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Lot 158

China, 1901 (Oct. 21), 1¢ pink ICP postal card, locally used in Tientsin, addressed to a German lieutenant at the Horse Depot, the indicia cancelled by a bilingual single-circle "Tientsin/21 OCT/01" c.d.s.; card is a pre-printed announcement for a rehearsal of the Tientsin Orchestral Society (even during wartime, apparently, the band played on), and the lieutenant's attendance "is urgently requested"; reverse bears blue black Max Schwing/Sondershausen [Germany] company mark; clipped top left corner, central vertical fold, Fine to Very Fine, an interesting card.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.

Realized HK$ 800

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