Lot 1499Offices in China, 1919, 24¢ on 12¢ brown carmine, tied by bold "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, R. D." oval handstamp on registered Post Office Dept. penalty entire to Washington D.C., light purple registry box handstamp and reverse with transit and receiving cds's, Very Fine.
Scott No. K11 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1500Offices in China, 1922, 2¢ on 1¢ & 4¢ on 2¢ Local Surcharges, in combination with Offices in China, 1919, 6¢ on 3¢ violet + 10¢ on 5¢ blue on registered 1915, 2¢ carmine entire to Hartford, Ct., all tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, R.D." oval handstamps, registry handstamp etiquette, reverse with "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Registered, Jul 27, 1922" origin cds with matching "Postal Agent, Shanghai China" straight line handstamp, Chicago transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a rare combination franking bearing the 1922 Local Surcharges issues used within three weeks of their issue and just prior to these issues being sold out.
Scott No. K17+K18+K3+K5 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 1501U.S. Postal Agencies, Shanghai, China, Jul 7, 1917, duplex postmark tying 2¢ red (scissor separated) on cover to Greensburg, Pa., with "Lieut C.P. McFeathers, U.S.S. Monocacy" corner card, censor tape at right with "No 32-VR." handstamp on reverse; minor cover tone spot, Very Fine, this being one of three known U.S.S. Monocacy Yangtze Patrol covers.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1502Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ carmine rose, tied by "Miles City & Spok. R.P.O., W.D., Oct 5, 1913" duplex postmark on cover to Shiga, Japan, with original enclosure; cover slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a rare solo usage to Japan.
Scott No. Q5 Estimate $200 - 300.