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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1464
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1464, China10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15 two), 10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15 two)10c Green, Ty. II, III (14, 15 two). Each with large margins, originally formed a vertical strip of three, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), perfs scissors-separated and trimmed at bottom, tied by "Greenfield Ms. Mar. 16" (1858) circular datestamps on cover to Shanghai, China, light strike of red New York backstamp, magenta manuscript "28" credit also ties 3c, red London Paid transit (Mar. 30), Hong Kong backstamp, minor wear, Very Fine, scarce imperforate and perforated combination paying 33c rate by British Mail via Southampton, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
4,000
1465
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1465, China3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11), 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11)3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Large margins to just in at top, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, red "Boston Mass. 19 Jun." (1856) circular datestamp on folded letter datelined "Canton May 6, 1856" and addressed to Boston where forwarded to Sharon Springs N.Y., sender's directive "Via Marseilles" at lower left, Hong Kong (May 9) and London (June 30) backstamps, "New-York Am. Pkt. Jul. 17" circular datestamp applied on arrival in New York, "53" debit handstamp, horizontal file fold well away from stamp, some slight soiling, Very Fine use sent unpaid from Canton, China, to Boston via New York and then forwarded, ex Emerson and Rust

E. 750-1,000
700
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1466
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1466, China30c Orange (38), 30c Orange (38)30c Orange (38). Used with 5c Brown (29) and 10c Green, Ty. V (35), tied by red grid cancels, "New York Am. Pkt. Jan. 12" (1861) backstamp struck in black on folded letter to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "pr Kangaroo" and carried on that Inman steamer, magenta "24" manuscript credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jan. 26), red "1" (1p) Colonial rate marking, Hong Kong backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, 30c slight oxidation, 10c tiny tear at top left

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL 1857-60 ISSUE COVER TO SHANGHAI, CARRIED BY BRITISH MAIL VIA SOUTHAMPTON.

From the Augustine Heard & Co. correspondence.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,750
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1467
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1467, China5c Buff (67), 5c Buff (67)5c Buff (67). Perfs trimmed at left, radiant color, used with 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), tied by well-struck large "Paid" grid cancels, red "Boston 24 Sep. 18" (1861) and matching "Boston Br. Pkt. 40 Sep. 18" credit datestamp overstuck, on folded tissue-paper cover to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "pr 'Arabia' via Marseilles", red crayon "40" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Sep. 30), red "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Hong Kong backstamp, horizontal file fold well away from stamps, usual light wrinkling associated with this fragile paper, 5c with tiny flaws

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN EXTREMELY RARE THREE-COLOR FRANKING OF THE 1861 ISSUE IN EARLY SHADES, USED TO PAY THE 45-CENT RATE TO CHINA VIA MARSEILLES. USED WITHIN THE FIRST MONTH OF ISSUE FOR ALL THREE STAMPS.

With 1979 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
2,400
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1468
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1468, China24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Used with 1c Blue (63) and two 10c Green (68), the 10c stamps are so dark we first thought they might be Type I, cancelled or tied by grids, large red "Philadelphia Pa. 24 Jan. 23" circular datestamp on 1863 cover to Hong Kong, China, red London Paid transit datestamp (Feb. 4), red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, Hong Kong backstamp, some expert restoration with top flap reattached, left 10c tear at top, right 10c affected from placement over edge of cover, otherwise Fine and unusual franking to pay the 45c rate via Southampton

E. 750-1,000
800
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1469
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1469, China30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 10c Green (68), tied by grid cancels, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Aug. 1" (1863) circular datestamp on cover to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "Via Southampton", magenta "24" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Aug. 13) ties two stamps, faint red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Hong Kong and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine, a colorful and scarce franking

E. 1,500-2,000
1,600
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1470
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1470, China30c Orange (71), 30c Orange (71)30c Orange (71). Used with 5c Brown (76) and 10c Green (68), tied by circle of wedges cancel, 5c tied by bold "Brooklyn N.Y. Feb. 13" (1866) circular datestamp on small cover to Amoy, China, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Feb. 13" circular datestamp, red "40" credit handstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Feb. 26), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Hong Kong backstamp, 10c with flaw at top right and barely affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Very Fine cover to a scarce destination, we have offered only five other 1861-66 Issue covers to Amoy since keeping computerized records, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,400
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1471
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1471, China24c Red Lilac (70), 24c Red Lilac (70)24c Red Lilac (70). Rich color, used with 3c Rose (65) and 30c Orange (71), stamps affixed overlapping, covering about half the 24c, tied by grid cancels, "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 22" (1862) circular datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "Via Marseilles" and "Per Persia", magenta "52" manuscript credit, London Paid transit datestamp (Nov. 1), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, receiving backstamp (Dec. 24), 3c stamp some creases, Fine, scarce 57c rate for double weight by British Mail via Marseilles, it was carried on the Cunarder Persia from New York on October 22, arriving Queenstown October 31

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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1472
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1472, China24c Lilac (70), 24c Lilac (70)24c Lilac (70). Used with 3c Rose (65) and 30c Orange (71), tied by grid cancels, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Jan. 14" (1863) circular datestamp on folded letter to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "pr 'Asia' & via Marseilles", magenta manuscript "52" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jan. 29) also ties 3c, red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, Hong Kong backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamps, Very Fine and attractive, scarce 57c rate for double weight by British Mail via Marseilles, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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1473
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1473, China2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Intense shade, used with 3c Rose (65) and horizontal pair of 24c Lilac (78), cancelled by targets and tied by "Newport R.I. May 16, 1864" double-circle datestamp on cover to Hong Kong, China, red "PAID" and "53" handstamps, magenta "48" credit, light strike of red New York circular datestamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (May 28), red "1d" Colonial rate handstamp, receiving backstamp (July 22), slightly reduced at left, slight overall wear

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL FRANKING PAYING THE 53-CENT RATE TO HONG KONG BY BRITISH MAIL VIA MARSEILLES.

Ex Ishikawa. With 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-3,000
1,400
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1474
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1474, China2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and horizontal pair of 24c Dark Gray (78b), minor perf flaws from placement near edge, tied by circle of diamonds cancel, "Fishersville N.H. Jul. 9" (1866) circular datestamp on cover to U.S.S. Wachusett at Hong Kong, China, magenta manuscript "Paid 53" at top left, red "48" credit handstamp, matching "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid" backstamp, red London Paid transit datestamp (Jul. 23), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Hong Kong receiving backstamp, with original letter enclosure

VERY FINE. A SCARCE BLACK JACK USE PAYING THE 53-CENT RATE TO HONG KONG BY BRITISH MAIL VIA MARSEILLES.

From the Emery correspondence

E. 2,000-3,000
1,300
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1475
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1475, China2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65), 10c Green (68) and 30c Orange (71), 2c and 30c s.e. at right, cancelled by segmented cork, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid Mar. 19" (1864) circular datestamp on cover to Shanghai, China, sender's directive "Via Southampton", magenta manuscript "24" credit, red London Paid transit datestamp (Mar. 30), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Hong Kong and receiving backstamps, 2c piece out at top, 30c tear at right center, few other perf flaws, barely reduced at left, appears Fine, a colorful and unusual 1861-63 Issue franking

E. 750-1,000
550
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1476
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1476, China2c Black (73), 2c Black (73)2c Black (73). Used with 3c Rose (65) and vertical strip of four of 10c Green (68), tied by targets, "Stratham N.H. Aug. 3" (1864) circular datestamp on buff cover to Swatow, China, red "24" credit handstamp also ties all stamps, London Paid transit datestamp (Aug. 17), red crayon "1" (1p) Colonial rate, Hong Kong backstamp (Oct. 4), barely reduced at right, trivial edgewear, top 10c tiny corner crease

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL COVER TO SWATOW, CHINA, FROM THE CONSUL WINGATE CORRESPONDENCE WITH BLACK JACK AND 1861 ISSUE COMBINATION FOR THE 45-CENT BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON.

The addressee, Joseph C. A. Wingate, was U.S. Consul in Swatow, China, from 1863 to 1873.

Ex Worden and Faiman. With 2002 P.F. certificate not mentioning any condition issues

E. 2,000-3,000
1,600
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1477
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1477, China3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Horizontal pair, used with vertical pair of 2c Black, F. Grill (93), cancelled by targets, "Bristol N.H. Jun. 19" (1869) circular datestamp on cover to Swatow, China, sender's directive "By Pacific Mail" just below stamps, magenta "San Francisco Paid All Jul. 3" transit datestamp also ties 3c stamps, Hong Kong (Aug. 6) and Swatow (Aug. 7) backstamps, barely reduced at right causing perfs on right 3c to be trimmed

VERY FINE. A RARE BLACK JACK AND 1869 PICTORIAL MIXED-ISSUE COVER TO SWATOW, CHINA, FROM THE WINGATE CORRESPONDENCE.

The addressee, Joseph C. A. Wingate, was U.S. Consul in Swatow, China, from 1863 to 1873.

Ex Knapp, Worden and Faiman. With 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
9,500
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1478
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1478, China5c Blue (185), 5c Blue (185)5c Blue (185). Tied by light circle of wedges cancel, "U.S. Postal Agcy, Shan China Nov. 21" (1882) circular datestamp on cover to Rutland Vt., forwarded to Vergennes Vt. with 3c Blue Green (207) tied by Rutland duplex datestamp, red "Customs Kiukiang Nov. 17 '82" and "Customs Shanghai Nov. 19 '82" backstamps, San Francisco transit backstamp, Very Fine and attractive use

E. 500-750
850
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1479
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1479, China5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Lightly cancelled, purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 13 Dec. '89" double oval datestamp on brown consulate cover from China to Mojave, Cal. and redirected to San Francisco, red "United States Consulate/ Ningpo" two-line handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, stamp with perf faults and some soiling, otherwise Very Fine Postal Agency Shanghai use to the U.S.

E. 400-500
1,300
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1480
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1480, China10c Green (273), 10c Green (273)10c Green (273). Two, used with 1c Blue (264), 2c Carmine (267) and 5c Chocolate (270), tied together by three bold strikes of "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Oct. 19" duplex datestamp on registered cover to Pelotas, Brazil, New York registry label, New York and Rio de Janeiro backstamps, small edge tears and light soiling, Fine and very rare, ex Stollnitz

E. 750-1,000
850
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1481
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1481, China15c Gray (437), 15c Gray (437)15c Gray (437). Tied by light strike of U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai oval datestamp on oversize green registered cover to Budapest, Hungary, stamp also tied by censor's label, large purple "Released by the British Military Authorities" boxed handstamp, "(U.S. Postal Agency) Shanghai, China, Registered Mar. 24, 1916" double-circle datestamp struck in purple on back, New York and receiving backstamps, cover wrinkling affects stamp, still a Very Fine and rare use

E. 300-400
200
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1482
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1482, China2c-20c Offices in China (K1/K10), 2c-20c Offices in China (K1/K10)2c-20c Offices in China (K1/K10). Two registered covers, one with 20c and pair 2c Surcharges (Dec. 1922), other with two 2c, one 4c and one 16c (Jan. 1923), both paying the 10c rate plus 2c registry fee, stamps all tied by "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai * R.D." oval handstamp and sent to Scotia, New York, Fine

E. 500-750
950
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1483
c
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1483, China30c on 15c Offices in China (K12), 30c on 15c Offices in China (K12)30c on 15c Offices in China (K12). Tied along with 2c on 1c Green (K1) by "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, R.D." oval registry handstamp on registered cover to Iowa and forwarded to Nebraska, purple "U.S. Postal Stationery Agency, Shanghai, China, July 21, 1922" double-circle datestamp on reverse, along with Seattle registered and Norway, Iowa backstamps, Very Fine

E. 300-400
475
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