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China Custom Mail - Domestic News wrapper - 1876 (6 Jan). North China Herald

1876 (6 Jan). North China Herald. Addressed to Hancock, I-G of Customs Peking. Hong Kong QV 2c stamp with wing margin affixed between paper and wrapper, tied by S1 killer. Forwarded with bilingual “CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI” handstamp in red to Peking. Never opened! North China Herald is the first modern newspaper of mainland China.

1876年1月6日《北華捷報》,貼香港2仙郵票,銷上海英局S1戳記,交上海関轉遞北京関韓威禮,蓋中英文“上海関”紅色戳記,報紙未被打開。《北華捷報》1850年8月30日創刊於上海,是中國內地第一份現代報紙,初為周報,1864年6月1日,改為日報《字林西報》。1924年,報社遷至外灘17號。

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