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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5230

1898-1910 Chinese Imperial Post
Sun and Moon
Tsimo: 1903 (5 June) envelope to Berlin bearing C.I.P. 10c. tied by a superb strike of this distinctive datestamp with Kiaochow 5c. (2) tied by Tsingtau c.d.s. (23.6) and, on the reverse, Kiaochow bilingual c.d.s. (21.6) and Berlin arrival (31.7). Addressed to the director of the German Mission. The postmark has been improved by additional painting in, there is a small cover fault at top. Photo

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