Details For Cover ID# 16144

Click on cover image to view at full resolution.

Front Image

Cover Type: Foreign origin, inbound to USA stampless
Entered by: haascovers
Added on:Jun 26, 10
Edited on:Jun 26, 10
Postmark: Apr 16, 1834
Origin: Canton, CHINA
Destination: New York City, New York, UNITED STATES
Description: 1824 incoming ship letter, origin in Canton China, reached port at Philadelphia with fabulous strike of full rigged ship in octagon, along with octagonal postmark, subsequently part of the Risvold collection, sold as lot 1172 in that sale, where it had the following description.  Sold for $62,500 against $7500-$10000 estimate.
[Full Rigged Ship illustrated postmark] fresh folded letter with integral address leaf datelined "Canton (China) April 16, 1834" to New York endorsed "Globe", entered the mails with octagonal "Phila/6/Oct" datestamp and manuscript "24" rate, plus a fabulous highly detailed strike of full rigged ship postmark, undoubtedly the finest reported strike of this illustrated marking, as well as the only "full rigged ship" handstamp applied to a cover from China, illustrated in The United States Post Offices in China and Japan by Frajola, Perlman and Scamp on page 7, extremely fine and handsome; ex-Porriss.The Globe was an early American merchant sailing vessel and a predecessor of the Clippers, with an average speed of not over three knots per hour. A "slow boat to China" in other words. It is said that the Globe "would beat her head three times against a billow and then fall off and sail around it." This cover arrived in Philadelphia after a long and tedious journey of almost six months
Owner's ID: MP0270
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes