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A UNIQUE DOUBLE-FORWARDED USE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO THE AMERICAN CONSULATES IN HONG KONG, SHANGHAI AND YOKOHAMA  

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A UNIQUE DOUBLE-FORWARDED USE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO THE AMERICAN CONSULATES IN HONG KONG, SHANGHAI AND YOKOHAMA - 延陵牧星 - 牧星谭邮--肖宏的博客
 30c Orange (71). Used with 3c Rose (65) and horizontal pair of 10c Yellow Green (68), tied by New York City grid cancels on cover to Hong Kong, China, stamps also tied by red "London Paid 20 FE 67" transit datestamp, bold red "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp and magenta "32" credit, backstamped with red "Consulate of the United States of America Hong Kong" in large three-line circle, bold "Hong Kong AP 8 67" receiving backstamp, forwarded to Shanghai where blue "U.S. Consulate General/Shanghai" two-line handstamp and pencil "4/23/67" date were applied on back, forwarded again to Yokohama, Japan, manuscript June 7, 1867 receipt docketing on back, opened for display, bottom perfs of 10c pair trimmed off, one 10c stamp also barely affected from placement near edge of cover, 3c and 30c tiny flaws

VERY FINE. A UNIQUE DOUBLE-FORWARDED USE FROM THE UNITED STATES TO THE AMERICAN CONSULATES IN HONG KONG, SHANGHAI AND YOKOHAMA. THE HONG KONG CONSULAR SEAL HANDSTAMP IS EXTREMELY RARE, AND THE SHANGHAI CONSULATE TWO-LINE HANDSTAMP IS ALSO EXTREMELY RARE.

This cover made an amazing journey from New York City to Capt. John Goldsborough, commander of the U.S.S. Shenandoah. Wikipedia details the exact voyage of the Shenandoah: "On 28 April 1866, she departed Rio de Janeiro to join the Asiatic Squadron. After rounding the Cape of Good Hope, she visited Bombay and Calcutta; then touched at Penang before arriving at Singapore on 31 December 1866. She next proceeded to Bangkok where she received a friendly greeting from the King of Siam and his ministers before sailing via Saigon for Japan. She arrived at Yokohama on 5 April 1867. There, on the 27th, Shenandoah embarked General Robert B. Van Valkenburgh, U.S. Minister to Japan, for transport to Osaka where he landed on 1 May for an interview with the Tycoon, or Supreme Commander. There he learned that the Japanese government proposed to open additional ports to foreign trade. His mission in Osaka was completed by 20 May when he returned on board Shenandoah to return to Yokohama. The ship was then placed at General Van Valkenburgh's disposal, to assist him in examining the different ports most suitable for commercial purposes. She left Yokohama again on 25 June and reached Hakodate on the 28th. The first salute that was ever fired there in honor of a foreign minister marked the occasion."

This cover, marked received at Yokohama on June 7, 1867, must have caught up with the Shenandoah just before its trip to Hakodate.

According to the Frajola-Perlman-Scamp book, the authorization to establish the U.S. postal agency in Shanghai was approved by the postmaster general and the State Department on June 10, 1867. On October 14, 1867, the official appointment reached George F. Seward, the U.S. consul in Shanghai (and nephew of Secretary of State William Seward). The first eastbound trip after the start of the new U.S. Postal Agency in Shanghai was the October 17 sailing of the PMSS Costa Rica.

This cover was handled by the U.S. consulate in Shanghai in the manner that was customary prior to the creation of the U.S. Postal Agency in 1867. U.S. Consul Seward and other consuls essentially acted as forwarders of mail to and from various vessels entering their ports.

Ex Ishikawa, Paliafito and Drucker. Illustrated in Imperial China, History of the Posts to 1896 by Major Richard Pratt, FRPSL, and in The United States Post Offices in China and Japan 1867-1874 by Frajola, Perlman and Scamp. With 2003 P.F. certificate

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