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Lot 8093

PHILIPPINES-SWEDEN, 1861, Entire double rate letter (quadruple for the British share) from the Swedisch/Norwegian consulate at Manila to Stockholm with frontside red forwarding agent handstamp "RUSSEL & STURGIS MANILA" and adjacent "HONGKONG PAID JA 30 61", on reverse transit marks of Berlin and Hamburg (Prussian and Swedish post offices). The letter was prepaid with "4/-" till Alexandria, for the conveyance from Alexandria to Hamburg charged with "12" silbergroschen. Since the addressee was a governmental body, the postage due amount was included in the quarterly statement to the GPO at Stockholm and not marked on the letter. A remarkable and rare letter from Eastern Asia to Sweden. Provenance: Kersti & Bertil Larsson collection (364. Heinrich Köhler-auction, 2017)