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Auction: 19009 - The Treaty Ports of the Shanghai Postal System - Part 1
Lot: 1448

1896 (29 Aug.) small stampless Gunzburg envelope registered to Shanghai, crossed with red crayon and bearing a fine strike of the unframed "registered/no 265 in red and, on the reverse, a fine strike of the Chinkiang c.d.s., Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. (30.8) in red and the postman's delivery characters in red crayon. A fine and scarce use of the unframed registered handstamp, unusually without the Paid handstamp. Photo

The unframed registered handstamp was introduced in the first half of 1896, probably in June. See lot 1383

1896年8月29日鎮江寄上海掛號小型信封, 封面有紅線劃"十"字貫通, 另左下端蓋紅色無框掛號戳加手寫編碼"256", 封背蓋鎮江雙圈日戳, 及8月30日紅色上海工部到達戳及郵差紅色筆記錄. 此封所蓋紅色無框掛號戳少見, 另沒有蓋"PAID"戳亦屬罕有; 保存甚佳._x000D_ _x000D_ 無框掛號戳被使用於1896年前半年內, 可能是六月, 見lot 386.

HK$8,000 to HK$10,000