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1892/1967, mostly China and related inc. ICP/CIP used stationery, 1902 coiling dragon 2 C. (5) tied four strikes early TPO Shanhaikwan-Peking to cover to Italy, combination cover 1901 to Penang, correspondence 1914/1916 to Italian at Mengtsz Canton Wuhu etc. some via Siberia/Changchun (often with contents), ppc Aden Camp 1901 to Shanghai, air mail cover to Italy 1935, Tibet covers (3), early postwar covers. PRC used in Tibet 1950s, three PRC cultural revolution covers inc. pair of gold/red gold se-tenant. Japanese Offices in Korea 3 S. brown (pair) on double weight cover Pusan 1901 to Nagasaki. Japanese Offices in China mixed frank on cover inc. scarcer 6 Sen maroon. Total 54 items, to be inspected. (S)

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China

4.500 €

8.000 €

1894, 6 sen rate to Japan, mailed during sino-japanese war between nations at war: dowager 3 Ca. (2) tied blue seal Tientsin to cover in combination w. french offices 25 C. tied "SHANG-HAI 11 MARS 95" to Powers&Co., Nagasaki/Japan. On reverse blue "CUSTOM TIENTSIN FEB 22 1895", black "CUSTOMS SHANGHAI MARS 10 95", french mail steamer "LIGNE N 11 MARS 95 No. 1" and arrival Nagasaki March 15. Tientsin IJPO was closed during sino-japanese war, hence via Shanghai IJPO. Cert. Robineau/Menozzi (2017).

  

China

7.000 €

10.000 €

1878/1940, mint and used collection in hingeless mounts, written up on pages inc. used large dragons (all 9 different) to Dowager, cent ovpts., red revenues used inc. a $1, 1897 to $1, 1898/1909 to $5, neutrality Foochow issue 3 C. used, Nanking issue 1 C., 3 C., 7 C. used and a $5 mint, the latter marked "doubtful" by vendor, republic ovpts. both to $2, Yuan Shi Kai set, dues etc.; mint 2 C. coiling dragon gutter block-4, Dr. Sun 1912 set, 1921 airs set, dues good representation etc. In most attractive boxed self-made album showing Dowager 1 C. central symbol stitched in gold on black. A quality collection.

  

China

2.000 €

5.600 €

1940/49, mint and used collection in hingeless mounts, written up on pages inc. 1940 regional surcharges with varieties like mispaced or misshaped characters, Kiangsi with double character "fun", 1941 surcharges with var. "small characters", 1943 surcharges with varieties in perforation, surcharge colours, wmks, selection of gold yuan surcharges in blocks-25 (x8, inc. corner blocks x5), 1949 gold Yuan surcharges mint/used to $500k., SYS silver yuan 1 C./500 C. cpl. mint set. Dues with variety "5" instead of "6" )Michel 79F, Chan D94a). Supplemented by an overview of Money order stamps and postal savings stamps. - Collections special strength in the provincial and local Silver Yuan issues all mint: Chushan ovpts., cpl. for Fukien, Kwangtung, Shensi, Singkiang., Szechuan 3-49 cpl., Wst Szechuan, Yunnan, also Tsingtau locals used. In most attractive boxed self-made album showing Dowager 1 C. central symbol stitched in gold on multicolour woven fabric with wooden applications, highly attractive. Recommended.

  

China

8.000 €

11.000 €

1903, COMBINATION FRANKING IMPERIAL CHINA-KIAOCHOW WITH RED REVENUES: $1 on 3c. red oblit. with tombstone mark, in combination with 2mark blue on registered cover (vertical crease not affecting adhesives is mentioned for accuracy only) from "KIAUTSCHOU 9/6 03" to Yonkers/N.Y./USA, on reverse sender's mark (German customs officer Breitscheidt), transit marks of "YOKOHAMA 2 JUN 03", "TACOMA, WASH JUL 12 1903" (U.S. West coast) and Yonkers arrival 18.7.03. MOST SPECTACULAR AND EXTREMELY RARE FRANKING!

  

China

8.000 €

21.000 €

1897, red revenues 2/cents (2), 1 C. tied three strikes brown customs dater "CUSTOMS CHEFOO MAY 1 1897" to red band cover to Inchon/Korea. On reverse lunar date by sender "3rd moon 30th day" and brown dispatch mark "CUSTOMS CHEFOO MAY 7 1897". All are type B of Chefoo customs dater. Addressed to a Mr. Wang c/o Meyer & Co. Sent by a Wang company in Chefoo, perhaps a relative. Meyer & Co. was established 1866 in Hong Kong by Hamburg merchants Hermann Constantin Eduard Meyer (1841-1926) and his brother H. D. Johannes Meyer. Tientsin branch followed in 1873, then Hamburg (1877), London (1883), Shanghai, Hankow, Chinan and Tsingtao etc. The chinese name of the company was "Mee Yeh Yang Hong" with trade names "Golden Dragon" and "Upon Novels." By recommandation of Paul von Moellendorff, first western advisor to Korean king Kojong (1852-1919), he ordered to open another branch in Chemulpo (Inchon, Jenchuan, Ninsen). This was done in May 1884 by Meyers business partner, Carl Andreas Wolter (1858-1916) with employee Sites. This was the first western business co. admitted to Korea, which also built the first western style bldg. in Korea: a sort of palace which was destroyed in Sept. 1950 with MacArthurs amphibious landing during the korean war. In 1886 Carl Luehrs joined, two more branches opened in Pusan and Andong. The Korea branch had a sort of import-export monopoly for the korean govt. to 1905. E. Meyer was honorary korean consul in Hamburg/Germany 1886-1906. The company exists in Hamburg until today. - Up to now only two other Red Revenue covers to Korea are recorded, both sent from Shanghai 1897.7.16 and to Meyer&Co. as well (Hwa 2003 pp. 166/67 resp. The Revenues surcharges... 1984, pp. 148/149). The first recorded Red Revenue cover with the Chefoo Customs dater as cancellation, despite ca. 28 other Red Revenue cover usages from Chefoorecorded by Benjamin Hwa. A spectacular Red Revenue cover to Korea, from the Meyer&Co. archival find in September, 2016.

  

China

6.000 €

11.000 €

1878/1949, unused mounted mint resp. unused no gum as issued collection on hingeless Scott pages in Scott Speciality Series album, inc. large dragons (5), small dragons (6), 1897 cents surcharges seriffed cpl., small dragons cent surcharges set, 1897 litho to $1, 1898 to $2, 1902/10 cpl., Dr. Sun and Yuan Shih Kai cpl., 1913 London printing to $5, 1915 Peking printing to $2, 1923 to $5 etc., strong in 1942/44 provincial surcharges, inc. provinces, postage dues and parcel post (Michel cat. ca. 25.300.- )

  

China

8.000 €

13.000 €

1895, registered cover with emboss "Inspectorate General of Customs / Statistical Department" with boxed vermilion seal w. inserted handwritten date "3. V. 95" plus "CUSTOMS T(IENT)SIN MAY 7 1895" in combination w. german offices, 20 Pf. blue vertical pair tied "TIENTSIN / Imp. German Postal Agency 11/5 95" to german navy Lt. aboard gunboat "SMS Iltis" local, then fwd. to Shanghai at full german foreign rate, arrival "CUSTOMS SHANGHAI MAY plus large double circle vermilion "CHINA SHANGHAI/R", slightly reduced at left and backed tear, opened out for display, double signed and cert. Bothe BPP (1979), full of character.

  

China

2.000 €

12.500 €

1878/1938, mint no gum and predominantly used on Schaubek pages including provinces, definitives mostly with top values up to $5 or even $20, many attractive postmarks, from the estate of a prewar german overseas merchant, amazing old time collection.

  

China

3.000 €

9.600 €

1897, 4 cents antiqua on 4 Cn. pale rose, a vertical pair imperforated in-between, unused mounted mint first mount LH, pristine condition, Chan 40g US-$ 10.000

  

China

200 €

5.500 €

1897, large dollar "CHEFOO 16 NOV 97" on french offices card 10 C. canc. "SHANG-HAI 19 NOV 97" w. blue dollar "SHANGHAI" same day alongside, french mail sthip "LIGNE N 20 NOV 97 No. 3" to Switzerland w. "CHEXBRES 22.XII.97" arrival, "Chefoo 15 Dec." dateline on reverse, bumped corners, attractive

  

China

5.000 €

6.200 €

1900, ppc "The Tientsin Bund", franked with 1/2 c. brown (2) and 1 c. ocre (3), canc. by two-line private foreign-language school cancellation, transfered to German P.O. and franked with 10 pfg., canc. 5.7.00, to Germany, card with some imperfections. Among the first foreign language schools in Tsingtau, historical document.

  

China

1.000 €

7.800 €

1878/1980, collection in 6 big albums, starting with 4 large and 21 small dragons, following issues also very good, 4 Red Revenues, e .g. 350 values of definitive issues 1897/1906 up to 2 $, commemorative issues with better values incl. 5 $ Republic 1912, airmail, postage due, province issues, Mandschuko and also a small part PRC, very low start, please inspect!

  

China

11.000 €

12.000 €

1882, large dragon thick paper 3 Ca. brownish red canc. seal "Shanghai" on small cover w. on reverse "CUSTOMS SHANGHAI OCT 20 86", in combination with France 25 C. bistre on straw (slight rubbing at top) canc. "Shang-hai/Chine 20 OCT 86", to London (Nov. 29 arrival), transits red TPO "Modane à Paris" and TPO "Paris à Calais" 29 NOV 86" on reverse, somewhat unevenly opened, not affecting stamps, very fine. Chan 8.

  

China

20.000 €

27.000 €

1878/1949, mint and used collection mounted on pages in two binders, inc. large dragons used (11), mint small dragon 1 Ca. corner margin block-12, dowager 9 Cn. tete-beche pair, cent-ovpt. units, used red revenues large $1, 1897 lithos $5 imperf. horizontal pair NG, 1898/1902 $2 and 5 each clean mint, 1914 both styles ovpt. sets, inc. $2 London ovpt. inverted NG, 1923 junks used to $20, all s/s, provinces w. Singkiang 1914 used to $20 resp. 1923 to $10, inc. stationery mint/used (w. 1918 commemorative marking used Foochow-Pagoda) and some flight covers etc. etc. The collection of an german "China-hand" a. o. present in Chungking in WWII.

  

China

3.000 €

8.200 €

1878/1950, stockbook mainly used, large dragons, small dragons, dowager resp. surcharges etc. Also stock in box with mint (inc. blocks-4, imprint units etc.) and used presorted in paper pouches mainly Republic, also jap. occupation mint/used etc.

  

China

9.500 €

14.000 €

1912, 5 dollar with Provisional Neutrality overprint, mint lightly hinged original gum (light natural gum bend), very fine and fresh. ONLY 52 EXAMPLES OF THIS MAJOR CHINA RARITY WERE SOLD. It certainly belongs to the most underpriced stamps of China. Ex Towson collection, signed Livingston, certificate BPA (2013). SG 191

  

China

6.000 €

9.500 €

1884 (6 Sept.), Large Dragon 3c. vermilion on thick paper from 1883, with bright colour and nearly perfect centering, on envelope to Peking tied by large Tientsin seal, showing "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s. on reverse, addressee's name excised, otherwise extremely fine. Chan 8. Provenance: Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman. References: James B. Whang, "A Comprehensive Illustration on Covers of the Large Dragons" (Taipei, 1997), p. 436.

  

China

3.000 €

5.000 €

1896, dowager 3 C. (6, strip-3, pair and single) tied clear blue seals "PEKING" to reverse of small cover w. "I.G. OF CUSTOMS PEKING FEB 1 96" alongside, in combination w. on front french offices 50 C. tied "SHANG-HAI 14 FEVR 96" to Berlin/Germany. Transits blue Shanghai customs FEB 14 resp. next day french mail steamer "Ligne N Paq Fr. No.8" and Berlin cabinet p.o. 20/3 96 arrival: addressed to legation exchequer of Foreign Office, Berlin W. Highly attractive double weight cover, provenience: Cherrystone March 2010 #438.

  

China

8.000 €

8.200 €

1897, cent surcharge antiqua, 3mm distance type: 2 C., 4 C. (2), 5 C. (vertical pair) tied three strikes of blue large dullar "PEKING 22 SEP 97" in combination w. french offices 50 C. tied "SHANGHAI 1 OCT 97" to Swedish Foreign Ministry/Stockholm, backstamps blue dollar "SHANGHAI 27 SEP 97" and "STOCKHOLM 10 11 97", also blue two-line arrival of Ministry "UTRIKES DEPT. 11 NOV. 97". Cover slightly reduced at left, file bend and two small creases, none affecting stamps, on reverse gum remainders from affixing to file. The 30 C. triple weight rate. A stunning entire.

  

China

10.000 €

26.000 €

1878/1995, mint and preedominantly used collection, inc. large dragon set, $1 on red revenue unused NG signed Köhler and Dr. Rieger; PR China inc. Tien An Men 4th set used ($100.000 two copies), monument s/s and Kuan Han-Ching s/s unused mint, goldfish and chrysanthemum mint never hinged MNH, table-tennis s/s used, Mei Lan-Fang s/s MNH (two slight creases), Mei Lan Fang imperforated MNH, childrens games imperforated mint, Pandas imperforated margin copies MNH, apes imperf. used, Peony set and s/s mint, 15years corner imprint margin-strip 3, cultural revolution magin strips-5 MNH (one fold), new directives strip-5 used (non-fold) in three stockbooks. (Michel cat. value 100.000.- +)

  

China

5.000 €

5.200 €

1897, 10 C. sans-serif on 9 C. light green (2) each tied by full strike "CUSTOMS / CHUNGKING" in combination w. french offices 50 C. tied "SHANG-HAI 22 JUIL 97 CHINE" to Scotland "GLASGOW SP 1 97" and fwd. to "DUNDEE SP 2 97" on reverse, also brown large dollar "SHANGHAI 22 JUL 97/Kwanghsü 21.6.21". On reverse mimeographed note "address all / future mail matter / to / C.I.M. CHUNGKING / W. CHINA / not to Hankow", so sender had moved to a new workplace, attractive double weight cover, cert. BPA (2013). (SG 63)

  

China

3.500 €

6.400 €

1878/1926, substantial old time collection clean on pages inc. large dragons, small dragons dowager used ex 12 Cn. cpl., surcharges 30 C./24 Cn. with full strike "CUSTOMS SWATOW", red revenues 1 C., 2 C s.l., 4 C. $1 mint (1 C. MM, otherwise NG), 1898 wild geese $2 unused mounted mint in very fresh condition, SYS $5 unused mounted mint, tibet surcharge 3 P./1 C. to 2 1/2 A./10 C. mounted mint

  

China

4.000 €

5.400 €

1897, Empress dowager later 2nd printing 30 cents / 24 c. pale rose, surcharge large figures, narrow spacing, unused, mint hinged with full original gum, very fresh color and usual perfs, difficult to find in this quality, a very rare stamp, (Chan 81) Michel catalogue value 20.000,- Euro

  

China

200 €

6.000 €

1940, SYS $5 (pair), $2 (pair), $1 and martyr 30 C. total $15.30 frank canc. „Tungchwan ...29.7.29" (July, 29, 1940) to Amsterdam, endorsed ”Via Alma Ata„ and German censorship label. Sender ”Heroldo de Chiio„ (Esperanto journal for China) and marked language ”Esperanto„, even with trilingual air mail hs. Esperanto-French-Chinese. Each dollar value with „Tungchwan” anti-bandit hs. Shortlived route and rate. (T)

  

China

3.000 €

5.800 €

1883/1949, predominantly used and few mint collection mounted on pages in lever arched file inc. large dragons (7). small dragons (26) etc. with pairs, blocks-4, corner copies, both s/s

  

China

12.000 €

17.000 €

1878-1992, Comprehensive collection in 12 stockbooks and albums, used mainly but also/or mint series, with many souvenir sheets mint (as three times 1978 'Horses', etc.), starting with few large and small dragons, find also 1897 2c on 3c Red Revenue unused, further China issues with Local issues and provinces. The main part consists of PR China used but mint also (s/s's mnh mostly), some 'modern' FDC's and covers, booklets (some panes on cover), and many fine and good items more.

  

China

20.000 €

39.000 €

1878/1994, mint and used collection mounted on hingeless „Palo” text in 8 vols. Empire inc. Locals, Republic, People's Republic (collected mint or used, no s/s prior to 1979, cultural revolution is mounted mint LH, Taiwan (inc. 1951 s/s, 1953 imperfs. booklet 66th birthday), Manchuko, Jap. occupation; also supplementary material in 8 green stockbooks; collection Macao 1976/2000 mounted on hingeless „Schaubek” pages, huge cat. value.

  

China

2.000 €

11.500 €

1878-1949 (ca.), duplicates in two stockbooks starting with about 40 large and 40 small dragons in different types incl. several forgeries, later issues with interesting surcharged and optd. items, twelve Red Revenues, definitives to $20, commemorative and airmail issues incl. complete sets, miniature sheets, Postage Dues, Local and Province issues etc., an enormous quantity and a great study lot unchecked for varieties, plate flaws or postmarks etc., unused mint or without gum and used incl. some stamps on pieces, Michel cat. value more than € 40.000,-- (2006) stated by owner - please inspect very carefully!

  

China

1.000 €

5.200 €

1919, postage stamp booklets: No. 6 complete and unexploited in very fresh condition (Chan booklet No. 6; US-$9000.-)

  

China

500 €

9.600 €

1897, card ICP 1 C. (toning, paper adhering on reverse) canc. „KIUKIANG 3 JUL 99” in combination with Japan 1 S. green tied by framed „I.P.O.” canc. „SHANGHAI 15 JUL 99" to c/o Shanghai German Consulate general, Shanghai LPO and german p.o. transits, then to Yokohama, large bold ”T„ of chinese posts, framed red tax mark of Yokohama, Japan 2 sen carmine (pair, overlapping/faults) canc. ”Yokohama/missing„. Paper slips of Yokohama p.o. trying to find addressee, wih August 5 postmarks. Despite faults unusual item.

  

China

3.000 €

6.600 €

1878/1999, mint used collection, often present in both conditions. Strength in Empire/Republic on Scott pages inc. small dragons (5), dowager 9-24 Ca. mint, red revenues 1 C. mint/used, both 2 C. mint; inc. 1942/43 provincial surcharges, provincial issues, express letter stamps, silver yuan provincials, local posts, fiscals. Taiwan 1945/99 mint/used comprehensive inc. 1955/56 s/s mint. PRC often with 1st printings inc. liberated areas/provincial issues, from 1960 basic (no s/s, cultural revolution); Japanese occupation sound collection; Tibet (independent) mostly forgeries; plus PRC 1988, 1990 year books and FDC folder „flowers of Yunnan”. 'Hidden' extras like blocks-4, plate-imprint copies, covers/ppc/FDC ec. are added between the pages, plus double stock. Accurate viewing recommended.

  

China

10.000 €

10.500 €

1878-2000, Collection in box with five albums mint and used, three red revenues and many classic stamps, few Mao issues including strip of five, year of the monkey used (crease), Gu Dong booklet, year of the child souvenir sheet, overall a lot of material and high catalogue value, please inspect!

  

China

6.000 €

6.600 €

1878/1965, unused mounted mint/unused no gum as issued resp. used collection in two Schaubeck albums: Vol. 1 up to 1949 (inc. large dragons x4, small dragons x5) plus Shanghai Local Posts, Foreign Post Offices in China, and Taiwan; Vol. 2 1949/64 PRC mint and used, mostly 2nd printings (but radio gymnast also 1st), including peony sheet unused no gum as issued in very clean condition. (2A)

  

China

5.000 €

5.200 €

1897/1988, diverse, stock in three albums: 1907 birthday in used blocks-4 resp. SON, mint margin strips-5 ec., cultural revolution MNH inc. Anyuan block-4, PRC cpl. booklets used inc. 1 (1), 2 (2), 3 (2), 4 (3), 5, 6 (2) , 7, 8 (3), 9, 16, 17; cpl. SB 4 MNH; PC early blocks-4 used ec. (3A)

  

China

30.000 €

50.000 €

1949-1998, near to complete mint collection (except a few stamps only), many additionally used, few used only (as some souvenir sheets), and also with covers/FDC's and some really unusual stamps/items. The impressive collection contains all the good items as 1951 Tien An Men, Cultural Revolution items (as souvenir sheets, Mao's 'Thesis' and 'Directives' in unfolded strips of five etc) to 'modern' booklets or the red monkey. A very fine and comprehensive collection on pages in six big folders.

  

China

3.000 €

6.400 €

Ca. 1880/1990, very interesting collection in six albums from classic to modern issues, incl. many good stamps and blocks of People's Republic of China: Michel Block 11, 12 (Horses), 13/16, 19(girl)/22, etc., very high catalogue value

  

China

5.000 €

5.400 €

1878/1990 (ca.), general collection of China in stockbooks, on pages, stockcards, in pouches (inc. some North Korea), yearbooks (1997, 2003, ), FDC of chrysanthemums (2), 1963 landscapes (wrinkles), 1963 butterflies; 1977/79 s/s with soiling and NG,see photo-ex

  

China

15.000 €

15.500 €

1878-1951's ca., comprehensive collection in four big albums etc, starting with 6 Large Dragons and 14 Small Dragons, further issues to 1949 including several better items like 1894 3ca IMPERF between horiz pair (Chan 9,000). Not even with the highest values but with some scarce covers and varieties. Followed by Postage Due and other service stamps, Provincial and Local issues, the 1946-1951 period as well as a special volume containing issues of the Foreign P.O.'s as German P.O.'s in China with pre-runners, the different types of ''China'' overprints from 1897 with complete sets to 5 RM (two types) mint, also used sets, HAN's and covers/stationeries, also issues of the British, the Japanese and the Russian Post in China as well as a mint Manchukuo collection. Additionally some more modern items like a UPU presentation book to the 1957 Ottawa Congress containing mint sets/issues of Taiwan 1954-57, a further Taiwan booklet 1958-60, PR China year book 1986, eight stamp booklets 1981-84 and further items like 1978 'Horses' s/s mint. A very interesting and valuable collection.

  

China

5.000 €

6.500 €

1874, EARLIEST RECORDED COVER FROM SCHWEDEN TO CHINA TO A DESTINATION OUTSIDE OF SHANGHAI: Schweden 74 öre franking made up by 17 öre lion type x2 (the upper stamp is a replacement for another 17 öre that went lost) and 20 öre Ringtyp x2 all cancelled „WENERSBORG 3.1 1874” on folded letter (some toning) to AMOY China send via Brindisi (8.1), Hong Kong (18.2) and blue Amoy (26.2.76) arrival cds. According to the Facit catalogue this is the earliest cover recorded to China (Shanghai excluded) and the only cover with Lion type issue for this destination and in general one of two covers known for the pre-UPU period. Two further covers are recorded going to Shanghai in the pre-upu period.

  

China

50.000 €

84.000 €

1878/1910, Chinese Empire, exhibition collection in two volumes on 121 pages, from a late Chinese emigrée to Brazil. Includes large dragons mint (1 c. x6, 3 c. x2, 5 c. x4), used (1c. x23, 3 c. x39, 5c. x36), small dragons mint (1c x 10, 3c x15, 5c x4) used (1c x17, 3c x9, 5c x14), cent surcharge 8c on 6c vert. pair imperf.-in-between unused (Chan 42d), red revenues 1 c./3c (5 mint/5 used), 2c/3c (6 mint inc. block-4, used 3), also mint 2c/3c with „s” inverted (Chan 84g) resp. used with surcharge inverted (Chan 84j = $20.000, a major rarity); 2/cents on 3 c. (mint 2, used 8), 4/cents (mint 6 inc. block-4, used 2) ec. Also covers inc. 1834 from Canton, 1880-I chan, I.P.O., italian p.o. in China ec. Finally Shanghai Local Post two large dragons, 8 Ca. resp. 12 Ca. (Chan LS4, LS24a), mint. Scans of the complete collection may be checked on our internetpage, resp. are available on DVD on request.

  

China

400 €

5.200 €

1900/41 (ca.), interessante Sammlung von 39 Ganzsachenkarten, davon 24 Stücke gebraucht, mit Doppelkarten, Zudrucken etc., überwiegend gute Erhaltungen.

  

China

20.000 €

26.000 €

1866, THE ONLY RECORDED HONG KONG COVER CANCELLED BY ”SHANGHAE LOCAL POST X” CDS. 1863/64, 8 C. dull orange w. 24 C. deep green canc. by bold strikes of extremely rare „SHANGHAE LOCAL POST X FE 7 66” on small blue cover endorsed ”Marseilles„ to Edinburgh/Scotland. On reverse transits blue british p.o. „SHANGHAE C FE 8 66”, "HONG KONG C FE 12 66„ and arrival ”EDINB. M2 MR 27 66„., two slight horiz. file folds through adhesives, which however does not detract from the great rarity of this cover: Webb had not seen an example of this usage on cover, no example was in the Ishikawa collection. A MAJOR RARITY OF CHINESE POSTAL HISTORY, cert. BPA (2008) and Philatelic Foundation (2010).

  

China

2.000 €

5.800 €

1888, small dragon 5 C. (strip-3, one torn) and 3 C. (torn) canc. by three strikes of blue seal style „Tientsin”, tied by blue„CUSTOMS TIENTSIN JUN 12 92”, in combination with France 25 C. (horiz. pair) canc. „SHANG-HAI .. JUIN 92”, transit „CUSTOMS SHANGHAI JUN 10 92” on double weight cover to staff at Ministry of War, Berlin/Germany w. arrival "delivered by p.o. 62 27.7.92". Previously unknown cover recently detected in Germany.

  

China

5.000 €

6.200 €

1897, Ichang, (16-17 Nov.) registered envelope to Vienna (arrival d.s.) bearing on reverse I.C.P. 20c. from the top of the sheet, cancelled by "Ichang" dollar chop in brown, with matching "R" unframed h.s. adjacent, and on front France "Chine" 50c. cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s (25.11), with "R" in frame h.s. alongside, the cover is additionally franked with an array of Local Post values (16, one has defect) also cancelled by the "Ichang" dollar chop, light uniform toning, fine picturesque franking paying the 20 cents registered letter rate for overseas UPU countries. PROBABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR COVER IN EXISTANCE WITH THE SCARCE ICHANG DOLLAR CHOP.

  

China

1.500 €

5.500 €

1901, official card „ON POSTAL SERVICE” franked 4 C coiling dragon canc. „SHANGHAI 29 SEP 01” in combination with french officesvia Hong Kong Oct 2, Haiphong Oct 7, Hanoi Oct 8, "HOKOW 15 OCT 01„ to ”MENGTSZ 23 OCT 01„. This inner-chinese official mail to Yunnan was routed via French Indochina (a foreign route), hence foreign postage was due. To District p. o. Mengtsz, on reverse information of routing to another remote chinese place then faster accessible via foreign: "Teng Yüeh (Momein, Yünnan) Customs: Staff Address c/o Brit. P.O. Bhano, Upper Burma (via Rangoon)". A most interesting document.

  

China

500 €

5.000 €

1878/1949, used collection on pages (3 mint dowagers up to 9 C.) inc. large dragons (8), small dragons (7), 1898 20c-$5 with „Kiaochow” oval daters, 1941 thrift movement s/s mint/used, 1944 refugee fond s/s used, also provincial ovpts. up to $5, dues and some local post, clean condition, see photo-ex

  

China

2.000 €

7.400 €

1900-48, Over 140 covers mostly domestic SYS / junks (few with faults), nice air mails, censors, registered, please inspect carefully

  

China

3.000 €

10.800 €

1878/1966, a charming collection in a Schaubek album, predominantly used, from the early issues, the main value in the People´s Republic, to be mentioned 1952 gymnastics as first printing in blocks of four, 1961 TABLE-TENNIS MINIATURE SHEET, 1962 MEI LAN-FANG MINIATURE SHEET, 1964 ROSES MINIATURE SHEET, and other better sets.

  

China

8.000 €

10.000 €

1897, red revenue 2 cents on 3 cents with small inverted surcharge, mint hinged with full original gum, tiny toned corner perf, fine, rarity of this issue.

  

China

10.000 €

16.000 €

1897, red revenue 4 cents on 3 cents with small "4" surcharge, mint hinged with full original gum, very fine, rarity of this issue.

  

China

8.000 €

13.500 €

1899/1913, correspondence of 19 covers mostly from or via Mengtsz (Mongtze)/Yunnan to France (Rennes or Paris): 7 covers Laokay/Tonkin-Rennes (6 with transit Mengtsz, inc. two of the X-rare CUSTOMS MENGTZU with strikes of Oct. 3 and Dec. 4 99), four covers franked coiling dragons canc. intl. dater „MENGTSZ”, two covers from french p.o. „MONGTZE” 1902 in blue, also covers Peking/Tientsin french p.o. ec., see photo

  

China

3.500 €

14.500 €

1897, Dowager 30 cents on 24 Cn. canc. brown Pa-kua of Chefoo in combination w. french offices 25 C., 50 C. canc. „SHANGHAI 11 JUIN 97 CHINE” on registered cover (vert. bend not affecting stamps) w. bold vermillion ”R„ ms. blue ”Chefoo„ and small framed black ”R„ of french p.o., to Vienna/Austria: to editorial staff of newspaper „Welt-blatt”, on reverse brown „CUSTOMS JUN 5 97 CHEFOO”, dollar dater in brown „SHANGHAI 7 JUN 97”, Vienna registration section arrival (blue) and delivery (black) „13.7.97". Believed to be the only such single franking to Austria.

  

China

5.000 €

6.800 €

1878/1980, enormer Sammlungs- und Lagerbestand ab den großen Drachen, dabei auch Provinzen, Ausländische Postämter in China, Besetzungen, Mandschurei, Hong Kong...und vieles mehr, der unberührte Bestand stammt aus Sammlerhand und beinhaltet auch die eine oder andere Fälschung, chancenreicher Posten für Stempel und Besonderheiten.

  

China

40.000 €

49.000 €

1897, "THE RED RUBY" of Chinese Philately. 30 c. Large numeral surcharge with narrow 1 1/2 mm spacing on 24ca Dowager first printing, a magnificent mint example of one of the great rarities of both the Dowager issues as well as all of China, possessing exceptional physical features that make this an especially pretty stamp including being marvelously well centered within large margins, complemented by full even perforations, the color is bright and distinctive of the first printing Dowager issue, plus it has full original gum being lightly hinged with just a bare hint of aging at upper left of no consequence for this legendary rarity, extremely fine. The stamp offered here is the epitome of the rarities produced by the above process. It is believed that only one sheet of the 24ca First Printing Dowager was given this late large numeral surcharge with 1 1/2mm spacing. This sheet of 20 stamps was discoverd by A. Dierkin at the Chungking PO. In referring to the 30c on 24ca narrow large numeral surcharge Dr. Ma said that this stamp and the one on the new printing "...are two of the rarest and most valuable 'classic' Chinese stamps - scarcer than the 'small dollar'." We are pleased to offer this amazing rarity that is worthy of the finest collections of Chinese stamps photo-cert Experts & Consultants Ltd. (2005) (Chan #73; Scott 64; Michel 25 IVa. In June 2007a similar example of this rarity sold for 747.500 HKD (About 71.000 Euro), photo certificate E.C.L.

  

China

6.000 €

10.800 €

1897, Empress dowager later 2nd printing 30 c./24 Cds. pale rose, surcharge large figures, narrow spacing, with variety „Dot missing after Chinese character 'Two'„ mint w. original gum, lightly hinged, several pulled perfs, great rarity, photo-cert Experts&Consultants Ltd. (2005)

  

China

4.000 €

7.400 €

1897, small 2 c. on 3 c. Red Revenue with inverted surcharge, original gum with hinge remnant, fresh and well centered, very fine, photo-cert. CSS (2005): „unaltered and genuine in all respects.” (

  

China

1.000 €

6.000 €

1883, large dragon thin paper 3 Ca. red (corner perf miss) canc. large blue seal „Peking”, also black pen cross, on red band cover to Tientsin Tzu-chu-lin (foreign settlement), backstamps blue square ”Peking 10th year 9th moon 1st day„ and ”I.G. CUSTOMS PEKING OCT 19 84„

  

China

1.000 €

7.400 €

1883, large dragon thick paper clean cut perfs, 3 Ca. red canc. large blue seal „Peking”, also black pen cross, on pictorial cover to Tientsin Tzu-chu-lin (foreign settlement), backstamps blue square ”Peking 10th year 10th moon 7th day„ and ”I.G. CUSTOMS PEKING NOV 24 84

  

China

1.000 €

9.000 €

1885, large dragon thick paper rough perfs 3 Ca. red (top right part scissor separation) canc. large blue seal „Peking”, also black pen cross, on red band cover to Tientsin Tzu-chu-lin (foreign settlement), backstamps blue square ”Peking 10th year 10th moon 3r day„ and ”I.G. CUSTOMS PEKING NOV 20 84„

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