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Lot 1129

Hong Kong, Australia : 1863 (22 July) entire from Sydney to Hong Kong (8.9) "(per) Bombay" bearing New South Wales Corbould 6d pair, tied by "Sydney/N.S.W." duplex, with "Hong Kong/C" arrival c.d.s. (post-adhesive c.d.s. with hyphen between Hong and Kong; Webb figure 19, type A) in blue (the earliest recorded example in this colour), left adhesive with straight edge, corner fault on other, splitting along folds as customary for this correspondence, carried on the P&O "Bombay" to Galle and "Emeu" from Galle to Hong Kong, which left Galle on 21 July. "Emeu's" shaft broke on 3 Aug., and she was forced to set sail and was ultimately towed to Hong Kong by "Pekin", arriving three days late. Ex Lee Scamp.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000

Realized HK$ 11,500

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