Auction: 19009 - The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1
October 1894, Narrow Setting
Proofs and Essays
15ca. de Villard hand-drawn essay in Indian ink and pen on wove paper (73x58mm) mounted on stout laid paper which is marked, "Ichang -" and "N.B. The design is an otter with a fish in its mouth.". There are four thin spots on the backing papers; a fine and unique essay. Photo
宜昌書信館銀壹錢伍分的費拉爾手繪設計樣票, 以印度黑墨水繪於薄的土紙, 然後再貼於厚紙上, 上寫"Ichang", 下寫英文"N.B. 設計圖案為水獺咬著一尾魚", 四邊分別為"宜昌書信館/銀壹錢伍分"的中英文. 底紙上有四小斑㸃; 獨一無二的手稿, 值得集郵家的珍藏.