The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part II

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Date of the auction: 21.06.2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Envelopes 1893 (23 Oct.) white "postage paid 1 cent" envelope (E1a) to Hall & Holtz in Shanghai cancelled by a good strike of the Local Post Agency code "A" c.d.s. in blue and, on the reverse, a light strike of Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (31.10) in blue and

Lot #: 2061

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Envelopes 1894 (2 Mar.) commercial "postage paid 1 cent" on manila (E1g) to Shanghai "per Tung Ching" cancelled by a good strike of the code "A" c.d.s. in blue and, on the reverse, indistinct Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue, pencil postman's characters and a

Lot #: 2062

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Envelopes 1894 (4 Oct.) 5c. Jubilee stationery envelope registered to a lieutenant on S.S. 'Monocacy' in Shanghai with additional 1893 ½c. pair cancelled by fine strikes of the Local Post Agency code "A" c.d.s. in bluish black with a good strike of the boxed

Lot #: 2063

Reserve: HK$7,000 - HK$10,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Envelopes 1894 (31 Aug.) cream "postage paid 1 cent" envelope (E1c) to Tientsin cancelled by a good strike of the Local Post Agency code "A" c.d.s. in blue with Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (6.9) in blue alongside, three further strikes of the Shanghai Local Post

Lot #: 2064

Reserve: HK$10,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Envelopes 1895 (21 Mar.) cream "postage paid 1 cent" envelope (E1c) used locally to The Corinthian Lodge, Koolangsoo cancelled by a fine strike of the Local Post Agency code "A" c.d.s. in bluish black; there is some minor soiling on the reverse; fine. Believed

Lot #: 2065

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Newspaper Wrappers 1893 (19 Nov.) “local post newspaper wrapper/postage paid ½ cent” addressed to Pilot Smith of Tait & Co. in Kowloon; good to fine. Photo

Lot #: 2066

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Newspaper Wrappers 1893 ½c. orange and 2c. red cancelled to order by Local Post Agency code "A" c.d.s. in blue dated 1894 (10 Mar.) and 1893 (11 Sept.) respectively; fine. NW2, 4

Lot #: 2067

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Postmarks - Bilingual: A selection of Shanghai stamps bearing the double circle postmark in either violet, blue or blue-black and includes 1888 20cash on 40 cash brown and the scarce 1889 20cash on 100 cash yellow and Double Dragon values to 10c. (3) and pair

Lot #: 2068

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Postmarks - Datestamp: A selection on page showing the postmark in blue-black including pairs (3); includes 1893 (24 May) on pair of ½c. on 5c. vermilion (the earliest recorded use on postage stamps) and 1895 (2 Mar.) on pair of ½c. (very late use on Shanghai

Lot #: 2069

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Agency of the Shanghai Local Post Incoming Mail 1893 (3 Apr.) envelope to Shanghai bearing Switzerland 25f. tied by Faoug c.d.s. and, on the reverse, Hong Kong (1.5) and Shanghai Local Post (6.5) c.d.s. in blue; readdressed to Amoy and with a good strike of the bilingual postmark in blue on the

Lot #: 2070

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1893 "Provisional" "half cent" on Shanghai ½c. orange and black, two examples, one with part to large part original gum, one without gum, one showing a heavier impression of the overprint is without gum. Photo provenance: Elling O. Eide, November 2014

Lot #: 2071

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Trial Proofs 2c. light blue, stone II printed on cardboard paper, a part sheet (without margins) of thirty five, without gum. The largest known multiple of this proof. Photo

Lot #: 2072

Reserve: HK$30,000 - HK$35,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Issued Stamps ½c. green, stone I in a complete sheet of forty, unused without gum; many split and reinforced perforations with some light marks showing through to the front. Livingston 1

Lot #: 2073

Reserve: HK$1,200 - HK$1,500

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Issued Stamps ½c. green, stone II in a sheet of forty, c.t.o. with Local Post Office code "N" c.d.s. of 1899 (15 May); without margins but with gum, there are some perf. reinforcements. Livingston 11

Lot #: 2074

Reserve: HK$1,200 - HK$1,500

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Issued Stamps 1c. pale red-orange in a complete sheet of forty, unused without gum; a few perf. reinforcements. Livingston 2

Lot #: 2075

Reserve: HK$1,000 - HK$1,500

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Issued Stamps A collection showing a range of shades, 2c. stone I (2) and ½c variety imperforate between stamp and side margin (in a horizontal strip of five) plus some stamps with misplaced perforations. (45

Lot #: 2076

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Covers ½c. to 5c. set of five tied on unaddressed cover by triangular Local Post Amoy postmark and a good strike of the boxed registered handstamp in red with manuscript number "71" in black ink; 5c. with corner fault. Photo

Lot #: 2077

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Covers 1895 (Aug.) wrapper to Shanghai bearing ½c. green tied by the triangular Local Post Amoy postmark and, on the reverse, Shanghai Local Post (3.8) c.d.s. in blue. Philatelic. Photo

Lot #: 2078

Reserve: HK$1,000 - HK$1,500

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1895 First Issue Covers 1896 (22 May) envelope from the Great Northern Telegraph Company to Shanghai "By first steamer" bearing 1c. vermilion tied by Local Post Office c.d.s. code "A" in black with Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (25.5) on the reverse. A charming commercial cover. Photo

Lot #: 2079

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Second Issue 15c. brownish black and 20c. slate-lilac variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, part to large part original gum. Livingston 12a, 13a. Photo provenance: Elling O. Eide, January 2014

Lot #: 2080

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Second Issue A mint selection with the set of three (2), 15c. with part of the papermaker‘s watermark, 15c. block of four with perf. shifted high; 20c. with double vertical perfs., block of four showing some colour suffusion through to the reverse, plus others. (18

Lot #: 2081

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 First Provisional Surcharge, Wide “f” Half Cent on 4c. and Half Cent on 5c. in left margin blocks of four, on 4c. [6/12] and on 5c. [11/17], with full original gum. Livingston 7-8. Photo. (8

Lot #: 2082

Reserve: HK$1,000 - HK$1,200

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 First Provisional Surcharge, Wide "f" Half Cent on 4c. reddish brown in a complete sheet of forty with margins all round less part of one corner, part original gum. The sheet has suffered from perf. splitting and all perforations have been reinforced. A scarce sheet showing the positional

Lot #: 2083

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 First Provisional Surcharge, Wide "f" Half Cent on 5c. orange-brown in a complete sheet of forty with margins all round, with full original gum. There are a couple of repairs in the top margin. An attractive sheet showing the positional varieties. Livingston 8. Photo

Lot #: 2084

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 First Provisional Surcharge, Wide “f” A mint selection with both singles, on 4c. left margin block of four and on 5c. pair and block of ten from the foot of the sheet showing various positional varieties. (18

Lot #: 2085

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Second Provisional Surcharge A mint selection with singles and multiples which include straight foot of "2" on 4c. in a block of six and on 5c. in a pair; part to large part original gum. Livingston 9-10. Photo

Lot #: 2086

Reserve: HK$5,000 - HK$6,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Third Provisional Surcharge, Narrow “f” Surcharge Proof Proof surcharge in blue [36] on perforated paper; fine. Photo provenance: Charles Goodwyn, November 2001

Lot #: 2087

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Third Provisional Surcharge, Narrow “f” Surcharge Proof Proof surcharge in black [1] on perforated paper with top left corner margins, Fine. Photo provenance: Charles Goodwyn, November 2001

Lot #: 2088

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Third Provisional Surcharge, Narrow “f” Surcharge in Blue "Half Cent" on 4c. brown and "Half Cent" on 5c. in top corner blocks of four, on 4c. [1/7] and on 5c. [4/10] which includes broken "H" and "f" [5]; with full original gum. Appealing positional blocks. Livingston 15-16. Photo

Lot #: 2089

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy 1896 Third Provisional Surcharge, Narrow “f” Surcharge in Blue "Half Cent" on 5c. orange in a horizontal pair [43-44} showing heavily inked surcharge with some offset on the reverse, unmounted mint, fresh and fine. Photo

Lot #: 2090

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019