A RARE AND DESIRABLE UNITED STATES BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER FROM THE U.S. POST OFFICE AT YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, TO ITALY VIA SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK AND ENGLAND.
This cover was carried on the Pacific Mail Steamship Co.'s Colorado, which arrived in San Francisco on Aug. 8, 1874. It then departed New York on Aug. 19 on the Cunarder Scotia, which arrived in Queenstown on Aug. 28. The rate from Japan to the U.S. was 10c, and the rate from the U.S. to Italy via Closed Mail was 10c. The 30c prepayment was either an overpayment of the combined single rates or an accepted underpayment of a double rate.
VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER FROM TIENTSIN WITH THE UNITED STATES BANK NOTE ISSUE AND CHINA SMALL DRAGON ISSUE.
With 2009 P.F. certificate
VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF THE "LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO CHINA" BI-LINGUAL SEAL ON COVER TO THE FOREIGN MINISTER.