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Lot 1123

Hong Kong, United States : 1858 (5 Jan.) entire letter from Boston to Augustine Heard & Co., Hong Kong (13.3) "Care of Baring Brothers & Co., London" (18-19.1) (with "via Southampton" endorsement applied by them) showing on reverse "Boston/Br. Packet" origin c.d.s., "Forwarded by/Baring Brothers & Co./London" oval h.s. and "Hong Kong" double-arc arrival d.s., handstruck U.S. "5" (debit to U.S.A.; Blake type 515, latest recorded use), rated "1/-" (charge in U.K. for Transatlantic sending) and "6" (charge at Hong Kong for U.K. to Hong Kong via Southampton), fine and scarce unpaid letter through forwarder requiring payment at two stages, with a seldom seen combination of rates to China. Ex Lee Scamp.
Estimate HK$ 4,500 - 5,500

Realized HK$ 8,050

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