Sale 284

Lot 1479

1844 (Nov.) Canton River to Columbus, Miss., dateline on folded letter from the "U.S. Ship St. Louis / Boca Tigris" at the entrance to Canton, red "New York Ship" c.d.s. and blue manuscript "27" rating (2¢ ship fee plus 25¢), edge tear at top center and internal splitting, toning, Fine, rare origin.
Estimate 400 - 500

Letter reads in part, "We arrived in Macao after an absence of some six weeks on the North coast, last from Churan, and commenced immediately to prepare ship for sea, bound to Manila, and thence to Batvia (Is Java), Sidney, Bay of Islands, some of the Southern Pacific groups, on to Sandwich Islands then to Peru & then to Rio and home to Norfolk…"

Realized $750

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