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Chinese Republic continued...

Postage Due continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
461 imagePostage Dues, 1912, Statistical Dept. "Republic" overprints, ½¢-30¢ complete (Chan D23-31. Scott J25-J33), horizontal pairs, a lovely, pristine set in matched pairs, full, clean o.g., Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,400-2,800
SOLD for HK$2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
462 o imagePostage Due, 1912, Statistical Dept. "Republic" overprint, 1¢ brown, overprint inverted (Chan D24a. Scott J26b), fresh, lightly cancelled, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,200-1,500
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
463 imagePostage Due, 1912, Statistical Dept. "Republic" overprint, 5¢ brown, overprint inverted (Chan D28a. Scott J30a), fresh, a beautiful used example, tied to small piece by bold bilingual Kongmoon 7 OCT 12 c.d.s., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,400-1,800
SOLD for HK$1,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
464 P imagePostage Dues, 1915, First Peking Print, 1¢ and 2¢ composite die proof (Chan D50-51. Scott J52-J53), printed on laid paper approximately 65 x 40mm, with die number "186", Extremely Fine and choice, rare—a showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$25,000-30,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
Stamp Collections
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
465 /o imageExtensive middle period stock of many thousands, vast and well-organized, identified by Scott numbers and housed in 14 uniform black binders, with coverage going through the CNC issues; begins with a representative range of mint or used Junks, etc., plus strong Sun Yat-sen types, commemorative issues, extensive Martyrs with multiples, extensive Pacheng and Central Trust prints with multiples (including used), some interesting wartime surcharges, a tremendous range of Gold Yuans with loads of multiples and varieties, extensive used Silvers for cancels, duplicated mint post-war commemoratives and nice used sections noted as well, Fine to Very Fine, useful old-time stock; examine.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$25,000-30,000
SOLD for HK$28,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
466 //o imageEclectic old-time stock collection, housed neatly in two black Elbe stockbooks, with a wide range of material, all but a few items of which are from Republican China; we note singles, blocks of various sizes (some with selvage, some with marginal inscriptions, sheet numbers, etc.), all fresh and clean and with or without gum as issued—our spot check showing the gummed stamps to be never hinged; we find commemoratives from Scott #131-133 (mint and/or used blocks of 4), "Republic" overprints in multiples, London and Peking Printings of the Junk Issue (mint singles, used singles and blocks, including a block of four $2), Plane-over-Great Wall Airmails in multiples, an imperforate #988 corner margin inscription block of six, Provincial and Japanese Occupation overprints, Dues (including overprinted Coiling Dragons)…a bit of everything is what you'll find here, with very few gum, perforation or condition issues, Very Fine overall, a magnificent opportunity for the collector or dealer alike; be sure to view.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 26,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4) (Image5) (Image6) (Image7) (Image8) (Image9)

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Est. HK$20,000-26,000
SOLD for HK$26,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
467 imageClean, useful commemoratives compilation, 1909-36, four stockpage sides of pristine commemorative and Airmail issues neatly presented; the lot comprises Scott #131-133 (8, including one pair), 243-246 (3), 270-273 (3), 276-279 (2), 280-283, 284-287 (5), 307-310, 326-329 (3), 331-334 (4), 335-338 (7), C1-C5 (3) and C6-C10 (4); all fresh on the face, with original gum reverse that ranges from very lightly hinged to hinge remnants; useful duplication for the dealer, o.g., Fine to Very Fine with much better throughout, worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. HK$8,000-10,000
SOLD for HK$9,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
468 () imageSheet selection, 1942-45, a homemade sheet file containing complete sheets of 50 of Scott #593-598 (2 sets) and 599-604, and complete sheets of 100 of #508 (scarce!), 511, 515, 517 (2), 518, 522 and 583-588; an occasional wrinkle or separated perforation in the margin only, but stamps are pristine and sound; full marginal markings and inscriptions, with the sheets neatly folded, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine++, an uncommon offering—inspect.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$6,000-7,000
SOLD for HK$30,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
469 () imageLovely mint Silver Yuan selection, clean and in nice quality, all mint, comprising Scott #990a in pair, 992-1006 (2 sets), Fukien #1-12, Hupeh #1-2, Kwangsi #8 pair, and Szechwan #50 and 51 (2), all without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,400-2,800
SOLD for HK$5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
470 imageMint commemorative issue selection, 1923-33, attractive and clean, comprising two sets of the 1923 Constitution issue, four sets of the Chang Tso-lin issue (including pairs), plus one set of Tan Yuan-chang. Fresh, mostly Very Fine, nice lot.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,200-1,600
SOLD for HK$1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
471 imageTail-end of a lovely consignment, small, clean holding, comprising various mint Junk series issues to the 50¢ values, generally lightly duplicated and in high quality, a few miscellaneous varieties, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, a nice little mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3) (Image4)

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Est. HK$1,000-1,500
SOLD for HK$1,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
472 image1912 (Apr. 8), bisect cover from Yunyang to Hankow (Chan 136k), splendid and clean red band cover, carrying on reverse diagonal halves of 1¢ ochre and 5¢ violet Coiling Dragons, tied by bold Yunyang 8 April 1912 origin c.d.s.'s; reverse also shows excellent strike of Hankow 21 April 1912 receiver, fresh, Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
SOLD for HK$50,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
473 image1912 (Apr. 10), bisect cover from Yunyang to Hankow (Chan 136k), beautiful neat red band cover franked on reverse by diagonal halves of 1¢ ochre and 5¢ violet Coiling Dragons, tied by choice bold Yunyang origin c.d.s.; reverse additionally shows Shanxi 18 April transit, along with bilingual Hankow 12 MAY 1912 receiver c.d.s., fresh, Very Fine, an appealing and rare cover.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$6,000-8,000
SOLD for HK$55,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
474 image1915 (Sept. 29 & Oct.), stampless military cigarette postcards used to Taipeh, Formosa, one unfranked card written by a British soldier from the Royal Scots Brigade in France during WWI, thanking an individual for the shipment of free cigarettes; front shows design of British soldier and sailor sharing a smoke, with "Field Post Office/20 SP/15/154" c.d.s., red triangular Censor chop and violet "TSUR…/1.11.15/Japan" transit, while the second card of identical design shows similar markings without the violet Japanese transit, Very Fine, scarce usage of a scarce pair of cards.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-2,800
SOLD for HK$2,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
475 image1916 (Jan. 2), cover from Lungan to U.S., attractively franked, on front by ½¢ 1913 London Junk Issue block of six (plus a corner margin pair on reverse), 1¢ orange Junk right margin vertical strip of four, plus on reverse a right margin block of four of the 3¢ Junk, all tied by Lungan Hong Xian Yuan Nian (first year), first month, second day c.d.s.'s, with Mienchow 5th year, first month, 6th day; Hankow 5th year, first month, 15th day; and Shanghai 18 JAN 16 transits, Very Fine, an appealing and scarce usage, with 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$65,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
476 image1933 (Apr. 5), Northwest Scientific Expedition issue registered cover, Peiping to Stockholm (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), beautiful, clean cover franked by the entire set, along with 5¢ and 25¢ Tan Yuan-chang issue, all tied by bilingual Peiping 5.4.33 c.d.s.'s, with reverse showing Shanghai 7.4.33 transit; addressed by Sven Hedin to his sister, Alma, and boldly signed "Sven Hedin" across the back, clean, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,800-3,200
SOLD for HK$3,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
477 image1940-50, a foursome of short-paids, Liverpool to Shanghai, a wonderful find: four covers all addressed to an H.A. Coward—a brave man to work in Shanghai through the decade—from a friend or colleague at a Liverpool branch of the Midland Bank, Ltd., who consistently underpaid the postage (leave it to a banker!); the first cover, postmarked 12 APR 40, bears a striking Censor marking and full tape, along with manuscript "40¢" in red and black handstamped "T/20" in stretched hexagon with "L.V." below, the postage due paid by a pair of 20¢ Chinese Republic Dues tied by Shanghai bilingual 4.7.40 dater; this is followed by two 1949 covers (7 MCH and 20 APR), each with penciled "T42" on front and corresponding Chinese rate in pen or pencil—you can see how China's currency collapsed over the intervening six weeks, the postage due skyrocketing from $620 to $15,000—each total due paid by mixes of Gold Yuan issues tied by "T"-in-triangle handstamps; the final cover, mailed 27 APR 50, again bears the hexagoned "T" with "42" and "5300" alongside, this time the postage due paid by four PRC stamps, again tied by the "T"-in-triangle handstamp, each cover fresh and without the usual usage faults, Very Fine, an exhibit page all on their own, showing rate changes for a single route over a decade…and the use of three distinct currencies (from two political entities) to cover the shortfalls.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$9,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
478 image1941, cover sent from Likwoyi to Tientsin, franked on reverse by 4¢ on 5¢ Dr. Sun Yat-sen issue surcharged in red (horizontal pair, the right stamp with lower left character Tso instead of Fun variety, Chan #480 & 480a, Scott #440, 440r), tied by two strikes of Kiangsu, Likwoyi c.d.s.'s, plus Tientsin 1941.3.1 machine roller cancels in addition to Tientsin same-date arrival c.d.s., fresh, Very Fine, a scarce and attractive usage, 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. photo certificate accompanies.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$3,200.00
Will close during Public Auction
479 image1949 (Sept. 9 & 10), pair of Fu Shek 10¢-bisected-as-5¢ covers, nice pair of bisect usages to Foochow, comprising a Sept. 9 usage arriving on Sept. 15, plus a Sept. 10 usage that arrived on Sept. 18; each cover torn, one expertly repaired, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,200-1,600
SOLD for HK$1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
480 image1949 (Oct. 1), Silver Yuan cover, sent Paksha (Toishan) to Manila, P.I., a lovely and attractive cover, franked on reverse by pair of 20¢ blue Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hwa Nan prints (Chan #S27), along with Canton "015" silver currency label, all cancelled by bilingual 1.10.49 Paksha (Toishan) origin c.d.s.'s, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-3,000
SOLD for HK$7,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

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