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)
Ceylon stamp, – A wonderful copy 1 sh. 9d. with good to large margins all around and a light well placed grid canc. Very scarce in this quality. Cert. RPS. SUPERB.
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1945 Inauguration of Chiang Kai-shek, engraver’s sample die proofs on cards, generally in black, two with flag in color, plus an additional master die in black (value tablets blank), each with plate number at top or bottom, fine-v.f., unique group of seven die proofs Dealer Cherrystone Auction Auction Estimate price: 4500.00 US$ (via Philasearch.com: Cherrystone: Worldwide Stamps and Postal History – item 13-A201204-526)