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Lot 6243 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 5

Lot 6243 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 5

French Post Offices in China 1870 (May 19): Double rate Cover from Shanghai toLyon, endorsed "Via Marseilles", bearing Napoléon laureated 80 c. rose in a horizontal pair with fresh colour and good perforation, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge. Crisp "SHANG-HAI Bau FRANCAIS 19 MAI 70" cds as well as framed PD and French "PAQ. ANGL. V. SUEZ MARSEILLE 8 JUIL 70" entry cds, both in red alongside. Reverse with LYON arrival (July 9) cds. Lightest horizontal file fold just mentioned for accuracy, an appealing item from the French P.O. in Shanghai.

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Lot 6244 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 5

Lot 6244 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 5

French P.O.'s in China 1875 (Jan 6): Triple rate Envelope from Shanghai to St. Étienne, endorsed "Voie de Marseille" and bearing a three-colour combination of Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with Cérès 1871 80 c. rose, pair and a single as well as 10 c. brown on rose in a horizontal pair, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral obliterator, "SHANG-HAI CHINE 6 JANV. 75" despatch cds in black and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille - Lyon ambulant, Lyon transit and St. Étienne arrival (Feb 16) cds's. A splendid cover, signed Goebel & Roumet.

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Lot 6245 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 5

Lot 6245 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 5

French Offices in China 1875 (May 9): Triple rate Cover from Shanghai to Munich, Bavaria, endorsed "Per French Mail to Marseilles" and bearing Siège 40 c. orange (slightly oxidised) in combination with horizontal strip of four Cérès 80 c. rose, tied by Gros Chiffres "5104" numeral lozenge, matching "SHANG-HAI CHINE 9 MAI 75" despatch cds and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with three French ambulant and MÜNCHEN arrival (June 21) cds's as well as '13' distribution cachet. In spite of the endorsement franked with three times 120 c. for a mailing with a British vessel, but in reality it made its journey with the French vessel 'Sindh' via Saigon and Suez. For this journey only three times 100 c. would have been sufficient. Cover with the usual edge wear as to be expected, part of backflap missing, nevertheless a most interesting cover to an unexpectedly rare destination. Cert. von der Weid (1994).rnNote: The cover is directed to a member of the household of Maximilian August Eduard Graf Topor-Morawitzky (1798-1875).

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Lot 40 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 40 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Austrian Naval Forces 1913: Postcard from Shanghai to Pola, franked by 1908 Austria 5 h. green tied by fine "K UND K KREIGSMARINE / SMS KAISER FRANZ JOSEPH" cds (Feb 25) in black. Slightest of aging but a fine strike. The Cruiser was on a 'Flag Waving' tour of the Far East - the contents refer to a meeting between the "Franz Joseph" and the "Kaiserin Elisabeth". Ex collection Keith Tranmer.

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Lot 8 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 8 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1888: 1 ca green to 5 ca olive-yellow, sixteen unused copies mainly with large part og. slightly mixed condition.

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Lot 24 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 24 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Austrian Naval Forces, Boxer War 1901 (March 20): Postcard written from Wei-Hai-Wei from the Cruiser "S.M.S. Kaiserin Elisabeth", mailed at free Military concession rate to Trieste, struck with "FELDPOST" straight line and circular "K UND K KRIEGS-MARINE / S.M. SCHIFF KAISERIN ELISABETH" cachets both in violet. Slight corner bend at right but rare and of very fine appearance. Ex collection Keith Tranmer.

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Lot 35 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 35 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1906 (July 30): Stationery postcard 1 c. sent to Germany with add. franking CIP ½ c. brown (2), 1 c. orange and 2 c. red tied by Tschingwangtau datestamp, transit (Aug 6) cds's of the Chinese and British PO's in SHANGHAI and CHEMNITZ arrival (Sept 8) cds alongside. Written by a soldier of the German East Asian Detachment after the closure of the German P.O. in Tschingwangtau.

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Lot 3 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 3 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1878: 5 ca yellow ochre, wide setting, cancelled by three strikes "CHEFOO" chop in blue, minor imperfections at top, very rare stamp.

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Lot 19 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 19 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1898 (Nov 6): Postcard from Shanghai to Bielefeld, Germany, bearing a combination franking of China Dragon ½ c. brown (Gi 121) and German post offices in China, Eagle definitive with CHINA ovpt 10 pf. carmine (Mi 3/I). The Chinese adhesive was tied by a six barred mute obliterator with a bilingual despatch cds alongside, the card transfered to the German P.O. where the German adhesive was tied by SHANGHAI despatch cds (Nov 7), "BETHEL (BIELEFELD) arrival (Dec 10) cds alongside.

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Lot 46 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 46 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1894: Dowager Empress, values to 6 ca brown, twenty-four stamps in both unused and used condition including a pair, with some very attractive pieces with near to full cancels. The lot comprises two unused  5 ca dull orange with large part og. and five further unused stamps including a corner marginal, with the balance being used. The quality is somewhat mixed with the majority fine to very fine.

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