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China Philately Vol. II The Chinese Empire

New Currency surcharges 1897

DOMESTIC MAIL Shanghai to Chinkiang
Description: 1897 Sep 1, registered envelope from Shanghai to Chinkiang, franked on the obverse with small surcharge 3mm '8c on 6ca' brown, tied by SHANGHAI dollar chop of despatch in blue, large handstruck 'R' in red, very light dollar chop arrival backstamp /
Note: Double domestic registered rate of 8 cents.
Canc.: blue dollar chop "SHANGHAI 1 SEP 97" and red "R", (back: brown "CHINKIANG 14 SEP 97")
Auction: SOTHEBY'S and CORINPHILA in association / Hong Kong 1998
Minimum bid: HK$ 20,000.00
Hammer price: HK$ 20,700.00

DOMESTIC MAIL Shanghai to Soochow
Description: 1897 Sep 25, printed envelope from Shanghai to Soochow, franked on the obverse with vertical strip of three large sucharges on redrawn issue, 1 1/2mm '2c on 2ca' pale-green, tied by SHANGHAI dollar chop cancellations of despatch in blue, Soochow dollar chop of arrival on the reverse of Sep 26 /
Note: Triple domestic rate of 6 cents.
Canc.: blue dollar chop "SHANGHAI 25 SEP 97"
Condition: Roughly opened at the top.
Auction: SOTHEBY'S and CORINPHILA in association / Hong Kong 1998
Minimum bid: HK$ 6,000.00
Hammer price: HK$ 12,650.00