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  • Lot# : 1973 Afghanistan

    1907/08: 2 a. blue, two complete imperforate sheet of eighteen with the three panes of six (3 x 2) arranged vertically with one pane tête-bêche, of rich delicate colour and showing parts of HOWARD & JONES / LONDON watermark, fresh and fine without gum as issued; also 1 rupee green imperforate, an unused block of eight, two thirds of the sheet, with large margins all round, fresh and very fine unused, without gum as issued. All signed Todd AIEP Scott 198,199 = $ 2'400.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1974 Afghanistan

    1951: Waterlow Imperforate Proofs for 10 p., 15 p., 20 p., 30 p., 40 p., 45 p., 50 p., 60 p. and 75 p. values, all in fresh and fine unmounted og. blocks of four and in pairs (some are sheet marginal). Scarce and most attractive group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 1975 Hongkong

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    1900: China Coiling Dragon 10 c. deep green, 50 c. green and vertical pair of 1898 Bean Goose $ 5 deep green & salmon (Gi 127+130+119) tied to 1901 registered cover front to San Francisco tied by CANTON datestamps (May 16), Hong Kong Postal Fiscal $ 5 on $ 10 purple on red in a vertical pair, March 1891 50 c. on 48 c. dull purple and 1900 10 c. ultramarine used in combination for onward transmission, tied by four strikes of framed "I.P.O." and 'Hongh Kong' datestamps (May 17). File folds well away from the superb adhesives, an extraordinary and extremely rare high value usage, B. P. A. cert (2019).
    Starting bid : 10,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 12,500 CHF

    Lot# : 1976 Imperial China

    1904: Chinese Imperial Post 10 c. green and 30 c dull rose, cancelled "Hankow - 19 JAN 04" on registered envelope via Shanghai (20/21 JANV 04) to Luxembourg, average condition to a rare destination.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1977 Imperial China

    1898: China Coiling Dragon 1 c. ochre-buff pair tied by 'Pa-kua' in black to 'Peking & Tientsin Times' 1898 Newspaper wrapper to the 'Daily Mail' in London with 'Tientsin' despatch cds at right (Oct 1). Hong Kong 1884 2 c. carmine applied for onward transmission tied by SHANGHAE cds (Oct 5) in black.Reverse with SHANGHAI Dollar Chop in black. Some imperfections but a scarce rate.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 1978 Imperial China

    1900: Coiling Dragon 10 c. deep green used on 1901 cover to England tied by HANYENG cds in combination with France 'Chine' 25 c. black on rose tied by 'Shanghai / Chine' cds (Oct 30). Mirfield arrival cds (Dec 4) on reverse. Some edge wear to envelope.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 1979 Imperial China

    1900/06: Bean Goose $ 1 red & flesh used on registered cover from Tientsin to Ypres, Belgium tied by cds with manuscript registration at lower left, French 'Shang-Hai' transit cds on front and reverse with Tientsin cds (Nov 10), Shanghai cds, Gand / Valeurs cds (Dec 24) and Ypres arrival. A most unusual single franking.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1980 Imperial China

    1912: Bean Goose $ 1 red & flesh optd. 'Republic' in Shanghai, a fine used example on philatelic cover to Hong Kong cancelled by 'Canton' cds (Aug 12) in black.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 1981 Imperial China

    1932: 1 c. on 3 c. blue-green, a block of twenty used on reverse of opened for display cover to Kenya, tied by 'Weihaiwei' cds's in black. Underpaid and marked with large 'T' handstamp in black. Taxed on arrival with Kenya & Uganda 1928 Postage Due 10 c. vermilion (Gi D2) tied by 'Kabete' cds (Oct 25) in black. Cover crease and faults but extremely unusual.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1982 Imperial China

    1932: Martyrs 40 c. orange, perf. 14, an unused block of nine, the central stamp showing the "Major Re-entry", particularly noticeable in the top two corner tablets, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A superb and very rare positional multiple Gi = £ 600+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1983 Imperial China

    1935: Multi-franked registered cover from Shanghai to Addis Abeba, Ethiopia with range of Martyr and SYS values totalling 64 c., all tied by Shanghai cds's (Aug 3). Reverse with Colombo (Aug 17) and Aden transit cds's and Addis Abeba arrival (Sept 4). A charming cover to an extraordinary destination even at this date.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 1984 Imperial China

    1938/41: SYS 3rd issue 8 c. green tied by Shanghai cds for payment of Poste Restante collection fee to incoming 1941 postcard bearing General Government 30 pf. rose tied by 'Mielec' (Poland) cds in black (Jan 23). Chinese year dated Shanghai cds above and German Censor in red. Central file fold but a rare usage.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 1985 Imperial China

    1941: Registered cover to Budapest endorsed 'via Siberia' franked on front by 3rd SYS 50 c. blue pair and on reverse with 1940/41 Provincial Surcharged 3 on 5 c. green in a marginal block of four and a corner block of six with Dah Tung imprint all tied by 'Shanghai' cds's (June 7). Struck on front with bilingual octagonal framed SAMPLE POST / OR LETTER PACKET / PASSED BY / CUSTOMS P.O. in red; slightly over-lapped by glued label with typed French "RETOUR / vu l'absence de l'exchange' tied in black by cyrillic (?) datestamp with 'Expedition' at base. Faults as are to be expected but an extraordinary cover worthy of further research.rnNote: The Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was dissolved on June 22, 1941 when the Germans launched Barbarossa.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 1986 Imperial China

    1940/41: Hong Kong Martyr issue, 2 c. blue, an unused block of four, marginal from base of sheet showing variety "Imperforate Between Horizontally", fresh and fine, unused without gum Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1987 Imperial China

    1940: Martyr 8 c. brown-orange used to collect the Poste Restante collection fee on incoming cover endorsed 'Written in German / via Pacific' from Great Britain franked at 3 d. rate and tied by 'Maida Hill' machine cancel (Sept 27). Flap missing but with Shanghai transit cds on reverse and wax seal chop on front. A most unusual cover.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1988 Imperial China

    1940/41: Hong Kong Martyr issue 30 c. maroon on wmk'd paper, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Between" horizontally, fresh and fine, large part og. Unlisted by SG.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1989 Imperial China

    1940/41: Provincial Surcharges (Kiangsi) 3 on 5 c. yellow green, Dah Tung printing on un-watermarked paper, an unused corner marginal block of four from top left of sheet, with pre-printing corner paper fold variety showing the top left character printed on reverse of margin and partially on the first stamp, fresh and fine and most unusual, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1990 Imperial China

    1940/41: Provincial Surcharges (Kiangsi) 3 on 5 c. yellow green, Dah Tung printing on watermarked paper, an unused corner marginal block of four from lower left of sheet, with pre-printing corner paper fold variety showing the lower left character printed on reverse of margin and partially on the third stamp, fresh and fine and most unusual, unmounted og.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 1991 Imperial China

    1940/41: Provincial Surcharges (East Szechwan) 3 on 5 c. yellow green, Dah Tung printing on watermarked paper, an unused block of nine, central stamp, position 127, showing the variety "Bottom Left Character Repeated at Right", fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare positional multiple.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 1992 Imperial China

    1940/41: Provincial Surcharges (East Szechwan) 3 on 5 c. yellow green, Dah Tung printing on watermarked paper, a complete mint sheet of 200 (20 x 10), position 127 showing the variety "Bottom Left Character Repeated at Right", a couple of folds vertically through the perforations in the sheet, fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A rare positional multiple.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1993 Imperial China

    1940 (Oct 23): 4 c. in red on SYS 5 c. olive, an unused corner block of twenty-five from lower right of sheet with Dah Tung imprint, the central stamp (position 158) showing the variety "Bottom Right Character Repeated at Left", fresh and fine, unmounted og. A scarce positional multiple.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 130 CHF

    Lot# : 1994 Imperial China

    1940 (Oct 23): 4 c. in red on SYS 5 c. olive, an unused corner block of fifty from lower half of the sheet with Dah Tung imprint, position 158 in the sheet of 200 showing the variety "Bottom Right Character Repeated at Left", fresh and fine, unmounted og. A scarce positional multiple.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 1995 Imperial China

    Incoming from Bohemia & Moravia under German Occupation 1940 (Aug. 27): Registered Express envelope from Prague to Canton, China franked with left marginal 1939 definitive 20 k. orange brown (Michel 37), tied by bilingual "PRAG PRAHA 82" cds, with corresponding registration label as well as Airmail and Express labels alongside, endorsed "Mit Luftpost über BERLIN-MOSKAU", Soviet VOZDUSHNAYA (Airmail) handstamp and Canton arrival cds alongside, handwritten note "no such person / Retour", reverse with "CANTON 11.10.40.10" and SUNTONG cds's, returned to the sender, censored twice by the Germans upon despatch and return to Prague as well as by the British in Hong Kong and Egypt with corresponding censor strips on reverse and Egyptian censor handstamp on front. The cover was mailed via Russia in the time period between the HMolotov - Ribbentrop Treaty of August 1939 and Operation Barbarossa, the German attack on the Soviet Union in June 1941, it was mailed via Russia to avoid British censorship. Interesting and appealing item.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 1996 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, 16 c. brown, Chunking printing, perf. 13, an unused horizontal pair from the lower right corner of the sheet, position 200 showing the variety "Thin 16" in the right hand value tablet, fresh and very fine, unused without gum as issued Gi = £ 525.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 1997 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, 16 c. brown, Chunking printing, perf. 13, a remarkable unused block of fifty from the lower right corner of the sheet, position 200 in lower right corner showing the variety "Thin 16" in the right hand value tablet and printer's imprint in right hand margin, fresh and very fine, unused without gum as issued. A rarity in such a spectacular multiple and a major exhibition piece for the issue Gi = £ 1'725+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 1998 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, 16 c. brown, Chunking printing, perf. 13, a remarkable unused block of fifty from the lower right corner of the sheet, position 200 in lower right corner showing the variety "Thin 16" in the right hand value tablet and printer's imprint in right hand margin, fresh and very fine, unused without gum as issued. A rarity in such a spectacular multiple and a major exhibition piece for the issue Gi = £ 1'725+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 1999 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 1 olive-green, an Imperforate example - a much clearer print than issued printed on white wove paper- overprinted with two characters SPECIMEN in red, unused without gum.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2000 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 1 olive-green, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between", fresh and fine, unused as issued. Rare Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 130 CHF

    Lot# : 2001 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 2 purple-brown, an unused Imperforate block of four, an unused imperforate strip of three with paper fold variety causing the top half of the upper stamp to be unprinted (rare) and an unused horizontal strip of four showing variety "Imperforate Between Vertically" between second and third stamps, all fresh and fine, unused as issued. A scarce group.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 130 CHF

    Lot# : 2002 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 3 yellow, an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between", fresh and fine, unused as issued. Rare Gi = £ 300.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2003 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 4 nrown-purple, an unused horizontal pair, variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between" and an imperforate horizontal pair, both fresh and fine, unused as issued. Scarce, the imperf. between pair unlisted by SG.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2004 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 5 carmine and $ 6 violet-blue, each in an unused vertical pair, variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between", fresh and fine, unused as issued. Rare Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 2005 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 20 blue, an unused horizontal strip of four, marginal from right of sheet, variety "Imperforate Vertically Between" on second and third stamps, minor spot on perf. on second stamp otherwise fresh and fine, unused as issued. Rare Gi = £ 200++.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 2006 Imperial China

    1942/46: Sun Yat-sen, 5th Issue, Paicheng printing, $ 100 pale brown, an unused horizontal marginal pair, variety "Imperforate Vertically Between", fresh and fine, together with a further pair of the same value with the same variety, printed in in a pale greyish-green shade, each unused as issued. Rare.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2007 Imperial China

    1942/45: Redrawn 3rd Sun Yat-sen, Paicheng printing, $ 50 blue, a block of four marginal from top of sheet, variety "Imperforate x rouletted 6½ vertically, fresh and very fine, unused as issued Gi = £ 240+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 2008 Imperial China

    1942/44: SYS 3rd Issue redrawn by Paicheng, rouletted 6½, $ 5 lilac-grey (2, plate number 68 and 78), $ 10 red-brown (2, plate numbers 43 and 58) and $ 50 blue, (plate 12), all in lower left corner marginal blocks of four, fresh and fine, unused as issued. A generally fine and scarce group Gi = £ 320+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 2009 Imperial China

    1942/45: Redrawn 3rd Sun Yat-sen, Paicheng printing, $ 20 green, rough perf 12-15½, a fine unused horizontal marginal strip of four, variety "Imperforate Vertically Between", with vertical row of perfs. between third and fourth stamp only, fresh and very fine, unused as issued. Rare multiple Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 2010 Imperial China

    1942/45: Redrawn 3rd Sun Yat-sen, Paicheng printing, $ 20 green, rough perf 12-15½, a fine unused horizontal marginal strip of four, variety "Imperforate Horizontally Between", with vertical row of perfs. between third and fourth stamp only, fresh and very fine, unused as issued. Rare multiple Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 110 CHF

    Lot# : 2011 Imperial China

    1942/45: Redrawn 3rd Sun Yat-sen, Paicheng printing, $ 20 carmine, rough perf 12-15½, a fine unused block of four, the key stamp of the issue and a very rare multiple, unused as issued Gi = £ 440+.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 2012 Imperial China

    1942/45: Redrawn 3rd Sun Yat-sen, Paicheng printing, $ 100 brown, rough perf 12-15½, a fine unused block of four, fresh and very fine, unused as issued. An extremely rare multiple Gi = £ 1'100+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 2013 Imperial China

    1942/45: Redrawn 3rd Sun Yat-sen, Paicheng printing, $ 100 brown, rough perf 12-15½, a fine used corner imprint block of four, cancelled by central 'Canton' datestamp in black (19 Nov 1945). An extremely rare multiple Gi = £ 900+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2014 Imperial China

    1943 (Jan-July): Provisional Surcharge 50 c. on 16 c. olive-brown, perf. 13, optd. in red (Type T) for East Szechwan, the right hand half of the sheet of 200 subjects, thus showing position 200 with variety "Thin 16" and imprint in margin  at right, fresh and very fine but for some minor splitting and a few wrinkles, unused as issued. A very rare sheet - the variety uncatalogued by SG but an extremely rare multiple.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 2015 Imperial China

    1944 (Oct 10): War Refugees Relief Fund, the part set of five values to $ 10 + $ 10 on 33 c. + 33 c. scarlet, all without the surcharge in black, unissued thus, fresh and fine, large part og. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 2016 Imperial China

    1944 (Oct): Savings Bank $ 50 imperforate Proof by Central Trust, Chungking printed in unissued colour of indigo blue, rare but with horizontal crease not affecting appearance; together with issued $ 200 deep green vertical pair, each stamp with pre-printing paper fold variety, unused as issued.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2017 Imperial China

    1944 (Dec 25): 50th Anniversary of the Kuomintang, the set of five values all used on reverse of airmail cover to Philadelphia, USA each tied by 'Chungking' cds's in black, the $ 2 blue-green and $ 6 purple overlapped by "Opened by Examiner" Censor label. A scarce and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 130 CHF

    Lot# : 2018 Imperial China

    1945/46: Sun Yat-sen, 7th issue, $ 20 scarlet, an unused sheet marginal horizontal pair, variety "Imperforate", vertical crease between the stamps in margin only; also a further vertical pair, imperforate between stamp and margin, without gum as issued. Rare Gi = £ 200+.
    Starting bid : 80 CHF
    Hammer price : 110 CHF

    Lot# : 2019 Imperial China

    1944: Postage Due 50 c. green, $ 1 rose-red and $ 2 brown-purple all tied by Shanghai cds's to small local taxed cover originally underpaid with 1937 1 c. on 4 c. green (2). A rare issue on letter.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 2020 Imperial China

    Manchuria 1927: Horizontal overprint in black on Junk 2nd Peking printing of China, the unused set of 20 values to $ 5 grey-green & scarlet, largely fresh and very fine with just one or two values with blunted perfs. as usual, large part og. A scarce set Gi = £ 525.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 175 CHF

    Lot# : 2021 Imperial China

    Szechwan 1933/34: Junk 2nd. Peking issue of China optd. horizontally in black the 1933 set of three values 1 c., 5 c. and 50 c. fine unused, rare 1933/34 SYS set of eight values from 2 c. to $ 5 fine unused, 1933/34 Martyrs issue optd. complete set of 12 values to 50 c. unused; all fresh and fine with large part og. A scarce assembly Gi = £ 750+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 2022 Imperial China

    Local issues 1890/95ca: Lot 100+ stamps used/unused comprising Hankow and Chingkiang with postage due, also Shanghai. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 2023 Imperial China

    1898/1980: Collection resp. lot several hundred stamps used/unused, with single stamps, pairs, blocs of four, various cancellations etc., incl. some better values Peoples Republic (Cultural Revolution), in addition a small part of Hong Kong and Japan, housed in two albums.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2024 Imperial China

    1942/44: SYS 3rd Issue redrawn by Paicheng, collection on leaves with in depth study with $ 5 lilac with rouletted block of four unused (2) and perf. x vertical roulette horizontal pair unused, $ 10 red-brown rouletted block of four unused, $ 20 green with imperf. vertically between horizontal pair and imperf. between horizontally in a pair and a strip of four unused, $ 20 rose-carmine imperf. block of four and perf. block of four (rare), $ 40 carmine with imperf. vertically between horizontal pair and imperf. between horizontally in a vertical pair, $ 50 rouletted blocks of four unused (3) and an imperf. between vertical pair, $ 100 brown perf. 13x12x10 in a corner marginal block of four (very rare Gi = £ 1'000+). A charming lot.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 2025 Imperial China

    1945 (March 12): 20th Death Anniversary of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the complete set of six values from $ 2 grey-green to $ 30 orange-brown, all in half sheets of 50 with sheet requisition numbers at top right, the $ 2 with small piece of margin missing at top otherwise all fresh and very fine, unused without gum as issued. Scarce and attractive multiples Gi = £ 1'175.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2026 Imperial China

    Currency Revaluation 1948/49: Collection with a specialised study of all values unused and used, with multiples throughout, from ½ c. on 30 c. SYS to overprints on the Martyrs issue etc. through to the high values $ 200'000 on $ 50'000, including a study of the papers used and minor flaws (many hundreds).
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 2027 Imperial China

    1904/15: Postage Dues, 1904 optd. on Coiling Dragon set of six unused, 1904 set of eight values printed in blue unused, 1911 1 c. and 2 c. brown unused, 1912 optd. in red set of nine unused, Sept 1912 set of nine optd. with four characters unused, 1913/15 London and Peking printing sets of eight unused, generally fair to fine selection Gi = £ 1'200+.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2028 Imperial China

    1900/08: Covers/cards (3) with 1898 Coilg Dragon 1 c. ochre-buff, 2 c. deep red, 4 c. deep chestnut, 5 c. salmon, 10 c. deep green and 20 c. claret used on registered 1900 combination cover to the Hague, Netherlands all tied by 'Peking' cds's (Feb 3), overlapped by France 'Chine' 25 c. black on rose and 50 c. pale carmine cancelled 'Shanghai / Chine' datestamp (Feb 16) and backstamped at Gravenhage (March 23); together with 1900 postcard with China 4 c. chestnut tied by 'Tientsin' cds and France Chine 25 c. cancelled in Shanghai to Germany; and French P.O. 1908 registered cover with 20 c. on Merson 50 c. brown & lavender used from Shanghai. A fine and scarce group.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 2029 Imperial China

    1900/48c.: Collection of covers/cards (45+) with 1901/02 German Post Office covers (2), 1910 Coiling Dragon 10 c. pair on cover to London from Belgian Consulate in Shanghai, unusual cover to Shanghai with RECEIVED STAMP OFF bilingual cachet in violet, 1933 Ten Yen-kai $ 1 scarlet on airmail cover from Shasi to Shanghai, Wartime airmail covers incl. registered cover to Germany and 1940 cover from Chungking via Hong Kong to Burma etc., condition varies but an interesting selection.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,800 CHF

    Lot# : 2030 Imperial China

    1900/58ca: Lot 14 covers/postcards incl. 1911 registered cover from the German PO in Shnaghai, Republic 1932 Airmail complete set on cover from Chungking, seven unused picture postcards from the Italian troops during the Boxer Rebellion with matching handstamp, 1958 two covers Peking to Prague, in addition two postcards from Tonkin French Indochina to Europe.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2031 Imperial China

    1901/1965c.: Cover selection (62) in a green album with Coiling Dragon issue covers incl. one to Korea, 1933 cover with Martyr issue 3 c. pair, single 17 c. and SYS 2 c. green mailed to Barbuda, West Indies, 1937 Germany airmail cover registered to Changsha at 85 pf. rate, 1939 cover from USA with SYS 5 c. green used as Poste Restante fee on arrival, 1941 cover from Japan with 8 c. used at Poste Restante fee, 1943 registered cover to Zurich censored by Allies and German Reseals, 1951 Germany Posthorn franking sent airmail to China etc. Condition varies but many of interest.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 2032 Imperial China

    1912/58c. Balance of a collection with many thousands of China stamps in packets (a real old fashioned glory box), an album with duplicated range on stockcards incl. 1912 duplicated range of Republic optd. issue with unused to 10 c. and used to 30 c., 1929 State Burial of Sun Yat-sen set of four used, 1933 Tan Yen-kai set of four used, Sinkiang SYS 15 c. scarlet unused (12), 25 c. (13) values to $ 2, 1938/41 SYS $ 20 ultramarine & purple unused (2), 1941 Express Letter (-) red & yellow unused, Registration (-) green on buff unused, also a partial collection of Brazil.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2033 Imperial China

    1921: National Postal Service issue covers (8) with 1 c. orange and 6 c. grey single frankings each tied FROM STEAMER LETTER BOX bilingual cachets, 6 c. grey single frankings (3) all cancelled at WUHU in first week of issue, 6 c. grey pair on cover to London tied by Wuhu cds, 3 c. green and 10 c. blue single frankings also tied by WUHU cds's in first week of issue. Fair to fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 450 CHF

    Lot# : 2034 Imperial China

    Manchuria 1927/29: Collection with 1927 issue optd., on 2nd Peking Junks with large range of used examples to $ 1, $ 2 and $ 5 unused and used, 1928 Chang Tso-lin set of four unused, 1929 Unification set of four unused and used, 1929 SYS memoral set of four unused, and 27 covers / cards incl. up-rated China 1½ c. blue stationery card, usages to Austria, Canada, China, Germany and USA.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 2035 Imperial China

    1931/55ca.: Lot 35 commercial covers predominatly China-Switzerland with two incoming to Switzerland, showing interesting frankings and censor marks, together with small study of 1932/40 airmail issue 'Junkers F-13 over Great Wall' with one usage from Shanghai via Hongkong by U.S. Air Service C.N.A.C.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 2036 Imperial China

    1932/40: Martyrs Issue, the collection on leaves and loose with thousands of stamps including mint and used large multiples throughout, with Peking printing showing the high and low types, Hong Kong printing with 2 c. blue block of four imperf. between horizontally unused, 2 c. blue block of four completely imperf. used on piece cancelled in Canton, 4 c. lilac in an imperf. block of four, 5 c. red-orange in an imperf. block of four, 15 c. maroon in an imperf. block of four, 20 c. light blue imperf. between in a vertical pair, 40 c. orange in an imperf. block of four, and a small range of covers.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2037 Imperial China

    Szechwan 1933/34: The collection with 1933 Junk 1 c. bright yellow-orange in an unused imprint block of four unm. og., 5 c. rosy mauve in a marginal unused block of four, SYS 5 c. unused pair, 15 c. scarlet in an unused strip of three, Martyr issue with unused blocks of six of 8 c., 13 c. and 20 c., strip of six 30 c. and pair of 50 c., plehtora of used incl. multiples and six covers Gi = £ 750+.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 2038 Imperial China

    1940/41: Collection with Provincial Surcharges Oct 1940 "3" on 5 c. green, with inverted optd. blocks (signed Chang and Tong respectively), large range of multiples from Kansu, Shanghai etc. incl. a complete sheet of 200, small '3' varieties in blocks, Double overprints (3), Oct 1940 4 c. on 5 c. olive, with unused block of six showing misplaced perf. line diagonally across corner, "Bottom Right Corner Character Repeated at Left" error in four positional unused multiple and a rare example used on piece in Peking (Gi 582a), 1941 New York 4th SYS issue incl. unused blocks of the 17 c., $10 and $ 20 etc. and six covers.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,400 CHF

    Lot# : 2039 Imperial China

    Japanese Occ. of China & North China 1941: Collection with Supeh overprint group incl. unused multiples, 1941 Menkiang selection, 1942 (June 1): Collection with 'Half Value / Hwa Pei' surcharges on 3rd SYS, Hong Kong Martyr issue with 25 c. on 50 c. green in a block of four unused, 15 c. on SYS 30 c. with surcharge inverted, 1944 $ 2 brown & blue in sheet of 50, May 1945 Hsin Min Press Proof blocks of four imperforate (10) in different colours and a splendid range of 62 covers.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 2040 Imperial China

    Provincial Surcharges 1941/42: Collection with specialised study of "7" on 8 c. SYS (both printings) showing the different Provincial surcharges, "2" on ½ c. values with similar mint and used specialised range, "40" on SYS 50 c. blue incl. Surcharge Inverted variety unused (Gi 625ba = £ 300), "40" on 50 c. green Martyr and on New York SYS printing, with many large mint multiples throughout and smaller, Ma listed flaws, many hundreds of stamps together with five covers.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 2041 Imperial China

    1942 (Nov 1): Provincial Surcharges on 16 c. olive-brown, the collection with vertical opts. in black or red, from East Szechuan in red (15) unused, Kiangsi in red (4) unused, Kansu in red (21) incl. three pairs; Yunnan in red (20) incl. three blocks of four; other Provinces with single examples unused (all are rare); Jan-July 1943 Provincial Surcharges 50 c. 16 c. olive-brown with further splendid range from each Province incl. compound perf. variety from Kwantung unused and Shensi block of four unused with "Thin 16" variety, West Szechuan compound perf. variety in a block of four unused, March-Dec 1943 Provincial Surcharges in black or red incl. a complete sheet with "Thin 16" variety in position 200 and 14 covers. A splendid and very unusual lot.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 5,500 CHF

    Lot# : 2042 Imperial China

    1942/45: SYS 3rd SYS issue redrawn at Paicheng, a collection with a marvellous array of multiples, incl. rouletted 5 lilac-grey in unused and used blocks of four, $ 5 imperforate between pair, rouletted $ 10 red-brown blocks of four (2) and a block of ten, $ 10  imperf. between pairs, $ 20 rose-carmine in an imperf. block of four, $ 20 rose-carmine imperf. between pair, 2 20 green imperf. between pair, $ 30 purple imperf. between pair, $ 50 blue rouletted block of four and block of ten unused, $ 50 blue in an imperf. between used strip of three, and a range of 12 covers incl. two registered to Sweden.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 2043 Imperial China

    1942/46: SYS 5th issue, Chunking printing,  the collection with specialised study of papers, perfs. and Ma listed flaws incl. 16 c. olive-brown corner block with "Thin 16" variety, 20 c. grey with double perf. varieties unused, 25 c. purple brown in a vertical imperf. between pair unused, 30 c. orange-red imperf. between horizontally in a strip of three, 50 c. green in horizontal strip of four imperf. between, $ 1 lake in imperf. between strip of four and two pairs, $ 1 lake perf. 11 unused and used (2), $ 1 Indian red perf. 11 unused (Gi = £ 500), $ 1 green in imperf. between pair, $ 1.50 c. blue in imperf. between pair and single perf. 11½ unused (Gi = £ 400), $ 2 blue-green imperf. between pair, with range of multiples incl. $ 2 and $ 3 in complete sheets of 200 unused and dated imprint blocks and 34 covers with many censored.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,600 CHF

    Lot# : 2044 Imperial China

    1944 (Oct 10): War Refugees Relief Fund, the small collection with unused sets (3) and used (3) with a few duplicates, Miniature Sheets (2) containing all six overprinted values, fresh and very unmounted og. and a (rarer) fine used example cancelled at Chungking, together with covers (3) all to the USA, two bearing complete sets Gi = £ 475+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 2045 Imperial China

    1944/46: Collection with 1944/46 SYS dollar values redrawn set of five in half sheets of 50 unused, Dec 1944 Anniversary of Kuomiuntang set of five unused (7) incl. a set in imprint pairs and used, 1945 Death of Sun Yat-sen sets unused (4) and used (3) and seven covers.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 2046 Imperial China

    1944/46: SYS 5th issue, Paicheng printing, the specialised study collection with 30 c. brown block of twelve showing 'elephant' watermark, $ 1 olive-green in block of 50 unused and perf. 10½ unused and used, $ 2 purple imperforates unused and used, $ 2 purple imperf. between pair used, $ 3 yellow in imperf. between pairs unused, $ 5 carmine in imperf. between pair, $ 10 brown block of four with off-set on reverse, $ 10 imperf. between pairs unused (3), range of multiples with marginal imprint, study of the papers utilised, Ma listed varieties and 14 covers. A scarce and attractive collection.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2047 Imperial China

    1945/46: Collection with Aug 1945 Pres. Lin Sen sets of six unused (8) and used 2), beautifully written up collection of the CNC surcharges (ex E.N.Lane) showing multiples, plate flaws and secret marks, Oct 1945 Chiang Kai-shek sets of six unused (33, incl. complete sheets of 30) and used (2), 1945 Victory set in sheets of 50, 1945/46 SYS 8th issue with $ 200 chocolate with misplaced perf. variety in a strip of three and the set of six on cover.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2048 Imperial China

    1948 (April-Oct): Revaluation Surcharges, the specialised collection with study of perfs. and papers, including $ 15'000 on 50 c. grey-green imperforate vertically between pair (unlisted by Gibbons), and a fine range of 34 covers - many with large multiple frankings.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2049 Imperial China

    United States Postal Agency in Shanghai 1905/1929: Small group of covers/cards (6) with five to the USA with 1905 postcard franked by US 1902 1 c. green tied by 'Shanghai China / US Postal Service' duplex, 1906 cover franked US 2 c. well tied, 1914 cover with US Washington 1 c. green (2) tied by 'US Postal Agency' duplex, 1918 Washington 1 c. green vertical strip of three well tied by duplex and scarce 1929 cover with 2 c. red tied by "4TH. REG. U.S.M.C. / SHANGHAI CHINA duplex; and a 1903 in-coming US 1 c. black stationery card to Shanghai with 'T' mark in black. Fair to fine, a scarce group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 2050 People's Republic of China

    1979: 2 Y multicoloured, Study Science from Childhood, fine unmounted miniature sheet, fresh and fine Gi = £ 2'750.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 2051 People's Republic of China

    1878/1965ca: Lot hundreds stamps used/unused incl. 1878 Large Dragon 3 ca & 5 ca used, 1885 Small Dragon, 1894 Dowager Empress's, 1897 Red Revenues 1 c., 2c. (two diff. types) and $1, later Imperial issues, local and province issues, Republic, People's Republic commemorative issues with useful sets and singles, in addition some Pakistan and Korea.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 2052 People's Republic of China

    1950/2003: Lot hundreds stamps unused with some better sets and singles such as 1963 Butterflies, souvenir sheets and booklets.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 2053 People's Republic of China

    1960/80: Lot some hundred entrance tickets for various touristic hotspots, few banknotes, railwaiy tickets and other Chinese Ephemera, average condition and arranged in three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2054 Macau

    1842 (July 2): Entire letter from Macau to Wellington, England endorsed 'per Benagalee' with notation inside that the original letter travelled on the 'Harlequin', struck on arrival with fair MARGATE / SHIP-LRE in black (Robertson fig. S4) with London cds (Dec 2) in red on reverse and rated '8' (pence) for Ship Letter fee. Scarce.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2055 Macau

    1857 (Feb 12): Unpaid Entire letter with full contents written in Macao via Honkong to Marseille, endorsed "via Marseilles", "Vaucher Fréres/Hong Kong Chine" oval forwarder's handstamp in blue (unrecorded by Webb) on front, reverse with Hong-Kong (Feb 14, 1857) transit cds in black, front with French entry "PAYS ETR. V. SUEZ 31 MARS 57 AMB. B" in red and reverse with arrival cds from the same day. A fine and fresh private entire from a rare provenance, charged with '8' décimes upon arrival.rnNote: Albert-Émile Vaucher (1833-1888) using his company name 'Vaucher Fréres/Hong Kong Chine' was a  forwarder, at the same time Consular Officer of France in that city and representative of a famous watch producer dynasty originating from Fleurier in Switzerland.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2056 Taiwan

    1888: Horse & Dragon 20 cash. carmine, an unused example of excellent colour, imperforate at base and perf. 14 on three sides, fine large part og. with some slight paper adherence on reverse; nevertheless an outstanding example of a very rare stamp Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 2057 Taiwan

    1888: Horse & Dragon 20 cash. green, overprinted in black "Taipeh to Hsi Kou Foreign 5 cents", an unused example with slight peripheral aging, rough perfs. at left and part og. with slight gum bend, staining and adherence; despite this an extremely rare stamp and seldom seen; issued to pay the carriage of letters on stages of the Taipeh-Keelung Railway Gi = £ 950.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 2058 Taiwan

    1895 (Sept): Die II 30 cash. blue, perf. 12, an unused block of four with 7 mm. value tablets at right, lower two stamps unfortunately affected by rusting, upper pair superb, an extremely scarce multiple Gi = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 2059 Taiwan

    1895: Republic issues, the collection with Die I imperforate 100 cash. purple unused (2) and the set of three values used, Die II perf. set of three used, Die III with fine range including 30 cash. blue unused (8) incl. a block of four and used (2), 50 cash. vermilion unused (11 incl. a block of four), 100 cash. violet (shades) with 20 examples unused incl. two blocks of four, a block of nine and a block of ten, Die IIIA with rare 30 cash. emerald green unused and a block of four in usual faded shade, 50 cash. red (7) incl. a block of four. A very scarce and appealing group with viewing recommended (58 items).
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,400 CHF

    Lot# : 2060 Taiwan

    Taiwan 1951/80ca.: Lot hundreds stamps primarily unmounted og, some in multitude, incl. 1951 Self government imperf set without gum as issued, 1952 Chiang Kai-shek imperf. part set, 1963 President's palace (15), and 1965 World Exposition (9). Mi = € 8'900 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2061 Taiwan

    1945/65c.: Collection with good range of Nov 1945 issue to 10 yen unused and used, thereafter with unused and predominantly used range incl. 1953 Chiang Kai-shek green covered Booklet with imperforate panes (Gi = £ 750), many complete sets etc. A useful lot with much of interest.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2062 Ethiopia

    1894/1920c.: Lot 130 stamps unused/used stamps incl. Melenik definitives with 1903 ovpts, 1906 revaluations, 1908 '1 piastre' ovpt. on type IV, 1911 Diredaua provisional ovpts ¼ g on ¼ g & 4 g on 4 g used, postage due helpful issues, also with inverted ovpts. An interesting lot. Mi = € 5'400 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 2063 Ethiopia

    1943: Obelisk issue, the complete set of five in part sheets of 40, unmounted og condition. Gi = £ 17'000.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2064 Indonesia

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    Catalogue# : 39/61
    1950 (Aug): Republic "RIS" overprint in black on Indonesia, the complete set of twenty-three values unused, 1s. to 25 r., fresh and very fine, unmounted og. A fine and rare set Mi = € 900.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 2065 Indonesia

    1948/88c.: Collection of Indonesia with 1948 issue used to 25 g., thereafter largely complete unused to circa 1988 with additional range in stockbook issues from 1951/63 with many full sets in unused blocks of four, Miniature sheets from 1960/88, sheet of Sukarno 10 s. in red imperforate Proof, range of covers etc.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 2066 Iraq

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    Catalogue# : 89+102+117+162
    Ottoman Post Offices 1892/1911: Covers (5) all to Persia with 1892 1 pi. grey-blue tied by BAGDAD / TURQUIE cds; 1905 cover franked by 1901 1 pi. blue tied by fine circular KERBELA cds mailed via Bagdad to Teheran; 1901 20 pa. pair on reverse of cover cancelled by circular BAGDAD cds; 1905 1 pi. blue tied by NEDJEF ECHREF datestamp via Bagdad to Teheran; 1911 cover with 1 pi. blue tied by scarce octagonal 'BAGDAD 1' datestamp with transits of Kermanschah and Teheran to Meshed. Scarce and generally fine group.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2067 Japan

    1930 (Oct): Shipmail cover from Japan to Alexandria bearing 1928 Emperor's Enthronment 6 sen red on yellow, tied by 'KHEDIVIAL MAIL LINE / SS TALODI' handstamp in violet, reverse with Port Taufiq transit and Alexandria arrival cds's.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold

    Lot# : 2068 Japan

    1931 (Sept 26): Registered Shipmail cover from Tokyo to East Orange NY, USA bearing 1914 definitive 10 sen blue, 1925 Imperial Siver Wedding 8 sen red in a horizontal pair, and 1928 Emperor's Enthronment 6 sen red on yellow, tied by Tokyo cds in black, endorsed "per SS President Taft", reverse with New York transit and East Orange arrival (Oct. 10) cds's. Fine cober
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : not sold