Lot# 7027

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

Lot# 7027
Starting Price: 4,000 HK$
2 Sep 1931, an important historical archive to witness the "918 Incident" through this ROC overprint stationery card.

2 Sep 1931 a ROC seventh edition of 1-cent junk overprinted "For Use in Jilin-Heilongjiang" stationery card, uprated with one 1-cent junk ovpt., 4-cent junk ovpt., and a 10-cent junk ovpt., cancelled by 4 Harbin English-Chinese triple-grid datestamp. Additionally, it bears the company seal of "SIMPSONS AGENOTES P.O. Box 276 / HARBIN - MANCHURIA". This postal card was handwritten on 2 Sept and placed in a mailbox. The postal card is well-preserved.
Due to the outbreak of the 18 Sept 1931 Mukden Incident (also known as the "918 Incident"), postal delivery was suspended until approximately one month later. This item serves as a rare historical witness to the early days of the North Eastern Resistance during the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War following the imperative Mukden Incident.