Sale 1248 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 1

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 December, 2021

Category — Mail to China

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2003
c
Sale 1248, Lot 2003, Mail to ChinaBoston Paid B. Pkt. Feb. 24 (1858). Clearly struck red circular datestamp on Feb. 23, 1858, blue folded letter to Captain Robert H. Waters of the ship Eagle Wing in care of Russell & Co., Hong Kong, China, carried by Prussian Closed Mail, pencil "38" rate and red "15" credit handstamp, sender's directive "pr. Niagara"--carried on the Cunarder Niagara, departing Boston Feb. 24, 1858, arriving Liverpool Mar. 9--pencil "1/" one-shilling debit marking, magenta manuscript "f31/4" silbergroschen rate, red "AACHEN 11/3 FRANCO" framed transit datestamp (Mar. 11), backstamped with clear strikes of "Triest Frno 14/3" (Mar. 14) transit, blue "Alexandria AP [?], 1858" transit and "Hong-Kong 7 MY, 1858" receiving datestamps, receipt docketing on back, Very Fine, a scarce example of mail to China via Prussian Closed Mail, ex Bolton

E. 750-1,000
2,200