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Sale 91: The December Sale

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Offices in China

Lots 1712-1721 Lots 1722-1725

Lot 1712    

United States Consulate General, Shanghai, corner card imprint on 1878 cover to the U.S.N. Paymaster in Washington D.C., mailed in State Department bag and posted with 1875, 5¢ blue tied by segmented cork handstamp, matching "Washington D.C., Feb 6" cds alongside and purple "Carrier" backstamp, with original enclosure on consulate letterhead, Very Fine.
Scott No. 179    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $350

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Lot 1713    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, 24 Aug, 86, purple oval date stamp on cover to Waterloo, N.Y., franked with 1882, 5¢ yellow brown, two singles tied by red grid handstamps, manuscript "Hiroshima Maru and Gaelic" ship endorsement at upper left, partial San Francisco transit and receiving backstamps, backflap with "Shanghai Club" card; cover with tone spot at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 205    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,200

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Lot 1714    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, 20 Oct. 88, purple double-oval datestamp ties 5¢ brown (205) pair, s.e. at left, additional grid cancels, on mourning cover to Mojave Cal.; some edge wear, Very Fine and scarce mourning cover use from Shanghai.
Estimate    $400 - 600.

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Current Opening Bid: $190

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Lot 1715    

The Missionary, Home and Agency, Sep 12, 1893, Shanghai, two strikes purple boxed handstamp on incoming U.S. 5¢ Grant entire from the American Baptist Missionary Union in Boston, Mass., forwarded to Ningpo with "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Rec'd, Sep 12, 93", blue "Shanghai, Local Post, Se 12, 93" and greenish blue "Customs, Ningpo, Sep 14, 93" backstamps, Very Fine.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

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Current Opening Bid: $140

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Lot 1716    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, Aug 31, 94, duplex postmark on reverse of registered cover to Kansas City, Mo., franked with 1890, 1¢ dull blue, strip of three + 10¢ green canceled by Shanghai grid handstamps, reverse with clear "Shanghai Local Post" oval wax seal impression; few small stamp flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 219+226    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $1,150

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Lot 1717    

Shanghai, China, red Roman "R" registry label with "4413" number on 1903 registered cover to San Francisco, Cal., franked with 1895, 3¢ purple + 1898, 5¢ dark blue, horizontal strip of three (268+281) tied by "U.S. Postal Agc'y, Shanghai, China, Feb. 14, 1903" duplex, "War Department, Official Business." corner card with latter part crossed out with corner card from transport ship U.S.A.T. "Burnside", reverse with Seattle, Wash. transit and receiving backstamps; couple vertical cover folds one affecting etiquette and stamps with some toned perfs, F.-V.F., a rare Shanghai, China registry etiquette usage, with only nine examples recorded.
Scott No. FX-SH1b    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Current Opening Bid: $950

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Lot 1718    

U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Official Business, imprint on 1904 penalty cover to the Baltimore, Md. Post Office, central "Shanghai, China, U.S. Postal Sta., Aug 6" duplex postmark, Seattle, Wash. transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a very scarce official business cover.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $475

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Lot 1719    

U.S. Postal Agencies, Shanghai, China, Jun 15, 1917, duplex postmark tying 2¢ red on cover to Greensburg, Pa., with "Lieut C.P. McFeathers, U.S.S. Monocacy" corner card, censor tape at right with "No 32-VR." handstamp on reverse; minor cover tone spot, Very Fine, this being one of three known U.S.S. Monocacy Yangtze Patrol covers.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1720    

U.S. Postal Agencies, Shanghai, China, Jul 7, 1917, duplex postmark tying 2¢ red (scissor separated) on cover to Greensburg, Pa., with "Lieut C.P. McFeathers, U.S.S. Monocacy" corner card, censor tape at right with "No 32-VR." handstamp on reverse; minor cover tone spot, Very Fine, this being one of three known U.S.S. Monocacy Yangtze Patrol covers.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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Lot 1721    

U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, Oct 12, 1918, duplex postmark on legal size cover to the Navy Department in Washington D.C., with "U.S.S. Volunteer" corner card and violet Navy Department penalty handstamp imprint at upper right, bold purple straight line "Passed by Censor 1400." handstamp, Very Fine, an extremely rare usage from the U.S.S. Volunteer on her only sailing to China.
Estimate    $500 - 750.

The U.S.S. "Volunteer" was commissioned only for a short time between August 23rd, 1918 and February 27th of 1919.

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Current Opening Bid: $240

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