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Lot 25

1871, 1ca violet postal card and 1ca on 6ca red Provisional overprint, used Shanghai to Ningpo (Chan LS77. Scott 64. Livingston PC1 Type A, plus #70), a splendid, superb quality 1ca Shanghai Local Post card, uprated by a beautiful example of the very rare 1ca on 6ca gray First Candareen Provisional Small Dragon surcharge in red (Chan #LS77, Scott #64), each cancelled by a choice strike of "Shanghai Local Post Office" small garter cancel in blue; front additionally shows lovely violet "Melcher's & Co/Shanghai" oval forwarding agents handstamp cachet; card is addressed to the British Settlement in Ningpo, pristine, Very Fine, simply a magnificent and rare showpiece.
Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000.

Realized HK$ 65,000


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