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Sale 75

Lot 73

China, 1897 (9 Jan.) envelope to Laucastin, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (25.2) via Yokohama (4.2) and San Francisco (20.2), showing "Postage Paid" straight-line h.s. in blue, matching "Customs/Tientsin" double-ring origin d.s., and bearing Japan Koban 5s., cancelled by "Shanghai/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. (24.1), showing on reverse "Customs/Shanghai" double-ring transit c.d.s. (24.1) in brown, envelope has a few peripheral faults, fine overseas usage.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000

Provenance: Dr. Stephen Gates, John Bull (Hong Kong), 8.3.2009, lot 2331.

Realized HK$ 23,000

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