1872: Double rate Envelope from the French PO in Shanghai to Brussels, endorsed "Via Brindisi", bearing two horizontal pairs of Cérès 1872 80 c. rose, tied by Gros Chiffres '5104' numeral lozenge with crisp "SHANG-HAI 15 AOUT 75 CHINE" cds as well as framed PD, framed APRES LE DÉPART and "PAQ. ANG. V. BRIND. MOD 2 OCT. 75" cds, all in red alongside. Reverse with transit and arrival cds's (Oct 8) from Granges and Bruxelles. Few nibbed perfs, nevertheless a fresh and fine appearance, correct franking to pay the rate from China to this rare destination in the July 1871 tariff. Signed A. Diena and Calves.