Lot 563 oChina, 1878, Large Dragon on thin paper, 3ca brown red, 1881 Chinkiang Customs cancel, rich color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 $475.
Lot 564 ()China, 1883, Large Dragon on thick paper, 1ca green, perf 12½, without gum, well centered, strong color, Very Fine.
Scott No. 7 $775.
Lot 565China, 1888, Small Dragons, 1ca-5ca complete, clean-cut perf 11½-12, o.g., hinge remnants, strong colors, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 13-15 $800.
Lot 566China, Wuhu, 28 Jan 99, sharp choice strike of origin dollar chop on cover to New York, franked with Japan 10s orange brown (Sc. 79) tied by "Shanghai, I.J.P.O., Feb 2" cds, reverse with China 10c dark green (103) tied by brown pakua, Shanghai dollar chop and other appropriate transit backstamps; some wrinkling in Japan 10s, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 20 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 567China, 1900, Chinese Imperial Post, unwatermarked, 10¢ deep green, on incoming corner card cover to Shanghai, initially franked Canada 1898-99, 1¢ green + 2¢ carmine, two singles (75+77) tied by "St. John N.B., Canada, Sp 18, 00" cds's, forwarded within Shanghai and then reposted to Chicago, Ill. with "Shanghai, 6 Nov, 00" cds tying stamp, forwarded again to Boston with numerous transit backstamps; some cover edge wear, F.-V.F. and unusual.
Scott No. 116 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 568China, 1903, Foochow Provisional, 1¢ on half of 2¢ scarlet, type A, on cover to the I.M. of Customs at Swatow, with "Foochow, Oct 24, 03" origin cds and Swatow, Oct 27 backstamp, Very Fine and choice, a genuine interport usage from the "Nga" correspondence.
Scott No. 123 $1,600.
Lot 569China, Nanking, 1944, 50c-$5 Puppet Government issue, set in 3 complete sheets of 50 plus additional, o.g., some faults, F.-V.F. overall (no photo).
Scott No. 9N101-9N104 $848.
Lot 570 ()Shanghai, 1866, Large Dragon (Antique Numerals, "CANDAREENS" plural), 3ca red brown, pelure paper, without gum, wide margins, rich color, small natural internal paper wrinkle, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20a $525.
Lot 571Shanghai, 1896 Shanghai Local Post 1c black & brown entire, addressed to Teplitz, Austria, additionally franked with manuscript canceled 1c brown and indicia canceled by red cds's, sent via the U.S. Post Office in Shanghai with U.S. 1896 1¢ ultramarine + 2¢ carmine + 15¢ dark blue (246, 252, 259) tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, Oct.31" cds and duplex killer, via San Francisco and New York with N.Y. registry etiquette and appropriate transit and receiving backstamps; hint of cover soiling, Very Fine, a colorful combination cover.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 572Tibet, 1933, ½t orange, in combination with 1933, 4t emerald on hand-back native made cover, tied by Lhasa town postmark, with original enclosure from Lowell Thomas explaining stamps canceled at the Dalai Lama's post office and that Tibet is not a U.P.U. member…stamps from Lhasa are so rare that, if sent openly through the mails, someone always snitches them, as well as other interesting info, Very Fine.
Scott No. 9+13 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lowell Thomas along with his father were invited by the Tibetan government to make a film there in 1949 with the hope that their reports would help persuade the U.S. to defend Tibet against the Chinese. They were the last westerners to reach Lhasa before the Chinese.