Sale 30

Lot 160

China, 1910 (Feb. 13), double registered cover, sent from Taianfu to Germany, an oversized pre-printed envelope for the Northern Line of the Royal Chinese Tientsin-Pukow Railway; endorsed "Einschrieben!" (Printed Matter) and "via Siberien" on front, which also bears two "R" registry handstamps plus a boxed "A.R./No. 23" handstamp; postage paid on reverse by three each 2¢ green (irregular block) and 10c ultramarine (pair plus single) CIP Coiling Dragons, each of which is tied by a bilingual Taianfu lunar c.d.s.; reverse additionally shows transits from Shandong (Feb. 14), Tientsin (27 FEB) and "Tientsin Chine/28/FEVR/10/Poste Francaise"; vertical file fold of no import, some edge wear as to be expected, Very Fine, a grand cover showing an uncommon usage.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Realized HK$ 7,000


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