Sale 31

Lot 1514

Japan, 1885 (Apr. 2), cover sent from Tokyo to Roubaix, France, bearing Cherry Blossom 20s rose syllabic 8 (J.S.C.A. 47, Scott 48), cancelled by "flower" foreign mail type, with matching "Tokio/Japan" thimble datestamp; transits from Yokohama (Apr. 3), New York (Apr. 25) and Paris (May 8), plus Roubaix receiver (May 9); cover has torn backflap from opening, Fine to Very Fine usage, a lovely single-franking foreign mail usage of the 20-sen value.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000.

Realized HK$ 19,000

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