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  • Lot# : 1 Azerbeijan

    1992/2015: Enormous dealer stock of unmounted og adhesives and miniature sheets, stored in seven sheet albums, inventory enclosed Mi = € 50'000 following the consignor.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 2 Imperial China

    1878: 3ca brown red, wide setting, cancelled by  "CUSTOMS NEWCHWANG" AUG 2 82 in black, usual perforations, very rare stamp with a good postmark.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 3 Imperial China

    1878: 5 ca yellow ochre, wide setting, cancelled by three strikes "CHEFOO" chop in blue, minor imperfections at top, very rare stamp.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 4 Imperial China

    1878: 3 ca pale red, third setting, "CLICHE 21" hollowed out right 3, cancelled by two strikes "TIENTSIN" chop in black,very fine and very rare stamp.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 300 CHF

    Lot# : 5 Imperial China

    1883: 3 ca vermillion and 5 ca chrome yellow originating from the same letter, both cancelled with single "TIENTSIN" chop, 5 ca  minor creasing from adhesion to paper. Very fine.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 6 Imperial China

    1885: 1ca green to 5 ca olive-yellow, forteen copies selected for their postmarks, eight bearing mainly blue chops "PEKING" and various "TIENTSIN", others with red "CUSTOMS" or more rarely seen markings.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 7 Imperial China

    1888: 1 ca green to 5 ca olive-yellow, all three values in fresh unused marginal copies, 3 ca mauve horizontal marginal pair, all with full og. very fine and rare in such outstanding condition.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 8 Imperial China

    1888: 1 ca green to 5 ca olive-yellow, sixteen unused copies mainly with large part og. slightly mixed condition.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 9 Imperial China

    1897: Small Dragon with new currency overprint 1 c to 5 c, five stamps in used and unused . Slightly varied condition. (Gi = 2'000).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 240 CHF

    Lot# : 10 Imperial China

    Unfortunately this lot was withdrawn from this auction.

    Lot# : 11 Imperial China

    1897: Dowager Empress with new currency overprint 1/2 c to 10 c, 36 mostly fine copies in  uesd and unused condition including a horizontal marginal pair of the 1/2c on 3 ca orange and all three types of the 2 c on 2 ca green and  4 c on 4ca pink unused, including (Gi 50/51)  Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 12 Imperial China

    1897: Dowager Empress with new currency overprint 30 c on 24 ca deep rose red "wide gap" overprint, very fresh bottom marginal copy with large part og. Fine and scarce.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 13 Imperial China

    1912: 1 c orange to $ 5 slate complete series of twelve, "REVOLUTION" portrait Dr. Sun Yat-sen, fresh with large part og., fine and very rare.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 14 Imperial China

    1912: 1 c orange to $ 5 slate complete series of twelve, "REPUBLIC" portrait President Yuan Shih-kai, fresh with large part og., high value no gum, fine and rare.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 15 Imperial China

    1929 (April 16): Unification of China under Chiang Kai-shek, the set of four values, stuck down in Official "Flag" folder, secured at right with red, white and blue cotton ribbons. Scarce thus Gi = £ 150.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 16 Imperial China

    1927/29: Manchuria, 1/2 c to $5 complete area of 32 overprinted stamps including the definitive issue, as well as "UNIFICATION" and "SUN YAT-SEN" memorial, the definitive 10 c, $1 and $2 values without gum, otherwise fine and fresh.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 17 Imperial China

    Round the world cover 1888: Cover from Nikolajevsk to Havant, Great Britain, readressed via Canada to the German post office in Shanghai, readressed again to Havant, bearing Russia 1884 Imperial Arms 7 kop. blue tied by faint NIKOLAEVSK cds, HAVANT arrival (Nov 9), new franking QV 4 d. adhesive, despatched Nov 15 via Canada with Windsor Ontario (Nov 29) and San Francisco Steamship (Dec 8) transit, "US POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI" arrival (Jan 14, 1889), "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST" in blue, finally readressed back to Great Britain and despatched registered at the German PO in Shanghai with German Empire precursor (Mi V41+V42) adhesives, tied by cds of the Imperial Postagentur (Jan 15) with matching registration label alongside, transit Brindisi, Modane & "LONDON REGISTERED (Feb 18, 1889). As to be expected some wear and tear, nevertheless an extremely scarce usages and postmark combination, an impressive combination franking.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 18 Imperial China

    1896 (Sept 7): Chefoo local post Stationery lettercard 1 c. cancelled by light "CHEFOO LOCAL POST" cds, sent to Germany used in combination with Hong Kong vertical pair 5 c. blue tied by HONGKONG cds (Sept 10). STRASSBURG arrival (Oct 14) cds on reverse. A fine and fresh combination usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 19 Imperial China

    1898 (Nov 6): Postcard from Shanghai to Bielefeld, Germany, bearing a combination franking of China Dragon ½ c. brown (Gi 121) and German post offices in China, Eagle definitive with CHINA ovpt 10 pf. carmine (Mi 3/I). The Chinese adhesive was tied by a six barred mute obliterator with a bilingual despatch cds alongside, the card transfered to the German P.O. where the German adhesive was tied by SHANGHAI despatch cds (Nov 7), "BETHEL (BIELEFELD) arrival (Dec 10) cds alongside.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 20 Imperial China

    1899 (Sept 7): Stationery postcard 1 c. cancelled by "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST", sent to Germany with add. franking CIP 1 c. orange and 2 c. red tied by six barred obliterator used in combination with Hong Kong horizontal pair 2 c. rose tied by SHANGHAI cds of the same day. HONGKONG transit (Sept 12) and STRASSBURG arrival (Oct 12) cds's alongside. Minor toning, nevertheless a fine and appealing combination usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 280 CHF

    Lot# : 21 Imperial China

    1899 (Nov 10): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 1 c. orange (oxidised) and 2 c. red, tied by oval bilingual WEIHSIEN datestamp, oval "KIAOCHOW NOV 14, 1899" transit datestamp alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, German offices in China presursor stamp (V2/I) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Nov 15) cds, sent to Klein-Rosseln in Lothringen / Lorraine, then under German rule with arrival (Dec 12, 1899) cds alongside. Vertical fold aside the middle adhesive, some staining at left, nevertheless an interesting combination franking.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 22 Imperial China

    1900 (July 10): Cover from Ganking via Shanghai to Wiesbaden with full contents, bearing vertical pair China Dragon 5 c. brown tied by NOANKIN cds in blue and France 'Chine' ovpt 25 c. black on rose tied by 'SHANG-HAI CHINE 16 JUIL 00' cds for onward transmission. Reverse with Chinese bilingual transit and WIESBADEN arrival (Aug 20) cds's. In addition a 1904 cover from the same correspondence with full content bearing China Dragon 10 c. green, tied by Chinese cds, French "SHANG-HAI / CHINE" transit cds alongside, reverse  with four Chinese transit and WIESBADEN arrival cds's. A fine and scarce duo.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 23 Imperial China

    1901 (Jan 17): German Reichspost stationery postcard 10 pf. carmine used at the Chinese PO of TANGKU with add. franking Dragon 2 c. red-brown, tied by bilingual TANGKU, SHANGHAI  transit (Jan 29) cds of the Chinese PO alongside. Given to the German postal administration, where the indicium was cancelled by "SHANGHAI DEUTSCHE POST" despatch (Feb 1) cds, sent to Höxter with arrival (March 8) cds alongside. Chinese adhesive glued to the corner of the card nevertheless a fresh and interesting combination usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 24 Imperial China

    Austrian Naval Forces, Boxer War 1901 (March 20): Postcard written from Wei-Hai-Wei from the Cruiser "S.M.S. Kaiserin Elisabeth", mailed at free Military concession rate to Trieste, struck with "FELDPOST" straight line and circular "K UND K KRIEGS-MARINE / S.M. SCHIFF KAISERIN ELISABETH" cachets both in violet. Slight corner bend at right but rare and of very fine appearance. Ex collection Keith Tranmer.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 25 Imperial China

    1901 (April 4): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 4 c. brown, tied by oval bilingual PEKING datestamp, given to the German post office, despatched there registered and bearing 10 pf. carmine and 20 pf. ultramarine adhesives (Mi 3/II+4/II)  tied by "PEKING DEUTSCHE POST" despatch (April 9) cds, sent to Altenburg, Saxonia with arrival (May 21) cds alongside. Card with some corner wear, an interesting combination franking, signed Pfenninger.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 420 CHF

    Lot# : 26 Imperial China

    1901 (June): Cover from Ychow via Kiaochow to München, bearing vertical pair Dragon 5 c. red, tied by oval bilingual YCHOW datestamp with year slug inverted, oval "KIAOCHOW JUL 1, 1901" transit datestamp in violet on reverse. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, German offices in China presursor stamp 5 pf. green (V2/II) in a vertical pair added to the cover and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (July 2) cds, reverse with MÜNCHEN arrival (Aug 8) cds's. Seal torn away from the reverse, nevertheless an interesting commercial combination franking.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 700 CHF

    Lot# : 27 Imperial China

    Ingoing 1901 (Sept 10): Envelope from an unknown P.O. in the Dutch Indies to a British FPO address in Shanghai, forwarded to another one nearby Tien Tsin and back to Shanghai, bearing Dutch Indies 1900 ovpt 10 on 10 c. lilac and 15 on 15 brown (Gi 111+113), tied by a rectangular datestamp, the reverse with a plethora of datestamps incl. WELTVREDEN transit, two "VICTORIA HONGKONG" transit, five British FPO cds's, "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST" as well as bilingual SHANGHAI and TSIENTSIN Imperial Chinese cds's.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 28 Imperial China

    1902 (Nov 16): Picture postcard from 'Sche tschia tun' via Tsingtau to Schalke, bearing Dragon 4 C. brown, tied by indistinct local handstamp, bilingual "KIAOCHOW 24 .. 02" transit cds alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, Kiautschou adhesive (Mi 6) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Nov 26) cds, arrival (Jan 3, 1903) cds alongside. A fine and fresh combination franking.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 29 Imperial China

    1902 (Nov 24): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 1 c. orange and 2 c. red, tied by Tsinanfu handstamp, Kiaochow transit (Dec 1, 1902) cds alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, Kiautschou adhesive 5 pf. green (Mi 6) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Dec 21, 1905) cds, sent to Stettin, Germany with arrival (Jan 7, 1903) cds alongside. Minor corner faults, nevertheless an attractive combination usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 30 Imperial China

    1903 (Nov 23): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 1 c. orange and 4 c. brown, tied by clear Chinese handstamp, bilingual "KIAOCHOW 29 NOV 03" transit cds alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, Kiautschou adhesive (Mi 7) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Nov 15) cds, sent to Meschede with arrival (Dec 24, 1903) cds alongside. Some toning an appealing combination usage.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 31 Imperial China

    1903 (Dec 14): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 1 c. orange and 2 c. red-brown, tied by light bilingual WEIHSIEN datestamp, crisp bilingual "KIAOCHOW 15 DEC 03" transit cds alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, vertical pair of Kiautschou 5 pf. green adhesive (Mi 6) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Dec 15) cds, sent to Jever, Germany with arrival (Jan 11, 1904) cds alongside. Some perforation irregularities and toning, nevertheless an attractive combination usage.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 32 Imperial China

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    1904 (July 23): Picture postcard with 'Hankow' motif, despatched at the German post office in Kankow and sent to Shanghai, forwarded locally, bearing German Offices in China 5 pf. green (Mi 16), tied by "HANKAU DEUTSCHE POST" cds, with "SHANGHAI DEUTSCHE POST" transit cds alongside. "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST" JUL 27 04" arrival cds, but forwarded and therefore franked with transit Dragon ½ c. brown and 1 c. orange, tied by clear Chinese handstamp and 'T' handstamp. A fine and fresh combination usage from a German PO via the local Shanghai post to the Imperial Chinese post. Cert. Kilian (1986).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 33 Imperial China

    1905 (Dec 8): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c., sent from Puoly via Tsingta to Altusried, Bavaria, the indicium tied by clear Chinese handstamp. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, two examples of Kiautschou adhesive 1 c. brown-ochre (Mi 18) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Dec 21, 1905) cds, arrival (Jan 27, 1906) cds alongside. A most attractive combination usage.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 34 Imperial China

    1906 (April 5): Picture postcard with 'The Wheelwright' motif, bearing China Dragon 2 c. red-brown and German PO's in China 2 c. green, both in pairs, tied by clear SINANFU and CHINAN cds's, an information strike alongside. Sent to Moudon, Switzerland with perfect arrival (May 16) cds alongside. A most attractive combination franking.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 35 Imperial China

    1906 (July 30): Stationery postcard 1 c. sent to Germany with add. franking CIP ½ c. brown (2), 1 c. orange and 2 c. red tied by Tschingwangtau datestamp, transit (Aug 6) cds's of the Chinese and British PO's in SHANGHAI and CHEMNITZ arrival (Sept 8) cds alongside. Written by a soldier of the German East Asian Detachment after the closure of the German P.O. in Tschingwangtau.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 260 CHF

    Lot# : 36 Imperial China

    1907 (July 20): Picture postcard from Peking to the Austrian battleship SMS 'Kaiser Franz Joseph I' in Shanghai, forwarded to Yokohama, bearing CIP 2 c. red-brown tied by bilingual PEKING cds, "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST" (July 24), SHANGHAI despatch (July 25) and YOKOHAMA arrival (July 29) cds's alongside. Not taxed although franked only at the inland rate.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 37 Imperial China

    1909 (Nov 13): Printed matter wrapper from Tsingtau to the catholic mission in Wenshang, bearing Kiautschou adhesive 2 c. green (Mi 29) tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch cds. Upon arrival charged with 1 cent and bearing Imperial Post 1 c. blue due, tied by Chinese handstamp. A fine cover, signed Bothe BPP.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 650 CHF

    Lot# : 38 Imperial China

    1911 (May 13): Registered cover from Mongtse/Mengzi in Yunnan province to Haiphong in Tonkin, French Indochina bearing CIP 3 c. bluish green, a strip of five and a single adhesive and 2 c. green tied by "MENTSZ Train Station" datestamp with matching registration handstamp alongside. Reverse with HOKOW (May 13) and "LAO-KAY TONKIN" (May 15) transit cds's as well as "HAIPHONG TONKIN" (May 15) arrival cds's. A very early cover on the Mongtse railway linking Southern China with the port of Haiphong in French Indochina. A rare, fine and correctly franked item, only five Mengtse train covers are recorded.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 39 Imperial China

    Austrian Navy in China 1912: Registered cover from Peking to Hohenberg franked by 1908 10 k. rose, single and a horizontal strip of three, tied by two fine strikes of "K. u. KL. MARINE DETACHEMENT / in PEKING" cds's (Feb 6) with yellow registration label handstamped as per the cancellation over S.M. Schiff. Reverse of cover with imprinted "Legation Ile. et Rle. D'Autriche - Hongrie / En Chine". Reverse with Hohenberg arrival cds in blue-black (Feb 19). Some peripheral aging but fine strikes and rare.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 40 Imperial China

    Austrian Naval Forces 1913: Postcard from Shanghai to Pola, franked by 1908 Austria 5 h. green tied by fine "K UND K KREIGSMARINE / SMS KAISER FRANZ JOSEPH" cds (Feb 25) in black. Slightest of aging but a fine strike. The Cruiser was on a 'Flag Waving' tour of the Far East - the contents refer to a meeting between the "Franz Joseph" and the "Kaiserin Elisabeth". Ex collection Keith Tranmer.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 41 Imperial China

    1929 (Nov 1): Registered cover from Lungchingtsun to Seoul, Korea bearing Manchuria ki-hei ovpts. on China Chiang Kai-Shek 1 c. & 4 C. and Burial commemorative issue 1 C. & 4 C., tied by LUNGTCHINGSUN cds, reverse with KEIJO (Nov 4) and Saedaemun (Nov 4) transit cds's. Backflap torn, nevertheless an interesting cover from the Korean minority in Manchuria area along the Yalu river.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 42 Imperial China

    1878/1913: Fine collection beginning with three "Large Dragons" 1ca green, 3 ca red and 5 ca yellow, "narrow setting", later values include "Red revenues" of one, two and four cents, coiled dragons and postage dues. Most stamps are used, the quality is not always great but many acceptable pieces can be found.
    Starting bid : 700 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,300 CHF

    Lot# : 43 Imperial China

    1878/1940: Accumulation beginning with a superb set of German Offices "REICHSPOST" to 5 Mark on pieces (Mi.15/27), also several other foreign offices including Japanese, French and Russian with high values. The Empire itelf contains 3 Large Dragons with qualitative challenges of varying degrees, 1897 Coiling Dragons to 50 c. green, 1900 Bean goose to $ 2, later issues with many provincial overprints and some local issues.
    Starting bid : 800 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 44 Imperial China

    1885/88: 1 ca green to 5 ca olive-yellow, forty-seven used copies in mixed condition. with many different postmarks including 1885 3 ca mauve with "CHEFOO" chop.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 45 Imperial China

    1885/1946: Lot 85 unused stamps incl. 1885 Dragon wmk Yin Yang 1 ca. green, Dowager Empress 1894 2 ca. green, 5 ca. orange, 9 ca. green & 24 ca. rose-carmine, 1909 Temple of Heaven, 1946 Airmail CNC surcharges, Shanghai local post and few Korea. 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 800 CHF

    Lot# : 46 Imperial China

    1894: Dowager Empress, values to 6 ca brown, twenty-four stamps in both unused and used condition including a pair, with some very attractive pieces with near to full cancels. The lot comprises two unused  5 ca dull orange with large part og. and five further unused stamps including a corner marginal, with the balance being used. The quality is somewhat mixed with the majority fine to very fine.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 47 Imperial China

    1898/1950c. Collection starting with three red revenue 2 c, all with faults, then a complete set of the 1909 "First Aniversary" temple of heaven, 1909 coiled dragon 7c crimson unused copy with large part og. 1912 "Revolution" $1 used, 1912, provisional neutrality Shanghai overprint $1 and many other attractive stamps with some postmark interest.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 480 CHF

    Lot# : 48 Imperial China

    Kiaochow - Tsingtau combination usages 1899/1901: Group nine covers / cards with combinations of Chinese and German Kiautschou adhesives and postmarks incl. 1899 US stationery envelope from Philadelphia to the Chinese Kiaochow PO, then despatched again at the German Tsintau PO to Scotland, one chinese stationery postcard with German PO in China adhesives tied in the small PO of TAPUTUR, cert. Steuer, and seven philatelically motivated combination usages.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 49 Imperial China

    1901/46c: Lot 19 covers / postcards incl. two 1901 postcards despatched by German soldiers, two stationery postcards, one from Pingtu to Kiaochow, postcard from Shanghai to the USA, the adhesives cancelled upon arrival; Junk issue special 1917 4 c. stationery postcard for POWs to Copenhagen with Russian and Austrian censorship, 1917 cover from Peking to Chikungshan with Chinese censorship, 1916 registered cover from Tientsin via Tientsin-Mukden ambulant and Petrograd to Rotterdam, 1919 incoming cover from Germany with Kongmoon 'Addressee left' handstamp, 1915 Chinese response card to Germany, 1921 Peiping to Shanghai cover with addressee not found opened and resealed with green label, 1912 registered ovpt set to London, 1913 Shanghai Customs service cover to Mengtsz, Sinkiang ovpt Junk cover from Urumuhu to Suilai, Manchuria ovpt Junk cover from Harbin to Kuling, and 1936 Manchukuo cover to Paris.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,500 CHF

    Lot# : 50 Imperial China

    1909/1958c.: Accumulation of China and Chinese related materials including four sets "First year of reign" including two full og., "25th Aniversary Chinese National Postal Service", later issues including larger blocks, covers and other philatelic material.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 51 People's Republic of China

    1949: NORTHEAST CHINA, "First Session of the Chinese People's Conference", $ 5,000 carmine, $ 20,000 green and 35,000 blue fine unused complete series, with the high value being a right hand marginal. Very rare set.
    Starting bid : 1,200 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,500 CHF

    Lot# : 52 People's Republic of China

    1955: TIBET 8 f orange-red, single franking, cancelled bilingual "LASA" on foreign letter to "NEPAL", backstamped on arrival, stamp small tear and slight staining to envelope, very rare.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 150 CHF

    Lot# : 53 People's Republic of China

    1967 (MAR 10): "Herioc Oilwell Firefighters", complete series of three (2) all in marginal pairs, unused with full og., two with sheet numbers, (Gi = 400).
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 54 People's Republic of China

    1967 (MAR 25): "Liu Ying-chun" Commemoration, complete series of six (2) unused with full og., all except Gi 2336 in marginal pairs, (Gi = 950).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 2,200 CHF

    Lot# : 55 People's Republic of China

    1967 (MAY 23): "Talks on Literature and Art", complete series of three unused all with full og, (Gi = 1'800).
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF

    Lot# : 56 People's Republic of China

    1967 (July 1): "THIRD FIVE-YEAR PLAN", two series in vertical pairs and "18th ANIVERSARY", all unused with full og., (Gi = £ 660).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,800 CHF

    Lot# : 57 People's Republic of China

    1967 (OCT 1): "46th ANNIVERSARY" complete set of five values unused with full original gum. Very fresh, (Gi = 475).
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 58 People's Republic of China

    1967 (Sept 20): Mao Tse-tung 'Our Great Teacher' set of three values, 8 f. to 10 f. multicoloured, fresh and very fine, unused full og. Gi = £ 2'500.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,600 CHF

    Lot# : 59 People's Republic of China

    1980: Year of the Monkey 8 f., fresh mint copy with few black specks on reverse, probably from the sheet stored below Mi = € 2'700 / Gi = £ 1'600.
    Starting bid : 600 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,100 CHF

    Lot# : 60 People's Republic of China

    1953. MILITARY POST, $800, orange-yellow, vermillion and brown-purple, unused undistributed service stamp in fresh and very fine condition, as issued without gum. For comparison $800, orange-yellow, vermillion and red-orange also unused without gum. Fine and exceptionally rare pair. (Gi = £ 5'250).
    Starting bid : 1,300 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,800 CHF

    Lot# : 61 People's Republic of China

    1890/1990c: Lot hundreds used/unused stamps beginning with Chinese Republic issues, 1893 Shanghai Treaty Port adhesives, foreign offices, Formosa, PRC up to modern commemorative issues. In three add. albums Asian, primarily modern issues from Afghanistan to Vietnam, also some Imperial China, British India, Japan.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 62 People's Republic of China

    1900/1990c. Collection in twenty-one albums with vast range of unused and used, value predominantly in the PRC period, with 1955 Scientists Miniature Sheets unused, 1958 Heroes Monument Miniature sheet (2) (Gi = £ 250 each), 1958 Kuan Han-ching Miniature sheet unused (Gi = £ 325), 1960 Goldfish set unused (Gi = £ 500) and used (4), 1960 Crysantemums unused (Gi = £ 525), 1962 Cuban Revolutionaries, 1963 Cuban Revolution, 1963 Butterflies set unused, 1967 18th Anniversary set of two unused (Gi 2370/2371 = £ 280), and a vast quantity of unused and used singles, sets and sheets, careful viewing is recommended.

    Info: The condition varies, some issues are browned on the reverse, please see scans!

    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 6,000 CHF

    Lot# : 63 People's Republic of China

    1935/1964: Vast accumulation of part sheets both used and unused with a large number of marginal inscriptions, horizontal gutter pairs for some values of the 1959 "First National Games". Many thousands of stamps seldom seen in large blocks and units. A rare opportunity to acquire some out of the ordinary items.
    Starting bid : 1,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 3,200 CHF

    Lot# : 64 People's Republic of China

    1949/1960: Small collection People's Republic, containing used stamps, such as two series 1955 "Scientists" (Gi 1663a (four sheets)), and many issues of the early period all in predominantly fine used condition.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 380 CHF

    Lot# : 65 People's Republic of China

    1949/71ca.: Lot with Sun Yat sen issues (1949) in unused multiples and part sheets together with issues of Communist China, further about fifty covers and cards franked with PRC issues, including some commercially used with 1971 envelope from Lhasa (Tibet) to Lalitpur, Nepal.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,400 CHF

    Lot# : 66 People's Republic of China

    1949/1980: Powerful collection People's Republic containing many rare and sought after unused sets and single issues, such as 1951 "Gate of Heavenly Peace" $50,000 violet (Gi 1496), 1955 "Scientists" (Gi 1663a (four sheets)), 1960 "Goldfish" (Gi 1911/22), "Pigs" (Gi 1923/27), "Chrysanthemums" (Gi 1947/1964), 1962 "Russian Revolution" (Gi 2051/2),  1966 "Cultural Revolution Games" (Gi2325/8),"Lu Hsun" (Gi 2329/31), 1972 "SHIPS" (Gi 2485/8), and many others often with full og. This lot is a must for viewing list.

    Info: The condition varies, some issues are browned on the reverse, please see the additional scans!

    Starting bid : 3,500 CHF
    Hammer price : 10,000 CHF

    Lot# : 67 People's Republic of China

    1952/1962: Small collection People's Republic, containing used stamps, such as 1963 "Hwangshan Landscapes" (Gi 2124/2139),  1964 "First International" (Gi 2212) two copies one with marginal inscription, 1965 "Chinkiang Mountains" (Gi 2251/58) all marginal copies with printing dates, and many issues of the period all in predominantly fine used condition.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 68 People's Republic of China

    1971/1982: Accumulation containing mostly complete sets in unmounted og. condition with 1971 Afro-Asian friendship (Gi 2466/2469), 1974 Gymnastics (Gi 2549/2554), 1976 4th 5 Year Plan (Gi 2637/2652) and many others. The lot also comes with twelve earlier booklets including 1983 Terracotta Figures (Gi SB18(9)).
    Starting bid : 1,000 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,700 CHF

    Lot# : 69 People's Republic of China

    1949/1980: Valuable collection People's Republic containing many rare and sought after unused sets, such as 1963 "Monkeys" imperforate (Gi 2121/3), 1965 "Tsunyi Conference", (Gi 2235/7), 1972 "SHIPS" (Gi 2485/8), 1973 "Revolutionary Ballet" (2516/9), 1974 "Industrial Production" (Gi 2593/6) two sets, and many others often with full og., ms 2215a unused is also contained but has faults. This lot merits close inspection.
    Starting bid : 1,700 CHF
    Hammer price : 4,200 CHF

    Lot# : 70 Macau

    1904 (Feb 26): 'PROVISORIO' stationery postcard 1 avo on 2 avos, sent from Macao to Tsangkou, German colony Kiautschou, with crisp "TSANKOU KIAUTSCHOU 29 3 04" arrival cds alongside. A decorative card to a scarce destination.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 71 Taiwan

    1953: President Chiang Kai-shek, the complete set of 15 values printed imperforate on three sheets, in a souvenir folder. Gi 165-179 = £ 750.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 72 Ethiopia

    Egyptian Post Office 1874/75: 5 pa. brown, perf. 12½, eight examples including two vertical tête-bêche pairs and a horizontal pair, all cancelled by "POSTE KHEDEVIE EGIZIANE / MASSAWA" datestamps (Feb 10, 1878) in black. Trivial imperfections but an extremely scarce and fine multiple. Signed Todd AIEP.rnProvenance: Collection Colonel J.R. Danson, RL, London, April 1977, lot 516; Collection Nachum Kaplan, Corinphila sale 169, Sept 2011, lot 727.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 250 CHF

    Lot# : 73 Ethiopia

    1902/11: Group seven covers / stationeries incl. 1903 Malekt overprint in black on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6d), used to Switzerland cancelled by Addis Abeba cds (Nov 29, 1904) in black; up-rated with 1903 Somali Coast 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57) ; 1902 Malekt in bluish-violet on 1 g. blue postal stationery card (H&G 6c), cancelled by bilingual "ADIS ABEBA" datestamps in black (June 17, 1904) and mailed to England in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine; 1906 (Jan 1) Small Minelik in violet on '10' on ½ g. salmon used on 1906 postcard to Antioch, Syria tied to viewside by bilingual "HARAR" datestamp in blue (May 26), in combination with Somali Coast 1903 10 c. black & carmine (Ceres 57), reverse with "Alexandrette" Austrian Post Office arrival datestamp, cert. Brun; 1909 4 g. green & rose on registered cover to Panama Canal Zone, tied by "ADDIS-ABABA / POSTES" in black (Feb 11); 1908 Cover with single 1894 ½ g. salmon tied by bilingual "HARAR" cds (April 2) in blue, addressed tro Paul Szantó of the Austro-Hungarian; 1908 cover with marginal pair of 1894 ½ g. salmon tied by dotted "DIRRE-DAOUA / ABYSSINIE" datesatamp and by "HARRAR / POSTES" arrival in blue, cert. Brun; and 1911 Dire-Daoua Provisionals, the set of seven values complete, used on philatelic cover to Harar.
    Starting bid : 650 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 74 Ethiopia

    Italian Post Offices 1888/89: Group with Cover bearing Italy 1879 20 c. orange used to Messina, tied by bold strike of "3862" numeral obliterator with "MASSAUA / (MAR ROSSO)" datestamp at right (Oct 19). Also 50 c. brown Parcel Card, an intact used example to Cremona cancelled by "MASSAUA / (MAR ROSSO)" datestamp at left (Sept 5) with perforated "Pacchi postali / 384 / Massaua (Mar Rosso)" label below.
    Starting bid : 180 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 75 Iran

    1868/70: 'Lion & Sun' Essay by Reister of Paris, imperforate on white wove paper, printed in red-brown with imprint of reversed M.R.T. at base. Heavy hinge remnants on reverse but rare. Signed Sadri.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 550 CHF

    Lot# : 76 Iran

    1868/70: 'Lion & Sun' Essay by Reister of Paris, imperforate on white wove paper, printed in pale mauve with imprint of reversed M.R.T. at base. Rare.
    Starting bid : 350 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 77 Iran

    1868/70: Lion Issue engraved by Barre, the unused set of four values: 1 sh. dull violet, 2 sh. green, 4 sh. blue and 8 sh. brown-red, good margins for the issue and colours fine, typical minor imperfections but a scarce and much-undercatalogued set Scott 1/4 = $ 1'100/Mi 1/4 = € 570/Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF

    Lot# : 78 Iran

    1868/70: Lion Issue engraved by Barre, the unused set of four values: 1 sh. purple, 2 sh. green, 4 sh. deep grey-blue and 8 sh. bright brown-red, good margins for the issue and colours fine, typical minor imperfections but a scarce and much-undercatalogued set Three signed Sadri Scott 1/4 = $ 1'100/Mi 1/4 = € 570/Gi = £ 500.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 79 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, the unused set of four values: 1 sh. black (Type A), 2 sh. blue (B), 4 sh. bright red (D, possible trace of cancel) and 8 sh. yellow-green (B), all fresh and fine, lower three values showing one wide margin with roulette, fine colours, without gum. All signed Sadri Scott 11/14 = $ 950/Mi 5/8 = € 600/Gi = £ 395.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 360 CHF

    Lot# : 80 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 1 sh. black, Types A-B, an unused horizontal pair with 5 mm. spacing and knife rouletting, of rich colour and very fine, small part og. A scarce multiple Scott 11 = $ 450/Mi 5 = € 300/Gi = £ 150.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 81 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 1 sh. black, Types A-B-C-D, the used reconstruction, a fine and scarce 'set', one signed Heddergott Scott 11 = $ 300/Mi 5 = € 240/Gi = £ 120.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 82 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 2 sh. blue, Type A, an unused example with close margins all round, wide rouletted margin at left, part og. Scarce and ludicrously under-catalogued Scott 12 = $ 225/Mi = € 140/Gi = £ 80.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 83 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 2 sh. blue, Types A-B, an unused horizontal pair with 5 mm. spacing, of fine fresh colour and very fine appearance, tiny thin spot in central margin, large part og. A scarce multiple Scott 12 = $ 450/Mi 6 = € 280/Gi = £ 160.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 84 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 2 sh. blue, Type A-B, a used horizontal pair with just shaved to good margins, on part piece showing the full 10 mm. spacing between the stamps, cancelled by "Tabriz" cds (19/3) in red-brown. An unusual multiple Scott 12 = $ 150/Mi 6 = € 120/Gi = £ 75.
    Starting bid : 140 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 85 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 2 sh. blue (shades), the used selection with Type A in a bright shade cancelled in red, Type A with dry print cancelled in black, Type B with fine margins cancelled in black (signed W.T. Wilson), Type B in a pale grey-blue shade and Type D with large margin at left. Much under-catalogued, a scarce group Scott 12 = $ 375/Mi 6 (12) = € 300/Gi = £ 170.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 200 CHF

    Lot# : 86 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 4 sh. red-brown, Types A-B, an unused horizontal pair of good colour with knife cut vertical rouletting in 6 mm. spacing, fresh and very fine unused. Scarce and most attractive Scott 13 = $ 600/Mi 7 = € 380/Gi = £ 450.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,200 CHF

    Lot# : 87 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 4 sh. red-brown, Types A-B-C-D, a used reconstruction in the vermilion shade, Type A cancelled in violet (signed W.T. Wilson), Type B on small piece, Type C with large margin at left, Type D with large margins on either side used at Rescht, a few typical imperfections but a generally fine 'set' Scott 13 = $ 400/Mi 7 = € 280/Gi = £ 200.
    Starting bid : 175 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 88 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 8 sh. yellow-green, the unused examples (4) showing the complete A--B-C-D Setting, Type A with the truncated corner ornament with slight surface stains, Types B, C and D fine unused (this last signed Heddergott). Scarce and attractive group Scott 14 = $ 800/Mi 8 (12) = € 520/Gi = £ 280.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 89 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 8 sh. yellow-green, used examples (4) showing the complete A--B-C-D Setting, Type A with the truncated corner ornament in a bright shade, Types B and D fine, Type C with slight soiling at base, all cancelled in black. A scarce and attractive group Scott 14 = $ 700/Mi 8 (12) = € 240/Gi = £ 160.
    Starting bid : 200 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 90 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 8 sh. yellow-green imperforate, a used horizontal strip of three, Types A-B-C and single 1 sh. black, the 8 sh. Type A touched at lower left otherwise all with margins all round, all tied to linen backed piece by "Teheran" cds's in violet-black ink (16/9). Rare and most appealing. Signed Sadri.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 91 Iran

    1875: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, wide spacing, 1 kr. chrome-yellow, prepared for use but unissued, a fine large margined example of bright colour, unused without gum. A magnificent example of a very rare stamp. Ex Phil Zwart Mi II = € 1'200/Gi = £ 1'300.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF

    Lot# : 92 Iran

    1876: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, printed in Teheran in blocks of four, narrow spacing, 1 kr. carmine (shades), an unused reconstruction of the four Types A-B-C-D, largely fresh and fine, a few minor imperfections with Type C on oily paper thinned and a tad blurred. A rare 'set'. Ex Phil Zwart Scott 19 = $ 6'000/Mi 17a = € 2'000/Gi = £ 1'500.rnrn 
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF

    Lot# : 93 Iran

    1876: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, printed in Teheran in blocks of four, narrow spacing, 1 kr. carmine, a fine used horizontal pair, Types A-C, large margins all round for this issue, cancelled by "Senneh" cds's (4/11) in black. A rare and most attractive multiple. Ex Phil Zwart Scott 19 = $ 200/Mi = € 100/Gi = £ 100.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 220 CHF

    Lot# : 94 Iran

    1876: Lion issue, redrawn by Riederer, printed in Teheran in blocks of four, narrow spacing, 1 kr. carmine, a fine used example, Type D, varietyy "Vertically Laid Paper", large to just grazed margin at base, cancelled by "Teheran" cds (27/5) in black. Rare Scott 19b = $ 1'200/Mi 17 var = unlisted/Gi = £ 150(!).
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 95 Iran

    1878: Lion issue re-engraved, 1 kr. deep carmine on white paper, imperforate, Types C-A, a used horizontal pair with clear to large margins all round, cancelled by part "Teheran" cds in black. An attractive pair Scott 33 = $ 350/Mi 24 = € 200/Gi = £ 160.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 100 CHF

    Lot# : 96 Iran

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    1878: Lion issue re-engraved, 1 kr. deep carmine on white paper, imperforate, the used block of four Setting BD/CA, with good to large margins all round, close but clear at lower right, neatly cancelled by "Teheran" cds (2/11) in black. A magnificent and scarce multiple. Cert. Sadri (2011) Scott 33/Mi 24/Gi = £ £ 240+.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 600 CHF

    Lot# : 97 Iran

    1878: Lion issue re-engraved, 1 kr. deep carmine on white paper, imperforate, the selection of unused (2, one with crease) and used (13), in varying states of wear to the Plate, incl. a reconstruction of the Types BD/CA, condition varies from fair to very fine, a scarce group Scott 33 = $ 2'500+/Mi 24 = € 1'500/Gi = £ 1'200.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Your bid : CHF

    Lot# : 98 Iran

    1878: Lion issue re-engraved, 1 kr. deep carmine on yellow paper (printed thus due to a robbery of the white paper issue), imperforate, the selection of used examples (3), with a choice Type A usage cancelled by fine "Kermanchah" cds (11/2) in black and another used in Shiras. One signed Thier, one signed Köhler Scott 34 = $ 525/Mi 25 = € 300/Gi = £ 240.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 120 CHF

    Lot# : 99 Iran

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    1878: Lion issue re-engraved, 5 kr. purple, imperforate, Type B, a fine used example with large margins all round, lightly cancelled in black. Superb. Cert. Sadri (2006) Scott 36 = $ 350/Mi 27 = € 250/Gi = £ 75.
    Starting bid : 120 CHF
    Hammer price : 140 CHF

    Lot# : 100 Iran

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    1878: Lion issue re-engraved, 5 kr. purple, imperforate, Types A-D, a fine used horizontal pair with large margins all round, lightly cancelled by part "Tabriz" cds in black. Superb. Opinion Holcombe (1994) Scott 36 = $ 700/Mi 27 = € 500/Gi = £ 150.
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 320 CHF
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