Lot 20050 – SHANGHAI: 1898 Cover registered to Revel with Arms
8’000 – 12’000 EUR
Fri 20 Apr 2012 at 11:00 (UTC)
SHANGHAI: 1898 Cover registered to Revel with Arms 7k and 14k tied by single circle Shanghai provisional cancel in violet, with further strike on reverse with ms date 29.1.96 (the year plug was unchangeable, not recorded by T&S), boxed registration hs adjacent, sent overland (and not by SS Laos as annotated) with St. Petersburg and arrival bs, vertical fold clear of stamps.
One of only two known examples of this cancel used “posthumously” in 1898, the registered cachet being unique
Note: The Shanghai Office was opened in 1896 and for a short time used this locally improvised canceller. See the British Journal of Russian Philately no.71 (1991) p.12-15 for more information.
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