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Lot 1451 Macao, 1830 (3 Feb.) entire letter from Macao to Lisbon showing very fine "Coro. Maritimo" h.s. in red with handstruck red "G.M." oval h.s. on reverse, rated "240" reis, fine and scarce. Ex Christopher D'Almada.
Estimate HK$ 20,000 - 25,000
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Lot 1452 Macao, 1835 (23? Sept.) entire letter from Russell Sturgis, Canton to his wife in Macao "(per) St George" showing on reverse "Boat Office/10 Cents/Macao" h.s. (Webb type 1) in red, fine to very fine example of this handstamp.
Estimate HK$ 5,000 - 6,000
  Realized HK$8,625
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Lot 1453 Macao, 1837 (20 May) entire letter from S. Wetmore, Macao to his wife, c/o Wetmore, Hoppin & Co., New York, endorsed "politeness of SH Gordon Esq", carried privately (with internal endorsement "(per) Osage"), showing "6" U.S. charge with "Forwarded by/Wetmore, Hoppin & Co./New York" oval red h.s. (not recorded by Rowe) on reverse, fine and scarce Wetmore letter from Macau to U.S.A.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000
  Realized HK$3,450
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Lot 1454 Macao, 1837 (1 Aug.) entire letter from William Leslie, Macao to his father in Warthill, Scotland "p. Andelaar" "to Rotterdam via Batavia (Java)" (per internal endorsement) showing fair "Zeebrief/Rotterdam" red oval d.s., with "British/Foreign" and "½(d.)" framed h.s. adjacent and London and U.K. arrival d.s. (8/10. 1.38) on reverse, rated "4/1". Leslie writes about his arriving in Macao from his sojourn in India. Fine and rare early usage via the Netherlands, as well as very early Leslie correspondence letter.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1455 Macao, 1841 (27 July) entire letter from William Leslie, Macao to London (29.10) "via New York", carried privately to New York and posted by the New York forwarder (light "Davis Aroonson" red oval forwarder's h.s. on reverse) showing "Liverpool/Ship" framed d.s. (28.12; across the join) and arrival c.d.s. adjacent, rated "8", fine and very scarce usage via U.S.A.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 12,000
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Lot 1456 Macao, 1841 (17 Apr.) entire letter from Macao to London (6.9) "(per) Herald" showing superb "Shipletter/Montrose" framed h.s., with Montrose (4.9) and London c.d.s. on reverse, rated "8". The letter advises of "the reopening of the Trade at Canton. The arrangement for so doing was promptly carried into effect and the trade is now going on under the protection of the Guns of H.M. Ships of War… none of the large traders has yet returned - probably waiting to hear the Emperor's reply to the Mandarins advising him of the trading arrangements." Very fine letter with important historical eyewitness account.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
  Realized HK$6,900
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Lot 1457 Macao, 1849 (30 Apr.) entire letter from Russell Sturgis, Manila to Canton showing very fine "Correio/Macao/23 May 1849" h.s. (Webb type 6a; Frazão type 1.1) with "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (24.4) adjacent, rated "1/4", reinforced splitting along seams, fine usage of this rare mark.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$10,925
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Lot 1458 Macao, 1851 (26 Sept.) entire letter from Macao to Cadiz, Spain "care of H.L Glynn Esq., Gibraltar" "via Suez" showing on reverse very fine small "Correio/Macao/26 Sep. 1851." h.s. (Webb type 6b) and "Hong Kong" double-arc d.s. (28.9), rated "4" in red manuscript (prepayment from Macau to Hong Kong) and "1/10" (rate from China [other than Hong Kong] to Gibraltar), very fine and choice letter with this rare datestamp from the Matia correspondence.
Estimate HK$ 15,000 - 20,000
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Lot 1459 Macao, 1857 (Jan.) envelope to Bombay (22.2) "p. Ottowa" 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. (28.1) on reverse, handstruck "1/4" ratings in red at either side, fine and unusual usage with the crowned circle.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000
  Realized HK$16,100
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Lot 1460 Macao, 1861 (Mar.) entire to Cadiz, Spain (28.4) "Via Gibraltar" (26.4) showing very fine "Hong Kong/C" (13.3), San Roque (27.4) and arrival c.d.s. on reverse, handstruck "4R" charge to recipient, fine and scarce unpaid usage to Spain directly (and not through Gibraltar forwarder).
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000


Although not docketed, this cover can be clearly ascribed from Macau from the correspondence, with for example an 1860 entire letter (with Macau origin) from the correspondence illustrated in Lee Scamp's Far East Mail Ship Itineraries Vol. 1 p.271.
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Lot 1461 Macao, 1868 (18 Sept.) envelope (with original letter) from Hong Kong to Macao (19.9) bearing 8c. orange neatly cancelled "B62" showing "Hong Kong/C" despatch c.d.s. on reverse and "B/Macao" arrival c.d.s. (19.9), rated "4", very fine and very early example of the Macao c.d.s. normally associated with the Pago em Macao Crowned Circle but also known as an arrival marking, showing Proud's earliest recorded date (predating Webb's by over two years).
Estimate HK$ 40,000 - 50,000


The extensive letter, sent care of the Augustine Heard firm, concerns the sender's marriage proposal to the recipient.
  Realized HK$46,000
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