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Sale 1226 — Worldwide Stamps and Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday-Thursday, 29 September-1 October, 2020

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Category — Collections & Accumulations - China thru Colombia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1699
 
China 19th Century Used Group. 22 Imperial China stamps, two Large Dragons, four Small Dragons, thirteen Dowager including eleven surcharged, and three from the 1897, several better cancels such as two Small Dragons used in Korea, 5ca Dowager with “Customs Hankow” datestamp, 5c Surcharged Dowager with “Customs Shanghai dated January 2 (first day of issue), 10c on 12ca with partial Canton postmark, 1c on 1ca 1-1/2mm spacing with May 28 Customs Shanghai datestamp (early use of this stamp), and more, a few small flaws, most Fine-Very Fine

E. 400-500
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1700
 
China, Forgery Collection of Imperial China. 1878-1897, over 325 stamps of mostly Large and Small Dragons, Dowagers, and I.C.P. Lithographed issues, on album pages and stockcards, a few are altered genuine stamps, mixed condition

E. 400-500
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1701
 
China Dealer's Stock. A couple hundred items on sales sheets in eight binders, from early to modern including Taiwan and P.R.C., retail prices range from a dollar to a few hundred dollars, many in the $20.00-80.00 range, better early stamps include a used 2c Red Revenue, P.R.C. unused and used sets to a couple hundred dollars each, also a stockbook of loose material, large majority Fine-Very Fine, the retail values add up to many multiples of our estimate

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/6OYfYrg0MHw

E. 1,000-1,500
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1702
 
China Balance of Consignment. Odd grouping, earliest is 1897 1c Lithographed block of four with “Customs Lappa” postmark, 1939-42 unused multiples including imprint blocks, Taiwan Nos. 1085 and 1094 complete sheets of 100 with full gutter and imprints (Scott $8,700.00), other Taiwan imprint blocks, Revenues including over 100 with the Great Wall design and several from Taiwan, various post-war covers including inbound, much Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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1703
 
China Accumulation. Hundreds of items in glassines, stockpages and sales sheets, we note an unused 1c Red Revenue, large quantity of 1898-1912 Waterlow issues (mainly used), 1942 Sinkiang Airmails, some modern issues, and more, certainly worth taking a look at

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/VDr7QvMW5Wk

E. 500-750
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1704
 
China 20th Century Accumulation. Pile of stamps from Republic, Taiwan, P.R.C., and a little Hong Kong, while much appears to be lower-end or modern, we did notice a pocket of better items such as Taiwan No. 1037-40 both perf and imperf, largely Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/3QIoxX61fF8

E. 500-750
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1705
 
China Accumulation. Mostly 20th Century though includes some late 19th Century, from all areas, with some used Waterlow Dragons, P.R.C. includes the 1951 Picasso Dove reprint set in complete tete-beche sheets of 24, and more, somewhat mixed condition, needs inspection

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/iR2W5sxS9DI

E. 400-500
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1706
 
China Accumulation. Various odds & ends in a few stockbooks, glassines, and loose, some early Waterlow Dragons, a few Anti-Bandit chops and perfins, modern P.R.C. sheets and souvenir sheets, some other Asia including Japan and a modest collection of Laos, mixed condition, much is Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/YvI2O5xThlg

E. 300-400
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1707
c
China Covers. Over 100 mostly 20th Century, many better pre-war items, including German Offices in China and Airmails, some interesting commercial mail including a few Hong Kong, early Taiwan with Flying Geese issues, in addition there are some modern first day covers in albums, slightly mixed condition, overall Fine-Very Fine with many useful covers

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/Xq6W9OcaSVQ

E. 500-750
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1708
c
China 20th Century Cover Group. Over 50 items, the more interesting includes 1947 cover to U.S. with “Headquarters of the Generalissimo” with original letter from Chiang Kai-shek’s secretary turning down a request for Chiang’s autograph, 1947 Northeastern Provinces airmail cover from Fushun to the U.S., 1917-30 Junk postal cards, a few Hong Kong, two from the U.S. postal agency in Shanghai, various Taiwan, three with Tsingtau Province 1c on $100.00 (No. 1) on unposted first day covers, and more, largely Fine-Very Fine (note the first fourteen scans on our website are the front and back of seven covers)

E. 300-400
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1709
c
China Mostly 20th Century Covers. 21, several WWII censored to the U.S., including three franked with different 50c on 16c provincial surcharges, two Hong Kong "Postage Paid" (1945 and 1946), various commercial usages, a few philatelic, mixed condition (on the PDF scan the first twelve scans are fronts and backs of six different covers)

E. 300-400
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1710
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China - Japanese Occupation Unused Collection. 1941-45, in mounts on album pages, comprehensive range of all areas, including Nos. 1N57-58, 2N75-75, 3N8a, 3N10, 3N28a, 4N5a, 4N21, 5N2a, 5N28a, 5N42, 6N28-29, 7N26, 8N13, 9N71a, and more, also includes over a dozen Japanese Occupation of Brunei stamps, original gum, some Mint N.H., Fine-Very Fine

E. 750-1,000
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1711
 
China - Shanghai Local Post Reference Collection, 1865-66. Old-time reference collection of the Shanghai Large Dragons, over 675 stamps on annotated pages, some in large multiples, most are forgeries, with a diverse range from crude to deceptive, does include two genuine examples of the 2ca Black printing 78 (Scott 34b) and over 25 examples of the 1872 Official Re-issues, mixed condition

E. 500-750
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1712
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China - People's Republic Collection. To 1999 in an album, largely unused, some used (c.t.o.) scattered throughout, early issues mostly reprints, some better sets from the 1950-1966 period, a few from the Cultural Revolution, from the late 1970s onward it is very well filled with Mint N.H. sets, no souvenir sheets, but a few booklets present, Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/zyKonBr1o-I

E. 750-1,000
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1713
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China (People's Republic) Miscellaneous Balance. Several dozen items in glassines and stockcards, early issues to about 1971, better early include 1L151-1L153 (carefully checked as original), some reprints such as seven sets of #141-50 in se-tenant blocks, Cultural Revolution include eight copies of No. 997, and more, appears to be Mint N.H. or without gum as issued, Fine-Very Fine

Video of lot: https://youtu.be/wgxSWSsQAL8

E. 500-750
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1714
 
Colombia Accumulation. Two stockbooks, one is neatly arranged with issues from 1859 to 1908 (Scott 1-330) including shade varieties, the other is more haphazardly arranged, but nonetheless contains desirable material from a wide range of issues, including Great Britain 5-shilling with "C35" cancel, classic issues including bisects on piece, cancels, and multiples, useful 20th Century such as 1935 Olympics used to 10-peso, Air Post including Scadta, Colombian States, throughout are varieties, errors, proofs, reprints, forgeries, etc., slightly mixed condition, much is Fine-Very Fine, well worth taking a look

E. 2,000-3,000
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1715
 
Colombia Manuscript Town Cancellation Collection. Over 2,000 mostly 19th Century stamps from about 300 different towns, with readable manuscript town cancels, neatly arranged by town in two stockbooks, excellent variety including some of the rarest such as Arauca (two), Ataco, Barbosa (three), Barranco, Beyania, Bitumia, and many more, in fact there are over 200 rated 80 or 90 (the two highest ratings) in the Colombia Philatelic Society's listing, plus there are some where no rarity is listed and some that are not on the listing, there is duplication, variety of stamps from Colombia and the individual States, typical mixed quality

A COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF COLOMBIAN MANUSCRIPT TOWN CANCELS. ONE OF THE LARGEST OF ITS KIND EVER OFFERED.

The majority of post offices in Colombia did not have handstamps, so they were pen-cancelled with the name of the town in manuscript. In many cases there is not enough of the cancel on the stamp to determine the town or the writing is illegible. When the town name is decipherable (such as the examples in this collection) they are highly sought-after by specialists. This is the largest collection of these we have seen and likely one of the finest ever offered.

E. 3,000-4,000
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1716
 
Colombia Cubiertas Collection and Accumulation. About 300 Colombia Insured Letter stamps (Scott G1-G41), about 80 Official Insured Letter stamps (Scott GO1-GO36) and about 80 from Tolima (Scott G1-G27), unused and used, plus a few on (the back of) cover, most of the Scott numbers represented, with duplication up to about twenty, some varieties (both Scott listed and unlisted), includes colors Scott does not list at all and some that Scott lists but does not price, many were bought individually and some of those have accompanying write-ups, one group of early issues has their positions identified, forgeries have been carefully segregated, typical mixed condition, an usually large grouping of these colorful and interesting stamps, an excellent basis on which to expand for either a specialized collection or exhibit

E. 2,000-3,000
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1717
c
Colombia Postal Stationery Collection. Arranged in a stockbook, mostly 19th Century postal cards (including a few reply cards), but some envelope entires and a few Air Post items, unused and used, some duplication, usually no more than five of any one item, majority Fine-Very Fine

E. 300-400
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1718
c
Colombia Covers. Interesting lot of about 100 covers, pre-stamp to early 20th Century, excellent range, the best portion is the registration covers, usually related to Panama, a few of which were purchased in the 2014 Charles Meroni, Jr. sale, some better towns, Wells, Fargo cover with "Isthmus Agency" postmark, a few bisect usages, better auxiliary markings, overseas destinations, Air Post including Scadta, majority Fine-Very, overall a highly desirable group of covers, many of which were purchased individually at auction or retail

E. 2,000-3,000
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