The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1

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Chungking Lee Chuan Essay 1893 Archibald Little's 2c. essay in vermilion, perf.12 cancelled by "chungking/postal service" circular handstamp in blue and part rectangular seal cancellation in red. The inscription reads, "Li Chuan Company/Chungking/2c.". There are a couple of trivial imperfections

Los #: 1001

Limitpreis: 100.000 HK$ - 120.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1893 First Issue Essays Perf.11½ essay in carmine-brown with full crackly gum; there is a light corner crease. A very good example of this essay. Signed by Livingston. Livingston E2. Photo

Los #: 1002

Limitpreis: 4.000 HK$ - 6.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1893 First Issue Essays Imperf.x perf.11½; 2ca. in carmine, large part original gum; some gum redistribution in centre; a good example of this essay. Livingston E3. Photo

Los #: 1003

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1893 First Issue Plate Proofs 2c. vermilion in an irregular block of eighteen from the top two rows of the complete sheet, the stamps are marked with handwritten "SPECIMEN" in blue crayon and the stamps defaced with pencil marks. A spectacular and unique block. Photo provenance: Charles

Los #: 1004

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1893 First Issue Issued Stamps 2ca. vermilion in a block of eight being the left two columns of the complete sheet, large part original gum. Shows a broken perforation pin at the foot of the vertical perfs.; a good multiple. Livingston 1

Los #: 1005

Limitpreis: 2.000 HK$ - 2.500 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1893 First Issue Issued Stamps 2c. vermilion in a complete sheet of forty with the complete selvedge all round, with full original gum showing the gum wash streaks; typical light gum ageing, a good sheet, only a few complete sheet survive. Photo There are ten plate positions arranged in

Los #: 1006

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1893 First Issue Issued Stamps 2c. vermilion variety imperforate between stamp and lower margin, [35] with the lower margin, part to large part original gum; some light gum ageing, mostly confined to the margin. A very scarce variety. Photo

Los #: 1007

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Second Issue Issued Stamps 2ca. imperf. x 12½ in complete sheets of ten in shades of vermilion and red-orange; both sheets with gum. Both sheets with some reinforced perforations, the second sheet with the perforations shifted 2mm to the right. Livingston 2

Los #: 1008

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Second Issue Covers 1894 (Nov.) Captain Binns envelope to Shanghai bearing horizontal pair of 2ca. [7-8] in bright orange-red, cancelled by fine strikes of the small circle "chungking/local post" in violet; alongside there is a light strike of the Shanghai Local Post "paid" in circle

Los #: 1009

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking Establishment of the Shanghai Agency 1894 (30 Nov.) post office notice accepting letters and parcels by express courier to Ichang, thence by steamer to the Treaty Posts and vice vercâ, giving the rates and other details. The notice is stamped at top with a fine strike of "chungking l.p.o

Los #: 1010

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Essays Two lithographic prints in black of the first issue with the addition of background mountains drawn in black ink, on stout paper (105x80 mm). One background considered unsatisfactory and this design crossed through in pencil, the first with pencil notation to add

Los #: 1011

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Essays 2ca. colour proof in pale olive of the redrawn design by Kelly & Walsh, imperforate and with part "chinkiang/postal service" cancellation in red. Fine and scarce. Photo provenance: Malcolm Johnson Richard Canman, December 1988 Charles Goodwyn, November 2001

Los #: 1012

Limitpreis: 12.000 HK$ - 15.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Essays 2ca. colour proof in bright vermilion of the redrawn design by Kelly & Walsh, imperforate and with part "chinkiang/postal service" cancellation in red. Good margins all round and shows traces of dark ink, possibly residue from a different colour printing. There are

Los #: 1013

Limitpreis: 12.000 HK$ - 15.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Essays 2ca. colour proof in dull blue of the redrawn design by Kelly & Walsh, imperforate and with part "chinkiang/postal service" cancellation in red and showing part of the watermark "T S". Fine and attractive. Photo provenance: Malcolm Johnson Richard Canman, December

Los #: 1014

Limitpreis: 12.000 HK$ - 15.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Essays 8ca. in mineral red of the improved design produced by the Tsukiji Type Foundry of Tokyo, the so-called muddy essay. Imperforate, fresh and fine. This new design is very close to that which was issued. Photo

Los #: 1015

Limitpreis: 4.000 HK$ - 6.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Proofs 2ca. to 24ca. set of five imperforate plate proofs in lower left corner pairs on thicker, cream coloured, ungummed paper; a couple of minor wrinkles. A good set. Livingston 3P-7P. Photo provenance: Richard Canman, December 1988 Wei-liang Chow, November 1996

Los #: 1016

Limitpreis: 10.000 HK$ - 12.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Proofs Trial Perforations: A strip of eight perf.11½ on a piece of map (Cape Ashizuri on the southern tip of Shikoku) with title and distance reference, ungummed. Unusual and believed to be unique. Photo provenance: J.R. Hughes William L. Kullman, December 2012 literature

Los #: 1017

Limitpreis: 12.000 HK$ - 15.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Issued Stamps 2ca. rose-red variety imperforate between horizontal pair, large part original gum. Fresh and scarce. Livingston 3a; Chan LCK3a. Photo

Los #: 1018

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Issued Stamps 8ca. orange, block of twenty five from the left of the sheet of setting I, margins on three sides and with full original gum; several perf. reinforcements and a part vertical creases which have resulted in some paper splitting. Fresh colour and appearance

Los #: 1019

Limitpreis: 1.000 HK$ - 2.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Issued Stamps 16ca. purple a block of twenty from setting I [5/48] with four examples of the variety imperforate between stamps and lower margin, large part original gum; a few reinforced perforations. A fresh and attractive block. Livingston 6c; Chan LCK6b

Los #: 1020

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Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Issued Stamps 16ca. purple variety imperforate between vertical pair three pairs in a left margin block of six, setting I [11/23], large part original gum; small perf. reinforcement. Fresh and fine. S.G. M6a. Photo

Los #: 1021

Limitpreis: 12.000 HK$ - 15.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Issued Stamps 24ca. yellowish green, block of twenty five from setting I being the right half of the sheet, large part original gum; a few perf. reinforcements. Fresh and attractive

Los #: 1022

Limitpreis: 2.000 HK$ - 2.500 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers Combination with Shanghai Local Post: 1896 (22 July) a commercial envelope to Shanghai bearing 2ca. rose-red tied by Chungking boxed datestamp in purple and a light strike of Shanghai boxed "PAID" type P3A in red with Shanghai courier post handstamp below and on the

Los #: 1023

Limitpreis: 25.000 HK$ - 30.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers Combination with Shanghai Local Post: Incoming Mail; 1895 (22 Nov.) Dierking envelope to Chungking bearing Shanghai 1893 1c. brown and black cancelled by a light strike of the Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. in blue, a further strike is on the reverse along with faint

Los #: 1024

Limitpreis: 10.000 HK$ - 12.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers 1895 (May) large envelope registered to Shanghai bearing 24ca. yellowish green cancelled by circular "chungking/post office" handstamp in mauve with a second strike alongside, used in combination with Ichang 1895 ½ca. block of eight and pair cancelled by circular

Los #: 1025

Limitpreis: 50.000 HK$ - 60.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers 1895 (13 July) de Villard envelope to Shanghai bearing 2ca. rose-red tied by the oblong Chungking datestamp in violet and used in combination with Ichang 1895 2ca. (corner fault) cancelled by circular "ichang/post office" handstamp in purple with further strikes

Los #: 1026

Limitpreis: 25.000 HK$ - 35.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers - International 1895 (21 Dec.) opened-out envelope to London bearing 8ca. orange tied by the oblong Chungking datestamp with French "Chine" 25c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. (8.1) with a second strike alongside, additionally tied by a red transit c.d.s. The

Los #: 1027

Limitpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers - International 1896 (2 Nov.) envelope to India (flap missing) bearing 8ca. orange tied by a fine strike of Chungking oval datestamp in violet with pair of Hong Kong 5c. blue alongside tied by Shanghai c.d.s. (16.11) and, on the reverse, Hong Kong (24.11), Tuticorin

Los #: 1028

Limitpreis: 40.000 HK$ - 50.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking 1894 Third Issue Covers - International 1897 (4 Mar.) commercial envelope to London bearing 2ca. rose-red tied by the Chungking boxed datestamp, with 1897 Small Figures 4c. on 4ca. and 8c. on 6ca. cancelled by Ichang pa-kua with "customs ichang" c.d.s. (13.3) alongside and French "Chine

Los #: 1029

Limitpreis: 250.000 HK$ - 300.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019

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Chungking Postage Dues Essay Overprints Chinkiang Style: 2ca. to 24ca. set of five produced by the printer E. Shing of Shanghai, large part original gum, a few tone spots. A very important set, thought to be to only complete set in existence. Livingston E3D6-10. Photo provenance: Richard Canman

Los #: 1030

Limitpreis: 25.000 HK$ - 30.000 HK$

Datum: 19.01.2019