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Auction: 19009 - The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1
Lot: 1054

Opening of Ichang Post Office
1894 (c.) a parcel label addressed to a French steamship 'Taiping Men' bearing Chungking second issue 2ca. red-orange just tied by circular Ichang Chinese handstamp in purple (Chungking Transport Company at Ichang) with endorsement indicating that 5 liang 25c. was remitted. An extremely interesting and rare item and is the only recorded forerunner bearing the second issue Chungking stamps. Photo

1894年寄法國客輪太平門號包裹貼紙, 貼重慶第二版橙紅銀貳分兩枚, 銷紫色中文"宜昌利川公司"三圈無日期戳, 上中文寫"送太平門交/法國掛子船上外銀伍兩弍錢伍分正"; 十分稀罕的郵品, 貼用重慶第二版郵票的, 相信存世只有這件.

HK$25,000 to HK$35,000