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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to Philippines

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1428
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1428, Mail to Philippines10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153), 10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153)10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153). Rich colors, tied by circle of wedges cancels and red Boston circular datestamp on Nov. 3, 1871 blue folded letter to Manila, Philippines, via Singapore forwarder, sender's blue oval datestamp, ms. routing "Via Brindisi", red crayon "30" credit, red London transit (Nov. 15), red crayon "1" British Colonial rate, Singapore backstamp, stamps lifted and reaffixed as usual for the Peirce correspondence

VERY FINE. A COLORFUL AND EXTREMELY RARE BANK NOTE ISSUE COVER TO THE PHILIPPINES VIA SINGAPORE.

From the Peirce correspondence. Only four Bank Note Issue covers to the Philippines are reported.

E. 3,000-4,000
4,250
1429
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1429, Mail to Philippines30c Black (154), 30c Black (154)30c Black (154). S.e. at left, deep shade, tied by segmented cork cancel, "Boston Mass. Jul. 22" (1871) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Manila, Philippines, sender's blue oval datestamp and ms. "Via San Francisco" routing, Hong Kong backstamp (Sep. 2), stamp left and reaffixed as usual for this correspondence

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE FEW BANK NOTE ISSUE COVERS KNOWN TO THE PHILIPPINES. THIS IS THE ONLY PEIRCE CORRESPONDENCE COVER SENT VIA SAN FRANCISCO.

The 30c stamp pays the triple 10c rate to the Philippines by a contract steamer direct from San Francisco.

E. 2,500-3,500
3,250
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