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Sale 1182 — United States and Confederate States Postal History

Sale Date — Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

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*A buyer’s premium of 18% of the winning bid was added as part of the total purchase price on all lots in this sale. Buyers were responsible for applicable sales tax, customs duty and any other prescribed charges. By placing a bid, bidders agreed to the terms and conditions in effect at the time of the sale.

Category — China Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
38°
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 38, China Mails, New York to Canton, China, 1846 Folded letter datelined "New York Augt. 29th 1846" and addressed to Canton, China, red "Forwarded by Harnden & Co. Boston" backstamp, boxed "Postage Paid to Destination by Harnden & Co. of Liverpool", red "PAID H & CO." in circle handstamp, red "Aden B.P.P. Paid" in circle handstamp, Hong Kong transit backstamp, light horizontal file fold

VERY FINE. A RARE 1846 FOLDED LETTER TO AUGUSTINE HEARD & CO. IN CANTON, CHINA, WITH HARNDEN & CO. MARKINGS FROM BOTH BOSTON AND LIVERPOOL.

Ex Spicer

E. 3,000-4,000
3,500
39
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 39, China MailsPhiladelphia to Canton, China, 1852, Philadelphia to Canton, China, 1852Philadelphia to Canton, China, 1852. Folded letter datelined "Philadelphia Nov. 8th 1852" to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 8" circular datestamp, sender's endorsement "Niagara 11/10-52" at bottom left, London transit, Hong Kong backstamp, manuscript "45" rate, red "PAID" and "40 cents" handstamps, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine use, paid for the 45c rate via Southampton, the Niagara arrived in Liverpool on November 20 but the P & O steamer Haddington had already sailed that day, this was sent overland via Marseilles and then by Admiralty or French packet to catch the Haddington at Malta

E. 500-750
750
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40
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 40, China MailsPhiladelphia to Hong Kong, 1853, Philadelphia to Hong Kong, 1853Philadelphia to Hong Kong, 1853. Bold strike of blue "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 29" circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China via a forwarder in London, addressed "care of Samuel Goddard Esq., London" and also "care of Rawle Drinker & Co., Hong Kong", red "24" and "PAID" handstamps, red 19c credit handstamp, London transit, back with blue Goddard oval handstamp and manuscript "Paid to England", minor edgewear, Very Fine and unusual use

E. 400-500
300
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41
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 41, China MailsBoston to Canton, China, 1854, Boston to Canton, China, 1854Boston to Canton, China, 1854. Folded letter datelined "Boston June 5th 1854" and addressed to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, pencil "75" rate with bold red "PAID" and "70" handstamps, "Boston Br. Pkt. Jun. 7" and Hong Kong backstamps, London transit, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine

E. 500-750
400
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42
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 42, China MailsBoston to Canton, China, 1854, Boston to Canton, China, 1854Boston to Canton, China, 1854. Blue folded letter datelined "Boston October 23, 1854" and addressed to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, manuscript box charge and "Paid through", red "PAID" and "60" credit handstamps, "Boston Br. Pkt. Nov. 8", London and Hong Kong backstamps, light horizontal file fold, some ink erosion in address, still Very Fine cover paying the 65c rate, this was 120 days in transit and was likely delayed due to the Crimean War, a number of P & O ships were requisitioned for war service which affected mail service to the Far East

E. 500-750
325
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43
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 43, China MailsNew York to Canton, China, 1855, New York to Canton, China, 1855New York to Canton, China, 1855. Folded letter datelined "New York August 22, 1855" and addressed to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, red "New York Am. Pkt. Aug. 22" circular datestamp, London transit, large "12" credit handstamp, Hong Kong backstamp, pencil "33", horizontal file fold, Very Fine use sent at the 33c rate via Southampton

E. 500-750
275
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44
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 44, China MailsNew York to Canton, China, 1856, New York to Canton, China, 1856New York to Canton, China, 1856. Dec. 31, 1856 dated printed circular announcing the dissolution of Haggerty, Jones & Co, manuscript "Printed Circular", addressed to Canton, China, 4c paid in New York (not indicated), bold "2" cents credit datestamp to Great Britain, red British transit datestamp, pencil "1" (d) postage due in Canton, docketing on flap, Very Fine, an outstanding and rare example of the 4c newspaper rate to China via British Mail, which applied to unsealed printed circulars as well during this time, carried on the Cunarder Asia, and by P & O steamers from Southampton to Alexandria and from Suez to Hong Kong, ex Winter

E. 1,000-1,500
1,700
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45
 
Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 45, China MailsCanton, China to Middletown Conn, Canton, China to Middletown ConnCanton, China to Middletown Conn., 1829 Folded letter datelined "Canton March 9th 1829" and addressed to Middletown Conn., sender's directing "pr Edward" at bottom left, red "SHIP" and "6" in circle handstamps, manuscript rate, light strike of red "New York Jul. 29" circular datestamp, Very Fine use carried outside of the mails to the U.S.

E. 300-400
160
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46
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 46, China MailsCanton, China to Philadelphia, 1837, Canton, China to Philadelphia, 1837Canton, China to Philadelphia, 1837. Folded letter datelined "Canton March 13, 1837" and addressed to Philadelphia, sender's directing "per Neponset", red "New-York Jul. 25" circular datestamp with matching "SHIP" handstamp, manuscript rate, Very Fine use, carried outside of the mails to New York

E. 300-400
500
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47
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 47, China MailsCumsingmoon, China to Pennsylvania, 1848, Cumsingmoon, China to Pennsylvania, 1848Cumsingmoon, China to Pennsylvania, 1848. Buff cover with manuscript "Cumsingmoon" at top left in same hand as address, sent to Germantown Pa., red "68" crayon rate, red "Forwarded by Drinker & Co, Hong Kong" backstamp, also with blue "Lemuel Goddard, London" backstamp, red "Boston Ship 10 Nov. 19" circular datestamp, some slight edgewear, Very Fine, a very unusual use, Cumsingmoon grew in the 1840's as an important exchange point for opium from China following the establishment of the retail opium monopoly in Hong Kong and expulsion of opium ships from Whampoa, this style of Hong Kong forwarder's marking was only in use in 1848

E. 1,000-1,500
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48
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 48, China MailsCanton, China to Pennsylvania, 1849, Canton, China to Pennsylvania, 1849Canton, China to Pennsylvania, 1849. Gray cover addressed to Germantown Pa., back with clear strike of red "Forwarded by Rawle Drinker & Co., Hong Kong" as well as blue "Lemuel Goddard, London" oval backstamp, Nov. 1849 circular datestamp, "24" and "19 cents" debit handstamps, with original enclosure (transcript accompanies) datelined "Canton River August 25th 1849", fascinating contents describing the murder of the Portuguese commander at Macao (Don Jose Maria do Amaral), his method of ruling Macao and that the Chinese had put a $1,000 bounty for his head, the English and American forces in the area are rallying to the aid of the Portuguese, and that the murdered body had been embalmed "and lies in state at his house, where it is said they mean to preserve it till the head is returned", other fascinating contents regarding gambling, a skirmish at a fort and other topics, some slight wear, Very Fine, the content is phenomenal

E. 500-750
350
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49
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 49, China MailsShanghai, China to Boston, 1854, Shanghai, China to Boston, 1854Shanghai, China to Boston, 1854. Folded letter datelined "Shanghae 2nd Dec. 1854" and addressed to Boston, light strike of Hong Kong backstamp, red "27 JA 1855" London and "Boston Br. Pkt. Feb. 15" backstamps, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", manuscript "86" and bold "96" handstamp for amount due from recipient, vertical file folds and some slight soiling, Very Fine double-rate use

E. 300-400
325
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50
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 50, China MailsCanton, China to New York, 1855, Canton, China to New York, 1855Canton, China to New York, 1855. Blue folded letter datelined "Canton Jany. 11, 1855" and addressed to New York, neat "Hong Kong 14 JA 1855" backstamp, red "Via Marseilles" in script handstamps, "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 18" circular datestamp, manuscript "38" rate, bold "43" handstamp for amount due from recipient, Very Fine, carried on the P & O steamer Pottinger out of Hong Kong, which was the first to start the reduced monthly service due to the requisition of P & O ships for use in the Crimean War

E. 400-500
225
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51
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 51, China MailsCanton, China to Boston, 1855, Canton, China to Boston, 1855Canton, China to Boston, 1855. Folded letter datelined "Canton 13th October 1855" and addressed to Boston, blue "Forwarded by J. Mackrill Smith, London" in frame handstamp, New York 24c debit marking, 3c debit marking, vertical file folds, Fine, carried outside of the mails to London where a forwarder sent it unpaid to the U.S.

E. 500-750
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52
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 52, China MailsHong Kong to New York, 1858, Hong Kong to New York, 1858Hong Kong to New York, 1858. Folded letter datelined "Hong Kong March 27, 1858" with "Hong Kong 29 MR 1858" and red London backstamps, sender's directive "Via Marseilles", bold "84" debit and "New-York Am. Pkt. Jun. 3" circular datestamp, manuscript "42", light horizontal file fold, minor splitting along folds, Very Fine, unusual triple-rate use sent completely unpaid

E. 500-750
275
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53
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Sale Number 1182, Lot Number 53, China MailsHong Kong to Charleston S.C., 1860, Hong Kong to Charleston S.C., 1860Hong Kong to Charleston S.C., 1860. Blue cover docketed "D.G.M. General Mackenzie, Hong Kong 9th June 1860, Recd. 3rd September 1860", "Hong Kong JU 11 60" and blue London backstamps, "New York Br. Pkt. Aug. 31" circular datestamp, neat "33" debit handstamp, some age spots and minor edgewear, Very Fine, unusual use to Charleston

E. 300-400
200
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