Sale 1271 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 4

Sale Date — Tuesday, 13 December, 2022

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Category — China Customs Post, Shanghai Local Post

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
270
c
Sale 1271, Lot 270, China Customs Post, Shanghai Local Post5c Blue (179). Cancelled by circle of wedges with "U.S. Postal Ag'cy Shanghai May 15" (1877) circular datestamp on cover to Israel Oakman, North Marshfield, Massachusetts, red "Customs Kiukiang May 1 77" backstamp, slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL BOLD STRIKE OF THE "CUSTOMS KIUKIANG" DOUBLE-CIRCLE DATESTAMP. THE USE OF THE KIUKIANG CUSTOMS POST DATESTAMP DURING THIS PERIOD IS EXTREMELY RARE ON COVERS SENT VIA THE UNITED STATES POSTAL AGENCY IN SHANGHAI.

We offered a similar cover in Part 3 of the Magnolia collection (Sale 1261, lot 618).

Bid on this lot

Sale 1271, Lot 270, China Customs Post, Shanghai Local Post
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E. 2,000-3,000
Future Sale
271
c
Sale 1271, Lot 271, China Customs Post, Shanghai Local Post10c Brown (150). Tied by cork cancel, "U.S. Postal Ag'cy Shanghai Aug. 14" (1876) circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. S. M. Henderson, Wilkinsburg Pa., blue "Shanghae Local Post C AU 12 76" backstamp, San Francisco (Sep. 8) and Holidaysburg (Sep. 15) circular datestamps, also with clear "MISSENT" handstamp, slightly reduced at right, stamp with slight overall soiling, Very Fine, scarce with the local post marking

Bid on this lot

Sale 1271, Lot 271, China Customs Post, Shanghai Local Post
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E. 500-750
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272
c
Sale 1271, Lot 272, China Customs Post, Shanghai Local Post10c Brown (161). Cancelled by circle of wedges, "U.S. Postal Ag'cy Shanghai Sep. 8" (1875) circular datestamp on cover originating in Chefoo to Mrs. Stephen Paul Jr. in Portsmouth N.H., blue "Shanghae Local Post Aug. 29 75" backstamp, San Francisco Cal. Oct. 13" double-circle datestamp, stamp barely afected from placement near edge of cover, still Very Fine use from Chefoo with the Shanghai Local Post marking, accompanied by second cover similarly franked from the same correspondence but with no indication of original (likely Japan or other location)

Bid on this lot

E. 500-750
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