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The Frederic Freilicher Collection of Hong Kong


Forwarding Agents
 
 
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Lot 2178

Hong Kong, 1846 (datelined July 6), outer folded letter from Hong Kong to Canton, Bush & Co forwarding agents cachet, lovely, neat cover showing on reverse, nice strike in black of 44x27mm "Forwarded / by / Bush & Co. / Hong Kong" oval forwarding Agents handstamp. Fresh, this 1846 usage post-dates the Webb listing by 11 months, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2179

Hong Kong, 1848 (Jan 24), folded letter from Hong Kong to Boston, Drinker Heyl & Co. forwarding agents cachet, datelined "Shanghai January 24, 1848" bearing strong strike in red "Forwarded By / Drinker Heyl & Co / Hong Kong" 37x28mm oval in red, with additional light red rate marking on front, and no receiving handstamp on back, unlisted as such in Webb, but also predating the earliest known usage of this firm, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2180

Hong Kong, 1849 (datelined April 9), letter from Boston to China, Rawle, Duus & Co forwarding agents cachet, with "care of American Consul", apparently carried entirely outside of the official mail systems. As such, it seems likely the ship captain passed it directly to the forwarding agent in Hong Kong where bold "Forwarded By / Rawle Duss & Co / Victoria" red handstamp oval was applied. Interesting item, believed to be the latest recorded example of this agency marking, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,200 - 1,600.
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Lot 2181

Hong Kong, 1850 ("rec'd 27 Jan" docketing), unpaid interport cover from Hong Kong to Shanghai, "per Dart", a private, American schooner which made regular trips between Hong Kong and Shanghai, which departed Hong Kong 1 / 5 / 1850, with reverse showing nice strike in red "Forwarded By / Hong Kong / Geo. Lyall & Co" oval. Fresh and rare, the earliest known usage of the Lyall Forwarding Agent cachet, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2182

Hong Kong, 1850 (April 29), letter from Whampoa to Canton, Thomas Hunt & Co forwarding agent cachet, neat folded business letter to Canton, with reverse showing lovely strike in red oval script "Forwarded By / Thos Hunt / Whampoa" forwarding Agents 43x26mm cachet. Listed, but unseen and therefore undocumented by Webb; rare, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2183

Hong Kong, 1853 (Nov 26), outer folded letter from Hong Kong to London, Lyall Still & Co forwarding agent cachet, splendid, high quality cover, "via Marseilles", with reverse showing bold "Forwarded By / Lyall, Still & Co / Hong Kong" oval handstamp in black, along with "Forwarded By / Gutherie & Co / Singapore" handstamp in red. We also note a boxed, Singapore December receiver marking and red London Jan 12 receiver; a sparkling, dual forwarding agent cover, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2184

Hong Kong, 1861 (July 27), letter from Hong Kong to England, Walter Borrodaile & Co forwarding agents cachet, splendid outer folded business letter showing on reverse "Hong Kong / C / JY 27 / 61" origin c.d.s., with front showing red "Hong Kong / C / JY 27 / PAID" handstamp along with lovely strike "Forwarded By / Walter Borrodaile & Co / Hong Kong" forwarding agents cachet oval in red. Cover noted "via Marseille", with Birmingham Sept 16 receiver. Fresh, a beautiful item, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2185

Hong Kong, 1861 (Aug 27), outer folded letter from Hong Kong to Boston, Russell & Co forwarding agents cachet, "via Marseilles" with front showing "51"handstamp rate marking and manuscript "30", along with perfect strike in black (Webb notes only blue) of 35x27mm "Forwarded By / Russell & Co / Hong Kong" agents cachet. Reverse shows Hong Kong origin c.d.s., blue London Oc 16 transit and bold "Boston Am. Pkt / Nov 2" receiver, pristine, Extremely Fine, by far the earliest recorded use of this forwarding agents cachet.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2186

Hong Kong, 1865 (June 12), partial folded letter from Hong Kong to Scotland, Smith Archer forwarding agent cachet, franked by 4¢ and 30¢ (vertical pair) Victorias tied by blue "B62" killers, "via Marseilles", with reverse showing blue Hong Kong June 12 origin c.d.s., along with red oval "Forwarded By / Smith, Archer & Co / Hong King" agents cachet (Note: Webb lists only in blue). Edinburgh Aug 7 transit and Prestonpans Aug 7 receiver markings, scarce combination and very early usage of this cachet, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2187

Hong Kong, 1867 (Sept 11), cover from Hong Kong to Scotland, Smith Archer forwarding agent cachet, franked on front by 4¢ and 30¢ (pair) Victorias, tied by black "B62" killers, "via Marseilles", with reverse showing Hong Kong origin c.d.s. and bold, blue "Forwarded By / Hong Kong / Smith Archer & Co" oval cachet. This example pre-dates the Webb listing in blue by over 2 years; some light toning, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 2188

Hong Kong, 1873 (May 17), cover from Hong Kong to France, Fredric Degeuaer forwarding agent cachet, flimsy cover franked by 12¢ Victoria, tied by "B62" killer, with matching "Hong Kong / C / MY 17 / 73" origin c.d.s. on reverse. Front shows blue"Forwarded by / Fredric Degeuaer / Hong Kong" 3 line handstamp, with reverse showing and oval Degeraer firm chop in blue, along with various French transits and arrival markings. Rare, the latest known example of the Agents cachet, post-dating Webb by nearly 5 years; small closed tear and other minor flaws, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2189

Hong Kong, 1874 (July), folded letter from Hong Kong to Melbourne, Bourjau & Co forwarding agent cachet, attractive cover, date lined "Foochow 7 July 1874", "per Jeddah", franked by pair of 24¢ Victorias, tied by black "B62" killers, with matching "Hong Kong / A / JY 15 / 74" origin c.d.s. Back also shows boxed, blue "Forwarded by / Bourjau & Co / Hong Kong" forwarding Agents cachet, which is a variety of the Webb listing, which includes "Hubener" in the firm cachet. Melbourne Aug 25 receiver on reverse; small part of flap missing on reverse not affecting a thing, Very Fine, rare, this Bourjau usage is approximately 9 years after the latest recorded by Web.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2190

Hong Kong, 1877 (Sept 28), cover from Hong Kong to England, H. Kiaer & Co forwarding agents cachet, neat and lovely cover franked by two 2¢ and 8c Victorias, tied by black "B62" killers, with "Hong Kong / A / SP 28 / 77" origin c.d.s. alongside. Reverse shows excellent strike in black of "Forwarded / by / H. Kiaer & Co / Hong Kong" 34x22mm oval agents cachet, and Nottingham Nov 6 receiver. Open for display, fresh, Very Fine, rare, the earliest recorded usage.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2191

Hong Kong, 1897 (May 18), cover from Hong Kong to Boston, Brown & Co. Amoy forwarding agents cachet, pair of 5¢ Victorias tied by "Hong Kong / A / MY 18 / 97" c.d.s.'s, along with nice strike "Brown & Co / Forwarded by / Amoy" violet oval forwarding agents cachet. Reverse shows Boston, June 15 receiver, fresh, unlisted in Webb, with Rowe listing usage in 1890 only, a lovely item, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2192

Hong Kong, 1899 (Feb 23), cover from Foochowfoo to Philadelphia, Doctwell Carlill Co forwarding agent cachet, 10¢ Victoria tied by "Foochowfoo / A / FE 23 / 99" c.d.s., "per first mail" used to Philadelphia (Apr 8 arrival). Front shows nice strike of violet, fancy oval, "Forwarded by / Foochow / Doctwell Carlill & Co" handstamp. Various transits and arrivals on reverse; some usage wrinkles on cover, Fine to Very Fine, rare, unrecorded by Webb, with Rowe noting it was only used in 1899.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2193

Hong Kong, 1901 (Feb 10), postal card from Hong Kong to Dresden, F. Blackhead & Co forwarding agents cachet, 4¢ Victoria tied to picture postcard by Hong Kong FE 12 01 c.d.s., along with nice strike of 46x24mm violet oval "Forwarded / By / F. Blackhead & Co. / Hong Kong" agents cachet. Radebeul March 10 receiver, fresh, the earliest known example of the Blackhead forwarding agents cachet, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2194

Hong Kong, 1902 (Feb 12), postal card from Hong Kong to Germany, F. Blackhead & Co. forwarding agents cachet, 4¢ Victoria postal card, tied by "Victoria / 10am / FE 12 / 02 / Hong Kong" c.d.s., along with bold 46x24mm violet oval "Forwarded / By / F. Blackhead & Co / Hong Kong" agents cachet. Rare; Web records only an August 1902 usage, this example pre-dates that listing by nearly 6 months, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2195

Hong Kong, 1902 (March 28), cover from Shanghai to England, Maitland & Co forwarding agent cachet, 4¢ Victoria tied to cover by "Shanghai / C?MR 28?02" c.d.s., "per German Mail" violet handstamp to Manchester (May 2 receiver). Reverse shows bold, violet oval "Forwarded By / Shanghai / Maitland & Co" forwarding agents cachet, this represents the latest known usage of this cachet, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2196

Hong Kong, 1905 (Feb 25), cover from Hong Kong to England, China Traders Insurance forwarding agents cachet, 5¢ violet Victoria postal stationery entire, tied by superb strike "Victoria / 10am / 25 FE / 05 / Hong Kong" c.d.s., along with one of two strikes (the second one on reverse) of violet, 41x26mm oval "China Traders Insurance Co / Forwarded By / Limited, Hong Kong" handstamp, with Dover March 26 receiver, Fine to Very Fine, an exceptionally rare item, representing both the latest known usage of the Victoria c.d.s. on a Victoria issue, as well as the latest known example of the 5¢ Victoria entire, post dating the Webb listing by nearly a year! .
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2197

Hong Kong, 1907 (Feb), 2¢ HK wrapper used to India, Jardine Matheson forwarding agent cachet, 2¢ King Edward VII wrapper tied by blurred Feb 1907 c.d.s., "Per English Mail" violet handstamp, with front showing bold strike "Forwarded By / Hong Kong / Jardine Matheson & Co" 36x23mm oval handstamp in violet. Reverse shows Calcutta 25 FE 07 receiver; the latest known usage of this Forwarding Agents cachet, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2198

Hong Kong, 1916 (Nov 9), registered cover from Hong Kong to London, Douglas Lapraik & Co forwarding agent cachet, 4¢ and 10¢ King George V issues tied by "Registered / 9 NO / 16 / P.O. Hong Kong" c.d.s., along with "R / Hong Kong" registry label, Webb type E, a very early example of this label which was introduced in Nov 1916, with the word "China" omitted. Reverse shows bold strike of violet "Forwarded By / Douglas Lapraik & Co. / Hong Kong" forwarding Agent cachet, a firm which is unlisted by Webb or Rowe. A wonderful combination; few minor opening tears, etc., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2199
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Hong Kong, c. 1920's, 10¢ North Borneo "Wild Boar" Issue, Jardine Matheson forwarding agent cachet, block of 4, violet, 44x22mm "Forwarded by/Jardine Matheson/Hong Kong" oval forwarding agency cachet, a type which is unlisted in either Webb or Rowe, fresh, Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2200

Hong Kong, 1922 (March 13), cover from Hong Kong to London, Gibb, Livingston & Co forwarding agent cachet, pair of 2¢ King George V issues tied by "Hong Kong Mar 13 22" c.d.s., with bold, violet "Gibb, Livingston & Co. Ltd / Forwarded By / Hong Kong" oval handstamp; recorded by Webb, but not seen by him on cover, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2201

Hong Kong, 1949, cover from Hong Kong to Sandakan, Borneo, with forwarding agent cachet, "per ships Box - S.S. Hewsang", with pair of Hong Kong 10¢ UPU issues tied by violet oval, "Harrisons & Crosfield / Agents / Sandakan" forwarding agents cachet. Interesting, late usage of a Borneo forwarding agent, unusual, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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