HK045_Main WITHOUT code


166 1897 (15 June) A mixed franking Japanese picture postcard to Tientsin locally, bearing the Red Revenue large revenue surcharged 2c on 3c, tied by single ring ‘TIENTSIN/I.J.P.O’ Japanese P.O. cancel, alongside with overprinted “”China’ on Japanese Chrysanthemum 4c (top left corner damaged) tied by the same cancel, with the same cancellation underneath, damaged at the right side. extremely rare. With Peter Holcombe cert. 1997. Photo HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


167 1897 (24 Apr.) A stampless unaddressed cover, tied by bilingual ‘PAID’ in red frame at top right and ‘CUSTOMS/CANTON’ cds at left bottom, toned. Photo HK$ 1,600 - 2,000 168 1897 (28 May) An incoming cover from USA to Tientsin, on front with SUA 5c brown, tied by NEW HEAVEN’ machine roller cancel, on reverse , with ‘SANFRANCISCO/28.5.97’ transit. ‘?POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI/23.6.97’ and ‘SHANGHAI’ Dollar chop arrival cds, date not clear. with contents. Photo HK$ 2,000 - 3,000




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