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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 — Kiauchau thru Korea

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1623
 
Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1623, Kiauchau thru KoreaKIAUCHAU, 1900, 5pfg on 10pf Carmine, 56 Degree Overprint, Blue Horizontal Bar Omitted (1 var; Michel 1IIF), KIAUCHAU, 1900, 5pfg on 10pf Carmine, 56 Degree Overprint, Blue Horizontal Bar Omitted (1 var; Michel 1IIF)KIAUCHAU, 1900, 5pfg on 10pf Carmine, 56 Degree Overprint, Blue Horizontal Bar Omitted (1 var; Michel 1IIF). Rich color, Mar. 12, 1900 Tsingtau circular datestamp, Very Fine, signed Hoffman-Giesecke, Michel €1,500

E. 400-500
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1624
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1624, Kiauchau thru KoreaKOREA, 1895, 5p Green, 10p Blue (6, 7), KOREA, 1895, 5p Green, 10p Blue (6, 7)KOREA, 1895, 5p Green, 10p Blue (6, 7). Horizontal pair of each value, the 10p placed on backflap, 5p tied by Wonsan Feb. 1, 1899 circular datestamps on cover to James Frederick Oiesen in Seoul, manuscript "Overland" directive at top, 10p tied by "Insufficient" marking upon arrival, "T" in circle handstamp and red "Royal Corean Customs, Yuensan" wax seal on reverse

VERY FINE. A RARE KOREAN UNDERPAID DOMESTIC COVER USING PAIRS OF THE 1895 5-POON AND 10-POON STAMPS.

Oiesen was a well-known Danish Ambassador who was even appointed British Consul in Korea. He was based in Korea from 1899-1900. He spent over 40 years holding various positions in Chinese Customs and even as Danish Ambassador to Beijing. He was awarded Korean nobility in 1891, recognized by Emperor of China in 1904 and held a few Danish titles.

With 2017 Eichhorn certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1625, Kiauchau thru KoreaKOREA, 1897, 10p Deep Blue, Red Overprint (11), KOREA, 1897, 10p Deep Blue, Red Overprint (11)KOREA, 1897, 10p Deep Blue, Red Overprint (11). Vertical pair with selvage at left, used with 1903, 6ch Lilac and 20ch Violet Brown on Straw (45, 48), all tied by "Chemulpo, Coree 30 Dec. 03" double-circle datestamps with additional strike on registered cover to Boston Mass., boxed registered handstamp, violet Boston registry arrival backstamps, Very Fine and scarce

E. 750-1,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1626, Kiauchau thru KoreaKOREA, 1900, 1p on 5p Green and Pale Yellow Green (16A, 16Ab), KOREA, 1900, 1p on 5p Green and Pale Yellow Green (16A, 16Ab)KOREA, 1900, 1p on 5p Green and Pale Yellow Green (16A, 16Ab). Block of ten with selvage at left of Green (16A) on reverse, block of nine and single of Pale Yellow Green (16Ab) on front, all but single (cancelled) tied by "Seoul, Coree 31 Mars 00" double-circle datestamp on "Empire de Coree, Ministere de l'Agriculture, du Commerce et des Travaux Publics, Direction Generale des Postes" corner card cover addressed locally, stamps issued but not authorized for use

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL FRANKING OF THE 1900 ONE-POON ON 5-POON STAMP IN BOTH LISTED SHADES -- GREEN AND PALE YELLOW GREEN WHICH WAS ISSUED BUT NOT AUTHORIZED FOR USE.

Without question, while a philatelic use, this is a remarkable cover. Scott only prices No. 16A used at $550.00 for a used single. No. 16Ab is only priced mint at $1,050.00 (compared to $975.00 for No. 16A). The Scott value for used singles (using just the No. 16A value) is $11,000.00.

With 2017 P.F. certificate

E. 4,000-5,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1627, Kiauchau thru KoreaKOREA, 1902, 1ch on 25p Maroon, Inverted Surcharge (35 var), KOREA, 1902, 1ch on 25p Maroon, Inverted Surcharge (35 var)KOREA, 1902, 1ch on 25p Maroon, Inverted Surcharge (35 var). Used with 1902, 2ch on 25p Maroon and 3ch on 50p Purple (36, 37), each tied by "Seoul, Coree 10 Aout 3" double-circle datestamps on large 1903 legal-sized cover to "His Excellency, the French Consul at Seoul," cover with vertical file fold well-clear of stamps

VERY FINE. A REMARKBLE COVER WITH THE 1902 ONE-CHEUN ON 25-POON WITH INVERTED SURCHARGE. VERY FEW EXAMPLES, ESPECIALLY ON A COMPLETE COVER, ARE THOUGHT TO EXIST.

This cover correctly pays the 6ch double domestic letter rate to Seoul. With 1992 Holcombe and 1996 Eichhorn certificates.

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1628, Kiauchau thru KoreaKOREA, 1902, 3ch on 50p Purple (37), KOREA, 1902, 3ch on 50p Purple (37)KOREA, 1902, 3ch on 50p Purple (37). Used with 1900, 4ch Carmine (22) horizontal pair, tied by "Seoul, Coree 21 Avril 1903" double-circle datestamps on large cover to Moulins, France, backflap missing, Very Fine and scarce use to France

E. 150-200
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Sale Number 1226, Lot Number 1629, Kiauchau thru KoreaKOREA, 1903, 3ch Orange (42), KOREA, 1903, 3ch Orange (42)KOREA, 1903, 3ch Orange (42). Used on uprated 1ch Green postal card and tied by "Chemulpho, Coree 22 Janv. 06" double-circle datestamps, addressed to Stroud, England, routed through French Post Office in Shanghai with double-circle datestamp, letter on reverse datelined "H.M.S. Amphitrite, Chemulpho, 21/1/06", Very Fine and interesting use from the British Warship docked in Chemulpho thru the French Post Office to England

E. 400-500
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