Lot 1472Shanghai, China, black on white registry label with "3035" number on legal size 1901 registered cover from Shanghai, China to Mexico City, Mexico bearing 8¢ violet brown (272) and 15¢ olive green (284) tied by indistinct Shanghai duplex, reverse with San Francisco (3.30) and El Paso (4.3) transit backstamps, El Paso, Tex. registry label FX-EP1b affixed with pencil "3503" number, D. Juarez (4.3) and Mexico City backstamps, light purple Mexico registry oval; large cover tears including one which tore the cover in half and affects the Shanghai label, Fine, Census No. SH-1.
Scott No. FX-SH1d; $4,000 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY 10 RECORDED SHANGHAI, CHINA ROMAN "R" BLACK LABELS, A VERY RARE COMBINATION WITH THE EL PASO REGISTRY LABEL.