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1 – 8 December 2018

China: Collections and Accumulations

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Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 700.00 HKD

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A group of Siberia concerning items, comprising Embossed Eagle & Dragon post card used from Russian Post Office Chefoo in 1899 to Parchim, early period cover front from Russian Post Office Tientsin to France with Russian instruction handstamp "Via Port Arthur to Siberia", an unused picture post card“Panorama Transsiberiene”issued at Exposition Universelle de 1900 and relevant clips from early newspapers...

Starting bid: 5 000.00 HKD

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1902 (Feb 10) picture post card from German Post Office Hankau to Bruxelles with 1902 (Mar 1) arrival c.d.s., only 19 days transit time, probably carried via Siberia. Very early mail via Siberia. VF-F.

Starting bid: 15 000.00 HKD

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1902 (Mar 21) cover from Russian Post Office Chefoo to Haspe Germany (Apr 13 backstamp), manuscript instruction“Via Siberia”at top, very early example of“Via Siberia”cover. Rare. VF-F.

Starting bid: 20 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 20 000.00 HKD

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1902 (Apr) Imperial 1st Postal Card uprated with CIP 4c, from Tsinan used to Germany, cancelled circular TSINAN/POST OFFICE handstamp, addressed to Weimar Germany (2.5.02 arrival c.d.s.) transit via Kiaochow and Tsingtau with German Post Office Tsingtau cancelling Kiautschou 20 pf stamp, endorsed“Via Siberia”. This is early example of Chinese Post Office handling“Via Siberia”mail. VF-F.

Starting bid: 2 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 2 000.00 HKD

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1902 & 1903 two covers with Russian PO in China issues, one from Chefoo (1902 Nov 25) to England, via Russia, f.w. Russian PO in China 5k pair, tied by Chefoo Russian PO cds., with (Dec 5) Russian transit; the other from Shanghai registered to France, f.w. Russian PO in China 10k & 7k & 2k, tied by Shanghai Russian...

Starting bid: 1 200.00 HKD

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1902 (Dec 10) Shanghai to France postcard, via Siberia, f.w. French ovpt. "Chine" 10c, tied by Shanghai French PO cds., along with Moscow transit and France arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 20 000.00 HKD

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1902 (Dec 2) Picture post card from Liu Kung Tau, franked CIP 1/2c x 2 and Russian P.O. 2k pair, to England, respectively cancelled Liu Kung Tau and Chefoo (12 DEC 02) c.d.s. with manuscript instruction “Via Port Arthur and Moscow” with Parkstone England JA 7 03 arrival. The recipient affixed GB 1d and sent it back to the sender,...

Starting bid: 800.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 000.00 HKD

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1903 two postcards from German PO in China, both f.w. German PO in China 10 Pf stamps, one from Hankow to Denmark, via Siberia, tied by Hankow German PO cds., along with Denmark arrival; the other from Shanghai to Germany, tied by Shanghai German PO cds., along with Germany arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 300.00 HKD

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1903 postcard and cover with Russian PO in China issues, postcard: from Tientsin to France, via Siberia, f.w. Russian PO 2k block of 4 & 1k pair, tied by Tientsin Russian PO cds., along with Russian "Via Siberia" violet indicative cachet and Russia transit; cover: from Shanghai to England, f.w. Russian PO in China 10k, tied by Shanghai cds. London...

Starting bid: 1 200.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 900.00 HKD

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1903 two covers from Russian PO in China,, one from Tientsin registered to France, franked on reverse Russian PO in China ovpt “KITAI” 10k & 7k & 5k & 2k & 1k & 3k × 2, tied by Tientsin Russian PO cds., on front with Russian registered label and indicative cachet "via Siberia"; the other from Shanghai to Holland, via...

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 2 400.00 HKD

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1903 (May 30) Picture post card written in Kiachta of Chinese Mongolia but had carried across border to Russian Post Office Troisksavsk for transmission, transit via Moscow with Eger arrival 03 (Jul 30). VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 500.00 HKD

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1903 postcard and cover with Russian PO in China issues, postcard: from Tientsin to France, via Russia, f.w. Russian PO in China 2k pair, tied by Tientsin Russian PO cds., along with France arrival; cover: from Shanghai to England, per "Mongolia", via Siberia, f.w. Russian PO 10k, tied by Shanghai Russian PO cds., on reverse with England arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 200.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 300.00 HKD

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Picture post card and cover dated July & October of 1903, franked with Russian postage, former registered usage to Copenhagen, latter to Vevey of Switzerland. Initially the Russian Post Office refused to carry mail items for UPU countries unless Russian Postage was paid. Card damaged at upper right, cover VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 500.00 HKD

Hammer price: 3 000.00 HKD

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1903 (Jul 13) Hankow to Germany registered cover franked 6 Russian stamps, with endorsement“Per Trans-Siberian Railway via Dalny” with registration handstamp, transit via Shanghai, Moscow with Bodensburg 10.8.03 arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 3 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 13 000.00 HKD

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1903 (Nov 7) Imperial 2nd Postal Card uprated with CIP 10c and 4c from Shanghai to Paris, purple handstamp RECOMMANDE PAR TRANSSIBERIEN at top left, handled by French Post Office Shanghai 7 NOV 03, hand-drawn painting on reverse. (Note: French P .O. utilized its UPU member status and transmitted this card to Russian P .O. for onward delivery without additional...

Starting bid: 500.00 HKD

Hammer price: 2 000.00 HKD

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1903 (Nov 28) Shanghai to Switzerland postcard, via Siberia, f.w. Hong Kong 4c, tied by Shanghai British PO cds., along with Switzerland arrivals. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 900.00 HKD

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1903 (Nov) Shanghai registered to Scotland cover, via Siberia, franked on reverse Russian PO in China 10k × 2, tied by Shanghai Russian PO cds., along with England transit, on front with Russian registered label and Shanghai registered cachet. VF-F.

Starting bid: 800.00 HKD

Hammer price: 900.00 HKD

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1903 Shanghai to France postcard and cover, both via Siberia, cover: f.w. French ovpt. "Chine" 15c, tied by CORR. D. ARMEES SHANG-HAI cds., on reverse with France arrival; postcard: f.w. French 5c, tied by Shanghai French PO cds. VF-F.

Starting bid: 100 000.00 HKD

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Collection of 90 picture postcards written by a Frenchman C.E. Tanant to his mother at Vosges France in 1903, when he travelled by train from France to Warsaw and boarded the Trans-Siberian Railway to Dalny, from there he went to Peking and Shanghai, continuing to send postcards to his mother, unwittingly recorded many scarce Train Post Office cancellationson on such...

Starting bid: 30 000.00 HKD

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Collection of covers/cards for the period 1903 to 1943, mainly to illustrate the diversity of origins and destinations of areas which enjoyed the benefit of “Via Siberia” mail service, inclusive of items sent via other routes when such service was suspended because of Russo-Japanese War (1904), World War I (1914) and setting up of Manchukuo (1933), interesting items include 1903...

Starting bid: 1 500.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 700.00 HKD

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1904 two used postal cards, both via Siberia, one is QV 4 cents postal card, sent from Hong Kong to England, via Dalny and Siberia, tied by Hong Kong cds., the other is Great Britain & Ireland 1d postal card, sent from England to Korea then to Hong Kong, via Siberia, tied by England cds., forwarded to Singapore after arriving...

Starting bid: 2 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 4 800.00 HKD

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1904 (Jul 1) Russia to Tsinshi incoming postcard, f.w. Russian 4k stamp, tied by Russian cds., along with Russia, Shanghai French PO & Shanghai Chinese PO & Shasi transits and Tsinshi tombstone arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 15 000.00 HKD

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1904 (Feb 9) incoming cover from San Francisco to Port Arthur, China, but delivery could not be effected because of Russo-Japanese War hence“Return to Sender Correspondence interrupted”, with San Francisco (Apr 3) arrival backstamp. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 800.00 HKD

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1904 (Mar 22) registered cover from Russian Post Office in Peking to Paris, via Siberia, with 1904 (May 2) arrival backstamp .VF-F.

Starting bid: 3 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 9 500.00 HKD

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1904 (May 12) Imperial 2nd Postal Card uprated with CIP 10c and 1c x 3, from Shanghai registered to Germany, with Shanghai registration cachet and Weissenburg arrival c.d.s. Hand drawn painting on reverse. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 200.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 800.00 HKD

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1904 a group of 5 postcards of Russo–Japanese War, f.w. Russian, Japanese PO in China stamps and Hong Kong stamp. Ome card with stamp off, other VF-F.

Starting bid: 8 000.00 HKD

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A small collection of 22 postcards: comprising 4 picture postcards of Russo-Japanese War, 12 picture post cards from the same Russian solider who had been sent to the Russo-Japanese War front in the Chinese Eastern Provinces some of which were dated 1904 when he was on train entering China whilst others were written in 1905 when he survived the War...

Starting bid: 4 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 4 000.00 HKD

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Small assembly of 1904 Russo-Japanese War Army PO cancellations, 10 of Japanese origin and 1 of Russian origin, all on covers or post cards, an 11 page study paper in English accompanies the lot explaining the presence and duration of Japanese Field Post Offices in China at the time of the Russo-Japanese War. (11 covers/cards + 11 page study paper).

Starting bid: 800.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 200.00 HKD

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1905 two Russo-Japanese War picture postcards from Shanghai to Japan, both f.w. CIP issues, tied by Shanghai Lunar Year cds., along with Japan transit and arrival, both franked on picture sides with Japan stamps, tied by commemorative marks. VF-F.

Starting bid: 700.00 HKD

Hammer price: 700.00 HKD

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1905 two postcards from China to Japan, one f.w. CIP stamps, tied by Shanghai Lunar Year cds., on picture side with Japane stamps tied by commemorative mark; the other sent via Japan military post, with Chihli Changli cds. VF-F.

Starting bid: 500.00 HKD

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1905 (Jan) Harbin to Russia postcard, f.w. Russian 2k pair, tied by Harbin Russian cds., along with Russia arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 700.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 200.00 HKD

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1905 Tientsin to France postcard and cover, f.w. French PO in China 10c and French 15c respectively, both tied by Tientsin French PO cds., along with France transit and arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 200.00 HKD

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1905 a group of 3 postcards concerning Russo-Japanese War, two unused and one used, pictures are about the treaty of Portsmouth after the 1904–05 Russo-Japanese War. One card depicting The last Russian train departure from Anshanchan on 14 Aug, 1904 before Japanese Occupation. VF-F.

Starting bid: 800.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 500.00 HKD

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1905 incoming postcard and cover, postcard: from England to Japan, via America, f.w. GB one penny, tied by GB cds., along with America transit and Japan arival; cover: from England to Tsingtau, f.w. GB one penny, tied by GB cds., on reverse with England &Tientsin & Shanghai & Hong Kong transits and Tsingtau arrival, finally redirected to Shanghai. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 4 200.00 HKD

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1905 red band cover franked 4 CIP stamps paying 20c international registered postage, from Kiaochow to Germany, cancelled Kiaochow lunar year c.d.s. (Nov 5 1905) with registration handstamp, transit via Shanghai and handled by Shanghai B.P .O.(NO 13 05), Frankfurt arrival 15.12.05 also on reverse. VF-F.

Starting bid: 500.00 HKD

Hammer price: 800.00 HKD

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1906 (May 29) Swatow picture postcard from Shanghai to Austria, franked on reverse CIP 4c, tied by Shanghai cds., on both sides with "SMS Panther" cachets. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 19 000.00 HKD

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1907 (Jan 13) Kirin Kwanchengtze to Russia red band cover, f.w. CIP 5c × 2, tied by Kirin Kwanchengtze Lunar Year cds., on reverse with Shanhaikwan, Shanghai transits and Russia arrival. VF-F.

Starting bid: 600.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 600.00 HKD

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1907 (Jan 14) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Tzechuan to Germany, uprated by CIP 4C, tied by Shandong Tzechuan Lunar Year cds., along with Shanghai Chinese PO and British PO transits and Germany arrival. Twopunch holes at right, toned. F-VF.

Starting bid: 600.00 HKD

Hammer price: 600.00 HKD

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1907 two postcards depicting the Russian Imperial Post, one used and the other unused, depicting that the imperial post is carried across remote tracts of Russia, by means of swift sleighs. A common danger is from attacks by wandering bands of Tartars, and to defend against these, the travellers and riders are heavily armed. VF-F.

Starting bid: 600.00 HKD

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1907 postcard and cover with Russian PO in China issues, used to Belgium or Austria, tied by Russian PO cds. VF-F.

Starting bid: 1 000.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 400.00 HKD

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1907 two covers sent in and sent out of China, one on March 30 from Shanghai registered to Russia, f.w. Russian PO in China 2k & 3k & 5k & 20k, tied by Shanghai cds., along with Russian registered label and violet registered cachet, on reverse with Russia arrival; the other on June 9 from Russia to Peking, f.w. Russian...

Starting bid: 2 000.00 HKD

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1907 (Apr 14) cover franked Russian P.O. 5k pair cancelled Russian cds., addressed to Leipzig Germany and endorsed Via Siberia at cover top. An early example of mail via Siberia during partial resumption of service in 1907 of which there was no official announcement from Russian Post Office. VF-F.

Starting bid: 20 000.00 HKD

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1907 (May 3) Imperial 2nd Postal Card uprated with CIP 1c x 4 from Tzichuan to Germany. cancelled Tzechuan lunar year c.d.s., transit via Chefoo, Kiaochow and handled by French Post Office Shanghai with KIEL arrival 3.5.07. Manuscript endorsement “Via Tsingtau uber Sibirien” evidenced an early example of transmission via Siberia after official unannounced resumption of service. VF-F.

Starting bid: 600.00 HKD

Hammer price: 700.00 HKD

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1907 two postcards bearing CIP 4c stamp, from Peking and Tientsin to Europe, tied by bilingual bisected cds. VF-F.

Starting bid: 500.00 HKD

Hammer price: 1 000.00 HKD

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1907 a postcard and a cover to Europe, via Siberia, both f.w. Hong Kong KEVII 4c, tied by Shanghai British PO cds., via Siberia, to Switzerland and England respectively. VF-F.

Starting bid: 800.00 HKD

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1907 two registered covers to Europe, via Siberia, both f.w. French stamps, tied by Shanghai French PO cds., Tientsin French PO cds. respectively, both with registered cachet, one bearing "CORPS D'OCCUPATION DE CHINE · LE GENERAL COMMANDANT" double ring cachet in blue. VF-F.

Starting bid: 700.00 HKD

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1908 a postcard and a cover to Europe, via Siberia, postcard: f.w. Hong Kong 4c, tied by Shanghai British PO cds.; cover: f.w. French ovpt. 4c on 10c, tied by Tientsin French PO cds., bearing "CORPS D'OCCUPATION DE CHINE R.F." double ring cachet in violet. VF-F.

Starting bid: 800.00 HKD

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1909 three postcards, two sent to China and one sent from China, all f.w. Russian stamps, two sent from Russia to China, tied by Russian cds., one from Harbin to England, tied by Harbin Russian oval train PO datestamp. VF-F.

Starting bid: 600.00 HKD

Hammer price: 900.00 HKD

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1909 two postcards used to Europe, via Siberia, both f.w. CIP issues, tied by Shanghai lunar year cds., and Tangku bilingual bisected cds. respectively. VF-F.

Starting bid: 600.00 HKD

Hammer price: 2 000.00 HKD

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1910 Sweden to Hupeh Kingchow incoming cover, f.w. Swedish 20 ore, tied by Sweden cds., bearing Hankow German PO and Hankow Chinese PO and Shasi transits on reverse. VF-F. Kingchow arrival on front. VF-F.

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