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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5039

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
Internal 3 candareen Rate: 1894 an interesting group addressed to the British Consul or his wife with 1894 (13 Oct.) envelope to Chefoo bearing 3ca. mauve tied by Peking seal in blue and, on the reverse, Peking, Tientsin type II and Chefoo Customs c.d.s. (signed by Peter Holcombe); 1894 (11 June) stampless envelope to Peking bearing Tientsin Customs c.d.s. in blue and a small manuscript "3" in blue crayon which either represents cash payment or an early postage due (signed Peter Holcombe) and 1894 (7 July) envelope to Peking bearing 1c. Chefoo Local Post tied by the Local Post c.d.s. and, on the reverse, a further strike of the despatch c.d.s. with Customs Tientsin transit c.d.s. An intriguing and desirable group. Photo

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