Lot 20071 – CHEFOO: 1896 Cover from the French Vice-Consulate
30’000 – 40’000 EUR
Date de vente
ven. 20 avr. 2012 at 13:00 (Europe/Zurich)
CHEFOO: 1896 Cover from the French Vice-Consulate in Chefoo to France, with Russian 10k tied by single circle Chefoo 13.12.96 ds with day and month completed by hand (not recorded by T&S), reverse with further strike and French consulate hs, a few tone spots, the only other example of this cancel that has been recorded is the following lot, and confirms that a Russian P.O. in Chefoo was open as early as 1896, a very important item of from the Russian P.O.s in China
Note: Illustrated British Journal of Russian Philately no.58 (1981) p.20
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