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China (British  Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.China (British  Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Great Britain Used Abroad / Military

(British Post Offices) 1928 (13 AP) registered cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. and 3d. tied Army Post Office 1 cds, fine handstamped registration label at left, reverse with further despatch, Liverpool and Gosport registered cancels; fine registered item.

£95

China (British Military Offices) 1937 (30 Aug) cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. cancelled by Field Post Office No.1 cds, then based at Tientsin. The envelope is endorsed at top left “Posted on mannouvers1937/ Field Post Office No 1/ Headquarters 1st Division/ Youngshung” (Yangtsun). Fine condition and unusual usage of tne Coronation stamp.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Great Britain Used Abroad / Military

(British Military Offices) 1937 (30 Aug) cover to England franked Great Britain 1½d. cancelled by Field Post Office No.1 cds, then based at Tientsin. The envelope is endorsed at top left “Posted on mannouvers1937/ Field Post Office No 1/ Headquarters 1st Division/ Youngshung” (Yangtsun). Fine condition and unusual usage of tne Coronation stamp.

£75

Hong Kong (British Post Offices in China) 1918 (MR 25) company envelope to London franked strip of five 2c. tied Shanghai Br. P.O. /1 cds; light horizontal filing crease

Hong Kong

Covers and stamps / China / Hong Kong

(British Post Offices in China) 1918 (MR 25) company envelope to London franked strip of five 2c. tied Shanghai Br. P.O. /1 cds; light horizontal filing crease

£95

China (British Post Offices) 1921 registered cover to England franked by a centrally folded top plate marginal strip of four 10c. tied by two oval Shanghai date stamps, registration handstamp to left, London transit backstamp. Scarce plate number on cover.China (British Post Offices) 1921 registered cover to England franked by a centrally folded top plate marginal strip of four 10c. tied by two oval Shanghai date stamps, registration handstamp to left, London transit backstamp. Scarce plate number on cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Hong Kong

(British Post Offices) 1921 registered cover to England franked by a centrally folded top plate marginal strip of four 10c. tied by two oval Shanghai date stamps, registration handstamp to left, London transit backstamp. Scarce plate number on cover.

£695

Russia (China) 1920 commercial cover to Vladivostok with 1r. imperf strip of five and single paying the triple 2r. foreign rate current in Siberia from October 1919 to June 1920, tied by Vladivostok – Shanghai/ Steamship zh 22.2.20 date stamp in violet of the Russian Volunteer Fleet, with censor cachet on arrival; fine and attractive. The steamship cancel was the same in both directions, arrival backstamp of 28.2., six days later, consistent with posting at Shanghai.

Russia

Covers and stamps / China / Russia / Maritime

(China) 1920 commercial cover to Vladivostok with 1r. imperf strip of five and single paying the triple 2r. foreign rate current in Siberia from October 1919 to June 1920, tied by Vladivostok – Shanghai/ Steamship zh 22.2.20 date stamp in violet of the Russian Volunteer Fleet, with censor cachet on arrival; fine and attractive. The steamship cancel was the same in both directions, arrival backstamp of 28.2., six days later, consistent with posting at Shanghai.

£875

China (Chinese Expeditionary Forces) 1901 (20 AP) cover to Tongku bearing combination franking of India C.E.F. 3p.  tied F.P.O. No.20 date stamps, these cancels also tying China 5c. on ½c. B.R.A. (British Railway Administration) which is cancelled by violet undated  Railway Post Office Tientsin , reverse with F.P.O. No.4 cds. Very fine condition.China (Chinese Expeditionary Forces) 1901 (20 AP) cover to Tongku bearing combination franking of India C.E.F. 3p.  tied F.P.O. No.20 date stamps, these cancels also tying China 5c. on ½c. B.R.A. (British Railway Administration) which is cancelled by violet undated  Railway Post Office Tientsin , reverse with F.P.O. No.4 cds. Very fine condition.

China

Covers and stamps / India / China / Railways / Combination covers

(Chinese Expeditionary Forces) 1901 (20 AP) cover to Tongku bearing combination franking of India C.E.F. 3p. tied F.P.O. No.20 date stamps, these cancels also tying China 5c. on ½c. B.R.A. (British Railway Administration) which is cancelled by violet undated Railway Post Office Tientsin , reverse with F.P.O. No.4 cds. Very fine condition.

£275

China (Chinkiang  Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.China (Chinkiang  Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Registered mail / Local Posts

(Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 registered cover to Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Shanghai franked Golden Mountain 1c. (2) and 5c. tied by two Chinkiang Postal Service handstamps (The two 1c. stamps have been previously cancelled – they were often sold cto for collectors at the Post Office. The left-hand 1c. tied by same cancel tying 5c. and central cancel tying both 1c.), very fine REGISTERED handstamp, numbered “15” , reverse with dated Chinkiang cds and Shanghai arrival cds, also with full wax seal of Municipal Council Chinkiang with remains of string. Small cut to corner of envelope and opened out for display, a very rare commercial registered cover.

£3750

China (Chinkiang  Local Post) 1896 rice paper wrapper franked Golden Mountain with Clouds 1c blue postage due tied oval-framed TO PAY handstamp, reverse with Chinkiang Postal Service date stamp.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Postage dues

(Chinkiang Local Post) 1896 rice paper wrapper franked Golden Mountain with Clouds 1c blue postage due tied oval-framed TO PAY handstamp, reverse with Chinkiang Postal Service date stamp.

£145

China (Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 (27 NV.) cover to Switzerland, “Via Canada” bearing first issue ½c. vertical pair tied by very fine Chinkiang Postal Servicecds, additionally franked French Post Offices 25c. tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, reverse bears further despatch, unclear Shanghai Local Post transit and arrival cds of 5.1.5. A fine and very rare overseas destination cover.China (Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 (27 NV.) cover to Switzerland, “Via Canada” bearing first issue ½c. vertical pair tied by very fine Chinkiang Postal Servicecds, additionally franked French Post Offices 25c. tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, reverse bears further despatch, unclear Shanghai Local Post transit and arrival cds of 5.1.5. A fine and very rare overseas destination cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Switzerland Incoming Mail / French Post Offices / No. 1s

(Chinkiang Local Post) 1894 (27 NV.) cover to Switzerland, “Via Canada” bearing first issue ½c. vertical pair tied by very fine Chinkiang Postal Servicecds, additionally franked French Post Offices 25c. tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, reverse bears further despatch, unclear Shanghai Local Post transit and arrival cds of 5.1.5. A fine and very rare overseas destination cover.

£4850

China (Chinkiang Local Post) Undated ‘Captain Binns’ cover bearing oval-framed ‘TO PAY’ handstamp with pair 1895 ½c. Postage Due with red overprint tied Chinkiang Postal Service cancel which is repeated top right and on reverse. The red overprint is rare on cover.China (Chinkiang Local Post) Undated ‘Captain Binns’ cover bearing oval-framed ‘TO PAY’ handstamp with pair 1895 ½c. Postage Due with red overprint tied Chinkiang Postal Service cancel which is repeated top right and on reverse. The red overprint is rare on cover.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Local Posts

(Chinkiang Local Post) Undated ‘Captain Binns’ cover bearing oval-framed ‘TO PAY’ handstamp with pair 1895 ½c. Postage Due with red overprint tied Chinkiang Postal Service cancel which is repeated top right and on reverse. The red overprint is rare on cover.

£245

China (French  Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane  transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.

China

Covers and stamps / Japan / China / France / Brindisi tranit mail

(French Post Offices) 1880 cover from Toulon-S-Mer addressed to the “Champlain”, “Division navale des mers de Chine et du Japon”, endorsed “Voie Anglaise par Brindisi”, franked at 35c. rate, reverse with Paris A Modane transit; fine condition with thick letter contents.

£175

China (French Post Offices) 1882 cover to Southampton franked Sage 2c. (2), 3c. bistre on yellow pair and a 15c. tied ‘5104’ large numerals with Shang-Hai cds below, arrival backstamp. A fine, unusual way to make up the 25c. rate and with very rare multiple of 3c.China (French Post Offices) 1882 cover to Southampton franked Sage 2c. (2), 3c. bistre on yellow pair and a 15c. tied ‘5104’ large numerals with Shang-Hai cds below, arrival backstamp. A fine, unusual way to make up the 25c. rate and with very rare multiple of 3c.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices

(French Post Offices) 1882 cover to Southampton franked Sage 2c. (2), 3c. bistre on yellow pair and a 15c. tied ‘5104’ large numerals with Shang-Hai cds below, arrival backstamp. A fine, unusual way to make up the 25c. rate and with very rare multiple of 3c.

£3250

China (French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.China (French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices / Maritime

(French Post Offices) 1890 cover to Stuttgart, Germany bearing blue oval I.G. Mail Matter handstamp, reverse with I.G. of Customs Peking in association, Customs Shanghai transit and on front French 75c. added for overseas postage and tied Shang-Hai Chine cds, another strike to left and octagonal maritime Ligne N, Paq Fr. No.1 date stamp, arrival backstamp; fine clean example.

£1795

China (French Post Offices) 1901 (11 Avril) Japanese picture postcard to Germany franked pair France 5c. Sage tied Tresor et Postes aux Armees 5 Chine 5, at left is violet German military cachet for KRIEGSKASSE with a lesser strike on picture side, unusual mixture.

China

Covers and stamps / China / German Post Offices / French Post Offices

(French Post Offices) 1901 (11 Avril) Japanese picture postcard to Germany franked pair France 5c. Sage tied Tresor et Postes aux Armees 5 Chine 5, at left is violet German military cachet for KRIEGSKASSE with a lesser strike on picture side, unusual mixture.

£65

China (French Post Offices) 1908 4 Cents on 10c outward section of reply stationery card to Lausanne, Switzerland cancelled Tien-Tsin Chine Poste Francaise with another strike alongside and arrival cds above, good condition.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices / Postal Stationery

(French Post Offices) 1908 4 Cents on 10c outward section of reply stationery card to Lausanne, Switzerland cancelled Tien-Tsin Chine Poste Francaise with another strike alongside and arrival cds above, good condition.

£75

China (French Post Offices) 1908 4 Cents on 10c stationery card to Lausanne, Switzerland cancelled Tien-Tsin Chine Poste Francaise with another strike to left  and arrival cds between the same.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices

(French Post Offices) 1908 4 Cents on 10c stationery card to Lausanne, Switzerland cancelled Tien-Tsin Chine Poste Francaise with another strike to left and arrival cds between the same.

£50

China (French Post Offices) 1920 cover to Paris bearing single franking Large Surcharge 6 Cents on 15c. tied Tien-Tsin  Poste Francaise cds with another strike alongside, arrival backstamp.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices

(French Post Offices) 1920 cover to Paris bearing single franking Large Surcharge 6 Cents on 15c. tied Tien-Tsin Poste Francaise cds with another strike alongside, arrival backstamp.

£65

China (French Post Offices) 1934 stampless military cover to Paris with violet handstamps Franchise Militaire and BASE de SHANGHAI, arrival backstamp.

China

Covers and stamps / China / French Post Offices / Military

(French Post Offices) 1934 stampless military cover to Paris with violet handstamps Franchise Militaire and BASE de SHANGHAI, arrival backstamp.

£95

China (German Post Offices – Prisoner of War) 1916 (17/3) stampless registered cover to Wilsnack bearing Tientsin a date stamp, blue registration handstamp at left overstruck by free handstamp, double ring Shanghai China (U.S. Postal agency) Registered date stamp on Mar 29 partly overlaid by censor label, New York transits of 2nd and 3rd of May and arrival of 16th June.China (German Post Offices – Prisoner of War) 1916 (17/3) stampless registered cover to Wilsnack bearing Tientsin a date stamp, blue registration handstamp at left overstruck by free handstamp, double ring Shanghai China (U.S. Postal agency) Registered date stamp on Mar 29 partly overlaid by censor label, New York transits of 2nd and 3rd of May and arrival of 16th June.

China

Covers and stamps / China / German Post Offices / Censored mail / Prisoner of War

(German Post Offices – Prisoner of War) 1916 (17/3) stampless registered cover to Wilsnack bearing Tientsin a date stamp, blue registration handstamp at left overstruck by free handstamp, double ring Shanghai China (U.S. Postal agency) Registered date stamp on Mar 29 partly overlaid by censor label, New York transits of 2nd and 3rd of May and arrival of 16th June.

£245

China (German Post Offices) 1896 (23/5)cover to M.Gladbach bearing  unoverprinted forerunner pair 20pf. tied single Tientsin Kdpa cds, reverse with Hong Kong transit and arrival cds.China (German Post Offices) 1896 (23/5)cover to M.Gladbach bearing  unoverprinted forerunner pair 20pf. tied single Tientsin Kdpa cds, reverse with Hong Kong transit and arrival cds.

China

Covers and stamps / China / Hong Kong / German Post Offices

(German Post Offices) 1896 (23/5)cover to M.Gladbach bearing unoverprinted forerunner pair 20pf. tied single Tientsin Kdpa cds, reverse with Hong Kong transit and arrival cds.

£75