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(1904) CIP Converted Into Postage-Due
蟠龍加盖欠資郵票

The first Postage-Due issue - April 1, 1904         Before the postage due stamps were introduced, the post office used regular stamps on insufficiently paid mails and collected the dues from the addressee. Due to the volume of insufficiently paid mails increased gradually, I.P.O. decide to produce postage due stamps. In the interim, CIP (without watermark) cent stamps were overprinted with bilingual Postage-Due by the Inspectorate General Statistical Department in Shanghai for temporary use.

From Shanghai to Tientsin. CIP 2c Converted into Postage-Due canceled by Tientsin Bilingual Dater on Apr. 26, 1904. Large "T" mark.

On the back Shanghai Luner Dater of Apr. 20, 1904 and Shanghai Bilingual Dater of Apr. 20, 1904.


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