Sale 1248 — The Magnolia Collection of U.S. Mail in China and Japan: Part 1

Sale Date — Thursday, 16 December, 2021

Category — Mail Between United States Post Offices in Japan

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 1248, Lot 2099, Mail Between United States Post Offices in Japan3c Green (147). Tied by "Yokohama Japan Feb. 4" (1871) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to E. Ogerau in Osaka, no indication of date, but carried on the PMSS Golden Age, departing Yokohama February 4, 1871, arriving Shanghai February 12, and dropping off the mail at Hiogo-Osaka on the route, Very Fine, this is the earliest recorded use of the Bank Note Issue in Japan, it is used on this cover to pay the 3c interconsular rate, which was reduced from 10c to 3c in mid-1870, illustrated in Frajola-Perlman-Scamp book (p. 151), ex Ishikawa

E. 2,000-3,000