Sale 1261 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 3

Sale Date — Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

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Category — Chinkiang to Shanghai

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
709
c
Sale 1261, Lot 709, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Blue on Buff Postal Card (UX6). Cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Jul. 19 10AM 97" 1897 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, addressed by Reverend Amzi C. Wright to his father, A. M. Wright, in Rialto, California, message side datelined "Chin Kiang July 17", perfectly struck brown "Chinkiang 17 Jul. 97" and brown "Shanghai 18 Jul. 97" dollar daters, "San Francisco Cal. Paid All Aug. 10, 1897" circular datestamp, slight crease, Very Fine, extremely rare use of Chinkiang and Shanghai dollar daters on a U.S. postal card, from the Reverend Wright correspondence, see lots 612 and 710-712 for others from this correspondence

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
710
c
Sale 1261, Lot 710, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Blue on Buff Postal Card (UX6). Cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Sep. 15 9AM 97" 1897 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, addressed by Reverend Amzi C. Wright to his father, A. M. Wright, in Rialto, California, message side datelined "Yang Chow Sept 12 97", perfectly struck brown "Chinkiang 13 Sep. 97" and dark blue "Shanghai 14 Sep. 97" dollar daters, "San Francisco Cal. Paid All Oct. 8, 1897" circular datestamp, slight corner crease, Very Fine, extremely rare use of Chinkiang and Shanghai dollar daters on a U.S. postal card, from the Reverend Wright correspondence, see lots 612, 709, 711-712 for others from this correspondence

E. 3,000-4,000
3,750
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711
c
Sale 1261, Lot 711, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Blue on Buff Postal Card (UX6). Cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Mar. 20 6PM 98" 1898 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, addressed by Reverend Amzi C. Wright to his father, A. M. Wright, in Rialto, California, message side datelined "Chin Kiang Mch 16", clear partly overlapping strikes of "Chinkiang 16 Mar. 98" and "Shanghai 17 Mar. 98" dollar daters, "San Francisco Cal. Paid All Apr. 22, 1898" circular datestamp, slight corner crease, Very Fine, extremely rare use of Chinkiang and Shanghai dollar daters on a U.S. postal card, from the Reverend Wright correspondence, see lots 612, 709-710 and 712 for others from this correspondence

E. 3,000-4,000
2,600
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712
c
Sale 1261, Lot 712, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Blue on Buff Postal Card (UX6). Cancelled by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Dec. 11 8AM 97" 1897 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, addressed by Reverend Amzi C. Wright to his father, A. M. Wright, in Rialto, California, message side datelined "Yang Chow Dec. 8", clear partly overlapping strikes of "Chinkiang 9 Dec. 97" and blue "Shanghai 10 Dec. 97" dollar daters, "San Francisco Cal. Paid All Jan. (1?), 1898" circular datestamp, Very Fine, extremely rare use of Chinkiang and Shanghai dollar daters on a U.S. postal card, from the Reverend Wright correspondence, see lots 612 and 709-711 for others from this correspondence

E. 3,000-4,000
2,500
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713
c
Sale 1261, Lot 713, Chinkiang to Shanghai5c Dark Blue (281). Tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Sep. 24 1230PM 98" 1898 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, partly readable strike of "Foochow 15 Sep. 98" dollar dater on cover to Mrs. E. D. Burnham, Holyoke, Massachusetts, backstamped with blurry Shanghai dollar dater and San Francisco (Oct. 17) datestamp, stamp has gum toning, otherwise Fine, ex Fisher and Spicer

Sale 1261, Lot 713, Chinkiang to Shanghai
Image 2
E. 300-400
200
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714
c
Sale 1261, Lot 714, Chinkiang to ShanghaiPhilippines, 1899, 1c Yellow Green (213). Horizontal strip of five, brilliant color, tied by two strikes of "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai (17?) Sep. 2PM 1902" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on gray cover with blue "Methodist Book Concern, Foochow" decorative corner card, sent from Kuliang, China, to American Book Co., New York City, bold Kuliang/Foochow chop handstamp, clearly struck "Foochow 28 Aug 02" bilingual datestamp, backstamped Shanghai (Sep. 4), San Francisco (Oct. 8) and New York (Oct. 13), right stamp lightly creased, Extremely Fine, a beautiful cover and scarce Imperial Post use

E. 400-500
10,500
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715
c
Sale 1261, Lot 715, Chinkiang to Shanghai5c Dull Blue (281). Perfs trimmed at right, small faults and gum toned, tied at Foochow by "I.P.O." framed tie-print handstamp, "Foochow 10 May 00" 1900 bilingual datestamp on "M. Nicolaisen, Sing-Iu China, Via Foochow" corner card cover to Pekin, Illinois, "Shanghai 14 May 00" bilingual datestamp on back, "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 19 May 3PM 00" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel ties stamp, San Francisco (Jun. 2) and Pekin (Jun. 16) backstamps, Fine, extremely rare use of the "I.P.O." tie-print on a U.S. stamp--authoritative Interasia descriptions note fewer than ten examples are known--with 1975 A.P.S. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
4,250
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716
c
Sale 1261, Lot 716, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Carmine, Ty. III (267). Straight edge at right, used with 3c Purple (268), tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Mar. 26 6PM 98" 1898 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, brown "Hankow 17 Feb. 98" dollar dater perfectly struck on cover to Fresno, California, backstamped with "Shanghai 20 Feb. 98" dollar dater, San Francisco (Apr. 22) and Fresno (Apr. 23) backstamps, Very Fine, an extremely rare use of the Hankow dollar dater on a cover sent via the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, ex W. S. Kong

E. 2,000-3,000
2,200
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717
c
Sale 1261, Lot 717, Chinkiang to Shanghai5c Dark Blue (281). Tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Mar. 1 9AM 99" 1899 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, bold "Hankow 23 Feb. 99" dollar dater on "Boone School, Wuchang" corner card cover to New Haven, Connecticut, backstamped with "Shanghai 26 Feb. 99" dollar dater, San Francisco (Mar. 24) and New Haven (Mar 29) backstamps, light gum toning, Very Fine, an extremely rare use of the Hankow dollar dater on a cover sent via the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai, ex Drucker

E. 1,500-2,000
2,400
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718
c
Sale 1261, Lot 718, Chinkiang to Shanghai5c Chocolate (270). Straight edge at right, tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai May 14 1PM 98" 1898 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, perfect strike of brownish "Ningpo 13 May 98" dollar dater on cover to Clyde, New York, backstamped with "Shanghai 14 May 98" dollar dater, San Francisco (Jun. 7) and Clyde (Jun 12) backstamps, minor tear at right, stamp has two light creases, Very Fine, an extremely rare use of the Ningpo dollar dater on a cover sent via the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai

E. 1,000-1,500
4,250
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719
c
Sale 1261, Lot 719, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Blue on Buff Postal Card (UX6). Used with 2c Carmine, Ty. III (267), tied by "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Nov. 13 6PM 97" 1897 duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel, to Clara Meinecke, Kiel, Germany, message side datelined "Shanghai 27 October 1897", part strike of blue "Shanghai 9 Nov. 97" dollar dater, San Francisco (Dec. 4) and Tiel (Dec. 19) circular datestamps, Very Fine, rare use of Shanghai dollar dater on a U.S. postal card to another country outside the U.S.

E. 1,000-1,500
2,700
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720
c
Sale 1261, Lot 720, Chinkiang to Shanghai2c Blue on Buff Postal Card (UX6). Cancelled by "Oak Park Ill. Dec. 13 1PM 98" 1898 duplex datestamp and oval grid, to Mrs. H. E. House, Tientsin, China, bold "San Francisco F.D. Dec. 16, 1898" datestamp, partly struck "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai Rec'd" datestamp, blurry "Shanghai 21 Jan. 99" dollar dater and boxed "To Pay" handstamp for Imperial Post postage, Very Fine, rare inbound use with Shanghai dollar dater and "To Pay" handstamp

E. 1,000-1,500
1,000
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