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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 594

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
International 9 candareen Rate
1896 (8 Aug.) Tallieu & Co envelope addressed to Graf Fritz Zeppelin in Strassburg "by Canadian-Pacific" bearing 5ca. yellow-ochre with Dowager 4ca. tied by a single strike of Peking seal in blue with France "Chine" 25c. tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s. and, on the reverse, "i.g. of customs/peking" c.d.s., Customs Shanghai (14.8) and Strassburg arrival (23.9), with handstamp "nachzusenden nau" (to be forwarded) to Tirol, the reverse with additional Mittenwald and Scharnitz (26.9) c.d.s. Vertical folding crease, a very interesting cover and combinations of Small Dragons and Dowagers are scarce. Signed by Peter Holcombe. Photo

The Covers and Cards of the Empress Dowager Jubilee and Its Surcharges, Tony Kwan, 2011 (illustrated page 344)

L.Tallieu & Co. owned department stores in Peking and Tientsin

The Canadiam Shipping and Railway Complany linked routes between Vancouver with Hong Kong, China and Japan with the Canadian Pacific Railway, which opened in 1885. The final link for the complete transcontinental railroad was the completion of the Internarinal Railway of Maine n 1889. They also operated a service acroos the Atlantic to the port of Liverpool

1896年8月8日北京經加拿大-太平洋郵路寄德國Strassburg封,貼小龍伍分票一枚及混貼慈壽四分票一枚,銷一枚藍色北京橢圓中文戳,旁再貼一枚法國客郵25仙票,銷上海法國客郵日戳,封背有北京I.G.海關日戳,8月14日上海海關日戳,及9月23日Strassburg到達日戳,有一手蓋"nachzusenden nau" (轉寄)往Tirol戳,另有9月26日Mittenwald and Scharnitz日戳. 雖封有摺痕,但毫不影響這小龍及慈壽混貼封的珍稀性. 附有Peter Holcome的簽名._x000D_ _x000D_ 著作:2011年關道華著"慈禧壽辰票暨其加蓋票信封圖鑑"第344頁圖; L.Tallieu 在北京及天津經營百貨店; 開業於1885年的加拿大輪船及鐵路公司,及經營連接溫哥華,香港,中國及日本間的航運,它最後完成的路線是1889年往美國緬因州的鐵路,它們也經營大西洋對岸利物浦港之航路

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