Lot# 8021

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

Lot# 8021
Starting Price: 10,000 HK$
Hammer Price: 16,000 HK$
1912 (Apr 14) Hankow to Germany, C.I.P. 4th stationery card with special format of Y-X 2.5mm,

with an additional stamp of "2 cents China" overprinted by Germany. The postage symbol was cancelled by the rare Hankow "ROC 1st Year" English-Chinese waist frame cds, and the German P.O. stamp was cancelled by the Nanking German P.O. date stamp. A banknote of Imperial Bank attached on reverse. This piece has Y-X=2.5mm, i.e., the top line of the postage symbol on the right is 2.5mm higher than the top line of the French characters. According to field research, only 6 pieces of this special version exist in the world, and this piece is from the old collection of 嚴平西Yan Pingxi.