lot # 1 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive
Outgoing. 1872 (14 Nov) Shanghai to France. Cover flap tied by "CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI * PAID" oval datestamp in red, bearing in front French 2x 10c + 80c stamps cancelled by '5104' diamond of dots, with Shanghai Fr.PO cds (14 Nov) alongside. Various transit and arrival cds on reverse. First year usage of Customs datestamp.