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
2019
c
Sale 1248, Lot 2019, Mail to China30c Orange (71). Pair and single, used with two 3c Rose (65) and 10c Green (68), tied by circle of wedges cancels, faint blurry red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Feb. [26]" (1866) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Smith, Archer & Co. in Hong Kong, China, sender's blue handstamp and manuscript directive "Steamer Canada" and "via Marseilles", magenta manuscript "96" credit--carried on Cunarder Europa from Boston Feb. 28 (last voyage), arriving Queentown Mar. 12, then by P&O route--red "London N Paid 13 MR 66" datestamp, red "2" British Colonial credit handstamp, "Hong Kong C MY 8 66" receiving backstamp, file creases slightly affect stamps at right, minor perf flaws, refolded around edges to improve appearance, still Fine, an impressive franking for double 53c rate via Marseilles, ex "Patrick Henry" and DuPuy

E. 2,000-3,000
2,100