03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Group of Chinese and China Trade Ephemera

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM


Group of Chinese and China Trade Ephemera, 19th century, three trade cards, Astor House Hotel Guest Guide at Tientsin and Peking; an engraved map "A Particular Map of the Entrance into Canton," a c. 1810 receipt of payment to a Chinese merchant, correspondence, and a 1876 printed silk program commemorating the centennial anniversary of the American Independence at Shanghai.
Estimate $200-300

-A photograph/trade card of the Wanchi Steam Bakery-photo studio? Floyd & Co. 62 Queens Road Hong Kong, the back inscribed "T. Hunt Esq. with Compliments (signed) L.P. Ward/ Hong Kong/ April 25/68.
-a photo/trade card of PUN-LUN Photographer and Ivory Painter. No 56, Queen's Road, upstairs, Opposite the Oriental Bank. Hong Kong."
-The paper with the red/pink ground is inscribed "Card of the Tarter General at Foo Chow."
-an I.O.U. "Canton , China, Nov. 5 180...I promise to pay to Charqua...$260.00...Paid to Charqua... (signed) Daniel C. Bacon."
-printed paper trade card; "TEEM LEE Dealers in King Fish Feather Goods, Grass cloth, silk Embroideries... Wai Yuen Yick Street, No 5. CANTON."
-six letters with no envelopes, written by D.W. Osgood possibly a missionary doctor, from China to "My Dear Brother", possibly from Keene, N.H., dates 1872-1876 mentions Peking, Chefoo, FooChow, North China.
-Two letters from Helen W. Osgood (possibly wife of D.w. Osgood?) to friends, dated 1872 & 1873, written from Foochow .
-A soft cover booklet "Guests Guide to Peking-Tientsin Compliments of Astor House Hotel, Ltd.,compiled by the California Directory Co. c. 1919. "Guests Guide and Shopping List, Where to Go , What to See Where to shop, in Tiensin and Peking, China," about 16 pages both sides (32 total).
- A card printed in French, not sure if from China, has a Chinese figure on it and in English says t"The Chinese Good luck Charm."
-The map of Canton an engraving, p. 239 probably taken out of a book of maps.
-The 1876 printed silk program commemorating the centennial anniversary of the American Independence at Shanghai.


Peking, Astor House Hotel Ltd., China, Helen W. Osgood, Wanchi Steam Bakery-photo studio, Floyd & Co., PUN-LUN Photographer and Ivory Painter, Tarter General at Foo Chow., Daniel C. Bacon, Fish Feather, Wai Yuen, New Hampshire, Keene, California Directory Co., Guide, Shopping List