Lot 11621890, 5¢ chocolate, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Feb '95" duplex postmark in combination with China, Wuhu Local Post 1c brown (3) tied by purple "Wuhu Local Post, 5 Feb. 95" cds, second strike on reverse along with San Francisco (3.15) transit and Kansas City (3.19) received cds; 5¢ small tear, some gum staining, Fine.
Scott No. 223 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A VERY RARE COMBINATION USAGE OF THE WUHU LOCAL POST AND UNITED STATES POSTAGE.
The Wuhu local post paid the internal Chinese postage from Wuhu to Shanghai, where this letter entered the U.S. mailstream at the U.S. Postal Agency.