Stamp Catalogue

Foreign Post Offices

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Description: 1876, cover endorsed 'per St. Tokio Maru' to E. Altolini Esq., Italian Legation, Tokio, franked with 5s emerald green, cancelled by cross-roads, large double circular 'I.J.POSTAL AGENCY JUNE 7 SHANGHAI' alongside, showing red 'YOKOHAMA PAID ALL JUNE 15' and on reverse domestic double circulars of Yokohama and Tokyo with same date /
Note: Few covers known with Japans earliest 5s foreign rate valid from April to June, 1876 from Shanghai Japanese postal agency to Japan or USA, the very purpose this stamp was issued for (JSCA V51).
Auction: 296th Köhler Wiesbaden / Germany 1997
Minimum bid: DEM 4,000.00
Hammer price: DEM 8,400.00


Description: 1878, envelope from Shanghai to New York, franked with 5s green, cancelled by crossroads cork type and Shanghai 'I.J. POSTAL AGENCY SHANGHAI' double-ringed origin d.s. adjacent, transit marks Yokohama of March 3 and San Francisco of April 4, New York arrival mark of April 19 /
Note: JSCA V50
Condition: Envelope flap torn at reverse; otherwise very fine
Auction: 119th Corinphila / Switzerland 1999
Minimum bid: CHF 3,500.00
Hammer price: CHF 6,000.00