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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to Africa

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1396
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1396, Mail to Africa15c Red Orange (189), 15c Red Orange (189)15c Red Orange (189). Radiant color, tied by cork, "New Haven Conn. Nov. 18" circular datestamp on tissue cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope and forwarded to False Bay, red New York binocular credit datestamp, forwarding postage paid by Cape of Good Hope, 1881, 3p Claret (26; SG 39), tied by "34" in barred oval handstamp, "Wellington DE 24, 1881" circular datestamp, various backstamps incl. "Kwik-Bay, Cape Colony DE 25, 1881" receiving, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, rare and attractive usage

E. 1,500-2,000
2,100
1397
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1397, Mail to Africa3c Green, 12c Blackish Violet (158, 162), 3c Green, 12c Blackish Violet (158, 162)3c Green, 12c Blackish Violet (158, 162). 12c horizontal, deep rich colors, tied by targets, "New Haven Conn. Feb. 18" circular datestamp on tissue cover to Wellington, Cape of Good Hope, red 1876 London transit also ties pair, various transits incl. red "New York 1.10 Feb. 19" credit datestamp, some edgewear incl. small piece out at bottom, appears Very Fine, attractive usage

E. 300-400
325
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1398
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1398, Mail to Africa10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by bold quartered cork, "Trenton N.J. Aug. 27" circular datestamp on cover to "Gaboon & Corisco Mission, Gaboon River, West Africa", red 1877 French transit, Calais and receiving backstamps, tiny cover scuff at top, Very Fine, exceedingly rare usage

E. 200-300
250
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1399
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1399, Mail to Africa2c Red Brown (146), 2c Red Brown (146)2c Red Brown (146). Horizontal pair, affixed upside down and tied by circle of wedges on cover with printed N.Y. return address to Durban, Natal, red "2" credit handstamp, trivial cover wear, Very Fine, scarce circular rate usage

E. 400-500
325
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1400
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1400, Mail to Africa1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (156, 161), 1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (156, 161)1c Ultramarine, 10c Brown (156, 161). Two 1c, tied by bold strikes of negative "4" cancels, "Boston Mass. Nov. 23" circular datestamps on 3c Green entire to Natal, South Africa, and forwarded within Natal, red binocular credit datestamp, various backstamps incl. 1879 London and 1880 Durban, stamps with few faults, Fine appearing usage to a scarce destination

E. 400-500
250
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1401
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1401, Mail to Africa1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 10c Brown (156, 158, 161), 1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 10c Brown (156, 158, 161)1c Ultramarine, 3c Green, 10c Brown (156, 158, 161). 10c horizontal pair and two 3c, tied by quartered corks, "Westport Mass. Jan. 24" circular datestamp on cover to St. Helena, red Boston transit, red crayon "110" credit and red "11d" handstamp, some edgewear, some toned spots affect few stamps, Very Fine appearance, attractive franking to a rare destination

E. 500-750
550
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1402
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1402, Mail to Africa1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213), 1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213)1c Ultramarine, 2c Green (212, 213). Horizontal pair of 2c,natural s.e. at right with part arrow, tied by cork cancels, faint strikes of "Pilot Groves Tex. Apr. 9, 1888" circular datestamps on cover to St. Paul de Loanda, South West Africa, London, Paris and receiving backstamps, some slight toning around stamp edges, Very Fine, rare usage to what is today Angola

E. 500-750
425
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1403
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1403, Mail to Africa10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Small faults, tied by cork and "Nantucket Mass. Oct. 22 A.M." double-line circular datestamp on buff cover to a whaling captain at St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands, Very Fine, scarce destination

E. 300-400
150
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