1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Stamp Auctions

Lot 9 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 9 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Peking to Ireland,. 1874 (11 Feb). Cover with orignial letter addresssed to William Hancock in Lurgan, Ireland, privately carried. It was written by Robert Bredon on behalf of Sir Robert Hart, inviting him to come out to China and take employment in the running of the posts. It details much background information on the way the mails were organised and what was necessary to obtain the post.

裴式楷代表赫德邀約韓威禮加入海關的親筆信。威礼入華之始。

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Lot 4 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 4 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Incoming. c 1874 (4 Oct) New York to Shanghai. Postal stationary cover cancelled with ‘star in circle’ and New York cds alongside, with additional stamps fallen off in transit. Arrived with bilingual “CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI” handstamp in red - in brilliant color. Annotated ‘ansd. 17 Dec’. Opened out for display.    

紐約寄上海, 郵資封, 加貼郵票已失, 蓋中英文“上海関”紅色到達戳記。

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Lot 20 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 20 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Newchwang IJPA combination,. 1876 (29 Dec) Newchwang to USA.  Clear strike of “Customs Newchwang” origin cds on reverse. Winter route to Customs Shanghai (1 Feb 77). In combination with Japanese 10s stamp, cancelled by crossroad obliterator in black, and IJPA Shanghai (2 Feb) alongside. Transit Yokohama (11 Feb), San Francisco (1 Mar), to arrive at North Marshfield (no arrival).

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Lot 15 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 15 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Canton,. 1878 (16 Jan) Canton to Edinburgh. Light but clear strike of “Customs Canton” origin cds on reverse. Cover ‘via Brindisi’ bearing Hong Kong QV 16c stamp, tied by ‘C1’ killer with Canton 16 Jan cds alongside. Transit Hong Kong (16 Jan), Brindisi (22 Feb), to arrive Edinburgh (23 Feb).  Part of flap missing not affecting stamps or cancellations. Only 5 covers from Customs Canton prior to the Large Dragon issue were recorded, and this is one of three from the Hobson correspondence.   

廣州寄比利時, 蓋廣州関日戳發出, 經廣州英國郵局。大龍郵票發行之前, 僅見5件從廣州關發出郵件。

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Lot 10 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 10 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Peking to Chefoo,. 1874 (18 Aug). Peking to Chefoo. Cover with orignial letter addresssed to William Hancock, privately carried. It was written by Robert Bredon to encourage Hancock in his new job. Probably the earliest surviving Chefoo Customs mail, predating Customs cds of Peking and Chefoo. William Hancock went on becoming a famous figure serving in several post offices throughout China. Many of the finest Large Dragon covers are from his correspondence. 

1874年8月18日, 裴式楷從北京寫給烟臺海關韓威禮的親筆信, 鼓勵他幹出成績。私人手中現存最早的烟臺海關郵件, 在北京和烟臺海關使用郵政日戳之前。

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Lot 5 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 5 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Domestic News wrapper. 1876 (6 Jan). North China Herald. Addressed to Hancock, I-G of Customs Peking. Hong Kong QV 2c stamp with wing margin affixed between paper and wrapper, tied by S1 killer. Forwarded with bilingual “CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI” handstamp in red to Peking. Never opened! North China Herald is the first modern newspaper of mainland China.

1876年1月6日《北華捷報》, 貼香港2仙郵票, 銷上海英局S1戳記, 交上海関轉遞北京関韓威禮, 蓋中英文“上海関”紅色戳記, 報紙未被打開。《北華捷報》1850年8月30日創刊於上海, 是中國内地第一份現代報紙, 初為周報, 1864年6月1日, 改為日報《字林西報》。

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Lot 21 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 21 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Newchwang French combination,. 1878 (27 Mar) Newchwang to Paris.  Clear strike of “Customs Newchwang” origin cds in front. In combination with France 5x 4c + horizontal pair of 30c, cancelled by ‘5104’ diamond of dots, with ‘Shang-hai, Chine’ cds (10 Apr) alongside. Paris arrival (22 May).  

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Lot 16 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 16 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Chinkiang IJPA combination,. 1877 Chinkiang (?) to USA, same corrspondence with the next cover. Shanghai Local Post (23 Nov). Franked with Japanese 5s stamp, cancelled with crossroad obliterator in black, and IJPA Shanghai cds (24 Nov) alongside. Transit Yokohama (6 Dec), San Francisco (2 Jan 1878), to Eastport, Maine (no arrival).      

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Lot 11 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 11 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Chefoo,. 1875 (22 July) Lurgan to Chefoo, addresssed to William Hancock. Cover ‘via Brindisi’ bearing GB 3d and 1/- stamps cancelled by Lurgan duplex. Transit London (23 July), Singapore to Hong Kong Marine Sorter (22 30 Aug) to arrive Chefoo (6 Sep) with Customs cds. Re-directed to Peking.   Only 4 covers with Customs Chefoo datestamp prior to the Large Dragon issue are recorded, the first two arrived on the same date. This is the second earliest example of any Customs datestamp.       

英國寄烟臺海關韓威禮, 經新加坡至香港船上分揀, 到達蓋烟臺関日戳。大龍郵票發行之前, 僅見4件帶烟臺關日戳郵件, 本件是最早的, 也是各海關中第二早的日戳。

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Lot 6 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive -  Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Lot 6 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive - Ava Auctions Ltd. INAUGURAL AUCTION

Piece. Bilingual “CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI” handstamp in red on piece in brilliant color.

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