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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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China - Foreign Mails

Lot 556    

China, 1837 (Sep. 5) Canton, China to London, England, folded letter datelined "Canton September 5. 1837" to William Wetmore care of Messrs. Morrison, Cryder & Co., London, endorsed "Overland Mail" and "one enclosure", oval "India" handstamp and manuscript "5/-" rating, London (3.7.1848) double-arc backstamp, manuscript "5/-" shilling due rating, 5 page letter with some interesting trade content: "…The opium trade is still suspended & the deliveries are made on the East Coast. The Macao sales are entirely stopped & two Brokers have taken & brought to te City & a Siezure of a Junk reported at Macao, with 42 chests - The receiving ships have been olbiged to go to Hong-Kong bay… It only goes to show, that if the Authorities choose, the impediments they can throw in the way of trade…", Very Fine.
Estimate    $750 - 1,000.

Realized: $1,500

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