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Lot 3015

Hong Kong, 1862 (13 Oct.) entire letter from Boston to John Heard, Hong Kong (24.12), endorsed "via Southampton" (in different hand from the address), bearing Great Britain 1s. green tied by "London EC/74" duplex (3.11), red handstruck "1d" Colonial credit, carried privately/under cover to London and then posted to Hong Kong, sender notes not wanting the recipient to come home to the U.S. where he would possibly have to fight in the Civil War, very fine and an unusual mode of transmission of mail from the U.S. to Hong Kong.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500

Realized HK$ 4,025

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