lot # 15 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive
Canton,. 1878 (16 Jan) Canton to Edinburgh. Light but clear strike of “Customs Canton” origin cds on reverse. Cover ‘via Brindisi’ bearing Hong Kong QV 16c stamp, tied by ‘C1’ killer with Canton 16 Jan cds alongside. Transit Hong Kong (16 Jan), Brindisi (22 Feb), to arrive Edinburgh (23 Feb). Part of flap missing not affecting stamps or cancellations. Only 5 covers from Customs Canton prior to the Large Dragon issue were recorded, and this is one of three from the Hobson correspondence.
廣州寄比利時, 蓋廣州関日戳發出, 經廣州英國郵局。大龍郵票發行之前, 僅見5件從廣州關發出郵件。