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1881 (May 8) Cover (opened for display) to Halle (Germany), fully prepaid on departure with, on reverse, China 1878
Lot 40139
1881 (May 8) Cover (opened for display) to Halle (Germany), fully prepaid on departure with, on reverse, China 1878 Large Dragons thin paper 1ca (one short corner perf.), 3ca and 5ca (Chan 1-3), tied by blue Peking seal cancel, with matching "I.G. OF CUSTOMS/PEKING" cds, "CUSTOMS/SHANGHAI" (13.5) and arrival cds's also on back, where offsets of the "5104" lozenge are also found, entering the French P.O. with Type Sage 5c and 30c on front, tied by dotted "5104" cancel with matching "SHANG-HAÏ/CHINE" cds at left; addressee erased, a very rare combination cover including the complete set of the first Chinese issue; signed Holcombe.

Provenance: Mochi (CHF15'000 hammer price by David Feldman, lot 40612, Oct. 1984).
Condition: Yvert Y&T 64, 69 F
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