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Auction: 19008 - The Lam Man Yin Collection of Small Dragons, Dowagers and 1897 Surcharges
Lot: 622

1897 Small Dragon Surcharges
5c. International Rate to U.S.A. via Japan
1897 (9 Aug.) envelope to Illinnois "Via Japanese Mail" bearing Small Figures 5c. on 5ca. yellow-ochre tied by a fair to good strike of large double-oval "customs/chungking", Japan Koban 1s. green and 4s. yellow-brown affixed at left and tied by Shanghai I.J.P.O. c.d.s. (20.8) and there is a Rockford arrival (22.9); the letter was redirected to Chicago and, on the reverse, are Shanghai Dollar dater (18.8), Yokohama, Tacoma, Rockford and Chicago (22.9) datestamps; a couple of diagonal folds and some light soiling on the reverse. A very good cover which possibly shows the latest use of the Chungking Customs oval. Photo


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