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Hong Kong & Treaty Ports


Treaty Ports : Amoy / Anping / Canton / Chefoo
 
 
 

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Lot 1336 o Amoy, 1863-71 watermark crown CC 8c. pale dull orange wing margin example, centrally cancelled by complete "Amoy/Paid/A" (1.9.65) c.d.s. in red, overcancelled "B62" in black, fine to very fine. S.G. Z11var.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,680
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Lot 1337 Amoy, 1870 (29 Mar.) envelope to Brooklyn, New York (26.5 per docketing) "Via Marseilles" bearing no watermark 18c. lilac pair boldly cancelled "B62" and tied by red "London/Paid" transit c.d.s. (14.5) with handstruck "2" (cents) exchange office red h.s. adjacent, showing on reverse very fine blue "Amoy/A" origin and Hong Kong transit (31.3) c.d.s., rated "1" (1d. Colonial credit) and "1/5", fine cover from the Culbertson correspondence. S.G. Z4.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1338 o Amoy, A selection of cancellations on a good representation of values with the various types, including "A1" (23) and "D27" (24), mainly fine strikes, a few have small faults (approx. 70).
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1339 o Anping, 1885 20c. on 30c. orange-red, cancelled by practically complete "Anping/A" c.d.s. (13.7.89), one shortish perf. at upper left, nevertheless fine to very fine. S.G. 126.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$9,200
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Lot 1340 Canton, 1759 (10 Jan.) entire letter from Canton to Marseille, written in French, carried privately, a fine and very early letter from China.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$20,700
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Lot 1341 Canton, 1779 (2 Jan.) entire letter from James Mackenzie, on board the Lord Holland anchored in the Canton River, to James Bradshaw, Canton, acknowledging receipt of a cargo including raw silk and tea, with postscript requesting replacement of a chest which was received broken, no postal markings, fine early Canton letter.
Estimate HK$ 25,000 - 30,000


The Lord Holland was loading cargo at this time for the East India Co. This letter would have been carried to the Canton merchant recipient by Chinese officials as European ship personnel were not allowed to go ashore.
  Realized HK$29,900
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Lot 1342 Canton, 1836 (14 Mar.) entire letter from Elizabeth Wetmore, London to William Wetmore, Canton carried outside the mails, showing red framed chop of "Hua-mo" firm.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
  Realized HK$4,600
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Lot 1343 Canton, 1838 (12 June) entire letter from London to W.S. Wetmore Esq. at Canton "pr. Jamaica Orient, Messrs. Thompson Roberts & Co., Batavia to be forwarded", the endorsements subsequently crossed out once the letter reached Batavia, with this routing documented by "L'pool - Forwarded by/Your obedient Servants, Thompson, Anderson & Co." unframed h.s. in black, "Forwarded by/Thompson Roberts & Co./Batavia" oval h.s. in red, and "Zeebrief/Ongefrankeerd" oval h.s. in blue + "60ct" matching rate h.s., a scarce example of a double forwarders' letter from England to Canton by the unusual sea route through Batavia.
Estimate HK$ 12,000 - 15,000
  Realized HK$17,250
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Lot 1344 Canton, 1838 (15 Sept.) entire with part letter from S. Wetmore, Canton to his wife in London (8.4.39) "via U. States" showing "Liverpool/Ship Letter" framed h.s. on reverse, rated "3/2"; also included is 1837 (23 Dec.) "duplicate" letter from Mr. Wetmore to his wife in London (without outer covers).
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$3,220
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Lot 1345 Canton, 1847 (15 July) "duplicate" entire from Russell & Co., Canton to Fredk. Huth & Co., London (26.10) "via Southampton" showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (24.8) on reverse, rated "2/-", fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1346 Canton, 1849 (26 Nov.) entire letter from Canton to Fredk. Huth & Co., London (20.1.50) "via Marseilles" showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (29.11) on reverse, rated "1/10".
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,300
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Lot 1347 Canton, 1849 (29 Oct.) "duplicate" entire letter from Nye, Parkin & Co., Canton to Fredk. Huth & Co., London (26.1.50) "via Southampton" showing "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (29.11) on reverse, rated "1/-", light water staining, fine usage. This letter and the preceding lot constitute an interesting pair, as they were posted at about the same time, both leaving Hong Kong 29.11, and show the transit-time difference between the Southampton and Marseille routings.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,530
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Lot 1348 Canton, 1855 (10/13 Apr.) printed tea market report from Dent & Co., Canton to Lyon, France (29.5) "Via Marseilles" (2?5) showing small "Paid/at/Hong Kong" Crowned Circle in red (Webb type 11) with "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. (14.4) on reverse, rated "1/-" and "20" (décimes), fine and scarce Crowned Circle example originating from Canton.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1349 Canton, 1856 (24 Sept.) entire letter from Boston, U.S.A. to Augustine Heard & Co., Canton (1.12 per docketing) via London (6.10) "pr Arabia, P overland via Marseilles" showing "Boston/Paid/Br. Pkt." despatch c.d.s. in red with "Hong Kong" double-arc despatch d.s. on reverse (just over the join), handstruck "38" in red (credit to U.K. from 43c. U.S. quarter-ounce rate to China via Marseille), very fine cover from just prior to cessation of regular civilian postal service from Hong Kong to Canton in December 1856 with the outbreak of the Second Opium War.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$2,990
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Lot 1350 Canton, 1861 (31 Aug.) incoming entire from Rangoon, Burma to Canton (8.10 per docketing) "Via Calcutta" (9/10.9) and Hong Kong (8.10) bearing India 2a. dull pink tied by "B/5" octagon, showing "Akyab" double-ring d.s. in red (5.9), "Forwarded" oval h.s., and Calcutta and Hong Kong transit d.s. on reverse, rated "4", fine and rare incoming mail from Burma after the end of the Second Opium War.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$11,500
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Lot 1351 Canton, 1870 (30 Aug.) entire letter from Carlowitz & Co., Canton to Lyon, France "via Marseilles" (16.10) bearing 8c. and 24c. tied "B62" with "Hong Kong/C" transit c.d.s. (31.8) on reverse, showing "P.P." black framed and unframed red "P.P." h.s., rated "1/4" with oval sender's h.s. at lower left, fine and attractive. S.G. 11, 14.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,025
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Lot 1352 Canton, 1873 (22 Jan.) envelope to Yorkshire, England (11.3) "Via Southampton" bearing 24c. deep green, tied "B62", with "Canton/A" origin c.d.s. in blue overstruck by "Hong Kong/C" (22.1) transit c.d.s. on reverse, backflap missing, fine. S.G. 14b.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$4,830
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Lot 1353 Canton, 1902 (26 Apr.) registered envelope to San Francisco (30.5) via Hong Kong (27.4) bearing 30c. brown tied by "Canton/B" c.d.s., with "R" in circle h.s. adjacent, some trivial faint ageing/soiling at adhesive, fine and scarce usage with only 25 covers recorded by Air Commodore Gurevitch bearing this adhesive. Ex W.H. Lu. S.G. Z183.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1354 Canton, 1906 (6 Apr.) Great Britain K.E.VII 2d. + 1d. registered stationery envelope from Southampton to Canton (4.5) via London (6.4) and Hong Kong (3.5), uprated with K.E.VII 1d., showing on reverse "Canton/A" arrival c.d.s. (Webb type Div) with "6" for year-date (instead of "06"), later than the 19.3.06 latest recorded date noted in Webb.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,500
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1355 Canton, 1883-1905 envelopes (5), postal stationery envelope and cards (5, two are incoming) with a good representation of the c.d.s. and their usages, good to fine (11); also three items from other Treaty Ports including tatty 1896 registered envelope from Amoy to England bearing 10c. (2).
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500
  Realized HK$6,325
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Lot 1356 o Canton, A selection of cancellations on a good representation of values with various types, including "C1" (11), good to fine strikes, some faults (29).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000
  Realized HK$1,380
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Lot 1357 Canton, 1842 Papers relating to the Monies Received from the Chinese Authorities in the City of Canton, presented to the British Parliament, including transcribed records of various 1841 despatches from Captain Elliot, some faint ageing on outer covers, fine First Opium War collateral document.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$2,760
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Lot 1358 Chefoo, 1903 (24 Mar.) postcard to London (6.5) via Hong Kong (5.4) bearing Q.V. 4c. carmine tied by "Chefoo/British P.O./C" double-ring c.d.s. (Webb type A; R on Q.V.), some minor toning, fine and scarce usage S.G. Z356.
Estimate HK$ 800 - 1,000
  Realized HK$2,070
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Lot 1359 Chefoo, 1909 (8 June) postcard written "at sea" and posted on arrival at Liverpool to Tsingtau "via Siberia" bearing Great Britain K.E.VII ½d. (2) tied by "Paquebot/Liverpool" c.d.s., showing "Chefoo/British P.O./C" double-ring d.s. (Webb type A; 28.6) adjacent, minor ageing, fine and unusual.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,200
  Realized HK$1,150
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