Lot# 7068

The 2023 Winter Auction - Sale 342   December 16th - 19th 2023, Hong Kong

Lot# 7068
Starting Price: 6,000 HK$
22 Jan 1897, a fine combination of both Chefoo and Shanghai Customs c.d.s. for an incoming U.S.A. postal card to the Amercian Consul in Chefoo.

22 Jan 1897, a U.S.A. 2-cent postal card from the United States, originating in Cleveland, sent to John Fowler, the American Consul in Chefoo, cancelled by a single-ring U.S. cancellation "CLEVELAND #9" and additionally marked with three arrival postmarks, including Shanghai U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai Customs datestamp, and Chefoo Customs datestamp, which is in very good conditions. 
John Fowler served as an American diplomat, working as the U.S. Consul in Ningpo from 1890 to 1896 and then as the U.S. Consul in Chefoo from 1896 to 1912. This postal card was written in the first year after John Fowler's relocation from Ningpo to Chefoo.