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Lot 8077

CHINA-SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN, 1866, Complete printed matter from Hongkong to Altona, franked with 1863/71, 4 cents grey, tied by clear "B62" with adjacent light red handstamp "via Trieste". The 4 cents (noted as "2" pence in red ink) paid for the distance till Alexandria; rare black tax stamp "1" (groschen) for the conveyance from Alexandria to Altona applied with corresponding "2" (schilling courant) in red crayon, to be paid by the recipient. Somewhat unclear Altona arrival mark on reverse. Very few entires with the tax stamp "1" have been recorded, which was applied at Triest only on part-paid printed matters from Asia between 1858 and 1868. A fine and rare entire. (SG 9)