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Auction: CSS60 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 5678

Hong Kong
Covers and Cancellations
Instructional Marks
Paid Only to Hong Kong: 1869 (20 July) Wingate cover to Swatow "bearing 1861-62 10c. blue-green tied by cork cancellation and Haverhill, Mass despatch c.d.s. alongside, San Francisco transit (4.8) both just overstruck by a good strike of the very rare "paid only/to hong kong" the reverse with Hong Kong (5.9) and Swatow (9.9) c.d.s. Very fresh and a fine, clean cover.

Believed to be one of only two covers bearing this instructional mark and this lot is accompanied by an article by Mick Goldsmith on this postmark. Photo

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