China, Substantial mint or used collection, 1878-1949, extensive and valuable, assembled on Scott Specialty pages, offering an excellent range of premium items such as used Scott # 2, 5, 8 (3), 9 (2), duplicated Small Dragons, 16-23 (plus duplicates), good mint or used Dowager surcharges, 78, 80, 82, 86-94, 98-109 (#106 mint), 138, 189, good Junk issues, 248-269, 276-279, 326-329, 471 with Russian Philatelic Exposition overprint...
By: Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd.
Kelleher & Rogers, Ltd. Auction #23
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 #2 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Powerful all-used collection to 1949, an extensive, clean and valuable all-used collection neatly assembled on Scott Specialty pages; we note a wealth of premium items such as Scott #4, extensive and duplicated Small Dragons, #10-12 and 13-15 (including cancels, shades and varieties), #17 on partial wrapper front, lots of Dowager surcharges with varieties (including shifts, etc.), #41, 54, 62, 69-70, 73-74, good cancels, etc.;...
Lot #3 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Lovely collection, 1878-1949, in a binder, stockbook and on assorted stockpages; the stockbook presents the "collection", while the binder and pages house duplicates - in manageable quantities, good for trading or typing - along with specialty mini-collections; whatever your interest, it's here: early issues, Sun Yat-Sen, overprints, Regionals, Japanese Occupation issues, Airs, Express Mail, Dues, Parcel Post…you're sure to find...
Lot #4 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Outstanding old-time collection, 1878-1941, comprising several hundred mint and used mounted on Scott pages; includes 6 Large Dragons, Dowagers and Red Revenues; premium mint noted like Scott #7, 10, 13, 15, 20, 22, 25, 65-67, 77, 80, 104-105, 131-133, 155, 169, 184-185, 190-198, 227-228, 232-233, 243-246, 270-273, plus used #4, 6 (faults), 8 (2), 9, 10 (2), 11 (2), 12, 18, 27, 29-32, 55, 70-71, 78, 87-95, 120-121...
Lot #5 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Wonderful accumulation, a substantial and valuable accumulation on counter pages, in glassines, etc., mint or used, with miniature sheets, better sets and singles, etc., from China proper, PRC and Taiwan; we note better used PRC Cultural Revolution items, a North East Liberated Area Nanking Road Incident sheet, 2 Taiwan Cross-Island Highway sheets, PRC Scott #959, 1054-1057 mint, Scott China #471, plus an overprinted example for...
Lot #6 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Interesting old-time consignment balance, comprising many thousands in all, mint or used, including scores of Sun Yat Sens, Martyrs, Junks, etc., packed in glassines; old approval sheets; a useful selection of Treaty Ports, some mint--and loads of used--Coiling Dragons, Airmails, ROC overprint issues used in quantities, Sven Hedin set on card, extensive wartime surcharges and CNCs, various old-time selections on album pages and...
Lot #7 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Premium mostly mint selection to 1949, a wonderful, clean and valuable mostly mint selection from the Small Dragons through the Provinces, arranged in 6 old-time approval books; included are many highlights such as mint Scott #86-94, 95, 106, 107 (2), good Sun Yat-Sen and Yuan Shih-Kai 1912 commemoratives to the 50¢ value, 121-122, 145-158, 217-218, 237, 276-279, 284-287, 290-296, 297-306, 326-329, and used #10 (2...
Lot #8 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Excellent all-used back-of-the-book collection, substantial and clean collection of many hundreds neatly assembled in a Scott Specialty album; includes useful Provinces, including Formosa, Sinkiang and Manchuria among the best; excellent used Japanese Occupation issues, which are scarce to find; good Tibet; French, German, U.S. and Russian Post Offices; some Manchukuo and more, Fine to Very Fine, good mix of difficult material;...
Lot #9 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Wonderful odds-and-ends accumulation, a plethora of interesting material gathered from various sources; includes, in no particular order (Scott numbers throughout): China #B4-B9 mint, Q1-Q3, Q7-Q10, Q11-Q19, Q20-22 mint, a mint "1 Cent 1/China" overprint on Germania, a 1930 ABNC Shanghai $5 banknote (lightly folded), a folded $5 Sun Yat-Sen full sheet of 100 (2 panes of 50, creased); J25-J28 & J30-J33 used blocks of 4...
Lot #10 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Wonderful old-time accumulation, excellent, nearly all used selection of many, many hundreds housed in 3 old stockbooks; begins with nice ICP issues, lots of Coiling Dragons including duplicated $1 to $5 values, ROC overprints, 1912 commemorative issues, lots of Junks, 1920 commemoratives, Sun Yat-Sen and Martyr types, lots of Treaty Port issues and more, mostly Fine to Very Fine, great mix; inspection invited.
Lot #11 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Extensive and wildly unorganized accumulation, comprising tens of thousands of stamps, including dozens of balance collections on pages, lots of various stockbooks of different sizes and vintages, folders, glassines, etc.; mostly all from the Junks on, mostly used, with quantities of material in all shapes and forms, generally Fine to Very Fine, we didn't notice any rarities, but this lot really needs a thorough inspection to...
Lot #12 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Massive accumulation of tens of thousands, a huge, mixed up old-time mint or used accumulation, loosely sorted by country or era into many hundreds of glassines; we note large quantities of PRC and pre-1949 China, plus Taiwan, Liberated Areas, etc.; we note no great rarities here, but quantities of material, Fine to Very Fine, well worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Lot #13 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Substantial new issue selection, mostly 1990s on, comprising many hundreds of sets and miniature sheets from both the PRC and ROC, all dutifully arranged and housed in individual glassines; bulk of coverage in PRC, with some earlier material included, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Lot #14 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Useful and extensive mostly used old-time stockpages selection, comprising many hundreds, beginning with a page of Dowager surcharges and includes good Back-of-the-Book with Airmails, Dues, Provinces, Japanese Occupations and more, generally Fine to Very Fine, worthwhile old-time mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 7,000.
Lot #15 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Nice old-time selection, including several vintage album leaves, which contain better items like used Scott #18 (block of 4), 21, 22 (single and vertical pair), 23, a representative group of Treaty Ports, a pristine #E10 Special Delivery (complete strip of 5), an interesting 1951 Hong Kong-to-New York letter from a Chinese stamp dealer in Soochow containing samples of available stamps, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice group;...
Lot #16 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Useful mint, mostly PRC & Taiwan accumulation, a slightly mixed up but worthwhile all-mint selection on a group of stockcards with better PRC, including the 1978 Science sheet (Scott #1383a), good 1970s issues, some nice Taiwan, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine or better, useful mix worth a careful look.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.
Lot #17 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Interesting tail-end of consignment lot, useful group of hundreds, housed in 5 various stockbooks, including lots of mostly used PRC with a good range of better sets and singles, a couple volumes of mint 1980s-90s Hong Kong sets and miniature sheets, some miscellaneous China, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, worth a careful inspection.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Lot #18 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Empire, Republic & Taiwan accumulation, mostly used on stockpages, album pages and in glassines, and all in need of organization; wide range of material, with just a handful of PRC issues; majority of issues run from Coiling Dragons through 1949 classic China; of interest includes Manchukuo issues; a partial Junk issue booklet (booklet is intact, but only 2 stamps - perfectly centered - remain), a mint gutter pair of the 2¢...
Lot #19 - 1: 01: China: All Periods and Areas collections
China, Useful tail-end of consignment lot, housed on a group of stockcards, etc.; includes a few Liberated Area items, including early "fantasy" issues, various China CNC multiples, a couple covers, etc., mostly Fine to Very Fine, examine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
Lot #20 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Treaty Ports and Local Posts, clean, mostly mint representative collection, useful old-time collection in a stockbook, nearly all mint, including better like Scott Chefoo #1-5, 14-16 (2); Chungking 2 (2), 3-7, J2-J6; Foochow 1-9; Ichang 1-8, plus smaller offerings of Hankow, Wuhu and Shanghai, plus nice Kewkiang, etc., Fine to Very Fine, nice mix; examine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
Lot #21 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Canton, 1834 (Nov. 30), folded letter from Macau to Canton, datelined "Macau Nov 30 1834" from T.V. Bainbridge to C. Bradford, Ship John Gilpin at Canton in care of Messrs. Whitmores Arches; flap notation "Should Mr. Bradford has left Canton this may be opened by Mr. Wetmore"; manuscript Chinese characters on bottom flap; horizontal fold, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
Lot #22 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Canton, 1835 (Feb. 22), folded letter, Ship Hope, at sea, to Canton, datelined "Ship Hope Febr. 22nd 1835" from J. Archer to William Wetmore at Canton; flap with 2 different Chinese-character endorsements; letter asked to forward any mail to Philadelphia or handle accordingly, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000.
Lot #23 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Canton, 1835 (Sept. 25), folded letter from Macau to Canton, datelined "Macau September 25th 1835" from A.P. Kellog to Messrs. Wetmore & Co.; Chinese characters on bottom flap; interesting content: "…Many persons who visit this place become disgusted in a very short time and wish to leave it, while others find good results by a longer stay….", Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
Lot #24 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Canton, 1836 (May 27), folded letter from Boston to Canton, datelined "Boston May 27 1836" from Jos. Smith to William S. Wetmore at Canton, endorsed "Capt. W.T. Ellorden" at bottom left; manuscript Chinese characters on flap; letter is a thank-you for receiving two boxes of tea and the possibility of sending his son to Canton to apprentice under Wetmore, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.
Lot #25 - 2: 02: Chinese Empire treaty ports
Canton, 1837 (Feb. 23), folded letter from Canton, China, to Philadelphia, datelines "Canton February 23 1837" from Samuel Wetmore to William Wetmore c/o Messrs. Wetmore Hoppin & Co., New York; red "New York Jun 21" c.d.s. and manuscript "25" rating; forwarded back to New York with blue "Philadelphia Pa. June 22" c.d.s.; trade contents include report of cargo for ship Eben , New York to Canton, Very Fine, an interesting, clean...