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Catalogue of Stamp Auction #80, December 14, 2018. Raritan Stamps, Inc

Lot   Cat.#
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1 */U   

Imperial and Republic (Kuomintang) Issues

Shanghai and Treaty Ports Group on Original Pages

1865-96, 57 mint or used stamps, 26 values representing various Shanghai issues, others are from Amoy, Chefoo, Foochow, Hankow and Wuhu, nothing very expensive, but clean and nice assembly (minor flaws mentioned), full/part of OG or used, F/VF unit, useful as a starting collection
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2, 3, 4, 5
100.00 
 
2  1-3
1878, Large Dragon issue, 1c green, 3c vermilion and 5c orange, complete set of three printed on thin paper without watermark, nice and flawless unit, full/large part of OG, VF, C.v. $2,450
1000.00 
 
3 */U   1-9, var

Large Dragon issues
Group

1878-83, 1 mint (No.1) and 19 used values, including various cancellations and shades, as well as two sets of forgeries, all are neatly mounted and inscribed on original page, minor flaws possible, generally fresh and valuable assemblage, full/part of OG or used, F/VF
4000.00 
 
4 */U   10-15, var

Small Dragon issues
Group

1885-88, 19 mint and used values, mint stamps are included second complete set with perforation 11 3/4 and two stamps of 3ca of the first and second issues, in addition five forgeries on paper without watermark, some usual flaws possible, full/part of OG or used, F/VF
425.00 
 
5 */U   16-24, var

Empress Dowager issue
Group

1894, 1c-24c, mint complete set of nine, in addition ten used values and 13 forgeries on paper without watermark, full OG, several stamps, including 24c - NH, others are LH/hinged or used, F/VF
1500.00 
 
6  28-37

Surcharged Issues

1897, small figures surcharges (space 2.5mm) on Empress Dowager stamps, 1/2c on 3c - 30c on 24c, complete set of ten, full/large part of OG (10c/9c - no gum with tiny thin), mostly VF, C.v. $2,000
650.00 
 
7  78
1897, black surcharge 1c on Revenue stamp of 3c red, nicely centered, full OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $525
150.00 
 
8  79
1897, black surcharge (in one line) 2c on Revenue stamp of 3c red, fresh quality, large part of OG, previously hinged, VF, C.v. $850
220.00 
 
9 */U   25/83

Remainder of the Surcharged Issues

1897, 34 mint or used values, starting with surcharges on Small Dragon set (two of 5c/5ca with different watermark position), six stamps of small figures surcharges (space 2.5mm),complete set of nine large figure surcharges (space 2.5mm) with additional four color varieties, eight stamps of narrow setting and three surcharges on Red Revenue, minor flaws possible, fresh and nice otherwise, full OG or used, F/VF
800.00 
 
10  86/133, J1/16

Later Imperial Post issues

1897-1910, 124 stamps and front of red band cover, including "Chinese Imperial Post" without the high value, but representing 4c brown olive, color error (Mi #38F, priced with "-"), complete London issue, set on paper without watermark, Temple of Heaven, including 2c used with significantly shifted center, range of postage dues, plus numerous varieties and cancellations, occasional flaws possible, generally nice quality unit, F/VF, C.v. $4,900++
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2, 3, 4, 5
850.00 
 
11 */U   134/1006

Post of the Chinese Republic (Kuomintang Period)

1912-49, 1600 mint or used stamps, three souvenir sheets and three postal history items, starting with Presidents Sun Yat-sen and Yuan Shih-kai sets, London and Peking issues (the last one incomplete) and many more, numerous plate, color and perforation varieties, different cancellations, insignificant amount of small defects possible, but nice quality overall, full/large part of OG or used, F/VF, C.v. $7,600
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
1000.00 
 
12 */U   

Provisional Overprints and Issues under Japanese Occupation

1915-49, over 450 mint or used stamps and one cover, representing stamps issued in Kwantung, Meng Chiang (Inner Mongolia), Honan, Hopei, Shansi, Shantung, Supeh, issues for North China, Shanghai, Yunan, Szechwan and Sinkiang, this unit might be considered as a starting collection with a lot of empty spaces on pages for further finds, fresh condition overall, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
275.00 
 
13 */U   

Balance of Provisional and Local Issues

1911-49, 325 mint or used stamps, vast majority represents Manchukuo issues, in addition includes some Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong, as well as several dozens of fiscal stamps, minor flaws possible, mainly nice condition, F/VF, C.v. for listed items over $1,000
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
140.00 
 
14 **/U   1/76, 1L121/78

People's Republic of China

1949-50 Years, 330 mint or used stamps and six postal history pieces, including general and issues for Northeastern Provinces, both originals and reprints of Chinese Lantern, Globe and Hammer, Chinese Conference, Mao and Flag, Dove, Flag of the Republic, Postal Service and Sino-Soviet Friendship, minor flaws possible on used material, mint ones are nice and fresh, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. is over $4,300
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
2750.00 
 
15 **   1L133-35
1949, Congress of the Trade Unions (issue for Northeast China), $5000-$35,000, complete set of three, original printing, perfect condition in every respect, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $2,850
1700.00 
 
16 **/U   12/213

Gate of Heavenly Peace and Surcharged issues

1950-54, about 400 mint and used (many on pieces) definitive stamps, 12 covers and 4 stationery items, including 1st to 6th Gates issues (5th set - 12 used stamps, including complete set and extra $200,000 value), all neatly described on original pages, minor flaws possible on used material, generally nice and fresh unit, no gum as produced or used, F/VF, C.v. over $3,500
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
600.00 
 
17 **   30
1950, Harvesters with Ox, black surcharge $20,000on $10,000 red, right sheet margin single, nice condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $850
325.00 
 
18 **   1L150-53
1950, Mao and Flag of the People's Republic (issue for Northeast China), $5000-$30,000, complete set of four, original printing, all with bottom sheet margins, nice quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, each stamp with Chinese guarantee hs on reverse, C.v. $1,025
475.00 
 
19 **/U   35-48, var
1950, Dr. Sun Yat-sen of Northeastern Provinces issue, surcharged in red, black or blue, $50/20c-$400/$300, complete set of 14, all with sheet or corner margins, plus three unused and one used varieties, 13 used stamps and three stationery postcards, cancelled stamps with some flaws, others are in perfect quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF
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220.00 
 
20 **   1L157-61
1950, First Anniversary of the People's Republic (issue for Northeast China), $1000-$20,000, complete set of five, all with right sheet margins, original printing, choice set, no gum as issued, NH, VF, each stamp with Chinese guarantee hs, C.v. $950
400.00 
 
21 **/U   105/241
1951-54 Years, over 800 mint or used stamps, 26 covers and two stationery postcards, starting with originals and reprints of Chairman Mao, triangles of Picasso Dove, National Emblem, Lu Hsun, Peasant Uprising, Agriculture and etc., profusely inscribed on pages, some flaws on used material should be expected, nice and fresh quality otherwise, no gum as issued, mainly NH and F/VF, C.v. is over $1,100
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
1200.00 
 
22 **   95-100
1951, Gate of Heavenly Peace, 5th issue, $10,000- $200,000, complete set of six, all with sheet margins, nicely centered and flawless unit, no gum as issued, NH (LH on margins only), VF, C.v. $6,452
3750.00 
 
23 **   141-50
1952, Physical Exercises, $400 in various colors, complete set of ten se-tenant blocks of four, original printing on thin paper, perfect condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $1,400
700.00 
 
24 **   194-97 fn
1953, 35th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution, $800 in changed colors with two additional characters meaning "Soviet", re-called complete set of four, nice condition in every respect, no gum as produced, NH, VF and extremely rare, only a few sets were realized in small post offices, C.v. $30,000, Yang #C94-97
14000.00 
 
25 */U   242/466
1955-60 Years, over 750 mint and used stamps, 5 souvenir sheets, 76 covers and two color postcards, numerous paper and color varieties, nice range of cancellations (some on pieces), detailed inscription on original pages, minor flaws possible on used stamps and covers, no gum as issued or full OG, a few NH, but mainly LH, VF, C.v. is over $4,700 in stamps only
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96
2500.00 
 
26 **   245a-48a
1955, Chinese Scientists, 8f in various colors, complete set of four souvenir sheets, fresh quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $260
110.00 
 
27  249-66, 255 var
1956-57, 5-Year Plan, 8f multicolored, complete set of 18, in addition No.7 with missing "1" of "18" in series "S.13.18-7" at the bottom left, all mounted on original pages, no gum as produced, VF
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150.00 
 
28 */U   273-86
1955-56, Occupations and 7th Gate of Heavenly Peace, about 100 mint and used stamps, 18 covers and 10 stationery items, including complete mint sets of nine or five, steel worker 8f red orange, perforation 12 1/2, and cover with pair of Shanghai print, several color varieties and etc., some flaws possible on used material, fresh, no gum as issued, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
300.00 
 
29 **   278a
1957, definitive issue, steel worker 8f red orange, perforation 12 1/2, Shanghai printing, perfect centering, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $450
200.00 
 
30  278a
1957, registered air post cover from Hunan Prov. to Moscow, franked on reverse by 14 Occupations adhesives, including vertical pair of steel worker 8k red orange with perforation 12 1/2, in addition used block of six of the same value, the last one has minor paper waves, both mostly VF
190.00 
 
31    

Illustrated Stationery Envelopes 8f Bluish Green

1957-58, complete set of 15, various subjects, such Fairy Tales, Paintings and etc., in addition remittance envelope, all are unused and mounted on original Collection pages, fresh and VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
1100.00 
 
32    
1958, illustrated stationery envelope 8f greenish blue (series 3-1957), uprated by three values and sent from Harbin to Moscow, black marking "Mezhdunarodnoye" (International) and arrival ds on reverse, VF
95.00 
 
33    

Postal Stationery Items and Receipts

1955-60, 11 envelopes, including two aerogramme, four envelopes for air post correspondences, postally used remittance cover and etc., in addition two telegrams, one envelope for telegram and two different postal receipts, minor flaws mentioned on used items, fresh and VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
140.00 
 
34    290-94
1958, group of four different illustrated envelopes, sent by air post from Beijing or Harbin to USSR, all franked by a complete set of "Views of Peking", two registered ones are uprated by definitive stamps, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF and a colorful group
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200.00 
 
35    321/466

First Day Covers
Group

1957-59, 46 different complete issues on 48 unaddressed FDC, practically complete for the period, including Children's Day, Successful Harvest, Student's Demonstration, complete of 10th Anniversary of the Republic and etc., nice condition, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
1000.00 
 
36    326-29, 337-40
1957-58, Yellow River and Ancient Pagodas, two complete sets of four, used on air post covers from Harbin to Moscow, second one has additional franking on reverse, both are postmarked on arrival, VF
95.00 
 
37 **/U   344, a
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, unused and used singles and souvenir sheets, FDC with a single, two covers from Harbin to Moscow, one is franked by stamp and souvenir sheet, the other one by block of four, as well as two color PPC, fresh quality, VF
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300.00 
 
38 **   344a
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, souvenir sheet, nice quality, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $240
75.00 
 
39    344, a
1958, Heroes Monument, 8f scarlet, two corner margin singles and souvenir sheet (on reverse), uprated stationery envelope (series 12-1958) 8f bluish green, sent by registered mail from Harbin to Moscow, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, mostly VF
160.00 
 
40 **   357a
1958, Kuan Han-ching, 4f-20f, souvenir sheet of three, completely flawless quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $475
325.00 
 
41 */U   467/937
1960-66 Years, over 800 mint or used stamps and six postal history items, representing many "key" sets of the period, such as Gold Fishes, Chrysanthemums, Butterflies, Sports of 1963, 1965 and 1966, Oil Industry, Hydroelectric Power Station, Lu Hsun and many more, fresh quality overall (minor flaws possible on postally used stamps), full OG, stamps with margins usually are NH (LH on margins), others are LH, F/VF or better, C.v. is about $12,000 for mint stamps only
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65
2400.00 
 
42 **   518-22
1960, Pigs Breeding, complete set of five, all are corner margin singles, full original white gum, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $250
90.00 
 
43 **   566a
1961, World Table Tennis Championships, 8f-22f, souvenir sheet of four, flawless item, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $900
600.00 
 
44 **   588a-89
1961, Military Museum, 8f and 10f, complete set of two, both are corner sheet margin singles, first one with error series "229" at the bottom right, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $287.50
80.00 
 
45 **   600-04
1961, Tibetan People, 4f-30f, complete set of five, all with right sheet margin, full original creamy gum as always exists, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $310
110.00 
 
46 **   615-17
1962, Support of Cuba, 8f-22f, complete set of three, each one with sheet margin, full OG, NH (hinged on margin), VF, C.v. $280
110.00 
 
47  620-27
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, 4f-50f, perforated complete set of eight, fresh original gum, LH, VF, C.v. $2,225
425.00 
 
48 **/*   620-27 imp
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, 4f-50f, imperforated complete set of eight, No.2-5 have sheet or corner margins, four others with balanced margins, nice and fresh bright full original gum, NH (four stamps LH or margins only) or LH, VF, C.v. $6,500
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3000.00 
 
49  628
1962, Stage Art of Mei Lan-fang, $3 multicolored, souvenir sheet, absolutely perfect colors and sharp corners, full original gum with a few customary tiny imperfections, VF and rare item in such condition, C.v. $15,000
5500.00 
 
50 **   655-60
1963, Cuban Revolution, 4f-10f, complete set of six, all are corner margin singles, full bright original gum (No.3 has slightly yellow gum), NH (LH on margins only), VF, C.v. $700
500.00 
 
51 **   684-95 imp
1963, Children's Day, 4f-20f, imperforated complete set of 12, six stamps with sheet margins, No.8 is top right corner margin single with error "ε" instead of "8" at the bottom left, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $450++
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200.00 
 
52 **   716-31
1963, Landscapes of Yellow Mountains, 4f-50f, complete set of 16, all with sheet margins except No.3, two stamps with minor usual offset on reverse, nice condition, full OG (No.6 has slightly yellow gum), NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $996
1000.00 
 
53 **   748-49
1964, Liberation of Cuba, complete set of two, both are bottom margin imprinted singles, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $130
110.00 
 
54 **   760-65
1964, Views of Yenan, 8f-52f, complete set of six, right sheet margin singles, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $145
55.00 
 
55 **   766, 850-54
1964-65, Map of Vietnam and Sino-Japanese Youth Meeting, two complete issues, six values with side or top imprinted margin, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF
75.00 
 
56 **   767-81
1964, Peonies, 4f-52f, complete set of 15, each one with top imprinted margin, fresh quality, full original white gum, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $500
425.00 
 
57 **   782
1964, Glorious Crimson, $2 multicolored, souvenir sheet in completely flawless condition, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $2,500
1200.00 
 
58 **   783-90
1964, Bronze Vessels, 4f-20f, complete set of eight, each one with sheet margin, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $167
55.00 
 
59 **   798a
1964, 15th Anniversary of the Republic, souvenir sheet, gold and overall quality is closed to perfect, full original white gum, NH, VF, C.v. $4,250
1200.00 
 
60 **   842-49
1965, People's Liberation Army, 8f multicolored, complete set of eight, all with sheet margins, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $400
190.00 
 
61 **   886-90
1965, Women Workers, 8f multicolored, complete set of five, all with sheet margins, No.5 with pin-point natural paper inclusion, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $150
75.00 
 
62 **   899-906
1966, Industrial Machinery, 8f-22f, complete set of eight, all with sheet margins, full OG, NH (LH on margins), VF, C.v. $315
110.00 
 
63 **   919
1966, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, 8f dark brown and yellow, top sheet margin imprinted single, minor marginal soiling, fresh condition, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $85
70.00 
 
64 **   938, 943a, 948a
1967, Chairman Mao's Thoughts, a single and two top left corner sheet margin horizontal se-tenant strips of five, each one with marginal imprint and folded once between second and third stamps, nice unblemished gold, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $4,825
1400.00 
 
65  949-56
1967, Mao Tse-tung Our Great Teacher, complete set of eight, full OG, LH, VF, C.v. $1,780
800.00 
 
66  957-59
1967, Mao's "Talks on Literature and Art", complete set of three, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $1,050
400.00 
 
67  960-64
1967, 46th Anniversary of Chinese Communist Party, 4f- 52f, complete set of five, full OG, VLH, VF, C.v. $395
110.00 
 
68 **   965-66
1967, 18th Anniversary of the Republic, 8f multicolored, complete set of two, both have top sheet imprinted margin, perfect condition, full OG, NH (VLH on margins), VF, C.v. $245
200.00 
 
69 **/*   967-80
1967-68, Poems by Chairman Mao, complete set of 14, six stamps with sheet margins, full OG, NH (No.1-5 and 14) others are VLH, VF, C.v. $3,550
3000.00 
 
70  981/1000
1967-68, Lin Piao's Epigram, Support of Afro-Americans, Liberation Army, Mao's Directive and Red Book, five stamps, full OG, VLH, C.v. $637.50
325.00 
 
71 **/*   982-90
1968, Mao's Directive on Revolutionary Culture and Art, complete set of nine, three stamps with sheet margins, full OG, NH (No.2) or VLH, VF, C.v. $1,440
600.00 
 
72  996a
1968, Directives of Chairman Mao, 8f red, yellow and brown, bottom sheet margin unfolded horizontal strip of five, nice and fresh, full OG, very light trace of hinge on central stamp, VF, C.v. $5,250
1900.00 
 
73 **   998
1968, Mao as Young Man, 8f multicolored, top left corner sheet margin single, full OG, NH (VLH on top margin), VF, C.v. $180
110.00 
 
74 **   1001-04, 1005-06
1969, Yangtze Bridge and Piano Music, two complete sets of four or two, perfect condition, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $237
110.00 
 
75 **   1007-10
1969, Agriculture Students, 4f-10f, complete set of four, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $185
85.00 
 
76 **   1011/46
1969-70, Defense of Damansky Islands, Border Patrol and Kin Hsun-hua in both shades, three complete issues, the total is eight stamps, five of which with sheet margins, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $212
130.00 
 
77 **/U   1047/3614
1971-2007 Years, about 2000 mainly mint stamps, 80 souvenir and miniature sheets, 19 covers and FDC, a lot of booklets and commemorative items, valuable stamps are in the beginning of "J" and "T" numbers, includingJ1-17, T1-7, then well completion from 1984 to 1998, some flaws possible on used material, fresh condition overall, full OG, NH (occasional hinged stamps possible), F/VF,
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80
425.00 
 
78 **   1067-75
1971, 50th Anniversary of Chinese Communist Party, complete set of nine, including unfolded strip of three, perfect condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $402
150.00 
 
79 **   1084-89, 1095-98
1972, Yenan Forum and Sea Freighters, two complete sets of six or four, perfect condition, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $307.50
110.00 
 
80 **   1211-14
1974, Industrial Products, 8f multicolored, complete set of four, nicely centered, full OG, NH, VF, C.v. $400
220.00 
 
81 **   1383a
1978, National Science Conference, souvenir sheet of three with simulated perforation, nice and fresh, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $400
200.00 
 
82 **/U   

Back of the Book
Small Collection

1950-57, 68 mint or used stamps and four covers, representing air post, including originals and reprints of the first issue, postage due, military (postally used No.M1) and money order stamps, minor flaws possible on used material, others are fresh, no gum as produced, mainly NH, VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
150.00 
 
83 **   M1

Military stamps

1953, Red Star, $800 yellow, vermilion and red, two corner sheet margin singles, one of which with plate No.333, nice and fresh, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $600
475.00 
 
84 **   Yang #M2
1953, Red Star, $800 yellow, lilac and red, top sheet margin example, control marking on margin, excellent centering, no gum as produced, NH, VF, Scott C.v. $3,000
1900.00 
 
85 */U   

Liberated Areas
Collection of Definitive Issues

1949-50, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Farmers and Factory issues for North China, Northeast China and Port Arthur and Dairen, 117 mint or used stamps, three covers and one unused stationery envelope, minor flaws possible on used material, nice quality overall, no gum as issued, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
200.00 
 
86 */U   

Northeast China
Post World War II Transition Local Issues
Collection

1945-46, over 350 mostly mint stamps (7 - used) in singles, pairs, blocks, and one cancelled envelope (Shenyang), representing overprints on Manchukuo stamps from 37 different districts, some overprint varieties described, the Collection also includes original issues produced in Andun, Hailar and Qiqihar, beautiful quality unit, full OG, F/VF or better
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
275.00 
 
87 */U   1L1/132 var

Collection

1946-49, 320 mint and used stamps, including several blocks of four, starting with nice range of Mao Tse-tung definitive set, showing stamps of issues differ by color shades or types of paper with later surcharges, then practically complete with numerous shade varieties and as extra unlisted surcharges on local issues commemorating Victory over Japan, 35th Anniversary of the Republic and etc., nice quality overall with just a few defects on used stamps, no gum as issued, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
240.00 
 
88 **   1L36a
1947, 22nd Anniversary of Nanking Road Incident, 2y- 100y, souvenir sheet of seven, practically perfect quality item, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $375
190.00 
 
89 **   1L44a
1947, 10th Anniversary of the Sino-Japanese War, 10y- 100y, souvenir sheet of four, fresh condition, no gum as issued, NH, VF, C.v. $475
200.00 
 
90 */U   2L1/71

Port Arthur and Dairen
Collection

1946-49, 50 mostly mint stamps (17- used) and used stationery postcard (light fold), surcharges on Manchurian issues, Labor Day, Victory over Japanese, Russian Revolution, Stalin and etc., minor flaws possible on used material, mainly fresh and F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
400.00 
 
91  2L50-52
1948, "Kwantung Postal Administration", surcharges in red, black or green on Manchukuo stamps, $20/2f light green, $50/4f yellow green and $100/20f, complete set of three, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, mostly VF, C.v. $1,900
600.00 
 
92 (*)   2L70-71
1949, Stalin's Birthday, 20y purple and 20y rose red, complete set of two, affixed over a part of commemorative booklet, mostly VF, C.v. $180++
90.00 
 
93 **   2L72-76
1950, Gate of Heavenly Peace, 10y-100y, complete set of five, the "key" stamp with right sheet margin, nice condition, no gum as produced, NH, VF, C.v. $735
425.00 
 
94 */U   Yang #NC5/413

North China
Collection

1937-50, 330 mint and used stamps, 16 covers and 2 unused stationery postcards, starting with Chin-Cha-Ki Border area issues, Large and Small Victory stamps with numerous varieties and later surcharges, Chairman Mao perforated and imperforated sets, Tangshan surcharges on Dr. Sun Yat-sen stamps, Bird over the Globe items, two pre-paid postal receipts in blue and gray violet (no guarantee), Farmer Plowing, Chairman Mao stamps and further surcharges, then nice range of Beijing surcharges on Dr. Sun Yat-sen stamps, Labor Day, Communist Party issues and more, minor flaws possible on used items, overall fresh condition, mainly no gum as issued, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
950.00 
 
95    Yang #NC19, NC25
1946, native cover with original enclosure from Hebei Prov. to Beijing, franked by two horizontal pairs of large ($4 vermilion) and small ($1 pale red) Victory issue, cancelled by "25.6.46", Beijing "29.6.46" arrival marking, minor conveyance flaws, mostly VF
95.00 
 
96    Yang #NC120, NC123
1949, native cover from Tangshan (suburb of Tientsin) to Beijing, franked by a single of $2000 on $500 and vertical pair of $5000 on $500, each one with large space between characters, tied by Tangshan date stamp, Beijing"25.3.49" arrival marking, mostly VF
150.00 
 
97    Yang #NC292-93, NC295
1949, native cover from Jinyuan (Shanxi Prov.) to Beijing, franked altogether by 13 surcharges (second set) on Farmer Plowing stamps, including $30 on $10,000 purple in block of ten and a single, all appropriate markings and arrival ds, VF and scarce
210.00 
 
98    Yang #NC318, NC327, NC353
1949, native cover from Baoding (Hebei Prov.) to Beijing, franked by four values, including "Chinese People Post" surcharge $12 on $200 violet red, tied by Baoding ds, Beijing "15.5.49" arrival marking, mostly VF
100.00 
 
99    1000 var

Unlisted Inner Mongolia Local issue

1949, red band cover from Jiuyuan district of Baotou to Beijing, franked by five (block of four and a single) Silver Yuan black surcharges 5c on Dr. Sun Yat-sen $20,000 orange, each one with text at the top obliterated by violet ink, tied by Jiuyuan date stamp "16.10.49" in Chinese, postmarked on arrival by "9.11.49" Beijing marking, opened for display, mainly VF and with high probability unique item, Chinese guarantee hs
3750.00 
 
100 */U   4L1/68

Northwest China
Collection

1945-49, almost 100 mint or used stamps and four covers (one - defected), nice range of Pagoda in Yenan issues with further surcharges, overprints on "no value indicated" transports and Dr. Sun Yat-sen stamps, and finally Mao and Great Wall set, minor flaws possible on used material, fresh condition unit, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
375.00 
 
101    4L45-46
1950, native cover with enclosure from Sian (Shensi Prov.) to Beijing, franked by three "People's Post. Kansu" overprinted values, including horizontal pair of stamp in carmine, Sian "3.6.50" date stamp, Beijing arrival"8.6.50" and red dater "June.9.50" markings, mostly VF
150.00 
 
102    4L53, 4L55, 4L57
1950, native cover with enclosure from Tianshui (Kansu Prov.) to Beijing, franked by six "People's Post. Kansu" on Dr. Sun Yat-sen overprints, tied by Tianshui "7.6.50" date stamp, Beijing arrival "17.6.50" and red dater "June.17.50" markings, mostly VF
150.00 
 
103    4L65, 4L67
1950, native cover with enclosure from Sian (Shensi Prov.) to Beijing, franked by seven adhesives, including Mao Tse-tung stamps of $50 and $200 in horizontal pairs, tied by Sian "24.1.50" marking , Beijing arrival "28.1.50"ds, marked by addressee on "Feb.4.50", mostly VF
150.00 
 
104 **   Yang #NW103-06

Local issues
Yili-Tacheng-Artai Area

1949, Worker designs, $10-$500, complete set of four, printed on thick grayish white paper, no gum as issued, NH, F/VF
150.00 
 
105 */U   Yang #EC5/473

East China
Collection

1942-50, 425 mint or used stamps and four postal history items, including stationery postcard, starting with fragments of Shantung issues, then Kiangsu and Anhwei stamps with further surcharges, continues with nicely presented East China People's Post issues, surcharges on Dr. Sun Yat-sen stamps and more, used items can have quality problem, nice quality overall, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
400.00 
 
106    Yang #EC175
1949, native cover with pre-print in green (original letter is enclosed) sent from Nanjing to Beijing, franked by black surcharge $500 on $10 brown, tied by Nanjing "22.6.49" date stamp, postmarked on arrival by "24.6.49" Beijing receiver, VF
95.00 
 
107  Yang #EC209
1942, Five Pointed Star, 20c pale green, enlarged margins single printed on thin yellowish paper, minor usual foxing, no gum as issued, VF
240.00 
 
108  Yang #EC275-77
1945, Junk, Torch and Pigeon, no value indicated stamps overprinted "For Internal Use", complete set of three, fresh and nice, no gum as issued, VF
95.00 
 
109    Yang #EC458, EC461
1950, Shanghai surcharges $400 on $200 orange red and $1600 on $2000 apple green in horizontal pairs used on native cover from Shanghai to Beijing, tied by Shanghai "2.2.50" marking, arrival date stamp reads "5.2.50", mostly VF
95.00 
 
110 */U   Yang #CC15/166, LCC39-51

Central China
Collection

1948-50, 225 mint or used stamps and seven postal history items (two defected), starting with West Honan Mao Tse-tung various issues with later surcharges, then Dr. Sun Yat-sen surcharges, Worker-Peasant-Soldier, Five Pointed Star, Liberation of Hankow perforated and imperforated sets, further surcharges of People's Posts, finally Jiangxi set, some flaws possible on used items, otherwise nice quality unit, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
375.00 
 
111    Yang #CC66, CC68, CC141-42
1949, native cover from Kaifeng (Honan Prov.) to Beijing, franked by four values, including two stamps of Liberation of Hankow with overprints "Renminbi Currency", tied by Kaifeng "4.11.49" date stamp, Beijing arrival "6.11.49"marking, mostly VF
95.00 
 
112 */U   7L1/22, 8L1/56

South and Southwest China
Collection

1949-50, South section includes Pearl River Bridge issue with later surcharges, the total is 21 stamps and one cover, Southwest section includes People's Army and Liberation issues plus range of further surcharges, as well as three nice covers, one of which from Longquan to Beijing is bearing three different types of surcharges, minor flaws should be expected on used items, fresh quality overall, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6
275.00 
 
113    8L22, 8L25
1950, native cover from Longquan (Szechuan Prov.) to Beijing, franked by Chungking surcharges on Liberation Army issue, $500 on $100 carmine and $2000 on $200 blue in horizontal and vertical pairs, tied by Longquan "5.5.50"date stamp, postmarked on arrival "18.5.50" at Beijing, VF
140.00 
 
114 */U F  

Balance of the Collection
Mainly Reference Postal Items of Revolutionary Districts in the Liberated Areas

1928-37, reprints of Hunan-Kiangsi, Soviet Posts of Central District and postage dues, ten various fiscal stamps with design closed to postage stamps and two parts of documents, as well as black-and-white photos of Communist Posts rarities, profusely described on original pages, mostly VF
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100.00 
 
115 */U   1-8, var

The Gold Medal Collection of Russian Offices in China

The First issue (stamps on horizontally laid paper overprinted "Китай")

1899- 1904, starting with pre-philatelic cover from Kashgar to Tientsin, then 60 mint or used stamps, including singles, pairs and blocks, imperforated stamp of 3k with part of perfin "Obrazets", nice range of various cancellations, all are on original well-described pages, nice condition, full OG or used, mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5
200.00 
 
116 */U   9-23, var

The Second issue (stamps on vertically laid paper overprinted "Китай")

1904-08, 48 mint or used stamps, 5r and 10r with perfin "Obrazets", one cover and seven stationery items, including No.11 postally used, provisional violet overprints on 1k, 3k, 5k and 7k, which according to Ustinovsky's note were made due to shortage of State produced overprinted stamps, numerous cancellations and more, nice looking unit, full OG or used, VF, C.v. for listed stamps is $2,100
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
750.00 
 
117    

Russo-Japanese War
Postal History Group

1904-05, 15 covers and postcards, various military markings and destinations, including TPO No.264 "Vladivostok- Harbin", letter-card with Royal pre-print in blue, sent from Mukden to Tula and many others, all neatly arranged on profusely described pages, fresh and mostly VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
750.00 
 
118  21, 23
1907, red or blue diagonal overprint "Китай" on 5r and 10r, bottom sheet margin horizontal imperforated pairs printed on vertically laid paper, 5r has marginal folds, 10r with a few toned spots on margin only, still nice and eye-catching unit, full OG, NH or LH (one stamp of 5r), VF
220.00 
 
119 */U   24/47

The Third issue (stamps on paper with varnish lines overprinted "Китай")

1910-16, 152 mint or used stamps and three postal history items, sent from PO in Peking (postcard) or Shanghai (two covers), included stamps of 3k and 4k with black overprints, nice range of different cancellations, overall fresh condition, full OG or used, F/VF
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
150.00 
 
120  45 var
1916, blue diagonal overprint "Китай" on 1r brown, pale brown and orange, perforation 12 1/2, large part of Shanghai PO cancellation, fresh and VF and very rare, expertized by E. Vernick, the stamp is listed in the M. Kramarenko Cat. #39 IIA, C.v. $650
250.00 
 
121  45 var
1916, blue diagonal overprint "Китай" 1r brown, pale brown and orange, provisionally perforated in Harbin, rouletted 10, used on a part of postal receipt with Qiqihar "13.1.21" date stamp, fresh quality item with two additional Harbin surcharges on reverse, VF and extremely rare, according to Ustinovsky's note only three used stamps were found by a stamp collector D. Melnikov
500.00 
 
122 */U   50-70, var

The Fourth issue (stamps on paper with varnish lines surcharged in "cents" and "dollars")

1917-20, almost 200 mint and used stamps, two values with double and four with inverted surcharges, nice group of various cancellations, such as Station Bukhedu, Hailar, Yaomyn and etc., all presented on well-described pages, full OG or used, F/VF, C.v. is about $1,600
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
300.00 
 
123  54, 56, 61, 70 var
1920, two stamps with provisional diagonal surcharges 5c on 5k and 50c on 50k, vertical pair of 14c on 14k, four stamps used on two parts of postal receipt, tied by Harbin date stamps ("30.9.20" and "12.2.21"), in addition a single of $10 on 10r with Harbin cancellation and perfin "X.K.", nice state of preservation, VF and extremely rare, these provisional surcharges were produced in Harbin due to shortage of stamps in that period
950.00 
 
124  63 var
1917-20, black diagonal surcharge $1 on 1r brown, pale brown and orange, missing letter "R" in "DOLLAR", full OG, previously hinged, VF
95.00 
 
125  68a
1917-20, inverted black diagonal surcharge $5 on 5r blue, green and pale blue, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF, expertized by Dr. Jemtschoujin, C.v. $500
240.00 
 
126    
1919, registered stampless cover from Manchuria to Slyudyanka (Irkutsk Gov.), postmaster's hs "Payment 1r 5k collected. Postal Clerk" and signature, tied by Manchuria "18.1.19", letter "a" ds, postmarked on arrival, top left corner is broken and archival fold, still F/VF
200.00 
 
127 */U   72-80 a, b

Harbin issue
Collection

1920, 188 mint and used (24) surcharged stamps, arranged on original pages, representing complete set of nine, 2k and 3k altogether in five panes of 25, representing all existing varieties of surcharges, four stamps with inverted and one with double surcharges, several rare cancellations, such as Manchuria and station Ekho, nice quality unit in every respect, full OG or used, mainly VF, C.v. $4,850++
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
1000.00 
 
128  73 var
1920, blue surcharge 2c on 2k green, nice and fresh, full OG, LH, VF and rare, according to Ustinovsky's notes this stamp considered him as a proof, however we had this stamp several times with proper postal cancellations
190.00 
 
129  73
1920, trial surcharge 2c on 2k green, horizontal gutter block of six (2x3), two top stamps have surcharge in black, while block of four at the bottom bearing surcharges in red, positions 46-47/56-57/66-67, perfect quality, full OG, hinged on gutter and LH on two bottom stamps, VF and definitely unique multiple
1500.00 
 
130  73 var
1920, double inverted trial surcharge 2c in blue and black on 4k red, removed from a presentation sheet, VF and extremely rare, ex-V. Kauffman, only red or blue surcharges of 2c had been supposed for 2k stamp
500.00 
 
131  78 var
1920, error surcharge "01" with Italic "Cent" instead of 10c over black surcharge 10k on 7k light blue, position 29, Qiqihar postal cancellation, fresh, VF and very rare
275.00 
 
132  

Imperial stamps used in Russian PO in China
Collection

1899-1921, 95 used stamps in singles, pairs and blocks, stamp of 5r in complete imperforated sheet of 50 with six labels, cancelled station Yaomyn, 8 postal history items and 3 PPC, representing various postal cancellations, such as Harbin, Mukden, Vladivostok-Shanghai. Steamship, Harbin Pristan, Kalgan Border, Border of Manchiria and etc., as well as very scarce CER stations Kuanchendzy and Handaokhetze (the last one with postal punch) markings, some flaws should be expected as always on used material, still F/VF and outstanding holding on original pages
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2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
500.00 
 
133  

Scarce Cancellations
Group

1905-18, ten stamps (two defected) arranged on a page from the Collection, representing Kuldzha (4), Chuguchak v Predelakh Kitaya (1) and three different Kashgar Kit. Vlad. (5 - altogether), collectible quality unit, F/VF
150.00 
 
134    

Kashgar (Sinkiang Prov.)

Due to Russian Revolution of 1917 and Civil War of 1918 Chinese merchants became anxious for safety of their wealth and sent their money to parent companies in Tientsin. These mailings were in form of money letters, each containing 500 roubles, the highest amount permitted. The following three covers representing such correspondences

1918, money letter for 500r from Russian PO in Kashgar to Tientsin, franked by Imperial 70k and 5r (high value franking is scarce), tied by "Kashgar. Kit. Vlad. 25.5.18" ds, another Kashgar "10.6.18" is on reverse, PO wax seals, minor conveyance flaws, still VF
800.00 
 
135    
1918, money letter for 500r from Russian PO in Kashgar to Tientsin, franked by Imperial 25k in block of 20 plus vertical strip of four and horizontal pair of 20k (on reverse), tied by "Kashgar. Kit. Vlad. 29.5.18" ds, another Kashgar "14.6.18" is on reverse, PO wax seals, opened for display, mostly VF
750.00 
 
136    
1918, money letter for 500r from Russian PO in Kashgar to Tientsin, franked by Imperial single of 10k and 35k in block of 15 plus vertical strip of three, tied by "Kashgar. Kit. Vlad. 29.5.18" ds, another Kashgar "14.6.18" is on reverse, PO wax seals, VF
750.00 
 
137 */U   471 fn

Issues of Russian Philatelic Society in China

1921-51, "The Thrift Movement" souvenir sheet of six with blue overprint, commemorative cancellations, charity stamp and two covers with Russian Philatelic Society in China pre-print, mostly VF
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375.00