Lot# 7004

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

Lot# 7004
Starting Price: 15,000 HK$
Hammer Price: 15,000 HK$
24 Sep 1907, a very rare T.P.O. mail in use of "Peking-Kalgan Train P.O." to Fengtai, Tientsin on C.I.P. 2nd series stationery card.

24 Sep 1907, a C.I.P. 2nd series stationery card with Peking-Kalgan Train PO (17th day, 8th month, lunar year DingWei) to Shanghai, cancelled by "Peking-Kalgan Train P.O. / Train car no.1" c.d.s., a lunar datestamp of "Kalgan / Tienstin", Fengtai lunar c.d.s. A rare Train PO usage on C.I.P. 2nd series stationery card.

The Peking-Kalgan Railway was the first railway in China designed and built by Chinese people. It runs from Peking to Kalgan in Hebei Province. It was officially opened in 1909, starting from Fengtai Liucuan in Peking and passing through Kuankow to Kalgan Station. This stationery card, sent in September 1907, is likely one of the earliest examples of its kind, making it valuable for collectors.