lot # 6243 - Overseas imperial china
French Post Offices in China 1870 (May 19): Double rate Cover from Shanghai toLyon, endorsed "Via Marseilles", bearing Napoléon laureated 80 c. rose in a horizontal pair with fresh colour and good perforation, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge. Crisp "SHANG-HAI Bau FRANCAIS 19 MAI 70" cds as well as framed PD and French "PAQ. ANGL. V. SUEZ MARSEILLE 8 JUIL 70" entry cds, both in red alongside. Reverse with LYON arrival (July 9) cds. Lightest horizontal file fold just mentioned for accuracy, an appealing item from the French P.O. in Shanghai.
Catalogue 288: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part IV)