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Lot 49 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 49 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

1901/46c: Lot 19 covers / postcards incl. two 1901 postcards despatched by German soldiers, two stationery postcards, one from Pingtu to Kiaochow, postcard from Shanghai to the USA, the adhesives cancelled upon arrival; Junk issue special 1917 4 c. stationery postcard for POWs to Copenhagen with Russian and Austrian censorship, 1917 cover from Peking to Chikungshan with Chinese censorship, 1916 registered cover from Tientsin via Tientsin-Mukden ambulant and Petrograd to Rotterdam, 1919 incoming cover from Germany with Kongmoon 'Addressee left' handstamp, 1915 Chinese response card to Germany, 1921 Peiping to Shanghai cover with addressee not found opened and resealed with green label, 1912 registered ovpt set to London, 1913 Shanghai Customs service cover to Mengtsz, Sinkiang ovpt Junk cover from Urumuhu to Suilai, Manchuria ovpt Junk cover from Harbin to Kuling, and 1936 Manchukuo cover to Paris.

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Lot 17 - Overseas imperial china -  Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Lot 17 - Overseas imperial china - Corinphila Auction AG Corinphila Auction 284-290 - Day 2

Round the world cover 1888: Cover from Nikolajevsk to Havant, Great Britain, readressed via Canada to the German post office in Shanghai, readressed again to Havant, bearing Russia 1884 Imperial Arms 7 kop. blue tied by faint NIKOLAEVSK cds, HAVANT arrival (Nov 9), new franking QV 4 d. adhesive, despatched Nov 15 via Canada with Windsor Ontario (Nov 29) and San Francisco Steamship (Dec 8) transit, "US POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI" arrival (Jan 14, 1889), "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST" in blue, finally readressed back to Great Britain and despatched registered at the German PO in Shanghai with German Empire precursor (Mi V41+V42) adhesives, tied by cds of the Imperial Postagentur (Jan 15) with matching registration label alongside, transit Brindisi, Modane & "LONDON REGISTERED (Feb 18, 1889). As to be expected some wear and tear, nevertheless an extremely scarce usages and postmark combination, an impressive combination franking.

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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 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.
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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.
Catalogue 257: EUROPE & OVERSEAS

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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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