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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Chefoo Pre Adhesive Mail 1893 (14 Sept.) stampless envelope to Shanghai bearing a good strike of the type PF2 boxed "paid" handstamp and a fine strike of Chefoo Local Post dated oval, both in bluish; most of the flap is missing and the reverse shows Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (17.9). A good cover

Lot #: 2151

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Incoming Mail from the Shanghai Local Post 1893 (22 Sept.) envelope to Chefoo bearing Shanghai 1893 1c. tied by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue, there is a further strike on the reverse along with a superb strike of the bilingual Local Post Chefoo postmark struck in black. Some light

Lot #: 2152

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Incoming Mail from the Shanghai Local Post 1893 (13 Dec.) 1c. postal stationery envelope (PC10B) from the Presbyterian Mission Press to Chefoo cancelled by faint strikes of Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. with a good strike of the Chefoo Local Post oval datestamp (17.12) in blue. There is a

Lot #: 2153

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Incoming Mail from the Shanghai Local Post 1894 (16 June) ½c. red-orange and black newspaper wrapper (NW2) to Chefoo cancelled by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in bluish with a second strike on the reverse along with a good strike of Local Post Chefoo (18.6) c.d.s. A fine and rare newspaper

Lot #: 2154

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Issued Stamps Proofs and Essays 10c. imperforate screwhead essay by de Villard in brown on yellowish paper with wide margin at right. Fine and rare, thought to be the only surviving example. Photo provenance: Wei-liang Chow, November 1996

Lot #: 2155

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1893 First Issue, Original Die ½c. to 10c. set of five, large part original gum; with additional 2c. showing the impressed watermark. Livingston 1-5

Lot #: 2156

Reserve: HK$800 - HK$1,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1893 First Issue, Original Die 2c. grey-blue variety imperforate between stamp and left margin, large part original gum. Livingston 3b. Photo

Lot #: 2157

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1893 First Issue, Original Die 2c. light blue variety inverted watermark in a horizontal pair, unmounted mint

Lot #: 2158

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1893 First Issue, Original Die 10c. reddish brown variety double vertical perforations in a left margin block of six, with full original gum; a couple of perf. reinforcements and light crease at top. Livingston 5b. Photo

Lot #: 2159

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1893 First Issue, Original Die A small mint collection with the basic set of five in different shades, 10c. corner pair showing flaw in the top right corner, watermark varieties including 2c. inverted watermark plus some perforation shifts. (31

Lot #: 2160

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die Imperforate Colour Proof: 2c. violet, good to very large margins all round; without gum. Very scarce. Photo

Lot #: 2161

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die ½c. green imperforate plate proof, stone IV type A, large to very large margins; without gum or watermark. Scarce. Photo

Lot #: 2162

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die ½c. light green, watermark reversed, variety imperforate between stamp and right margin in a lower right corner block of four, stone II types D-E, unused without gum. Livingston 6 var. Photo

Lot #: 2163

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die ½c. green, watermark reversed, in a complete sheet of forty, stone III, with full original gum. Fine Livingston 6

Lot #: 2164

Reserve: HK$800 - HK$1,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die ½c. green, stone III type F watermark inverted and reversed, fine used. Rare and unlisted. Livingston 8a var. Photo

Lot #: 2165

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die 10c. brown in a complete sheet of forty, stone II, with full original gum. Fine. Livingston 13

Lot #: 2166

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die 10c. brown, stone II in a lower right corner block of four variety imperforate between stamp and lower margin, large part original gum. Photo

Lot #: 2167

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1894 Retouched Die A mint collection on leaves in singles and multiples including setting blocks, some varieties including imperforate between stamp and side margin on 5c. (2) and 10c. (2, one used), 5c. corner block of four with paper fold resulting in imperforate side margin plus others

Lot #: 2168

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1896 Pictorial Issue 15c. to 25c. set of three, each with variety imperforate between stamp and margin with 15c. in a lower left corner single; 20c. and 25c. top margin vertical pairs, large part original gum. Scarce and desirable. Photo

Lot #: 2169

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo 1896 Pictorial Issue A mint collection on leaves in singles and multiples some showing misplaced centre, a set showing the papermaker's watermark plus 15c. corner block of eight and 20c. corner block of four with the papermaker's watermark. (26

Lot #: 2170

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Postmarks A collection on leaves which includes the dated oval on singles and multiples and in the different colours including the first day of use on 1893 (6 Oct.) (5); the double circle bilingual postmark in blue (5) and in violet (5); the double-circle datestamp in singles and multiples

Lot #: 2171

Reserve: HK$2,500 - HK$5,000

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1893 (12 Oct.) opened-out red band cover to Shanghai bearing 2c. light blue tied by a fine strike of the double-circle bilingual postmark in blue and, on the reverse, a good strike of the Local Post dated oval, also in blue. A delightful cover used on the day of issue. Photo

Lot #: 2172

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1893 (Oct.) flimsy newspaper wrapper to Shanghai bearing ½c. green tied by a very fine strike of the double-circle bilingual c.d.s. in blue with a good strike of the Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (14.10) alongside in blue. Philatelic but the arrival date suggests that this was used on the

Lot #: 2173

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1893 (12 Oct.) red band envelope to Shanghai bearing 10c. brown cancelled by a good strike of the double-circle bilingual postmark and, on the reverse, the Local Post dated oval in blue and Shanghai arrival (14.10). A couple of light age marks, philatelic first day of issue. Photo

Lot #: 2174

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1893 (8 Dec.) commercial envelope to Shanghai bearing 1c. red tied by a fair strike of the Local Post dated oval in blue with the company "ANZ & Co" handstamp in the lower corner, a further despatch c.d.s. is on the reverse along with Shanghai Local Post arrival (11.12). Fine. Photo

Lot #: 2175

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1893 (11 Dec.) large commercial envelope registered to Shanghai bearing 1c., 2c. and 5c. tied by the Local Post dated oval struck in purple with a good strike of the straight-line "Registered" alongside with manuscript number "No 178" and, on the reverse, further dated oval, Shanghai

Lot #: 2176

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1894 (13 Jan.) envelope to the Deutche Asiatische Bank in Shanghai bearing 1c. tied by the double-circle c.d.s. struck in dark blue, there is a second strike on the reverse along with Shanghai Local Post (16.1) and postman's delivery characters in pencil. A fine cover and late use of

Lot #: 2177

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1894 (27 Feb.) a charming commercial envelope registered to Shanghai bearing 1c. red and 5c. orange (defective) cancelled by a single strike of the double-circle c.d.s. in black with a good strike of the straight-line "Registered" in rose-red with manuscript "No 255" in red ink; the

Lot #: 2178

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1894 (15 Mar.) local envelope bearing ½c. to 10c. set of five, each tied by fine strikes of the double-circle datestamp in black. A scarce third issue set on first day cover. Photo

Lot #: 2179

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019

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Chefoo Covers 1894 (24 Mar.) large printed commercial envelope to Shanghai Per "s s 'Kowshing'" bearing 1c. red and 2c. blue cancelled by a fine strike of the double-circle c.d.s. in black with a further strike on the reverse overstruck by Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue (26.3) and pencil

Lot #: 2180

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

Date: 21 Jun 2019