Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong

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Chiina1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePlate Proofs Without Watermark: 5ca. bistre in a top margin block of four from setting VI including clichés 2b and 5; there is a light paper bend. A fresh block. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePlate Proofs on Thin, Vertically Lined Paper: 1ca. bluish green in a left margin horizontal pair; small thin from an old hinge. Scarce. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePlate Proofs on Watermarked Paper: 3ca. mauve in a lower margin pair, with watermark inverted, without gum. Fine. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePlate Proofs on Watermarked Paper: 3ca. mauve, an imperforate single, watermark inverted, without gum; horizontal crease. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePlate Proofs on Watermarked Paper: 3c. mauve, a single with a central strike of "customs/wenchow" 1896 (21 Oct.) c.d.s. struck in red, with watermark inverted; there is a tiny central pin hole. Unusual. Photoprovenance:Richard W. Canman, October 1972

China1885-88 Small Dragon Issue1ca. to 5ca., set of three, mint, very fresh.

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueRough Perf.: 1ca., 3ca. and 5ca., set of three, mint with original gum; 1ca. slightly toned perf. otherwise fine. Chan 16-18

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePerf.11½-12: 1ca. dull green, 3ca. mauve and 5ca. olive-yellow set in horizontal pairs, large part original gum; some light gum aging. A good set. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon Issue1ca. bluish green, Setting II, perf.12½ in a vertical strip of five with margins at top and foot, apparently left pane [3/19], with full original gum; the top stamp with crease. Fresh. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon Issue5ca. ochre, Setting II, clean cut perf.11½ in a block of four from the lower right corner of the right pane showing cliché 3 from position [20], with full original gum; exceptionally fresh and fine. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon Issue5ca. pale yellow-ochre, rough perf.12½ apparently imperforate at right, unused without gum. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon Issue5ca. group of multiples from an unknown setting, clean cut perf.11½, with unused block of six with lower margin and interpanneau margin at right, block of four with lower margin and interpanneau margin at left, used block of six including cliché 8, cancelled by Peking seal in blue, top right corner block of four cancelled by Peking seal in blue and right margin block of four cancelled by Tientsin seal in violet, included clichés 9 and 5 from setting IX. The stamps are in different shades from ochre to yellow-olive and are not from the same setting. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueHangchow: 1ca. bluish green with a fine and central strike of boxed "Cancelled by Hangchow Customs Post Office" cancellation; also an interpanneau pair of 3ca. mauve (- cliché 13 of setting VI) with a half strike across the middle. Scarce. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssuePeking Customs: 1889 (23 Apr.) small piece bearing 3ca. bluish green with 5ca. pale yellow-ochre tied by a full and fine strike of "i.g. of customs/peking|" type II (date before month) c.d.s. in blue. Fine and very scarce postmark when used to cancel stamps. Photoprovenance:Richard Canman, October 1972This postmark is recorded used between 12 January 1888 and 25 April 1889

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueTaku Customs: 1888 (6 July) large part envelope back bearing 3ca. mauve block of twelve cancelled by Shanghai seal in blue and bearing a light and complete strike of the double outer circle "customs/taku" in purple; fragments of other postmarks indicate overseas destination. The block includes clichés 9 and 7 in the lower row, from an unknown setting, possibly either VII, VIII or X. An appealing example of this scarce postmark. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueTientsin Seal cancellations, a group on page with type IV in blue 3ca. left margin strip of three, on 5ca. yellow-ochre vertical strip of three and in black on small piece bearing 5ca. ochre-yellow horizontal strip of three with right margin, applied on an incoming letter and applied over Germany 20pf. cancelled by Hamburg c.d.s., and in violet on 5ca. pale yellow-ochre (3); type VIII in blue on pair of 3ca. on piece and type IX in blue on 1ca. block of four. A good group

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueWenchow Seal: 3ca. mauve rough perf.12½ block of four, each cancelled by a very fine strike of the Wenchow seal in red; exceptionally fresh and fine. Very few examples of this seal are recorded. A rare and highly appealing block. PhotoThis postmark is only recorded on the 3ca. value

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueWuhu: 3ca. mauve, one bearing "customs-house/wuhu" oval, the other with a fine and central strike of "customs/wuhu" c.d.s. in red dated 1890 (6 Feb.); good to fine. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueKorea - Jenchuan: 3ca. mauve cancelled by a large part strike of double oval "jenchuan customs/mail matter"; very fine. Exceptionally rare. Holcombe guarantee on reverse. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueKorea - Jenchuan: 1894 (14 Nov.) 3ca. mauve in a block of four bearing two strikes of "customs/jenchuan" c.d.s. in purple; some slight ageing. A scarce block. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueA selection of postmarks with seal cancels including in combination with French stamps (one overlapping Customs Chefoo c.d.s.), Chefoo and Ichang seals; values additionally cancelled by French Shanghai c.d.s. (3); Customs datestamps including Chinkiang (3), Hankow, Kiukiang in red and Newchwang; Shanghai Dollar chop, straight-line "PAID", and used with overseas arrival postmarks including Hong Kong, U.S.A, Bristol in red and London. Most are good to fine making a very interesting group. (31)`

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueCovers1894 (27 July) O'Connor cover to Chefoo bearing 3ca. mauve tied by Peking seal in blue, the reverse with I.G. Customs Peking, Customs Tientsin (28, 29.7) and Customs Chefoo. Fresh and fine. Signed by Peter Holcombe with his detailed note on the reverse concerning the original contents. Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueCovers1895 (16 Feb.) opened-out commercial, greenish envelope to Vienna bearing clean cut perf.11½ 3ca. mauve vertical strip of three tied by Peking seal in blue with French "chine" 25c. alongside tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s.; the reverse with a fine strike of the large double-circle "customs/peking" c.d.s., Customs Shanghai (27.2) and the arrival c.d.s. (6.4). Part of the address has been crossed through and a little crumpling at side.An important cover and very early use of this new Customs Peking datestamp Photo

China1885-88 Small Dragon IssueCoversIncoming Mail: 1891 (6 Mar.) greenish envelope to Peking bearing Germany 20pf. tied by Hanover c.d.s., alongside is 3ca. mauve (defective at foot) cancelled by Tientsin seal type IV in blue and, on the reverse, German Post Office Shanghai (12.4) and faint Customs Tientsin (20.4) in blue. An attractive inbound cover with the recipient having to pay the internal postage. These covers are very scarce. Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressProofs: Imperforate proof on thin 'cigarette' paper; 6ca. red-brown in a top margin block of four with interpanneau margin at left; on horizontally laid paper; small tear and hinge mark in the top margin. A good block. Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressProofs: First Printing no Watermark: 3ca. bright orange-yellow, a horizontal pair, lightly mounted, large part original gum. Fresh and fine. Peter Holcombe note on reverse. Photo

China1894 Dowager Empress1ca. to 24ca. set of nine, mint with original gum; fine. Chan 22-30. Photo

China1894 Dowager Empress1ca. pale reddish orange in a block of eight, lightly mounted with full original gum. A beautifully fresh block. Photo

China1894 Dowager Empress3ca. orange-yellow with variety much of "HINA" of "CHINA" omitted which has been replaced by a blotch of ink; cancelled by a part strike of Tientsin seal in blue; there is a closed tear at top. Very fresh appearance and a wonderful example of this striking error. Photoprovenance: Sothebys & Corinphila auction, May 1999

China1894 Dowager Empress5ca. dull orange, a block of twenty with interpanneau margin in centre, with full original gum. Well centred perforations. Fresh and fine. Photo

China1894 Dowager Empress9ca. bright green variety imperforate vertically, a single with right margin (pane 5 [5]), unused without gum. Photo

China1894 Dowager Empress9ca. bright green variety imperforate vertically, a horizontal pair from the right of the sheet (pane 3 [9-10]), part to large part original gum with hinge remainders, light vertical crease at left. PhotoApparently only two complete sheets were issued with this variety, panes 3 and 5

China1894 Dowager Empress9ca. dull green variety wide margin at left, unused; the lower left corner has been repaired and a fragment of a fake postmark applied. Photo

China1894 Dowager Empress9ca. dull green cancelled by a central strike of "customs/kowloon" dated 1895 (2 Apr.); there is a small surface scuff and a few toned perfs. at top. A very scarce postmark on this issue. E & C Certificate (2018). Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressSecond Printing2ca. dull yellow-green, large part original gum; quite well centred with large margins. A fresh and fine example. Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressSecond Printing5ca. yellow, large part original gum; fresh colour, there is a small thin spot in the lower margin. Signed by Livingston. Photoprovenance:Lt. Cmdr. G.T. Baines, December 1961

China1894 Dowager EmpressSecond Printing5ca. yellow, part original gum; a fresh and appealing example of this stamp. Chan 26S; S.G. 29. Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressRe-engraved PrintingBlack Proofs: 1ca. to 24ca. set of nine with rough perforations 11¾, on thin card; 9ca. vertical crease. A very good and scarce set. Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressMollendorf Issue1ca., 2ca., 3ca., 4ca., 5ca. and 6ca., blocks of four, unmounted mint; very fresh. Chan 22M-27M. Photo

China1894 Dowager EmpressCovers1894 (17 Dec.) printed paper wrapper of the Shanghai Printed Circular to Peking bearing 2ca. green tied by Shanghai seal in blue, the reverse bearing good strikes of Customs Shanghai, Tientsin and Peking (24.12). Fresh and very fine. E&C Certificate (2021). PhotoOnly seven newspaper wrappers bearing the 2ca. have been recorded

China1894 Dowager EmpressCovers1896 (13 Oct.) G.B. 1d. reply postal stationery card from Honan bearing 1ca. orange-red cancelled by blue crayon strokes and with indistinct Shanghai Local Post dater in red (15.10), Shanghai (16.10) and Hong Kong (20.10). The reverse with three daters applied on the outbound route, with Hong Kong (1.2), Shanghai (5.2) and Tientsin. Vertical crease and a little soiled. Unusual and most interesting. With Peter Holcombe notes in pencil. Photo

China1897 Imperial Chinese Post½c. to $5 set of twelve plus the 50c. blue-green and 50c. deep green errors of colour, large part original gum; there is some, almost insignificant, gum ageing. Both of the 50c. errors of colour show generous margins all round. An outstanding set, very rarely offered with both of the errors of colour. Chan 92-103, 100a, b. Photo

China1897 Imperial Chinese Post$5 flying wild goose, variety imperf. between horizontal pair, unused, very fine. Chan 103. PhotoFor covers, see lot 1280, 1287 and 1338

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of ten, large part original gum to lightly mounted mint; generally well centred and with fresh colours. 2c. showing broken "e" in "cents". An exceptional set. S.G. and Chan 37-46. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca.. a complete set of ten, mint with original gum; 30c. on 24ca. with few short perf., otherwise fine. Chan 37-46. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of ten, a good to fine used set, most with c.d.s. cancellations, including readable strikes of Customs Canton, Customs Foochow and Customs Shanghai in blue dated 1897 (19 Jan) on 2c. on 2ca. and (6 Feb.) on 30c. on 24ca.; also Newchwang pa-kua in violet-blue on 4c. on 4ca. A very attractive and choice set. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge½c. on 3ca. orange-yellow in a complete sheet of forty, setting C, panes 1 and 2, with full original gum. Usual straight edge at foot and small nick out of the top margin. A good sheet. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge2c. on 2ca. bright green sheet of forty, setting A, full original gum; without side margins. Clearly exhibits the positional varieties including wide space (R[15]). Rich colour and attractive. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge2c. on 2ca., 4c. on 4ca. and 8c. on 6ca., each in block of four, mint, very fine. Chan 39, 40, 42. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge4c. on 4ca. rose-pink in a complete pane of twenty, setting C, right pane with margins on two sides, full original gum with some adherences near one corner. Vibrant fresh colour. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge8c. on 6ca brown variety imperforate between vertical strip of three, the lower two stamps used on piece with 4c. on 4ca. rose-pink cancelled by part Ningpo Dollar dater, the upper stamp partly covered by French "Chine" 50c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s.. The upper stamp of the pair has been roughly torn from the strip. A rare used example of this error. PhotoIt is interesting to note that this pair has a very wide left margin, this does not fit the typical centring of the other strips

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge10c. on 6ca. brown variety imperforate between vertical pair in a right corner vertical strip of three, pane 2 [4/12], large part original gum; some gum is missing from the top margin and there are a couple of minor tone patches which are barely visible from the front. Well centred and good colour. A most desirable and important positional multiple. Chan 43c; S.G. 42c. £11,000. Photoprovenance:Richard Canman, October 1972

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Figures Surcharge10c. on 12ca. orange-yellow variety imperforate horizontally [6/11], a vertical pair, lightly mounted; fresh and fine. Chan 45c. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Dragons, Small Figures1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 2ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three, mint; very fresh. Chan 31-33. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Dragons, Small Figures1c. on 1ca. 2c. on 2ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three in blocks of four, large part original gum; 1ca. with the broken frame of cliché 1 and 2ca. with left sheet margin; light gum browning on the top two values. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Dragons, Small Figures1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 2ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three in blocks of four, each block fine used with central c.d.s., 1c. on 1ca. with Kiaochow bilingual c.d.s.; each block with sheet margin, a very good set. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Dragons, Small FiguresA selection on pages with 1c. on 1ca. unused (3) and used (5), two with early dates of 1897 (18 and 19 Feb.); 2c. on 3ca. unused (5) one showing broken "2" (left pane [5]) and one showing "2" over "en" (right pane [15]), used (3) one with Customs Ningpo datestamp and "2" over "nt" (left pane [8]); 5c. on 5ca. unused (4) and used (4), one showing broken top of kun. Generally fair to fine. (24)

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Dragons, Large Figures1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 2ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three in horizontal pairs, part to large part original gum. A scarce set of multiples. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesSmall Dragons, Large Figures1c. on 1ca. dull green in a top left corner block of six, left pane from setting VIII, with full original gum. A magnificent setting block. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, First Printing1c. on 1ca. red-orange in a block of ten, pane I [1/14] including broken yang and tso shifted right [2], with full original gum. Well centred and a fine block. Blocks of the first printing are scarce. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, First Printing10c. on 12ca. light orange cancelled by a central strike of Ningpo Dollar dater; the stamp is centred a little low and the surcharge a little to the left; typical centring of this, the last used sheet from Ningpo. The stamps has a pre-printing paper wrinkle and is in the paler colour associated with this sheet. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of nine, part to large part original gum; a good set with fresh colours. 2c. broken kun, 4c. cracked yang. S.G. 57-65; Chan 56-64. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of nine, good to fine used. 4c. cracked yang, 10c. on 9ca. Customs Canton c.d.s. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing½c. on 3ca. yellow, in a pane of twenty, pane III; [8] with variety "t" missing from "cent"; with full original gum showing the gum wash; with margins on three sides (including the top sheet margin). This block also includes the positional varieties broken foot of kun [6] and cracked dot of yang type C [15]. A very good block. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing½c. on 3ca. yellow, variety imperforate horizontally and "t" missing from "cent" in a vertical strip of three with full original gum; there is a small thin in the margin at top and a light horizontal crease on the lower stamp. Fresh appearance. Rare as there are only two (possibly three) examples of this combination of varieties. Chan 56c. Photoprovenance:Sir David Roseway, November 1963

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing1c. on 1ca. salmon-red showing the variety missing bat, pane III [5]. In an oversize block consisting of pane II (16), pane III complete and pane IV (12); with full original gum. Includes positional varieties cracked dot of yang pane II [12], gin broken at left pane II [16], broken foot of kun pane III [6] and [17], in addition pane II [19] shows "nt" of "cent" nearly missing. A spectacular and interesting block as all these sheets were split into two panes before distribution to the post office. Photoprove...

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing1c. on 1ca. salmon-red variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, in a horizontal pair, pane I [17-18] showing cracked yang type B, part original gum. Chan 56h. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing2c. on 2ca. pale yellow-green variety misplaced surcharge (9mm to the right) in a horizontal pair with right margin from pane IV [15-16], lightly mounted mint. Fresh and fine. Small "SR" handstamps on the reverse. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing8c. on 6ca. red-brown, used with pa-kua cancellation; well centred. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing10c. on 9ca. pale dull yellow-green in an irregular block of thirteen, pane II [1/23] which includes gin broken at left [1] and cracked dot of yang type B [13], with full original gum; the top block of four has been rejoined. A scarce multiple. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing10c. on 12ca. bright yellow-buff in a block of six, pane II [11/22], with part sheet margin, full original gum. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing30c. on 24ca. bright rose-red vertical pair variety blind horizontal perforations 2.5mm low and no apparent perforations at sides with very wide margin at left; cancelled by a light strike of Dollar dater. Fresh colour and on white paper. Unusual. Photo

China1997 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second Printing30c. on 24ca. rose-red, three examples showing error of "three" type A cancelled by Shanghai Dollar dater in blue and type B with a light strike of pa-kua, with left sheet margin; both are good to fine; also normal for comparison. Chan 64a, b. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second PrintingA group showing parts of the surcharge omitted with 1c. on 1ca. with part of kun omitted, 2c. on 2ca. showing part of "t" omitted (2), one in pair with gin broken at left, and 4c. on 4ca. with part of "4", gin and kun missing; part to large part original gum. (5)

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Wide Setting, Second PrintingA group of used showing parts of the surcharge omitted with 1c. on 1ca. with "1" omitted and space between "ce" and "nt", 10c. on 12ca. showing most of "en" missing and a second with very weak characters of surcharge. (3). Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, First Printing5c. on 5ca. orange-yellow in a block of four with interpanneau margin at right from pane III [15/20] showing broken top of kun [20], part to large part original gum. Fresh colour and a scarce multiple. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, First Printing8c. on 6ca. chocolate, large part original gum; fresh and fine. From sheet g with the surcharge centred low and left. Chan 70. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing½c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of nine, part to large part original gum; fresh and fine. 5c. broken foot of kun (pane 3 [6]) and 10c. on 9ca broken foot of ten (pane 1 [20]). Chan 56-64. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing½c. on 3ca. dull yellow in a block of four, pane II [14/19] including broken central part of kun and cracked dot of yang [14] and cracked dot of yang type C [18], large part original gum. A good positional block. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing½c. on 3ca. dull yellow in a sheet of forty (one stamp missing which has been substituted with another, reputedly from the correct position), with full original gum. Surcharge panes I and II showing the numerous positional varieties associated with this surcharge. The top left pair of stamp showing white patches from a paper wrinkling variety. Extremely rare variety in a complete pane. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing½c. on 3ca. dull yellow, variety imperforate between horizontal pair, large part original gum; the perforations are wide at foot showing that this pair originated from the foot of the pane [19-20]. A rare and highly important variety, only four unused and one used pair have been recorded. Chan 74i; S.G. 78c, £8000. Photoprovenance:Spink Auction, November 1997'Paramont', December 2017

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing2c. on 2ca. dull yellow-green variety imperforate between stamp and interpanneau margin, cancelled by a central strike of Customs Shanghai c.d.s. dated 1897 (20 Aug.); there is a small thin near the upper corner. A scarce variety on this value. Photoprovenance:Lam Man Yin, January 2019

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing10c. on 12ca. orange-yellow large part original gum; a couple of diagonal bends. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Third Printing10c. on 12ca. orange-yellow showing broken foot of kun, pane I [7], part original gum. Well centred and very fresh appearance on white paper. Chan 80a. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesLarge Figures Surcharge, Narrow Setting, Redrawn Printing½c. on 3ca. light orange-yellow variety "½" 0.5mm below character from pane II [19], unused without gum. S.G. 86a; Chan 82c. Photoprovenance:Brum Pedersen, February 1980

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (27 Aug.) Chefoo ½c. stationery card bearing Small Figures 4c. on 4ca. tied by Chefoo Dollar Dater, addressed to Berlin with pair of France "Chine" 5c. tied by "shang-hai" c.d.s. plus Shanghai Dollar dater (29.8) in blue and Berlin arrival c.d.s. Signed by Peter Holcombe. A stunning combination. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (Aug.) envelope to Germany bearing Large Figures, Wide Setting 10c. on 12ca. tied by Tientsin pa-kua with an indistinct strike of the Dollar dater alongside, with France "Chine" 25c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. and, on the reverse, Shanghai Dollar dater (19.8) and Neustadt arrival (27.9) plus paper seal of the Japanese legation. A scarce value on cover. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (3 Sept.) commercial envelope to Shanghai bearing Large Figures, Narrow Setting, Third Print 4c. on 4ca. tied by Tientsin pa-kua with the despatch Dollar dater alongside, Shanghai Dollar dater (7.9) on the reverse with pencil delivery characters. The adhesive is centred well to the right and is with interpanneau margin. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (25 Sept.) Brass envelope to Soochow bearing Redrawn 2c. on 2ca vertical strip of three (straight edge at foot) tied by Shanghai Dollar dater in deep blue and, on the reverse, Soochow Dollar dater (26.9) arrival; a little roughly opened and one stamp with defective corner. Pays triple rate. A scarce value on cover. Photoprovenance:Beckeman Collection, November 1998literature:Covers and Cards of Empress Dowager Jubilee and its Surcharge issues, Tony Kwan, 2011 (illustrated page 992) The postage rate was fixed at 2c. per ¼ ounce on 24 Aprl 1897

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (27 Sept.) opened-out flimsy envelope used locally in Tientsin bearing Large Figures, Narrow Setting 1c. on 1ca. horizontal pair variety imperforate between stamp and interpanneau margin, cancelled by light Tientsin pa-kua and, on the reverse, Tientsin Dollar dater along with postman's delivery note. A very scarce variety used on cover. Pays 2c. rate for under ¼ ounce. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (28 Sept.) double weight envelope to France "Per French Post" bearing horizontal pairs of Large Figures, Narrow Setting 2c. on 2ca. variety imperforated between stamp and interpanneau margin with wide setting 10c. on 12ca. (pane II [13-14] including cracked dot of yang type B) well tied by Chefoo Dollar dater with France "Chine" 50c. alongside tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s., the reverse (flap missing) with Shanghai Dollar dater (30.9) and part of the arrival c.d.s. A rare and delightful franking paying double weight in addition to 4c. winter rate...

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1897 (9 Oct.) mission envelope to U.S.A. bearing Large Figures, Narrow Space 1c. on 1ca. tied by Foochow Dollar dater, with Japan 1s. tied by Shanghai I.J.P.O. c.d.s. (13.10) and sent by printed paper rate; the international rate was 2c. and bearing U.S. charge marks and 2c. Postage Due, the reverse (flap missing) with Shanghai Dollar Dater in grey-blue and New Orleans arrival c.d.s. (12.11). A scarce triple franking. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1898 (18 May) neat envelope to Shanghai bearing Small Figures 1c. on 1ca. tied by a fine strike of Ichang Dollar dater, the envelope is marked "Receipt only" and bears, on the reverse, Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. along with the pencil delivery characters. Fine. A good printed paper rate cover. B.P.A. Certificate (2010). Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1901 (12 Sept.) picture post card of Singapore Fisheries to Maus bearing Small Figures 1c. on 1ca., 5c. on 5ca. and 8c. on 6ca. cancelled by Canton bilingual c.d.s.; with Hong Kong Q.V. 4c. green and 10c. blue cancelled by the boxed I.P.O. tieprint and Victoria (13.9) c.d.s. and with Baden arrival c.d.s.(1.10). A good card paying the registration rate. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1903 (Jan.) Breitfeldt Hong Kong formula picture postcard to Ling Shan Wei bearing Small Dragon, Small Figures 2c. on 3ca. tied by a good strike of Wangtai Post Office rectangle struck in blue and, on the reverse, a superb strike of Lingshanwei District tombstone struck in black. A fine and very scarce card. Pays the 1c. rate. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesCovers1903 (Oct.) Hong Kong formula picture postcard to Breitenfeldt in Ling Shan Wei bearing Small Dragon, Small Figures 1c. on 1ca. green tied by a good strike of Chaotsun District rectangle struck on blue and, alongside, a fine strike of Lingshanwei District tombstone in black. Very fine, pays 1c. local printed paper (post card) rate. PhotoM.C. Breitenfeldt of the Customs House in Lingshanwei was a collector who was keen to acquire the different rectangular postmarks

China1897 New Currency SurchargesRevenue SurchargesLarge Figures1c. on 3c. red in a complete pane of twenty five showing the sheet number "1625", cancelled by neat strikes of Customs Shanghai 1897 (1 Mar.) c.d.s.; two horizontal rows or perforations have been split and rejoined. A very desirable pane. Photoprovenance:"Sun", June 2001

China1897 New Currency SurchargesRevenue SurchargesLarge Figures1c. on 3c. red in a top right corner pair showing the sheet number "3634", part original gum; paper adherences on the reverse and a small thin spot. Strong colour and a good sheet number pair. Photoprovenance:Spink auction, November 1997

China1897 New Currency SurchargesRevenue SurchargesLarge Figures1c. on 3c., mint with original gum plus 2c. on 3c., unused without gum, very fine. Chan 87, 88. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesRevenue SurchargesLarge Figures2c. on 3c. red in a lower margin block of four (columns 3 and 4), large part original gum with central hinge remainder; well centred and fresh with exceptional colour. Photo

China1897 New Currency SurchargesRevenue SurchargesLarge Figures2c. on 3c. red in a top right corner block of six showing the sheet number "4424", part original gum; there is some oxidation of the red ink and light ageing. Photoprovenance:"Sun", June 2001

China1897 New Currency SurchargesRevenue SurchargesLarge Figures$1 on 3c. red [9] part original gum. Chan 90. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial Post1898 With Watermark$1, $2 and $5 part original gum; $1 small corner thin and a few other faults. Chan 113-115. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostPostmarksA group of stamps with values to $1 bearing a variety of postmarks including bilingual, Registered and Victoria Hong Kong; a little mixed in places as to be expected. (19)

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversImperial Post Office: Kiachow City (Fengtien): 1902 (Jan.) red band envelope to Chefoo bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 1c. tied by a fine strike of the boxed Post Office dater with Newchwang and Chefoo (20.1) bilingual c.d.s.; the address side with a further strike of the rectangular Post Office handstamp with two Newchwang Bilingual c.d.s. (16.1), with the original letter. Some water staining and light soiling. A remarkable and scarce cover. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversImperial Post Office: Kirin: 1903 (June) red band envelope double registered to Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 1c. (9) and 2c. (5, three on address side) tied by Kirin Imperial Post Office rectangle handstamp with indistinct Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. arrival, the three stamps on the address side tied by a superb strike of bilingual registered handstamp with two strikes of large "R" at left. Some ageing but a very interesting and colourful 19c. franking. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversImperial Post Office: Liaoyang; 1903 (Sept.) red band envelope bearing C.I.P. 1c. tied by a fair strike of the Imperial State Post Office rectangle; the reverse with small Shantung dater and Newchwang bilingual c.d.s. (1.10). With the original letter; aged and soiled. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversImperial Post Office: Tungkun; 1903 (20 Apr.) 1c. postal stationery card (second issue) to Germany, uprated with 1c. and 2c. tied by a superb strike of the Tungkun Imperial Post Office tombstone, with Canton transit (2.5) and Mors arrival (4.6). Fresh and fine. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversImperial Post Office: Wuchow: 1899 (27 Feb.) Wurttemberg 10pf. complete reply paid postal stationery card to Wuchow cancelled by Bodensel c.d.s. and bearing, on the reverse, Singapore to Hong Kong marine sorter (26.3), Canton Dollar dater (1.4) and a fine strike of the large oval Wuchow Imperial Post Office datestamp (2.4) in black; returned to the sender the address side bears a slightly smudged strike of the Wuchow Imperial Post Office datestamp (11 Apr.) struck in blue and the postcard franking cancelled by Hong Kong (13.4) c.d.s.Any complete reply...

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversDollar Daters: Chefoo; 1898 (23 Aug.) small envelope to Shanghai bearing C.I.P. 2c. carmine-red tied by a light strike of the Chefoo Dollar dater in blue, the reverse with a fine strike of Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (25.8). Very fine. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversDollar Daters: Tsingkianpu: 1903 (Dec.) envelope to London bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 1c. (9, one torn out along with the French stamp) cancelled by two good strikes of the non-standard Dollar Dater with manuscript date insertion, a light strike of the Chinkiang bilingual c.d.s. (3.12) and London arrival (14.1), the address side with French P.O. Shanghai (1.12) and London c.d.s. There is some light soiling and the tragic loss of one stamp. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversDollar Daters: Tsingkiangpu; red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 1c. tied by a good strike of this scarce Dollar dater with manuscript date, alongside is a three-section post office postmark; there is quite a lot of worm hole damage. PhotoFor a Mrngtsz Dollar Dater, see lot 1206

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLetter Box: Pehtaiho Station (Hopei): 1907 (Oct.) picture post card of Siemen Wharves in Canton, to Tientsin and bearing, on the picture side, C.I.P. 1c. tied by a very fine strike of the circular Chihli/Pehtaiho Station letter box chop with four lower segments; the address side with Tientsin bilingual arrival (11.10) and "4/S" examiner's mark. A fine example of this very scarce postmark. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLetter Box: Peking (Hopeh): 1911 (14 Dec.) opened-out illustrated local envelope bearing, on the reverse, a very fine strike of Peking 16 round letter box handstamp, the address side with C.I.P. 1c. tied by Peking datestamp. Ex Peter Padget, illustration 46. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Hankow: 1905 (28 Jan.) post card to Belgium bearing C.I.P. 2c, (3, one on picture side which is defective) cancelled by fine strikes of the Hankow lunar dater with Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. (31.1), French P.O. Shanghai and Liege arrival (7.5)/ The picture is a scene of a battle between Russian and Japanese forces. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Kalgan; 1910 (16 Aug.) red band cover to Peking bearing C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. tied by Kalgan lunar c.d.s., Chihli (8.17) arrival c.d.s. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Kiachow (Fengtien): 1905 red band envelope to Hwangshien bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 2c. tied by a fine strike of Kiachow double-ring datestamp with transit and arrival c.d.s. alongside; some water staining, with the original letter. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Kiachow (Fengtien): 1908 (6 Aug.) red band envelope bearing. on the reverse, C.I.P. 1c. (2) tied by a superb strike of the Kiachow lunar c.d.s. with Yingkow transit (13.8), the address side with a magnificent strike of the despatch c.d.s. and faint arrival. Some minor water damage, with the original letter. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Kiachow (Fengtien): 1908 (21Nov.) red band cover bearing C.I.P. 1c. tied by a superb strike of the Kiachow double-ring c.d.s., with Yingkow transit, the reverse includes Newchwang bilingual c.d.s. (7.1); a little water soiled, with the original letter. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Peking; 1911 (30 Apr.) red band cover to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 1c. (3) tied by Tungchow c.d.s. Peking with 'Ching' character lunar transit c.d.s., Tientsin (5.2) arrival c.d.s. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversLunar Datestamp: Tanmoikai; 1910 (18 May) red band cover to Yenping bearing C.I.P. 1c. (2) tied by Tanmoikai lunar c.d.s., Yenping (5.20) arrival c.d.s. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversManuscript Date: Huang Her Bei An: 1905 (1 Dec.) picture post card to Antwerp, Belgium bearing C.I.P. 1c. (2) and 2c. tied by two light strikes of this Chinese c.d.s. with manuscript date insertion (6.11, local calendar) with a further strike alongside with Hankow bilingual c.d.s. (5.12), Shanghai bilingual (9.12), Shanghai British post Office (11.12) and Anvers arrival (31.12). Clean and fine. A very good example of this rare cancellation. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversNumbered Daters: Chinkiang (Kiangsi); 1909 (7 July) envelope registered to Tientsin bearing 2c. green (3, one stamp missing) tied by despatch c.d.s. with a fine strike of Chinkiang 15 numbered dater in purple with a superb strike of the associated boxed registered handstamp on the other side. Attractive. Ex. Warren Kauder. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversNumbered Daters: Chinkiang (Kiangsi): 1910 (10 Nov.) envelope registered to Tientsin bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 1c. (8) tied by Chinkiang lunar c.d.s. and showing a good strike of Chinkiang 13 numbered dater in purple, the address side with a fine strike of the handstruck boxed registered handstamp in purple. An attractive cover showing heavy inking of the adhesives. Ex Warren Kauder. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversNumbered Daters: Paoting (Hopei): 1902 (May) small red band cover to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 1c. tied by a very fine strike of Paoting number 1 rectangular dater with insertion of the name of the street, struck in light blue, Tientsin bilingual arrival (8.5) on the reverse. Fresh and fine. Ex Peter Padget. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversNumbered Daters: Paoting: 1904 (Apr.) red band envelope to Peking bearing C.I.P. 1c. tied by a very fine strike of the rectangular Paoting number 3 dater in bright blue with Paoting bilingual c.d.s. alongside; the arrival datestamp is on the reverse. Attractive. Ex Peter Padget. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversNumbered Daters: Peking (Hopeh): 1907 (8 July) red band cover registered to Tientsin bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 2c. and 5c. tied by Peking double-ring c.d.s. and showing a very good strike of the Peking number 8 numeral dater in red with the large "R" struck in the same ink, Tientsin arrival alongside. Fine. Ex Peter Padget. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversNumbered Daters: Peking (Hopeh): 1910 (19 May) large red band envelope registered to Tientsin bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 1c. (uncancelled) and 2c. (3) tied by Peking datestamps and with a very fine strike of the large Peking 19 (in formal style) tombstone with horizontal lines and insertion of street; the address side with the boxed registered handstamp, despatch and arrival c.d.s.. Clean and fine. Ex Peter Padget. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversPost Office Rectangular Dater: Ninghai; 1902 (Apr.) envelope to Canada bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by the Ninghai Post Office Rectangle in grey-blue with French P.O. "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. alongside (2.4) and a part strike of Ligne N octagon (11.4), various backstamps with Chefoo (1.4) and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., San Francisco (1.5) and Toronto arrival (5.5) c.d.s. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversPost Office: Anjen (Kiangsi}; envelope to Seoul bearing C.I.P. 1c., 4c. and 5c. tied by superb strikes of the circular, two-section, Post Office cancellation with name at top and a faint arrival c.d.s. in the lower corner (1.2), the reverse with a fine array of backstamps with two different from Kiangsi, Shanghai Chinese and British P.O. (23.1) and an indistinct Japan transit (29.1). A delightful cover. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversPost Office: Tingnan (Kiangsi): 1909 (July) envelope to Edinburgh "via Siberia" bearing C.I.P. 2c. green (5) tied by circular postmark with only four characters reading Tingnan, Kiangsi, the reverse with two English/Chinese c.d.s., Kiukiang (12.7) and Shanghai (16.7) bilingual c.d.s. plus Edinburgh arrival (21.8); some minor soiling. A very unusual postmark without date. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversPostal Agency:Canton; 1900 (26 Mar.) red band cover to Tientsin bearing C.I.P. 2c. and 4c. tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s. showing 'Canton/No.2' Postal Agency tombstone handstamp alongside, Tientsin (4.8) arrival c.d.s. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversRegistered: Tongtowha (Kwangtung); 1901 (11 Sept.) envelope registered to Italy bearing C.I.P. 10c. (2) tied by Tongtowha, c.d.s. with a fine strike of the boxed registered handstamp alongside, readdressed to Austria, the reverse with Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. (19.10), Chinese transit and squared circle datestamp. The inscription on the flap is of the Italian navy ship R.N. Calibria (which has been crossed through). Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversRegistered: 1904 (15 Feb.) envelope double registered to U.S.A. bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by a superb strike of Peking bilingual c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, boxed Peking registered handstamp and large handstruck "RR", the reverse with 20c. tied by the despatch c.d.s. (for the registration), Shanghai, Tacoma and Jefferson (26.3) arrival c.d.s. Some light soiling, attractive. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversSun and Moon: Tsingchow (Shantung): 1903 (4 July) envelope to U.S.A. bearing C.I.P. 5c. (2) and 10c. tied by light strikes of the large Tsingchow Sun and Moon dater with French "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. (11.7) alongside, the reverse beaing a fair strike of Sutsien rectangular Post Office, Tsiingkisnpu dated oval in blue (7.7), Chinkiang (9.7) and Shanghai (10.7).bilingual c.d.s. and San Francisco machine postmark (5.8); worn around the edges. PhotoFor Chingchow Sun & Moon, see lot 1210

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversTrain Post Office: 1906 (1 July) picture postcard from Howkow to Belgium bearing C.I.P. 1c. (5, one on the picture side) tied by fine strikes of the rare Train Post Office lunar c.d.s. with the top section blank, with Hankow (3.7), Shanghai Chinese and French c.d.s. (6.7) and Welkenraedt arrival (11.8). This rare postmark is recorded by Sun Jun Yi where related cards are dated 1907. A highly desirable item for the connoisseur. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversTrain Post Office: 1910 (Aug.) envelope to Belgium "Via Siberia" bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by Chengtu to Chumatan number 3 three-section train postmark, a fine array of backstamps including Kiangsu, Tientsin bilingual and French Post Office (28.8) plus Malines arrival (12.9) plus and examiner's handstamp. Some slight ageing. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCoversUnderpaid Mail: 1903 (30 June) large envelope to Switzerland bearing C.I.P. 2c. and 4c. (2) tied by Shamshui bilingual c.d.s. with Zermati arrival (7.8) and redirected, with two different "T" handstamp and Switzerland 5c. (2) and 20c. (2) tied by Andermatt c.d.s., the reverse with two different Canton transit (2.7) and Swiss c.d.s.; some creasing. Photo

China1898-1910 Chinese Imperial PostCovers1899 (10 Oct.) parcel label sent insured registered to Kiaochow bearing 5c., 20c. (2) and 50c. tied by Ningpo c.d.s. or large "R" and "Insured for $50"; the reverse originally on a an 1899 (16 Aug.) parcel card to "Maison Enfant Jesus, Ningpo" bearing Jubilee 2/9d. franking, each stamp with "M&Co" perfin and cancelled by London parcel roller cancellation with part Gower Street Parcel label. An interesting twice used card. Photo

ChinaPostage Dues19041c. ochre in the original Chinese Imperial Post distribution envelope, "1,000 postage due stamps/ 1 Cent". This pack contains ten complete blocks of four panes and a 'half sheet' of two panes. The envelope has not been opened and is in its original condition. (1000). PhotoNote that these 'sheets' of eighty in the four panes of twenty are the largest multiples issued of these postage dues

ChinaPostage Dues19042c. deep red in the original Chinese Imperial Post distribution envelope, "1,000 postage due stamps/ 2 Cent". This pack contains ten complete blocks of four panes and a 'half sheet' of two panes. The envelope has not been opened and is in its original condition. (1000). Photo

ChinaPostage Dues19042c. deep red in the original Chinese Imperial Post distribution envelope, "1,000 postage due stamps/ 2 Cent". This pack contains ten complete blocks of four panes and a 'half sheet' of two panes. The envelope has not been opened and is in its original condition. (1000).

ChinaPostage Dues19044c. deep chestnut in a 'sheet' of eighty from the top of sheet with manuscript sheet number "234", with original backing paper, unmounted mint. Fresh and fine. (80). PhotoNote that a few specialist positional varieties of the overprint have been noticed

ChinaPostage Dues19045c. rose in a 'sheet' of eighty from the top of sheet with manuscript sheet number "127", with original backing paper, unmounted mint. Fresh and fine. (80). Photo

ChinaPostage Dues1904½c. blue in a complete sheet of two hundred, some light paper ageing and a few wrinkles. Sheet number "280". S.G. D143. (200)

China1912 Provisional NeutralityFoochow3c. blue green, mint; small thin. Chan 140. Photo

China1912 Provisional NeutralityFoochowPostage Due: 5c. blue cancelled by a part strike of the Foochow bilingual c.d.s.; a good example of this value. Chan D19; S.G. D180, £800. Photoprovenance: Robert Lee, November 1963

China1912 Republic OverprintsStatistical Department: $2, carmine and yellow variety inverted overprint, unused; with tone spots. Chan 165b. Photo

China1912 Republic OverprintsWaterlow: ½c. to $5 set of fifteen, large part original gum. A fresh and fine set. Chan 169-183. Photo

China1912 Republic OverprintsWaterlow: ½ c. with Tungchwan ' Min Kuo' 3rd year cancel, very fine. Chan 169. Photo

China1912 Republic OverprintsPostage Due overprinted "Republic of China" in Sung style characters, 1c. brown with Pinchow She. 'Kwai Mou' 2nd year cancel, very fine. Chan D24. Photo

China1912 Revolution and Republic issues, both complete set of twelve, mint with original gum; very fine. Chan 184-195, 196-207

China1912 Commemorating the Revolution, $5 slate showing pre printing paper fold leaving 0.7mm horizontal white line, unused without gum. Fine and a rare variety on this issue. Photo

China1913-33 Junk Issue1913 London Print1913 (30 Oct.) local Shanghai envelope bearing London print 1c. tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. with Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. on the reverse. An early date of use and paying the 1c. rate

China1913-33 Junk Issue1914-19 First Peking Print$1, $2 and $5 small part original gum; $5 oxidised red colour. Chan 244-246. Photo

China1913-33 Junk Issue1914-19 First Peking Print$5 black and scarlet, lightly mounted mint; a couple of trivial shortish perforations. A good example of this stamp. S.G. 306. Photo

China1913-33 Junk Issue1923-33 Second Peking Print½c. to $20, set of twenty four, mint with original gum, very fresh. Chan 249-272. Photo

China1926 Unification 1c., 4c., 10c. and $1, three sets (one 10c. damaged), also three sets showing different Provincial overprints with 'For Use in Sinkiang', 'For Use in Ki-Hei' and 'For Use in Yunnan', mint; few without gum. Chan 297-300, PS75-78, Y21-24, KH25-28.

China1933 (23 May) North-West Scientific Expedition 1c. to 10c. set of four tied by Hankow English/Chinese c.d.s. on local cover; vertical fold clear of the adhesives. S.G. 405-409. Photo

China1944-45 Postal Savings Picture Issue $50 blue colour trial in a horizontal pair, very fine. An unusual item. Chan 822

China1917 Stamp Booklet, first Peking print Junk issue, cover in yellow, a pale brown oval wreath of peony flowers and leaves surrounding the black; remaining 1c. eighteen stamps, 3c. seventeen stamps unused. Chan booklet no. 3. Photo

ChinaGold Yuan1949 (16 Feb.) air mail envelope to New York bearing 1944-46 $2 (2), $3 (12), 1944 Savings Bank $50 and 1945 Victory $100 (2) tied by Sandan, Kansu c.d.s. with Lanchow transit, with large Par Avion etiquette. Photo

ChinaGold Yuan1949 (23 Mar.) envelope to U.S.A. bearing 1948-49 $50 on $2 pale brown and $100 on $1 olive-green (28) tied by Sandan, Kansu province c.d.s. with New York arrival postmark (18.5). Photo

ChinaGold Yuan1949 (Sept.) long envelope sent air mail express to Hong Kong bearing, on the reverse, Sun Yat Sen $50 1945 Victory $100 (8) tied by Sandan, Kansu dotted c.d.s., a little creased around the flap

ChinaSilver Yuan and Unit StampsShantung: 1949 1c. on $100 to 10c. on $1000 set of four good to fine used; also 1949 (27 May) opened-out envelope registered air mail to Philippines bearing, on the reverse, 1c. on $100 chestnut (2) with general issue 4c. on $3000 (2) plus 50c. on $50 tied by Tsingtau c.d.s. along with Taipei (11.6), Canton (12.6), Manila (14.6) and Guiuan Samar arrival (21.6); the address side with the red on white registration label, small Par Avion etiquette and Iro-Unec datestamp of the I.r.o Evacuation Camp (22.6); a very good cover paying 30c. registration and 30c. air ma...

ChinaSilver Yuan and Unit Stamps1949 (11 June) envelope to New York bearing, on the reverse, 1949 10c. on $50 block of four tied by Sandan, Kansu province dotted datestamp, the address side with small Par Avion etiquette. Pays the 40c. air mail rate to overseas. Photo

ChinaCalligraphyThe Xianfeng Emperor1860, a slip of paper (48x215mm) bearing the calligraphy of the Emperor in his traditional red ink which reads "Read together with Zaiyuan". A wrapper from around a court document written during the Treaty negotiations at the conclusion of the Second Opium War.On the slip, written in pencil is, "To be handed to Tsai Yuen and his colleagues to report upon together. Slip in Imperial autograph probably accompanying some State Paper on which Tsai Yuen, Prince of I and other members of the Great Council were to draw up a minute. T. Wade". There is also an accomp...

ChinaCalligraphyRepublic President of China (North)Tuan chi jui (Duan Qirui): 1919 (14 Oct.) typed letter to London on note paper of the Frontier Defence Bureau, Peking signed "Tuan chi jui" and includes a sheet of paper with his calligraphy which reads "Universal Neighborhood". An important and unusual historical item from this turbulent period of the history of China. PhotoWith the declaration of the Republic of China in 1912 the country was divided between the north and the south. Sun yat sen governed the south. In the north, after the death of the president Yuan Shikai, the north was pron...

China1878-83 Large Dragons1878 Thin Paper1ca. to 5ca. set of three, unused and regummed. Chan 1-3. Photo

China1878-83 Large Dragons1878 Thin Paper3ca. brown-red bearing a fine and central strike of 1882 (30 Aug.) "customs/tientsin" postmark. Photo

China1878-83 Large Dragons1883 Thicker PaperRough Perforations: 1ca. and 3ca in matching horizontal pairs, each bearing a perfectly centred Tientsin seal cancellation in blue; brilliant colours and outstanding appearance. Photo

ChinaPeople's Republic1950 Surcharges on Sun Yat Sen (SC3) $100 on $4 orange-brown first print, also $100 on $3, unused without gum as issued. B.P.A. Certificate (1999). Yang SC13, S.G. 1440a. Photo

ChinaPeople's Republic1960 Goldfish (S38) set of twelve, unmounted mint. Yang S182-193. Photo

ChinaPeople's Republic1964 15th Anniv. of People's Republic (C106), block of four with lower corner imprint margin; folded at center, used with cancelled to order c.d.s. S.G. 2213-2215

ChinaPeople's Republic1964 15th Anniv. of People's Republic (C106M) miniature sheet, unmounted mint with original gum, gold colour slightly oxidized, otherwise fine. SG 2215a. Photo

ChinaPeople's Republic1964 Founding of the Republic (C106) the miniature sheet used on special cover with first day commemorative postmark in violet. Yang C106M. Photo

ChinaPeople's Republic1967 Labour Day (part W2) 4f. and 8f. (4) set of five (28 sets) in c.t.o. blocks. Fine. Yang W12-16

ChinaPeople's Republic1967 Labour Day (part W2) 4f. and 8f. (4) set of five (28 sets) in c.t.o. blocks. Fine. Yang W12-16

ChinaPeople's Republic1967 Labour Day (part W2) 4f. and 8f. (4) set of five (21 sets) in c.t.o. blocks plus some additional duplicates. Fine. Yang W12-16

ChinaPeople's Republic1980 China Exhibition in the United States (J59) 8f. and 70f. each in a sheetlet of twelve, unmounted mint. Yang J161-162. Photo

ChinaPeople's Republic1980 Year of the Monkey (T46) 8f. Golden Monkey, unmounted mint. Yang T234. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1953 (12 Feb.) Gymnastics by Radio (S4) a completer set of forty on opened-out envelope sent air mail, express registered to Czechoslovakia cancelled by Shanghai English/Chinese c.d.s. A spectacular franking. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1954 (7 Dec.) illustrated envelope bearing the Army Military 8f. stamp (M1) cancelled by the unit "512056" c.d.s. with blue handstamp alongside. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1964 (5 Dec.) air mail envelope to U.S.A. bearing 1963 Butterflies (S56) six values plus others to make 53f. franking tied by Shanghai c.d.s.; some minor wrinkling

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1967-70 Long Live Chairman Mao (W4) the set on a group of covers with 4f. (2) on propaganda cover, 8f. (2) plus 4f. on 1968 registered cover, 35f. with further 17f. franking on air mail cover to Singapore, 45f. with additional commemorative 32f. franking on 1970 envelope to East Germany plus 52f. with additional 30f. franking on commercial envelope air mail from Swatow to Norway. A good group. (5 covers). Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1967 (5 Dec.) propaganda envelope to Peking bearing Mao and Lin Piao (W2) tied by the despatch c.d.s. with air mail label alongside, machine arrival postmark in red on the reverse. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1968 (24 Aug.) air mail envelope to Australia bearing 1968 Chairman Mao at Anyuan (W12) (not cancelled as usual), 1968 8f. Red Lantern (W5) plus definitives making a 52f. franking tied by Peking c.d.s. Clean and fine. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1968 (5 Sept.) air mail envelope to U.S.A. bearing a range of Cultural Revolutions stamps cancelled by Taiyuan, Shansi c.d.s., Mao in Ayuan (W12) is uncancelled as usual; pays 52f. franking. Clean and fine. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1969 (30 June) envelope with long original contents bearing 1969 Bridges (W15) 8f. (2) with Chinese People Liberation army 8f. and 4f. definitive; some faults from such large contents

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1970-75 picture envelopes depicting scenes from Taking Tiger Mountain (N1) including the image of one of the issued designs, all are used. (3 covers). Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1970 (c.) a group of covers with illustrations on the reverse relating to Revolutionary Literature and Art (W5) showing scenes from the Red Lantern and The White Haired Girl; all are used, one with military free franking handstamp. (6 covers). Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1971 two illustrated envelopes showing scenes from Piano Music (The Red Lantern) (W17), the pictures are different from the issued stamps; both are used. (2 covers). Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCovers1972 (26 Apr.) local envelope bearing a strip of five Instructions from Chairman Mao (W10) with side sheet margin tied by neat c.d.s. Fine and a desirable cover. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCoversPostal Stationery: 1984 (25 Dec.) two post cards commemorating the Sino-British Joint Declaration sent air mail registered from Peking. Very fine. JP 2, 1-2. Photo

ChinaPeople's RepublicCollections and Ranges1949-90 a small collection of C, S, J and T series stamps, mint and used, some with tone spots, including C33M, T44, T44M, T69, T69M, high market value. Viewing recommended.

ChinaPeople's RepublicCollections and RangesAn unused and fairly comprehensive collection in two stockbooks with issues from 1949 First People's Conference (C1), 1950 $20,000 on 10,000 (SC2), 1950 Surcharges (SC3) set of fourteen, Tien an Men (R3) and (R4) sets, 1955 Liberation Army (C41), 1958 Heroes' Monument miniature sheet (C47), 1959 Anniversary of People's Republic (C71), 1960 Anniversary of Zunyi Meeting (C74), Goldfish set (S38), some toning, Pig Breeding (toned), 1961 Anniversary of the Communist Party (C88), Military Museum (S45), Tang Pottery (S46), Tibetan People (S47), 1962 Tu Fu...

ChinaPeople's RepublicCollections and RangesW Series: A collection in special album "Stamps During the Cultural Revolution in China", this includes all of the issues of the W series including (W1) unfolded strips and not tarnished, and (W10) fine and unfolded. The gum is fresh and white. A good collection. (80)

ChinaPeople's RepublicCollections and Ranges1963-72 mint selection in stockbook with some better issues from Athletics Games (C100), including Cuban Revolution (C102), 1964 Labour Day (C104), Shrine of the Revolution (S65), Peonies set (S61), Bronze Vessels, Anniversary of People's Republic (C106) strip of three, Petroleum Industry (S68). 1965 Tsunyi Conference (C109), Chinkiang Mountains (S73), People's Liberation Army (S74), Victory over the Japanese (C115), Second National Games (C116), Women in Industry (S71), 1966 Industrial Machines (S62), Cultural Revolution Games (C121), Lu Hsun (C122...

Indo-ChinaAir Mails1939 a group of first flight covers with (22 May) Vientiane - Hanoi and return on special covers; (28 July) Fort David - Hanoi and return with the special cachet and (5 Oct.) Hanoi - Hong Kong by Air France with special cachet and 1947 (3 Apr.) Saigon to Hong Kong by Air France. (6 covers)

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBranch Office: Chunliangcheng; 1907 (22 Nov.) picture post card from Egypt to Chuglangdong with Suez despatch, Shanghai (21.12) and Tangku (26.12) bilingual c.d.s. and two strikes of Chunliangcheng round branch office with horizontal and vertical sections; fine. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBranch Office Tombstone: Shanhaikwan: 1905 (c.) a group of picture post cards earing C.I.P. frankings, three from Shanhaikwan to Langfang bearing numbered boxed cancellations, a further card of Shanhaikwan to England with a poor tombstone cancellation plus a philatelic card bearing pair of C.I.P. ½c. tied by Ping Zhao Private Bank in large unframed Chinese characters with boxed "Peking/Kaiserbalast". (5 cards). Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBilingual Datestamp: Antung (Liaoning): 1929 (5 Jan.) picture post card being a travelling post card sent to Holland then Belgium, the picture side bearing pair of 1c. Junk tied by a good strike of the Antung bilingual c.d.s., with Netherlands 3c. tied by Dieren c.d.s., there is a further, very fine strike of the Antung c.d.s. on the reverse. An unusual example of this scarce postmark. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBilingual Datestamps: Harbin (Manchuria): 1923 (22 Sept.) commercial envelope to Shanghai bearing Austria 2000k. tied by Vienna machine postmark and showing, on the reverse, Harbin "F" bilingual c.d.s. with "19" below the date, and Shanghai machine postmark, redirected on arrival to U.S.A. A good example of this postmark and used on mail sent via Siberia.

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBilingual Datestamps: Moukden: 1921 (2 Nov.) envelope to Sweden bearing, on the reverse, Junk 1c. and 3c. (3) tied by Yuling, Shansi datestamps with other transit marks including a good strike of the large Moukden 2 bilingual c.d.s.; some peripheral weakness

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBilingual Datestamps: Namtau; 1909 (6 Sept.) Hong Kong K.E.VII 1c. postal stationery card to Tongha "via Namtau", cancelled by Victoria despatch c.d.s. with Kwangtung transit alongside, a light strike of the Namtau bilingual c.d.s. (a late date for this) and a good strike of the To Namtow, Tongha Church handstamp in red. Clean and fine, a good card. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksBilingual Datestamps: Paotingfu: (Hopeh) 1919 (20 Nov.) red band cover to U.S.A. bearing, on the reverse, first Peking Junk 5c. (2, one defective corner) tied by fine strikes of the large "paotingfu" bilingual c.d.s. (Chinese characters in a straight line) with numeral "14" at foot, with a further strike on the address side; with Peking bilingual transit (21.11) and no other postmarks; some light soiling. A scarce postmark, not recorded in this format. Photo.

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksHung Hsien Yeardate: 1916 (25 Jan.) long envelope registered to Boston bearing Junk series 2c. (2) and 10c. (7) tied by Chengtu English/Chinese c.d.s. first year Hung Hsien with Chengtu bilingual c.d.s. and the boxed registration handstamp alongside, the reverse with Shanghai bilingual c.d.s (11.2) and Boston arrival (10.3); a little soiled but a good heavy-weight cover. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksLunar Datestamp: Gui Chow (Kweichow); 1913 (29 June) envelope to Finland "via Siberia" bearing 1912 Waterlow 10c. tied by Gui Chow (Kweichow), Kiangsi lunar dater bearing, on the reverse, Kiukiang (29.6), Hankow (1.7) and Moukden (5.7) bilingual c.d.s. plus Turku arrival postmark (20.7). Scarce use of this postmark which is usually only found between 1904-11. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksLunar Datestamp: Gui Chow (Kweichow); 1913 (11 July) envelope to Finland "via Siberia" bearing 1912 Waterlow 10c. tied by a fine strike of Gui Chow (Kweichow), Kiangsi lunar dater bearing, on the reverse, Kiukiang (11.7) and Hankow (12.7) bilingual c.d.s. and Turku arrival (30.7) postmark. A good cover with fine postmarks. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksLunar Datestamp: Kuling: 1913 (21 Jun.) envelope to Anking bearing overprinted Republic of China Coiling Dragon 3c. tied by Kuling 'Kwai Mou' lunar year c.d.s., via Kuikiang and Anking (6.24) arrival c.d.s. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksLunar Datestamp: Pingshen (Kiangsi): 1916 (11 Mar.) red band cover to Shanghai bearing, on the reverse, 3c. Junk tied by a good strike of Pingshen lunar datestamp and showing Shanghai bilingual (16.3). Fine. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksMobile Office: 1948 (10 Jan.) air mail envelope to Germany bearing set of Mobile Post Office and General Post Office, Sun Yat Sen Fourth London Print $5000 tied by Kunyang c.d.s.

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksNumbered Daters: Hankow (Hupeh): 1904 (1 July) 1c. postal stationery card to Shanghai cancelled by a very clean strike of the small Hankow number 7 rectangular dater with Hankow bilingual c.d.s. and Shanghai Local Post arrival (4.7); three filing pin holes. An important and attractive card showing this diminutive postmark. Ex Peter Padget. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksNumbered Daters: Hanyang (Hupeh): 1904 (8 Mar.) 1c. postal stationery card to Shanghai cancelled by Hanyang bilingual c.d.s. with a fine strike of the rare Hanyang number 6 tombstone with name insertion at foot, Hankow bilingual transit and Shanghai Local Post arrival c.d.s. (13.3). A fine and very desirable card and late use of the Hanyang bilingual c.d.s. Ex Peter Paget. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksNumbered Daters: Peking: 1912 (26 May) red band cover to Tientsin bearing Republic 3c. tied by Peking 14 datestamp and with a good strike of the large Peking number 1 rectangle in rose-red, with further despatch and smudged arrival c.d.s.; light water stain in one corner. Ex Peter Padget. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksNumbered Daters: Peking: 1913 (2 Feb.) red band cover to Tientsin bearing, on the reverse, Republic London overprint 3c. tied by Peking despatch c.d.s., a superb strike of Peking number 20, double-frame tombstone handstamp in black with smudged arrival c.d.s. alongside; some light toning. Ex Peter Paget. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPostmarksPost Office: Yochow; 1902 (29 Dec.) Japan 4s. postal stationery card to Yochow cancelled by the despatch c.d.s. with Tokyo transit (30.12) alongside, Shanghai (7.1) and Yochow (12.1) bilingual c.d.s. plus a part strike of Yochow City Post Office rectangle; fine. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAir Mail1923 (23 May) an envelope registered from Shanghai to Peking carried on the return leg of the first flight between Tientsin and Peking, bears 1921 Air set of five (each with lower margin imprint) and a further 9c. franking tied by a single strike of the Shanghai English/Chinese c.d.s. and each stamp bearing the Tientsin bilingual c.d.s., the reverse bears the boxed, bilingual "chinese post office/Despatched by Aeroplane/tientsin to peking" in purple along with the Peking arrival c.d.s. (23.5). A scarce cover, especially from the return leg. Starr 5. PhotoT...

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAir Mail1947 (18 Feb.) postal stationery card to U.S.A. bearing a range of adhesives making $26,600 franking tied by Shanghai Chinese/English dotted c.d.s. and with two small Par Avion etiquettes. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAir Mail1948 (25 Oct.) envelope sent airmail registered to Shanghai bearing, on the reverse, Sun Yat Sen $40,000 (7), the address side with the boxed registered handstamp in violet and the small Par Avion etiquette. Pays $280,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAir MailInternational: 1949 (11 Sept.) air mail envelope to U.S.A. bearing Silver Yuan 1c., 4c., 10c. on $50 block of four and 50c. on $50 tied by Shantan c.d.s. Pays 95c. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAir MailInternational:1939 (15 Nov.) envelope to New York bearing $2.40 franking tied by large Shanghai dotted c.d.s. and with grey Par Avion etiquette. Paying 50c. postage and $1.90 for air mail over route 2. Underpaid as this rate was increased to $3.75 on 1st November

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAir MailInternational: 1944 (14 Apr.) envelope registered to U.S.A. bearing, on the reverse, Sun Yat Sen $46 franking tied by Kunming (Yunnanfu) c.d.s. with Miami (9.9) and Boston (11.9) c.d.s.; the address side with grey-blue Par Avion etiquette, pencil Kunming registration mark with Indian censor seal and handstamp at side. The cover has been roughly opened. Pays postage $4, registration $6 and double $18 airmail by route 8

ChinaCovers and CancellationsAnti-Bandit ChopsEast Szechwan: Chungking: 1941 (9 Jan.) envelope to England bearing $6.15 franking with Dah Tung $1 with framed overprint and Chung Hwa $5 bearing violet handstamp without frame tied by Chungking dotted c.d.s. and with large censor seal at left. Good to fine. The air postage rate of $5.65 is very scarce (June - August 1940) an should have been $5.90 for a total of $6.40

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCensored1945 (11 May) envelope sent air mail, double registered to U.S.A. bearing $46 franking tied by dotted circle Chungking Chinese/English c.d.s. with the red on white registration label, the reverse bearing a superb strike of the boxed Republic of China censor handstamp, Calcutta censor seal and Wilmington arrival c.d.s. (9.6). Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCNC Surcharge Period1948 (16 Feb.) envelope to Nanking bearing $2000 on $3 two pairs tied by Tzeki c.d.s., Nanking (19.2) arrival c.d.s. Pays $8000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCNC Surcharge Period1948 (31 May) envelope to Shanghai bearing $30000, $5000 on $2 and $7000 tied by Suian c.d.s., Shanghai (6.3) arrival c.d.s. Pays $42,000. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCNC Surcharge Period1948 (6 Aug.) envelope to Shanghai bearing $5000 (5) and $10000 on $20 pair tied by Yuyao c.d.s. Pays $45,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCNC Surcharge Period1948 (15 Aug.) envelope to Shanghai bearing $10000 on $20 block of eight with lower margin, tied by Yotsing c.d.s., Shanghai (8.21) arrival c.d.s. Pays $80,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCNC Surcharge Period1948 (22 Sept.) envelope to Shanghai bearing $5000 on $2 and $20000 pair tied by Ninghai, Che. c.d.s., Shanghai (9.24) arrival c.d.s. Pays $45,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsCNC Surcharge Period1948 (25 Oct.) envelope to Shanghai bearing $40000 pair, $100000 block of four and $500000 tied by Shaohing c.d.s., Shanghai (10.27) arrival c.d.s. Pays $940,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsExpress1915 (8 Oct.) stampless red band cover sent express registered to Peking, the address side with Tientsin City despatch c.d.s. and the boxed registered handstamp, the reverse with the Express Letter label and Peking arrival c.d.s.; fresh. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsExpress1938 (1 Apr.) Official express cover with contents to Japan from Wang Kemin, Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Republic of China, bearing Martyrs 17c. tied by Peiping c.d.s. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsExpress1948 (29 Sept.) express envelope to Shanghai bearing $30000 pair tied by Hangchow c.d.s., Shanghai (9.30) and (10.1) arrival c.d.s. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInsured Mail1948 (22 Sept.) insured registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $10000 on $20, $20000 and $50000 pair tied by Sinchang c.d.s., showing boxed insured registered handstamp on front, Shanghai (9.24) arrival c.d.s. Pays $130,000. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInsured Mail1948 (23 Sept.) insured registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $20000 on 10c. and $50000 (6) tied by Siking c.d.s., showing boxed insured registered handstamp in red, Shanghai (9.25) arrival c.d.s. Pays $300,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInsured Mail1948 (23 Sept.) insured registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $20000 (7) and $200000 tied by Wuhsien c.d.s., showing boxed insured registered handstamp on front, Shanghai (9.24) arrival c.d.s. Pays $340,000. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInsured Mail1948 (24 Sept.) insured envelope to Shanghai bearing $1000 on $2, $4000, $20000 on 10c. pair, $50000 and $100000 pair tied by Yingshang c.d.s., showing boxed insured handstamp on front, Shanghai (9.29) arrival c.d.s. Pays $275,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInsured Mail1948 (28 Sept.) insured registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $15,000 on 10c. pair, $50,000 and $100,000 pair tied by Weishan c.d.s., showing boxed insured in red on front, Shanghai (10.1) arrival c.d.s. Pays $280,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInstructional MarksArrived Late: 1908 (18 Aug.) opened-out, long red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, two superb post office strikes in red, one with manuscript insertion of the date. Clean and fine. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsInstructional MarksReturn to Writer: 1899 (12 Apr.) post card to Hong Kong bearing G.B. 1897 ½d. vermilion (2) tied by Hadleigh squared circle, redirected on arrival to Peking, then with manuscript "Not Known" and a fair strike of the bilingual "return/to writer" plus other transit datestamps and tax handstamp; finally with Jedburgh arrival 1899 (11 Apr.), two years after posting. Some soiling. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsMilitary1885 Military official cover to Hupeh from Chuanchow, Fukien, General Yang Tsaifu, was appointed as Imperial Commissioner for Military Affairs in Taiwan during Sino-French War. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsNewspaper Wrappers1899 (May) small wrapper for The Union, to Canton bearing C.I.P. 1c. tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., the reverse with good strikes of Canton (31.5) and Wuchow (1.6) bilingual c.d.s. Fine. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsOfficialI-chan: 1904 Large Official cover to Punyu, Kwangtung with original contents.

ChinaCovers and CancellationsPrisoners of War1916-18 group of World War I picture postcard, Prisoners of War in Shanghai or Peking sent to Nanking or Germany, very fine. (3 cards). Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1913 (8 Aug,) Victoria Hotel envelope registered to Hong Kong bearing Republic 5c. and 7c. tied by Shameen bilingual c.d.s. along with a superb strike of the boxed "canton, shameen" registered handstamp, the reverse with Hong Kong arrival (9.8). Fine and a very early date for the Shameen bilingual datestamp. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1948 (3 May) envelope to Shanghai bearing $2000 on $3 pair and $7000 strip of three tied by Fuyang c.d.s., Shanghai (5.4) arrival c.d.s. Pays $25,000. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1948 (29 May) double registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $2000 on $3 and $3000 on $3 both strips of three tied by Yunhwo c.d.s., Shanghai (6.1) arrival c.d.s. Pays $15,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1948 (14 Jun.) double registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $2000 on $3, $3000 on $3 and $20000 tied by Shangyu c.d.s., Shanghai (6.19) arrival c.d.s. Pays $25,000. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1948 (22 Sept.) double registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $10000 on $20 and $20000 on 50c. block of six tied by Haimen c.d.s., Shanghai (9.26) arrival c.d.s. Pays $130,000. Photo

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1948 (24 Sept.) registered envelope to Shanghai bearing $15000 on 10c. block of four and $20000 pair tied by Suchow c.d.s., showing box Suchow insured registered handstamp on front, Shanghai (9.28) arrival c.d.s. Paus $100,000

ChinaCovers and CancellationsRegistered Mail1949 (15 Nov.) envelope registered to Shanghai bearing, on the reverse, $240,000 franking tied by Chekiang province c.d.s. and Shanghai arrival; good

ChinaCovers and CancellationsReturned MailReturned Letter Office: 1917 U.S. 2c. postal stationery envelope simply addressed to Canton, cancelled by Castile despatch duplex, 30c. tax handstamp and straight-line "returned for better direction" in red, the reverse with Canton English/Chinese c.d.s. in both black and red, two strikes of "returned/letter office/canton/china" datestamp (4.9) and an examiner's handstamp. Photo

ChinaCollections and RangesPicture Post Cards: A group of cards with many used which includes picture cards made out of stamp cut-outs (one showing the Queen of the Netherlands in a rickshaw), card bearing Shanghai numbered tombstone in red, Chinese cavalry, various view cards, social with village food vendor and a couple of photo cards. (28 cards)

ChinaCollections and RangesA group of picture post cards featuring a range of interesting frankings and postmarks including Paotingfu Dollar Dater in blue (2, philatelic), a card registered to Vienna cancelled by the large c.d.s. and sent via Kiaochow, oval datestamps of Peking and Kiaochow (in purple), Kuling bilingual c.d.s., card from Fangtse, a card from Harbin with Manchuria adhesives plus several others. A fine and interesting variety. (16 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeCanton: 1898 (17 June) commercial envelope to Germany bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by a fine strike of Canton Dollar dater and company oval handstamp "F.A. Wendt/canton" in purple, with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. and blue crayon strike, the reverse with Trarbach arrival (18.7) c.d.s. A good cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeChefoo: 1899 (12 Jan.) envelope to Denmark bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by Chefoo Dollar dater with Hong Kong Q.V. 10c. purple on red tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (16.1), the reverse with Shanghai Dollar dater, Hong Kong (19.1) and F Fredericia (19.2) arrival c.d.s. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeHankow: 1898 (8 Nov.) envelope to Sweden bearing I.C.P. 5c. (2) tied by Hankow Dollar dater with Hong Kong Q.V. 10c. purple on red (corner fault) tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (15.9), the reverse with China mission, Hankow oval datestamp in purple. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeKiukiang: 1901 (21 Mar.) envelope to France bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by Kiukiang bilingual c.d.s. with pair of Hong Kong Q.V. 5c. blue tied by Shanghai (25.3) c.d.s., the reverse with indistinct shanghai bilingual c.d.s. and the arrival c.d.s. (6.4). A good cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeKiungchow: 1899 (3 Aug.) envelope registered to Ningpo "Pr. 'Nippon Maru'" bearing, on the address side, a very fine strike of Kiungchow bilingual c.d.s. (a very early date for this) with a fine strike of the large, handstruck "R"; the reverse with Hong Kong 5c. blue (2) and 10c. purple on red tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. (5.8), Shanghai (13.8) and Ningpo (13.8) bilingual c.d.s. plus "R" in circle; there is a light horizontal crease. A delightful and appealing card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficePeking: 1901 (3 May) picture post card of Peking to Austria bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by a fine strike of the Peking dated oval, with Hong Kong 2c. green (2) cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. and tied by Graz arrival, with Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. Fine. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeShanghai: 1901 (6 Mar.) picture post card to Germany bearing C.I.P. 2c. carmine-red pair tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and Halle arrival (9.4) c.d.s. and showing a good strike of Shanghai 10 numbered dater in red. A good card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeTientsin: 1898 (19 Nov.) envelope to England bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by Tientsin pa-kua in bluish with the Customs (removed) Tientsin c.d.s. alongside, with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Shanghai (23.11) c.d.s. and Cheltenham c.d.s. (31.12), redirected and the reverse with Shanghai Dollar dater and Weston Supper-Mare (31.12) arrival. Late use of the pa-kua. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeTientsin: 1898 (Nov.) envelope to Belgium bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by a light strike of Customs (removed) Tientsin c.d.s. in bluish with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red alongside tied by Shanghai (19.11) c.d.s. and with circular examiner's handstamp, the reverse with Shanghai Dollar dater, Hong Kong (29.11) and Bruxelles arrival (24.12) c.d.s.; a few small stains. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsAmoy: 1899 (11 Nov.) picture post card of Manila to Hungary bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by light Amoy bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong Q.V. 2c. carmine pair cancelled by the boxed I.P.O. tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s. (13.11) with Yokohama a Marseille datestamp (18.11) and Pancsova (9.12) arrival c.d.s. in the upper left corner. A neat card to an unusual destination. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsAmoy: 1900 (28 May) small envelope to France bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 10c. tied by a good strike of the Amoy bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by the boxed tieprint with Hong Kong c.d.s. (30.5) and Guerigny arrival c.d.s. Creased and soiled. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: 1900 (28 Dec.) court-size picture post card of Hong Kong (Kruse & Co) to Germany bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong Q.V. 4c. cancelled by the Canton type 1 I.P.O. tieprint (without the Hong Kong datestamp) and Magdeburg arrival c.d.s. (29.1). a good example of this scarce tieprint. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsCanton: 1901 (21 Dec.) large envelope to England bearing C.I.P. ½c. (8) and 2c. (3) tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong Q.V. 10c. blue cancelled by the Canton type 4 I.P.O. tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s., the reverse with Sunderland arrival c.d.s. (22.1). A spectacular franking. PhotoFor another Canton I.P.O., see lot 1125

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsChefoo: 1899 (21 May) post card, "Gruss aus China" to Germany bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by Chefoo bilingual c.d.s. and vertical pair of Hong Kong Q.V. 2c. carmine with a good strike of the Chefoo boxed I.P.O. tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. (25.5) and showing Shanghai bilingual c.d.s.; the reverse with Hong Kong transit (1.6). An early postcard. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsFoochow: 1899 (16 Sept.) printed envelope to U.S.A. bearing Hong Kong 2c. carmine (5) tied by five strikes of the large boxed "I.P.O." tieprint of Foochow and Hong Kong c.d.s. (19.9) with a fine strike of the Foochow bilingual c.d.s. alongside; backstamps include Shanghai bilingual, Kobe, San Francisco and a fine strike of Chicago "mail delayed/train late" dater (13.10). Some minor soiling. a dramatic cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsPeking: 1899 (Nov.) picture post card of Peking street scene to Berlin bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2), 1c. and 2c. tied by faint Peking bilingual c.d.s. with Shanghai bilingual alongside (21.11), Hong Kong Q.V. 2c. carmine cancelled by Peking type 1 I.P.O. tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s. with Berlin (2.1) and Hamburg arrival c.d.s. Good and an early picture post card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsShanghai: 1899 (1 Nov.) picture post card to Germany bearing C.I.P. 1c. (4) tied by Shanghai pa-kua, with Hong Kong Q.V. 2c. carmine pair cancelled by a fair strike of the boxed I.P.O. tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s., alongside Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. and Bremen arrival (6.12); fine. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsTientsin: 1899 (30 Aug.) picture post card of Pei-Tai-Ho to Germany bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. with another for Shanghai, with Hong Kong Q.V. 2c. carmine (2) cancelled by Tientsin type 1 I.P.O. tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s., with Hong Kong transit (7.9) and Hamburg arrival (10.10). A good card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesBritish Post OfficeI.P.O. TieprintsWuchow: 1900 (31 Dec.) large Maus envelope registered to Germany bearing C.I.P. 50c. tied by a superb Wuchow bilingual c.d.s. with Hong Kong 1891 50c. on 48c. cancelled by the boxed I.P.O. tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s. (3.1), the reverse with Shanghai Local Post ½c. tied by private seals, Hong Kong and Lichtenthal arrival (3.2). Offered with the original Registered receipt cancelled by Wuchow bilingual c.d.s. Clean and very fine. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesFrench Post OfficeShanghai: 1901 (9 Aug.) picture post card to Belgium bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., mis-directed to Tangku with Tangku bilingual c.d.s. (10.8), returned to Shanghai with another bilingual c.d.s. (16.8) French "Chine" 10c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. (16.8) and Brussels arrival c.d.s. (29.9). An unusual misdirected card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesFrench Post OfficeHankow: 1919 (18 Mar.) large cotton bag sent registered to Paris via Suez bearing 1911-21 4c. on 10c. and 10c. on 25c. (5) tied by faint Hankow c.d.s., with the red on white registration label and company handstamp

Foreign Post OfficesFrench Post OfficeTientsin: 1901 (17 June) first issue Coiling Dragon stationery card uprated C.I.P. 2c. (2) cancelled by Tientsin pa-kua with Tientsin bilingual c.d.s., with France "Chine" 10c., Shanghai Chinese and French c.d.s. and St. Briac arrival (29.7); the card bears a small photograph of a marching band. Vertical fold (away from the adhesives) and some paper ageing. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKuling: 1899 (31 Aug.) first issued stationery card to England, cancelled by a superb strike of Kuling bilingual c.d.s., with Kiukiang (1.9) and Shanghai (3.9) bilingual c.d.s. plus German 1898 5pf. (2) tied by Shanghai c.d.s. and with Bridport arrival c.d.s. (9.10). There is some paper aging, a delightful card and early use of the Kuling and Kiukiang postmarks. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeNanking: 1902 (4 July) first issue postal stationery card uprated C.I.P. ½c. and 1c. (2) cancelled by Nanking bilingual c.d.s. with Germania 5pf. tied by "marine-/schiftspost/no.51" c.d.s. (8.7) and with Hanover arrival (13.8). The sender was a member of staff on the small cruiser SMS 'Bussard'. Fine. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePeking: 1894 (3 Feb.) envelope to Germany bearing 20pf. Eagle tied by Shanghai type 1 c.d.s. (23.2) and, on the reverse, the German Consulate seal, I.G. of Customs Peking c.d.s. in blue, two strikes of Tientsin Customs (8.2) in different shades of blue, Shanghai Customs c.d.s. (22.2) and a light strike of Gothe arrival c.d.s. A fine and desirable forerunner cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePeking 1901 (5 Jan,) second issue stationery card registered to Germany uprated with C.I.P. ½c., 1c., 2c. and 5c. tied by Peking dated ovals and with Kiaochow 10pf. and 20pf. tied by German P.O. Peking c.d.s. (Petschili provisionals) with the military unit handstamp and Peking registration label. A good combination. Signed by Steuer. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePeking: 1905-12 a group of picture post cards showing different views bearing 1901-04 or 1905 adhesives cancelled by Peking type 5 c.d.s. (8 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeShanghai: 1901 (8 July) picture post card to Germany bearing 1898 10pf. tied by a fine strike of Shanghai type 5 c.d.s. (10.7) with fine strikes of Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. and Stolp arrival c.d.s. (18.8). A fine cash paid card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTientsin: 1899-1912 a group of picture post cards which includes Tientsin type 4 c.d.s. and the usual type 5, some with military handstamps, (10 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeTientsin: 1900 (15 July) picture post card of Tientsin Bund bearing C.I.P. ½c. (2) and 1c. (3) tied by private foreign language school unframed postmark with 1898 10pf. tied by "tientsin/deutsche post" c.d.s.; small corner fault and some light ageing. An important card, this was among the first foreign language schools in Tsingtau. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeField Post Offices: 1900-01 a group of picture post cards to Germany with stampless feldpost cards bearing "k.d.feld.poststation/No.2" c.d.s. (4) No.5 c.d.s. tying 10pf Germania to card and a stampless card of the American troops cancelled "des/ostasiatischen/expeditionscorps" c.d.s. (6 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: No.1; 1899 (30 Mar.) special Marine Schiffspost 10pf stationery card (July 97) bearing a photo card of the camp at Wei-Hai-Wei (faded) cancelled by MSP cancellation No.1 with a fine strike alongside and with Cologne arrival c.d.s. (9.5); a few small glue marks where the photograph has been affixed

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: No.2; The 'Pisa' Provisional 1902 (19 Sept.) picture post card to Germany bearing a very fine strike of the MSP No.2 c.d.s and bears a manuscript "5" in the lower left corner, 5c. Germania 5pf tied by Berlin (4.10) c.d.s. with Mannheim arrival lower left (5.10). Very fine and scarce. There were no stamps available on the 'Pisa' and the cash paid was marked by the manuscript "5" in the lower corner, the adhesive being applied a the first appropriate post office. PhotoThe number 2 cancellation was employed on the 'Pisa' between 26.2.02 a...

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: No.6; 1897 (4 Nov.) special Marine Schiffspost 10pf. stationery card (March 1897) to Germany cancelled by a good strike of the MSP no.6 c.d.s. with a second strike in the lower left corner with Wilhelmshaven arrival c.d.s. (9.12). A good card from this vessel in Shanghai

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: No.34; 1900-01 a group of picture post cards from a correspondence, all "Frldpostkarte" and without adhesives, each bears one or two light strikes of this MSP c.d.s. One card from Nagasaki,, others from China. (11 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: No.43; 1901 (15 July) a group of four picture postcards from a correspondence to Berlin, each stampless and marked "Feld." and bears a good strike of the MSP no.43 c.d.s. (4 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeMarine Schiffspost: A selection of picture post cards, 1899-1906, bearing various 5pf. or 10pf. frankings tied by MSP c.d.s. numbers 15, 20, 38 (2) of the cruiser 'Thetis' plus one incoming, 40, 46 (2) and 49 (3 from the same correspondence). A useful group. (11 covers)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: Unoverprinted 10pf. card, 1900 (28 Dec.) to Germany cancelled by Peking type 5 c.d.s. and with light arrival c.d.s. A good Petschili Provisional card. Signed R.Steuer. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1889-1913 a group of stationery cards from forerunners with 1889 Reichpost 10pf. to U.S.A. cancelled Shanghai type 1 c.d.s., 1898 Eagle 10pf card to Germany, diagonal "China" 5pf. card to Germany cancelled Tientsin and 10pf. card to Switzerland, 1901-04 5pf. card cancelled Weihsien and Hofgeismar and 10pf. card from the German embassy cancelled Peking, 1905 4c. on 10pf. canceled Chefoo and 1913 unoverprinted Germania 5pf. card used in Shanghai. A good group, a couple of early picture postcards. (9 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1898 10pf. card overprinted "China"; 1898 (3 Nov.) card to Germany cancelled by German P.O. Shanghai c.d.s. with Shanghai Dollar dater alongside and Glogau arrival c.d.s. (8.12). A scarce card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePostal Stationery: 1909 (20 Mar.) 4c. on 10pf. reply card to Breslau "via Siberia" and cancelled by Tientsin type 5 c.d.s.; returned to Tientsin, the reply section cancelled by Breslau c.d.s. (13.4). Fine and a rare complete reply paid card used both ways. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePicture Post Cards: A small group showing different postmarks with Hankow (2), Tongku (2),, one cancelled Victoria, Hong Kong and Shanghai Local Post (incoming). (6 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficePicture Post Cards: A group of cards, 1901-12, mostly Shanghai with type 3, 4 and 5 c.d.s., a couple of stampless feldpost cards. (21 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowForerunners: 1899-1901 a group of picture post cards with Eagle 10pf. (2) cancelled by type 3 c.d.s., angled "China" overprint 5pf. (6) and 5pf. stationery card cancelled by type 4 or 5 c.d.s. plus one later card (10 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowTsingtau First Provisional Surcharge: 1900 (8 June) picture post card to Germany bearing "5pfg." on 10pf. (56 degree overprint) with violet crayon tied by Tsingtao c.d.s. and with Mulheim arrival c.d.s. (23.7), a good card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochow1900 (2 Mar.) first issue postal stationery card to Germany uprated C.I.P. ½c., 1c. and 2c. cancelled by Kiaochow dated oval, with 1898 3pf. tied by Tsingtau c.d.s., redirected to Wiesbaden on arrival at Leipzig. A good card. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowKaomi: 1902 (25 May) first issue stationery card to Germany cancelled by a fine strike of the Kaomi Post Office tombstone in blue, with Kiaochow 5pf. tied by Tsingtau c.d.s. Attractive. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowSyfang: 1907 (6 July) picture post card to Germany bearing Kiautschou 5pf. tied by a good strike of the type 8a c.d.s.

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowRailway: 1903 (29 May) small envelope registered to Germany bearing "China" 20pf. (2) tied by good strikes of the oval Shantung Railway Wagon "tsingtau-weishien/zug 1" dated oval with a fine strike of the double-circle "tschingtschoufu/deutsche post" undated postmark and the registration label with manuscript "Tschingtschoufu" in ink, the reverse with Leipzig arrival c.d.s. A fine and desirable cover. Signed Friedemann. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPostal Stationery: 1900 (17 Mar.) "China" (56 degrees) 10pf. reply card sent to New York, cancelled by Tsingtao c.d.s. and bearing China C.I.P. 1c. tied by Kiaochow dated oval, the reverse with Yokohama (3.4) and Yonkers (2.5) datestamps. The reply section cancelled by Yonkers duplex (9.6) and New York Machine cancellation, the C.I.P. 1c. tied by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (7.7) with purple Kiaochow dated oval alongside, the reverse bearing Vancouver duplex (16.6) and British Post Office Shanghai c.d.s. (7.7). A magnificent and very rare complete...

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPostal Stationery: 1905 (28 Aug.) Germany 5pf. reply paid card to Tsingtao, cancelled by Leipzig despatch c.d.s., readdressed on arrival to Switzerland with Kiautschou 10pf added and tied by Tsingtau despatch c.d.s. (3.10) and with Wetzikon arrival (8.11) alongside. Complete with the reply section (which has not been cancelled), a good combination. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowChina Combination: 1902 (21 Aug.) Gruss Aus China coloured picture post card to Germany bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by a fancy five figure cancellation from Tungchang with circular Tsinan post office postmark, and bilingual Kiaochow c.d.s. (1.11) with German Kiaochou 5pf, tied by Tsingtau c.d.s. (1.11) and Stuttgart arrival c.d.s. (6.12). A delightful and highly unusual card sent from a missionary from Puioly. Jäschke-Lantelme Certificate (2014). Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowSeapost: Shanghai - Tientsin; 1901 (31 May) reply section of 10pf. postal stationery card to Württemberg, uprated with 25pf. both cancelled by superb strikes of the dated oval, with additional Württemberg 5pf. tied by railway station c.d.s. (14.7) with the arrival c.d.s. at left. A delightful cover and a most unusual combination. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowShantung Railway Wagon: Tsingtau - Kiautschou; 1901 (3 Aug.) a very fine strike of this oval postmark on picture post card to Oberstein (13.9), the adhesive has fallen off; also 1908 (19 May) 5pf. stationery card to Shanghai cancelled by oval Shanghai - Tientsin Seapost dated oval, with Shanghai arrival and Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (21.5). (2 cards). Photo

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPicture Post Cards: A three card "Panorama der Clarabucht" in greyish blue registered to Germany bearing Kiaochow 5pf. and 25pf. tied by 1903 (29 Apr.) Kiautschou c.d.s. with the red and black on white registration label and Magdeburg arrival c.d.s. (6.6). A good card

Foreign Post OfficesGerman Post OfficeKiaochowPicture Post Cards: 1902-14 a good group of picture postcards featuring a variety of subjects including a 1905 attractive chromo-litho card of Tapantau and a stationery card cancelled by type 5 c.d.s, (23), type 6 c.d.s. (36) and unused (2). An interesting and useful group. (61 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesItalian Post Office1908 (15 Sept.) three picture post cards to Peking bearing a variety of frankings on the picture side tied by "distaccamento r. marina italiana in cina" c.d.s. with French P.O. Peking arrival c.d.s.; one stamp with defect, a good group. (3 cards). Photo

Foreign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: 1889 (11 Aug.) mourning envelope to U.S.A. bearing Koban 5s. (2) cancelled by cross roads obliterator, with "i.p.a./shanghai" c.d.s. and faint Yokohama c.d.s alongside, the reverse with Nashville arrival (15.9). A good cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: 1898 (5 Apr.) missionary envelope to New York bearing I.C.P. 4c. and 5c. with C.I.P. 1c. tied by Shanghai Dollar dater and used with Japan Koban 10s. brown tied by the type VII "shanghai/i.j.p.o." c.d.s. The cover was overweight, thus underpaid, and with Japan P.O. Shanghai circular tax handstamp, Chinese P.O. large "T" in red and two U.S. tax marks with a pair of 5c. Postage Due stamps cancelled in manuscript, New York and Albany (6.5) backstamps. Some faults on the reverse; an attractive combination for a taxed cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeShanghai: 1899 (15 Apr.) large red band envelope to the Minister Plenipotentiary, Chinese Legation, Yeddo with English address label on the reverse bearing Koban 8s. and 10s. tied by "shanghai/j.p.o." c.d.s. with red in white registration label and with the arrival c.d.s. on the other side. A good cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficeChinkiang: 1899 (20 Mar.) opened-out envelope to U.S.A. bearing a good strike of Chinkiang Dollar dater and bearing Koban 10s. tied by Shanghai c.d.s., the reverse with Shanghai Dollar dater, Yokohama transit and San Francisco transit (19.4); heavy vertical folding crease which has caused some splitting. Late use of the Chinkiang Dollar dater. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesJapanese Post OfficePeking: 1916 (16 May) colourful envelope from the Dutch legation in Peking registered to the Netherlands "Via Siberia, bearing 1915 Coronation set of four plus Tazawa 1½s. blue tied by "peking/i.p.o." c.d.s. in purple with the registration label in the lower left corner. The reverse of this envelope is dominated by an advertising label for the Colonial Exhibition, Serarang in scarlet along with "i.p.o. mukden-changcha/south manchuria" oval datestamp in purple, a boxed Russian censor handstamp and Zwolle arrival c.d.s. (26.6); there is also a Russian cen...

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeChefoo:1902 (10 July) Japanese picture post card to France bearing Kitai 1k. and 3k. tied by Chefoo c.d.s. with a second strike alongside; fine. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeChefoo: 1902 (11 Aug.) Kiaochow 5pf. postal stationery card cancelled by Tsingtau despatch c.d.s., addressed to Germany "via Siberia" and bearing Russia Kitai 2k. (2) tied by Chefoo (15.8) c.d.s. and with Gorlitz arrival (6.9). A few creases or wrinkles, a very good combination Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeHankow: 1906 (22 Nov.) picture postcard of Wuchang to Belgium bearing Kitai 4k. tied by Hankow c.d.s. with a second strike alongside and Gand arrival (10.1); fine. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeShanghai: 1899 (5 June) printed paper wrapper to Germany bearing, on the reverse, Arms 3k. red tied by Shanghai type 1 c.d.s. with a second strike lower left and Hong Kong (9.10) transit c.d.s.; a few age marks. A good franking. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeShanghai: 1910 (1 Oct.) Kitai 20k. postal stationery envelope registered to Germany and uprated with Kitai 5k. and 25k. tied by the small Shanghai c.d.s. with a second strike and the registration label alongside, the reverse with Gera arrival (30.10); light vertical fold. A good cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeTientsin: 1902 (10 Jan.) commercial pink envelope registered to Germany bearing Kitai 1k., 2k., 3k., 5k., 7k. and 10k. tied by Tientsin c.d.s. and with the Tientsin registration label in the lower corner, three strikes of dotted "R" in circle and, on the reverse, Magdeburg arrival (26.2). Fine and attractive. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeMilitary Mail1904 (7 Aug.) stampless envelope bearing a good strike of Lyaoyang Field Post Office no.7 c.d.s. in black, the reverse with intaglio seal in black of the military unit. A very scarce marking and sent just three weeks before the Battle of Liaoyang. Photoreference:The History & Postal History of the Japan's War, vol. 1 , K. Clark (p. C049-51)

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeMilitary Mail1905 (16 May) stampless envelope to St Petersburg bearing Mukden despatch c.d.s. and with St Petersburg arrival on the reverse (6.6). The Battle of Mukden was fought from late February to March ending in defeat of the Russian Army. The Mukden postmark continued to be used on their retreat and it is thought that this letter was sent along the C.E.R. line from Kungchuling onwards. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficePostal StationeryImperial Russian postal stationery envelopes overprinted Kitai, a study collection with different papers and shades with 7k. in two sizes (4), 10k. in two sizes (5). 14k. in two sizes (4) ad 20k. in two sizes (5); all are fine unused. (18 covers)

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin: 1907-08 picture post cards to Paris bearing 3k. and 1k. with 3k. tied by type 1 Harbin Station c.d.s. (T&S fig. 612), scarce. (2 cards). Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin: 1907-19 a group of covers and cards with 1907 picture post card to London, 1912 picture post cards to Port Arthur and Dvinsk,, 1916 post card to Chefoo and 1919 registered cover to New Brunswick with 50k. (8), cancelled by Harbin double-ring c.d.s. (T&S types 3 and 4). A good group. (5 covers)

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin: 1909-19 picture post cards to Nikolayevst, Paris and Vladivostok bearing 3k., 2k. and 20k. frankings tied by the type 2 Harbin Station oval datestamp; the last card bearing the rare Doplatit postage due mark with manuscript "10" and a light strike of the boxed Vladivostok No.13 censor handstamp. (3 cards). Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin: 1912-14 picture post cards to Shanghai and Iman bearing 3k. and 4k. tied by type 3 Harbin Station oval (T&S fig. 617), the first with Russian red censor handstamp. (2 cards.)

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin Camp: 1905 (6 July) opened-out stampless envelope to Poltraka from Harbin Army Corps Quarter and bearing "kharbin korpus gorodok" c.d.s. type 1 (T&S fig. 619) in black; the reverse with intaglio military unit seal in violet, Nikolsk-Ussusisky transit and the arrival c.d.s. Rated RRR by T&S who only recorded one stampless military card struck in blue. With the original letter. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin Camp: 1905 (28 Oct.) opened-out stampless envelope to Moscow sent from Harbin Army Corps Quarter "kharbin korpus gorodok" type 1 c.d.s. in blue (T&S fig. 619), the reverse with the intaglio military unit handstamp in violet and the Moscow arrival c.d.s. (14.11). Rated RRR. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaHarbin Camp: 1905 (25 Nov.) stampless formula card to St. Petersburg sent by a member of the 8th Rifle Battery (post free unit seal) from Harbin Army Corps Quarter bearing "kharbin korpus gorodok" c.d.s. in greenish blue; fine. Rated RRR. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesRussian Post OfficeManchuriaManchouli: 1908-13 a group of picture post cards to New Zealand, Austria, France and Japan bearing different frankings tied by Manchouli Station type 2 oval datestamp (T&S fig.566); the frankings being 1902-04 vertical laid paper 3k., 4k. and 1908 Arms 2k. plus 1k. with 3k. Photo. (4 cards)

Foreign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1905 (24 Nov.) long, printed commercial envelope to Washington bearing 1902 2c. carmine (2) tied by Shanghai Postal Agency type VIa duplex, carried on the S.S. 'Korea', the reverse with Seattle arrival postmark (19.12). Photo

Foreign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1915 (22 Sept.) envelope to New York bearing 1912-14 3c. and 10c. tied by type IX duplex, the reverse with New York arrival (21.10) and faint refused handstamp with manuscript insertion. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1920 commercial envelope registered to Canada bearing 1919 24c. on 12c. tied by the type III registered oval with two handstruck registered handstamp in purple, the reverse with Chicago transit and Hartford (19.8) arrival c.d.s. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesUnited States Post Office1922 (16 Sept.) envelope registered from Peking to U.S.A. bearing 4c. on 2c., 6c. on 3c. and 24c. on 12c. tied by the type III registered oval, the reverse with a light strike of the type V registered c.d.s., transit c.d.s. and Greatville (18.10) arrival. With the original registration receipt. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesUnited States Post OfficeIncoming Mail; 1897 (22 Mar.) envelope bearing U.S. 1890-93 5c. yellow-brown tied by New Haven machine postmark with a second strike on the reverse along with Tacoma (23.3), a fair strike of type 1 "u.s. postal agency/rec'd" (5.5), Customs Shanghai and a faint Customs Tientsin (10.5) in blue. With the original letter, a good cover. Photo

Foreign Post OfficesUnited States Post OfficeIncoming Mail; 1897 (23 Mar.) envelope bearing U.S. 1890-93 5c. yellow-brown tied by New Haven machine postmark, the reverse with fine strikes of Tacoma (30.3), type 1 "u.s. postal agency/rec'd" (5.5), Customs Shanghai and a faint Customs Tientsin (10.5) in blue. With the original letter, a good cover. Photo

Hong KongBritish Post Offices in China1917-21 1c. to $10 set of sixteen with additional 4c. and 6c., part to large part original gum; 20c. without gum and $10 part gum; fresh colours. S.G. 1-17, £2000. Photo

Hong KongBritish Post Offices in China1917-21 1c. to $10 set of sixteen used, additional shades of 50c. (2) and £1; some values faded including the top values. S.G. 1-17

Hong KongBritish Post Offices in China1917-21 1c. black-brown variety crown broken at right in a block of eighteen being the lower three rows of the right pane; mounted in the margin only; a couple of diagonal creases (clear of the variety) and lightly toned gum as often encountered. A good positional block. S.G. 1ab, £570From the first (Dec. 1916) requisition of 1307 sheets

Hong KongBritish Post Offices in ChinaA selection of blocks of four, mostly corner blocks with the plate number, with 1917-21 2c., 20c. and 50c. black on blue-green and 50c. on emerald; 1922-27 4c., 10c., 25c. and $2 (side margin only), large part original gum; several values with some gum toning. (32)

Hong KongCollections and RangesPicture Post CardsA group of post cards, many are used, a few street scenes including The Homann Bridge and a Native Inn, some photo cards (5) including Football Ground Happy Valley; also a two-card panorama of Tsingtau (tape stain). (30 cards)

Hong KongCollections and Ranges1930's Real Photos issue by Japanese publisher, 10 pieces stuck on pages with explanation notes, very fine.

Hong KongCollections and RangesA small group of Q.V. values used with 1876-77 16c. on 18c. and 28c. on 30c. cancelled by neat Amoy "D.27" cancellations, 1898 10c. on 30c. without Chinese handstamp (faded) and some others. Mixed. (12)

Hong KongCollections and RangesA group of covers, 1885-1941, which includes 1885 5c. blue pair on envelope to U.S.A., 1901 10c. blue on envelope to U.S.A., 1902 2c. green printed paper rate, 2c. green with K.E.VII 1c. (6) to Scotland, 1908 1c. block of four to England; K.G.V (4) including air mail and Silver Jubilee set, K.G.VI (8), most are registered. Generally good to fine. (17 covers)

Hong KongCollections and RangesA small and varied group of covers and cards with 1911 envelope registered to London bearing a good strike of the Hankow B.P.O. boxed handstamp, 1907 bank envelope registered to Germany with a fair strike of the Hong Kong dated registered handstamp, 1922 envelope cancelled Liu Kung Tau, post card bearing Hong Kong, Japan and Hungary adhesives suitably cancelled plus some others. Condition is a little mixed. (12 covers)

Hong KongCovers and Cancellations1945 Postage Paid Handstamp: A local cover addressed in Chinese bearing a good strike of the boxed "hong kong/1945/postage paid" handstamp in black. Photo

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsAir Mail1932 4 Nov.) envelope to London "Via Hongkong - Saigon - Marseilles Air Mail Service" bearing $1.47 franking tied by the special Hong Kong c.d.s. in red, the reverse bearing a Peninsular Hotel label in blue. Fine. First flight by Air Orient. Photo

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsAir Mail1940-41 a group of covers from India to U.S.A. via Hong Kong showing a variety of censor markings including the large triangular Hong Kong in purple or turquoise, one with "A.V.2." in circle. A good group. (4 covers)

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsCustoms DatestampsKowloon; 1901 (24 Sept.) envelope to Chicago bearing 10c. blue tied by a light strike of "customs/kowloon" overstruck by Hong Kong c.d.s., the reverse with Chicago machine postmark (22.10); various U.S. non delivery handstamps. Photo

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsInstructional MarksMissent to Hong Kong: 1907 (26 Oct.) picture post card used in Macau with 1898-1900 1a. tied by Macau c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, with a superb strike of the boxed "missent to/hongkong" and Victoria (27.10) c.d.s. A fine example of this rare marking (Webb RR). Photo

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsMaritime Mail1899 (28 Nov,) envelope to Germany bearing 20pf. Eagle tied by a fine strike of "deutsche seepost/ost-/asiatische/haupt linie" c.d.s., docked in Hong Kong, the reverse with Hong Kong c.d.s. (8.11) and Rodenwald arrival c.d.s. (7.1). The sender was on the steam boat 'Preussen'. Photo

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsMilitary Mail1899 (6 Feb.) envelope "From No.573 Gunner Zaman Khan, No. 3 company, Hong Kong Singapore Bra(nch)" bearing Q.V. 2c. carmine tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. and addressed to Kadar Khan at Hernpore, Jhelum District, Punjab, India and countersigned by the commanding officer, the reverse with Tuticorn (25.2) and Haranpore (28.2) c,d,s Some light wear and tear. Photo

Hong KongCovers and CancellationsReturned Mail1946 (30 May) commercial envelope to Beyrouth bearing K.G.VI 50c. pair tied by Hong Kong despatch c.d.s., the address panel covered by a label reading "Not Known Return to sender at The Mercantile Bank of India Ltd, Hong Kong", there is a wide and varied array of backstamps including Beyrouth, Benghazi, Field Post Office 518, Field Post Office 656 and Hong Kong, with an Officially Sealed label at top. Somewhat soiled; unusual and interesting. Photo

Hong KongJapanese Occupation1945 1.50y. on 1s. to 5y. on 5s. set of three, unmounted mint. 5y. on 5s. B.P.A. Certificate (2015). S.G. J1-3, £955. Photo

Hong KongJapanese Occupation1945 5y. on 5y. claret block of twenty-eight (4x7), small part patchy gum with light crease across two stamps and bend at foot with usual, lightly toned paper. A spectacular and important block. S.G. J3, £25,200. Photo

Hong KongJapanese OccupationA group of da Luz covers with Kowloon bearing a block of four 10y., Shamshuipo (2 covers) and Un Long (2) one bearing corner block of four 5y. Includes the Netto handbook, 1970

Hong KongJapanese OccupationA miscellaneous assortment with some stamps, First Anniversary of Great East Asia War folder and cards (2) with the commemorative postmarks, other covers and a prisoner of war card

Hong KongPostage DuesA group with 1923 set unused and overprinted "specimen", 1938 set perf. "specimen" plus a few duplicates. large part original gum; some light gum toning. S.G. D1-12s. (21)

Hong KongPostage DuesA selection in blocks of four with 1923-56 set of five with watermark sideways, 1938-63 set to 50c. with duplicated values to 50c. and 1965-72 set less 5c.; also 1973 cover from Canada bearing 50c. Postage Due. Unmounted mint, a few with some gum ageing. (143)

Hong KongPostage DuesRequisition "H", 1947: a group of top right corner blocks of four with 2c. "H033" and "H105", 6c. "H022", 8c. "H075", 10c. "H260", 20c, "H214" and 50c. "H013", lightly mounted or unmounted mint; 6c. to 20c. blocks with large tone spots on the reverse. The complete requisition less 4c., some good low numbers. Photo

Hong KongPostage DuesRequisition "Q", 1951: 6c. scarlet, sheet number "Q0001", top left corner block of four, unmounted mint. The first printed sheet. Photo

Hong KongPostage DuesRequisition "Q", 1951: Sheet number "Q0002", a group of corner blocks of four with 4c., 6c. (toned gum). 8c., 20c. and 50c., unmounted mint. A good group of this very low sheet number. Photo

Hong KongPostage DuesRequisition "Q", 1951: a group of corner blocks of four with 2c. "Q0015" and "Q0031", 4c. "Q0049", 6c. "Q0766" and "Q0840" (narrow letter), 8c. "0020" and "Q0584" and 10c. "Q0073", lightly mounted or unmounted mint; one 2c. and 8c. block toned gum. A good group with some low numbers. (36)

Hong KongPostage DuesA selection of corner blocks of four with 1923-56 requisition "L" 6c., "N" 10c. "Q" 2c., and 1c. for "W", "B", "C" nd "F" (2 without side margin); 1938-63 requisition "N" 6c. and 20c., "V" 1c., 2c., 4c., 6c. and 10c., "Y" 10c.; 1965-72 with 2c. "F" and "R" plus 50c. "C" (2). lightly mounted or unmounted mint. several values with toned gum. (19 blocks)

Hong KongPostal Fiscals1874 $10 rose-carmine on thicker paper, large part original gum; centred right. Fresh and fine. S.G. F3, £8500. Photo

Hong KongPostal FiscalsA selection of used with 1897 $2 good used, 1880 12c. on $10 fiscally used, 1891 $5 on $10 and 1897 $1 on $2, both perf. types. A good group. Each with R.P.S. Certificate (2001-2002). (5)

Hong KongPostal History1843 (15 June) Forbes entire from Boston to Canton per "Steiglitz" bearing a good strike of the Hong Kong Post Office Royal Arms oval in red; clean and fine. Contents deal with aspects of trade, including opium.85 covers have been recorded, of these less than ten are incoming to either Canton, Hong Kong or Macao. Photo

Hong KongPostal History1844 (24 Mar.) entire from Calcutta "pr 'Mermaid'" to Capt. Champsonier of the 56th Regiment from Calcutta, to "China", rated "1/2" with boxed Calcutta Ship Letter (27.4) and a superb strike of Hong Kong type 7 c.d.s. (15.7) c.d.s. Held for payment and eventually returned to London bearing boxed "l.c.o./postage not paid/to London" and framed "returned from", both in red with revised postage rate "2/5" and London c.d.s. (23.11). Light vertical crease. An important cover with a lot of character. Believed to be the earliest return to sender cover from Hong Kong after it b...

Hong KongPostal History1852 (29 Oct.) entire letter to Aberdeen with "1/-" rate mark, a good strike of the Crowned "paid/at/hong kong" type 11 in red, a faint strike of type 9 c.d.s. plus London Paid tombstone (25.12) and Aberdeen arrival (26.12). The wrapper has been turned and sent to Banchory (1d. stamp removed) with Aberdeen (29.12) and boxed Banchory datestamp. Unusual and interesting. Photo

Hong KongPostal History1856 (5 May) entire commercial letter (written in Spanish) from Whampoa to Hong Kong in the early days of the Second Opium War, marked "urgente" and bearing a fine strike of "Forwarded by/Thomas Hunt & Co/Whampoa" in red, carried by private ship and with ink brush stroke delivery characters.The British Postal Agency was closed in January 1856 during the rioting by Taiping rebels and the merchants moved to Whampoa for trade. A very desirable cover. Photo

Hong KongPostal History1856 (29 Dec.) blue envelope to Dublin "via Marseilles", rated "11" and with a good strike of the Crowned "paid/at/hong kong" with London Paid tombstone (16.2) alongside, the reverse with Hong Kong type 9 c.d.s. and the arrival c.d.s.. At the end of 1856, the P&O itinerary returned to the bi-monthly service after ships were released from the Crimean War. Photo

Hong KongPostal History1959 (23 Apr.) a commercial letter from Hamburg to Canton "p overland mail vial Marseilles", prepaid via Thurn and Taxis postal system, with Hamburg despatch, Valenciennes (25.4) and Marseilles (26.4) c.d.s. The flap bears a fine strike of the very rare Hong Kong broken ring (type 12) arrival c.d.s. (5.6) struck in blue-black.This is the latest date of this postmark recorded by Proud and the only example known on this correspondence. A very fine example of this rare and elusive datestamp and the key items of Hong Kong postal markings. Photo

Hong KongPostal HistoryAnglo-French Accountancy Handstamps1855-57: FR./2F66C; 1864 (8 Oct.) wrapper from Hamburg to Hong Kong "pr. Overland Mail via Marseilles" bearing good to fine strikes of handstruck "TT38" and the type L accountancy handstamp (van der Linden 1263), rated "1/-" in ink and with Hamburg despatch c.d.s.; the reverse with transit c.d.s. and Hong Kong arrival code "C" struck in blue; there are two vertical filing folds at sides, one just affecting the accountancy handstamp. Webb RRR. Photo

Hong KongPostal HistoryAnglo-French Accountancy Handstamps1861-65: GB/1f62½c; 1864 (6 Feb.) entire letter from Shanghai to Reims "via Marseille" bearing Puatau & Co company oval partly overstruck by the type H accountancy mark in blue and handstruck "18" in black, the reverse with several transit c.d.s. including Hong Kong in blue; a light horizontal filing fold. Fine. Photo

Hong KongPostal HistoryAnglo-French Accountancy Handstamps1866-69: GB/1f66c; 1867 (14 Mar.) entire letter to Reims "via Marseilles" in red ink, bearing a fine strike of the type N accountancy handstamp in black with handstruck "10" rate mark and Marseilles transit (26.4), the reverse with a clean Hong Kong despatch c.d.s. in black. Paris and Reims arrival (28.4) c.d.s.; light horizontal filing fold, fresh. Photo

Hong KongPostal HistoryIncoming Mail1851 wrapper from Bombay to the Swedish Church Mission in Hong Kong, bears "4" rate mark, boxed Bombay Ship Letter Paid with manuscript "By Ship" and "Bearing", the flap with Hong Kong type 9 arrival c.d.s. (31.3). A scarce early letter to the Swedish Mission. Photo

Hong KongPostal StationeryPost Cards1880-85 1c. green; 1894 (24 Dec.) addressed to Montenegro with Hong Kong despatch, small "T" in circle and New York transit (22.1). A scarce destination. Photo

Hong KongPostal StationeryPost Cards1944 2c. grey on buff card, 1947 (4 Apr.) sent air mail registered to France, uprated with 88c. franking tied by Hong Kong Registered c.d.s. and with printed illustration "first airmail flight", undelivered and returned to sender with handstruck "retour" and, on the reverse, the registration label, Paris (10.4) and Hong Kong (27.7) c.d.s. Yang P39. Photo

Hong KongPostal StationeryRegistered Envelopes1908 (20 Aug.) K.E.VII 1c. envelope, size H, to Tsingtau, uprated 16c. cancelled by Hong Kong registered c.d.s. and with a good strike of the Hong Kong boxed registered handstamp and, on the reverse, bilingual c.d.s. of Shanghai (25.8) and faint Kiaochow (28.8). From Graca and Co., fine. (Yang 15)

Hong KongPostal StationeryRegistered Envelopes1913 (28 Apr.) K.G.V 10c. envelope, size H, uprated 22c. to Hamburg, cancelled by indistinct Hong Kong registered c.d.s. with the large Hong Kong boxed registration handstamp, the reverse with Hamburg arrival c.d.s. (16.5); fine. Yang 20

Hong KongPostal StationeryRegistered Envelopes1938 (22 Jan.) K.G.V 20c. envelope, size H, uprated $3.12 to Scotland, "Via Marseilles", sent insured, weight "18½ gms" and insured for "960 frs". Fine and scarce. Yang 47

Hong KongPostal StationeryRegistered EnvelopesA selection of covers with 1901 Q.V. 10c. size H to Haiphong (the additional adhesive is missing), 1902 (12 June) Q.V. 10c. size H2 to Netherlands, uprated 40c. (stamps do not belong) with Hong Kong black on white registration label; 1904 (19 Oct.) K.E.VII 10c. size F uprated 4c. to Swatow, 1908 (18 Dec.) K.E.VII 10c. size H2 to Japan (additional adhesive missing) and 1912 (23 Oct.) K.E.VII 10c. size G envelope to London uprated 4c. with the large Hong Kong boxed registration handstamp. (5 covers)

Hong KongPostal StationeryRegistered EnvelopesBritish Post Offices in China: 1917 (25 Jan.) K.G.V 10c. envelope, size H, to Wiltshire "Via Pacific", uprated 40c. (4 different values) tied by Shanghai registered oval with the boxed registered handstamp alongside plus Trowbridge arrival (14.3); small tear at top; good to fine. Yang 50. Photo

Hong KongRevenuesK.G.V $50 grey and yellow-brown tied on piece by 1925 Hong Kong Stamp Duty cancellation in red; fine. Photo

Hong KongRevenuesK.G.V $200 grey and blue on blue. a horizontal pair tied on piece by 1927 Hong Kong Stamp Duty obliterator in red; fine. Photo

Hong KongRevenues1940 (25 May) an Indenture being a mortgage agreement for a property at 298 Sai Yeung Choi Street in Mongkok (now part of Kai Shing Building) with an attached plan of the plot (toned) and bearing K.G.V $20 grey and purple with K.G.VI 20c. purple and brown tied by Hong Kong Stamp Office embossed handstamp in red

Hong KongRevenues1940-48 a group of duplicate Agreements bearing K.G.V $2 grey and purple tied by the Hong Kong Stamp Duty embossed handstamp in red, K.G.VI adhesives cancelled by the Stamp Office c.d.s. with $1 (defective), $2, $4 with K.G.V 75c. and $6. These Tenancy Agreements include a ground floor shop in Gloucester Building, some rooms on the second floor of Prince's Building. (5 documents)

Hong KongRevenues1941 (19 Mar.) an indenture being an Assignment of a plot of land in Kowloon bearing K.G.V $100 purple on red, $50 grey and red on yellow and $25 grey and mauve with K.G.VI $20 purple and black, tied by Hong Kong Stamp Office embossed handstamp in red

Hong KongRevenues1947 (20 May) an Indenture being an assignment of a plot of land in Kowloon bearing K.G.V $40 green and orange with K.G.VI $200 black and blue on blue, $50 black and brown, $4 grey and dark blue (2) plus $5 purple and orange-brown cancelled by the Stamp Office c.d.s. and with punch hole; the $200 stamp is scarce

Hong KongRevenues1950 (16 Sept.) an indenture for the lease of a property in Ma Tau Chung, Kowloon bearing K.G.VI $200 dark blue cancelled by the Stamp Office c.d.s. This indenture, with plan drawing, is for a property off Tam Kung Road. Clean and fine and a good lease document for a 75 year lease

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1849 (29 Oct.) entire wine trader's letter to London "via Marseilles", rated "2/7" and bearing a light strike of the two-line "ship letter/victoria hong kong" in black with Hong Kong type 9 c.d.s. on the flap. This letter missed the P&O sailing and was sent by private ship to Bombay, then East India Company ship, finally the P&O Levant Line. The original ship expected to carry this ('Mermaid') has been obscured by ink.Lee Scamp only recorded three covers travelling this route (illustrated p.156), the Ship Letter handstamp indicates that this letter was carried by p...

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1895 (Aug.) printed envelope marked "Circular" to Austria bearing 2c. carmine tied by Canton type C c.d.s., the reverse with Vienna arrival (28.9). Clean and fine. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1896 (22 Dec.) commercial envelope to Milan bearing 1891 20c. grey-green on 30c. with Chinese character, tied by a good strike of the Canton code "*" c.d.s. with "ligne n/paq.fr.no.5" datestamp (23.12) alongside, the reverse with faint Hong Kong (23.12) and Milan arrival (20.1) c.d.s. Good to fine

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1898 (13 Dec.) underpaid U.S.S. 'Concord' envelope to San Francisco bearing Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Canton type C c.d.s. and with the Canton small "T" in circle, with U.S. tax handstamp for 10c. and 10c. postage due, the reverse with Hong Kong (14.12) and San Francisco (14.1) c.d.s. Attractive. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1904 real photo card (Hing Loong Street) to England bearing Q.V. 2c. carmine tied by French Post Office Canton c.d.s. with a second strike in the lower corner. Quite scarce and an early photocard. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1906 (6 July) picture post card of the Royal yacht in Killery Bay bearing G.B. K.E.VII 1d. tied by Leenane despatch c.d.s, a fabulous strike of Singapore to Hong Kong Marine Sorter (4.8) type 4 and Canton type Dv c.d.s. (9.8) and redirected to Ichang. Also 1906 (28 Aug.) picture post card to Hamburg bearing K.E.VII 2c. (2) tied by Canton Type Dv c.d.s. with Victoria transit. (2 cards). Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsCanton1907 (31 May) envelope from Canton Hospital to U,S,A, bearing K.E.VII 10c. tied by Canton type E c.d.s. code "A" (earlier then Webb's record) with Victoria transit on the reverse; also 1910 (29 Aug.) picture post card from Canada to Canton baring 2c. tied by Vancouver machine postmark with Canton type E c.d.s. code "A" (27.9). Code "A" is scarce. (2 covers). Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsFoochow1871 (9 Nov.) blue Nicholson entire to Melbourne "Via Galle" bearing 1863-71 24c. green tied by a light strike of the "B62" in black with "1/-" rate mark in mauve ink alongside, the reverse with the small Foochowfoo despatch c.d.s. in blue with Hong Kong (14.11) and Melbourne (23.12) c.d.s.; usual arrival notation on the face, good to fine. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsHankow1903 (18 Mar.) Q.V. 4c. postal stationery card registered to Belgium, uprated with Q.V. 10c. blue both cancelled by Hankow code "A" c.d.s. with the large "R" in circle and Chatel Neau arrival c.d.s. (25.4) alongside; Shanghai and Brussels backstamps. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsShanghai1866 (25 Mar.) wrapper to London "Via Marseilles" bearing 8c. pale dull orange (4, strip of three are no watermark) cancelled by "B62" in black and tied by London Paid c.d.s. (14.5); the flap bearing Shanghai despatch in blue and Hong Kong transit (29.3); two vertical filing creases, on through one 8c., and some ageing of the paper. Scarce first issue multiple on cover. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsShanghai1871 (4 Oct.) pink Agra Bank envelope to Ireland "Per French Mail Via Marseilles" bearing 2c. brown and 30c. vermilion tied by a single strike of the "S1" obliterator in blue, "1/4" rate mark in red crayon and a faint circular "t/rpo/m" in red,, the reverse with Shanghai despatch in blue, Hong Kong (8.10) and Kilmallock arrival (13.11). A scarce mailing from Shanghai to Ireland on the first voyage of the French Packet 'Meikong'. Ex Col. Rowell and A. Cheung. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsShanghai1874 (5 Nov.) a neat envelope to Paris "per Brindisi" bearing 2c. brown (2) and 8c. bright orange (4) tied by "S1" obliterators in blue, small "PD" and "poss ang. v. brind. a mod." datestamp (18.12) in red, the reverse with Shanghai despatch in blue, Hong Kong (9.11) and Paris arrival (18.12). A charming cover paying the premium 36c. rate. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsShanghai1875 (1 May) envelope to Munich "Per French Mail Via Marseilles" crossed through and bearing 1863-71 30c. mauve (with wing margin) tied by a fine strike of the third type of "S1" in blue with "P.D." in red, the reverse with Shanghae despatch c.d.s. in blue, Hong Kong (6.5), Brindisi (18.6) and Munich arrival (21.6); a good cover. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsShanghai1880 (1 Apr.) envelope to London "Per English Mail" bearing 1880 10c.. on 12c. blue tied by "S1" obliterator in black with Shanghai despatch c.d.s. alongside and London Paid (7.5) with error "08" for "80" at foot, the reverse with Hong Kong transit (5.4). A very good cover, these surcharges are scarce on cover and this is a very early date of use. Photo

Hong Kong Treaty PortsShanghaiUndated printed paper wrapper to Hong Kong bearing wing margin 1863-71 2c. brown tied by "S1" obliterator in black, there is an indistinct Shanghai company handstamp at foot and the name of the private ship in the upper corner; single spike hole. A good 2c. rate cover. Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VIIDe la Rue numbered colour recipe (8 pages) dated Sept. 1902 comprising the imperforate De la Rue dummy stamps printed in the colours of the proposed stamps of Hong Kong 1903 $2, $3 and $10 followed by revenue Stamp Duty values from 1c. to $500; the final three 'stamps' are for British Guiana 1c., 2c. and 3c. Each page has previously been cut into four and now reconstructed with the correct consecutive numbers. Unique archival material for the Hong Kong or revenue specialist. Photoliterature:The Inks of De la Rue and their Introduction of Synthetic and Aniline Ingredien...

Hong KongKing Edward VII1903 1c. to $10 set of fifteen overprinted "specimen", part to large part original gum; occasional gum glazing, 10c. thinned. $1 with broken "M" variety. S.G. 62-75s, £2250. Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VII1903 1c. to $10, complete set of fifteen, mint; hinged, very fine. S.G.62-76, £3000. Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VII1903 1c. to $10 set of fifteen used; some values faded including the $10. S.G. 62-76. Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VII1907-11 1c. to $2, set of eight, overprinted "specimen", mint; very fine. S.G. 91-99s, £950. Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VII1907-11 1c. to $2, set of eight, mint with original gum; lightly hinged, very fine. S.G. 91-99, £650. Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VII1907-11 1c. brown, 2c. deep green and 4c. carmine-red, each in a right margins block of twelve (6x2), lightly mounted mint; some light gum ageing. S.G. 91-93. (36)

Hong KongKing Edward VIIA group overprinted "specimen" with 1907-11 set (less 2c.) plus a selection of other values to $1 and $2; generally good to fine. (20). Photo

Hong KongKing Edward VII1c. to $10 set made up from the different printings, $10 is 1903 printing and is very fine, $3 and $5 are from 1904-06; there is some light gum ageing in places. (23). Photo

Hong KongKing George V1912-21 1c. to $10, complete set of sixteen, overprinted "specimen" with original gum, lightly hinged, very fine. S.G. 100-116s, £2250. Photo

Hong KongKing George V1912-21 1c. to $10 complete set of sixteen, mint; lightly hinged, very fine. S.G. 100-116, £2000. Photo

Hong KongKing George V1912-21 1c. brown variety crown broken at right in an interpanneau corner margin block of nine, large part original gum (variety unmounted) and some light gum toning as usual. S.G. 100b, £250

Hong KongKing George V1912-21 $1 purple and blue on blue variety watermark inverted, lightly mounted mint. Fine. S.G. 112w, £325. Photo

Hong KongKing George V1921-37 1c. to $5, compete set of eighteen, mint with original gum, very fresh. Photo.

Hong KongKing George V1921-37 a group of corner plate number blocks with 1c. brown (15), 2c. green (15), 5c. violet (12) with requisition "P30676" and 12c. (15) with requisition "J3904", unmounted mint; 5c. with some light gum toning. (57)

Hong KongKing George VA selection of singles and multiples with interpanneau margins 1912-27 50c. pair with emerald back, 1921-37 with 1c. (2), 2c. blue-green (2), 3c. carmine-rose, 8c. grey (2) and 8c. orange (4) plus 10c. (2 singles), each shows the variety white dot in King's eye (R.8/6 lower left pane), large part original gum or lightly mounted; there is some occasional light gum ageing, a very desirable group. (15)

Hong KongKing George VI1938-52 20c. scarlet on blue-green, a central interpanneau plate proof block of four without gum; there is some thinning on the reverse; an impressive-looking block. Photo

Hong KongKing George VI1938-52, 1946 3rd issue $5 green and bright violet, block of forty with plate no.2, lightly toned, folded on third row and split on 4th row, unmounted mint.

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 1c. to $10 set of fourteen, three sets, unmounted mint. S.G. 178-191

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 1c. to $10 set of fourteen, three sets, unmounted mint. S.G. 178-191

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "A" (1954): $5 green and purple, sheet number "A5573" in a top right corner block of four, unmounted mint. Photo

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "A" (1954): $10 reddish violet and bright blue, sheet number "A0095" in a top right corner block of four, unmounted mint. Photo

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "A" (1954): $10 reddish violet and bright blue, sheet number "A2808" in a top right corner block of four, unmounted mint. Photo

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "A" (1954): a selection of top right corner blocks of four with 5c. (small figures), 15c. (large and small figures), 20c. (large and small figures), 25c. (small figures), 40c., 50c. (small figures) and $1, unmounted mint. A very good group. (9 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "E" (1955): A group of top right corner blocks of four showing the sheet numbers with 5c., 15c. (2), 30c., 40c. (2) and 50c., unmounted mint. (7 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "P" (1959): A selection of top margin blocks of four showing the sheet number with 10c. (lightly toned gum), 30c., 50c. (2) showing some variation in shade, $1 and $2; 50c. mounted in the margin, otherwise unmounted mint. (6 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "Q" (1959-60): A group of top right corner blocks of four showing the sheet numbers with 5c., 15c., 20c. (mounted in the margin), 30c., 40c., 50c. and $1 ("Q12345"), unmounted mint unless stated. (7 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "T" (1960-61): 25c. scarlet, sheet number "T05561" changed to "T12061" in a top right corner block of four, unmounted mint. A scarce double requisition number block. PhotoA few of these requisition numbers were changed to a number 6500 greater than the original number

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "T" (1960-61): $5 yellowish green and purple, sheet number "T4585" in a top right corner block of four, unmounted mint, there is a small adherence in the side margin. Photo

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "T" (1960-61): a group of sheet numbers in top right corner margins blocks of four with 5c. (lightly mounted in the margin, 10c. (2), 25c., 40c., 50c. $1 and $2; unmounted mint; a couple with very light age marks. (8 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsRequisition "X" (1961-62): a group of sheet numbers in top right corner blocks of four with 5c. (2, one without side margin), 10c., 15c., 20c., 25c. (2). 50c., $1 and $2 (2), unmounted mint. (11 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62 RequisitionsA selection of corner blocks of four with requisition "A" 25c. and 50c.; "E" 15c. and 40c.; "H" 10c., 30c. and 50c.; "Q" 50c. and $1 plus "S" 65c. (2) and $1.30 (2), most are unmounted mint; a couple with some minor age marks. (13 blocks)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1954-62, a group of lower right corner pairs showing the plate numbers with 5c., 10c. (paper fold across corner showing a few additional perfs.), 15c., 20c., 25c., 30c., 40c., 50c., 65c., $1 (1/1 and 2/1), $1.30 (1/2 and 2/1) and $5 (1/1 and 2/1), lower values mounted in the margin, the dollar values unmounted mint. (30)

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1997 Year of the Ox miniature sheet variety misplaced perforations 27mm vertically resulting in the top pair being imperforate vertically, unmounted mint. Fine. Photo

Hong KongQueen Elizabeth II1983 Hong Kong by Night, $1.30 variety silver (value and inscription) omitted in a lower margin block of ten showing the imprint and traffic light, unmounted mint. A spectacular block. S.G. 444a, £15,000. Photo

Hong Kong1862-63 No Watermark2c. brown of the first printing, unused without gum; well centred and of fresh appearance. S.G. 1, £550. Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC18c. lilac unused with traces of gum; centred left and a few slightly short perfs. Good appearance. S.G. 13, £7000. Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC18c. lilac with wing margin at left, cancelled by "B62" in black, a couple of small perf. imperfections, a good example of this stamp. S.G. 13, £325. Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC1865 (11 Aug.) yellow envelope to U.S.A. bearing 2c. brown, 4c. grey (wing margin), 8c. pair and 24c. tied by "B62" in blue, with rate marks in red crayon, London Paid (6.10), "5/cents" accountancy handstamp and indistinct U.S. c.d.s., the reverse with a fine strike of the Hong Kong despatch c.d.s. code "C" in blue. Over pays the 45c. British packet rate via Southampton. A delightful and stunning four-colour franking. Photoprovenance:Christie's auction, May 1995

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC1865 (14 Nov.) yellow envelope to Baltimore, U.S.A. bearing 4c. grey, 18c. lilac (apparently watermarked) and 24c. green tied by "B62" with London Paid (2.1) and "21'cents" accountancy handstamp, the reverse with Hong Kong despatch; lightly repaired at left, An attractive three-colour franking. Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC1866 (28 July) commercial entire to London "Via Marseilles" bearing 2c. pale brown and 30c. vermilion tied by "B62" in black, "1/3" rate mark in red ink and London arrival (14.9) in red; the flap, which opens well for display, with the despatch c.d.s. a good strike of the large, double-oval "forwarded by/augustine heard & co/hongkong" in red; horizontal filing crease and light soiling. Pay the 32c. rate via France used between 1863-70. Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC1867 (23 Sept.) buff envelope to New Hampshire, U.S.A. bearing 4c. grey, 18c. no watermark and 24c. green tied by sharp strikes of the "B62" in black with London Paid (23.11), "5/cents" accountancy handstamp and Boston Br Pk (4.12) c.d.s., the reverse with neat Hong King despatch c.d.s. With the original letter showing this was carried on the USS 'Hartford'. Overpays the 45c. rate via Southampton. A very good three-colour franking. Holcombe certificate (1991). Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC1871 (8 Feb.) entire letter to Kurrachee "p Ellora via Bombay" bearing wing margin 8c. pale dull orange cancelled by a central strike of "B62" in black, the flap with Siemssen & Co dated handstamp, Hong Kong despatch and Bombay (27.2) transit c.d.s.; there is a faint Kurrachee arrival c.d.s. (2.3) on front. The adhesive with a few irregular perfs at foot. a clean cover. Photo

Hong Kong1863-71, Watermark Crown CC1876 (16 Mar.) Nicholson envelope to Melbourne bearing a single-franking 48c. rose-carmine tied by "B62", with "2/-" rate mark in red crayon, the reverse with Hong Kong despatch and Melbourne (29.4) arrival. A fine single-franking cover. Photo

Hong Kong1880 Surcharges5c. on 8c., 5c. on 18c., 10c. on 12c., 10c. on 16c. and 10c. on 24c., complete set of five, mint, hinged, a few tone spots, otherwise fine. S.G. 23-27. Photo

Hong Kong1882-96 Watermark Crown CA1900 (18 July) home-made red band envelope to Washington, U.S.A. bearing 10c. purple on red tied by Hong Kong despatch c.d.s., the reverse with Chinese instructional handstamp in red and Washington arrival datestamps (13.8); somewhat soiled

Hong Kong1885 Surcharges20c. on 30c., 50c. on 48c. and $1 on 96c. set of three; $1 soiled, otherwise fine, mint. S.G. 40-42, £1300. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Surcharges without Chinese Characters20c. on 30c., 50c. on 48c. and $1 on 96c. set of three handstamped "specimen"; very fine. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [1/8] block of four cancelled by 1891 (22 Jan..) c.d.s., [1] with short "U", fine. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [5] bevelled "J", large part original gum; toned gum. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [7] with bevelled foot of "n", large part original gum; light toning. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [7] with bevelled foot of "n", large part original gum; with left sheet margin; toned gum

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [8] showing nicked "J", large part original gum; light toning. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [9] showing broken foot of "H", large part original gum; light toning. Photo

Hong Kong1891 Jubilee2c. carmine [9/3] vertical strip of four cancelled by 1891 (22 Jan.) c.d.s. Photo

Hong Kong1898 Surcharges with Chinese Characters10c. on 30c. block of four, mint; [3-4] of the first printing showing detached foot of "N! and a partial kiss print, hinged on top two stamps. Also 7c. on 10c., 14c. on 30c., mint, toned

KoreaImperial Japanese Post Office: 1896 (10 Apr.) envelope to New York bearing Koban 5s. light blue tied by a good strike of "ninsen/i.j.p.o." c.d.s. in brownish black with indistinct Kobe (14.4) alongside, the reverse with Yokohama (16.4) and New York (4.5) datestamps; a good cover. Photo

Korea1895-98 "Tae Geuk" Issue: 1898 (Nov.) opened-out envelope to New York bearing, on the address side, 50p. uncancelled but with small blue crayon circles at each corner, indicating that the stamp is not valid for postage; the reverse with Japan Koban 10s. tied by "ninsen/i.j.p.o." c.d.s. (10.11). Yokohama (28.11) and San Francisco (16.12) transit plus Winfield arrival (21.12). A fine and important cover. Photo

Korea1895-98 "Tae Geuk" Issue: 1900 (18 Jan.) German Gruss Aus Korea picture post card to Germany bearing 1895 10p. first printing cancelled by a fine and central strike of the French, type 4 "seoul/coree" c.d.s. with a second strike alongside and Berlin arrival; a couple of small adherences around the stamp, otherwise very fine. Very early use of this cancellation. Photo

Korea1902-03 "Cheon" Surcharges: Type IV: 1903 (30 May) opened out, commercial envelope to Boston bearing type IV 1ch. on 25p. (3) and 3ch. on 50p. horizontal pair and, on the reverse, Plum Blossom 2re. strip of five, cancelled by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s. along with Seattle machine cancellation. Fine and scarce. Photo

Korea1903 Imperial Falcon Issue: 1905 (1 Apr.) envelope to Ohio bearing 10ch. Falcon tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with Seattle and Tiffin arrival machine cancellation on reverse; segment missing from the back. Photo

KoreaPostmarks Gwendoline; 1906 picture post cards to London bearing 4s. or 5s. franking tied by comb-type Gwendoline c.d.s.; each with Moji transit c.d.s. (3 cards) Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaChin-Ki-Lu-Yu Border Area (Shensi-Hopeh-Shantung-Honan)1946 Bird on Globe, Third Issue: 2 (20c.), 5 (50c.), 10 ($1) and 20 ($2) in blocks of four, each with a central strike Huahsien, Honan (2 and 20, with lower or upper sheet margins) or Taming English/Chinese c.d.s. (5 and 10). A very fine and attractive part set, cancelled by favour. Yang NC187-191. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaChin-Ki-Lu-Yu Border Area (Shensi-Hopeh-Shantung-Honan)1946-47 Mao in Harvest Design: 1947 (Dec.) home-made envelope bearing $50 orange perf.10 tied by Shensi dotted circle datestamp. A scarce stamp on cover. Yang NC235a. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaChin-Ki-Lu-Yu Border Area (Shensi-Hopeh-Shantung-Honan)1946-47 Mao in Harvest Design: 1948 (5 Feb.) envelope bearing, on the reverse, $50 orange and $100 dull green tied by agency postmark without date, the address side with further despatch datestamp with date insertion in ink and the arrival c.d.s. (6.2). Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaChin-Ki-Lu-Yu Border Area (Shensi-Hopeh-Shantung-Honan)1947 Victory Over Japan: $20 rose-red in a horizontal pair from the foot of the sheet, unused; some creasing in the lower margin. Yang NC241; S.G. SC137. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaChin Sui Border Area (Shansi-Suiyuan)1946 Chairman Mao $1 to $100 plus 1948 $500 set of ten good to fine unused, some values with light paper ageing. Yang NC253-261, 275; S.G. 216-255, £13,000+. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaSuiyaun and Mongolia Area1949 a small group with $2 on $3000 to $10 on $10,000 unused plus $5 on $5000 (2) and $10 on $10,000 used. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaPeoples Post1949 (28 June) air mail envelope registered to France bearing Peking Surcharge $100 on $65 yellow-green (4) tied by Tientsin English/Chinese c.d.s., the reverse with Shanghai and Marseilles arrival (27.9) c.d.s. A good franking. Yang NC347. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth ChinaPeoples Post1950 (22 Mar.) air mail envelope registered to France bearing, on the reverse, Peking print $3000 on $3000 blue, Field Workers $5000 (6) with People's Republic Political Conference $200 (3) tied by Tientsin 11 c.d.s. with Canton transit. A very good franking. Photo

Liberated AreasEast ChinaShantung Postal Administration1945 a 7th Congress of Communist Party of China, Yenan. 5c. green, used. Yang EC61. Photo

Liberated AreasEast ChinaShantung Postal Administration1946 Chairman Mao: 1947 (Apr.) envelope to Tientsin bearing $2 blue tied by undated despatch c.d.s., the reverse with Potowchen transit (9,4) and Tientsin arrival. Yang EC 82. Photo

Liberated AreasEast ChinaShantung Postal Administration1949 Victory in Hwaihai: $1 to $100 set of eleven imperforate blocks of four, unused without gum; fine. Yang EC395-405. Photo

Liberated AreasEast ChinaShantung Postal Administration1949 Victory in Hwaihai: A collection on pages with the basic set of eleven unused and used plus 1949 (15 June) envelope from Wenchow to Shanghai bearing $5 (6) paying the $30 letter rate

Liberated AreasEast ChinaPeople's Post1949 train and Postal Runner, $5 brown variety imperforate between vertical strip of six, with lower margin, also imperforate between pair (2), unused without gum as issued. Yang EC409a, b

Liberated AreasEast ChinaNorth Anhwei1949 imperf. group of tête-bêche pairs with $2, $3, $5 (2 pairs and a block of four) plus $5 used with Hwaining c.d.s. Yang EC474-476. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth-West ChinaSinkiang1949 (11 Nov.) local postal stationery card bearing 5c. on $500 blue-green, Peking Views 15c. brown and 40c. grey-green (2) one with the Sinkiang handstamp painted out with ink brush stroke and tied by Tihwa Chinese/English c.d.s. Clean and fine. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth-East ChinaPeople's Post1946 Chairman Mao $2 rose-red imperforate between stamp and lower margin in a block of four, unused without gum as issued. Yang NE2d. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth-East ChinaPeoples Post1949 (5 Nov.) envelope to U.S.A. "Via Hong Kong" bearing Chinese People's Conference $1000 blue with Factory $1500 orange-red tied by Harbin c.d.s.; the reverse with Tientsin machine postmark (10.11) and Hong Kong c.d.s. (23.11). An early date of use of these stamps. S.G. NE256, 257. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth-East ChinaPeople's Post1950 (26 Apr.) postal receipt bearing 1948 $1000 yellow (2) plus 1949 $35,000 on $300 (8) tied by the post office c.d.s. Yang NE 124, NE161. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth-East ChinaPort Arthur and Dairen1948 Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, $10 on 2f. yellow-green, large part original gum; with right margin, a couple of light age marks. Yang AD43. Photo

Liberated AreasNorth-East ChinaPort Arthur and Dairen1948 Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition, $10 on 2f. yellow-green, block of four, large part original gum; with right margin, a couple of light age marks. Yang AD43. Photo

Liberated AreasCentral ChinaYu-Si (West Honan) Liberated Area1948 Lushan Print Mao: $5 red, rough perfs. on 1949 (9 Apr.) envelope with Kaifeng print $4 and $34 tied by the despatch c.d.s.; the $5 with lower margin, imperforate between stamp and margin. A very good cover. Yang CC14, 16, 19. Photo

Liberated AreasSouth-West China1950 (18 July) pink envelope to U.S.A. bearing, on the reverse, Chungking Revaluation $500 on $100 and $2000 on $200 (2) tied by Chungking dotted c.d.s. with Canton transit (31.7) alongside, the address side with Chinese/English dotted c.d.s. A good cover. Yang SW33, 36. Photo

Macao1835 (6 July) Sturgis entire from Canton to Macao carried on the "Comet" bearing, on the reverse, a good strike of the circular "boat office/macao/10 Cents" in rose-red; The letter is marked "No.4" in the top corner; fine. Also 1835 (28 Feb.) Sturgis" entire from Canton to Macao, number "No.20", the reverse with a fine and detailed delivery instruction in ink brush strokes. Good covers from this popular correspondence. Photo

Macao1892-93 Newspaper 2½a. on 40r. chocolate in a sheet of twenty eight, each cancelled by Macao 1892 (15 Aug.) c.d.s.; the lower row showing the broken "R" variety. Some paper ageing and faults in the margin. Choi 42,a

Macao1974 1st Anniversary of the Revolvtion, 10a. and 1p. in a complete sheet of one hundred, unmounted mint; folded centrally. Yang C451-452.

MacaoRevenues: 1920's 50r. yellow and 200r. green in complete sheets of twelve, large part original gum; 50r. showing some oxidation of the colour around the edges, 200r. with some tone spots on the reverse, mostly confined to the margins

Macao1884-1986, an excellent collection housed in a pre-printed Lindner album completely filled missing only the 1922 Ceres 16 avos and 1887 Crown surcharge with tall R. All mint except the 1977 Legislative Assembly and 1914 Postage Due ½ avo local Republica overprint, the latter comes with a good P. Dias certificate. The overall condition is very good, especially the early key items. Some gum toning present on a few modern issues, mentioned for accuracy.

Manchukuo1942 (26 Jan.) China 3c. lettersheet (Han 11) bearing Manchukuo 1936-37 6c. rosine vertical pair with top margin tied by a neat strike of the despatch c.d.s. and the registration handstamp. An unusual combination. Photo

ManchukuoReturned Mail: 1946 (11 Oct.) envelope registered to Harbin bearing Netherlands 22c. franking tied by Zwijndrecht c.d.s. with the registration label alongside, the cover bears a good strike of the large boxed "Mail ... to destination/blocked, return to sender" in mauve, Chang China c.d.s. and retour handstamp, the reverse with Shanghai (11.11) and the return c.d.s. (14.1). Photo

MongoliaMin Chu: envelope and letter from Ulan Bator bearing different Min Chu handstamps in red. Rare and desirable. Photo

Mongolia1945 (1 Jan.) envelope from Hunan to U.S.A., sent via Tacheng, bears Sun Yat Sen $1 (2) tied by Chenhsien despatch c.d.s. with dotted c.d.s. transit alongside, with U.S. censor seal at left. Photo

Mongolia1948 (Apr.) envelope to French India bearing 1932 Revolution 20m., 25m. (2) and 1t. tied by by Moscow c.d.s., the top two values additionally cancelled by pen cross in purple ink with "5/Hanipa" in the same ink below, with blue on white Par Avion label and, on the reverse, Karikal arrival c.d.s. (11.5); there are a few small imperfections. Unusual. Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesYunnanMengtsz: 1912 (22 May) C.I.P. 1c. tied by a central, large part strike of Mengtsz Dollar dater, clean and fine. A rare and extraordinary stamp, this postmark has not been recorded before. PhotoFor a 1908 postal stationery card, see lot 1218

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards1897 First Issue Coiling Dragon: 1897 (7 Oct.) to I.M. Customs in Shanghai and cancelled by a fine strike of the Wuhu Dollar dater, the reverse with pictogram coded letter and Shanghai Dollar Chop (9.10) in blue; vertical crease and a couple of tears at foot and some light ageing. Early non-philatelic usage. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1898 (6 Dec.) card to Kiaochow cancelled by a good strike of Paoting Dollar dater with a part strike of Chefoo Dollar dater at left; the reverse bearing Shanghai Dollar dater and Tsingtau arrival c.d.s. (17.12); light vertical crease. A very early date for the Paoting Dollar dater. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1899 (25 Mar.) card to Hong Kong cancelled by a part strike of Canton Dollar dater with Hong Kong arrival (26.3) alongside; light edge wear. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1901 (19 Jan.) 1c. card uprated C.I.P. 10c. green cancelled by fine strikes of the Peking dated oval, marked "Feldpostkarte" to Halle, Germany with "k.d.feld-post station/no.2" c.d.s. (20.3) and Halle arrival (3.5). Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1902 (7 Feb.) 1c. card from Chingchow to Tsingtau cancelled by a fair strike of the Chingchow Sun and Moon dater in purple, with Kiaochow bilingual c.d.s. (18.2) and Tsingtau arrival (19.2); there is a small closed hole in the top left corner, Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards1899 Second Issue Coiling Dragon (Waterlow & Sons): 1904 (9 Aug.) 1c. card registered to Belgium, uprated with C.I.P. ½. (2), 2c. and 5c. (2) cancelled by Hankow bilingual c.d.s., a fair strike of the registration handstamp, Shanghai bilingual transit (12.8) and Welkenraedt arrival (15.9); the reverse with a handpainted picture of a Chinaman standing on a mythical beast. A good registered card. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1904 (8 Nov.) 1c. card to Germany, uprated C.I.P. ½c. (2) and 4c. cancelled by light strikes of the large"I.P.O. - R.M.S" dater, with Shanghai bilingual, French P.O. Shanghai and Metz arrival (14.12). Sent from a soldier in an infantry regiment; the reverse with a hand-coloured picture of Chinese playing Go. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1905 (17 Apr.) to Birmingham, England bearing Hong Kong K.E.VII 4c. tied by neat Shanghai B.P.O. c.d.s., the card has been cut such that is is centred high and right; the reverse with a charming watercolour picture of a Chinese warrior mounted on a tiger. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1906 (6 Apr,) card to Tsingtau cancelled by a good strike of Ischu Ascheng, Shantung lunar dater with indistinct transit and Tsingtau arrival (9.4). Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1906 (14 Apr.) card to Germany uprated C.I.P. ½c. and 1c. tied by Tungchang, Shantung lunar dater with a range of transit marks including Chinan bilingual c.d.s. (25.4) and Lovenich arrival (2.6). From the Puoly mission station, the reverse with hand-painted picture. Fine. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1906 (3 June) 1c. card uprated C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. to Germany cancelled by Linkow tombstone, various transit c.d.s. including Cassel arrival (28.7); a few small imperfections. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards1907 Third Issue Coiling Dragon: 1908 (8 Mar.) card to Kiautschou, uprated C.I.P. ½c. (2) cancelled by Shantung c.d.s. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards— 1908 (26 Sept.) card to France uprated with C.I.P. ½c. (2) and 2c. cancelled by Yunnan c.d.s.; a few age marks, otherwise fine. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards1908 Fourth Issue Coiling Dragon: 1911 (13 Nov.) 1c. card to Germany uprated with C.I.P. 3c. tied by Kwangtung province c.d.s. with handstruck "to Germany" in bold red characters, Canton transit on the reverse. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards1912 Flag of the Republic; 1914 (18 Aug.) 1c. card to Switzerland, uprated with 3c. Junk cancelled by Mei Lin, Canton, Chinese c.d.s. with a good strike of Huang Liu Tu transit c.d.s. (21.8), Swatow bilingual (24.8), Shanghai Chinese and Japanese (28.8) c.d.s. This route is not usual for postcards. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Cards1942 Sun Yat Sen 8c. green on buff card; 1942 (11 Nov.) to Argentina "via Ankara", uprated with 2c. and 50c. cancelled by Shanghai dotted c.d.s., the reverse with inspector's handstamps and Buenos Aires arrival (20.4). A good card and route to this unusual destination. Han 54a. Photo

ChinaPostal StationeryPost Office Life Insurance Wrapper1940 (1 Oct.) wrapper used locally in Changsha; soiled and with pin holes in one corner

ChinaPostal StationeryInsured Mail1925 group of three official insured letters, all from Shanghai to Japan, bearing various Junk issue stamps, very fine. (3 covers). Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesYunnanThe Burma Route: 1903 (4 Apr.) 1c. postal stationery card to Antwerp, Belgium, uprated with C.I.P. ?c. (2) and 3c. tied by good strikes of Szemao. Yunnan postmark with manuscript date insertion, with Mengtsz bilingual c.d.s. (11.4), French Post Office "mongtze/chine" c.d.s. (13.4) and Anvers arrival (4.6). The card had been marked as to be sent by rail between Yunnan and Cochin. There is a diagonal crease and some light paper ageing. An attractive example of this very popular postmark. Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesYunnan1908 (May) envelope registered to Switzerland baring pair of C.I.P. 10c. tied by Lufengfu despatch c.d.s. with large "R" alongside, a fine array of backstamps with Posi, Amichow, Mengtsz bilingual (23.5). Lao-Kay (1.6), Haiphong and Martigmy-Ville arrival (13.6). A good cover. Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesSinkiangRussian Post Office: Kashgar; 1918 (3 May) insured mail envelope bearing Arms 10k. and 70k. block of eight tied by Kashgar despatch c.d.s. with registration label alongside, the reverse with five complete bank wax seals in red; fine. Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesSinkiangRussian Post Office: Kashgar; 1918 (29 May) insured mail envelope to Tientsin bearing Arms 25k. block of twenty plus, on the reverse, 10k. (2) and 25k. (4) all tied by fine strikes of the despatch c.d.s., the reverse with five large red wax seals of the bank; pays the 6r.40 rate. A good franking. Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesSinkiang1921 (28 Dec.) envelope registered to Shanghai bearing 1921 National Postal Service set of four tied by Tihwa (Urumtsi) c.d.s. and a light strike of the large boxed registered handstamp, Shanghai arrival on the reverse. Vertical crease and some light soiling. Photo

ChinaProvincial IssuesSinkiang1928 Chang Tso-Lin ovpt. 1c., 4c., 10c. and $1, three sets; also overprinted "For Use in Ki-Hei" 1c., 4c., 10c., and $1, four sets, mint with original gum.

Taiwan1950 (26 Mar.) envelope from the Headquarters of the Chinese Air Force, registered to Washington with the Taipei red on white registration label on the address side, the reverse with 1946 $100 on $3000 blue tied by Chinese Taipei c.d.s. with Chinese/English c.d.s. alongside with San Francisco (31.1) and Washington (1.4) c.d.s. alongside. Unusual. Photo`

Taiwan1952 Second Anniversary of Re-election, 40c. to $5 set of five both perf. and imperf., unused without gum as issued. S.G. 139A-143B. (10). Photo

Taiwan1952 Second Anniversary of Re-election, perforated 40c. carmine-red with multiple varieties with blue printed three times, red shifted 2mm low and perfs. shifted 3mm left, unused without gum. Photo

Taiwan1952 Second Anniversary of Re-election, imperforate $2 blue red and dark blue (flag) omitted, unused, some faint age marks. Photo

Taiwan1953 Third Anniversary of Re-election, 10c. to $5 set of six imperforate, unused without gum as issued; each a top left corner margin with part imprint ($2 without the side margin). A good set. S.G. 151B-156B. Photo

Taiwan1962 Ancient Chinese Paintings, second series, 80c. to $4 set of four, unmounted mint. S.G. 451-454. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 20: 4ca. ochre-yellow, mace printing on pelure paper, heavy inking with large margins; two small paper splits in the rigt margin. Good appearance. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 20: 4ca. ochre-yellow showing the mace error, with good margins and cancelled by the "shanghai/local post" c.d.s. in blue (23.12); there are a few small edge repairs including the top right corner margin. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 35: 12ca. terracotta, unused, very large margins all round. Fine. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 38: 1ca. bright blue on wove paper, unused with very large margins all round; paper hinge remainder and there is a slight thin in the margin, well away from the design. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 45: 3ca. chocolate-brown. type 45e, fair margins, just cut into at top, with a central strike of the "shanghai/local post" c.d.s. (date not clear) in bluish; repaired tear at left and other paper faults. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 45: 3ca. terracotta-brown, cut into at foot and used with the belt-buckle cancellation (SLP-3) in red; this stamp has been extensively repaired with new left margin and other repairs. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 47: 12ca. chocolate, unused with good even margins. Fine. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 58: 6ca. reddish brown variety printing double, unused with large margins all round, the second impression is 1.0mm to the left. Fresh and fine and a very scarce variety. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiLarge DragonsPrinting 62: 16 ca. scarlet in a horizontal pair with full margins, unused and fine. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiSmall Dragon Spiro Forgeries: sheets of twenty five of 1866-72 2c. carmine and 8c. grey-blue plus 1867 3ca. orange and 1875 1ca. lemon-yellow; all stamps cancelled by the lozenge of dots. The paper is quite aged but these are unusual sheetsF

Municipal PostsShanghai1893 Coat of Arms, imperf. proof of ½c. and 1c. in blocks of four with margin, unmounted mint, very fresh.

Municipal PostsShanghai1893 Postage Due imperforate proof, 2c., 5c., 10c. (2), 15c. and 20c. Photo

Municipal PostsShanghaiPostal StationeryPost Cards: 1884 20 cash green with hand-painted picture on the reverse, used locally in Italy, 1902 (6 Oct.) bearing 2c. tied by Genoa slogan postmark and Turin arrival datestamp. Very fine and unusual but serving no postal validity. Photo

Municipal PostsChefoo1893 first print ½c. to 10c. set of five in reconstructed sheets of forty, cancelled by favour; the 5c. sheet shows a paper fold in the lower corner margin. Fine. S.G. 1-5

Municipal PostsKewkiang1896 Postage Due ½c. on 20c., 1c. on 15c., 2c. on 6c., ovpt. Postage Due type A, set of four and type C set of ten, mint with original gum.

Municipal PostsNanking1896 ½c. brownish grey in a sheet of twenty five, large part original gum; one stamp thinned and a couple of adherences at top. S.G. 1

Municipal PostsNanking1896 ½c. brownish grey in a sheet of twenty five, large part original gum; without margin at right. Fresh

Municipal PostsNanking1896 Second Issue ½c. red-brown in a complete sheet of thirty, large part original gum. S.G. 10

Municipal PostsNanking1896 Second Issue ½c. red-brown in a complete sheet of thirty, large part original gum. Split into two blocks

Municipal PostsNanking1897 1c. dull vermilion in a sheet of fifty, large part original gum; with only the right margin. S.G. 16

Municipal PostsNanking1897 1c. dull vermilion in a sheet of fifty, large part original gum; with only the left margin; Some worm damage

Municipal PostsTungkuan20 cash dull blue with mixed margins and cancelled by two strikes of 1889 (30 Oct.) Tung Kum c.d.s.; the ink has oxidised to black with patches of red (central characters still blue), top left corner with small defect and a couple of thins on the reverse. There is a large red seal on the reverse.A very interesting example of this mysterious and evocative stamp. The date (one has been inked over) is earlier than the date that these stamps were thought to have been produced (around 1896) and the production of an English postmark indicates that this was an attempt at a leg...

Municipal PostsWuhu1894 First Issue, First Printing, ½c. to 40c., imperf. set of ten; 40c. in a pair, unused, very fresh. Chan LW1-LW10

Municipal PostsWuhu1894 First Issue Second printing ½c. yellow green, imperf. block of six with top margin, unused. Chan LW12a

Municipal PostsWuhu1895 (2 Mar.) local red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, 1894 ½c. black, ½c, green, 1c. and 2c. tied by the large "wuhu local post" c.d.s. in blue. Photo

Municipal PostsWuhu1895 Postage Due, Small Issue ½c. (2), ovpt. in second issue ½c., 2c. and 10c. unused, very fine. Chan LWD1a, 12a, 15a, 18a

Municipal PostsWuhu1896 a small group of variety inverted ovpt. including First Issue 6c. grey-blue and 15c. olive-green, imperf., unused. Chan LW28, LW47A, LWD7A, LWD9A.

Municipal PostsCollections and RangesA small selection of Local Post stamps including Chefoo, Chinkiang, Hankow and Kewkiang, mint and used

TibetPeople's Republic: 1955 (28 Apr.) envelope to Kalimpong bearing, on the reverse, 1954 Stalin $400 tied by Yatung type T4 c.d.s. and with 1953 regular issue $50 tied by Tung Ah datestamp (1.5) and showing Kalimpong arrival alongside (4.5). An important cover, the $450 rate was in use for one month only. Photo
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1003HK$5,500
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1006HK$5,500
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1013HK$2,000
1014HK$5,000
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1017HK$3,800
1018HK$2,800
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1022HK$5,500
1023HK$5,000
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1026HK$2,000
1027HK$1,400
1028HK$2,400
1029HK$2,000
1030HK$2,000
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1034HK$48,000
1035HK$22,000
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1046HK$3,500
1047HK$3,500
1048HK$20,000
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1054HK$7,000
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1059HK$1,200
1060HK$9,000
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1082HK$7,500
1083Unsold
1084Unsold
1085HK$2,400
1086Unsold
1087Unsold
1088HK$9,000
1089Unsold
1090HK$15,000
1091Unsold
1092HK$13,000
1093HK$8,500
1094Unsold
1095HK$7,000
1096HK$25,000
1097HK$35,000
1098Unsold
1099HK$7,000
1100HK$1,700
1101HK$14,000
1102HK$17,000
1103Unsold
1104Unsold
1105Unsold
1106Unsold
1107HK$5,000
1108HK$5,000
1109HK$8,500
1110HK$1,200
1111HK$10,000
1112Unsold
1113HK$1,200
1114HK$1,700
1115Unsold
1116HK$13,000
1117Unsold
1118Unsold
1119Unsold
1120HK$15,000
1121Unsold
1122Unsold
1123HK$20,000
1124Unsold
1125HK$16,000
1126Unsold
1127Unsold
1128Unsold
1129Unsold
1130Unsold
1131HK$40,000
1132Unsold
1133HK$28,000
1134HK$35,000
1135HK$6,500
1136Unsold
1137HK$1,300
1138Unsold
1139HK$30,000
1140Unsold
1141HK$12,000
1142HK$10,000
1143HK$3,000
1144Unsold
1145Unsold
1146Unsold
1147Unsold
1148Unsold
1149Unsold
1150Unsold
1151Unsold
1152Unsold
1153HK$3,000
1154HK$3,800
1155Unsold
1156Unsold
1157Unsold
1158Unsold
1159Unsold
1160HK$3,200
1161Unsold
1162Unsold
1163HK$8,000
1164Unsold
1165Unsold
1166HK$5,500
1167HK$3,000
1168Unsold
1169Unsold
1170Unsold
1171HK$8,000
1172HK$9,000
1173HK$160,000
1174HK$150,000
1175HK$150,000
1176HK$35,000
1177HK$40,000
1178HK$16,000
1179HK$1,800
1180HK$7,500
1181HK$3,000
1182HK$10,000
1183HK$1,000
1184HK$1,200
1185HK$15,000
1186Unsold
1187Unsold
1188HK$2,000
1189HK$2,600
1190HK$14,000
1191HK$2,000
1192HK$7,000
1193Unsold
1194Unsold
1195HK$1,000
1196Unsold
1197Unsold
1198Unsold
1199Unsold
1200Unsold
1201Unsold
1202Unsold
1203HK$3,000
1204HK$55,000
1205Unsold
1206Unsold
1206AHK$45,000
1207HK$2,000
1208Unsold
1209Unsold
1210HK$1,500
1211HK$10,000
1212HK$10,000
1213HK$1,600
1214HK$1,000
1215HK$9,000
1216HK$6,500
1217Unsold
1218Unsold
1219HK$5,500
1220HK$9,000
1221Unsold
1222Unsold
1223Unsold
1224HK$7,000
1225Unsold
1226Unsold
1227Unsold
1228Unsold
1229Unsold
1230Unsold
1231HK$4,000
1232HK$5,000
1233Unsold
1234Unsold
1235Unsold
1236Unsold
1237HK$4,500
1238Unsold
1239Unsold
1240Unsold
1241HK$2,000
1242HK$45,000
1243Unsold
1244Unsold
1245Unsold
1246Unsold
1247Unsold
1248HK$600
1249HK$1,600
1250HK$1,000
1251Unsold
1252HK$1,100
1253HK$2,400
1254Unsold
1255HK$1,600
1256HK$4,000
1257Unsold
1258Unsold
1259HK$1,600
1260HK$1,000
1261HK$1,000
1262HK$1,000
1263HK$1,600
1264Unsold
1265Unsold
1266HK$15,000
1267Unsold
1268Unsold
1269Unsold
1270HK$2,500
1271Unsold
1272HK$1,000
1273Unsold
1274HK$1,800
1275HK$1,500
1276HK$1,600
1277Unsold
1278HK$3,200
1279HK$4,500
1280HK$4,000
1281HK$2,600
1282HK$2,600
1283HK$4,500
1284HK$6,000
1285HK$1,700
1286HK$2,000
1287Unsold
1288HK$1,700
1289HK$1,700
1290HK$1,400
1291HK$1,600
1292Unsold
1293HK$2,000
1294HK$8,000
1295HK$1,800
1296HK$1,600
1297HK$1,700
1298HK$4,500
1299HK$1,300
1300HK$1,000
1301HK$5,000
1302HK$6,000
1303HK$1,200
1304HK$9,000
1305HK$2,600
1306HK$1,300
1307HK$1,700
1308HK$1,600
1309HK$6,000
1310HK$1,200
1311Unsold
1312Unsold
1313Unsold
1314HK$2,200
1315Unsold
1316HK$2,000
1317Unsold
1318Unsold
1319HK$3,200
1320HK$3,800
1321Unsold
1322HK$1,000
1323Unsold
1324Unsold
1325Unsold
1326HK$1,500
1327HK$300
1328HK$2,800
1329HK$6,000
1330Unsold
1331HK$2,800
1332Unsold
1333Unsold
1334HK$1,500
1335HK$2,200
1336HK$2,400
1337Unsold
1338Unsold
1339Unsold
1340HK$1,700
1341HK$2,200
1342HK$1,000
1343HK$19,000
1344Unsold
1345Unsold
1346HK$3,000
1347HK$2,800
1348HK$3,200
1349HK$3,000
1350Unsold
1351Unsold
1352Unsold
1353Unsold
1354HK$3,000
1355Unsold
1356Unsold
1357Unsold
1358Unsold
1359Unsold
1360Unsold
1361Unsold
1362Unsold
1363HK$2,000
1364HK$2,000
1365Unsold
1366Unsold
1367Unsold
1368Unsold
1369Unsold
1370HK$9,000
1371Unsold
1372HK$5,000
1373HK$5,000
1374Unsold
1375Unsold
1376HK$3,000
1377Unsold
1378HK$2,000
1379Unsold
1380HK$1,500
1381Unsold
1382Unsold
1383Unsold
1384Unsold
1385Unsold
1386Unsold
1387HK$3,000
1388HK$9,000
1389Unsold
1390HK$14,000
1390AUnsold
1391HK$42,000
1392HK$44,000
1393HK$32,000
1394HK$7,000
1395HK$9,000
1396Unsold
1397Unsold
1398HK$1,000
1399Unsold
1400Unsold
1401HK$15,000
1402HK$10,000
1403Unsold
1404Unsold
1405Unsold
1406Unsold
1407Unsold
1408HK$2,000
1409Unsold
1410HK$80,000
1411Unsold
1412HK$160,000
1413Unsold
1414Unsold
1415Unsold
1416Unsold
1417Unsold
1418HK$2,000
1419HK$3,500
1420HK$12,000
1421HK$900
1422HK$9,500
1423Unsold
1424Unsold
1425Unsold
1426Unsold
1427Unsold
1428Unsold
1429Unsold
1430Unsold
1431HK$6,000
1432HK$3,500
1433Unsold
1434HK$4,000
1435HK$1,800
1436Unsold
1437Unsold
1438HK$35,000
1439HK$7,500
1440Unsold
1441Unsold
1442HK$110,000
1443Unsold
1444Unsold
1445HK$3,000
1446Unsold
1447HK$800
1448HK$8,000
1449HK$2,000
1450HK$19,000
1451HK$18,000
1452Unsold
1453HK$9,000
1454Unsold
1455HK$6,500
1456HK$20,000
1457Unsold
1458Unsold
1459HK$3,000
1460HK$5,000
1461Unsold
1462Unsold
1463HK$1,700
1464Unsold
1465HK$2,000
1466HK$4,200
1467HK$1,900
1468HK$110,000
1469HK$5,500
1470HK$11,000
1471HK$1,600
1472HK$3,000
1473HK$1,900
1474HK$2,000
1475HK$3,200
1476HK$9,000
1477HK$8,000
1478HK$7,500
1479HK$900
1480HK$1,600
1481HK$3,800
1482HK$2,400
1483Unsold
1484HK$3,000
1485HK$6,000
1486HK$1,800
1487HK$1,900
1488HK$2,400
1489HK$1,500
1490HK$1,800
1491HK$1,600
1492HK$1,000
1493HK$1,800
1494HK$1,400
1495Unsold
1496HK$2,800
1497HK$2,200
1498HK$3,200
1499HK$4,200
1500HK$3,000
1501Unsold
1502Unsold
1503HK$8,500
1504HK$1,900
1505HK$1,100
1506HK$9,000
1507HK$15,000
1508HK$2,400
1509HK$2,400
1510HK$4,000
1511HK$2,400
1512HK$1,800
1513HK$5,000
1514HK$3,200
1515HK$10,000
1516HK$5,500
1517Unsold
1518HK$3,800
1519HK$6,000
1520HK$1,500
1521HK$1,000
1522HK$1,900
1523HK$1,100
1524HK$2,400
1525HK$4,000
1526HK$5,000
1527Unsold
1528HK$4,000
1529HK$1,000
1530HK$1,300
1531Unsold
1532HK$7,000
1533HK$2,400
1534HK$1,200
1535HK$2,200
1536HK$1,000
1537Unsold
1538Unsold
1539Unsold
1540Unsold
1541Unsold
1542HK$1,500
1543HK$7,000
1544HK$4,000
1545HK$3,500
1546HK$6,000
1547HK$5,500
1548Unsold
1549HK$700
1550HK$2,200
1551Unsold
1552Unsold
1553Unsold
1554HK$2,000
1555HK$7,000
1556Unsold
1557HK$5,000
1558HK$6,000
1559HK$2,000
1560HK$7,500
1561Unsold