Mails Between the U.S. and the Far East

Sale 3051 - Part V - United States Postal History
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  • Lot# : 3721 Mails Between the U.S. and the Far East

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    1857 Stampless Cover Hong Kong to Boston, address side with manuscript "12" (debit to U.S.) "33" due handstamp to cover the debit from G.B., Am. packet and U.S. inland; back side with Hong Kong 24 SE 1857 double-circle, red British 21 NO 1857 transit and red Boston Am Pkt Dec 8 exchange cds, Very Fine; with original enclosure datelined "Hong Kong 24 Sept 1857" noting "there is a young man here (an american) only nineteen years of age, who has been convicted of piracy, and is sentenced to transportation for life. He has been connected to the Chinese pirates, and was the only white person among them."; also "...about the war between the Chinese and English; the latter being fully occupied with the troubles in India."
    Start Price : 75.00 USD
    Current Opening : 110.00 USD
    Hammer price : 220.00 USD
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