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Auction: 19009 - The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1
Lot: 1009

Chungking
1894 Second Issue
Covers
1894 (Nov.) Captain Binns envelope to Shanghai bearing horizontal pair of 2ca. [7-8] in bright orange-red, cancelled by fine strikes of the small circle "chungking/local post" in violet; alongside there is a light strike of the Shanghai Local Post "paid" in circle (type SP IV) in red and, on the reverse, the Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (7.11) struck in blue. Covers bearing the second issue stamps are exceedingly scarce and this is believed to be one of only two covers used in combination with the Shanghai Paid handstamp. Photo

provenance:
E.N Lane, October 1987


At this time, Chungking was not a office of the Shanghai Local Post system and 1c. per ounce was paid to the Shanghai Local Post when this cover received the Paid handstamp


1894年11月重慶寄上海封, 貼第二次版橙紅色銀貳分橫雙連票一對, 銷紫重慶工部"經"字無日期小圓戳, 左旁蓋上海工部紅色小圈"PAID"戳(SP IV型), 封背蓋7月11日藍色上海工部日戳; 貼用第二次版重慶郵票的實寄封異常罕見, 並且再蓋了上海"PAID"戳, 更稀罕, 相信存世只有二封, 此為其一._x000D_ _x000D_ 源流: 1987年E.N Lane; 按此時重慶尚未納入上海工部書信館郵政系統, 而上海工部會按每安士收壹分郵資, 故此封到上海時蓋上"PAID"戳.

Estimate
HK$10,000 to HK$12,000