Imperial China: Short Stamp Set 1898. Mint

Chinese stamps from1898: 10 stamps from the London prints, Scott 98 – 109 in generally fine condition, with 2 colour varieties of the 5 vents val.

½ cent to 5 cents MNG, 10 cents to 5 Dollars with original gum, hinged. One of the 5 cents stamps has slight faults at upper margin. The 5 Dollar stamp has a slightly short tooth at the lower right corner.

Clean and fresh lot, no thins.

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 田黄印章 – 山崖刻

Tian Huang Seal with Foo Lion by Shan Ya 山崖

Old Chinese Stone seal, Tian Huang with Foo lion, holding a stylized coin. 4 characters as actual seal inscription: xu er bu lou (nothing can leak from emptiness ).

Side engraving with artist name: Shan Ya.

18 x 18 x 50 mm, 34 gram, good condition.

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Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

Old Chinese Leisure seal. Very attractive, large.

 

Imperial China, 1895: Beautiful Shou-shan seal with Fo-lions ( mother and small one ) as handle. The well balanced, skillful seal inscription reads: “Ormosia and Moon in my Cold Studio”.

Artificial side carving with dedication and details to carver and date.

Size: 1,75 x 1,25 x 3,55 inches, 274 gram. Fine condition.

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清朝 花瓶. China: Qing Dynasty Vase. Monochrome Cracked Glaze. CoA

China: Qing Dynasty Vase.

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Attractive Vase from the early-mid Qing Dynasty.

Monochrome cracked glaze-style.

Diameter 3 inches, Height: 4,8 inches.

2 Certificates of Authenticity. No faults.

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Postcard Austrian Legation in Peking. Special Cancellation

Peking Postcard Austrian Legation. Special Cancellation

Imperial China: Old color postcard with view at the building of the Austrian Consulate in Beijing.

1 Cent stamp with Lutai – cancellation. The same strike at reverse. Additional, scarce ( non-postal) cancellation of the Austro-Hungarian Legation „Legation Imperiale et Royale d’Autriche-Hongarie en Chine“.

Unused, fine condition.

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Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Der Taotai of Kashgar. Scarce China-Postcard

Old postcard depicting “The Taotai of Kashger (!)”. ( A Taotai was an official at the head of the civil and military affairs of a circuit, which consists of two or more fu, or territorial departments- in this case Kasghar).

The postcard was published in Japan. Inscription in English, Japanese and Chinese.

Brown toning of the upper margin otherwise fine condition. Unused, scarce.

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Antique China Seal, 1914 or 1854, Stone: Very good Seal.

Antique China Seal, 1914, Stone: Very good Seal.

 

Antique Chinese seal made of stone. It is either from 1914 or 1854. Delicately carved Fu-Lion at topof the seal and artistically carved actual seal, carved by the artist Wu Zhi: „ Zhen Zi Xiao Wu” ( in the meaning of: The real Self is of no importance” ).

At the left side of the seal is a carving by the artist, stating date, receiver and name of the seal-carver.

1,2 x 1,2 x 5,1 inches. Great seal in fine condition.

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China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard. Deutscher Bund, 1899

China Mocking Postcard

Scarce early, lithographed color postcard entitled„ Nur immer rein in den deutschen Bund!” (Just come in and join the German League). The postcard depicts Germans and an American black man with a beer mug. A Chinese soldier with pigtail and a German spiked helmet stands in a door.

1899 sent from Muenster to Dortmund. Slight wear, scarce.

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