Lot 279U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai., 23 Dec 86, purple oval date stamp on "Consulate of the United States, Hankow, China" corner card cover to Kansas City, Mo., tying 1882, 5¢ yellow brown, horizontal pair with additional grid handstamps canceling, San Francisco transit and receiving backstamps; cover with small corner repair at lower right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 205 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 280Shanghai, China, "R", red Shanghai Local Post circular handstamp on registered cover to Kansas City Mo., franked with 1894, 1¢ ultramarine + 2¢ carmine lake, horizontal pair + 10¢ dark green tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Mar 9, 95" duplex postmarks, reverse with "Customs, Shanghai, Mar 9, 1895" cds and San Francisco transit date stamp; cover with lightened central toned spot, Very Fine.
Scott No. 247+249+258 Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE USAGE OF THE SHANGHAI LOCAL POST CIRCULAR REGISTRY MARKING.
Lot 281"Shanghai, China" Registry Exchange Label, red on white registry exchange label with red Gothic "R" & handstamp "4181" number, on registered wrapper to Neuweier, Germany, franked with 1898, 6¢ lake + 15¢ olive green + 1901, 13¢ purple black neatly tied by Shanghai segmented grid handstamps, blue "U.S. Postal Agency - Reg Div, Shanghai, China, Nov 27, 1903" oval date stamp with New York registry exchange etiquette alongside, reverse with San Francisco and New York transit date stamps; wrapper with a couple small tears at lower right and 13¢ with natural s.e., Very Fine, ex-Fisher.
Scott No. FX-SH1a Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
A RARE SHANGHAI REGISTRY LABEL USE ON A WRAPPER WITH THE BRIGHT BLUE SHANGHAI REGISTRY DIVISION OVAL TO GERMANY - AN EXTRAORDINARY REGISTERED USAGE.
A on cover example of this rare Shanghai registry exchange etiquette in combination with the blue Shanghai registry division oval date stamp to the U.S. was sold in our 2018 Sescal sale for $12,000 hammer.
Lot 282Received, Jun 13, U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, purple 4-line date stamp on incoming Philippines 1¢ green entire locally addressed canceled with "Manila, P.I., May 21" duplex, forwarded to Shanghai with Philippines 1899, 1¢ green (226) tied by duplex killer paying the postage due and "Manila, P.I., Jun 2" forwarding cds at right, reverse with Shanghai Local Post cds's of June 7th and 13th, entire returned to sender with red "Dead Letter Office, Manila, P.I., Aug 10, 1906" backstamp, Very Fine, an interesting usage bear this rare U.S. Postal Agency receiving handstamp.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 283U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, May 1, 1907, purple 4-line date stamp tying 1901-03, 1¢ green, two singles + 2¢ carmine + 4¢ brown, two singles on corner card cover to Hannover, Germany, reverse with San Francisco and New York transit date stamps and N.Y. registry exchange etiquette applied on front, receiving backstamps; 1¢ & 2¢ at top with s.e.'s, Very Fine, a very rare registered date stamp from the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, China.
Scott No. 300+303+319 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 284Offices in China, 1919, 30¢ on 15¢ gray, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, R.D." oval registry handstamp on registered cover to Dresden, Germany, purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, China, Sta. A, Registered Jul. 31, 1919" backstamp and a French Red Cross label alongside tied New York registry transit, arrival backstamp, Very Fine, a rare first month usages.
Scott No. K12 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 285Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet, beautifully centered, rich bold color, tied by bold "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, R.D." oval registry handstamp on registered cover to Greenville, Ill., registry handstamp and reverse with matching "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Oct. 21, 1922" origin cds and appropriate transit date stamps, accompanied by the "Receipt For Registered Article" receipt with matching Shanghai postmark, Very Fine and choice, ex-Drucker; with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. K15 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
ONE OF FINEST 1919 $1 ON 50¢ OFFICES IN CHINA SINGLE FRANKING USAGES KNOWN.