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Lot 2692



Treaty Ports: Shanghai, 1861 (10 Nov.) printed circular from Kanagawa to Batavia, showing the very rare "Shanghae/Paid/C" c.d.s. with serifed letters in red (7.12; slightly enhanced), with matching also very rare "Shanghae/C" c.d.s. with serifed letters and "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (11.12) on reverse, rated "4" (pence ship letter fee Kanagawa to Shanghai), "4" (pence, charge for Shanghai to Singapore by P&O packet): and "25" (cents, Dutch Indies delivery charge), some small splitting along folds, fine and very important, with less than ten covers recorded by Proud with the "Shanghae/Paid" serifed c.d.s. and predating his and Webb's earliest recorded examples of both Shanghae c.d.s., making this by their records the earliest known usage of both Shanghae serifed marks, all enhanced by its being a printed matter usage, which in turn is further enhanced by its Japan origin with its probably the earliest known printed matter usage from Kanagawa (the small foreign community), a fantastic usage both from the Japanese perspective and the Shanghai marks, further enhanced by the Netherlands Indies destination.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000


THE VERY RARE SERIFED SHANGHAE PAID C.D.S. ON PROBABLY THE EARLIEST KNOWN PRINTED MATTER USAGE FROM KANAGAWA.

Both of the serifed Shanghae cancellations were locally made and apparently were used until cancellers ordered from London arrived. They had been recorded by Proud used only during a three-month period: 24.12.61-7.2.62 in the case of the "Shanghae/Paid" and 24.12.61-23.2.62 for the "Shanghae" c.d.s.

Mail to Batavia transferred to HNMN (Dutch) steamer at Singapore (probably "Java").
Heretofore, the earliest printed matter usage from Kanagawa was thought to be in 1862 (two recorded from that year).


 
Realized HK$ 230,000



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