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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to Australia and New Zealand

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1404
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1404, Mail to Australia and New Zealand3c Blue Green, 4c Blue Green (207, 211), 3c Blue Green, 4c Blue Green (207, 211)3c Blue Green, 4c Blue Green (207, 211). Rich colors, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 28, 1888" circular datestamp with yeardate inverted on 5c entire to Sydney, New South Wales, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, some slight overall toning, Very Fine, scarce usage paying the treaty rate during the U.P.U. period

E. 200-300
350
1405
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1405, Mail to Australia and New Zealand3c Blue Green, 10c Brown (207, 209), 3c Blue Green, 10c Brown (207, 209)3c Blue Green, 10c Brown (207, 209). Nine 3c stamps, tied by large open grid and by "Chicago Ill. May 10" circular datestamp on oversize cover to Sydney, New South Wales and forwarded to Melbourne, forwarding postage paid by New South Wales 6p Lilac (57) tied by "Sydney JY 7, 1883" circular datestamp, San Francisco, Sydney and Melbourne backstamps, some wear incl. small piece out of one 3c and 10c stamps, appears Fine, impressive franking overpaying by 1c three times 12c treaty rate to New South Wales, although the UPU provided for free forwarding, Australia was not yet a member and therefore this forwarded cover required additional postage

E. 300-400
600
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1406
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1406, Mail to Australia and New Zealand2c Vermilion, 10c Brown, 30c Full Black, 90c Carmine (183, 187, 190, 191), 2c Vermilion, 10c Brown, 30c Full Black, 90c Carmine (183, 187, 190, 191)2c Vermilion, 10c Brown, 30c Full Black, 90c Carmine (183, 187, 190, 191). Horizontal pairs of 2c, 10c and 90c, two 30c, tied by bold strikes of "New-York Oct. 8, 1883" duplex cancels on oversize cover to Sidney, New South Wales, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at left, some cover wear, stamps with faults incl. right 90c defective

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A SPECTACULAR COVER BEARING $2.64 IN POSTAGE TO PAY 22 TIMES THE 12-CENT TREATY RATE VIA SAN FRANCISCO DIRECT. A WONDERFUL SHOWPIECE.

Signed Ashbrook.

E. 7,500-10,000
10,000
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1407
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1407, Mail to Australia and New Zealand6c Dull Pink (159), 6c Dull Pink (159)6c Dull Pink (159). Horizontal pair, cancelled by cork and tied by "Bethlehem Pa. Jul. 1" double-circle datestamp on 1878 orange cover to Christ Church, New Zealand, red "Too Late" handstamp, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, barely reduced at left, Very Fine, rare usage to New Zealand, treaty rate direct via San Francisco

E. 400-500
425
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1408
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1408, Mail to Australia and New Zealand3c Green, 5c Blue, 30c Full Black (184, 185, 190), 3c Green, 5c Blue, 30c Full Black (184, 185, 190)3c Green, 5c Blue, 30c Full Black (184, 185, 190). Tied by quartered corks, "Newburyport Mass. Mar. 1" circular datestamp on cover to Auckland, New Zealand, red "New York Mar. 2" datestamp, red crayon "140/2" credit, 1880 receiving backstamp, some edgewear, 30c small tears at top, appears Very Fine, extremely scarce double 19c rate franking to New Zealand (the single 19c rate included 14c credit to GB, expressed in centimes as per UPU regulations)

E. 750-1,000
1,000
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1409
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1409, Mail to Australia and New Zealand3c Blue Green, 4c Blue Green (207, 211), 3c Blue Green, 4c Blue Green (207, 211)3c Blue Green, 4c Blue Green (207, 211). Rich colors, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jan. 30, 1888" duplex on 5c entire to Launceston, Tasmania, San Francisco, Hobart and receiving backstamps, fresh and Very Fine, a wonderful companion to lot 1404

E. 300-400
350
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1410
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1410, Mail to Australia and New Zealand3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (214, 215), 3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (214, 215)3c Vermilion, 4c Carmine (214, 215). Used with 1c Dull Blue (219) and 5c Columbian (234) on 10c Columbian entire (U351), registered usage to Victoria, Australia,cancelled or tied by purple handstamps, matching "Registered May 25, 1899, West Hoboken N.J." three-line handstamp, New York and San Francisco registry labels also tie two stamps, some perf toning, 1c torn prior to use, still Fine, colorful and scarce usage

E. 200-300
325
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