lot # 77 - 2: China Customs Mail Matter, Transitional Period and Imperial Post
China, 1897 (4 Apr.) envelope to Shanghai (8.4), showing bilingual "Paid" framed h.s. in blue, matching "Tientsin" origin double-ring d.s. adjacent, with "Shanghai" arrival double-ring d.s. in brown on reverse, flap at back slightly cut down, fine.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
A number of the surviving letters from this period originate from the E. Zurin & Co. commercial correspondence between Tientsin and Shanghai.
Christie's (Hong Kong), 1.11.1995, lot 2580.
Estimate: HK$ 8,000 - 10,000