Today in Postal History

Japan to Switzerland
August 16, 1926

This registered cover was sent by The Yokohama Specie Bank, Ltd. in Tokio to Switzerland.
It is stamped by the sender with a large REGISTERED handstamp
and a preprinted Tokio registry label was added at the post office.*
Note also the English corner card.

The cover was cancelled with a single Tokio western foreign mail CDS.

The English backstamp indicates the sender was the Inward Bill Department of the Tokio Branch.
The destination was Basel where it was given a BRIEFTRACER (registry) backstamp on its arrival on September 11.

The cover is franked with a pair of 1925 rotary press 13 sen bister brown Chrysanthemums (Scott 138a).
The stamps are perfins although the design is not legible.

*Thanks to Mike Lau for reminding me to identify the source of the REGISTERED handstamp.


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