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

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2054
c
Sale 1248, Lot 2054, Mail From China5c Yellow Brown (205). Tied by "U.S. Postal Agency * Tientsin * 17 Nov. 88" double-oval datestamp on "Wiley Institute, Peking, China" corner card cover from Rev. L. W. Pilcher to R. P. Ingersoll, Dundee Mich., sender's directive "Via Japan", "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai * 30 Nov. 88" double-oval datestamp, magenta "San Francisco Cal. Paid All Dec. 22" datestamp and "Dundee Mich. Dec. 27 1888" receiving datestamp on back, very minor toning, Very Fine, the U.S. Postal Agency Tientsin marking is rare, this cover comes from the same correspondence as lot 2053, accompanied by letters from Reverend Pilcher to his family including transcribed Chinese song and verse (they are dated Nov. 28, 1876, and Nov. 7, 1888, and do not appear to belong with this cover), ex Risvold

Sale 1248, Lot 2054, Mail From China
Image 2
E. 2,000-3,000
4,250