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Imperial China

The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part 1)
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  • Lot# : 5339 Imperial China

    1870: Cover from Shanghai to Lyon, endorsed "via Brindisi", bearing Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with Cérès 1872 10 c. brown and 80 c. rose, cancelled by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge, the Siège tied in addition by "SHANG-HAI 25 MARS 75 CHINE" cds, framed PD and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. 8 MAI 75 MOD." cds, both in red alongside. Reverse with Lyon arrival (May 9) cds. Fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to France in the July 1871 tariff.rnProvenance: 148. Corinphila sale (Feb. 2007), lot 1993.
    Starting bid : 150 CHF
    Hammer price : 340 CHF

    Lot# : 5340 Imperial China

    1872: Double rate Envelope from the French PO in Shanghai to Brussels, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing two horizontal pairs of Cérès 1872 80 c. rose, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge with crisp "SHANG-HAI 15 AOUT 75 CHINE" cds as well as framed PD, framed APRES LE DÉPART and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. MOD 2 OCT. 75" cds, all in red alongside. Reverse with transit and arrival cds's (Oct 8) from Granges and Bruxelles. Few nibbed perfs, nevertheless a fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to this rare destination in the July 1871 tariff. Signed A. Diena and Calves.
    Starting bid : 250 CHF
    Hammer price : 850 CHF

    Lot# : 5341 Imperial China

    French PO's in China 1901 (Nov 27): Envelope from Shanghai to Mananjary Madagascar, bearing Sage 25 c. black on rose ovpt. CHINE in red, tied by "SHANG-HAI CHINE 27 NOV 01" datestamp, Marseille La Reunion octogonal Shipmail's datestamp (Jan 6, 1902) alongside. Reverse with arrival (Jan. 22, 1902) cds in blue. Cover with folds and wear, nevertheless an appealing item to a destination of outmost rarity from China.
    Starting bid : 100 CHF
    Hammer price : 400 CHF
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