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  • Lot# : 3305 Imperial China

    1863: Stampless cover at quadruple rate ('4' in mss. at upper left) mailed from Shanghai to Munich, Bavaria endorsed 'per Overland Mail via Marseille' struck on reverse with British P.O. SHANGHAE cds (Nov 24) in black, transit cds of HONG KONG in blue (Nov 28) and struck in Hong Kong with scarce Anglo-French Accountancy marking 'GB / 1F 22 4/10 c.' in blue (Van der Linden fig. 1589). Circular 'Poss. Ang. V. Suez / Marseille' entry marking in red on front (Jan 7, 1864) with reverse showing 'München' arrival in black (Jan 9). A fine and rare cover.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 3306 Imperial China

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    1863/70: Laureated 80 c. rose carmine used on 1870 single rate cover from Shanghai to Paris (readdressed to Liege, Belgium), tied by 5104 gros chiffres with SHANG-HAI / BAU. FRANCAIS despatch cds at left (Aug 18) and framed PD in red. Carried on the 'Godavery' to Hong Kong and thence on Ligne N Steamer 'Donnai'. Reverse with various datestamps including Liege eventual arrival cds (Oct 29). An unusual cover. Cert. Roumet (2000).
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 3307 Imperial China

    1871/75: France Cérès 10 c. brown on rose, small figures, in a horizontal pair, used with single 80 c. carmine on 1875 single rate cover from Shanghai to Lyon, tied by 5104 gros chiffres with fine SHANG-HAI / CHINE datestamp below (Dec 23) and framed PD in red. Carried on the Ligne N Steamer 'Singh' to Hong Kong and thence transhipped to the 'Menzaleh'. Reverse with Lyon arrival cds (Feb 4). A fresh and very fine cover. Signed Goebel.
    Starting bid : 450 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3308 Imperial China

    1897: 4 c. on 3 c. red revenue, an unused example, aging on perfs., unused without gum. Rare Gi = £ 2'250.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3309 Imperial China

    1897: Large $ 1 red revenue, a fine appearing unused example, slight aging on perfs. and barely perceptible thin mentioned for full accuracy, otherwise fresh and fine, unused without gum. A very rare stamp Gi = £ 8'000.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3310 Imperial China

    1899: Coiling Dragon 4 c. brown used on postcard to Austria cancelled by Shanghai cds, overlapped by Hong Kong 2 c. rose in a horizontal pair tied by two strikes of framed 'I.P.O.' handstamp in black and by Shanghai cds. Hong Kong transit cds at left (May 5), thence via French Paquebot with fine 'Ligne N / Paq. Fr. No.7' datestamp (May 6) alongside. An attractive combination usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 3311 Imperial China

    1900: Combination cover to USA franked by China Coiling Dragon 10 c. green tied by Dollar Chop, used with 1899 Japanese P.O.'s in China 10 s. blue tied by IJPO cds. Reverse with Shanghai datestamp (May 14), Yokohama transit (May 24) and Dayton arrival cds. Imperfections but scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 3312 Imperial China

    1900/06: Postcards (7) each franaked by Coiling Dragon ½ c. brown (5) or 1 c. ochre (2) all locally used within Shanghai. An attractive group.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 3313 Imperial China

    Italian Ship Mail 1902/04: Postcards (5) with 1903 combination usage showing Italy 2 c. red-brown tied by R. NAVE LOMBARDIA cds in violet (Feb 19) franked on obverse with China Coiling Dragon ½ c. brown tied by 'Shanghai Local Post' cds; 1902 card with China ½ c. brown tied by Chinkiang cds with R. NAVE PUGLIA Ship cancel adjacent (April 9), similar 1904 card with picture of Port Arthur bearing ½ c. brown with R. NAVE LIGURIA cds alongside, and card franked by 1902 Hong Kong 1 c. with R. NAVE LIGURIA cds alongside. A scarce group.rn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 3314 Imperial China

    1905: Small visiting card envelope franked by 1900/06 Coiling Dragon ½ c. brown tied in black, underpaid and struck with large "T" mark on front. Reverse with November 1904 Postage Due 1 c. blue tied in black with 'Shanghai Local Post' cds adjacent (April 22). Some aging but extremely unusual and rare.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 3316 Imperial China

    German Post Offices 1916: 'Agence des prisonniers de guerre' printed envelope sent registered to Bangkok with superb strike of TIENTSIN / DEUTSCHE POST cds in black (May 20), framed TIENTSIN / EINSCHREIBEN registration cachet in violet at lower left. Reverse with printed  'Hülfsaktion / für Deutsche und Österr.-Ungar. Gefagene / in Siberien. / Tientsin (China)' and fine 'Bangkok / 2e' arrival cds (June 12). Rare and very fine cover.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 3317 Imperial China

    1921: National Postal Service set of four values, all used on reverse of registered 1922 cover to Germany tied by 'Shanghai' datestamps (April 22) in black. Obverse with Shanghai registration cachet. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3318 Imperial China

    1933 (July 16): Cover with 25 c. blue definitive, sent with Lloyd Triestino steamer 'Conte Verdi' to Mantova in Italy, reverse with arrival datestamp.rnProvenance: Collection Del Bianco.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 3322 Imperial China

    1906/35: Two covers, outgoing from China with ship mail incl. 1906 cover from the US consulate in Amoy to San Francisco, the US definitives cancelled in Honolulu with "PACKET BOAT." handstamp (Hosking 3072 D) in violet alongside, and 1934 Dairen postcard to Partenkirchen Germany with PAQUEBOT handstamp (Hosking 1678 D) alongside, only known from this year. Cover shortened slightly at right, but a nice pair.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold
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