Sale 863 — 2003 Rarities of the World
Sale Date — Saturday, 31 May, 2003
Category — 1847 Issue On Cover
5c Red Brown, 10c Black (1, 2). 10c horizontal pair and single, ample to huge margins incl. part of adjoining stamps at bottom of pair, small tear at top of left stamp, right stamp small surface scuff, tied by ms. lines on cover to Canton, China, sender's routing "Overland via Southampton Eng", magenta "40" credit, red Southampton transit (Feb. 4, 1850) also ties pair, neat "Hong Kong 18 AP 1850" backstamp, another 10c stamp necessary to make up 45c rate is missing from right side, small cover tear at top left, tiny hole above address
FINE APPEARANCE. THIS IS THE UNIQUE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO CHINA. AN EXTRAORDINARY FOREIGN MAIL COVER.
Ex Hollowbush, Pope and Kapiloff. With 1985 P.F. certificate.