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China Philately Vol. I Foreign Post Offices

U.S. Post Offices

cover from Shanghai to Philadelphia with postmark "CHINA AND JAPAN STEAM SERVICE"

US ISSUE 1861-67 / FORERUNNER IN CHINA
description: 1868 cover from Shanghai to Philadelphia, franked with horiz. pair US 10c green, cancelled by Shanghai Agency c.d.s., showing small oval marking CHINA AND JAPAN STEAM SERVICE and transit San Francisco c.d.s /
examined: cert. Holcombe
condition: stamps insign. corner crease
auction: 89th Corinphila
starting price: 2,000 CHF
hammer price: 2,400 CHF

cover with red postmark "CUSTOMS KIUKIANG" to the USA

US ISSUE 1870 / FORERUNNER IN CHINA
description: 1877 May 11 cover to the US, franked with 10c brown for the overseas postage, tied by Shanghai Agency c.d.s., on reverse red postmark "CUSTOMS KIUKIANG" as a dispatching postmark  /
examined: certificate Holcombe
auction: 215th Schwanke & Sohn
starting price: 5,000 DEM
hammer price: 3,000 DEM