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AVA’s Inaugural Auction—Special Features 香港首拍 拍品介紹

1844. 帶有香港第一任總督砵甸乍(璞鼎查)親筆簽字的公文封

Sir Henry Pottinger, the first governor of Hong Kong, will grace our Inaugural Auction. With his signature on this ‘On Her Majesty’s Service’ cover to invoke the frank-free privelege, this might well be the earliest On Service cover of Hong Kong. Compare this with his signature in the 1842 Treaty of Nanking which concluded the Opium War.

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