Lot 40132 -
THE MOST IMPORTANT COVER OF THE FRENCH MAIL IN CHINA
1876 (Nov 4) Opened envelope to Port-Vendres, readdressed to Perpignan, dispatched at Chefoo showing "CUSTOMS/CHEFOO" cds on reverse, transferred to the French P.O. bearing 'Cérès' 80c and 1871 10c tête-bêche pair, tied by "5104" lozenges with "SHANG-HAI/CHINE" cds at left, French transits and receiving cds's on reverse; an extraordinary and unique cover as a result of the following features: the only item known bearing a tête-bêche -which is....
Sold for EUR 140,000
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