5 November 1996
cover -- 1898 (21 Apr.) opened out envelope (crumpling at right and slightly reduced at left) to South Carolina bearing, on reverse, I.C.P. 2c. (5) cancelled by pa kua and Chinkiang Dollar chop with Shanghai Dollar chop, Yokohama and American transit c.d.s. alongside, front with Koban 10s. tied by "SHANGHAI/I.J.P.O." type VII c.d.s.
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