lot # 6244 - Overseas imperial china
French P.O.'s in China 1875 (Jan 6): Triple rate Envelope from Shanghai to St. Étienne, endorsed "Voie de Marseille" and bearing a three-colour combination of Siège 40 c. orange in mixed franking with Cérès 1871 80 c. rose, pair and a single as well as 10 c. brown on rose in a horizontal pair, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral obliterator, "SHANG-HAI CHINE 6 JANV. 75" despatch cds in black and framed PD in red alongside. Reverse with Marseille - Lyon ambulant, Lyon transit and St. Étienne arrival (Feb 16) cds's. A splendid cover, signed Goebel & Roumet.
Catalogue 288: The Ing. Pietro Provera Collection (part IV)