Over the years as well as dealing since 1952 in various aspects of philately including shops, auctions and mail order he as a avid collector accumulated as was his speciality a vast collection of Chinese material including virtually all aspects of that countries material, and being a constant visitor to that country as well as all others in area had great opportunities in acquiring said material
The stated material of the PRC is all listed in nearly full detail on our website for the collectors or possible interested purchaser convenience.
We have noted retail value from one major Chinese dealer with pictures of the various issues and details of what is held with each item
To allow a current reference to prices we have also included a range of current prices on Ebay USA ( As at November// December 2016, this will give you various reference guidelines as to what the current market values are
You will note the Ebay prices fluctuate greatly a nd in 90% plus are well in excess of the dealers suggested retail prices however this suggests availability of these items can not easily obtained
THE MATERIAL IS BEING OFFERED AS ONE LOT AND WILL NOT BE BROKEN UP UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES
The material has been listed utilising a current Chinese website so as to be able to display photos of all the issues made by the Chinese Postal Administration, each facet has been listed separately with the number of items held, the pricing both current retail, prices on ebay, John Bull, Unitrac, Guanlum Hong Kong, Stanley Gibbons,Michael Rogers (USA)Zurich Asia from all of whom I purchased material & also with recent auction house worldwide results etc etc separately and as far as possible.
With the MUH material many are in medium to large blocks and include many corner blocks of various sizes and with imprints and some of the imperforated items included
Pricing for this holding is ONLY for the muh items listed on the spread sheets & does not include the mint hinged material, fine used or first day covers ,special cancels, presentation packs etc that are listed
ALSO THE PRE COMMUNIST MATERIAL NOTED BELOW IS NOT PRICED BUT IS OF MORE THAN CONSIDERABLE VALUE
CHINA PRE COMMUNIST PRC 185-1948 MATERIAL HAS NOT BEEN DETAILED BUT WHICH IS VERY EXTENSIVE
Many 1000,s of sets, singles, miniature sheets accumulations, various collections over 3400 envelopes, with flight covers from various Chinese locations to other countries includes Usa etc , postal stationery, postcards
The range includes many Imperial era items, sets, & part sets & m/sheets occupation by foreign powers, pre communist & communist occupied territories, all the various provinces as conquered or liberated. Many of these Post Offices do not exist now Military Issues, regular and airmail releases, postage dues, overprints, specimen overprints and surcharges, Money Orders etc etc with many varieties double printed, offset printings to name a few.
Items range from the 1st and 2nd revolutionary civil war, Japanese aggression ,3rd revolutionary civil war North & Northwest China, North east China,Central & South & South West East China area. Many of these issues where released without gum also includes Early Republic & Shanghai Local Post.
The accumulation also includes various signatures of Chinese heads of state from Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Jiang Zemin as well as many other and sometimes unique items, specimens, imperfs etc Comprehensive collections of North & Northwest China,East China,Northeast China (With M/sheets),Central China, South & Southwest China,East China, Liberated areas, Mongolian issues. Early Japan/China war time various denominations Shanghai Locals, Early Republic, Revenue Issues, Error Stamps, Airmails Foreign Post Offices in China,Macau, British,French,German,Japan,Portuguese,USA includes covers.
A range of early Hong Kong, & Macau issues is included but not as comprehensive as mainland issues but includes much excellent & hard to obtain material. Condition of the pre communist era varies greatly most are in good to reasonable condition, however that in collections and accumulations vary, and many sets are incomplete and I attempted to complete same
Through the various dealers, auction houses etc
Most material is housed in Hagner stocksheets, Lighthouse Stockbooks, Boga Mint Sheet Files, and in boxes of Glassine envelopes
However much of the pre communist material is in albums & cartons of various sorts as purchased
Material is kept for security in two inner Melbourne city banks safe deposit facilities
THIS AMAZING HOLDING HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED BY AN ORIGINAL AUSTRALIAN STAMP DEALER WHO WAS EXTREMELY PRIVILEGED TO BE APPOINTED AS THE FIRST SOLE AGENT FOR THE CHINESE POSTAL ADMINISTRATION BEJING COVERING THE SOUTHEAST ASIA AND PACIFIC AREAS FOR MANY YEARS PRIOR TO HIS RETIREMENT IN THE EARLY 1990s.
CONDITIONS FOR VIEWING
For reasons & because of the vast quantity of the holding involded
A non refundable amount of A$3000 is required for viewing rights, this will be donated to various Melbourne hospitals
A three day viewing with a maximum of two of your people will be available at the various bank safe deposit facilities from 9am to 5pm (ie total of 24 hours) this viewing will be with under supervision of one or two of myself or our paid personal and with bank security cameras
This is due to the limited room area at the bank safe deposit facilities
At no stage will any of the material be allowed to leave the safe deposit facilities
A minimum of two weeks must be allowed prior to booking your viewing to allow us to fit into various interested parties circumstances
Please note the total nett proceeds are to be donated to a major Melbourne Hospital in honour of my father whom was appointed as a life governor of that hospital in 1961 and on agreement with the purchaser on the final price, payment will be directed to that organization direct from the buyer or from our trustee company
We are glad to answer any queries and can be contacted below.
A CLOSING DATE EOR THE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST WILL BE ADVISED TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES AFTER THIS COMMUNICATION IS ADVERTISED ON ALL SOCIAL NETWORKS AND CHINESE, HONG KONG,USA & UK PHILATELIC MAGAZINES AND POSSIBLY NEWSAPERS TO OBTAIN THE BEST POSSIBLE BENEFIT FOR THE HOSPITAL AND OF COURSE ITS YOUNG PATIENTS