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

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mail to and from Japan

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1423
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1423, Mail to and from Japan10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges and "Yokohama, Japan Jul. 22" circular datestamp on 1871 folded cover to Burglen, Switzerland, sender's oval handstamp, endorsed "via San Francisco and New York", red "New York Paid All Aug. 22" circular datestamp, Zurich and receiving backstamps, light horizontal file fold clear of stamps, stamps with few trivial imperfections of no consequence

VERY FINE. A RARE USAGE FROM THE U.S. POST OFFICE IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN, TO SWITZERLAND.

The 20c postage pays 10c rate from Japan to the U.S. and 10c rate from the U.S. to Switzerland.

E. 3,000-4,000
5,250
1424
 
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1424, Mail to and from Japan5c Blue (179), 5c Blue (179)5c Blue (179). Bright color, tied by New York Foreign Mail cancel (Ty. TR-W14a), red "New York May 8" circular datestamp on cover to Yokohama, Japan, red "Yokohama Paid All Jun. 7" double-circle datestamp, cover with tiny edge tear at top left, Very Fine strike of this scarce cancel, only five covers are recorded in the Weiss book (all to Europe), this cover is was unknown at the time and is a better strike than any illustrated in the book

E. 500-750
650
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1425
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1425, Mail to and from Japan3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by "X" cancels, neat "Columbus O. Jul. 6" circular datestamp on 3c Green entire to Tokyo, Japan, well-struck magenta "Too Late" oval handstamp, San Francisco and 1880 Yokohama backstamps, Very Fine, scarce usage

E. 300-400
500
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