Sale 1248 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 1
Sale Date — Thursday, 16 December, 2021
Category — Mail From China
VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND VERY UNUSUAL COVER FROM THE INSPECTOR OF CUSTOMS AT KIAOCHOW TO A NEW YORK CITY STAMP DEALER, WITH IMPERIAL CHINESE, GERMAN OFFICES IN CHINA AND THE UNITED STATES COLUMBIAN COMMEMORATIVE ISSUES CREATING A PHILATELIST'S DREAM.
M. Breitenfeldt, the customs inspector at Kiaochow, is well-known for his philatelically inspired redband covers to contemporary dealers such as Maus and Witt. Examples of the Columbian Issue used from Shanghai cannot be found any other way, and they are rare.