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1874 (18 Aug). Peking to Chefoo. Cover with orignial letter addresssed to William Hancock, privately carried. It was written by Robert Bredon to encourage Hancock in his new job. Probably the earliest surviving Chefoo Customs mail, predating Customs cds of Peking and Chefoo. William Hancock went on becoming a famous figure serving in several post offices throughout China. Many of the finest Large Dragon covers are from his correspondence.

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