Lot 555Korea, 1899 (ca.) Seoul locally used cover addressed to British Legation, franked with 2nd printing Poonch set (Scott #6-9) tied by "Hansung" bisected circles; small tear to back flap, which does not detract from this lovely cover, Fine and scarce.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Opening Bid: $675
Lot 556Korea, 1900 (January 10) Seoul local philatelic cover, franked with 2nd printing 25p with red Tai Han overprint (Scott #12) tied by Seoul cds with faint second strike; clean and fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Opening Bid: $190
Lot 557Korea, 1900 (January 17) picture post card from Seoul to Friedenau, Germany, printed matter usage, card marked "Journey Around the World Publishing House"; franked with 1st printing 50p (Scott #9d), postmarked Seoul and with March 10 Friedenau receiving strike; views of Royal Palace and Gardens on reverse; attractive usage following January 1 currency change from poons to chons; stamp value converts to 5ch, a slight overpayment of the 4ch postcard rate, Fine and attractive.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Opening Bid: $150
Lot 558Korea, 1900 (April 2) Seoul local cover, to Foreign Language School franked with 5p Tai Han overprint (Scott #10) tied by two Seoul cds's with a third strike alongside; lovely design including fan, castle scene in floral outline and river scene in open book printed on envelope's interior lining, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Opening Bid: $140
Lot 559Korea, 1900 (October 24) cover from Seoul to Seattle, Wash., franked with pair of 5ch perf 10 (Scott #23a), neatly postmarked with a second strike as well; November 19 Seattle duplex receiving backstamp; tear to top right corner, not affecting stamps or markings--still a very attractive cover; accompanied by copy of 1964 Zirkle handbook (p. 93), where the cover is illustrated., Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 560Korea, 1903 1c-3c Falcon Issue, two covers and one postcard all with Falcon Issue frankings, includes 1904 cover with 1c, 1904 plate proof on card with 1c + 3c Falcon franking and last is 1905 cover with 1c & 2c franking, Very Fine.
Scott No. 40-42 Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $325
Lot 561Korea, 1904 (May 17) Philatelic Cover from Chemulpo to Tsingtau (German Kiautschou), 1ch greenish blue postal card uprated with 2ch on 1st printing 25p and 4ch Falcon (Scott #36, 43), all canceled with "Chemulpo Coree" postmarks; May 30 Tsingtau Kiautschou receiving stamp on front, handwritten German message on reverse; fresh and attractive, Very Fine and scarce.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $375
Lot 562Korea, 1904 (November 26), postal card from Chemulpo to Kiel, Germany, a lovely, attractive 1 cheun card uprated by 3, 4, 5 and 6ch Falcon issues, all tied by "Chemulpo 26 Nov 04 Coree" cds's (note inverted month slug), with Kiel arrival marking of 17 January 1905, F.-V.F., a colorful, scarce and delightful philatelic usage.
Scott No. 42-45 Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $300