Lot 1184U.S.S. Princeton, Sailor's Letter, Harry Knox, Commander Commanding., purple handstamp imprint on cover to Greenville, O., franked with Hong Kong 1891, 20¢ on 30¢ gray green (Scott 52) tied by "Hong Kong, Sp 29, 99" cds, reverse with November 6th receiving backstamp; cover missing backflap and machine gripper marks on front across stamp, otherwise Very Fine, an excellent and rare U.S.S. Princeton usage.
Estimate $500 - 750.
The U.S.S. "Princeton" sailed for the Pacific in early 1899, joining the Asiatic Fleet on 16 April at Cavite, Philippines. At the time of the Boxer Rebellion, the Princeton cruised in Chinese waters from June 26th to November 29th between Hong Kong and Woosung.