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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5270

Foreign Post Offices
German Post Office
1898 45 Degree overprint
3pf. bistre-brown, fine used with a neat and central strike of Shanghai 1898 (23 July) type 2 c.d.s.. A fine and desirable example of this very rare stamp. Three guarantee handstamps on the reverse with Willmann, Richter and Bothe. Briefmarkenprufstelle Certificate (2001). Mi. 1b; Chan FG1a; S.G 1a. Photo

This stamp, in used condition, is one of the rarest German Colonies stamps. There is a premium for those cancelled in Shanghai; these were mainly used on wrappers mailing the Deutche Zeitung Fur China

HK$80,000 to HK$100,000

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