lot # 31 - Overseas imperial china
1903 (Dec 14): Chinese inland stationery postcard 1 c. with add. franking Dragon 1 c. orange and 2 c. red-brown, tied by light bilingual WEIHSIEN datestamp, crisp bilingual "KIAOCHOW 15 DEC 03" transit cds alongside. Given to the German postal administration in Tsingtau, vertical pair of Kiautschou 5 pf. green adhesive (Mi 6) added to the card and tied by "TSINGTAU KIAUTSCHOU" despatch (Dec 15) cds, sent to Jever, Germany with arrival (Jan 11, 1904) cds alongside. Some perforation irregularities and toning, nevertheless an attractive combination usage.
Catalogue 284: Europe & Overseas