Lot 147Hong Kong, Wan Tsai, 6 Jan, 19, bold cds tying 1912, 10¢ ultramarine on cover to Kobe, Japan with transit cds on reverse, an Extremely Fine strike, one of the rarest Hong Kong cancels (Proud type D2, 1800 points).
Scott No. 114 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 148Hong Kong, Yaumati, 15 Aug, 22, clear strike tying 1921, 4¢ rose red on picture post card to Japan, Very Fine, one of the rarest Hong Kong cancels (Proud 1750 points).
Scott No. 133 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 149Hong Kong, Postage Paid, 1945, octagon handstamp on post liberation corner card cover to Hants, England, Very Fine and scarce, used as a franking after the liberation in mid-August until the reintroduction of adhesives on September 28, 1945.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 150Hong Kong, 1891, Queen Victoria, 10¢ purple on red, horizontal pair, Crown CA watermark, tied by "Hong Kong, Ap 3, 95" cds's on U.S. 1887, 2¢ green corner card entire to Fresno, Cal., manuscript "Per S.S. "First Steamer"" endorsement, reverse with partial S.F. transit and receiving cds's; small cover opening tear at bottom, Very Fine, an unusual usage of a U.S. postal entire. SG No. 38. Yang No. 40.
Scott No. 44 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 151Hong Kong, Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong, 1945, 1½y on 1s-5y on 5s complete, o.g., never hinged, rich colors, F.-V.F.
Scott No. N1-N3 $1,050 for hinged.
Lot 152Hong Kong, 1901, Queen Victoria, 4¢ carmine, postal card, to Crailsheim, Germany, uprated with 1903, KEVII, 1¢ brown & lilac (71) tied by "Victoria, 26 Oc, 04" cds, with scarce "Hong Kong, K.B., 26 Oc, 04" Kowloon Branch cds, receiving cds at left.
Higgins and Gage No. 18 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 153Ireland, 1937, St. Patrick, 2s6d to 10s complete, top right corner margin singles, o.g., never hinged, rich deep colors, 10sh with gum tone spot in selvage only, Very Fine, an attractive position set. SG No. 102/04.
Scott No. 96-98 $700.
Lot 154Malta, 1922, "SELF-GOVERNMENT" on St. Paul, 10s blue black, Crown CC watermark, rich color, Very Fine; signed E. Diena. Scott No. 85 var.
SG No. 105x £1,800 ($2,340).
Lot 155Mauritius, 1938, King George VI, 1r gray brown, chalky paper, battered "A" variety, o.g., very lightly hinged, bright & fresh, Very Fine. Scott No. 219 var.
SG No. 260a £900 ($1,170).