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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5041

1885-88 Small Dragon Issues
International 6 candareen to U.S.A. via Japan: 1889 (24 Apr.) opened-out envelope from the U.S. legation to U.S.A. bearing 1ca. green (2) and 5ca. yellow (2) cancelled by Peking seal in blue with Japan Koban 10s. cancelled by I.J.P.A. Shanghai c.d.s. with a second strike alongside tying one of the 5ca., and Yokohama transit (10.5). The reverse with a fine strike of "i.g. of customs/peking" type II (day before month) c.d.s. in blue, Customs Shanghai (30.4), San Francisco transit (1.7) and indistinct Morgantown octagonal datestamp (3.7). Some light soiling barely detracts from this interesting cover paying double weight. Photo

The Revenue Surcharges of China, volume II, 1987 (illustrated page 845)

The latest recorded date of this Customs Peking datestamp is 25 April 1889

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