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          Fine Stamps and Covers of
          Hong Kong and China
          Sunday 21 January 2007 at 11.30 a.m. Stamps of China (lots 501-724)
          2.30 p.m. Stamps of China and Asia (lots 725-1002)
          4.30 p.m. Stamps of Hong Kong (lots 1003-1348)
          At the Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong.
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           Extensions
           Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed
           stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement
           of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to
           question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 13 of the Conditions of Business; Condition
           14 shall thereafter apply accordingly.
           Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert
           which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted
           by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.
           Buyers are reminded that any lot(s) purchased “on extension” are subject to payment in accordance with our normal
           Terms & Conditions of Business. Settlement of any lots on extension should be made at the time of invoice payment.
           Overdue accounts are subject to interest charges.
           Extensions requested on account of condition will not normally be accepted for expert opinions. Any Lot described as having
           faults or defects may not be returned should a certificate cite other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description.
           Should Spink accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by
           the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot.
           It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only
           and not on the basis of any other. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a
           stamp will not be accepted.

           Notes Concerning Descriptions
           GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description:
           mint                 unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in
                                part or entirely removed.
           part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged
           unmounted mint original gum as issued
           unused               without gum
           COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one
           or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return.
           entire letter        complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion
           entire               the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents
           cover                an envelope

           Symbols and Abbreviations
                     unmounted mint                                                    d.s.     datestamp
                     unused                                                            h.s.     handstamp
                     used                                                              A        air mail
           +         block of four                                                     S        specimen
            B        block larger than four                                            C        cancelled
                     used on cover, entire letter, etc.                                E        essay
                     on piece                                                          P        proof
            var.     variety, varieties                                                F        forgery
            cat.     catalogue, catalogue value                                        R        reprint
            c.d.s.   circular datestamp

           References
           Catalogue values and numbers are those taken from the latest available edition.

           Bidding Increments
           Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the
           bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are:
            Up to HK$1,000                     by HK$50
            HK$1,000 to HK$3,000               by HK$100
            HK$3,000 to HK$6,000               by HK$200/300 or HK$3,200-HK$3,500-HK$3,800-HK$4,000
            HK$6,000 to HK$10,000              by HK$500
            HK$10,000 to HK$30,000             by HK$1,000
            HK$30,000 to HK$60,000             by HK$2,000 or HK$32,000-HK$35,000-HK$38,000-HK$40,000
            HK$60,000 to HK$200,000            by HK$5,000
            HK$200,000 and up                  Auctioneer’s discretion
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         January 21, 2007                                            CHINA                                                                3

                   Note: All buyers must read the notes concerning requests for Extensions printed on page 2 of this catalogue.
                                   The Terms of that notice must be complied with fully under all circumstances.

                                                     SUNDAY 21 JANUARY 2007
                                                       Commencing at 11.30 a.m.

                                            The Municipal Posts of the Treaty Ports
                                                          Shanghai
                    Large Dragons
                    Earliest Group
          501       2ca. black, printing 6 on pelure paper, touched to small margins; small thin, a scarce printing. Holcombe Opinion
                       (1996). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          502       2ca. grey-black, printing 14, large margins, paper adherence at top and slight crumpling at lower right margin; fresh.
                       Initialled A D(iena). Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          503       2ca. grey-black, printing 14, large, irregular margins; diagonal crease at lower right corner. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          504       2ca. black, printing 21, good to large margins; small fault at left, otherwise fine. Two dealer’s handstamps on reverse.
                       Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          505       2ca. black, printing 21 on pelure paper, showing the faintest hint of doubling associated with this printing, complete
                       margins; some light creasing and soiling at top. Initialled A D(iena). Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          506       4ca. orange, printing 15 on semi pelure paper, small margins and two surface abrasions. Holcombe Opinion (1994).
                       Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$6,000-8,000




                   506                      507                        509                        511                        512
                    Earliest Group, Mace for Candareen
          507       8ca. green, printing 19 on pelure paper, large margins; fine. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                    Singular Group on Laid Paper
          508       1ca. light blue, printing 23 on laid paper (indistinct) and showing raised “P.O.” (note that the “L” and “O” are only
                       partly printed), very large margins; adherence at top, fine. Chow 23b. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-7,000

          509       1ca. blue, printing 23 showing “L.P.O.” lower, large margins, fine. Chow 23c. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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        January 21, 2007                                 THE MUNICIPAL POSTS                                    4




            501                   502                     503                  504           510          514




             515                  516                            517                   518               519




             521                 522                 523                524            527               528




                   525                    529                    535                 542                 547




                                                   508                         526

                         505                                                                       534
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         January 21, 2007                               SHANGHAI LARGE DRAGONS                                                        5

                    Singular Group on Laid Paper – contd.
          510       1ca. deep blue, printing 23 showing “SH” above the line; touched to good margins. Chow 23e. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          511       4ca. yellow, printing 27, large margins all round, fine. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

          512       4ca. yellow, printing 27, large margins all round; horizontal crease at foot. Signed Holcombe. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$7,000-8,000

                    Singular Group on Wove Paper
          513       1ca. deep blue, printing 29; touched to small margins
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          514       2ca. grey-black, printing 25 showing variety dropped “N”; touched to small margins. Chow 25c. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          515       4ca. yellow, printing 24, good even margins, fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          516       4ca. yellow, printing 24 showing “CAND” below “AREEN”, large margins; paper adherence on reverse, fine. Chow
                       24a. Photo
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          517       8ca. olive-green, printing 32, two examples with good margins showing different positions of the horizontal lines at
                       right, unused; latter with small thin. Chow 32, 32b. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          518       16ca. orange-vermilion, printing 31, a weak impression, good to large margins, fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                    Middle Group on Laid Paper
          519       2ca. black, printing 41 showing dot over shang, large margins, fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                                                        520


          520       3ca. terracotta, printing 37 cancelled by small buckle cancellation in red; margins are touched or just cut into and
                       scissor cut at foot. A collectable example of this rare stamp. Holcombe Certificate (1988)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$70,000-80,000

                    Middle Group on Wove Paper
          521       3ca. terracotta-brown, printing 45 showing variety “3 CAN” above “DAREENS” and “F” for “E”, good margins.
                       Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
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        January 21, 2007                                   THE MUNICIPAL POSTS                                                           6

                   Shanghai Large Dragon, Middle Group on Laid Paper – contd.
        522        4ca. ochre-yellow, printing 44, good to large margins; fine
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        523        4ca. bright ochre-yellow, printing 44, good to large margins; adherence on reverse, fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        524        6ca. terracotta-brown, printing 33 showing variety “6 CAND” sloping downwards, good to large margins, fine. Signed
                      A D(iena). Chow 33b. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        525        6ca. bright vermilion, printing 46 showing “CANDAREENS” nearly in line, large margins; good to fine. Signed
                      A D(iena). Chow 46a. Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        526        6ca. vermilion, printing 46 showing”CAN” and “NS” raised, large margins, fine. Signed A D(iena). Chow 46b.
                      Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        527        6ca. deep vermilion, printing 46 showing “CAN” and “NS” raised, fresh bright colour, good to large margins. Signed
                      A D(iena). Chow 46b. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        528        8ca. grass green, printing 43, large margins; fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        529        12ca. terracotta, printing 35, small to good margins. Signed A D(iena). Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

        530        12ca. chocolate, printing 47, small margins; fine
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

                   Later Group
        531        1ca. pale blue (thin), blue and indigo shades, printing 48 on pelure paper, good margins; some imperfections. (3)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        532        2ca. black, printing 54 on pelure paper, small margins
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

        533        3ca. reddish brown, printing 50, large margins; fine. Also 3ca. light brown, printing 50, showing “I.P.O.” for “L.P.O.”,
                      also large margins and fine. (2)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        534        3ca. pale reddish brown, printing 50 showing “I.P.O.” for “L.P.O.”, full margins. Signed A D(iena). Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        535        4ca. orange-yellow, printing 57, large margins, fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        536        4ca. ochre-yellow, printing 57 in a horizontal strip of three, small margins and light crease
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        537        6ca. reddish brown, printing 58, three shades with good to large margins, one showing incomplete characters at right
                      and stop omitted; fine. (3)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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         January 21, 2007                                          SHANGHAI                                                              7

          538       8ca. olive-green, printing 59, large margins, fine
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          539       12ca. light orange-brown and orange-brown shades, printing 60, large even margins and good margins respectively;
                      fine. First signed A D(iena). (2)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          540       12ca. vermilion, printing 61, a horizontal strip of three with full sheet margins; two vertical creases, one developing
                      into a split through the right stamp
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          541       16ca. scarlet, printing 62 showing “1” partly printed, good to large margins, a few faint tone spots
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          542       16c. scarlet, printing 62 variety “1” omitted, bright colour from the slightly smudged printing and large margins.
                      Signed Holcombe. Ex Thornhill (lower margin slightly reduced). Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          543       16ca. vermilion, printing 62, four examples small to good margins; good to fine. (4)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                    Modern Numeral Group
          544       1ca. blue, printing 52, five examples in shades of blue, grey-blue (2) and slate-blue (2, one thinned), good to large
                       margins, an attractive selection. (5)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          545       2ca. black, printing 51, very large sheet margins, fine
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          546       3ca. red-brown, printing 53, very large sheet margins; two vertical creases and thin in margin, well away from the
                       design
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

                    Retouched Group
          547       4ca. yellow, printing 68, good margins; small ink mark at right and paper adherence on reverse. Signed A D(iena).
                       Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

                                                              ——————————

          548       1893 Surcharges, 1⁄ 2 c. on 5c. carmine-pink, a horizontal pair variety surcharge inverted used with 1⁄ 2 c. on 5c.
                      vermilion pair, 1c. on 2c. pair and 1c. on 2c. on local 1c. stationery envelope registered locally with the boxed
                      registration handstamp and bearing 1893 (13 Apr.) backstamp; light vertical crease and a couple of faults at right,
                      scarce. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$7,000-9,000




                                                                         549


          549       1893 “ONE CENT” on 20c. brown variety “HALF CENT” for “ONE CENT” in a horizontal pair, unused without gum. Copy
                      of R.P.S. Certificate (1970). S.G. 148a; Chan LS140a. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$40,000-50,000
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        January 21, 2007                                    THE MUNICIPAL POSTS                                                            8




                   556                      555                                                   548

                   Shanghai – contd.

        550        1899 Kung Pu watermark, a sample of watermarked paper, eighteen clichés from the lower left sheet corner; tear in
                     lower margin and tone mark
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
        550A       1918, local stampless envelope bearing octagonal “LOCAL     POSTAGE PAID”   datestamp; good
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
        551        POSTAL STATIONERY- SUBSCRIBER’S POST CARDS: 1892 (28 Apr.) card in lilac on cream stock dated on the reverse “Shanghai
                      18––” and cancelled by “SHANGHAI LOCAL POST” c.d.s. in blue. Also two examples of the subscribers card overprinted
                      “ONE CENT” and dated “Shanghai 189-” cancelled 1893 (14 Apr.) c.d.s. in blue; each with address and message in
                      Chinese. Livingston SC5, PC9. (3 cards)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$800-1,000
                   Chefoo
        552        1894 (Oct.) Shanghai 1⁄ 2 c. newspaper wrapper (type NW2) addressed to the Mission in Chefoo, cancelled by an indis-
                     tinct Shanghai Local Post despatch c.d.s. in blue, the reverse with a fine strike of the triple-ring “LOCAL POST/CHEFOO”
                     in brown on the reverse, fresh and fine
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
                                        1
        553                         ⁄ 2 c. newspaper wrapper showing weak printing to the stamp vignette, two examples fine unused.
                   POSTAL STATIONERY:
                      Also a used example for comparison
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
        554        –– A collection on leaves with post card type 1 unused and used (2), type 2 unused (2) and used, type 3 used (2);
                      1c. lettercards unused (2) and used (4) one on 28th January 1897 (five days before the closure of the local
                      post office); newspaper wrapper unused (3) and used (3). Most are fresh. (21)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$5,000-8,000
                   Chinkiang
        555        1895 Second Issue, 1895 (16 July) opened-out newspaper wrapper to Shanghai bearing 1⁄ 2 c. rose tied by a fine strike
                     of the 29mm double-ring datestamp, a second strike on the reverse and with Shanghai Local Post arrival c.d.s.,
                     fine. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
        556        1895 Second Issue Postage Due, 1⁄ 2 c. with trial printing in red by E. Shing of Shanghai, a horizontal pair tied on Binns
                     envelope by the double-ring cancellation with the Chinese characters in centre and “TO PAY” on oval, fine. F.Z. Chun
                     handstamp on reverse. Ex Lyons Livingston. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
                      All the examples of this trial printing should have been destroyed. This was certified as having been by Roger de
                      Villard. However, the appearance of these philatelic covers on the market resulted in de Villard being jailed for
                      defrauding the Chingkiang local post
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         January 21, 2007                                   THE MUNICIPAL POSTS                                                          9

                    Chungking
          557       1896 (26 June) opened-out red band cover to Shanghai bearing 1894 24ca. yellowish green tied by the Chungking
                      boxed datestamp with Ichang boxed datestamp (“L.P.” at side), “HANKOW/LOCAL POST” c.d.s. alongside and Shanghai
                      Local Post arrival c.d.s. on the reverse; fresh and fine
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$800-1,000

          558                       1894 2c. blue card addressed to Baron Gunzbug in Shanghai, cancelled by boxed Chungking bilingual
                    POSTAL STATIONERY:
                       datestamp for 1895 (28 Sep.), the reverse with faint Shanghai Local Post arrival c.d.s.; fine
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

                    Hankow
          559       1893 (15 Aug.) red band cover to Shanghai bearing second issue 2c. reddish violet on lilac tied by a fine strike of the
                      despatch c.d.s. with Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. on the reverse, fine. Also 1894 (6 Nov.) red band envelope addressed
                      to Shanghai bearing third issue 5c. yellow-green on pale green tied by the despatch c.d.s. in grey-blue, a second
                      strike on the reverse with Shanghai Local Post arrival c.d.s. in blue, fine.
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          560       1895 (16 Nov.) opened-out Shanghai 2c. stationery envelope postally used to the Catholic Mission in Hankow and
                      cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue, a further strike on the reverse along with a fair strike of
                      “HANKOW/LOCAL POST” arrival c.d.s. in violet
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                    Nanking
          561       1896 (Oct.) opened-out envelope addressed to the Russian ambassador in Shanghai bearing first issue 20c. cancelled
                      by a light strike of “NANKING/LOCAL POST” circular cancellation and with a faint strike of the dated oval on reverse
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$900-1,200




                                                                       562


                    Wei-Hai-Wei
          562       1898 2c. black on red, a horizontal pair showing paper join at right, large margins, usual fibre adherences on reverse,
                      fine. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

                    Collection
          563       A general collection with Amoy set of five and 1896 1⁄ 2 c. surcharge pair; Chefoo includes 1c. on red band cover to
                      Shanghai plus stationery items (6); Chinkiang with both stationery cards unused; Chungking with 1894 2ca. sheet
                      of fifty and Postage Due set of five; Foochow with 1893 envelope to Shanghai bearing “LOCAL POST AGENCY/FOOCHOW”
                      cancellation (bisected stamp possibly lost); Hankow; Ichang; Kewkiang with shades and varieties, a selection of
                      used, 1894 5c. on red band cover to Shanghai and 1⁄ 2 c. stationery card unused; some Wuhu; a good selection of
                      Shanghai including opened-out 1c. postage paid envelope used locally, two other covers, a collection of unused
                      postal stationery (23) plus a selection of cards and pieces with the Shanghai Local Post c.d.s.
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-8,000
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        January 21, 2007                                      CUSTOMS POST                                                             10


                                                                 CHINA




                                                                     564




                                                             Postal History
                   Customs Post
        564        MENGTZU:1892 (17 June) double-rate, blue envelope addressed to Oxford bearing pair of French Colonies 25c. tied by
                     “LAO-KAI/TONKIN” c.d.s., the reverse bears a very fine strike of the “CUSTOMS/MENGTZU” c.d.s. with Ha-Noi, Hai-Phong,
                     Hong Kong and Oxford c.d.s.; a few age faults but with long, 14 page, original letter. The lot also includes a great
                     deal of background information on mail from Mengtzu. This is likely to be the earliest recorded date of use of this
                     Customs dater and possibly the only double rated cover. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                     Richard Pratt records that the Post Office was opened in August 1893 and the earliest cover seen by him was dated
                     September 1895.
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         January 21, 2007                                             CHINA                                                               11

                                                         1878-83 Large Dragons
                     1878 Thin Paper
          565        1ca. green partly cancelled each side by boxed “C.P.D.” (Customs Postal Department). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                                                        566


          566        3ca. vermilion, setting I [24-25] horizontal pair showing large unprinted area where a piece of paper (or other thin
                        object) fell between the printing plate and sheet, unused without gum. An exceedingly rare error, previously
                        unrecorded on this issue, and an ideal item for exhibition in a collection of the highest calibre. R.P.S. Certificate
                        (2006). Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$80,000-100,000

                        Although foreign matter occasionally appears on the printing plates, this is not a variety which has previously been
                        recorded on Large Dragons, particularly such a large patch of white, which should easily have been spotted by the
                        printers and destroyed




          567        3ca. vermilion bearing a central strike of Chinkiang Customs c.d.s. dated 1881 (22 Aug.); good. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          568-571    No lots

          572        5ca. yellow cancelled by faint seal in blue and part French Marseilles transit c.d.s.; good. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                          565                            567                            572
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        January 21, 2007                                      LARGE DRAGONS                                                              12

                   1878 Thin Paper – contd.

        573        5ca., a group of unused or mint showing a range of shades; mixed from without gum to full gum; a few imperfections.
                      (8)
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

        574        A selection of used with 1ca. (3) including yellow-green, 3ca. (5) and 5ca. (6) including neat Customs Chinkiang 1879
                      c.d.s. (3); a few with faults. (15)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

        575        An unused group with 3ca. and 5ca. (4) showing some shade variation, large part original gum to mint. (5)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

        576        No lot




                             Ex 577                                     578                                      580


                   1882 Wide Setting
        577        1ca. green, 3ca. pale red and 5ca. yellow-ochre (cliché 12), fresh unused with traces of gum. Each with R.P.S.
                      Certificate (2004). S.G. and Chan 4-6. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

        578        1ca. pale green [5] showing “CK” of papermaker’s watermark, cancelled by a part strike of Shanghai seal in blue; fine.
                      Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

        579        No lot

        580        5ca. yellow-ochre on thin paper, part original gum; a few imperfect perforations. fresh colour. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

        581        5ca. bright yellow-ochre bearing blue seal cancel and part Japanese Yokohama transit c.d.s.; good. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

        582        1ca. green [16] and 5ca. yellow-ochre, each cancelled by the “AMOY CUSTOMS/MAIL MATTER” double oval in red; 5ca. small
                      thin. Very scarce. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

        583        A used selection with 1ca. (3), 3ca. (2) including Tientsin type B seal, and 5ca. (3) with some shades; a few small perf.
                      imperfections. (8)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-5,000

        584        An unused selection with 1ca. (5) and 3ca. (2) showing some shade variation; without gum to part original gum. (7)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
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                                                    581                                     — 582 —


                      1883 Thick Paper, Clean-cut Perforations
          585         1ca. bright green. 3ca. Venetian red and 5ca. chrome-yellow set of three, large part original gum; a couple of hinge
                         remainders, fresh. S.G. 7-9. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


          585A     + 1ca. green [3-7/20-12] setting V, full original gum; very slight ageing and a couple of perf. tones. Signed Livingston.
                         Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$20,000-25,000


          586    +    3ca. brown-red block of four [14-17/10-25] from setting VII, with full original gum; very slight ageing, a good block.
                         Signed Livingston. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$25,000-30,000


          587         3ca. red, four singles in bright or pale shades, part to large part original gum; fresh appearance. (4)
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$2,500-3,000




                           Ex 585



                                                               585A                                          586
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                                                  A Stunning High Franking Cover




                                                                           587A


                   Thick Paper, Clean-cut Perforations – contd.

        587A       1884 (7 Nov.) opened-out envelope from the Russian Consulate, addressed to France bearing, on the reverse, 1ca.
                     bright green pair, 3ca. rose-carmine and 5ca. chrome-yellow pair and singles (2) cancelled by blue Peking seal
                     handstamps with “CUSTOMS/I.G. PEKING” c.d.s. in blue and Shanghai Customs alongside, the front with French Peace
                     & Commerce 1f. tied by “SHANGHAI/CHINE” c.d.s. with a second strike alongside. The 3ca. does not belong and cover
                     with some light tone spotting and small stains at sides where fragments of self-adhesive tape have been affixed,
                     nevertheless a desirable cover. Photo
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$100,000-150,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     Sir Percival David, December 1964 (as offered here)
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                        Ex 588                        Ex 588A                         Ex 591                          593


          588       DON’T DEMAND:  A small group with 3ca. (2) and 5ca. (3), each with good strikes of the boxed “Don’t Demand, Don’t
                       Pay” in black; a few short perfs, otherwise a good group of this scarce cancellation. (5). Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-7,000


          588A      NEWCHWANG:   3ca. pale red and 5ca. bright yellow (2) cancelled by “CUSTOMS/NEWCHWANG” c.d.s. without yeardate; 3ca.
                       thins, otherwise good to fine. (3). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


          589       A used selection with 1ca., 3ca. (2) one with Customs Chinkiang c.d.s., and 5ca. (4); a few small perf. faults, etc; good
                       to fine. (7)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


          590       No lot


                    1883 Thick Paper, Rough Perforations
          591       1ca. green, 3ca. vermilion and 5ca. bright yellow with seal cancellations, fresh and fine used. Chan 10-12. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


          592       1ca. green and 3ca. brown-red, large part original gum; fresh and fine
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


          593       3ca. brown-red cancelled by “AMOY CUSTOMS/MAIL MATTER” double oval in red, partly overstruck by Shanghai seal in black;
                       a fine example of this scarce cancellation. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

                       PROVENANCE:
                       Richard Canman, October 1972
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                                                        1885-88 Small Dragons
        594        1894 (19 Oct.) newspaper wrapper to Edinburgh bearing, on the reverse, perf.121⁄ 2 1ca. dull green with perf.111⁄ 2 3ca.
                     mauve (torn) tied by a large part strike of “CUSTOMS/TAKU” triple-ring c.d.s. in red with Customs Shanghai c.d.s.
                     alongside, sent via the French Post Office with 5c. Chine (2) cancelled by an indistinct strike of “SHANG-HAI/CHINE”
                     c.d.s.; some creasing and soiling and part of the wrapper is missing (with part of the Taku c.d.s.). Scarce. Experts &
                     Consultants certificate (2005). Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

        595        1896 (22 Dec.) envelope registered to Dundee bearing perf.111⁄ 2 1ca. dull green and 5ca. bistre with 1894 Dowager
                     9ca. dull green cancelled by light strikes of “CUSTOMS/WUHU” c.d.s. in red in combination with French “Chine” 25c.
                     pair (one corner missing when cover roughly opened) tied by “SHANG-HAI/CHINE” c.d.s. with two different registration
                     handstamps in red alongside; the reverse with Customs Shanghai c.d.s. and Dundee registered oval. A charming
                     and delightful cover. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-20,000

        596        A selection on album page with sets of perf.121⁄ 2 mint (2, different shades) and used plus perf.111⁄ 2 mint with some
                      used; generally good to fine. (17)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        597        A selection bearing Korean Customs c.d.s. with Jenchuan on 1ca. (violet and black), 3ca. (violet) and 5ca. (violet and
                      black) plus Seoul in violet on 3ca.; fair to good. (6)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        598        A selection bearing Customs daters with c.d.s. in red (8) including Amoy and Wuhu (3); c.d.s. in blue with Shanghai
                      (4); c.d.s. in violet (7) including Seoul and Jenchuan; dated oval in violet (7). Condition is a little mixed in places.
                      (27)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-6,000




                                                                                                         595




                                                     594
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                                                                                                                              601

                                         599




                                                         1894 Dowager Empress
          599       1ca. reddish orange variety imperforate between horizontal pair, pane 5 [1-2] showing mark on “Cn” circle [2],
                       fresh and fine with full original gum. Signed Holcombe and “SR” handstamp on reverse. S.G. 16a; Chan 22b.
                       Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

                      PROVENANCE:
                      James Senior, October 1971

                      Only nine pairs recorded. This pair joins those from Mellor/Mochi/Huang/Kwan and Starr/Te collections




          600       1ca. bright reddish orange, variety imperforate between vertical pair, cancelled by Shanghai seal type B in dull blue,
                       fine. S.G. 16b; Chan 22a. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                      Only twenty-one of these c.t.o. pairs recorded

          601       3ca. orange-yellow variety imperforate between horizontal pair with sheet margin at right, fresh and fine with full
                       original gum. Only two pairs recorded with sheet margin. “SR” handstamp on reverse. S.G. 18b, Chan 24c. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

                      PROVENANCE:
                      Sir David Roseway, November 1963
                      ‘Ming’, January 1989

                      Fifteen unused and four used pairs recorded. This pair joins the one in the Quintin Tan collection to form a block
                      of four. (See lot 22 Quintin Tan Collection Spink Sale 7005).
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                               600                                                          602


                   1894 Dowager Empress – contd.

        602   +    9ca. dull green variety imperforate between vertical pair, two pairs in a block of four, pane 1 [2/8], cancelled by
                      Shanghai type B seal in black; fine and scarce. S.G. 22c; Chan 28b. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     Richard Canman October 1972

                     Note that the pair to the left of this is with the same cancellation, but at a different orientation, suggesting that
                     these were postally used on covers




                                                     603          9ca. dull green, variety a vertical strip of three imperforate
                                                                     between, the top stamp additionally showing the positional variety
                                                                     cracked plate, pane 6 [14/24], extremely fresh and fine, only fifteen
                                                                     strips issued. Chan 28ci. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$50,000-60,000



                                 603
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                                                                       604

          604       9ca. grey-green variety imperforate vertically, a horizontal pair with left margin, pane 1 [6-7], small hinge remainder,
                       large part original gum; vertical folding crease in left margin, fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$20,000-25,000




                                                                       605



          605       9ca. dull green variety imperforate vertically in a horizontal strip of five with left margin showing the central cross,
                       pane 3 [11-15], fresh with full original gum; vertical creases, generally confined to the margins between the stamps.
                       A scarce variety in a complete row. S.G. 22a; Chan 28f. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$40,000-50,000
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                                                         606A                          607A



                   606                                                                                                607


                   1894 Dowager Empress – contd.

        606        9ca. bright green varieties imperforate vertically and between stamp and lower margins, tête-bêche pair,
                      cancelled by Shanghai seal in red, pane 6 [16/21], fine and rare. Photo
                                                                                                Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     Richard Canman, October 1972




        606A       9ca. dull green variety tête-bêche pair pane 4, fine with full original gum. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$5,000-6,000


        607        9ca. light green variety tête-bêche pair with lower sheet margin from pane 6, fresh and fine mint. Scarce with the
                      lower sheet margin. S.G. 22d, Chan 28g. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     Sir Percival David, November 1965


        607A       9ca. green variety tête-bêche pair from pane 6, top stamp with thin spot, part to large part original gum. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
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                                  608
                                                                                                        609


          608   +    9ca. bright green in a lower right corner block of four pane 3, variety no watermark; unused without gum; some
                        perf. faults and thins (affecting all four stamps). An unusual and rare variety, occasionally one row of stamps is
                        without watermark due to poor alignment of the paper; this block is perf.111⁄ 2 so is not from the perforated proof
                        sheets. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

          609   +    9ca. dull green, pane 6 [4/10] showing varieties folded plate [5] and bent sloping stroke of ‘9’, fine mint with full
                        original gum. Chan 29p. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,500-3,000




                                                                        610

          610        24ca. rose red variety imperforate in a vertical pair cancelled by Shanghai seal in blue; on watermarked paper.
                       Unusual and rare. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$20,000-30,000
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                   Postmarks
        611        HANKOW:  9ca. and 12ca. bearing fine and central strikes of “CUSTOMS/HANKOW” c.d.s. dated 1898 (8 Aug.); a couple of
                      small thins, attractive. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
        612        SHANGHAI:   1ca. to 24ca. set of nine cancelled by Shanghai 1 seal, some light ageing. (9)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

                   Covers
        613        1894 (21 Nov.) complete newspaper (address wrapper lost) bearing 2ca. bright green tied by “CUSTOMS/SHANGHAI” c.d.s.
                     in light blue, paying the 2ca. printed paper rate; rare to fine the stamp affixed to the newspaper, a most appealing
                     cover. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$25,000-30,000
        613A       1895 (Oct.) large envelope registered to Germany bearing, on the reverse, 9ca. grey-green with 12ca. deep orange
                     tied by Tientsin seal in blue and indistinct Customs c.d.s., sent via the German Post Office in Shanghai (26/10) with
                     Reichspost 10pf., 20pf. (3) and 50pf. tied by Shanghai type 2 c.d.s. with the registration label at left; heavy vertical
                     fold though both Dowagers; other soiling and the cover cleaned and repaired at top. A scarce franking through the
                     German Post Office. R.P.S. Certificate (2006). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$25,000-30,000
        614        A collection on album pages with unused set including some additional low value shades and 2c. apparently without
                      watermark; duplicated used with values to 12ca. (4) and 24ca. (2) include a complete set cancelled by 1894
                      Customs Chefoo c.d.s. An attractive lot. (39)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$5,000-6,000




                                — 611 —




                                                        613A                                                               613
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                                                                        615

                    Second Printing
          615       1ca. to 24ca. set of nine; 6ca. with left margin, 3ca. with hinge remainder, otherwise with full original gum, a
                       remarkable fresh and fine set. All values, less 6ca. with handstamps of “SR” and C.C. Wang on reverse. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

                       PROVENANCE:
                       6ca. Everall, June 1970
                       Other values James Senior, October 1971




          616       2ca. yellow-green in a horizontal pair, fresh and fine with some gum. Signed Holcombe. S.G. 26; Chan 23S. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                    Mollendorf Printing
          617       1ca. to 24ca. set of nine, full original gum; 9ca. small thin, otherwise fine. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$6,000-8,000




                         616                                                               Ex 617
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                                                1897 New Currency Surcharges




                                                                    619



                                                   Small Dragons Surcharged
                   Small Figures
        618        1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 2ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three unused and used with some duplication. (11)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,000-1,200


        619   B    2c. on 2ca. mauve in a pane of twenty with full original gum; left pane of the second setting including broken wavy
                      lines above “D” [12]; some tone spots on reverse. A scarce pane. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$12,000-15,000
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                                                                          619A

                      Large Figures
          619A        1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 3ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three, light gum ageing and 2c. on 3ca. showing a few small tone spots;
                         large part original gum. S.G. 66-68; Chan 34-36. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                                                                           620



          620         1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 2ca. and 5c. on 5ca. set of three in horizontal pairs with full original gum; 1c. with light crease and
                         a couple of faint age marks; fresh. 1ca. with variety broken frame at top right corner. S.G. 66-68. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$10,000-12,000




                                                                          620A



          620A     + 1c. on 1ca., 2c. on 2ca and 5c. on 5ca. set of three, each in a block of four with central Pakhoi dollar chops dated
                         1897 (8 May). One 2c. on 2ca. with variety “2” shifted right. A fine and desirable set. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$60,000-80,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         Sir Percival David, November 1965
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                                                       Small Figures Surcharge
                   1
        621        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of ten; 10c. on 9ca. without gum. others part to large part original gum. S.G. and
                        Chan 37-46
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                             622                                          623

                   1
        622        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. orange-yellow variety surcharge double, right pane [2], large part original gum; fresh and a good
                        example of this scarce variety. S.G. 37d; Chan 37k. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

                       We have records of thirty out of the possible forty examples. For a revised reconstruction, please see     PHILATELIC
                       EXTRACTS




                   1
        623        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. orange-yellow variety imperforate between horizontal pair, Plate A, right pane [18-19], full original
                        gum; fresh and fine. “SR” handstamp on reverse. Rare. S.G. 37c; Chan 37o. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

                       This pair joins the pair sold by Spink in November 1998. We record five pairs of a possible fifteen plus three pairs
                       of imperforate between stamps and right margin




                   1
        624   +    ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. orange-yellow variety “2” and fraction bar omitted Plate B left pane [1] in a block of four, large part
                        original gum; fresh and fine with wide margins. S.G. 37e; Chan 37j. Photo on page 29
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
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                                                                      625



          625       1c. on 1ca. pale vermilion variety surcharge inverted, left pane [10] (?), fine used with light Hankow pa-kua
                       cancellation. S.G. 38a; Chan 38d. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

                      We record ten unused and thirty-seven used examples




                                                                      626



          626       2c. on 2ca. green variety imperforate vertically, a horizontal pair right pane [1-2] (?), hinge remainder, large part
                       original gum. Handstamp “SR” on reverse. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$10,000-12,000
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                                          627                                  125                628


                   Small Figures Surcharge – contd.

        627        4c. on 4ca. pale rose-pink variety imperforate between vertical pair, plate B, right pane [6/10] large part original
                      gum. A fresh and exceptional example of this important rarity, missing from nearly all collections. S.G. 40b;
                      Chan 40g. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$60,000-80,000

                     Only three pair are recorded; one other unused (Brum Pedersen, February 1980) and used (Roseway/Kauder/Tan)




        628        5c. on 5ca. dull orange variety imperforate between vertical pair, with full original gum; a couple of slightly short
                      perforations at right; fine and rare. S.G. 41a; Chan 41c. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     James Senior, October 1971

                     This pair is one of only three unused recorded and forms a block of four with the pair offered in the Quintin Tan
                     collection (lot 125)
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                                                                                           630




                                                   624

                                                                                          631
                   629

                                                                                                                             632


          629        8c. on 6ca. brown variety imperforate between vertical strip of three, Plate A, right pane [9/17] with interpanneau
                        margin at left and straight edge at foot, fine with full original gum. [9] shows the positional variety broken “8” and
                        frame breaks of pane 12. Chan 42e. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         Sir David Roseway, November 1963




          630        8c. on 6ca. yellowish brown variety imperf. vertically in a horizontal pair from the right of the pane, cancelled by
                        Hankow Dollar chop dated May 1898; fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         Warren Kauder, November 1971




          631        10c. on 9ca. with retouch at lower left, pane 3 [9], cancelled by Chungking pa-kua in brownish black; good. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                   Small Figures Surcharge – contd.

        632        10c. on 12ca. pale orange-yellow variety imperforate horizontally in a top margin, vertical strip of three, pane 2
                     [4/14] with full original gum; some slight gum ageing and horizontal crease between lower pair. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     Richard Canman, October 1972




                                                                      633



        633        1897 (Mar.) piece of newspaper addressed to Switzerland bearing 1c. on 1ca. vermilion tied by pa-kua with Customs
                     Shanghai c.d.s. alongside and used in combination with Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s.; there is
                     also a part Customs Chinkiang c.d.s. (also Chinkiang 1⁄ 2 c. which may not belong); fine and attractive. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-8,000


        634        A collection on leaves with set of ten mint and used with some duplication, used with values to 30c. on 24ca. (3), one
                      with “CUSTOMS/CHUNGKING” dated oval in blue; also 10c. on 9ca. block of four with complete Tientsin Dollar chop
                      dated 1897 (29 Sep.) showing reversed “S” in “SEP” (rare in 1897). (49)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                                                        635


                                     Large Figures, Wide Setting on Dowager First Print
                     1
          635        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. orange-yellow, small paper adherence on reverse, fresh and fine, large part original gum. S.G. 48,
                          Chan 47. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$25,000-30,000


          636        No lot

          637        2c. on 2ca. green and 4c. on 4ca. rose-pink, 2c. with large paper hinge remainder, part original gum, some gum
                        toning; 4c. clipped perfs. at foot, fresh part original gum. S.G. 49, 51
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-1,500


          638        4c. on 4ca. rose-pink, vertical pair showing varieties of type of ‘four’ type D and central perforations 5.5mm low, the
                        lower stamp also shows positional variety gin broken at left (pane 1 [6]) and cancelled by Peking Dollar chop; a few
                        irregular perfs., a desirable and scarce positional piece. Photo on page 37
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$4,000-6,000


          639        8c. on 6ca. yellowish brown, fine mint. S.G. 53. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         James Senior, October 1971


          640   +    8c. on 6ca. brown in a right margin block of four, Pane 8 [15/20], superb mint. A rare and desirable multiple. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$50,000-60,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         Warren Kauder, November 1971
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                   Large Figures, Wide Setting on Dowager First Print – contd.

        641        8c. on 6ca. yellowish brown cancelled by Canton Dollar chop dated 1897 (10 Aug.); two tiny thin spots but a very
                      scarce stamp used. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                      PROVENANCE:
                      Sir David Roseway, November 1963,
                      Warren Kauder, November 1971

        642        10c. on 9ca. dull green in a vertical strip of four, Pane 1 [5/20] and surcharge pane 2 showing broken kun [10], large
                     part original gum; a fine and scarce multiple. Signed Herbert Bloch and Peter Holcombe. S.G. 54. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        643        10c. on 12ca. pale orange, the Golden Dragon right pane [22], cancelled by a central strike of “CUSTOMS/SOOCHOW”
                     c.d.s., clipped perfs. at foot and small repair at right. Signed Livingston. S.G. 55; Chan 54. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-8,000



        644        30c. on 24ca. rose-red, right pane [12], well centred, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 56; Chan 55. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-5,000

        645   +    30c. on 24ca. rose-red in a block of four, right pane [14/20], fresh and fine with full original gum; a scarce multiple.
                     S.G. 56; Chan 55. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

        646        A small selection with fresh, large part original gum 1c., 2c., 4c. and 10c. on 9ca., unused 10c. on 9ca. pane 6 [18];
                      used include 30c. on 24ca., right pane [10]; fresh. (8)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000




                                             639                   641                      643                            644




                                                          640                                                 645

                   642
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                                   Large Figures, Wide Setting on Dowager Second Print
                     1
          647        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. to 30c. on 24ca. set of nine, part to large part original gum; some imperfections. S.G. 57-65
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                     1
          648        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. bright yellow variety “t” of “cent” omitted, pane 3 [8], large part original gum; fresh and fine. S.G. 57b;
                          Chan 56b. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                     1
          649        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. bright yellow variety imperforate between stamp and interpanneau margin at right and showing
                          broken gin, part original gum; fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                     1
          650        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. in a horizontal strip of four variety perforations 4mm high, pane 4 [16-20], [17] showing partly filled in
                          charn; fresh , large part original gum. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-3,000


          651   B    1c. on 1ca. red-orange in an interpanneau block of six, pane 1-2 [15-16-13/19-20-17] including varieties space
                        between “ce nt” [20] and no stop after “cent” [17], mint; defective corner at right and typical straight edge from
                        bottom of sheet; fresh. Chan 57, c, d
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


          652        1c. on 1ca. salmon-red variety imperforate between stamp and interpanneau margin at right, large part original
                        gum; some light creasing. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$3,000-4,000




                                                                         653


          653        4c. on 4ca. pale rose variety imperforate between horizontal pair and interpanneau margin, panes 1-2 [16-13]
                        showing broken gin, large part original gum; light even gum ageing. Rare. Chan 59f. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$35,000-40,000

                         We record five of these interpanneau pairs of a possible fifteen
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                    Large Figures, Wide Setting on Dowager Second Print – contd.

        654   +     5c. on 5ca. yellow variety misplaced watermark, virtually missing on two stamp in a left margin block of four, pane 1
                       [5/10], large part original gum. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-6,000


        655         30c. on 24ca. light rose-red variety “30” 2mm above “cents”, right pane [5], large part original gum; fresh and fine.
                      S.G. 65b; Chan 64d. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$6,000-8,000


        656         30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red variety “30” 2mm above “cents” in a corner block of four from pane 4 or 6; part to
                      large part original gum. Signed Holcombe. S.G. 665b, Chan 64d. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$20,000-25,000


        657         30c. on 24ca. deep rose-red showing large part failure of the surcharge with most of the Chinese characters missing,
                      used with pa-kua cancellation; defective perf. at foot, otherwise good. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-8,000




                                                                                                                           655




                       654



                                                                           656
                                                                                                                           657



                       648




              649                           652                                                    650
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                                              658                                                          659
          658       1897 (8 Nov.) envelope to New Jersey bearing 2c. on 2ca. dull yellow-green in combination with I.C.P. 1c. cancelled
                      by Ningpo Dollar chop or pa-kua, sent via the French Post Office with “Chine” 25c. tied by “SHANG-HAI/CHINE” c.d.s.
                      and routed by the Japanese Post Office with Shanghai and Yokohama transit c.d.s. plus New York on the reverse.
                      An unusual combination making a fine and appealing cover. Experts & Consultants certificate (2005). Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$20,000-25,000
          659       1898 (8 Mar.) envelope to Shanghai bearing 2c. on 2ca. dull yellow-green cancelled by pa-kua with Tientsin (Customs
                      removed) c.d.s. alongside; the reverse with a fine strike of Shanghai Local Post c.d.s.; fine. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-5,000




                                                                                                                      660

          660       1899 (6 Feb.) Maus cover registered to Germany bearing a block of four 5c. on 5ca. yellow cancelled by “IMPERIAL POST
                      OFFICE/WUCHOW” oval dater with a second strike alongside and used with pair of Hong Kong 10c. purple on red
                      cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. with large handstruck “R”; the reverse with Canton Dollar chop and Lichtenthal
                      arrival; fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-15,000
          661       An unused and used collection on leaves which includes 1⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. mint block of eight and values to 30c. on 24ca.
                      (2) including 8c. on 6ca. (2); used with values to 30c. on 24ca. (3) including 2c. on 2ca. misplaced perforations,
                      block of four with 1897 (24 Mar.) c.d.s., 4c. on 4ca. block of four cancelled by Tang-ku c.d.s. in blue, 8c. on 6ca.,
                      10c. on 9ca. block of four with lunar cancellation and others; condition is a little mixed in places
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                     664                                                             665



                                Large Figures, Narrow Setting on Dowager First Print
        662        4c. on 4ca. pale rose-pink, large part original gum. S.G. 72; Chan 68. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,200-1,500


        663   +    4c. on 4ca. rose-pink in a block of four, fresh and fine mint; straight edge at foot, possibly pane 3 [15/20]. S.G. 72;
                      Chan 77. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        664   B    4c. on 4ca. rose-pink in a complete pane of twenty, pane 1, with full original gum, fresh and fine. A scarce multiple.
                      Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$12,000-15,000


        665   B    5c. on 5ca. yellow-orange in a complete pane of twenty with margins from the third pane showing broken top of kun
                      [20], large part original gum. A fine and rare pane. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$15,000-20,000
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                                                                            662




                                       663

                                                                            666                             667


          666       8c. on 6ca. yellowish brown with part sheet margin at left, fresh mint with full original gum; crease in the margin and
                       light gum wrinkle. S.G. 74; Chan 70. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$6,000-8,000


          667       10c. on 9ca. in a vertical pair with top margin, pane 6 [5/10], [5] showing variety folded plate and [10] bent sloping
                      stroke of ‘9’ in top right corner, straight edge at right, fresh and fine with full original gum. Scarce positional
                      varieties. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-6,000




                                                       Ex 668                                  Ex 669




                                                                                                                                 638
                      671                                 672A                                   670
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                                 Large Figures, Narrow Setting on Dowager Third Print
                   1
        668        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. (3) to 30c. on 24ca. set of eight part to large part original gum; one 1⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. without gum and 30c.
                        on 24ca. with repaired lower left corner, otherwise a good set. S.G. 78-85; Chan 74-80. (10). Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                   1
        669        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. (2) to 30c. on 24ca. set of eight used, 30c. on 24ca. is very narrow, reperforated at right. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

                   1
        670        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. dull yellow variety imperforate between stamp and interpanneau margin at right, with original gum;
                        fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                   1
        671    +   ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. dull yellow variety surcharge omitted in a top margin block of four, large part original gum; some light
                        creasing and other age faults, a scarce multiple. S.G. 78b; Chan 74b. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$20,000-25,000




                                                    672                                    673


        672        2c. on 2ca. dull yellow-green variety surcharge inverted, hinge remainders, fresh and fine with good colour, part to
                      large part original gum. Scarce. S.G. 80a, Chan 76c. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$50,000-70,000

                       Note: Only one sheet of eighty stamps was issued

                       PROVENANCE:
                       Sir Percival David, November 1965

        672A       10c. on 9ca. grey-green variety surcharge inverted, unused with redistributed gum. S.G. 83a; Chan 79b. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        673        30c. on 24ca. rose-red, with full original gum; a superb example in every respect. “SR” handstamp on reverse. S.G. 85;
                     Chan 81. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

                       PROVENANCE:
                       James Senior, October 1971
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                                                                                                                674




                                                 675



          674       1897 (3 Sep.) cover front to France from the French Legation bearing 1⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. (2 pairs), 1c. on 1ca. (pair, one
                      showing broken top of kun), 2c. on 2ca. and 4c. on 4ca. tied by Peking Dollar dater (normal “S”) in blue and used
                      in combination with French “Chine” 5c. and 10c. pair tied by “SHANG-HAI/CHINE” c.d.s. A very appealing franking.
                      Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

                      Note: Ferdinand Berteaux was the Chief Interpreter for the Allied Forces during the Boxer War


          675       1897 (22 Oct.) printed envelope from the Foochow Mission to New York bearing 1c. on 1ca. salmon (2) tied by a
                      smudged strike of Foochow Dollar chop used in combination with French “Chine” 5c. tied by “SHANG-HAI” c.d.s.;
                      the reverse with Shanghai Dollar chop in blue and arrival c.d.s. With original contents of the Lord’s Prayer and Ten
                      Commandments printed in Chinese. An attractive printed paper rate cover. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                                                       675A




                   Large Figures, Narrow Setting on Dowager Third Print – contd.

        675A       1899 (14 Apr.) Gunzberg envelope to Shanghai (flap missing) bearing pair of 1c. on 1ca. salmon tied by a fine strike
                     of Taku Dollar chop in dark blue with Shanghai Local Post arrival c.d.s. (19/4) on reverse. A very fine strike of this
                     scarce Dollar chop and a very late date; the cover with some soiling which barely detracts from this important cover.
                     R.P.S. Certificate (2006). Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$15,000-20,000


        676        An unused and used collection on leaves with first printing mint 4c. (3), 5c. and 10c. on 9ca. (2), third print mint values
                     to 10c. on 12ca. (2) plus others in singles and multiples. (35)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                               677                                         680                                        678


                                                               Redrawn Design
                     1
          677        ⁄ 2 c. on 2ca. and 2c. on 2ca., part to large part original gum. S.G. 86-87; Chan 82-83. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                     1
          678        ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. and 2c. on 2ca. pair, good to fine used. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

                     1
          679   +    ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. bright orange-yellow in a right margin block of four, large part original gum; some rejoined or re-enforced
                          perfs., fresh. Also 2c. on 2ca. pale green with left margin, large part original gum. (5)
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                     1
          680   +    ⁄ 2 c. on 3ca. bright yellow-orange variety 1⁄ 2 ” 1⁄ 2 mm below Chinese Characters, pane 4 [8] in a rejoined block of four,
                          large part original gum; top right stamp with defective perf., a couple of small creases, otherwise fine. S.G. 85a;
                          Chan 82c. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$12,000-15,000




                                                                          681

          681        2c. on 2ca. pale green variety imperforate between horizontal pair, pane 1 [13-14] showing tso shifted left [14],
                        fine with full original gum. S.G. 87a; Chan 83a. Photo
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         Warren Kauder, November 1971
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                                                       1897 Revenue Surcharges
                   Small Figures
        682        2c. on 3c. red [1] with broken “n”, break in fun and broken yang; fresh and fine mint
                                                                                                                       Estimate HK$1,000-1,200




                                   684                                    683                                        688

        683        2c. on 3c. red variety surcharge double (close) [1] with broken “n”, broken fun and yin cancelled by Shanghai
                      Customs c.d.s. for February. A rare variety. Offered with an example of the kiss-print double [3] to show the
                      difference. Holcombe Certificate (1992). Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$150,000-200,000

                     The Revenue Surcharges of China illustrates another example [15] also used with Shanghai Customs c.d.s. dated
                     February 23




        684        2c. on 3c. red [11] variety surcharge inverted, large part original gum; fine. “SR” handstamp on reverse. S.G. 93a;
                      Chan 84i. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

        685        2c. on 3c. red cancelled by a central strike of “PAGODA ANCHORAGE/CUSTOMS/MAIL MATTER” oval in brownish black; good to
                      fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        686        2c. on 3c. red, a small group with [1], broken “n”, fun and yin, part original gum; [1] and [5] with comma variety used
                      with Shanghai Customs c.d.s. (light tone spots. (3)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

        687        2c. on 3c. red, a small group with [5] comma for stop, [9] and [13] no stop; hinge remainders, part original gum. (3)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        688        4c. on 3c. red [20] from pane l, part to large part original gum; some gum disturbance, fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$70,000-90,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     Richard Canman, October 1972
                     Details of the different panes were illustrated in the ‘Twyste’ sale catalogue, November 2005
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                     Large Figures
          689        1c. on 3c. red with big box [6], large part original gum; centred a little high, fine
                                                                                                                      Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          690        1c. on 3c. red cancelled by a central strike of “CUSTOMS/SWATOW” c.d.s. dated 13 September with yeardate “97”
                        inverted; slight ageing, unusual. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          691        2c. on 3c. red [6-8] horizontal strip of three including broken kun [7] tied on piece by Chinkiang Dollar chop dated
                        1897 (3 Nov.) with Hong Kong 10c. purple of red tied by Shanghai c.d.s.; also a second piece bearing I.C.P. 10c.
                        tied by pa-kua with Chinkiang Dollar chop alongside and with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Shanghai
                        c.d.s.; good to fine
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          692   +    4c. on 3c. red, [3/9] block of four, unused with redistributed gum; a scarce multiple. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

          693        4c. on 3c. red, an irregular block of three [18/22-23] cancelled by Shanghai Customs c.d.s.; some clipped perfs. at foot
                        from the sheet edge, fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

          694        4c. on 3c. red [22] and 2c. on 3c. red [22], both showing slight offset of the surcharge on reverse, part to large part
                        original gum. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          695        $1 on 3c. red [13] large part original gum; part hinge remainder, fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

          696        A selection with 1c. [5], 2c. [20] and 4c. [3] on 3c. red, large part original gum; fresh and fine. (3). Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          697        No lot




                    685                      690                                                             Ex 694




                    695                     Ex 696                            692                                         693
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                   Revenue Surcharges – contd.

                   Ranges
        698        A small used selection with 1c. [21] showing broken ching and one, 1c. overprint shifted right; Small 2c. [5] with
                      comma after “s”, [6] marks each side of ta with Customs Soochow c.d.s., [19] with broken ta and large 4c. [22]
                      showing non-constant broken yang and cancelled by blue pa-kua. (6)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        699        A small selection with Small Figures 2c. (3) including no stop and comma for stop (Customs Foochow c.d.s.), Large
                      Figures 1c. (Hankow bilingual c.d.s.) 2c. and 4c.; fine. (6)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$3,000-4,000




                                                                      700


                   Cover
        700        1899 (26 Dec.) envelope addressed to Wuchow bearing vertical pair of 1c. on 3c. tied by “IMPERIAL POST OFFICE/WHAMPOA”
                     c.d.s. with manuscript date, the reverse with Canton and Wuchow bilingual c.d.s.; the adhesives show signs of
                     oxidation, nevertheless a very rare and desirable example of this sought-after postmark. R.P.S. Certificate (2006).
                     Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$80,000-100,000
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                                            Ex 701                                                          Ex 702


                                                         1897 Imperial Chinese Post
                     1
          701        ⁄ 2 c. to $5 set of twelve, large part original gum; a fine set. S.G. 96-107; Chan 92-103. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                     1
          702        ⁄ 2 c. to $5 set of twelve fair to fine used; $2 is very fine with a central strike of Tientsin bilingual c.d.s., 2c. and 5c. with
                          Tsingtau/China cancellation. (12). Photo
                                                                                                                          Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                     1
          703   +    ⁄ 2 c. to 50c., nine values in blocks of four each cancelled by blue Peking Dollar chops dated 1897 (1 Oct.); fine and
                          appealing. (36)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


          704   B    50c. bright yellow-green in a top margin block of six (2x3), large part original gum; some aging on reverse, fresh and
                       fine appearance. Also a forged single used
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                                                  705    +     50c. deep green error of colour in a block of four with full original gum; slight
                                                                 gum ageing, otherwise fresh and fine. S.G. 104b; Chan 100a. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$8,000-10,000




                         705



          706        A group of three covers sent from Peking to Shanghai with two from the Italian Legation bearing 4c. pair (cover slightly
                        reduced at right) and 5c. pair (one defective), both cancelled by Peking Dollar chop; plus a 2c. franked cover
                        cancelled by pa-kua. (3 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-5,000
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                                                        1898 Chinese Imperial Post
                      1
        706A      S   ⁄ 2 c. to $5 set of twelve overprinted “SPECIMEN”, small to part original gum. (12)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,500




                                                                           707


        707   P       $5 deep green and salmon Waterlow file sheet of forty-seven (missing [43]), the seventh vertical row is without the
                        Yin-Yang watermark; each stamp with the security punch hole and the sheet annotated in the top margin
                        “196410/15.10.97/50,0000”. This is in unusually fine condition for one of these file sheets and is unique in this
                        format. Holcombe Certificate (1994). Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$30,000-40,000
                          The existance of the above watermark error can be explained by the fact that some of the high denomination
                          stamps were printed on remnants of paper which was used for printing the low demonination stamps. They were
                          printed in large sheets containing panes of twenty-five stamps, the watermark arranged to fit these panes, leaving
                          the interpanneau margin without watermark. These high value stamps were printed in sheets of forty-eight so,
                          occasionally, one row was entirely without watermark.
        708           A selection with 1898 $1 to $5 mint and fine used, 1900- 05 set to $5 mint and 1905-10 new colours mint; fine. Also
                         1912 Republic overprint set unused ($2 and $5 poor) with additional $1 pair. (51)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
        709           No lot
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                                                                    710

                                                   1900-06 Chinese Imperial Post
                             710   P B   1c. brownish orange, large part Waterlow file sheet including the variety retouched Chinese
                                            figure “one” pane 8 [12] as well as the distinctive plate crack in the margin and broken
                                            “one” pane 8 [20]. The top margin with inscription “28.3.11/13,200,000” and each stamp
                                            with two security punch holes. Some of the stamps from the upper and lower right hand
                                            panes are missing and the sheet has suffered some additional damage, however, the key
                                            panes are in presentable condition and the sheet folded for display. A rare sheet and one of
                                            the few examples of the retouch variety on unoverprinted stamps. Holcombe Certificate
                                            (1994). .Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$40,000-60,000

                                           All of the Waterlow file sheets are without gum and generally in distressed condition due to
                                           damage inflicted in the printing works during the Second World War.

                             711         2c. scarlet variety imperforate between vertical pair, part original gum; hinge remainders,
                                            slight thinning and faint age marks on reverse. S.G. 123c. Photo
               711                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

                             712-713     No lots
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                              714
                                                        716
                                                                                            718
                                                                          717


                                                                                  Ex 714



                                                         719




                                                                            715
                             Ex 720




                                                       721




                                                                                           724
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                                                     1898-06 Chinese Imperial Post
                     Covers
          714        CIRCULAR LETTER BOX: 1911 (25 Feb.) registered red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 4c. (4) tied by Tientsin
                        bilingual c.d.s. and registration handstamp, alongside is a very fine strike of Anhwei three-segment, circular letter
                        box handstamp; in addition there is an unusual circular handstamp on the face with a second strike of the
                        registration handstamp; fine. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          715        LUNAR: 1904 (17 June) envelope to England and redirected to Belgium bearing C.I.P. 5c. pair tied by Tientsin lunar c.d.s.
                        in powder blue with Tientsin bilingual in the same colour alongside partly overstruck by French “SHANG-HAI/CHINE”
                        and Camberly c.d.s.; the reverse with Shanghai bilingual, Camberly and Spa c.d.s. A very fine and charming cover.
                        From the Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          716        RECTANGULAR POST OFFICE HANDSTAMP  - TUNKICHEN 1900 (c.) red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 2c. red tied by
                        Ningpo pa-kua and bearing a very fine strike of Tunkichen rectangular Post Office handstamp with name of office
                        at top; fresh and attractive. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          717                             1908 (9 May) red band envelope from Anhwei Province bearing C.I.P. 2c,. tied by lunar c.d.s.
                     RECTANGULAR POST OFFICE:
                        and showing an unusual rectangular handstamp which incorporates the name in centre; good to fine. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          718                            1912 (6 Aug.) red band cover bearing C.I.P. 2c. tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. and showing a fine
                     IMPERIAL POST OFFICE:
                        strike of three-segment Post Office handstamp struck on arrival. Fine. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          719        REGISTERED:1906 (15 Sep.) envelope (roughly opened at top) registered to Nanking bearing 2c. red and 5c. mauve tied
                        by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. an with “H.B.” handstamps in violet of the Hong Kong Bank and with the registration
                        handstamp alongside; readdressed to Wuhu, the reverse with Nanking bilingual and Wuhu lunar c.d.s. with wax
                        seal of the Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation; unusual. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          720        –– 1909-11, two similar red band covers bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 10c. of Emperor Hsuan 7c., uprated to 11c.
                        and 12c. respectively, tied by Peking bilingual c.d.s. and Chinese name registration handstamp; also sender’s large
                        red seal and red instruction handstamp with additional marks tying the additional adhesives on the face. Attractive
                        and appealing. (2 covers)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          721                           Soochow; 1898 (May) red band cover bearing C.I.P. 2c. red tied by a good strike of the double-
                     TOMBSTONE POSTAL BOX:
                        framed Soochow Postal Box cancellation and showing a fine strike of Shanghai Dollar chop at foot; good. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          722        1905 (c.) a long, three page, hand-written letter to officers in Peking referring to a Russian banker in Shanghai who
                       had donated 5000 yuan for the flood tragedy in the Yangtse River near Kiangse Province. The letter requestes that
                       the government give a third class badge to the banker. Fine calligraphy
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          723   S    1909 Emperor Hsuan T’ung 2c., 3c. and 7c. handstamped “SPECIMEN” in violet; hinge remainders, large part original
                       gum. Also three mint sets
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          724        –– Emperor Hsuan T’ung 3c. with C.I.P. 1c. on face of picture post card to Leeds, tied by Lungchow bilingual c.d.s.
                        dated 1910 (14 Apr.), a further strike on reverse with “LANG-SON/TONKIN” transit c.d.s. alongside. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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        January 21, 2007                                   SPINK                              50


                                                                   Spink are proud
                                                                   to announce
                                                                   The Outstanding
                                                                   Collection of China,
                                                                   1894 Dowagers and
                                                                   1897 Surcharges,
                                                                   formed by Quintin Tan

                                                                   The sale features many
                                                                   of the great rarities of
                                                                   this issue



                   the quintin tan kok tin
                    collection of china
                        1894-97 dowagers and surcharges


                       hong kong, sunday 21 january 2007




        For more details please contact:

        Neill Granger
        Spink Stamp Department
        69 Southampton Row
        Bloomsbury
        London WC1B 4ET
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                                                          Second Session
                                                       Commencing at 2.30 p.m.



                                                      1912 Provisional Neutrality
                    Foochow
          x725      3c. blue-green blocks of four large part original gum (with part lower margin) and fine used with Foochow c.d.s. dated
                       1912 (20 Mar.); good to fine. S.G. 172; Chan 140
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-3,000




                                                            726                          728


          726       $1 red and flesh, perfs. clipped at left, large part original gum. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                                                                         727


          727                  1c. and 2c. brown, the unissued values, fresh unused with part to large part original gum. A rare pair.
                    POSTAGE DUES:
                       Holcombe Certificate (1986). S.G. D177-178; Chan DU5-6. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$80,000-100,000

          728       –– 10c. blue cancelled by part c.d.s.; some light staining at left. Signed Holcombe. S.G. D1818; Chan D20. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                                                                           729

                       1912 Provisional Neutrality – contd.

                       Hankow, Nanking and Changsha
        729            1c. to $5 set of eight, each tied on individual piece by Hankow bilingual c.d.s. dated 1912 (24 Mar.) with memorandum
                          of authenticity from the deputy postmaster of Hankow dated 23 March 1912. Könier handstamps on reverse.
                          A rare and remarkable set. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$80,000-100,000

                          Note: The numbers issued in Hankow are recorded as 1c. (1069), 3c. (2318), 7c. (492), 16c. (125), 50c. (87),
                          $1 (60), $2 (32) and $5 (20)

                          PROVENANCE:
                          Sir Percival David, December 1964




        729A       B   1c. ochre, left margin block of six (2x3) showing the “Provisional Neutrality “ overprint slightly misplaced upwards, fine
                          mint. Signed Holcombe. S.G. 184; Chan 144
                                                                                                                     Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        730    B       3c. blue-green, a block of eight (4x2) with interpanneau margin in centre and sheet margin at foot, fine mint. S.G. 185;
                          Chan 145
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                                                                        731


                                                        1912 Republic Overprint
                     Shanghai
          731        3c. blue-green variety imperforate between horizontal strip of five, with interpanneau margin at left, part to large
                        part original gum; centred high and with hinge remainders on reverse. Chan 155hi. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$15,000-18,000

          732   B    $1 red and flesh, a right margin block of forty (8x5) from the lower right corner of the sheet and includes retouched
                        “one” variety, mint; a couple of bends or creases well clear of the variety. An impressive multiple. S.G. 204, Chan
                        164, a. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-15,000




                                                                        732
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                                                   — 733 —                                                    734




                                                                       736

                   1912 Republic Overprint – Shanghai – contd.

        733        $1 red and flesh variety retouched “one” fine used with Chengtu c.d.s.; also London print $1 with neat Swatow
                     c.d.s. and Tibet 1r. on $1 large part original gum (thin) also with the retouched “one” variety. Chan 164a, 181a,
                     T10a. Photo. (3)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

        734        $1 red and flesh, apparently imperforate vertically, a single stamp with imperforate margins at side, much wider that
                     regular stamp, large part original gum. Fine and sold on its merits. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

        735        $1 and $2 in top left corner multiples, $1 in corner block of four showing a light overprint, part to large part original
                     gum; $2 is a corner pair showing sheet number “69”, fresh mint; light gum bend on the right stamp
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        736   B    $2 claret and yellow variety re-entry [7] in a top right corner block of eight, fine mint and mounted in the margin
                     only. S.G. 205; Chan 165, a. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

        737        No lot
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                                         739                                          — Ex 741 —


                    London Print
                    1
          738       ⁄ 2 c. to $5 set of fifteen, unused and regummed; fresh. S.G. 218-232
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          739       3c. grey-green variety overprint inverted, a wide stamp fine used with part c.d.s. which leaves the variety clear.
                       Scarce. S.G. 221b, Chan 172b. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                        PROVENANCE:
                        Sir Percival David, November 1965

                    Local Overprints
          740       Anhwei Province: Hochow; red band envelope to Shanghai bearing, on the reverse, 3c. blue-green with overprint
                      in black tied by Hochow c.d.s. with Nanking bilingual c.d.s. alongside; vertical crease; a good cover. Photo on
                      page 56
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

                                                            1912 Commemoratives
          741       Commemorating the Revolution 1c. to $5 and Commemorating the Republic 1c. to $5 sets of twelve, large part
                      original gum; fresh and fine. S.G. 242-265. Photo
                                                                                                  Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          742       Commemorating the Revolution 1c. to $5 and Commemorating the Republic 1c. to $5 sets of twelve, most on
                      individual pieces, the first set cancelled by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s., the latter by Mengtsz bilingual c.d.s.; fine.
                      Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-5,000




                                                                    — Ex 742 —
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                                                                                                             740




              744



                                                                                                               759




                                                                                        749




                    Commemoratives – contd.

        743         1912 (11 July) envelope registered to The Postmaster General, Peking bearing Republic 10c. Shanghai print and, on
                      reverse, 3c. London print tied by Nanchang c.d.s. with the registration handstamp and arrival c.d.s. alongside; also
                      1922 (20 Feb.) envelope addressed to The Prime Minister’s Office bearing Junk 3c. tied by Peking c.d.s.; fine.
                      (2 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

        744         1912 (Dec.) red band envelope registered to Hopei Province bearing, on the reverse, Shanghai 3c. and 10c. tied by
                      Cheng Huan Hsien, Chihli Province c.d.s. with registered handstamp on the address side, several transit marks
                      including Peking bilingual; fine. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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         January 21, 2007                                     REPUBLIC OF CHINA                                                            57




                         Ex 745                                        Ex 746                                           Ex 747


                                                                     1913-33
                     1913 London Print
                     1
          745        ⁄ 2 c. to $10 set of nineteen, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 268-286; Chan 208-226. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                     1914-19 First Peking Print
                     1
          746        ⁄ 2 c. to $20 set of twenty-two, large part original gum; 6c. and 10c. thinning, $20 is exceptionally fine. S.G. 287-308;
                          Chan 227-248. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                     1923-33 Second Peking Print
                     1
          747        ⁄ 2 c. to $20 set of twenty-four large part original gum; a few small thins, including $20. S.G. 309-332; Chan 247-272.
                          Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

                                                              ——————————

          747A       1923 (c.) U.P.U. presentation book containing 1923-33 Second Peking print set to $20, Sinkiang 1916-19 set to $20,
                       1921 Airmail, 1923 Constitution plus Sinkiang set and 1913-15 Postage Dues; lightly mounted mint
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

          748   S    1931-37 Second London Print; 2c., 5c., 15c. red, 25c., $1, $2 and $5, three examples of each affixed to two pieces
                       of paper and handstamped “SPECIMEN” in both black and in purple. Scarce and from an old post office archive
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          749        1937-38 1c. on 4c. green, variety wide stamp in a horizontal strip of three with pair of 5c. green tied by Nanpu c.d.s.
                       on envelope registered to West Szechwan; scarce. Chan 363. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          750        1939 (17 Apr.) large cloth parcel wrapper addressed to New York, bearing Martyrs and Sun Yat Sen 97c. franking tied
                       by Peking c.d.s.; with French “CHINE/5562” parcel label, New York “INTERNATIONAL PARCEL LABEL/COLLECT 15 CENTS” with
                       the appropriate Postage Dues affixed; a couple of the adhesives have been damaged, otherwise in fresh condition.
                       Unusual
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          751        1942-46 Sun Yat Sen, Paicheng Print (1944-46); a specialised collection on leaves with different shades, papers,
                       perforations including $2 blue-green perf.101⁄ 2 on Chinese woodfree paper and foreign woodfree paper, $2 purple-
                       brown imperf. pair, $5 carmine imperf. between stamp and lower margin (2) and others plus additional values with
                       C.N.C. surcharges including $1000 on $2 purple-brown imperf., imperf. between pair and others. Generally fine
                       unused and would make a very good basis for further development of this complex issues. (162)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-7,000

          752        1942-45 Paicheng print set with imperforate $10 to $100, roulette $5 to $50 and perf. $4 to $100, unused as issued.
                       S.G. 656-674. (19)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
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                                          753




                                                                                                          754
        753   P    1947 Anniversary of the Postal Service $200 emerald-green die proof in issued colour on India paper (61x74mm) sunk
                     mounted on card, without value and with die number “88219” at top; fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
        754   P    –– $400 scarlet die proof in issued colour on India paper (62x75mm) sunk mounted on card, without value and with
                      die number “88218” at top; fine. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
                                                            CNC Surcharges
        755        1945-48, a selection of covers to U.S.A., many commercial from Shanghai showing a variety of rates. (26 covers)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
        756        A five frame exhibit of internal covers used during the period on C.N.C. with a frame of domestic covers with exam-
                      ples from all of the different rates between $2 and $300,000 including 1947 (1 July) cover from Shenth to Uliang
                      franked at $100, the day the rate was increased to $500, and with $800 Postage Dues, to pay double the defi-
                      ciency, 1946 Shanghai slogan cancellation, 1947 return to sender handstamp, 1947 underpaid with $810 Postage
                      Dues, instructional marks - sender should write post number ... (two types), Shanghai Local Postage Paid (unusual
                      during this period), registered, 1948 Army letter (air surcharge free); domestic air mail with examples from all the
                      the rates from $4 to $3,300,000 (less $35,000, $85,000 and $1,215,000) including 1948 underpaid, express and
                      bearing $5,100,000 used during the Gold Yuan period; domestic registration with examples from the eight rate
                      changes from $5 to $1,200,000, 1947 opened-out cover sent between Wushain and Shiaushan and returned with
                      four attempts of the return delivery, 1948 returned mail and combination with Gold Yuan stamps; domestic air
                      registered with examples of the nine rates between $8 and $1,245,000 including 1948 National Assembly Dele-
                      gate cover; “A.R.” fee covers with examples from the eight rates between $8 and $2,100,000 (less $25,000)
                      including 1946 Army cover, 1947 mobile post office; domestic express registered with examples from the seven
                      rates from $6 to $60,000. A very fine collection showing a wide diversity of frankings including some scarce and
                      interesting covers. (149 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$50,000-60,000
                     Note: This exhibit was awarded a Large Silver medal at the 2003 Asia Stamp Exhibition in China
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         January 21, 2007                                     CNC SURCHARGES                                                            59




                                                                      Ex 757




          757       A comprehensive five frame exhibit of the early period of this time of high inflation with the surcharge issues which
                       includes the unauthorised Kiaotung Surcharge $40 on 9c. and $80 on $40 on 30c.; a section of Kaifeng
                       Surcharge showing the different paper and with gum including error of character, misplaced surcharge (2) and
                       surcharge inverted $20 on 40c. (5); First Shanghai Union Surcharge with numerous surcharge varieties; Second
                       Shanghai Union Surcharge set including covers, surcharge and watermark varieties, $30 on 1⁄ 2 c. watermark
                       inverted and reversed (Chan 903), $70 on 13c. Peking print (2), Hong Kong albino print of green; Third Shanghai
                       Union Surcharge set plus several covers, perf. and paper types, $100 on $1 perf.121⁄ 2 , $100 on $20 showing
                       folded paper and on underpaid registered printed paper cover to U.S.A. with Postage Dues applied on arrival, $200
                       on $4 with shifted surcharge (3) and various double surcharges (12, Chan 933a), $250 on $1.50 perf.101⁄ 2 (scarce),
                       $250 on $2 with different perfs., $250 on $5 variety small “2”, $1000 on $2 blue double perforations between
                       horizontal pair, $1000 on $2 green double perf. in blocks of four (2, one toned), $1000 on $2 brown imperforate
                       (5), imperf. between horizontal strip of three, imperf. between vertical pair (2), $2000 on $5 red imperf. between
                       stamp and lower margin (2) and $2000 on $5 green showing different papers, printed both sides; Chungking
                       Central Surcharge set with many surcharge varieties including $20 on 5c. green (Chan 953), $20 on 8c. surcharge
                       misplaced and inverted, two line in button with surcharge double and surcharge omitted in pair with normal (2),
                       $20 on 8c. Martyr watermarked (2, Chan 955), $50 on 5c. Martyr surcharge inverted (pair), $20 on 8c. N.Y. with
                       inverted (2) and double, $50 on 5c. in the scarce deep green shade, surcharge inverted (3); Chungking Dah Tung
                       set with representative covers, $10 on 1c. without secret mark (2), surcharge inverted, $10 on N.Y. 1c. surcharge
                       partially omitted, $20 on 3c. H.K. Martyr used (Chan 970), $20 on N.Y. 2c. surcharge double (2) and inverted (3),
                       $30 on 4c. surcharge inverted (3); Shanghai Dah Yeh Surcharge set with appropriate covers, paper fold and
                       surcharge varieties, $2000 on $3 block of four showing fine off-set on reverse; 1946 Airmails including the rare
                       perf.14 $75 on 25c. orange (2, one showing slight paper fold variety), basic sets on watermarked and no watermark
                       paper with various surcharge varieties including shifted, partially omitted, $73 on 25c. brown-orange, kiss print
                       double, $200 on $5 surcharge inverted and others; Kweiling Surcharge with cover and varieties. Condition is a
                       little mixed in places, an outstanding collection of these difficult surcharge issues which includes many scarce and
                       rare items. An ideal lot for further study and development. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$130,000-160,000
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                                                               Silver Yuan




                                                                              758   A   B   WEST SZECHWAN: 1949 Air Mail $10,000 on 30c.
                                                                                              in error on watermarked paper, a block of
                                                                                              six, large part original gum. A rare multiple
                                                                                              of this stamp of which is is thought only
                                                                                              two hundred were issued. S.G. 1278a;
                                                                                              Chan SA3. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$70,000-90,000




                                      758

        759   A    1949 (11 Aug.) air letter sheet to U.S.A. bearing 1949 (June) 10c. deep lilac strip of three tied by Swatow bilingual
                     c.d.s., long, typewritten message. Photo on page 56
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                                                                Provinces
                   Manchuria
        760        South Manchurian Railway: A collection of cards which includes 1911 card from Korea to France bearing a fine strike
                     of “I.J.P.O.1 MUKDEN-CHANGCHUN/SOUTH MANCHURIA” in violet; postcard from Belgium to Darain bearing “I.J.P.O.2
                     CHANGCHUN-MUKDEN/SOUTH MANCHURIA” dated oval in violet, 1916 postcard from Whitley Bay, England to Peking
                     bearing a superb strike of “BUREAU AMBULANT NO1/MOUKDEN-PEKING” c.d.s.; also Fushan coal mining (8) and a set of
                     three souvenir cards, with envelope, from the South Manchurian Railway. A fine and desirable group. (15). Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

        761        A collection of covers and cards with 1920 cover registered from Moukden to U.S.A., 1928 envelope registered from
                      Harbin to Syria, 1930 registered from Harbin to Germany, a group of inflation period covers (8), incoming covers,
                      Manchukuo covers (4) and a fine collection of picture postcards (60), many featuring the railway with trains and
                      stations, Moukden, Dairen, Changchun and others. An unusual and interesting lot
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$5,000-8,000




                                                                    Ex 760
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         January 21, 2007                                                PROVINCES                                                               61

                         Manchukuo
          762            1932 Enthronement of Emperor, coloured proclamation notice on stout paper (55x39cm); folded into quarters and
                           light soiling, unusual and a good addition to a collection
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,000-2,000

          763            1940 National Census 4f. blackish green and green variety kiss print double of green in a lower right corner pair,
                           unmounted mint; also a single showing an upward shift of green, part original gum
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          764            A selection of covers, mostly addressed to Switzerland, with examples from Yenki (5), one with bilingual c.d.s., Kanto
                            Shi, Harbin (7) including registered (4), 1935 air mail cover from Fugden to Harbin with the official red cachet and
                            some others. (18 covers)
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          765       B    LOCALS: Chan Chun (Hsinking); Authorised overprint in black, 10f. red variety surcharge inverted and misplaced in a
                            complete sheet of one hundred (some split perfs. in side margin); also 40f. in a part sheet of fifty-two again with
                            surcharge inverted; good to fine mint. Both sheets from the setting with double character [8] (only 10f. which
                            also has one character omitted) and incorrect character [41]
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

          766       B    –– Chan Chun (Hsinking); Authorised overprint in black, 10f. red variety surcharge inverted in a part sheet of eighty-
                            four additionally showing positional varieties extra bar (4/5), short left stroke (6/6) and short centre stroke (8/8); a
                            few adherences on the gum, otherwise fine mint. Also a complete sheet of one hundred variety surcharge printed
                            high with positional varieties double character [8] and incorrect character [41]; mint. Chan MOKR.2B 1f, 2d;
                            Kerr 13.14-15d
                                                                                                                     Estimate HK$20,000-25,000




                                                                                           — 767 —




                                                                                                                               770

                                   769                                             768


                         Sinkiang
          767   A        1932 Air overprint on 5c. to 30c. set of four, with full original gum, fine. S.G. 83-86; Chan PSA1-4. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

          768   A        — Air 10c. deep blue in a horizontal strip of three tied on piece by Tihwa c.d.s.; fine. Signed Holcombe. Photo
                                                                                                                     Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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        January 21, 2007                                               PROVINCES                                                                  62

                      Sinkiang – contd.

        769   A       1932 Air 15c. deep blue, type B handstamp affixed to piece with 4c., tied by Hami c.d.s.; the stamp with defective
                        corner perf., nevertheless a very scarce item from Hami. Photo on page 61
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        770   A       –– Air 30c. deep brownish purple with much original gum; light horizontal crease. Holcombe opinion (1993). S.G. 68;
                         Chan PSA 4. Photo on page 61
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        771       B   1945 $3 scarlet in an upper margin imprint block of six showing partial kiss print double of the overprint, unused
                        without gum
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        772   S                       1935 Sun Yat Sen 1c. orange, 21⁄ 2 c. green and 15c. scarlet set of three reply cards overprinted
                      POSTAL STATIONERY:
                         Specimen in Chinese characters; fresh and fine. Han 116, 118, 120
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        773   S       –– 1935 Sun Yat Sen 1c. orange, 21⁄ 2 c. green and 15c. red plus the reply card for each value, overprinted specimen in
                         Chinese characters, fresh and fine. Han 115-120. (6)
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        774           –– A group of unused and Specimen stationery with 1915 first overprint 1c. reply card, 1916 1c. reply card unused
                         and overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1926 6c. red reply card unused plus 1935 Sun Yat Sen 15c. reply card overprinted with
                         specimen in Chinese characters. Fine. (5 cards)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        775           –– Collection of cards without the specimen overprint with type A 1c. orange, 21⁄ 2 c. green and 21⁄ 2 c.+ 21⁄ 2 c. reply card;
                         type B 1c.+ 1c. reply card and 21⁄ 2 c. green. Fine and rare. (5)
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$5,000-6,000




                                                                             776

                      Yunnan
        776   P       1932 trial overprint in black on first issue London Print 4c. green, without gum. Rare. Ex Allen Kerr. Experts & Consul-
                        tants Certificate (2004) (for a block of four). Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                         The trial overprint was not accepted as the characters were too large for the portrait. A small overprint was
                         prepared and adopted for both London printings

        777           THE BURMA ROUTE:1905 (23 Aug.) 1c. stationery card uprated C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. cancelled by Tengyueh bilingual c.d.s.,
                         to London with Indian Sea Post Office c.d.s.; fresh and fine; 1908 postcard from Mengtsz to Scotland; also 1913
                         commercial envelope from Talifu to Shanghai bearing 1912 3c. tied by large despatch bilingual c.d.s.; an amusing
                         1919 Irrawaddy Flotilla Company letter from Talifu to Glasgow plus postcards (10) and other items
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        778           –– 1916 (29 Oct.) opened-out newspaper wrapper addressed to Tengyueh bearing, on the reverse, a good strike of
                         the large “C.P.O./TIENTSIN/MAIL MATTER.UNDER CONTRACT/CATEGORYS” with c.d.s. on Tientsin, Rangoon, Bhamo and
                         Tengyueh arrival, the front bears Postage Due 1⁄ 2 c. (6) and 5c. tied by the Tengyueh arrival as the paper was over-
                         weight “70gms/T. 8cts”, also shows circular Rangoon censor; a stunning and unusual cover. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                         PROVENANCE:
                         Ex Gerald Davis, March 1990
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         January 21, 2007                                            YUNNAN                                                              63




                                                                                                  780




                                                778


                                                                                                             Ex 779 (both)




          779       –– 1916-25 a group of covers addressed to H.G. Fletcher in Tengyueh via Bhamo with 1916 envelope from Peking sent
                       via Shanghai, Singapore, Rangoon and with Tengyueh bilingual arrival c.d.s.; 1925 covers (3), variously franked to
                       10c., one “Via Rangoon & Bhamo” bearing Penang Empire Exhibition postmark on reverse, one printed “Via
                       Rangoon & Bhamo” changed to “Myitkyine” and the third printed “Via Rangoon and Myitkyina” - the route being
                       changed due to the action of bandits (ex Gerald Davis, 1990); 1924 and 1925 envelopes from Bhamo to Tengyueh.
                       A good lot. (6 covers). Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$10,000-12,000
          780       POSTAL STATIONERY:   1926 3c. Wheatsheaf lettersheet, some light toning, unused; scarce. Han 11. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$12,000-15,000
          781       –– A small group of unused postcards with 1926 2c. green and 2c. reply card plus 6c. reply card, fine. (3 cards)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
          782       –– A selection with 1926 1c. reply card unused, 2c. green cards type A (2) and type C (shorter French inscription), type
                       A card used from Yunnanfu to Shanghai cancelled by bilingual c.d.s. dated 1927 (7 June); 1932 without French
                       inscription 1c. orange and 2c. green fine unused plus 1c. cancelled by favour with Yunnan and Chungking first
                       flight c.d.s. (8)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
                    Collection
          782A      A collection on leaves with many Specimens including Sinkiang 1916-19 values to $1 to $20 (2), 1924 1⁄ 2 c. to $20 set
                       of twenty-four and some commemorative sets; also mint sets of Manchuria 1927 set to $5 and Yunnan 1926 set
                       to $5; generally fine. (115)
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$10,000-15,000
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                                                             Liberated Areas

                                                                                                          North China
                                                                                              783         Ki Tung (East Hopeh) Border
                                                                                                             Area: 1948 (4 Dec.) envelope
                                                                                                             bearing       Military    Post
                                                                                                             Surcharge, $100 on Large
                                                                                                             Victory $8 violet-blue tied on
                                                                                                             reverse of envelope by a very
                                                                                                             fine strike of Tangshan c.d.s.,
                                                                                                             the address side with Shansi
                                                                                                             province arrival on address
                                                                                                             side with manuscript date
                                                                                                             (7/12); fine and scarce. Yang
                                                                                                             NC91. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                                               783

        784        Chin Sui Border Area (Shansi-Suiyuan): 1946 Postal Receipts in green for local mail, used with part c.d.s.; large margins
                     and fine. S.G. NC211; Yang NC248. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                   East China
        785        Pohai Area: 1946 Chu Teh Issue, $5 green with double frame line, with lower sheet margin, used with part c.d.s.; fair
                     to good. Yang EC178a. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        786        Hwai Nan Area: 1943 Machine Resurcharge on First Issue, $1 on 30c. in red on blue junk, unused; good margins, slight
                     paper ageing. Experts & Consultants Certificate (2005). S.G. EC186; Yang EC221. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

        787        People’s Post: 1949 Parcel Post on Flying Geese set of four, also Truck on Bridge set of four, fine unused as issued.
                     S.G. ECP397-404; Yang ECP7-14
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                   North-East China
        788   B    People’s Post: 1947 Massacre of the Strikers $5 carmine-pink in a complete sheet of seventy showing variety paper
                     wrinkling prior to printing, affecting the sixth row, fine unused. Yang NE15
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

                   Port Arthur and Dairen
        789        1949 Kwantung Post, Anniversary of Russian Revolution $100 on 4f. showing 6mm upward shift of surcharge with
                     top row of characters omitted (from the bottom row of the sheet), fine used. S.G. NE47; Yang AD40 var. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$4,000-6,000




                                 784                         785                     786                      789
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                                                       People’s Republic of China
          790         1961 Table Tennis (C86) miniature sheet, fine unused. Yang C86M. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
          790A        1967 Thoughts of Mao (W1) set of eleven; fine unmounted mint. S.G. 2343-2353; Yang W1-11. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
          791         1967-68 Talks on Literature and Art (W3), set of three; also 18th Anniversary pair, 1969 Defence of Chen Pao Tao set
                        of five, People’s Liberation Army block of four and Jin Xunhau (5); unmounted mint. Yang W20-22 and others. (19)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-3,000
          792         1967-68, a complete collection of Cultural Revolution stamps, each used on separate, postally used cover (a few with
                        additional values) and includes illustrated and patriotic envelopes; Condition is mixed, as is to be expected. A
                        desirable set. Yang W1-81 (80 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$17,000-20,000
          793    B    1977 Anniversary of February Uprising (J14) 8f. and 10f. in complete sheets of fifty, unmounted mint. Yang J55-56
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
          794         1980 (c.) printer’s Peony trial by Peking Stamp Printing House, undenominated essays in red, mauve and black and
                        green, without gum; one value light creasing, otherwise fine. (3). Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
          795    +    2003 True Love Knot (Z1) 80f. variety imperforate in a top right corner block of four with serial number “0124953B”
                        in margin and in fluorescent ink on each stamp; unmounted mint. Yang 845
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
          796    +    2003 (4) Lily 60f. variety imperforate in a top right corner block of four with serial number “021186A” in margin
                        and in fluorescent ink on each stamp, unmounted mint. Yang 846. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,200-1,500




                                                Ex 790A                                                            794




                                                                                                                796



                                              790
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                   People’s Republic of China – contd.

        797   +    2003 (Z4) Tien An Men Gate 80f. variety imperforate in a top right corner block of four with serial number
                     “015318C” in margin and in fluorescent ink on each stamp, unmounted mint. Yang 890
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

                   Collections and Ranges
        798   B    An accumulation of earlier issues with sets of 1951 Air unused (6), Communist Party set of three unused (20) and used
                     (10), National Emblem unused (20) and used (20), Lu Hsun unused (20) and used (20), Taiping Rebellion unused
                     (20, creases); 1952 Agrarian Reform unused (20), Liberation of Tibet unused (10) and used (10); also 1939
                     Anniversary of U.S. Constitution set mint (35). A few imperfections, most are fine
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

                                                         Japanese Occupation
                   Kwangtung
        799        1942 8c. sage-green, original engraving, unmounted mint. S.G. 27; Chan JK26
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

                                                               Charity Labels
        800        A selection which includes 1937-38 CHINA RELIEF war label in a complete sheet of one hundred showing the positional
                      varieties; 1922 Famine Relief 1c. block of thirty values to $1, 1920 charity tax stamps block of four and a single
                      used on cover back and some others
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

                                                      Covers and Cancellations
                   Airmail
        801        1944-45, a group of covers from the Friends’ Ambulance Unit at Kutsing in Yunnan, each registered to London and
                     sent via “B.O.A.C. to Egypt via Calcutta and thence by surface to destination” making an attractive group showing
                     the different rates. (10 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                   Anti Bandit Chops
        802        SZECHWAN PROVINCE - CHUNGKING: 1940 (26 July) air mail cover to U.S.A. bearing Martyr 50c. and Sun Yat Sen $2 pair with
                      the anti bandit handstamp in purple; good to fine
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

                   Hotels
        803        SHANGHAI - ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL: A small collection on leaves with 1909 printed envelope sent to Germany (underpaid) via
                      the German Post Office, scarce coloured leaflet featuring Chinese street musicians, picture post cards (8) including
                      an interior
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

        804        An extensive collection on leaves with covers and picture postcards including Peking Grand Hotel (3), Grand Hotel des
                     Wagons-Lits (8) including card showing room interior; Shanghai Cathay Hotel (2), illustrated envelope of Savoy
                     Hotel; Tientsin Astor House Hotel (8), Imperial (3), Grand (2) plus others. (21 covers, 25 postcards). Also a collection
                     of modern covers and associated material. A good collection of this popular collecting area, ideal for further
                     development. (44 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                   Internee Mail
        805        1947 (7 Sep.) large, stampless envelope (roughly opened at side) to Sydney, Australia, endorsed “Internee Mail” and
                     bearing a good strike of boxed “Internee mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O.” in violet with Shanghai despatch c.d.s.
                     on reverse; folding crease, some crumpling and ageing
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
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                    Military Mail
          806       1943 (16 Apr.) military letter with oval handstamp of Special Attack Unit 317 in red and large red seals on reverse;
                      some worm damage, otherwise good
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
                    Missionary Mail
          807       1919-37, a group of covers either to or from China, several related to Tsinan; also a group of 1947-49 group of covers
                      from the Canadian Church Mission in Kaifeng showing different rates during the inflation period. (27 covers)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
                    Officially Sealed
          808       1898 Officially Sealed label in green in a vertical pair, unused without gum
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
                    Overseas Workers
          809       TRANSVAAL: 1906 (28 Mar.) red band cover (opened-out) registered to Geduld Gold Factory, South Africa bearing, on the
                       reverse, C.I.P. 5c. pair and 10c. tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. with registration handstamp on front; routed via
                       French Post Office in Shanghai, Colombo, Johannesburg and Jeppestown; some soiling but a scarce letter of which
                       very few have survived. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-8,000
                    Parcel Post
          810       1928 (9 May) parcel card addressed to Tientsin bearing French adhesives totalling 41f.75c. (perfin) tied by Mulhouse
                      despatch c.d.s. and bears a large, double-circle handstamp “TIENTSIN C.P.O. PARCEL DEPARTMENT/DETAINED” in black and
                      boxed “RECEIVED DAMAGED/B. de V. sent” in violet. Scarce and rarely seen markings. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-5,000
                       LITERATURE:
                       Journal of the France and Colonies, June 2004

                       The Bulletin de Vérification was sent between countries reporting on the state of the arriving mail




                                                                                                                                        810




                                              809



                                                                                                             815
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                   Picture Post Cards
        811        1907, a small collection of cards written by Sir Claude Macdonald, British Minister in Peking (1896-1908) written to
                     his family in England and send whilst travelling the trans-Siberian railway, June-July 1907, with several of the later
                     cards featuring the railway and other local scenes plus railway postmarks. Also a postcard of Sir Claude before the
                     Tsungli Yamen in Peking and a photo-cigarette card of him. A very interesting lot. (22 cards)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

                        Note that Sir Claude Macdonald was in charge of the Legation during the Boxer Rebellion

        812        SHANGHAI:    An extensive collection in two albums with early Brewer & Co. cards in blue (5), some photo cards including
                        Joffre Avenue, French Bund, aerial view and other (3) of Nanking Road featuring trams, Edward VII Avenue (2),
                        several of the Bund including HKS Bank under construction, Garden Bridge (3), Post Office (2) and several of the
                        river, Hongkew Market, a fine motor bus and tram plus some good cards of the race course aerodrome including
                        building a hangar, close-up of bi-plane (1927) and open day; also a general selection of other cards, many depict-
                        ing similar scenes, race course, some people and a few modern. A magnificent collection with a few used. (287
                        cards)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

        813        A large album of postcards, arranged by city, with Amoy (25) including 1930 photo cards (2); Canton (41) including
                      Canton railway, photo cards (2) and engravings (3); Chefoo (17); Chinkiang (5); Foochow (3); Hankow (30) includ-
                      ing photo cards (8) and race course; Ichang (5); Kiukiang (5); Nanking (6), Newchwang (11); Peking (77) with some
                      good street scenes and railway; Shanhaikwan (or Chinwangtao) (22); Soochow (3); Swatow (2); Tientsin (105)
                      including 1912 riots and some good street scenes; Woochang photo card; a few social history and others.
                      An outstanding collection. (420+ cards)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

                   Postage Dues
        814        1926-40, a group of covers with 1926 11⁄ 2 d. stationery envelope from Wotton-Under-Edge to Shanghai bearing pair
                     of 1913-15 4c. Postage Due, the reverse with a good strike of boxed “1ST NOTICE SENT/ON” handstamp in violet; 1928
                     envelope to Harbin bearing Mongolia 25m. tied by Ulan Bator c.d.s., the face with 20c. Postage Due and tax hand-
                     stamp; 1938 envelope from Streatham to Shanghai with 1932 10c. Postage Due; 1923 postcard to England with
                     boxed “T ....ctms”; 1928 envelope to U.S.A. bearing precancelled U.S. 5c. Postage Due; 1931 opened-out commer-
                     cial envelope to Ipswich with three tax handstamps including Shanghai over “T”; 1935 envelope to Sussex bearing
                     a poor strike of the Shanghai over “T” and boxed “T....Ctms”; 1935 envelope from Nanking to Scotland (soiled)
                     bearing scarce locally made “T” handstamp; 1949 envelope to Scotland bearing framed “T....Ctms” handstamp.
                     (9 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        815        1933 (6 Mar.) envelope to Canton bearing Australia K.G.V head 2d. tied by Yaulburn c.d.s., underfranked and bear-
                     ing “T 2d” in oval, “T/16 2/3c” in octagon and a fair strike of bilingual “POSTAGE DUE” with manuscript insertion;
                     the reverse with Hong Kong transit and two Punyu c.d.s.; light soiling, a charming and delightful cover. Ex Padget.
                     Photo on page 67
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                   Postal Stationery
        816        1899 Second Issue Coiling Dragon SOLD IN BULK - canton: 1909 (17 Mar. ) card with printed message of the Canton Club
                     (annual general meeting), addressed to Shameen but not cancelled by the post office, a good strike of the boxed
                     “SOLD IN BULK”, fresh and fine
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$800-1,000

        817        ––   SOLD IN BULK   - Hankow; 1c. card plus both sections of the reply card (separated) bearing the straight-line “SOLD IN
                        BULK”diagonally   across the value; unused (3)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        818        1907 Third Issue Coiling Dragon: Vertical height 120mm, 1c.+ 1c. yellow-green reply card, both sections cancelled by
                     Mengtsz bilingual c.d.s. and addressed locally; fine. Han 5. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

        819        –– (16 Dec.) 3c. light green card, 120mm, addressed to Switzerland, uprated with C.I.P. 1c. ochre and 2c. red tied by
                      neat Kuchuk, Kwangtung Province lunar c.d.s., four different transit and Aarau arrival c.d.s.; fine and
                      attractive. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                             818                                         819                                       820



          820       1907 Kelly & Walsh Fine Print, 1c. green, 118mm showing the vignette 2.5mm from the frameline; fine unused and
                      very scarce. Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$18,000-22,000
          821       1912 Republic Overprint; 1c.+ 1c. reply card, variety broken “E” (both sections), fine unused plus 1c.+ 1c. reply card
                      in a paler shade unused and reply section used as a single card to London uprated with Republic 3c. cancelled by
                      Taiking despatch c.d.s. with Peking and Moukden transits, good. (3)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
          822       1922-23 Large Junk Design, Third Print: 1c.+1c. reply card fine unused (3). Also 4c.+ 4c. red reply card unused plus
                      top section (clip hole near lower corner) addressed to Germany “Via Siberia” uprated with 1923 2c. on 3c. Han 19,
                      21. (5)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
          823       –– 4c. red card unused (2) one uprated with two 1c. Junk plus a group of used cards dated 1923-26 to Japan and
                       uprated to 6c. to Manila, England and Sweden, good to fine. This is a fairly scarce card as most were overprinted
                       for use in Sinkiang and Yunnan. Han 20. (6)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
          824       Sixth Print Large Junk Design - Hsing Ming: 1c. and 2c. cards unused plus 1c. orange cancelled by boxed red chop
                       specimen handstamp, good to fine. Also a selection of used cards used in 1930-31 with 1c. used locally in
                       Shanghai, from Shanghai to Hong Kong uprated 1c., from Shanghai to U.S.A. uprated 4c. (printed paper rate) and
                       from Shanghai to Austria uprated 11c.; 2c. green from Tientsin to Germany (printed paper rate) and from Yenchow
                       to England uprated 10c.; a good group. Han 30-31. (9)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
          825       1967 (Aug.) Chairman Mao Regular stamped envelopes; 8c. number 12-31 in a complete set of twenty, fine unused.
                      Also woodcut design covers, 10s. (2) showing female soldier. (22)
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
          826       A selection of unused and Specimen cards including 1922-23 third print Junk 4c. reply card overprinted “SPECIMEN”,
                       1924 fourth print Junk 6c. reply card overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 1935 Sun Yat Sen 1c., 21⁄ 2 c. and 15c. reply cards with
                       Specimen in Chinese characters, 12c. on 15c. reply card unused, 1947 Provincial $50 on $10; Japanese Occupation
                       with Central China 30c. on 4c. yellow, Northern China 20c. on 9c. on 8c., Southern China 4c. green and 8c. green;
                       also Taiwan 1947 $4 on $1 and others. (15)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
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                                                                                                                                827
                                             828




                                                                                                                                  829
                                                                 830




              833                                                                                                                832



                    Prisoner of War Mail
        827         1916 (15 Nov.) 1c. green Junk post card endorsed from a prisoner of war, addressed to Japan with 3c. Junk added on
                      reverse and cancelled by Chihli, Heng Chien Chen c.d.s. and a part strike of three-segment, circular prisoner of war
                      censor handstamp in violet; scarce. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

        828         1918 (17 Mar.) 1c. green Junk stationery card uprated with Junk 1⁄ 2 c., 1c., 2c., 3c. (3) and 4c. cancelled by Kirin
                      bilingual c.d.s., registered to Sweden, Washington and New York transit c.d.s. and Stockholm arrival c.d.s., the
                      reverse with Moukden bilingual (21/3) c.d.s. and diamond Kirin censor handstamp in violet; fine and scarce. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$7,000-9,000

        829         1918 (18 May) 1c. green Junk stationery card to Japan, marked “Kriegsgefangenensendung” and cancelled by
                      “TIENTSIN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. with red and violet handstamps alongside; fine. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
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          830       1918 (11 Sep.) 4c. red Junk postcard to a Detention Barracks in Australia marked “Prisoner of War postcard” and
                      cancelled by Swatow and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. with square “PASSED BY/CENSOR, S.D.” in violet in lower corner; long
                      message on reverse; fine. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-6,000




                                                                       831


          831       1918 (1 Apr.) 1c. Junk stationery card to Kurume Camp, uprated with Junk 1⁄ 2 c. brown cancelled by two strikes of
                      “SHANGHAI/LOCAL POST” c.d.s., three Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. alongside with a good strike of the Kurume Camp
                      censor handstamp in violet and boxed handstamp alongside; good. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          832       1919 (3 Mar.) 1c. green Junk postcard to Austria, cancelled by bilingual boxed “Correspondance des/prisonniers de
                      Guerre” in purple, Tung Kun and another censor handstamp, Hai Tien c.d.s. on reverse; message on reverse, ink
                      stain in lower corner. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          833       1919 (25 July) 1c. green Junk postcard to Vienna cancelled by bilingual boxed handstamp “Correspondence
                      des/prisonniers de Guerre” with the associated double-oval cachet in violet, censor Tung Kun additionally cancelled
                      by Gravenhagen machine postmark (8/9) plus Dutch Red Cross handstamp in lower corner; message on reverse,
                      fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          834       A group of covers with 1916 registered Red Cross cover from Tientsin to Copenhagen with Peking to Mukden boxed
                       handstamp on reverse, 1943 Red Cross cover to Geneva via Russia, Tiflis and Turkey, 1945 envelope to San Francisco
                       with boxed “Internee mail free/of postage/Shanghai P.O.” plus a group of censored covers (8)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                       Also see lot 917

                    Railway Mail
          835       A collection on leaves featuring covers and cards including a 1916 cover to Edinburgh cancelled by a superb strike of
                       “PEKING - MOUKDEN” c.d.s. on 10c. Junk. 1915 cover from Canton to England, the reverse with a superb strike of
                       “PUKOWKU - TIENTSIN” and a fair strike of the Peking to Moukden c.d.s.; printed envelopes of Peking-Mukden Railway
                       and others (10); picture postcards of engines, track and stations (12); railway bonds (10) plus a bond catalogue. A
                       good lot for further development
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-8,000
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                      River Mail
        836           A fascinating and unusual collection with picture post cards with Hong Kong, Canton and Macau (2), China Navigation
                         Co. (2), photocard of ‘Mantua’, harbour scenes including a wood-cut, a good collection of cards of the Yangtse
                         (20); also a book of Pilotage Track Charts for the Yangtse River, Shanghai to Hankow, 1946, signed by the author;
                         The Hai-ho (the river from Taku Bar to Tientsin), 1933; Handbook to Canton, Macao and the West River, 1910;
                         Nordeutscher Lloyd’s East Asian Steamships, c.1924; a 1915 dinner menu and a small selection or modern paquebot
                         covers. Also a group of Christmas menu cards, thought to be from one of the P&O steamers. Unusual and rare
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                      Revenues
        837       B   MOUKDEN:1930 (c.) opium destruction revenue, 1c. in blue-black on brown wove paper, a complete sheet of thirty-six;
                        some faults, unusual
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,200-1,500




                                                                         838


        838   S       YUNNAN PROVINCE:1912 Great Wall of China 1c., 2c. and 10c. overprinted “SPECIMEN” in red and with Waterlow punch
                        hole; with original gum; some black fibre adherences on reverse. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

                      Shanghai Examiners’ Marks
        839           1935-38, two oversized envelopes from Tientsin to Shanghai, later is registered with $2.25 franking made up of small
                        denomination stamps, redirected to London with additional $6.80 franking, the reverse with large cypher
                        handstamp on reverse; the former is opened-out and sent air mail, the reverse with $1.37 franking with large
                        cypher alongside
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

                                                          Collections and Ranges
        840           1929-32, a mint collection on leaves including 1929 Air set (toned), 1928 Marshal Cheng, Unification, 1929 State
                        Burial, Second Air set, 1931-37 first and second London prints of Sun Yat Sen and North-West Scientific Expedition
                        set; mostly good to fine. (62)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        841           A general selection in twenty uncirculated approval books plus 1912 Express receipt book used in Anhwei Province
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        842           A small accumulation of early land documents with large red seals, mixed condition. (30)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        843           A small group of covers including Chefoo 1⁄ 2 c. newspaper wrapper unused, 1897 and 1898 Official covers from the
                         British consulate in Soochow to Shanghai (each with one adhesive missing), French Post Office (4) including 1905
                         cover from Laokay to Switzerland, German feldpost card from Tientsin and others. (11 covers)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        844           1930’s, a group of covers, internal and international including express and displaying a variety of rates. (13 covers)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
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          845   B    A selection of complete sheets including Sinkiang 1943 $1 olive-green, North-Eastern Provinces 1946-48 $2.50 indigo
                        (2), 1949 4c. blue-green; Liberated Areas with Central and South China 1949 $30 yellow-green, East China People’s
                        Post 1949 Mao $70 reddish brown (2), $150 red-orange and $1000 rose-carmine (2); P.R.C 1950 Tien An Men
                        $5000 pink (2) and $10,000 yellow-brown, Unit Stamp $500 on brown-orange, 1950 Flying Geese $100 on 16c.
                        and $100 on 50c. and on East China $100 on $15 and $33 on $50, 1951 $25 on brown-orange unit stamp (2).
                        Good quantity
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,200-1,500


          846        A general selection of covers, 1930’s to 60’s including air mail, registered and early P.R.C. with Cultural Revolution.
                       (34 covers)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


          847        A middle period of covers and cards which includes a fine chromo-litho card “La Poste en Chine” showing a mounted
                       postman, a variety of postal stationery items, a few Liberated Areas, Manchukuo (philatelic) and others. (31 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


          848        A selection of middle period issues which includes some 1912 Republic surcharges including 3c. provisional Neutrality,
                        1
                         ⁄ 2 c. overprint inverted, 1913-33 Junk set to $5 used, surcharged issues with some varieties; a valuable selection of
                        Provincial overprints with Manchuria 1927 set to $5, Sinkiang 1916-19 to $20, Yunnan 1926 set to $5 and other
                        values to $2; many others with some Liberated Area, Revenues, etc. Condition is very mixed in places.
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


          849        Small box containing a quantity of used stamps off paper, mostly Junks but with a few Coiling Dragons and others
                       plus a few multiples; condition is very mixed. (4000+)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


          850        A selection of earlier issues with 1894 Dowager ser unused or used, 1897 I.C.P. values to 10c. unused, C.I.P. unused
                        values to $1 (2), $2 and $5, Tibet overprint with unused values to 1r. on $1 (2) and 2r. on $2; also a selection of
                        Shanghai Local Posts including Large Dragons (4) including a good example of 4ca. printing 56. Also a stockbook
                        containing local posts, Szechwan Martyrs set in blocks of four, Liberated Areas, P.R.C. and Manchukuo plus Hong
                        Kong Festival miniature sheets. Condition is mixed
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$7,000-10,000


          851        A small selection on leaves with a few Large Dragons including wide setting 5ca. used, a good group of Specimen
                        overprints on 1913-33 First Peking print $20 black and yellow, Second Peking Print values to $10 and $20,
                        surcharge issues, 1921 Air set, 1921 Postal Service set, 1923 Constitution set plus some mint set to 1929 Air;
                        condition is generally fine. (74)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-15,000


          852        A large collection of covers mounted on leaves with some Min Chu (3), 1862 Maritime Customs Certificate,
                       undelivered mail (4), 1924 Officially sealed cover, postal stationery, 1937 Java Night Express, Consular mail,
                       registered, commercial mail, inflation period, air mail and some P.R.C.; an interesting lot. (138 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-15,000
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                                                           The Boxer Rebellion
                   British Railway Administration
        853        1901 (20 Apr.) printed envelope addressed to Major Brown, Tientsin (in charge of the railway) and bears C.E.F. 1⁄ 2 a.
                     tied by a good strike of the “F.P.O. No.15” c.d.s. (“00” for “20” error in date) and B.R.A. 5c. on 1⁄ 2 c. tied by “RAILWAY
                     POST OFFICE/TONGKU” postmark. Fresh and a fine cover showing the day of issue of the 5c. surcharge as well as the
                     first day of this F.P.O. postmark was employed on the T.P.O. section between TIentsin and Hanku. Plus some
                     background information. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


        854        1901 (19 Nov.) envelope to Tongku bearing “C.E.F.” 3p. pair tied by “BASE OFFICE/REG.” c.d.s. with Railway 5c. on 1⁄ 2 c.,
                     surcharge in green, tied by “RAILWAY POST OFFICE/TIENTSIN” cancellation; the reverse with Base Office B and F.P.O. No.4
                     c.d.s.; vertical folding crease and fragment of flap missing. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


                   China Expeditionary Force
        855        1916 (13 July) envelope registered to Edinburgh “Via Siberia” bearing, on the reverse, 1909-11 1a. vertical strip of
                     three tied by large “F.P.O. No.1” c.d.s. with handstruck blue registration label alongside plus London (red) and
                     Edinburgh c.d.s.; scarce registered mail. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                   The China Expeditionary Force
        856        A collection of ephemera which includes the Third China War medal in bronze (awarded to native soldiers), piece
                     bearing 4c. grey with H.M.S. Aurora security handstamp and 1901 envelope addressd to H.M.S. Aurora in Hong
                     Kong; a collection of cigarette cards including Ogden’s Guinea Gold ordinary and large size photo cards, four of
                     warships, stereoscope cards (5) and Wilson Wong sale catalogue. A very unusual group
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


        857        A collection of postcards and photographs showing soldiers and uniforms from the different legation guards and
                     includes a straight-line handstamp “BRITISH LEGATION GUARD”; a fascinating group which includes some very scarce
                     photographs including two groups of the 2nd Battalion Cameron Highlanders in China 1909 (c.), a large
                     photograph (265x205mm) showing a large group of the different nationalites present in the legation guards which
                     includes soldiers of the Cameron Highlanders and a group of officers of Queen’s Own Rajput Light Infantry
                     (240x180mm) taken in 1909. Some scarce and desirable items (45 items)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-6,000


        858        A comprehensive collection on leaves with mint stamps including Q.V. values to 1r., K.E.VII values to 1r. and K.G.V set
                      to 1r. plus some postal stationery; a good selection of postmarks, many on picture post cards including stampless
                      post card to Tientsin bearing boxed Postage Due handstamp plus a similar card without the surcharge, 1901
                      “O.H.M.S.” envelope with handstamp of the Field Controller, Military accounts, F.P.O. No.5 from Shanhaikwan,
                      No.6, No.9, incoming card from Japan, a much-travelled envelope from England to China and forwarded to Japan,
                      souvenir card cancelled by seven different Post Offices and a few photographs. A good lot. (73 plus 31 covers)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-12,000
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                                                               853
                                                                                  855




                                    854




                                                                                859




                                                    860




                              864

                                                                                      861
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                   German East Asian Expeditionary Force
        859        1900 (29 Jan.) Hong Kong 4c. stationery card cancelled by Amoy c.d.s. and written by the captain of the S.M.S. ‘Irene’
                     whilst stationed at Amoy and addressed to the captain of the gunboat S.M.S. ‘Jaguar’ at Tsingtau “via Shanghai”
                     with Chinese and German Shanghai c.d.s. on face and part Hong Kong transit on reverse. A fine inter-ship
                     correspondence. Photo on page 75
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        860        1901 (2 Mar.) “feldtelegramm” receipt bearing, on the reverse, unoverprinted 3m. tied by “K.D.FELDPOSTEXPED./
                     DES/OSTASIATISCHEN/EXPEDITIONS CORPS” c.d.s. code “b” from a soldier in 6 company 5 infantry regiment; two vertical
                     filing creases well clear stamp; rare. Photo on page 75
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

        861        A group of propaganda cards including “DER KRIEG IN CHINA” Wei-Hai-Wei card no 6320 showing the international forces
                      attacking China in bed, used in Chinese waters from Ship number 42, S.M.S. Hela (rare thus), card numbered 6306
                      used in Germany; also two French Propaganda cards and a French card illustrating a Chinese soldier. (5 cards).
                      Photo on page 75
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        862        A collection of Naval cards with some attractive and scarce chromo-litho or propaganda cards, “MARINE/SCHIFFSPOST”
                     cancellations numbered 4 of S.M.S. Kaiser, 13 of S.M.S. Furst Bismark with chromo-litho card showing its departure
                     for China, 16 of S.M.S. Scharnhorst, 20 of S.M.S. Iltis, 31 of S.M.S. Brandenburg, 36 of S.M.S Geiger, 39 of S.M.S.
                     Herta and 65 of S.S. Andalusia; also Hong Kong 1c. stationery card sent to Germany from a sailor on board the
                     gunboat S.M.S. Luchs. A very good group. (15 cards)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

        863        A collection of covers and cards relating to the the different military units including stampless “Feldpost” covers and
                      cards (4), “FELD-POSTSTATION” c.d.s. number 2 of Peking (3), 4 of Tongku with picture post card of the wharf, 7 of
                      Paotingfu, 8 of Shanhaikwan and 9 of Peitaiho including picture post card; c.d.s. of Peking (5) with card showing
                      German soldiers, and sent through the Chinese Post Office (2), Shanghai (2), Tientsin (12) including a rare card
                      showing the steamship ‘Palatia’ leaving for China and two contemporary photographs of troops, Tongku (3) and
                      some other related items. A very good study collection. (43 items)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                   Relief of Peking
        864        1900 (29 Aug.) illustrated 1c. stationery card to Cairo, uprated with C.I.P. 4c. tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. (overpaid)
                     and used in combination with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s., with Shanghai bilingual,
                     Colombo, Suez and Cairo c.d.s. Interesting, eye-witness message (in French) “ ... I received only one slight wound
                     during the 55 days siege that the Europeans had to undergo in Pekin”. Photo on page 75
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$3,000-5,000

                      The siege ended on 14th August 1900

                   Victorian Naval Contingent
        865        1900 (29 Nov.) envelope to Dundee “(from W. Fraser No 66) Victorian Naval Contingent, China” bearing C.I.P. 10c.
                     green tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. with French “Chine” 10c. and 15c. at left cancelled by “SHANG-HAI/CHINE” c.d.s.
                     with a faint strike of Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. on reverse; vertical folding creases and light soiling. An attractive and
                     very rare cover. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

                      This is believed to be one of two Victorian Naval Contingent covers sent via the French Post Office and, with the
                      following lot, the only two covers not addressed to Australia and have not been offered for sale before
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                                                                       866



          866       1901 (12 Feb.) U.S. Army and Navy envelope addressed to Dundee and endorsed by W. Fraser, “P66 Victorian Naval
                      Contingent Tientsin” bearing Japanese Post Office in China 2s. and 3s. (3) in combination with C.E.F. 1⁄ 2 a. all tied
                      by “TIENTSIN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s., the reverse with Yokohama and Dundee arrival c.d.s. A rare and desirable combination.
                      Also offered with this lot is a contemporary photograph of members of the New South Wales Contingent mounted
                      on horseback outside of Chang Wang Palace, Peking (their headquarters) and other background information.
                      Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

                       The Australian naval force consisting of the New South Wales and Victorian contingents, totalling 455 officers and
                       men (some 200 being from the Victorian contingent), arrived in Tientsin on 17th September 1900. The Victorian
                       contingent remained as garrison troops in Tientsin. They all departed China on 29th March 1901. It is thought that
                       as few as 17 covers from the Victorian Naval contingent have survived
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                                       867                                                                 868

                                                            Austrian Post Office
                   Naval Mail
        867        1901 (24 June) stampless “FELDPOST” card sent from Chefoo to Austria bearing a superb strike of “K.U.K.. KRIEGSMA-
                     RINE/S.M.S./KAISERIN ELISABETH” c.d.s.; extremely fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
                      PROVENANCE:
                      Robson Lowe, Basle sale, March 1974

                      S.M.S. Kaiserine Elisabeth left Pola on 24th July 1900, arriving in Taku on 8th September. The return journey began
                      on 13th July 1901, arriving back in Pola on 1st October.
        868        1901 (7 Oct.) picture postcard sent from Chefoo to Vienna bearing Austria 5h. tied by a very fine strike of “K.U.K. KRIEGS-
                     MARINE/S.M.S./ASPERN” c.d.s. with part arrival at left; fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
                      PROVENANCE:
                      Robson Lowe Basel auction, March 1974

                      S.M.S. ‘Aspern’ was stationed at Taku between 8th and 22nd September 1901 before going to Yokohama until
                      16th December before returning to Pola, arriving on 19th March 1902
        869        1900-19, a selection of documents of the Austrian military detachment in Tientsin and Peking which includes 1900
                     letter signed by the major-general of the China Relief Expedition, registered letter receipts (2), letter receipts (7)
                     including “AR”, Parcel Post receipts “Via Gibraltar” (3), postal receipts via the Japanese Post Office Peking (3) and
                     German Post Office Peking (10) and Tientsin (5), Express Letter receipts from Peking (18) and Tientsin City (5); also
                     telegrams, Submarine Telegraph receipt (9), Chinese Telegraph Company (3), Chinese Telegraph administration (3)
                     and others, an unusual receipt from the Chinese Government Telephone Administration plus railway warrants and
                     other receipts and documents. Most items bear the handstamp of either the Austrian marine detachment in Peking
                     (blue) or Tientsin (red); an interesting group
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-5,000
        870        A group with 1908 picture postcard bearing, on the picture side, 5h. green tied by a fine strike of “K.U.K.
                     GESANDTSCHAFTS/MARINE DETACHMENT/PEKING” c.d.s.; 1913 envelope to Vienna bearing Austria 10h. crimson tied by large,
                     double-circle “K.U.K. MARINE DETACHMENT/IN PEKING” plus two documents, one with the handstamp of the marine
                     detachment in Tientsin, the other a laundry bill. (4 items)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
        871        A collection of items with 1901 Austrian reply section of 5h. stationery card addressed to Pola and put in the German
                      Post Office in Peking, written by a member of the embassy guard, picture post cards of Amoy (4) addressed to a
                      sailor on board S.M.S. ‘Kaiser Franz Joseph’ plus two others addressed to the same ship, military postcard sent from
                      Chefoo to Austria and 1916 feldpost card. An unusual group which highlughts the diversity of nationalities in the
                      Austrian Navy.
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-6,000
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                                                               British Post Office
          872       CHEFOO: 1898 (7 July) opened-out envelope addressed to Kent bearing, on the reverse, I.C.P. 10c. tied by a superb strike
                       of Chefoo Dollar chop in blue, the face with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red tied by Shanghai c.d.s.; also Shanghai
                       Dollar chop, Hong Kong and Ashford c.d.s.; folding creases and some soiling
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
          873       CHUNGKING:  1898 (18 Aug.) envelope addressed to Castle Douglas bearing I.C.P. 1c., 4c., 5c. and 10c. tied by good
                       strikes of the Chungking Dollar chop, Hong Kong 10c. purple on red cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s.; underfranked by
                       10c. and bears “T” in circle tax mark with London “I.B./5d” handstamp; the reverse with Shanghai Dollar chop
                       (reversed “S”), Hong Kong and arrival c.d.s.; some light soiling but an attractive and appealing cover. Photo on
                       page 80
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-5,000
          874       HANKOW:  1898 (3 Mar.) envelope registered to Germany bearing I.C.P. 10c. pair tied by a fine strike of the Hankow
                       Dollar chop with two registration handstamps alongside; the reverse with pair of Hong Kong 10c. purple on red
                       tied by Shanghai c.d.s. with Shanghai Dollar chop, Hong Kong and arrival c.d.s.; fine. Photo on page 80
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
          875       HANKOW:   1899 (24 Feb.) 1c. stationery card to England uprated with pair of C.I.P. 2c. red cancelled by fine strikes of
                       Hankow Dollar chop used in combination with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. and Dudley
                       arrival c.d.s.; a vertical folding crease, but a fine and attractive card, few examples of the Hankow Dollar chop are
                       recorded used in 1899. Over paid by 1c. as the rate was reduced from 5c. to 4c. on 1st January 1899. Photo on
                       page 80
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
          876               1898 (11 May) envelope addressed to Camberley (folding creases) bearing I.C.P. 10c. tied by a very fine strike
                    TIENTSIN:
                       of the pa-kua in blue with double-circle Tientsin c.d.s. alongside (Customs removed) with Hong Kong 10c. purple
                       on red tied by Shanghai c.d.s.; the reverse with Shanghai Dollar chop, Hong Kong and arrival c.d.s. Also 1899
                       picture post card of Tientsin (an early example) registered to Austria “viâ Brindisi” bearing pair of C.I.P. 10c. tied by
                       an indistinct Peking Dollar chop with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red and pair of 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s.;
                       the additional 6c. over paying the surcharge for the winter courier service of 4c. (2 covers). Photo on page 80
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$3,000-5,000
          877       WUHU:  1899 (4 Jan.) British government envelope registered to Germany bearing C.I.P. 1⁄ 2 c., 1c., 2c., 4c., 5c. and 10c.
                       tied by superb strikes of Wuhu Dollar chop and pa-kua, showing two different registration handstamps and used
                       with Hong Kong 20c. on 30c. grey-green plus 2c. carmine tied by Shanghai c.d.s. A fine and appealing cover.
                       Photo on page 80
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$4,000-6,000
                       LITERATURE:
                       Hong Kong & the Treaty Ports, Webb (illustrated plate 22)

          878       –– 1901 (12 May) envelope addressed to Dundee bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by Wuhu bilingual c.d.s. with pair of Hong
                       Kong 5c. blue cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. with arrival c.d.s. on reverse. Also 1901 picture post card from Hankow
                       to Constantinople bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by bilingual Hankow c.d.s. used with French “Chine” 10c. tied by “SHANG-
                       HAI” c.d.s. with transit c.d.s. via Hong Kong and Suez; fine. (2 covers)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                    I.P.O. Tieprints
          879       SHANGHAI: 1899 (19 Apr.) 1c. stationery card addressed to Germany, cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s., uprated
                       with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. cancelled by Shanghai pa-kua and used with Hong Kong pair of 2c. carmine with Shanghai
                       “I.P.O.” tieprint and cancelled by Shanghai and Hong Kong c.d.s. with Burgsteinfurt arrival c.d.s. at left; fine and
                       good use of the Local Post. Photo on page 82
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
          880       SHANHAIKWAN:   1899 (6 Sep.) “ON RAILWAY SERVICE” envelope (opened-out) addressed to Surrey bearing C.I.P. 5c. pair and
                       10c. pair tied by Shanhaikwan tombstone, a further strike on reverse with manuscript date added, used with Hong
                       Kong 10c. purple on red with Tientsin type 1 “I.P.O.” tieprint and Shanghai c.d.s., Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. and two
                       type of large “R” ; the reverse with bilingual registered handstamp with manuscript endorsement. Some light soil-
                       ing as to be expected from a large cover and with original 3-page enclosure on Imperial Chinese Railways paper,
                       written by an English railway engineer from Chung Ho So, some 200 mile north of Tientsin and makes very inter-
                       esting reading about conditions at the time on the railway. Photo on page 82
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                   873



                                                                                                            874



                                                         Ex 876




                                                                                                           875
                                                            881




                                         883




                                                                                                                    877




                   I.P.O. Tieprints – contd.

        881        SWATOW:1904 (24 May) 1c. stationery card to Germany uprated with C.I.P. 1c. and 2c. tied by Swatow bilingual c.d.s.
                     with Hong Kong K.E.VII 4c. purple on red affixed at left with Swatow type 4 “I.P.O.” tieprint but not further
                     cancelled in transit; the arrival c.d.s. in lower left corner; fine and a scarce tieprint marking. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                                                                          882



          882       WEI-HAI-WEI:1899 (1 Nov.) red band cover to Aberdeen bearing C.I.P. 1⁄ 2 c. pair, 1c. pair, 2c. and 5c. tied by type 6 large,
                       rubber “weihaiwei” oval datestamp (40x23mm) used with pair of Hong Kong 5c. blue tied by Chefoo “I.P.O.”
                       tieprint and Hong Kong c.d.s.; the reverse with Chefoo bilingual and arrival c.d.s.. A fine cover and an unusual
                       routing via Hong Kong instead of Shanghai. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                       Tieprint covers from Wei-Hai-Wei are very scarce. Charles Goodwyn recorded only five examples, although other
                       have been illustrated since then


          883       WOOSUNG:  1899 (12 July) Maus picture post card addressed to Germany bearing 1897 Small Figures 8c. on 6ca., Large
                       Figures, Wide Setting, Second Print 2c. on 2ca. and 4c. on 4ca tied by fine strikes of the Woosung bilingual c.d.s.
                       used in combination with Hong Kong 10c. purple on red and pair of 2c. carmine with Shanghai “I.P.O.” tieprint
                       and c.d.s.; with large “R” in circle, Shanghai bilingual, Hong Kong and German c.d.s.; attractive. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$8,000-10,000


                    Military Mail
          884                               1919 (4 June) stampless “On Active Service” to Southampton bearing a fair to good strike of
                    BRITISH MILITARY MISSION:
                       the rare “BRITISH MISSION POST OFFICE/VLADIVOSTOCK” c.d.s.; good to fine. With a leaflet of entertainment give by the
                       British forces to the Russians and contemporary photograph of H.M.S. Carlisle. Photo on page 82
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


          885       H.M.S. AMETHYST:1950   (1 Jan.) envelope addressed to Tientsin bearing K.G.VI 1d. tied by Bath duplex and bearing a fine
                       strike of “SERVICE SUSPENDED/RETURN TO SENDER”; fine. As a result of the incident with H.M.S. Amethyst, the Chinese
                       People’s Republic broke off diplomatic relations with the U.K. and refused to accept any mail. With newspaper
                       articles and photograph
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
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                   Military Mail – contd.

        886                   1906, a correspondence written by Edward Secretan serving on H.M.S. Teal of the Yangtse flotilla from
                   H.M.S. TEAL:
                      Kiukiang (7), Hankow, Nankan, Shanghai and Wuhu; with a photograph of the vessel and some other information.
                      (11 covers)
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

        887        A collection in album which commences with 1908 picture postcard of gymnastics Festival in Tientsin, a varied
                     collection of Shanghai Volunteer Corps with 1926 1c. stationery card cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. with
                     instructions for monthly shooting competition, picture post card of the Shanghai Light Horse, picture postcards of
                     International Manoeuvres 1913 (20) plus several others, 1935-36 covers bearing G.B. adhesives cancelled by
                     F.P.O. 1 (3) or A.P.O. 1 (3), 1941 censored cover to England bearing Shanghai War Effort label (creased), 1942
                     stampless “On Active Service” envelope to England with boxed “TREAT AS PREPAID/AND DELIVER FREE/CALCUTTA G.P.O.”,
                     1943 envelope from Delhi to Chungking and includes a lot of background information. An appealing lot with some
                     scarce cards.
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        887A       A small group of post cards bearing 4c. frankings of I.C.P. and Hong Kong including Chefoo to France with I.P.O.
                      tieprint and two from Peking to Austria bearing the diminutive tieprint; fair to fine. (4 cards)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-6,000




                                                                                                                          880




                                                                    884                                           879
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                                                           French Post Office
          888       1871 (22 July) envelope to Lyon bearing laureated Napoleon 40c. with Bordeaux imperf. 80c. rose-carmine tied by
                      gross chiffres “5104” with “SHANG-HAI/BAU FRANCAIS” despatch c.d.s. and boxed “PD”; horizontal folding crease, a
                      scarce franking. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

          889       1897 (2 Sep.) commercial wrapper to Lyon “viâ Brindisi” bearing Ceres 30c. and 80c. tied by gross chiffres “5104” with
                      “SHANG-HAI/BAU FRANCAIS” despatch c.d.s. and boxed “PD”; good. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-3,000




                                                                                                                     890
                      888




                                889
                                                                                                        Ex 893




                                                                                                         Ex 892

                                                       Ex 892
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                   French Post Office – contd.

        890        1897 (Oct.) small envelope addressed to Shanghai Catholic Church with Min Chu handstamp on reverse, readdressed
                     to Holland with French “Chine” 25c. added and cancelled by “SHANG-HAI/CHINE” c.d.s. with a second strike in
                     opposite corner; the reverse with French packet and Helmond arrival. A rare Min Chu/Foreign Post Office
                     combination. Photo on page 83
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$40,000-45,000

        891        A collection on leaves with a selection of used adhesives, a fine selection of covers with examples from Canton
                     (2, registered), Chefoo (2), Hankow, Pakhoi registered, Peking (2), Shanghai (13), Tientsin (4) including 1903
                     envelope bearing C.I.P. 1c. cancelled by Peking East Railway station tombstone, addressed to Tientsin and
                     forwarded to England with additional 10c. added for international postage and unused postal stationery (7)
                     including 1906 10c. on 15c. letter card; also a group of postcards used by the French army in China (8) and some
                     additional items. (46 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$7,000-9,000

                   French Army in China
        892        An interesting group of covers with 1860 cover front addressed to France bearing Napoleon 20c. (2) tied by “CECB”
                     lozenge with “CORPS EXP. CHINE/BAU CENTRAL” c.d.s. alongside (soiled); 1879 stampless envelope to Cherbourg with
                     Hong Kong and packet boat c.d.s., the reverse bearing “ARSENAL DE FOU-TCHEOU” bilingual handstamp (rare); 1900
                     stampless envelope to Algeria headed “Corps expeditionnaire de Chine, Regiment de Zouaves en Marche”,
                     countersigned by the company commander; 1900 civilian envelope to France with 5c. (3) cancelled by “TRESOR ET
                     POSTES AUX ARMEES/1 CHINE” c.d.s. with C.I.P. 2c. (2) tied by Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. Photo on page 83
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

                   Indo-Chinese Post Offices
        893        HOIHOW: 1907 (7 Mar.) two envelopes registered to Paris bearing 1903-04 5c. interpanneau pair and 10c. with “CHINE”
                      15c. block of four; the second cover with 1903-04 15c., 1901 25c. block of four and “CHINE” 5c. pair tied by
                      “HOI-HAO-CHINE” c.d.s.; with Hong Kong and Paris backstamps; fresh. (2 covers). Photo on page 83
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        894        A collection of unused and used adhesives with some general issues, Canton with 1908 values to 10f. mint and 1919
                      values to 4pi. on 10f. used; Chungking with 1903-04 values to both 50c., 75c. and 1f. used; Hoihow; Mengtsz
                      1903-06 values to 40c. unused; Pakhoi 1908 set to 5f. mint; Yunnanfu 1906 2f. unused and a good representation
                      of Kwangchow
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                                                           German Post Office
        895        1894 (22 Dec.) envelope registered to Sydney, Australia bearing pair of Reichpost 10pf. blue tied by Shanghai Type 2
                     c.d.s. with French packet c.d.s. (red) and registration label alongside; the reverse with dated company oval, Hong
                     Kong, Sydney and Balmain c.d.s.; good. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        895A       1888-97, a group of forerunner covers with 1888 envelope to Potsdam bearing 20pf. bright blue (3), 1890 commercial
                     envelope to Dresden bearing Reichpost 20pf. and 1896 large envelope registered to Germany bearing 20pf.
                     Reichspost block of eight, cancelled by large or small Shanghai c.d.s.; also 1897 envelope to Germany bearing 20pf.
                     Reichpost tied by type 4 Tientsin c.d.s.; good to fine. (4 covers). For 1895 cover, see lot 613A
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

        896        1899 (19 June) greetings picture post card of Tientsin addressed to Germany bearing C.I.P. 5c. tied by Tientsin bilingual
                     c.d.s. with “China” 10pf. tied by a good strike of “TIENTSIN/KAISERL.DEUTSCHE/POSTAGENTUR” c.d.s.; also 1900 (1 May)
                     Maus cover to Germany bearing block of four I.C.P. 5c. cancelled by “KIAOCHOW” dated oval with “China” 5pf.
                     (48 degrees) and 25pf. (55 degrees) tied by Tsingtau c.d.s.; fine. Also cover front to U.S.A. bearing C.I.P. 2c. (4) tied
                     by good strikes of the Shantung Sun and Moon dater for Weihsien used in combination with Kiaochow 10pf.
                     tied by Tsingtau c.d.s. (3 covers)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
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                                                                                                                  Ex 903

                                     895




                                        Ex 906                                                                             Ex 905




          897       1902 (6 Aug.) 10pf.+ 10pf. postal stationery reply card sent from Weihsien to Kaumi with the arrival c.d.s. in lower
                      corner and returned to Weihsien, again with the arrival c.d.s. in lower corner; philatelic but scarce double use of
                      the reply card
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          898       MARITIME MAIL:1905 (31 Dec.) envelope addressed to Basel bearing Kiaochow 2c. (10) and, on the reverse, 1c. (10), each
                       cancelled by oval “DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/SHANGHAI-/TIENTSIN” datestamp with index letter “c”; fine and attractive. Also 5pf.
                       stationery card addressed to Shanghai cancelled by an indistinct strike of the dated oval and Shantung Railway
                       Wagon,: 1903 (9 July) 5pf. stationery card addressed to Weihsien bearing a fine strike of “TSINGTAU-
                       WEIHSIEN/BAHNPOST/zug 1” dated oval; fine.
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          899       –– A collection of maritime covers and cards including chromo-litho postcards of R.P.D. ‘Scharnhorst’ and R.P.D.
                       Bayern’, first bearing Germania 10pf. cancelled “DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST/ASIATISCHE/LINIE” the latter sent from Hong
                       Kong, 1911 card bearing Kiaochow 4c. tied by Shanghai - Tientsin dated oval, 1903 (2 Dec.) postcard of ‘Mei Lee’
                       in Hankow bearing “China” 10pf. tied by a superb strike of YANGTSE Line dated oval, believed to be the earliest
                       recorded date, two picture postcards of German Mail steamers (in Singapore) and 1940’s envelope from Melchers
                       & Co. from Shanghai to Germany showing the shipping line flag on face and some background information.
                       (7 covers)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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                   German Post Office – contd.

        900        A general collection with some adhesives including “China” at 48 degrees on 3pf. bistre-brown mint, 1901-04 values
                      to 3m. mint plus used with some better postmarks, unused postal stationery cards (10 different) plus a good
                      selection of covers and cards with postmarks of Canton, Chefoo (3), Chinkiang, Chinwangtao (2), Foochow
                      registered, Hankow (2), Ichang on card to military Intelligence in Tientsin, Nanking, Peking (2), Shanghai (17) with
                      some fine forerunners, Shanhaikwan, Swatow, Tientsin (2) and Tongku; also with some additional picture postcards
                      of views and other background information. An attractive collection. (59 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

                   Kiaochow
        901        1899-1906, a group of postcards which includes 1c. I.C.P. cards with 1898 5pf. cancelled by Field Post Office No. 1
                     c.d.s. (defective), Tsingtau and Weihsien c.d.s., some better views including 1902 chromo-litho cards to the Summer
                     Palace in Peking; also German New Guinea 10pf. on cards (3) cancelled by “DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/NEU-/GUINEA/ZWEIGLINIE”
                     c.d.s. and some unused postal stationery. (21 cards)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        902        PICTURE POST CARDS:  A very fine collection of cards which includes a rare 1898 chromo-litho card of Fort von Chin-lau-
                        kau, a good selection of street scenes, buildings and views, military cards including the defences, a fine photo card
                        of Japanese marines, sunk vessels during the blockade, docks and coastline plus some cards of the surrounding
                        areas; a few are used. (84 cards)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        903        SHANTUNG RAILWAY WAGON     - TSINGTAU TO TSINANFU: 1904-05, a group of picture post cards addressed to Germany or England
                        bearing 10c. (2) or 4c. on 10pf. tied by fair to fine strikes of “TSINGTAU-TSINANFU/BAHNPOST/ZUG 2” dated ovals; fair to
                        fine. (3 cards). Photo on page 85
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

        904        ––   TSINGTAU TO TSINAN:   1910 (8 Mar,) 2c. on 5pf. stationery card addressed to Tsingtau cancelled by a fine strike of
                        “TSINGTAU -                        2”dated oval; good. Also picture postcard of Shantung railway station, Tsingtao
                                      TSINANFU/BAHNPOST/ZUG.
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

        905        ––   TSINGTAU TO WEIHSIEN: 1904, two picture post cards to Bottrop, Germany bearing 1901-04 5pf. pair or 10pf. tied by
                        fair to good strikes of “ TSINGTAU-WEIHSIEN/BAHNPOST/ZUG 2” dated ovals. (2 cards). Photo on page 85
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        906        A group of propaganda and other cards with 1898 chromo-litho card depicting the Sino-German Treaty and a later
                     reprint, two 1898 Gruss aus Kiao-Tschau cards, 1900 card depicting the German eagle of Kiaochow with 5pf.
                     cancelled by Marine Schiffspost No, 46 (S.M.S. ‘Hansa’), circa 1914 two German anti-Japanese cards, 1919
                     stationery card bearing a fine strike of the rare “PASSED BY CENSOR/I.J.P.O. TSINGTAU” 1914-18 war propaganda cards (2)
                     and 1941 China stationery card to Sumatra with two different censor handstamps. (12 cards). Photo on page 85
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        907        A collection on leaves with mint stamps including 1902 values to 50pf., 1905 20c. and others; postcards of the visit
                      of Prince Heinrich of Prussia (3) including chromo-litho card of East Asian squadron, unused postal stationery cards
                      (5), a good selection of covers and cards displaying the different postmarks including Litsun, Tsingtau Gr. Hafen
                      (2, one registered), Tsingtau Tapautau on red band cover and others, also some picture postcards and other
                      information. (25 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                                                               Italian Post Office
        908        A collection on leaves with mint stamps including Peking 1917-18 set to 10l., Postage Dues and others, Tientsin
                     1918-19 2d. on 5l. plus some used; 1900 Campagna della Cina picture postcards (Boxer item), 1908 Japanese view
                     card with Italian adhesives cancelled by military c.d.s., 1937 opened-out envelope with handstamp of the Italian
                     Battalion in China and 1938 envelope to Italy cancelled by Grenadiers postmark with “R NAVE/ERMANNO CARLOTTO”
                     c.d.s. alongside
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                                                                                                           910
                                     909




                                                                                                                       Ex 911
                                            912




                                                           Japanese Post Office
          909       1881 (20 July) turquoise lettersheet to U.S.A. “Via San Francisco” bearing Koban 5s. brown tied by Shanghai cork cross
                      with a fine strike of “I.J. POSTAL AGENCY/SHANGHAI” despatch c.d.s. with Yokohama transit and Somerville Station arrival
                      c.d.s. alongside and San Francisco transit on reverse; fine. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          910       1883 (9 May) envelope (flapless) to Nagasaki bearing Koban 10s. grey-blue with top margin, tied by cork cross with a
                      fair strike of double-ring “I.J. POSTAL AGENCY/SHANGHAI” c.d.s. with small Nagasaki arrival alongside; fresh and fine.
                      Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          911       1888-93, two covers to U.S.A., each with Koban 10s. franking tied by cork cancel and “I.J.P.O. SHANGHAI/MEIJI 26”
                      (opened out); the first with small “SHANGHAI/I.J.P.A.” and similar Yokohama c.d.s. alongside, both with an array of
                      backstamps including Shanghai Local Post. (2 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          912       1890 (5 May) envelope with long enclosure to U.S.A. written in Wei Hsien and carried by the Shanghai Local Post
                      (c.d.s. on reverse) bearing Koban 10s. light blue tied by small “SHANGHAI/I.J.P.A.” c.d.s. (10/5) with Yokohama transit
                      (15/5) alongside and San Francisco transit on reverse; interesting contents about the famine work. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          913       1900-08 5r. to 1y. (less 11⁄ 2 s. violet and 6s.), some hinge remainders, part to large part original gum. S.G. 1-18. (16)
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          914       1900-08 5r to 1y. (less 1⁄ 2 s., 11⁄ 2 s. violet, 2s. and 3s. rosine) tied on pieces and cancelled by the special U.P.U.
                      commemorative c.d.s. in violet; fine. (14)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
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                                                                                                              917
                                                  915


                   Japanese Post Office – contd.

        915        1901 (1 July) envelope from the U.S. Legation to Ohio bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by Peking dated oval with Japan Post
                     Offices in China 10c. blue tied by “SHANGHAI/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s., Yokohama and U.S. c.d.s. on reverse; some soiling.
                     Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        916        1904-05 Russo-Japanese War: A collection pf picture postcards featuring various battle scenes on land and sea,
                     a selection of very unusual map cards, propaganda cards, war ships, Tuck’s Oilettes and others of Port Arthur; also
                     a souvenir sheet of Japanese stamps with a large illustration of fighting and some background information.
                     An unusual and interesting group. (58 cards)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        917        1916 (29 June) Japanese Post Office 11⁄ 2 s. stationery card to Kurume Camp cancelled by “SHANGHAI/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. with
                     Kurume Camp circular censor handstamp in violet and boxed handstamp in black; fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-3,000


        918        A collection on leaves with some adhesives unused and used, covers and cards from 1878 to 1914 plus I.J.P.O. c.d.s.
                      of Canton, Peking (2), Port Arthur, Tangku and Tientsin (4); some scarcer types. (18 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$10,000-12,000


                                                           Russian Post Office
        919        CHEFOO: 1901 (5 Oct.) envelope registered from Port Arthur to Germany bearing, on the reverse, Kitai 1k., 2k. (2), 3k.,
                      5k., 7k. and 10k.. tied by type 1 Chefoo c.d.s. with Chefoo and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., Shanghai Russian Post
                      Office and Kalle arrival c.d.s.; the front with additional despatch c.d.s., handstruck registration mark (Port Arthur?)
                      partly obscured by Chefoo registration label and “YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE/No.8” octagonal datestamp and part boxed
                      Paquebot. Wax seal on reverse has been cut off and the patch repaired. A scarce and appealing cover. Signed
                      Holcombe. Photo on page 90
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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          920       CHEFOO:  1902 (23 July) unoverprinted 3k. stationery card uprated with Kitai 1k. to Seattle, cancelled by Chefoo type 1
                       c.d.s., Chefoo and Shanghai bilingual c.d.s., Russian and Japanese Shanghai c.d.s., Yokohama transit and faint
                       boxed Paquebot with the arrival datestamp on reverse; fine and unusually travelling through three different postal
                       authorities. Photo on page 90
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          921       PEKING: 1904 (3 Apr.) Kitai 4k. stationery card addressed to Germany cancelled by type 6 c.d.s. with a second strike and
                       arrival c.d.s. alongside; also 1916 prisoner of war cover bearing Kitai 5k. tied by type 7 c.d.s. (2 covers)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          922       PORT ARTHUR:1900   (1 Dec.) opened-out, Official envelope registered to Paris “Via Shanghai” bearing, on the reverse,
                       unoverprinted 1k. pair, 4k. and 14k. cancelled by code “4” c.d.s. with Russian Post Office Shanghai c.d.s. alongside
                       plus two wax seals showing an impressive coat-of-arms; the front with despatch c.d.s., registration label and French
                       packet transit. Attractive. Photo on page 90
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          923       SHANGHAI: 1900 (17 Mar.) shipping line envelope to Canada “by S.S. Empress of Japan” bearing Kitai 1k. (2), 2k. and
                       3k. (2) tied by Russian Post Office Shanghai c.d.s. with a further strike in lower corner; the reverse with Shanghai
                       bilingual, Nagasaki, Yokohama, Vancouver and Toronto arrival c.d.s.; horizontal folding crease, attractive. Photo on
                       page 90
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          924       –– 1902 (15 May) envelope registered to Germany bearing Kitai 1k. to 10k. (6 different values) tied by type 2 c.d.s.
                       with small registration label and two Chinese registration handstamps, redirected on arrival with two German
                       backstamps. Fine and colourful. Photo on page 90
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                     925                                                          926

          925       WEI-HAI-WEI: 1903 (1 Apr.) regimental envelope addressed to Ascot “via Siberia” redirected on arrival to Dorset bearing
                       C.I.P. 1c. tied by a fair strike of type 8 “LIU KUNG TAU/WEI HAI WEI” c.d.s. in black with Russian Kitai 3k. and 7k. cancelled
                       by indistinct c.d.s. with a second strike at left, Chefoo bilingual, Ascot and Beaminster c.d.s.; a fine and attractive
                       Trans-Siberian route. Photo
                                                                                                                        Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

          926       –– 1903 (Oct.) picture post card addressed to London bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by “LIU KUNG TAU/WEI HAI WEI” c.d.s. in violet
                       partly obscured by two Russian Kitai 2k. tied by part Chefoo c.d.s. with a further strike alongside with Chefoo
                       bilingual c.d.s. Accepted for Siberia route despite not being properly endorsed. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
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                                                                                                     922




                                        919




                                                                                               923




                                                                             Ex 928A
                                              920




                                                                                   930




                                                924                                      931
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                    Russian Post Office – contd.

          927       An unused and used selection with Kitai to 7r. mint (2) and 10r. used, surcharge values to $10 on 10k.; some
                      duplication and used. (92)
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          928       A collection on leaves with adhesives mint and used (some better postmarks), unused postal stationery envelopes, a
                       fine range of covers and cards including 1902 opened-out envelope from Chefoo to India with part Paquebot, other
                       Chefoo (4), Hankow, Harbin, Peking, Shanghai (4), 1903 envelope from Tientsin to Surrey “via Siberia” bearing 10k.
                       tied by Newchwang c.d.s. (17 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

                                                       United States Post Office
          928A      1891 (11 May) U.S. Consulate envelope sent from Ningpo bearing 1890-93 5c. yellow-brown pair tied by barred circle
                      cork cancellation and type III “U.S.POSTAL AGENCY/SHANGHAI” dated oval in violet; also 1881 envelope from the U.S.
                      Consulate in Tientsin, addressed to North Carolina, bearing 1879 5c. blue cancelled in transit by Washington
                      duplex. (2 covers). Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000




                                                                        929

          929       1893 (7 June) Jamaica 1d. stationery card addressed to Shanghai with fine Kingston despatch c.d.s., San Francisco and
                      Foreign Transit c.d.s. and a good strike of type 1 “U.S. POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI/REC’D”; underpaid and with a fine strike
                      of “U.S. CHARGE/TO COLLECT/2 CENTS”; the reverse with Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (15/7). An unusual and desirable card.
                      Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          930       1893 (22 Oct.) envelope addressed to Fort Worth bearing 1890-93 5c. yellow-brown tied by a fine strike of the
                      type IV “U.S. POSTAL AGENCY/SHANGHAI” duplex, the reverse with smudged Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue,
                      San Francisco and arrival c.d.s.; good to fine. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          930A      1898 (28 Sep.) opened-out envelope addressed to the U.S.Consulate, Chefoo bearing 5c. blue tied by Boston despatch
                      duplex, various backstamps with a good strike of the scarce type 1 “U.S.POSTAL AGENCY, SHANGHAI/REC’D” applied in
                      transit and included Chefoo Dollar chop in blue
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          931       1901 (4 Apr.) picture post card from Peking to Germany bearing U.S. 2c. carmine tied by “PEKING.CHINA/
                      U.S.MIL.POSTAL.STA” duplex and used in combination with C.I.P. 2c., C.E.F. 1a., French 5c., German 5pf. and Japan 2s.,
                      each cancelled by their respective postmark; fine and scarce. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                      Maritime Mail
        932                             1926-40, a collection of covers with examples of the different ships with some associated material
                      THE PRESIDENT LINERS:
                         including postcards and photographs of the vessels, some commercial mail and 1919 cover with imprint of the
                         Robert Dollar Co. (59 covers)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$6,000-8,000


                      Navy Mail
        933           A collection on leaves with 1924 envelope from Hong Kong to U.S.S. ‘Elcano’, Yangtse Patrol Force, 1930-42 group
                         of covers bearing ship’s duplex cancellations from Amoy, Chefoo (4), Chinwangtao, Chungking, Hankow (2),
                         Ichang, Nanking, Tsingtao (3) and many from Shanghai; with some postcards and photographs illustrating the ships
                         making this a very interesting lot. (40 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


        933A          A group of covers and cards with 1880’s envelope to U.S.A. bearing a fine strike of unframed “TOO LATE” in red,
                        1906-22 covers bearing different examples of the Shanghai duplex; a good representative lot. (6 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        934           A collection on leaves which includes 1901 cover to San Francisco “pr Nippon Maru” with 5c. cancelled by type 4
                        duplex, 1905-07 postcards to U.S.A. bearing 1c. tied by type 6 duplex, first card from S.S. ‘Mongolia’, 1915
                        postcard featuring S.S. ‘Awa Maru’ with 1c. tied by type 9 duplex, 1920 envelope (reduced at left) to Washington
                        bearing 2c. tied by type 12 duplex and endorsed in red ink “Received under cover at Shanghai China from P.O. at
                        Washington DC”, 1921 card of Nanking Road Shanghai and opened-out envelope registered to New York; also
                        1901 2c. stationery card to Wiesbaden, uprated 8c. and cancelled by good strikes of “MIL P STA NO.1 TAKU /CHINA”
                        (philatelic), several pieces and 1919 adhesives with values to 60c. on 30c. Also 1906 House of Representatives
                        booklet “Postal Accounts with Shanghai and Tientsin, China”. An interesting and useful lot
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-7,000




               934A                    935A                                    — 937 —




               936                            936A                               — 937A —                                       938
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                                                                        Japan
                         1871 Native Laid Paper
          934A           48 mon brown, plate 1 [17], good margins, fine unused. S.G. 1. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500




                                                                           935

          935       B    48 mon reddish brown, plate 1 in a complete sheet of forty on quadrillé laid paper showing the plate cracks on [16]
                           and [27]; good margins, close but not touched in places and in very fine condition. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$70,000-90,000
                           PROVENANCE:
                           Robert Levy, November 1964

          935A           100 mon blue, plate 1 [26], good margins, good to fine unused. S.G. 2. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          936            200 mon reddish orange, plate 1 [28], good to large margins, brilliant colour, fresh and fine unused. S.G. 3a. Photo
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          936A           500 mon deep greenish blue, plate 1 [21], large even margins, fresh and fine unused. S.G. 7c. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                         1871 Native Wove Paper
          937   S        The set of four overprinted MIHON with 48m. dark brown, plate 1 [5], 100m. light blue, plate 1 [7], 200m. vermilion
                           plate 1 [4] and 500m. blue-green, plate 1; fair to good margins, just touching on 48m. and 200m. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

          937A           48m. red-brown, plate 1 [24], 100m. deep blue plate 1 and 500m. blue green plate 1 [26], good to fine unused.
                           Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          938            100 mon deep blue, plate 1 [20/28/36] vertical strip of three, margins cut close in a couple of places, fine unused.
                           S.G. 11. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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                                                  938A          1872 perforated Dragon with 2s. orange-vermilion on laid
                                                                  paper, 5s. green on pelure paper, unused; some perforation
                                                                  faults. Also 1⁄ 2 s. brown on laid paper overprinted mihon,
                                                                  natural thinning from paper wrinkle and a few short perfs.
                                                                  (3)
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                                                  939   S       1872 Cherry Blossoms 1s. blue, 20s. violet and 30s. black
                                                                  overprinted mihon, also 1873 4s. dull rose, 1874 1⁄ 2 s. syllabic
                                                                  1 and 2s. syllabic 16 also with mihon overprint; some
                                                                  adherences on reverse and a few irregular perforations, good
                                                                  to fine. (6). Photo
                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-7,000

                                                  940           1874 First Transitional Group on wove paper, 6s. violet-brown,
                                                                  syllabic 12 with top margin and cancelled by indistinct cork
                                                                  obliterator on blue envelope (part flap missing) with 1876-86
                                                                  1s. black (3); rare. S.G. 50; JSCA V23. Photo
                                                                                                  Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                                                  941       B   1874 Ordinary Wove Paper, 1⁄ 2 s. brown, syllabic 1 in a complete
                                                                  sheet of forty, fresh and fine mint; some pencil notation on
                                                                  reverse. S.G. 53; JSCA V28. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                                                                    PROVENANCE:
                                                                    Robert Levy, November 1964




                             940




                                                                                                                        941
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                                     — 939 —                                                             943




                                   — Ex 944 —                                                            945


          942        1874 Ordinary Wove Paper, 2s. yellow, syllabic 12, in a vertical strip of three tied on reverse of Bingham envelope to
                       Tokyo by Kanagawa cancellations with arrival postmark alongside; the face of the cover with imprint of the United
                       States Consulate General, Kanagawa. Part of one corner missing, otherwise fine and attractive. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
          943   S    1875 Birds 12s. syllabic 15s. syllabic 2 and 45s. syllabic 1 overprinted mihon, part original gum; some adherences on
                       reverse, fresh. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-6,000
          944   S    1875 Cherry Blossom, a group with mihon overprints on 1⁄ 2 s. grey syllabic 3, 1s. brown syllabic 13, 6s, orange, 20s.
                       red syllabic 8, 30c. violet syllabic 4 and 1875-76 5s. green; adherences on reverse, part original gum. (6). Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-6,000
          945        1876-86 Koban 5s. (2) and 10s. (short perf.) cancelled by fine strikes of octagonal “LIGNE N/PAQ. FR.No.10” or number
                       7 in blue on 10s.; scarce. (3). Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
          946        1883 (27 Oct.) envelope registered to the Japanese Legation in Paris bearing 1875 Bird 15s. syllabic 3 with Koban 5s.
                       blue tied by Yokohama cork obliterators with boxed “R” and Yokohama registered octagonal datestamp, French
                       “YOKOHAMA/PAQ. FR.S. NO.2” (Salles 1973) datestamp in red (carried on the Menzaleh”) and other transit marks, Paris
                       arrival (9 Dec.) datestamp; vertical folding crease well away from adhesives. A very rare franking. Photo. From the
                       Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$30,000-40,000




                                                                                                                                      946
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                                                                      947
        947        1883 (5 Nov.) large “H.I.J.M’S/ FOREIGN OFFICE, TOKIO” envelope registered to France bearing 1875 Cherry Blossom 20s.
                     red syallabic 8 with Koban 2s. rose, 5s. blue and 50s. carmine cancelled by cork obliterators with Tokyo despatch
                     alongside registration handstamp, Yokohama and New York registration; the reverse with wafer seals of the
                     Ministry. A fine and remarkable cover. Photo. From the Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries
                     (1842-1919)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$50,000-60,000
        948        1884 (12 July) envelope to the Legation in Paris “Via Hong-Kong” bearing, on the reverse, Koban 2s. rose perf.9
                     (10, including a sheet marginal irregular block of five) cancelled by neat Tokyo cork obliterators; a good selection
                     of transit c.d.s. via Yokohama and French packet; fine and charming. Photo. From the Estate of the Late Count
                     Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                                                                948

                                                             947
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          949       1903 (7 Oct.) Illustrated Miyako Hotel envelope to Spa in Belgium bearing Chrysanthemum 10s. blue tied by Kyoto
                      c.d.s. and straight-line hotel handstamp with Yokohama and arrival c.d.s. on reverse; some soiling but with original
                      contents. From the Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200




                Ex 950                                   951                                                  Ex 952


          950       1916 Proclamation of Prince Hirohito 11⁄ 2 s., 3s. and 10s. set of three, large part original gum. S.G. 189-191;
                      JSCA C15-17. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          951       1924-35 5y. green and 10y. purple, perf.12, mint. S.G. 224-225; JSCA V209-210. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                    Telegraph Stamps
          952       1885 1s. to 1y. set of ten, large part original gum; a fresh and fine set. JSCA TE1-10. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                    Instructional Marks
          953       MISSENT:   1883 (7 Dec.) Swiss 25c. postal stationery envelope addressed to Alexandria “Via Brindisi”, Celerina despatch
                         c.d.s. in lower corner, with a fine strike of unframed “MISSENT TO/YOKOHAMA. JAPAN” in black and Yokohama c.d.s.
                         showing small date (26/1, year inverted); a wide variety of transit c.d.s. on reverse including Chiavenna (8/12),
                         Yokohama (23/1), Hong Kong (4/2), Suez (3/3) and Alexandria (4/3); the first mail on the restored route to cross
                         Egypt after the Cholera outbreak. Repair at left, a fine example of this scarce marking. Ex Mike Scott Archer.
                         Photo on page 98
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                    Postage Due Mail
          954       1897 (30 Aug.) opened-out envelope to Yokohama, redirected to Hong Kong bearing G.B. 1881 1d. lilac tied by Biggar
                      c.d.s., underpaid and showing “T/15” in hexagon. circular Yokohama “DUE.Y O/6” and manuscript “T” in circle, the
                      reverse with Koban 2s. and 4s. tied by instructional handstamp and cancelled by ink crosses, Yokohama and Hong
                      Kong arrival (18/10) c.d.s.; an unusual multiple use of tax marks. Photo on page 98
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
                                                               ——————————

          955       A turn-of-the-century, half leather-bound, gilt-edged album of photographs hand-coloured, sepia tone, neatly
                      mounted two to a page with many studio shots of individuals and groups showing different types of social history,
                      shop fronts and local industry plus a few views. There is some toning, mostly confined to the inside cover and one
                      unused page at the back, an unusual and interesting album. (120 photograph)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

          956       An early to middle period collection on leaves with Cherry Blossoms unused and used, Kobans including mihon values
                      (11) to 50s. carmine and later values to 50s. and 1y., 1915 Coronation set, 1919 Peace, 1921 Japanese Post, 1925
                      Silver Wedding, 1927 U.P.U. and others; generally part to large part original gum. An attractive lot
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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                                                                                                              953


                                 960




                                                                         962




                                                           957




                                954
                                                                                                  961




                   Overseas Cancellations
        957                 1894 (17 Dec.) piece bearing Koban 5s. blue blocks of four (2) and singles (2) cancelled by neat strikes of
                   HONG KONG:
                     Hong Kong code “B” c.d.s.; fresh and fine, an appealing multiple. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        958        –– 1895 (6 Feb.) piece bearing Koban 5s. blue tied by a fine strike of Hong Kong code “E” in red; fine and very rare
                      in this colour, possibly unique on a Japanese stamp. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        959        –– 1895 (9 Mar.) piece bearing Koban 5s. blue strip of three and 10s. orange-brown pair tied by Hong Kong code “A”
                      c.d.s. and German Seapost, East Asian Line, c.d.s.; fine and a very unusual combination of postmarks. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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                      French Post Office
          960         1874 (14 July) small envelope to France bearing Ceres 5c., 15c. and 80c. tied by gross chiffres “5118” with
                        “YOKOHAMA/BAU FRANCAIS” c.d.s. and boxed “P.D.” alongside. Good franking. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          961         1875 (1 Mar.) commercial wrapper to Switzerland “... via Marseilles” bearing Ceres 40c. and 80c. (4) cancelled by gross
                        chiffres “5118” (part of back flap missing). Attractive. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                      U.S. Post Office
          962         1868 (c.) envelope addressed to Pennsylvania bearing pair of U.S.A. 1867 10c. deep green tied by black chequerboard
                        grid (probably Nagasaki) with San Francisco transit and oval “CHINA AND JAPAN/STEAM SERVICE” (poor) alongside. The
                        adhesives originally overlapped the edge of the envelope (part flap opened) are defective and the envelope soiled;
                        scarce nevertheless. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000




                958                                                      959                                                     963


                                                                       Korea
          963         1902-03 3ch. on 25p. rose-lake with Tai-Han overprint in red, unused; small thin under hinge remainder and light
                        wrinkle. Scarce. S.G. 44B. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          964         –– 3ch. on 25p. rose-lake with Tai-Han overprint in red, unused; two examples from the same sheet; both thinned,
                         one severe; scarce. S.G. 44B. (2)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                                                                          968

                                      967
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                                                                                                               965




                                                  966

                                                                    Macau
        965        1848 (11 July) Russell & Sturgis entire letter from Manila to Canton carried by the “Aurora” and bearing a very fine
                     strike of the rare “CORREO./MACAO/17 JUL 1848” neatly struck on face next to manuscript “16”; some weakness of
                     internal folds. A fine and attractive cover. Webb type 6a. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

        966        1850 (11 Mar.) commercial entire from Peele, Hubber & Co in Manila to Augustine Heard in Canton, carried on the
                     ‘Cometa’ and bearing, on the reverse, a very fine strike of the unframed “CORREIO/MACAO/28 MAR. 1850.” with
                     smaller letters “MACAO” and would open to for display, the face with manuscript “16” rate mark in black ink; light
                     vertical folding crease does not detract from this rare cover which is of exhibition quality. Webb 6b. Photo and page
                     106
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$25,000-30,000
                      Note that Webb records only five examples of the type 6b and nine examples of the type 6a

        967        1903 (14 Mar.) envelope registered to Moudon in Switzerland “Via Portuguese postoffice Macau” bearing China C.I.P.
                     1
                      ⁄ 2 c. and 30c. tied by Canton bilingual c.d.s. and showing the registration handstamp at foot, used in combination
                     with Macau 1902 6a. on 25r., 6a. on 100r. and 18a. on 20r. cancelled by Macau c.d.s. (16/3); the reverse with
                     Macau, Hong Kong registered and arrival c.d.s. An intriguing and rare combination. Photo on page 99
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

        968        1904 (7 May) 1a. stationery card to Sumatra uprated with 1898 1a. and 2a. cancelled by despatch c.d.s. and with a
                     fine strike of “CUSTOMS/LAPPA” c.d.s. in lower corner with faint arrival alongside; fine and unusual to find the Customs
                     c.d.s. on face. Photo on page 99
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        969        A general collection on leaves with an early engraving, 1910-14 bisect covers (3), 1911 2a. label used as seal on
                     envelope to Hong Kong, postal stationery with 1900 provisional card used (2) plus others unused and/or used (26),
                     a few later covers and picture postcards (10) plus some background information
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,500-2,000
                      Also see lot 1004
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                                           971                                                     970



                                                                    Mongolia
                    Russian Post Office
          970       1904 (Aug.) red band cover bearing, on the reverse, Russia Arms 1k. (2) and 5k. tied by Urga c.d.s. in violet (scarce);
                      fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          971       1904 red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, Russian Arms 14k. tied by Urga c.d.s.; a good double-rate cover.
                      Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

                    Chinese Post Office
          972       1912 red band cover bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 2c. green strip of three tied by Urga c.d.s. with transit c.d.s. in blue
                      alongside; good. Photo on page 102
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          973       1915 (c.) (10 Apr.) red band envelope to Kalgan bearing, on the reverse, second Peking Junk 3c. and 6c. tied by Urga
                      c.d.s. with Kalgan c.d.s. alongside and a superb strike of Lun Ku, Urga three section, round postal box namestamp;
                      good. Photo on page 102
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          974       1915 (c.) (7 May) red band envelope to Peking bearing, on the reverse, second Peking print Junk 1c. bright yellow-
                      orange strip of three with 6c. grey tied by fine strikes of Urga bilingual c.d.s. with Kalgan transit and Peking arrival
                      alongside; fine. Photo on page 102
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,800-2,000

          975       1915 (c.) (24 Nov.) red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, second Peking Junk 1c. bright yellow-orange (2) and
                      10c. blue tied by Urga bilingual c.d.s.; fine and scarce use of the 10c. in Mongolia. Photo on page 102
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          976       1926 (31 Aug.) opened-out envelope registered to Moscow bearing, on the reverse1924 perf.13 10c. blue and perf.10
                      20c. grey and blue with 1926 20c. brown, overprint in purple, all tied by violet pen cancel and Moscow machine
                      cancellation, the front with a fine strike of Ulan Bator registration handstamp. Photo on page 102
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          977       1926 (3 Dec.) large, commercial envelope registered to Tientsin bearing, on the reverse, 1924 perf.131⁄ 2 $1 tied by a
                      fine strike of Ulan Bator c.d.s., taxed on arrival with 1913 Postage Due 1c. pair, 10c. and 20c. tied by Tientsin
                      bilingual c.d.s., the front with the Ulan Bator registration handstamp. Fine, the $1 is rare on cover. Photo on
                      page 102
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
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                                                   972
                                                                           973




                                                                                   974

                                 975




                                           977
                                                                             978




                                                         980         976
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                                             981




                                       983                                                                        982




                                                                                                                            979
                984




                      Chinese Post Office – contd.

          978         1926 (25 Dec.) commercial envelope registered to Harbin (part of the address excised) bearing, on the reverse,
                        1926-27 1t black, blue-green and brown tied by Ulan Bator c.d.s. with Harbin bilingual arrival alongside; some
                        creasing. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          979         1928 (17 Mar.) red band cover to China bearing, on the reverse, 1926 25m. black and apple-green tied by boxed
                        Uliasutai datestamp in black; the front with second Peking print 4c. olive-green tied by indistinct arrival c.d.s.
                        Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          980         1928 (Mar.) red band envelope to Peking bearing, on the reverse, 1926 25m. black and apple-green tied by Ultasutai
                        boxed datestamp with second Peking print 4c. olive-green strip of three tied by Peking bilingual c.d.s. alongside;
                        fine and attractive. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                   Chinese Post Office – contd.

        981        1928 (19 Apr.) red band envelope to Peking bearing, on the reverse, 1926 25m. black and apple-green tied by Ulan
                     Bator c.d.s. with second Peking print Junk 1c. strip of four and 4c. tied by Peking bilingual c.d.s. with Kalgan transit
                     at side; light water stain, otherwise fine. Photo on page 103
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,800-2,000

        982        1928 (12 Dec.) red band envelope to Peking bearing, on the reverse, 1926 25m. black and apple-green (2) tied by a
                     fine strike of the scarce “JABHOLANTO MONGOLIA” c.d.s., the face with China second Peking Print Junk 10c. blue tied
                     by Peking bilingual c.d.s.; fine. Holcombe Opinion (1991). Photo on page 103
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        983        1929 (6 Apr.) red band envelope bearing, on the reverse, 1926 25m. black and apple-green tied by good strikes of the
                     scarce “JABHOLANTO MONGOLIA” c.d.s. with the Chinese arrival c.d.s. alongside; the front with second Peking print Junk
                     4c. olive-green tied by bilingual c.d.s.; some water staining and a little soiled. Photo on page 103
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,800-2,000

        984        1929 (25 Dec.) red band envelope to Harbin bearing, on the reverse, 1926 25m. black and apple-green tied by Ulan
                     Bator c.d.s., the front with second Peking print 6c. mauve tied by the arrival c.d.s.; fine. Photo on page 103
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,800-2,000

        985        1932 (16 Nov.) red band envelope to Kalgan bearing, on the reverse, 1931 Postal Fiscal 5m. on 5c. purple and 20m.
                     on 20c. brown (a third adhesive is missing) tied by Ulan Bator c.d.s. and with China 1913 Postage Due 20c. and
                     30c. tied by Kalgan c.d.s.; some light soiling.
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

                                                                 Philippines
        986        1861 (8 Dec.) blue, commercial entire addressed to Hong Kong with company oval and part despatch c.d.s. on face,
                     the reverse with Hong Kong arrival; two filing folds and rated “4”.
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$800-1,000

                                                                    Taiwan
                   1898 Horse and Dragon
        986A   P   20ca. imperforate die proof colour trial in blue with wide margins; with glazed gum. Light wrinkle, fine. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

        987                       5c. on 20ca. green from the lower left sheet corner, part original gum; hinge remainders and light
                   TAIPEI TO HAI KOU:
                      gum toning and clipper perfs. at right. S.G. C7; Chan F25. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                   Japanese Period
        988        1910 (21 June) a set of five picture postcards advertising Formosa Oolong Tea and featuring characters from ‘Forty-
                     seven Rõnin’ plus Japanese lady playing the flute; all addressed to Dundee bearing Japanese 4s. Chrysanthemum
                     cancelled by Keelung c.d.s. with Tamsui bilingual alongside; also tea advertising card and two souvenir tea cards
                     featuring sailing ships. Unusual and scarce. Also 1899 large red notice (300x265mm) for Yoc Kee & Co. Tea Hong
                     in Foochow, two Edinburgh “TEA” engravings, Minqua mandarin notice, tea pot, stand-up place cards unused (7).
                     A very unusual selection. Photo on page 106
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        989        1946 (27 Nov.) printed commercial envelope to Tientsin, express airmail bearing, on the reverse, Chinese Province
                     overprint on 10s. pale blue (2), 5y. grey-green (3) with 30s. on Martyrs 15c. maroon tied by Keelung c.d.s. and
                     showing two different Tientsin arrival c.d.s.; light soiling. Photo on page 106
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        990        1947 Unissued 30c. grey and $7.50 orange, fine unused. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                                                                                                 987
                                                 986A




                      — 990 —                                                      993                                              995A



          991        1950 (1 Apr.) long envelope registered to New York bearing 1950 Flying Geese $2 (2) and $5 (3) with 1949-5010c.
                       on $44 (part character omitted) tied by Taipei c.d.s. with the registration label alongside; the reverse with San
                       Francisco and arrival c.d.s.; good. Photo on page 106
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          992        1953 Chiang Kai-Shek souvenir folder; fresh and fine
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          993        1958 Constitution $3.50 deep blue variety imperforate between horizontal pair, fine unused as issued. S.G. 309
                       var. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          994        1964 Silo Bridge souvenir folder, staples removed, fine. Photo on page 106
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          995   S    1985-90 (c.) a collection of specimen stamps (value obliterated) including some miniature sheets, unmounted mint.
                       (194 and 5 sheets)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

                                                                        Tibet
          995A       1911 1r. on $1 showing variety retouched “one” on the basic stamp, hinge remainder and some gum disturbances,
                       large part original gum. Chan T10a. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

          996        1910 envelope used locally in Lhasa bearing, on the reverse, C.I.P. 1⁄ 2 (2) and 2c. tied by good strikes of Lhassa type C2
                       postmark with a further strike on the face; two folding creases and water stain on address side; good. Photo
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                                                                                                   991




                                        989


                                                                                   966




                                       994
                                                                                    Ex 998


                                                                  Literature
        997        Postal Atlas of China, Inspectorate General of Customs, 1907; with 23 coloured plates (310x475mm) showing the post
                      offices, routes and a map of the telegraph lines; extremely fine. The first Postal Working Map, comprising the whole
                      of China, was issued in 1903. Soon the postal lines had reached such a state of development that it was no longer
                      possible to include them all in a wall map and this volume produced. Rare and desirable
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-5,000
        998        Postal Atlas of China, Director General of Posts, 1919; with 46 coloured maps (380x630mm) showing all of the post
                      towns, their class of office, routes indicating the distance between each (in Chinese li) and the frequency of service;
                      an extensive index with Romanised and Chinese names of offices. Inside front cover signed by M.W. Lampson, the
                      British first secretary in Peking. With photocard of the front of his residence and some background information
                      about him. Condition is very good and this is a rare opportunity for the dedicated student of Chinese postal
                      history
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
        999        China, a selection with The China Year Book, 1924, (packed with information); China Proper, 1945, Naval Intelligence
                     Division; Rocpex Catalogue, 1981; The Shanghai Postal System, Dougan and two booklets on the same subject.
                     Fine
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
        1000       Le Petit Journal, 1902-08, featuring many large coloured prints with Chinese interest, particularly the fighting between
                      Japan and Russia; also a selection of pages from the Illustrated London News from 1860 with articles and
                      illustrations pertaining to the Arrow War in China. Valuable reference material
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-2,000
        1001       Hong Kong & the Treaty Ports of China & Japan, F.W. Webb, 1961; with the original scarcity guide number 102. Also
                     Post Offices and their Cancellations, W. Raife Wellsted, 1963. Superb condition
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
        1002       Hong Kong, a selection with Ryohei Ishikawa collection, 1980; Philatelic History of Hong Kong, 1984; The Postal
                     History of Hong Kong and British Post Offices in the Far East, E.W. Proud, 1989 and 1991. All are fine
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
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                                                             THIRD SESSION
                                                          Commencing at 4.30 p.m.

                                                             HONG KONG




                                                                      1003

                                                               Postal History
                    First Opium War
          1003      1841 (9 Nov.) a very early and long, detailed letter from Capt. Philip Anstruther in Ningpo to his mother, Lady
                      Anstruther, in London and endorsed “China Expedition letter - Overland via Marseilles”, rated “3/6”, carried to India
                      to be posted, the reverse with a fine strike of boxed Madras Paid datestamp, “INDIA” in oval and two indistinct
                      handstamps on face with London arrival (5/4) on reverse. The letter gives a very interesting insight into the local
                      skirmishes and life at the time; how the prisoners were set to work for a week or two but having their pigtails cut
                      off before being released. “In about February or March we shall set sail for the Mi-a-tau Islands ... at the entrance
                      of the Gulf of Petchelee ... and we shall arrange an attack to drive the Emperor from Pekin and burn his ancestors.”.
                      Note that Sir Henry Pottinger’s Expedition had left Hong Kong on 21st August 1841 and by mid October had taken
                      Amoy and Ningpo, where they over-wintered. Included with this lot is some background information and
                      photocopies of other Anstruther letters. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                      PROVENANCE:
                      Sir Percival David, November 1965
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                   1005




                                                                                                        1004




                                      1006

                   First Opium War – contd.

        1004       1848 (25 Sep.) entire letter sent from Macau to Cadiz bearing a very fine strike of the type 8 “PAID/AT/HONG KONG”
                     crowned circle with “3/8” rate mark alongside, the reverse with a faint strike of the type 9 c.d.s. (27/9). The contents
                     include an address panel to the sender from London. Fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        1005       1849 (16 Feb.) envelope and letter sent from H.M. Brig ‘Mariner’ at Shanghae, addressed to Lincolnshire “via overland
                     mail” and rated “2/-”, sent via Malta where it was struck with a good strike of “PURIFIE AU LAZARET/MALTE” in black;
                     the reverse with London and Stafford arrival (31/5). The letter includes, “ ... The Gates of Canton are to be opened
                     in April, for the benefit of British Commerce - a disturbance in consequence is expected - such is the rumour.”. Fresh
                     and fine. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        1006       1860 (29 Mar.) small envelope addressed to Edinburgh bearing a good strike of “HONG KONG/PAID” “6” rate mark in red
                     crayon and with the despatch c.d.s. on reverse; readdressed to Manchester bearing handstruck “1” and Edinburgh
                     duplex, the reverse with additional Portabello and Manchester c.d.s. An attractive and scarce re-directed envelope.
                     Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

                                                               Postal Notices
        1007       1907 (Feb.) Articles of Agreement between His Majesty’s Postmaster General and the Canadian Pacific Railway with
                     regard to the conveyance of mail between Liverpool and Hong Kong. 1907 (Aug.) contract between the Postmaster
                     General and Oriental Steam Navigation Company for conveyance of mail to East India, China and Australia. Both
                     taken from Post Office ledgers, fine and give details and background of these services. (2)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        1008       1912 (Aug.) No.8, Mails Viâ Siberia, indicating that mail to Hong Kong, Japan and China no longer needs the
                     superscription of route. Also 1913 (Sep.) No.6, Parcel Post to China viâ Siberia giving the new costs and delivery
                     time. Fine. (2)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                                                         — 1009 —                              1011

                      1862-63 No Watermark
          1009   S    MANUSCRIPT SPECIMEN, TYPE DMS:12c. pale greenish blue (bright shade) and 48c. rose (soft shade) bearing manuscript
                         “Specimen” in black ink; both centred low, part to large part original gum, 48c. with clipped perfs. at left and blunt
                         corner. Scarce. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$10,000-15,000




                                                                         1010

          1010   S    SPECIMEN TYPE HK1:  2c. to 96c. set of seven, 2c. and 24c. overprint reading down from left to right, others reading
                         upwards, most with some gum; 8c. with badly defective corner and 24c. thin; some trimmed and wide cut margins,
                         typical of this overprint. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$60,000-70,000

          1011   S    –– 18c. lilac overprinted “Specimen” in red, diagonally from lower left corner to upper right; centred low, unused
                         without gum; a couple of faint tones but with fresh colour and attractive. Very scarce. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-12,000




                                                                         1012

          1012   S    SPECIMEN TYPE HK2: 8c. to 96c., a part set of six, with or without gum; 8c. reperforated at foot and 12c. with surface
                         thin, fresh colours, fine and attractive examples of this rare overprint. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$60,000-80,000




                                                                         1013

          1013   S    SPECIMEN TYPE HK3:2c. to 96c. set of seven with full original gum showing the characteristic gum streaks; 2c. and 18c.
                         with trimed perfs. on one side, a remarkable fine set as most stamps were cut from the sheet with scissors,
                         exceptional colours. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$50,000-60,000
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                        — Ex 1014 —                                       — Ex 1015 —                               — Ex 1016 —


        1014       2c. (both shades) to 96c. set of seven, 8c. is used, others unused to large part original gum; one 2c. with clipped perfs.
                      at left, good appearance. S.G. 1-7. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

        1015       2c. deep brown to 96c. set of seven, unused and regummed; 96c. reperforated at top and left. Fresh colours and good
                      appearance. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

        1016       2c. to 96c. set of seven, 24c. with wing margin, 48c. and 96c. cut wide at foot and side respectively; 2c. age faults,
                      8c. without gum and others with degrees of gum redistribution, 48c. and 96c. of fine appearance, the 96c. showing
                      some gum streaking. S.G. 1-7. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$25,000-30,000




                                                                       1017



        1017       1876 (3 Feb.) envelope to Antwerp bearing a single-franking 18c. lilac tied by “B62” with red “PD” alongside, the
                     reverse with Hong Kong despatch, Brindisi (10/3), “ITALIE” (13/3) and Anvers c.d.s.; vertical folding crease and other
                     wrinkling or creasing. A good single-franking cover for under 1⁄ 4 oz. by French packet. Photo. From the Estate of the
                     Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                                            — 1018 —                                        1019                       1021

                      1863-71 Watermark Crown CC
          1018   S    SPECIMEN TYPE HK3:  4c. grey, 6c. lilac and 30c. vermilion set of three, part to large part original gum; 4c. with clipped
                         perfs. at left and 6c. short corner perf., fresh colours and very scarce. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

          1019   S                      30c. vermilion, the handstamp struck in the centre of the stamp and with a stop at the end (from
                      SPECIMEN TYPE HK3a:
                         the De la Rue day book); clipped or trimmed perfs. at sides and only a little gum; rare. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-6,000




                                                                          1020

          1020   S    SPECIMEN TYPEHK4: 2c., 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 18c., both 30c. and 96c. (the set less 24c. and 48c.) handstamped “SPECIMEN”
                         (inverted on 8c. and 30c. vermilion; 18c. with trimmed perfs. on one side, some with gum, good to fine. (9).
                         Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$30,000-35,000

          1021   S    SPECIMEN TYPE   HK4: 30c. mauve with overprint reading down from left to right; unused without gum. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-3,000




                                                       — 1022 —                                                    1023


          1022   S    CANCELLED TYPE D6:2c., 4c., 24c. and 48c., lower values without gum; 2c. with two repaired corners and small defects
                         on the others; scarce nevertheless. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$30,000-35,000

                         The type 6 handstamp, 1863-66, is found mainly on Crown CC stamps. This is a rare handstamp is present in the
                         De la Rue collection and in private hands in very limited quantities

          1023   S    –– 12c. deep blue, with full original gum; an exceptional stamp, exceedingly rare in such fine condition. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$10,000-15,000
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                                               — 1024 —                                                                    — 1025 —

                   1863-71 Watermark Crown CC – contd.

        1024   S   CANCELLED TYPE D7:6c., 8c., 12c., 30c. mauve and 96c., part original gum; 8c. with trimmed perfs at foot, bright, fresh
                      colours, most attractive. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$30,000-35,000

        1025   S   SPECIMEN TYPE D8:    4c. slate and 6c. mauve, traces or part original gum; 4c. with clipped perfs. at right, fresh, fine and
                      rare.. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$20,000-25,000




                                                                       — 1026 —


        1026   S   SPECIMEN TYPE D11: 4c., 6c., 8c., 12c., 30c. mauve and 96c., with some gum; 30c. with inverted watermark; a few
                      clipped or trimmed perfs barely detract from the spectacular freshness. Photo
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$25,000-30,000




                                                        1027                                    1028



        1027   S   –– 18c. lilac imperforate, small to large margins, without gum; fresh colour. Rare. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

        1028   S   UNLISTED SPECIMEN:   30c. vermilion handstruck “SPECIMEN” in large, serif letters, without gum; good to fine. Believed to be
                      unique. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

        1029       2c. to 96c. part set with several shades including 2c. (3), 4c. (3), 6c. (3), 8c. (3) and 12c. (3), small to large part original
                      gum; several with hinge remainders plus additional 24c. and 30c. vermilion used, most with fresh colours. (22).
                      Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$10,000-12,000
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                   — Ex 1029 —                      1030                1031               Ex 1032             Ex 1033                1034


          1030       4c. slate perf.121⁄ 2 , unused and regummed, repaired lower right corner and other faults; a presentable space-filler.
                        S.G. 9f, £12000. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

          1031       4c. bluish slate, perf.121⁄ 2 fine used with part “B62”. S.G. 9e, £275. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1032       4c. bluish slate, perf.121⁄ 2 , two examples in slightly different shades and neat “B62” cancellations, one showing slightly
                        deformed “N” of “CENTS”; a couple of small perf. imperfections, typical on this stamp; fresh and fine appearance.
                        S.G. 9f. Photo
                                                                                                                     Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          1033       4c. bluish slate perf.121⁄ 2 , two examples cancelled by “B62” in black and “Y1” in blue; good to fine. (2). Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          1034       4c. bluish slate, perf.121⁄ 2 variety watermark inverted cancelled by a good strike of “B62” in black; fine. S.G. 9fw,
                        £750. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$7,000-8,000




                              1035                              1036                                        1038


          1035       18c. lilac, unused with some gum, sufficient to exhibit some gum streaking, quite well centred and exceptionally fresh
                       colour. A desirable example of this scarce and difficult stamp. S.G. 13, £7000. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$20,000-25,000

          1036       18c. lilac, rich colour, unused with some gum; short perf. at left, a most attractive example of this scarce stamp.
                       S.G. 13. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

          1037       18c. lilac, centred low, good to fine used with neat “B62” in black and part red ink stroke, a good example. S.G. 13,
                       £300. Photo on page 114
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1038       18c. lilac variety watermark inverted, a horizontal pair cancelled by “B62” in black, fresh, fine and attractive. Very
                       scarce in multiples. S.G. 13w, £1800. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                        With French Mail Boat cancellation, see lot 1290
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                                                                     1039

                   1863-71 Watermark Crown CC – contd.

        1039       96c. olive-bistre, unused and regummed; well centred and a light tone on corner perf. Fine appearance and a good
                     example of this scarce stamp. S.G. 18, £50,000. Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$300,000-400,000

                     This example not recorded by Ng Kwai Lung

        1040       96c. olive-bistre, fine used with central “B62” in blue. S.G. 18, £700. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        1041       96c. olive-bistre, centred right, fair to good used with light “B62” in blue. S.G. 18, £650. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        1042       96c. olive-bistre cancelled by a readable strike of “62B” in blue, fine and a scarce postmark on this value. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        1043       96c. brownish grey, part to large part original gum, slight gum disturbance around old hinge mark; tiny blue ink mark
                     at top, well centred and good appearance. S.G. 19, £1400. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

        1044   + 96c. brownish grey in a block of four cancelled by “S1” obliterator in black; good to fine. Ex. D’Almada. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1045   + 96c. brownish grey variety watermark inverted in a wing margin block of four cancelled by two good strikes of “S1”
                     obliterator in blue; vertical perfs. reinforced or rejoined and creased corner, nevertheless an attractive and scarce
                     multiple. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                     PROVENANCE:
                     George C. Dyer, April 1985




                      1037                 1043




            1040                1041                 1042                        1044                                1045
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          1046 F    Spiro Forgeries: 2c. brown, 4c. grey, 6c. grey-violet, 8c. orange, 12c. deep blue, 18c. purple-grey, 24c. yellow-green,
                       30c. grey-blue, 30c. vermilion, 48c. carmine-rose, 96c. brownish grey plus 16c. on 18c., 28c. on 30c. and 16c
                       orange-yellow; each is in a complete sheet of twenty-five with handstruck “B62” cancellations. Individual complete
                       sheets are getting difficult to find, a full set is a rare compilation. (14 sheets). Photo.
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

          1047      1873 (20 Sep.) blue envelope to Antwerp “Per French Mail” bearing 2c. pale brown (wing margin), 8c. pale dull orange
                      and 30c. mauve tied by “B62” with red “PD”, Suez and Paris-Germany transit datestamps, the reverse with Hong
                      Kong despatch, “FRANCE” and Anvers c.d.s.; a good three-colour franking paying the 40c. rate. Photo. From the
                      Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

          1048      1873 (27 Sep.) blue envelope to Antwerp “via Brindisi” bearing two 24c. green tied by “B62”, red “PD” and company
                      oval, the reverse with Hong Kong despatch, Brindisi, “ITALIE” and Anvers c.d.s.; some light creasing or wrinkling. A
                      double-rate cover sent by British packet via Brindisi. Photo. From the Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de
                      la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1049      1873 (24 Oct.) blue envelope to Antwerp “Per French Mail” bearing 12c. blue and 48c. rose-carmine tied by “B62”
                      with red “PD” and French Suez transit over company oval, the reverse with Hong Kong despatch, “FRANCE” and
                      Anvers c.d.s.; envelope with tear and wrinkling. Paying double the 30c. rate. Photo. From the Estate of the Late
                      Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,500-3,000




                                                                                                                 1048

                                           1047




                                              1049

                                                                                                                Ex 1046
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                                                                   — 1050 —


                    1876-77 16c. and 28c. Surcharges
        1050   S    SPECIMEN TYPE HK4: 16c. on 18c. lilac and 28c. on 30c. mauve, unused with gum; usual centring for these specimens,
                       16c. on 18c. light wrinkling. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$30,000-40,000




                   — 1051 —                          1052                   1053                     1054                     1055



        1051        16c. on 18c. lilac and 28c. on 30c. mauve, part to large part original gum; 16c. showing broken serifs of “1”, fresh
                      colours. S.G. 20-21, £3650. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$8,000-10,000


        1052        16c. on 18c. lilac, variety no foot to “t”, unused and regummed, centred low and left, fresh and fine appearance.
                      S.G. 20, £2250. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


        1053        16c. on 18c. lilac, unused with some gum redistribution, centred low and left, two corner creases. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


        1054        16c. on 18c. lilac varieties inverted watermark and split “1”, with wing margin at left and cancelled “B62” in black;
                      a fine and rare combination of errors. Yang 20cd. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$8,000-10,000


        1055        28c. on 30c. mauve showing variety damaged “s” of “cents”, well centred, fresh and fine with large part original gum.
                      S.G. 21, £1400. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$12,000-15,000
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                            1056                      1057                   1058                             1059


                      1877 16c. Yellow
          1056   S    SPECIMEN TYPE HK4:   16c. yellow with handstruck overprint, without gum, fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$20,000-25,000


          1057        16c. yellow, large part original gum. Fresh and fine. S.G. 22, £1,900. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$8,000-10,000


          1058        16c. yellow, well centred, unused and regummed, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 22. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


          1059        16c. yellow, a horizontal pair, well centred and with fresh, bright colour; hinge remainders on reverse, part to large
                        part original gum. A fine and desirable multiple. S.G. 22. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                         For an example cancelled by Straits Settlements cork obliterated – see lot 1302




                                       — 1060 —                                               — Ex 1061 —



                      1880 5c. and 10c. Surcharges
          1060        5c. on 8c. orange and 5c. on 18c. lilac, unused and regummed. S.G. 23-24. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


          1061        A selection with 5c. on 8c. unused, 5c. on 18c. fresh, part original gum, 10c. on 12c. part original gum, also the three
                         10c. surcharges used (10c. on 12c. with “D.29”). (6). Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                                                     — 1062 —


                   1880 New Colours
        1062   S   CANCELLED TYPE D7:2c. dull rose, 5c. blue, 10c. mauve and 48c. brown set of four overprinted “CANCELLED”, with some
                      gum; 2c. part of corner missing, 48c. with a few clipped perfs.; very fresh. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$25,000-30,000




                                   — 1063 —                                                                    — 1064 —

        1063   S                  2c. dull rose, 5c. blue, 10c. mauve and 48c. brown set of four handstruck “SPECIMEN”, partly
                   SPECIMEN TYPE D8:
                      regummed; some clipped perfs, particularly on 2c. and 48c. A fine and rare set. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                      LITERATURE:
                      48c. Specimen Stamps of the Crown Colonies, Marcus Samuel (illustrated plate 7)

        1064   S   SPECIMEN TYPE D11:2c. dull rose, 5c. blue and 48c. brown overprinted “SPECIMEN”, 5c. with original gum, other
                      regummed; 2c. clipped perfs at left, fresh. Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$15,000-20,000




                        — Ex 1065 —                                         1066                        1067                  1067A


        1065       2c. (both) to 48c. set of five unused; regummed in places, 10c. with a few clipped perfs. (5). Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        1066       5c. blue, fresh and fine mint. S.G. 29, £475. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        1067       10c. mauve, well centred and full original gum and good perfs., a couple of faint perf. tones, fresh and fine. S.G. 30,
                     £600. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

        1067A      10c. mauve, unused and regummed, of fresh appearance. S.G. 30. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
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                                               1068                         1069                         1070

                        1882-96 Watermark Crown CA
          1068          10c. deep blue-green, good colour and fresh unused with traces of gum. S.G. 37, £1800. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$7,000-9,000

          1069          10c. deep blue-green, unused and regummed, fresh and fine appearance. S.G. 37. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          1070          10c. purple on red showing variety watermark shifted sideways, with top margin showing plate number “2”, unused
                          without gum. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                                                      — 1071 —




                                                                                                                 1073
                                 — Ex 1072 —                            — 1074 —

                        1891 Without Chinese Characters
          1071   S      SPECIMEN TYPE D12: 20c. on 30c. grey-green, 50c. on 48c. and $1 on 96c. overprinted “SPECIMEN”, good to fine, large
                           part original gum. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1072          20c. on 30c. (both shades), 50c. on 48c. and $1 on 96c. set of four, part to large part original gum; fresh colours.
                          S.G. 45-47, £1350. (4). Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-7,000

          1073       + 50c. on 48c. dull purple in a block of four, exceptionally fresh and fine mint. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

          1074          50c. on 48c. dull purple (slight gum bend) and $1 on 96c. purple on red; large part original gum; fresh and fine.
                          S.G. 46-47, £1075. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
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                   1891 With Chinese Characters
        1075   + 20c. on 30c. yellow-green with large Chinese character type 1 in a block of four cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s.; some
                     creasing or wrinkling across lower pair and the colour a little faded. A scarce multiple. Yang 43b
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                                     1076

        1076       1897 (1 Sep.) large part printed envelope to New York by the ‘Empress of India’, just tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. with
                     two New York arrival c.d.s. (27/9) on reverse; somewhat soiled and reduced at right, nevertheless an extremely rare
                     franking and considered to be the latest date of use of this surcharge stamp. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

                     The discovery of the $1 on 10c. postal forgery caused the rapid withdrawal of the $1 on 96c. purple on red. A
                     temporary replacement was made by overprinting supplies of the $2 Postal Fiscal, “One Dollar”. Philatelists have
                     always believed that the $1 on 96c. was withdrawn in September 1897. There has been recent debate about the
                     issue date of the new provisional surcharge. It is fair to assume that the postal authorities would have been very
                     vigilant about the use of the $1 on 96c. once the replacement was available. This cover demonstrates that the $1
                     on 96c. was still accepted at the beginning of September, so the $1 on $2 would have been issued around this date
                     Richard Gurevitch records only five items bearing this stamp, 3 covers and two fragmants. Two of the covers are
                     philatelic. This is the only surviving commercial cover




                     — 1077 —                                 1078                          1079                          1080


                   1871 7c. and 14c. Surcharges
        1077       7c. on 10c. and 14c. on 30c., both with variety antique “t”, used; top value soiled. Holcombe opinions (1989).
                      S.G. 43a, 44a. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        1078       7c. on 10c. green variety antique “t”, very fine used with a central strike of Shanghai c.d.s. dated 1871 (23 Feb.).
                      S.G. 43a, £150. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
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          1079        7c. on 10c. green variety surcharge double, close double type Aii, cancelled by “B62”, light corner crease, otherwise
                         fine. Holcombe Certificate (1988). S.G. 43b, £1300. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          1080        14c. on 30c. mauve variety kiss print double, part hinge remainders, part to large part original gum. A good example
                        of this scarce variety. B.P.A. Certificate (2006). Gurevitch O12. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$8,000-10,000




                                                                      1082




                                     1081

                                                                                                               1084
                                                                       1083


                      1891 Jubilee
          1081        2c. carmine variety overprint double, the side-by-side double, the second overprint is 0.4mm (at the top) to the right
                         and is of similar intensity as the first overprint; unused without gum. A very good example of this rarity. B.P.A.
                         certificates (1999 and 2005). S.G. 51e, £16,000. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$60,000-80,000

                         Typical of other examples, the overprint does not show the characteristics of any of the twelve positions of the first
                         setting. The tail of “g” of “Kong” is detached and is possibly position L of the second setting. There is a distinct twist
                         to the overprint which is much closer at the bottom of the stamp

          1082        2c. carmine [3] variety tall, narrow “K” in “Kong” from the first printing, unused without gum; exceptionally strong
                         colour and fine appearance. S.G. 51d, £1200. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1083        2c. carmine [9] showing constant variety broken frame lower right corner pane 1 [9], in addition the overprint is
                         well to the right, part original gum. Fresh and fine. A spectacular discover on the Jubilee issue. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$20,000-25,000

                         Richard Gurevitch records small varieties on late printings of the 1884 2c. on top left pane numbers [8 to 10].
                         Postion [9] is recorded with breaks in bottom frame line under “W” and under bottom right corner ornament,
                         probably caused by a sharp implement removing accumulated ink particles. The flaw has obviouly developed in
                         these last printings which shows the whole corner line badly broken

          1084     + 2c. carmine [11-12/5-6] of the sixth printing with varieties spaced “Ho ng”, short “J” and non-consistent “on” of
                         “Hong” partially omitted; large part original gum with light even toning. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$20,000-25,000

                         For example with Canton c.d.s., see lot 1320
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                      The Alfred Chu Collection of 1898 10c. on 30c. Provisional

           With the establishment of the Chinese Imperial Post in 1897, all overseas mail from China had to
           pass though one of the foreign post offices. Mail sent via the British Post Office was routed either
           via Shanghai or Hong Kong, where the appropriate Hong Kong adhesive was applied. Single
           letters required a 10c. stamp and demand for this value increased rapidly.

           By March 1898 it became apparent that the supplies on hand were not going to be sufficient. On
           5th March the Hong Kong Post Office telegraphed De la Rue for a further 1000 sheets. The half
           yearly supply of 1300 sheets was on its way, but would not arrive in time.

           An interim provisional was required to make supplies last before the extra stamps from London
           arrived. The stock of 30c. was in excess of likely demand, so was chosen for surcharging. The
           sheets were overprinted one row of twelve at a time in English and singly in Chinese with a hand-
           stamp ten (the position of this Chinese handstamp is very constant so this was performed with
           some skill)

           This important collection was formed over a period of nearly thirty years and when exhibited won
           a national gold (with special prize) and an international large vermeil. It was also the basis of the
           definitive study in a monograph printed by Alfred Chu in 1998. This booklet won the Webb Cup
           of the Hong Kong Study Circle in 1999 as well as vermeil (national) and large silver (international)
           medals.



                   1898 Surcharge Without Chinese Characters




                                                     1085                                        1086


        1085       First Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [3], fresh and very fine used with part c.d.s. at right. An exceptional example of
                       this stamp. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

                      Examples from the first and second printing are much scarcer than later printings, it is thought that only one or two
                      sheets of each were surcharged

        1086       Second Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [12] showing mark I widely spaced “1 0” variety, large part original gum;
                      small part hinge remainders, fresh and an important rarity. R.P.S. Certificate (1993). S.G. 54a, £3750. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

                      Believed to have been first reported in 1908 by Bertram W.H. Poole, this very elusive variety was not included in any
                      auction of important Hong Kong collections. This variety only occurs on position [12] of the first and second
                      printings, so very few examples are possible. Only three mint and four used examples have so far been recorded.
                      One of the mint examples is in the Royal Collection (in a multiple with stamps bearing the Chinese handstamp).
                      Note that the three mint, wide “10” offered in sales over the past fifteen years have been the mark II variety from
                      position [7]
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                                                                        1087


          1087     + Third Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green in a block of four [3-4], large part original gum; light gum ageing and some
                         tone spotting. A scarce multiple. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$20,000-25,000

                         Only ten blocks of four have been recorded, no larger multiples are known




                                      1088                              1089                              1090



          1088        –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [4] showing broken black line above Queen’s head, large part original gum; fresh and fine.
                         Only a few examples are known. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                         This variety is only recorded on stamps without Chinese handstamp and probably occurred in a similar fashion as
                         the line under “CENTS” on position [9].


          1089        –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [8], large part original gum; fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-3,000


          1090        –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [8], large part original gum; light gum ageing, a good example. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                                                                     1091


                   1898 Surcharge Without Chinese Characters – contd.

        1091       Fourth Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green surcharge double, [6] with full original gum; a faint tone mark on reverse
                     does not detract from the freshness of this important rarity, this being the only known example. Gurevitch
                     Certificate (2002). S.G. 54b. Photo (also front cover)
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$250,000-300,000

                     The two strikes of the surcharge, struck close together, are of equal intensity. Close examination shows the second
                     strike of higher and to the left of the first. Only six examles (from the left pane) could have been produced without
                     the Chinese character; this being the only surviving example. The associated right pane are with the large Chinese
                     character (see lot 1113). Further background information is included with the lot.




                                                     1092                                 1093



        1092       –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [10] tied on piece by Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 1898 (16 May); fine and scarce used.
                      Photo
                                                                                                    Estimate HK$6,000-8,000


        1093       Fifth Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [6] mint; a faint tone mark at top does not detract from the fresh and fine
                       appearance of this stamp. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                         1094                     1095                    1096                          — 1097 —


          1094      $1 on 96c. black, large part original gum; fresh and fine. S.G. 53, £3250. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

          1095      $1 on 96c. grey-black, large part original gum; fresh and fine. S.G. 53a, £2750. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

          1096      $1 on 96c. grey-black good to fine used with Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 1901 (6 May); very scarce used. R.P.S. Certificate
                       (1979). Cat. £3750. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

          1097      $1 on 96c. drab, large part original gum; light gum toning which has not affected the shade of this stamp. With an
                      example bearing Chinese handstamp in the same colour, cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. Scarce in this colour.
                      Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                       The colour of this stamp is very close to the 1885 printing of $1 on 96c. grey-olive, but not quite as dark. This is a
                       recognised variation which was reported in the HKSC bulletins 212 and 214. Similar examples, both with and
                       without Chinese handstamp appear with $5 on $10 on the famous hair packet piece ex Ishikawa collection




                                                         1098                          1099


                    1898 Surcharge With Chinese Characters
          1098      First Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green variety widely spaced “1 0” [12], large part original gum; fine. S.G. 55b, £700.
                        Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          1099      –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green variety “1 0” widely spaced [12] cancelled by a full strike of Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 1898
                       (2 Apr.); colour is a little washed. S.G. 55b, £900. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

                       The above two examples are from the early stage of the development of the gap between numbers, which is not
                       yet very pronounced
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                                                           Surcharge Double




                   1898 Surcharge With Chinese Characters – contd.

        1100   + First Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green variety surcharge double in a horizontal strip of six the second row in a part
                     right pane block of thirty-six with full original gum; very light gum ageing. This right pane [7-12] includes the variety
                     wide spaced “1 0” [12] on all six stamps, the second row example with the outstanding double variety. A truely
                     unique multiple and one of the treasured items of Hong Kong philately. Gurevitch Certificate (1992). S.G. 55d.
                     Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$600,000-800,000

                     This remarkable block represents the only Hong Kong double overprint multiple (other than a used pair of the 1891
                     7c. on 10c.). The second impression is 0.35mm to the south-southeast and the indentation through to the reverse
                     is deeper than the other rows, showing that this is the true double impression. Although kiss print doubles are not
                     uncommon, so far only five examples bearing true double English overprints have been recorded. These include two
                     used singles with normal Chinese handstamp, the above block and the two unused examples with large Chinese
                     handstamp and without Chinese handstamp, offered in this section of the catalogue This was the winner of the
                     Hong Kong Study Circle, Wilde Cup, in 1998 Further information about this variety is included with the lot
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                                   The Outstanding Block with Surcharge Double




                                                      1100
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                                                                                                             1101




                                                                                                             1103




                                             1102                                                            1104


                   1898 Surcharge With Chinese Characters – contd.

        1101   B   Second Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green in a block of six (2x3) [7-8] showing horizontal and traces of wide vertical
                      kiss prints, large part original gum; a few age or tone marks on reverse and corner crease at top right. Horizontal
                      and vertical kiss prints co-existed for only a very short period. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                     The vertical kiss print double can be prominent in the first printing and becomes less noticable after the appearance
                     of the second printing. The shift is typically 0.5mm upwards.
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                                                                                                                        1106




                                                       1105                                                             1107


          1102     B    –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green block of twenty-four [7-10] showing horizontal kiss print doubling, mint. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

                          PROVENANCE:
                          E.F. ‘Jack’ Gee, July 1989

                          The horizontal kiss print is generally only found on the second printing. This type of kiss print is more prominent on
                          the right hand pane. This is from the late state of the second printing showing bent legs of “N” [8 and 9]

          1103          –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green widely spaced “1 0” [11-12], large part original gum; light gum ageing. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          1104          –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [12] showing wide spaced “1 0” cancelled by central Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 1898 (19
                           Apr.); with normal for comparison, colours a little washed. S.G. 55b, £900. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          1105     B    Third Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [7-11] in a block of twenty showing broken “EN” of [7] and broken lines under
                           “CENTS” [9], large part original gum; light even gum toning. One of only two blocks showing the lines under “CENTS”
                           as this error quickly disappeared leaving only a small dot under “E”. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

          1106          Fourth Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [1-2] with top margin showing the plate number “2”, mint; fresh and fine.
                          Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1107          Fifth Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [7-8] showing mark II wide “10” variety, large part original gum, a couple of
                            tone spots, fresh appearance and unusual to find this variety in multiples. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                                      1108                            1109                            1110



                   1898 10c. on 30c. Surcharge With Large Chinese Character
        1108       First Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [7] , slight gum ageing, large part original gum. S.G. 85b, £900. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1109       –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [10], large part original gum; hinge remainder, fresh and fine. S.G. 55c, £900. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                      Examples from the first and second printings are scarcer than the later printings

        1110       –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [11] used with part Shanghai c.d.s. across lower corner; colour a little washed, scarce. Cat.
                      £1000. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000




                                                                       1111


        1111       –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green [12] widely spaced “1 0” mark I (1.2mm), part original gum; there are a couple of
                      insignificant scuffs which do not detract from the fresh and fine appearance of this rare stamp. Gurevitch Certificate
                      (2002). S.G 65ca, £6500. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$40,000-50,000

                      First discovered in 1990, only seven unused and five used examples of the mark I wide gap are known. The mark
                      II has not been recorded
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                                                      1112                               1114


          1112      –– 10c. on 30c. grey-green with widely spaced “1 0”, mark I [12], used with a good strike of Shanghai c.d.s. dated
                       1898 (15 Apr.); the colour is fractionally washed. Rare. H.K. Stamp Society Certificate (1995). Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$30,000-40,000

                      The recent discovery of this variety means that it was missing from the auction catalogues of the important Hong
                      Kong collections



                                                             Surcharge Double




                                                                      1113


          1113      Fourth Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green variety surcharge double [10], unused without gum; a little discoloured and
                      some adherences on reverse. Unique. R.P.S. Certificate (1992) (faded and stained). Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$200,000-250,000

                      The two surcharges are of equal intensity and struck very close together. As the example without Chinese character
                      is also from the fourth printing and shows similar misplacement of the two surcharges, there is conjecture that both
                      came from the same sheet, the right pane missing the Chinese handstamp (see lot 1091) Additional information
                      about this variety is included with the lot

          1114      Fifth Printing: 10c. on 30c. grey-green [6] cancelled by a large part strike of Hong Kong c.d.s., code “B” dated 1898
                        (18 May); exceptionally fresh and fine. Most used examples are found with Shanghai postmarks. Stamps from the
                        fifth printing are the most scarce with the large character. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$5,000-8,000
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                                                                                                                           1115

                   Covers
        1115       1898 (2 Apr.) envelope addressed to Leipzig bearing 10c. on 30c. grey-green, first printing [4] tied by Hong Kong c.d.s.
                     code “C” with the arrival c.d.s. on reverse. The earliest date recorded on cover and demonstrates that the small
                     character handstamp was used from the outset of this issue. Fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                      LITERATURE:
                      Hong Kong Queen Victoria, Richard Gurevitch (illustrated)




                                                                                                                           1116

        1116       1898 (9 Apr.) envelope registered to Lowell, U.S.A. by “First Mail” bearing 10c. on 30c. grey-green (fourth printing [5])
                     and 1891 20c. on 30c. grey-green with Chinese character, cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. and showing “R” in circle
                     at left; the reverse bears wafer seal of Burnie & Goddard and U.S. postal markings. A very unusual and appealing
                     franking. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                      Only one other combination of these two stamps is recorded, the following cover front addressed to New Zealand
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                                                                      1117


          1117      1898 (3 Oct.) cover front registered to Dunedin bearing 10c. on 30c. grey-green (second printing [12]) with 1891
                      20c. on 30c. grey-green with Chinese character cancelled by Shanghai c.d.s. and showing two registered “R” at
                      left. The 10c. surcharge shows the widely spaced “1 0”, mark Ib, unique on cover. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                      PROVENANCE:
                      ‘Antonia’, October 1981




                                                                      1118


          1118      1899 (3 May) Playfair envelope to France bearing a single-franking 10c. on 30c. grey-green (fourth printing [9]) tied
                      by Swatow c.d.s. overstruck by Hong Kong transit c.d.s. with French packet alongside and arrival c.d.s. on reverse;
                      fine and scarce. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$7,000-9,000
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                                                                       1119

                   1898 10c. on 30c. Provisional – Covers – contd.

        1119       1903 (5 Mar.) Maus Hong Kong 4c. on 3c. reply card registered to Germany, uprated with 10c. on 30c. grey-green
                     (second printing [10]) cancelled by neat Hong Kong registered c.d.s. with the registration label at foot with German
                     transit and arrival c.d.s.; the reply section, addressed to Hong Kong was cancelled in 1912. The surcharge stamp
                     shows the horizontal kiss print of the second printing. The latest recorded use of the surcharge stamp on cover. All
                     complete, used reply cards are rare. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

                       For Alfred Chu’s listing of the covers recorded, please see PHILATELIC EXTRACTS




           Ex 1120                  Ex 1124                  Ex 1125




           Ex 1126                   Ex 1127                 Ex 1128                                       1121
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                                                                       King Edward VII
                          1903
          1120            1c. to $10 set of fifteen, part to large part original gum, a good set. S.G. 62-76. Photo
                                                                                                                           Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

          1121       B    1c. dull purple and brown in an upper right corner block of six with requisition “C06571” and showing variety
                             watermark shifted left by 6mm, unused with traces of gum; overall aging on reverse. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                                                                              — 1122 —


                          1904-06
          1122   S                          5c., 30c., 50c. and $2 plus 1907-11 2c. and 4c. handstamped “SPECIMEN”, part to large part original
                          SPECIMEN TYPE HK4a:
                             gum; fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-10,000




                                                                              — 1123 —


          1123   S        SPECIMEN TYPE D9:$1 purple and sage-green, $5 purple and blue-green and $10 slate and orange on blue, all on chalky
                             paper, part to large part original gum; $10 gum wrinkle. Exceedingly rare and probably unique. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$80,000-100,000

                             LITERATURE:
                             Specimen Stamps of the British Colonies, Marcus Samuel ($1 illustrated, plate 14)

                             This overprint was used by De la Rue between 1904-07, during the changeover to MCA watermarked paper. Generally applied
                             on chalky paper stamps, thus appearing to be trials. Most of the examples are recorded in the Royal collection. For Hong Kong,
                             these are the three values not in their set

          1124            2c. to $10 set of fifteen (with 6c.) part to large part original gum; the $10 is on chalky paper, good to fine. Photo
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

          1125            2c. to $5, part set of thirteen (2c. is CA, plus 6c.) part to large part original gum; fresh. (14). Photo
                                                                                                                         Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          1126            2c. to $5 plus 6c., part to large part original gum, $2 without gum. (14). Photo
                                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
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                      King Edward VII – contd.

                      1907-11
        1127          1c. to $2 set of nine, part to large part original gum; good to fine. S.G. 91-99, £500. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        1128          1c. to $2 set of eight, part to large part original gum. S.G. 91-99. (8). Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

                      Collections and Ranges
        1129          A mint accumulation on Hagner sheets with 1903 values to 30c. (5) and $1; 1904-06 values to 50c (7), $1 (5), $3 (3)
                        and $5 and 1907-11 values to 50c. (4); condition is a little mixed in places thought the large majority are good to
                        fine; some distinctive shade are noticed. (182)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$10,000-12,000




                                   1130                1131                 1132                        1133                  Ex 1135




               1134

                                   1136                1137                1138                1139                    Ex 1140


                                                                 King George V
                      1912-21
        1130          50c. black on blue-green, olive back, lightly mounted mint; fresh and fine. S.G. 111b, £1300. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$9,000-10,000

        1131          50c. black on blue-green, olive back, fine mint. S.G. 111b. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

        1132          50c. black on blue-green, olive back, hinge remainder, large part original gum. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-7,000

        1133          $3 green and purple, a horizontal pair, unmounted mint. S.G. 114, £450. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

        1134          $5 red and green on green with interpanneau margin at top, mint. S.G. 115, £650. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        1135          $5 green and red on green, three singles, large part original gum or mint. S.G. 115. (3). Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

        1136          $5 green and red on green, white back, fine mint. S.G. 115a, £600. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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          1137        $5 green and red on blue-green, olive back, fine mint. S.G. 115b, £1100. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

          1138        $5 green and red on green, olive back, mint; fine and lightly mounted. S.G. 115b. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

          1139        $10 purple and black on red, a few trivial fibre adherences on reverse, otherwise unmounted mint. S.G. 116, £600.
                        Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          1140        $10 purple and red on red, three singles showing shade variation from different printings, fine mint. (3). Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$7,000-9,000




                                                                   — Ex 1141 —




                     1147                     1148                                           — Ex 1151 —


                      1921-26
          1141   S    SPECIMEN: 1c., 2c. blue-green, 4c., 8c. grey, 8c. orange, 10c. and 20c. to $5, each in a horizontal strip of three
                         overprinted “SPECIMEN” and affixed to pieces of folio pages cancelled by “POSTES ET
                         TELEGRAPHS/MADAGASCAR/COLLECTION/DE/BERNE”h.s. in red; a rare and appealing set. The 50c. from the top of the page
                         dated “6 Avril 1925”
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$60,000-70,000

                         Note: Madagascar affixed their specimen reference stamps to pages in a ledger, ensuring each was cancelled by
                         their handstamp. The 1895-1912 section was generally arranged by country whilst the 1912-28 section was
                         arranged in chronological order, without regard to geographical location, thus the values issued after 1928 are not
                         included.
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                   1921-37
        1142       1c. to $5 set of eighteen, two sets, part to large part original gum; some gum ageing on a few values, top values
                      generally fine. S.G. 117-132, £1600. (36)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


        1143       1c. to $5 set of eighteen, two sets, part to large part original gum; some gum ageing on a few values, top values
                      generally fine
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


        1144       4c. carmine-rose variety broken kung in a horizontal pair tied by Hong Kong c.d.s. on local cover
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


        1145   A   25c. purple and magenta, variety broken flower, in a top margin pair with plate number “2” on 1938 (14 June)
                     registered air mail cover to Yunnan, with K.G.VI 10c. tied by Hong Kong registered c.d.s. with air mail etiquette and
                     registration label alongside; arrival c.d.s. on reverse with traces of the Chinese registration label; fine
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        1146       50c. black on emerald, olive-yellow back, three singles, mint. Yang 129a. (3)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,200


        1147       $5 green and red on emerald, mint. S.G. 132, £475. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        1148       $5 green and red on emerald, olive-yellow back, mint. Yang 133a. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


        1149       A selection of part sets with values to $1 (4) and $2 (4), part to large part original gum, condition a little mixed in
                      places; shows some shade variations from different printings. (40)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


        1150       A mint selection comprising 1912-21 values to $10 with shades and blocks, also 25c., type B, (2) and 50c. requisition
                     “D” corner pair; and 1921-37 set to $5 with 4c. variety ‘broken characters at top right; also China overprinted
                     issues with 1917-21 to $1 and 1922-27 set to $2. Generally good to fine. (111)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$15,000-20,000


                   1935 Silver Jubilee
        1151   S   3c. to 20c. set of four perforated “SPECIMEN”, unmounted mint. S.G. 133-136s, £425. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


                   Collections and Ranges
        1152       A duplicated accumulation of unused arranged on Hagner sheets with MCA with values to 30c. (9), 50c. (69) including
                      on blue-green with olive back (2), $1 (6), one with inverted watermark, $2 (4), $5 (10) and $10 (6); Script With
                      values to $5 (3) one on olive back; a few with defects but the majority are good to fine, part to large part original
                      gum. High catalogue value and a good lot for the study of shade variations. (372)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$30,000-40,000
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                                                                   King George VI
          1153   S                1946-48 20c. black and chalky paper $1 to $10 perforated “SPECIMEN”, each value in a horizontal pair,
                          SPECIMEN:
                             unmounted mint; a couple of trivial wrinkles. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

          1154            1938 1c. to $10 set of thirteen on five first day covers (2 illustrated) plus 1941 8c. red-brown (with “BUY/BOMBERS
                            handstamp) and 1948 20c. scarlet-vermilion and 80c. carmine on first day cover; most are registered; a very scarce
                            group. (8 covers). Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$20,000-25,000

          1155       B    1938-52 1c. brown and 2c. grey in complete sheets of 120 (5 sheets of each), unmounted mint. S.G. 140-141
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1156       B    –– $5 dull lilac and scarlet in a block of twenty with margins top and foot, unmounted mint; light gum ageing.
                             S.G. 159; Yang 145
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-6,000




                                                                                                       — Ex 1153 —




                                                                                                          Ex 1154




                                         1159                                                                1160
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                   King George VI – contd.
        1157   B   1941 Centenary 4c. bright purple and carmine, ten sheets numbered “A02315” to “A02324” cylinders “1a. 1a.”,
                     unmounted mint; occasional tone spot and a few with adherences in top margin. S.G. 164; Yang C10. (600)
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$3,000-5,000

        1158       1946 Victory 30c. and $1 on plain first day covers (20), fair to fine. (20 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        1159   B   1948 Royal Silver Wedding 10c. and $10 in complete sheets, 10c. includes spur on “N” variety, $10 sheet number
                     “108”, unmounted mint; there are some tone spots but still a good example of one of the sheets sent to the
                     Colony. S.G. 171-172; Yang C17-18. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$70,000-90,000

        1160       –– 10c. and $10 on illustrated CPA first day cover, registered, fine. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1161       –– 10c. and $10 on illustrated CPA first day covers, three registered covers but showing light tone marks around $10.
                      (3 covers)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

        1162       –– 10c. and $10 on plain first day covers (3); some foxed perfs.; good to fine
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

        1163   B   1949 Universal Postal Union 10c. to 80c. set of four in complete sheets of sixty, unmounted mint; some tone spotting.
                     S.G. 173-176; Yang C19-22
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

        1164       Illustrated first day covers with Coronation, Centenary, Peace and Silver Wedding, each registered; some tone spots.
                       (4 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

        1165       Illustrated first day covers with Coronation, Centenary, Peace and Silver Wedding, each registered; some tone spots,
                       rather heavy on Coronation cover. (4 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                                                             Queen Elizabeth
        1166   B   1953 Coronation 10c., ten sheets of sixty plate “1B 3B”, with numbers “006678” to “006687”, fine unmounted mint.
                     Yang C23. (600)
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

        1167   B   1961 University $1, one hundred stamps in complete sheets from cylinders “1A” and “1B”; fine unmounted mint.
                     S.G. 192; Yang C24
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

        1168       1968-72 Arms $1, watermark sideways variety deep brown omitted, in a horizontal pair, unmounted mint. S.G. 254b
                     var.
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        1169       1973 Block CA 10c. bright orange variety imperforate in a horizontal pair, watermark sideways, unmounted mint;
                     light vertical crease at left. S.G. 283 var. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1170       –– $2 variety perforations 15mm high in a lower margin pair/block with part imprint, unmounted mint. S.G. 293 var.
                      Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        1171   + 1975-82 Spiral CA 10c. bright orange variety imperforate in a right margin block of four, unmounted mint. S.G. 311
                      var. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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          1172        1976 no watermark $5 pink and royal blue variety imperforate in a horizontal pair, unmounted mint; slightly ragged
                        at top. Scarce. S.G. 351 var.) Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
          1173     + 1982 Spiral CA 70c. variety part imperforate in a block of four, unmounted mint; small margin at top and faint mark
                           on reverse. S.G. 421a. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
          1174     + 1985-85 No watermark 70c. grey-green and orange-yellow variety perforations 3mm low in a block of four from the
                           bottom of the sheet, unmounted mint; vertical crease through left pair
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
          1175     + 1992-97 $1.90 black print only in a top margin block of four with sheet number “N0048327”, unmounted mint.
                           Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
          1176        1997 Modern Landmarks $5 souvenir sheet variety part imperforate, unmounted mint. Yang S79M var.
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-1,200
          1177     + 2002 Cultural Diversity 10c. variety imperforate in a lower left corner block of four, unmounted mint. A good
                           positional block. S.G. 1119 var. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000
          1178        A collection of commemorative issues which includes miniature sheets including 1974 Arts Festival, 1975 Festival;
                        presentation packs, booklets and others; fine. Good quantity
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-2,000




                                                                                                               1169




                        1171                                          1173




                                                                                                               1170




                    1175                                      1172                                            1177
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                                                                   — 1179 —


                                                                Postal Fiscals
                   1874
        1179   S   SPECIMEN TYPE HK4:$2 olive-green, $3 dull violet and $10 rose carmine handstamped “SPECIMEN”, part to large part
                      original gum; usual centring for the specimen set; fine. Photo
                                                                                                     Estimate HK$50,000-60,000




                                                                   — 1180 —


        1180   S   SPECIMEN D5: $2 olive-green, $3 dull violet and $10 rose-carmine handstruck “SPECIMEN” in blue plus 1867 3c. orange,
                      25c. green, 50c. violet and $1 blue plus 1885 $1.50 green (type HK4); small to part original gum; $2 and $3 with
                      straight edges and other faults including thins on $10. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$25,000-30,000

                      This handstamp is found on Crown CC stamps in the De la Rue collection and in their 1866 specimen booklet and
                      many exampels were stuck down. It is very scarce to rare but even rarer when applied in either blue or red. The
                      coloured impressions may denote special usage and used up to 1880 on Hong Kong stamps which were selected
                      to show how closely the colours of different denominations resembled each other

        1181       $2 olive-green, $3 dull violet and $10 rose-carmine, part to large part original gum; $3 light crease, $10 on thick paper,
                      a good set. S.G. F1-3, £8675. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$30,000-40,000




                       — 1182 —                                                — 1183 —                                        1184
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                                                      Ex 1181                                 Ex 1185

                        1897-1902
          1182   S      SPECIMEN TYPE HK4:$2 dull bluish green and $10 green handstamped “SPECIMEN” diagonally, part to large part original
                            gum; $10 thinned at top (not unusual on this value). The $10 is rare. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$30,000-40,000
          1183   S      SPECIMEN TYPE D12:   $3 dull bluish green and $3 dull mauve, part to large part original gum; fine appearance. Photo
                                                                                                                    Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
          1184   S      –– $3 dull mauve on bluish paper, large part original gum; hinge remainder and short perf. at top. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
          1185          $2 dull bluish green, $3 dull mauve and $10 grey-green set of three, part to large part original gum; lower values with
                           hinge remainders and $10 trivial creasing, a fine set. S.G. F4-6, £12,950. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$40,000-50,000
          1186          $2 dull bluish green and $3 dull mauve, part original gum and unused without gum respectively, a couple of faint
                          marks. S.G. F4-5
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
                        1880
          1187          12c. on $10 rose-carmine on thicker paper, unused with traces of gum; hinge remainders, fine with good colour.
                          S.G. F7, £850. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
          1188          12c. on $10 rose-carmine on thicker paper, fine used with a central strike of “B62”. S.G. F7, £300. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                                                          1189
                     1187                          1188




                                                                                                                  1190



                             — 1191 —                                    1193
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                       1890
        1189   S       SPECIMEN TYPE HK4:2c. dull purple handstamped “SPECIMEN”, part to large part original gum; light gum ageing does not
                          detract from the fresh appearance of this stamp. Rare. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$15,000-20,000


        1190       B   2c. dull purple in a left margin block of six, each cancelled by a central strike of Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 1890
                          (30 Dec.), fine; scarce in such a large multiple. S.G. F8. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


                       1891
        1191   S       SPECIMEN:$5 on $10 purple on red overprinted or handstamped “SPECIMEN” types HK4 and D12x, large part original
                          gum. (2). Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$2,500-3,000




                                                    1192                                         1194


                       1897
        1192           $1 on $2 olive-green, perf.151⁄ 2 x15, variety both Chinese handstamps omitted [12] of the first printing, large part
                         original gum; a fresh and fine example of this scarce variety. S.G. 10a, £3750. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$25,000-30,000


        1193   S       $1 on $2 dull bluish green [11] handstamped “SPECIMEN” type HK4, large part original gum; fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        1194           $1 on $2 dull bluish green, perf.14, variety Chinese handstamp omitted, [9] showing broken “A”, large part original
                          gum; hinge remainder and light horizontal bend. S.G. F11a, £1900. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$10,000-15,000


        1195           $1 on $2 dull bluish green variety Chinese handstamp omitted [12] of second printing with “O” of “ONE” to left
                         of “O” of “DOLLAR” used with part double-circle registered c.d.s.; repaired top left corner. Also the normal $1 on
                         $2 [7] used, light soiling. S.G. F11, a
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$2,000-3,000


                       1938
        1196           5c. green on plain first day cover, ten covers; a few tone spots, good to fine. (10 covers)
                                                                                                                     Estimate HK$1,000-1,500
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                                                          1197                           1198


                        Stamp Office
          1197          1891 2c. carmine overprinted “S. O.” showing variety second Chinese character partly omitted, hinge remainders,
                          large part original gum; fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          1198          1891 10c. purple on red overprinted “S. O.” cancelled by a perfectly centred Hong Kong c.d.s. dated 1891 (3 Mar.);
                          fine and outstanding quality. S.G. S3, £425. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

                                                                 Revenue Stamps
          1199          1891 (14 Feb.) large commercial envelope to Portland, U.S.A. bearing 1885 1c. lilac (5) cancelled by large “B62” with
                          the despatch c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with San Francisco and arrival c.d.s.; some creasing and soiling
                          nevertheless a scarce cover showing genuine postal use of the revenue stamps. Photo on page 147
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$3,000-5,000

          1200     B    1933 10c. on 12c. purple on yellow, a complete double pane sheet of one hundred and twenty from plate 2,
                          unmounted mint; staining down central fold. Barefoot 136
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                                                                  Postage Dues
          1201     B    1978-86 10c. bright reddish violet, 20c. grey-black plus no watermark 50c. slate-blue and $1 lemon in complete sheets
                          of one hundred, fine unmounted mint. S.G. D25a-26a, 29-30
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$2,500-3,000

          1202     B    1972-74 5c. to 50c. set of four in complete sheets of one hundred, fine unmounted mint; central fold. A rare set in
                          complete sheets. S.G. D20-23, £1900
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$15,000-18,000

                                                        British Post Offices in China




                                             — Ex 1203 —                                         — Ex 1204 —


          1203          1917-21 1c. to $10 set of sixteen, large part original gum to mint; a few hinge remainders, fresh. S.G. 1-16, £1800.
                          Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

          1204          A mint collection on leaves with 1917-21 set of sixteen to $10 and 1922-27 set of eleven to $2, most are fine mint.
                          S.G. 1-28, £2250. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$10,000-12,000
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                                                                                                                          1206


                   Postal Stationery
        1205       1916-18 4c. card cancelled by Shanghai 1921 (26 Aug.) c.d.s., addressed to New York; philatelic, fine. Yang P35
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        1206       1917 10c. registered envelope size F, uprated 20c. dated 1918 (12 Apr.) and sent from Shanghai to Birkenhead; fine.
                     Yang 48. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        1207       1926 10c. size G registered envelope with three-column fee on reverse, fine unused and scarce. Yang 55. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$6,000-8,000




                                                                                                                  1207
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                                                            Postal Stationery
                    Post Cards
          1208      1879 5c. on 18c. lilac on blue on white card, light corner crease, fresh unused. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          1209      1895 4c. in red on 3c. brown card used locally in Shanghai with 1902 (16 May) c.d.s. and addressed to “s/s Tsingtau”;
                      superb. Yang P11
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$600-800

          1210      A selection with 1880-95 1c. green used (2), one uprated, and 3c. brown, 1895 4c. on 3c. reply card used to Germany,
                       and 1900 surcharge in black, 1901 4c. carmine, K.E.VII 1c. uprated, K.G.V 4c. to Germany and reply card
                       overprinted “SPECIMEN”. 1946 2d. grey unused plus K.E.VII 2c. envelope unused. (11)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                                1199




                                                                                                                          1211




                     1215


                                                                                                                          1208
                                                            1214
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                   Envelopes
        1211       1902 4c. carmine, 41⁄ 2 x51⁄ 2 on grey paper, “Printed matter” registered to Hannover, uprated 8c. grey cancelled by
                     “REGISTERED/G.P.O. HONG-KONG” c.d.s. (Proud R17) dated 1912 (27 Dec.), a late date, and the three-line registration
                     handstamp (proud RL11) and Hannover arrival on reverse. Some light ageing, ostly at the top of the envelope.
                     Yang EN16. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$2,500-3,000




                                                                        1212


                   Registered Envelopes
        1212       1900 10c. envelope, size H2, uprated with 1898 $1 on 96c., 1900-01 4c. and 1903 12c. cancelled by Hong Kong
                     Registered c.d.s. dated 1903 (28 Mar.); sent from H.M.S. Tamar to Kent and “Insured for ninety six pounds” with
                     “INSURED” label at left and arrival registered oval; the reverse with London registered c.d.s.; some soiling, particularly
                     around flap and part of reverse cut off. Scarce insured mail. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$20,000-25,000


        1213       1914 10c. violet, sizes H and H2, the first addressed to Germany “via Siberia” dated 1914 (2 Mar.), the second to
                     London (vertical crease); also 1928 size G addressed to Hastings; a good group. Schoenfeld 7b, c; 10. (3 covers)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,200-1,500


        1214       1937 K.G.V 20c. blue (with flap folded to the reverse), uprated with 5c. and 25c., addressed to Minneapolis and dated
                     1938 (2 Apr.); fresh and very fine. Schoenfeld 12. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


        1215       1940 K.G.VI 25c. blue with 25c. Acknowledgement fee, size H uprated (on reverse) $2.40 and sent from Stanley Prison
                     Hospital to Sydney; some light soiling. Yang 60. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,000-1,200


        1216       A small collection on leaves with red and blue formula cards (adhesives removed), later postcards including1892 1c.
                      and 3c. (2) reply cards, 1900 4c. on 3c.; envelopes with Q.V. 1c., 2c. and 10c. unused , 5c. used and K.E.VII 2c.
                      unused; good to fine. (26)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$5,000-7,000
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                                                         Japanese Occupation
          1217      1941 (29 Nov.) air mail envelope to New York bearing $3.50 franking tied by Victoria c.d.s. with “NOON” time code
                      and bearing boxed “NOT OPENED/BY/CENSOR” handstamp; good to fine and a late eastbound cover to escape being
                      detained by the Japanese. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


          1218      1945 1.50y. on 1s. to 5y. on 5s set of three, unmounted mint; top value showing slight misplacement of the surcharge.
                      S.G. J1-3. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


          1219      POSTAGE PAID CHOPS: 1942 (25 Sep.) printed post paid envelope for Hong Kong, addressed to Shanghai and bearing a
                       fine strike of the very scarce Kowloon Postage Paid handstamp in violet and showing Shanghai c.d.s. on the
                       reverse; light corner crease, a rare and desirable cover of exhibition calibre. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$20,000-25,000


          1220      –– A small group of printed forms used in 1942, one with printed single circle postage paid chop with similar
                       handstamped chop in blue, one with printed double-circle Postage Paid with large, double-circle handstamp in
                       violet alongside (Yang JPP4) plus telephone receipt bearing a fine strike of the three-segment, circular tax paid
                       handstamp in violet instead of the usual revenue stamp. Unusual
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000




                                          — 1218 —




                                             1217                                                            1219
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                                                       Collections and Ranges
        1221       A small selection on stock cards with some Q.V. with a few Treaty Port postmarks, later values and sets; mixed. (112)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        1222   + A selection of Q.V. blocks of four with 1882-96 2c. carmine, 4c. grey and 5c. blue plus 1900-01 2c., 4c. (2), 5c., 12c.
                     and 30c.; large part original gum to mint; a few tone spots on three values, several stamps unmounted mint. (36)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1223       1937-1960, a mint collection neatly arranged on album leaves including 1938-52 set apparently complete to $10 (3),
                     with shades and perforation types; 1948 Silver Wedding $10 and 1954-60 set to $10 (2), unmounted; also a
                     selection of Postage Dues with 1924 set to 10c. Generally good to fine. (85)
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        1224       A general collection in album with Q.V. including Jubilee 2c. picture postcards (2) and 1874 Reuter’s Telegram receipt;
                      1903 $1 mint, 1904-06 values to $3 used, K.G.V values to $3, 1935 Jubilee mint, 1938-52 mint values to $5 (2)
                      and $10 (3) including both 30c. and later issues; some Postage Dues, Treaty Ports with some covers and cards, “A1”
                      (3), “C1”, “S2” on 48c. brown (faults), Japan 5s. Koban cancelled “B62”, maritime postmarks and others
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

        1225       A valuable selection of unused or mint Q.V. with 1877 16c. yellow (small this) 1882-96 values to 30c. (2) including
                      10c. mauve, 1885 surcharge set, 1891 surcharge set with Chinese characters, 2c Jubilee, 1898 surcharges plus
                      Postal Fiscals with 1891 $5 on $10 and both 1897 $1 on $2; most are part to large part original gum with some
                      fine, generally fresh colours. (32)
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$10,000-12,000

        1226       A mint or unused selection of Q.V. and K.E.VII which includes some 1862 values, 1863-71 values to 48c. and 96c.,
                     1880 values to 48c., 1885 $1 on 96c. grey-olive and others; K.E.VII 1904-07 values to $5. Condition mixed with
                     some fine. (81)
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$15,000-20,000




                                                                 — Ex 1227 —


        1227       A valuable mint collection on Hagner leaves with 1862-63 set to 96c., regummed but of fine appearance, 1863-71
                      with some shades and values to 48c. (2) and 96c. brownish grey, 1876-77 surcharges, 1877 16c. yellow, 1880
                      surcharge set (10c. on 16c. perf. faults), 1880 new colours set with additional 2c. and 10c., 1885 surcharge set,
                      1891 surcharges, with and without Chinese handstamps, 1880 10c. and $1 surcharges with and without Chinese
                      handstamps, 1900-01 set , 1903 set to $10 ($3 tones), 1904-06 values to $10 and 1907-11 to $2, 1912-21 values
                      to $10 with some shades including all three $5, 1921-37 with some shades to both $5, K.G.VI sets to both $10
                      with shades and 1954-62 values to $10 (2). Condition is variable with several Q.V. stamps regummed, a valuable
                      lot which is will worth examination. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$120,000-150,000
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                                                        Covers and Cancellations
                      Airmails
          1228   A    1931 (17 May) second flight Hong Kong to Manila “By airmail Spanish Aviator” with Hong Hong 2c. tied by the
                        despatch c.d.s. and special cachet in purple at foot; signed by the pilot; arrival backstamp. Some light ageing
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          1229   A    1932 (21 Oct.) commercial cover to London “Air Mail” “Saigon - Marseilles” bearing 2c., 20c., 50c. and $1 (2) tied by
                        the special Hong Kong c.d.s. in red with a further strike on the reverse and small By Air Mail vignette at left; also
                        K.G.V $2 with similar red c.d.s.; good. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          1230   A    1932 (29 Oct.) experimental flight Saigon - Hong Kong via Air Orient, printed “PAR AVION” envelope to Kwangtung
                        bearing French Indo China 5c. (3, one applied after the others cancelled) and 10c. tied by Saigon despatch c.d.s.
                        and bearing rose-red label “SERVICE ACCÉLÉRÉ” etiquette alongside; the reverse with a good strike of Hong Kong c.d.s.
                        with solid bar in red (noon 1 NO 32) overstruck by Fort Bayard arrival c.d.s.(4/11); some soiling. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

                        The experimental fight to link Saigon with Hong Kong by air picked up the mail at Saigon on 29 October in the Air
                        Orient plane ‘La Zelle’, piloted by Colonel Glaize and M. Nouques, delivering it in Hong Kong on 1st November




                                                                                                                 1231




                                    1230                                                    1229
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                   Airmails – contd.

        1231   A   1958 (2 May) large manila envelope addressed to Admiralty, London, the address label tied by boxed “fleet education
                     centre/r.n. dockyard hong kong” in blue with two other address labels used to seal the envelope with a larger “fleet
                     instruction centre/far east station”, also two fine strikes of “SALVAGED MAIL/’Comet’ Crash, Near Calcutta/2nd MAY
                     1953.” in purple; with block of eight G.B. K.G.VI 3d. pale violet cancelled on arrival with London c.d.s.; some
                     creaseing as to be expected, especially such a large envelope. Most unusual. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

        1232   A   A collection written up on leaves, many first flights with 1932 cover from England to Hong Kong via Berlin, 1936 R.A.F.
                      goodwill flights (2), many Imperial Airways flights with some first flights, 1936 K.L.M. flight, CNAC (2) and others.
                      (32 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                   Branch Offices
                   The early Kowloon Branch and Western Branch datestamps were applied as transit marks to the mail,
                   which then had the stamps cancelled in the main post office in Central. These are not often found on
                   Hong Kong adhesives and are sought after for collections of Queen Victoria.
                   This important collection of Branch Office cancellations is outstanding in its completeness. It includes
                   several of the rarer and elusive types often missing from collections of this popular aspect of Hong Kong
                   philately.




            1233                       1234                        1235                     1236                          1238



        1233       ABERDEEN:1916 (10 Jan.) a three-quarter strike on 1912-21 4c. carmine-red of “ABERDEEN/X” type A c.d.s.; good to fine.
                      Rare, Webb’s Guide records five or less. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

        1234       AU TAU: 1919 (4 Nov.) fragment of piece bearing 1912-21 2c. green tied by a three-quarter strike “AU TAU/X” type A
                      c.d.s.; fine and rare. Photo
                                                                                                       Estimate HK$15,000-18,000

        1235       CHEUNG CHAU: 1912 (27 Jan.) a full and central strike of the code “CC” c.d.s. on 1907-11 4c. carmine-red; fine and a
                      remarkable strike of this scarce postmark. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                      This dater was apparently lost in a pirate attack in August 1912

        1236       –– 1914 (6 Nov.) a fine strike of “CHEUNG   CHAU/X”   type A c.d.s. on 1912-21 2c. green; fine and scarce. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                        1237                                                                1239


          1237      –– 1919 (8 June) fragment of K.G.V 10c. registered envelope uprated with 1912-21 4c. carmine-red tied by a good
                       strike of “CHEUNG CHAU/X”, the registration stamp is cancelled by “REGISTERED/G.P.O. HONG-KONG” and London oval
                       datestamp with Hong Kong registration label alongside. A rare piece showing how registered mail was handled by
                       sub offices.. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

          1238      ––1930 (5 Aug.) piece bearing 1912-21 4c. carmine-red cancelled by type B c.d.s.; fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,000-1,200

          1239      –– 1938 (16 June) air mail envelope to Devon bearing K.G.VI 10c., 15c. and 25c. tied by good strikes of “CHEUNG
                       CHAU/X” type B c.d.s. with Victoria transit on reverse; a couple of light folding creases and rust mark form paper clip,
                       an unusual pre-war airmail cover from this small office. Rare, Webb’s Guide records ten or less covers. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                      1240                     1241                      1242                      1243                    1248


          1240      KOWLOON BRANCH:  1898 (17 Sep.) a large part strike of the large “K.B.” type A, code “A” c.d.s. on 10c. purple on red,
                       fine and a scarce code letter. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          1241      –– 1899 (24 Feb.) a central strike of the large “K.B.” code “B”, type A c.d.s. on 1882-96 4c. grey; fine and attractive.
                       Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

          1242      –– 1902 (24 Dec.) a fine strike of the small “K.B.” code “B”, type B c.d.s. on 1900-01 2c. green; fine and scarce on
                       Q.V. values. The earliest recorded date on adhesive. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                       After March 1899 this was only used to cancel local mail, so is usually found on the 2c. value
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                   Branch Offices – contd.

        1243       KOWLOON BRANCH:   1903 (2 Sep.) a light and central strike of the type B c.d.s., code “E”, on 1900-01 2c. green; fine.
                      Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1244       –– 1907 (3 Oct.) picture post card of H.M.S. ‘Jamar’ addressed to London, bearing 1907-11 4c. carmine-red pen
                      cancelled and a fine strike of the type B c.d.s. code “B” below and London arrival on picture side. Here the Kowloon
                      c.d.s. is applied correctly but the adhesive failed to be cancelled in Victoria. Unusual. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                                                      1245

        1245       –– 1910 (24 June) a complete strike of the type B c.d.s., code “F”, tying Stamp Duty 5c. green on small piece; fine
                      and rare. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                      A temporary shortage of 5c. stamps led to the use of this duty stamp for a very short time in 1910. Branch Office
                      use is rare, only one other example is known.

        1246       –– 1918 (18 June) stampless On active Service picture post card of Nathan Road, addressed to Leeds and bearing a
                      very fine strike of type C Kowloon Branch c.d.s. and with a signature handstamp of the commanding officer, no.2
                      coy. H.K.S.B.R.G.A.; fine and unusual. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

        1247       –– 1951 (1 Nov.) cover front addressed to Hong Kong bearing “KOWLOON/HONG KONG” type M c.d.s.; the adhesive is
                      missing and the cover struck with large part boxed bilingual “POSTAGE STAMP LOST/IN TRANSIT” in violet, unusual. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500




                       1244                                                     1246                                           1247
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                                    1249                                1250                                 1251


          1248      PING SHAN:  1912 (24 Nov.) a good strike of the type B “PING   SHAN/X”   c.d.s. on 1907-11 4c. carmine-red; rare and the
                       earliest recorded date of use. Photo on page 153
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$3,000-5,000


          1249      SAI KUNG: 1939 (June) a small piece bearing K.G.VI 4c. orange tied by a large part strike of type A “HONG-KONG/SAI KUNG”
                       c.d.s.; rare. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$10,000-12,000


          1250      SAI YING PUN:1916 (14 Feb.) a fine and central strike of type A c.d.s., code “E” on 1912-21 4c. carmine-red; fine and
                       a scarce code. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-6,000


          1251             1932 (15 Oct.) a small piece bearing 1921-37 3c. grey tied by a good strike of type A c.d.s.; fine and rare.
                    SAN TIN:
                       Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$5,000-8,000




                                                                       1252



          1252      SHA TAU KOK: 1918 (14 May) a three-quarter strike of the “SHA TAU KOK/X” c.d.s.; fine and possibly unique. Not recorded
                       by either Webb or Proud. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$45,000-50,000


          1253      –– 1930 (30 Nov.) piece of red band cover bearing 1921-37 1c. brown (3) tied by two, large part strikes of type A
                       “HONG-KONG/SHA TAU KOK” c.d.s.; light ageing but a very early date. Photo on page 156
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


          1254      –– 1934 (27 Apr.) small piece bearing 1921-37 1c. and 2c. tied by a complete strike of the type B c.d.s.; fresh and fine.
                       Photo on page 156
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


          1255      –– 1935 (13 Dec.) a piece of red band cover bearing 1921-37 5c. violet tied by a full strike of type B c.d.s. Photo on
                       page 156
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
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                                                                  1254

                                                                                                                  1255




                         1253                                      1256                                           1257

                   Branch Offices – contd.
        1256       STANLEY:1936 (16 Apr.) piece bearing 1921-37 3c. grey tied by a complete strike of “HONG.KONG/STANLEY” type A c.d.s.;
                      very fine and rare use of the sub-office c.d.s. before being upgraded to a branch office on 3rd August 1937.
                      Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

        1257       –– 1937 (27 Sep.) a pair of 1921-37 1c. brown bearing a large part strike of type A c.d.s.; good to fine and early branch
                      office usage. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                                                                               1258

        1258       –– 1951 (9 Mar.) piece of K.G.VI 4c. stationery card with additional 1c. cancelled by a fine and full strike of type B
                      c.d.s.; very scarce. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$30,000-35,000
                      After the liberation, the majority of the inhabitants of Stanley were Army families and usually took advantage of
                      the preferential Field Post Office rates. It is thought that there may be less than five examples of this postmark
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                       1259                      1260                            1261                                1262

          1259      TAI O:   1940 (29 Dec.) a readable strike of the type B “HONG-KONG/TAI O” c.d.s. on K.G.VI 1c. brown; fine. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$6,000-8,000

          1260            1922 (3 Apr.) a large part strike of the single-ring “TP” c.d.s. on 1921-37 10c. blue; good to fine and the latest
                    TAI PO:
                       recorded date of use. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$12,000-15,000

          1261      –– 1929 (24 Dec.) a large part strike of the double-ring “TP” c.d.s. on 1921-37 2c. green; fine. Also 1932 (2 Aug.)
                       another strike on 20c. purple and sage-green (a little washed). (2). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1262      –– 1933 (24 Jan.) piece bearing 1921-37 3c. grey tied by a complete strike of the double-circle “TP”, type B c.d.s.; fine
                       and very scarce. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1263      –– 1935 (15 Apr.) a piece of red band cover bearing 1921-37 1c. (3) tied by large part strikes of type C “HONG.KONG/TAI
                       PO” c.d.s.; good and the earliest example of this datestamp. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          1264      –– 1937 (18 Nov.) envelope to Canton bearing 1921-37 5c. violet tied by a very fine strike of type D c.d.s. (dots at
                       sides) and Kowloon transit on reverse; fine and scarce on K.G.V values. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-2,500

          1265      WANTSAI: 1928 (Jan.) incoming envelope from China bearing, on the reverse, good strikes of type A “WAN TSAI” c.d.s.
                       with short side bars and type G Sheung Wan c.d.s.; a good combination. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                              1264                                      1265                                        1263
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                   Branch Offices – contd.

        1266       WESTERN BRANCH:1898 (23 Dec.) a large part strike of type A c.d.s. with large “W.B.”, code “E”, on 10c. purple on red;
                     good to fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        1267       –– 1899 (1 Feb.) a good strike of the type A c.d.s., code “E”, on 10c. purple on red; fine. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

        1268       –– 1899 (5 Aug.) printed envelope to New York per “S.S. Nippon Maru” bearing 10c. purple on red strip of five
                      cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s., sent from 17 Queen’s Road and with a fair strike of the type A Western Branch c.d.s.
                      at foot, applied to indicate the place of origin rather than cancel the adhesives; some creasing but an attractive
                      cover. Photo on page 160
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$8,000-10,000




                                                   1269                                 1270

        1269       –– 1900 (29 Mar.) a large part strike of the type B c.d.s., small “W.B.”, code “C” on 2c. carmine, good to fine and
                      the earliest recorded example of this postmark by about two months. Rare, Webb’s guide indicates five or less.
                      Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$18,000-20,000

        1270       –– 1901 (21 Jan.) a fine strike of the type B c.d.s., code “C” on 2c. green; fresh, fine and rare. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$18,000-20,000

        1271       –– 1906 (10 Dec.) a central strike of type C, “W. BRANCH/HONG KONG” c.d.s., code “F” on K.E.VII 2c. green; fine and
                      scarce, Webb’s Guide indicate less than twenty-five examples. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$1,500-2,000

        1272   + –– 1907 (24 July) two good strike of the type C c.d.s. on 1907-11 10c. blue block of four; a fine and desirable
                     multiple. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

                     Note that the 10c. blue was issued in May 1907




                                       1266                    1267




                                                                                               1272

                                       1271                    1274
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                                                                        1273


          1273      –– 1909 (5 Nov.) picture post card to Germany “via Siberia” bearing 4c. carmine tied by a fine strike of the type B c.d.s.
                       code “B” with a examiner’s chop alongside; fine and an exceeding late date for this postmark. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$10,000-15,000

          1274      –– 1910 (11 Nov.) a large part strike of the type E c.d.s. with short bars (Proud D9) on 1907-11 2c. green; fine. Photo

                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1275      –– 1910, two large part strikes of the type E c.d.s. on 10c. blue (28/10) and on 20c. slate and chestnut (23/11, slight
                       loss of colour); clear strikes. (2)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1276      –– 1910, a part strike of the type E c.d.s. on 2c. green showing error of yeardate “01” for “10” with normal strike on
                       2c. (6/11); fair to fine. (2)
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1277      –– 1919 (28 May) envelope addressed to Chicago bearing K.G.V 4c. carmine tied by a very fine strike of type F “WESTERN
                       BR.” c.d.s. code “E” with company arrival c.d.s. alongside; fine and quite scarce. Also 1931 underpaid envelope to
                       Belgium bearing 4c. and 10c. tied by type J “SHENG.WAN” c.d.s. with Belgium 70c. Postage Due alongside; also Sai
                       Ying Pun 1920 (12 Mar.) picture post card of the public gardens, addressed to Belgium, bearing K.G.V 4c. carmine
                       cancelled by type B c.d.s. with Nylen arrival at foot, fine and Yaumati 1934 (28 Dec.) cover front addressed to
                       London “Via Siberia” bearing pair of K.G.V 10c. blue tied by a fine strike of type Di c.d.s. code “-F-”, fresh.
                       (4 covers)
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-5,000

          1278      YAUMATI:  1837 (28 June) commercial envelope air mail registered to Scotland bearing 1921-37 5c. (14) tied by type E
                       c.d.s. with printed Yaumati registration label alongside; a good cover. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500

          1279      1951-79, a collection of Hong Kong and Kowloon machine postmarks on commercial mail in album with very little
                      duplication including types of Kowloon A, B and C plus BB and CC codes, Kowloon Central, Hong Kong A, B, C
                      and D codes and Sheung Wan. A good variety of frankings with some overseas destinations; ideal for further
                      development. (73 covers)
                                                                                                      Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                                                                                1278




                                                                    1268



                   Censored Mail
        1280       1941 (29 June) commercial airmail cover addressed to New York bearing, on the reverse, French Indo China $5.25
                     franking tied by Haiphong, Tonkin despatch c.d.s. with “CONTROLE POSTAL/MILITAIRE” and Hong Kong censor seals tied
                     by the appropriate handstamps
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$800-1,000

        1281       A collection on leaves with examples of the numbered, triangular handstamps with 5, 9 (2), 12 in green, 13, 15 in
                      green and in violet, and 17; Not opened by censor handstamps (5) in different shades or colours and others. Also
                      1941 censored envelope from South Africa to Hong Kong with Service Suspended handstamp and unused Red
                      Cross label
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$4,000-6,000
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                    Forces Mail
          1282      A collection on leaves with Active Service envelopes (2), a good variety of Field Post Office c.d.s. and machine cancel-
                       lations from numbered offices 12, 80, 145, 146, 293, 385 (3), 701, 746, 1197; British Forces Post Office 1, 7 (2)
                       plus others. A good lot for further development. (22 covers)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
                    Incoming Mail
          1283      FRANCE: 1863-73, a group of entire letters to Hong Kong with 1863 bearing imperf Napoleon 80c. (4), 1863 and 1866
                       bearing Napoleon 10c., 20c. and 40c.; 1873 bearing Ceres 25c. and 80c,; some filing faults, an attractive group.
                       (4 covers)
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$2,000-3,000
                    Instructional Marks
          1284      TOO LATE:1913 (13 Aug.) 4c. postal stationery card to Tokyo, cancelled by Hong Kong III c.d.s. (Proud D102) and a
                       superb strike of boxed “TOOLATE” (Proud I10) and Tokyo arrival c.d.s.; fine. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-3,000




                                     1285


                                                                                                     1284




                                                                                                                                   1289




                                  1287                                                            1286
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                   Marine Sorters
        1285       1871 (8 May) blue wrapper from Germany to Canton “via England pr Southampton” bearing North German
                     Confederation 1⁄ 4 g., 1⁄ 2 g., 1g. and 5g. (2) tied by Halberstadt c.d.s. and London transit; the flap with a good strike
                     of type 2 double-circle “SINGAPORE TO/HONG KONG” marine sorter, sub type c; folding creases and soiling; colourful and
                     unusual. Photo
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$4,000-6,000

        1286       1869 (21 Sep.) entire letter from Ceylon to Hong Kong “Per China steamer”, bearing 1865-67 5d. yellow-olive tied by
                     a light strike of the “B” obliterator with Galle Paid alongside; the reverse with a fair to good strike (across flaps) of
                     “HONG-KONG MARINE SORTER/SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG” type 2b (Proud D4) dated “OC 1/7 69”. An unusual cover from
                     the James Davis correspondence. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

        1287       1905 (18 Aug.) picture postcard to Tsingtau bearing Straits Settlements 3c. tied by Singapore c.d.s. and bearing a fine
                     strike of type 4 “SINGAPORE TO HONG KONG” code “C” in red, partly overstruck by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s. with
                     Tsingtau arrival alongside. Rare in this colour. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1288       An attractive collection on leaves with a good selections of type 4 Singapore to Hong Kong c.d.s. on mail from India
                     (2), Ceylon, Malaya and U.K. (2); also Hong Kong to Shanghai type 7 c.d.s. on cards from U.K. (2) and a 1901
                     postcard from Switzerland (adhesive missing) bearing fine strikes of both type 4 and 7 c.d.s. - a rare and early
                     combination. The collection concludes with a part strike of the unusual type 7a. oval dated on Hong Kong 10c. blue
                     stamp - rare and unusual. A good lot with some background information
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$7,000-10,000

                   Maritime Mail
        1289       CANTON STEAMER: 1938 (16 Jan.) Hongkong & Shanghai Hotel envelope to Hong Kong bearing 5c. green Postal Fiscal in
                      a left margin block of four tied by superb strikes of bilingual “FROM STEAMED BOX/CANTON” and bearing Victoria c.d.s.
                      on reverse. A very scarce and desirable cover. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$12,000-15,000




         1290                         1291                                Ex 1292                                   — 1293 —


        1290       FRENCH MAIL BOAT CANCELLATIONS:      1870 (8 Feb.) watermark Crown CC 18c. lilac cancelled by a central strike of circular
                      “LIGNE N/PAQ.   FR. No.6”;   fine and rare on this value. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$7,000-9,000

        1291       –– 1908 (22 Mar.) pair of K.E.VII $2 (HSBC perfin) cancelled by a light strike of “ligne n/paq. fr. no.3” c.d.s.; unusual
                      on these high values. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

        1292       FRANCE: A group of cancellations with “TONQUIN/HAIPHONG” on 2c. carmine; “HAIPHONG/TONKIN” c.d.s on 10c. purple on
                      red; Saigon - Cochinchine paquebot c.d.s. (2); Yokohama to Marseilles paquebot on 10c. blue pair and octagonal
                      Ligne N (5). Good to fine. (11). Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-3,000

        1293       A small group with indistinct P&O barred oval on 1880 2c. dull rose, Italian “BORMIDA” c.d.s. in violet on 2c. green and
                      “LLOYD AUSTRIACO/XLVI” on 10c. purple on red; good to fine and quite scarce. Photo. (3)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-6,000
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          1294      A collection on leaves with French packet octagonal datestamp no. 8 in red on 1890 30c. franked envelope from
                      Shanghai to Constantinople, 4, 7, 8 and 10 (3); strikes on single stamps including the scarce Italian “BORMIDA” plus
                      some others, 1930’s red band envelope bearing K.G.V 4c. with straight line “CONSIGNEE’S COVER” in purple.
                      Illustrations of some of the ships and some ship reporting agency cards (3)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

                    Meter Marks
          1295      1930 (6 Sep.) commercial envelope registered to Seattle with 25c. meter imprint partly covered by the registration
                      c.d.s. with the registered label at left; also 1933 (2 Nov.) larger envelope registered to New York bearing 4c., 8c.
                      and 14c. (2) meter imprints with the registration label and c.d.s. alongside; both envelopes from the National City
                      Bank of New York with red paper seals on reverse and arrival c.d.s. Both are fine and rare, early meter covers.
                      (2 covers). Photo on page 166
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

                    Official
          1296      1918 (31 Jan.) stampless picture postcard to Leeds endorsed “On active Service” bearing a good strike of “OFFICIAL
                      PAID/HONG KONG” code “M” in red, with handstamp signature of the commanding offices; corner crease through the
                      c.d.s. Scarce. Photo on page 166
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                                      1297


                    Paquebots and Overseas Cancellations
          1297      FRANCE:1853-61 Napoleon 20c. dull blue on bluish, die I, good to large margins and cancelled by a neat strike of “B62”
                       in orange-red (Webb A8); an outstanding and desirable rarity and probably unique on a foreign stamp. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$8,000-10,000

                       The “B62” struck in red has only been recorded on very few Hong Kong stamps. This shade is typical of the red ink
                       used for paid instructional markings. The cancellation is from the first series, Proud type K2 recorded as used
                       between January 1863 to July 1867

          1298      –– A small group cancelled “B62” with 1870-71 Bordeaux 25c. blue (small to large margins and additional c.d.s. in
                       blue), 30c. brown (touched to good margins), French Colonies 1871-76 5c. bright green (good to large even
                       margins) plus 1877-78 1c. Peace & Commerce 1c. cancelled “62B”, good to large margins and very scarce. Photo.
                       (4)
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$2,500-3,000




                                       — Ex 1298 —                              1300                       1305
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                   Paquebots and Overseas Cancellations – contd.

        1299       GERMAN SEAPOST:   1912 (30 Dec.) Norddeutscher Lloyd envelope addressed to Southsea “Via Siberia” bearing K.G.V 2c.
                      green and 8c. grey with Melcher’s & Co. perfin, tied by “DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST-/ASIATISCHE/HAUPTLINIE” c.d.s.; with the
                      original letter with Dampfer ‘Lützow’ letterhead; fine. Offered with a photocard of the Lützow and Norddeutscher
                      Lloyd Bremen advertising postcard used in Hong Kong. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,500-3,000


        1300       INDIA:1862 24c. green cancelled by a full and central strike of “B/1” octagon; a few slightly short perfs. at right. Scarce.
                      Ex “Antonia”. Photo on page 163
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                                                                       1301



        1301       JAPAN: 1892 (Mar.) printed envelope to Kobe per “General Werder via Yokohama” bearing Hong Kong 5c. blue well
                      tied by Kobe local c.d.s., the reverse with “OSAKA JAPAN/MEIJI 25” c.d.s.; some folding creases and a little soiled,
                      nevertheless rare use of the Kobe datestamp. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$12,000-15,000
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                                                                   — Ex 1302 —



          1302      SINGAPORE: An exceptional collection on leaves with Straits Settlements dumb cork obliterators including a fine strike on
                       wing margin 16c. yellow and others (10), Singapore “B/172” octagon (2), single and double-ring c.d.s., 1900
                       envelope to London bearing pair of Hong Kong 2c. green well tied by double-circle Singapore c.d.s. with straight-
                       line “PAQUEBOT” alongside, Singapore to Hong Kong Marine Sorter type 3 on Hong Kong 30c. mauve dated 1881
                       (2 Sep.) (as mentioned in Webb) and on reverse of 1898 envelope from Germany to Hong Kong, type 4 c.d.s. on
                       Singapore 1c. on 8c. and on reverse of cover from Germany to Hong Kong, both dated 1900 (12 Feb.) the earliest
                       date recorded by Webb (carried on the P&O mailboat ‘Coromandel’), 4c. on 5c. red (2); also “LLOYD AUSTRIACO”
                       overstruck by Penang c.d.s. and other faint foreign mailboat cancellations, 1862 entire from Singapore to Hong
                       Kong and 1865 entire from Hong Kong to Paris bearing Singapore forwarding agent’s cachet plus 1863-71 4c. and
                       12c. tied by Bombay “B/1” octagon. A magnificent collection with several important items. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

          1303      SWEDEN:  1901 (22 Mar.) picture post card from Shanghai to Sweden bearing C.I.P. 4c. tied by Shanghai bilingual c.d.s.
                       with pair of Hong Kong 2c. carmine tied by a faint strike of Shanghai c.d.s. and a superb strike of the Swedish T.P.O.
                       “PKXP No.81F”; fine and very unusual. Also a second picture post card from the same correspondence bearing
                       Germany 10pf. tied by “DEUTSCHE SEEPOST/OST/ASIATISCHE LINIE” and bearing a fine strike of “SASSNITZ-TRELLEBORG/141A”
                       T.P.O. c.d.s.; fine
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$5,000-8,000
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                                                                                    1296




               Ex 1295




                                                                                       1313



                                        1308




                                                                                           Ex 1312




                                               1309




                                                                             1314



                                           1311
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                                                                     Ex 1304

                    Paquebots and Overseas Cancellations – contd.

          1304      A general and varied collection of paquebots in album which includes 1884 Bangkok c.d.s on Hong Kong 2c. with a
                      similar strike of reverse of Thailand stationery card from H.B.M’s consulate giving the close of mail time, Hong Kong
                      covers cancelled in Bombay, San Francisco and S.S. President Jackson duplex, several covers with Hong Kong or
                      Shanghai paquebot handstamps, foreign stamps cancelled in Hong Kong with c.d.s. or boxed paquebot, Hong
                      Kong stamps with steamer mail box c.d.s. and some others plus some modern covers. A very good lot, ideal for
                      further development. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$12,000-15,000
                    Parcel Post
          1305      1898 $1 on 96c. grey-black with “H&S/BC” perfin and cancelled by a part strike of the type 7 c.d.s.; fine and scarce.
                      This postmark was reintroduced as a Parcel Post datestamp between February and May 1898. Photo on page 163
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000
                    Picture Postcards
          1306      1970 (c.), a collection of coloured and hand-tinted postcards mounted and written up in album arranged by area and
                      type with many typical views and some unusual, Kowloon and some New Territories, market and social; several
                      manufacturers making a very interesting record. (88 cards)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
          1307      A general collection of cards including 1906 typhoon damage (8), cruise liners and other ships, photocards and Hong
                       Kong Hotel flower seller advertising card. Also two c.1900 photographs (260x170mm). (106+ cards)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
                    Postage Paid
          1308      1945, commercial, airmail envelope to London bearing a poor strike of the boxed handstamp with champhered
                      corners and a few imperfections. These are very scarce to overseas destinations. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
                    Registered Mail
          1309      1910 (22 Mar.) Pathe Phono-Cinema-Chine envelope to Bangkok bearing, on the reverse, K.E.VII 2c. dull green,
                      6c. purple and orange and 12c. green and purple on yellow tied by “REGISTERED/G.P.O. HONG-KONG” (Proud R28) with
                      large Bangkok 2 arrival alongside, the front with a fine strike of large dated registered handstamp (Proud RL12);
                      good to fine. Both registration datestamps nearly two months earlier than the first dates recorded by Proud.
                      Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
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        1310       A collection on leaves with 1900 envelope to Dundee bearing an early example of the registration label, 1907 size G
                      registered envelope to Scotland, 1912 covers (2) with the large handstruck registration handstamp, K.G.V covers
                      (4), K.G.VI (3) including Coronation first day cover and Q.E. with some branch offices, “A.R.” plus $2 and $4
                      envelopes unused (31 covers)
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


                   Slogan Postmarks
        1311                        1917 (30 Nov.) a piece bearing K.G.V 8c. grey with top margin showing plate number and cancelled
                   ST. ANDREW’S FAIR:
                      by a good strike of the fancy St. Andrew’s Fair datestamp in violet. Photo on page 166
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$4,000-5,000


        1312       BUY BOMBERS:1941 (1 Nov.) locally used covers bearing K.G.VI 8c. tied by Victoria c.d.s., each with a fine strike of
                      “BUY/BOMBERS” handstamp. (5 covers). Photo on page 166
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


                   Taxed Mail
        1313       1894 (8 Dec.) printed cover front to New York “VIA HONG-KONG” and “Esmeralda”, bearing uncancelled Philippines 8c..
                     Hong Kong 5c. blue cancelled by c.d.s., “T” in circle tax mark and “U.S. CHARGE/TO COLLECT 5 CENTS” plus 5c. Postage
                     Due tied by New York c.d.s. Ex Franklin D. Roosevelt collection. Photo on page 166
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


                   Typhoon Chop
        1314       1948 (3 Sep.) Bank of East Asia envelope registered locally bearing a very fine strike of the single-ring c.d.s. in red (for
                     registered mail) the registration label and double-circle registered c.d.s. timed at “2 PM”; fine. Yang (c). Photo on
                     page 166
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


                   Collections and Ranges
        1315       A collection with Official Mail, mostly Q.E period with mail from different sections and recorded (3), plus a collection
                      of meter mail from 1935 Jockey Club and recent, including registered, showing a wide range of frankings plus some
                      postage paid envelopes. (83 covers)
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$1,000-1,500


        1316       A general collection on leaves with 1869 (2) and 1870 covers to Bombay with 8c. frankings, 1883 envelope to England
                      with 10c. violet, later Q.V. (5), incoming cards, some K.E.VII and K.G.V including commercial, hotel, University and
                      picture postcards, 1938 5c. revenue used on cover (2), one airmail to England,; most are Victoria and Kowloon but
                      some other offices and concludes with a fair selection of Q.E. and some K.G.VI with a few instructional marks. Also
                      several stamps and pieces. (90 covers)
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$6,000-8,000
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                                                          Hong Kong Treaty Ports
                    Amoy
          1317      1863-71 24c. green cancelled by “AMOY/PAID” c.d.s. in red, unusually without any other postal marking (usually “B62”);
                      light soiling. Rare. R.P.S. Certificate (2003). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$15,000-20,000




                                                                                                  1317                      1320




                         1318
                                                                                              1319

                    Canton
          1318      1838 (14 Aug.) entire letter to Huth & Co., rated “1/2” and bearing on flap (which opens well for display) boxed “INDIA
                      LETTER/PLYMOUTH” applied in error and overstruck by step-type “SHIP LETTER/PLYMOUTH” with a second strike alongside
                      and London arrival (6/3). The contents are mostly about trade but includes “ ... some explanations were made on
                      the part of the Chinese Admiral to Admiral Maitland, which were deemed satisfactory and the ships of War returned
                      to the station outside.”; “Few of the letters pr Overland mail are yet recd. The Horatio from L’pool to 15th and 20th
                      May is hourly expected.” Also an article about Frederick Huth. Photo
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$5,000-6,000

          1319      1854 (9 Sep.) envelope and contents to Bombay “per ‘Ganges’” bearing a fine strike of the type 1, undated
                      “CANTON/PAID” postmark in orange-red with “8” and “2/-” rate marks alongside; the reverse with Canton type 2
                      despatch, Hong Kong type 9 and Bombay c.d.s. Unusually fresh and fine. Photo
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

                      PROVENANCE:
                      Sir Percival David, November 1969

          1320      1892 (23 Aug.) Jubilee 2c. red [2] cancelled by a central strike of Canton type B c.d.s.; attractive and scarce. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$10,000-12,000
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                    Foochow
        1321        1907, two printed Gittens printed envelopes registered to London, the first dated 27 May bearing 2c. (4) and 10c tied
                      by type I c.d.s. (an early date) with a fine strike of “R” in circle alongside; the second envelope dated 4 July bears
                      pair of 4c. with 10c., similarly cancelled by readdressed on arrival and with London registration label (roughly
                      opened at top); fair to fine. (2 covers)
                                                                                                                 Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


        1322        1911 (4 Jan.) 4c. stationery card with message from the HSBC to Hong Kong, cancelled by Foochow type H c.d.s.,
                      code “E” with Victoria arrival on reverse; fine
                                                                                                        Estimate HK$1,500-2,000




                   — 1323 —                         1325                 1326                                    1327



                    Hankow
        1323        1876-77 16c. on 18c. lilac cancelled by “D.29” in blue and “S1” in black; also 1862 18c. lilac cancelled by “D.29”
                      and “S1” both in black; good to fine. (2). Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$2,000-2,500


        1324        1901 (23 Aug.) 4c. on 3c. stationery reply card registered to Belgium, uprated with 10c. blue and cancelled by type Ji
                      c.d.s. code “A” with large “R” in circle alongside, transit c.d.s. including Belgium registered arrival; a few marks
                      but still a scarce registered card. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$20,000-25,000


                    Hoihow
        1325        1907 (19 Jan.), K.E.VII MCA 4c. purple on red cancelled by a central strike of type Fiii c.d.s. with the “0” omitted from
                      the yeardate; fine. Photo
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


                    Kiungchow
        1326        1863-71 12c. pale greenish blue cancelled by a large part strike of “D.28”, creased corner perf., good to fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$2,000-2,500
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                                    1324                                                                  1328


                    Ningpo
          1327      1882 (14 Nov.) piece bearing 10c. mauve tied by a very neat strike of “N1” obliterator with a superb strike of the type
                      B despatch c.d.s., code “C” alongside. A very late date, the last cover recorded by Webb and Proud being 10
                      October
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000


          1328      1903 (19 Feb.) message half of 4c. in black on 3c. reply card addressed to U.S.A., cancelled by Ningpo type Ei c.d.s.
                      and Braddock arrival c.d.s. with message on reverse; unusual use of this stationery card. Photo
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$10,000-12,000




                                                                       1329



                    Shanghai
          1329      1862 no watermark 18c. cancelled by a large part strike of the scarce type A c.d.s. in black dated 1863 (22 Apr.); also
                      1863-71 4c. bluish grey cancelled by a similar c.d.s. in blue dated 1866 (3 July). A fine and scarce pair, Webb’s Guide
                      records less than fifty examples. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$15,000-20,000
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                                                                       1330

                   Shanghai – contd.

        1330       1872 (13 July) large envelope registered to Brussels bearing 8c. bright orange (3) and 30c. mauve (4) tied by second
                     type “S1” in blue with two “3/-” rate marks in red ink and showing a superb strike of “REGISTERED/SHANGHAE” dated
                     oval in red (four years earlier than the previous earliest recorded) with Hong Kong registered oval alongside. The
                     reverse with a fair strike of The Great Norther Telegraph company oval, fine Shanghai despatch, Hong Kong, Brindisi
                     and Brussels arrival c.d.s. A few peripheral faults barely detract from this important and colourful cover to an
                     unusual destination. Photo. From the Estate of the Late Count Albéric du Chastel de la Howardries (1842-1919)
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$20,000-30,000

        1331       1921 (7 Apr.) 1917 “CHINA” 10c. size F registered envelope to London, uprated with K.G.V “CHINA” 2c. green and 4c.
                     red (2) cancelled by Shanghai registered oval, code “D” and showing non-standard “SHANGHAI B.P.O.” registered
                     handstamp in violet (Proud R9, Norton D6); trivial soiling, scarce. Photo
                                                                                                          Estimate HK$4,000-5,000

        1332       A small group of covers with 1901 (17 June) picture post card of Shanghai addressed to Harpenden, bearing 1900-01
                      2c. green (2) tied by type Hi c.d.s. but with variety “C” for “G”; 1905-10, three picture postcards addressed to
                      England, each underpaid, bearing K.E.VII 2c. franking cancelled by type J or L c.d.s. with small “T” in circle and
                      different London tax handstamps; 1908 (15 Aug.) large printed envelope (310x145mm) addressed to London Viâ
                      Siberia bearing a block of twenty K.E.VII 4c. carmine cancelled by type J c.d.s.; the reverse with London arrival. Some
                      creasing and soiling, a colourful franking; 1922 (15 Mar.) envelope (roughly opened) sent from Russia to Shanghai
                      bearing, on the reverse, a good strike of boxed “B.P.O. TO C.P.O./SHANGHAI...” datestamp (Proud type I14), the latest
                      recorded date. (6 covers)
                                                                                                                  Estimate HK$4,000-5,000
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                                                                                                                     1335




                                            1331                                                          1334



                    Swatow
          1333      A collection on Hagner pages with “S2” (5) including in blue, straight-line type B c.d.s. (4), the scarce large type D
                       c.d.s. (7) and later with some K.G.V blocks of four (5); a little mixed in places, attractive
                                                                                                                   Estimate HK$3,000-4,000


                    Tientsin
          1334      1906 (21 Dec.) picture post card of Penang used locally in Tientsin bearing, on the picture side, K.E.VII 4c. tied by a
                      fine strike of the type A c.d.s. dated “DEC 21”, fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,500-2,000


          1335      1922 (7 Sep.) commercial envelope registered to Belgium bearing, on the reverse, “CHINA” 1c. brown and 4c. red blocks
                      of four plus 20c. green and purple tied by Tientsin code “D” c.d.s., the front with a good strike of the boxed
                      “TIENTSIN.B.P.O.” registered handstamp in red; some light soiling, an unusual destination. Photo
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$2,500-3,000
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                                                                            1338
                          1336                                                                                            1339

                   Wei-Hai-Wei
        1336       1900 (10 Jan) piece bearing pair of 2c. carmine cancelled by a full strike of the large Liu Kung Tau dated oval in violet;
                     fine. B.P.A. certificate (1990). Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,200-1,500


        1337       1900 (24 Feb.) G.B. 1d. postal stationery card sent from London to Wei-Hai-Wei bearing 10/1 despatch c.d.s. and a
                     fair strike of the large Liu-Kung-Tau dated oval in blue with Hong Kong transit alongside. A good example of this
                     popular datestamp used on incoming mail, especially scarce in this colour. Photo
                                                                                                         Estimate HK$12,000-15,000


        1338       1900 (6 June) blue piece bearing strip of three 10c. purple on red well tied by the large Liu Kung Tau dated oval in
                     violet and Hong Kong c.d.s.; light vertical crease. B.P.A. Certificate (1990). Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$1,000-1,500


        1339   + 1901 (6 Feb.) 10c. purple on red in two rejoined vertical pairs bearing a near complete strike of the “LIU       KUNG TAU”
                      dated oval in violet. Photo
                                                                                                                Estimate HK$1,200-1,500




                   1343                                              1337                                                1342
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          1340      1904 (21 June) Q.V. 2c. green horizontal pair tied by an almost complete strike of the boxed Port Edward datestamp
                      in violet; fine. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$1,200-1,500
                       PROVENANCE:
                       ‘Antonia’ , October 1981

          1341      1904 (8 Nov.) opened-out envelope from Government House to Liverpool and redirected to London, bearing K.E.VII
                      4c. tied by a faint strike of Liu Kung Tau type B c.d.s. and Bootle c.d.s. with other transit c.d.s.; with the original
                      enclosure, an autograph letter from the Commissioner, Stewart Lockhart on Official letterhead. Scarce and
                      desirable
                                                                                                               Estimate HK$1,200-1,500

          1342      1905 (30 Apr.) picture post card of the Governor of the Colony along with Chinese officials bearing K.E.VII 4c. tied by
                      a fine strike of the Port Edward type F boxed datestamp in violet and Victoria transit c.d.s. with London arrival
                      alongside; fine and unusual. Photo
                                                                                                             Estimate HK$3,000-4,000

          1343      1906 (4 July) picture post card addressed to Abergavenny bearing K.E.VII 1c. block of four cancelled by a central strike
                      of the type F boxed Port Edward datestamp in violet, with Shanghai B.P.O. c.d.s. at right (9/7), fresh and fine, an
                      unusual multiple. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$4,000-5,000




                                                                                                                       1344

          1344      1919 (18 Oct.) envelope registered to London bearing “CHINA” 2c. green and 4c. red (3) tied by Liu Kung Tau type C
                      c.d.s. with the boxed registered “LIU-KUNG-TAU B.P.O.” handstamp below and arrival registered oval on reverse; some
                      creasing and soiling. Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$6,000-8,000




                     1340                                       — Ex 1345 —                                          — Ex 1347 —
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                   Yokohama
        1345       1863-71, a selection of values cancelled by “Y1” in blue of black including a fine example of watermarked 18c., other
                     values to 96c. (trimmed wing margin). (7). Photo
                                                                                                              Estimate HK$2,000-2,500




                                                                          1346


        1346       1875 (11 Jan.) blue wrapper to Milan “via Brindisi” bearing 1863-71 4c. grey and 12c. deep blue tied by “Y1” type C
                     in blue with “P.D.” in red alongside and J.M. Jaquemot company oval in lower corner; small part of flap missing
                     but still shows a fine array of transit marks on reverse including despatch, Hong Kong and Brindisi; light creases,
                     one through the 12c. An attractive 16c. franking by British packet to Italy via Brindisi. Photo
                                                                                                            Estimate HK$20,000-25,000

        1347       A selection of “Y1” cancellations in shades of blue and black including 1862 18c. (3), 1863-71 values including 18c.
                      (rare), 30c. vermilion, 48c. (2) and 96c. (2) , also Postal Fiscal $2; condition is a little varied in places though generally
                      good to fine making a valuable and attractive lot. (69). Photo
                                                                                                                        Estimate HK$5,000-8,000

                                                          Collections and Ranges
        1348       A fairly comprehensive collection on leaves with covers and cancellations including Amoy postcards, “A1” on 10c. on
                      16c., c.d.s. on values to Postal Fiscal $3 and 1917 1c. stationery card sent from Hong Kong; Canton with Chinese
                      cancellations (10), 1871 letter from Canton to London, 1886 red band cover to Dundee bearing pair of 10c. deep
                      blue-green tied by type B c.d.s. 1905 covers registered to Lyon (2), 1906 4c. stationery envelope to Bombay, 1915
                      underpaid envelope to Leeds with G.B. 2d. Postage Due, 1917 unoverprinted K.G.V 10c. on envelope to Scotland
                      (very late use); Chefoo including1908 envelope to Scotland bearing the boxed registered handstamp; Foochow with
                      “F1” (4) and covers (3); Hankow picture postcards (3) and cover to London, redirected on arrival; Hoihow thimble;
                      Shanghai with 1862 Paid cover to Edinburgh, “S1” obliterator (56), 1893-95 Davis covers (6) and others including
                      picture post cards, censored mail, 1922 boxed “B.P.O. TO C.P.O.” dated handstamp and a delightful 1896 opened-
                      out envelope from London to Shanhaikwan, undelivered and returned to sender with an array of transit and
                      instructional marks; Swatow with stationery card and unused picture postcard; Tientsin type B on cover (2) and
                      some Japan “SHIP”. The collection also included an apparent “M1” cancellation (failed certificate) with background
                      information. An interesting and appealing collection with a wealth of material
                                                                                                           Estimate HK$15,000-20,000

                                                                  END OF SALE
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                                                AUCTION RESULTS
          Sale:           The W. H. Lu Collection of People’s                             Spink & Son Ltd
                          Republic of China Banknotes                               69 Southampton Row
          Sale No:        5032                                                                Bloomsbury
                                                                                       London WC1B 4ET
          Date:           Saturday 19 November 2005
                                                                               Telephone: (020) 7563 4000
          Venue:          Hong Kong
                                             Lots which did not sell are not shown.
                              Spink & Son are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

          Lot            Price    Lot          Price    Lot          Price   Lot           Price   Lot         Price
          1        HK$220,000    63        HK$1,400    101      HK$5,500     139     HK$10,000     185     HK$3,200
          2           HK$850     64        HK$1,400    104      HK$7,400     143      HK$1,100     186      HK$280
          3           HK$360     70        HK$5,500    105     HK$18,000     149      HK$8,000     187     HK$1,200
          4           HK$900     73         HK$650     109       HK$360      150      HK$1,800     188   HK$250,000
          5           HK$950     75        HK$5,000    110      HK$4,500     151      HK$1,800     189    HK$60,000
          6           HK$550     76        HK$7,400    112      HK$7,500     152       HK$550      190    HK$15,000
          9           HK$650     78        HK$1,800    113      HK$2,800     160      HK$5,500     191    HK$16,000
          10          HK$550     79         HK$460     114      HK$2,800     161       HK$550      193    HK$45,000
          12         HK$1,400    80         HK$600     115     HK$27,000     162      HK$1,800     196    HK$40,000
          15          HK$900     82         HK$460     120      HK$2,800     165     HK$90,000     202      HK$900
          16         HK$1,000    83         HK$360     121      HK$1,100     166      HK$5,500     204     HK$1,800
          19         HK$3,800    84         HK$280     128      HK$3,000     168     HK$14,000     206    HK$24,000
          20         HK$4,500    85        HK$8,500    130      HK$4,500     170      HK$1,400     208    HK$20,000
          28         HK$1,400    87         HK$400     131      HK$7,200     172      HK$1,600     212    HK$24,000
          33          HK$550     89        HK$1,400    133       HK$480      177     HK$28,000     213    HK$28,000
          39         HK$1,300    93        HK$2,800    135      HK$2,800     179      HK$2,300     214   HK$100,000
          41         HK$2,000    94        HK$1,000    136      HK$1,600     180      HK$1,800
          43          HK$460     97        HK$1,800    137       HK$550      181    HK$120,000
          47         HK$3,000    98        HK$1,800    138       HK$280      184      HK$3,600
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                                                AUCTION RESULTS
          Sale:           Stamps of Hong Kong and China                                   Spink & Son Ltd
          Sale No:        5018
                                                                                    69 Southampton Row
                                                                                              Bloomsbury
          Date:           Sunday 20 November 2005                                      London WC1B 4ET
          Venue:          Hong Kong                                            Telephone: (020) 7563 4000
                                             Lots which did not sell are not shown.
                              Spink & Son are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

          Lot            Price    Lot          Price    Lot          Price   Lot           Price   Lot          Price
          1202       HK$2,000    1251     HK$3,500     1292     HK$4,500     1341     HK$3,200     1389      HK$700
          1204        HK$700     1253     HK$7,500     1293     HK$3,500     1343     HK$1,100     1390     HK$3,800
          1208       HK$9,000    1255      HK$700      1294     HK$8,000     1344     HK$1,100     1391      HK$500
          1211     HK$580,000    1256     HK$2,600     1295      HK$800      1345     HK$7,000     1392     HK$1,100
          1212      HK$42,000    1257     HK$5,000     1296     HK$6,500     1346     HK$2,100     1393     HK$2,500
          1213     HK$210,000    1258      HK$950      1299     HK$4,500     1347     HK$1,800     1394      HK$550
          1214       HK$3,800    1263     HK$7,500     1300      HK$700      1348     HK$2,200     1395      HK$850
          1215       HK$3,200    1264     HK$7,500     1301     HK$4,800     1349     HK$7,500     1396     HK$2,100
          1216       HK$2,400    1265     HK$4,800     1303      HK$750      1350     HK$4,500     1399      HK$850
          1217       HK$4,500    1266    HK$45,000     1304     HK$3,000     1351     HK$2,200     1405     HK$1,100
          1221      HK$22,000    1267    HK$14,000     1305    HK$10,000     1352    HK$10,000     1406      HK$550
          1223       HK$5,500    1270     HK$2,700     1306     HK$2,100     1353     HK$1,400     1409      HK$850
          1224     HK$580,000    1271     HK$4,000     1307     HK$7,000     1355      HK$700      1411     HK$3,200
          1226     HK$160,000    1272     HK$1,800     1308     HK$4,500     1356      HK$850      1412   HK$500,000
          1227     HK$210,000    1273     HK$7,000     1309     HK$6,500     1358     HK$1,700     1414     HK$2,700
          1228     HK$130,000    1274    HK$11,000     1310     HK$4,500     1359     HK$4,000     1415     HK$2,300
          1229     HK$170,000    1275    HK$12,000     1311     HK$3,000     1360     HK$3,500     1416     HK$6,000
          1230       HK$7,500    1276     HK$8,000     1313     HK$1,400     1361    HK$55,000     1417    HK$19,000
          1231       HK$8,500    1277      HK$850      1323     HK$1,500     1362     HK$3,000     1418     HK$1,800
          1234       HK$4,200    1279     HK$2,800     1324     HK$2,400     1365     HK$7,000     1419     HK$2,400
          1235       HK$3,000    1280     HK$2,800     1325     HK$4,500     1372     HK$4,000     1420     HK$1,500
          1236      HK$16,000    1281     HK$1,500     1328    HK$10,000     1373    HK$12,000     1421     HK$2,600
          1237       HK$2,900    1283     HK$3,200     1329     HK$3,200     1375    HK$30,000     1422     HK$8,500
          1240      HK$28,000    1284      HK$650      1330     HK$4,000     1377     HK$5,000     1423     HK$2,200
          1241      HK$16,000    1285      HK$700      1332    HK$11,000     1379     HK$1,300     1424      HK$800
          1243       HK$7,000    1286      HK$700      1333     HK$4,200     1380    HK$20,000     1425      HK$850
          1244       HK$1,800    1287     HK$3,200     1334     HK$5,200     1381    HK$22,000     1426     HK$3,200
          1245       HK$3,200    1288    HK$17,000     1335     HK$5,000     1382     HK$2,500     1427     HK$1,700
          1247        HK$750     1289    HK$70,000     1336     HK$6,000     1385      HK$700      1428    HK$14,000
          1249      HK$14,000    1290     HK$8,500     1337     HK$9,000     1386     HK$1,700     1429     HK$4,000
          1250        HK$700     1291     HK$9,500     1340     HK$2,100     1387      HK$700      1430    HK$17,000
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          Lot           Price   Lot           Price   Lot          Price   Lot         Price   Lot           Price

          1431     HK$45,000    1486     HK$3,800     1560     HK$2,300    1633   HK$12,000    1680      HK$2,200
          1432     HK$20,000    1487     HK$1,900     1561    HK$14,000    1634     HK$700     1681     HK$14,000
          1433     HK$20,000    1488      HK$700      1562     HK$2,800    1635    HK$6,500    1682      HK$7,500
          1434      HK$2,600    1489    HK$18,000     1565     HK$1,400    1636    HK$8,000    1683      HK$8,000
          1435      HK$5,000    1491     HK$3,500     1570    HK$32,000    1637    HK$3,800    1684      HK$4,200
          1437      HK$3,800    1492     HK$3,500     1571     HK$1,100    1638    HK$2,000    1684A     HK$2,000
          1438      HK$6,000    1493     HK$1,100     1572     HK$1,400    1639    HK$7,000    1685      HK$7,000
          1439      HK$2,400    1494     HK$1,000     1581     HK$8,000    1640    HK$2,000    1686      HK$5,200
          1440      HK$2,100    1498     HK$6,000     1582     HK$8,500    1641   HK$22,000    1687      HK$7,000
          1441      HK$5,000    1499     HK$4,000     1583    HK$10,000    1642    HK$9,000    1688      HK$1,800
          1443      HK$2,400    1506     HK$1,000     1584     HK$9,000    1643    HK$9,500    1689      HK$3,800
          1444      HK$2,000    1507     HK$1,000     1587    HK$13,000    1644    HK$3,500    1690      HK$4,800
          1447      HK$1,400    1508     HK$2,600     1589     HK$2,000    1645    HK$1,700    1691      HK$1,800
          1448      HK$2,100    1510     HK$6,000     1594    HK$32,000    1646    HK$1,400    1692      HK$2,800
          1449     HK$13,000    1523     HK$1,500     1597     HK$4,200    1647    HK$5,000    1693       HK$850
          1450     HK$12,000    1525     HK$2,100     1598     HK$4,500    1648   HK$15,000    1694      HK$2,100
          1451     HK$12,000    1526     HK$2,100     1599    HK$20,000    1649    HK$2,900    1695      HK$1,400
          1452     HK$40,000    1527     HK$2,400     1600   HK$190,000    1650    HK$8,500    1696      HK$7,500
          1453      HK$4,500    1528     HK$7,000     1601     HK$7,500    1651    HK$5,200    1697      HK$1,100
          1454      HK$8,500    1530     HK$2,000     1602     HK$4,200    1652   HK$24,000    1698      HK$2,500
          1455      HK$8,000    1531     HK$1,300     1603     HK$5,500    1653    HK$9,000    1699     HK$26,000
          1456      HK$7,500    1532     HK$2,200     1604     HK$7,000    1654    HK$7,500    1700      HK$1,700
          1457      HK$4,200    1533     HK$2,000     1605     HK$3,500    1655   HK$26,000    1701     HK$10,000
          1458      HK$3,200    1534     HK$3,500     1606     HK$3,500    1656   HK$10,000    1702     HK$70,000
          1459       HK$600     1535     HK$5,000     1607   HK$260,000    1657    HK$4,800    1703      HK$2,600
          1460      HK$5,500    1536     HK$1,500     1608    HK$23,000    1658    HK$2,200    1704      HK$2,100
          1461      HK$8,000    1537    HK$10,000     1609    HK$28,000    1659    HK$2,800    1705      HK$4,000
          1462     HK$13,000    1538     HK$5,200     1610   HK$130,000    1660    HK$1,100    1706      HK$3,000
          1464      HK$1,800    1539    HK$15,000     1611     HK$8,000    1661    HK$1,900    1707     HK$19,000
          1465      HK$1,500    1541      HK$450      1612     HK$4,200    1662    HK$3,500    1708      HK$4,800
          1466      HK$8,000    1542     HK$3,200     1613     HK$5,500    1663    HK$1,200    1709      HK$2,200
          1467       HK$750     1543     HK$1,700     1614      HK$900     1664    HK$3,000    1710      HK$8,000
          1471      HK$7,500    1544     HK$2,400     1615    HK$15,000    1665    HK$2,800    1711      HK$1,100
          1472      HK$1,200    1546      HK$700      1616     HK$2,200    1666    HK$5,200    1712      HK$2,100
          1473      HK$1,100    1548    HK$20,000     1617    HK$28,000    1667    HK$8,500    1713     HK$11,000
          1474      HK$1,400    1549     HK$2,700     1618    HK$35,000    1668    HK$5,000    1714      HK$2,800
          1475      HK$1,400    1550     HK$2,000     1619     HK$5,000    1669    HK$7,000    1715      HK$1,000
          1476      HK$1,400    1551     HK$4,800     1621     HK$3,500    1670    HK$4,500    1716      HK$4,000
          1477       HK$450     1552     HK$2,900     1622     HK$3,200    1672    HK$3,500    1717      HK$5,000
          1478       HK$900     1553     HK$1,800     1624     HK$4,000    1673    HK$7,000    1718      HK$4,200
          1479      HK$1,400    1554     HK$5,800     1626     HK$4,500    1674   HK$11,000    1719      HK$3,800
          1480      HK$3,200    1555    HK$12,000     1628     HK$1,400    1675    HK$1,600    1720    HK$150,000
          1481       HK$700     1556     HK$2,200     1629     HK$2,300    1676    HK$1,200    1721     HK$25,000
          1482      HK$2,800    1557      HK$400      1630     HK$2,200    1677    HK$4,800    1722      HK$1,500
          1484      HK$6,500    1558     HK$1,000     1631     HK$2,100    1678    HK$5,000    1723      HK$2,500
          1485      HK$6,800    1559     HK$2,200     1632     HK$5,800    1679    HK$2,100    1724      HK$5,500
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          Lot            Price   Lot           Price   Lot        Price   Lot          Price   Lot          Price

          1725       HK$2,100    1772A     HK$3,500    1817   HK$1,600    1876     HK$1,600    1923      HK$700
          1726        HK$700     1773      HK$2,600    1818   HK$1,200    1877     HK$1,500    1924   HK$120,000
          1727       HK$1,300    1775      HK$9,000    1819   HK$5,000    1879     HK$1,400    1925    HK$29,000
          1728       HK$3,500    1776      HK$7,500    1821   HK$1,400    1880     HK$7,000    1926    HK$85,000
          1729       HK$8,500    1777      HK$2,000    1822   HK$2,500    1881     HK$3,000    1927     HK$3,000
          1730       HK$1,500    1778     HK$17,000    1822A HK$7,500     1882     HK$7,000    1928     HK$1,800
          1732       HK$2,100    1780      HK$1,100    1823   HK$1,500    1883     HK$7,500    1930     HK$1,600
          1733       HK$2,200    1781      HK$1,900    1824   HK$8,500    1884    HK$15,000    1931     HK$2,200
          1734       HK$2,700    1782      HK$5,500    1825   HK$2,600    1885    HK$21,000    1932     HK$8,000
          1735      HK$45,000    1783      HK$1,500    1829   HK$1,400    1886    HK$30,000    1933     HK$8,000
          1736        HK$900     1784      HK$9,000    1830   HK$2,000    1887     HK$1,400    1935     HK$5,000
          1737      HK$60,000    1785     HK$55,000    1831    HK$900     1888     HK$3,800    1936     HK$2,100
          1740      HK$12,000    1787      HK$4,200    1832   HK$2,500    1889   HK$130,000    1937     HK$2,600
          1741       HK$7,000    1788      HK$1,600    1833   HK$2,700    1890    HK$18,000    1938     HK$6,000
          1742        HK$800     1789     HK$75,000    1835  HK$10,000    1892     HK$3,200    1939     HK$1,600
          1744       HK$2,800    1790      HK$2,600    1838  HK$16,000    1893   HK$170,000    1940     HK$4,500
          1745       HK$2,600    1793      HK$2,100    1839   HK$7,000    1894     HK$6,200    1941     HK$4,000
          1746       HK$2,600    1794      HK$1,100    1842   HK$1,500    1895    HK$13,000    1942     HK$7,500
          1747       HK$1,600    1795      HK$3,000    1843   HK$3,000    1896     HK$8,000    1946      HK$700
          1748      HK$80,000    1796    HK$110,000    1844   HK$7,000    1897    HK$52,000    1948     HK$1,800
          1750       HK$3,000    1797      HK$5,000    1846  HK$19,000    1898     HK$5,800    1949     HK$3,000
          1751       HK$2,800    1798      HK$8,500    1847   HK$2,500    1899    HK$19,000    1950     HK$7,000
          1752       HK$3,000    1799      HK$9,500    1849   HK$2,100    1900     HK$1,800    1951     HK$7,000
          1753       HK$1,400    1800     HK$23,000    1851   HK$3,800    1902     HK$2,000    1952     HK$4,500
          1754     HK$100,000    1801      HK$2,800    1852   HK$1,700    1903     HK$4,800    1953     HK$6,000
          1755       HK$2,200    1802      HK$5,200    1853   HK$2,100    1904     HK$1,100    1954     HK$1,300
          1756     HK$170,000    1803      HK$2,900    1854   HK$1,400    1905     HK$2,300    1955     HK$8,500
          1757       HK$3,500    1804      HK$8,000    1855   HK$1,200    1906     HK$3,200    1956     HK$1,400
          1759       HK$3,800    1805     HK$18,000    1856   HK$1,100    1907    HK$27,000    1958     HK$7,500
          1760       HK$5,000    1806      HK$1,800    1857    HK$700     1908     HK$1,000    1959     HK$4,200
          1761       HK$1,500    1807     HK$18,000    1859   HK$3,800    1909     HK$1,600    1960     HK$1,100
          1762       HK$2,500    1808     HK$58,000    1861    HK$700     1911     HK$6,000    1961     HK$8,000
          1763       HK$6,000    1809      HK$8,500    1864   HK$3,000    1912     HK$4,200    1962     HK$1,800
          1764       HK$2,200    1809A     HK$2,200    1865   HK$2,500    1913    HK$13,000    1963     HK$2,300
          1766       HK$9,000    1810      HK$2,000    1866   HK$6,500    1914    HK$90,000    1964     HK$9,500
          1768      HK$11,000    1811     HK$10,000    1867   HK$4,500    1915     HK$2,200    1965     HK$1,400
          1769      HK$14,000    1812       HK$800     1868   HK$1,600    1917     HK$2,200    1966    HK$30,000
          1769A     HK$23,000    1812A     HK$1,100    1870   HK$2,400    1918     HK$5,200    1967     HK$8,500
          1770      HK$13,000    1813      HK$1,200    1872   HK$2,100    1919     HK$5,000    1968    HK$17,000
          1770A      HK$7,500    1815      HK$6,500    1873    HK$700     1920     HK$5,200
          1771       HK$5,800    1815A    HK$24,000    1874   HK$2,200    1921    HK$21,000
          1772      HK$75,000    1816     HK$18,000    1875   HK$5,500    1922     HK$4,200
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                                                AUCTION RESULTS
          Sale:           The Twyste Collection of China                                  Spink & Son Ltd
          Sale No:        5031
                                                                                    69 Southampton Row
                                                                                              Bloomsbury
          Date:           Sunday 20 November 2005                                      London WC1B 4ET
          Venue:          Hong Kong                                            Telephone: (020) 7563 4000

                                             Lots which did not sell are not shown.
                              Spink & Son are not responsible for typographical errors or omissions.

          Lot            Price    Lot          Price    Lot          Price   Lot           Price   Lot          Price
          1001       HK$5,500    1032     HK$6,500     1058    HK$7,000      1082    HK$42,000     1111     HK$1,400
          1002     HK$400,000    1033    HK$13,000     1059    HK$4,800      1083     HK$1,500     1112     HK$2,000
          1003       HK$1,500    1034    HK$10,000     1060   HK$70,000      1084    HK$16,000     1113     HK$4,500
          1004      HK$85,000    1035    HK$11,000     1061    HK$3,200      1085    HK$12,000     1114   HK$140,000
          1005      HK$21,000    1036    HK$20,000     1063   HK$35,000      1086    HK$75,000     1115    HK$15,000
          1006      HK$35,000    1038     HK$5,200     1064   HK$19,000      1087   HK$140,000     1116     HK$2,700
          1007     HK$350,000    1039     HK$3,500     1065   HK$80,000      1088   HK$170,000     1117     HK$2,100
          1008      HK$95,000    1040    HK$22,000     1067    HK$4,000      1090    HK$15,000     1119     HK$2,000
          1009      HK$95,000    1041    HK$70,000     1068    HK$4,500      1092     HK$7,000     1120     HK$3,000
          1014      HK$32,000    1042     HK$5,500     1069   HK$55,000      1093     HK$9,500     1121     HK$3,200
          1015       HK$1,700    1043     HK$6,500     1070    HK$8,000      1095     HK$1,200     1122     HK$5,500
          1016      HK$19,000    1045    HK$13,000     1071    HK$1,400      1096     HK$3,200     1123     HK$2,600
          1018      HK$35,000    1046     HK$1,100     1072   HK$42,000      1097     HK$6,000     1125     HK$2,500
          1019       HK$5,500    1047     HK$3,500     1073   HK$42,000      1098     HK$6,500     1127     HK$5,500
          1020       HK$7,000    1048     HK$3,200     1074   HK$17,000      1101     HK$4,800     1128    HK$16,000
          1021      HK$17,000    1049    HK$28,000     1075    HK$2,700      1102    HK$45,000     1129    HK$16,000
          1022      HK$25,000    1050    HK$95,000     1076   HK$65,000      1103    HK$48,000     1130   HK$420,000
          1026      HK$11,000    1053     HK$5,000     1077   HK$65,000      1105     HK$9,000     1131     HK$5,000
          1027      HK$11,000    1054    HK$16,000     1078    HK$6,000      1106     HK$2,100     1132   HK$450,000
          1028      HK$16,000    1055    HK$46,000     1079   HK$85,000      1107   HK$120,000     1133   HK$550,000
          1029      HK$15,000    1056     HK$4,800     1080 HK$120,000       1109      HK$500      1134   HK$600,000
          1031      HK$11,000    1057    HK$21,000     1081K$2,000,000       1110     HK$5,000     1135    HK$14,000
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                                                       PHILATELIC EXTRACTS
                                                  1897 Small Figures 1/2c. on 3ca. Surcharge Double
          One sheet of forty stamps from setting B was doubly surcharged.
          The following illustrations represent our attempted reconstruction of the thirty illustrations of this variety in our
          reference. The horizontal rows are fairly easy to match. The columns are more difficult as the quality of the
          illustrations do not allow easy identification of plating characteristics.




          Left Pane
          2               Chen Shih Jen collection
          3-4             E.H. Finegan (Octoner 1937), Sir Percival David (July 1970). This is thought to have been split into singles
          5               Unknown
          6               Richard Canman (October 1972), Quintin Tan, Wilson Te (March 2006)
          7               Christie’s (May 1975)
          8               James Senior (October 1971)
          10              Unknown
          13              Brum Pedersen (February 1980); Meiso Mizuhara (November 1998)
          14              James Starr (September 1991)
          15              H.G. Fletcher, (April 1978), Chang Min Sheng collection
          16              Chen Shih Jen collection
          17-18           Adolphus Diercking (November 1956)
          19-20           Sir David Roseway (November 1963)
          Note: 1/2 over en of cent [3] and [7]; 1/2 over n of cent [15]
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          Several forgeries of this variety have appeared in recent years. Some bear no relation to the misplacement and are
          easy to reject. Some are quite close in the centring of the stamp and misplacement of the surcharge, however,
          there are usually other differences and they do not fit the pattern of fill any of the spaces. It is our hope that this
          reconstruction will help identify any dangerous forgery.




          Right Pane
          2             Spink (January 2007)
          4             Huang Ming Fuang (June 2003)
          5-6
          9-10          Chen Shih Jen collection (block of four)
          11            Paul Hock (October 1983), Eric Beckeman (November 1998)
          13            Godfrey Mellor
          14-15         M.D. Chow (April 1996)
          16            Chan Shiu Hon collection
          17            ‘Shanghai’ (September 2005)
          18-19          Spink (November 1998)
          Note: wide space [15]
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           IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS
           I.    Buying and Selling Charges                                        III.   Guidance to Purchasers regading Payment and
                                                                                          Shipment Overseas
                 Buyers
                 Spink charges a premium calculated at the Rates of Premium        (a)    Payment for purchases should be made promptly by cash
                 set out below on the price at which a Lot is knocked down to             or banker’s draft denominated in HK Dollars payable to
                 the Buyer – the ‘Hammer Price’.                                          ‘Spink (Asia) Pte Ltd.’, together with relevant sales numbers,
                 Spink’s rate of Premium is 15% of the Hammer Price of each               dates and Lot numbers, to our cashier at the time of sale or
                 Lot.                                                                     direct to our bank (see invoice for bank details).
                 (See Conditions of Business – A.4 and C.8)                        (b)    Despatch of purchases will follow receipt of your despatch
                 Sellers                                                                  instructions, full payment and receipt of any Export Licence
                                                                                          that may be required.
                 Spink charges commission to the Seller at the rate of 15% of
                 the hammer price plus VAT where appropriate (See II below).       (c)    Shipping can be arranged by Spink to your instructions.
                                                                                          This can be done either immediately after the sale, if you are
                 bought in Lots                                                           attending, or upon receipt of your written instructions. For
                 A charge of 5% may be made on the final bid for all Lots                 large items Spink will, with discretion engage professional
                 failing to reach their reserve.                                          commercial fine art shippers, or can instruct the shipper of
                                                                                          your choice.
                 Other Charges
                 Where applicable, there will be charges for insurance,                   Estimates for shipping and advice as to the most economic
                 illustration, freight and transit insurance.                             means of despatch can be obtained at any time.

                 Storage Charges                                                   (d)    Transit Insurance can be arranged by the nominated shipper
                 For a short period after the auction, uncollected purchases and          to cover your property from collection at our premises to
                 unsold lots are held at the salerooms. Thereafter they will be           arrival, if requested. Please indicate if you require this service
                 removed for storage and charges will be incurred.                        or will be effecting transit insurance yourself. Please also
                 (See Conditions of Business – A.7, 8, 9 and B.10)                        note that Spink’s own insurance cover on all your purchased
                                                                                          Lots ceases at the time of collection from our premises or
                                                                                          seven days after the sale, whichever is the earlier.
           II.   Taxes                                                                    (See Conditions of Business A.8)
                 There are no taxes payable in Hong Kong on the Hammer
                 Price, Premium, Commission, or any other charges.
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           Spink Services
           In addition to holding regular numismatic auctions, Spink offers a       Estimates for the shipping of any property and advice on the most
           variety of professional services.                                        secure and economic means of despatch can be obtained on +44
                                                                                    (0)20 7563 4101. See also Important Information for Buyers &
           Bidding on Your Behalf                                                   Sellers III.
           If you cannot attend an auction in person, Spink can bid for you
           according to your instructions. There is no extra charge for this        Valuations and Inspections
           service which is known as commission bidding. If successful, the         Written valuations for probate, insurance, family division and other
           price you pay will be the final bid and the premium of 15% of the        purposes, which can be carried out at our offices or in your home,
           hammer price of each lot plus VAT where appropriate. Bids must           are arranged through the Department. The charges are on a per day
           always be made or confirmed in writing, using the form included in       or a part day basis. If items are subsequently sold shortly afterwards,
           every catalogue. Bank references may be requested and should be          valuation charges may be refunded.
           supplied in good time to be taken up before the auction. For further
           information please telephone +44 (0)20 7563 4014. See also               Catalogue Subscriptions and Publications
           Conditions of Business A.12.                                             Spink catalogues are reference works collected in their own right, as
                                                                                    well as being the essential guide to auction. Annual subscriptions
           Prices Realised                                                          ensure regular receipt of catalogues at a considerable saving. We
           A prices realised will be published in the next sale catalogue in this   also publish new works on Numismatics and the Numismatic
           category                                                                 Circular (published since 1892), which offers coins, commemorative
                                                                                    medals and banknotes for sale.
           Shipping outside the UK
           Spink can arrange the delivery and shipment of your purchases
           anywhere in the world through our contracted shippers.




                                Please note that it is the buyers responsibility to either arrange for the lots to be
                                collected from the hotel on 21/22 January 2007. Unless prior arrangements have been
                                made, unpaid and uncollected lots will be removed to Spink office in London for
                                storage. This will incur additional transport and storage costs.
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           CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS
                 These Conditions of Business represent the terms upon which Spink             6.    Payment
                 contracts with Sellers and, acting in its capacity as agent on behalf of
                 Sellers, contracts with Buyers. These Conditions of Business shall            (a)   Upon sale of a Lot, the Buyer shall:
                 supersede and take precedence over any Conditions of Business                       (i) unless he has already done so, give to Spink his name and address
                 previously entered into or otherwise agreed between Spink and the                       and, if so required by Spink, his bank or other suitable references,
                 Seller.                                                                                 and
                                                                                                     (ii) pay to Spink the Purchase Price in HK dollars within seven days from
                 Buyers and Sellers are advised to read carefully the Conditions of                       the date of sale, notwithstanding that, where the Buyer wishes to
                 Business and the explanation of cataloguing practice set out below                       export the Lot an export licence may be required.
                 which contain the terms on which Spink conducts sales and handles
                 other related matters. Conditions A.1 to 11 inclusive are of particular       (b)   Spink may, at its absolute discretion, agree terms for credit with the
                 relevance to Buyers and Conditions B.1 to 11 inclusive to Sellers.                  Buyer under which the Buyer will be entitled to take possession of the
                 Definitions of words and phrases with special meanings appear in                    Lot before payment is made in full.
                 Condition C.8.                                                                (c)   The property in a Lot shall not pass to the Buyer until he has paid the
                                                                                                     Purchase Price in full.


           A     The Buyer                                                                     7.    Collection of Purchases
                                                                                                     Lots may be collected from the auction location during the course of
                                                                                                     the auction and immediately after the auction. Uncollected lots will be
           1.    Spink as agent
                                                                                                     removed to the premises of Spink in London
                 Save as otherwise appears, Spink acts only as agent for the Seller.
                                                                                               8.    Responsibility for purchased Lots
           2.    The Buyer
                                                                                                     A purchased Lot shall be at the Buyer’s risk in all respects from the time
           (a)   The Buyer shall be the highest bidder acceptable to Spink and Spink                 of collection or the expiry of seven days from the date of sale,
                 shall have absolute discretion to settle any dispute;                               whichever is the sooner, and neither Spink nor its employees nor agents
                                                                                                     shall thereafter be liable for any loss or damage of any kind, whether
           (b)   every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless Spink has, before           caused by negligence or otherwise, while any Lot is in or under their
                 the date of the auction, acknowledged in writing that the bidder is                 respective custody or control.
                 acting as agent on behalf of a disclosed principal;

           (c)   every bidder shall, if required by Spink, complete and sign a Registration    9.    Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases
                 Form and provide identification before making any bid at the auction.               If a Buyer fails either to pay for or to take away any Lot, Spink shall,
                                                                                                     without further notice to the Buyer and at its absolute discretion and
           (d)   All bids are made in HK dollars.
                                                                                                     without prejudice to any other rights or remedies it may have, be
                                                                                                     entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies:
           3.    Catalogue Descriptions
                                                                                               (a)   to issue proceedings against the Buyer for damages for breach of
           (a)   Any representation or statement by Spink whether in the catalogue or                contract together with the costs of such proceedings on a full indemnity
                 other publication or in a condition report as to the authorship, origin,            basis;
                 date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance,
                                                                                               (b)   to rescind the sale of that or any other Lots sold to the Buyer at the
                 condition or estimated selling price of any Lot is a statement of opinion
                                                                                                     same or any other auction;
                 only. Any illustrations in the catalogue are solely for guidance and are
                 not to be relied upon in terms of tone or colour or necessarily to reveal     (c)   to resell the Lot or cause it to be resold by public or private sale. Any
                 imperfections in any Lot;                                                           deficiency in the Purchase Price resulting from such resale (after giving
                                                                                                     credit for any payment) together with full costs incurred in connection
           (b)   In addition, many Lots are of an age or nature which precludes their                with the Lot shall be paid to Spink by the Buyer and any surplus over
                 being in pristine condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or               the Proceeds of Sale shall belong to the Seller and in this Condition the
                 given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or                    expression ‘Proceeds of Sale’ shall have the same meaning in relation to
                 restoration. Such information is given for guidance only and the                    a sale by private treaty as it has in relation to a sale by auction;
                 absence of such a reference does not imply that a Lot is free from
                 defects nor does any reference to particular defects imply the absence        (d)   to store the Lot or cause it to be stored whether at its own premises or
                 of others;                                                                          elsewhere at the sole expense of the Buyer, and to release the Lot only
                                                                                                     after payment in full of the Purchase Price, the accrued cost of removal
           (c)   Buyers must satisfy themselves as to all matters referred to in (a) and (b)         storage and insurance and all other costs incurred in connection with
                 above by inspection or otherwise prior to the date of the auction.                  the Lot;
                                                                                               (e)   to charge interest at a rate of 1% per month on the full amount due to
           4.    Premium                                                                             the extent it remains unpaid for more than seven days after the date of
                                                                                                     the auction;
                 The Buyer shall pay to Spink a Premium at the Rates of Premium set out
                 in Condition C.8 any applicable tax at the standard rate and the Buyer        (f)   to retain that or any other Lot sold to the Buyer at the same or any
                 acknowledges that Spink may also receive commission from the Seller                 other auction and release the same only after payment of the Purchase
                 in accordance with Condition B.4.                                                   Price;
                                                                                               (g)   to apply any proceeds of sale of any Lot then due or at any time
           5.    Currency Converter                                                                  thereafter becoming due to the Buyer towards settlement of the
                                                                                                     Purchase Price and Expenses, and Spink shall be entitled to a lien on any
                 For the guidance of Buyers a currency converter will be operated at
                                                                                                     property of the Buyer which is in Spink’s possession for any purpose;
                 some auctions based on the one month forward rates of exchange
                 quoted to Spink by Royal Bank of Scotland. Spink shall not accept any         (h)   to apply any payments by the Buyer to Spink towards any sums owing
                 responsibility in the event of error on the currency converter as to the            from the Buyer to Spink or to any associated company of Spink without
                 accuracy of the Lot number displayed or as to the foreign currency                  regard to any directions of the Buyer or his agent, whether express or
                 equivalent of bids in HK dollars or otherwise.                                      implied.




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           10.   Guarantee                                                                      (c)   Commission bids should be sent in good time to Spink and Son Ltd.
           (a)   Subject to the obligations accepted by Spink under this Condition, none              69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET.
                 of the Seller, Spink, its employees or agents is responsible for the                 On or after 19 January 2007 all bids should be sent to the
                 correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, size           Mandarin Oriental
                 medium, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot, for any                   5 Connaught Road
                 other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot and no           Central
                 warranty whatsoever is given by the Seller, Spink, its employees or                  Hong Kong
                 agents in respect of any Lot and any express or implied conditions or                using the following
                 warranties are hereby excluded;                                                      Tel: (852) 2905 3052
           (b)   if, within seven days of the date of the auction (1) Spink has received              Fax: (852) 2905 3099
                 notice in writing from the Buyer of any Lot that in his view the Lot
                 (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) is a          12.   Extent of Our Liability
                 forgery, (2) within fourteen days of such notice Spink has the Lot in its            We have an obligation to refund the Buyer in the circumstances set out
                 possession in the same condition as at the date of the auction and (3)               in clause 14. However, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our
                 within a reasonable time thereafter, the Buyer satisfies Spink that the              employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any
                 Lot is a forgery and that the Buyer is able to transfer a good and                   statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution,
                 marketable title to the Lot free from any liens or encumbrances, Spink               genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of
                 will set aside the sale and refund to the Buyer any amount paid by the               description or for any faults or defects in any Lot. Neither the Seller
                 Buyer in respect of the Lot provided that the Buyer shall have no rights             ourselves, our employees or agents, give any guarantee in respect of
                 under this Condition if:                                                             any Lot. Any warranty of any kind whatsoever is excluded by this clause.
                 (i) the catalogue description at the date of the auction was in                13.   Refund in the case of Forgery
                      accordance with the then generally accepted opinion of scholars or              A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to the Buyer if
                      experts or fairly indicated there to be a conflict of such opinion; or          a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue)
                 (ii) it can be established that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of a              sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be
                      scientific process not generally accepted for use until after                   obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or
                      publication of the catalogue or by means of a process which at the              saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally
                      date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or              accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated
                      likely to have caused damage to the Lot;                                        that there was a conflict of opinions; or (b) it can be demonstrated that
                                                                                                      the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not
           (c)   the onus of proving a Lot to be a forgery, shall lie with the Buyer. Proof
                                                                                                      generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a
                 of the inability of any recognised expert or authority to express a
                                                                                                      process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive
                 definite opinion shall not discharge such onus;
                                                                                                      or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot.
           (d)   the Buyer shall not be entitled to claim under this Condition for more               Furthermore, the Buyer should note that this refund can be obtained
                 than the amount paid by him for the Lot and in particular shall have no              only if the following conditions are met:
                 claim for any loss, consequential loss or damage whether direct or                   (i) the Buyer must notify us in writing, within one year of the auction
                 indirect suffered by him;                                                                  date, that in his view the Lot concerned is a forgery;
           (e)   the benefits of this guarantee shall not be assignable and shall rest                (ii) the Buyer must then return the item to us within fourteen days, the
                 solely and exclusively in the Buyer who shall be the person to whom the                    the same condition as at the auction date; and
                 original invoice was made out by Spink in respect of the Lot when sold               (iii) as soon as possible following return of the Lot, the Buyer must
                 and who has since the sale retained uninterrupted, unencumbered                            produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and
                 ownership thereof.                                                                         that he is able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party
                                                                                                            claims.
           11.   Commission bids                                                                      In no circumstances shall we be required to pay the Buyer any more
           (a)   Prospective Buyers are advised to attend at the auction. Spink will,                 than the amount paid by him for the Lot concerned and the Buyer shall
                 however, if so instructed, execute bids provided in writing in advance of            have no claim for interest.
                 the auction or bids by telephone (at Spink’s discretion) on their behalf             The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is
                 but neither Spink nor its employees nor agents shall be liable to either             solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was
                 the Buyer or the Seller for any neglect or default in so doing or for                made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale,
                 failure to do;                                                                       has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in
           (b)   in the event that Spink has received commission bids on a Lot for                    it to any third party.
                 identical amounts and at auction those commission bids are the highest               We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish
                 bids for that Lot, the Lot shall be knocked down to the person whose                 that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or
                 commission bid (for the relevant amount) was received first.                         in use as the date of the auction.




            B    The Seller                                                                           (iv) any other just cause exists.
                                                                                                      In the event of a withdrawal pursuant to Condition (ii) or (iii) above, the
           1.    Spink discretion                                                                     Seller shall pay a charge as provided in Condition B.9.
           (a)   Spink shall have absolute discretion as to:
                 (i) whether the Lot is suitable for sale by Spink, and if so as to the place
                      and date of sale, the conditions of sale and the manner in which
                      such sale is conducted;                                                   2.    Warranties and Indemnities
                 (ii) the description of any Lot in the catalogue;                              (a)   The Seller warrants to Spink and to the Buyer that he has and will be
                 (iii) whether the views of any expert shall be obtained (including the               able to transfer good and marketable title to the Lot free from all third
                       submission of items of precious metal to the Worshipful Company                party rights or claims;
                       of Goldsmiths and/or the London Assay Office); and                       (b)   the Seller shall indemnify Spink, its employees and agents and the Buyer
                 (iv) the illustration of any Lot in the catalogue                                    against all claims made or proceedings brought by persons entitled or
                                                                                                      purporting to be entitled to the Lot;
           (b)   Spink reserves the right to withdraw any property at any time before
                 the actual sale if, in Spink’s sole judgement:                                 (c)   the Seller warrants to Spink and to the Buyer that he has complied in
                 (i) there is doubt as to its attribution or to its authenticity;                     all respects with any applicable laws, regulations and requirements
                                                                                                      relating to any export of any of the Lots from any country or any
                 (ii) there is doubt as to the accuracy of the Seller’s representations or            intermediary country including (without limitation) payment of any
                       warranties set forth herein in any respect;                                    duties or taxes relating to, and obtaining all licences, permits or other
                 (iii) the Seller has breached or is about to breach any provision of these           authorisations necessary for, such export; the Seller shall provide such
                       Conditions of Business, or                                                     available documentation as necessary;
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           (d)   the Seller shall indemnify Spink, its employees and agents and the Buyer          (d)   Spink does not accept responsibility for Lots damaged by woodworm or
                 against all claims made or proceedings brought due to any default of                    by changes in atmospheric conditions and Spink shall not be liable for
                 the Seller in complying with any applicable requisite export and/or                     such damage nor for any other damage to picture frames or to glass in
                 import legislation, regulations or requirements; and                                    picture frames;

           (e)   the Seller shall reimburse Spink in full and on demand for all payments,          (e)   the sum for which a Lot is insured under Spink’s own Fine Arts Policy in
                 costs, expenses or any other loss or damage whatsoever made, incurred                   accordance with subclause (a) above shall be the total amount due to
                 or suffered as a result of any breach by the Seller of (a) and/or (c) above.            the Seller in the event of a successful claim being made under the
                                                                                                         policy.


           3.    Reserves
                                                                                                   6.    Rescission of the Sale
           (a)   All Lots will be offered subject to a reserve as agreed in writing between
                                                                                                   (a)   If before the Proceeds of Sale have been paid to the Seller, Spink
                 Spink and the Seller and, once a reserve has been agreed, it may be
                                                                                                         receives notice from the Buyer under Condition A.10 (b) that, in the
                 changed only with the consent of Spink;
                                                                                                         Buyer’s view, the Lot is a Forgery, and Spink agrees with that view, Spink
                                                                                                         will rescind the sale and refund to the Buyer any amount paid to Spink
           (b)   the Seller shall not bid for his property nor employ any person to bid for
                                                                                                         in respect of the Lot.
                 him and Spink alone shall have the right to bid on behalf of the Seller
                 up to the amount of the reserve;

           (c)   the Hong Kong Dollars equivalent of the foreign currency reserve may
                                                                                                   7.    Payment of Proceeds of Sale
                 at Spink absolute discretion be increased or reduced during the course
                 of bidding to the nearest multiple of Hong Kong Dollars by which the              (a)   Spink shall pay the Proceeds of Sale to the Seller thirty-five days after
                 bidding is being advanced                                                               the date of sale if Spink has by then been paid the Purchase Price in full
                                                                                                         by the Buyer and Spink has not received any notice from the Buyer
           (d)   Seller authorises Spink to accept bids of less than the amount of the                   under Condition A.10(b);
                 agreed reserve provided that for the sole purpose of determining any
                 amounts due to or from the Seller under these Conditions the Hammer               (b)   if by the due date Spink has not received the Purchase Price in full from
                 Price for any Lot sold at less than the agreed reserve will be deemed to                the Buyer, then Spink will pay the Proceeds of Sale within seven
                 have been the full amount of the agreed reserve and not the lower                       working days after the date on which the Purchase Price in full is
                 price at which the Lot was actually sold.                                               received from the Buyer;

                                                                                                   (c)   if before the Purchase Price is paid in full by the Buyer, Spink pays the
                                                                                                         Seller an amount equal to the Proceeds of Sale, property in the Lot shall
                                                                                                         pass to Spink;
           4.    Commission and Expenses
           (a)   The Seller authorises Spink to deduct commission at the Published Rates           (d)   the Proceeds of Sale will be paid to the Seller in such currency available
                 and Expenses from the Hammer Price and, notwithstanding that Spink                      to Spink as may be agreed provided that the Seller specifies to Spink in
                 is his agent, acknowledges that Spink may retain the Premium payable                    writing before the date of the auction the currency required. If no
                 by the Buyer in accordance with Condition A.4;                                          currency is specified and agreed, the Proceeds of Sale will be paid in
                                                                                                         Hong Kong Dollars.
           (b)   if a Lot fails to reach its reserve, the Seller authorises Spink to deduct
                 commission at the Published Rates calculated on the last bid for the Lot
                 and Expenses.
                                                                                                   8.    Collection of the Purchase Price
           (c)   The Seller shall pay, and/or authorise Spink to deduct, an administration         (a)   If the Buyer fails to pay to Spink the Purchase Price within one month
                 charge of ten per cent of all costs incurred on behalf of the Seller.                   after the date of sale, Spink will endeavour to take the Seller’s
                                                                                                         instructions as to the appropriate course of action to be taken and, so
                                                                                                         far as in Spink’s opinion is practicable, will assist the Seller to recover the
                                                                                                         Purchase Price from the Buyer save that Spink shall not be obliged to
           5.    Insurance                                                                               issue proceedings against the Buyer in its own name. Notwithstanding
                                                                                                         the foregoing, Spink reserves the right and is hereby authorised at the
           (a)   Unless otherwise instructed by the Seller, all Lots will automatically be               Seller’s expense, and in each case at Spink’s absolute discretion, to
                 covered by insurance under Spink’s own Fine Arts Policy for such sum                    agree special terms for payment of the Purchase Price, to remove, store
                 as Spink shall from time to time in its absolute discretion estimate;                   and insure the Lot sold, to settle claims made by or against the Buyer
                                                                                                         on such terms as Spink shall think fit, to take such steps as are necessary
           (b)   the rate of insurance premium payable by the Seller is 1 per cent of the
                                                                                                         to collect monies due from the Buyer to the Seller and, if appropriate,
                 Hammer Price and the Seller shall also pay to Spink any applicable
                                                                                                         to set aside the sale and refund money to the Buyer.
                 charge for transit insurance. The sum for which a Lot is covered for
                 insurance under this Condition will not constitute and shall not be relied
                 upon by the Seller as a representation, warranty or guarantee as to the
                 value of the Lot or that it will, if and when sold by Spink, be sold for          9.    Charges for Withdrawn Lots
                 such amount. Such insurance will subsist until the time of the Buyer’s
                 collection or seven days after the date of sale, whichever is the sooner,               The Seller may not withdraw the Lot prior to the auction without the
                 or, in the case of Lots bought in or otherwise unsold, until the expiry of              consent of Spink. In the event that such consent is given, or in the event
                 seven days after the receipt by the Seller of notice from Spink requiring               of a withdrawal pursuant to Condition B.1 (b) (ii) or (iii), a charge of 20
                 the Seller to collect;                                                                  per cent of the reserve together with any applicable tax thereon and
                                                                                                         Expenses shall become payable or, if no reserve has yet been agreed, a
           (c)   if the Seller instructs Spink not to insure a Lot, it shall at all times remain         charge of 20 per cent of the figure at which the Lot has been valued
                 at the risk of the Seller who hereby undertakes (1) to indemnify Spink                  for insurance (as determined by Spink) together with Expenses.
                 against all claims made or proceedings brought against Spink in respect
                 of loss or damage to the Lot of whatever nature howsoever and
                 wheresoever occurring and in any circumstances even where
                                                                                                   10.   Unsold Lots
                 negligence is alleged or proven (2) to reimburse Spink on demand for
                 all payments, costs or expenses made, incurred or suffered by Spink in            (a)   Lots bought in or otherwise unsold by auction must be collected at the
                 consequence thereof or arising therefrom. Any payment which Spink                       Seller’s expense within the period of two months after receipt by the
                 shall make in respect of such loss or damage or payments, costs or                      Seller of notice from Spink requiring him to collect. Upon the expiry of
                 expenses shall be binding upon the Seller and shall be accepted by the                  such period Spink shall have the right to sell such Lots by public or
                 Seller as conclusive evidence that Spink was liable to make such                        private sale and on such terms as it thinks fit and to deduct from the
                 payment (3) to notify any insurer of the existence of the indemnity                     Proceeds of Sale any sum owing to Spink or to any associated company
                 contained in this Condition;                                                            of Spink including (without limitation) removal, storage and insurance
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                 expenses, expenses with regard to the prior auction, commission at the             i.e. after deduction of Spink Commission at published rates and
                 Published Rates in respect of the prior auction, commission at the                 Expenses - to which the Seller would have been entitled had the Lot
                 Published Rates and expenses on the sale of the Lots and all other                 been sold at a price equal to the agreed reserve, or for such lesser
                 reasonable expenses before remitting the balance to the Seller or, if he           amount as Spink and the Seller shall agree. In such event the Seller’s
                 cannot be traced, placing it in a bank account in the name of Spink for            obligations to Spink hereunder with respect to such a Lot are the same
                 the Seller. Lots returned at the Seller’s request shall be returned at his         as if it had been sold at auction.
                 risk and expense and will not be insured in transit unless Spink is
                 otherwise instructed by the Seller. In this Condition the word ‘Seller’
                 includes a consignor of property and the expression ‘Proceeds of Sale’       11.   Photographs and Illustrations
                 shall have the same meaning in relation to a sale by private treaty as it
                                                                                                    The Seller hereby grants to Spink the right to illustrate and photograph
                 has in relation to a sale by auction.
                                                                                                    any Lot given to Spink by the Seller for sale and to use such
           (b)   If any Lot is bought in or otherwise unsold by auction, Spink is                   photographs, illustrations or images therefrom and any illustrations,
                 authorised as the exclusive agent for the Seller for a period of two               photographs or images provided by the Seller to Spink, at any time and
                 months following the auction to sell such Lot privately for a price that           for such purposes as it sees fit whether such purposes are related to the
                 will result in a payment to the Seller of not less than the net amount -           sale of the Lot in question or not.




                                                                                                    ‘Spink’
           C     General Conditions                                                                 Spink (Asia) Pte Limited.
           1.    Spink as agent for the Seller is not responsible for any default by the            ‘Expenses’
                 Seller or the Buyer.                                                               Spink charges for insurance, illustrations, special advertising packing,
           2.    Spink shall have the right at its absolute discretion to refuse admission          storage, import and freight and any applicable tax thereon.
                 to its premises or attendance at its auctions by any person.                       ‘Forgery’
                                                                                                    A Lot made or substantially made with an intention to deceive as to
           3.    Spink has the right at its absolute discretion to refuse any bid to
                                                                                                    authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source which is not
                 advance the bidding as it may decide, to withdraw or divide any Lot, to
                                                                                                    shown to be such in the description in the catalogue and which at the
                 combine any two or more Lots and in the case of dispute to put up any
                                                                                                    date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had
                 Lot for auction again.
                                                                                                    if it had been in accordance with the description.
           4.    (a) Any indemnity hereunder shall extend to all actions, proceedings,              ‘Hammer Price’
                     costs, claims and demands whatsoever incurred or suffered by the               The price at which a Lot is knocked down to the Buyer.
                     person for whose benefit the indemnity is given;
                 (b) Spink shall hold any indemnity on trust for its employees and agents           ‘Lot’
                     where it is expressed to be for their benefit.                                 Any item deposited with Spink with a view to its sale at auction
                                                                                                    whether on its premises or elsewhere and, in particular, the item or
           5.    Any notice given hereunder shall be in writing and if given by post shall          items described against any lot number in any catalogue.
                 be deemed to have been duly received by the addressee in the ordinary
                 course of post.                                                                    ‘Rate of Premium’ – Buyers
                                                                                                    Spink rate of Premium is 15 per cent.
           6.    The copyright in all illustrations and written matter relating to the Lots
                                                                                                    ‘Proceeds of Sale’
                 shall be and will remain at all times the absolute property of Spink and
                                                                                                    The net amount due to the Seller being the Hammer Price less
                 shall not without the prior written consent of Spink be used by any
                                                                                                    commission at the Published Rates and Expenses and any other
                 person.
                                                                                                    amounts due to Spink or to any associated company of Spink from the
           7.    These Conditions of Business shall be governed by and construed in                 Seller in whatever capacity and howsoever arising.
                 accordance with Hong Kong Law and all parties concerned hereby                     ‘Published Rates’ – Sellers
                 submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong Courts.                  Spink standard rate of commission is 15 per cent of the Hammer Price.
           8.    In these Conditions of Business the following words and expressions                ‘Purchase Price’
                 shall have the following meanings:                                                 The Hammer Price plus any premium, additional charges and expenses
                 ‘Bought in Lots’                                                                   due from a defaulting Buyer under Condition A.9, in Hong Kong
                 Those Lots which fail to reach their reserve.                                      Dollars.




                                                                                                                                                        Hong Kong Stamps
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                                                   Spink (Asia) Pte. Ltd.




                                                                  Spink in London
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        (c)

        (d)
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