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Lot 148

China, 1896 (Nov. 9), "To Pay" cover, sent Connecticut to Paotingfu, franked by 5¢ Grant tied by New Haven Nov 9 cancel, with red boxed "To Pay." handstamp across addressee's name; reverse bears Tacoma, Wash. NOV 15 transit, U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai DEC 27 receiver, plus two Shanghai Customs double-ring daters, one in black (Dec. 29, 1896), one in blue (JAN 19, 1897); addressed to "Tientsin/China/Paotingfu"; with original correspondence, Very Fine, a rare destination outside Peking and Tientsin.
Estimate HK$ 7,000 - 9,000.


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