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Sale 1191 — United States and CSA Postal History

Sale Date — Thursday, 25 October, 2018

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Category — 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2308
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2308, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown, H. Grill, Ungrilled (139, 150), 10c Brown, H. Grill, Ungrilled (139, 150)10c Brown, H. Grill, Ungrilled (139, 150). Clear grill points on right stamp, left two stamps do not show any discernible grill points (one is s.e.), tied by corks and "Newark N.J. Jul. 25" circular datestamp on 1870 cover with printed address to Beirut, Syria, Dennis correspondence, red "26" credit handstamp and "PD" in oval handstamp, Calais transit, New York, Paris and receiving backstamps, grilled stamp with short perf at top right, otherwise Very Fine and rare use during the Bank Note period, carried on the first voyage of the Guion line's Wisconsin, this paid the unpublished "Phantom Rate" of 28c per half ounce via combined British Open Mail and French Mail, with 1981 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
3,500
2309
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2309, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Choice centering, cancelled by target, "Weston (Col. or Cal.?) Mar. 20" double-circle datestamp on buff 1874 cover to Col. James Bassel "In the Army of Egypt" at Cairo, Egypt, red crayon "10" crossed out (ties stamp) and rerated with a "4", two strikes of "Insufficiently Paid" handstamp, also boxed "unzureichend frankirt" handstamp, bold "3" due handstamp (silbergroschen, about 7 cents), blue crayon "1-20" for 1 piaster 20 paras due in local currency, wide range of backstamps including New York, Hamburg, Trieste and Alexandria, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, a scarce routing and destination underpaying the 17c rate by North German Union Closed Mail -- in an effort to improve Egypt's army, Khedive Isma'il recruited a group of approximately 50 American military officers, including Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War, Col. Bassel was among them ("The Bassel Correspondence: An American Soldier in Egypt," Chronicle 230)

E. 300-400
325
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2310
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2310, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.3c Green, 10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (158, 161, 163), 3c Green, 10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (158, 161, 163)3c Green, 10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (158, 161, 163). Bright colors, tied by segmented cork cancels, "Batavia N.Y. Nov. 6" (1874) circular datestamp on cover to a lieutenant aboard the U.S.S. Monongahela in care of U.S. consul at Cape Colony, Cape of Good Hope, red "New York 24 Nov. 7" credit datestamp, sender's routing "via Southampton", red London "Paid" transit datestamp and "1d" Colonial credit handstamp, Cape Town Dec. 22 receiving datestamp at top left, missing small part of top flap, cover tears at right, otherwise Very Fine, colorful franking for the 28c British Mail rate, ex Starnes and "Andromeda", with 2007 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
550
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2311
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2311, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). S.e. at right, cancelled by grid, "Nantucket Mass. Mar. 22" circular datestamp on 1878 cover to St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands, red London transit, small cover edge tears, Very Fine use to a rare destination

E. 200-300
140
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2312
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2312, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Vertical pair, used with horizontal pair of 2c Vermilion (178), cancelled or tied by light handstamps on 1878 3c Green entire (U163) to Tamatave, Madagascar, light strike of "Unadilla Jul. 11" circular datestamp, red "New York Jul. 16" with "110" in circle circular datestamp, red London transit, stamps with small faults, entire with waterstaining and slight wear including ink erosion at bottom right, still Very Fine use to a rare destination, with 2009 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
2,800
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2313
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2313, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with 6c Dull Pink (159), Cancelled by circular cork, "New Bedford Mass. Mar. 13" circular datestamp on 1877 cover to the Bark Atlantic at Mauritius, 6c tied by red London transit and red "Boston Paid Mar. 13" circular datestamp, red crayon "55" (centimes) credit, some cover soiling, 10c stamp faulty at top, still Fine use to a rare destination, the U.P.U. rate of 10c was not effective until April 1877, just after this was sent

E. 300-400
200
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2314
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2314, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (161, 163), 10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (161, 163)10c Brown, 15c Yellow Orange (161, 163). 15c s.e. at left, used with 2c Vermilion (178), cancelled or tied by corks, "New Bedford Mass. Aug. 8 4PM" circular datestamp on 1881 cover to the bark Wanderer at St. Helena, red "Aug. 10 81" and "110" (centimes) duplex credit datestamp, red London backstamp, receiving circular datestamp, slightly reduced at left, stamps with light crease at top, still Very Fine and colorful use paying the 27c rate sent by British Mail via England, U.P.U. rates were not valid until towards the end of 1896

E. 300-400
700
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2315
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2315, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Tied by quartered cork cancel and "Pilot Point Tex. Aug. 8, 1889" circular datestamp on cover to St. Paul de Loanda, South West Africa, endorsed "c/o H.B.M. Counsel Via Lisbon" at left, London and Lisbon backstamps, some expert restoration, otherwise Very Fine use to a rare destination, this was sent the second month after Portuguese Angola joined the U.P.U.

E. 300-400
300
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2316
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2316, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Choice centering, tied by cork, "New Bedford Mass. Aug. 19" circular datestamp on 1878 cover to the bark Minnesota at Zanzibar, clear strike of Brindisi backstamp, receiving circular datestamp at left, Very Fine and very rare use to Zanzibar during the Bank Note period, the Minnesota was condemned as unseaworthy in the Seychelles in 1883, ex Dubro and Walkley, with 2017 P.F. certificate and accompanied by 1989 letter from Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum detailing the history of the Minnesota

E. 1,500-2,000
2,200
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2317
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2317, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Used with 2c Red Brown (211), cancelled or tied by grid and "Oneonta N.Y. Mar. 3, 1887 5PM" circular datestamp on mourning cover to Y.M.C.A. at Sydney, Australia, forwarded to Launceston and reforwarded to Melbourne, forwarding postage paid by vertical pair of New South Wales 1p stamps tied by "NSW" in oval, boxed "Unclaimed at Melbourne" handstamp, various backstamps including Albany N.Y., San Francisco, Sydney, Launceston, Melbourne and also purple "Melbourne Dead Letter Office Oct. 27, 87" circular datestamp, 2c corner crease, some edgewear, still Very Fine, since Australasia was not a U.P.U. member, forwarding required additional postage

E. 300-400
325
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2318
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2318, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Used with 1c Ultramarine (156) and 6c Dull Pink (159), 1c tied by blue "Gettysburg Pa. Jul. 12" duplex with target cancel, others cancelled or tied by matching grids on 1875 cover to Shahjahanpore, India and forwarded to Nainatal, red "New York Jul. 13" circular datestamp, red "60" crayon credit (60 centimes), range of backstamps including Munich, Sea Post Office, Ahmednugger, Shahjanapur, Nainital and boxed "Postage Due" with manuscript "1a", Very Fine, a colorful and unusual use, ex Albert and Ainsworth

E. 400-500
2,100
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2319
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2319, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Two, used with 1c Ultramarine (156), tied by target cancels, "Audenried Pa. Nov. 23" circular datestamp on 1875 cover to Shahjahanpore, India, red "New York Nov. 24" circular datestamp also ties one 10c, red London transit, red crayon "80" (centimes) credit, red "1d" Colonial credit handstamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, slightly reduced at right, Very Fine use paying the 21c rate via Southampton, this was carried on the Cunarder Bothnia but this missed the P & O steamer by two days, it was sent overland to Brindisi in Italy where it caught up with the Hindostan, the rate by this method was 27c but no additional postage was charged, ex Arthur White, accompanied by 1997 letter from noted postal historian Richard F. Winter

E. 300-400
375
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2320
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2320, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151), 10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151)10c Brown, 12c Dull Violet (150, 151). Tied by segmented cork cancels, red "Boston Paid Jun. 11" circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Ahmednugger, India, red "18" crayon credit marking, red London "Paid" transit datestamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, minor cover wrinkling, Very Fine use paying the 22c rate by British Mail via Southampton, from the Bissell correspondence, with 1994 P.F. certificate, carried on the Cunarder Hecla

E. 300-400
150
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2321
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2321, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153), 10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153)10c Brown, 24c Purple (150, 153). Horizontal pair of 10c, tied by cork cancels, red "Boston Paid Dec. 4" circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Ahmednugger, India, red crayon "36/2" and "2" credits, red London "Paid" transit datestamp, Sea Post Office and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, attractive use paying double the 22c rate via Southampton, carried on the HAPAG's Silesia

E. 500-750
300
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2322
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2322, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). S.e. at right, used with 1c Ultramarine (145) and 12c Dull Violet (151), cancelled or tied by blue grids, matching "Providence R.I. Jun. 2" circular datestamp on 1873 cover to Rangoon, Burma, red "New York Paid All Jun. 5" circular datestamp also ties 10c stamp, endorsed "Via North German Union", red crayon "17 wf 7" credit (7 silbergroschen), neat "Sea Post Office E 23 6 73" backstamp, receiving backstamp, some overall wear and soiling, missing part of side flap, two stamps slightly affected from placement at edge of cover, otherwise Fine use to a rare destination, carried on the HAPAG line's Frisia, which arrived in Hamburg June 18, 1873, it was then carried to Alexandria, Egypt, where it was placed on the P & O steamer Khedive, which departed Suez June 27, arriving in Bombay July 9, where it was carried to Rangoon thru Calcutta

E. 400-500
900
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2323
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2323, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Horizontal pair, tied by New York registry ovals on registered 5c Brown entire (U222) to Samarang, Java, Netherlands East Indies, "New York Reg'y. Div. 10-3 1885" oval datestamp, registry label, London transit, receiving backstamp, some slight wear, right stamp rounded corner at bottom right, Very Fine, a rare registered use paying the 15c registry fee plus 10c rate to Java, carried on the Cunarder Servia

E. 500-750
550
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2324
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2324, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Tied by "New York G May 9 9PM 84" duplex cancel on cover to Bangkok, Siam, San Francisco backstamp, stamp with light corner crease at top right, Very Fine, scarce use sent the Pacific route from New York, ex Albert, with 2007 P.F. certificate stating "it is genuine"

E. 300-400
325
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2325
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2325, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Cancelled by quartered cork and tied by "Yokohama, Japan Mar. 10" circular datestamp on 1874 cover to New York, purple "Forwarded by H. Grauert, Yokohama Japan" oval handstamp, San Francisco Cal. Apr. 4" double-circle datestamp, stamp with corner crease at top right, still Very Fine and attractive use from Japan to New York, carried on the PMSS Alaska, which departed Yokohama March 11 and arrived San Francisco April 3

E. 1,000-1,500
2,000
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2326
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2326, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Horizontal pair, tied by corks, "Yokohama, Japan Aug. 7" circular datestamp on 1872 cover to Hamburg, Germany, neat "San Francisco Cal. Sep. 1" double-circle datestamp, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit Sep. 11" circular datestamp, blue "L. Kniffler & Co., Hiogo, 30 JUL. 72" oval backstamp, receiving backstamp, few toned perfs and minor edgewear

VERY FINE. A RARE USE FROM HIOGO, JAPAN, TO GERMANY SENT VIA THE U.S. POST OFFICE IN YOKOHAMA, JAPAN.

The 20c postage pays 10c rate from Japan to the U.S. and 10c rate from the U.S. to Germany. Carried on the PMSS Alaska, which departed Yokohama Aug. 8 and arrived in San Francisco Sep. 1. From New York it was sent on the Guion line's Wyoming, which departed Sep. 11 and arrived Queenstown on Sep. 23.

E. 2,000-3,000
3,500
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2327
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2327, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Two, gorgeous centering, cancelled by cork and tied by “San Francisco Cal. Aug. 25” circular datestamp on cover originating in Ikuno, Japan, and sent to Lyon, France, red “New York Sep. 2” circular datestamp, boxed “PD” handstamp, French transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine and rare use, sent from Dr. Augustine Hénon in Ikuno to his wife (docketing indicates July 10, 1874 origin date), mailed in an outer envelope to the U.S. post office in Yokohama, this inner cover was removed and the outer discarded, this cover placed in the mailbag for the PMSS Japan, which departed Yokohama Aug. 3, 1874, and arrived in San Francisco on Aug. 24, then sent to New York, where it was carried on the NGL steamer Minister Roon, which departed New York Sep. 2 and arrived at Havre on Sep. 13 -- when this was mailed from Japan the rate to France was 10c but it was lowered to 9c during transit, so this was technically overpaid by 1c -- the Henon correspondence is discussed in Matsumoto’s A History of the French Post Office of Yokohama (pp. 136-139), with 2004 P.F. certificate

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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2328
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2328, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Cancelled by bold circle of wedges, "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai Jun. 13" circular datestamp on 1871 cover with printed address to a silk manufacturer in Hartford Conn., San Francisco backstamp, Very Fine, carried on the branch line packet Arizona, which arrived in Yokohama on June 21, it departed Yokohama on the PMSS America the following day and arrived in San Francisco on July 15

E. 400-500
400
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2329
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2329, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150), 10c Brown (150)10c Brown (150). Cancelled by bold strike of circle of wedges, "U.S. Postal Agency Shanghai, Oct. 12" circular datestamp on 1873 cover to Portsmouth N.H., neat strike of "San Francisco Steamship Nov. 13" circular datestamp, barely reduced at right, Very Fine, carried on the PMSS branch line's Costa Rica which arrived in Yokohama Oct. 20, it was then placed on the PMSS Japan, which departed Oct. 21 and arrived San Francisco Nov. 12, this San Francisco marking is scarce

E. 300-400
300
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2330
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2330, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (161), 10c Brown (161)10c Brown (161). Tied by clear strike of New York Foreign Mail Geometric (Weiss GE-EN5) on 1875 tissue cover to Amoy, China, red "New York Mar. 20" circular datestamp, Hong Kong backstamp (Apr. 29), small ink erosion spot at left in docketing, Very Fine and attractive, carried on PMSS City of Tokio, which departed San Francisco April 1 which arrived in Hong Kong April 29 via Yokohama, it was then transferred to the P & O's Lombardy, which departed the same day

E. 300-400
500
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2331
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2331, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (150, 161), 10c Brown (150, 161)10c Brown (150, 161). Two covers, first with No. 150 cancelled by New York Foreign Mail Star (Weiss ST-5P2) on cover to Shanghai, China, endorsed "Via San Francisco By Rail", right edge restored, second with wide margins, tied by bold strike of New York Foreign Mail 4-Point Star (Weiss ST4-P2) on 1875 cover with return address from American Tract Society to Amoy, China, red "New York Mar. 27" circular datestamp, docketing at left indicates this contained $200 in currency, Very Fine

E. 400-500
850
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2332
c
Sale Number 1191, Lot Number 2332, 10c 1870-82 Bank Note Issues Specialized Collection (Scott 150, 161), cont.10c Brown (209), 10c Brown (209)10c Brown (209). Rich color, used with 1c Gray Blue (206) and 2c Red Brown (211), cancelled or tied by cork on registered 2c Brown entire (U281) to Hong Kong, China, neat "Portland, Oregon Regy. Div. Feb. 8, 1887" oval backstamp, other backstamps include San Francisco, Hong Kong, boxed "Unclaimed/Non Reclame" and triangular "Dead Letter Office Sep. 26 87", San Francisco registry label, Very Fine and colorful, carried on the PMSS City of Sydney, which departed San Francisco Feb. 13, 1887 and arrived Hong Kong March 24, it was unclaimed and after three months was sent to the Dead Letter Office in Washington D.C.

E. 400-500
600
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