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Lot 383

North China, 1949-50, pair of covers, one a 1949 (July 25) North China cover franked by $120 olive green 28th Anniversary of Chinese Communist Party (Scott #NC386) tied by Changyuan bilingual dater, with Acknowledgement of Receipt slip dated Aug. 7 at Shanxi on reverse; the other a North East China cover bearing a First Print $2500 yellow Tien An Men (#NE166) tied by indistinct 50.7.12 comb dater, with dotted-rim bilingual 19.7.1950 Wuchang dater on front and same-day solid-rim Hankow bridge cancel on reverse; both showing usage and opening wear, the $2500 stamp torn on opening, Fine to Very Fine, still a difficult pair of covers from the early years of the PRC.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Realized HK$ 1,400

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