Sale 30

Lot 150

China, 1897 (May 3), cover sent from Hankow to Grangemouth, Scotland, forwarded to Portobello, splendid and attractive cover, with reverse showing "Customs/MAY 3/1897/Hankow" origin c.d.s., with front of cover bearing a pair of Hong Kong 10c red Victoria issues, each tied by Hankow May 3 c.d.s.'s; reverse shows Shanghai May 7, Grangemouth June 14 & 15 transits, plus 1d violet Great Britain Victoria added and cancelled at Portobello on June 14, with a second Portobello June 16 receiver on reverse; interesting letter enclosed, Fine to Very Fine, fresh and lovely; a rare combination and usage.
Estimate HK$ 30,000 - 40,000.



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