Sale 1271 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 4

Sale Date — Tuesday, 13 December, 2022

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Category — China Group Lots from The Magnolia Collection

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
283
c
Covers to China. 33 covers, starts with pair of No. 24 used with No. 26 to Hong Kong, impressive group of Bank Note covers with destinations including Foochow, Amoy, Swatow, Chunkiang, Shanghai, Peking, few with 1902 Issue including one with purple I.J.P.O. marking, mixed condition, some Fine-Very Fine, a diverse group for the student who is interested in different destinations and frankings

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E. 2,000-3,000
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284
c
Sale 1271, Lot 284, China Group Lots from The Magnolia CollectionCovers from China. 31 covers used from China, most are Bank Note stamps including few 2c stamps, few 1890 or Bureau issues including 1890 Issues used to Ceylon, two earlier worth noting is a 10c entire with "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl." circular datestamp to La., also Scott No. 89 to Wis. where forwarded, a significant number have Shanghai duplex datestamps, some faults, some Fine-Very Fine, a scarce group

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E. 3,000-4,000
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285
c
China Local Post, Dollar Dater and Offices Markings. 14 items with either Local Post or Dollar Dater markings, including four with blue "Shanghai Local Post" markings, one similar in black, one from 1914 and one from 1919 with bilingual datestamps from Teng Yuen or Changsha, one with blue Nanking Local Post Agency backstamp, cover and piece used in combination with China stamps, few other interesting, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine

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E. 1,000-1,500
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286
c
Sale 1271, Lot 286, China Group Lots from The Magnolia CollectionU.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Double-Oval Datestamps. 14 covers each with strike of the purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" double-oval datestamp, including two with No. 205, six with No. 216, others show a range of frankings, strikes range from excellent to faint, two applied on arrival in China, others on outbound mail, some faults, some appear Fine-Very Fine

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E. 1,000-1,500
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287
c
U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China, Cover Balance. Extensive accumulation of approximately 140 covers bearing cancels from the U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, frankings range from 1902 Issue thru the Washington-Franklin period and some commemoratives, a very wide range of stamps and combinations, including a group of censored covers, some Parcel Post and some Postal Stationery, mixed condition as usual for these with some faults to be expected, many are Very Fine or appear so, a seldom-seen large group of these covers worth review on our website PDF

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E. 5,000-7,500
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288
c
U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China, Four-Line Registered Mail Datestamps. Nine covers bearing 1902-08 Issue stamps, each with purple "Registered/Date/U.S. Postal Agency/ Shanghai, China" four-line datestamp, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghia ovals, nice variety of frankings with a number of different values, highlights include U.S.P.A. Shanghai red registry label with gothic "R" (FX-SH1a, Scott value $2,000.00, the label nicked and one 4c stamp faulty or this would be an individual lot), a cover to Manila, Philippines (one stamp faulty), another with 3c and 8c stamps plus two 1c (gum soaked perfs), mixed condition but overall a worthwhile lot with some scarce covers, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 3,000-4,000
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289
c
U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China, Boxed Registered Mail Handstamps. More than 50 covers bearing mostly Washington-Franklin Issue stamps, wide range of frankings and registered markings with most bearing the purple negative box handstamp and the U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai oval or double-circle datestamp, some varieties including Official Seals on one, three F1 Registration stamps on another, mixed condition with some flaws to be found, overall Fine-Very Fine and an outstanding assemblage, most were acquired at auction as individual lots, see our website PDF for a complete scan

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E. 5,000-7,500
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290
c
2c-$1.00 Offices in China (K1/K15). Outstanding balance of more than 35 covers, most values represented up to K15 (which is present on a burlap piece), striking range of frankings with multiple stamps on many covers, including blocks and large strips, general counts include approximately twelve K1 including a block of 12, seven K2, four K3, K4, seven K5, K9, two K10, K11, three pieces of burlap each with a range of stamps including K13, K14 and two K15 (P.F. certificates), finally one K17 and two K18 covers, some faults to be found particularly on the burlap pieces which include a couple defective stamps, overall the covers are Very Fine or appear so, a strong holding which was largely built with individual covers at auction, see our website PDF or a complete scan

Bid on this lot

E. 5,000-7,500
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