingual Shanghai 1 JUL 02 transit and Lichtental 3.8.02 arrival c.d.s., Very Fine and choice, a unique showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000

Cover is fully endorsed by Lyons Livingston, reading "3cand #18n Livingston, 6cand #21n Livingston" fully as noted designating the rarity and importance of this cover. Believed to be the only known postally used examples of the famous Second Printing Dowagers, and referred to in the
Journal of Chinese Philately as the finest known 'Maus' cover. (Image1)
Est. HK$30,000-40,000
SOLD for HK$26,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
330 imagec. 1903, small selection of four covers, featuring two Min Chu red band covers, plus nice examples of Foochow (22 OCT/03) and Chungking bisect covers, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,400-3,000
SOLD for HK$3,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
331 image1903 (Oct. 19), cover from Huchow to Lynchburg, VA, lovely cover overfranked by 10¢ green Coiling Dragon, tied by superb strike of the very scarce bilingual "Imperial Post Office/OCT 19 1903/Huchow" oval in black; front also shows "Shanghai/22/OCT/03/I.J.P.O." transit, while reverse shows transits of "Shanghai/20 OCT/03" (bilingual), violet "Yokohama/28/OCT/03/Japan", Seattle NOV 11, and Lynchburg NOV 16 arrival marking, fresh, Very Fine, a beautiful and appealing cover representing an extremely late usage of this scarce marking.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$4,000-6,000
SOLD for HK$16,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
332 image1904 (Apr. 9), lovely red band cover from Boshan to Tsingtau, remarkably fresh, sound cover, franked by two C.I.P. 2¢ Coiling Dragons, tied by a red dater with offset (in reverse) on back reading April 9 (?); reverse also bears violet double-ring Zhangdian April 10 and blue Jiaozhou April 11 transits, plus "Tsingtau/26 5/04/Kiautschou" receiver in black; addressed to the Tsingtau Railroad Company, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,800-3,200
SOLD for HK$7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
333 image1906 (Apr. 10), Changsha bisect cover, local cover used to the Custom House, bearing C.P.I. 2¢ red diagonal bisect tied by Changsha bilingual first day of use c.d.s., fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,400. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,000-1,400
SOLD for HK$900.00
Will close during Public Auction
334 image1906 (Apr. 12), registered cover from Shanghai to Seattle, WA, a beautiful, exceptional-quality small envelope, franked by 20¢ and 30¢ Carp-design C.I.P. issues tied by bilingual Shanghai origin c.d.s., along with matching framed "R/Shanghai/No 873 [manuscript]" handstamp; reverse shows violet "Shanghai/12 APR 06/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. and violet "Seattle, Wash/May 4/1906/Registered" receiver. Fresh, Very Fine, a lovely cover.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
335 image1906 (May 2), First Series Postage Due cover, Tientsin to Amoy, neat, philatelically inspired cover bearing the complete set of the First Issue Postage Dues (Scott #J1-J6, Chan #D1-6), tied by Tientsin bilingual 2 MAY 06 c.d.s.'s; no backstamp; minor perforation tip toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,000-1,200
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
336 image1907 (Nov. 24), registered red band cover from Boshan to Tsingtau, pristine cover addressed to the Tsingtau Railroad Company, franked on reverse by single 4¢ and pair of 10¢ C.I.P. Coiling Dragons, all tied by three strikes of Boshan, Shandong Province, Nov. 24 c.d.s.'s, with Tsingtau 29.12.07 comb receiver alongside; front bears a crystal-clear fourth Boshan strike, along with handstamped Registry marking (#2436) and two "R" Registration notations, all in black, Very Fine, a lovely registered usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
337 image1908 (July 23), cover from Kuling to St. Augustine, FL, attractive, neat cover, franked by a block of five C.P.I. 2¢ reds tied by Kuling origin c.d.s.'s; reverse shows Shanghai bilingual 25 July transit, Japanese Shanghai 25 July transit, plus an additional indistinct Chinese transit and bold "Saint Augustine/AUG 21/1908/FLA" receiver; includes a very interesting letter from an early globe-trotter, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
338 image1909 (Jan. 10), registered postal stationery entire, sent from Chungking to Paris, lovely reduced-rate 10c French stationery entire, "via Siberia", uprated by 4¢, 5¢ and 10¢ (2) Coiling Dragons, all tied by Chungking bilingual origin c.d.s.'s; front additionally shows French "Hangfou-Chine/26 JANV 09/Poste Francaise" transit and violet bilingual "Française des Indes et de l'Extrême-Orient/Chung-King/par Shang-Haï" cachet, while reverse bears four additional 1¢ Coiling Dragons with Chungking origin c.d.s.'s, Nanking 26 JAN 09 transit, Chungking boxed Registry handstamp and Paris 14 FEB 09 receiver, Very Fine, a lovely and scarce usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$7,500.00
Will close during Public Auction

Chinese Republic

1912-1937 Early Period
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
339 image1912, Foochow "Provisional Neutrality" overprint, 3¢ blue green (Chan 140. Scott 134), nice used single, tied to corner of red band cover by "Foochow/3 FEB/12" c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$800-1,000
SOLD for HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
340 image1912, Nanking "Provisional Neutrality" overprint, 1¢ ocher and 3¢ blue green (Chan 144-145. Scott 138-139), fresh, each with full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a lovely pair.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,600. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,000-2,600
SOLD for HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction

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