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Lot 3348

Hong Kong, Maritime Mail : 1867 (14 Oct.) envelope to Long Island, New York State "per San Francisco [20.11] p. 'Great Republic'" bearing 8c. pale dull orange tied "B62" with matching "Hong Kong/C" c.d.s. (on reverse) showing "China and Japan/Steam Service" red oval h.s. and U.S.A. "10" due h.s., rated "4", adhesive with pre-application damaged corner at lower right, envelope with vertical filing fold at extreme right (not affecting adhesive) and some minor peripheral ageing not overly detracting from this very rare usage, with less than ten Hong Kong covers with the China-Japan Steam Service handstamp believed known (8c. Hong Kong ship letter rate + U.S.A. 10c. "blanket" rate before the November 1867 8c. rate under the 1867 U.S.-Hong Kong Treaty). S.G. 11.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Realized HK$ 36,800

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