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301 lots
1856 (July 31) Entire letter from Shanghai to Paris

Lot 40000 | 1856 (July 31) Entire letter from Shanghai to Paris

China
1856 (July 31) Entire letter from Shanghai (written by Eugène Buissonet) to Paris, with Hong Kong cds on reverse, on obverse red boxed “PAID” of Hong Kong,…
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 380
1857 Entire letter from Shanghai to Cadiz (Spain), carried via a forwarding agent in Gibraltar and franked by Spain 1855 4cu

Lot 40001 | 1857 Entire letter from Shanghai to Cadiz (Spain), carried via a forwarding agent in Gibraltar and franked by Spain 1855 4cu

China
1857 (Dec 7) Entire letter from Shanghai to Cadiz (Spain), privately carried to Gibraltar, where it was handled by the agent James Speed with corresponding…
Estimate: 800 – 1’200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 4’800
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Lot 40002 | WITHDRAWN

China
WITHDRAWN
Estimate: NaN EUR
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1861 (Dec 23) Entire letter from Shanghai to Paris

Lot 40003 | 1861 (Dec 23) Entire letter from Shanghai to Paris

China
1861 (Dec 23) Entire letter from Shanghai to Paris, struck with red “FORWARDED BY/PUSTAU & C°/HONG KONG” hs, and as entering the mails in Hong Kong, bearing…
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 300
1863 (Dec 24) Printed matter from Shanghai to Marseilles

Lot 40004 | 1863 (Dec 24) Printed matter from Shanghai to Marseilles

China
1863 (Dec 24) Printed matter from Shanghai to Marseilles, sent without any postal sign until entering the port of Marseilles, with red French entry cds…
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 200
1869 (July 2) Entire letter from Shanghai to Amsterdam

Lot 40005 | 1869 (July 2) Entire letter from Shanghai to Amsterdam

China
1869 (July 2) Entire letter from Shanghai (Siemssen & Co cachet on back) to Amsterdam, bearing rhomboid “GB/1F66c” accountancy marking, red transit cds…
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 180
Incoming Mail. 1886 (Aug 8) Cover from Germany via San Francisco and the US postal agency in China to Taku, "CUSTOMS/24 Oct. 86/TAKU" cds

Lot 40006 | Incoming Mail. 1886 (Aug 8) Cover from Germany via San Francisco and the US postal agency in China to Taku, “CUSTOMS/24 Oct. 86/TAKU” cds

China
Incoming Mail. 1886 (Aug 8) Cover from Germany to Taku franked by ‘Pfennig’ 10pf pair, tied by dispatch cds’s, carried via New York and San Francisco with…
Estimate: 1’000 – 1’500 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 4’200
1865 2(Liang)ca black, printing 21

Lot 40007 | 1865 2(Liang)ca black, printing 21

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 2(Liang)ca black, printing 21, of outstanding freshness with large margins all around, unused without gum, extremely fine.
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 420
1865 8(Chien)ca dark green on pelure paper, printing 19,  "tiny line on the upper frame line of 'I' "

Lot 40008 | 1865 8(Chien)ca dark green on pelure paper, printing 19, “tiny line on the upper frame line of ‘I’ “

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 8(Chien)ca dark green on pelure paper, printing 19, a well margined showing “tiny line on the upper frame line of ‘I’ “, unused without gum, very…
Estimate: 300 – 400 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 550
1865 1ca deep blue on laid paper, printing 23, vertical line of wmk

Lot 40009 | 1865 1ca deep blue on laid paper, printing 23, vertical line of wmk

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 1ca deep blue on laid paper, printing 23, ample margins, excellent impression, unused without gum, possessing vertical line of watermark in centre…
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 420
1865 4ca yellow on laid paper, printing 27

Lot 40010 | 1865 4ca yellow on laid paper, printing 27

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 4ca yellow on laid paper, printing 27, a large margined example unused without gum, a very rare stamp in this exceptionally fine condition (see Fortune…
Estimate: 750 – 1’000 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 1’700
1865 1ca dull blue, printing 29

Lot 40011 | 1865 1ca dull blue, printing 29

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 1ca dull blue, printing 29, large margins all around, unused without gum, very fine and rare shade (not illustrated in the Fortune Wang book).
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 360
1865 4ca yellow, printing 24a

Lot 40012 | 1865 4ca yellow, printing 24a

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 4ca yellow, printing 24a, huge even margins all around, refulgent colour, unused without gum, exceptionally fine condition for this stamp (see Fortune…
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 700
1865 8ca dark olive green, printing 32a

Lot 40013 | 1865 8ca dark olive green, printing 32a

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 8ca dark olive green, printing 32a, equally ample margins all around, strong neat impression, unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 240
1865 8ca dark olive green, printing 32d

Lot 40014 | 1865 8ca dark olive green, printing 32d

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 8ca dark olive green, printing 32d, widely margined, unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 160
1865 16ca orange vermilion, printing 31, mint o.g.

Lot 40015 | 1865 16ca orange vermilion, printing 31, mint o.g.

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 16ca orange vermilion, printing 31, a well margined example possessing mint o.g.,small imperfection on reverse of little consequence, otherwise very…
Estimate: 300 – 400 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 460
1866 1ca blue, Roman "I", printing 38

Lot 40016 | 1866 1ca blue, Roman “I”, printing 38

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 1ca blue, Roman “I”, printing 38, clear margins, unused without gum, a rare and quite undervalued stamp; signed Thier; (Mi. €1’500)
Estimate: 300 – 400 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 550
1865 2(Er)ca black, printing 41, used and in rare greyish blue shade

Lot 40017 | 1865 2(Er)ca black, printing 41, used and in rare greyish blue shade

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 2(Er)ca black, printing 41, touched in places and cut slightly into at top right, showing red cds, stamp cut into two and rejoined with piece of paper…
Estimate: 300 – 500 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 2’200
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 34

Lot 40018 | 1866 3ca red-brown, printing 34

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 34, a large margined example, unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 360
1865 8ca bright yellow-green, printing 43, ample to

Lot 40019 | 1865 8ca bright yellow-green, printing 43, ample to

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 8ca bright yellow-green, printing 43, ample to large margins, unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 340
1866 6ca scarlet, printing 46b, "dot in '6' " variety, wide margins, unused

Lot 40020 | 1866 6ca scarlet, printing 46b, “dot in ‘6’ ” variety, wide margins, unused

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 6ca scarlet, printing 46b, “dot in ‘6’ ” variety, wide margins, unused without gum and slightly heavy hinge, fine.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 240
1866 12ca terra-cotta, Roman "I", printing 47

Lot 40021 | 1866 12ca terra-cotta, Roman “I”, printing 47

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 12ca terra-cotta, Roman “I”, printing 47, featuring an impression which is also registered by Wang as “overinked and oily print”, large margins all…
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 280
1866 12ca chocolate, Roman "I", printing 47

Lot 40022 | 1866 12ca chocolate, Roman “I”, printing 47

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 12ca chocolate, Roman “I”, printing 47, excellent margins and very fresh, unused without gum, a very scarce shade (only one ‘chocolate’ against ten…
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 600
1866 1ca indigo on pelure paper, printing 48, "ink dots on central motif" variety

Lot 40023 | 1866 1ca indigo on pelure paper, printing 48, “ink dots on central motif” variety

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 1ca indigo on pelure paper, printing 48, “ink dots on central motif” variety according to Fortune Wang, wide balanced margins, unused without gum,…
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 320
1866 1ca indigo on pelure paper, printing 49

Lot 40024 | 1866 1ca indigo on pelure paper, printing 49

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 1ca indigo on pelure paper, printing 49, a large margined example unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 240
1865 2(Er)ca black, printing 54

Lot 40025 | 1865 2(Er)ca black, printing 54

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 2(Er)ca black, printing 54, large balanced margins all around, very good and bold impression, unused without gum, extremely fine.
Estimate: 120 – 180 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 280
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 50

Lot 40026 | 1866 3ca red-brown, printing 50

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 50, a large margined example with delicate impression, unused without gum, extremely fine, scarce shade.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 240
1865 4ca yellow, printing 56

Lot 40027 | 1865 4ca yellow, printing 56

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 4ca yellow, printing 56, a well margined example displaying a bold neat impression, unused without gum, extremely fine.
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 150
1866 6ca terra-cotta, printing 58

Lot 40028 | 1866 6ca terra-cotta, printing 58

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 6ca terra-cotta, printing 58, mostly large margins, unused without gum, a very unusual shade which seems to not be included in the astonishing Fortune…
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 380
1865 8ca olive-green on pelure paper, printing 59, large margins, printed on wove paper

Lot 40029 | 1865 8ca olive-green on pelure paper, printing 59, large margins, printed on wove paper

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 8ca olive-green on pelure paper, printing 59, large margins, printed on wove paper possessing paper-maker’s watermark (like laid paper) on the left…
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 320
1865 8(Chien)ca grey-green on pelure paper, printing 59, "double Chinese character" variety

Lot 40030 | 1865 8(Chien)ca grey-green on pelure paper, printing 59, “double Chinese character” variety

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1865 8(Chien)ca grey-green on pelure paper, printing 59, wide even margins, unusual over-inked impression, “double Chinese character” variety (see Fortune…
Estimate: 300 – 400 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 400
1866 12ca orange, printing 60, in a brownish shade

Lot 40031 | 1866 12ca orange, printing 60, in a brownish shade

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 12ca orange, printing 60, in a brownish shade with large even margins all around, unused without gum, outstanding freshness, superb.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 240
1866 12ca brown vermilion, printing 61

Lot 40032 | 1866 12ca brown vermilion, printing 61

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 12ca brown vermilion, printing 61, ample margins being equal on four sides, unused without gum, very fine and most elusive shade; no examples are…
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 160
1866 12ca orange, printing 61

Lot 40033 | 1866 12ca orange, printing 61

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 12ca orange, printing 61, an exceptional example with enormous margins, quite good impression, unused without gum, superb.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 170
1866 16ca scarlet, printing 62

Lot 40034 | 1866 16ca scarlet, printing 62

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 16ca scarlet, printing 62, a largely margins example displaying a quite clear impression, unused without gum, extremely fine.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 130
1866 16ca scarlet, printing 62, lower half of "1" of "16"

Lot 40035 | 1866 16ca scarlet, printing 62, lower half of “1” of “16”

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 16ca scarlet, printing 62, lower half of “1” of “16” broken off, large even margins, unused without gum, extremely fine and scarce in an orangish…
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 220
1866 16ca orange scarlet, printing 62

Lot 40036 | 1866 16ca orange scarlet, printing 62

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 16ca orange scarlet, printing 62, wide even margins, unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 160
1866 1ca slate blue, printing 52a

Lot 40037 | 1866 1ca slate blue, printing 52a

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 1ca slate blue, printing 52a, wide even margins, strong impression, unused without gum, very fine.
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 260
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 53

Lot 40038 | 1866 3ca red-brown, printing 53

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 53, good margins and deep shade, unused without gum, extremely fine.
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 150
1866 2(Er)ca black-grey, printing 51

Lot 40039 | 1866 2(Er)ca black-grey, printing 51

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 2(Er)ca black-grey, printing 51, ample even margins, unused without gum, a very fresh and desirable example in the scarce grey-black shade; only two…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 200
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 55, "traces of grey-blue colour next to Chinese 2" variety

Lot 40040 | 1866 3ca red-brown, printing 55, “traces of grey-blue colour next to Chinese 2” variety

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1866 3ca red-brown, printing 55, “traces of grey-blue colour next to Chinese 2” variety caused by the former printing (see Fortune Wang handbook on page…
Estimate: 100 – 150 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 180
1873-77 1ca on 6ca slate, cleanly used

Lot 40041 | 1873-77 1ca on 6ca slate, cleanly used

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1873-77 1ca on 6ca slate, cleanly used with red cancel, a fine and rare stamp; (Chan $800).
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 550
1896 (July 10) Red band envelope bearing 1893 postage due 1c brown and black

Lot 40042 | 1896 (July 10) Red band envelope bearing 1893 postage due 1c brown and black

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1896 (July 10) Red band envelope bearing framed “TO PAY.” handstamp in blue and 1893 postage due 1c brown and black, tied by “SHANGHAI/LOCAL POST” cds…
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Unsold
1893 (May 25) Illustrated envelope franked by 1893 half stamp surcharged 1/2c on half 5c type 1 in pair

Lot 40043 | 1893 (May 25) Illustrated envelope franked by 1893 half stamp surcharged 1/2c on half 5c type 1 in pair

China » Local Post » Shanghai
1893 (May 25) Illustrated envelope (toned) franked by 1893 half stamp surcharged 1/2c on half 5c, type 1 in pair, tied by twin bilingual “LOCAL POST/SHANGHAI”…
Estimate: 150 – 200 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 280
1894 (Dec 3) Cover to Leipzig (Germany), a very rare usage of a Shanghai LPO stamp after the introduction of the LPO issues in Chinkiang

Lot 40044 | 1894 (Dec 3) Cover to Leipzig (Germany), a very rare usage of a Shanghai LPO stamp after the introduction of the LPO issues in Chinkiang

China » Local Post » Chinkiang
1894 (Dec 3) Cover to Leipzig (Germany), endorsed “Imperial German Post Office Shanghai”, franked by Shanghai Local Post 1893 1c brown, tied by neat “CHINKIANG/POSTAL…
Estimate: 2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 9’500
1894 8ca orange, Tokyo printing, mint nh complete sheet of 50

Lot 40045 | 1894 8ca orange, Tokyo printing, mint nh complete sheet of 50

China » Local Post » Chungking
1894 8ca orange, Tokyo printing, mint nh complete sheet of 50 with full margins (just missing a small corner), a couple of light bends, scarce in this…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 180
1896 1/2c on 20c blue on pink in sheet of 50

Lot 40046 | 1896 1/2c on 20c blue on pink in sheet of 50

China » Local Post » Kewkiang
1896 1/2c on 20c blue on pink in sheet of 50 with selvedge on two sides, very fine multiple.
Estimate: 200 – 300 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 300
POSTAGE DUES: 1895 15c Rose-Red mint og block of 40 comprising lower four rows of sheet, all show the "a" of "Postage" omitted variety

Lot 40047 | POSTAGE DUES: 1895 15c Rose-Red mint og block of 40 comprising lower four rows of sheet, all show the “a” of “Postage” omitted variety

China » Local Post » Wuhu
Postage Dues: 1895 15c rose-red mint og block of 40 comprising lower four rows of sheet, all show the “a” of “Postage” omitted variety, some creasing…
Estimate: 2’500 – 3’000 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 2’500
1883 Large Dragon thick paper, clean cut perfs, 1ca, 2ca and 5ca used

Lot 40048 | 1883 Large Dragon thick paper, clean cut perfs, 1ca, 2ca and 5ca used

China » Chinese Empire (1878-1949) » 1878-83 Large Dragon
1878-83 Large Dragon thick paper, clean cut perfs, 1ca, 2ca and 5ca used, the 1ca and 5a with partial blue Peking seal, 3ca with indistinct black oval,…
Estimate: 500 – 700 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 380
1885 3ca mauve, clean cut perf. 12 1/2, 1888 1ca green, clean cut perf. 11 1/2, mint o.g.

Lot 40049 | 1885 3ca mauve, clean cut perf. 12 1/2, 1888 1ca green, clean cut perf. 11 1/2, mint o.g.

China » Chinese Empire (1878-1949) » 1885-88 Small Dragon
1885 3ca mauve, clean cut perf. 12 1/2, a fresh lightly hinged mint o.g. example; and 1888 1ca green, clean cut perf. 11 1/2, mint o.g. with only slight…
Estimate: 80 – 120 EUR
Read more / Sold for EUR 40
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