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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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China - Foreign Mails

Lot 549    

China, 1837 (Mar. 27) Canton, China to Philadelphia Pa., folded letter datelined "Canton March 27. 1837" from from Joseph Archer to William Wetmore at Philadelphia, endorsed "per Splendid" at lower left, red "New-York 'Ship' Aug 15" cds and red manuscript "20¾" rating for 18¾¢ inland plus 2¢ ship fee, some opium market news "…the great preparation of our own bills, either by the extension of our Opium trade with India…should the company withdraw the finance committee from here, the probability is, a greater amt of private bills will be thrown upon the market than ever…".
Estimate    $600 - 800.

Realized: $650

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