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Lot 147

China, 1896 (Aug. 4), "Customs Tientsin" postage due cover, from Connecticut to Tientsin, a lovely cover, with original correspondence from daughter to mother; franked by 5¢ Grant and tied by New Haven Aug 4 '96 cancel; front also bears, in red, double-ring "Customs/SEP 13/96/Tientsin" dater at lower left, showing that postage due was applied; reverse with Tacoma, Wash. AUG 10 and U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China SEP 8 transits, Very Fine, a nice usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.


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