Sale 30

Lot 149

China, 1897 (Apr. 22), Red Revenue cover to Rev. JR Hykes, from Foochow to Shanghai, from the extensive Hykes correspondence, this cover is franked by a very pretty Small 2¢ on 3¢ Red Revenue, which is tied by a socked-on-the-nose Foochow AP 22/97 small Customs dater; reverse bears a brown (perhaps originally black) Shanghai Customs receiver dated APR 25; cover somewhat toned and missing lower left corner, Fine and scarce.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.

Realized HK$ 50,000

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