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Lot 3383 Macao, 1834(c.) entire letter from Canton to Macao "(per) Union" showing on reverse "Boat Office/10 Cents/Macao" h.s. in red (fractionally struck over the join; Webb type 1), torn on opening through handstamp (mended with tape that has left a stain) and splitting at the seams, nevertheless a fine strike of the mark and important letter no. "1" from the famous Russell Sturgiss correspondence to his wife.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$13,800
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Lot 3384 Macao, 1840 (1 Mar.) from J.R. Morrison, Macao to his sister in London (23.6) "(per) Charles Grant" showing "India Letter/Portsmouth" h.s. in red on reverse, with London arrival c.d.s. adjacent, rated "8" (ship letter rate) and "1/-", fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 3385 Macao, 1841 (23 Apr.) "Eastern Expedition" officer's entire letter from Colonel Edwards, Macao to Somersetshire, England via London (11.10) endorsed "Ship Letter" showing "New Romney/India Letter" framed h.s. on reverse, rated "8", very fine and rare Eastern Expedition letter. Letter recounts that the writer cannot ask for home leave as the Expedition is expected to "move northward with the next monsoon" and that he had just come a few days before from Hong Kong to Macao apparently for a short holiday.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$36,800
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Lot 3386 Macao, 1841 (31 May) entire from Turner & Co., Macao to Liverpool (9.10.41) "pr Aden" showing very fine "Liverpool/Ship" octagonal framed d.s. on reverse (struck across the join), rated "8", fine First China War-period correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 3387 Macao, 1841 (16 June) entire letter from William Leslie, Macao to his uncle in London (14.10) "via India, Egypt & Falmouth" showing fair "India" red oval h.s. with London arrival c.d.s. on reverse, rated "1/-", good First China War-period correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 3388 Macao, 1843 (29 Mar.) entire from Russell & Co., Macao to N.M. Rothschild & Sons, London (6.8) via Bombay, carried privately from Macao to Russell & Co.'s Hong Kong office, where "Overland/via/Falmouth/Russell & Co." framed h.s. applied, showing "India" oval h.s. in red, rated "1/-", very fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$9,775
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Lot 3389 Macao, 1843 (4 Nov.) entire letter from missionary society in Macao to Lyon, France (4.3) "via Marseille" (4.3.44) showing "Purifié au Lazaret/Malte" h.s. with disinfection slits adjacent and "Malta" double-arc d.s. (28.2, across the join) on reverse, charged "17" (décimes), very fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 3390 Macao, 1847 entire (with part letter) from Estavan Garreta to Cadiz, Spain, "care of H.L. Glynn Esqre., Gibraltar" showing large "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 6) with Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (24.5) on reverse, rated "3/8", very fine, from the Matia correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 3391 Macao, 1848 (28 Jan.) "duplicate" entire letter from Estavan Garreta, Macao to Cadiz, Spain (26.4 per docketing), "care of H.L. Glynn Esqre., Gibraltar" showing medium "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 8), with Malta Lazaret disinfection circular h.s. adjacent and "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (27.2) on reverse, rated "3/8", very fine, from the Matia correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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Lot 3392 Macao, 1849 (30 Apr.) entire letter from Russell Sturgis, Manila to Canton showing very fine "Correio/Macao/23 May 1849" h.s. (Webb type 6a; Frazão type 1.1) with "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (24.4) adjacent, rated "1/4", reinforced splitting along seams, fine usage of this rare mark.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
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Lot 3393 Macao, 1853 (3 Dec.) entire from Manila to Canton (1.1.54 per docketing) "pr Tiempo" showing very fine "Correio/Maritimo/* Macao *" double-oval h.s. in red (Webb type 5), rated "16c", fine and rare.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
  Realized HK$34,500
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Lot 3394 Macao, 1856 (27 Dec.) entire letter from Macao to Lincolns Inn, London (9.3.57) "pr Overland Mail Steamer" showing framed "P.Paid" h.s. in red (Webb type 7a), with "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. (14.1.57) on reverse, rated "6", fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 3395 Macao, 1857 (10 Apr.) entire letter from Macao to Lincolns Inn, London showing framed "P.Paid" h.s. in red (Webb type 7a), with "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. (8.4) on reverse, rated "4" and "6", fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 3396 Macao, 1857 envelope to Bombay (6?12) "p Ganges" showing very fine framed "P.Paid" h.s. in red (Webb type 7b), with small "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 11) adjacent and "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. (14.3) on reverse, handstruck "8" and "8" ratings, small peripheral faults, fine and unusual usage with the crowned circle.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 3397 Macao, 1858 envelope (with original letter) to Bombay (6.2) "pr Aden" showing very fine framed "P.Paid" h.s. in red (Webb type 7b), with "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. (14.1) on reverse, handstruck "4" and "4" ratings, small faults, fine usage.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,350
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Lot 3398 Macao, 1858 envelope to Bombay (6.4) "pr Norna" showing fine framed "P.Paid" h.s. in red (Webb type 7b), with "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. (14.3) on reverse, handstruck "8" and "8" ratings, light diagonal crease at top (not affecting markings), fine and nice condition for an envelope to India.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 3399 Macao, 1883 (30 July) envelope from Lisbon to Macau (14.9) bearing Portugal 5r., 25r. and 50r. tied by "Correio/Lisboa" c.d.s., with fine "Crown/Macao" arrival c.d.s. on reverse, adhesives with some trimmed perfs. and other small faults, fine and attractive incoming usage.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$5,750
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