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Dec 09, 2017 Asia/Hong_Kong

John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Saturday Dec 09, 2017 09:30 to Tuesday Dec 12, 2017 18:00 Asia/Hong_Kong
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Saturday Dec 09, 2017 07:00 Asia/Hong_Kong

We are happy to present to you the John Bull 2017 winnter sale.

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Lot 6101 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6101 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1908 (Oct 10) Imperial 4th Postal Card from Peking to Tsingtau, tied by Peking Lunar Year cds. VF-F.

Lot 6102 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6102 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1910 (Nov 6) Imperial 4th Postal Card from Tsinan to Taian, tied by Tsinan bisected cds. along with Taian Lunar Year arrival cds. Light folded in the middle. VF-F.

Lot 6103 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6103 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1911 (Dec) Imperial 4th Postal Card from Hankow to Singapore, f.w. German PO in China 2c stamp, tied by Hankow German PO cds., along with Singapore arrival. Interesting. VF-F.

Lot 6104 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6104 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1900's Imperial 4th Double Postal Card, front portion and reply portion, both used to Germany, front part sent from Pakhoi while reply part sent from Kiaochow. A nice pair. VF-F.

Lot 6105 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6105 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1911 Imperial 4th Postal Cards x 2 used, comprising a single card uprated by USA 1c, tied by Shanghai US Postal Agency mark, and a reply portion of double card, Shanghai locally used. Former one with tear at lower edge, later one VF-F.

Lot 6106 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6106 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1900s Imperial 4th Double Postal Card, both parts CTO by Chinwangtao bilingual Lunar Year cds. VF-F.

Lot 6107 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6107 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1905 (Nov 24) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Shanghai to England, f.w. Hong Kong KEVII 4c, tied by Shnaghai Br. PO cds., a group photo attached on reverse. VF-F.

Lot 6108 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6108 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1900 Imperial 2nd Double Postal Card, franked on both sides Hsuan Tung Issue set in pairs and old real photos. VF-F.

Lot 6109 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6109 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1909 (Oct 18) Imperial 4th Postal Card from Shanghai to Germany, original postage replaced by German PO 5c, tied by Deutsche Marine-Schiffspost #74 cds., a Chinese woman real photo on reverse. Card toned. F-VF.

Lot 6110 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6110 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1909 (Nov 20) Imperial 4th Postal Card from Hankow to Germany, original postage replaced by German PO 5c, tied by Deutsche Marine-Schiffspost #74 cds., a Chinese woman real photo on reverse. Card toned. F-VF.

Lot 6111 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6111 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

Imperial 4th Postal Card, unused, Ku-ling real photo attached on reverse. VF-F.

Lot 6112 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6112 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

Imperial 4th Postal Card, unused, a group photo attached on reverse, showing foreigners playing by a lake (Ku-ling?). VF-F.

Lot 6113 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6113 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (Nov 12) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Tientsin to Leipzig, Germany, f.w. German PO 5c, tied by Tientsin German PO cds, along with Leipzig arrival. A colorful ink painting of various kinds of fruits on reverse. Card folded at middle. F-VF.

Lot 6114 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6114 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (Mar 21) Imperial 1st Postal Card CTO with Peking oval datestamp, an ink painting on reverse, showing a bird standing under a pine; the bird looks like a rooster but has a peacock's tail, very delicate brushwork is seen. VF-F.

Lot 6115 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6115 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (Nov 2) Imperial 1st Post Card CTO with Tientsin bisected cds., hand-coloured painting on reverse, depicting several kinds of birds, all Chinese visual art motifs popular among foreigners. The pheasant and crane are single while the orioles, Mandarin ducks and swallows are in pair. VF-F.

Lot 6116 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6116 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1904 (Jun 10) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Kaumi to Tsingtau, tied by Kaumi Lunar Year cds., along with Tsingtau arrival. A black and white hand-coloured painting of lotus on reverse. VF-F.

Lot 6117 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6117 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1902 (Jan 29) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Tientsin to Berlin, Germany, f.w. German 5Pf stamp, card's postage tied by Tientsin bisected cds., German stamp tied by Peking German PO cds., along with German Military PO cachet and Germany arrival. Hand-coloured persian cat on a rock and surrounded by flowers on reverse. VF-F.

Lot 6118 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6118 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1904 (Jun 17) Imperial 2nd Double Postal Card reply portion CTO by Peking Lunar Year cds., colourful hand-coloured painting on reverse, depicting a flying Chinese dragon in detail, along with tradition themes including colorful clouds, the sun embraced by fire, and mountains. VF-F.

Lot 6119 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6119 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 Imperial 2nd Imperial Postal Card CTO by Peking oval cds., a fine gouache on reverse, depicting a Chinese dragon flying on the olive-green background that decorates with fire and clouds. VF-F.

Lot 6120 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6120 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (May 23) Imperial 2nd Double Postal Card front portion CTO Peking oval datestamp, sent to Neuenburg, Germany through the German Military Post system, along with Tongku German PO cds. & Neuenburg arrival. On reverse an illustration of dragon in pencil and watercolor, childish but cute. VF-F.

Lot 6121 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6121 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1902 (Feb 10) Imperial 2nd Postal Card from Shanghai to Leipzig, Germany, uprated by Germania 10Pf, tied by Shanghai German PO cds., along with Germany arrival. A hand-coloured painting on revere, depicting two lions dancing and playing a ribbon ball. VF-F.

Lot 6122 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6122 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1906 Imperial 2nd Postal Card to Leipzig, Germany, f.w. German 2c surcharged stamp, tied by oval Shanghai-Tientsin See Post datestamp, Hand-colored painting on reverse, depicting teapot, cup, vases with flowers and all details on them in a delicate way. Card with corner fault. F-VF.

Lot 6123 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6123 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1902 (May 2) Imperial 2nd Double Postal Card reply portion from Tientsin to Germany, f.w. Germany PO 5Pf, tied by Tientsin German PO cds., along with arrival. A fine ink paiting of a rooster in beautiful color on reverse, layers and details delicatedly depicted. VF-F.

Lot 6124 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6124 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1909 (May 22) Imperial 3rd Double Postal Card front portion from Peking to England, f.w. CIP 1c & 2c, tied by Peking bisected cds. Along with Peking French PO cds. Hand-coloured painting on reverse, a magpie standing on the plum branch along with the narcissus, elegent composition and color. Card faulty at left. F-VF.

Lot 6125 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations -  John Bull Stamp Auctions China, Hong Kong, Asia and worldwide stamps, coins and banknotes

Lot #6125 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1912 (May 17) Imperial 4th Postal with Kiauschou German PO 2c, tied by Tsinftau German PO cds., on reverse showing watercolor depiction of a red bird bamboo in the background. VF-F.

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