Los 20085 – HANKOW: 1903 Cover registered from Hankow to Engla
4’000 – 5’000 EUR
Fr. 20 Apr 2012 at 11:00 (UTC)
HANKOW: 1903 Cover registered from Hankow to England, franked with China „KITAI“ 3k (2) and 7k (2) and tied by the Hankow „I.P.O“ hs (T&S type H-3), with Chinese 22.6.03 cds (Tchil. H-2) and boxed registration hs adjacent, sent to Shanghai where it was transferred to the Russian P.O., re-registered (label on reverse) and the stamps further cancelled by Shanghai cds type 1), with Port Arthur and London bs.
The only known example of I.P.O. markings on Russian stamps.
Note: Illustrated in „Stamps of the Russian Empire Used Abroad“ p.362 by T&S
Provenance: ex Major Hopkins
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