Chinese local posts

Chinese Local Posts: Shanghai, 1897 (20 Oct.) envelope to Shanghai (26.10) via Kobe bearing Japan Koban 5s. cancelled by “Yokohama/Japan” c.d.s. and Shanghai 1c. brown and black cancelled by circular barred grid, showing “Shanghai/I.J.P.O.” and “Shanghai/Local Post/J” arrival c.d.s. on reverse, very fine and outstanding incoming cover with the Shanghai stamp paying the local delivery. Estimate HK$ 50,000 – 60,000 A similar envelope mailed one day earlier but arriving on the same day was in the Anna-Lisa and Sven-Eric Beckeman collection. (via Philasearch.com: Interasia – Hong Kong – item 26-A201205-2189)

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