Stamp Catalogue

China Philately Vol. III

Formosa Black Flag Republic

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Taiwan to Amoy

Description: 1895 Aug 16, large part of an envelope front from Taiwan, addressed to Mr. Wong Kam Ming, I. M. Customs, Amoy, franked with imperforated 30c blue-green tissue paper which is tied by a "Customs Takow" c.d.s. in red /
Condition: The adhesive missing the upper left corner, but this may be contemporary, and some obvious envelope defects; nonetheless of good appearance.
Note: Believed to be the first day of issue, thus making this the earliest known use of the "Black Flag" Republic issues. Illustrated in Lee, page 171. S.G. R1-3.
Auction: SOTHEBY'S and CORINPHILA in association / Hong Kong 1997
Minimum bid: HK$ 30,000.00
Hammer price: HK$ 46,000.00

Tainan to Amoy

Description: 1895 Sep 5, imperforated 100c violet on envelope to Amoy, cancelled by "Taiwan Republic Tainan" double-ring d.s. in violet and showing "Local Post Office Amoy A" arrival c.d.s. (Sep 20) adjacent /
Note: S.G. R1-3. Chan F40.
Condition: Fine.
Auction: Zurich Asia / Hong Kong 2004
Minimum bid: HK$ 1,500.00
Hammer price: HK$ 2,300.00


Description: 1895 Sep 5, red-band envelope, franked with imperforated 30c to 100c tissue paper, the set of three, tied by "Taiwan Republic Tainan" (Sep 5) c.d.s. /
Condition: Very fine.
Auction: Cherrystone / USA 1999
Minimum bid: US$ 300.00
Hammer price: US$ 260.00

Tainan to Amoy

Description: 1895 Sep 7, cover to Amoy, franked with imperforated 30c to 100c, tied by blue "Taiwan Republic Tainan" (Sep 4) c.d.s., showing on front "Local Post Office Amoy A" (Sep 7) arrival mark and single line "Postage due" adjacent /
Note: S.G. R1-3.
Auction: David Feldman / Switzerland 2002
Minimum bid: CHF 400.00
Hammer price: CHF 500.00