Auction #23

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Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd.

Closed Auction
Nov 17, 2017 Asia/Hong_Kong

Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Friday Nov 17, 2017 10:00 to Saturday Nov 18, 2017 17:00 Asia/Hong_Kong
Last date for bids: 
Friday Nov 17, 2017 09:00 Asia/Hong_Kong

Kelleher and Rogers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Daniel F. Kelleher auctions, America’s oldest philatelic auction firm, proudly announces their Fall 2017 sale to be conducted at the firm's new Hong Kong offices located at 1802 Perfect Industrial Building, 31 Tai Yau Street, San Po Kong, Hong Kong on November 17-18, 2017. The two day sale will feature over 800 lots.

Day one consists of stamps, postal history and collections of China, from the Municipal Posts through the Imperial issues and continuing on through the Republic era, Provinces, Occupations, Taiwan and the People's Republic .

Day two consists of non-China areas of Asia, including Japan, Indochina, Korea, Laos,Thailand and Vietnam.

Our current auction will be held 17-18 November 2017 in Hong Kong. The two day sale will feature over 800 lots.

Day one consists of China, including stamps, postal history and collections, ranging from Imperial issues including Local Posts through Republic issues, Taiwan and the People's Republic.

Day two consists of Hong Kong, including specialized sections of cancellations and Treaty Ports, followed by Japan and other Asia countries.

Important note: the buyer's premium for this sale is now 20%. However there is a 2% discount from the hammer price if payments reach us within 15 days after the sale date. 

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Lot 141 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #141 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Nanking "Provisional Neutrality" overprint, $1 red & pale rose (Chan 149. Scott 143), bright vivid color and well centered, o.g., Very Fine, a rare stamp: 156 examples were sold in Nanking at issue. Scott $3,750 (HK$ 29,070).
Estimate HK$ 24,000 - 28,000.

Lot 142 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #142 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Statistical Dept. "Republic" overprints, ½¢-$5 complete (Chan 152-166. Scott 146-160), exceptionally fresh with vibrant colors, o.g., Very Fine, a most attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 143 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #143 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Commercial Press "Republic" overprint, 1¢ ocher (Chan 167h. Scott 161var), top margin interpanneau strip of 5, with gutter between positions 4 & 5, position 4 stamp showing top character shifted to right variety, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, a stunning and rare, eye-arresting variety.
Estimate HK$ 2,800 - 3,200.

Lot 144 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #144 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, unissued, perforated "Map of China", 1¢ to $10 complete, set of 13, wonderfully fresh; fault-free and near pristine, with each value possessing full o.g., Very Fine and remarkably choice, an incredibly rare complete set, one of only a very few sets that have survived and remained intact, with nearly all having been destroyed with the scrapping of the issue.
Estimate HK$ 300,000 - 400,000

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Lot 145 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #145 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Revolution Commemorative complete (Chan 184-195. Scott 178-189), fresh and well centered, with exceptionally clean o.g., Very Fine+, nice set.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 9,000.

Lot 146 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #146 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Revolution Commemorative complete (Chan 184-195. Scott 178-189), fresh, clean o.g.; 8¢ tiny thin speck, $5 a single slightly nibbed perf at right, otherwise Very Fine, attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 8,000.

Lot 147 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #147 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Republic Commemorative complete (Chan 196-207. Scott 190-201), fresh and well-centered, o.g., Very Fine, nice set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.

Lot 148 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #148 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1912, Republic Commemorative complete (Chan 196-207. Scott 190-201), fresh, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce used set.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,800.

Lot 149 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #149 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1915, Junk Issue, First Peking printing, ½¢ to $10 complete (Chan 227//238. Scott 221-239, 240-241), which also includes 1½¢ violet and 13¢ brown, fresh and attractive set; tiny thin speck on $10 value, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.

Lot 150 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #150 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1915, Hall of Classics, First Peking printing, $10 black & yellow green (Chan 247. Scott 239), wonderfully fresh and nicely centered, full, clean o.g., Very Fine, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.

Lot 151 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #151 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1923, Hall of Classics, Second Peking printing, $10 brown purple & green, top margin full imprint single (Chan 271. Scott 268), fresh and bright with excellent colors, full, clean o.g.; with some reinforcing on the left portion, Very Fine, eye-catching and scarce item.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 152 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #152 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1932, Sven Hedin Expedition complete (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), an amazing and historical Sven Hedin piece, comprising a Registered cover from Peking to New York, bearing vertical pairs of the complete issue, tied by "Peiping 2.9.33" bilingual CDSs, with reverse showing Shanghai Sept 4 transit and New York Sept 30 registry oval and violet New York Oct 2 receiver; additional 10¢ Martyr issue also tied to back, fresh and Very...

Lot 153 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #153 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1932, Sven Hedin Expedition complete (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), the entire set, hinged to a small presentation card, fresh, o.g., hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200.

Lot 154 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #154 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1932, Sven Hedin Expedition complete (Chan 329-332. Scott 307-310), blocks of 4, each boldly signed "Sven Hedin" diagonally across the front; pristine mint, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 155 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #155 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1939, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Chung Hwa printing, Die III, $5 gray green & scarlet (Chan 383a var. Scott 361 var), irregular block of 3 imperf panes of 50, neatly folded between panes, fresh, without gum, Very Fine, scarce multiple.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 156 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #156 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, 1949, Silver Yuan, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, 100¢ blue and 500¢ deep red (Chan S29-S30. Scott 980-981), fresh bright colors, without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine. Scott $975 (HK$ 7,560).
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.

Lot 157 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #157 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic stamps

China, Airmail, interesting eclectic selection, all neatly mounted and annotated on album pages, including Scott #C1-C5, "Specimen" overprints, collateral items such as a 1941 National Salvation Aviation Bond, the green unofficial souvenir sheet, a nice range of domestic airletter sheets by CSS numbers, a lovely range of airmail labels and more, Fine to Very Fine, lovely, unusual lot; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 158 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #158 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1912 (Mar 22), 1¢, 3¢, 16¢ & $1-$5 "Republic of China Provisional Neutrality" issues for use in Nanking, etc., Nanking City, a magnificent, flawless condition "W.T. Gracey", American Consul, Nanking cover, bearing 6 values, including all dollar values of the rare Provisionals for Use in Nanking, Hankow and Changsha issue, all cancelled by "Nanking City March 22" CDSs, a pristine and exceedingly rare and important...

Lot 159 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #159 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1920 (May 7), Tientsin to Peking First Experimental Flight (Starr-Mills 1), 1¢ Chinese Imperial postal card, uprated with 3¢ Junk issue, each tied by bold strike of appropriate, boxed "Chinese Post Office / Despatched by Aeroplane / Tientsin to Peking" chop, with "Received by Aeroplane" boxed handstamp applied at Peking. Reverse shows a second strike of the first mentioned chop, with the card address "To the Honorable Special...

Lot 160 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #160 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1921 (Nov. 11), incoming picture post card from Colombo, Ceylon to Shanghai, franked with Ceylon King George V 1¢, 3¢ & 6¢, tied by Latvinia (11.11) c.d.s., boxed "BPO to CPO Shanghai" (12.4) handstamp, Shanghai same date arrival c.d.s., Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 161 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #161 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1926-41, Unusual Group of 8 China Airmail Covers, a nice group, including a 4¢ Sinkiang card used by Mencarini from the Philippines, a 6 Nov 1941 missionary cover from Kaying to the U.S. via Hong Kong with violet "Not opened by censor" and red script "By Chinese Air Service to Hong Kong Only" handstamps, a couple Peiping to Nanking flights, 1936 Canton-Hanoi flight, etc., nice varied group, Fine to Very Fine, examine.
...

Lot 162 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #162 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1929, Interrupted Flight cover from Hankow to Shanghai, lovely, neat cover addressed to Shanghai, franked on reverse by 4¢ Junk and 15¢ Second Airmail Issue, each tied by Hankow c.d.s.'s, Very Fine, includes original newspaper article of the mishap.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000

Plane was forced down at Woosung and crashed into a launch, with mail transferred to Shanghai (receiver), where violet 2-line boxed...

Lot 163 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #163 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1929 (Nov. 26), unflown cover for scheduled Canton to Yunnanfu first flight (Starr-Mills 26), scheduled for Nov. 26, though one day prior, General Lin crashed at Wuchow and the original 300 pieces scheduled were delivered by the Chinese Post Office by ordinary post. Cover bears 4¢ Mausoleum and 15¢ Second airmail issues cancelled at Canton on 25 Nov. prior to the flight, with appropriate violet light cachet and Canton Nov. 26...

Lot 164 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #164 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1929 (Nov. 26), Unflown cover for scheduled Canton to Yunnanfu first flight (Starr-Mills 26), cover bears 4¢ Mausoleum and 15¢ Second Airmail issue, each cancelled at Canton on 25 Nov prior to the flight; front shows appropriate violet handstamp cachet, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000

Scheduled for Nov. 26, though one day prior, General Lin crashed at Wuchow, with the original 300 pieces intended...

Lot 165 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #165 - 3: 03: Chinese Republic postal history

China, 1931 (May 31), cover from Shanghai - Berlin Eurasia Aviation Corp. to Czechoslovakia (Starr-Mills 40), specially prepared envelope embossed on front and franked on reverse by complete set of second issue airmails along with two 20¢ Junk issue, all tied by special commemorative c.d.s.'s. Front show registered AR notation, along with "Via Siberia", with red Berlin Luftpost cachet and Berlin 11.6.31 receiver. Opened for display, an...

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