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Lot 2379

China, World War I : 1917 (Jan.) registered censored envelope from Peking to Germany (1.1.17) via U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai (23.2), bearing Germania 40pf., cancelled by c.d.s., showing "Mail service suspended/to country addressed" straight-line h.s. in violet and "Return to writer" h.s., Tientsin (6.3.18), Peking (9-13.3.18) and New York transits, the envelope opened and resealed with U.S.P.O.D. Officially Sealed labels, unusual and full of character, the envelope taking more than 14 months for its return to China.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000

Realized HK$ 51,750

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