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Dec 09, 2017 Asia/Hong_Kong

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Saturday Dec 09, 2017 09:30 to Tuesday Dec 12, 2017 18:00 Asia/Hong_Kong
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Lot 6201 - 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 #6201 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1904 (Jun 17) Imperial 2nd double Postal Card front portion, CTO Peking Lunar Year cds., hand-painted figure on reverse, depicting a woman nursing a baby, her exposed breast, bound feet and facial expression indicate some erotic implication. VF-F.

Lot 6202 - 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 #6202 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1906 (Oct 22) Imperial 2nd Postal Card f.w. CIP 1c, CTO Shanghai LPO cds., on reverse showing a hand-coloured picture depicting a mother and a child pass by a window with festival lantern, probably greet to the woman in the house. VF-F.

Lot 6203 - 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 #6203 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (Jul 17) Imperial 2nd Postal Card CTO Peking oval datestamp, depiction of a woman and a kid on reverse. The kid carries a branch with peaches, making the woman happy. Card stained. F-VF.

Lot 6204 - 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 #6204 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1906 (Jun 12) Imperial 2nd Postal Card from Shanghai to Austria, f.w. German 4c on 10Pf, tied by German Po in Shanghai cds., along with arrival. A depiction of a woman nursing baby on reverse. VF-F.

Lot 6205 - 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 #6205 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1902 (Jul 14) Imperial 2nd Postal Card from Shanghai to Germany, f.w. Germania 10Pf ovpt. China, tied by German PO cds., Germany arrival at the bottom. Watercolor figures on reverse, depicting a lady holding the hand of a boy. VF-F.

Lot 6206 - 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 #6206 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1907 (Jul 31) Imperial 2nd Postal Card, CTO Shanghai bisected cds., hand-painted figures on reverse, depicting two kids playing near flowerpots and watering seedling while a lady looking from behind. VF-F.

Lot 6207 - 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 #6207 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1903 (Jan 15) Imperial 2nd double Postal Card reply portion from Tientsin to Germany, f.w. Germania 5Pf ovpt. China, tied by German PO cds., along with Germany arrival and rectangular cancel. A watercolor on reverse, depicting a mother and a boy playing in the garden. Nice color and brush while presenting the dress and the rockery. VF-F.

Lot 6208 - 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 #6208 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

Unused Imperial 2nd Postal Card, CTO by uncleat tombstone mark, a colorful ink painting on reverse, depicting a lady and boy in a garden. The painter gave specific effort to the elegent dress as well as the texture of the plants around. Fingerprints on several branches. VF-F.

Lot 6209 - 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 #6209 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1908 (May 12) Imperial 3rd Postal Card from Foochow to Bremen, Germany, uprated by CIP 1c & 2c, tied by Foochow bisected cds., along with Amoy, Hong Kong transits and Bremen arrival. Hand-coloured figures on reverse, depicting two boys carrying birdcage and a huge magic peach respectively. VF-F.

Lot 6210 - 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 #6210 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1912 Imperial 4th Postal Card from Hankow to Germany, f.w. Germania 2c on 5Pf, tied by German PO cds. Watercolor picture on reverse, depicting a lady playing diabolo for two children. VF-F.

Lot 6211 - 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 #6211 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1911 (Feb 23) Imperial 4th Postal Card from Shanghai to Paris, original postage covered by Hong Kong KEVII 4c, tied by Br. PO in Shanghai cds. Watercolor on reverse, depicting a child leashing a pet dog, a lady standing by. VF-F.

Lot 6212 - 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 #6212 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1903 (Jun 11) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Mongtze to Rome, Italy, f.w. French PO 2c on 5c ovpt. Mongtze x 2, tied by Mengtze French PO cds., along with arrival. Hand-painted watercolor depiction of two men on reverse, talking about bonsai. The picture is small yet delicate. Card toned, address crossed. F-VF.

Lot 6213 - 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 #6213 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1902 (Jan 22) Imperial 2nd Postal Card from Shanghai to Germany, f.w. Germania 10Pf ovpt. "China", tied by German PO cds., along with Germany arrival. Watercolor figures on reverse, depicting two men wearing windcap and standing on a bridge. One holds a plum branch. VF-F.

Lot 6214 - 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 #6214 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1907 (Nov) Imperial 3rd Postal Card from Tientsin to England, f.w. CIP 1c & 2c, tied by Tientsin bisected cds., along with Leeds arrival. An illustration of Christmass and New Year wishes on reverse, depicting a man and a kid following ducks happily. VF-F.

Lot 6215 - 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 #6215 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (Mar 27) Imperial 1st Postal Card, mixed franking with CIP 1/2, Japanese, US., Russian PO issues, CTO Tientsin bisected cds. & cds. of Japanese, US & Russian PO respectively. A watercolor on reverse, depicting a lady watching performance, probably the two-man act. Card toned. F-VF.

Lot 6216 - 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 #6216 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1908 (Dec 31) Imperial 2nd double Postal Card front portion from Peking to Belgium, franked on reverse with French PO 4c on10c & 10c on 25c, tied by Peking French PO cds. on reverse, along with a very delicate watercolor. Three figures are surrounded by buildings and natural scenes. Nice depiction of layers and details. VF-F.

Lot 6217 - 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 #6217 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1905 (Apr 12) Imperial 2nd double Postal Card reply portion from Peking to Germany, f.w. Germania 10Pf, tied by Peking German PO cds., along with arrival. Watercolor female figures on reverse, showing women meeting and talking closely. Fine depiction of furniture as well as details on costume. VF-F.

Lot 6218 - 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 #6218 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1900s a facinating collection of 21 Imperial 3rd Postal Cards, all unused and with hand-painted illustrations on reverse, depicting the stories from "The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars," nice color and composition. VF-F.

Lot 6219 - 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 #6219 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

Unused Imperial 2nd Postal Card, hand-painted watercolor on reverse, depicting a man and a woman carrying ritual vessels, probably for cult. VF-F.

Lot 6220 - 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 #6220 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

Unused Imperial 2nd double Postal Card reply portion, f.w. Japanese PO 1s, CTO commemorative cancel. Hand-painted watercolor figures on reverse, the man holds a feather fan and an umbrella. The woman's fan is given specific presentation. VF-F.

Lot 6221 - 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 #6221 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 Imperial 1st Postal Card and a half card, both tied by Peking oval bilingual cds., the complete one also shows a rectangular cancel, K.D. Feld No.2 cancel and arrival. The watercolor on reverse side of the complete card depicts the spring in Peking, a peaceful scene of lake and building. The watercolor on reverse side of the cut card depicts a war scene, a Western army defeated the Boxers. With amazing depiction of the whole scene. F-...

Lot 6222 - 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 #6222 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (May 6) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Peking to Germany, through German Military PO, CTO Peking oval bilingual cds., along with rectangular cancel, K.D.Feld No. 2 cancel and Stettin arrival. Watercolor on reverse, depicting a large estate with the inner view of garden and the stone lions outdoor. VF-F.

Lot 6223 - 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 #6223 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (May 10) Imperial 1st Postal Card used to Germany, canceled by K.D.Feld No.7 cancel, along with rectangular Military PO cachet and Germany arrival. Watercolor figures on reverse, depicting an officer visiting probably a brothel. Card toned. F-VF.

Lot 6224 - 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 #6224 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 (Jun 6) Imperial 1st Postal Card from Peking to Germany, canceled by Peking oval bilingual datestamp., along with K.D.Feld No. 2 cachet and Hamburg arrival. Watercolor on reverse, depicting the flag of Eight-Nation Alliance and Imperial China. Card stained. F-VF.

Lot 6225 - 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 #6225 - David Toong's Collection of Imperial Postal Cards China: Collections and Accumulations

1901 Imperial 1st Postal Card CTO Peking oval datestamp, hand-painted watercolor on reverse, depiciting the alliance army sieging a city, very delicate depiction of the whole scene. VF-F.

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