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China Philately Vol. I Foreign Post Offices

"Sun and Moon" Cancellations

envelope with I-SHUI Sun and Moon cancellation

red-band cover with TSINGCHOW Sun and Moon cancellation

description: 1902 illustrated envelope, franked on reverse with CIP 1c tied by I-SHUI Sun and Moon cancellation, a superb CHUCHOW Sun and Moon alongside together with another strike, possibly of I-Chow /
condition: fine
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
hammer price: HK$ 11,500
description: 1902 red band envelope from Tsingchow to Kiaochow, franked with CIP 1c [2] and 2c, tied by very fine impressions of the TSINGCHOW Sun and Moon cancellations; backstamp of the German Post office Tsingtau together with Chinese Kiaochow cds. and Weihsien Sun and Moon /
condition: small water stain at the foot
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 4,000 - 6,000
hammer price: HK$ 9,200

envelope with CHIMO Sun and Moon cancellation

description: 1902 Nov 13 envelope to Germany, franked on obverse with CIP 5c pair tied by a superb CHIMO Sun and Moon cancellation, passed to the German Post office, there franked with Kiautschou 10pf, tied by the Tsingtau cds., Kiaochow backstamp and Delmenhorst arrival /
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 8,000 - 12,000
hammer price: HK$ 10,350