lot # 3001 - 5: Hong Kong early mail
Hong Kong, 1841 (8 Mar.) entire letter from Colonel Edwards, H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Canton River to Trincomalee, Ceylon, showing on reverse "Singapore/Ship Letter" (across the join) and "Calcutta/Ship Letter/Bearing 1/8" framed d.s. (20.4). Letter discusses ship and troop movements, as well as his own unit's movements and developments on the Canton River front. A fine early letter from the First China war.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000
See lot 3394 in "Macau" for an April 1841 "Eastern Expedition" from Col. Edwards written at Macao.
Estimate: HK$ 6,000 - 8,000