Lot# 8020

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

Lot# 8020
Starting Price: 4,000 HK$
Hammer Price: 8,000 HK$
1912 (Apr 22) Nanking to Shanghai, C.I.P. 4th stationery card with special format of Y-X 2mm,

cancelled by the Nanking Chinese-English half-cut small round cds. There was no arrival stamp. Since the Republic of China government was officially established in January 1912, the words "Qing Dynasty" on the postal card were hand-stamped and overprinted in red with "China". In addition, this is an important special version of the Qing Dynasty's fourth postal card, with Y-X = 2mm, i.e., the top line of the postage symbol on the right is 2mm higher than the top line of the French characters. According to field research, only 9 pieces of this special version exist based upon market survey.