Auction 24.11.2001

Christie's
Spink Hong Kong

Date of the auction: 24.11.2001 - 25.11.2001

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used -- good strikes of Ninsen and Ninsenkou on Koban 5s. (2). Photo

used -- good strikes of Ninsen and Ninsenkou on Koban 5s. (2). Photo

Lot #: 2002

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover GENSAN: 1888 (4 July) flimsy envelope registered from the battleship...

cover GENSAN: 1888 (4 July) flimsy envelope registered from the battleship 'Iwaki' to Nagasaki bearing a horizontal pair of first issue Koban 4s. blue-green tied by superb strikes of the Gensan double-ring c.d.s. with a further strike alongside and showing the arrival backstamp; there is some worm

Lot #: 2003

Estimate: HK$40,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used A selection of single stamps with Ninsenkou on 2s., 4s. (defective...

used A selection of single stamps with Ninsenkou on 2s., 4s. (defective), 10s. and 20s., plus Gensantsu on 2s. (blunt corner), good strikes. (5). Photo

Lot #: 2004

Estimate: HK$5,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used GENSAN: 1891 c.d.s. on Koban 2s. rose (blunt corner) and 5s. blue...

used GENSAN: 1891 c.d.s. on Koban 2s. rose (blunt corner) and 5s. blue, both perf.13 and cancelled by fine strikes of the small "CENZAN" c.d.s. Rare as it is believed that only two covers and nine stamps are recorded. Photo

Lot #: 2005

Estimate: HK$8,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover NINSEN: 1892 (5 Mar.) envelope addressed to Massachusetts bearing...

cover NINSEN: 1892 (5 Mar.) envelope addressed to Massachusetts bearing Koban 5s. (some perf. defects) tied by a fine strike of the "NINSEN/J.P.O." c.d.s. with Kobe and Yokohama c.d.s. alongside, San Francisco transit on the reverse, an attractive and rare cover. Photo

Lot #: 2006

Estimate: HK$15,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used -- Koban 2s., 5s. and 10s. each bearing a good strike fo the...

used -- Koban 2s., 5s. and 10s. each bearing a good strike fo the "NINSEN/J.P.O." c.d.s. dated between September 1891 and January 1892, all are perf.13, good to fine. (3). Photo

Lot #: 2007

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$4,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover NINSEN: 1892 (25 July) envelope addressed to Berlin "Germany via...

cover NINSEN: 1892 (25 July) envelope addressed to Berlin "Germany via America" bearing Koban 10s. (glue stain in one corner) cancelled by a fine strike of the early type (rubber) "I.J.P.O. NINSEN/MEIJI" c.d.s. (meiji year blank) with Kobe and Yokohama c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with London

Lot #: 2008

Estimate: HK$6,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1893 (25 Sep.) envelope to U.S.A. bearing Koban 5s. tied by a fine...

cover -- 1893 (25 Sep.) envelope to U.S.A. bearing Koban 5s. tied by a fine strike of the later type (metal) "I.J.P.O. NINSEN/MEIJI 26" c.d.s. with similar Kobe transit alongside and with Yokohama, San Francisco and arrival backstamps, good. Photo

Lot #: 2009

Estimate: HK$4,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used An attractive selection of cancellation on single adhesives with Fusan...

used An attractive selection of cancellation on single adhesives with Fusan on Koban 1s., 3s., 4s. and 10s. plus Silver Wedding pair; Ninsen on Koban 5s. and Silver Wedding pair plus Gensan on Koban 2s., 3s., 5s. and 10s., fine and includes some very scarce values. (13). Photo

Lot #: 2010

Estimate: HK$5,000 - HK$8,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover CHEMULPO: 1905 (14 Aug.) envelope registered to U.S.A. bearing Koban...

cover CHEMULPO: 1905 (14 Aug.) envelope registered to U.S.A. bearing Koban third issue 15s. violet with Chrysanthemum 2s., 3s. and 10s. tied by good strikes of "CHEMULPO/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in violet with registration label and Moji transit c.d.s. alongside and arrival backstamps, scarce. Photo

Lot #: 2011

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$5,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1905 (1 Sep.) picture postcard to England (picture side defective...

cover -- 1905 (1 Sep.) picture postcard to England (picture side defective) bearing pair of Chrysanthemum 2s. tied by a superb strike of "CHEMULPO/I.J.P. .O" c.d.s. in purple, Yokohama and Leeds c.d.s. at left, attractive. Photo

Lot #: 2012

Estimate: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover FUSAN: 1898 (3 Feb.) envelope registered to Germany bearing Koban...

cover FUSAN: 1898 (3 Feb.) envelope registered to Germany bearing Koban third issue 20s. orange tied by a superb strike of "FUSAN/I.J.P.&.T.O" c.d.s. with Fusanpo registration label and French maritime "LIGNE N/PAQ.FR.1" datestamp alongside and showing Hannover arrival d.s. on the reverse

Lot #: 2013

Estimate: HK$10,000 - HK$20,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1898 (26 Dec.) envelope addressed to Woosung, Shanghai, underpaid...

cover -- 1898 (26 Dec.) envelope addressed to Woosung, Shanghai, underpaid with single Koban 5s. tied by a fine strike of "FUSAN/I.J.P.&.T.O" c.d.s. (date inverted), the reverse with Japanese Post Office Shanghai plus Shanghai and Woosung (incomplete) Dollar chops, fine. Photo

Lot #: 2014

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$5,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover GENSAN: 1897 (2 July) commercial maritime cover to San Francisco...

cover GENSAN: 1897 (2 July) commercial maritime cover to San Francisco bearing Russia 3k. and 7k. tied by good strikes of "GENSAN/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. with boxed "PAQUEBOT" type 2 of Gensan alongside and showing Yokohama transit on the reverse, some soiling but very scarce. Photo

Lot #: 2015

Estimate: HK$8,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1898 (21 Sep.) 2s. stationery card addressed to Sydney and uprated...

cover -- 1898 (21 Sep.) 2s. stationery card addressed to Sydney and uprated with four Koban 5r. grey, cancelled by "GENSAN/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. with part Brisbane duplex at left, an attractive and scarce franking. Photo

Lot #: 2016

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1900 (12 Mar.) 1s. postal stationery card addressed to Germany and...

cover -- 1900 (12 Mar.) 1s. postal stationery card addressed to Germany and uprated with overprinted 3s., cancelled by fine strikes of "GENSAN/I.J.P.O." with transit and arrival alongside, including Fusan in red, fine. Also 1902 (25 Jan.) long envelope (tone spots and soiled) addressed to Nova

Lot #: 2017

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$5,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used MUKPO: 1893 (13 Nov.) a pair of Koban 2s. rose bearing a complete...

used MUKPO: 1893 (13 Nov.) a pair of Koban 2s. rose bearing a complete strike of "MUKPO/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in brownish black, fine and rare; It is thought that this is the only pair bearing a complete example of this postmark. Photo

Lot #: 2018

Estimate: HK$5,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover NINSEN: 1895 (19 Nov.) envelope addressed to the Japanese consulate...

cover NINSEN: 1895 (19 Nov.) envelope addressed to the Japanese consulate, Singapore "via Nagasaki" bearing Koban second issue 2s. carmine (5) tied by "NINSEN/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. with meiji yeardate "28", the reverse with Hong Kong and Singapore c.d.s., good. Photo

Lot #: 2019

Estimate: HK$2,500 - HK$3,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1903 (17 Nov.) picture postcard to Glasgow bearing Chrysanthemum...

cover -- 1903 (17 Nov.) picture postcard to Glasgow bearing Chrysanthemum 4s. rosine tied by a fine strike of "NINSEN/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. and showing a fine strike of Fusan domestic c.d.s. and part Moji transit, fine. Photo

Lot #: 2020

Estimate: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover SEOUL: 1897 (14 June) envelope addressed to Prussia bearing Koban...

cover SEOUL: 1897 (14 June) envelope addressed to Prussia bearing Koban 10s. orange-brown tied by a fine strike of "SEOUL/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. with Yokohama and arrival backstamps, very fresh and fine

Lot #: 2021

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1898 (21 Dec.) newspaper wrapper addressed to Kentucky bearing...

cover -- 1898 (21 Dec.) newspaper wrapper addressed to Kentucky bearing Koban 2s. rose tied by a fine strike of the "SEOUL/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. in brown, paying the foreign matter printed paper rate, good to fine. Photo

Lot #: 2022

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover -- 1900-1904 a group of covers to U.S.A., two registered, bearing a...

cover -- 1900-1904 a group of covers to U.S.A., two registered, bearing a variety of overprinted and unoverprinted Crysanthemums cancelled by either "I.J.P.O." or "I.J.P.&.T.O." c.d.s.; a few scarce values. (3 covers). Photo

Lot #: 2023

Estimate: HK$4,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used A selection of values with the different c.d.s. with Chemulpo on...

used A selection of values with the different c.d.s. with Chemulpo on Chrysanthemum 10s., Fusan on Koban values to 20s., Silver Wedding pair (with first day cancellations), Gensan with c.d.s. in red and on Korea 25p., Ninsen on Koban values to 20s., some overprinted values and Seoul; an attractive

Lot #: 2024

Estimate: HK$4,000 - HK$5,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover CHIKSAN: 1906 (17 Dec.) envelope (soiled) registered to Hongju...

cover CHIKSAN: 1906 (17 Dec.) envelope (soiled) registered to Hongju bearing Chrysanthemun 1s. (4) and 3s. (4) paying the triple rate postage, tied by good strikes of Chiksan bisected c.d.s. with Han and Lim characters. This is the latest recorded date of use of this type of postmark. Photo

Lot #: 2025

Estimate: HK$2,500 - HK$3,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover KOKAMON: 1905 (16 Oct.) 1s. card (small surface thin) addressed to...

cover KOKAMON: 1905 (16 Oct.) 1s. card (small surface thin) addressed to Chemulpo and cancelled by Kokamon bisected c.d.s. with Korea at top, underpaid by ½s. and bears a fine strike of Kokamon Postage Due handstamp in red overstruck by Ninsen bisected c.d.s., attractive. Photo

Lot #: 2026

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover NINSEN: 1905 (26 Nov.) printed envelope from Chemulpo to New York...

cover NINSEN: 1905 (26 Nov.) printed envelope from Chemulpo to New York bearing Chrysanthemun ½s. (2), 1s. (6) and 1½s. pair tied by Ninsen (Inchon) bisected c.d.s. with Korea and time characters, the reverse with Moji transit and arrival c.d.s.; an attractive and scarce franking. Photo

Lot #: 2027

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$4,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover SEOUL: 1905, two 1c. Korea postal stationery cards addressed to...

cover SEOUL: 1905, two 1c. Korea postal stationery cards addressed to Tokyo, the first uprated with Chrysanthemum ½s., the latter uprated with 1900-03 new currency 1ch. green, both cancelled by Seoul bisected c.d.s. with Korea at top, a few imperfections (2). Photo

Lot #: 2028

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$2,500

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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cover 1906, a group of three covers addressed to Japan, one registered with...

cover 1906, a group of three covers addressed to Japan, one registered with 10s. franking, others with 3s. franking cancelled by Ninsen c.d.s. with Korea and time characters, Ryozan Gold Mine with Korea and time characters and Chiksan c.d.s. with Han and Lim characters. (3

Lot #: 2029

Estimate: HK$1,500 - HK$2,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used A collection on leaves of the different types of cancellation with...

used A collection on leaves of the different types of cancellation with Korea at top with Koban values to 20s., Chrysanthemun to 50s. and 1y. and overprinted values to 15s. and 25s. (these two with the c.d.s. in red), a page showing c.d.s. with Han and Lin characters; also Postage Due handstamp and

Lot #: 2030

Estimate: HK$2,000 - HK$3,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001

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used Block Larger Than four -- 1901 (27 Feb.) 1y. Chrysanthemun with...

used Block Larger Than four -- 1901 (27 Feb.) 1y. Chrysanthemun with overprint, perf.12½, in a magnificent block of twenty-five cancelled by fine strikes of Seoul telegraphic c.d.s.; this is believed to be the largest known multiple of this value. Photo

Lot #: 2031

Estimate: HK$3,000 - HK$4,000

Date: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001