January 2015 Spink China will be offering for sale "Fine Stamps and
Covers of China and Hong Kong".
the highlights is a highly
important cover of Mongolian Postal History (Lot 2879). This
address label used in 1917 is from the Russian Post Office in
Ulankom. It was sent by registered post to St. Petersburg. It is
believed that this post office was only opened in 1917 and would
have closed shortly after the October Revolution in Russia. This is
the only recorded item of mail from this remote post office. This
lot is estimated to sell for HK$500,000-700,00.
joined the Universal Postal Union, mail to overseas countries
needed a postage stamp of a U.P.U. country for the international
delivery. To prevent the theft of the foreign stamp a special
postmark was made, this is called a tie-print and consists of the
letter "I.P.O." (Imperial Post Office). This was applied over the
stamp and envelope to show that the envelope had been sent with a
stamp on it. This special mark was required as the foreign stamps
needed to be postmarked by the country it represented.
envelope(Lot 2844), sent in
1901, is from Kongmoon to Haiphong and bears a Hong Kong 10c. stamp
tied by the "I.P.O." tieprint. Not only is Kongmoon a small town
with a very distinctive postmark, this is a very unusual and
collectable postal route to Vietnam. The tie print is not a type
which has been recorded before now. This is the only recorded
"I.P.O." cover from Kongmoon and will create a lot of interest
among collectors of postal history. Estimated
Value of this lot is HK$60,000 - 80,000.
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