CHINA, French Offices in China, 1894, 50c Carmine (9).
Tied by "Shang-Hai Chine 15 Juil 01" circular datestamp, Shanghai bilingual circular datestamp of the same date ties two 5c Coiled Dragons on the front and another seventeen -1/2c-5c Coiled Dragons on reverse, on registered all-over illustrated cover of a red crane to Zeitz, Germany,
and forwarded to Cologne, five stamps (U.S., Hong Kong, French, German and Russian Offices) affixed on reverse but not tied, large and small "R" handstamps, Zeitz backstamp and Cologne receiver on front, Very Fine, a spectacular cover with great visual appeal
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