Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

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Interasia Auctions Limited

Prices Realized
Jun 16, 2018 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Saturday Jun 16, 2018 10:15 to Monday Jun 18, 2018 16:00 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia’s General Sale of China and Asian Countries stamps and postal history includes important China Ching Dynasty and Republic, substantial postal history, postal stationery, Chinese Local Posts and Foreign Post offices in China, Taiwan, and Tibet, while the Other Asian Countries includes another significant North Korea offering.

 

Day One (June 16) comprises China Ching Dynasty and Republic from early mail to 1949 (lots 37-820). The early mail includes five 1872-75 covers with the “Custom House/Shanghai Paid” dater (the earliest Customs Post mark) and an 1894 “Pakhoi Customs/Mail Matter”-mark cover (one of four recorded), while the General Sale Large Dragons include complete sheets of all the values, complementing the Olsson offering.

 

The 1894 Dowager issue and the 1897 New Currency surcharges include the 1897 small figures 10c. on 9ca. double surcharge, the mint “Golden Dragon” and a wonderful example of the legendary “Red Ruby,” while their postal history contains no less than 16 Dowager covers and 40 New Currency-surcharge covers, including a very rare January 1897 usage of the latter before their official issuance (one of 12 recorded). The Red Revenues similarly contain further rarities including the legendary Small One Dollar, China’s rarest regularly issued stamp. The 1912 Provisional Neutrality issues are complete, including the very rare unissued Postage Dues. The 1913-33 Junk issues are highlighted by the 1914-19 First Peking printing issue in mint blocks of four and a particularly nice example of the Hall of Classics $2 inverted center (ex Colonel Green). The China collections conclude this outstanding day.

 

Day Two (June 17; lots 2001-2658) continues with the Chinese Local Posts with Wei-Hai-Wei first and second issues, Foreign Post Offices in China, China postal stationery and covers including another significant group of I-Chan. The day also includes Chinese Provinces, Japanese Occupation of China, Manchukuo with an award-winning collection of postal stationery offered intact, Taiwan, Tibet, and Mongolia.

 

Day Three (June 18; lots 3489-3579) comprises the Other Asian Countries and includes a rare set of blocks of four of the Burma Japanese Occupation Shwedagon Pagoda set as well as a significant section of North Korea.

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 37 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #37 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1871 envelope from Peking to Monsieur G. Vapereau in Montauban, France (23.8) via Shanghai (20.6), Hong Kong (4.7), Triest (19.8) and Lyon (22.8) bearing Hong Kong 12c. blue wing margin, cancelled by "S1" barred obliterator in blue, matching "Shanghae/D" British P.O. c.d.s. on reverse, with appropriate transit and arrival c.d.s., the stamp applied over the front and back of the envelope, which has been opened out for display. An...

Lot 38 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #38 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1872 envelope from Peking to Madame Louise Garnier in Paris (12.7), showing on reverse a crisp near perfect strike of the "Custom House/Shanghai Paid" oval d.s. of "25 May 1872" in red, and bearing on front France Ceres 25c. strip of four, cancelled by large figures "5104", matching "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (25.5) adjacent and red framed "PD", with "Paris" arrival c.d.s. in blue on reverse, endorsed "Ch. Vapereau", the France...

Lot 39 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #39 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1873 envelope to Madame Louise Garnier in Paris (7.7) via Hong Kong (22.5), showing "Custom House/Shanghai Paid" oval d.s. of "17 May 1873" in red on reverse, and bearing on front Hong Kong 6c. and 12c., cancelled by "S1" barred obliterator in blue, matching "Shanghae/A" c.d.s. (17.5, on reverse), "P.D." unframed h.s. and "Poss. Ang. V. Brind/A. Mod." French entry c.d.s. (7.7) in red adjacent, with appropriate transit and...

Lot 40 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #40 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1874 envelope to Monsieur G. Vapereau in Paris (24.10) endorsed "Via Brindisi" and sent via Hong Kong (9.9), showing on reverse "Custom House/Shanghai Paid" oval d.s. of "5 September 1874" in red, with offset of another strike on front, and bearing on front Hong Kong 30c. mauve, cancelled by "S1" barred obliterator in blue, matching "Shanghae/A" c.d.s. (5.9, on reverse), "P.D." unframed h.s. and "Poss. Ang. V. Brind/A. Mod."...

Lot 41 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #41 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1874 envelope to Mademoiselle H. Vapereau in Paris (28.11), showing on reverse "Custom House/Shanghai Paid" oval d.s. of "15 October 1874" in red, and bearing on front France Ceres 10c. (2) and 80c., cancelled by large figures "5104" and additionally tied by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (15.10), with "PD" unframed h.s. in red adjacent and "Paris Etranger" arrival c.d.s. in blue on reverse, stamps have perf. faults due to application...

Lot 42 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #42 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1875 envelope to Madame Louise Garnier in Paris (19.7) and redirected domestically to Treport (20.7), showing on reverse "Custom House/Shanghai Paid" oval d.s. of "29 May 1875" in red, and bearing on front Hong Kong 6c. and 12c., cancelled by "B62", matching "Hong Kong" c.d.s. (2.6, on reverse) and the 12c. additionally tied by "P.D." unframed h.s. in red, with "Poss. Ang. V. Brind/A. Mod." French entry c.d.s. (17.7) in red...

Lot 43 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #43 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1874 (27 Aug.) envelope from Lurgan to William Hancock, care of Commissioner of Customs, Shanghai bearing Great Britain 3d. and 1/-, cancelled by "Lurgan/316" duplex, showing "Hong-Kong/Marine-Sorter/Hong-Kong to Shanghae" double-ring d.s. of "Oc 7/2 74" in black and "Custom House/Shanghai" oval bilingual h.s. in red on reverse, the top of the cover and stamps trimmed, extremely fine and choice example of this rare early Customs...

Lot 44 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #44 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1871-77

China, 1877 (15 Sept.) envelope to Monsieur Henri Gravier in Paris (5.11) redirected domestically to Le Mêsle sur Sarthe (6.11), showing on reverse "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. of "Sep 15 77" in blue, and bearing on front France Ceres 30c. and Peace and Commerce 10c., cancelled by large figures "5104", matching "Shang-hai/Hai/Chine" c.d.s. (23.9) alongside, with "Marseille à Lyon" transit (4.11) and appropriate...

Lot 45 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #45 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Hankow : 1883 (17 Dec.) envelope to New York (2.2.84) via Yokohama, showing "Hankow Customs/Mail Matter" small unframed oval h.s. with seriffed letters (type II) in red, matching "Customs/Hankow" double-ring origin d.s. of "Dec 17 83" and "Customs/Shanghai" (20.12) double-ring transit d.s. of "Dec 20 83" in blue, both on reverse, and bearing on front Large Dragons 1ca., 3ca. and 5ca., cancelled by...

Lot 46 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #46 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Pakhoi : 1894 (14 Feb.) envelope to Shanghai (24.2), showing "Pakhoi Customs/Mail Matter" oval h.s. in red, and bearing Hong Kong 5c. cancelled by "Customs/Pakhoi" double-ring d.s. and "Hong Kong/F" c.d.s (17.2), there is another fine strike of the "Customs/Pakhoi" origin d.s. and the "Shanghae/C" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, the envelope a little roughly opened at back, fine to very fine and extremely...

Lot 47 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #47 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Peking : 1886 (12 Oct.) envelope from "E. Ruhstrat, Chinese Customs Service, Peking, China" to Berlin (23.11), redirected internally (24.11), showing "I.G./Mail Matter" oval d.s., matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. and black "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (17.10) on reverse, France Peace and Commerce 25c. applied over the Mail Matter h.s. and cancelled by "Shang-hai/...

Lot 48 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #48 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (5 Feb.) registered envelope to Peking (26.4) via London (8.2), New York (22.2), St. Paul (25.2), Winnipeg (26.2), Vancouver (2.3), and Shanghai (20.4) bearing France Peace and Commerce 10c. and 40c., cancelled by c.d.s., with appropriate transits including San Francisco registered label, and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "Apr 20 97" in brown and "I.G. of Customs/Peking" arrival double-ring d.s. of "Apl 26 97" in...

Lot 49 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #49 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (11 Sept.) decorative envelope to Vienna (23.10) via Shanghai (16.9), showing "Paid" bilingual h.s. in brown, matching "Peking" dollar dater (11.9, "S" in "Sept" reversed), and bearing France "Chine" 25c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (17.9), light vertical central letter fold crossing the "Paid" handstamp, nevertheless fine to very fine.
Estimate 6,000 - 8,000

Lot 50 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #50 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter and Imperial Post

China, 1898 local Shanghai envelope, showing "Paid" bilingual framed h.s., with "Shanghai/Local Post/C" double-ring d.s. on reverse, fine and late usage as a postage paid marking on local mail.
Estimate 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 51 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #51 - 2: China large dragons

China, Proofs : 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. red-brown imperforate on thin wove ungummed paper, Setting III or IV, horizontal pair [18-13], good margins all around, fine.
Estimate 25,000 - 30,000

Lot 52 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #52 - 2: China large dragons

China, Proofs : 1878 Large Dragon 1ca. yellow-green [9], 3ca. vermillion--red [26] and 5ca. chrome-yellow [22] showing broken plate variety at left from Setting VA, all imperforate on vertically laid paper, bright colours, the 1ca. with good to large margins, the 5ca. with large to ample margins, slight thinning, and the 3ca. with large margins all around but repaired. An exceptionally rare set. Ex Portugal Post Office archives...

Lot 53 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #53 - 2: China large dragons

China, Proofs : 1878 Large Dragon 3ca. vermilion-red imperforate on vertically laid paper, unknown Setting [15], bright fresh colour, good to large margins, extremely fine and rare.
Estimate 40,000 - 50,000


Expertisation: Signed Peter Holcombe.

Provenance: Laurie Franks, Robson Lowe (Zurich), 20.10.1983, lot 855
"Ming", Corinphila (Zurich), 25.3.1987, lot 4720
Jane...

Lot 54 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #54 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, bright colour on pristine white paper, well centred, very fine unused with much original gum, some gum missing in margin at right, a few reinforced perfs. in margin at left. A brilliant sheet. Chan 1.
Estimate 300,000 - 400,000

Lot 55 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #55 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. yellow-green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, delicate pastel colour, well centred, fine unused with practically full original gum, a few light horizontal bends in margin at top. Chan 1.
Estimate 280,000 - 320,000

Lot 56 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #56 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, bright colour on fresh white paper, well centred, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, light creasing and small red mark in margin at foot. Chan 1.
Estimate 280,000 - 320,000

Lot 57 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #57 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, vibrant colour on brilliant white paper, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, minor rust spot in margin at top right, light diagonal creasing in outer selvedge at top right. Chan 2.
Estimate 400,000 - 500,000

Lot 58 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #58 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. chrome-yellow, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, deep rich colour on bright white paper, very fine and fresh unused with much original gum, light horizontal creasing/bends in margin at top. A splendid sheet. Chan 3.
Estimate 800,000 - 1,000,000

Lot 59 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #59 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca., bright colours, well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate 10,000 - 12,000

Lot 60 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #60 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca., brilliant colours, fine to very fine and fresh unused with part to much original gum, the 1ca. has minute inclusion in margin at foot. Chan 1-3.
Estimate 9,000 - 12,000

Lot 61 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #61 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca., vivid colours, well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with original gum, except the 3ca. which is without gum, the 5ca. has a violet owner's handstamp on reverse. Chan 1-3.
Estimate 8,000 - 10,000

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