Lot 503 /oBuenos Aires, 1858, 1p light brown & 4r brown, 1p position 47, used with light grid cancel, 4r position 2, unused (no gum) with tiny margin thin at top, otherwise Very Fine; 1p with 2001 A.P.S. & 4r with 2001 A.P.S. & 2020 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1, 6 $650.
Current Opening Bid: $80
Lot 504China, 1825 (Mar. 30) Canton, China to Providence R.I. via Portsmouth N.H., folded letter datelined "Canton March 30th 1825", carried by private ship entering the mails with red rimless "Portsmouth N.H., Sept 9" oval and matching "Ship" handstamp with red ms. "27" rating for 25¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, docketed received "Sept 10" indicating over 5 months in transit; tone spots and vertical tear, paper brittle and separated in pieces needing reattachment, Fine and very early ship use from Canton to the United States via Portsmouth N.H.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Letter reports on the sale of adventure goods onboard the Ann & Hope including coils of rope, boxes of cordials, cologne etc. The enclosure also lists the invoice for goods purchased for the return trip of the Ann & Hope, including Chests of Tea (Imperial Tea, Young Hyson Tea, etc.), Ivory Carved Fans, etc. Also shows the exchange rate of 72 Candarins per Dollar.
Current Opening Bid: $140
Lot 505China, 1835 (Jun. 4) Canton, China to Philadelphia Pa. via New York, folded letter from the Whetmore & Co. correspondence to partner Joseph Archer datelined "Canton, June 4th 1835", endorsed per Ship "Tarquin" at bottom left, entered mails with red "New-York, Dec 30" cds and matching "SHIP" straightline with ms. "39½" rating for 37½¢ inland postage plus 2¢ ship fee, Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Some interesting market reporting concerning tea and depressed local market for inbound goods, the need to borrow $90,000 with $80,000 in bills on hand which seem to be hard to exchange, "…The Tarquin will commence loading today & from all we can learn think she will not have, to exceed 4000 chests of Teas, of which 2000 at least will be Young Hysons…The Franklin has gone to Manila for a cargo of Rice, & will return here for a cargo of Teas which have been purchased by us for here…Our neighbors have been greatly disappointed in consequence of their inability to execute their orders for Teas. We estimate the following will be about the quantity of Teas that will be shipped before the new come into market to the United States by vessels now here viz: Tarquin 4000 Chests of which 2000 Y Hyson; Mary 4500; Regulus 7500; Franklin 6000…These vessels will take every chest remaining of the present crop…" and signed "Wetmore & Co." .
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 506 ()China, 1878, Large Dragons on thin paper, 1ca-5ca complete, all expertly regummed, still extremely fresh and well centered, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1-3 $3,274 as o.g.
Current Opening Bid: $700
Lot 507China, 1897, Small Figures surcharges on Small Dragons, 1¢ on 1ca-5¢ on 5ca complete, o.g., all appearing n.h., 1¢ on 1ca with right margin, Very Fine, fresh and remarkable set.
Scott No. 25-27 $740 for hinged.
Current Opening Bid: $290
Lot 5081980, Year of the Monkey (T46), single on multi-colored silk cacheted First Day cover, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 1586; $675 as used single Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $1,100
Lot 509China (People's Republic), 1978, Galloping Horses souvenir sheet (T28M), o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, some slight trivial sheet bends, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 1399 $560.
Current Opening Bid: $160
Lot 510China (People's Republic), 1979, Riccione Exhibition souvenir sheet (J41M), o.g., never hinged, fresh, some slight trivial sheet bends, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 1492 $700.
Current Opening Bid: $160
Lot 511China (People's Republic), 1980, Year of the Monkey (T46), o.g., never hinged, usual trace of natural offset, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 1586 $1,900.
Current Opening Bid: $1,050
Lot 512Colombia, 1925 (Aug. 10) Barranquilla, Colombia Pioneer Flight to San Jose, Costa Rica, cover bearing Columbia 3c blue and 15c Scadta pair, tied by three strikes of "Servicio Postal Aero Scadta, Barranquilla, 9-VIII. 1925" and (8.10) cds strikes, purple "Primer Correo Aereo, Colombia, America Central" cachet handstamp, purple "Limon, Costa Rica" (8.14) and "San Jose, Costa Rica" (8.15) arrival backstamps; two top left taped edge tears, F.-V.F.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Opening Bid: $90