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Sale 1223 — U.S. Postal History and U.S. Gold Coins

Sale Date — Thursday-Friday, 4-5 June, 2020

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Category — China and Far Eastern Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
8051
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8051, China and Far Eastern MailsCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to Salem, Mass., datelined "Macao, 19th July 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Convoy'", addressed to the owners of the Eliza Ann, red "Wetmore & Cryder New-York" oval forwarder's handstamp on back, Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, given to Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail to Salem Mass., an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton, ex Hahn

E. 500-750
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8052
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8052, China and Far Eastern MailsCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co, Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & CoCollect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to New York, datelined "Macao, Dec. 6, 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Haugua'", Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, a similar cover to this one but addressed to Salem Mass. (see lot 8051) was given to forwarder Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail, this is an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton, ex Hahn

E. 500-750
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8053
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8053, China and Far Eastern MailsLondon to Canton, China, Forwarded to Boston, 1846, London to Canton, China, Forwarded to Boston, 1846London to Canton, China, Forwarded to Boston, 1846. Folded letter from Baring Bros. in London dated Feb. 19, 1846 showing balance of account for Dr. Horace Gray Jr. of Boston, addressed to Dr. Gray care of Russell & Co. in Canton, China where forwarded to Boston, manuscript "via Southampton & Ceylon" and "Douglas", manuscript "2/-" rate, Hong Kong backstamp (Apr. 18), several circular datestamps struck over one another including what looks like a Boston marking from Aug. 23, second 2 shilling rate marking, Very Fine and very unusual use

E. 300-400
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8054
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8054, China and Far Eastern MailsHong Kong to Newport R.I., 1862, Hong Kong to Newport R.I., 1862Hong Kong to Newport R.I., 1862. Folded cover with "Hong Kong Nov. 30, 1862" backstamp, additional red Hong Kong circular datestamp of same date on front, red London transit and red "32 Cents" handstamp, red crayon "4/1" shilling rates, bold "10" due handstamp, neat "Boston Am. Pkt. Feb. 2" backstamp, Very Fine triple-rate cover sent via Marseilles, scarce carried by American Packet on that leg of the journey, ex Starnes

E. 500-750
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8055
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8055, China and Far Eastern MailsNew York to Canton, China, 1855, New York to Canton, China, 1855New York to Canton, China, 1855. Folded letter datelined "New York May 22nd 1855" to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, large red "Boston Paid Br. Pkt. May 23" circular datestamp and "48" credit handstamp, pencil "53" for total paid by sender, London transit, Hong Kong backstamps (26 Jul.), light horizontal file fold, fresh and Very Fine, ex Starnes

E. 400-500
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8056
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8056, China and Far Eastern Mails10c Green, Ty. I (31), 10c Green, Ty. I (31)10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal pair and single, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), cancelled by red grids, matching "Hartford Ct. Sep. 14" (1858) circular datestamp on cover to Shanghai, China, sender's routing instructions "Overland Mail via Southampton England" and "Paid Africa", red London transit, magenta "28" credit and "1d" colonial rate handstamp, Hong Kong (24 Nov.) backstamp, 3c perfs trimmed at left prior to use and crease at top right, 10c stamps barely affected from placement near edge of cover, still Fine, an extremely rare use of the 10c Type I stamps on a cover to China, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, the pair and single alone off cover catalogue $3,500.00

E. 750-1,000
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8057
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8057, China and Far Eastern Mails10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Cancelled by brown target, matching "Stratham N.H. Aug. 6" (1868) circular datestamp on cover to Swatow, China, sender's routing instructions "Via California", red "New York paid All Aug. 8" circular datestamp, blurred strike of Shanghai circular datestamp, Hong Kong (Oct. 6) and Swatow (Oct. 11) backstamps, barely reduced at right, Very Fine and rare use sent by American Packet via San Francisco and Yokohama to Shanghai

E. 400-500
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8058
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8058, China and Far Eastern Mails10c Yellow Green (68), 10c Yellow Green (68)10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich color, tied by circle of V's cancel on cover with printed address to Hong Kong, China, red "San Francisco Paid All Apr. 5" (1869) circular datestamp, May 9 receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce use paying the 10c direct rate

E. 300-400
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8059
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8059, China and Far Eastern Mails24c Grayish Lilac (78a), 24c Grayish Lilac (78a)24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Horizontal pair, s.e. at left, used with 5c Brown (76), cancelled or tied by segmented cork, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 25" (1864) circular datestamp on folded letter to Shanghai, China, sender's ship-name and route directive "p Europa via Marseilles", magenta "48" credit handstamp, red "1d" British colonial credit handstamp, London transit, blue Hong Kong (Dec. 24) backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and attractive use from the Augustine Heard correspondence

E. 500-750
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8060
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8060, China and Far Eastern Mails2c Red, Ty. IV (279B), 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B)2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Cancelled by target and "Mil. P. Sta. No. 1, Pekin, China, Nov. 24, 1900" circular datestamp on legal-size silk brocade envelope to Plattsburgh N.Y., sender's address at "Hospital Corps, U.S. Army, Pekin, China", receiving backstamp, Very Fine, beautiful and unusual Boxer Rebellion use, ex Drucker and "Whitpain"

E. 300-400
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8061
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8061, China and Far Eastern Mails2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B), 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B)2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Tied by "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Jan. 4 10AM 1922" duplex datestamp with "1" oval grid on illustrated cover to Brooklyn, original letter matches the flower illustration on the cover, Very Fine, a very late use of the "1" duplex, recorded from August 1918 to December 1921

E. 150-200
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8062
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8062, China and Far Eastern Mails2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546), 2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546)2c Carmine Rose, Ty. III, Rotary (546). Tied by "U.S. Pos. Service Shanghai China Dec. 30 1922" duplex datestamp and oval grid on cover to Brooklyn N.Y., "Box 713, American P.O. Shanghai China" printed return address on backflap, stamp with tiny pre-use wrinkle, cover with small edge flaws, still Fine, possibly a unique use of No. 546 from Shanghai, it is doubtful any supplies of this rotary waste stamp were sent to Shanghai, most likely the stamp was brought over privately, we have offered only three No. 546 on cover from any origin since keeping computerized records

E. 300-400
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8063
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8063, China and Far Eastern Mails10c Map, Air Post (C7), 10c Map, Air Post (C7)10c Map, Air Post (C7). Used with China, 1923, 10c Blue, Junk (258), tied together by Chinese circular datestamp on "Dollar Steamship Line, Orient and Round the World" corner card cover to Bronxville N.Y., backflap with red and black flag design and "On Board S. S. President Pierce", manuscript "President Pierce" in sender's hand below corner card, backstamped with "Chicago, Ill. Air Mail, Jul. 8 4PM 1927" duplex datestamp, New York receiving datestamp (July 9), minor soiling, Very Fine and an extraordinary use, both stamps were affixed and cancelled with the China datestamp when this was brought from Shanghai to the U.S. on board the S.S. President Pierce, it entered the U.S. post office and was postmarked at Chicago before being carried by airmail service to New York, the 10c Junk stamp paid Chinese postage and the 10c Map stamp paid the airmail postage -- a legitimate combination of stamps on a piece of mail carried by ship, train and plane

E. 750-1,000
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8064
c
U.S. Marines In China -- Butler's Expedition Correspondence. Over 70 covers from U.S.M.C. Sgt. A. J. Stokes to his wife in Guam and the U.S. in 1927, franked with 2c U.S. stamps (mostly from ships) or China stamps, one from the Philippines and a couple with unfranked envelopes that were apparently never put into the mail, most with original handwritten letters documenting conditions throughout Stokes's deployment, typical mixed condition, a unique archive of this obscure bit of U.S. and China military history

E. 300-400
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8065
c
U.S. Offices in China Correspondence. 35 covers sent by YWCA official Ruth Louise Parker to family members in Brooklyn or Colorado Springs, 1922-26, two franked with 2c on 4c Overprinted stamps, otherwise with 1c or 2c unoverprinted Washington-Franklins, most with original letters in English, typical mixed condition for International mail of this period

E. 300-400
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8066
c
Sale Number 1223, Lot Number 8066, China and Far Eastern MailsVietnam War-Related, Vietnam War-RelatedVietnam War-Related. Small group of covers and research material, including Dec. 18, 1965 Patriotic cover showing soldier crawling with "The Infantry, Who travels the last hundred yards to victory?" and signed by Roger Donlon (Medal of Honor winner), few cuts or covers signed by other medal winners, Very Fine group

E. 75-100
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