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Sale 71

Lot 2001

Shanghai, 1874 (1 Dec.) neat envelope to "Miss Fey, Hong-Kew, Shanghai" bearing Second Candareen Provisional surcharge in blue 3ca. on 2c. rose perf. 12, cancelled by "Local Post Office Shanghai" small garter h.s. in red and showing "Shanghai/Local Post/G" c.d.s. in blue on reverse, small opening tear at top extending vertically through the flap at back, fine to very fine and a rare usage of the Candareens Provisional surcharge, predating by at least one month the January 1875 issue date ascribed by Lyons Livingston, Dr. Wei-Liang Chow and the traditional literature. Livingston 73.
Estimate HK$ 80,000 - 100,000

There is a record of a similar cover from this correspondence, which was sent on 20 April 1875.

Realized HK$ 115,000

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