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Special Features: Lithograph Issue | 拍品介紹: 日本版蟠龍郵票

【Special Features:  Lithograph Issue】

IJPO combination, 1897 Shanghai (21 Oct.) registered envelope to Baltimore, Md., U.S.A. (24.11).  On reverse “Shanghai Customs/Mail Matter” oval h.s. (type II) in blue, another impressed on the wax seal. Then franked with I.C.P. 1c., 4c., 5c., and 10c. cancelled by “Shanghai” dollar chop (22.10) in blue, and bearing on front Japan Koban 10s. pair cancelled by “Shanghai/ I.J.P.O.” c.d.s. (23.10), with “R” unframed h.s. in red and “R (framed) Shanghai” h.s. in red adjacent. Late usage of the Customs Mail Matter handstamp, withdrawn from use on 31 December 1897, so stamps were applied.  Annotated “Per ‘s/s Rio’ via Honolulu” and via Yokohama (28.10) and San Francisco (17.11).

Major James Starr, Sotheby’s (London), 11-13.9.91, lot 603; Zurich Asia (Hong Kong), 10.5.01, lot 29; Benjamin Y.K. Hwa, “Covers with Customs Mail Matter Chops Conforming (to) the History of Chinese Registered Mail Service”, Journal of China Philately, Vol. 2 (2007), p. 12.

Realized: HK$360,000



成交價: HK$360,000

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