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China Philately Vol. I Foreign Post Offices

Treaty Ports

envelope forwarded with CHUNGKING LOCAL POST to Shanghai

envelope from Chungking to German Post Office Shanghai

description: 1893 Nov envelope from Chungking to Shanghai, franked with pair 2c red, Perf.11 1/2 (Liv.E3), cancelled by purple/red "CHUNGKING LOCAL POST", red circular framed 'PAID' alongside, Shanghai Local Post backstamp of Nov 7 /
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
hammer price: HK$ 4,600
description: 1894 envelope from Chungking to German Post office at Shanghai, franked with 2c rose/red, cancelled by boxed purple/red cancellation of Dec 25, showing on front boxed cancellation of Ichang and transit and arrival marks on the reverse
auction: 296th Koehler / Wiesbaden
starting price: 300 DEM
hammer price: 1,150 DEM

stationery card with CHUNGKING I.P.O. SHANGHAI AGENCY cancellation to Shanghai

description: 1894 2c blue postcard (Liv.PC1), used 1895 Oct 28 from A.E.N. near Chungking to Mrs. Robert Little in Shanghai, framed bilingual CHUNGKING in purple/red of Oct 29, "CHUNGKING I.P.O. SHANGHAI AGENCY" c.d.s. of Nov 11 and Shanghai Local Post c.d.s. the same day /
The correspondence includes reference to Archibald Little and the arrival of Dr.L.Little. The lack of any intermediate transit marks would indicate this card was carried directly to Shanghai on one of Little's own boats. The Shanghai agency mark is rarely found as an arrival mark.
condition: light fold, fine
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
hammer price: HK$ 20,700