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Lot 222

China, 1895 (13 Apr.) envelope to London (25.5) bearing on reverse Dowager 2ca. and 4ca., light gum staining around perfs., cancelled by Peking seal in blue, matching "Customs/Peking" origin (type D) and "Customs/Tientsin" (14 & 15.4) and "Customs/Shanghai" (19.4) transit double-ring d.s. in blue on reverse, and on front Hong Kong 2c. irregular block of five and 5c. pair, cancelled by "Shanghai/C" c.d.s. (19.4). An outstanding combination cover sent through the British Post Office, and a fine and rare franking composed of the 2ca. and 4ca. values to make up the 6 candarins double rate for letters with both the domestic and foreign postage (20c.) applied by the sender. Chan 23, 25.
Estimate HK$ 50,000 - 60,000

Realized HK$ 57,500

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