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Sale 112

Lot 284

Korea; Japanese Post Offices in Korea, 1886 (Jan.) Cover From Inchon to Shanghai, #74, to Customs House in Shanghai, China franked with Japan 5 sen Koban, tied by "Ninsen Ko" double-circle postmark with additional strike alongside, "Nagasaki Japan" transit (Jan. 11), backstamped "IJPA Shanghai" and Chinese "Customs Shanghai" (both Jan. 13), posthumous handwritten notation in red and few minor tone spots, otherwise sound and highly attractive, , very rare usage from Japanese post office in Korea to Imperial Chinese Customs post office, an early example of Ninsen Port postmark which is rare even on single stamps. Cover demonstrates the standard 5 sen UPU letter rate for Foreign destinations rather than any special rate to China .
Estimate $1,500-2,000.

Realized $5,175

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