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 to U.S. Post Offices in Japan

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2064
c
Sale 1248, Lot 2064, Mail From China to U.S. Post Offices in Japan6c Carmine (148). Horizontal pair, deep rich color, tied by two bold strikes of circle of wedges cancel, "U.S. Postal Ag'cy Shanghai Oct. 12" (1873) circular datestamp on cover to J. L. Ruyter Jr., a clerk in the firm of Schmidt, Westphal & Co., Nagasaki, Japan, blue "Forwarded by Russell & Co. Shanghai Oct. 11, 1873" double-oval ribbon-marker datestamp on back--carried on PMSS branch-line steamer Costa Rica, departing Shanghai October 12 and arriving in Nagasaki days later--docketing with October 14 receipt date, mended opening tear in backflap slightly affects forwarder's marking

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL COVER WITH THE UNITED STATES 6-CENT 1870 NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY ISSUE PAYING THE DOUBLE INTERCONSULAR RATE FROM SHANGHAI TO NAGASAKI.

Ex Dr. Spicer and Fisher.

Sale 1248, Lot 2064, Mail From China to U.S. Post Offices in Japan
Image 2
E. 3,000-4,000
2,900