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Lot# 17 - Auction 284 - 290

  • Lot# : 17 Imperial China

    Round the world cover 1888: Cover from Nikolajevsk to Havant, Great Britain, readressed via Canada to the German post office in Shanghai, readressed again to Havant, bearing Russia 1884 Imperial Arms 7 kop. blue tied by faint NIKOLAEVSK cds, HAVANT arrival (Nov 9), new franking QV 4 d. adhesive, despatched Nov 15 via Canada with Windsor Ontario (Nov 29) and San Francisco Steamship (Dec 8) transit, "US POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI" arrival (Jan 14, 1889), "SHANGHAI LOCAL POST" in blue, finally readressed back to Great Britain and despatched registered at the German PO in Shanghai with German Empire precursor (Mi V41+V42) adhesives, tied by cds of the Imperial Postagentur (Jan 15) with matching registration label alongside, transit Brindisi, Modane & "LONDON REGISTERED (Feb 18, 1889). As to be expected some wear and tear, nevertheless an extremely scarce usages and postmark combination, an impressive combination franking.
    Starting bid : 750 CHF
    Hammer price : 750 CHF