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Auction: Auction 24.11.2001
was auctioned on: 24 November 2001
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cover An attractive and valuable collection of covers in five well-filled albums displaying examples of the different postal rates from 1902 to 1949 including 1902 stationery card registered from Canton to Kent, some later C.I.P. covers and post card...

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Estimate: HK$25,000 - HK$30,000
ca. US$3,205 - US$3,846
Price realised:  HK$59,800
ca. US$7,667
Lot number 2989, Views: 97

cover An attractive and valuable collection of covers in five well-filled albums displaying examples of the different postal rates from 1902 to 1949 including 1902 stationery card registered from Canton to Kent, some later C.I.P. covers and post cards, Junk issues with covers, cards, registered, censored and the introduction of air mail rates with some high value frankings; increasingly complex rates through Sun Yat Sen and Martyr issues with different routes and carriers, several with censor seals and concluding with three volumes coverering the inflation period with C.N.C. surcharges and Gold Yuan with examples of the many different rates, including several short-lived rates, again with registered, airmail to overseas destinations, envelopes covered with stamps to make up the correct rate before higher values denominations became available with some very colourful covers, especially from the Gold Yuan period, some combination covers, 1949 $1,600,000 meter mark from Shanghai and others. A comprehensive and exciting lot. Lionel Prescott Collection . (592 covers)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 24.11.2001
Date of the auction: 24 Nov 2001 - 25 Nov 2001
Address: Christie's
Spink Hong Kong