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Sale 74: The Westpex Auction

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China - Foreign Mails

Lot 558    

China, 1837 (Sep. 30) Canton, China to London, England via United States, folded letter datelined "Canton September 30. 1837" to William S. Wetmore care of Messrs. Morrison Cryden & Co. London, endorsed "Horatio via U.States" and inside "Horatio via Manila & the U. States", red "Ship Letter, Wymouth" framed handstamp on flap and manuscript "4/6" 4s6d rating, red London (3.26) arrival cds, forwarded care Jones Gibson & Co. Manchester and endorsed per "Philadelphia", red "Forwarded by, Wetmore, Hoppin & Co" oval on flap, letter concerns trade: "In conversation with Iroqua yesterday, he said that the average quality of Canton teas is not so good as last year…"; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Estimate    $300 - 400.

Realized: $375

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