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Lot 185

China, Small Dragon cover : 1892 (30 July) registered envelope to Copenhagen, Denmark (14.9) bearing 1885 rough perf. 12½ 5ca. and 1888 perf. 11½-12 1ca. and 3ca. pair and single, the first two stamps cancelled by seal in blue, and the 3ca. stamps cancelled by "Registered" framed h.s. in blue, with another strike on reverse, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" double-ring origin d.s. and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (4.8), in combination with France 25c. pair cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (5.8), another strike of which ties the 3ca. pair, with "R" framed h.s. in red also tying the 3ca. single, showing "Ligne N/Paq. Fr. No. 6" octagonal d.s. on reverse, very fine and highly appealing Small Dragon registered cover sent at the 15 candarins foreign single rate (9ca. postage + 6ca. registration). Chan 18-20.
Estimate HK$ 200,000 - 250,000

Realized HK$ 230,000

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