Sale 71 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Interasia Auctions Limited

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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






June 16, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 68

Olsson Collection of the Large Dragons of China


June 16, 2018

10:15 AM

Auction 71

China: Ching Dynasty and Republic


June 17, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 69

People’s Republic of China and Liberated Areas


June 17, 2018

2:00 PM

Auction 71

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


June 18, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 70

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports, Macau


June 18, 2018

2:30 PM

Auction 71

Other Asian Countries








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