lot # 12 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive
Chefoo,. 1877 (8 Dec) Chefoo to England. "Customs Chefoo" origin cds on reverse. Cover 'via Brindisi' franked with French 40c stamp, cancelled by '5104' diamond of dots, with 'Shang-hai, Chine' cds (13 Dec) alongside. Arrived Birmingham (27 Jan 1878). Only 4 covers with Customs Chefoo datestamp prior to the Large Dragon issue were recorded, this is the only one outgoing. Provenance: P.I. Padget. John Bull, 18.11.95 lot 582.
烟臺寄英國, 蓋烟臺関日戳, 經上海法國客郵寄出。大龍郵票發行之前, 僅見4件帶烟臺關日戳郵件, 而這是唯一一件從烟臺寄出的。