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    Lot 0

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    Hong Kong & China, Lot 0

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    Lot 1001

    CHINA - 1885-1888 Small Dragons used group with 1c (6 inc. two singles slightly overlapped) with "CUSTOMS" cds or oval datestamp for Tientsin, Amoy or Peking and one with bold seriffed "R" h.s.), 3c (2 - Chefoo or Peking Customs cds) & 5c tied to a piece by large part "CUSTOMS/ANPING" cds, the majority dated 1894/96. (9 stamps)

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £650

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1001

    CHINA - 1885-1888 Small Dragons used group with 1c (6 inc. two singles slightly overlapped) with "CUSTOMS" cds or oval datestamp for Tientsin, Amoy or Peking and one with bold seriffed "R" h.s.), 3c (2 - Chefoo or Peking Customs cds) & 5c tied to a piece by large part "CUSTOMS/ANPING" cds, the majority dated 1894/96. (9 stamps)

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £650 ×

     





     

    Lot 1002

    CHINA - SPECTACULAR TAXED FOREIGN POSTCARD DRAGON FRANKING; Remarkable 18 Nov. 1891 German 5pf PC to Hamburg uprated 1888 Perf 11½-12 3c Mauve (2) Small Dragons each tied by Chinese character cancels and with rare double-ring "CUSTOMS/NEWCHWANG" with additional unrecorded variety of month expressed as a numeral datestamp on front, sent via the German PO in Shanghai with matched cds of two days later (20.11.1891) cancelling the indicia. Taxed on arrival with framed seriffed "T." h.s. and ms. '10' (pf) charged i.e. double deficiency rule despite China not yet being a UPU member. RPSL Cert. (2019) notes genuine but unable to ascertain why the additional franking was applied. The card paying 2c internal postcard rate which was introduced 2 months prior and we believe the sender has attempted to pay the 5pf deficiency for the international charge to Germany. Note: Less than ten examples of the Dragon issue are recorded on postcard mail and of these this is the only taxed example believed to exist. Extraordinary postage due article and German PO Abroad item. Exhibition centrepiece.

    Estimate: £30000
    Realised: £26000

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1002

    CHINA - SPECTACULAR TAXED FOREIGN POSTCARD DRAGON FRANKING; Remarkable 18 Nov. 1891 German 5pf PC to Hamburg uprated 1888 Perf 11½-12 3c Mauve (2) Small Dragons each tied by Chinese character cancels and with rare double-ring "CUSTOMS/NEWCHWANG" with additional unrecorded variety of month expressed as a numeral datestamp on front, sent via the German PO in Shanghai with matched cds of two days later (20.11.1891) cancelling the indicia. Taxed on arrival with framed seriffed "T." h.s. and ms. '10' (pf) charged i.e. double deficiency rule despite China not yet being a UPU member. RPSL Cert. (2019) notes genuine but unable to ascertain why the additional franking was applied. The card paying 2c internal postcard rate which was introduced 2 months prior and we believe the sender has attempted to pay the 5pf deficiency for the international charge to Germany. Note: Less than ten examples of the Dragon issue are recorded on postcard mail and of these this is the only taxed example believed to exist. Extraordinary postage due article and German PO Abroad item. Exhibition centrepiece.

    Estimate: £30000  Realised: £26000 ×

     



     

    Lot 1003

    CHINA - SHANGHAI LOCAL - RED BAND COVER; 1893 Shanghai local cover franked with the Local Post's 2c green issue (defects), tied with a blue Local Post handstamp.

    Estimate: £120
    Realised: £85

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1003

    CHINA - SHANGHAI LOCAL - RED BAND COVER; 1893 Shanghai local cover franked with the Local Post's 2c green issue (defects), tied with a blue Local Post handstamp.

    Estimate: £120  Realised: £85 ×

     



     

    Lot 1004

    CHINA - WUHU LOCAL POST - RED BAND COVERS; 19 Nov. 1894 pair of local covers from Wuhu to Shanghai franked with 5c red & 40c brown, respectively both tied by fine blue ''WUHU/19 NOV 94'' c.d.s.'s & receiving marks to reverse. (2 covers)

    Estimate: £220
    Realised: £280

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1004

    CHINA - WUHU LOCAL POST - RED BAND COVERS; 19 Nov. 1894 pair of local covers from Wuhu to Shanghai franked with 5c red & 40c brown, respectively both tied by fine blue ''WUHU/19 NOV 94'' c.d.s.'s & receiving marks to reverse. (2 covers)

    Estimate: £220  Realised: £280 ×

     







     

    Lot 1005

    CHINA - REVEREND & MRS MATTOX CORRESPONDENCE TO HANGCHOW; 1895/1900 selection of either 1c Shanghai Local Post PC, Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC or Japan 4s PC (with Hong Kong & Shanghai transit cds on front) to Mrs or Reverend Mattox. Two have printed 'Presbyterian Mission Press/Shanghai' headers on the rear, a further two (of 1895/96) headed on the reverse 'Ningpo' and another headed 'Chefoo' also on reverse. Mostly fine. (5 cards)

    Estimate: £500
    Realised: £950

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1005

    CHINA - REVEREND & MRS MATTOX CORRESPONDENCE TO HANGCHOW; 1895/1900 selection of either 1c Shanghai Local Post PC, Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC or Japan 4s PC (with Hong Kong & Shanghai transit cds on front) to Mrs or Reverend Mattox. Two have printed 'Presbyterian Mission Press/Shanghai' headers on the rear, a further two (of 1895/96) headed on the reverse 'Ningpo' and another headed 'Chefoo' also on reverse. Mostly fine. (5 cards)

    Estimate: £500  Realised: £950 ×

     





     

    Lot 1006

    CHINA - VERY RARE HANGCHOW DOLLAR DATESTAMP; 20 Dec. 1897 Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC (fainly toned, at left) to Hangchow, headed 'Shanghai' on reverse, the indicia cancelled with the double-ring "SHANGHAI/LOCAL POST" cds with additional strike below and mostly clear "HANGCHOW" dollar datestamp for "21 DEC 97"centrally struck. Exceedingly rare marking on Imperial Post postal stationery and important exhibition item .

    Estimate: £1500
    Realised: £5000

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1006

    CHINA - VERY RARE HANGCHOW DOLLAR DATESTAMP; 20 Dec. 1897 Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC (fainly toned, at left) to Hangchow, headed 'Shanghai' on reverse, the indicia cancelled with the double-ring "SHANGHAI/LOCAL POST" cds with additional strike below and mostly clear "HANGCHOW" dollar datestamp for "21 DEC 97"centrally struck. Exceedingly rare marking on Imperial Post postal stationery and important exhibition item .

    Estimate: £1500  Realised: £5000 ×

     





     

    Lot 1007

    CHINA - VERY RARE HANGCHOW DOLLAR DATESTAMP; 29 Dec. 1897 Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC (faintly toned) to Hangchow, with printed 'Presbyterian Mission Press/Shanghai' on reverse, the indicia cancelled with the double-ring "SHANGHAI" dollar datestamp for "29 DEC 97" and mostly clear "HANGCHOW" dollar datestamp for "31 DEC 97"struck at lower left. Exceedingly rare combination of these markings on Imperial Post postal stationery.

    Estimate: £1000
    Realised: £13000

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1007

    CHINA - VERY RARE HANGCHOW DOLLAR DATESTAMP; 29 Dec. 1897 Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC (faintly toned) to Hangchow, with printed 'Presbyterian Mission Press/Shanghai' on reverse, the indicia cancelled with the double-ring "SHANGHAI" dollar datestamp for "29 DEC 97" and mostly clear "HANGCHOW" dollar datestamp for "31 DEC 97"struck at lower left. Exceedingly rare combination of these markings on Imperial Post postal stationery.

    Estimate: £1000  Realised: £13000 ×

     



     

    Lot 1008

    CHINA - SHANGHAI TO SPEZIA - ITALY - RED BAND COVER; 8 Dec. 1899 cover addressed to a doctor in the Italian Naval Hospital in Spezia, franked with a Hong-Kong 2c carmine tied by a fine ''SHANGHAI/C/DE 8/99'' c.d.s. Rare usage of a Red-Band cover to this unusual destination.

    Estimate: £320

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1008

    CHINA - SHANGHAI TO SPEZIA - ITALY - RED BAND COVER; 8 Dec. 1899 cover addressed to a doctor in the Italian Naval Hospital in Spezia, franked with a Hong-Kong 2c carmine tied by a fine ''SHANGHAI/C/DE 8/99'' c.d.s. Rare usage of a Red-Band cover to this unusual destination.

    Estimate: £320 ×

     





     

    Lot 1009

    CHINA - VERY RARE TUNGCHOW TOMBSTONE MARKING; May 1900 Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC (faintly toned on rear), reverse headed 'Tungchow, near Chefoo' to Hangchow, the indicia cancelled by large Chinese character Black Tungchow tombstone chop. and with bilingual English/Chinese Chefoo transit and Hangchow arrival cds also on front. Very seldom seen example of this chop, more so on Imperial Post postal stationery.

    Estimate: £800
    Realised: £1600

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1009

    CHINA - VERY RARE TUNGCHOW TOMBSTONE MARKING; May 1900 Imperial Chinese Post 1c PC (faintly toned on rear), reverse headed 'Tungchow, near Chefoo' to Hangchow, the indicia cancelled by large Chinese character Black Tungchow tombstone chop. and with bilingual English/Chinese Chefoo transit and Hangchow arrival cds also on front. Very seldom seen example of this chop, more so on Imperial Post postal stationery.

    Estimate: £800  Realised: £1600 ×

     



     

    Lot 1010

    CHINA - PEKING - RED BAND COVER; 1901 Peking cover (defects) franked with 4c carmine coiling-dragon tied with a fine oval ''PEKING*NOV 9 - 1901*'' bilingual h.s., limited usage hence rare.

    Estimate: £220
    Realised: £170

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1010

    CHINA - PEKING - RED BAND COVER; 1901 Peking cover (defects) franked with 4c carmine coiling-dragon tied with a fine oval ''PEKING*NOV 9 - 1901*'' bilingual h.s., limited usage hence rare.

    Estimate: £220  Realised: £170 ×

     





     

    Lot 1011

    CHINA - RARE TAM MEI KAI CIRCULAR DATESTAMP; Nov. 1903 photographic PPC (Horse Guards, London) to Foochowfoo franked GB KEVII 1d tied by Chelsea SW cds. "VICTORIA/HONG KONG" transit cds, Red two Chinese character Chop (Kin Ling), rare "TAM MEI KAI" Chinese character transit cds and Foochowfoo arrival cds all on front. Fine. Similar examples have sold in recent Hong Kong auctions for £2000+

    Estimate: £500
    Realised: £750

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1011

    CHINA - RARE TAM MEI KAI CIRCULAR DATESTAMP; Nov. 1903 photographic PPC (Horse Guards, London) to Foochowfoo franked GB KEVII 1d tied by Chelsea SW cds. "VICTORIA/HONG KONG" transit cds, Red two Chinese character Chop (Kin Ling), rare "TAM MEI KAI" Chinese character transit cds and Foochowfoo arrival cds all on front. Fine. Similar examples have sold in recent Hong Kong auctions for £2000+

    Estimate: £500  Realised: £750 ×

     





     

    Lot 1012

    CHINA - RARE TAM MEI KAI & KIEN NING FOO CIRCULAR DATESTAMPS; Jan. 1904 photographic PPC (St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London; few creases) to Foochowfoo franked GB KEVII 1d tied by Chelsea SW cds. "SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG" cds, Red two Chinese character Chop (Kin Ling), rare "TAM MEI KAI" and "KIEN NING FOO" Chinese character transit cds and Foochowfoo arrival cds all on front. Fine. Similar examples have sold in recent Hong Kong auctions for £2000+

    Estimate: £500
    Realised: £1300

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1012

    CHINA - RARE TAM MEI KAI & KIEN NING FOO CIRCULAR DATESTAMPS; Jan. 1904 photographic PPC (St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London; few creases) to Foochowfoo franked GB KEVII 1d tied by Chelsea SW cds. "SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG" cds, Red two Chinese character Chop (Kin Ling), rare "TAM MEI KAI" and "KIEN NING FOO" Chinese character transit cds and Foochowfoo arrival cds all on front. Fine. Similar examples have sold in recent Hong Kong auctions for £2000+

    Estimate: £500  Realised: £1300 ×

     









     

    Lot 1013

    CHINA - TAXED POSTCARD GROUP TO FRANCE; July/Sep. 1904 trio of PPC's to Ardeche each franked China 2c on front or rear and tied by Shanghai cds with bold seriffed "T" h.s. and franked 5c pair, 10c or 2 x 10c French p.dues, the latter due to redirection. Attractive. (3 cards)

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £220

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1013

    CHINA - TAXED POSTCARD GROUP TO FRANCE; July/Sep. 1904 trio of PPC's to Ardeche each franked China 2c on front or rear and tied by Shanghai cds with bold seriffed "T" h.s. and franked 5c pair, 10c or 2 x 10c French p.dues, the latter due to redirection. Attractive. (3 cards)

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £220 ×

     





     

    Lot 1014

    CHINA - 1907 POSTCARD WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC REAR; 16 Sep. 1909 use of the 1907 1c Yellow-Green PC 'via Siberia' to Manchester uprated 2c + 1c tied by Tientsin bilingual cds and with French PO in Tientsin transit cds of the following day also on front. Believed to be the only example of this card with a photographic rear; the message refers to the photo as an 'Imperial Edict in our favour'. Very unusual.

    Estimate: £300
    Realised: £400

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1014

    CHINA - 1907 POSTCARD WITH A PHOTOGRAPHIC REAR; 16 Sep. 1909 use of the 1907 1c Yellow-Green PC 'via Siberia' to Manchester uprated 2c + 1c tied by Tientsin bilingual cds and with French PO in Tientsin transit cds of the following day also on front. Believed to be the only example of this card with a photographic rear; the message refers to the photo as an 'Imperial Edict in our favour'. Very unusual.

    Estimate: £300  Realised: £400 ×

     





     

    Lot 1015

    CHINA - PEKING TO HENAN PROVINCE - 1912 ''REPUBLIC OF CHINA'' ISSUE ON RED BAND COVER; 1912 Peking cover (defects) to a shipping company in Henan franked with 3c green coiling-dragon optd. ''Republic of China '' in red tied by one of two fine Peking c.d.s.'s., reverse with chops & receiving c.d.s's.

    Estimate: £220
    Realised: £220

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1015

    CHINA - PEKING TO HENAN PROVINCE - 1912 ''REPUBLIC OF CHINA'' ISSUE ON RED BAND COVER; 1912 Peking cover (defects) to a shipping company in Henan franked with 3c green coiling-dragon optd. ''Republic of China '' in red tied by one of two fine Peking c.d.s.'s., reverse with chops & receiving c.d.s's.

    Estimate: £220  Realised: £220 ×

     



     

    Lot 1016

    CHINA - PEKING TO QING-HUA UNIVERSITY - 1912 ''REPUBLIC OF CHINA'' ISSUE ON RED BAND COVER; 1912 Peking local cover (defects inc. centre fold) to Qing-Hua (sic.Tsinghua) in Peking franked with ½c brown coiling-dragon optd. ''Republic of China'', tied by one of two good Peking c.d.s.'s., reverse with small postman's mark. (Ex Springfield)

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £160

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1016

    CHINA - PEKING TO QING-HUA UNIVERSITY - 1912 ''REPUBLIC OF CHINA'' ISSUE ON RED BAND COVER; 1912 Peking local cover (defects inc. centre fold) to Qing-Hua (sic.Tsinghua) in Peking franked with ½c brown coiling-dragon optd. ''Republic of China'', tied by one of two good Peking c.d.s.'s., reverse with small postman's mark. (Ex Springfield)

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £160 ×

     



     

    Lot 1017

    CHINA - Mint and used range on leaves inc. 1913-33 Chinese Empire used Junk & related issues to $2 with denominations to 15c in blocks of four or larger, 1915 Sinkiang opts set ½c - $1 mint (SG £525), 1916-19 incomplete mint & used group to $5 1924-36 incomplete mint set to $1 etc., c1932 Official Presentation Folder containing 1932 Manchukuo ½f - 1y mint set (SG £375) and associated postal stationery (few hundred)

    Estimate: £150
    Realised: £440

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1017

    CHINA - Mint and used range on leaves inc. 1913-33 Chinese Empire used Junk & related issues to $2 with denominations to 15c in blocks of four or larger, 1915 Sinkiang opts set ½c - $1 mint (SG £525), 1916-19 incomplete mint & used group to $5 1924-36 incomplete mint set to $1 etc., c1932 Official Presentation Folder containing 1932 Manchukuo ½f - 1y mint set (SG £375) and associated postal stationery (few hundred)

    Estimate: £150  Realised: £440 ×

     



     

    Lot 1018

    CHINA - TIENTSIN CITY TO SHANGHAI - RED BAND COVER; 1915 red band cover (opened out for display) from Tientsin City to Shanghai franked with 1912 President Yuan Shih-kai 1c yellow (3) tied by ''TIENTSIN CITY' bilingual c.d.s.'s (4), alongside a ''TIENTSIN CITY/No.1'' & Shanghai c.d.s. Attractive franking.

    Estimate: £500
    Realised: £360

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1018

    CHINA - TIENTSIN CITY TO SHANGHAI - RED BAND COVER; 1915 red band cover (opened out for display) from Tientsin City to Shanghai franked with 1912 President Yuan Shih-kai 1c yellow (3) tied by ''TIENTSIN CITY' bilingual c.d.s.'s (4), alongside a ''TIENTSIN CITY/No.1'' & Shanghai c.d.s. Attractive franking.

    Estimate: £500  Realised: £360 ×

     





     

    Lot 1019

    CHINA - REGISTERED AR JUNK FRANKING; c1917 linen-lined OHMS env. (three wax seals on rear; some defects) from the British Consulate in Kashgar to Yarkand franked 10c Junk with Sinkiang (Chinese Turkestan) type 2 (6 inc. a block of five) on rear and tied by "SHUFU/KASHGAR" cds. The front with framed Chinese character reg. and "AR" (acknowledgement of receipt) h.s. and very scarce thus. Unusual example of reg. mail.

    Estimate: £200
    Realised: £650

    Hong Kong & China, Lot 1019

    CHINA - REGISTERED AR JUNK FRANKING; c1917 linen-lined OHMS env. (three wax seals on rear; some defects) from the British Consulate in Kashgar to Yarkand franked 10c Junk with Sinkiang (Chinese Turkestan) type 2 (6 inc. a block of five) on rear and tied by "SHUFU/KASHGAR" cds. The front with framed Chinese character reg. and "AR" (acknowledgement of receipt) h.s. and very scarce thus. Unusual example of reg. mail.

    Estimate: £200  Realised: £650 ×

 

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