Lot 40210 – China » Foreign Post Offices » German Post Offices

Boxer War. 1901 Postcard damaged in the German P.O. in Shanghai.

Boxer War. 1901 (Feb 22) German illustrated postcard “Count Waldersee inspecting the Americans” sent to Schöneberg, struck with “K.D. FELDPOSTSTATION/N° 8” from Shanghaikuan; the card was damaged and partly burnt as a result of the explosion of a parcel containing pyrotechnic articles in the field post chamber of the German P.O. in Shanghai, during the night of 28.2-1.3.1901, with the marking “Beschädigt durch Brandüngluck/im Postamt Shanghai.” being consequently applied with this very fine strike in violet, arrival cds adjacent; a very fine example of this very rare damaged mail during the Boxer War; cert. Steuer (1993).

Estimate 500 – 750 EUR
Auction date Wed 16 Jun 2021 at 10:00:00 (Europe/Zurich)
Sold for EUR 2’400