Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

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Interasia Auctions Limited

Prices Realized
Jun 18, 2018 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Monday Jun 18, 2018 09:30 Asia/Hong_Kong

The 500-lot sale of Hong Kong and Treaty Ports includes an extensive Queen Victoria offering with the iconic mint 96c. olive-bistre, a magnificent mint Postal Fiscal $10 rose-carmine (ex the Royal Collection) and two mint copies of the $10 grey-green, as well as specialized 1891 Jubilees replete with multiples and errors (including two of the five recorded complete panes of this quintessential Hong Kong stamp). The postal history is highlighted by an 1856 “Shanghae Post Office Crown” cover to France, a marvelous example of this first postal marking of Shanghai, and includes Philppe Orsetti’s marvelous collection of security marks and perfins on cover. Macau concludes the auction and includes a very rare usage British "Crown/Macao" double-ring origin datestamp.

Interasia’s June 16-18 Auctions

 

Interasia’s June 16-18 auctions of China, Hong Kong and Asian stamps and postal history will take place at the Excelsior Hotel in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. The three-day, 2,500-lot sale includes another outstanding offering of China and Hong Kong stamps and postal history, with important Ching Dynasty and Republic, substantial postal history, Taiwan, Tibet, and a large offering of People’s Republic and Liberated Areas. Hong Kong and Treaty Ports alone comprises 500 lots, while the Other Asian Countries includes another significant North Korea offering.

 

Coming on Interasia’s tenth anniversary, the auctions feature the two iconic stamps of China and Hong Kong - the 1897 Red Revenue Small One Dollar and the mint 96c. Olive-Bistre. Completing Interasia’s “trifecta” is the earliest recorded cover bearing the stamps of Imperial China - the October 5, 1878 envelope from Peking to Shanghai bearing a Large Dragon 5 candarin pair and single - anticipated to realize the highest price ever for a Chinese cover (presale estimate US$900,000-1,150,000).

 

Interasia Auctions Timetable

 

 

 

 

Lots

June 16, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 68

Olsson Collection of the Large Dragons of China

1-36

June 16, 2018

10:15 AM

Auction 71

China: Ching Dynasty and Republic

37-820

June 17, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 69

People’s Republic of China and Liberated Areas

1001-1490

June 17, 2018

2:00 PM

Auction 71

China: Ching Dynasty and Republic, Local Posts, Foreign PO, Provinces, Japanese Occ, Manchukuo, Taiwan, Tibet, Mongolia

2001-2658

June 18, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 70

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports, Macau

3001-3488

June 18, 2018

2:30 PM

Auction 71

Other Asian Countries

3489-3579

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lot 3001 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3001 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1845 (25 Dec.) entire from Bush & Co. to Augustine Heard & Co., Canton, showing fine "Western/Line/Boat" oval framed h.s. (Webb fig. 203, type B) on reverse, light ageing, fine usage of this important early mark.
Estimate 15,000 - 20,000

Lot 3002 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3002 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1847 (24 May) entire letter from J.C. Power, Hong Kong to Norwich, England "Overland via Southampton" showing fine to very fine large "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (type 6) overstruck by London arrival d.s., with "Hong Kong" double-arc origin d.s. on reverse (across the join), rated "1/-", trivial faint overall wrinkling, fine usage.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 3003 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3003 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1848 (29 Dec.) envelope to Yorkshire, England (28.2.49) "Overland via Southampton" and London (27.2) showing complete medium "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 8) with "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. on reverse (over the backflap), rated "1/-", fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 3004 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3004 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1849 (30 Mar.) entire letter from Hong Kong to Bombay (received 24.4 per docketing) "pr Steamer via Galle" showing fine, complete medium "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 8) with circular "2" h.s. alongside and "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. on reverse, rated "1/-", ageing (customary on Bombay mail) and vertical wrinkle (split in top back panel just into address panel).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500
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Lot 3005 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3005 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1854 (21 June) entire letter from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong to Bombay (15.7 part d.s.) "Per Singapore" showing fine to very fine "Paid/at/Hong Kong" small Crowned Circle in red (type 11), with matching light "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. on reverse, rated "1/-", letter advises of successful sale of opium consignment.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 3006 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3006 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1856 (9 Aug.) entire to Crossen, Brandenburg (German States) "via Triest" showing very fine "Paid/at/Hong Kong" large Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 6) with "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. and "Oderberg/Breslau" framed railway post office d.s. (3.10) on reverse, handstruck (at Trieste) blue framed "6¼" charge with "1/-" rating, minor cover bleaching, fine, a very scarce destination via Trieste for the scarcest Crowned Circle...

Lot 3007 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3007 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1857 (9 Aug.) entire letter from Hong Kong to Rothschild Frères, Paris (1.10) "Via Marseilles" (29.9) showing "Hong Kong" double-arc origin d.s. and French transit and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, charged "24" (décimes).
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500

Lot 3008 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3008 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1858 (26 Feb.) entire letter from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong to Bombay (23.4) showing "Paid/at/Hong Kong" small Crowned Circle in red (type 11), with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. on reverse, rated "8", letter concerns opium commerce, splitting (mainly internal) along folds, very good usage.
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500

Lot 3009 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3009 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1858 (12 Oct.) entire letter from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong to Bombay (4.11) showing very fine "Paid/at/Hong Kong" small Crowned Circle in red (type 11), with matching "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. on reverse, rated "4", some customary splitting (mainly internal) at folds.
Estimate 2,500 - 3,000

Lot 3010 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3010 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1858 (14 Dec.) entire letter from Jardine Matheson, Hong Kong to Cadiz, Spain, care of a forwarder in Gibraltar, showing small "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 11) with matching Hong Kong double-arc d.s. on reverse and Gibraltar transit c.d.s. in blue on front, rated "1/10".
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 3011 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3011 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1859 (29 Jan.) envelope to Bombay (20.2) "per Cadiz" showing large "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle (type 6) with "Hong Kong" large double-arc d.s. with serifs (Webb type 7) on reverse, rated "4", fine and rather late usage of the scarce first Crowned Circle. Most likely from Canton, as from the Shurajie correspondence.
Estimate 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 3012 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3012 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1860 (29 Jan.) envelope to Bombay (18.2) "pr. Norna" showing "Hong Kong/Paid" c.d.s. in red and on reverse "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s., rated "4", fine.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 3013 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3013 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1861 "Consignees Letter" envelope to Hong Kong, "Pr str Manila" showing ""Hong Kong/Paid/C (C inserted sideways)" c.d.s. (2.5; Webb type 14a) in black on reverse, rated "4", very rare with type 14a believed not recorded in black, fine.
Estimate 3,000 - 4,000

Lot 3014 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3014 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1862 (Oct.) flimsy envelope (opened out for display and slightly reduced) to London, endorsed "Via Southampton", with "Paid" framed red h.s. and "London/Paid" arrival c.d.s. (20.1.63) adjacent, showing very fine "Saved from the Wreck of/the Colombo" framed h.s (in the scarcer from China smaller fount of the two wreck h.s.) and on reverse "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. in blue (25.10), rated "1/-" and "11(d)" in red crayon,...

Lot 3015 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3015 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1862 (13 Oct.) entire letter from Boston to John Heard, Hong Kong (24.12), endorsed "via Southampton" (in different hand from the address), bearing Great Britain 1s. green tied by "London EC/74" duplex (3.11), red handstruck "1d" Colonial credit, carried privately/under cover to London and then posted to Hong Kong, sender notes not wanting the recipient to come home to the U.S. where he would possibly have to fight in the...

Lot 3016 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3016 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, 1863 (22 July) entire from Sydney to Hong Kong (8.9) "(per) Bombay" bearing New South Wales Corbould 6d. pair (couple faults), tied by "Sydney/N.S.W." duplex, with "Hong Kong/C" arrival c.d.s. (post-adhesive c.d.s. with hyphen between Hong and Kong; Webb figure 19, type A) in blue (the earliest recorded example in this colour), splitting along folds customary for this correspondence. Carried by P&O Bombay to Galle and...

Lot 3017 - 5: Hong Kong early mail -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3017 - 5: Hong Kong early mail

Hong Kong, Selection : 1848-55 entire letters (4) from Hong Kong to Bombay (2), London and Scotland, the Bombay letters showing "Bombay/Ship Letter/In/Bearing" framed h.s., with one also showing Singapore forwarder's h.s., the letter to Scotland showing fine, light small "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red, mixed condition (particularly on the Bombay letters); together with 1857-58 envelopes (2) sent as ship letters to...

Lot 3018 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3018 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, Queen Victoria : 1862-63 no watermark 2c. to 96c. unused (without gum or regummed), good to fine colours, 48c. reperforated and few small faults, fine or fine appearance, an attractive appearing set of this difficult issue. S.G. 1-7.
Estimate 5,000 - 6,000

Lot 3019 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3019 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate, unused with part original gum, very fine and fresh appearance, few improved perfs. (as often encountered on this difficult stamp). S.G. 9f cat. £12,000.
Estimate 50,000 - 60,000

Lot 3020 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3020 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate, neatly cancelled "B62", fresh with bright colour and well centred, very fine. S.G. 9f cat. £275.
Estimate 800 - 1,000

Lot 3021 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3021 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate (2) showing the more common deeper shade as well as a lighter shade, each neatly cancelled "B62", bright colours and fresh, well centred, the deep shade with minor small faint corner crease, otherwise very fine, a nice pair showing both shades of the perf. 12½. S.G. 9f cat. £550.
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500

Lot 3022 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3022 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate, variety watermark inverted, cancelled "B62", rich colour, well centred, some minor unobtrusive manuscript, fine. S.G. 9fw, Z773a var. cat. £900.
Estimate 1,000 - 1,200

Lot 3023 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3023 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate, neatly cancelled "Y1" (Yokohama) in blue, fine to very fine. S.G. Z33a cat. £550.
Estimate 1,200 - 1,500

Lot 3024 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3024 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC perf. 12½ 4c. slate, cancelled "Y1" (Yokohama) in blue, deep colour, fine to very fine; together with 1863-1901 Q.V. adhesives (6) showing various part U.K. arrival cancellations, including Newspaper Branch and non-London cancellations, all showing Hong Kong or Treaty Port origin cancellations, overall fine. R.P.S. certificate for the perf. 12½ (2007). S.G. Z33a cat. £550.
Estimate 1,000...

Lot 3025 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 70 Hong Kong & Treaty Ports

Lot #3025 - 5: Hong Kong Queen Victoria

Hong Kong, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 6c. (2) and 8c (3) showing shades, unused with original gum, few small faults, fine or fine appearance, scarce original gum examples. S.G. 10, 11.
Estimate 1,500 - 2,000

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