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Lot 153

China, 1898 (Nov. 17), registered cover sent from Hankow to Brussels, via Hong Kong, an absolutely pristine cover addressed to the Belgian Minister of Railways, Posts and Telegraphs, franked by a breathtaking horizontal pair of 10c CIP Coiling Dragons tied by bilingual Hankow 17 NOV 98 Large Dollar chop; front also bears large "R" registry handstamp at top center and, at lower left, a vertical pair of 10c Hong Kong black on red Queen Victorias, tied by "Hong Kong/C/NO 26/98" dater, a second strike of which appears on the reverse, alongside a Brindisi 22 DIC transit and charming vertical oval "Bruxelles (Réception)/24/DECE/20-21/98" receiver, along with an intact angels-holding-scissors (?) design red wax seal; light vertical file fold of no consequence, Very Fine, we dare you to find a prettier cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Realized HK$ 6,000

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