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Auction: CSS74 - Fine Stamps of China and Hong Kong
Lot: 1442

Hong Kong
Postal History
1959 (23 Apr.) a commercial letter from Hamburg to Canton "p overland mail vial Marseilles", prepaid via Thurn and Taxis postal system, with Hamburg despatch, Valenciennes (25.4) and Marseilles (26.4) c.d.s. The flap bears a fine strike of the very rare Hong Kong broken ring (type 12) arrival c.d.s. (5.6) struck in blue-black.

This is the latest date of this postmark recorded by Proud and the only example known on this correspondence. A very fine example of this rare and elusive datestamp and the key items of Hong Kong postal markings. Photo


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