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China Philately Vol. I Foreign Post Offices

Chinese Imperial Post 1897

red-band cover with blue dollar shop WOOSUNG to Shanghai

envelope franked with Imperial Chinese Post from Foochowfu to Ireland

description: 1c deep orange, 2 copies tied by blue pa-kua WOOSUNG on small red-band cover with blue dollar dater "WOOSUNG 5 DEC 97" to Shanghai with black dollar dater on reverse /
auction: 296th Koehler / Wiesbaden
starting price: 1,400 DEM
hammer price: 2,400 DEM
description: 1903 Mar envelope from Foochowfu to Ireland, endorsed 'These stamps are not to be removed from cover by anyone.', franked with 1c, 4c and 5c tied by the village tombstone cancellations, a Foochow transit cds. of Mar 16, and small manuscript security marks, French maritime "YOKOHAMA A MARSEILLE L. No 24 MARS 03", transit backstamps of Santuao, French Fou-Tcheou and Irish arrival of Apr 22 /
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 4,000 - 6,000
hammer price: HK$ 11,500

letter with Pa-Kua cancellation from Tientsin to Shanghai

envelope with WENCHOW dollar chop to Shanghai

description: 1898 cover from Tientsin to Shanghai bearing three copies 2c deep orange, tied by pa-kua cancellation and Tientsin cds. without customs of Aug 3, delivered by Shanghai Local Post  /
examined: signed Holcombe
auction: 89th Corinphila
starting price: 200 CHF
hammer price: 400 CHF
description: 1898 Mar 5 envelope from Wenchow to Shanghai, franked with a single 4c tied by a full WENCHOW dollar chop in brown, delivered by Shanghai Local Post and arrival of Mar 8, Chinese delivery instructions in pencil on the reverse /
condition: the adhesive with a rounded corner, otherwise immaculate /
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 4,000 - 6,000
hammer price: HK$ 11,500