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United States and Confederate States Postal History continued...

Mail To and From China
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
24 c imageBoston to Canton, China. 1842 folded letter to Augustine, Heard & Co., clear strike of red Harnden's handstamp and also "Forwarded through Willmer & Smith's British & American Package Express Office, Liverpool" handstamp, endorsed "Via Marseilles" and changed to Falmouth, clear strike of "Bombay Ship Letter" handstamp, some wear, Very Fine (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction
25 c imageNew York to Canton, China. Folded letter datelined "New York Dec. 31, 1846", red "Forwarded by Harnden & Co. Boston" handstamp and also with light strike of "Paid H. & Co." in circle handstamp, also with Harnden's Liverpool handstamp, Aden and Hong Kong transits, Very Fine (Image) E. 400-500

SOLD for $3,750.00
Will close during Public Auction
26 c imagePaid H & Co. Shield-type handstamp struck in red on folded letter datelined "Dandey Nov. 25th 1849" and sent to Canton, China, also with boxed "Postage Paid to Destination by Harnden & Co. Liverpool" backstamp, Liverpool and Hong Kong transits, fresh and Very Fine (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
27 c imageCanton, China to Boston. Folded letter datelined "Canton November 27, 1849" to Boston, originally endorsed "overland via Marseilles" but crossed out and carried privately to England where it entered the mails, bold "24" for postage due from recipient, "19 Cents" marking for postage due to Britain, light file folds, some slight age spotting, Very Fine appearance (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $250.00
Will close during Public Auction
28 c imagePhiladelphia to Canton, China. Blue folded cover to Augustine, Heard & Co., red "Phila. Paid 5cts" octagonal handstamp uprated to 45c, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Sep. 7" circular datestamp, 1852 transit datestamp, Hong Kong backstamp, ms. "45 Cents Paid" crossed out and credited "40", fresh and Very Fine, unusual usage (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $1,500.00
Will close during Public Auction
29 c imagePhiladelphia to Canton, China. 1852 folded cover with red "Phila. Paid 5cts" octagonal handstamp with "1.80" quadruple rate over the "5cts" rate, blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jun. 11" circular datestamp, red transit datestamp, Hong Kong backstamp, ms. "$1.80 Paid" crossed out and credited "96" in magenta, light horizontal file fold, Very Fine, rare quadruple-rate usage (Image) E. 500-750

SOLD for $1,900.00
Will close during Public Auction
30 c imageBoston to Canton, China. Blue 1856 folded letter with large red "Boston Paid Jun. 23" circular datestamp and matching "48" credit handstamp, pencil "53" rate, also red "Boston Br. Pkt. 24 Jun." datestamp, British transit, Hong Kong backstamp, fresh and Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $1,300.00
Will close during Public Auction
31 c imageNew York to Canton, China. Folded printed notice from 1856 to Augustine, Heard & Co., red "New-York Br. Pkt. May 20" datestamp, pencil "33" rate at lower left, red ms. "28" credit, endorsed "overland via Southampton", Hong Kong transit backstamp, fresh and Very Fine (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $550.00
Will close during Public Auction
32 c imageHong Kong to New York. Folded cover with "Hong Kong Fe. ?, 1858" origin handstamp, red London transit, "New-York Br. Pkt. Apr. 16" datestamp, bold "45" due marking, refolded to show all markings, Very Fine (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $225.00
Will close during Public Auction
33 c imageHong Kong to Newtonville Mass. Cover with "Hong Kong JA 2, 1860" origin backstamp, also with red London transit backstamp, ms. "42" due marking, also "84" handstamp, minor wear, still Very Fine double-rate cover sent completely unpaid (Image) E. 300-400

SOLD for $300.00
Will close during Public Auction
34   imageU.S. Frigate "Colorado" Collateral. Two programs dated 1870 and 1871 for boat races, second from Hong Kong, another is printed song lyrics from 1871, last is enclosure datelined "U.S.S. 'Colorado', Shanghai, China, December 9th 1870" with cover (missing stamp), overall Fine-Very Fine, interesting items (Image) E. 200-300

SOLD for $100.00
Will close during Public Auction

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