Offices in China Covers

Sale #3019 - Session Two - British and Worldwide Stamps and Covers
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  • Lot# : 2588 Offices in China Covers

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    Catalog# : 150
    150, 1871 10c Brown, Used in China, tied on cover to Wilksborough, Pa. by segmented cork, U, S. Postal Agency, Shanghai 7/27/(72) cds, partial San Francisco transit, with original lengthy enclosure fom missionary, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and early cover.
    Start Price : 150 USD
    Current Opening : 150 USD
    Hammer price : 150 USD

    Lot# : 2589 Offices in China Covers

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    Catalog# : 150
    150, 1871 10c Brown, single (creased) tied on cover to Hartford, Conn. by small segmented cork, "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai" 10/27 cds, San Francisco, Cal 11/30 transit, Very Fine.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 100 USD

    Lot# : 2590 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai" 1888 Oval, purple oval on cover to New York City, 5c (205; small flaws), tied by oval grid cancel, backstamped blue "Shanghai Local Post" cds, red San Francisco transit and New York receiver, vertical filefolds, still Fine and scarce cover.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 160 USD

    Lot# : 2591 Offices in China Covers

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    Shanghai Local Post Card, printed card used to notify United States Postal Agency of "short paid postage" being held for payment, blue Shanghai Local Post 4/2/92 cds, additional blue U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China 4/12/92 double circle date stamp, small light stain spot, otherwise Very Fine and unusual, ideal for specialist or exhibitor.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 400 USD
    Hammer price : 400 USD

    Lot# : 2592 Offices in China Covers

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    1892 Colombia to Shanghai, Via New York, 2c Colombian Postal to stamp merchant in Shanghai, indistinct blue Panama 10/13/(92) cancel, San Francisco 10/26/92 "F.D." cds forwarder, blue Shanghai Local Post receiver and U.S. Postal Agency Rec'd 11/29/92 cds, Very Fine and interesting card.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 425 USD
    Hammer price : 500 USD

    Lot# : 2593 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China, Rec'd" 1897 receiving cds on 2c UPU card (UX6), Chicago, Ill 10/19/97 flag manchine cancel, San Francisco 10/22 forwarder, Shanghai Local Post backstamp and "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China Rec'd" 11/26 cds, vertical crease (not readily perceptable), a Fine and attractive card.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : 180 USD

    Lot# : 2594 Offices in China Covers

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    1898 Mexico to Shanghai, Via San Fransisco, 3c Mexican Postal cancelled with Mexico D.F. Sucursal-A 9/19/98 cds, ms "Via San Francisco", Shanghai Local Post 11/3/98 cds and U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Rec'd 5/3 cds, Very Fine and interesting card.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 250 USD
    Hammer price : 250 USD

    Lot# : 2595 Offices in China Covers

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    Catalog# : UX14
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    "Mil P Sta. No1 Taku. China" bold and complete 4/30/01 duplex on 1c (UX14) postal card, addressed in Chinese with red Chinese handstamped characters at sides, Extremely Fine. 2013 PF certificate.
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 350 USD
    Hammer price : 950 USD

    Lot# : 2596 Offices in China Covers

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    Catalog# : F1
    F1, 1911 10c Ultramarine, Used in China, combined with various 2c-10c Wash-Franklin issues and all tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China R.D." double ovals on registered cover to Germany, purple negative Registered handstamp, various and appropriate bachstamps, probably missing one stamp at upper right, still a very scarce usage of the registration stamp, a Very Fine cover.
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 160 USD
    Hammer price : 280 USD

    Lot# : 2597 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" 1917 Duplex, ties 1c (498), 2c (499, natural straightedge) on cover to Scranton, Pa., "Examined by Censor 304" censor tape at right partially covering 2c adhesive, also includes 1c 1917 postcard, same cancel with censor straightline handstamps, Very Fine cover and card. scarce "war rate" from China,
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 100 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2598 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Service Shanghai China", 5/11/18 duplex ties 2c (499, natural straightedge) on picture card showing Chinese Police Force in Shanghai, purple boxed "PBC", Very Fine card.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : unsold

    Lot# : 2599 Offices in China Covers

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    Catalog# : K5
    K5, 1919 10c on 5c Blue, tied on cover to Stockholm Sweden by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai China" 8/14/20 duplex, Stockholm "roller" backstamp receiver, ight tape stain in left cover esge, Very Fine. (Scott $140 as used, unpriced on cover).
    Start Price : 100 USD
    Current Opening : 130 USD
    Hammer price : 130 USD

    Lot# : 2600 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai China" 1921 Duplex, ties 5c (466) on cover to Germany, light corner and edge wrinkles, Very Fine cover.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 75 USD

    Lot# : 2601 Offices in China Covers

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    "U.S.S. Elcano, Yangtze Patrol Force", printed corner card on cover to Flushing, New York, 2c (554c single) tied by "U.S.S. Elcano Ichang China" 4/16/24 duplex, Very Fine and scarce cover.rnUSS Elcano was a gunboat that the US Navy captured from the Spanish Navy during the Spanish-American War. She was officially commissioned in the US Navy in 1902. She served for many years in the Yangtze Patrol where she saw action against pirates and warlords and served until decommissioning in 1928, when she was sunk for target practice.
    Start Price : 75 USD
    Current Opening : 75 USD
    Hammer price : 95 USD

    Lot# : 2602 Offices in China Covers

    Shanghai China Cover Balance, 37 covers/cards, circa 1891-1941, much of interest include: 5c (223) with Shanghai oval on cover to St. Louis Mo.; couple with 4c (K2) covers, three 10c (K5) on piece, three 15c Franklin issues on registered covers to Denmark, all with "R.D. Shanghai" ovals, several "4th Marine Detachment U.S.M.C. Shanghai China" cds on covers c.1928/41, group of Yangtze River Boat cancels, on covers + several pieces with full cancels, etc., generally F-VF; ideal for specialist.
    Start Price : 350 USD
    Current Opening : 475 USD
    Hammer price : 525 USD
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