lot # 21 - Overseas imperial china
1899 (Nov 10): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 1 c. orange (oxidised) and 2 c. red, tied by oval bilingual WEIHSIEN datestamp, oval "KIAOCHOW NOV 14, 1899" transit datestamp alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, German offices in China presursor stamp (V2/I) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Nov 15) cds, sent to Klein-Rosseln in Lothringen / Lorraine, then under German rule with arrival (Dec 12, 1899) cds alongside. Vertical fold aside the middle adhesive, some staining at left, nevertheless an interesting combination franking.
Catalogue 284: Europe & Overseas