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: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues

Lot
Symbol
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Realized
98
c
Sale 1271, Lot 98, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown (150). Two, tied by negative "H" in circle cancel and "New York Jul. 24" duplex datestamp and left stamp by red "New York Jul. 22" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to Rev. Leonard Kip, Amoy, China. "Via San Francisco" sender's directive--carried on PMSS Colorado, departing San Francisco Aug. 1, 1873, arriving Hong Kong Sep. 4--perfectly clear strikes of "Hong-Kong C SP 4 73" and blue "Amoy A SP 9 73" backstamps, Sep. 9 receipt docketing at left, very slight edge toning, Very Fine

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E. 400-500
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99
c
Sale 1271, Lot 99, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues12c Dull Violet (151). Used with 2c Brown (146) and 6c Dull Pink (159), tied by cork cancels with "Winchester Mass. 10 May" (1872) circular datestamp on cover to Captain A. D. Cobb, aboard the American ship Tiber, care of Messrs. Olyphant & Co., Hong Kong, China, "Via San Francisco Cal. Pacific Mail" directive--carried on PMSS Japan, departing San Francisco Jun. 1, 1872, arriving Hong Kong Jul. 4--bold strike of "Hong Kong C JY 4 72" backstamp, receipt docketing of Aug. 5, 1872--unclear why the long delay after arrival in Hong Kong--few small stamp flaws, flap mostly removed and reduced at left, still a colorful and Very Fine appearing double rate cover to Hong Kong, ex Albert and Landau

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E. 400-500
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100
c
Sale 1271, Lot 100, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues6c Dull Pink (159). Used with two singles 2c Brown (157), cancelled by grids with "Bristol N.H. Oct. 21" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to J. C. A. Wingate, U.S. Consulate, Swatow, China, double-struck Hong Kong (Dec. 5) and blue Swatow (Dec. 8) backstamps, backflap tear and couple gum soaked perfs, still Very Fine, ex Landau

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E. 200-300
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101
c
Sale 1271, Lot 101, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown (161). Cancelled by light quartered cork with "Bristol N.H. Feb. 3" (1875) circular datestamp on cover to J. C. A. Wingate, Swatow, China, "By Pacific Mail" directive at top--carried on PMSS City of Peking, departing San Francisco Feb. 20, 1875, arriving Hong Kong Mar. 25--beautifully clear strikes of "Hong-Kong A MR 25 75" and blue "Swatow A MR 26 75" backstamps, top left corner of stamp scraped, appears Very Fine, the City of Peking lost a propeller blade on this trip and had to stay six days at Yokohama to effect repairs before sailing for Hong Kong

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E. 200-300
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102
c
Sale 1271, Lot 102, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown (161). Tied by circle of wedges cancel, "Boston Sep. 13" (1877) backstamp on cover to Mrs. Isaac Shepard, care of Wm. O. Howland, Swatow, China, "Via San Francisco" sender's directive, partly clear strikes of Hong Kong transit and Swatow receiving backstamps, receipt docketing on back (Oct. 29), small cover tear at top, still Very Fine

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103
c
Sale 1271, Lot 103, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Brown (161). Tied by "Concord Mass. Oct. 4" circular datestamp and target duplex on cover to Thomas W. Osborne, Oriental Bank Corporation, Shanghai, China, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Oct. 16?" backstamp and "Too Late" in oval handstamp, slightly reduced at right, small area of toning below stamp, still Fine

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E. 200-300
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104
c
Sale 1271, Lot 104, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Blue (185). Centered to top right, tied by bold grid cancel with equally bold "Stratham N.H. May 21" (1881) circular datestamp on cover to J. C. A. Wingate, United States Consulate, Foochow, China, "Boston May 21" backstamp, "Via San Francisco" sender's directive and "San Francisco May 25" backstamp, clear strike of purple "U.S. Consulate General, Shanghai, China, Jul. 11, 1881" double-circle datestamp on back, cover small edge and corner tear, Very Fine

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Sale 1271, Lot 104, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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105
c
Sale 1271, Lot 105, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Blue (185). Wide margins, cancelled by target with "Stratham N.H. Jun. 7" (1880) circular datestamp on cover to J. C. A. Wingate, United States Consulate, Foochow, China, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Jun 15" backstamp, clear strikes of "Hong-Kong C JY 16 80" and "Foochow A JY 22 80" backstamps, stamp with tiny tear at bottom, still Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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106
c
Sale 1271, Lot 106, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Brown (205). Dark shade, wide margins and choice centering, cancelled by cork with "Sparta N.J. Jan. 16" circular datestamp on cover to Mrs. J. W. Lambuth, Shanghai, China, "New York Transit Ja' 16 84" and "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Jan. 22" backstamps, pink "U.S. Consulate General, Shanghai, China, Feb. 26, 1884" double-circle datestamp on back, receipt docketing of Mar. 1 at left, opened a bit roughly at left mostly affecting the back, Extremely Fine stamp and attractive use

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Sale 1271, Lot 106, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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E. 300-400
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107
c
Sale 1271, Lot 107, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by "New-York Mar. 4 5:30 PM 86" circular datestamp with oval grid duplex on cover to N. B. O'Connor, British Embassy, Peking, China, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Mar 10" backstamp and pink "U.S. Consulate General, Shanghai, China, Apr. 8, 1886" double-circle datestamp on back, Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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108
c
Sale 1271, Lot 108, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Yellow Brown (205). Faintly tied by cork portion of purple "Manhasset N.Y. Jul. 8, 1884" duplex datestamp on cover to Mrs. Rev. George W. Woodall, Kiukiang, China, "Via San Francisco" sender's directive, "New York Transit Jul. 8, '84" and "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Jul. 14" backstamps, bold strike of pink "U.S. Consulate General, Shanghai, China, Aug. 23, 1884" double-circle datestamp on back, stamp with small scrape and perf faults at top from placement at edge, still Very Fine

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Sale 1271, Lot 108, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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109
c
Sale 1271, Lot 109, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Yellow Brown (205). Straight edge at right, tied by cork portion of "Richmond Me. Jun. 3 7PM 1886" duplex datestamp on cover to Captain Allen, Ship Charles Dunn in Hong Kong, China and forwarded to British Columbia, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Jun. 10" and "Hong Kong B JY 19 86" backstamps, address crossed out with pink pen and re-addressed "Royal Roads B.C.", second San Francisco backstamp upon return (Aug. 21) and "Victoria Canada AU 26 86" receiving backstamp, purple "UNITED STATES CONSULATE/VICTORIA B.C." handstamp at top, no additional postage indicated, reduced at right and ink bleed from address, otherwise Very Fine and unusual

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E. 400-500
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110
c
Sale 1271, Lot 110, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Gray Blue (206). Used with 2c Red Brown (210), cork cancels with "Wolfborough N.H. Jun. 5, 1884" circular datestamp on 2c Red entire to Richard Baufield, care of U.S. Consul, Shanghai, China, "Boston Jun. 6" and "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Jun. 13" backstamps, bold strike of pink "U.S. Consulate General, Shanghai, China, Jul. 12, 1884" double-circle datestamp on back, address crossed out possibly for forwarding, cover with small tear at right and some waterstaining along edges, otherwise Very Very Fine

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Sale 1271, Lot 110, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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111
c
Sale 1271, Lot 111, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues6c Rose (208). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Gray Blue (206), cancelled or tied by quartered corks, "Grand Rapids Mich. Apr 18" (1884) circular datestamp on yellow cover to J. C. A. Wingate, Foochow, China, "San Francisco Cal. recd. Apr 24" backstamp, "Hong Kong C MY 20 84" and "Foochow A JU 1 84" backstamps, June 1 receipt docketing, Very Fine use, 13c rate by British Mail via Brindisi, ex Landau

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E. 300-400
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112
c
Sale 1271, Lot 112, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Ultramarine (212). Tied by Portland circular datestamp (May 2, 1889) on 1c postal card to Rev. Jno. Fitch, Shanghia, China, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. May 5" circular datestamp, purple "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai 4 Jun. 89" double-oval backstamp, message is an announcement of an upcoming reading on the New Testament, some slight toning and tape residue on back at top, still Very Fine and scarce use

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E. 200-300
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113
c
Sale 1271, Lot 113, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Indigo (216). Two, both with perf faults at top, tied by "Logansport In. Apr. 15 1889" circular datestamp and target duplex on European-size cover to Edwin Denby, Imperial Maritime Customs, Macau, China, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Apr. 29" and "Hong Kong A MY 18 89" transit backstamps, "Macao MY 18 89" double-circle receiving backstamp, opened roughly at top, otherwise Very Fine

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Sale 1271, Lot 113, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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114
c
Sale 1271, Lot 114, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Blue (264). Horizontal strip of three, straight edge at left, tied by "Three Rivers Mich. Jun. 20 1895" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on 2c Green entire to Charles Seymour, Consul, Canton, China, "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 24 1895" and "Hong Kong D JY 18 95" backstamps, Canton receiving backstamp (Jul. 19), faint speckled bleaching spots mostly confined to back, Very Fine

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E. 150-200
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115
c
Sale 1271, Lot 115, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Blue (264). Used with 2c Carmine, Ty. I (265), tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 17 8:30 PM 1895" machine cancel on 2c Green entire with San Francisco News Co. corner card to Charles Seymour, U.S. Consul, Canton, China, backstamped Tacoma Wash (Jun. 21), Hong Kong (Jul. 21) and Canton receiving (Jul. 22), slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

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E. 150-200
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116
c
Sale 1271, Lot 116, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (270). Tied by "Trappe Md. Jun. 3" (1896) duplex datestamp and cork cancel on European-size cover to Rev. Collins, Ichang, China, manuscript 'for U.S. Consul" at bottom, "San Francisco Cal. F.D. Jun. 8 1896" transit backstamp, "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Rec'd Jul. 7 96" backstamp and bold strike of purple "Consulate of the United States *Hankow* 11 Jul. 96" double-line oval datestamp, also part strike of "Hankow Local Post JU. 13 96" circular datestamp, some gum soaks in perfs, still Very Fine, rare incoming use through the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai and the Local Post and U.S. Consulate in Hankow

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Sale 1271, Lot 116, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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E. 400-500
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117
c
Sale 1271, Lot 117, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (270). Tied by "Trappe Md. Jul. 8" (1896) duplex datestamp and cork cancel on European-size cover to Rev. Collins, Ichang, China, backstamps including "New York, N.Y. Jul. 8 3PM '96", "San Francisco Cal. F.D. Jul. 13 1896", part strike of "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai Rec'd" circular datestamp and bold strike of purple "Consulate of the United States *Hankow* 17 Aug. 96" double-line oval datestamp, also faint part strikes of red circular datestamp (probably Hankow Local Post), some mathematical notations at top, with original contents, minor small toning spots, appears Very Fine, rare incoming use through the U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai and the Local Post and U.S. Consulate in Hankow

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Sale 1271, Lot 117, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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118
c
Sale 1271, Lot 118, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Chocolate (270). Tied by "Westchester Mass. 3 Feb. 12:30 PM 1896" duplex datestamp and grid cancel on European-size cover to John Fowler, Ningpo, China, manuscript "U.S. Consul" at bottom, clear strike of purple "U.S. Consulate, Ningpo, China Mar. 14, 1896" oval datestamp, backstamped Boston (Feb. 3), San Francisco (Feb. 8), U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai (unclear date) and second strike of Ningpo oval, Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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119
c
Sale 1271, Lot 119, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Dark Green (273). Used with 1c Green, 2c Carmine and 5c Dark Blue 1895-98 issues, tied by grids on oversize manila envelope to the German Consulate, Swatow, China, origination handstamp for the German Imperial Navy's S.M.S. Arcona at top in fancy script, magenta "U.S. Sta. No. 1 Philippine Isls. San Francisco Cal. Registered Oct. ? 1898" double-circle datestamp and purple Manila boxed registered handstamp, "Hong-Kong H OC 30 98" backstamp and German Consulate seal, 5c stamp with thin scrape, light file fold, still Very Fine and striking use of a German Consulate cover through the U.S. mails in Manila to Hong Kong and Swatow, the U.S. had taken control of the Philippines only two months prior at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War

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120
c
Sale 1271, Lot 120, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Green (279) and tied by light strikes of "Detroit Mich. Nov. ?, 1899" duplex cancels on blue cover to Herbert E. House, Tientsin, China, bold strike of purple "U.S. CHARGE/TO COLLECT 10 CENTS" and "25 CTMS T" due handstamps as well as boxed "To Pay", Tacoma Wash., U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai and Tientsin backstamps, slightly reduced at right, stamps with a couple small flaws, still Very Fine, ex Brett

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121
c
Sale 1271, Lot 121, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Dark Blue (281). Tied by "Cincinnati O. May 25 1-PM 1901" machine cancel on cover to John G. Kerr, Refuge for the Insane, Canton, China, "Seattle Wash May 30 11-AM 1901" machine cancel on back, "Hong-Kong F JU 4 01" transit and blurry strike of Canton receiving backstamp, Very Fine, the Refuge for the Insane was founded by the Presbyterian medical missionary, John G Kerr in Canton in 1898, the hospital was the first facility in China dedicated to the treatment of mental illness and operated until 1937.

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122
c
Sale 1271, Lot 122, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Dark Blue (281). Tied by "Normal Ill. Feb. 8 1PM 1900" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on European-size cover to Chas. F. Johnson M.D., Ichow, Shantung Province, China, six backstamps including San Francisco transit (Feb. 12), blurry U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai with unclear date, bilingual Shanghai (Mar. 17, struck twice), Chefoo (Mar. 23) and "Ichow * 7 Apr. 1900 *" oval, couple small tears at top, still Very Fine, early example of the Ichow bilingual oval postmark

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Sale 1271, Lot 122, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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123
c
Sale 1271, Lot 123, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Dull Blue, Trans-Mississippi (288). Tied by "La Crosse Wis. Apr. 11 12M '99" duplex datestamp on green cover to Kiautschou, China, manuscript "Via Chefoo" notation at bottom and eight separate datestamps on front and back trace the circuitous route this cover took to reach Kiautschou, including New York, San Francisco, Nagasaki, Vladivostok, Russia and China, slightly reduced at left and some minor edge faults, a fascinating cover which is addressed to a German marine stationed in German leased territory in China (Kiautschou Bay concession), research by Dr. Irvin Heimburger indicates this marine's unit was among the first to arrive in relief of the Western legations at Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion, only months after this cover was received, ex Dr. Heimburger

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Sale 1271, Lot 123, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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124
c
Sale 1271, Lot 124, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Dull Blue, Trans-Mississippi (288). Two, right stamp few frayed perfs from placement at edge, tied by multiple strikes of "Mil. Sta. No. 1, Philippine Islands, Manila, May 27, 1899 11 AM" duplex datestamps on cover to Mrs. Chauncey Thomas, care of American Consul General, Hong Kong, China, purple "U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong, China May 30, 1899" double-oval datestamp, blurry strike of Hong Kong backstamp (May 30), small waterstain spots on top edge and bottom left corner, still Very Fine and scarce use from the Philippines

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E. 300-400
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125
c
Sale 1271, Lot 125, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues5c Ultramarine & Black, Pan-American (297). Two, used with 1c and 2c 1898 Issue, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 16 8 PM '01" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on Gorham Rubber Co. corner card legal size cover to James Alex, Harvie & Thomas, Shanghai, China, "U.S. CHARGE/TO COLLECT 24 CENTS" handstamp with number in pencil, back with 24c in 1c-2c Postage Dues (J38-J39) tied by U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai double-circle datestamps, a few of the Postage Dues stamps are faulty, cover with file folds and stamp perf toning, otherwise Fine and striking use

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E. 200-300
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126
c
Sale 1271, Lot 126, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues2c Lake, Ty. II (319F). Two, tied on back and used with 2c Carmine (332), tied by "Bremen Ga. Mar. 22 12 AM 1909" circular datestamp and grid duplex on Niagara Falls illustrated postcard to Peking, China, blurry strikes of transit datestamps including Shanghai (Apr. 26), clear strikes of "Pekin Corres Ces Aux Armees 14-5 09" circular datestamp on front tying stamp and on back, Very Fine

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Sale 1271, Lot 126, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues
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127
c
Sale 1271, Lot 127, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues10c Ultramarine, Registration (F1). Used with 5c Blue (378), tied by "Washington D.C." oval cancels on registered 1914 International Reform Bureau corner card cover to Peking, China, purple "Registered No. 5555" handstamp, four purple backstamps including Washington D.C. (Aug. 17, struck twice), Seattle Wash. (Aug. 23) and Peking (Sep. 16), 5c with tiny corner perf fault, still Very Fine and scarce China-bound use of the F1 Registration stamp, most uses of F1 involving China are to the U.S.

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128
c
Sale 1271, Lot 128, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later IssuesConsulate of the United States *Hankow* 25 Mar. 96. Perfect strike of purple double oval datestamp on 1c postal card to L.J. De Late & Co., Hankow, China, originated with "Washington D.C. Feb. 1 1896" machine cancel with waving flag, "San Francisco Cal. F.D. Feb. 6, 1896" circular datestamp, "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai Rec'd. Mar. 21 10:30 AM 96" circular datestamp, Very Fine

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129
c
Sale 1271, Lot 129, Mail to China: 1870-88 Bank Note and Later Issues1c Blue on Buff, Postal Card (UX6). Cancelled by "Washington D.C. Jul. 1 10PM 1880" circular datestamp and target duplex, with "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Jul. 14" circular datestamp and addressed to Mrs. S. Moore Sites, Foochow, China, Hong Kong (Aug. 15) and Foochow (Aug. 21) circular datestamps on message side, minor wrinkling and corner dent, Very Fine and scarce

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