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Lot 3347

Hong Kong, Branch Offices - Western Branch : 1903 (7 Apr.) Q.V. 4c. stationery card written from Hoksuha posted in Hong Kong ("Basel Mission" red sender's h.s.) to Morges, Switzerland (22.5) cancelled by "Victoria/Hong Kong" c.d.s. (21.4), showing "Hong-Kong/W.B" type B origin c.d.s. with index F (20.4; RRR, Proud D3) adjacent, few trivial light creases, fine and fresh usage later than recorded by Proud. From the Philippe Orsetti collection.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000

The Basel Mission handstamp is corroborative of the Western Branch origin, with other cards from this origin extant showing this rare branch usage.

Realized HK$ 3,680

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