Lot 573German Offices in China, 1906, 1c on 3pf brown, three singles, in combination with 1906, 2c on 5pf green + 4c on 10pf carmine on cover to Dresden, Germany, all tied by "Tienstin, 6.2.11" cds's, magenta "Via Sibirien!" routing handstamp at top; few small tone spots, Very Fine. Michel No. 38a-40.
Scott No. 47-49 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 574Japanese Offices in China, 1900, Chrysanthemum, 1s light red brown, tied by bold "Tientsin, I.J.P.O., Oct 3" origin cds on post card to Germany, additionally franked with U.S. 1898, 1¢ deep green (279) + China 1898, ½c chocolate (98) + German Offices in China 1898, 5pf green (2) all tied by "K.D. Feldpoststation, No. 5, 4/10" cds's, circular "Kaiserlichdeutschefeldpost, China 1900" handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 575Japanese Offices in China, 1900, Chrysanthemum, 5s orange yellow, horizontal pair, tied by "Shanghai., I.J.P.O., 28 Aug, 01" cds on cover to Hecker, Ill., initially franked with China 1900, 1c ocher, pair and two singles + (on reverse) 2c scarlet, pair and single (111-112) all tied by "Chefoo, 19 Aug, 01" cds's, Yokohama transit and receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce mixed franking.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 576Japanese Offices in China, 1908, Empress Jingo, unwatermarked, 5y green, full o.g., hinge remnant, beautifully centered amid wide margins, strong color and very fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 20 $400.
Lot 577Japanese Offices in China, 1918, Taisho Series, 1y yellow green & maroon, granite paper, watermarked, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering and margins, bright and Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine, a gem never hinged stamp.
Scott No. 47 $140 for o.g.