Lot 1241Shanghai, China, registry label with "1296" number, on small 1903 cover to Wetzikon, Switzerland via New York bearing two 3¢ purple (268) singles and 4¢ orange brown (280b) used in combination with 1¢ green (300) and 2¢ carmine (301), all tied by two strikes of "U.S. Postal Agency, U.S. Postal Sta. Jul 25" duplexes, reverse with neat strike of scarce purple "U.S. Postal Agency-Reg. Div / Shanghai-China, Jul 24 1903" oval datestamp along with transits of San Francisco (8.17) and New York (8.23) backstamps, New York exchange office registry label (FX-NY1a) also affixed on front, Wetzikon (9.1) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and choice, Census SH-11, ex-Landau.
Scott No. FX-SH1a Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A REMARKABLE SHANGHAI, CHINA REGISTRY LABEL USE BEARING A FOUR-COLOR FRANKING VIA NEW YORK TO SWITZERLAND.
An amazing combination issue franking of the 1894-98 Bureau Issue and 1903 Issue showing the portraits of our forefathers of Washington, Franklin, Lincoln and Jackson. In addition, a very rare use with both the Shanghai and New York registry exchange labels properly used on a cover transiting the United States for Europe.