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Sale 27: The Autumn Sale

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British Commonwealth - Hong Kong: Registered Covers

Lot 669    

Hong Kong, 1902 Hong Kong Registered to Peking. Letter from French Consulate at Hong Kong, addressed to Counsel of French Legation at Peking, franked QV 5c yellow (paying less common 5c per ½ ounce inter-port rate) and 10c blue (registration fee), cancelled "Registered GPO Hong Kong Ja 29 02", with Tsang type C registration label, recorded 1900-1903, but seldom seen. Back-stamped Chinese bilingual "Shanghai 1 Feb 02" transit cds, Chinese bilingual, double-oval "Peking Feb 12 1902" (Chang type XIV, over a year earlier than the examples he recorded), and French Post Office "Pekin Chine 13 Fevr 02" arrival cds, Very Fine, this type registration label has not previously been seen on inter-port mail.
Estimate    $200 - 300.

Realized: $375

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