Lot 1333China, 1897, 4¢ large surcharge on 3¢ red customs, stamp design showing unusual inking flaw in stamp at lower right, o.g., hinged, excellent centering, trivial toning on couple perfs at top, otherwise Very Fine; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 82 $1,500.
Lot 1334 ()China, 1954, Silo Highway Bridge souvenir folder, Intact folder, couple trivial nicks on cover, without gum as issued.
Scott No. 1095a $2,100.
Lot 1335China, 1932, 1¢-10¢ Sven Hedin Expedition complete, blocks of 4 with vertical guide lines, o.g., never hinged, all bright and fresh, strong bold color, Very Fine, a premium set of block in never hinged condition.
Scott No. 307-310 $464 for o.g.
Lot 1336China, 1932, 1¢-10¢ Sven Hedin Expedition complete, hinged to presentation card reading…The above set was presented by the famous explorer Sven Hedin to his good friend Colonel Hans Lagerloef, Very Fine.
Scott No. 307-310 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1337China, 1932, 1¢-10¢ Sven Hedin Expedition complete, on registered to Stockholm, Sweden, tied by two strikes of Peking cds, reverse with additional 30¢ definitive tied by origin cds, Shanghai transit and signed by Sven Hedin on backflap; some gum reside around stamps, Very Fine, a scarce complete set on cover sent by the leader of the expedition Sven Hedin.
Scott No. 307-310 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1338 oGerman Offices in China, Forerunner 1886, 2m grey lilac, neat Shanghai town cancels, bright vivid color, Very Fine and choice; with 2003 Steuer certificate.
Michel No. V37d €700 ($970).
Lot 1339German Offices in China, Forerunner 1890, 50pf brown red, horizontal strip of three, in combination with Forerunner 1890, 20pf ultramarine, horizontal strip of three, all tied on piece by "Shanghai, 10/1, 91" cds's, Very Fine; signed Dr. Steuer.
Michel No. V50b, V48a €690 ($950).
Lot 1340 oGerman Offices in China, 1900, 3pf brown, socked-on-the-nose Tientsin town cancel, nicely centered, Very Fine; signed Kruger. Scott No. 17 $750.
Michel No. 8 €1,000 ($1,380).
Lot 1341 oGerman Offices in China, 1900, 5pf green, Tientsin town cancel, choice centering, bold color, Extremely Fine; signed A. Diena. Scott No. 18 $350.
Michel No. 9 €450 ($620).
Lot 1342German Offices in China, 1900, 10pf carmine, tied on piece by Tientsin town cancels, well centered, Very Fine. Scott No. 19 $850.
Michel No. 10 €1,100 ($1,520).