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  • Lot# : 2501 Afghanistan

    1892: Great Britain 2½ d. postal stationery envelope addressed to Lt. Col. Altah Allah Khan, British Agency, Kabul, endorsed "via Pehawar" cancelled by LUTON squared circle datestamp (March 6) on despatch, the cover stopped in London (red cds March 7) and struck with framed "NOT TRANSMISSIBLE / Requires Stamps of P.O. CABUL / for Postage beyond Indian frontier" in violet. One of just three covers recorded with this rare Instructional marking, one example held in the British Postal archives and another being ex the "Cihangir" collection. A wonderful cover and an Exhibition item.rnrnNote: In early 1892 the Afghan Post Office stated that incoming mail to Afghanistan was to bear the internal domestic postage prior to arrival at the border (Landikotal / Ludikhana) in order to halt postage due collection difficulties.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2502 Afghanistan

    1951: Waterlow Imperforate Proofs, part set of nine values for 10 p. to 75 p. in imperf. multiples with some marginal, incl. 10 p. block of six and two blocks of four, 15 p. corner block of twelve of upper right corner sheet, 20p. block of six and four plus horiz. pair, 30 p. block of twelve of upper right corner sheet, 40 p. block of eight and two pairs, 45 p. in pairs, 50 p. block of twelve and six plus vert. pair, 60 p. two blocks of four and horiz. pair as well as 75 p. carmine blocks of eight and four plus vert. pair. All fresh and fine unmounted og. examples with in total 12 compl. part sets to 75 p. Scarce and a most attractive group. Ex the Printer's Archive.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 2503 Bhutan

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    Catalogue# : 305-309
    1969: Designs of important Thangkas 15 Ch. up to 6 Nu., the full set of five values in sheets of ten on self adhesive silky paper MI = € 1'000.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 210 CHF

    Lot# : 2504 Imperial China

    1878/83: 1 ca. yellow-green, "Dragon", thin paper fresh copy, well centred with usual perfs, slight discolouration Gi. = £ 550.
    Starting bid : 170 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 2505 Imperial China

    1878/83: Large Dragon 3 ca. red, thin paper, a vertical pair from Setting V [23/3], of fine centering and colour, one or two blunted perfs. of no significance, neatly cancelled by complete strike of Peking chop in blue Gi = £ 550+.rnrnProvenance: Collection Major James Starr, Sotheby's, London, 11-13 Sept 1991, lot 59.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 440 CHF

    Lot# : 2506 Imperial China

    1878/83: Large Dragon 1 ca. green, wide Setting, a used example on pelure paper of perfect centering and colour, light strike of near complete Peking chop in black. Frame break below "C" of "CANDARIN" very prominent at base (Ma cliche 16 / Chan 4c/e). A superb stamp Gi = £ 700.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2507 Imperial China

    1878/83: 3 ca. pale red, a used example, well centred and of good colour, cancelled by complete strike of TIENTSIN chop in blue. Exquisite Gi = £ 400.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2508 Imperial China

    1894: 9 ca. dull-green, "Dowager Empress", fresh copy, well perfed with large part og. Gi. = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 2509 Imperial China

    1894: 12 ca. brown-orange, "Dowager Empress", fresh copy, well centred and perfed with large part og. Gi. = £ 600.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 2510 Imperial China

    1894: 24 ca. rose-carmine, "Dowager Empress", fresh copy, well centred and perfed with large part og. Gi. = £ 900.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2511 Imperial China

    1897: Dragon ½ c. brown tied with oval bilingual datestamp to German Fieldpost card wth handpainted dragon motif on reverse, the card franked in addition by Germania 'Reichspost' 5 pf. green (Mi 55), tied by ZINTEN 1.1.02" cds and sent to Danzig.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 2512 Imperial China

    1898 (Jan 28): Chinese Imperial Post, the set twelve values complete to $ 5 deep green & salmon, all stuck down on page from the Royal Swedish Post Office UPU collection of stamps as received from the UPU in Berne, all of fresh vibrant colours and overprinted by Waterlow SPECIMEN in black. Reverse of page shows unoverprinted Russia 1899 'KITAI' 1 kopek-10 k. set of six. Illustrated in Bendon supplement to UPU Specimen Stamps on page 623. Extremely attractive and rare.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2513 Imperial China

    1898: Coiling Dragon 1 c. ochre-buff and 2 c. deep red used on 1 c. pink on buff postal stationery card to Switzerland tied by CANTON Dollar Chops (Nov 25) in black, in combination with Hong Kong 1884/96 2 c. carmine (2) tied in manuscript and by 'Hong Kong' cds's (Nov 26). Carried on the 'S.S. Bengal' with Glarus arrival (Dec 24). Minor edge wear, a most attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 2514 Imperial China

    1898: Coiling Dragon 1 c. ochre-buff and 2 c. deep red used on 1899 1 c. pink on buff postal stationery card to Switzerland tied by CANTON Dollar Chops (Jan 5) in black, in combination with Hong Kong 1884/96 2 c. carmine (2) tied in manuscript and by 'Hong Kong' cds's (Jan 6) and by Zurich arrival (Feb 2). A most attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 2515 Imperial China

    1898: Japan 2+2 s. red postal stationery reply card used from Chefoo (struck with blue CHEFOO Dollar chop on May 25 despatch) to Strassburg, Germany up-rated with Koban 1 s. green (2) tied by SHANGHAI / I.J.P.O. cds's in black (May 27). Reverse with SHANGHAI Dollar chop in black (May 27). Hong Kong transit cds (Aug 3). Reply half attached unused. A fine and attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 2516 Imperial China

    1903: Incoming mail 10 rp. rose-red on ppc from Switzerland via "HONG-KONG" to SWATOW" with transit mark "VICTORIA" and boxed chop arrival mark. Unusual item.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2517 Imperial China

    1920 (Dec 1): Flood Relief Fund, the set of three surcharged values unused, overprinted SPECIMEN in black for distribution to UPU (Bendon type 4), fresh and fine appearance, large part og. Scarcer than catalogue suggests Gi = £ 275.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2518 Imperial China

    1921 (Oct 10): 25th Anniversary of the Chinese National Postal Service, the set of four values unused, diagonally overprinted SPECIMEN in black for distribution to UPU (Bendon type 5), fresh and fine appearance, minor bend on 1 c., large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2519 Imperial China

    1923 (Oct 17): Adoption of the Constitution, the set of four values unused, overprinted SPECIMEN in black for distribution to UPU (Bendon type 5), fresh and fine appearance, minor corner bend on 3 c., large part og. Scarce Gi = £ 325.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2520 Imperial China

    Szechwan 1933: Devaluation of the Currency Surcharges, all twenty three stamps as overprinted, with Junk 1 c., 2 c. and Reaper 50 c. (Gi 1s/3s), SYS 2 c. to $ 5 blackish green & scarlet set of eight complete (Gi 4/11) and 1933/34 Martyrs issue ½ c. to 50 c. (Gi 12/23), all applied to sheets as retained by the Bechuanaland Post Office upon receipt from the UPU in Berne, each stamp diagonally handstamped SPECIMEN in violet upon receipt (Bendon type BEC2a). An important and unique group.rnrnProvenance: Robson Lowe, Basel, 27 Oct 1976, lot 1376.
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2521 Imperial China

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    1900: British Railway Administration, India CEF 3 p. carmine, a horizontal pair used on 1901 Twining cover from Tientsin to Tongku tied by "F.P.O. No. 20" cds (April 20) in black, used in combination with China 1901 5 c. on ½ c. brown surcharged "B.R.A. / 5 / Five Cents" in black, variety "Surcharge Inverted" cancelled by circular "Railway Post Office / Tientsin" in violet. Reverse with "F.P.O. No. 4" arrival cds (April 20). Trivial aging on the Railway Administration adhesive mentioned for full accuracy only and not affecting the significance and rarity of a superb First Day of Issue usage. Cert. BPA (1987) Gi = £ 2'750+.rnrnNote: The British Railway Administration adhesives were in use from April 20, 1901 until May 20, 1901 only.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,500 CHF

    Lot# : 2522 Imperial China

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    1900: British Railway Administration, India CEF ½ a. blue-green, a used example on 1901 cover from Tientsin to Peking tied by "F.P.O. No. 20" cds (May 3) in black, used in combination with China 1901 5 c. on ½ c. brown surcharged "B.R.A. / 5 / Five Cents" in black, variety "Surcharge Inverted" cancelled by circular "Railway Post Office / Tientsin" in violet. Reverse with "F.P.O. No. 7" arrival cds (May 3). File fold well away from the adhesives, a very rare cover. Cert. RPSL (1979) Gi = £ 2'750+.rnrnNote: The British Railway Administration adhesives were in use from April 20, 1901 until May 20, 1901 only.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 2523 Imperial China

    Lots & Collections 1941: Collection 130+ unused stamps of the Sun Yat Sen definitive overprints, well written up on six sheets. Scott = $ 500.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 2524 Imperial China

    1878/1970: Empire and later collection including foreign offices and local beginning with a very fine 1 ca. green (SG7) with further early dragon issues, Japanese offices, Hong Kong, and some People's Republic issues.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 2525 Imperial China

    1882/1965: Collection starting with fine large dragon 3 ca. brown-red wide setting, closely followed by 1885 3 ca. mauve with a virtually complete strike "Shanghai Oval". Later issues with marginal strips of four with imprints and sheet numbering.  
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 2526 Imperial China

    1894/1994c.: Stockbooks with 1894 Kewkiang Local Post 2 c. red and 40 c. black on red unused (3 of each), thereafter mixed with on paper Hong Kong etc.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 2527 Imperial China

    1900/20: Lot 255 picture postcards, photocards and photos b/w and in colour, used/unused, topics shown among others are flags, war propaganda, street life, caricatures, Colonial silly behaviour, work places, rural life and more, mainly in good condition and also a historical selection regarding life at the turn of the century in the far east, housed in a large postcard album.

    Info: Some of the lithographed p.p.c.'s with splitted paper, due former impact of moisture

    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2528 People's Republic of China

    1952: $400 "SPORTS" Ten different colours, vertical design in blocks of four original issue on thin paper. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 2529 People's Republic of China

    1952: $400 "SPORTS" Ten different colours, vertical design in blocks of four original issue on thin paper. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 900 CHF

    Lot# : 2530 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2531 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2532 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2533 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2534 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2535 People's Republic of China

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    Catalogue# : 1527-Block 19
    1979: Study of Science from Childhood, multicolour souvenir sheet 2 Y in mint condition MI = € 2'100/Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 2536 People's Republic of China

    1980: 8 f. vermillion, black and gold "RED MONKEY" on WIPA official envelope with 'China participation' cachet (not tied). Unusual in this form. 
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2537 People's Republic of China

    2000/2015: Modern selection some hundred stamps used/unused or in mint condition, incl. full sets, souvenir sheets and miniature sheets, in addition small part duplicats of early Hong Kong as well as a modern part since China took over in 1997 incl. full sets and souvenir sheets, good conditon and housed in three stockbooks.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 2538 People's Republic of China

    1898/1972: Lot some hundred stamps used/unused, incl. some better values as 45 short sets 'Goldfish' of 1960 with eight values 4 F. and 8 F., 25 short sets 'Landscapes of Huangshan' of 1963 with eleven values 4 F. up to 50 F. and a booklet of 1972 with better sets as 'Revolutionary Peking Operas', 'Chinese Merchant Shipping' and others, good condition and housed in a small box.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2539 People's Republic of China

    1962/1973: Valuable unused accumulation of PRC issues with just one set of 1963 "CUBA REVOLUTION", 1965 "PEOPLE'S ARMY", ZUNYI-CONFERENCE",  "JINGGANGSHAN", "VICTORY OVER JAPAN", "2. NATIONAL GAMES", 1966 "ASIAN GAMES" and 1967 "SOLDIER LIU" apparently all with full og. without hinge.  

    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 7,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2540 People's Republic of China

    1951/1986: Unused collection beginning with 1951 "Gate of Heavenly Peace" to $50,000 (Gi. 1493/1496) then "5 year plan" (Gi. 1664/1681) 1979 paintings (Gi. 2939/54) and further issues. In the appendix also some Hong Kong and Macau.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 2541 People's Republic of China

    1949/1952: Early years "original issues" including World Federation of Trade Unions, SG 1405/7, Foundation of the People's Republic SG1432/5 and other issues. 
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 2542 People's Republic of China

    1897/1980: Collection of China and Chinese areas from Imperial to Peoples's Republic in predominantly used condition. The lot contains 1963 Cuban revolution, 1967 Soldier, Shanghai Local posts and many other items including North Eastern Provinces and East Turkmenistan.   
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 2543 People's Republic of China

    1960/1985: Accumulation in mint and few used condition including red revolution 952/957 mint and used, 1981 booklet "Xinyou-year of the cockrel" mint. Very high catalogue value.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 2544 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2545 People's Republic of China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 2546 Imperial China

    1900/50: Lot four envelopes, three picture postcards, one postal stationery card and a large part envelope (one stamp missing), partly showing better frankings with surcharged stamps of the 'republic' issue of 1912, addrssed to GB and Germany (Berlin) and Switzerland, good to mixed condition.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 2547 Imperial China

    1902/99: Covers/cards (98) in a green album with China, some Hong, fine range of Manchuria / Manchukuo (with two scarce 2 f. and 10 f. unused illustrated postal stationery cards; later cards with special cancels in red, violet or blue) and Taiwan; Tibet numbered card issued by the Dalai Lama 'Govt. in exile' etc.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 2548 Imperial China

    1905/1965: Collection of twentyfive items of postal history mainly to Italy, including some registered, ranging from a censored letter from an Italian expatriate wine merchant, who writes home during WWI, a beautiful letter from "PEIPING 2" from 1919 and a letter to Ethiopia. Some items show traces of ageing. Fine lot
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 460 CHF

    Lot# : 2549 People's Republic of China

    1901/1980: Postal history accumulation starting with a correspondence by a German Soldier in Tongku, a nice registered French Offices letter, through to early letters from the People's Republic and more modern correspondences.  
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 2550 Imperial China

    1905/2002: Album containing an accumulation from all periods beginning with six letters from German offices including a very rare inland letter from Kiautchou to Dschu tscheng ?, inter war period mail, four letters from 1977 franked with stamps from 903/913 and 1221/1223, Hong-Kong with British and Chinese period.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 2551 Imperial China

    1937/38: Statistical Department of the Inspectorate General of customs, issued by Order of the Inspector General of Customs, Frederick Maze; Documents illustrative of the Origin, Development, and activities of the Chinese Customs Service, in six volumes including documents and circulars from the years 1861 to 1937. Each volume bound in half leather, title printed in gold on the spine, spine partially broken in vols. 1 & 2. An exceedingly rare source of information.
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 2552 Ethiopia

    1897: ½ g. red postal stationery card, registered usage to Zürich cancelled on despatch by "ENTOTTO" datestamp (Aug 25), franked by 1894 Djibouti 75 c. brown & orange cancelled by "Djibouti / Postes" datestamp in blue (Sept 11). French Paquebot "La Reunion A Marseille" octogonal datestamp, Lyon transit and Zurich arrival (Sept 25) in black on obverse. A charming and rare usage.rnNote: The card is written by Fanny Ilg, the Misses of Alfred Ilg who helped Leon Chefneux establish the Concessionary Post Offices in Addis Abeba, Harar and Entotto.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 2553 Ethiopia

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    Catalogue# : 207/211
    1943: 5c. on 4c. green & black to 30 c. on  20 c. blue & black, Obelisk overprint issue to commemorate the war dead, in unused marginal blocks of ten (5 x 2), fresh and fine, unmounted og. Mi = EUR 5'000.  
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2554 Ethiopia

    1945/60: Fine mint selection of the 1945 'Victory of the Allies' issue, incl. 1950 Red Cross and 1960 Ethiopian issue, all with overprint varieties as double and inverted overprints, black instead of red overprints, double overprints with one inverted as well as triple overprints. Ex the printer's archive.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 2555 Iran

    1900/21: Group of 14 covers, one stationery envelope and three postcards as well as 1942 stationery card from Bushire (Feb. 22) to New York.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 2556 Iran

    1909/19: Covers/cards (20) with 1909 postcard to USA with "Koh-i-Malik-Shah-Ziarat-Indian P.O." transit cds, 1909 card with 6 ch. tied by oval "Lahidjan", cards from US Legation in Teheran, 1920 censored cover from Zendjan bearing Mirza 6 ch., 1919 cover with Mirza 6 ch. tied by Hamadan cds with circular "Passed by British Military Censor" cachet etc.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2557 Israel

    1948 (16. May) : 250 m. green on white paper, 500 m. red-brown on buff and 1000 m. indigo on blue, "Old Coins" unused with full TAB and full original gum, 1000 m adhesion in margin well clear of TAB. The low values are without TAB.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2558 Israel

    1948 (16. May) : 250 m. green on white paper, 500 m. red-brown on buff and 1000 m. indigo on blue "Old Coins", together with all lower values, collection of "Plateblocks" of four from the NE corner of the sheet, SG 9 and one low vale some browning, otherwise fine and fresh lot of 15 blocks.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 2559 Israel

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    1948 (16. May) : 250 m. green on white paper, 500 m. red-brown on buff and 1000 m. indigo on blue "Old Coins", all with full TAB on first day cover (FDC) with "HAIFA" registration label. Very fine and rare. Certificate Shalit (1974).
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 2560 Israel

    1948 (26. Sep.): 65 m. bown and scarlet and all lower values "New Year" (5709) complete set in center blocks of 12 with sheet numbers, horizontal and vertical gutter pairs with full original gum. Fine and rare in this freshness.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 2561 Israel

    1949 (20. Sep.):  35 pr. chocolate, 10 pr. green and 5 pr. blue, "New Year" complete set with full TABs, very fine unused with full og. Gi = 1'100.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 160 CHF

    Lot# : 2562 Israel

    Postage Dues 1948 (28. May):  50 m. brown on yellow and four further values "Old Coins Postage Due", complete set of "Plateblocks" of six from the NE corner of the sheet. 
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 2563 Israel

    1948/1970: Collection in seven Albums beginning with a handful 1948 "Old Coins" to 500 m.red-brown used and 250 m. green mint, including a plate number marginal. Later issues with plate block and other specialities, six volumes contain "FDC" starting in 1952.  
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2564 Israel

    1948/1984: Highly specialised collection "ISRAEL" in 24 Volumes on self designed pages, unused, used and on cover. The collector has focussed on accumulating TABs, Plate Blocks, First Day Covers and commercial covers, Gutter pairs, perforation and other varieties, where they can be found. The first issue "1948 OLD COINS" (Gi. 1/9 and D10/14) alone takes up an entire album, containing the unused set with full TAB, as well as a set without TAB both used and unused, varieties and covers including many registered. The 1948 (5709) "New Year" comes with gutter pairs, mint, used and on covers, including a fine "First Day"  from "TEL AVIV" to "VIENNA", TABs  from right and "left" sheet margin. Later issues are also well represented, including many highly catalogued TABs, eg. the 1952 1000 pr. blue "State Coat of Arms" (Gi. 64a) twice unused with TAB. The condition is generally very good, odd early hinged but even there mainly unmounted.
    Starting bid : 3,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 2565 Japan

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    Catalogue# : 217
    1935: Mt. Fuji after Kazan Watanabe 1½ S. carmine, compl. miniature sheet with 20 stamps in mint condition MI = € 1'400.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 2566 Japan

    1871/45c.: Collection with early forgeries (entire first page), genuine from Koban issue, largely used.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 2567 Japan

    1876/1940: Japan collection in small stockbook, containing many unused stamps, including 1899 definitives to 50 s., 1929 Aeroplanes with full og., 1929 Mt. Fuji definitive 8 s. olive brown with full og. and many other better stamps.    
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 2568 Japan

    1964/82: Lot 15 yearbooks and special booklets issued by the postal administration of Japan, in addition a presentation folder for the UPU congress in 1964, all in perfect condition and housed in a box.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2569 Japan

    1900/40: Interresting Lot 240 old picture postcards b/w or in colour, used and mainly unused, noteworthy topographic views, artistic cards, personalities, leisure time, military scenes and more, furthermore a rather heavyly plundered old private photo book showing family members and kids, mostly in traditional costumes, in addition few cards as well as seven stereo photocards about 1900 from China, a large bunch of modern tourist cards joins the lot, all housed in a box.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2570 Japan

    1900/20: Important collection with 500 picture postcards s/w and mostly in colour, used and mainly unused, showing a large variety of handpainted cards (partly in sets), commemorative cards franked on picture side and showing special cancellations, street scenes, some items regarding the sino russian war, few photocards of the Emperor and his family, Japanese fashion and much more, a lot that has been kept under the roof for decades and which nowadays can't hardly put together again with such a number of phantastic items, mainly in good conditon (few have age stains) and arranged in a large postcard album.
    Starting bid : 2,500 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2571 Japan

    Japanese Occupation of Cambodia 1941: Group of four picture postcards with Airmail to Japan, despatched between October 10 and November 30, Shōwa 16 (1941), written from the 'Expeditionnairy Corps of French Indochina / Section M. Nakajima / Group 3804" and directed to Saitama nearby Tokyo, franked with 1937 definitive issue 5 s. blue & 10 s. red (Gi 318+322), tied by FPO cds, framed Control handstamp in violet and censorship cachet 'Sato' in red alongside. The only four known cards from Cambodia, French translation for one card included.rnNote: In August 1941 a Japanese garrison of 8'000 servicemen occupied the French protectorate of Cambodia.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 2572 Corea

    1897: Japan 3 s. yellow postal stationery card used to Geneva, Switzerland, up-rated with Koban 1 s. green tied by "SEOUL / I.J.P.O." datestamp in brown (Oct 27). Yokohama transit cds in black and Geneva (Dec 3) arrival below. A scarce and most attractive usage.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2573 Corea

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    1902 (Dec): 3 ch. on 25 p. maroon second printing, perf. 12, an unused block of eight (4 x 2) of fine colour, narrow (italic) surcharge Type II in black, of fine colour and appearance, blind perfs. in vertical rows, unused without gum. A very scarce multiple. Cert. Eichhorn (2020).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2574 South Korea

    1946/1970c.: Dealer's stock of South Korea with red volume with mint stock from 1946 onwards in unused singles and blocks with fine range of the scarcer definitve issues to circa 1967; the 1952 Airmail set of three in complete sheets of 50, 1952 Airmail set of three in complete sheets of 50, Miniature sheets (thousands) incl. volumes commencing with 1960/62 Scott 321a onwards to Scott 550a with an abundance of unused sheets in perfect condition and a further lot on stockcards (cat $ 12'500+ by Scott 2017), North Korea June 1948 Labour Law 50 wn. blue in perf. and imperf. reprint sheets of 100 'used', a useful stock and seldom seen in such quantity and quality Scott = $ 60'000+.
    Starting bid : 8,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 8,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2575 Corea

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    Lot# : 2576 Libanon

    1937/40: Airmail pictorial set of ten values complete to 100 p. brown unused, variety "Imperforate", nearly all being sheet marginal examples, the high value with violet ink spots from J.Schrank certifying cachet, unmounted og. A scarce set.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 2577 Libanon

    1944 (July 8): 6th Arabic Medical Congress, the Airmail set of three values: 20 p. orange-red, 50 p. greenish-blue and 100 p. purple, variety Imperforate, sheet marginal matching set, fine slightly streaky, unmounted og,.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
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    Lot# : 2578 Libanon

    1945: Airmail 25 p. sepia (Waterfall on River Litani), an unused corner marginal block of four, variety Imperforate on slightly toned paper, large part og. A scarce multiple of Proof status.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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    Lot# : 2579 Libanon

    1946 (May 8): Victory Miniature sheet with text in brown, fine unmounted og., and the sheet with blue text on thick card paper - this last rare with just 300 printed Gi = £ 400+.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 2580 Libanon

    1948 (Nov 23): UNESCO Meeting, Beirut. Miniature sheet showing all ten values, imperforate on card paper, without gum as issued. Rare and very fine Gi = £ 350.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
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    Lot# : 2581 Mongolei

    1924: 1 c. brown, flesh & grey on bistre, perf. 13½, 1926 Fiscal 1 c. blue surcharged 'Postage' in black, 1926 20m. black & blue, 1926/27 1 m. black & yellow pair and block of four, 2 m. black & red-brown pair, 5 m. black & grey-lilac pair, 10 m. black & greenish-blue all used on 1927 registered cover from Ulan Bator to New York tied by "ULAN BATOR / MONGOLIA" datestamps (July 27). New York arrivals on reverse (Aug 27). A few scuffs, philatelic and opened sensibly for Exhibit display, but extremely scarce and most unusual cover. 
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 2582 Mongolei

    1924: 20 c. grey, blue & white on blued, perf. 10, a single example used on reverse of 1925 cover to Dundee, Scotland tied by framed "URGA / MONGOLIA" datestamp (Feb 27) in black. Repeated strike on the obverse of a fine and scarce cover to an unusual destination.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
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    Lot# : 2583 Mongolei

    1926: Fiscal 1 c. blue (five examples) and single 20 c. brown, each with framed 'Postage' handstamped surcharge in violet, used on 1926 cover to Peking tied by somewhat faded "ULAN BATOR / MONGOLIA" datestamps (Oct 19) in black. Obverse with China 2nd. Peking Junk 3 c. blue-green (3) for domestic postage cancelled in manuscript ink wash. Somewhat soiled but scarce.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 2584 Mongolei

    1926: Fiscal 1 c. blue, 2 c. buff, 5 c. purple, 10 c. green and 20 c. brown, each with forged framed 'Postage' handstamped surcharge in red, reverse with genuine 1926/27 2 m. black & red-brown and 10 m. black & greenish-blue used on 1927 registered cover to London tied by"ULAN BATOR / MONGOLIA" datestamps in black (Oct 11). 'Registered / London' arrival in red (Dec 9) on reverse. Unusual cover. 'Signed' Serebrakian.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 2585 Mongolei

    1926: Fiscal 5 c. purple and 20 c. brown, each with framed 'Postage' handstamped surcharge in violet, used on reverse of 1926 cover to Russia tied by 'ULAN BATOR / MONGOLIA' datestamps in black (Sept 7) with arrival (Sept 26) alongside. Obverse showing an ink splask from further strikes of both datestamps, the envelope roughly opened at right. 
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2586 Mongolei

    1926: Fiscal 5 c. purple, 10 c. green in a horizontal pair and 50 c. brown & olive-yellow, each with framed 'Postage' handstamped surcharge in black, used on reverse of 1926 Bank of Mongolia triple rate cover to Moscow tied by 'ULAN BATOR / MONGOLIA' datestamps in black (Oct 22) and further tied by Moscow arrival cds (Nov 5) in black, repeated strike of despatch cds on obverse. Slight closed tear on front not detracting from appearance, a scarce commercial franking.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 2587 Mongolei

    1926: Fiscal 5 c. purple and 20 c. brown, each with framed 'Postage' handstamped surcharge in black, used on reverse of 1926 Bank of Mongolia cover to Moscow tied by 'ULAN BATOR / MONGOLIA' datestamps in black (Sept 17) and further tied by Moscow machine arrival (Oct 3) in black. The Ulan Bator datestamp with ink splash on 'BAT' of cancellation device, this also repeated on obverse. A scarce commercial franking.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 2588 Mongolei

    1926/27: 50 m. black & yellow-brown, a single example used on 1928 Bank of Mongolia cover to Harbin, Manchuria tied by 'JARGALANTO / MONGOLIA' datestamp (Nov 25) with repeated information strike alongside, KOBDO registration handstamp above. Reverse with China 1915 Postage Due 10 c. blue (Peking print), a marginal block of four tied by "Harbin" cds's. Some extraneous docketing on reverse but a scarce cover.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,000 CHF

    Lot# : 2589 Mongolei

    1924/30c.: Collection with cancellation study on the classic issues (110 items) with some rare datestamps on high values including 1924 $ 1 and 1926/27 1 t. in a strip of three used at ULANGOM, further singles and multiples used at ALTANBULAK, ULIASUTAI, VAGHURYE (rare), 1926/27 3 t. used at JABHOLANTO, 5 t. used in KOBDO, 1 t. used in TARIATU, nine stamps used with part or complete strikes of scarce BAIANTUMIN HAN datestamps, large range of 1926 Fiscal issues used together with three covers with China Coiling Dragon 3 c. (5) usage showing to Peking with one stamp missing, Mongolia 1924 issue cover and a Fiscal issue mixed franking with China. 
    Starting bid : 2,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 2590 Nepal

    1930 (Aug.- Dec.): Sri Pashupati Redrawn Issue perf. 13 ½, Recess Perkins Bacon & Co, London, type B, 8 p. scarlet on ungummed cream wove paper, part sheet of 95 stamps with missing vertical strip of three and pair of lower right bottom corner sheet, sheet margin on three sides showing '8 PICE' inscription at lower left margin, minor imperfections, but a fine multiple of this scarce stamp. Ex 'The Perkins Bacon' Archive formerly offered at Robson Lowe Dec. 1996 Gi. = £ 2'565.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
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    Lot# : 2591 Nepal

    1930 (Aug.- Dec.): Sri Pashupati Redrawn Issue perf. 13 ½, Recess Perkins Bacon & Co, London, type B 1 r. vermilion on ungummed cream wove paper, irregular part sheet of 45 stamps of upper part sheet with full margins at left and small parts on top, further 5 r. black and red-brown in horizontal strip of seven with compl. sheet margin on top together with horizontal multiple of 14 of top right corner sheet, with Peter Holcombes note: "These were the largest pieces known of the 1 Rupee vermilion and the 5 Rupee". Minor imperfections, but two scarce multiples Gi. = £ 1'536.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 2592 Nepal

    1935 (Aug.- Dec.): Sri Pashupati Redrawn Issue perf. 13 ½, Recess Perkins Bacon & Co, London, type C, the complete set of six values unused, printed on ungummed wove paper, comprising 2 p. brown, 4 p. green, 16 p. purple, 24 p. orange and 32 p. blue, those in unused part sheets of 96 stamps as well as the rare 8 p. scarlet in a part sheet of 30 stamps, all with minor imperfections. Ex The Perkins Bacon Archive formerly offered at Robson Lowe Dec. 1996 Gi. = £ 4'860.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 500 CHF

    Lot# : 2593 South Vietnam

    North Vietnam 1963: Freshwater Fish Culture Ophiocephalus - Asiatic snakehead 20 x. multicoloured, 54 souvenir sheets unmounted og. Sc = $ 3'618 / Mi Block A 7 = € 3'780.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
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    Lot# : 2594 South Vietnam

    North Vietnam 1963: Launching of Soviet Rocket 'Mars 1', 6 x. multicoloured, 450 imperforated adhesives in nine complete sheets of 50 each, each sheet folded between the 4th and the 5th row, unmounted og. Sc = $ 6'750 / Mi 258U = € 6'750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
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