Lot# 8010

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

Lot# 8010
Starting Price: 3,000 HK$
Hammer Price: 8,000 HK$
1911 (Apr 21) Huaiyan, Chihli to Peking, C.I.P. 4th stationery card with special format of X-Y 0.5mm,

it was cancelled by a lunar datestamp of Huaiyan Chihli. Upon arrival in Peking, it was stamped with a bilingual "Peking/Jia/Xinhai March 27/Post" postmark. X-Y = 0.5mm, which means the top line of the postage symbol on the right is 0.5mm lower than the top line of the French text. This is one of the important special formats of the Qing Dynasty fourth series postal cards. There are only 11 surviving examples of this special format, making it a rare instance where this special format was actually used.