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Sale 1114 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History, featuring the F. Christian Killien, M.D. Collection

Sale Date — Wednesday-Thursday, 9-10 December, 2015

Category — China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1148
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1148, ChinaCHINA, Hong Kong, 1882-1902, 2c Rose Lake, 10c Violet on Red (36, 44; SG 32, 38), CHINA, Hong Kong, 1882-1902, 2c Rose Lake, 10c Violet on Red (36, 44; SG 32, 38)CHINA, Hong Kong, 1882-1902, 2c Rose Lake, 10c Violet on Red (36, 44; SG 32, 38). Single of 10c and horizontal pair of 2c, affixed and tied by "Shanghai MR 11 99" circular datestamps on registered picture postcard to Hainburg, Austria, card originating in Peking where a 4c I.C.P. and 10c Coiling Dragon was applied and tied by light Peking dollar chops cancels, Shanghai dollar chop and "R" handstamps (one in circle), couple light bends not affecting stamps, Very Fine

E. 400-500
900
1149
og
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1149, ChinaCHINA, Formosa, 1888, 20c Red, Unissued Horse and Dragon (Chan F16), CHINA, Formosa, 1888, 20c Red, Unissued Horse and Dragon (Chan F16)CHINA, Formosa, 1888, 20c Red, Unissued Horse and Dragon (Chan F16). Original gum, h.r., deep rich color, light crease, black manuscript notation on reverse and small stray marks on front, otherwise Fine and scarce, these stamps were printed by Bradbury, Wilkinson & Co. but were never issued

E. 400-500
650
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1150
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1150, ChinaCHINA, Imperial Chinese Post, Revenue One Yuan "Practice Engraving", CHINA, Imperial Chinese Post, Revenue One Yuan "Practice Engraving"CHINA, Imperial Chinese Post, Revenue One Yuan "Practice Engraving". India die sunk on 227 x 150mm card, Chinese design closely resembling U.S. 1c Louisiana Purchase, other six designs all are different countries or "International Postage", U.S. 1883 2c No. 210 labeled "INTERNATIONAL POSTAGE" with value expressed in Brazilian currency, and a frame with "PERU" label of an 1899 Cuban stamp and frame of a 100r Brazilian Official labeled "NEW ZEALAND", an additional early stage engraving at right and so on, it has been suggested that this is the work of an apprentice engraver to show (and improve) his hand lettering work, Very Fine, fascinating item that has been attributed to the American Bank Note Co.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1151
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1151, ChinaCHINA, 1945, Treaty Issue, Progressive Die Proofs (593P-598P), CHINA, 1945, Treaty Issue, Progressive Die Proofs (593P-598P)CHINA, 1945, Treaty Issue, Progressive Die Proofs (593P-598P). Four items, two with just flags on wove paper, one with only blue and black and the other with red added and dated Jan. 17, 1944, measuring about 145 x 90mm, some peripheral edge tears of little consequence, other two items are incomplete designs missing flags and denominations, one with interior shading omitted, both die sunk on 145 x 90 (and 95)mm cards, shaded example card with toning which surprisingly doesn't affect India paper, Very Fine and possibly unique, originating from a new find from the estate of Leo C. Kauffmann who was an engraver at the American Bank Note Company

E. 1,000-1,500
4,750
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1152
P
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1152, ChinaCHINA, 1945, $2.00 Chiang Kai-Shek, Large Die Proof (605P), CHINA, 1945, $2.00 Chiang Kai-Shek, Large Die Proof (605P)CHINA, 1945, $2.00 Chiang Kai-Shek, Large Die Proof (605P). Die sunk measuring 87 x 115mm and affixed to slightly taller card, "85729" plate inscription, blue handstamp "TOP", Very Fine and scarce, originating from a new find from the estate of Leo C. Kauffmann who was an engraver at the American Bank Note Company

E. 400-500
400
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1153
c
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1153, ChinaCHINA, Sinkiang, 1933 5c Claret, Air Post (C3), CHINA, Sinkiang, 1933 5c Claret, Air Post (C3)CHINA, Sinkiang, 1933 5c Claret, Air Post (C3). Horizontal pair with imprint in the bottom selvage, tied on reverse of flown cover from Tihwa to Peiping (then surface to Tientsin), used with 1923 -1/2c Brown (248) block of six, 1929 30c Air Post strip of three (C7), and on the front 1923 6c Scarlet (255), to pay 9c postage plus 100c airmail, appropriate markings, some faults and 30c strip cut out and replaced slightly out of position, Fine appearance, any cover bearing the 1932-33 Sinkiang Provisional Air Post stamps is exceptionally rare, with 2015 B.P.A. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
2,300
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1154
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1154, ChinaCHINA, People's Republic, 1964, 4f-52f Chinese Peonies (767-781), CHINA, People's Republic, 1964, 4f-52f Chinese Peonies (767-781)CHINA, People's Republic, 1964, 4f-52f Chinese Peonies (767-781). Complete set of 15 values, Mint N.H., Very Fine

562
350
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1155
nh
Sale Number 1114, Lot Number 1155, ChinaCHINA, People's Republic, 1971, 4f-22f 50th Anniversary (1067-1075), CHINA, People's Republic, 1971, 4f-22f 50th Anniversary (1067-1075)CHINA, People's Republic, 1971, 4f-22f 50th Anniversary (1067-1075). Incl. No. 1074a instead of singles which is bottom right corner example with selvage inscription at bottom, strip is unfolded, Mint N.H., Very Fine

522
325
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