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 Official Mail Intaglio Seal: A small piece bearing a fine strike of the "amoy/local/post/agency" intaglio seal struck in dark blue; fine and scarce. Photo

Lot #: 2121

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Official Mail Intaglio Seal: A proof strike of an unaddressed envelope, struck in blue; fine and desirable. Photo provenance: Richard Canman, December 1988 Wei-liang Chow, November 1996

Lot #: 2122

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Black Flag Republic 1895 (4 Sept.) envelope to Amoy bearing Black Flag Republic die I 30cash to 100cash set of three (30cash affixed face down) cancelled by "taiwan republic/tainan" c.d.s. with a fine strike of Local Post Office Amoy arrival (7.9) and a fine strike of the straight-line "postage

Lot #: 2123

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Black Flag Republic 1895 (12 Sept.) envelope registered to Amoy bearing Black Flag Republic die I set of three tied by "taiwan republic/tainan" c.d.s. with handstruck registration mark in red alongside; with Local Post Office Amoy arrival (14.9), handstruck "to pay" in red and 5c. Postage Due

Lot #: 2124

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Amoy Black Flag Republic 1895 (5 Sept.) Tait & Co envelope to Amoy bearing Black Flag Republic 50cash vermilion die I cancelled by "taiwan republic/tainan" double-ring c.d.s. in blue with Local Post Office Amoy arrival c.d.s. (20.9) alongside. Philatelic. Photo

Lot #: 2125

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow British Consular Post 1864 (Feb.) blue envelope to Hamburg "via trieste" with boxed "paid" in red struck in Hong Kong, "8" rate mark in blue crayon and other rate marks including handstruck "6" of Trieste; the reverse with a fine strike of oval "forwarded by/dircks & co/swatow" in red (not

Lot #: 2126

Reserve: HK$20,000 - HK$25,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow British Consular Post 1865 (19 Aug.) Wingate envelope to the American Consul in Swatow bearing U.S. 1861-62 3c. brownish rose, 10c. deep green (4, one defective when applied to the envelope) with 2c. Black Jack tied by concentric circles and Concord despatch c.d.s. with New York British

Lot #: 2127

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow British Consular Post 1867 (18 Nov.) a small Wingate envelope to Swatow by "U.S. Mail via Panama" bearing 1861-62 10c. deep green cancelled by indistinct circle and ink strokes and a faint Stratham despatch c.d.s., there is a fine strike of large letters "paid all" struck in red with a fine

Lot #: 2128

Reserve: HK$8,000 - HK$12,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Shanghai Agency 1894 (10 Aug.) Binns envelope registered to Shanghai, a Shanghai 5c. Jubilee stationery envelope uprated with Jubilee ½c. pair cancelled by fine strikes of the double-oval "shanghai l.p.o./swatow agency" struck in purple with manuscript date plus the boxed registered handstamp

Lot #: 2129

Reserve: HK$45,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Shanghai Agency A selection of the double-oval postmark on Shanghai stamps including ½c. with date"11/11/93", the earliest recorded, on 15c., the highest values recorded, 1c. and 2c. without the manuscript date. A good group. (7). Photo

Lot #: 2130

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Shanghai Agency Incoming Mail 1893 (25 July) Shanghai "postage paid 1 cent" stationery envelope (E1g) to Diercking in Swatow bearing top margin pair of 1893 ½c. on half 1c. carmine-pink tied by two superb strikes of bilingual cancellation in blue with Local Post Agency Amoy code "J" c.d.s. A

Lot #: 2131

Reserve: HK$25,000 - HK$30,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Shanghai Agency Incoming Mail 1893 (5 Nov.) Shanghai "postage paid 1 cent" envelope (120x82mm) addressed to the British Consul in Swatow and cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue, the reverse with a further strike of the Shanghai c.d.s. with a fair strike of the double oval

Lot #: 2132

Reserve: HK$10,000 - HK$15,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Shanghai Agency Incoming Mail 1894 (26 Mar.) Shanghai 1c. brown on cream stationery card (PC10) from the Presbyterian Mission Press to Swatow cancelled by Shanghai Local Post despatch c.d.s. in blue and with a good strike of double-oval "shanghai l.p.o./swatow agency" struck in purple with

Lot #: 2133

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Shanghai Agency Incoming Mail 1894 (28 Mar.) Shanghai Jubilee ½c. newspaper wrapper (NW5) to Butterfield & Swire in Swatow, cancelled by a light strike of Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue with a further strike on the reverse along with a good strike of the double-oval "shanghai

Lot #: 2134

Reserve: HK$25,000 - HK$30,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Official Mail Essays 1890 (c.) "swatow l.p.o./one cent"double-ring circular handstamp in red with bilingual "P S" in centre, struck on small piece with "Provisional" printed in centre in small serif letters. Fine. Livingston B1. Photo provenance: E.N. Lane, October 1997 Elling O. Eide

Lot #: 2135

Reserve: HK$12,000 - HK$15,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Swatow Official Mail Essays 1890 (c.) envelope bearing a fine strike of the double-ring "swatow l.p.o./one cent" handstamp with bilingual "P S" in the centre, with small capitals "provisional" struck in black in the centre and showing "swatow postal service" also in red at top. Fine and thought to

Lot #: 2136

Reserve: HK$40,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Tungkuan 1896 (c.) 20 cash dull blue on wove paper, close to very large margins all round; there is a horizontal crease at the very foot of the stamp and slight thinning from an old hinge. A fine example of this mysterious and evocative stamp. Very few examples have been recorded. Photo Located

Lot #: 2137

Reserve: HK$30,000 - HK$40,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hoihow 1887 (15 Oct.) Hong Kong 3c. postal stationery card to Germany cancelled by Hong Kong c.d.s. (17.10) with Bremen arrival (21.11) at left; the message is written from "Hoihow". Fine. Photo

Lot #: 2138

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hoihow 1893 (1 Nov.) Hong Kong 3c. postal stationery card to Germany cancelled by a good strike of the small Hoihow type D c.d.s. with code "C" upright, Hong Kong (3.11) and Leipzig (10.12) c.d.s. alongside. A good card. Photo

Lot #: 2139

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hoihow 1894 (30 Mar.) envelope to Tokyo bearing Hong Kong 5c. blue cancelled by a central strike of the small Hoihow type D c.d.s. with code "C" upright, the reverse with Hong Kong (1.4), Yokohama (11.4) and native Tokyo arrival c.d.s.; the envelope has been reduced at top. Scarce

Lot #: 2140

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1894 (c.) a proof impression on envelope of the square "hainan/post/samah/land" struck in grey and, on the reverse, the circular"hai/samah/nan" in the same ink. Fresh and fine. It is thought that there are only two of these proof covers, the other with the

Lot #: 2141

Reserve: HK$20,000 - HK$25,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post Undated piece from an E. Stanley envelope bearing fine strikes of the square Land Post and circular Hainan Samah handstamps in brownish red. The colour suggest use in the first part of 1894. Photo provencance: Sir Percival David, November 1965

Lot #: 2142

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1896 (15 May) diminutive envelope to the Hong Kong Hotel bearing a fine strike of the square Land Post handstamp with manuscript date with the associated circular Hainan Samah handstamp, both struck in reddish mauve. A neat and very appealing cover. Photo

Lot #: 2143

Reserve: HK$40,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1894 (13 July) piece bearing fine strikes of the square Land Post handstamp with manuscript date struck in grey with the circular Hainan Samah handstamp in rose, with sender's initials and date at foot. Fine and unusual to see these two handstamps in different

Lot #: 2144

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1894 (28 Aug.) used locally and bearing a fine strike square Land Post handstamp struck in grey with manuscript date insertion partly overstruck by the circular Hainan Samah handstamp in brownish black and with thimble Hoihow code "C" c.d.s. alongside; vertical

Lot #: 2145

Reserve: HK$40,000 - HK$50,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1894 (1 Sept.) the top card of Hong Kong 1c. postal stationery reply card addressed to Berlin cancelled by the small Hoihow type D c.d.s. with code "C" upright and with good to fine strikes of the square Land Post handstamp with manuscript date "2/9/94" and the

Lot #: 2146

Reserve: HK$50,000 - HK$60,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1896 (18 Apr.) piece bearing the square Land Post handstamp with manuscript date and the circular Hainan Samah handstamp, both struck in purple. There is a faint strike of a violet chop struck in the centre, reputed to be the seal of the postmaster. Fine and

Lot #: 2147

Reserve: HK$7,000 - HK$9,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Hainan Island Hainan Samah Land Post 1896 (15 May) a good strike of the square Land Post handstamp in mauve, cut to shape, with manuscript date in centre; diagonal crease. Thought to be the latest example of this postmark. Photo

Lot #: 2148

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Incoming Mail via the Customs Post 1893 (15 Apr.) Shanghai "postage paid 1 cent" stationery envelope (E1c) addressed to the School for Girls, Chefoo cancelled by a superb strike of the bilingual Local Post Shanghai in dark blue, the reverse with Shanghai Local Post code "H" despatch c.d.s

Lot #: 2149

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Pre Adhesive Mail 1893 (24 June) stampless envelope to Shanghai bearing a superb strike of boxed "paid" type PF2 struck in mauve with the Chefoo Local Post dated oval alongside, the reverse with Shanghai Local Post arrival (26.6) and postman's pencil delivery characters. A fine and

Lot #: 2150

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019