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 — Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
15
c
Sale 1271, Lot 15, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Type II (14). Horizontal pair and single, the pair large margin at left and in on other sides, the single three large margins and in at bottom, used with 3c Dull Red, Type I (11), two large margins, in on two sides, cancelled or tied by grid, "Hartford Ct. Apr. 13, 1857" circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. Sarah Blodgett, Shanghai, China, sender's directive "Overland Mail via Southampton, England" and ship name "Asia", red "New-York Apr. 15, 1857" circular datestamp on back--carried on Cunarder Asia, departing New York Apr. 15, 1857, arriving Liverpool Apr. 28--red London Paid datestamp (Apr. 28), Hong Kong datestamp on back (July 8)

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL 1851-55 ISSUE COVER TO SHANGHAI, CHINA, VIA SOUTHAMPTON--FROM THE REVEREND BLODGETT CORRESPONDENCE.

Ex Giamporcaro, Hackmey and Gross. With 1990 P.F. certificate

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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16
c
Sale 1271, Lot 16, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Type III (15). Horizontal pair, huge margins to touching at right, used with 1c Blue, Type IV (9), ample margins to cut in at lower right, tied by red "Trenton N.J. Oct. 10, 1856" circular datestamp on small cover to Lieut. Earl English, U.S. Sloop of War Levant, care of American Consul in Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "Via American Mail Steamer", correctly prepaid 21c American Packet rate, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Oct. 11" datestamp--carried on Collins Baltic, departing New York Oct. 11, 1856, arriving Liverpool Oct. 22--manuscript "1/3" 1sh3p debit marking, Liverpool (Oct. 23) and Hong Kong (Dec. 24) backstamps, some toned spots affect stamps, a Fine and scarce American Packet cover

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E. 750-1,000
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17
c
Sale 1271, Lot 17, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Type V (24). Horizontal pair, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), tied by target cancels and "Terre Haute Ind. Apr. 26 (1861)" double-circle datestamp on cover with printed address to Lieut. R. L. Law, U.S.S. Hartford, in Hong Kong, China, printed "Via Southampton" (crossed out with manuscript "Marseilles") and ("Per Cunard Steamer") directives, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Apr. 30" circular datestamp, manuscript "1/4" debit, blue London transit (May 13) and Hong Kong receiving backstamps, "July 5th" origin docketing, fresh and Very Fine

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E. 500-750
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18
c
Sale 1271, Lot 18, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Type V (24). Vertical pair, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), trimmed perfs at left, tied by "21" in circle cancels, "Terre Haute Ind. Oct. 13 (1860)" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Lieut. R. L. Law, U.S.S. Hartford, in Hong Kong, China, printed "Via Southampton" (crossed out with manuscript "Marseilles") and ("Per Cunard Steamer") directives, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Oct. 16" circular datestamp ties 3c perfs at bottom, manuscript "1/4" debit, red London transit (Oct. 29) and Hong Kong (Dec. 2) receiving backstamps, top 1c stamp with tiny scuff, Fine

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E. 400-500
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19
c
Sale 1271, Lot 19, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Type V (24). Horizontal pair, few small perf faults between, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), clipped corner at top right, tied by target cancels, "Terre Haute Ind. May 9 (1861)" double-circle datestamp on cover with printed address to Lieut. R. L. Law, U.S.S. Hartford, in Hong Kong, China, printed "Via Southampton" (crossed out with manuscript "Marseilles") and ("Per Cunard Steamer") directives, red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 14" circular datestamp, manuscript "1/4" debit, red London transit (May 27) and Hong Kong receiving backstamps, "July 5th" receipt docketing, appears Fine

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E. 400-500
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20
c
Sale 1271, Lot 20, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues3c Dull Red, Type III (26). Two, tied by "Terre Haute Ind. Feb. 22 (1860)" circular datestamp on cover with printed address to Lieut. R. L. Law, U.S.S. Hartford, in Hong Kong, China, printed "Via Southampton" (crossed out with manuscript "Marseilles") and ("Per Cunard Steamer") directives, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Mar. 6" circular datestamp ties stamps, manuscript "1/5" debit, red London transit (Mar. 20) with "43" in diamond grid struck over, Hong Kong receiving backstamp, perfs at right affected by placement at edge and cover barely reduced at right into the label of bottom stamp, still Fine, ex Bolton

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E. 300-400
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21
c
Sale 1271, Lot 21, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues5c Red Brown (28). Tied by "Washington City D.C. Jan. 12, 1859" circular datestamp on cover to Richard C. Potts, U.S.S. Powhatan, in care of U.S. Naval Storekeeper, Hong Kong, China, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Jan. 19?" circular datestamp--carried on the Cunarder Africa, departing New York Jan. 19, 1859, arriving Liverpool Jan. 29-- red "London SG JA 31 59" backstamp, manuscript "1/2" 1sh2p debit, "Hong-Kong 25 MR 1859" receiving backstamp, May 10 receipt docketing at top, stamp lifted, reperfed and reaffixed to cover, also with small toned spot at bottom left from gum, appears Fine, the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Amity and Commerce was signed on the Powhatan on July 29, 1858

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E. 500-750
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22
c
Sale 1271, Lot 22, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Type I (31). Horizontal pair and single, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), cancelled by red grids, matching "Hartford Ct. Sep. 14" (1858) circular datestamp on cover to Shanghai, China, Rev. Henry Blodgett correspondence, sender's directive "Overland Mail via Southampton England" and "Paid Africa"--carried on that Cunarder, departing New York Sep. 15, 1858, arriving Liverpool Sep. 26--magenta manuscript "28" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Sep. 27), "1d" Colonial credit handstamp, Hong Kong (Nov. 24) 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, rare use of 10c Type I stamps on a cover to China, the pair and single alone off cover catalogue $3,500.00

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E. 750-1,000
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23
c
Sale 1271, Lot 23, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Type II (32). Tied by Boston "Paid" grid cancel, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), tied by manuscript on 3c Red Nesbitt entire (U9) to Lieut. R. L. Law, U.S.S. Hartford, Boston, and forwarded to Hong Kong, China, brown "Bladensburg Md. Jun.? 25, 1859" circular datestamp with year in manuscript, perfs of 10c stamp applied just over the rim of the datestamp, "Boston Br. Pkt. Jul. 13" backstamp, manuscript "3/" 3-shilling debit marking, red London (July 25) and Hong Kong (Sep. 7) receiving backstamps, "Forwarded by Thos. Hunt & Co. Hong Kong" oval handstamp, Very Fine and unusual, the U.S.S. Hartford was commissioned in 1858 and served as the East India Squadron flagship until being recalled for the Civil War where she served as Farragut's flagship in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron and was instrumental in retaking New Orleans, with 2007 P.F. certificate

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E. 1,000-1,500
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24
c
Sale 1271, Lot 24, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Types II-III (32-33). L-shaped block of three, top stamp Type III, bottom stamps Type II, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), tied by blue grid cancels with matching "Amherst Ms. Mar. 19, 1858" circular datestamp on cover to Rev. Henry Blodgett, Shanghai, China, sender's directive "Per Steamer via New York", red "New-York Am. Pkt. Mar. 20" backstamp, magenta "12" credit--carried on Vanderbilt Kangaroo, departing New York Mar. 20, 1858, arriving Southampton Apr. 2--red London Paid datestamp (Apr. 2), Hong Kong (May 22) receiving backstamp, bottom left stamp small corner crease, Very Fine and attractive use to Shanghai, with 1991 P.F. certificate

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E. 750-1,000
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25
c
Sale 1271, Lot 25, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues10c Green, Type V (35). Tied by red grid cancel with matching "New-York Br. Pkt. Apr. 10" (1861) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Smith, Archer & Co., Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "Via Marseilles" and "Africa"--carried on that Cunarder, departing New York Apr. 10, 1861, arriving Queenstown Apr. 21--manuscript "2/2" debit, "Hong Kong O JU 6 '61" receiving backstamp, part of back missing, still Very Fine and scarce use paying double the 5c Open Mail rate

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E. 500-750
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26
c
Sale 1271, Lot 26, Mail to China: 1851-60 Issues30c Orange (38). Bright color, used with 3c Dull Red, Type III (26), affixed slightly overlapping and tied by bold strikes of blue "Baltimore Md. May 15" (1861) circular datestamp on folded letter to the China Mission, Shanghai, China, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Mar. 18" backstamp, magenta manuscript "12" credit--carried on HAPAG Hammonia, departing New York May 18, 1861, arriving Southampton May 30--red London Paid datestamp (May 31), manuscript "1" British Colonial credit, Hong Kong backstamp (Jul. 22), 3c stamp perfs trimmed at bottom, Very Fine, ex Bolton

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E. 750-1,000
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