China, Powerful Mint and Used Collection, 1878-1949. A vast and valuable collection of many hundreds on Minkus pages in one volume; absolutely chock full of premium items like Scott #1-3, 5-6 (with the 5ca wide margin a lovely example), 7-9, 10-11 (2), 13-15, 16-24 (less the 12ca #23), 25-27, 28-37, 44. 47-55, along with duplicates of most values such as 53-55, 59, 73-74, 77, 78-79, 80 (2), 86-95, 98-109, 110-22, 134, 138-39, good ROC...
By: Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd.
Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #22
Kelleher and Rogers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daniel F. Kelleher auctions, America’s oldest philatelic auction firm, proudly announces their Spring 2017 sale to be conducted at the firm's Hong Kong offices located at 50 Gloucester Rd., Wan Chai, Hong Kong on May 26-27, 2017. The two day sale will feature nearly 900 lots.
Day one begins with a wonderful array of stamps and postal history from the Municipal Posts through the Imperial issues and continuing on through the Republic era into Provinces, Occupations and Foreign Mail. China proper includes many collection lots along with excellent sections of Large and Small Dragons, Red Revenues and Dowager issues etc. There is a selection of rare Tibetan documents. Taiwan follows, then PRC including a rare full sheet of the 1980 Year of the Monkey Stamp, plus a gorgeous selection of modern stamp artwork.
Day two consists of non-China areas of Asia, including extensive Japan, also Indochina, Korea, Mongolia and Thailand, plus the Norman Jacobs Collection of South East Asia, including proofs and rare original artwork.
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Lot #2 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Extensive and Valuable Accumulation. A fantastic old-time selection, housed in four stockbooks, of thousands arranged by issue, beginning with the Small Dragon issues to about 1930; there are large quantities of better values here, such as 1¢ Small Dragons (5 mint, 15 used), 3¢ Small Dragons (28 used, with several lovely multiples on piece), 5ca Small Dragons (16 used), etc.; the Dowagers are outstanding as well, including...
Lot #3 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Valuable Mostly Mint Collection, 1885-1949. Assembled in a pair of silk-covered stockbooks, offering a wide range of premium items like Scott #10-11, 13-15 with duplicates of 13-14, 19, 22, 24, 51, 53, 59, 86-94, 108, 122, 124-30, 134, 146-58, 189, 190-200, 219 (2), 1920s commemoratives like 276-79, 280-83, 284-87, 290-96, 297-306, 307-310, 349-63, plus nice Silvers, C1-10, J1-6, etc. Used highlights include 12 (2), 23, 53, 54...
Lot #4 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Magnificent and Extensive Highly Specialized Money Order Stamps Collection. A superb, in-depth collection comprising many, many hundreds of pieces, beginning with eight rare 1924 trial color die proofs in various colors of the first issue, proceeding onto scarce mint examples of the 1925 issue, study by printing houses (Commercial Press, Central Trust, Kwang-hwa, Japanese printings, etc.), extensive perforation analysis,...
Lot #5 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Attractive Collection to 1949. A clean and useful collection of many hundreds, neatly assembled in a like-new three-ring Scott Specialty album; includes a decent showing of Imperial issues like used Scott #2, 4, 6, 18-19, 21, 22-23, 37, 54, 78 (2), plus lots of Coiling Dragons, Junks including 349-63, 1920s commemoratives, wartime surcharges, mint CNCs, plus other mint issues like 26, 276-79, 307-10, 376-80, extensive CNCs,...
Lot #6 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Valuable Very Eclectic Accumulation. A fascinating and very diverse, neatly assembled and well annotated group of specialized groups collectively with thousands in all, housed in a large stock book, we note Taiwan Scott #1037-1040 imperf on presentation folder, 1037-1040 perf'd on First Day cover, 1041 on V.F. First Day Cover, a sizable, specialized section of Martyrs issues by paper and perf, wide/narrow types etc.,...
Lot #7 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Extensive and Powerful Specialized Pagoda Revenue Collection. A fascinating and very extensive, well-assembled collection of many hundreds of stamps, documents, etc., all with issues illustrating pagodas, including the Iron Pagoda, Luho, Liaoning, Lin Yin Tze, Pei-ha and many others; included are great document usages, overprints and surcharges, printing house analyses, Japanese occupations, essays, errors, provincial usages...
Lot #8 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Useful, Mostly Used Collection, 1878-1949. Substantial, mounted collection of many hundreds of stamps housed in a Minkus album; includes better like (used, unless otherwise noted) Scott #3, a few Small Dragons and Dowager surcharges, 78 (mint), lots of Coiling Dragons, 138-39, plus later ROC overprints, good Junks and extensive Sun Yat-Sen types, wartime surcharges and DPPs, good 20th century interior surcharges, nice post-war...
Lot #9 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Highly Unusual, Eclectic Accumulation. Very diverse old-time selection comprised of various odds and ends: like Northeast Province Scott #Q1 (3 used examples), various Japanese Occupation issues, 528s, Manchukuo 1-18 mint, a lovely specialized duplicated selection of Taiwan handstamp Postage Dues, a substantial selection of Mengkiang unissued stamps with Mongolian inscriptions including revalued issues, a nice group of...
Lot #10 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Extensive and Diverse Consignment Balance. A useful holding housed in a small box including a very clean, mostly all mint Shanghai collection of perforated issues with better items like Scott #42-44, 46-49, 54-55, 59, 69-70, 73, 78, 80, 84-88, 89-91, 101-107, 124-28 and many later issues, with surcharges, postage dues, etc.; also note two long glassine boxes packed with issues from the Treaty Ports, PRC Scott #7L1-5 South China...
Lot #11 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Useful Mostly Used Collection, 1878-1940. Old-time collection on quadrille pages, somewhat scattered but containing a nice array of better values such as used Scott #2-3, 5, 9, some Small Dragons, plus some Dowagers and surcharges, a Large 2¢ Red Revenue, lots of Coiling Dragons, back-of-the-book issues and more, Fine to Very Fine, useful mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.
Lot #12 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Interesting Old-Time Collection. Useful collection on nice hand-produced and annotated pages, including a nice range of wartime issues, with DPPs, the best being a 16¢ inverted Shensi overprint, plus lots of 50¢ surcharges, Golds including a Scott #843A, unissued Menkiang issues, C1-10 (some stuck), five lovely 1931 First Flights and more; diverse mix, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Lot #13 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Useful Little Accumulation. Diverse old-time mix on stockcards, including a bit of early PRC, useful China surcharges, provinces like Scott Hupeh #1-2, Yunnan 21-24, 25-28 (3), Szechuan 12-23, Sinkiang 82-88, Kwangsi 8-17, plus B9a (2 used), 47, etc., Fine to Very Fine, good mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500.
Lot #14 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Interesting Consignment Balance. With a range of just about anything, including a folder with early PRC sheets and large blocks, various stockcards and album pages, some early Macao, etc.; needs a careful review for sure, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Lot #15 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Useful and Diverse Accumulation. Comprising various little mounted collections of Junks through the Golds, lots of mint Taiwan and PRC sets, lots of 1979 to early 1980s PRC silk FDCs, some Liberated Area material, French Offices and Indo-China, a few nice Treaty Port specialty pieces and more, mostly Fine to Very Fine, eclectic mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.
Lot #16 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas stamp collections
China, Diverse Tail-End of Consignment Holding. Including a small stockbook of Macau with mostly used early issues, plus lots of modern miniature sheets, better mid-period mint sets like Scott #372-81, 383-90, 440-42, etc.; we also note nice 1960s Taiwan FDCs, 1960s-90 Hong Kong FDCs, some modern PRC FDCs, a few early picture post cards, etc., Fine to Very Fine, useful mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Lot #17 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas Cover and Autograph Collections
China, Interesting Postal History Accumulation. Diverse group of approximately 65 items, including a couple nice stampless items, Coiling Dragon covers, a couple lovely Imperial postal stationery items, a circa 1874 U.S. 10¢ Banknote U.S. Postal Agency in China cover, lots of CNCs with registered, censored, express, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice group, worth a careful review.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Lot #18 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas Cover and Autograph Collections
China, Interesting Cover Accumulation, Mostly 1940s. Useful group of approximately 55 items including a nice 1874 U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai cover franked by 10¢ U.S. Banknote to Ohio including a wonderful, literate letter; 5 China Liberated Area covers to the U.S., 9 nice 1948-49 wrapper usages, including gold yuan usages, 23 CNC covers, etc. Diverse group, mixed condition, mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000...
Lot #19 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas Cover and Autograph Collections
China, Postal History Accumulation. Substantial group of approximately 75 covers, mostly from the Junk issues through about the 1948-period CNCs, offering a great range of usages, frankings, censors, inflation period, missionary usages, etc.; worthwhile group, mostly Fine to Very Fine, worth inspection.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
Lot #20 - 01: China: All Periods and Areas Cover and Autograph Collections
China, Splendid Collection of 19th Century China and Hong Kong Trade & Diplomatic Figures' Autographs. A wonderful and fascinating collection of 19 select autographs of important and prominent people in 19th-century China; included are letters, cut signatures, free-frank "fronts", cards, etc., from no less personages as Joseph Peabody (1757-1844, merchant and shipowner), Francis May (1860-1922, 1884-dated Governor of Hong Kong),...
Lot #21 - 02: Treaty Ports and Local Posts collections
Treaty Ports, Useful Mint and Used Collection, 1866-97. A very useful, well-filled collection assembled mostly on Michael Rogers pages, very nicely filled from Amoy #1-6 on, with dozens of useful sets, singles, etc., from Amoy, Chefoo, extensive Wuhu with varieties, very solid Hankow, Kewkiang and Nanking, Wei Hai Wei second issue, good Chinkiang and Chungking, a lovely specialized section of Ichang on beautiful, homemade pages, some...
Lot #22 - 02: Treaty Ports and Local Posts collections
Treaty Ports, Mint Collection. A nice selection with the vast majority of coverage and value in Chinkiang, including Chan # LCH1-7, 8-15, 25-32, 6c horizontal pair imperf vertically (2 examples), Chan LCHD8d, D16c, plus Chungking LCK1-7, 2a, D1-5, plus 2c unissued handstamp postage due, a mint and a used example with inverted surcharge; a few items from Kewkiang, Wuhu, etc.; clean mix, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,...
Lot #23 - 02: Treaty Ports and Local Posts collections
Treaty Ports, Small Consignment Balance. Useful small group comprising "bogus" issues, with mint or "used" Tientsin types, plus two sets of the scarce Amoy/Shanghai/Ningpo/Hong Kong issues (couple faults, as usual), plus a nice group of the issued stamps from Nanking, Fine to Very Fine, worth a look.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Lot #24 - 02: Treaty Ports and Local Posts shanghai
Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 2ca black, type I, wove paper (Chan LS1. Scott 1), printing 21, exceptionally fresh with large margins, Very Fine+, scarce printing.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
Lot #25 - 02: Treaty Ports and Local Posts shanghai
Shanghai, 1865, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 2ca black, type II, wove paper (Chan LS2. Scott 5a. Livingston 19), printing 41, showing raised period after L. P. O., small, tight but clear margins as normal, bold impression, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,000.