lot # 3003 - 5: Hong Kong early mail
Hong Kong, 1846 (31 Jan.) entire letter from C.W. Wild, Hong Kong to his parents, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.A., "Care of Chas. Humberstow Esq., Liverpool. England" showing "Paid" framed h.s. in red, with U.K. d.s. (31.3/1.4) and "Boston/Ship" arrival c.d.s. (21.4) adjacent and "Hong Kong" double arc despatch d.s. on reverse (over the join), rated "2/-"; this first letter from Mr. Wild from Hong Kong to his parents recounts his voyage on the Medora and arrival earlier in the month at Macao, his passage from Macao to Hong Kong by "fast boat" (noting that they had "paid our regular pirate pals" and were not troubled by them) and his initial business contact. A fine, very early letter from Hong Kong to U.S.A. sent via U.K. forwarder.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000
Estimate: HK$ 2,500 - 3,000