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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 576

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
Internal Customs Post plus 6 candareen Registered
Tamsuy: 1894 (25 Feb) Gunzburg envelope registered to Shanghai bearing clean cut perf.11½ 3ca. mauve (2) cancelled by "customs/tamsuy" c.d.s. in blue without yeardate, alongside is the double-oval "amoy customs/mail/matter" in black and crossed lines in red crayon, the reverse with a good strike of the Customs Tamsuy c.d.s., Customs Amoy (27.2) and Customs Shanghai (3.3) c.d.s. Good to fine and very rare. Photo

Some of these Gunzberg covers are philitelically inspired, here the Small Dragon stamps appear to pay the registration whilst the Amoy Mail Matter could pay the postage, though this was often used as a cancellation

淡水掛號封:1894年2月25日淡水寄上海"Gunzburg"掛號封,貼光齒十一度半三分票二枚,銷藍色淡水無日期海關日戳,旁有黑色廈門雙圈橢圓海關公文戳,並以紅鉛筆在信封面劃上大十字,封背蓋另一淡水海關日戳,2月27日廈門海關中轉日戳,3月3日上海海關到達日戳; 罕見淡水小龍掛號封,品相中上_x000D_ _x000D_ 有些Gunzburg的郵品具有其獨時性,像這信封小龍票是付掛號郵資,而同時廈門公文戳則付普通郵資,平時是用作蓋銷之用.

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