Sale 30

Lot 138

China, 1886 (Dec. 21), 3ca Small Dragon and 25c French Post Office combination cover, sent Peking to Haiphong and forwarded to Hanoi, a splendid and highly attractive cover, franked on reverse by 3ca rough perforation Small Dragon, tied by "I.G. of Customs/DEC 21,86/Peking" c.d.s. in blue and matching light seal cancel; reverse additionally shows "Customs/DEC 28/86/Shanghai" in black, where a French 25c was affixed and cancelled by one of two strikes of "Shang-Haï/29/DEC/86/Chine" c.d.s.'s; front and back note Hai-phong 8 JANV 87 arrivals, one military, with reverse showing Hong Kong JA 2 87 transit and Hanoi JANV 14 receiver, Very Fine and choice, a wonderful, clean and fresh cover with an excellent usage as well.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.

Realized HK$ 22,000

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