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

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 December, 2021

Category — Mail From China

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1248, Lot 2045, Mail From China2c Black (73). Tied by perfectly clear strike of "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai 21 Jan." (1869) circular datestamp and segmented cork cancel on printed wrapper with "Olyphant & Co.'s Shanghae Prices Current" imprint and Cheney Brothers, Hartford, Connecticut, printed address, framed "VIÂ SANFRANCISCO" handstamp, "Forwarded by/Olyphant & Co./Shanghai/20 Jan 1869" framed datestamp on back, original printed circular with stamp still affixed--carried on PMSS Costa Rica, departing Shanghai Jan. 21, 1869, arriving Yokohama Jan. 29, then by PMSS Great Republic, departing Yokohama Feb. 1, arriving San Francisco Feb. 23--stamp creased, still Very Fine, very rare use and one of the sharpest strikes of this datestamp extant, ex John Sussex ("Opening of China") and Mizuhara

E. 2,000-3,000