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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to and from China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1414
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1414, Mail to and from China10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Bright shade, tied by well-struck New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-C4) on 1871 cover to Amoy, China, endorsed "By San Francisco" at top left, "Hong Kong May 5, 1871" backstamp, minor edgewear, Very Fine strike, scarce usage

E. 300-400
300
1415
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1415, Mail to and from China10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Tied by segmented cork on tissue cover originating in Asia and sent to Portland Me., red "San Francisco Paid All Jan. 21" backstamp indicates that this probably arrived in that city on the Colorado from Yokohama, Japan, receiving backstamp, cover with some slight wear, few toned perfs and light corner crease at top left, otherwise Fine, Samuel Robbins Brown was an American missionary and educator living in Japan from 1859-79, this may have been a letter sent to his daughter

E. 400-500
600
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1416
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1416, Mail to and from China10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188), 10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188)10c Brown, With Secret Mark (188). Cancelled by clear strike of circle of wedges, "U.S. Postal Ag'cy, Shanghai Jun. 16" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, San Francisco transit, negligible edgewear, Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 300-400
275
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1417
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1417, Mail to and from China10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Bright color, tied by small circle of wedges, "U.S. Postal Agcy. Shanghai Oct. 12" circular datestamp on 1873 cover to Newton Iowa, neat strike of San Francisco transit, slightly reduced at left and some toned spots, otherwise Very Fine

E. 300-400
275
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1418
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1418, Mail to and from China10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by small circle of wedges, "U.S. Postal Agcy. Shanghai Dec. 22" circular datestamp on 1874 cover to Morgantown WVa., endorsed "Via San Francisco" and with transit datestamp, with original contents datelined "Fungchow Dec. 3rd 1874", barely reduced at left and cover with small edge tears, Fine

E. 200-300
225
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1419
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1419, Mail to and from China5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Centered to top but with three wide margins, tied by open grid, purple "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai 31 May 88" oval datestamp on cover to Milwaukee Wis., red San Francisco transit, receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 200-300
225
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1420
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1420, Mail to and from China5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Choice centering, tied by open grid, purple "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai 2 Dec. 87" oval datestamp on cover to Philadelphia, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine

E. 200-300
200
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1421
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1421, Mail to and from China5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by open grid, purple "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, 30 Mar. 89" oval datestamp on cover to New Haven Conn., back of cover with clear strike of "United States Consulate General, Shanghai, China, Mar. 30, 1889" double-circle datestamp with day slug inverted, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, stamp with defective perfs, otherwise Fine

E. 150-200
150
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1422
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1422, Mail to and from China5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by "Philadelphia F.D. Sep. 26, 1887" duplex on cover to Peking, China, back of cover with additional Philadelphia duplex, San Francisco transit, strikes of purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 4 Nov. 87" oval datestamp, also well-struck "U.S. Postal Agency Tientsin, 11 Nov. 87" oval datestamp, few insignificant toned perf tips, trivial cover edge wear

VERY FINE. A RARE USAGE TO PEKING, CHINA WITH MARKINGS FROM THE U.S. POSTAL AGENCIES IN BOTH SHANGHAI AND TIENTSIN.

The U.S. Consulate in Tientsin was the conduit for all U.S. mails to northern China, including the U.S. Legation at Peking. Incoming mails were first received at Shanghai, then forwarded to Tientsin for distribution to northern cities.

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
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