Sale 30

Lot 154

China, 1898 (Dec. 4), decorative "mailing card" sent from Twatutia to Halle, Germany, via Tamsui, a lovely and very scarce mailing card, showing blue "K. Tamamura Yokohama/Imperial Japan" imprint at top right picturing postage stamp ship design, franked on front by 1883 5s blue New Kobans (2, one marginal), each tied by bold, complete strikes of "Twatutia Taiwan/4/DEC/98/Japan" c.d.s.'s (JG Bishop Type XII-2), with magnificent strike of "Tamsui Taiwan/5/DEC/98/Japan" c.d.s. in deep purple adjacent; reverse shows Hong Kong DE 8 98 transit c.d.s., along with Halle (Saale) 8.1.99 arrival marking; very minor, mostly inconsequential water-type stain at right, still fresh and Very Fine, a striking and rare card, with 2018 Experts & Consultants Ltd. certificate.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 30,000.

Realized HK$ 14,000

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