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Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1241   Journal of the HC Ship Castle Huntley A delightful and rare manuscript log and journal of "The Proceedings on Board the H.C. Ship Castle Huntley, 9th Voyage, From the Port of London to Madras, Penang, and China, Commanded by Henry A. Drummond Esqr. Commencing the 19th Day of January 1830, Ending the 2nd of June 1831, Kept by James L. Templer, 5th Officer." Folio, 147 leaves, contemporary reversed calf, expertly rebacked. Bound in at the end is a log of the ship's previous voyage, "From London to Mauritius, Penang, and China, commanded by Thomas Dunkin Esqr...Feb. 1st 1828, ending June 16th 1829."Includes three full-page original drawings of the Huntley and eight other full-page drawings of ships and nautical views. Also with sixteen smaller drawings, many of a merman sailing in a snail shell, often with amusing captions in French or English. There are in addition four Watercolors including two depictions of the Straits of Sunda (between Java and Sumatra). There are also several poems, usually comic, with humorous signatures such as "Cholera Morbus," "Giringo Whino," and "Lobster." With detailed descriptions of major ports of call, including an account of the ship's visit to St. Helena on its return voyage, (with a drawing of Napoleon's tomb), short treatises on the currents and the monsoons, and lists of crews and passengers, including twelve women (wives of crew members). Some wear to cover, but interior is nearly pristine.This kind of ship would have carried men, mail, and supplies from the East Coast to Fort Astoria, the first American settlement on the West Coast, which had been established in 1811 by the Pacific Fur Company, founded by John Jacob Astor. The fort would be sold to the North West Company, a British firm, at the beginning of the War of 1812, and though it was given back to the United States in the Treaty of Ghent, it wouldn't be returned to American hands until the Oregon boundary was settled between the two countries in 1848. After stopping at Astoria, the ship continued, carrying native Hawaiians home and trading furs to the Far East. (imagea) (imageb) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $3,000.00
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GREAT BRITAIN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1242   Comic Almanack. George Cruikshank. London, Charles Tilt, 1835-53. Twelve volumes in seven. 12mo, modern green leather with gilt edges and spines, banded. Library pocket on
second endpaper of volume I. An exquisite condition collection of the fullComic Almanack. George Cruikshank. London, Charles Tilt, 1835-53. Twelve volumes in seven. 12mo, modern green leather with gilt edges and spines, banded. Library pocket on second endpaper of volume I. An exquisite condition collection of the full run. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $900.00
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1243 c 1 Great Britain - Penny Black imprint single on folded letter, bottom margin single from Plate 7 with partial imprint, lettered T-D, other three margins large and balanced, tied
by crisp red Maltese Cross on folded letter, SepX 9 N1840 postmaGreat Britain - Penny Black imprint single on folded letter, bottom margin single from Plate 7 with partial imprint, lettered "T-D", other three margins large and balanced, tied by crisp red Maltese Cross on folded letter, "Sep/X 9 N/1840" postmark on reverse, stamp with just a hint of paper toning, otherwise very fine. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

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1244   [Crimean war books], The Illustrated History of the War against Russia. Edward Henry Nolan. London, James S. Virtue, [1857]. Two volumes. 8vo, half calf with marbled boards,
banded and gilt spines. With frontises and 72 plates. Hinges reinfor[Crimean war books], The Illustrated History of the War against Russia. Edward Henry Nolan. London, James S. Virtue, [1857]. Two volumes. 8vo, half calf with marbled boards, banded and gilt spines. With frontises and 72 plates. Hinges reinforced. Some foxing of plates. An important account of the war in the Crimea.With The History of the War with Russia: Giving Full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies. Henry Tyrell. London and NY, London Printing and Publishing, [ca. 1856]. Three volumes. 8vo, Half brown morocco with gilt spines. Glue-stained endpapers, typical cover wear, some interior foxing, volume one with some shaking. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $1,050.00
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1245   [Crimean War], Highly unusual lot of autograph letters, some with covers, by English sailors involved in the war, 18 of them written by Willy Robert Kennedy, a young
midshipman aboard the HMS Rodney, a ship of the line, 1852. After stopping[Crimean War], Highly unusual lot of autograph letters, some with covers, by English sailors involved in the war, 18 of them written by "Willy" Robert Kennedy, a young midshipman aboard the HMS Rodney, a ship of the line, 1852. After stopping in Lisbon and refitting at Cork, the ship makes its way to Malta in June 1853, whence he writes that "We are off to sea tomorrow...Some people say that we are going to war with the Russians but there are such lots of reports that you can't as believe anyone." At the time of this letter, Russia was preparing to occupy the Danube Principalities (now Romania and Moldova). From Bashika Bay on the west coast of Turkey, he pens (on a pictorial letter sheet of his ship), "Our only companions are the Frenchmen who are a very nice set of fellows. You are obliged to go ashore armed here, for the Greeks want to stick you...The other night there was a poor devil of a butcher killed here. He had a few dollars about him...The Greeks...18 of them went to his tent, stabbed him in 7 places, cut off his hand, and nearly cut his head off. I saw his body when I went watering." In early January 1854, they have arrived at Sinope, on the northern coast of Turkey (Black Sea), where the officers went ashore to look at the wrecks of a great naval battle between the Turks and Russians: "The...wrecks were burnt to the water's edge & then blown up so there was not much to been seen in them except the dead bodies which were clinging to the works, but they stunk." That autumn they are off to Sevastopol "with 32 liners, 6 frigates & upwards of 80 steamers besides about 50 sailing transports. Such a fleet was never seen before...All the troops are embarked 35 thousand French on board their own ships, 25,000 English...& 20,000 Turks." Willy next gives his account of the Battle of Alma, on the Crimea: "The Russians...had 100 guns & 50,000 men with them all well prepared...Our men had only landed about 2 days, and had very little artillery & cavalry with them. Besides, the Russians were on the top of a tremendously steep hill...The Russians … commenced at 12 oclock and after 3 hours of very hard fighting, the English were in possession of the heights and the Russians retreated...It is a horrible sight seeing hundreds of them coming down in waggons with bullet holes through their knees, arms, shoulders. For those who are hit in the body or head generally die immediately." From the Katch River on November 7, he writes confidently that "Sebastopol is not taken yet .. Yesterday there was a fearful fight (the Battle of Inkerman), about 4 times as bad as Alma." The battle was an incredible victory for the English and French, who were greatly outnumbered yet pushed back a Russian assault. With six other letters, two from a sailor on the HMS Psyche, and one from a French soldier; also with Kennedy's promotion to midshipman, on the Bosphorus, 12/11/1853. (imagea) (imageb) (Image) Est. $2,000-3,000

SOLD for $11,000.00
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1246 c   [Great Britian to United States - Depreciated Currency] blue IN U.S. NOTES28 crisp strike on 1863 cover originating in England with defective 1857 1p Red (20) tied by 449 and
LeicesterJy 30 63 cancels, with blue Chicago. Ill Pkt 24Aug[Great Britian to United States - Depreciated Currency] blue "IN U.S. NOTES/28" crisp strike on 1863 cover originating in England with defective 1857 1p Red (#20) tied by "449" and "Leicester/Jy 30 63" cancels, with blue "Chicago. Ill Pkt 24/Aug 13" exchange datestamp and the U.S. Notes postmarks applied in Chicago, then sent to Wisconsin, very fine. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $450.00
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1247 c   [Wrecks of the S.S. Empress of Ireland and S.S. Oregon], cover recovered after being in the water for several months, with purple straightline Recovered by divers from wreck
of S.S. Empress of Ireland on front and violet oval Branc[Wrecks of the S.S. Empress of Ireland and S.S. Oregon], cover recovered after being in the water for several months, with purple straightline "Recovered by divers from wreck of S.S. Empress of Ireland" on front and violet oval "Branch Dead Letter Office, Ottawa, Ont./Oct 2 1914" backstamp, also Great Britain Victoria ½d stamped wrapper to Boston with "This mail has just been recovered from the Wreck of the Steamer Oregon" salvage label affixed, both very fine for these.The wreck of the Empress of Ireland was one of the greatest ship disasters in maritime history. The Norwegian collier Storstad collided with the 14,191 ton Empress of Ireland in a dense fog in the St. Lawrence River. She sank within 12 minutes with great loss of life and cargo. The Oregon of the Cunard line sank after a collision with a schooner off Fire island, N.Y. on 14 March, 1858. All passengers were saved as was most of the mail. Of the 598 bags of mail, 464 were washed up along the coast from Cape Hatteras to Portland. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $210.00
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GUAM
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1248 c   [Marianas Islands, via Guam, to Germany] Early registered cover with two singles of Guam 5c Blue overprint (5) tied by oval of dots, matching Marianas17 Aug c.d.s., German
registry label with ms. Registered No. 6 D2028, boxed Cerif, on re[Marianas Islands, via Guam, to Germany] Early registered cover with two singles of Guam 5c Blue overprint (#5) tied by oval of dots, matching "Marianas/17 Aug" c.d.s., German registry label with ms. "Registered No. 6 D2028", boxed "Cerif", on reverse is red "Mil. Sta. No. 1 Philippine Isls, Registered/Sep 14, 1899", "Hong Kong Sp 17 99" transit and "Aue/21 10 99" receiver, cover with a small tear and edge faults at top, fine; an important Guam cover showing the Spanish, German and American influences, as well as probably being the earliest registered cover out of U.S. Guam. (Image) Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $2,600.00
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HONG KONG
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1249 c   Hong Kong to New Bedford, Mass., 1865 cover with 6c Lilac (12) and 48c Rose carmine (21) tied by blue B62 in oval grids, blue Hong KongAp 165 c.d.s. on reverse, ms. via
Marseilles red London PaidMy 2765 transit, red Boston Br. Pkt.Hong Kong to New Bedford, Mass., 1865 cover with 6c Lilac (#12) and 48c Rose carmine (#21) tied by blue "B62" in oval grids, blue "Hong Kong/Ap 1/65" c.d.s. on reverse, ms. "via Marseilles" red "London Paid/My 27/65" transit, red "Boston Br. Pkt./Aug 9/24 Paid" handstamp and "5 Cents" in arc, "New Bedford, Mass/Jun 9" receiving backstamp, the letter is datelined Manilla 21 March 1865, cover with splits at top and bottom, fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $5,250.00
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1250 c   [Hong Kong] OVERLAND, bold straightline senders handstamp on cover to Charleston, Mass. originating with Hong Kong 1865 8c Orange buff (13) tied by B62 in barred oval, red
Hong Kong, Paid AllJy 1?, 69 datestamp and endorsed Via San Franci[Hong Kong] OVERLAND, bold straightline sender's handstamp on cover to Charleston, Mass. originating with Hong Kong 1865 8c Orange buff (#13) tied by "B62" in barred oval, red "Hong Kong, Paid All/Jy 1?, 69" datestamp and endorsed "Via San Francisco/P.M.S.S. "China", magenta "San Francisco, Paid All/Aug 19" backstamp, cover with light overall toning, fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $5,500.00
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JAPAN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1251   [Japanese Paper Money] A collection of 195 Japanese bank notes and paper currency, 1600s-1946, including notes from the American occupation and from Japans occupation of China
and other East Asian nations. All are tipped to album sheets with eas[Japanese Paper Money] A collection of 195 Japanese bank notes and paper currency, 1600s-1946, including notes from the American occupation and from Japan's occupation of China and other East Asian nations. All are tipped to album sheets with easily removed stamp hinges. (Image) Est. $400-500

SOLD for $2,300.00
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1252 c   [Japan to Connecticut via US Consulate, Vancouver], Hall correspondence orange cover with Japan Oct. 3 (1863) notation of origin and with (per ship) Somass via Vancouver
Island directive to used Ellington, Ct., ship likely delayed at an inter[Japan to Connecticut via US Consulate, Vancouver], Hall correspondence orange cover with "Japan Oct. 3" (1863) notation of origin and with "(per ship) Somass via Vancouver Island" directive to used Ellington, Ct., ship likely delayed at an intermediate port, possibly Honolulu, endorsed on reverse "Forwarded from U.S. Consulate, Victoria, V.I., March 25 1864, By Bro Jonathan" and sent to a forwarding firm in San Francisco, double circle "San Francisco, Cal./Mar 30, 1864" datestamp and "DUE 4" handstamp for local delivery), remailed by Macondary & Co. to Connecticut with 3c Rose (#65) tied by fancy cog wheel cancel, "San Francisco, Cal/Mar 31, 1864" datestamp and two more strikes of the cog wheel obliterating the due handstamp, docketed as having been received in April, 1864, harmless opening tears at top, illustrated in The United States Post Offices in China and Japan by Frajola, Perlman and Scamp on page 38, very fine. (imagea) (Image) Est. $10,000-15,000

SOLD for $30,000.00
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LABUAN
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1253 c   [Labuan - 1896 Registered mourning cover to Winnipeg, Canada] franked with 1894 2c, 3c and 5c Pictorials (50-52) as well as two 4c on $1.00 Red (58), all tied by LabuanJY
181896 c.d.s. postmarks, 3c additionally tied by oval London registry[Labuan - 1896 Registered mourning cover to Winnipeg, Canada] franked with 1894 2c, 3c and 5c Pictorials (#50-52) as well as two 4c on $1.00 Red (#58), all tied by "Labuan/JY 18/1896" c.d.s. postmarks, 3c additionally tied by oval London registry pmk., arc "Registered/ No. 1309" at bottom right, blue crayon "9", backstamped "Winnipeg Canada/Au 31/1896", very fine. (Image) Est. $300-400

SOLD for $400.00
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LIBERIA
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1254 c   [Liberia - Missionary Correspondence] four stampless folded letters with integral address leaves from Liberia to Mission House in New York, two Wells correspondence and two Lowrie correspondence, the Lowrie covers and one Wells cover into Baltimore with "Ship 7" rates, the other Wells cover into New Orleans with "10" rate, also 1850 folded letter from St. Louis to Philadlephia mission in which 20 colored families agree to emigrate to Liberia and 1857 letter datelined at "Government House, Monrovia June 16th, 1857" signed by J.J. Roberts, the first President of Liberia, very fine group. Est. $1,000-1,500

SOLD for $850.00
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1255 c   [Liberia to United States] 1865 First Issue cover to Maine, yellow cover with bottom sheet-margin part imprint single of 1860 6c Red and 24c Green (Scott 1, 3) tied to each
other and to cover to Round Pond, Maine by four strikes of Greenville,[Liberia to United States] 1865 First Issue cover to Maine, yellow cover with bottom sheet-margin part imprint single of 1860 6c Red and 24c Green (Scott #1, 3) tied to each other and to cover to Round Pond, Maine by four strikes of "Greenville, Liberia" postmark and straightline "Paid" handstamp, postmark repeated at top right with manuscript "Paid" added and matching "31" rate alongside (charged 31c, but there were no 1c stamps to make up the rate), carried by British packet to England and arrived with red "Paid.Liverpool/Br Packet/19 Ap 65" and matching "21/cents" debit handstamp, arrived in the United States with red "Portland, Me/Paid/May 3" exchange office postmark, cover slightly reduced at right, very fine; a rare and wonderful first issue franking, especially with the 6c part imprint single. (Image) Est. $5,000-7,500

SOLD for $28,000.00
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1256 c   [Liberia to France] 1868 Second Issue folded cover front with top flap only to Paris, France with 1864 6c Red and 12c Blue (Scott 7-8) cancelled by blue Monrovia, Liberia
postmark, which is repeated on the cover with integral Paid, carri[Liberia to France] 1868 Second Issue folded cover front with top flap only to Paris, France with 1864 6c Red and 12c Blue (Scott #7-8) cancelled by blue "Monrovia, Liberia" postmark, which is repeated on the cover with integral "Paid", carried by British packet to England where it arrived with red "London/Paid/3 Fe 68" transit datestamp, then on to France with Calais entry postmark and red "PD" (paid to destination) handstamp, Paris arrival backstamp, very fine usage; a rare destination from Liberia. (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $8,000.00
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1257 c   [Liberia to United States] 1876 stampless cover to Cincinnati during the philatelic period with clear Monrovia, Liberia postmark and violet manuscript 7d paid, carried by
British packet to England arriving with red PaidLiverpoolBr. Packet[Liberia to United States] 1876 stampless cover to Cincinnati during the philatelic period with clear "Monrovia, Liberia" postmark and violet manuscript "7d paid", carried by British packet to England arriving with red "Paid/Liverpool/Br. Packet/28 De 76" transit datestamp, then "New York/Jan 10/Paid All" duplex backstamp and Cincinnati arrival backstamp, very fine.Includes the original letter datelined Edina, Grand Bassa, Liberia, Nov. 3rd, 1876 in which the writer states: "...I enclose herein a few of each denomination of Liberia stamps. They are not allowed to be used consequent upon a recent robbery upon the Treasury Dept., letters thru post simply stamped Paid and the postage marked..." (Image) Est. $750-1,000

SOLD for $2,200.00
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1258 c   [Liberia to United States] 1881 Fourth Issue cover to Baltimore with 1880 2c Rose and 6c Violet (Scott 17-18, latter corner crease) cancelled by six-bar grid, clear Harper,
LiberiaNov 17, 1881 datestamp and Harper, LiberiaPaid handstamp, c[Liberia to United States] 1881 Fourth Issue cover to Baltimore with 1880 2c Rose and 6c Violet (Scott #17-18, latter corner crease) cancelled by six-bar grid, clear "Harper, Liberia/Nov 17, 1881" datestamp and "Harper, Liberia/Paid" handstamp, carried by British packet to England where it arrived with red "Paid/Liverpool/Br Packet/9 De 81" transit postmark, arrived in the U.S. with "New York/Dec 22/Paid All" duplex backstamp, backstamped in Baltimore on the same day, very fine and scarce. (Image) Est. $3,000-4,000

SOLD for $2,800.00
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1259 c   Liberia highly desirable cover collection, 1889 to 1920, a gorgeous collection of 39 covers and cards beautifully mounted and written up on pages in an album, frankings range from the 1880 Fourth Issue to about 1915-16 issues, including Officials and Military stamps, many covers being franked by two, three, four or more stamps, plus there are scarce usages of stamped envelopes and postal cards as well as picture post cards, better destinations include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Haiti, Italy, Orange Fee State and Sierra Leone, as well as a couple domestic usages, condition is well above the average and predominantly very fine. Est. $1,500-2,000

SOLD for $5,250.00
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MEXICO
Lot Symbol CatNo. Lot Description CV or Estimate
1260 c   [Mexico to London], folded entire docketed Mexico City, May 6, 1826, red Franco HasTa El Puerto handstamp (slightly smeared), carried by ship to Jamaica where it received
Kingston Jamaica.Ju 241826 backstamp and red fleuron Mexico handsta[Mexico to London], folded entire docketed Mexico City, May 6, 1826, red "Franco Has/Ta El Puerto" handstamp (slightly smeared), carried by ship to Jamaica where it received "Kingston Jamaica.Ju 24/1826" backstamp and red fleuron "Mexico" handstamp to indicate mail from Mexico, London "F.P.O./Au 28/1826" receiver, rare "Oz. at 12s/-per Oz" handstamp preceded by manuscript "2 Oz." note, usual file folds, fine. (Image) Est. $500-750

SOLD for $425.00
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