China 1882, large dragon wide margins 3 Ca. brown red tied by blue seal “Peking” to small western style cover w. o. reverse blue “I. G. OF CUSTOMS PEKING MAR 29 82”. Adressed to Herrn Carl Wolter c/o Meyer&Co. Tientsin with pencil transcription “Mee Yeeh”.
Meyer & Co. was established 1866 in Hong Kong by Hamburg merchants Hermann Constantin Eduard Meyer (1841-1926) and his brother H. D. Johannes Meyer. In 1873 they opened a branch in Tientsin under Meyers business partner, Carl Andreas Wolter (1858-1916). More branches followed at Hamburg (1877), London (1883), Shanghai, Hankow, Antung, Chinan and Tsingtao, also in Korea where Wolter became manager in charge: Chemulpo (1884), Pusan (1886) etc. The chinese name of the company was “Mee Yeh Yang Hong” with trade names “Golden Dragon” and “Upon Novels.” E. Meyer was honorary korean consul in Hamburg/Germany 1886/1906. The Meyer company exists in Hamburg until today.
– Less than a handfull of inland covers with large dragon 3 Ca. single used from Peking are recorded. A comparable cover dated 1882.10.22 (Interasia 2016 #352 real. HK$ 276.ooo) and another, also to Meyer&Co. 1885.1.29 (James B. Whang sale, Christies 1994 #1829) are noteworthy. This cover is a new find, from a part of Meyer&Co. correspondence which came to light in September, 2016
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Airmail, COMPANIA COLOMBIANA, 10C. Paquebot and 3C. Paquebot and 3C. Staatsausgabe, on white cover very fine. Signed Aisslinger, photo expertize BPSB. The cover comes from first flight Cartagena-Barranquilla, the at the 22 / FEB / 1920 carried out was.
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ROMANIA – AUSTRIAN POST OFFICE : 1866 LOMBARDO VENETIA 2 SOLDI(x3) + 3 SOLDI(x3) + 5 SOLDI(crease) canc. GALATZ on entire letter to WIEN(AUSTRIA). UNIQUE COMBINATION. Exhibition Item. Vvf.
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Riu Kiu Islands Airmail, 1959, 3rd Issue surcharged, 9c on 15y blue green, surcharge omitted (Scott C14b), the upper left stamp in a block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2006 Head certificate. J.S.C.A. A14 var. Estimate $12,000 – 18,000 THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS ERRORUNPRICED BY SCOTT.
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Netherlands 1864 King William III 5 CENT (PRACHTEX.), 10 CENT (ONDER MINIEME BESCHADIGING) EN 15 CENT OP FRISSE VOUWBRIEF VAN DE MUZIEKUITGEVER EN PIANOFABRIKANT F.J. WEYGAND & Co. (L.J. LEFÈBRE) TE ‘sGRAVENHAGE 5-1-1867 VIA GRENSKANTOOR VALENCIENNES 7-1 NAAR DE WERELDBEROEMDE PIANOBOUWER ERARD TE PARIJS 7-1 MET OP VZ. TEVENS ‘P.D.’. PRACHTIGE TRICOLORE. VEILING 516, K.4134 EN EX ELDERINK
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