Lot# 8043

The 2023 Winter Auction - Sale 342   December 16th - 19th 2023, Hong Kong

Lot# 8043
Starting Price: 1,600 HK$
Hammer Price: 2,000 HK$
1909 (Feb - Mar), a group of two C.I.P. 4th stationery cards, with the first one sent from Newchwang to Austria, and the second one from Nankow, Chihli to Germany,

the first one was sent from Newchwang to WIEN, Austria on February 20, 1909. It bears a 1-cent and a 2-cent coiling dragon stamp and was stamped with three Newchwang Chinese-English bilingual cds. It was transited through Siberia, and there is a German arrival stamp (10 March). The card dimensions are 92x137mm. The second card was sent from Nankow, Chihli to Germany on 9 Oct 1909. It bears a 4-cent coiling dragon stamp and was stamped with a Chinese Nankow postmark. It was transited through Peking and then Peking French P.O. The card dimensions are 92.5x136mm. Nankow is a small place in Hebei Province and thus rare.