9 – 12 December 2017
China: Collections and Accumulations
Starting bid: 50 000 HKD
Hammer price: 84 000 HKD
1897 (Jan 29) Peking to Shanghai stampless cover, bearing a bluish circular CHINESE IMPERIAL POST OFFICE -PEKING POSTAGE PAID cachet, along with I.G. OF CUSTOMS Peking cds. On reverse showing brown Customs Shanghai arrival. The POSTAGE PAID cachet was prepared for use in the Imperial Post period (1897 Feb 2) due to the insufficient postage stamps supply in the new...