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China Philately Vol. I Foreign Post Offices

U.S. Post Offices

combination cover China-USA from Tientsin to San Francisco

CHINESE POST & US POST SHANGHAI
description: 1895 cover franked with small dragon 1ca, vertical pair tied by blue seal cancellation of Tientsin in combination with vertical pair 3c 'Columbus', tied by duplex US POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI SEP 18 95 to cover, mailed to San Francisco, showing on reverse customs marks of Tientsin and Shanghai and arrival postmark /
auction: 296th Koehler / Wiesbaden
starting price: 3,000 DEM
hammer price: 21,000 DEM

combination cover China-USA forwarded with KEWKIANG LOCAL POST to the USA

KEWKIANG LOCAL POST & US POST SHANGHAI
description: 1895 Aug 9 envelope from Kewkiang to the United States, delivered by Kewkiang Local Post franked with 1894 second issue 1c black, Liv.13, the latter tied by an oval KEWKIANG LOCAL POST datestamp in purple/red, repeated on the reverse, in combination with US Post 1c + 2c [2], tied by U.S. POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI duplex of Aug 17,  San Francisco transit and New York arrival on the reverse /
condition: the adhesive affixed in part with a dark brown gum
auction: Sotheby's and Corinphila in association / Hong Kong 1997
starting price: HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
hammer price: HK$ 28,700