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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1223

United States
China and Far Eastern Mails

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8051
Symbol: C
Cat No: Hale & Co.

image Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to Salem, Mass., datelined "Macao, 19th July 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Convoy'", addressed to the owners of the Eliza Ann, red "Wetmore & Cryder New-York" oval forwarder's handstamp on back, Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, given to Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail to Salem Mass., an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton, ex Hahn (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:04:23 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8052
Symbol: C
Cat No: Hale & Co.

image Collect/Six Cents/for/Hale & Co. Red framed handstamp on folded letter from Macao to New York, datelined "Macao, Dec. 6, 1844" with sender's ship directive "per 'Haugua'", Very Fine, carried from Macao to New York outside the mails, a similar cover to this one but addressed to Salem Mass. (see lot 8051) was given to forwarder Wetmore & Cryder, who in turn gave it to Hale & Co. for its northbound mail, this is an extremely rare inbound cover from China carried by Hale & Co., Gutman records only two from Macau and two from Canton, ex Hahn (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 850.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:05:05 EST
Sold For 850

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8053
Symbol: C
Cat No: London to China to Boston

image London to Canton, China, Forwarded to Boston, 1846. Folded letter from Baring Bros. in London dated Feb. 19, 1846 showing balance of account for Dr. Horace Gray Jr. of Boston, addressed to Dr. Gray care of Russell & Co. in Canton, China where forwarded to Boston, manuscript "via Southampton & Ceylon" and "Douglas", manuscript "2/-" rate, Hong Kong backstamp (Apr. 18), several circular datestamps struck over one another including what looks like a Boston marking from Aug. 23, second 2 shilling rate marking, Very Fine and very unusual use (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:05:31 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8054
Symbol: C
Cat No: Hong Kong to Rhode Island

image Hong Kong to Newport R.I., 1862. Folded cover with "Hong Kong Nov. 30, 1862" backstamp, additional red Hong Kong circular datestamp of same date on front, red London transit and red "32 Cents" handstamp, red crayon "4/1" shilling rates, bold "10" due handstamp, neat "Boston Am. Pkt. Feb. 2" backstamp, Very Fine triple-rate cover sent via Marseilles, scarce carried by American Packet on that leg of the journey, ex Starnes (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:05:52 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8055
Symbol: C
Cat No: New York to China

image New York to Canton, China, 1855. Folded letter datelined "New York May 22nd 1855" to Augustine Heard & Co. in Canton, China, large red "Boston Paid Br. Pkt. May 23" circular datestamp and "48" credit handstamp, pencil "53" for total paid by sender, London transit, Hong Kong backstamps (26 Jul.), light horizontal file fold, fresh and Very Fine, ex Starnes (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:06:13 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8056
Symbol: C
Cat No: 31

image 10c Green, Ty. I (31). Horizontal pair and single, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), cancelled by red grids, matching "Hartford Ct. Sep. 14" (1858) circular datestamp on cover to Shanghai, China, sender's routing instructions "Overland Mail via Southampton England" and "Paid Africa", red London transit, magenta "28" credit and "1d" colonial rate handstamp, Hong Kong (24 Nov.) backstamp, 3c perfs trimmed at left prior to use and crease at top right, 10c stamps barely affected from placement near edge of cover, still Fine, an extremely rare use of the 10c Type I stamps on a cover to China, this is the first we have offered since keeping computerized records, the pair and single alone off cover catalogue $3,500.00 (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:06:54 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8057
Symbol: C
Cat No: 68

image 10c Yellow Green (68). Cancelled by brown target, matching "Stratham N.H. Aug. 6" (1868) circular datestamp on cover to Swatow, China, sender's routing instructions "Via California", red "New York paid All Aug. 8" circular datestamp, blurred strike of Shanghai circular datestamp, Hong Kong (Oct. 6) and Swatow (Oct. 11) backstamps, barely reduced at right, Very Fine and rare use sent by American Packet via San Francisco and Yokohama to Shanghai (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:07:54 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8058
Symbol: C
Cat No: 68

image 10c Yellow Green (68). Deep rich color, tied by circle of V's cancel on cover with printed address to Hong Kong, China, red "San Francisco Paid All Apr. 5" (1869) circular datestamp, May 9 receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, scarce use paying the 10c direct rate (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,000.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:08:49 EST
Sold For 1000

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8059
Symbol: C
Cat No: 78a

image 24c Grayish Lilac (78a). Horizontal pair, s.e. at left, used with 5c Brown (76), cancelled or tied by segmented cork, red "N. York Br. Pkt. Paid Oct. 25" (1864) circular datestamp on folded letter to Shanghai, China, sender's ship-name and route directive "p Europa via Marseilles", magenta "48" credit handstamp, red "1d" British colonial credit handstamp, London transit, blue Hong Kong (Dec. 24) backstamp, light horizontal file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine and attractive use from the Augustine Heard correspondence (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:09:58 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8060
Symbol: C
Cat No: 279B

image 2c Red, Ty. IV (279B). Cancelled by target and "Mil. P. Sta. No. 1, Pekin, China, Nov. 24, 1900" circular datestamp on legal-size silk brocade envelope to Plattsburgh N.Y., sender's address at "Hospital Corps, U.S. Army, Pekin, China", receiving backstamp, Very Fine, beautiful and unusual Boxer Rebellion use, ex Drucker and "Whitpain" (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 300.00


Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:10:19 EST
Sold For 300
Sale No: 1223
Lot No: 8061
Symbol: C
Cat No: 528B

image 2c Carmine, Ty. VII (528B). Tied by "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Jan. 4 10AM 1922" duplex datestamp with "1" oval grid on illustrated cover to Brooklyn, original letter matches the flower illustration on the cover, Very Fine, a very late use of the "1" duplex, recorded from August 1918 to December 1921 (Image)

E. $ 150-200

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Closed..Jun-04-2020, 11:10:44 EST
Sold For 0

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