CHINA, 1897, 4c on 3c Red Revenue, Large Numeral (82; Chan 89).
Tied by barred pakua cancel and corresponding "Tientsin 20 Jan 98" dollar chop cancel on red band cover to Shanghai, "Shanghai 8 Feb 98" dollar chop receiving cancel on reverse along with Chinese postage paid marking, cover with light trivial soiling
VERY FINE. AN INCREDIBLY RARE USE OF THE CHINA 4-CENT LARGE NUMERAL RED REVENUE ON RED-BAND COVER.
The China Red Revenues issues have become a fascinating area of study and remain very desirable among collectors.
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