Lot 10341897 (Jan. 7) Wuhu, China To Canton, Ohio, cover bearing Wuhu 1896, 1c. blue local, slightly rough perfs, tied by blue "Wuhu, 7 - Jan. 97" cds and with additional strike on reverse, addressed to "Hon. Maj. William McKinley" who was the president elect at this time, reverse with additional strike of Wuhu cds and red "Shanghai Local Post, JA 8 '97" cds, entered Japanese post with Japan 1896, 5¢ deep ultra, tied by blue "Shanghai, I.J.P.O., 11 Jan 97" cds; Yokohama (1.16) transit backstamp, cover with two small fumigation slits, San Francisco (2.5) and Canton (2.11) arrival backstamps; hint of toning most likely from fumigation, Very Fine.
Scott No. Wuhu #47, Japan #88 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A VERY RARE WUHU LOCAL POST STAMP USAGE TO THE PRESIDENT ELECT WILLIAM MCKINLEY.