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 — U.S. Postal Agency in Tientsin

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
605
c
Sale 1261, Lot 605, U.S. Postal Agency in Tientsin5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by bold strike of purple "U.S. Postal Agency * Tientsin * 26 May 88" double-oval datestamp on cover to Mrs. William P. Aiken in Rutland, Vermont, clear strike of purple "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai * 31 May 88" double-oval datestamp, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Pd. All Jun. 24" circular datestamp, slightly reduced at left

EXTREMELY FINE. AN OUTSTANDING COVER BEARING A SUPERB STRIKE OF THE RARE U.S. POSTAL AGENCY AT TIENTSIN MARKING.

The Tientsin oval is found as a transit marking on the backs of covers passing through the U.S. Postal Agency and as an origin marking on the front--the usage as an origin marking is far more desirable and scarcer. This is one of the finest strikes and covers known to us.

Ex Hall.

E. 5,000-7,500
5,750
606
c
Sale 1261, Lot 606, U.S. Postal Agency in Tientsin5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by well-struck purple "U.S. Postal Agency * Tientsin * 30 Mar. 89" double-oval datestamp on cover to Mrs. S. C. Aiken, Rutland, Vermont, magenta "San Francisco Paid All Apr. 30" datestamp and "Rutland, VT. Rec'd May 7 1PM 89" receiving datestamp on back, small mended tear at top just affects Tientsin marking, Very Fine, the Tientsin oval is found as a transit marking on the backs of covers passing through the U.S. Postal Agency and as an origin marking on the front--the usage as an origin marking is far more desirable and scarcer, ex Knapp and Spicer

E. 3,000-4,000
4,000
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607
c
Sale 1261, Lot 607, U.S. Postal Agency in Tientsin5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by "Philadelphia F.D. Sep. 26, 1887" duplex datestamp and oval grid cancel on cover to Mrs. H. C. Noble in Peking, China, back of cover with additional Philadelphia duplex, "San Francisco Cal. Recd. Oct. 2" datestamp on back, also with light strike of purple "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai * 4 Nov. 87" and well-struck "U.S. Postal Agency * Tientsin * 11 Nov. 87" double-oval datestamps, few insignificant toned perf tips, trivial cover edgewear, Very Fine, a desirable cover showing use of the U.S. Postal Agency in Tientsin oval datestamp as a transit marking on inbound mail to China

Sale 1261, Lot 607, U.S. Postal Agency in Tientsin
Image 2
E. 1,000-1,500
1,300
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