lot # 8 - 1871-77 Pre-adhesive 1871-77 Pre-adhesive
Outgoing oval “CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI” datestamp in blue,. 1875 (4 Mar) Shanghai to Moll, Belgium. Cover with CEV crest (of C E Vapereau) on flap, tied by a clear strike of oval “CUSTOMS HOUSE * SHANGHAI” datestamp in blue during the state mourning period of the late emperor. French 40c + 80c stamps tied by ‘5104’ diamond of dots with Shanghai 4 Mar cds alongside. Trtansit Marseille (15 Apr), Marseille a Paris (16 Apr), Anvers (17 Apr) to arrive Moll (18 Apr).