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Lot 224

China, 1895 (6 Sept.) envelope to Nancy, France bearing Dowager 3ca. orange-yellow (2, one damaged), cancelled by Peking seal in blue, matching "I.G. of Customs/Peking" origin and "Customs/Tientsin" (7.9) and "Customs/Shanghai" (13.9) transit double-ring d.s., all in blue on reverse, in combination with France "Chine" 25c. (2), cancelled by "Shang-hai/Chine" c.d.s. (13.9), showing "Ligne N. Paq./Fr. No. 10" octagonal d.s. (14.9) on reverse, part of address scratched out and cover which is opened out for display has been reduced at top and back, nevertheless an attractive example of a double rate usage where the sender has applied both the Chinese and French stamps at the same time. Illustrated in Tony Kwan, Vol. I, p. 162. Chan 24.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000

Realized HK$ 17,250

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