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Stamp auction - 27 November 2014 (realised prices)
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This auction took place on 27 November 2014. Estimates and realised prices are shown below for information only.
Sale 149 - China
Lot Thumbnail   Description of lot Estimate Realised
Used (on letter or envelope)
YUNNAN PPC of 'The south suburb Gates' addressed to France bearing 'Chinese Republic' SG.202, 30c vermilion, tied by Yunnanfu d/stamp. Nice card published by 'L'Hotel Terminus.' £40 to 50 £66.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SHANGHAI LOCAL POST 1893 postal stationery envelope headed 'Postage Paid 1 Cent' cancelled by 'Local Post/Shanghai' double ring in blue addressed to 'Local P.O. Shanghai/Local Post/B' receiver on reverse, VF. £40 to 50 £66.00
1897 Imperial Chinese Post $1 deep & pale red M- pin hole. SG.107. (1) Cat. £1400 £120 to 150 £130.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1900 small feldpost brief Boxer War cover (2 filing holes at left) with PEKING DEUTSCHE POST c.d.s, 1936 5c on 15c Surcharge tied Amoy c.d.s. to Surrey, WWII PASSED CENSOR and label AIRMAIL $1.00 cover, tied KUNMING with Rangoon arrival (a scarce commercial cover), 1939 AIRMAIL front, by SS Corfu Shanghai to Hong Kong, Air France to Marseilles, also 1935 MANCHUKUO 10fen deep blue (SG.55) to England. (5) £50 to 70 £140.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1901 First issue 'Imperial Chinese Post' coiling Dragon 1c pink postal stationery card cancelled by Tientsin d/stamp in blue addressed to Germany, VF. £40 to 50 £40.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOXER REBELLION 1901 Imperial Chinese Post postal stationery card 1c red upgraded with ½c brown (SG.121), 1c ochre (SG.122) & 2c red (SG.123), tied by Paoting dollar chop addressed to Peking. £70 to 90 £130.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOXER UPRISING 1901 Chinese Imperial Post postal stationery card 1c red endorsed 'Feldpostcard' and cancelled by bilingual oval Peking d/stamp addressed to Germany with Kiel arrival. Nice item written from the German International Force. £60 to 75 £60.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
BOXER REBELLION 1902 Imperial Chinese Post postal stationery card 1c red, written from 'Headquarters, Chinese Force, Tientsin' dated 28th Nov 1902 cancelled by Tientsin d/stamp addressed to Shanghai with Shanghai/Local Post' arrival 'Dec 2nd.' Nice item from the Boxer Rebellion. £60 to 70 £105.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1907 PPC of 'Prince Henry visiting Poo-Nam Bridge' addressed to the 'Battalion de Diego-Suarez, 4th Company, Camp D'Ambre, French Madagascar' bearing Chinese Imperial post 2c red (Yv 48) pair, tied by Amoy d/stamp routed via Victoria, Hong Kong and Mauritius with circular Camp D'Ambre arrival in blue. Very nice item of destination mail. £70 to 85 £78.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1909 Chinese Imperial Post postal stationery card 1c green, cancelled by Tientsin d/stamp addressed locally illustrated from 'Indo-China S.M Co. Ltd, Tientsin/For Shanghai via Chefoo and Wei Hai Wei' with notice. 'The S.S. Moonshine will leave the Bund on Sunday.' Lovely item of illustrated stationery. £50 to 65 £92.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1918 envelope written from the 'British Consulate, Tsinan' addressed to the 'British Consulate, Ningpo,' bearing Chinese Imperial Post 3c blue-green (SG.195), tied by violet obliterator with adjacent Tsinan d/stamp routed via Shanghai with Ningpo arrival. Scarce. £60 to 70 £72.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
20thC group of covers incl. reg. and RED BAND with some multiple frankings of JUNKS, Reaper, Dr. Sun Yat Sen, 1929 Burial and 10c blue Chiang Kai-Shek (SG.378) vals (16) to many destinations, also incoming covers to Shanghai from Denmark, some contents, pair damaged covers of HK ignored. (24) £60 to 80 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
1930 3c (2) with 1 Surcharge in red cover to Vienna, 1932 fascinating Trans Siberian Railway cover with 3c x22 JUNK surcharge in black and GB 1d Due h/stamp to England, 1913 front reg. commercial to Switzerland with Russian P.O 1k, 14k &15k vals, tied SHANGHAI POSTE RUSSE c.d.s and reg label. (3) £50 to 70 £200.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
SZECHUAN PROVINCE 1935 envelope addressed to England franked Szechuan 5c yellow green & 20c lake (SG.5 & 20), tied by Yingshxsze d/stamp rated via Wangsien with transit, 1938 envelope addressed to England franked China 5c yellow & green & 20c lake (SG.398 & 418), tied by vernacular d/stamp with Canton transit, route via Siberia & Devon arrival. Nice item of commercial mail. (2) £45 to 60 £68.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
YUNNAN 1940 censored airmail envelope to India bearing 5c green (8) SG.398, 30c scarlet (4) SG.424, $1 yellow green (2) Sg.429, 10 on 25c blue (4) SG.456 & 5c green SG.501, tied by Kunmong d/stamp, routed via Hanoi with Bombay censor label and censor cachet. £70 to 90 £100.00
1949 Flying Swans set of four, fine unused (hinged) & un-issued 10c & 16c. SG.1344/7. (6) Cat. £400 £100 to 130 N/S
1967 25th Anniv of Mao's Talks on Literature & Art 8f, VFU, SG.2360. (1) Cat. £225 £50 to 65 N/S
1967 Labour Day set VFU. SG.2354/8 (5) Cat. £170 £50 to 65 N/S
1967 Labour Day set UM (8f SG. 2358 is hinged) SG. 2354/8. (5) Cat. £1000. £200 to 250 £200.00
1967 Liu Ying-Chun set UM top marginals, SG.2335/40. (6) Cat. £425. £80 to 120 £185.00
1967 Our Great Teacher set VFU. SG.2367/9. (3) Cat. £225 £65 to 75 £140.00
1967 Our Great Teacher set UM - marginals SG. 2367/9. (3) Cat. £2500. £500 to 700 £500.00
1967 Poems of Mao 8f fine M SG. 1967 Revolutionary Literature & Art 8f SG. 2387 fine M, 1968 41st Anniversary of Lib Army 8f M SG. 2402, 1968 Words of Mao 8f UM SG. 2406. (3) Cat. £252 £50 to 65 £50.00
1967-68 Poems of Mao 8f black, yellow & red, VFU, small stain, SG.2378. (1) Cat. £225 £50 to 65 £66.00
1968 Mao's Youth 8f UM SG.2403. (1) Cat. £250 £60 to 80 £60.00
1980 Year of the Monkey 8f, VFU, SG.2968. (1) Cat, £750 £200 to 250 £230.00
Block larger than four or stamp booklet
1981 Year of the Cock booklet, SG.SB12 (3). (1) Cat. £375 £100 to 125 N/S
1982-91 collection of maxi cards with appropriate stamps used on the obverse, plus a miscellaneous selection of earlier China stamps & a few modern covers. £30 to 50 N/S
1998 22nd UPU & China 99 Fish M/Sheet (50) UM, SG.MS4354. Cat. £387 £80 to 100 N/S
  • Indo-China
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1899 Military mail envelope written from Hanoi, addressed to France, endorsed 'Troupes de L'Indo-Chine' cancelled by Tuyen-Quang/Tonkin d/stamp routed via Tonkin with undated 'Corps Expedit/Tonkin' and military cachet 'Le Commandant a Armees/Chiem-Hoa' in blue. Fine. £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1900 Military Mail envelope addressed to France headed 'Troupes D'Occupation du Tonkin' bearing Indo-China 15c blue (Yv 8), tied by Lao-Kai/Tonkin double ring '1/10' with 'Corps Exped/Tonkin' undated double ring, routed via Hanoi '9/10' with Marne receiver on reverse. Superb item from the French Occupation. £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1902 registered envelope to Algeria bearing Indo-China 10c black/blue, Yv 7 (4), tied by Tonquin Hai-Phong double ring in blue with boxed hand struck registered routed via Saigon and Marseille with Alger receiver. £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1903 envelope addressed to Paris bearing Indo-China 14 on 25c blue (Yv 23), tied by Sept-Pagodes/Tonkin double ring with oval military cachet '2nd Regiment de Tirailleurs/Tonkinois/Controle des Sous Officers/Biblotheque' in violet, routed via Haiphong with Paris receiver. Scarce. £80 to 100 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA P.O's IN PACHOI 1903 registered envelope addressed to Tonkin bearing French China 2c brown (SG.2), 5c yellow green (SG.4), 10c rose (SG.5), 15c grey (SG.6) & 25c black/rose (SG.8), tied by Packhoi Chine double ring '20th Avril' with framed hand struck 'R' with Hai-Phong/Tonquin arrival in blue on reverse. Ex Desrousseaux. £70 to 90 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1904 News Band wrapper addressed to Saigon bearing French General Colonies Postage Due 50c blue (Yv 28), tied by Saigon Central/Cochinchine double ring with h/stamp 'T' adjacent, adhesive overlaps the edge of the wrapper. Scarce item of Indo-China Postage Due mail paying the domestic wrapper rate. (1) £100 to 130 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1904 News-Band wrapper addressed to Saigon bearing Indo-china Postage Due 5 on 60c brown/buff (Yv 1), tied by Saigon Central/Cochinchine double ring. Scarce item of Indo-China Postage Due mail paying the domestic wrapper rate. £100 to 120 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1905 envelope addressed to Saigon bearing Indo-China Postage Due 30 on 30c black (Yv 4), tied by Saigon Central/Cochinchine double ring with hand struck 'I' adjacent. Rarely seen use of Indo-china tax stamp paying the domestic letter rate. £150 to 180 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1913 postal stationery envelope 10c red, cancelled by 'Dong-Van/Tonkin' double ring '29/8' addressed to Paris, routed via Yen-Minh '30/8,' Quang-Ba '31/8,' Nagiang '2/9,' Bao-Ha '5/9' and Hai-Phong '7/9,' endorsed 'via Transsiberian.' Nice routing. £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1925 registered envelope to France bearing 1c brown (Yv 100), 2c green (Yv 101), 4c orange (Yv 103) & 10c blue (Yv 109), tied by Thotnot Cochinchine d/stamp with boxed hand struck 'R' and Bordeaux receiver on reverse. £50 to 65 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1932 illustrated envelope addressed to Can-Tho bearing Indo-China 4c pink SG.143, tied by 'Poste Rurale/Province de Cantho/Binhthuy' double ring, underpaid bearing French Indo-China Postage Dues 1c slate & red SG.D162 (pair) and 3c pale blue & plum SG.D164 tied by triangular 'Taxe Minimum/5 Cents' h/stamp in blue with Cantho/Cochinchine arrival & boxed 'Consommez/Le Riz et le Cafe/D'Indo-Chine' on reverse. Superb item of taxed mail. £60 to 75 N/S
 Air Mail
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1939-50 range of 10 airmail covers incl. Air France first flight 26.7.39 Fort Bayard - Hanoi with cachet, 1947 March 4th first flight Saigon - Shanghai with cachet, 1948 June 11th Air France first flight Hanoi - Kunming with cachet. £50 to 65 £45.00
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA 1947 Air Mail envelope addressed to Hong Kong bearing Indo-China 80c orange (SG.331), tied by Saigon R.P/Cochinchine d/stamp with boxed 'Recouverture de la Ligne/3 Avril 1947/Saigon-Hong Kong' with boxed instructional on reverse 'Return to Sender/Reason For Non Delivery Checked' in blue (Proud 1st Type) with Hong Kong receiver and forwarded to Saigon. £60 to 80 N/S
Used (on letter or envelope)
INDO-CHINA PO's IN CHINA - CHUNGKING 1906 PPC of 'Cargo Boat on the Upper Yangtse' addressed to France bearing Tchong-King 10c rose (Yv 36), tied by Tch'ong-K'ing-Chine double ring routed via the French Post office Hankow with 'Han-Keou-Chine Poste Francaise transit and Chagny arrival in France, VF. £40 to 50 £52.00
INDO-CHINA PO's IN CHINA - MENGTSZ 1903-06 Tablet Type set, complete c.t.o, SG.1/16. (16) £150 to 200 £185.00
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