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Chinese Republic continued...

Postal History continued...
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
481 image1949 (Nov. 5), Silver Yuan cover, sent Yingshan to Nanchong, Szechuan, franked by a block of four 5¢ on $500,000 surcharged Sun Yat-sens (overhanging the envelope edge at left), tied by one of two dotted-rim "Dongchuan/5 11 38/Yingshan" c.d.s.'s; same-style Nanchong receiver dated 7 11 38 on reverse; addressed to the Civil Court (11th Branch) of the Szechuan High Court; black and blue straightline handstamps (illegible) on front, cover is fresh and bright; paper hinging remnants on reverse are inconsequential, Very Fine, a late Silver usage in the province.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,400-1,800
SOLD for HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
Airmail Postal History
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
482 image1923 (May 23), Peking-to-Tientsin First Flight cover (Starr-Mills 5), a lovely registered cover franked by the First Airmail Issue complete, along with 8¢ additional postage, all tied by bold "Peking/23 May 23" bilingual c.d.s.'s; front shows boxed Registered handstamp and three-line bilingual "To be despatched by Aerial Service" handstamp, with reverse showing violet Tientsin 23.5.23 "Aeroplane Service Tientsin C.P.O." handstamp plus Tientsin bilingual 23 May 23 receiver; a clean, attractive example, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,800-2,200
SOLD for HK$2,400.00
Will close during Public Auction
483 image1929 (Nov. 26), unflown cover for scheduled Canton to Yunnanfu First Flight (Starr-Mills 26), scheduled for Nov. 26, but one day prior, General Lin crashed at Wuchow and the original 300 pieces scheduled were delivered by the Chinese Post Office by ordinary post; cover bears 4¢ Mausoleum and 15¢ Second Airmail issues cancelled at Canton on 25 Nov. prior to the flight, with appropriate violet light cachet and Canton Nov. 26 and Yunnanfu 2 Dec. receiver; flap tear on reverse, otherwise Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,500-2,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
484 image1930-49, interesting array of airmail covers to the U.S., a selection of 17 in all, with all but two obviously traveling by air, carried by the Clippers, BOAC, Air France and "via Hanoi Amsterdam Route"; usages include quite a few Censored at Hong Kong, along with a Special Delivery cover (postage added in the US) as well as one marked "Postage Due 5 cents/Seattle, Wash."—though without evidence that it was collected; various Censor tapes, transit and arrival markings, some pretty multicolor frankings, etc.; we note a 20¢ Reaper solo usage, an Oct. 10, 1943, cover bearing two full strikes of the one-day commemorative cancel for Chairman Chiang's taking office as President of the Republic, even a late Nanking cover bearing a trio of East China Liberated Area issues, etc.; same-period bonus covers from two India and one Hong Kong plus a 1960 Registered Malaya as well; condition issues range from minor to not-so-minor, but a useful lot nonetheless, Fine to Very Fine overall, inspect.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800. (Image1)
Est. HK$2,400-2,800
SOLD for HK$4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
485 image1941 (Mar. 4), registered airmail cover, Lanchow to Chengtu, franked on front by a single 10¢ on 25¢ Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second London Print, with reverse bearing 1940 Kansu surcharge on Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hong Kong Print 3¢ on 5¢ chop (e) block of four, with upper left stamp surcharge-inverted variety, along with 3¢ on 5¢ olive green chop (f) block of six and vertical pair (Chan #365a, 488e, 488e var & 488f), all tied by seven strikes of "Lanchow (Kaolan)/1941.3.4" c.d.s.'s and Chengtu 1941.3.20 arrival, fresh, Very Fine, a striking and rare cover, signed H.L. Chung above the inverted surcharge stamp, with accompanying 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$4,000-5,000
SOLD for HK$4,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
486 image1949 (May 30), Silver Yuan Kiukiang Local Issue airmail cover to Michigan, a striking and superb cover, franked on reverse by a spectacular block of 20 of $200,000 on $1,000 Parcel Post stamp, tied by multiple strikes of Kiukiang origin c.d.s.'s, Very Fine and choice, a showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000

This cover essentially is a local Gold Yuan overprint used in the Silver Yuan period, which began a month earlier on April 29. One of only two such covers recorded with a block of 20, the second dated June 8. The $4,000,000 rate equates to 40¢ Silver, which was the correct international airmail rate for this date.
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Est. HK$14,000-18,000
SOLD for HK$13,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
487 image1949 (Aug. 7), Silver Yuan mixed franking airmail cover, from Chengdu to Fuzhou, lightweight envelope franked on reverse by an uncommon pairing of a West Szechuan-overprinted $50,000 Dr. Sun Yat-sen (Chan #S126, Scott Szechuan #45) above a General Issue 10¢ Dr. Sun Yat-sen Hwa Nan print (Chan #S25, Scott #976), both tied by bold bilingual "Chengtu/7 8 38" c.d.s.; address-side bears two incomplete dotted-rim Fuzhou receivers, together reading Aug. 9 (?), 1949, along with blue manuscript "Air Mail" label; slightly wrinkled with small paper mounting remnant on address side, still, a Very Fine cover overall, scarce combination usage.
Estimate HK$ 1,400 - 1,800. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,400-1,800
SOLD for HK$1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
488 image1949 (Sept.), Silver Yuan airmail cover, Szechwan Province to Philadelphia, attractive, clean and neat cover, franked on front by Szechwan overprint on $200,000 Sun Yat-sen (Chan #S131, Scott #42), along with a horizontal strip of five of the Domestic Airmail Unit stamp (Chan #S8), all tied by c.d.s.'s; reverse shows bold Hong Kong 24 SP 49 transit; no arrival markings, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction

Chinese Provinces, Foreign Offices and Occupations

Chinese Provinces
LotNo. Symbol Lot Description
489 imageFukien, 1949 (Aug. 1), Kintsing bisect cover used to Foochow, bearing Fukien Province 2¢ on $2,000,000 diagonal bisect along with 4¢ Hwa Nan print Dr. Sun Yat-sen general issue, tied by native "Kintsing" dotted-rim c.d.s.; backstamped Aug. 9 at Foochow, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,200-1,600
SOLD for HK$1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
490 imageFukien, 1949 (Aug. 1), Kintsing bisect on cover to Foochow, attractive cover franked by Fukien Province 2¢ on $2,000,000 diagonal bisect, along with 4¢ Hwa Nan print general issue, each tied by "Kintsing" dotted-rim c.d.s.'s; backstamped Aug. 9 at Foochow, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,200-1,600
SOLD for HK$1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
491 () imageNorth East Provinces, 1946, Chungking Central Trust print Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Unissued $10 on $100 grey brown (Chan NEU1), block of 4, well-centered, without gum as issued, Very Fine, a very scarce multiple.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$6,000-8,000
SOLD for HK$4,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
492 imageNorth East Provinces, 1946, Dr. Sun Yat-sen New York printing "Limited for Use in the North East", Unissued 1¢ orange (Chan NEU2), block of 4, a superb quality block of this seldom-encountered unissued value; fresh and well-centered, full, just slightly brownish original gum, which is never hinged, Very Fine, a showpiece. Listed, but unpriced, in Chan, rare.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$50,000-60,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction
493 imageNorth East Provinces, 1946, Hong Kong Martyr, 5¢ red orange, horizontal pair, imperf between (Chan NE14e. Scott 8 var), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a scarce variety.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$1,500-2,000
SOLD for HK$1,100.00
Will close during Public Auction
494 () imageNorth East Provinces, 1946, Sun Yat-sen, first and second types complete (Chan NE18-31, NE63-65. Scott 12-25, 47-52, 61-63), pristine mint, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2) (Image3)

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Est. HK$1,000-1,500
SOLD for HK$700.00
Will close during Public Auction
495 () imageNorth East Provinces, 1946, Sun Yat-sen, first and second types complete (Chan NE18-31, NE63-65. Scott 12-25, 47-52, 61-63), fresh, without gum as issued, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$1,000-1,500
SOLD for HK$800.00
Will close during Public Auction
496 imageNorth East Provinces, 1947, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, 2nd Peking Central Trust printing, $22-$109 complete (Chan NE56, NE59, NE61. Scott 61-63), blocks of 4, pristine mint, Very Fine, scarce multiples.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,200. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,600-3,200
SOLD for HK$2,800.00
Will close during Public Auction
497 imageNorth East Provinces, 1947, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, 2nd Peking Central Trust printing, $109 blue green (Chan NE59 var. Scott 63 var), a pristine trial color engraved die proof, imperforate, in the issued color on thick white card stock, fresh, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$3,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
498 P imageNorth East Provinces, 1947, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Second Peiping Central print "Limited for Use in the North East", $1000 brown orange (Chan NE65 var. Scott 52 var), a splendid and pristine trial color die proof, imperforate and engraved, in the issued color on thick white card stock, Very Fine and choice, rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000. (Image1)
Est. HK$3,000-4,000
SOLD for HK$6,000.00
Will close during Public Auction
499 /o imageSinkiang, 1915-24, premium selection of issues (Chan PS1-16, 34, 37, 67-68. Scott 1-16, 34, 37, 67-68), lovely group comprising the First Issue complete, used; a pair of the $1 and choice pristine bottom margin imprint $10, both from the Second Issue; plus mint $10 & $20 Second Peking Prints ($20 tiny hinge thin), along with a used $20 value, fresh, Fine to Very Fine or better, examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,600 - 4,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$3,600-4,000
SOLD for HK$5,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
500 S imageSinkiang, 1923, "Limited for Use in Sinkiang Province" on Constitution "SPECIMEN" overprints complete (Chan PS43-46. Scott 43-46), pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a splendid rare set.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000. (Image1) (Image2)

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Est. HK$2,000-3,000
CLOSED
Will close during Public Auction

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