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 82 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #82 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post

China, 1898 (10 Jan.) envelope to the Director of the Great Northern Telegraph Co. & the Eastern Extension Telegraph Co. in Shanghai (19.1), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in brown, matching "Tientsin" origin dollar daters of "10 Jan 98" and "14 Jan 98" alongside, with "Shanghai/Local Post" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, fine despite a few small cover faults. A very late usage of the bilingual "Paid" handstamp.
Estimate...

Lot 83 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #83 - 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-like colour on bright white paper, cliché [24] shows slight overinking on right side of the Dragon, very fine unused with much original gum, trivial corner crease in selvedge at top left, minor faults and gum loss in selvedge at foot. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000

Lot 84 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #84 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. green, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, colour verging on a deep yellow-green on bright white paper, very fine unused with much original gum, insignificant gum loss in selvedge at foot, light bends in selvedge at top and a few truly insignificant gum tones on reverse not affecting its true overall freshness. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 280,000 - 320,000...

Lot 85 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #85 - 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 "grass" green shade on fresh white paper, fine to very fine unused with large part to much original gum, natural yellowing on gum from irregular application, the faintest traces of tone spots in selvedge merely mentioned for accuracy. Chan 1.
Estimate HK$ 280,000 - 320,000

Lot 86 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #86 - 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, radiant red colour on bright white paper, fine to very fine unused with much original gum, minor gum loss in top right selvedge, a few light tones in selvedge at right and tiny piece of natural wood fibre in paper in selvedge at foot. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 400,000 - 500,000

Lot 87 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #87 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. orange, Setting I, a complete sheet of twenty-five with selvedge all round, dazzling colour on brilliant white paper, very fine unused with much original gum, lightly folded along horizontal perfs. between the 2nd and 3rd row of stamps and barely discernable natural horizontal bend across middle row of stamps of no importance, slight gum disturbance in selvedge at top as well as a few split...

Lot 88 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #88 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Proofs : Large Dragon 3ca. red-brown imperforate proofs with extra circle removed on thin wove ungummed paper, Setting III or IV, horizontal pair [18-13], good margins all around, fine.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Lot 89 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #89 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. bright colours, well centred, fine unused, the 1ca. without gum, the 3ca. (guarantee handstamp on reverse just shows through to front) and 5ca. with much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000

Lot 90 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #90 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. bright fresh colours, well centred, fine unused with traces (5ca., which has minute central black speck) to much original gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Lot 91 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #91 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. clear colours, fine and fresh unused, the 1ca. (blunt corner) with much original gum, the other two with redistributed gum. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 92 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #92 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. deep bright colours, well centred, very good to fine appearance unused, the 1ca. regummed, the 3ca. and 5ca. (tone spots) with much original gum. Chan 1d-3.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 93 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #93 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. very good to fine appearance unused, the first two have tones and the 5ca. (some thick gum) has paper hinge remainders and spots of oxidisation. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000

Lot 94 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #94 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca. good colours, fair to fine appearance unused, the 1ca. and 3ca. with traces to part original gum (disturbed, the 3ca. has horizontal gum creasing), and the 5ca. reperforated. Chan 1-3.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

Lot 95 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #95 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. to 5ca (rough perfs.), cancelled by part to large part complete strikes of "Chinkiang/Post Office" double-ring d.s., the 3ca. with "11 Mar 79" and the 5ca. with "7 Feb 79" (very early) dates, fine to very fine for these. Chan 1-3b.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000

Lot 96 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #96 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 1ca. yellow-green, cancelled by part "Custom House/Wuhu" double-ring d.s. in red with date inserted by hand, fine. Chan 1a.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 97 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #97 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, rough perfs., centrally cancelled by "Post Office/Chinkiang" double-ring d.s. of "11 Feb 79", stamp has a few trimmed perforations at top left corner, fine strike of this scarce cancellation and a very early date. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000

Lot 98 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #98 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 3ca. brown-red, large hole perforations, centrally cancelled by "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s. of "Nov 26 79", very fine strike. Chan 2.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

Lot 99 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #99 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. orange, deep colour, fine appearance unused without gum, light diagonal crease at foot. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 100 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #100 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. bistre, rough perfs., deep colour, with centrally struck nearly complete impression of "Customs/Newchwang" double-ring d.s. of "Dec 14 78", a few blunt perfs. at left, extremely fine strike of the Customs cancellation during the first year of issue of the Large Dragons. Chan 3b.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000


Expertisation: B.P.A. certificate (2011).

Lot 101 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #101 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. bistre-brown, rough perfs., cancelled by small Tientsin type 1 seal, small faults, very good appearance. Chan 3b.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000

Lot 102 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #102 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1878 Large Dragon thin paper 5ca. orange, cancelled by part strike of "I.G. o(f Customs)/Peking" double-ring d.s. of "Aug 2? 80" in blue, also with partial strike of seal cancellation at top left, very fine and scarce example of this dated canceller on stamps. Chan 3.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 103 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #103 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. green and 3ca. brown-red, good colours, well centred, fine unused, the 1ca. has part original gum (slight yellowing in places due to a few gum build ups and small paper hinge remainder). Chan 4, 5.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 104 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #104 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. deep green, heavy impression, rich colour, particularly well centred, fine to very fine and fresh unused with part original gum. Chan 4.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 105 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #105 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals, fine to very fine appearance, a few faults, the 3ca. is sound and the 5ca. has light creasing. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

Lot 106 - 2: China large dragons -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #106 - 2: China large dragons

China, 1882 Large Dragon wide margin 1ca. to 5ca. cancelled by seals in black or blue, fine appearance, the 3ca. has tiny marginal corner crease and the 5ca. has two thinned corners at top. Chan 4-6.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

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