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Lot 3204

Hong Kong, 1916 censored envelope from a World War I vessel sinking, originally sent from Isle of Man to an Engineer aboard the S.S. Helenus at Shanghai, via Hong Kong (1.9) redirected to Vladivostok, Hong Kong (2.11), Liverpool (5.12) and New York (26.12), showing "Damaged by Immersion/in Sea Water" framed h.s. in violet, with "Deficient Postage__/Fine__" h.s. (Proud I220, recorded by Proud used in 1874 and again in 1920) with "6" charge and censor tape at top, envelope opened out for display, adhesive floated off (partial Isle of Man c.d.s. alongside mainly covered by censor tape), edge and other faults, the earliest recorded date of reuse of the rare postage due handstamp, a very unusual combination of wreck mail and postage due.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

Realized HK$ 13,800

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