Lot 1471Shanghai, China, black registry label with "414" number on United States Consulate Genl. at Shanghai, China corner card cover to Chicago Ill., 1¢ blue, 2¢ pink, 5¢ brown and 10¢ green (264, 267, 270, 273) four-color franking tied by two strikes of "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Apr 3 '99" duplex, reverse with magenta Chicago Received (5.3) backstamp, part of backflap missing, Very Fine, Census No. SH-35.
Scott No. FX-SH1c; $4,000 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A REMARKABLE SHANGHAI REGISTRY USE WITH A FOUR-COLOR FRANKING, ONE OF ONLY 8 RECORDED GOTHIC "R" BLACK LABELS RECORDED.
The black Shanghai labels were produced locally while awaiting arrival of the Government printed red labels.