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Lot# 5 - Auction 227-233

  • Lot# : 5 Imperial China

    1897: Cover from Tientsin to La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland franked by January 1897 Small Figures 10 c. on 9 ca. dull green and Large Figures 2 c. on 2 ca. dull yellow-green (2½ mm. spacing) in a horizontal pair, one with central file fold, tied on despatch by 'Pa-kua' handstamps in brown with corresponding TIENTSIN Dollar chop at lower left (Dec 18). France 'Chine' 25 c. black on lilac applied for onward transmission and tied by 'Shanghai / Chine' cds (Christmas Day). Reverse with SHANGHAI Dollar chop in black and Chaux De Fonds arrival cds (Feb 2). Cover sensibly opened for display, a fresh and fine cover.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 11,000 CHF