8c Lilac (225).
Used with 3c Purple (268),
tied by registry ovals on 2c entire with American Institute of Mining Engineers corner card to Niigata, Japan, and returned to the U.S.,
purple "New York N.Y. Dec. 17, 1895" oval datestamp with pencil registry number, three registry labels from Tacoma, San Francisco and Yokohama,
small "Inconnu" (not known) handstamp at lower left, backstamps include Tacoma (Dec. 24), San Francisco (Dec. 27), Yokohama (Jan. 18), Niigata (Jan. 22), Victoria B.C. (Feb. 11), Winnipeg (Feb. 15) and St. Paul Minn. (Feb. 17), also Yokohama marking on front of Jan. 28, Japanese tissue address labels affixed at left, 8c stamp tear at top, some cover wear including small tear at top, Very Fine and very unusual with the three registry labels, the Niigata Prefecture was the location of the Sado gold and silver mines
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