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Sale 761 — United States Stamps and Covers

Sale Date — Tuesday, 27 September, 1994

Category — United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
782
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 782, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings5c Yellow Brown, 10c Brown (205, 209), 5c Yellow Brown, 10c Brown (205, 209)5c Yellow Brown, 10c Brown (205, 209). Each tied by matching segmented cork cancel on 7 x 4-3/4 in. cover to Germany from Samoa and franked with Samoa 6p Maroon (17b) tied by violet Apia double circle ds, backstamped San Francisco and Hamburg (1888), some wear and tiny tears with scattered toned spots, cover skillfully reduced and refolded at L. and B., Fine appearance, very rare combination, illustrated in The Postage Stamps of New Zealand, Vol 5, p. 564

E. 1,000-1,500
600
783
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 783, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by segmented cork cancel on cover to Newport R.I. with Samoa 1p Green (11a) and 2p Orange (13a) tied together by violet "Apia Samoa Nov. 6" cds, original 7-page letter headed, "U.S.S. Adams Apia Samoa, Nov. 5, 1888" from young man writing his father that they are awaiting the arrival of the USS Nipsic to relieve them and describes the troubles between the Malietoa and Tamasese and the German attempts to coerce the natives, etc., cover with tiny edge tears, contents with splitting at folds, Fine appearance and very rare, ex Fitzpatrick

E. 1,500-2,000
750
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784
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 784, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by segmented cork cancel on cover to Flemington N.J. with Samoa 1p Green (11b) and 2p Brown Orange (13b) tied by blue "Apia Samoa Jun. 18" double circle datestamps, cover with closed tears at T., minor foxing in perfs, Fine and rare, ex Knapp, Fitzpatrick, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
850
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785
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 785, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226), 3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226)3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226). Each tied by San Francisco reg oval on 1894 registered cover from Samoa to England with Samoa -1/2 Violet (9b) and 5p on 4p Blue (22) tied by neat "Apia Samoa Aug. 1 15" double circle ds in violet, New York reg label and various registered markings front & back, Very Fine, a beautiful and rare usage, ex Fitzpatrick, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 2,000-2,500
1,400
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786
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 786, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226), 3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226)3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226). Tied by San Francisco ovals on 1894 registered cover franked with Samoa 2-1/2p Rose (14b, pair) and -1/2p Brown Violet (9b) tied by violet "Apia Samoa Aug. 1 15" double circle datestamps and San Francisco reg datestamps in magenta, various New York and British registered markings front & back incl. usual crayon reg. lines, Very Fine usage, showy and rare, ex Fitzpatrick, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 1,500-2,000
800
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787
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 787, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226), 3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226)3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226). Singles tied by indistinct oval cancels on cover from with Samoa -1/2 Brown Violet (9b) and 5p Vermilion (23) tied together by violet "Apia Samoa Aug. 1 15" double circle ds, N.Y reg label partly over 3c, variety of registry markings incl. magenta San Francisco straightline ds, Very Fine and colorful usage

E. 1,500-2,000
0
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788
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 788, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226), 3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226)3c Purple, 10c Green (221, 226). Tied by San Francisco registry ovals on 1894 cover to England with Samoa -1/2p Brown Violet (9b) and 5p Vermilion (23) tied together by violet "Apia Samoa Aug 1 15" double circle ds, N.Y. reg label and usual range of registry markings front & back, cover with light vert. creases clear of stamps, Fine and attractive, very scarce usage

E. 1,000-1,500
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789
 
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 789, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Single tied by bold segmented cork cancel on large part of front only from Samoa to Berlin also franked with Samoa -1/2p Brown Violet (9b) and 2p Brown Orange (13b), latter stamps tied by violet Apia cds, small faults, still an exhibitable and scarce piece

E. 250-350
100
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790
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 790, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings8c Lilac (225), 8c Lilac (225)8c Lilac (225). Tied by San Francisco reg oval on registered cover to Hammonton N.J. and additionally franked with Samoa 3p on 2p Brown Orange (25a), 1p Green (11b, pair) and 2p Brown Orange (13b, pair) tied with "Apia Samoa Jan. 30" datestamps and S.F. ovals, last name in address deleted, endorsement on back, "PM- Apia Samoa", Fine and rare combination, believed to be the earliest known use of the surcharged issue, with 1990 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,250
850
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791
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 791, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Horiz. pair, just tied by light cork cancels on 1891 registered cover to France with Samoa 2p Brown Orange (13b) and 4p Blue (16b) tied by blackish blue "Apia Samoa Apr. 28" ds, purple San Francisco cds and N.Y registry label, edge faults and tear at T. into L. 10c, 4p small faults, still Fine appearance, rare usage

E. 750-1,000
900
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792
c
Sale Number 761, Lot Number 792, United States-Samoa Mixed Frankings8c Violet Brown (272), 8c Violet Brown (272)8c Violet Brown (272). S.e., tied by indistinct oval cancel on large size registered cover to Camden N.J. franked with Samoa 1p Blue Green (11), single and vert. strip of four and 3p on 2p Orange (25) tied by three strikes of "Apia Samoa Aug. 12 96" double circle ds, San Francisco 1896 Reg. Div. datestamp, Camden backstamp, some mounting stains on back only, still Very Fine, very attractive and rare franking

E. 1,000-1,500
500
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793
 
A Postal History of the Samoan Islands. 2 Vol., 1987 & 1989, 136pp and 276pp respectively, paperbound as issued, Very Fine

E. 75-100
65
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