The Carl Kilgas Collection of China
Part Three
November 29, 2023

Part III of the Carl A. Kilgas collection of China, with 385 lots will be sold on November 29th, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. on CherrystoneLIVE, at our Teaneck, New Jersey Galleries. Please note this is an online sale only - there is no printed catalog.

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Lot #2354
1927 (25 Mar) cover to USA, routed via Hong Kong and Europe, franked with George V 1p (4) and 1 1/2p (2), tied by Field Post Office pmks, little toning, otherwise fine and "long way around voyage" (Following the First World War, The British maintained settlements in Tientsin, Shanghai and Wei Hai Wei, as well as their forces deployed to Hong Kong. Tension in China began escalating well before the accepted commencement of the Second World War. The U.K. sent reinforcements to Shanghai in 1927 due to disturbances in the city, and withdrew from Wei Hai Wei in 1931. China Command was an independent command responsible for the British possessions of Hong Kong and Kowloon, and the British concessions in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Tientsin. The command was a Major General's appointment. Chiang Kai-shek's military actions against War Lords included a Shanghai General strike, outgoing mail was handled by the British Field Post Office)
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