Lot# 7059

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

Lot# 7059
Starting Price: 10,000 HK$
Hammer Price: 12,000 HK$
3 Feb 1899, a C.I.P 1st series stationery card bearing 2 types of AMOY dollar chops in black and brown colors sent for international mail to Germany, and thus very desirable.

3 Feb 1899, a C.I.P. 1st series 1-cent stationery card, sent from Amoy to Germany, uprated with three 1-cent coiling dragon stamps, and mixed with one HK-Victoria 4-cent stamp, cancelled by 2 types of Amoy dollar chops. The first set of 3 brown Amoy dollar chops stamped on the 1-cent postage mark and the strip of coiling dragon stamps. The next day, when it was prepared to send over to Hong Kong, a black dollar chop was cancelled for despatch. The front side also bears the HK transit c.d.s. and German arrival mark. 

This is a rare example of having 2 types of Amoy dollar postmarks in different colors used at the time. For sake of being precise, there is possibly a cut of about 1mm on the lower left edge of the postal card, but it does not affect the postal historical importance reflected in this C.I.P. stationery card.