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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — 1851-60 Issues

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2118
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2118, 1851-60 Issues1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9)1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Positions 25-26R1L, used slightly overlapping with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by light strikes of circular datestamp on 1859 cover to Lieutenant S. Law on the U.S.S. Hartford in Hong Kong, China, red "New York Br. Pkt. Jul. 12" circular datestamp, endorsed "Per Cunard Steamer" and "Via Marseilles", manuscript due marking, "Forwarded by Thos. Hunt & Co., Hong Kong" handstamp at left, London and receiving backstamps, 3c faint corner crease at top right

VERY FINE. A SCARCE FRANKING PAYING THE SHORE-TO-SHIP RATE ON A COVER TO HONG KONG, WHICH WAS DELIVERED TO THE RECIPIENT BY A FORWARDER.

The receipt docketing at left indicates this found the recipient on Nov. 9, 1859. It arrived in Hong Kong in September (day of backstamp is unclear). According to Wikipedia, the Hartford was launched Nov. 22, 1858 and sailed for the far east where she relieved the Mississippi as flagship of the East India squadron. In November 1859 (when this was received) the U.S. Minister to China, John Elliott Ward, came aboard in Hong Kong and the ship sailed for Canton, Manila and other ports to advance American interests in the region.

E. 2,000-3,000
1,200
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