Britische Auslandspostämter - Die Sammlung 'Dubois'
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Losnr. : 5693 Macau1843 (Oct 14): Entire letter from Macau to Liverpool endorsed 'via Marseilles p. Steamer Bentinck' with docket number 1379 at upper right, struck with superb oval "♚ / PAID / AT / MACAO" single ring handstamp in red (Frazao MAC BPPP1) and prepaid '1/10d.' in Macau below. Framed INDIA applied at Calcutta in transit, with Liverpool arrival on reverse (Feb 8, 1844) in black. Extremely rare, in use for just less than one year (Oct 14, 1843-Oct 1, 1844) with this strike being the earliest recorded by Parmenter & Gordon on page 2/4, there being but three examples of this handstamp recorded. Illustrated in Frazao "Pre-Filatelia Portuguesa" on page 237. One part of back flap missing but an extraordinarily rare Crown Circle Gi = £ 32'500.rnNote: Letter states "Sir. H. Pottinger went up to the Bogue on the 8th inst. when he had a meeting with the Imperial Commissioner and the exchange of the Supplementary Licence took place. HM Steamer Driver goes Northwards on the 20th inst., we hear, and takes up the Consuls for Amoy and Shanghai. The Consul for Ningpo will proceed to his port in a about a month. No Consul has been appointed yet to Foo Chow Foo...". Sir Henry Pottinger negotiated the Treaty of Nanking (1842) and became the first Governor of Hong Kong (1848-1854).Ausruf : 20.000 CHFZuschlag : 26.000 CHF
Losnr. : 5694 Macau1871 (Feb 6): Cover front from Macau to the Chief Postmaster in Lisbon with private handstamp 'Via Gibraltar' at top, franked by 1863/71 96 c. brownish-grey with a staggering 31 examples cancelled by thirty-three strikes of the"B62" obliterator in black. Superb strike of "♚ / PAGO / EM / MACAO" in black (Frazao MACPP5, see also the Gibbons footnote) alongside single ring datestamp MACAO (Feb 6, code B) in black and Gibraltar cds above of arrival (March 19). Red manuscript '£6.8.0' also at base; one or two stamps with faults but insignificant compared to the rarity of the franking - larger even than the Burghard and Canman examples illustrated on plate 61 in Webb's 'Treaty Ports'. A sensational item, just the three fronts with these high frankings are recorded: illustrated in Frazao '"Pre-Filatelia Portuguesa" on page 239. An item for the connoisseur of both Hong Kong and Macau Postal History.rnProvenance: Habsburg Feldman, May 1989.Ausruf : 20.000 CHFZuschlag : 29.000 CHF
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