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Spink Hong Kong Korean Postal History, 1884-1905

Meiso Mizuhara

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SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2013

Korean Postal History, 1884-1905

STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES

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MEISO MIZUHARA: THE EXHIBITION COLLECTIONS KOREAN POSTAL HISTORY, 1884-1905

13 January 2013 in Hong Kong and on

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KOREA

This iconic piece of the 1884 Moon Issue is, without doubt, the most important item of Korean philately. Only twenty of these stamps have been recorded which are generally used and these are the only multiples. The Moon stamps are the first issue of the Korean Post Office, but were only on sale for a few days before riots closed the fledgling Korean Post Office.


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Meiso Mizuhara Meiso Mizuhara had a lifelong passion for philately. He believed that, as well as personal enjoyment, the greater pleasure in collecting stamps was in sharing his collection and experiences with fellow enthusiasts. Keen to rekindle stamp collecting in Japan, he was instrumental in founding the Japanese Philatelic Society (JPS) in 1946. The society is one of the largest of its type in the world. Meiso Mizuhara’s philatelic passion was for the stamps and postal history of China and he built a collection unrivalled in its strength and breadth since the renowned collection of Sir Percival David, which was sold in the 1960s. However, his attention was also turned to the postal history of Korea. The lack of information and study of this changing country became an appealing challenge to which he devoted much time and energy. The desire to share his collection as widely as possible inspired Meiso Mizuhara to become the prodigious exhibitor he was and he travelled the world to many international exhibitions. From his large collection he was able to compile many different exhibits that were entered successfully in numerous competitive exhibitions for over twenty-five years. The Philatelic Museum, Tokyo The Philatelic Museum in Mejiro is the culmination of Meiso Mizuhara’s dedication to philately as a hobby. The museum is a centre devoted to the encouragement of stamp collecting at all levels by allocating space to support new or inexperienced collectors and providing facilities to meet the requirements of those who wish to learn more about the hobby. Specialist collectors find the museum’s philatelic library and facilities for meetings, study and research invaluable. It is here that significant prizes awarded at the many exhibitions are displayed. The museum is also home to other agencies, including offices for the JPS, Japan Philatelic Publications and the Japan Philatelic Agency. Spink are honoured to be able to present this catalogue as a fitting tribute to a great philatelist. This publication allows a new generation of collectors to explore and appreciate the intricacies of the postal history of Korea and provides some with an opportunity to acquire philatelic treasures from this interesting country.

Previous Exhibition Collections sold by Spink German Post Offices in China Tibet United States Post Offices in China Mongolia

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The Korea Exhibit The early philatelic history of Korea is closely intertwined with the influence of the Japanese Post Office. The complexities of this period have been sensibly arranged by Meiso Mizuhara to make a logical and understandable exhibit. The collection was started around 1947, at a time when very little was known about the philately of this country. Over the years, very few serious collections have been formed, particularly which encompassed both the Japanese and Korean postal services. Mizuhara’s dedicated study and collecting prowess has resulted in one of the greatest

collections of Korea ever formed. The publication of his book in 1993, based on his collection, allowed other collectors to further study and appreciate the early postal history of Korea. A few recent discoveries have made some of the information on the pages a little out of date, but this does not diminish from the astonishing dedication of Meiso Mizuhara to acquire and study this interesting suject. It is hoped that many new collectors will benefit from the knowledge included in this exhibition collection.

Awards for this Exhibit 1978 1983 1984 1985 1987 1988 1989 1989 1993

All Japan Stamp Exhibition Bangkok Seoul Tel Aviv Capex Helsinki New Delhi Paris Brasiliana

Gold Large Gold Large Gold Large Gold Championship Class Championship Class Championship Class Championship Class Court of Honour

The Philatelic Museum in Mejiro


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Extensions Prospective buyers who wish to obtain an expert opinion on any lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) are requested to notify Spink in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the sale. If accepted by Spink, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the lot for the purposes of Condition 3.4 of our Terms and Conditions for Buyers. Notice of a request for an expert opinion must give the reason why such is required and specify the identity of the expert which will be subject to the agreement of Spink. All lots for which Certificates of Authenticity are desired must be submitted by Spink to the Expert Committee for choice.

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Notes Concerning Descriptions GUM: Original gum should be expected on unused stamps where appropriate, unless stated otherwise in the description: mint unused with original gum showing slight disturbance caused by previous hinge, which may be present in part or entirely removed. part original gum unused with original gum significantly disturbed or heavily hinged unmounted mint original gum as issued unused without gum COVERS: Should be expected to have minor nicks and tears usually from opening. Folded letters or covers normally have one or two file folds. These are not described unless of an exceptional nature and are not grounds for return. entire letter complete as sent with comments still attached to the outer address portion entire the outer portion of a folded letter but without contents cover an envelope

Symbols and Abbreviations 刂 ᔛ

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THE MIZUHARA COLLECTION OF KOREAN POSTAL HISTORY Note: All buyers must read the notes concerning requests for Extensions printed on page 6 of this catalogue. The Terms of that notice must be complied with fully under all circumstances.

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Forerunners 1801



1879 (1 Sept.) opened-out envelope to Paris bearing Japan 1875 10s. bright blue, syllabic 4 (with lower sheet margin), tied by Fusan-po type DK c.d.s., without “Koog”, with a second strike alongside. Transit marks and manuscript instructions including a superb strike of Nagasaki Japanese type c.d.s. (3.9), large Roman type (8.9), double-circle “I.J. POSTAL AGENCY/SHANGHAI” (11.9), French Shanghai (12.9) and Brindisi packet c.d.s. in red (31.10). Small paper splits at each side of the central fold do not detract from this delightful and highly important cover HK$200,000-250,000 This cover was sent on the Vladivostok - Nagasaki route, thence to Shanghai and by French ship to Europe WWW.SPINK.COM

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1884 (19 Sept.) opened-out Goodacre envelope to Washington “Via San Francisco�, bearing Japan Koban 5s. pale blue tied by a superb strike of Ninsen type DK c.d.s. with a second, fine strike at left; sent by the Pacific route via Nagasaki (25.9) and (6.10), Yokohama (10.10), San Francisco (26.10) and Washington (1.11). A fine and important cover HK$80,000-100,000 It is thought that there may only be four such covers from Ninsen Note: lot 1801 A second cover bearing a hand-etched stamp has been recorded (also to the French Legation in Paris), this is the only one cancelled by the type DK c.d.s. and is the earliest cover recorded from Pusan 11


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1884 Moon Issue 1803

1884 (27 Nov.) 10m. bright blue cancelled by a very clean strike of Kyungsung (Seoul) circular datestamp; a few trivial perforation irregularities, an exceptionally fine and rare cancellation HK$75,000-80,000

1804

1884 (28 Nov.) 10m. light blue cancelled by a central strike of the Inchon single-circle datestamp, a little smudged but clearly shows the name and date; a few trivial perforation imperfections but still a very fine example of these scarce stamps genuinely used HK$50,000-60,000

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1884 (26 Nov.) piece bearing horizontal pairs of 5m. rose-pink and 10m. light blue, each cancelled by a central strike of Inchon single-circle datestamp; folded between each stamp and one 10m. with short tear at left. These are the only recorded multiples of this issue and the small faults in no way detract from the importance of this, the premiere item of Korean philately. A stunning and extraordinary exhibition item of the highest calibre HK$500,000-600,000 It is thought that these stamps were from an advance sending of 500 samples of each 5m. and 10m. This would have easily have been a sufficeint supply to last until the main supply of all five values was received. However, riots broke out, lasting three days, when the new post office building was burnt down. Korean Postal activity stopped until 1895. These stamp were only used between 18 November and 6 December 1884 13


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1884 Moon Issue 1806

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1886 (26 Apr.) mourning envelope to Port Hamilton “Via San Francisco” bearing U.S. 5c. brown cancelled by Maltese Cross with Burr Oak c.d.s. alongside, both in violet, addressed to Captain Gordon “care of Senior British Naval Officer, Nagasaki, Japan”, the reverse bearing San Francisco, Yokohama and Nagasaki (5.6) datestamps; a little roughly opened at top and two small segments of flap missing. A good cover from this correspondence HK$40,000-50,000 The islands were surveyed in 1845 by Sir Edmund Belcher. He named them Port Hamilton after the secretary of the Admiralty, Capt. W.A.B. Hamilton. The British occupied these islands between April 1885 and early 1887 to prevent Russian expansion in Asia who wanted an ice-free harbour (Vladivostok was blocked for about four months each year) WWW.SPINK.COM


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1886 (20 Mar.) opened-out mourning envelope to Captain Gordon, Port Hamilton, “Via San Francisco� bearing U.S. 5c. brown, indistinctly cancelled and with Burr Oak despatch c.d.s. in violet alongside, the reverse with New York (22.3), San Francisco (29.3) and Nagasaki (29.4) datestamps. Scarce HK$35,000-40,000 Captain Gordon was in command of a detachment of marines of about one hundred men. The mail was transported from Nagasaki by British warships. This cover originates from the small correspondence to Capt. Gordon

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IMPERIAL JAPANESE POST OFFICE Pusan 1809



1885 (15 Nov.) envelope to Boston bearing Koban 5s. light blue (torn) tied by a fair strike of type DK Fusan-po c.d.s. with Koog at top, a second strike alongside with Nagasaki (28.11) and Yokohama (5.12) transit c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with San Francisco (19.12) and arrival (26.12) c.d.s. Fresh and attractive HK$40,000-50,000

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1891 (28 Nov.) Japan 3s. stationery card to London cancelled by a fine strike of the “FUSAN/J.P.O.� c.d.s. with four-figure yeardate, Kobe (1.12) transit alongside and Hong Kong (7.12) on reverse; the card with some light age faults, nevertheless a fine example of this rare postmark HK$20,000-25,000

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Pusan 1811



1893 (12 Apr.) Japan 2s. stationery card to Vladivostok, re-addressed to Austria, cancelled by a superb strike of the double-circle “I.J.P.& T.O. FUSAN/MEIJI 26” with a fine strike of the very rare “PU./SHIP” triangular handstamp alongside along with a strike of the rubber handstamp “I.J.P.O. GENSAN/MEIJI 25” (14.4) alongside; readdressed to “Austria via Brindisi” and with Hallein arrival c.d.s.; fresh and fine. Forwarded without surcharge HK$20,000-25,000 Treated as a ship letter and carried on the Nagasaki to Vladivostok sea route. 2s. being the special rate to Vladivostok WWW.SPINK.COM

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1894 (9 Mar.) Silver Wedding 5s. light blue cancelled by a fine and central strike of singlecircle “FUSAN/I.J.P.& T.O.” c.d.s.; fine. This is the earliest recorded example of this c.d.s. and the day of issue of the commemorative stamp

HK$2,000-2,500

1895 (16 Nov.) H.M.S. Edgar envelope to Lancashire “Via Nagasaki” bearing 1888-92 Koban 10s. orange-brown tied by a fine strike of “FUSAN/I.J.P. &.T.O.” c.d.s. with two Kobe transit c.d.s. (19.12) on address side; the reverse with San Francisco, Preston and Colne arrival c.d.s.; good to fine

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1899 (13 Apr.) opened-out envelope registered to Woosung bearing Koban 1883-92 2s. rose with 1888-92 3s. dull purple (2) and 4s. bistre tied by “FUSAN/I.J.P.&.T.O.” c.d.s. with red on white registration label alongside, the reverse, with red wax seal of “ROYAL COREAN CUSTOMS/YUENSAN”, Shanghai datestamps of Japan and Chinese post offices, a good strike of Woosung bilingual dater (2.5, the earliest recorded example). A fine and interesting cover which is thought to be the only cover bearing the 3s. dull purple HK$20,000-25,000 An interesting cover of Chinese philately being very early use of the bilingual dater, the earliest date recorded for Shanghai is 1899 (27 Apr.) WWW.SPINK.COM

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1889 (1 Oct.) Japan 3s. stationery card from Vladivistok to Hamburg “via Brindisi” cancelled by a good strike of the 20mm “CENZAN” c.d.s. with a second strike alongside and a similar Shanghai transit c.d.s., the reverse with British Post Office Shanghai (7.11) and Hong Kong (11.11) c.d.s.; Hamburg arrival (4.12) on address side. The card has suffered some light ageing which barely detracts from this rare and important cover HK$40,000-50,000 Only four examples of this postmark are recorded on cover. Apparently used between 3 June 1889 and 25 August 1890. It is believed that this card was carried on the ShanghaiVladivostok route as it does not bear a Nagasaki transit c.d.s. 29


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1891 (18 Nov.) Japan 3s. stationery card from Vladivostok to Germany cancelled by “GENSAN/J.P.O.” with four digit year-date, Nagasaki and Yokohama transit c.d.s. and a good strike of triangular “GEN./SHIP” paquebot mark. A good card and a very rare example of this datestamp HK$40,000-50,000

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1892 (2 Sept.) Japan 3s. stationery card to Hamburg from Vladivostok cancelled by a good strike of double-circle “I.J.P.O. GENSAN/MEIJI .25” c.d.s., with two similar strikes of Nagasaki transit c.d.s., triangular “GEN./SHIP” paquebot mark, “FORWARDED BY:/KUNST & ALBERS/WLADIWOSTOK” overstruck by Hamburg arrival c.d.s. (17.10); fine HK$15,000-20,000

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1894 (17 Aug.) opened-out envelope registered to Shanghai bearing Koban 10s. orangebrown and Silver Wedding 5s. pair tied by “I.J.P.O. GENSAN/MEIJI 27” double-circle datestamp and with “GENZANSHIN” registration label in red on white, the reverse with a similar strike of Pusan (23.8) and the flap with embossed Customs House Yuensan; fine. Ex Samuel Ray HK$25,000-30,000 31


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Gensan 1819



1895 (4 May) envelope to U.S.A. “Via Nagasaki & Vancouver” bearing Russian Arms 3k. and 7k. pairs tied by “GENSAN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. in red-brown with boxed “PAQUEBOT” struck in the same colour, an array of backstamps with Nagasaki (8.5), Yokohama (17.5), San Francisco (1.6) and Berwick arrival. A fine and scarce early cover, unusual with these coloured cancellations HK$12,000-15,000

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Ninsen 1820



1886 (8 Aug.) Japan 1s. stationery card to Kobe cancelled by a good strike of the first type DK c.d.s. with a superb strike at left and the Kobe arrival; two horizontal folds. A fresh and rare cover HK$50,000-60,000 It is thought that there are only four covers bearing the Ninsen type DK c.d.s.

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Ninsen 1821

1822 ័

Koban 2s. rose, perf.81⁄ 2 x9 and 20s. deep blue perf.10, each cancelled by Ninsen Port type JN3 c.d.s.; a couple of minor perf. imperfections; scarce on these values

HK$3,000-4,000

1888 (12 Aug.) large part cover front to New York bearing Koban 5s. (small corner fault) tied by a superb strike of Ninsen Port JN3 c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, small Nagasaki (3.9) and Tokyo (8.9) transit c.d.s. Attractive and scarce

HK$5,000-8,000

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1824





1890 (6 Aug.) envelope to Kyoto bearing Koban 1888-92 2s. rose pair cancelled by the bisected circle datestamp with the arrival c.d.s. on reverse; a little roughly opened, a good domestic rate cover

HK$5,000-8,000

1890 (27 Nov.) double-rate envelope to New York “Via Japan� bearing Koban 5s. blue (2) tied by fine strikes of the bisected circle with Kobe (1.12) and Yokohama (2.12) transit c.d.s. plus a faint customs handstamp, the reverse with San Francisco and Port Jefferson arrival datestamps; light peripheral creasing and water staining on the reverse

HK$6,000-8,000

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Ninsen 1825



1892 (9 Feb.) newspaper wrapper to Pittsburg bearing Koban 1s. green (2) tied by good strikes of “NINSEN/J.P.O.” four-figure year-date c.d.s.; some discolouration around seal and fragments missing from the reverse. Scarce printed paper rate HK$15,000-18,000

1826



1892 (11 May) 3s. stationery card from Seoul to Nova Scotia “viâ Vancouver or San Francisco”, cancelled by a good strike of “NINSEN/J.P.O.” c.d.s. with four figure year-date, Kobe (14.5), Yokohama (16.5) and Halifax arrival (9.6) plus straight-line “UNCLAIMED”, the reverse with Vancouver (28.5) and “DEAD LETTER OFFICE/CANADA” c.d.s.; a little worn at edges, the latest recorded example of this postmark HK$15,000-18,000 WWW.SPINK.COM

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1828





1896 (10 Apr.) envelope to New York bearing Koban 5s. light blue tied by a good strike of “NINSEN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. in brownish black with indistinct Kobe (14.4) alongside, the reverse with Yokohama (16.4) and New York (4.5) datestamps; good

HK$4,000-5,000

1896 (26 Sept.) envelope to U.S.A. bearing Koban 1s. green with War with China 2s. carmine (2) tied by “NINSEN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. in brownish black, Kobe (5.10) c.d.s. alongside, the reverse with Yokohama (8.10), Vancouver (21.10) and Bridgeport flag cancellation; fine and a good combination

HK$6,000-8,000

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Ninsen 1829



1897 (20 July) opened-out envelope to the French Legation in Seoul bearing Koban 2s. rose tied by a fair strike of Ninsen bisected datestamp in brownish black, underpaid and bearing two good strikes of Ninsen boxed Postage Due handstamp, with right margin Koban 4s. bistre added and tied by a fine strike of Seoul boxed Postage Due handstamp and, on the reverse, a fine strike of Seoul bisected circle arrival datestamp. Fine and scarce HK$25,000-30,000

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This cover is no longer in the collection but the illustration of this page is included for completeness. There may be as few as three covers which were carried directly from Chefoo to Korea, rather than going by the regular route via Shanghai

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Seoul 1830

A selection of stamps cancelled by “SEOUL/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. including War with China 5s. (2), pieces (2), one with year date inverted, and 1898 (16 July) flimsy envelope to Nashville bearing Koban 1s. green, 4s. bistre and 5s. light blue tied by fine strikes of the despatch c.d.s. in reddish brown. A good group

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1900 (30 Jan) printed paper wrapper originating in the Shanghai Local Post with boxed “PAID� and double-circle despatch c.d.s., Hong Kong 2c. carmine added (over the edge of the wrapper with resultant crease) and tied by British Post Office Shanghai c.d.s. (6.2); addressed to Korean Customs then redirected to Gensan (Weonsan) bearing bisected circle datestamps of Nagasaki (12.2), Pusan (14.2) in red and, on the reverse, Seoul (17.2). A rare and appealing combination cover HK$30,000-40,000

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1899 Chrysanthemum Issue 1832



1833



1899 (11 Mar.) envelope registered to San Francisco bearing Koban 5s. bistre and Chrysanthemum 10s. deep blue tied by Seoul bisected datestamp, Seoul and Kobe registration labels, bearing Yokohama (20.3) and two San Francisco arrival backstamps. Fine HK$3,000-4,000 Redington & Co., was a large wholesale drug company 1899 (29 Nov.) Breiterfelds illustrated Japan 1s. stationery card to Kiaochow, uprated with Chrysanthemum 3s. dull maroon, cancelled by fine strikes of “GENSAN/I.J.P.O.� c.d.s.; carried to Shanghai with the Japanese P.O. backstamp, Chinese bilingual c.d.s. (12.12) and Kiaochow dated oval arrival (29.12); minor faults, otherwise fresh and fine HK$4,000-5,000 Overprinted Chrysanthemum stamps were only available from Jan. 1900 to Mar. 1901 and are scarce WWW.SPINK.COM


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1894-95 Sino-Japanese War 1834



Field Post Office No. 3: 1894 (1 Nov.) Japan 1s. stationery card to Youngsan, cancelled by Nagasaki bisected dater with a second strike at foot and a very fine strike of the Field Post Office bisected dater in red. Fine and scarce HK$8,000-10,000

1835



Field Post Office No. 5: 1894 (19 Oct.) Japan 1s. stationery card to Nagasaki, from 1st Field Hospital in Hwangju cancelled by a good strike of the Field Post Office bisected dater in orange-red with arrival bisected dater alongside. Fine and scarce HK$10,000-12,000

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REOPENING OF THE KOREAN POSTAL SERVICE 1895-98 “Tae Geuk” Issue 1836

Double-Circle Cancellation - Type IIA: A selection of 1895 postmarks with the set of four values cancelled Inchon, 25p. (faults) and 50p. first printing, also first printing 5p. cancelled Kyungsung and Dongnae in red (scarce). An attractive group. (6)

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1837

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Double-Circle Cancellation - Type IIB and IIC: A valuable collection with 1896 type IIB with Dongnae in red on first print 5p., Haeju in red-brown on 5p. strip of four, Sangju in red-brown on 5p. (rare) and believed to be the earliest recorded date; 1897 type IIC includes a faint strike of the scarce Gaesung in red-brown, Sangju in red-brown (rare), Daegu in red (scarce), Hamheung in red-brown on 5p. and 10p. (scarce). A fine and desirable group. (19) HK$20,000-25,000

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1895-98 “Tae Geuk� Issue 1838



1897 (28 Jan.) envelope from the Russian Border Committee in Khasan with red seal on reverse, sent to Hansung (Seoul) and bearing, on the reverse, 5p. and 25p. paying triple rate and tied by very fine strikes of the type IIB Kyungheung datestamp with a further strike at left and part arrival c.d.s. An extremely rare and remarkable cover of the upmost importance from this remote location HK$150,000-200,000 Note: The Ichiro Kondo collection contained a single example of the 5p. stamp with this cancellation stating that only four examples existed

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1839



1896 (22 May) local Chemulpo registered envelope bearing 5p. to 50p. set of four tied by type IIB datestamp with the local boxed registration handstamp in red and brush strokes at foot; the cover with a vertical filing crease in centre (clear of the adhesives) and some paper adherences on reverse. 50p. first printing. A scarce cover bearing all values HK$40,000-50,000

1840



1896 (1 Oct.) envelope to the U.S. Legation in Seoul bearing 25p. and 50p. (both first print) tied by Choseon type IIB datestamp with a superb strike of the arrival datestamp at lower left; a couple of light vertical folding creases (clear of the adhesives). An attractive and fine cover HK$35,000-40,000 Note: It is thought that there are only about 40 covers bearing the double-circle town cancellations 47


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1895-98 “Tae Geuk” Issue 1841

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Type III Datestamp: A selection with Fusan in red (2), plus other in either red-brown or black, some scarcer types. Generally good to fine. (14)

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1898 (20 Nov.) envelope, double registered to Seoul bearing, on the reverse, 5p. horizontal pair and 50p. tied by multiple strikes of Weonsan bisected circle datestamp, with superb strikes of the registration handstamp and two strikes of the aviso de reception, both in red, a fine strike of the arrival datestamp on the address side; light horizontal folding crease does not detract from this remarkable and stunning cover HK$40,000-50,000 Domestic registered mail is scarce, double registered is of great rarity

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1895-98 “Tae Geuk” Issue 1843



1898 (Nov.) opened-out envelope to New York bearing, on the address side, 50p. uncancelled but with small blue crayon circles at each corner, the reverse with Japan Koban 10s. tied by “NINSEN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. (10.11), Yokohama (28.11) and San Francisco (16.12) transit plus Winfield arrival (21.12). A fine and important cover HK$80,000-100,000 Korea was not yet a member of the U.P.U., so it’s stamps were not valid overseas. It is thought that there are only about five Korea/Japan combination covers

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1897 “Tai-Han” Overprint Issue 1844

Wooden Handstamp (sub-type A): A selection of red handstamps showing different postmarks between 1897-99 including double-circle (4) with the very scarce Ganggye (2) and Gyungsung plus the scarce Jongji, and bisected circle (4) in red-brown or black including 50p. first printing. Generally good to fine, a scarce and desirable group. (8)

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1897 “Tai-Han” Overprint Issue 1845

Metal Handstamp: a selection of handstamps in red showing different datestamps and includes the rare variety 50p. vertical pair perf.71⁄ 2 between vertical pair in a block of four, cancelled by Hansung datestamp. A good lot. (16) HK$10,000-12,000

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1846



1903 (15 Aug.) commercial envelope registered to Bogota “Via San Francisco and Panama� bearing horizontal pair of 25p. with handstamp in black, tied by Chemulpo c.d.s. with a second strike at left and a light strike of the registration handstamp, New York and Seattle backstamps. A fine and desirable cover to a scarce destination HK$25,000-30,000

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1899-1900 One Poon Surcharge 1847

1848

On “Tae Guek” Stamps: A group with 1(p.) on 5p. used, 1(p.) on 25p. unused block of four (small “1”) and horizontal pair used (large “1”); good to fine. (7) ᔛអ B

On “Tae Guek” Stamps: 1(p.) on 25p. (small “1”) in a block of fifteen cancelled by Seoul 1902 (17 Jan.) datestamp; centred high and a few reinforced perforations at right. A fine and very rare multiple HK$15,000-20,000 PROVENANCE:

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1849



1900 (31 Mar.) opened-out envelope used locally in Seoul bearing 1(p.) on 5p. “Tai-Han” first printing single, block of four and, on the reverse, a block of fifteen with large “1”; the single stamp with defect, otherwise a fine and rare cover. Philatelic but the largest multiple of the surcharge on first printing HK$150,000-200,000

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U.P.U. AND OVERSEAS MAIL 1850



1900 (18 Jan.) German Gruss Aus Korea picture post card to Germany bearing 1895 10p. first printing cancelled by a fine and central strike of the French, type 4 “SEOUL/COREE” c.d.s. with a second strike alongside and Berlin arrival; a couple of small adherences around the stamp, otherwise very fine. Very early use of this cancellation HK$15,000-20,000

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1851

1852



1896-98 “Tae Geuk” 5p. to 50. set of four, second printing, cancelled by good strikes of the type 4 cancellation with Chemulpo (5p. and 10p.), Masanpo (25p.) month inverted, and Seoul No.1 (50p.); 5p. one pulled perf., fine to very fine

HK$1,500-2,000

1900 (13 Dec.) flimsy envelope to Seattle bearing 1896-98 “Tae Geuk” 50p. cancelled by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, the reverse with San Francisco (2.2) and Seattle (5.2) machine postmarks; two small tears at right, otherwise very fresh and fine HK$15,000-20,000

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U.P.U. and Overseas Mail 1853



1900 (20 June) large part of opened-out cover registered to London bearing 1896-98 “Tae Geuk” 50p. (124), four other stamps missing, cancelled by type 4 Seoul c.d.s. with two strikes of the Seoul boxed registered handstamp and London registered oval (6.8). The reverse includes a block of sixty including the printer’s imprint. The envelope has suffered some significant damage, which is fairly normal for a package of this size, so this does not have a significant affect on the magnitude and importance of this cover the highest franked cover and the largest multiple. A stunning and remarkable exhibition item HK$100,000-150,000 PROVENANCE:

Robson Lowe auction, September 1956 Note: Twelve stamps on the lower part of the address panel have been folded over so that this cover would fit over two exhibition pages

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U.P.U. and Overseas Mail 1854



1901 (13 July) opened-out envelope double registered to New York bearing 1896-98 “Tae Geuk” 50p. (4, two on reverse) tied by Mokpo type 4 c.d.s. (date reversed) with a light strike of Mokpo registered handstamp and boxed “AR” in red, with Chemulpo (15.7), San Francisco (10.8) and arrival (15.8) datestamps. A good cover and early use of the scarce Mokpo dater HK$25,000-30,000

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1855



1900 (7 Apr.) registered official envelope to France bearing 1897 “Tai-Han� 5p., 10p. (2), 25p. and 50p. all with overprint in red, with Plum Blossom 2ch. and 3ch. pair, tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with a fine strike of the boxed registered handstamp in red, the reverse with Ligne N packet boat 3 datestamp and Lyon arrival; part of the address has been scratched out, there is a vertical folding crease and some peripheral damage HK$12,000-15,000

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U.P.U. and Overseas Mail 1856



1900 (13 June) opened-out official envelope registered to Switzerland bearing 1897 “Tai-Han” 5p. (3), 10p, (3), 25p. (3) and 50p. (4) with Plum Blossom 1ch. (4), 2ch. (3) and 3ch. (2) tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s., a fine strike of the boxed registered handstamp in red; the sender’s address has been scratched out with some resulting damage to the cover, some other peripheral faults but still a good franking HK$15,000-20,000

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1857



1901 (17 Aug.) 1901 4ch. stationery card uprated with Plum Blossom 10ch., registered to Paris and cancelled by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with a good strike of the boxed registered handstamp in red alongside, large Shanghai transit (29.8) alongside and indistinct arrival on reverse; stain in the lower corner. A very rare registered post card HK$10,000-15,000

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1902-03 “CHEON” SURCHARGES 1858

Type I: A selection with 1ch. on 25p. (3) one with imperforate side margin, 2ch. on 25p. (6) including part imprint block of four, 3ch. on 50p. (5) including Eunjin datestamp. Also type 1A (Japaneses sen characters) 3ch. on 50p. varieties surcharge double and surcharge inverted. Last two both fine and rare; a few of the others with light toning. (16) HK$15,000-20,000

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1859

Type 1A (Japanese sen characters): 3ch. on 50p. forty-nine examples on piece with blocks of 12 (2), 9 (2) strips of 4 and 3, cancelled by Pusan 1905 (19 Aug.) bisected circle datestamp; good to fine. A very rare piece and an outstanding item of the highest calibre - multiples of any size are rare, this block being quite remarkable. S.G.49, ÂŁ31,850 as singles HK$200,000-250,000

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1902-03 “Cheon” Surcharges 1860

Type II: A selection with 1ch. on 25p. (2), 2ch. on 25p., 3ch. on 25p. (3) one variety surcharge double (unused), and 3ch. on 50p. (4), one dated Gongju 1903 (29 Mar.), thought to be the earliest date. Also 3ch. on “Tai-Han” 25p. (unused - tear at foot) and 50p.

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1861



1905 2ch. Provisional: 1905 (19 Jan) picture postcard to Copenhagen “Via U.S.A.� bearing pair of type II 1ch. on 25p. with additional figure handstamp to make 2ch. on 25p., tied by Chemulpo c.d.s. with Moji (24.1) and arrival c.d.s. (1.3). A rare and interesting provisional which was required in 1905 when there was a shortage of 2ch. stamps. A Pacific/Atlantic card HK$30,000-40,000

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1902-03 “Cheon” Surcharges 1862

1863

Type III: A selection with 1ch. on 25p. (5) including a strip of three, 2ch. on 25p. (5) including pair cancelled Hawanju, 3ch. on 50p. (4) one dated 1903 (3 Mar.) believed to be the earliest recorded, and one example part perf. 71⁄ 2 at sides; good to fine. (14)

HK$2,000-2,500

Type III: 3ch. on 50p. slate-lilac, first printing, strip of four cancelled by Bugcheong datestamps, a couple of split perfs. in centre and some faint tone spots. A scarce stamp and all multiples are rare. Holcombe Certificate (1983). S.G. 45B

HK$5,000-10,000

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1864



1903 (22 Sept.) 1903 1ch. stationery card to Tsingtao uprated with type II 3ch. on 50p. slate-lilac, first printing, tied by Chemulpo c.d.s. with French Chefoo (25.9) in violet and Tsingtao arrival. Fine and very scarce - carried direct to Chefoo on the Kobe - Tientsin route HK$10,000-15,000

1865



1903 (22 Oct.) 1903 1ch. stationery card to Germany “voie de Sibérie”, uprated with type III 3ch. on 50p. deep slate-lilac and Plum Blossom 2ch. tied by Pusan type 4 c.d.s.; surface thin at lower left, some water and adhesive tape stains

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1902-03 “Cheon” Surcharges 1866



Type IV: 1903 (30 May) opened-out, commercial envelope to Boston bearing type IV 1ch. on 25p. (3) and 3ch. on 50p. horizontal pair and, on the reverse, Plum Blossom 2re. strip of five, cancelled by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s. along with Seattle machine cancellation. Fine and scarce HK$25,000-30,000

1867

Unknown Setting: 2ch. on 50p. deep slate-lilac variety surcharge inverted, part to large part original gum; tiny thin on the reverse. Most unusual

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1902 ANNIVERSARY OF EMPEROR’S ACCESSION 1868



1902-03 picture postcard to the French Legation, Seoul, and envelope from Chemulpo to Seoul, both with single 3ch. franking cancelled by type 4 c.d.s.; fresh and fine. (2 covers)

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Part lot 1869

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1900-03 PLUM BLOSSOM ISSUE 1869

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A selection on two pages showing different perf. types and postmarks including 1wn. used on the last day and other values to 1wn. and 2wn. with 20ch. cancelled Gwendoline c.d.s. in blue; a few small imperfections, generally good to fine. (42)

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1900-03 Plum Blossom Issue 1870



1900 (7 Oct.) opened-out envelope to France bearing, on the reverse, 2ch. pair and 3ch. used with 1896-98 “Tae-Geuk” 5p. (3) tied by Pyongyang bisected circle with French Shanghai (25.10) transit and Bieveres arrival; some light soiling HK$15,000-20,000

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1871

1872





1900 (1 Dec.) envelope to U.S.A. bearing 2ch. and 3ch. with 1895 “Tae Geuk” first printing 25p. tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s.; some wrinkling at sides, the reverse with Chemulpo, San Francisco and arrival c.d.s. Fine and a good combination with the first printing

HK$8,000-10,000

1903 (4 Feb.) envelope registered to U.S.A. bearing 5ch. (2) with 1896-98 “Tae-Geuk” 50p. tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with the registration handstamp in black alongside; the reverse with Chemulpo, Seattle and arrival c.d.s.; some minor wrinkling

HK$5,000-8,000

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1900-03 Plum Blossom Issue 1873



1902 opened-out, printed paper wrapper to New York bearing 2re. grey in a left margin block of ten, cancelled by Seoul type 4 c.d.s.; a couple of trivial imperfections do not detract from this important printed paper rater cover HK$20,000-25,000 Note: The overseas newspaper rate was ten times the domestic rate

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1874



1902 (20 Jan.) envelope from the Belgian Consulate registered to Brussels bearing 1ch. to 20ch. set of nine values tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with the boxed registered handstamp in black below; folding creases away from the adhesives and some soiling on the reverse

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1900-03 Plum Blossom Issue 1875



1902 (19 July) two philatelic covers registered to Hungary bearing 2ch., 3ch. and 1wn. plus 2re., 1ch. and 2wn. respectively, cancelled by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s. with the boxed registered handstamp in black; backstamped with French Shanghai c.d.s. and Budapest arrival. Fine and scarce on cover

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1876



1902 (May) long, turquoise envelope to Nebraska, from the Legation of the United States of America, bearing 10ch. perf.11 tied by Washington (4.6) duplex, with Freemont arrival on reverse. Scarce diplomatic mail HK$20,000-25,000 Carried, according to regulations, in the diplomatic bag to Washington where it was placed in the mail

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1900-03 Plum Blossom Issue 1877



1902-04 domestic mail with 1902 (3 Feb.) local Seoul cover bearing 3ch. orange tied by bisected circle, with enclosure; also 1904 (18 Sept.) cover to Seoul bearing 1ch. green vertical strip of three tied by Chungju bisected circle. Good to fine and scarce. (2 covers)

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POST OFFICES AND CANCELLATIONS Gwendoline 1878 á&#x;?

1904 (19 Mar.) envelope to London bearing Falcon 20ch. tied by a good strike of the type 4 c.d.s. in blue with a second strike at foot, the reverse with indistinct Chemulpo (26.3), French Shanghai (4.4) and faint arrival c.d.s.; some soiling. Also a piece bearing Plum Blossom 1c., 2ch., 3ch. and 4ch. tied by 1902 (27 Aug.) with a similar cancellation in blue HK$10,000-12,000

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Post Offices Fusan 1879



1901 (17 May) opened-out envelope registered to Costa Rica bearing Plum Blossom 4ch., 6ch. and 10ch. tied by type 4 c.d.s. with a fine strike of Fusan boxed registered handstamp in red, Yokohama (22.5), New York (10.6) and New Orleans (11.6) transit marks; somewhat soiled, particularly around the edges, affecting the adhesives. A very unusual destination

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Pyongyang 1880



1901 (27 Feb.) envelope to New York bearing Plum Blossom 2ch., 3ch. and 5ch. tied by good strikes of the bisected circle with Seoul (5.3) transit alongside, the reverse with further despatch, San Francisco and Maddison Square machine postmarks. Good to fine and an attractive three-colour franking HK$10,000-12,000

1881



1901 (1 July) envelope to Ohio bearing, on the reverse, Plum Blossom 1ch. and 3ch. (3) tied by the bisected circle with a further strike alongside, with Chemulpo type 4 and Grafton arrival c.d.s. plus a dumb cork cross. Fine

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Post Offices Seoul 1882



1903 (13 May) envelope from the Bible Society to Bristol bearing Plum Blossom 10c. tied by Seoul No.1 type 4 c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, the reverse with Chemulpo (13.3), French Shanghai (22.3) and arrival (27.6) c.d.s.; also Plum Blossom 1ch., 2ch., 10ch. and Falcon 2wn. similarly cancelled. Fine and a good high value

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Seoul 1883



1902 (6 May) picture postcard to England bearing 1ch. and 3ch. tied by a good strike of the Seoul No.1 type 4 c.d.s. with a second strike at left, with Chemulpo, French Shanghai (13.3) and West Hartlepool arrival (18.6); fresh and fine. Also 1903 (23 June) printed envelope to San Francisco bearing 1895 “Tae Geuk� 50p. slate-lilac, first printing, similarly cancelled, Chemulpo, Seattle and arrival backstamps; fine

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Post Offices Seoul 1884



1904 (2 Jan.) 1903 1ch. stationery card to Inchon cancelled by a good strike of the Seoul No.2 bisected circle datestamp with a second strike at foot. Fine and scarce domestic use

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Mokpo 1885



1904 (15 Jan.) envelope to Kobe bearing pair of Falcon 2ch. green cancelled by a light strike of the type 4 c.d.s. with a second strike alongside (ink improvements), a fine strike of Japanese Mokpo datestamp and faint arrival; two vertical creases. A very good cover HK$10,000-15,000 Kieng-Hung

1886



1904 (12 May) picture post card of Commander Hirose bearing Falcon 2rin. tied by a good strike of the type 4 c.d.s. with a second strike alongside. Philatelic and without address; scarce nevertheless 87

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1903 IMPERIAL FALCON ISSUE 1887

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1ch. to 2wn. with additional 3ch. cancelled by domestic, bisected circle datestamps; 2ch. thin and 1wn. horizontal crease, other good to fine

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2rin. to 2wn. set of thirteen cancelled by type 4 c.d.s. including Kieng-Hun and Gwendoline; 5ch. thin otherwise a fine set

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China Eastern Railway 1889



1903 (2 Dec.) opened-out envelope to England “Viâ Suez” bearing pair of 5ch. Falcon tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with a second strike alongside, the reverse with a good strike of the Postal Wagon no.266, code “2” c.d.s. Scarce HK$15,000-20,000 The opening of the Trans-Siberian Railway, in summer 1902, shortened the delivery time of mail to Europe. Mail from Korea was accepted in 1903 and carried from Ninsen to Dalney by the Russian steamer. This service was closed with the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War, on 6th February 1904

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China Eastern Railway 1890



1903 (23 Dec.) picture post card to Belgium, “Via Siberia” bearing 6ch. Falcon tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s., a fair to good strike of Postal Wagon no.266, serial number “4” and Bruxelles arrival; a couple of small age marks. Scarce HK$12,000-15,000

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1903 Imperial Falcon Issue China Eastern Railway 1891



1903 (30 Dec.) commercial “Printed matter” envelope to London, “via Siberia” bearing Falcon 2ch. well tied by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s., the reverse with good strike of Field Post Office No.17 c.d.s., based in Dalny, dated 1903 (21 XI); faint marking on the front, otherwise fine and an interesting transit mark HK$10,000-15,000

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China Eastern Railway 1892



1904 (21 Jan.) picture postcard to Paris, “Via Transsiberien et Port Arthur” bearing Falcon 1ch. and 5ch. tied by indistinct domestic bisected circle datestamp, with Chemulpo and Seoul (25.1) and a very good strike of the Postal Wagon No.262, serial number “8” c.d.s.; a few minor tone spots but dated after the outbreak of the RussoJapanese war and thought to be the last mailing carried on the Trans-Siberian Railway HK$12,000-15,000 See also lots 1904 and 1925

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1903 Imperial Falcon Issue Covers 1893



1903 (26 Dec.) envelope registered to Boston bearing Falcon 10ch. plus 2rin. (on reverse) in combination with 1896-98 “Tae Geuk” 10p. horizontal strip of five tied by faint strikes of Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s. with the boxed registered handstamp in black below, the reverse with Seattle registered datestamp; good to fine

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1903 (30 Dec.) envelope registered to Boston bearing Falcon 4ch. and 6ch. in combination with 1895 “Tae Geuk” first printing 50p. with “Cheon” type 2 1ch. on 25p. horizontal pair, tied by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s. with the boxed registered handstamp in black below, Boston arrival (28.1) on reverse; fine

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1903 Imperial Falcon Issue 1895



1904 (20 Jan.) envelope registered to St. Petersburg “Via Siberia”, bearing Falcon 20ch. with Plum Blossom 5ch. tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with a good strike of the boxed registered handstamp in black, St. Petersburg arrival on reverse (24.2). The route is not known as the trans-Siberian line was closed at this time

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1904 (7 Feb.) envelope registered to Switzerland with “Via Transsiberia� crossed through, bearing Falcon 10ch., 15ch., 20ch. and 50ch. tied by domestic Kongju bisected circle, with Seoul boxed registered handstamp below and a light strike of Ligne N packet no.2 datestamp alongside, the reverse with French Shanghai (18.2) and Moudon arrival (22.3); fresh and fine. A scarce postmark HK$15,000-20,000 It is thought that the S.S. Sungari had stopped carrying the mail to Port Arthur due to the closure of the Trans-Siberian Railway

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1903 Imperial Falcon Issue 1897



1904 (Apr. - Nov.) two picture postcards to Copenhagen bearing Falcon 1ch. with 3ch. or 2ch. pair respectively, cancelled by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s.; the first sent via the French Post Office in Shanghai, the latter “via USA” with Moji transit. Fine and an interesting pair of cards

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1904 (10 Oct.) opened-out red band cover to Seoul bearing, on the reverse, Falcon 3ch. tied by Inchon bisected circle datestamp with a second strike alongside, the arrival datestamp on the address side; some light soiling

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1903 Imperial Falcon Issue 1899



1904-05 use, 1904 (26 May) picture post card to Copenhagen bearing 2ch. Falcon tied by Chemulpo and sent via Tsingtau; also 1905 (1 Apr.) envelope to Ohio bearing 10ch. Falcon tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with Seattle and Tiffin arrival machine cancellations on reverse. (2 covers)

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1900



1905 (4 Mar.) opened-out envelope to Paris bearing 6ch. Falcon plus, on the reverse, 3ch. Falcon with Plum Blossom 1ch. and 2re. (overpayment) tied by Seoul type 4 c.d.s., with French Shanghai (20.3) and Paris arrival c.d.s. (21.4); a couple of small edge faults, an unusual wooden envelope

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1903 Imperial Falcon Issue 1901



1905 (15 Apr.) red band envelope to the French Consulate in Seoul bearing Falcon 2ch. with Plum Blossom 1ch. tied by Inchon bisected circle datestamp with a good strike of the arrival datestamp on reverse. Fine

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Post Offices and Cancellations 1902



1905 (11 May) stampless official envelope to the Director General of Post in Seoul bearing a good strike of the Sosan bisected circle datestamp and a good strike of Seoul arrival (15.5), the reverse with large red seal. There is also a Seoul type 4 c.d.s. (30.3) applied for an unknown reason. A fine and scarce cover used just before the Seoul Post Office was taken over by the Japanese

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POSTAL STATIONERY 1901 4ch. Red-brown 1903



1901-03 two cards with 1901 (24 Sept.) card to Germany cancelled Seoul via Chemulpo and the French Post Office in Shanghai; also 1903 (10 Aug.) card to Germany cancelled Gensan and sent via Nagasaki and Yokohama. Fine and show the different route directions. (2 cards)

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1901 4ch. Red-brown China Eastern Railway 1904



1903 (8 June) card to Finland, via “Russia�, cancelled by Gensan type 4 c.d.s. with a good strike of Vladivostok (13.6) transit and Helsinki arrival (3.7); fine. A rare and interesting card carried by sea on the Nagasaki - Vladivostok route where it was put on the China Eastern Railway HK$10,000-15,000

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Postal Stationery 1903 4ch. Red 1905



1904-05, two cards, 1904 (6 May) from Seoul to Tsingtau via French Chefoo and 1905 from Chemulpo to Berlin via French Shanghai; latter with small corner defect, otherwise fine These two cards illustrate the two different routes into China WWW.SPINK.COM

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1903 4ch. Red 1906



1904 (24 Sept.) 4ch. + 4ch. reply card to Hong Kong cancelled by Chemulpo type 4 c.d.s. with French Shanghai (6.10) transit; the reply section also cancelled by the same despatch c.d.s. and with Victoria Hong Kong (11.10) c.d.s. on reverse. It is not clear whether this card was ever returned in the post; fine and still scarce used

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Postal Stationery 1901 1ch. Blue, Thirteen Character Imprint 1907



1900 (5 Sept.) card to Yokohama cancelled by Gensan bisected circle dater with a second strike at foot and arrival datestamp; fine

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1901 1ch. Blue, Nine Character Imprint 1908



1902 (3 Jan.) 1ch. card uprated with Plum Blossom 1ch. to Japan, cancelled by Seoul type 4 c.d.s., fine; also 1903 1ch. card uprated with Falcon 1ch. to Japan and cancelled by Chemulpo (yeardate error) type 4 c.d.s., light liquid stain. Two good cards showing the increased rate to Japan. (2 cards)

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Postal Stationery 1901 1ch. Blue, Nine Character Imprint 1909



1904 (30 Oct.) 1c.+ 1ch. reply card to Germany, both sections uprated with Falcon 3ch. and cancelled by Seoul type 4 c.d.s. with French Shanghai (10.11) and Lubeck (14.12) c.d.s.; a few trivial tone spots, fresh and fine. This card was not returned and there are no other postal markings. Scarce used

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1903 1ch. Blue 1910



1904 (18 May) 1ch.+ 1ch. reply card used locally in Seoul, cancelled by type 4 c.d.s. with a fair strike of “SEOUL/I.J.P.O.”; fresh and fine. The reply section uncancelled but still very scarce

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DEVELOPMENT OF JAPANESE POST OFFICE 1900 “For Use in Korea” 1911



1900 (23 July) local Fusan envelope bearing Japan overprinted Korea 10s., 15s., 25s. and 1y. cancelled by Fusan bisected circle in red; fine but philatelic. A scarce high franking HK$15,000-18,000

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1912

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5r. to 1y. set of fourteen plus Imperial Wedding 3s. good to fine used with domestic bisected circle cancellations; also 1s., 2s. and 5s. cancelled by Postage Due handstamps

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1900 “For Use in Korea” 1913



A selection of stamps cancelled by “I.J.PO.” c.d.s. including 11⁄ 2 s. and 25s. plus 1900 (15 Oct.) envelope to Canada bearing 10s. tied by “GENSAN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. with backstamps via Japan (some light creasing)

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1914



1900 (18 May) opened-out wrapper used locally in Seoul bearing Imperial Wedding 3s. in a block of ten cancelled by “SEOUL/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s.; a good cover and a very large multiple of this stamp

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1900 “For Use in Korea” 1915

1900 (28 Mar.) red band envelope registered to Peking bearing, on the reverse, vertical pair of 10s. tied by Seoul bisected circle datestamp with faint “TIENTSIN/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. in purple (3.4), Tientsin bilingual c.d.s. (4.4) and indistinct Peking bilingual c.d.s. (4.4) along with two fine strikes of “IMPERIAL CHINESE LEGATION/SEOUL” handstamps in red and with printed registration label on the address side; some water damage at foot with some red ink seeping through from the front. An interesting overpaid cover, not using the special Korea - China rate

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1916



1901 (28 Jan.) hand-illustrated post card to Tokyo bearing 11â „ 2 s. pale ultramarine perf.121â „ 2 tied by a fine strike of Ninsen bisected circle with arrival datestamp at foot. A fine and scarce franking as it was cheaper to use the Korean P.O. stamps

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1900 “For Use in Korea” 1917



1904 (27 Jan.) commercial cover to U.S.A. bearing 8s. olive used in combination with unoverprinted 2s. yellow-green tied by “CHEMULPO/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. in purple, straight-line “MISSENT” alongside; the reverse with Moji (1.2) c.d.s., Seattle (23.2), Moines (26.2) and Fort Dodge (27.2) machine postmarks; a few peripheral faults but a rare combination

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1918

Postmarks: A selection of scarce bisected circle datestamps with Seongjin in red on 3s. and Pyongyang on 1s. and 4s. on piece, thought to be the only examples on overprinted stamps; Mokpo (5), Masan (3) including 11⁄ 2 s., Chinanpo (2) including Imperial Wedding 3s. and Gensan (2) including 11⁄ 2 s. A very good lot. (15)

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EXPANSION OF THE JAPANESE POST OFFICE 1919

A group of unoverprinted Japanese stamps with values to 11â „ 2 s. (Pyongyang), 50s. (3) including Masan and 1y. cancelled Chinanpo; also 1902 (10 Dec.) envelope from Shanghai to Seoul bearing pair of overprinted 2s. yellow-green. A fine and attractive lot

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Seongjin 1920



1902 (25 June) picture post card of the sea routes around Japan and Korea, to Belgium bearing 4s. rosine tied by a fine strike of Seongjin bisected circle with Nagasaki overstruck by Yokohama c.d.s., Brussels arrival; light vertical crease, fresh and fine

HK$3,000-4,000

Mokpo 1921



1902 (27 July) 11â „ 2 s. postal stationery card to Ohtsu, Japan cancelled by a fine strike of the Mokpo bisected circle with arrival datestamp at side. Fine

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Japanese Post Office Masan 1922



1902 (21 July) envelope to Germany beaing 1s., 3s. (3) and 10s. tied by good strikes of the Masan bisected circle, the reverse with Yokohama (27.7), New York (18.8) and Cothen (28.8) arrival c.d.s.; fine

HK$4,000-5,000

Pusan 1923



1904 (16 Jan.) 11â „ 2 . postal stationery card to Kyoto cancelled by a fine strike of Pusan bisected circle with arrival c.d.s. at side; fresh and fine WWW.SPINK.COM

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Pusan Seaside 1924



1904 (22 Jan.) envelope from Customs House, Fusan, to Italy bearing 1s. and 3s. (3) tied by good strikes of the Pusan Kaigan bisected circle datestamp, sent via Japan and redirected on arrival; fine. Also 3s. and 10s. with similar cancellations

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Japanese Post Office China Eastern Railway 1925



1904 (25 Jan.) picture post card commemorating Japan’s entry into the U.P.U. bearing 11⁄ 2 s. pale ultramarine (2) tied by “CHEMULPO/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. in purple with Dalny, Postal Wagon “262” (29.1), serial “8” and Postal Wagon “266” (31.1 ), serial “4” c.d.s.; a small tear at foot of card. One of the last mailings using this service. Fresh, fine and very rare unusual with both postal wagon datestamps HK$10,000-15,000 Note: The Japanese characters, “Korea” have been forged on the two stamps, but this barely detracts from this important card WWW.SPINK.COM

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Daegu 1926



1905 (6 Feb.) Japan 2s. postal stationery card to Seoul, sent from Daegu with a part strike of the bisected circle datestamp at left and a good strike of the boxed Postage Due handstamp, part Hansung transit and Seoul arrival which has cancelled the card and where the Postage Due charge was cancelled. Unusual and interesting

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RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR, 1904-05 1927

1928





1904 (18 Dec.) Japanese picture post card of “our artillery at Teholi-ssu” with printed Free Military Letter in black and bearing a fine strike F.P.O. no.1 at foot; fine

HK$3,000-4,000

1905 (24 Jan.) stampless envelope bearing a good strike of F.P.O. no.2 at Haeju and bearing handstamped “On Military Service” in red letters; some patches of surface damage; fresh

HK$2,500-3,000

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Military Post Cards: 1904 (27 June) first type in blue to Japan and cancelled by Ninsen bisected circle and showing the censor chop; 1905 (6 Sept.) second type in red to Japan and cancelled by a very fine strike of F.P.O. no.3 and with Military mail handstamp in red. Good to fine. (2 cards)

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AMALGAMATION OF JAPANESE AND KOREAN POSTAL SERVICES 1930



1905 (24 Sept.) commercial envelope to Yokohama bearing Annexation 3s. used with Plum Blossom 1ch. and Falcon 3ch. cancelled by Inchon bisected circle; readdressed to New Jersey with Chrysanthemum 1s., 4s. and 5s. tied by Yokohama c.d.s. (16.10) and Hoboken (8.11) machine postmark on the reverse; some light soiling. A spectacular double three-colour franking cover and rare use of the commemorative. Also Annexation 3s. block of four cancelled by a full strike of “CHEMULPO/I.J.P. . .O.” c.d.s. in violet (small faults)

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A small group with 1903 Plum Blossom 50ch., 1wn. and 2wn. (pulled perf.), Emperor’s Accession 3ch. imperforate, from presentation booklet (tiny blue ink mark at foot) plus 1905 picture post card to Germany bearing Falcon 5ch. tied by “SEOUL/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s.

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Part lot 1932

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Amalgamation of Postal Services 1932

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A selection of Korean stamps with examples from the various issues, some better postmarks, plus Falcon values to 50ch., 1wn. and 2wn. cancelled by Kyungsung bisected circle; fine. (25)

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1905 (3 Sept.) Korea 1903 4ch. postal stationery card to Annam, cancelled by “SEOUL/I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. with Moji, Ligne N, Packet 3, Nhatrang and Banghoi datestamps on the front with Saigon Central (25.9) backstamp. Fine and scarce

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1905 (24 Sept.) picture post card to U.S.A. bearing, on the picture side, Plum Blossom 2ch. tied by a good strike of “CHEMULPO/I.J.P. . .O.” c.d.s. in black; good to fine

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1909 (31 May) envelope registered to Germany “via Siberia” bearing “Tae Geuk” 50p. (2), Plum Blossom 1ch., Falcon 2ch. and 3ch. plus Japan Chrysanthemum 3s. rosine tied by Seoul Seodaemoon trisected circle datestamp with the registration label alongside tied by “CHANGCHUN-S/I.J.P.O.” transit c.d.s. in violet. A remarkable and desirable combination

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1909 (28 Aug.) envelope to Manila from the American Consular Service, Seoul, bearing “Tae Geuk” 50p. pair tied by Seoul comb-type c.d.s. with “COREA” in lower segment in violet, similar Moji (30.8) transit and Manila duplex, redirected on arrival from the Quatermaster to the Ordnance Depot; some light soiling. A rare and interesting cover used just before the Korean stamps were invalidated

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Auction Notes

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WRITTEN BIDS FORM This form should be sent or faxed to the Spink auction office in advance of the sale. References for new clients should be supplied in good time to be taken up before the sale. Bids received later than one hour before the start of the sale may not be processed.

SALE LOCATION AND AUCTION OFFICE 9/F Malaysian Consulate Building, 50 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong tel +852 25 300 100 fax +852 25 266 128 email: china@spink.com

NAME ______________________________________________________

69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET ADDRESS ____________________________________________________ tel: +44 (0)20 7563 4034 fax: +44 (0)20 7563 4037 ____________________________________________________________ email: auctionteam@spink.com (until 10 January 2013)

Meiso Mizuhara The Exhibition Collections

____________________________________________________________ YOU CAN ALSO BID IN REAL TIME ON SPINK LIVE.

POSTCODE ___________________________________________________

Korean Postal History, 1884-1905

JUST VISIT WWW.SPINK.COM TO REGISTER

HONG KONG, SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2013

SALE TITLE

DATE

CODE NAME

SALE NO.

Meiso Mizuhara: The Exhibition Collections Korean Postal History, 1884-1905

Sunday 13 January 2013 at 12 noon

KOREA

13008

I request Spink, without legal obligations of any kind on its part, to bid on the following Lots up to the price given below. I understand that if my bid is successful the Purchase Price payable will be the sum of the final bid and a premium as a percentage of the final bid. The Rate of Premium is 20% of the final hammer price of each lot. All bids shall be treated as offers made on the Terms and Conditions for Buyers printed in the catalogue. I also understand that Spink provides the service of executing bids on behalf of clients for the convenience of clients and that Spink will not be held responsible for failing to execute bids. If identical commission bids are received for the same Lot, the commission bid received first by Spink will take precedence. Please note that you will not be notified if there are higher written bids received. If you require such notification then this is available on bids made via Spink live bidding service.

BIDDERS PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENSION CLAUSES IN OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN HONG KONG DOLLARS

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid HK$ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

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FAX

Please indicate the type of card:

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MASTERCARD

SWITCH

AMERICAN EXPRESS

PAYMENT MADE BY MASTERCARD OR VISA IS SUBJECT TO A 3% SURCHARGE AND AMERICAN EXPRESS 4% CARD NO: SIGNATURE

START DATE: EXPIRY DATE

ISSUE NO:

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Please charge all purchases to my card Do not charge my card. I will arrange to send payment. (Spink will only charge your card should you default on the payment terms agreed) Please hold my purchased lots for collection

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DATE

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Sunday 13 January 2013 at 12 noon

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PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY IN BLOCK LETTERS AND ENSURE THAT BIDS ARE IN HONG KONG DOLLARS Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid HK$ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid HK$ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

BIDDING INCREMENTS Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are: Up to HK$1,000 HK$1,000 to HK$3,000 HK$3,000 to HK$6,000 HK$6,000 to HK$10,000 HK$10,000 to HK$30,000

by HK$50 by HK$100 HK$3,200-HK$3,500HK$3,800-HK$4,000 etc. by HK$500 by HK$1,000

HK$30,000 to HK$60,000

HK$32,000-HK$35,000HK$38,000- HK$40,000 etc. HK$60,000 to HK$200,000 by HK$5,000 HK$200,000 and up Auctioneer's discretion

Lot Number (in numerical order)

Price Bid HK$ (excluding Buyer’s Premium)

It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles.

REFERENCES REQUIRED FOR CLIENTS NOT YET KNOWN TO SPINK

TRADE REFERENCES

BANK REFERENCES

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SPINK “ON THE GO” TECHNOLOGY

Spink are pleased to provide our clients with What you can expect from the Spink app: exciting mobile technology which allows you to  Download auction catalogues straight to your take Spink with you no matter where on the globe device, which are then viewable while online or you may be. The Spink iPhone/iPad application, offline. which is available free of charge from the iTunes  Search all available lots in sales. store, is simple to download! Once installed the programme will download the latest auction  View lots individually and zoom in on important item details. catalogue instantly upon opening the application!  Share images, lots or entire auction catalogues We do hope you find these tools useful! Should you with friends via email, Twitter or Facebook. have any further questions or suggestions on how  Email the Spink Concierge directly from your we can improve our technology in an effort to assist device to leave bids or receive a quick reply to any our clients, please contact Berdia Qamarauli, Head query you may have. of IT at Spink on bqamarauli@spink.com.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYERS These conditions set out the terms on which we Spink China Limited contract with you (Buyer) either as agent on behalf of the Seller or as principal if we are the Seller. You should read these conditions carefully.

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DEFINITIONS The following definitions in this condition apply in these conditions.

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3

Buyer’s Premium

means the charge payable by you as a percentage of the Hammer Price, at the rates set out in clause 5.1 below;

Certificate of Authenticity

means a certificate issued by an Expert Committee confirming the authenticity of a Lot;

Expert Committee

means a committee of experts to whom a Lot may be sent for an extension in accordance with clause 3.4.3;

Forgery

means a Lot constituting an imitation originally conceived and executed as a whole with a fraudulent intention to deceive as to authorship, origin, age, period, culture or source where the correct description as to such matters is not reflected by the description in the catalogue and which at the date of the auction had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been in accordance with the description in the catalogue. Accordingly, no Lot shall be capable of being a Forgery by reason of any damage and/or restoration work of any kind (including re-enamelling);

Hammer Price

means the amount of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer in relation to a Lot;

Lot

means any item deposited with us for sale at auction and, in particular, the item or items described against any lot number in any catalogue;

Reserve

the amount below which we agree with the Seller that the Lot cannot be sold;

Seller

means the owner of the Lot being sold by us;

Spink Group

Spink China Limited, Spink and Son Ltd, and our associated companies.

VAT

Value added tax chargeable under the Value Added Tax Act in the United Kingdom and any similar replacement or additional tax.

SPINK CHINA’S ROLE AS AGENT 2.1

All sales undertaken by us either at auction or privately are undertaken either as agent on behalf of the Seller or from time to time, as principal if we are the owner of the Lot. Please note that even if we are acting as agent on behalf of the Seller rather than as principal, we may have a financial interest in the Lot.

2.2

The contract for the sale of the Lot will be between you and the Seller.

BEFORE THE SALE 3.1

Examination of goods You are strongly advised to examine personally any goods in which you are interested, before the auction takes place. Condition reports are usually available on request. We provide no guarantee to you other than in relation to Forgeries, as set out in clause 5.10 of these Terms and Conditions.

3.2

Catalogue descriptions 3.2.1 Statements by us in the catalogue or condition report, or made orally or in writing elsewhere, regarding the authorship, origin, date, age, size, medium, attribution, genuineness, provenance, condition or estimated selling price of any Lot are merely statements of opinion, and are not to be relied on as statements of definitive fact. Catalogue illustrations are for guidance only, and should not be relied on either to determine the tone or colour of any item or to reveal imperfections. Estimates of the selling price should not be relied on as a statement that this price is either the price at which the Lot will sell or its value for any other purpose. 3.2.2 Many items are of an age or nature which precludes their being in perfect condition and some descriptions in the catalogue or given by way of condition report make reference to damage and/or restoration. We provide this information for guidance only and the absence of such a reference does not imply that an item is free from defects or restoration nor does a reference to particular defects imply the absence of any others. 3.3.3 Other than as set out in clause 5.10, and in the absence of fraud, neither the Seller nor we, nor any of our employees or agents, are responsible for the correctness of any statement as to the authorship, origin, date, age, attribution, genuineness or provenance of any Lot nor for any other errors of description or for any faults or defects in any Lot. Any warranty of any kind whatsoever is excluded by this clause.

3.3

Your Responsibility You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the condition of the goods and the matters referred to in the catalogue description.

3.4

Extensions – Stamps only 3.4.1 If you wish to obtain an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity on any Lot (other than a mixed lot or lot containing undescribed stamps) you must notify us in writing not less than forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the commencement of the first session of the auction. If accepted by us, such request shall have the same effect as notice of an intention to question the genuineness or description of the Lot for the purposes of clause 5.10 of these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of clause 5.10 shall apply accordingly. 3.4.2

Notice of a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity must give the reason why such opinion is required and specify the identity of your proposed expert which will be subject to agreement by us.

3.4.3

If we accept a request for an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity we will submit the Lot to the Expert Committee.

3.4.4

We will not normally accept a request for an extension on account of condition. Any Lot described in the catalogue as having faults or defects may not be returned even if an expert opinion or Certificate of Authenticity cites other faults or defects not included in the catalogue description, other than in the case of a Forgery.

3.4.5

Should Spink China Limited accept a request for an extension under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph, the fact may be stated by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to the sale of the Lot.

3.4.6

It should be noted that any stamp accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity is sold on the basis of that Certificate only and not on the basis of any other description or warranty as to authenticity. No request for an extension will be accepted on such a stamp and the return of such a stamp will not be accepted.


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AT THE SALE 4.1

Refusal of admission We have the right, exercisable at our complete discretion, to refuse admission to the premises or attendance at an auction.

4.2

4.3

Registration before bidding You must complete and sign a registration form and provide identification before making a bid at auction. Please be aware that we usually require buyers to undergo a credit check.

Up to HK$1,000 HK$1,000 to HK$3,000 HK$3,000 to HK$6,000

Some lots may be designated, prior to the auction, as “Premium lots”, which means a deposit may be required before placing a bid on the item for sale. Information will be posted on our website in such an event.

HK$6,000 to HK$10,000 HK$10,000 to HK$30,000 HK$30,000 to HK$60,000 HK$60,000 to HK$200,000 HK$200,000 and up

Bidding as Principal When making a bid, you will be deemed to be acting as principal and will be accepting personal liability, unless it has been agreed in writing, at the time of registration, that you are acting as agent on behalf of a third party buyer acceptable to us.

4.4

Commission Bids

All commission bids should be sent to 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET, UK or 9/F Malaysian Consulate Building, 50 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong up till 24 hours prior to the sale. 4.5

On-line Bidding

4.6

We offer internet services as a convenience to our clients. We will not be responsible for errors or failures to execute bids placed on the internet, including, without limitation, errors or failures caused by (i) a loss of internet connection by either party for whatever reason; (ii) a breakdown or problems with the online bidding software and/or (iii) a breakdown or problems with your internet connection, computer or system. Execution of on-line internet bids is a free service undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the auction and we do not accept liability for failing to execute an online internet bid or for errors or omissions in connection with this activity. Telephone Bids If you make arrangements with us not less than 24 hours before the sale, we shall use reasonable endeavours to contact you to enable you to participate in bidding by telephone, but in no circumstances will we be liable to either the Seller or you as a result of failure to do so. Currency Converter At some auctions, a currency converter will be operated, based on the one month forward rates of exchange quoted to us by Barclays Bank or any other appropriate rate determined by us, at opening on the date of the auction. Bidding will take place in a currency determined by us, which is usually Hong Kong dollars for auctions held in Hong Kong. The currency converter is not always reliable, and errors may occur beyond our control either in the accuracy of the Lot number displayed on the converter, or the foreign currency equivalent of Hong Kong dollar bids. We shall not be liable to you for any loss suffered as a result of you following the currency converter.

4.8

Video images At some auctions there will be a video screen. Mistakes may occur in its operation, and we cannot be liable to you regarding either the correspondence of the image to the Lot being sold or the quality of the image as a reproduction of the original.

by HK$50 by HK$100 HK$3,200-HK$3,500HK$3,800- HK$4000 by HK$500 by HK$1,000 HK$32,000- HK$35,000HK$38,000- HK$40,000 etc. by HK$5,000 Auctioneer’s discretion

4.10 Bidding by the Spink Group 4.10.1 We reserve the right to bid on Lots on the Seller’s behalf up to the amount of the Reserve (if any), which will never be above the low estimate printed in the auction catalogue. 4.10.2 The Spink Group reserves the right to bid on and purchase Lots as principal. 4.11 The Auctioneer’s Discretion The auctioneer has the right at his absolute discretion to refuse any bid to advance the bidding in such manner as he may decide to withdraw or divide any Lot, to combine any two or more Lots and, in the case of error or dispute, to put an item up for bidding again. 4.12 Successful Bid Subject to the auctioneer’s discretion, the striking of his hammer marks the acceptance of the highest bid, provided always that such bid is higher than the Reserve (where applicable), and the conclusion of a contract for sale between you and the Seller. 4.13 After Sale Arrangements If you enter into any private sale agreements for any Lot with the Seller within 60 days of the auction, we, as exclusive agents of the Seller reserve the right to charge you the applicable Buyer’s Premium in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, and the seller a commission in accordance with the terms of the seller’s agreement.

If you give us instructions to bid on your behalf, by using the form provided in our catalogues or via our website, we shall use reasonable endeavours to do so, provided these instructions are received not later than 24 hours before the auction. If we receive commission bids on a particular Lot for identical amounts, and at auction these bids are the highest bids for the Lot, it will be sold to the person whose bid was received first. Commission bids are undertaken subject to other commitments at the time of the sale, and the conduct of the auction may be such that we are unable to bid as requested. Since this is undertaken as a free service to prospective buyers on the terms stated, we cannot accept liability for failure to make a commission bid. You should therefore always attend personally if you wish to be certain of bidding.

4.7

Bidding Increments Bidding generally opens below the low estimate and advances in the following order although the auctioneer may vary the bidding increments during the course of the auction. The normal bidding increments are:

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AFTER THE AUCTION 5.1

5.2

Buyer’s Premium In addition to the Hammer Price, you must pay us the Buyer’s Premium at a rate of 20% of the final Hammer Price of each Lot. Import VAT and Refunds (Only for Lots shipped back to the United Kingdom) 5.2.1 Import VAT of 5% will be levied on the Hammer Price of all Lots that are shipped back to the United Kingdom after the sale. 5.2.2 Import VAT refunds 5.2.1 As we remain liable to account for import VAT on all Lots unless proof of export is held, you will be asked to deposit all amounts of import VAT invoiced. However, if a Spink nominated shipper is instructed, then any refundable import VAT will not be collected. In all other cases, credits will be made when proof of export is provided. 5.2.2 If you export the Lot from the United Kingdom you must return the valid proof of export certificate to us within 30 days of export. If you fail to return the proof of export certificate to us within such period and you have not already accounted to us for the import VAT, you will be liable to us for the full amount of the import VAT due on such Lot and we shall be entitled to invoice you for this sum. 5.2.3 To apply for a refund of any import VAT paid, the proof of export certificate must be sent to our accounts department clearly marked ‘import VAT refund’ within 30 days of export. No payment will be made where the total amount of import VAT refundable is less than HK$ 650.00. 5.2.4 Where an EU buyer purchases a Lot on which import VAT has been charged, no refund of import VAT is available from us.


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You must provide us with your full name and permanent address and, if so requested, details of the bank from which any payments to us will be made. You must pay the full amount due on your invoice within seven days after the date of the sale. This applies even if you wish to export the Lot and an export licence is (or may be) required.

5.3.2

You will not acquire title to the Lot until all amounts due to us have been paid in full to us, even in circumstances where we have released the Lot to you.

5.3.4

5.7

Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases 5.7.1

(i)

Direct bank transfer to our account details of which are set out on the invoice. All bank charges shall be met by you. Please ensure that your client number is noted on the transfer.

(ii)

By cheque or bank draft made payable to Spink China Limited. Please note that the processing charges for payments made by cheques or bank drafts drawn on a non-Hong Kong bank shall be met by you. Please ensure that the remittance slip printed at the bottom of the invoice is enclosed with your payment.

5.7.1.2 to set off against any amounts which the Spink Group may owe you in any other transaction the outstanding amount remaining unpaid by you; 5.7.1.3 we may keep hold of all or some of your Lots or other property in the possession of the Spink Group until you have paid all the amounts you owe us or the Spink Group, even if the unpaid amounts do not relate to those Lots or other property. Following fourteen days’ notice to you of the amount outstanding and remaining unpaid, the Spink Group shall have the right to arrange the sale of such Lots or other property. We shall apply the proceeds in discharge of the amount outstanding to us, and pay any balance to you;

By Visa or Mastercard. A charge of 3% will be applied. By American Express, a charge of 4% will be applied. We are not responsible for any foreign exchange losses or charges that you may incur in connection with such card payments.

Payments should be made by the registered buyer and not by third parties, unless it has been agreed at the time of registration that you are acting as an agent on behalf of a third party.

5.4.1

Unless we specifically agree to the contrary, we shall retain items sold until all amounts due to us, or to the Spink Group, have been paid in full.

5.4.2

Lots may be collected from 9/F Malaysian Consulate Building, 50 Gloucester Road, Hong Kong. In the event where a cheque or bank draft payable to Spink China Limited has been presented to us, unless we specifically agree to the contrary, no Lots shall be released before the cheque or bank draft has cleared where such funds have been credited into our bank account. A purchased Lot shall be at your risk in all respects from the time of collection or the expiry of seven days from the date of sale, whichever is sooner, and neither Spink China Limited nor its employees nor agents shall thereafter be liable for any loss or damage of any kind, whether caused by negligence or otherwise, while any Lot is in or under their respective custody or control.

5.7.1.4 where several amounts are owed by you to the Spink Group in respect of different transactions, to apply any amount paid to discharge any amount owed in respect of any particular transaction, whether or not you so direct; 5.7.1.5 to reject at any future auction any bids made by you or on your behalf or obtain a deposit from you before accepting any bids. 5.7.2

Recommended packers and shippers If required our shipping department may arrange shipment as your agent. Although we may suggest carriers if specifically requested, our suggestions are made on the basis of our general experience of such parties in the past and we are not responsible to any person to whom we have made a recommendation for the acts or omissions of the third parties concerned.

If you fail to make payment within thirty-five days, we shall in addition be entitled: 5.7.2.1 to cancel the sale of the Lot or any other item sold to you at the same or any other auction; 5.7.2.2 to arrange a resale of the Lot, publicly or privately, and, if this results in a lower price being obtained, claim the balance from you together with all reasonable costs including a 20% seller’s commission, expenses, damages, legal fees, commissions and premiums of whatever kind associated with both sales or otherwise, incurred in connection with your failure to make payment; or 5.7.2.3 take any other appropriate action as we deem fit.

5.8

Failure to collect Where purchases are not collected within fourteen days after the sale, whether or not payment has been made, you will be required to pay a storage charge of HKD 30 per item per day plus any additional handling cost that may apply. You will not be entitled to collect the Lot until all outstanding charges are met, together with payment of all other amounts due to us.

Notification We are not able to notify successful bidders by telephone. While Invoices are sent out by mail after the auction we do not accept responsibility for notifying you of the result of your bid.

If you fail to make payment within seven days of your stipulated payment date set out in your invoice, we shall be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights or remedies: 5.7.1.1 to charge interest at the rate of 2% per month compound interest, calculated on a daily basis, from the date the full amount is due;

Collection of Purchases

5.4.3

5.6

It is the responsibility of the Buyer to be aware of any Import Duties that may be incurred upon importation to the final destination. Spink will not accept return of any package in order to avoid these duties. The onus is also on the Buyer to be aware of any Customs import restrictions that prohibit the importation of certain collectibles. Spink will not accept return of the Lot(s) under these circumstances. Spink will not accept responsibility for Lot(s) seized or destroyed by Customs

Payment should be made in Hong Kong Dollars by one of the following methods:

(iii)

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Export Licence 5.9.1

You should always check whether an export licence is required before exporting.

5.9.2

Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing, the fact that you wish to apply for an export licence does not affect your obligation to make payment within seven days nor our right to charge interest on late payment.

5.9.3

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5.10 Refund in the case of Forgery 5.10.1 A sale will be cancelled, and the amount paid refunded to you if a Lot (other than a miscellaneous item not described in the catalogue) sold by us proves to have been a Forgery. We shall not however be obliged to refund any amounts if either (a) the catalogue description or saleroom notice at the auction date corresponded to the generally accepted opinion of scholars or experts at that time, or fairly indicated that there was a conflict of opinions, or (b) it can be demonstrated that the Lot is a Forgery only by means of either a scientific process not generally accepted for use until after publication of the catalogue or a process which at the date of the auction was unreasonably expensive or impracticable or likely to have caused damage to the Lot. Furthermore, you should note that this refund can be obtained only if the following conditions are met: 5.10.1.1 you must notify us in writing, within seven days of the auction date, that in your view the Lot concerned is a forgery;

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NOTICES All notices given under these Terms and Conditions may be served personally, sent by 1st class post, or faxed to the address given to the sender by the other party. Any notice sent by post will be deemed to have been received on the second working day after posting or, if the addressee is overseas, on the fifth working day after posting. Any notice sent by fax or served personally will be deemed to be delivered on the first working day following despatch.

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ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS 8.1

8.2

Force majeure We shall have no liability to you if we are prevented from, or delayed in performing, our obligations under these Terms and Conditions or from carrying on our business by acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control, including (without limitation) strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes (whether involving our workforce or the workforce of any other party), failure of a utility service or transport network, act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm or default of suppliers or subcontractors.

5.10.1.2 you must then return the item to us within fourteen days, in the same condition as at the auction date; and 5.10.1.3 as soon as possible following return of the Lot, you must produce evidence satisfactory to us that the Lot is a Forgery and that you are able to transfer good title to us, free from any third party claims. 5.10.2 In no circumstances shall we be required to pay you any more than the amount paid by you for the Lot concerned and you shall have no claim for interest.

Severability If any part of these Terms and Condition is found by any court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that part may be discounted and the rest of the conditions shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8.3

5.10.3 The benefit of this guarantee is not capable of being transferred, and is solely for the benefit of the person to whom the original invoice was made out by us in respect of the Lot when sold and who, since the sale, has remained the owner of the Lot without disposing of any interest in it to any third party.

Waiver 8.3.1

A waiver of any right under these Terms and Conditions is only effective if it is in writing and it applies only to the circumstances for which it is given. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right or remedy under these Terms and Conditions or by law shall constitute a waiver of that (or any other) right or remedy, nor preclude or restrict its further exercise. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that (or any other) right or remedy.

8.3.2

Unless specifically provided otherwise, rights arising under these Terms and Conditions are cumulative and do not exclude rights provided by law.

5.10.4 We shall be entitled to rely on any scientific or other process to establish that the Lot is not a Forgery, whether or not such process was used or in use at the date of the auction.

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COPYRIGHT 6.1

6.2

We shall have the right (on a non-exclusive basis) to photograph, video or otherwise produce an image of the Lot. All rights in such an image will belong to us, and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material relating to a Lot is and shall remain at all times our property and we shall have the right to use it in whatever way we see fit. You shall not use or allow anyone else to use such images, illustrations or written material without our prior written consent.

8.4

Law and Jurisdiction 8.4.1

These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Hong Kong laws.

8.4.2

The parties agree that the courts of Hong Kong shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, Terms and Conditions or their subject matter.


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GROUP CHAIRMAN AND CEO Olivier D. Stocker

SALE CALENDAR 2012/2013

YOUR SPECIALISTS STAMPS UK - Tim Hirsch Guy Croton David Parsons Nick Startup Neill Granger Paul Mathews Dominic Savastano Tom Smith USA - George Eveleth EUROPE - Guido Craveri Fernando Martínez CHINA - Anna Lee Johnny Sang COINS UK - Paul Dawson Richard Bishop William MacKay Barbara Mears John Pett Eleanor Charlotte Dix USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini Normand Pepin CHINA - Mark Li BANKNOTES, BONDS & SHARES UK - Barnaby Faull Mike Veissid Andrew Pattison Tom Badley USA - Stephen Goldsmith Matthew Orsini CHINA - Mark Li ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS & MILITARIA UK - Mark Quayle Oliver Pepys BOOKS UK - Philip Skingley Bobby McBrierty AUTOGRAPHS USA - Stephen Goldsmith WINES CHINA - Anna Lee Guillaume Willk-Fabia

STAMPS 12 December 13 January 13 January 23 January 23 January 24 January 24 January 19 February 20 March 17 April 15 May 5 June 10/11 July 10 September 11 September 21 September

The Chartwell Collection - GB Line-Engraved Essays, Proofs, Stamps and Covers - Part IV The Mizuhara Collection of Korean Stamps Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India Part I. The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Ceylon The “Lionheart” Collection of Great Britain and British Empire Specimen Stamps The Collector's Series Sale Australian States The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Cape of Good Hope The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India Part II. Specialised Great Britain Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of India and States Part III. The Award Winning “Medina” Collection of Great Britain Stamps and Covers of South East Asia

London Hong Kong Hong Kong London London London London London London London London London London London London Singapore

12021 13008 13009 13021 13022 13010 13011 13023 13024 13031 13025 13026 13027 13028 13029 13030

Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals The Collector’s Series Sale Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals Tibetan Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection The Collector’s Series Sale North East Indian Coins from the Nick Rhodes Collection Ancient, British & Foreign Coins and Commemorative Medals

London Hong Kong New York London New York London Hong Kong New York London London

12027 13005 316 13012 316 13013 13020 317 13019 13015

World Banknotes The David Kirch Collection of English Provincial Banknotes - Part II Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale World Banknotes

London London Hong Kong New York London New York New York London

12024 12050 13005 316 13004 316 317 13018

Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria Orders, Decorations, Campaign Medals & Militaria

London London London

13001 13002 13003

Banknotes, Bonds & Share Certificates and Coins of China, Hong Kong and Other Territories The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale Bonds and Share Certificates of the World

Hong Kong New York London New York New York London

13005 316 13016 316 317 13017

The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale The Collector’s Series Sale

New York New York New York

An Evening of Exceptional Wines

Hong Kong

COINS 4/5 December 11/12/13 January 15/16 January 27 March 22/23 May 27 June 22 August 28/29 August 24 September 3 December BANKNOTES

YOUR EUROPE TEAM (LONDON - LUGANO) Chairman’s Office Dennis Muriu Monica Kruber Directors Tim Hirsch Anthony Spink Auction & Client Management Team Miroslava Adusei-Poku Sandie Maylor Charles Blane Luca Borgo Rita Ariete Sarah Schmitz María Martínez Maurizio Schenini Finance Alison Bennet Marco Fiori Mina Bhagat Alison Kinnaird Billy Tumelty Claire Greenhill IT & Administration Berdia Qamarauli Attila Gyanyi Liz Cones Curlene Spencer John Winchcombe Harry Gladwin Tom Robinson Cristina Dugoni Giacomo Canzi YOUR AMERICA TEAM (NEW YORK) Chairman Emeritus John Herzog Auction Administration and Marketing & Design Patricia Gardner Emily Cowin Clyde Townsend Lori Lewin Finance & Administration Sam Qureshi Ingrid Qureshi

13 December 14 December 11/12/13 January 15/16 January 9/10/11 April 22/23 May 28/29 August 1/2 October

MEDALS 25 April 25 July 21 November

BONDS AND SHARES 11/12/13 January 15/16 January 17 May 22/23 May 28/29 August 28 November

AUTOGRAPHS 15/16 January 22/23 May 28/29 August

316 316 317

Auctioneers Stephen Goldsmith WINES

YOUR ASIA TEAM (HONG KONG - SINGAPORE) Vice Chairman Anna Lee Administration Amy Yung Dennis Chan Newton Tsang Raymond Tat Gary Tan

13 January

The above sale dates are subject to change Spink offers the following services: – VALUATIONS FOR INSURANCE AND PROBATE FOR INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS – – SALES ON A COMMISSION BASIS EITHER OF INDIVIDUAL PIECES OR WHOLE COLLECTIONS –

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Spink Hong Kong Korean Postal History, 1884-1905

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SUNDAY 13 JANUARY 2013

Korean Postal History, 1884-1905

STAMPS COINS BANKNOTES MEDALS BONDS & SHARES AUTOGRAPHS BOOKS WINES

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The Mizuhara Collection of Korean Stamps

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