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Auction: CSS37 - Fine Stamps and Covers of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 1599

1897 New Currency Surcharges
1897 (20 Feb.) envelope to Wuhu bearing ½c. on 3ca. (two pairs) tied by good strikes of the Amoy pa-kua in black with Customs Amoy c.d.s. in blue alongside and, on the reverse, good strikes of Customs Shanghai (26.2) and Wuhu (28.2). Much of the flap is missing from the envelope which does not detract from this important cover paying the 2c. rate for under ¼ ounce. There are a few minor faults but one stamps showing the wide gap between characters and value. This is an early example of the Amoy pa-kua and the earliest example of the Wuhu Customs dater. B.P.A. Certificate (2008). Photo

Covers and Cards of Empress Dowager Jubilee and its Surcharge Issues, Tony Kwan, 2011 (illustrated page 542)

1897年2日20日廈門寄蕪湖封, 貼洋銀半分蓋於三分兩對連票, 銷清晰黑色廈門八卦戳及旁蓋藍色廈門海關日戳, 封背蓋2月26日上海海關戳及2月28日蕪湖到達戳; 雖然信封舌部份有缺失, 但決不動搖這信封的重要性, 它付洋銀兩分郵資作為信函不滿半安士重的平郵郵費, 其中一票為加蓋長距; 這信封的廈門八卦戳是早期使用例及蕪湖海關戳亦是最早期使用例. 附2008年B.P.A.証書_x000D_ _x000D_ 著作: 2011年關道華著"慈禧壽辰票暨加蓋票信封圖鑑" (第542頁插圖)

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