Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

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Interasia Auctions Limited

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Dec 10, 2018 Asia/Hong_Kong

Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Monday Dec 10, 2018 09:30 to Wednesday Dec 12, 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.

 

Day One (December 10) comprises China Ching Dynasty and Republic from early mail to 1949 (lots 57-704). The early mail includes an interesting and historically important section of China postal history detailing the December 1896 - January 1897 transitional period between the Customs Post and the establishment of the Imperial Post. The classic stamps include complete sheets of all three 1878 Large Dragon values, outstanding sections of the 1894 Dowagers and 1897 New Currency issues including one of two recorded blocks of four of the legendary “Red Ruby”, extensive Red Revenues including the unsurcharged, the iconic Small One Dollar and notable covers. The Republic of China include a strong section of the Provisional Neutrality issues, the Hall of Classics $2 inverted center and the 1941 American Banknote Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 inverted center.The China collections conclude this outstanding day.

 

Day Two (December 11; lots 2001-2420) continues with Chinese Provinces, highlighted by one of the Four Treasures of the Republic - the  Sinkiang 1915 $1 transposed characters variety - and a magnificent collection of the 1946-48 Manchuria Local Overprints offered intact, Japanese Occupation of China, Manchukuo, Chinese Local Posts, Foreign Post Offices in China, China postal stationery and covers, Taiwan, Tibet, and Mongolia.

Interasia’s December 10 -12 Auctions

 

Interasia’s December 10-12 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, 2,300-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 comprise almost 400 lots, while an outstanding Macau collection is presented in an additional 140 lots.

 

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, as well as one of the greatest PRC rarities - the 1968 unissued large format “Whole Country is Red.”

 

Interasia Auctions Timetable

 

 

 

 

Lots

December 10, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 72

Olsson Collection of the Large Dragons of China

1-56

December 10, 2018

10:30 AM

Auction 75

China: Ching Dynasty and Republic

57-704

December 11, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 73

People’s Republic of China and Liberated Areas

1001-1667

December 11, 2018

3:30 PM

Auction 75

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

2001-2420

December 12, 2018

9:30 AM

Auction 70

Hong Kong and Treaty Ports, Macau

3001-3526

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sale Terms

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Lot 57 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1881-89 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #57 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1881-89

China, Customs Mail : 1881 (16 Sept.) envelope to Madame Vapereau in Paris (6.11), showing on reverse "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. of "Sep 16 81" in blue, and bearing on front France Peace and Commerce 35c., cancelled by large figures "5104", matching "Shang-hai/Hai/Chine" c.d.s. (24.9) and "Chambéry a Mâcon" transit (6.11) alongside, with "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit (23.9) and appropriate arrival...

Price: HK$ 3,000.00
Lot 58 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1881-89 -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #58 - 2: China Customs Mail, 1881-89

China, Customs Mail : 1889 (14 June) envelope to Hannover, Germany (20.7) "Per P&O Str. 'Rohilla'", showing on reverse "Customs/Canton" type A origin double-ring d.s. and bearing on front Hong Kong 20c. on 30c. orange-red, cancelled by "Hong Kong/A" c.d.s. (15.6).
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Price: HK$ 4,000.00
Lot 59 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #59 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Canton : 1887 (1 Aug.) envelope to Peking, showing "Canton Customs/Mail Matter" oval h.s., and on reverse its accompanying "Customs/Canton" type A double-ring origin d.s. of "Aug 1 87" and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (7.8).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000


Provenance: Richard Canman, Stanley Gibbons (London), 19.10.1972, lot 16.

References:...

Price: HK$ 20,000.00
Lot 60 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #60 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Chefoo : 1897 (10 Feb.) envelope to Shanghai (12.2), showing "Chefoo Customs/Mail Matter" framed h.s. in red, with "Customs/Chefoo" double-ring origin d.s. and brown "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring arrival d.s. on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000


A very early usage during the first days of the Imperial Post following its inauguration on 2 February 1897.

Auction...

Price: HK$ 4,000.00
Lot 61 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #61 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Chinkiang : 1896 (15 Oct.) neat envelope to Shanghai (16.10), showing "Chinkiang Customs/Mail Matter" oval unframed h.s., with matching "Customs/Chinkiang" double-ring origin d.s., blue "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. (16.10) and "Shanghai/Local Post" arrival c.d.s. in red on reverse, small part of flap at back missing due to rough opening there but postal markings remain complete, very fine usage...

Price: HK$ 8,000.00
Lot 62 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #62 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Chungking : 1897 (July) envelope (embossed "Custom House/Chungking" imprint on flap) to Austria (18.9), redirected internally (19.9), showing "Customs/Chungking" oval d.s. and "Chungking Customs/Mail Matter" oval unframed h.s. in red, partially covered by France "Chine" 25c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (11.8), with "Shanghai" dollar chop (7.8) in blue on reverse, fine and rare usage of these...

Price: HK$ 60,000.00
Lot 63 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #63 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Foochow : 1890 (20 June) envelope to Shanghai (24.6), showing "Foochow Customs/Mail Matter" type II oval h.s. in red, with matching "Customs/Foochow" double-ring origin d.s., "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. (24.6) and "Shanghai/Local Post/B" arrival c.d.s. in blue on reverse, envelope opened out for display and with various peripheral tears and edge restoration due to rough opening, none of which...

Price: HK$ 26,000.00
Lot 64 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #64 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Foochow : 1897 (9 Sept.) envelope to Shanghai (12.9), showing "Foochow Customs/Mail Matter" type III double-ring oval h.s. in brown, with matching "Foochow" origin dollar dater adjacent, and "Shanghai" arrival dollar dater in blue on reverse, fine.
Estimate HK$ 18,000 - 22,000

Price: HK$ 18,000.00
Lot 65 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #65 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Hankow : 1891 (13 Apr.) envelope to Germany (24.5), showing on reverse "Hankow Customs/Mail Matter" unframed oval h.s. in red, matching "Customs/Hankow" origin and "Customs/Shanghai" transit double-ring d.s., and bearing on front France Peace and Commerce 25c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (17.4), with "Ligne N. Paq. Fr. No. 8" octagonal d.s. (18.7) adjacent, the envelope has light age...

Price: HK$ 10,000.00
Lot 66 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #66 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Ningpo : 1897 (2 Mar.) envelope to C.E. Tanant, Customs, Peking (8.3), showing "Ningpo Customs/Mail Matter" double-ring oval h.s., matching "Customs/Ningpo" double-ring origin d.s. adjacent, and brown "Customs/Shanghai" transit (3.3) and blue "Customs/Peking" arrival double-ring d.s. on reverse, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


Provenance: Richard Canman...

Price: HK$ 26,000.00
Lot 67 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #67 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Ningpo : 1897 (12 Nov.) neat envelope to Shanghai (18.11), showing "Ningpo Customs/Mail Matter" double-ring oval h.s., matching "Ningpo" origin dollar dater adjacent, and "Shanghai" arrival dollar dater in blue on reverse, envelope just a little roughly opened across "ing" of "Ningpo" in dollar dater, otherwise very fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Price: HK$ 20,000.00
Lot 68 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #68 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Peking : 1896 (21 May) envelope to Paris (July arrival), showing "I.G./Mail Matter" oval h.s. in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (25.5), both on reverse, overlapped by France "Chine" 25c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (29.5), with "Modane à Paris" c.d.s. (5.7) in red, fine to very fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000...

Price: HK$ 6,000.00
Lot 69 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #69 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, Customs Mail Matter/Shanghai : 1898 (5 Sept.) envelope from St. Petersburg to the Russian Warship "Navarin" care of the Russian Consul in Hong Kong (18.10), redirected to Chefoo (arrival) via Shanghai (22.10) bearing Russia Arms 10kop. (2), both have defects due to rough opening of envelope at right, cancelled by "6" in concentric circles, showing on reverse "Shanghai Customs/Mail Matter" oval h.s. in red where placed...

Price: HK$ 35,000.00
Lot 70 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #70 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1896 (15 Dec.) envelope to Peking (4.1.97) bearing Dowager Empress 3ca. orange-yellow (2, one misperforated at foot), cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. and showing "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring arrival d.s. on reverse, fine and rare northbound envelope from the Berteaux correspondence carried on what is probably the first day of the winter overland route for the 1896-97 season.
Estimate HK$ 50,000...

Price: HK$ 50,000.00
Lot 71 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #71 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1896 (24 Dec.) "United States Consulate, Tientsin, China" corner card envelope to Alfred E. Hippisley, Peking (25.12), showing "Postage Paid" straight-line h.s. in blue, and matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. of "Dec 24 96", with "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring arrival d.s. on reverse, endorsed "1/4" in blue crayon indicating ¼ ounce weight which was the basic 2 cents domestic rate, fine and outstanding...

Price: HK$ 100,000.00
Lot 72 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #72 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1896 (30 Dec.) envelope to Shanghai (14.1.97), showing "Chinese Imperial Post Office/Peking/Postage Paid" circular h.s. in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. of "Dec 30 96", and on reverse "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. in brown and "Shanghai/Local Post" double-ring arrival d.s., indistinct red crayon rating which should correlate to the 4 cents domestic winter overland rate per ½ ounce...

Price: HK$ 180,000.00
Lot 73 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #73 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (9 Jan.) envelope to Laucastin, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (25.2) via Yokohama (4.2) and San Francisco (20.2), showing "Postage Paid" straight-line h.s. in blue, matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s., and bearing Japan Koban 5s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (24.1), showing on reverse "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit c.d.s. (24.1) in brown, envelope has a few peripheral faults, fine overseas usage...

Price: HK$ 20,000.00
Lot 74 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #74 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (20 Jan.) envelope to Peking (22.1) showing "Postage Paid" straight-line h.s. in blue, and matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. (20.1 and 21.1) alongside, with "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring arrival d.s. on reverse, fine slightly doubled strike, from the Berteaux correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Price: HK$ 8,000.00
Lot 75 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #75 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (12 Jan.) registered envelope to Cairo, Egypt (24.2) via Suez (24.2), showing "Chinese Imperial Post Office/Peking/Postage Paid" circular h.s. in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s., in combination with France "Chine" 1f., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (28.1), three strikes of unframed "Registered" h.s. in blue, framed "R" h.s. in red and "Ligne N./Paq. Fr. No. 10" octagonal d.s. (8.2),...

Price: HK$ 100,000.00
Lot 76 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #76 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1896 (8 Dec.) envelope from Fourmies, France to Peking (7.2.97) via Paris (9.12) bearing France 25c., cancelled by "Le Nouvion en Thierache/Aisne" c.d.s., in combination with New Currency small figures surcharge on Dowager 4c. on 4ca. applied on arrival in China and cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. (18.1.97), with "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring arrival d.s. in blue on reverse, the 4c. on 4ca. applied just...

Price: HK$ 150,000.00
Lot 77 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #77 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (4 Apr.) envelope to Shanghai (8.4), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in blue, matching "Tientsin" origin double-ring d.s. adjacent, with "Shanghai" arrival double-ring d.s. in brown on reverse, flap at back slightly cut down, fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000


A number of the surviving letters from this period originate from the E. Zurin & Co. commercial correspondence between Tientsin and...

Price: HK$ 8,000.00
Lot 78 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #78 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (17 Apr.) envelope to Leipzig, Germany (27.5), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in brown, "Customs/Peking" origin double-ring d.s. in blue adjacent, with France "Chine" 25c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (22.4), on reverse "Customs/Shanghai" transit double-ring d.s. (22.4) and Leipzig arrival c.d.s., the envelope is opened out for display and has a light horizontal fold at foot, nevertheless very fine and an...

Price: HK$ 10,000.00
Lot 79 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #79 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (23 Apr.) printed matter envelope ("H. Seitas & Co./Chefoo" firm's imprint on flap) from Chefoo to the German Consul in Nagasaki (8.5) redirected to Hamburg (11.6) via Yokohama (10.5) and then domestically to Frankfurt (12.6), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in brown, matching "Chefoo" double-ring origin d.s. on reverse, with "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (26.4) also in brown, in combination with...

Price: HK$ 26,000.00
Lot 80 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #80 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (8 Aug.) registered envelope from the German Legation in Peking to Hong Kong (20.8) via the Imperial Post in Shanghai (16.8), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in brown, matching "Customs/Peking" origin dollar dater and unframed "R" h.s. alongside, with "Shanghai" transit dollar dater and "Hong Kong/F" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Price: HK$ 15,000.00
Lot 81 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #81 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1897 (1 Oct.) "Consulat de France à Tientsin" corner card envelope (opened out sideways for display) to Peking (2.10), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in brown, matching "Tientsin" origin dollar dater alongside, with "Peking" arrival dollar dater in blue on reverse, vertical fold on reverse, from the Berteaux correspondence, very fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Price: HK$ 8,000.00

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