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Lot 3310

Hong Kong, Senders' Handstamps : 1898 (5 Mar.) 4c. stationery card to an overseas Chinese, Paramaribo, Surinam (5.5) via Georgetown, British Guiana (1.5) cancelled by "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. with "Basel Mission/Hong Kong" magenta oval sender's h.s. adjacent, an unusual destination. Yang P6.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000

The card shows an interesting usage from the Basel Mission in the months before the Western Branch post office was opened in the summer of 1898. See lot 3347 for a 1903 Basel Mission card sent through the branch office.

Realized HK$ 5,750

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