Spring Auction was a great success! See you in July 2023!

SEE YOU IN HONG KONG! 香港有約!


Finally, we are saying good-bye to the strict Covid travel restrictions in Hong Kong and China mainland. The Ava Spring 2023 is our first auction held free of quarantine. We promise you a treat!

This session of Hermitage Collection sales focus on ICP Coiling Dragon and Dollar Daters. There are the only recorded first day commercial usage of the First Print of Postal Stationary Card, the historic usage of the Remittance Certificate No.1, as well as over a hundred covers bearing the Dollar Daters on offer. Others rarities on offer are Large Dragon covers, notably one in combination with the first day of opening of the German post office in Shanghai, as well as the transition from the Customs Post to the Imperial Post in Peking, Tientsin and Shanghai.

In the General Catalog, there are other rarities of Customs and Imperial Post including two more Large Dragon covers and the second earliest transitional ‘Paid’ cachet of Peking, as well as an array of I.P.O. tie-prints.

Rarities of Chinese Imperial Post in Tibet include the 1c inverted surcharge, commercially used PSC, overland post route, and Chabdo covers. Tibet Local Post include proofs and bisects. Gartok and military covers of 1950s are also represented.

Rarities including Szemao Customs, Laokay A and Mongtsz B grace the Yunnan Specialized Sales. There are choice selection of early covers taking Burma and Indo-China routes, Longchow, military and peaceful liberation covers.

We were the first to conduct a specialized sales of Hong Kong Bay Area Classics. Many famous items with good provenance were offered. This time, we follow up with heavyweights including the earliest Penny Black cover originated from China, Macao Boat Office 25c cover and many others. The Macao King Luis Specialized Sales also has many varieties and unusual materials.

Back to the General Catalog, our Hong Kong offering includes rare proofs of revenue stamps, our PRC offering include a mint block of four set C3 Northeast China Original Print with inscriptions on bottom margins, and the corner set of the un-issued C20 with full margins. Charismatic indeed.

Would these temptations set you to quarantine-free Hong Kong? We are delighted to extend our invitation to you and hope to see you in our upcoming auction!

我們終將熬過了疫情,中國解除了嚴格的防疫隔離,開放了國門,國人也可以過比較正常的生活了,集郵活動可以逐步恢復,大家不用再宅在家中!

艾華2023年春拍是回歸正常生活以後我們的第一個公開拍賣,我們爲此給大家準備了盛宴。高隱逸藏系列裏的蟠龍郵票與大圓戳專場,以德國客郵開局首日與大龍票混貼的實寄封最為難得,其他的大龍封也各有各的精彩!在海關郵政轉變爲大清郵政的過渡期,既有北京、天津的臨時戳記,也有上海提前使用的慈壽郵票,真是八仙過海!日本版蟠龍郵票是本專場的主角,所以它的樣票以及大方聯分色大全套自然少不了。相關的第一版郵資明信片首日使用、以及匯銀執據的首日使用也令人驚豔。本專場還提供了100多件大圓戳的實寄封片,涵蓋了除沙市以外所有的大圓戳品種,令人目不暇給。

主目錄裏也有很多精彩的海關及大清郵政郵品,其中包括了大龍封、以及過渡時期第二早的臨時戳記,也包括了不少大清郵政早期的封片,特別是一組帶IPO騎縫章的實寄封片。

西藏郵政史郵品,其中包括不少西藏大圓戳等大清郵政的珍品,有一分倒蓋的名譽品,大清四次郵資片在西藏的使用,大清西藏與內地唯一一次的陸路通郵,以及察木多封。英印部分有榮赫鵬侵略西藏的軍郵封,西藏本土郵政有珍貴的試樣票以及對剖封等。新中國部分包括了少見的噶大克以及二野軍郵封。

雲南郵政史專場中有不少大名譽品出現,包括難得一見的思茅海關封、法國郵局老街A和蒙自B郵局發出的信封,以及不少經過緬甸和印支郵路的大清郵品。抗戰勝利後以及和平解放前後的郵品也十分出彩。

敢為天下先。去年我們首次推出了大灣區古典郵政史專場,不少郵品都是大名鼎鼎,流傳有序,是久違市場的名物,如今重出江湖,令不少專家感到十分興奮。今年我們推出的第二場,也有不少令人震撼的郵品,包括發自中國存世最早的黑便士實寄封,也包括惟一一件澳門船局25分的實寄封。另一個澳門路易士郵票及其加蓋改值郵票專場,出自名家的國際金獎郵集,也有許多珍品。

在主目錄裏的香港郵品,涵蓋了從鴉片戰爭期開始各時期的郵品,特別是本期的香港稅票十分出衆,包括了不可多得的稅票樣票。新中國有驚喜,包括紀3東北工聯會議原版全四方連帶下廠銘新票;和位於全張四角、帶兩面邊紙、未發行的紀20“蘇聯”十月革命紀念全套新票,都能令人眼前一亮!

這麽多的珍品薈萃,還吸引不到你?香港已經解除了旅游限制,我們期盼和你在香港見面!

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