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Lot 40226 – China » Foreign Post Offices » Russian Post Offices

1898One of the earliest items from Port Arthur, with black “CHIFU/POCHTOV.KONTORA” (T&S type 2) and blue “SHANKHAI/POCHTOVAYA KONTORA” (T&S type 1) cds’s

1898 (May 18) 3k stationery card to Hamburg, uprated with Arms 1k for the overseas rate, tied by “PORT ARTHUR/POCHT.KONT” (Type 1) cds’s, showing alongside black “CHIFU/POCHTOV.KONTORA” (T&S type 2) and blue “SHANKHAI/POCHTOVAYA KONTORA” (T&S type 1) cds’s in transit,Hong Kong and Hamburg ds in addition, despatched about a month after the office in Port Arthur was opened, being one of the earliest known examples, and rare combination with the postmarks in China.

Provenance: Raymond Casey

Michel Mi. 45

Estimate 750 – 1’000 EUR
Auction date Wed 16 Jun 2021 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 1’100