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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 583

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
International 6 candareen to U.S.A. via Japan
1889 (24 Apr.) opened-out envelope from the U.S. legation to U.S.A. bearing 1ca. green (2) and 5ca. yellow (2) cancelled by Peking seal in blue with Japan Koban 10s. cancelled by I.J.P.A. Shanghai c.d.s. with a second strike alongside tying one of the 5ca., and Yokohama transit (10.5). The reverse with a fine strike of "i.g. of customs/peking" type II (day befoe month) c.d.s. in blue, Customs Shanghai (30.4), San Francisco transit (1.7) and indistinct Morgantown octagonal datestamp (3.7). Some light soiling barely detracts from this interesting cover paying double weight. Photo

The Revenue Surcharges of China, volume II, 1987 (illustrated page 845)

The latest recorded date of this Customs Peking datestamp is 25 April 1889

1889年4月24日北京美國使館寄美國剖開封,貼壹分一對及伍分兩枚,銷藍色北京橢圓中文戳,旁混貼日本小判10錢票,銷上海日本客郵戳,旁有另同一日本客郵戳蓋於伍分票之上,及蓋5月10日橫濱中轉戳,封背北京藍色I.G.海關二型日戳(日子在月份前),4月30日上海海關日戳,7月1日三藩市中轉戳,7月3日Morgantown八角型到達戳. 充滿趣味,及不可多得的雙倍郵資小龍混貼國外郵遞封._x000D_ _x000D_ 著作:1987年" The Revenue Surcharges o China,第二卷854頁圖; 記錄上最後使用此北京海關二型日戳是1889年4月25日

HK$100,000 to HK$120,000