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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 586

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
International 9 candareen Rate
1888 (Nov.) envelope to London bearing 1ca. green, 3ca. mauve and 5ca. pale ochre tied by large double-oval "customs house/wuhu" cancellations with France 25c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. (9.11), the reverse (flap missing) with French packet datestamp and London (14.12) arrival. Spectacular and a rare Customs House cover. Photo

Wuhu did not have a seal obliterator so the Customs House postmark was occasionally employed as a cancellation

1888年11月蕪湖寄倫敦實寄封,貼壹分,三分及伍分各一枚,銷大型雙圈橢圓蕪湖關戳,而旁邊一枚25仙的法國票則銷11月9日上海法國客郵戳,封背有法國定期郵輪戳及12月14日倫敦到達戳,較特別及少見的蕪湖關郵戳封._x000D_ _x000D_ 蕪湖並沒有橢圓中文戳,故常以海關戳來蓋銷郵票

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