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 423 - 6: 06: Hong Kong stampless -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #423 - 6: 06: Hong Kong stampless

Hong Kong, 1859 (Feb. 19), stampless "Collect" folded business letter, sent from Shanghai to Boston, "Via Marseilles", with front showing manuscript "34" overstricken by "39" and reverse displaying bold strikes of "Hong Kong 23 FE 1859" transit (Webb Type 7), red "London AP 13 59" transit and "Boston/29/Apr/Br Pkt" receiver, fresh, Very Fine, a lovely quality example.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.

Lot 424 - 6: 06: Hong Kong stampless -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #424 - 6: 06: Hong Kong stampless

Hong Kong, 1859 (July 20), stampless "collect" cover from Hong Kong to the U.S., "Via Marseilles", with reverse showing Hong Kong origin c.d.s., Webb Type 13, along with red London SP 14 59 receiver, while front shows "New York Am Packet Sep 26" c.d.s., "45" due handstamp, plus "24" in manuscript, with 12¢ due the British, 12¢ the French, 16¢ Transatlantic and 5¢ U.S. inland, Very Fine, attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,...

Lot 425 - 6: 06: Hong Kong stampless -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #425 - 6: 06: Hong Kong stampless

Hong Kong, 1861 (datelined Shanghai, Oct. 24), folded letter to New York, stampless "paid" folded business letter sent "via Marseilles & Southampton", showing red "Hong Kong/C/OC 31/61/PAID" handstamp, along with red "Forwarded by/Wm. Pustay & Co./Hong Kong" forwarding agent's cachet; black "5/Dec/99/N. York Br. Pkt" handstamp on front, docketed on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, nice combination.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000...

Lot 426 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #426 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1862, Queen Victoria First Issue, unwatermarked, 18¢ lilac, cancelled by Singapore Webb Type B arrival marking (Scott 4. Yang 4), well-centered, sound stamp, cancelled by a particularly choice strike of the very difficult "B/172" in a transverse diamond of thin bars, Very Fine, an exceptionally rare marking, especially in this quality.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.

Lot 427 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #427 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1863, Queen Victoria, Crown CC watermark, 4¢ slate, cancelled British Late Fee arrival (Scott 10. Yang 9a), an attractive example of this scarce stamp with usual roughish perfs, cancelled by light "B62" killer, along with nice partial strike of British "PAID/LATE/FEE/1d" handstamp, Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.

Lot 428 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #428 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1864, Queen Victoria, Crown CC watermark, 2¢ brown, with Kudat, North Borneo arrival cancellation (Scott 8. Yang 8a), a choice quality, well-centered stamp cancelled by a superb strike of the ultra-rare "Kudat/A/11/SP" [86] c.d.s., Webb notes fewer than 25 recorded; this being a superb example.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 429 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #429 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1864, Queen Victoria, Crown CC watermark, 24¢ green, cancelled by Singapore "D14" arrival marking (Scott 18. Yang 14), attractive stamp, cancelled by bold strike of the ultra-rare "D14" Singapore arrival; 1865, 24¢ green Queen Victoria, Fine to Very Fine, a showpiece, not rated by Pearson, but only 5 examples are recorded, and this exact copy is photographed in Webb on plate 77.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.

Lot 430 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #430 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1880, Queen Victoria, Crown CC watermark, 2¢ dull rose, cancelled by superb Bangkok "Chequer Board" killer (Scott 9. Yang 28), fresh stamp with wonderful color, cancelled by bold strike of Bangkok "Chequer Board" killer, Very Fine, rare: not recorded by Webb; Proud Type K2 (p. 486), January-April 1883, ex-Dyer, Part II, Lot 3173.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.

Lot 431 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #431 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1884, Queen Victoria, Crown CA watermark, 10¢ green, with French P.O. in China arrival marking (Scott 43. Yang 36), nicely centered stamp showing bold 90% strike of clear "Shang-Haï/26 Oct/88/Chine" c.d.s.; tiny face scuff, Very Fine, very scarce, with 2008 B.P.A. photo certificate.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.

Lot 432 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #432 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1898 (Sept 23), Vancouver, BC arrival markings on 10¢ Queen Victoria, "per Empress of India", bearing two copies of the 10¢ violet on red Hong Kong Victorias, upper right example cancelled by "Vancouver/4/SP 23/98/B.C." as arrival marking, while second stamp cancelled by 11-bar duplex oval grid; single-letter UPU rate: 10¢ + 10¢ supplementary mail fee, fresh, generally Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 2,600 - 3,000....

Lot 433 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #433 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1899 (Aug. 28), Tacoma, Washington Territory, arrival marking on cover to Port Townsend, lovely pair of 10¢ Hong Kong Queen Victoria definitives, tied by "Tacoma Wash/AUG 28/6:30 AM/99" c.d.s. and matching duplex to cover, which additionally shows black "pacquebot" handstamp; reverse shows Port Townsend Aug 29 receiver, Very Fine, clean example of Tacoma c.d.s. used as arrival marking on a double-weight letter.
...

Lot 434 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #434 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1902 (Dec 29), Sandakan, North Borneo arrival cancellation on 4¢ carmine Queen Victoria, an exceptional, fresh quality adhesive, cancelled by a simply magnificent strike of "Sandakan/29/DE/1902" arrival c.d.s., Very Fine+, a showpiece, Pearson rarity: R (less than 25 known).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000

Among all those seen by us, this example is by far the best quality one .

Lot 435 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #435 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, 1903 (Apr. 1), Victoria, B.C., arrival marking on cover to Seattle, WA, franked by 10¢ (2) and 20¢ on 30¢ Hong Kong Queen Victoria issues, the latter with rounded corner at bottom right, all tied by "Victoria/9/AP 1/03/BC" arrival c.d.s.'s; cover traveled per Empress of Japan and shows 4 times single letter rate; docketed at Seattle one day later, with "AP 2 1903" machine cancel; cover very slightly reduced at left,...

Lot 436 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #436 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Excellent collection of Japanese arrival markings on Hong Kong adhesives, lovely, fully annotated collection of 26 items, each fully described on 102 cards; includes a nice variety of crossroads and segmented cork types, various c.d.s. types from Nagasaki, Yokohama, Kobe, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, excellent specialist's group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.

Lot 437 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #437 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Amazing Hong Kong arrival markings specialist's selection, a wonderful and clean, oftentimes fully identified selection of 23 items on stockcards or individually displayed on 102 cards; we note many premium, well-struck examples from England, China, Italy, Hawaii, Vancouver, Singapore, Bangkok, Haiphong, Japan, Batavia, Switzerland, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, superb specialist group; examine.
Estimate HK$ 4,500...

Lot 438 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #438 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Exceptional collection of British arrival markings on Hong Kong adhesives, a wonderful, profusely annotated collection of approximately 38 items, skillfully described on 102 cards; includes a just wonderful variety of markings, from London Paids to identified duplexes, etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, amazing specialist's lot; inspection invited, we note "earliest known" and "unique" references, etc.
Estimate HK$ 4,...

Lot 439 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #439 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Straits Settlements/Singapore arrival markings collection, 1862 (ca.)-1903, wonderful, highly specialized selection of approximately 41 items, including many scarce to rare examples, such as Singapore "B/172" omitted 8¢ Queen Victoria first issue, scarce "circle of diamonds" and "circle of thin bars" types (the latter quite rare), various Webb type D & E examles, "Singapore" c.d.s. types including full-strike examples,...

Lot 440 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #440 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Specialist's collection of Hong Kong stamps with Chinese arrival cancels, wonderful, select quality group of 28 items, all selected for interest and fully annotated on a group of 102 cards; all but 1 stamp are Queen Victoria issues, and we note various pakua cancels, Canton, Swatow and Pakhoi bilingual c.d.s.'s, large dollar chops, a French "5104" Offices in China cancelled on 24¢ green (pictured on plate 86 in Webb), etc.,...

Lot 441 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #441 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Substantial collection of Australian arrival markings, a wonderful specialist's selection of approximately 30 profusely annotated Australian arrival markings on Hong Kong Queen Victoria issues; we note numeral and c.d.s. types, GPO and paquet markings, etc., from Adelaide, Brisbane, Pt. Darwin, Newcastle (discovery example), Sydney, Thursday Island (very rare), etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, inspection invited, a superb...

Lot 442 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #442 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Asian Countries' arrival markings used on Hong Kong adhesives, an outstanding, clean and valuable well-annotated specialist's collection comprising approximately 38 items neatly presented on 102 cards; included identified stamps from Macao, Philippines (including Manila, Cebu, military station, etc.), Indo-China, Bangkok, Indonesia, plus a few non-Asian items, mostly Vancouver, BC, Fine to Very Fine, inspection invited,...

Lot 443 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #443 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, arrival markings from the U.S., lovely and substantial group of 27 items, which include numerous pairs, strips of 3 or blocks of 4, all with markings from the U.S.; we note many lovely San Francisco ovals, including a beautiful strip of 3, plus examples from Tacoma, New York, Oahu, Honolulu (2 blocks of 4), etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, nice group for the specialist; examine.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 3,000.

Lot 444 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #444 - 6: 06: Hong Kong Arrival Markings

Hong Kong, Excellent specialist's collection of India and Ceylon arrival markings, an exceptional and fascinating, fully annotated collection of 15 selected-for-interest Hong Kong Queen Victoria adhesives showing a wide range of referenced (i.e., Robson Lowe, Scamp & Fine, etc.) markings, numerous of which are noted as "not recorded", etc., Fine to Very Fine or better, specialist's delight; examine, many rare items noted, numerous...

Lot 445 - 6: 06: Hong Kong branch p.o. markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #445 - 6: 06: Hong Kong branch p.o. markings

Hong Kong, Kowloon, 1898-99, Branch Office markings, choice group of 3 items, all Webb Type A, including near-maximum strike on 4¢ Queen Victoria (Scott #38) used as dater, with JA 21 99 c.d.s., a 2¢ Queen Victoria cancelled JY 28 98 (a very early usage as the office opened on July 5), plus a FE 24 99 usage on a 4¢ Queen Victoria, Very Fine, excellent group.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.

Lot 446 - 6: 06: Hong Kong branch p.o. markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #446 - 6: 06: Hong Kong branch p.o. markings

Hong Kong, Kowloon, 1898 (July 30), 4¢ Queen Victoria postal card used from Kowloon Branch to Paris, attractive card, boldly cancelled by "Hong-Kong/K.B." Webb Type A origin c.d.s.; card shows tiny, insignificant scuff mark, otherwise Very Fine, a lovely and rare combination, with this example believed to be the second earliest usage from this scarce Branch Post Office.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000

It is quite rare to...

Lot 447 - 6: 06: Hong Kong branch p.o. markings -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #447 - 6: 06: Hong Kong branch p.o. markings

Hong Kong, Kowloon, 1898 (Sept. 17), "K.B." Branch Office c.d.s., 10¢ Victoria adhesive cancelled by bold and beautiful strike of "Hong Kong/A/Sp 17/98/K.B." c.d.s.; tiny scuff of no significance at upper right, Very Fine+, rare: carries a Pearson rarity factor of 100 (fewer than 50 known).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000

This marking nearly always appears on the cover and rarely on the stamp, especially in this quality...

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