1887, 2 1/2 piastre on 50 Pfg., bright olive green, clean cancelled extremely fine copy, allerste rarity of the German post in the Turkey, only a few copies recorded, expertized Bothe and expertized Jäschke-Lantelme with new certificate with photograph, Michel 4000,—.
1898, crown / eagle with steep overprint, 3 Pfg., pale ocher, very clean unused extremely fine copy with small rest of hinge, scarce colour, small pencil signature and expertized Jäschke-Lantelme with certificate with photograph, Michel 600,—. (via Philasearch.com: 59. HBA Auktion – item 9201-A59-1147)
Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1897 (20 Oct.) envelope to Shanghai (26.10) via Kobe bearing Japan Koban 5s. cancelled by “Yokohama/Japan” c.d.s. and Shanghai 1c. brown and black cancelled by circular barred grid, showing “Shanghai/I.J.P.O.” and “Shanghai/Local Post/J” arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine and outstanding incoming cover with the Shanghai stamp paying the local delivery. Estimate HK$ 50,000 – 60,000 A similar envelope mailed one day earlier but arriving on the same day was in the Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman collection. (via Philasearch.com: Interasia – Hong Kong – item 26-A201205-2189)
Taiwan, Japanese Field Post Offices : 1896 (25 July) envelope to the German Consulate in Daiotei (Dadaocheng) bearing Japan 2s., cancelled by “No. 2 Taiwan Field Post” native c.d.s. in red, very fine and rare use of the Military Post Office for the transmission of civilian mail. Estimate HK$ 8,000 – 10,000 (via Philasearch.com: Interasia – Hong Kong – item 26-A201205-2132)
Japan – 2 Sn-GSU with additional franking to Nürnberg 1901 (via Philasearch.com: 59. Hartmut Raith Auction Sale – item 25-A59-3432)