Today in Postal History

Hong Kong to United States
April 27, 1906

This nice cover  was postmarked with a
double circle CDS in Victoria, Hong Kong, on its way to the United States.

It is franked with a 10c. purple and blue on blue paper King Edward VII from 1905 (SG 81).
(The Crown Agents surely had fun with the chalk-covered and colored papers in this era.)

The  sender stamped it with an oval cachet identifying his firm.
There is a Chinese address as well as English.

Upon its arrvial in San Francisco it was forwarded to
Oakland across the bay to the new address of the reipient.


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