Lot 20066 – SHANGHAI: 1916 Improvised envelope for photographs
2’000 – 3’000 EUR
Fri 20 Apr 2012 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
SHANGHAI: 1916 Improvised envelope for photographs registered to Zurich with “KITAI” 5k and 7k paying the 2k printed matter rate plus 10k reg’n fee, tied by Shanghai 2.11.16 cds (unrecorded type with Cyrillic “c”), reg’d label in French (with misspelt “Poste”), with different censor mark on both sides applied at Petrograd, Zurich arrival, a very rare if not unique cancel on cover.
Note: There is no previous record of serial “s” in any of the cancels used in the Russian P.O.s in China.
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