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Lot 8076

CHINA-SAXONY, 1856, Part paid cover to Altenburg (quadruple British resp. triple German rate), endorsed "per Overland Mail via Triest", showing on front clear red crowned "PAID AT HONG KONG"  with adjacent "4/-" in red crayon for the prepayment of 4 shillings for the distance to Alexandria. For the remaining distance taxed with "18 5/10"  Austrian neugroschen resp. silbergroschen, which had to be paid by the recipient. On reverse weak Hongkong despatch mark and Saxonian distribution mark. A very fine and scarce entire