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Lot 1030

Treaty Ports - Shanghai, 1896 (8 Mar.) envelope (opened out for exhibition) from Rhodesia addressed to Shanghai, via Fife (15.3), Fort Johnston (14.4), Blantyre (27.4) and Chinde (7.5), bearing Rhodesia 1892-94 4d. cancelled by "Abercorn/B.C.A." c.d.s., probably wrongly sorted and sent to the South, hence framed "Maldirige" on front, finally properly routed via Aden (6.7), showing "Singapore/to Hong Kong/A" marine sorter c.d.s. on reverse (20.7), slight age spotting, extremely rare, with origin from remote northeastern Rhodesia town originally connected to British Central Africa before being administered by Rhodesia's British South Africa Company. Ex Gerald Simpson and the Beckemans.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000

Realized HK$ 20,700

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