Lot 571China, 1894, Empress Dowager 60th Birthday, 1st Printing, 1ca-24ca Complete, o.g., strong colors, 2ca, 5cs-6cs each with small thin, a Fine set.
Scott No. 16-24 $2,548.
Lot 572China, 1897, Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, o.g., choice centering, small thin, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 79 $750.
Lot 573China, 1897, Large 4¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, o.g., lightly hinged (natural gum skips), strong color, Fine.
Scott No. 82 $1,650.
Lot 574Kewkiang, 1894, First Issue, 10¢ Black on Yellow, neatly tied by purple "Kewkiang, Local Post, 18 Jul 94" oval date stamp on red band cover to Shanghai, reverse with blue "Shanghai, Local Post, Jul 20" receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 575Tibet, 1912, ¼t-1t Lion First Issues Complete, tied by native Lhasa town cancels on registered cover to England, "Gyantese - Tibet" registry etiquette and additionally franked with India 1911, 3a brown orange (86) tied by "Gyantse, 28 Au, 13" cds's, receiving backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1-5 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 576French Offices in Canton, 1929 Return Flight Covers, two registered flight covers with Canton and Indo-China mixed frankings; includes the 1929 Costes - Bellonte North Atlantic Ocean return flight cover bearing the scarce 1919 2pi on 5fr high value, and the Le Brix - Paillard Saigon to France return flight; first with some minor gum tone and later with trivial file fold, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 577Russian Offices in China, 1899, 5k Red Violet, Blue Overprint, in combination with 1899, 10k dark blue, red overprint on Soochow picture postcard, sent during Russo Japanese war from Shanghai, carried by Chinese Eastern Railway steamer "Mongolia" operating during RJ war period under Red Cross flag, via Dalny and Port Arthur and through Siberia & Moscow to Switzerland; card chipping at right, F.-V.F., a rare example of mail carried by CER steamers.
Scott No. 4+6 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 578China (People's Republic), 1962, Mei Lan-Fang, Perforated (C94) Complete, o.g., never hinged, all bright and fresh, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 620-627 $1,950.
Lot 579China (People's Republic), 1980, 8f Year of the Monkey, pristine example, o.g., never hinged, usual slight bit of offset on reverse, accompanied by the remaining set of 11 Lunar New Years stamps, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 1586 $1,800.
Lot 580 BKChina (People's Republic), 1980, 8f Gu Dong (T51), complete booklet, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1607e $900.