【Red Revenue Surcharge】
1897. Shanghai (10 Apr) to Germany. Franked with Empress Dowager small numeral surcharge 2x ½c/½ca, 1c/1ca, 2c/2ca, 5c/5ca + Red Revenue 1c/3c stamps, paying the 10c foreign rate, cancelled by Customs Shanghai cds. In combination with French 25c stamp, cancelled by “Shang-hai Chine” cds (16 Apr). Arrived Berlin (26 May).