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(1897) ICP - Coiling Dragon (2)
日本版蟠龍郵票封 (二)



Chinese style red band cover from Tientsin to Peking. ICP 4c canceled by Tientsin Pa Kua, Tientsin Dollar Dater of Mar. 1, 1898.

On the back arrival Peking Dollar Dater of Mar. 1, 1898 and "Postage paid, Don't demand" / 信資付訖別無索取 mark.

From Hankow to Shanghai. ICP 2c canceled by Hankow Dollar Dater on Jan. 13, 1898. Arrival Shanghai Local Post CDS of Jan. 16, 1898.



      

Shanghai local mail. ICP 2c canceled by Shanghai Pa Kua Type II.

On the back Shanghai Local Post CDS of June 9, 1898.



Registered cover from Wuhu to Shanghai. ICP 4c canceled by Wuhu Dollar Dater on Aug. 13, 1898. ICP 5c canceled by Large "R" mark.

On the back Shanghai Local Post Registered mark of Aug. 15, 1898.

From Peking to Shanghai. ICP 2c canceled by Peking Dollar Dater on Jan. 9, 1899.

On the back arrival Shanghai Local Post CDS of Jan. 23, 1899.



Private marking used as "guard against theft" seal by the sender tying stamp on envelop to show postage had indeed been paid, hoping that even the stamp was vandalized later, post office might still honor it as a paid mail.

Shanghai Local mail. ICP 1c canceled by Shanghai Pa Kua Type II. Shanghai Local Post CDS of Jan. 17, 1898.

                 見1899年初版 《大清郵政章程》(第二十三頁) 第四章十三 :
                        郵件上所粘之票。時有僕人中途偷竊。若寄郵件者。 於郵票角尖
                        上。 加蓋小戳。 則一至郵局。 即可立見有無流弊。

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