lot # 3024 - 5: Hong Kong early mail
Hong Kong, 1860 (15 Feb.) flimsy envelope to James Scott, Royal Marines, H.M.S. Queen, Portsmouth (26.3) "via Marseilles", redirected to Lisbon and ultimately returned to Portsmouth (20.4 per docketing) showing "Paid" framed h.s. in red, with "Hong Kong/C" despatch, initial Plymouth arrival (26.3) and London (27.3) c.d.s. on reverse.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
Mr. Scott is believed the largest recipient of covers showing the scarce "Shanghai" double-arc datestamp, with this cover likewise in all likelihood originating in Shanghai as it is part of that same correspondence and immediately predates the covers with the double-arc datestamp.
Estimate: HK$ 2,000 - 2,500