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Autumn 2022 Sales Special Features: Canton C-1 | 秋拍拍品介紹: 廣州郵簡

【Autumn 2022 Sales Special Features: Canton C-1】

1876 (29 Mar.) printed circular to London (6.5 per docketing) “via Brindisi” bearing 6c. lilac, well-cancelled and tied “C1”,showing matching “A/Canton” origin and Hong Kong (29.3) c.d.s. on reverse, adhesive faded and light ageing, the earliest of only three recorded “C1” printed matter usages (and the only at the 6c. rate), the second-earliest of the 42 recorded “C1” covers, as well as the earliest recorded use of the second 6c. printed matter rate, an important Canton adhesive printed matter usage. Interasia, 25 Sep 2011, lot 2682.

The 6 cents rate for “papers” to U.K.via Brindisi and Marseille per revised rates published 1.1.76.

Provenance: Philip W. Ireland

【秋拍拍品介紹: 廣州】

1876年3月29日郵簡,自廣州寄倫敦,貼香港維多利亞女皇像6仙,銷C1殺手戳,旁帶“via Brindisi”字樣。背面蓋有廣州英國客郵局日戳(MR 29 76)及香港中轉戳(MR 29 76)。

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