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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 584

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
International 9 candareen Rate
1887 (25 Jan.) opened out envelope to Germany bearing, on the reverse, rough perf.12½ 3ca. bright mauve horizontal strip of three (one stamp cliché 2) tied by fine strikes of Customs Tientsin c.d.s. in grey-blue plus a light strike of the despatch c.d.s. (26.1), Customs Shanghai (10.2), French packet boat and Bremen arrival (26.3); the address side with France 25c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" (15.2) c.d.s. Clean and fine.

A rare cover as the Tientsin Post Office nearly always used the seal obliterators to cancel the adhesives; the Customs c.d.s. was very seldom used as a cancellation. Photo

1887年1月25日天津寄德國剖開封,封背貼三分橫三連票(其中一枚是子模2),銷清晰灰藍色天津海關日戳,另有一枚天津1月26日配發日戳,2月10月上海海關中轉戳,經法國定期客船到歐洲,然後於3月26日到達德國Bremen,在封面貼法國25仙票,銷2月15日上海法國客郵戳,信封保存完整及清潔. 這信封珍貴之處是,一般上天津只用橢圓中文戳於郵票銷印,而用海關日戳銷印卻不多見.

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