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Lot 5341 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 2

Lot 5341 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 2

French PO's in China 1901 (Nov 27): Envelope from Shanghai to Mananjary Madagascar, bearing Sage 25 c. black on rose ovpt. CHINE in red, tied by "SHANG-HAI CHINE 27 NOV 01" datestamp, Marseille La Reunion octogonal Shipmail's datestamp (Jan 6, 1902) alongside. Reverse with arrival (Jan. 22, 1902) cds in blue. Cover with folds and wear, nevertheless an appealing item to a destination of outmost rarity from China.
Catalogue 260: Italy, France and European Countries

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Lot 5339 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 2

Lot 5339 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 2

1870: Cover from Shanghai to Lyon, endorsed "via Brindisi", bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with Cérès 1872 10 c. brown and 80 c. rose, cancelled by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge, the Siège tied in addition by "SHANG-HAI 25 MARS 75 CHINE" cds, framed PD and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. 8 MAI 75 MOD." cds, both in red alongside. Reverse with Lyon arrival (May 9) cds. Fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to France in the July 1871 tariff.rnProvenance: 148. Corinphila sale (Feb. 2007), lot 1993.
Catalogue 260: Italy, France and European Countries

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Lot 5340 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 2

Lot 5340 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 2

1872: Double rate Envelope from the French PO in Shanghai to Brussels, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing two horizontal pairs of Cérès 1872 80 c. rose, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge with crisp "SHANG-HAI 15 AOUT 75 CHINE" cds as well as framed PD, framed APRES LE DÉPART and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. MOD 2 OCT. 75" cds, all in red alongside. Reverse with transit and arrival cds's (Oct 8) from Granges and Bruxelles. Few nibbed perfs, nevertheless a fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to this rare destination in the July 1871 tariff. Signed A. Diena and Calves.
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Lot 1415 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1415 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1894 (Nov 17): Dowager 12 ca. brown-orange, an unused example of good colour, fresh and fine, large part og. A scarce and elusive stamp Gi = £ 600.
Catalogue 257: EUROPE & OVERSEAS

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Lot 1432 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1432 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1870/1990: China accumulation of all periods including local post, Hong Kong, good French offices, overseas postal history. Worthwhile lot to break and sort.
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Lot 1416 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1416 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1897: Dowager second printing 3 a. chrome yellow on wmk. paper with thin whiter gum in an unused block of four of vibrant colour, two hinge remnants on upper and lower pair with large part of thin original gum (some ageing), horizontal perf. line slighty shifted, otherwise of fresh and fine appearance. Only few multiples of the second printing are believed to exist. Chan 24 S. Gi. = £ 7'200.
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Lot 1433 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1433 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1878/1949c: Lot hundreds primarily used stamps from Large & Small Dragons, later definitives, local ovpt. issues, Shanghai local post, Korea, and Manchuria. To be studied.
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Lot 1417 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1417 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1914/19: Junk 3 c. blue-green pair and 7 c. violet pair on 1918 registered cover to Norway tied by YIYANG HUN datestamps in black with fine strike of registration cachet at lower left. Reverse with Peking cds (Feb 22) and Harbin cds (Feb 25); thereafter with British and Russian Censor Reseal strips at sides and Kristiansund arrival (Aug 19). A five month journey time due to a combination of World War and Revolution. An attractive and scarce cover. Illustrated in Edition D'Or XLV on page 36.
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Lot 1434 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1434 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1898/1968: Lot with better sets and values used/unused, incl. 1921 airmail set of  four unused as well as some PRC issues from 1950 onwards with some used/unused part sets up to 1967/68 part set of eight values of which five unused 4 f. 'Mount Liupan', 'Long March' and 8 f.  'Snow', 'Fairy Cafe'  and 'Huichang' Gi. 412, 413, 415, 416, 421 = GB£ 3'200.
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Lot 1418 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

Lot 1418 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Auction Series 257-264 in Zurich Day 4

1921: National Postal Service issue covers (8) with 1 c. orange and 6 c. grey single frankings each tied FROM STEAMER LETTER BOX bilingual cachets, 6 c. grey single frankings (3) all cancelled at WUHU in first week of issue, 6 c. grey pair on cover to London tied by Wuhu cds, 3 c. green and 10 c. blue single frankings also tied by WUHU cds's in first week of issue. Fair to fine, a scarce group.rn 
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