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 207 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #207 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Registered : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 24ca. rose-carmine, cancelled by Peking seal and "Regist(ered)" h.s. in blue, small corner creasing at top right, fine. Chan 30.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Lot 208 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #208 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Registered : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 24ca. rose-carmine, cancelled by small part seal and complete strike of "R" unframed h.s. in black, diagonal crease and a few toned perfs., nevertheless scarce and attractive. Chan 30.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

Lot 209 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #209 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Pakua : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 9ca. bright green, centrally cancelled by complete pakua of Peking in blue, with small part foreign c.d.s. alongside, very fine and appealing. Chan 28.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000

Lot 210 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #210 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Pakua : 1894 Dowager 1st printing A small selection of values (5) to 9ca., all with six bars of pakua including Swatow in brown on 9ca., fine to very fine strikes. Chan 22-24, 28.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200

Lot 211 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #211 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Pakua : 1894 Dowager 1st printing A selection (21) of values to 24ca., cancelled by pakua, some tones and small faults. Chan 22-25, 27, 28, 30.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000

Lot 212 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #212 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Dollar dater : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 9ca. bright green, nice colour, centred within unusually large margins, centrally cancelled by Peking dollar dater of "31 May 97" in blue, very fine first month usage of the dollar dater. Chan 28.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000

Lot 213 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #213 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Foreign : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 1ca. reddish orange with superb strike of the German Consular seal of "Tsingtau/(Kiautschou)", stamp is toned. Chan 22.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200

Lot 214 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #214 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Foreign : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 3ca. orange-yellow, cancelled by "Genova/Ferrovia" c.d.s. (18.11.95), blunt perfs. at sides, very fine strike of this Italian T.P.O. Chan 24.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 215 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #215 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Foreign : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 5ca. dull orange, cancelled by "London E.C./AB" hooded type c.d.s. of "De 23 97" in red, fine to very fine strike. Chan 26.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500

Lot 216 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #216 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Foreign : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 9ca. bright green, centrally cancelled by "Kais. Deutsche/Marine/Schiffspost/No. 4" c.d.s. (7.8.98), fine, a couple of slightly short perfs. at top. Chan 28.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Lot 217 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #217 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, Foreign : 1894 Dowager 1st printing 9ca. green, centrally cancelled by "Hong Kong/F" c.d.s. (19.2.95) and small part Tientsin seal in blue, also 3ca. orange-yellow (2), one cancelled by Peking seal in blue and English numeral barred obliterator, and the other (diagonal crease) by "Genova/Ferrovia" squared circle d.s. (3.10.95). Chan 23, 28.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000

Lot 218 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #218 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1894 Dowager Empress 60th Birthday 1st printing 1ca. to 24ca. the complete set of nine on separate 1895 (17 Jan.) wrappers (2) or red-band envelopes (7), single frankings, each cancelled by Shanghai seal in blue and showing on reverse matching "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring d.s., a fine and splendid set of matched covers for each value of the Dowager Empress 60th Birthday issue. Chan 22-30.
Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 120,...

Lot 219 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #219 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1895 (15 Mar.) registered part envelope ("Custom House/Chefoo" embossed seal on flap) to London (29.4) bearing Dowager 1ca. to 24ca., cancelled by Chefoo seals, matching "Customs/Chefoo" double-ring origin d.s. and blue "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (17.3), both on reverse, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. (2) cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (22.3), showing part "Modane à Paris" French entry c.d.s. in...

Lot 220 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #220 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1895 (19 Mar.) wrapper to Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S.A. bearing Dowager 3ca. orange-yellow, cancelled by Tientsin seal in blue, matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (24.3), in combination with France "Chine" 5c., cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (28.3), the wrapper has a few tears, fine and rare overseas printed matter usage. Illustrated in Tony Kwan, Vol. I...

Lot 221 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #221 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1895 (19 Mar.) envelope to Copenhagen, Denmark (29.4) bearing on reverse Dowager 9ca. green, cancelled by Tientsin seal in blue and additionally tied by "K./Omb 2" arrival c.d.s., matching "Customs/Tientsin" origin and "Customs/Shanghai" transit (22.3) double-ring d.s. in blue, and on front France "Chine" 25c. (small corner perf. fault), cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (22.3), fine. Illustrated in Tony Kwan, Vol. I, p. 86...

Lot 222 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #222 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1895 (13 Apr.) envelope to London (25.5) bearing on reverse Dowager 2ca. and 4ca., light gum staining around perfs., cancelled by Peking seal in blue, matching "Customs/Peking" origin (type D) and "Customs/Tientsin" (14 & 15.4) and "Customs/Shanghai" (19.4) transit double-ring d.s. in blue on reverse, and on front Hong Kong 2c. irregular block of five and 5c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (19.4). An outstanding...

Lot 223 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #223 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1895 (2 Aug.) Japan 2s. stationery card to Erfurt, Germany (9.9) bearing Japan 1s. and Dowager 6ca. brown (light ageing at lower left), cancelled by "Yokohama/Japan" origin c.d.s., the card sent directly from Japan to Europe, so the Dowager franking was superfluous. Chan 27.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000

Lot 224 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #224 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1895 (6 Sept.) envelope to Nancy, France bearing Dowager 3ca. orange-yellow (2, one damaged), cancelled by Peking seal in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" origin and "Customs/Tientsin" (7.9) and "Customs/Shanghai" (13.9) transit double-ring d.s., all in blue on reverse, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. (2), cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (13.9), showing "Ligne N. Paq./Fr. No. 10" octagonal d.s. (14.9) on...

Lot 225 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #225 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1896 (8 Jan.) back only of envelope bearing Dowager 9ca. green, centrally cancelled by Newchwang seal, showing matching "Customs/Newchwang" origin and "Customs/Shanghai" transit (26.1) double-ring d.s., and London arrival c.d.s. (5.3), carried on the winter overland route. Chan 28.
Estimate HK$ 3,500 - 4,000

Lot 226 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #226 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1896 (14 Jan.) envelope to Yssingeaux, France (5.3) bearing Dowager 6ca. brown, cancelled by Peking seal in blue, showing on reverse matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s., "Customs/Tientsin" (15.1) and "Customs/Shanghai" (26.1) double-ring transit d.s., in combination with France Peace and Commerce 25c. pair cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s., the envelope has sellotape reinforcing at back behind the 6ca....

Lot 227 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #227 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1896 (14 July) registered envelope (embossed imprint of "Vice-Consulat de Russie à Chefoo" on flap) to Paul von Tanner, Inspectorate General of Imperial Maritime Customs Peking (18.7), redirected to Tientsin, bearing Dowager 9ca. green (light toning at left), cancelled by Chefoo seal, matching "Customs/Chefoo" double-ring origin d.s. (on reverse), showing "Registered" large oval h.s. in red adjacent, with two strikes of "I.G. of...

Lot 228 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #228 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1896 (24 July) envelope to Shanghai (28.7) bearing Dowager 9ca. green, cancelled by Tientsin seal in blue, showing on reverse matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. and "Shanghae/Local Post/C" arrival c.d.s., also in blue, the stamp has corner crease at lower right which has resulted in a small tear just impinging on frame lines, nevertheless a fine example of the domestic triple rate. Illustrated in Tony Kwan, Vol...

Lot 229 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #229 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1896 (1 Aug.) envelope (opened on two sides) to France (12.9) bearing Dowager 3ca. orange-yellow strip of three, cancelled by Peking seal in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (7.8) both in blue on reverse, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (7.8), the 3ca. strip is toned and peripheral cover faults, fine 9...

Lot 230 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #230 - 2: China 1894 dowager empress 60th birthday

China, 1903 (July) registered envelope to Lichtenthal, Germany (22.8) bearing Dowager 24ca. rose-carmine and I.C.P. 50c. yellow-green, cancelled by "Lingshanwei" tombstone h.s., in combination with German "China" 5pf., 10pf. and 25pf., cancelled by "Tsintau/Kiautschou/a" c.d.s. (7.7), showing "R/No. 334" framed h.s. and German P.O. registration label adjacent, envelope soiled though the stamps are fine. Chan 30, 100.
Estimate...

Lot 231 - 2: China 1897 new currency surcharges -  Interasia Auctions Limited Sale 75 Asian Stamps & Postal History

Lot #231 - 2: China 1897 new currency surcharges

China, 1897 Small Surcharge on Small Dragon 1c. on 1ca. to 5c. on 5ca., well centred, fine and fresh unused with much original gum, slight glazing where originally hinged. Chan 31-33.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500

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