This cover was sent from Shanghai to Hong Kong but passed through the Chinese office and was not cancelled until its arrival in Hong Kong on 23 Oct 1921
The cover dated J?? 12 1917 with Index D V, ex-Scamp, is unusual in that the first digit of the year is missing and the "7" is centered and the second letter of the month is missing.
This adhesive, discovered by Mr. Lee Scamp and noted in the HKSC Journal 370 in July 2014 shows the year as "61" (an upside down 19)
The cover dated November 30, 1922 with cancel K Index D is possibly the cover referenced in both Webb and Proud.
The cover dated 5 Feb 1918 with L A VI cancel also carries a Shanghai "Too Late" straight line h.s. Proud latest recorded date. directed per Awa Maru to Suez but too late for that ship so sent on the next vessel which only apparently only went as far as Ceylon where censor Colombo h.s. applied. Blue censor label apparently applied at Shanghai (similar in style to Hong Kong label but lacking place name at bottom. There was no WWI British Censor label recorded used at Shanghai prior to the discovery of this example.
The cover dated 12 Mar 1920 has a Postmaster, British Post Office, Shanghai double line oval violet handstamp. Any information on this marking would be appreciated.
The cover dated 6 Jun 1918 with L B VI cancel also carries a rare 10c Red and Blue on White roulette American Red Cross in China patriotic label. This is a very scarce label with few examples being recorded. The 10c extra paid was donated to the Red Cross.
The cover dated 22 Nov 1919 is reported to have a forwarding agent cachet "Forwarded by / B.A. Someckh & Co/Shanghai" on the reverse and is addressed to Syria.