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 — Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
295
c
Sale 1271, Lot 295, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue10c Dark Green, First Design (62B). Rich color, tied by cogwheel cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal. Dec. 13, 1862" double-circle datestamp on buff cover to Marcus C. Allen, Bridgeport Conn., "Forwarded by Chas. N. Brooks & Co., San Francisco" oval handstamp, with original enclosure datelined "Yokohama Oct. 6, 1862", sender's ship-name directive "Storm Cloud" and carried by that schooner which departed Yokohama on Oct. 28 and arrived in San Francisco Dec. 10, stamp affected from placement at edge of cover, cover slightly reduced at left, stained at lower right

FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1861 ISSUE FIRST DESIGN, SCOTT 62B, USED ON A COVER ORIGINATING IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN.

This is the only example of Scott 62B on a cover either to or from Japan we have offered since keeping computerized records.

Ex Ishikawa.

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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296
c
Sale 1271, Lot 296, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue10c Green (68). Part of upper left margin torn off from separation, grid cancel with matching "San Francisco Cal. Jun. 3" (1863) double-circle datestamp on blue cover originating in Japan to C. C. Hall, Elmira N.Y., sender's directive "'Fanny' via Hong Kong", manuscript "Via Panama" directive and matching "forwarded by Macondray & Co." on back, minor edgewear, otherwise Fine, scarce use of 10c 1861 on early inbound cover from Japan, ex Ishikawa and Dr. Spicer

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E. 400-500
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297
c
Sale 1271, Lot 297, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 IssueSan Francisco Cal. Dec. 23, 1862. Clearly struck double-circle datestamp with bold "SHIP.12" straightline handstamp on yellow cover from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Edward Hall, Ellington Conn., sender's directive "Str 'Scotland' to San Francisco" and "Japan 23 Nov. 1862" origin date, neat June 21 receipt docketing, Very Fine, choice double ship-letter rate from the Hall correspondence

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E. 400-500
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298
c
Sale 1271, Lot 298, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 IssueSan Francisco Cal. Feb. 26, 1864. Boldly struck double-circle datestamp with equally bold "SHIP 6" straightline handstamp on cover with "W&Co." Walsh & Co. embossed seal on flap from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Miss Frederick Cass, Elmira N.Y., sender's directive "'Henry Brigham' via San Francisco" and "Japan Jan. 1864" origin date, Very Fine, a beautiful inbound ship cover from Japan, from the Hall correspondence

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E. 400-500
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299
c
Sale 1271, Lot 299, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 IssueSan Francisco Cal. May 30, 1865. Perfectly struck double-circle datestamp with equally clear "SHIP 6" straightline handstamp on cover from Clara M. Hepburn in Yokohama, Japan, to her sister in care of Hon. James Pollock, U.S. Mint, Philadelphia, sender's directive "Per Ida D. Rogers'" and "Yokohama, Japan" notation--with original letter from Clara Hepburn which mentions first use of anesthesia in Japan, backflap removed, still Very Fine, carried by private ship and charged 6c rate at San Francisco, Clara was the wife of James Curtis Hepburn, an American physician, translator, educator, and lay Christian missionary, known for the Hepburn romanization system for transliteration of the Japanese language into the Latin alphabet, which he popularized in his Japanese-English dictionary (source: Wikipedia), illustrated in Frajola-Perlman-Scamp book (p. 36).

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E. 300-400
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300
c
Sale 1271, Lot 300, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 IssueSan Francisco Cal. May 30, 1865. Boldly struck double-circle datestamp with equally bold "SHIP.12" straightline handstamp on blue cover with "W&Co." Walsh & Co. embossed seal on flap from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Edward Hall, Ellington Conn., sender's directive "p. 'Ida D. Rogers' Via San Francisco" and "Japan April 1865" origin date, neat July 3 receipt docketing, minor edge toning and wrinkles, still Very Fine, choice double ship-letter rate from the Hall correspondence

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E. 400-500
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301
c
Sale 1271, Lot 301, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue3c Rose (65). Bright color, tied by target cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 2, 1865" double-circle datestamp on cover with "WH&Co." Walsh, Hall & Co. embossed seal on flap from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Edward Hall, Ellington Conn., Hall's directive "'p 'Jennie Douglas' Japan July 29, 1865", neat Sep. 27 receipt docketing, small sealed tear at top, Very Fine, this entered the mails in San Francisco as an ordinary letter, ex Ishikawa and Dr. Spicer

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E. 400-500
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302
c
Sale 1271, Lot 302, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue3c Rose (65). Rich color, tied by target cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Feb. 19, 1866" double-circle datestamp on cover with "WH&Co." Walsh, Hall & Co. embossed seal on flap from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Edward Hall, Ellington Conn., Hall's directive

"'p 'Jeanie' Japan Jan. 1866" crossed out and changed to "Steamer", pencil "Please forward", fresh and Very Fine, this entered the mails in San Francisco as an ordinary letter

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E. 400-500
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303
c
Sale 1271, Lot 303, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue3c Rose (65). Tied by target cancel, "San Francisco Cal. Mar. 10" (1866) double-circle datestamp on light yellow cover with "W&Co." Walsh & Co. embossed seal on flap from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Edward Hall, Ellington Conn., Hall's directive "'St. Louis' Japan Jan. 31st" crossed out and changed to "Via Panama", blue "Macondray & Co. San Francisco" double-oval handstamp, stamp has tears at top, otherwise Very Fine, carried on the only trans-Pacific voyage of the brig St. Louis, illustrated in Frajola-Perlman-Scamp book (p. 37), ex Ishikawa and Dr. Spicer

Bid on this lot

E. 400-500
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304
c
Sale 1271, Lot 304, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue3c Rose (65). Two, cancelled or tied by cogwheel cancels, "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 10" (1866) double-circle datestamp on light yellow cover with "W&Co." Walsh & Co. embossed seal on flap from Francis Hall in Kanagawa, Japan, to Edward Hall, Ellington Conn., Hall's directive "'p 'Lubra' Japan Mch. 1866", blue "Macondray & Co. San Francisco" double-oval handstamp, neat May 2 receipt docketing, small sealed tears at top, otherwise Fine--carried on the brig Lubra, which after departing Hong Kong in 1865 was captured by pirates who murdered the captain; his wife, Lucy Lord Howes, survived and left a diary of the circumstances--this entered the mails in San Francisco as a double-rate ordinary letter

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E. 400-500
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305
c
Sale 1271, Lot 305, Ship Mail From Japan via San Francisco: Stampless and 1861 Issue3c Rose (65). Used as forwarding postage on cover with "W & Co." Walsh & Co. embossed seal on flap from Yokohama, Japan, to William Turner Wheaton, Warren, Rhode Island, redirected to Lafayette, Indiana, sender's directive "per 'Colorado'--carried on the second return trip of the PMSS Colorado, departing Yokohama May 26, 1867, arriving San Francisco June 13--bold strike of "San Francisco Cal. 10 Jun. 14" 10c integral-rate datestamp with rate obliterated by target cancel and re-rated "20 cts" in blue crayon and "20" handstamp (under 3c stamp) for double 10c blanket steamship rate, mostly bold strike of "STEAM CHINA" straightline handstamp applied in San Francisco, manuscript "Paid & Forwarded" applied at Warren where 20c due was paid and 3c 1861 stamp affixed, cancelled by circle of small segments, "Warren R.I. Jul. 9, 1867" double-circle datestamp, cleaned and expertly repaired faults (no major paper additions and not noted on certificate)

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN OUTSTANDING AND EXTREMELY RARE USE OF THE 1861 ISSUE WITH THE "STEAM CHINA" HANDSTAMP.

Illustrated in Frajola-Perlman-Scamp book (p. 128). Ex Dr. Spicer. With 1988 P.F. certificate.

Bid on this lot

E. 2,000-3,000
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