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Special Features: Customs Tamsuy | 拍品介紹:1878 淡水関寄往倫敦


【Special Features: Customs Tamsuy, 1878 (3 Jan) Tamsuy (Taiwan) to London.】

Strong and clear strike of Customs Tamsuy in red, annotated ‘First Mail Steamer’. Hong Kong QV 16c yellow stamp cancelled yb ‘D27’ killer, with Amoy (9 Jan) cds alongside. Arrived London (23 Feb). Opened out, part of flap missing, affecting a transit cds. Original letter sent by Walter Lay within. Lay joined the IMC in 1862 and was the Commissioner of Tamsuy Customs between 1877-1881. Auction record: Warwick & Warwick, 1 April 1998, lot 850.       

Realized: HK$900,000

【拍品介紹|1878 淡水関寄往倫敦】

附帶原信,信封已裁開方便展示。發信人Walter Thurlow Lay,中文名李華達,李泰國之弟,1862年加入海關,1877年10月1日,從閩海關副稅務司兼總辦調任淡水關海關稅務司(11月 9日履新)。1881年5月1日,任山海關稅務司(8月 9日履新)。

成交價: HK$900,000

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