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: Stampless 1856-1862

Lot
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Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1
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Sale 1271, Lot 1, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Mar. 23 (1856). Bold strike of large red circular datestamp on Mar. 23, 1856 folded letter to Augustine Heard & Co., Shanghai, China, sender's directive "Per 'Arabia' & overland mail", pencil "53" rate and red "48" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Apr. 7), Hong Kong backstamp (May 23), Very Fine

Bid on this lot

E. 200-300
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2
c
Sale 1271, Lot 2, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Jun. 23 (1856). Bold strike of large red circular datestamp on June 23, 1856 blue folded letter to Augustine Heard & Co., Canton, China, sender's directive "Per Str. 'Arabia' Overland via Marseilles", pencil "43" rate charged to box with "chg box" and "Paid through" at top, red "38" credit handstamp, additional red "Boston Br. Pkt. 24 Jun." circular datestamp, red London Paid datestamp (Jul. 7), Hong Kong backstamp (Aug. 25), fresh and Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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3
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Sale 1271, Lot 3, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Boston Paid B. Pkt. 25 Mar. (1857). Red circular datestamp on Mar. 24, 1857 blue folded letter to Russell & Co., Hong Kong, China, carried by Prussian Closed Mail, pencil "38" rate and red crayon "15" credit, manuscript "1/" one-shilling debit marking, magenta manuscript "f31/4" silbergroschen rate, red "AACHEN 8/4 FRANCO" framed transit datestamp (Apr. 8), Trieste backstamp, blue "Alexandria MY 4, 1857" transit and "Hong-Kong 10 JU, 1858" receiving backstamps, one very slightly toned file fold at right, Very Fine and scarce example of mail to China via Prussian Closed Mail

Bid on this lot

E. 750-1,000
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4
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Sale 1271, Lot 4, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Boston Apr. 23 (1857). Red circular datestamp on Apr. 21, 1857 folded letter to Augustine Heard & Co., Hong Kong, China, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Apr. 29" circular datestamp, pencil "5" debit, sender's directive "p Arabia from New York via Southampton & overland"--carried on that Cunarder, departing New York Apr. 29, arriving Liverpool May 10--red London Paid datestamp (May 11), two strikes of bold "40" in diamond oval grid, manuscript "1/5" due crossed out and "1/2" written below, part strike of Hong Kong arrival backstamp, Very Fine, ex Bolton

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E. 200-300
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5
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Sale 1271, Lot 5, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Boston Paid Br. Pkt. 29 Jul. (1857). Large red circular datestamp and pencil "5" rate on Jul. 27, 1857 blue folded letter to Captain Robert H. Waters, Ship Eagle Wing, care of Messrs. Russell & Co., Hong Kong, China, sender's directive "p. America", blue London backstamp (Aug. 10), manuscript "1/5" due, Hong Kong receiving backstamp (Sep. 19), receipt docketing on back, Very Fine, ex Bolton

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E. 200-300
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6
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Sale 1271, Lot 6, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Lacross Wis. Jun. 2 (1858). Blue circular datestamp and matching "Paid 24" in circle handstamp with rate in manuscript on yellow cover to Albert Hastings Markham, H.M.S. Camilla, Admiralty, London and forwarded to Hong Kong, China, red "19" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 21), bold red "1858 21 JU 21 I A" crown backstamp, address crossed out and "Hong Kong" written above, minor edgewear and soiling, Very Fine and scarce combination of origin and destination forwarding, Markham eventually became Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham, his naval career spanned 50 years and included many exploits, Arctic exploration, as well as some controversy over the sinking of the H.M.S. Victoria in 1893, he also designed the flag of New Zealand, the Camilla was his first ship posting (at age 17) and was involved the Second Opium War

Bid on this lot

E. 400-500
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7
c
Sale 1271, Lot 7, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Wisconsin to Hong Kong, 1859. Buff cover to Albert Hastings Markham, H.M.S. Camilla, China,, manuscript "Feb 14/59" and "Paid 33" at top, magenta manuscript "12" credit, red "New-York Am. Pkt. Feb. 12" backstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Feb. 26), minor corner wear and scuff in address, otherwise Very Fine, scarce combination of origin and destination, Markham eventually became Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham, his naval career spanned 50 years and included many exploits, Arctic exploration, as well as some controversy over the sinking of the H.M.S. Victoria in 1893, he also designed the flag of New Zealand, the Camilla was his first ship posting (at age 17) and was involved the Second Opium War

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E. 200-300
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8
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Sale 1271, Lot 8, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Wisconsin to "East India Station", 1859. "Arcadia Wis, Nov 10" (1859) manuscript postmark and "Paid 33cts" rate on cover to Albert Hastings Markham, H.M.S. Retribution, East India Station via England, red "New York Br. Pkt. Nov. 19" backstamp partially missing from removal of part of top flap, red "12" credit handstamp, red London Paid datestamp (Feb. 1), no arrival markings, lengthy cross-written letter enclosure from recipient's mother, minor edgewear, Very Fine and remarkable combination of origin and destination, Markham eventually became Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham, his naval career spanned 50 years and included many exploits, Arctic exploration, as well as some controversy over the sinking of the H.M.S. Victoria in 1893, he also designed the flag of New Zealand

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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9
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Sale 1271, Lot 9, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Boston to Hong Kong, China, 1859. Folded letter datelined Boston Dec. 6, 1859 to Augustine Heard & Co., Hong Kong, China, red "New-York Br. Pkt. Dec. 7" circular datestamp, red "PAID" in oval handstamp and pencil "90" double 45c rate, magenta manuscript "80" double 40c credit, red London Paid datestamp (Dec. 20), manuscript "4" pence British rate marking and blue Hong Kong backstamp (Feb. 11, 1860), file fold and flap tears, still Very Fine, manuscript 4p rate and Hong Kong backstamp might indicate a second mailing from Hong Kong

Bid on this lot

E. 300-400
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10
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Sale 1271, Lot 10, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862New York to Shanghai, China, 1860. Large part of folded letter (front and back panels intact but inner first page removed), red "New York Paid Jan. 10", 1860" circular datestamp, addressed to Captain Simeon Taylor, Shanghai, China, "care Messrs. Russell & Co.", pencil "39" rate with matching "Howard & Co" at top, magenta "34" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Jan. 24), "Hong Kong C MR ? 60" backstamp, tear at top and some minor edge toning, otherwise Very Fine, ex Bolton

Bid on this lot

E. 200-300
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11
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Sale 1271, Lot 11, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Wisconsin to China, 1860. "Arcadia Wis, Feb. 12" (1860) manuscript postmark and "Paid 33", rate on buff cover to Albert Hastings Markham, H.M.S. Chesapeake, China, red "Chicago Am. Pkt. Paid Feb. 20" circular datestamp and magenta manuscript "12" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Feb. 20), minor edgewear and corner nicks, flap torn, otherwise Very Fine and scarce combination of origin and destination, Markham eventually became Admiral Sir Albert Hastings Markham, his naval career spanned 50 years and included many exploits, Arctic exploration, as well as some controversy over the sinking of the H.M.S. Victoria in 1893, he also designed the flag of New Zealand

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E. 300-400
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12
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Sale 1271, Lot 12, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Moira N.Y. May 30 (1861). Circular datestamp and manuscript "Paid 33" rate on buff cover to Rev. Otis Gibson, Foochow, China, red "New York Am. Pkt. Jun. 1" backstamp, magenta manuscript "12" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Jun. 12), red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp, partly clear strike of Hong Kong backstamp, some edgewear and light soiling, otherwise Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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13
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Sale 1271, Lot 13, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862Moira N.Y. Sept. 26 (1861). Circular datestamp and manuscript "Pd 33 cts" rate on buff cover to Rev. Otis Gibson, Foochow, China, part strike of red New York backstamp, magenta manuscript "24" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Oct. 18) and crayon "1" British Colonial credit, "Hong Kong C DE 13 61" backstamp, red "RETURNED FOR/POSTAGE" two-line handstamp, minor edgewear and soiling, otherwise Very Fine

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E. 200-300
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14
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Sale 1271, Lot 14, Mail to China: Stampless 1856-1862N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Sep. 24 (1862). Red circular datestamp on mostly complete blue folded letter (front panel is intact but sides of letter missing and refolded) to Messrs. Smith Archer & Co., Hong Kong, China, magenta manuscript "52" credit, red London Paid datestamp (Oct. 6) and red crayon "1" British Colonial credit, no arrival backstamp as that portion of letter removed, otherwise Fine

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E. 200-300
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