Lot# 7038

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

Lot# 7038
Starting Price: 24,000 HK$
Hammer Price: 40,000 HK$
20 Feb 1903, another excellent hand-writing datestamp usage sent from Nanning with two handwriting c.d.s. including one cancelled in Puer and the other from Kweihsien in Kwangsi province.

20 Feb 1903, a C.I.P. 2nd series stationery card sent from Nanning, Kwangsi en route Kuaishien (now Guiyang), Wuchow, and Canton, to Shanghai.  Inland postage of postal card was good for only 1-cent without any uprate needed.  The C.I.P. stationery card was cancelled by hand-writing post marks from the Nanning Post Office (Day 23rd  of the first month, 29th year, i.e. 20 Feb 1903 in the era of Kwangxu Emperor).  The card also bears hand-written post marks from Kweihsien PO (Day first of the 2nd month, 29th year), Wuchow bilingual bisected c.d.s., and Canton transit mark.  It was then forwarded to the Shanghai Local Post Office.  The use of two hand-written postmarks on a stationery card is extremely rare.