Lot 1448, China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong Kong

Sale 42 continues today with Worldwide Postal History.

Front of Lot 1448, China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong KongBack of Lot 1448, China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong KongLot 1448 China 1942 Cover to Japanese Prisoner of War in Hong Kong, despatched from Shanghai, 29 Sept? 1942. Franked with two vertical pairs of China 1940 8c olive green Sun Yat-sen, Dah Teng printing, type III, secret mark, p14, Dah in button, no wmk (Scott 383, SG 492), mailed to Leon Weill, Camp “S” (Shamshuipo Camp). Japanese Ken’etsuzumi (censored) handstamp in carmine with small Hasegawa seal. Indistinguishable pencil marks at left. Circled “48” in pencil possibly prisoner or barrack number. Hong Kong occupation arrival c.d.s. on reverse “17-10-22” (17th year of Hirohito, October 22, 1942), believed applied at Kowloon postal station. Some minor creases plus a light stain on front, otherwise very fine and scarce, a new find therefore first time on the market. Estimate C$300.

Leon Weill, a French national, was born in Hong Kong. Prior to the war he worked as a stock broker. He served in the Hong Kong Volunteer Defence Force and was thus sent as a POW to Shamshuipo Camp (French nationals were not otherwise interred). He died in the camp, 27 April 1944.

Lot 1175, Canada 1896 Piano illustrated advertising cover with three cent Small Queen, Ottawa to Wisconsin

The second day of Sale 42 continues this afternoon with Canada & B.N.A. Postal History.

Front of Lot 1175, Canada 1896 Piano illustrated advertising cover with three cent Small Queen, Ottawa to Wisconsin Back of Lot 1175, Canada 1896 Piano illustrated advertising cover with three cent Small Queen, Ottawa to Wisconsin Lot 1175 Canada #41 1896 Lovely Piano Illustrated Advertising Small Queen Cover, showing a bright red and blue logo for J.L. Orme & Son Ottawa with illustration of a grand piano. The cover was mailed at Ottawa with a 3c Small Queen tied by a perfect strike of an Imperial machine cancel dated MAY.27.1896 to Wisconsin (receiver on back). The back is fully advertised and illustrates an “Orme Lute-Banjo” (“a most charming instrument, especially adapted for ladies use”). A very desirable cover, extremely fine. Ex Ted Kerzner. Estimate C$150.

Lot 849, Australia 1913 one pound ultramarine and brown Kangaroo, Fine used

The second day of Sale 42 begins with some Canada Back of the Book, British North America and Newfoundland. We continue with British Commonwealth and then Worldwide stamps.
Lot 849, Australia 1913 one pound ultramarine and brown Kangaroo, Fine usedLot 849 Australia #14 1913 £1 Ultramarine and Brown Kangaroo, Watermark Wide Crown and Wide A, used with neat CTO cancel, fine. Scott CV U$2,400.

Lot 444, Canada 1959 five cent St. Lawrence Seaway with inverted text, VF NH

The first day of Sale 42 continues. Modern Canada offers this famous error.

Lot 444, Canada 1959 five cent St. Lawrence Seaway with inverted text, VF NHLot 444 Canada #387a 1959 5c St Lawrence Seaway with Inverted Text, a mint never hinged right sheet margin single, with a light fingerprint on the gum, still fresh and very fine. A scarce and sought after stamp with only 400 produced, and a must have for any varieties collector. Accompanied by its original 1969 receipt from when it was purchased by the consignor for $1,800 from Carl Mangold. Unitrade CV $12,500.

Lot 8, Canada twelve penny Queen Victoria plate proof in black with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in green

Sale 42 Begins Today! This plate proof will be offered in the opening moments.
Lot 8, Canada twelve penny Queen Victoria plate proof in black with vertical SPECIMEN overprint in greenLot 8 Canada #3Piii 12d Queen Victoria Plate Proof in Black, with Vertical SPECIMEN Overprint in Green, on card-mounted India paper, very fine. A very scarce plate proof which is accompanied by a 2021 Greene Foundation certificate. Unitrade CV $6,500.