China. (French Occupation of China). 1903. Stamp-less envelope endorsed 'Brigade d' Occupation de Chine/ Le Chef de' Detachment' addressed to France cancelled by 'Corps Exp. Tonkin/ Ligne N. 7' double ring '12th Avril 03' with octagonal 'La Reunion a Marseille L.V. No 4' paquebot (Salles 2308' on reverse with 'T' hand-stamp erased and taxed again, bearing French postage due Yvert 33, 30c carmine (pair) applied and tied in Paris. Nice item of military mail taxed as civilian mail.
Ex John Mark Sitarik.