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Sale 1214 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-12 December, 2019

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Category — China, incl. People's Republic

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1482
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1482, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1897, 3c Chrome Yellow, Second Shanghai Printing (18n; Chan 24S), CHINA, 1897, 3c Chrome Yellow, Second Shanghai Printing (18n; Chan 24S)CHINA, 1897, 3c Chrome Yellow, Second Shanghai Printing (18n; Chan 24S). Block of four, original gum, two h.r.'s, vibrant color on fresh paper

FINE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE UNUSED MULTIPLE OF THE 3-CANDAREEN FROM THE SECOND SHANGHAI PRINTING. ONLY A SMALL HANDFUL OF MULTIPLES ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

In March 1896, an Imperial Edict decided that on Jan. 1, 1897, the currency was to be changed to the dollar. By that time, stocks of the current issue (Nos. 16-24) were running low and the next issue, Nos. 86-97 were unable to be printed in time. Therefore a decision was made to reprint the Dowager set by creating new stones from the original transfer. These new printings were surcharged to prepare for the currency change. Small quantities of the unsurcharged sheets reached the public from which this block originated

4,000
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1483
 
Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1483, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1897, 10c on 12c Orange, Large Surcharge (45; Chan 54), CHINA, 1897, 10c on 12c Orange, Large Surcharge (45; Chan 54)CHINA, 1897, 10c on 12c Orange, Large Surcharge (45; Chan 54). Clearly struck brown "Customs Shanghai May 5, 1897" double-circle datestamp, fresh color

VERY FINE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1897 10-CENTS ON 12-CANDAREEN LARGE DOWAGER SURCHARGE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE USED IN SHANGHAI WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED.

Virtually all examples we have seen bear either Ningpo or Swatow cancels. Frumkin records one example with a blue Peking cancel as well. This is the only example from Shanghai he is aware of. Accompanied by a Scott No. 54 for reference.

With 2019 Frumkin certificate. Scott Retail with no premium for cancel

3,400
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1484
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1484, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1897, 4c Brown I.C.P. Dragon (89; Chan 95), CHINA, 1897, 4c Brown I.C.P. Dragon (89; Chan 95)CHINA, 1897, 4c Brown I.C.P. Dragon (89; Chan 95). Horizontal pair, used with 2c C.I.P. Coiling Dragon (100; Chan 106), tied by light Tientsin Nov. 4, 1899 bilingual circular datestamp on cover to Chicago Ill., cover entering Japanese mails with 10s Brown Orange (79) tied by Shanghai Nov. 11 circular datestamp and boxed "I.P.O.", Shanghai, Yokohama, Tacoma and Chicago transit and arrival backstamps, "25 Ctms T" and "T" charge handstamps and violet "U.S. Charge to Collect 10 Cents" handstamp which was paid by precancelled U.S. 10c Deep Claret (J42) upon arrival due to the illegal reuse of stamps, China 2c with small faults and Japan 10s with corner replaced, cover with minor edge wear

FINE-VERY FINE. A FASCINATING CHINA I.C.P. AND C.I.P. COMBINATION COVER USED THROUGH THE JAPANESE POST OFFICE TO THE UNITED STATES -- WITH 10-CENTS DUE FOR RE-USE OF STAMPS.

Due to the watchful eyes of a dedicated postal employee, this cover was charged the full postage upon arrival. With close observation, the China 2c was previously affixed (see bottom perfs) to another cover. This is the only explanation as to why this accurately paid cover was charged postage due.

E. 1,500-2,000
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1485
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1485, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1898, 1c Ocher, 2c Scarlet, 5c Salmon (99-100, 102; Chan 105-106, 108), CHINA, 1898, 1c Ocher, 2c Scarlet, 5c Salmon (99-100, 102; Chan 105-106, 108)CHINA, 1898, 1c Ocher, 2c Scarlet, 5c Salmon (99-100, 102; Chan 105-106, 108). Four 1c singles (one on reverse) and horizontal pair and three singles of 5c, all tied by "Shanghai I.J.P.O. 12 Aug. 00" circular datestamps on fascinating cover to Manila, Philippines, cover originating in Tientsin with horizontal pair and single of Japan, Offices in China 1900, 10s Deep Blue (13) tied by "Tientsin I.J.P.O. 12 Jul. 00" circular datestamps, cover damaged upon arrival with violet manuscript "Rec'd at Manila P.I. in bad order C.B.F. Clk." where three U.S. 1898, Brown Post Office Seal (OX10) stamps were placed along edges, cover then forwarded to Nagasaki, Japan with violet "Forwarded" handstamp added, various transit and arrival datestamps from Shanghai, Hong Kong, "Mil. Sta. No. ? Manila Phil. Isls.", and Nagasaki, the latter where Post Office notice on tissue paper was affixed on reverse, cover with some obvious edge faults, some affecting stamps

FINE. A JOURNEYED COVER HIGHLIGHTING THE POSTAL SYSTEMS OF CHINA, JAPAN AND U.S.-OCCUPIED PHILIPPINES.

There are a lot of scarce to rare aspects of this cover which compound into a truly remarkable cover.

E. 1,500-2,000
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1486
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1486, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1898, 1c Ocher, 4c Orange Brown, 5c Salmon (99, 101-102; Chan 105, 107-108), CHINA, 1898, 1c Ocher, 4c Orange Brown, 5c Salmon (99, 101-102; Chan 105, 107-108)CHINA, 1898, 1c Ocher, 4c Orange Brown, 5c Salmon (99, 101-102; Chan 105, 107-108). Three 5c singles, singles of others, tied by "Hankow 29 Jun. 99" circular datestamp and bold "R" handstamp on forwarded mourning cover to France, entering the British mails with Hong Kong, 1891, 20c on 30c Yellow Green (61; SG 48) and tied by Shanghai circular datestamp and boxed "I.P.O." handstamp, additional "R" in circle handstamp, various transit and arrival backstamps, cover missing part of backflap and with edge tears, stamps with some faults, mostly perforations due to placement on cover, otherwise Fine and scarce use

E. 750-1,000
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1487
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1487, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1898, 10c Dark Blue Green (103; Chan 109), CHINA, 1898, 10c Dark Blue Green (103; Chan 109)CHINA, 1898, 10c Dark Blue Green (103; Chan 109). Tied by "Peking Jul. 8, 1901" oval datestamp on cover to Mount Vernon N.Y., then forwarded to Port Jefferson, entered Japanese mails with Offices in Japan 10s Deep Blue (13) and tied by Shanghai circular datestamp, Yokohama, San Francisco and New York transit datestamps, Mount Vernon arrival backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use using the Japanese Post Office in China stamp

E. 500-750
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1488
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1488, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1898, 10c Dark Blue Green, 20c Claret (103-104; Chan 109-110), CHINA, 1898, 10c Dark Blue Green, 20c Claret (103-104; Chan 109-110)CHINA, 1898, 10c Dark Blue Green, 20c Claret (103-104; Chan 109-110). 20c with severe faults, tied by Peking circular datestamp on blue legal sized "Legation of the United States" with manuscript "Peking, China" corner card to Mifflin Wis., cover entering Japanese mails with 10s Brown Orange and 20s Orange (79, 81), small faults, tied by "Shanghai I.J.P.O. 11 Sep. 99" circular datestamps, Shanghai and Vancouver transit backstamps, cover with some staining and faults, otherwise Fine and scarce

E. 400-500
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1489°
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1489, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, 1939-43, $5.00 Red & Greenish Black, Imperforate and Inverted Center (361 var), CHINA, 1939-43, $5.00 Red & Greenish Black, Imperforate and Inverted Center (361 var)CHINA, 1939-43, $5.00 Red & Greenish Black, Imperforate and Inverted Center (361 var). Vertical block of 20 from the left side of sheet with sheet margins at top, left and bottom, without gum as produced, slight toning confined to sheet margin, otherwise Very Fine and attractive multiple, Scott notes imperforates are printer's waste

E. 2,000-3,000
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1490
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1490, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, Japanese Post Office, 1883, 1s Green, 2s Carmine Rose (72-73), CHINA, Japanese Post Office, 1883, 1s Green, 2s Carmine Rose (72-73)CHINA, Japanese Post Office, 1883, 1s Green, 2s Carmine Rose (72-73). Two singles of 2s, tied by cross-roads cancel and "I.J.P.O. Shanghai 16 May 1885" circular datestamp on red band cover to Philadelphia Pa., clear Yokohama transit, San Francisco transit and Philadelphia arrival backstamps, cover missing flap and minor edge wear, one 2s stamp with faults, otherwise Fine, a scarce and colorful cover

E. 400-500
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1491
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1491, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, Taiwan, 1950, 2c on $44.00 Dark Carmine Rose, Green Surcharge (91), CHINA, Taiwan, 1950, 2c on $44.00 Dark Carmine Rose, Green Surcharge (91)CHINA, Taiwan, 1950, 2c on $44.00 Dark Carmine Rose, Green Surcharge (91). Complete pane of 50 with imprint selvage at top and accounting no. selvage at left, without gum as issued, position 27 showing constant variety of "tilted left star," couple minor toned spots (mostly on reverse), Fine-Very Fine, a rare complete pane from the second surcharge printing as the first printing was produced in sheets of 100, Scott Retail as singles

3,125
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1492
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1492, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, Taiwan, 1954, 40c-$5.00 Opening of Silo Bridge, Souvenir Folder (1095a), CHINA, Taiwan, 1954, 40c-$5.00 Opening of Silo Bridge, Souvenir Folder (1095a)CHINA, Taiwan, 1954, 40c-$5.00 Opening of Silo Bridge, Souvenir Folder (1095a). Unexploded folder, without gum as issued, cover with couple minor nicks but far less than usually seen, otherwise Very Fine

1,750
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1493
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1493, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, People's Republic, 1980, 8f Monkey (1586; Yang T234), CHINA, People's Republic, 1980, 8f Monkey (1586; Yang T234)CHINA, People's Republic, 1980, 8f Monkey (1586; Yang T234). Mint N.H., traces of black offset as usual, Very Fine

2,150
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1494
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Sale Number 1214, Lot Number 1494, China, incl. People's RepublicCHINA, People's Republic, East China, 1950, $5,000.00 on $500.00 to $50,000.00 on $5,000.00 Parcel Post Overprints (5LQ27-5LQ30), CHINA, People's Republic, East China, 1950, $5,000.00 on $500.00 to $50,000.00 on $5,000.00 Parcel Post Overprints (5LQ27-5LQ30)CHINA, People's Republic, East China, 1950, $5,000.00 on $500.00 to $50,000.00 on $5,000.00 Parcel Post Overprints (5LQ27-5LQ30). Matching horizontal pairs with selvage at right, without gum as issued, Very Fine, Scott Retail as singles

456
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