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Interasia Auction
Interasia Auctions
suite A, 13/F
shun ho tower
24-30 ice house street
hong kong
telephone: +852 2868 6046
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Hong Kong-based Interasia Auctions is a pre-eminent auctioneer of China and Asian stamps and postal history, building upon principals Jeffrey Schneider and Cecilia Vong's 30 years of experience, expertise and marketing acumen in China and Asian philately, proven track record of obtaining the best material and highest prices for China, Hong Kong, Thailand and other Asia, and long-standing personal relationships with the major collectors throughout the World. This along with its twice a year auctions in Hong Kong -- the centre of Asian philately -- bringing together buyers and sellers from Asia and North America and Europe, are vital elements in making Interasia Auctions the leading auction firm for China, Hong Kong and Asian stamps and postal history. Dr. Schneider, an internationally recognised expert in Chinese and Asian stamps and a senior member of the BPA Expertising Committee, has handled many of the noteworthy collections to come to market in the last generation, including the renowned Beckeman, Hock, Ireland, Ellery Denison, Richard C.K. Chan, and M.F. Huang collections. Ms. Vong, who speaks Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English, has developed many personal contacts with important collectors in Mainland China, one of the world's fastest growing stamp markets, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Order and Shipping:
1. The auction takes publicly. The placing of a bid constitutes acceptance in full of these Conditions of Sale by the bidder.
2. InterAsia Auctions Limited (InterAsia Auctions) is acting as agent for the respective sellers of the lots in the auction. All lots are offered subject to a reserve, below which the lot will not be sold.
3. The highest bidder acknowledged by InterAsia Auctions shall be the buyer (provided the lots reserve is met). A buyers premium of 15% shall be added to the hammer price of each lot.
4. InterAsia Auctions has the right to reject any bid, to advance the bidding at its discretion, to withdraw or divide any lot, to combine any two or more lots, to deviate from the lotting order, and in the event of a dispute, to determine the successful bidder, to continue the bidding, or to reopen the lot. InterAsia Auctions decision in such case shall be final and binding. InterAsia also has the right to refuse entrance to the auction to any person without giving any reason, as well as to require any person to leave the auction.
5. InterAsia Auctions will execute written bids submitted prior to the auction and, in its discretion, bids provided to it by telephone before the auction (which should be confirmed in writing), but it and its staff shall not be responsible for any failure or error in executing such bids. In the event InterAsia Auctions receives identical bids for a lot, the first bid received shall be the successful bid. No buy bids will be accepted.
6. A bidder acting as an agent on behalf of a third party must advise InterAsia Auctions of this prior to the auction and shall be responsible for all purchases made on behalf of his clients unless otherwise agreed to in writing by InterAsia Auctions prior to the auction. InterAsia reserves the right to require agents to provide proof of their authority and to reject any bids from the agent.
7. InterAsia Auctions will endeavor to accommodate those bidders who wish to bid by telephone, subject to staff availability. Interested bidders should make arrangements with InterAsia Auctions at least 48 hours prior to the auction. InterAsia Auctions and its staff will not be responsible for any failure or error in executing telephone bids.
8. The lots offered in the auction catalogue can be inspected by potential bidders prior to the auction at public viewing as set forth in the auction catalogue. Viewers will be responsible for any damage caused by them in the viewing.
9. The sale shall be conducted in Hong Kong dollars. Any currency converter at the auction is for general reference and convenience only. InterAsia Auctions shall not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy on the currency converter.
10. Payment of lots is due within 5 days from the auction date, except in the case of postal or other bids that InterAsia Auctions executes on behalf of bidders not present at the auction, such payment is due on presentation of InterAsia Auctions invoice for the lots. Lots will not be given or sent to buyers until payment in full. All amounts and invoices are payable in Hong Kong dollars. Foreign currencies will be accepted only if agreed to by InterAsia Auctions and in such case the buyer shall pay all bank charges and bear any costs arising from exchange rate differences.
11. All invoices that are not paid within 30 days after the auction shall be subject to a 5% late fee and shall also bear interest at the rate of 1% per month from the date of the auction. If lots are not paid for in full within 30 days after the auction, InterAsia Auctions shall have the right to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies: (a) to cancel the sale, (b) to resell the lots at public or private sale, with the defaulting buyer to be responsible for any loss from the resale and all costs and expenses in connection therewith, (c) to apply any amounts received from the buyer or owing to the buyer from InterAsia Auctions against the amounts owing to InterAsia Auctions, or (d) to sue the buyer for breach of contract. The buyer shall be responsible for all costs and expenses, including legal fees and collection costs, incurred by InterAsia Auctions in collecting on defaulted invoices and delinquent accounts.
12. The descriptions in the catalogue are statements of opinion and do not constitute any guaranty or warranty. The buyer may return any lot that is misdescribed, so long as the buyer notifies InterAsia of his intention to return the lot and the reason for the return within 7 days of his receipt of the lot (but in no event later than 30 days after the auction) and so returns the lot within 7 days thereafter and the lot is received by InterAsia Auctions in its original condition and has not been altered. If InterAsia Auctions disagrees with the proposed return, the item shall be submitted for expertisation in accordance with clause 13 at the buyers expense, except if the item receives a negative opinion, the buyer shall not be responsible for such expertisation cost. Lots that are illustrated in the catalogue may not be returned for centring, margins, short or blunted perforations, or other details visible from the illustration, nor may lots be returned because the colour does not match the colour reproduction in the auction catalogue or on the website. Lots described as having any fault or defect may not be returned for any faults that were not described. No lots may be returned for any reason whatsoever after thirty (30) days from the auction, except for lots put on extension per clause 13. In addition, the following lots may not be returned for any reason: (a) lots containing 5 or more stamps or items (other than a set of stamps) and (b) lots offered as is.
13. The buyer may only return a lot on the basis that it is not genuine if the item is placed on extension and the item receives an opinion that it is not genuine from the expertiser, all in accordance with this clause 13. Buyers who wish to get an expert opinion on an item must (a) notify InterAsia in writing within 20 days after the auction that the item is to be expertised (and any expert that the buyer proposes the item to be submitted to), (b) promptly return the lot to InterAsia Auctions in its original condition for submission for expertisation (if the lot has already been sent to the buyer) and (c) pay for the lot in full at the time of the expertisation request. InterAsia Auctions will submit all items for expertisation under this clause 13 to an expert chosen by it, in consultation with the buyer. The buyer shall be responsible for all costs for the expert opinion, except if the item receives an adverse opinion and the sale is cancelled. If the expert issues an adverse opinion that the item is not as described in the auction catalogue, the sale will be cancelled and the buyer will be refunded the purchase price (hammer price plus buyers premium) for the lot. Lots containing 5 or more stamps or items (other than a set of stamps) and lots offered as is may not be returned for any reason as provided in Clause 12. Items with an expert certificate dated within the last five years are not subject to return for reason of genuineness or any other reason, nor will any item described as have any fault or defect be returnable for any faults mentioned in the expert opinion that were not described. No lot will be accepted as a return from expertisation if the item is indelibly marked as altered or fraudulent by the expertiser.
14. A lot is at the buyers risk at and from the time the lot is knocked down to the buyer at the auction, but title (ownership) shall not pass to the buyer until payment in full. Lots may be picked up at InterAsia Auctions offices the first business day after the auction during normal business hours. Lots sold to postal or other bidders not present in person at the auction will be sent by courier service, registered mail or other means at the buyers risk and expense. Lots that are not collected within 30 days after the auction shall be assessed storage charges.
15. InterAsia Auctions liability to any buyer, bidder or potential bidder is limited to refunding the purchase price for misdescribed and not genuine items under and in accordance with clauses 12 and 13. Any claim against InterAsia Auctions or the seller of a lot thereunder is limited to the purchase price (hammer price plus buyers premium) for the lot. Neither InterAsia Auctions nor the seller of a lot shall under any circumstances be liable for any consequential losses.
16. These Conditions of Sale and the respective rights and obligations of the parties shall be governed and construed in accordance with Hong Kong law, and the buyer (including for such purposes agents) hereby submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Hong Kong courts.
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Auction Results at Philasearch:
6th-7th Dec 2008
The 1300 lot sale includes many rare and important items and features China with Large and Small Dragons including the definitive study of the unknown Settings of the Large Dragons, Dowagers and surcharges, important Red Revenues with an almost complete reconstruction of the small figures 2c. on 3c. inverted surcharge, the first part of the W.S. Kong Imperial Dollar Daters, Republic of China with proofs, rare 1914-25 inverts (including three of the Four Treasures of the Republic in extremely rare used condition) and specialised Airmails, Postage Dues, Express Letter stamps and Booklets from the Beckeman collection, People's Republic of China, early Taiwan rarities, Local Posts and Foreign Post Offices; Hong Kong and Treaty Ports with extensive postal history; Macau; Thailand with J.M.S. Roberts' definitive collection of Railway cancellations offered intact; and the first portion of the Beckeman Gold Medal Mongolia.
September 23-26, 2011
People’s Republic
occupying the first day and a half of the sale. Its 1,300 lots, by far our largest offering ever of this immensely popular subject, are noteworthy both in terms of the great rarities, as well as the abundance and depth of popular sets and miniature sheets. The pristine marginal block of four of the 1968 unissued “Great Victory of the Cultural Revolution” 8f. and the 1953 Military “Blue Navy” $800 in both an extraordinarily rare pair and a single (ex Lin Song) in exquisite condition are true highlights.
Besides the great rarities, all the popular sets and miniature sheets are included – usually in abundance – complemented by blocks and large multiples, as well as first day covers. This presentation culminates with the Y.Y. Chen complete collection of the “C” and “S” series in mint blocks of four, including the Mei Lanfang imperforate set in magnificent corner blocks, offered as one lot.

The Ching Dynasty and the Republic-period China offering continues these two themes of both comprehensiveness and noteworthy rarities. The stamps and postal history of the Ching Dynasty and Republic of China will be offered from the Saturday afternoon through Monday and is highlighted by many of the great rarities, as well as some of the most select covers of each issue, sprinkled throughout, constituting spectacular and exotic usages, including unique franked postcards and rare post offices.For example, the almost 150 lots of the highly sought-after Red Revenues include the small figures surcharge 4c. on 3c. double surchargeand the large figures surcharge $5 on 3c. in a superlative unique used sheet margin pair. The Republic of China is highlighted by an unmounted mint 1941 Dr. Sun Yat-sen $2 inverted centre and the Sinkiang 1915 $1 transposed characters surcharge error in a se-tenant strip of three (ex Sir Percival David and Mizuhara Meiso).

Hong Kong
Preceding the main sale’s Hong Kong is the “Nostalgia” collection of Hong Kong and China Printed Matter Mail, an original study presented to exhibition standard of these scarce usages, offered in a separate catalogue. The Hong Kong section in the main catalogue includes one of only eight recorded examples of the 1880 5c. on 8c. double surcharge, one of only two existing sets of proofs of the 1954 Queen Elizabeth II Definitives (with the other in the Queen’s collection), and Nick Halewood’s International Gold Medal Hong Kong Airmails exhibit is being offered intact.
April 28-30 & May 1, 2012
December 15-18, 2012
Interasia Auctions December 15-18 auction of China, Hong Kong & Asia Stamps & Postal History. The 3,800 lot sale features another outstanding offering of China, with important Ching Dynasty and Republic rarities, substantial postal history, postal stationery, Taiwan, rare Local Posts and Foreign Post Offices; extensive People’s Republic; a large offering of Hong Kong and Treaty Ports stamps and postal history; an exceptional North Korea collection; important Macau; and select Philippines postal history. China highlights include the 1897 Red Revenue small figures 2c. black-green surcharge (one of only three recorded examples), three of the Four Treasures of the Republic, a marginal example of the Dr. Sun Yat-sen invert,and important Ching Dynasty covers from an International Grand Prix Collection. People’s Republic features three of the exceedingly rare 1964 unissued Peking Opera Masks, the 1967 unissued Jinggangshan Revolutionary Base 8f. Chairman Mao & Lin Biao “Blue Heaven” – the rarest stamp of the Cultural Revolution – and an imprint block of four of the iconic 1968 “Whole Country is Red.”
June 29 - 1 July, 2013

The China commences with two great classic collections: the second part of the extensive and important study of the Large Dragons issue cancellations formed by the late Wen Sun Kong and a further portion of Huang Ming-Jeng's International Grand Prix Exhibit of 19th Century Imperial Postal History.

An important section of Ching Dynasty is highlighted by an outstanding example of the Red Revenue Small One Dollar.

Republic of China includes a magnificent array of essays and proofs and an extensive range of stamps, including both the Hall of Classics $2 inverted centre and the 1923 2c. on 3c. inverted surcharge. The Chinese Provinces feature an outstanding collection of Sinkiang postal history. The sale includes a specialised Postal History section and superb Postal Stationery.

Taiwan features five fabulous 1884-85 covers from the early Customs Post in Southern Taiwan and a very fine collection of Flying Geese issues. Local Posts boast splendid proofs and rare combination covers, including a number of usages through the U.S. Postal Agency. Foreign Post Offices also have U.S. Postal Agency usages among its many fine combination covers.

The strong offering of the important subject People's Republic includes multiple examples of the popular sets and miniature sheets, as well as an unused set of the 1958 Student Congress errors of inscription, Cultural Revolution complete sheets and two complete sheets of the ever-popular 1980 Year of the Monkey.Hong Kong and Treaty Ports

There is a select group of Queen Victoria multiples in outstanding condition, rare cancellations, and unusual Treaty Post covers.

There is much Korea and Thailand, as well as Macau, Japan, Ryukyu Islands, and Philippines.
January 11th - 14th, 2013
Asian Stamps & Postal History
The Elling O. Eide Collection of Local Posts
The Nostalgia Collection of Tombstone Cancellations
The Official Postal Seals and "Republic of China" Overprints
The People's Republic of China and Liberated Areas
The Hugh Lawrence Collection of East China
The Wen Sun Kong Cancellations of First Customs Issue Part 3
November 1st - 4th, 2014
Interasia’s November 1-4, 4,500-lot auction of China, Hong Kong and Asian stamps and postal history includes another outstanding offering of China and Hong Kong, with important China Ching Dynasty and Republic, substantial postal history, Chinese Local Posts and Foreign Post Offices in China, Tibet, and large offerings of both People’s Republic of China and Liberated Areas. Hong Kong and Treaty Ports alone comprises over 650 lots and includes a mint Q.V. 96c. olive-bistre.
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