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Auction: CSS74 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 1122

1897 New Currency Surcharges
1897 (28 Sept.) double weight envelope to France "Per French Post" bearing horizontal pairs of Large Figures, Narrow Setting 2c. on 2ca. variety imperforated between stamp and interpanneau margin with wide setting 10c. on 12ca. (pane II [13-14] including cracked dot of yang type B) well tied by Chefoo Dollar dater with France "Chine" 50c. alongside tied by "shang-hai/chine" c.d.s., the reverse (flap missing) with Shanghai Dollar dater (30.9) and part of the arrival c.d.s. A rare and delightful franking paying double weight in addition to 4c. winter rate plus the imperf. margins variety. Photo

1897年9月28日寄法國實寄封,寫有"Per French Post",貼有慈禧壽辰紀念大字短距洋銀貳分蓋於貳分雙連票,中縫漏齒及過橋邊紙漏齒變體,及慈禧壽辰紀念大字長距洋銀壹角蓋於壹錢貳分票 (第二格位置[13-14],B型"洋"字破點) 銷廈門大圓日戳,旁貼法國客郵50仙票銷上海法國客郵戳,背蓋上海9月30日戳及部分到達戳,少見郵資。

HK$50,000 to HK$60,000

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