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. 

Showing 26 - 50 of 814
Lot 26 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #26 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1837 (Mar. 27), folded letter sent from Canton, China, to Philadelphia, datelined "Canton March 27 1837" from Joseph Archer to William Wetmore, endorsed "per Splendid" at lower left; red "New York/Ship/Aug 15" c.d.s. and red manuscript 20¾ rating for 18¾¢ inland rate plus 2¢ ship fee; contains opium market news, interesting content, Fine to Very Fine, scarce early letter.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.

Lot 27 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #27 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1837 (Apr. 3), folded letter from Canton, China, to Philadelphia, datelined "Canton April 3 1837" from Samuel Wetmore to his nephew William, with interesting trade content including payment of Chinese debts and the Board of Trade; endorsed "E. Taylor" at lower left and inside "per Emily Taylor"; entered mails with red "Boston Mas" c.d.s. and matching "Ship" straightline with red manuscript "20¾" rating for 18¾¢ plus 2¢ ship fee...

Lot 28 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #28 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1837 (Sept. 30), folded letter from Canton, China, to London, England, via U.S., datelined "Canton September 30 1837" to William S. Wetmore care of Messrs. Morrison Cryden and Co., London, endorsed "Horatio via U. States" and inside "Horatio via Manila & the U. States"; red "Ship Letter/Weymouth" framed handstamp on flap and manuscript "4/6" due rating, along with red London 3.26 arrival c.d.s., forwarded care of Jones...

Lot 29 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #29 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1837 (Dec. 23), folded letter from Canton, China, to London, England, datelined "Canton December 23 1837" from Samuel Wetmore to William Wetmore care of Messrs. Morrison Cryder & Co., London, endorsed per "Ingleborrough" at bottom left; red "Ship Letter/Weymouth" framed handstamp and manuscript "3/6" rating with red London 5.15 arrival c.d.s.; market content: "…We are endeavouring to close sales of all our opium…", Very...

Lot 30 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #30 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1838 (Jan. 22), folded letter sent Canton, China, to London, England, datelined "Canton Jany 22 1838" from Wetmore & Co. to William Wetmore, endorsed per "Genl. Kyd" at bottom left; flap with sharp, well-struck "Ship-letter, Plymouth" framed handstamp and manuscript "1/7" due rating, with red London 6.7 arrival c.d.s., Very Fine, a great letter.
Estimate HK$ 14,000 - 18,000

Very interesting content...

Lot 31 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #31 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1838 (Jan. 22), folded letter from Canton, China, to London, England, datelined "Canton Jany 22 1838" from J. Archer to William Wetmore in London, endorsed per "L. McNaughter" at bottom left; entered mails with "Deal/Ship Letter" framed handstamp and manuscript "1/4" due rating; red London 6.8 arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000

A fabulous early letter with interesting business content...

Lot 32 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #32 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1838 (Feb. 5), folded letter sent from Canton, China, to London, England, datelined "Canton Feby 5, 1838" by William Wetmore, care of Messrs. Morrison Cryder London; entered mails with "ShipLre Folkstone" crown ship letter oval on flap and manuscript "1/4" due rating; red London 7.6 arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a nice letter in excellent condition.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.

Lot 33 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #33 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Canton, 1838 (Apr. 28), folded letter sent from Canton, China, to London, England, datelined "Canton April 28, 1838" from Joseph Archer to William Wetmore in London, endorsed "per Sarah Barry" at lower left; entered mails with "Deal/Ship Letter" handstamp and manuscript "2/8" due rating; very interesting opium market news and content, Very Fine, a beautiful handstamp well struck and a great letter.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.

Lot #34 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Chungking, 1893-94, group of 3 complete sheets (Scott 1, 5), comprising 2¢ vermilion First Issue (Scott #1) sheet of 40, which is toned, etc., but very scarce; plus two 8¢ orange sheets of 50 (Scott #5), each fresh with some separations, margin flaws, etc., Very Fine, examine, scarce group.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 35 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #35 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports

Hankow, Postage Dues, 1894, 1st overprints, 2¢-30¢ complete (Chan LHD1-5. Scott J1-J5), light circular date stamps except 2¢, which is unused with o.g., bright and fresh, Very Fine. Scott $1,160 (HK$ 8,990).
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 36 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #36 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), very fresh and well centered, without gum, Very Fine, attractive set.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 37 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #37 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), attractive complete set, 3ca value showing tiny thin speck, while 5ca shows rare, partial German Hamburg Line ship marking, Fine to Very Fine+.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 7,000.

Lot 38 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #38 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), a lovely, fresh and attractive set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 39 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #39 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete (Chan 1-3. Scott 1-3), fresh, attractive set, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 40 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #40 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Chan 1. Scott 1), deep, rich shade, large part o.g., hinge remnant; trivial corner bend, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,800 - 2,200.

Lot 41 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #41 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 1ca green (Chan 1. Scott 1), 3 lovely and sound used examples in 3 different shades, each cancelled by Customs cancels, including a Shanghai in red (Cancelled SEP 4 79), fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 42 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #42 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), wonderfully fresh with great color, full, clean o.g., Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,200 - 2,600.

Lot 43 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #43 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red (Chan 2. Scott 2), a splendid, beautifully centered example in red brown shade, cancelled by "Shanghai/Oct 22/80/Customs" CDS, Very Fine+, a beauty.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.

Lot 44 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #44 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a premium example, cancelled by bold, full strike in blue of boxed "PAID" handstamp; fresh, Very Fine+, a superb example of this scarce marking.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.

Lot 45 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #45 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a beautiful and attractive used example, cancelled by neat, light negative seal, fresh and Very Fine, pretty stamp.
Estimate HK$ 2,400 - 2,800.

Lot 46 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #46 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 5ca orange (Chan 3. Scott 3), a lovely and sound selection of 5 items, comprising one unused example without gum, plus 4 nice used examples, Fine to Very Fine, useful group.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 14,000.

Lot 47 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #47 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margins), 1ca-5ca complete, thin paper (Chan 4-6. Scott 4-6), a very lovely and fresh complete set, with the 1ca cancelled by red Shanghai Customs and the 3ca showing Newchwang 82 Customs; the 5ca high value has a very tiny and slight thin speck, otherwise is fresh and of beautiful appearance, Very Fine, nice set.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.

Lot 48 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #48 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margin), 1ca green and 3ca brown red (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), a beautiful, attractive pair, with the 1ca cancelled by red Shanghai Customs cancel and the 3ca showing partial foreign mail cancel, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 49 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #49 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margin), 1ca green and 3ca brown red (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 50 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons -  Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23

Lot #50 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire 1878-1883 large dragons

China, 1882, Large Dragons (wide margin), 1ca green and 3ca brown red (Chan 4-5. Scott 4-5), each fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

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