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Auction: 19009 - The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1
Lot: 1023

1894 Third Issue
Combination with Shanghai Local Post: 1896 (22 July) a commercial envelope to Shanghai bearing 2ca. rose-red tied by Chungking boxed datestamp in purple and a light strike of Shanghai boxed "PAID" type P3A in red with Shanghai courier post handstamp below and on the reverse, the back also shows the Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (6.8) and postman's pencil notation. A charming cover displaying a rare combination of markings. Thought to be the only third issue cover used in combination with the Shanghai Paid handstamp. A highly desirable item for any collector of the Shanghai postal system. Photo

Charles Goodwyn, November 2001

1896年7月22日重慶寄上海商業封, 貼銀貳分票, 銷紫色重慶信局方框型日戳, 旁有紅色P3A型"PAID"戳, 封背蓋8月6日藍上海工部日戳及郵差手寫記號; 相信存世只有三封蓋有上海紅色P3A型"PAID"戳混用的實寄封, 為研究上海郵政系統乃至中國郵政史的集郵家不可或缺的罕有素材._x000D_ _x000D_ 源流: 2001年11月Charles Goodwyn.

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