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.

Sale 34 Will Be September 22nd-23rd, 2020

We are pleased to announce our September 2020 Sale #34.

Our June sale was again a huge success, with a hammer of just under $1Million plus many new buyers and consignors. This sale is a little more subdued, but still contains many interesting items, with our usual wide range of material for every collector or dealer, with something for every budget. The sale will again be conducted without a public floor, which has been proven (as in our last sale) not to be a deterrent to successful sales.

Sale #34 Catalogue

Here are some highlights from this sale:
• Extensive, advanced collection of used People’s Republic of China stamps in six volumes
• Extensive collection of early Great Britain stamps and postal history
• A lovely selection of outstanding Canadian used and mint never hinged, very fine or extremely fine stamps with certificates
• Retired postal history dealer stock, featuring worldwide censored mail and Great Britain postal history
• One of the most important collections of Canadian Pre-1960 First Day covers we have offered, loaded with scarce and rare items
• The Jerry Olesnyckyj worldwide mostly used stamp collection in 100 albums, offered by country or region, including the remainder of his dealer stock, with each lot identified by “J.O.”
• Part three of three of the Leon V. Pont collection of early India first flight postal history

We are confident that you will find something you like in this sale. Don’t forget that all our sales are conducted in Canadian dollars, and that our buyer’s premium remains at an industry low of 17%. Please visit Stamp Auction Network to look at all our high quality scans and place your bids, both before it begins or live during the auction. Our online images include nearly 10,000 scans, and we apologize that some are smaller than usual and therefore not up to our usual high standards.

Lastly, our January sale promises to be an important one, with many consignments already on hand. We are always on the lookout for more nice, quality material, with our promise that it will be well grouped and described, with many illustrations; we always have at least one photo or scan per lot, with some lots having hundreds. With Stamp Auction Network live internet bidding we cover the world in terms of potential buyers for your material.

Enjoy the sale!
Stéphane Cloutier

Lot 1194, Canada 1941 Pictorial Issue Registered AR Censored cover, Vancouver to Shanghai

Lot 1194, Canada 1941 Pictorial Issue Registered AR Censored cover, Vancouver to ShanghaiLot 1194 Canada #243-245 1941 Pictorial Issue Registered AR Censored Cover to China, mailed Vancouver on DEC.1.1941 to Shanghai, China, franked with a pair of 20c, a 50c and a $1 Pictorials paying $1,90 (for postage, registration and AR fee) with unusual JAN.19.1942 blue oval Ottawa censorship datestamp on back and no Chinese receiver. Slightly reduced at right, still overall very fine. Estimate C$150.

Lot 981, Worldwide Postal History, ex-Liptak

Lot 981, Worldwide Postal History, ex-LiptakLot 981 Worldwide Interesting Collection of Worldwide Postal History, all written up and displayed on pages in two albums, with about 150 covers in all from the 1800s to modern, with the majority being before 1960. A nice variety of interesting material here, including an 1880 Elie (Scotland) registration receipt, 1935 Brazil Zeppelin flight, 1927 Columbia SCADTA cover, 1938 Spain Civil War censored cover, 1943 airmail China to USA, 1945 Israel censored, 1934 Paraguay Chaco War military cover, 1940 Finland Olympic Games slogan, 1936 Ceylon to G.B., Special Christmas flights and many more unusual and fascinating covers, including many WWII censored. Well worth a close inspection, we have only scanned a few. Ex. Liptak collection. Estimate C$600.