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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to Korea

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1426
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1426, Mail to Korea5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Bright color, tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2?, 1888" duplex on Public Ledger corner card cover to Seoul, Korea, clear strike of "Nagasaki, Japan 5 Sep. 88" transit circular datestamp, San Francisco, Yokohama, Nagasaki and receiving backstamps, stamp with slight toning and crease at top right, otherwise Very Fine, rare usage to Korea

E. 750-1,000
500
1427
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1427, Mail to Korea5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by indistinct cancel, "Ridgeland Ill. Dec. 29" circular datestamp on 1888 cover to Seoul, Korea via San Francisco and Japan, twice struck brown "Due 10" handstamp of Nagasaki, with matching circular datestamp on face, similar Yokohama datestamp on back, additionally franked with Japan 1877 10s Blue (62) tied by boxed due marking, tiny cover tear at top and slightly reduced at left

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-COUNTRY FRANKING TO KOREA COMBINING THE STAMPS OF THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN.

Ex Gallagher. With 1996 P.F. certificate.

E. 2,500-3,500
2,300
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