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Lot 59

China, Customs Mail Matter/Canton : 1887 (1 Aug.) envelope to Peking, showing "Canton Customs/Mail Matter" oval h.s., and on reverse its accompanying "Customs/Canton" type A double-ring origin d.s. of "Aug 1 87" and "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit d.s. (7.8).
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Provenance: Richard Canman, Stanley Gibbons (London), 19.10.1972, lot 16.

References: Directorate General of Posts, Ministry of Communications. The Revenue Surcharges China 1897, Vol. II, p. 830
Customs Dater (1875-1913). Philatelic Writer's Club (Taiwan, 2008), p. 21.

A rare example of mail transmitted by the Customs Postal Department and then by the Customs Post Office. An unusual "combination" cover.

Realized HK$ 109,250

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