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Sale 1201 — The Dr. William H. Johnson Collection of the U.S. 1890 Small Bank Note Issue

Sale Date — Tuesday, 21 May, 2019

Category — Domestic Uses

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2102
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2102, Domestic Uses2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Horizontal pair and two singles, used with 1c Ultramarine (212) and 3c Agriculture (O3), cancelled by targets, "Wetmore Col." circular datestamp on cover to Lynn Mass., stamps with few faults mostly from placement at edge of cover, still Fine and unusual, Scott O3 on cover catalogues $900.00

E. 300-400
160
2103
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2103, Domestic Uses2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Tied by neat strike of "Saint Louis Mo. Dec. 15 6PM 94" duplex datestamp on overall advertising cover from Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co. depicting an idyllic stream with boy fishing and bales of tobacco, to Waynesboro Pa., receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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2104
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2104, Domestic Uses2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Tied by New York N.Y. 1892 machine cancel on Seabury & Johnson overall advertising cover depicting a large laboratory at center and other ornate design elements, to South Lyme Ct., receiving backstamp of Dec. 3, Very Fine, a colorful and desirable advertising cover

E. 200-300
200
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2105
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2105, Domestic Uses2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Bright color, tied by cork and also by "Chi. & Minn. R.R. Fast Mail Jun. 18, 1894" circular datestamp on colorful illustrated Flour advertising cover to Wilmington Del., slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, scarce and attractive "Fast Mail" cover

E. 200-300
150
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2106
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2106, Domestic Uses 6c Brown Red (224),  6c Brown Red (224) 6c Brown Red (224). Used with 1c Dull Blue (219) and 3c Purple (221), deep rich colors, tied by two bold strikes of "JIM" initials cancel, purple "Registered Mar. 12, 1895 Springfield Ill." three-line datestamp on registered cover to Berlin, Germany, Detroit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a very unusual cancel

E. 400-500
200
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2107
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2107, Domestic Uses30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Detailed impression, tied by "New York N.Y. Mar. 24 7-PM 1896" flag machine cancel on cover to East Orange N.J., receiving backstamp, slightly reduced at left where tear at lower left, still Very Fine

E. 300-400
300
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2108
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2108, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Rich color, tied by "New York N.Y. Jan. 6 2:30PM 1893" machine cancel on cover with printed address to famed philatelist Hiram E. Deats in Flemington N.J., receiving backstamp

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE USE OF THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE ON COVER. ONE OF SEVEN RECORDED COMPLETE ENVELOPES WITH THIS HIGH DENOMINATION.

Our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items. This is a philatelically inspired use of the 90c 1890 on a printed envelope to the famous collector, Hiram E. Deats, who was known as the "Philatelic Farmer of Flemington." Deats, who was 22 years old when he received this cover, lived until the age of 93.

Illustrated in Chronicle 107 (Aug. 1980). Listed but unpriced in Scott on cover

E. 7,500-10,000
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2109
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2109, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Used with horizontal pair of 30c Black (228) and 2c Carmine (220), 2c and 30c straight edge, cork cancels tie 90c between perfs on registered package front from William E. Loy in San Francisco to W. C. Stone in Springfield Mass., light file folds well away from stamps, 2c with faults

FINE. A RARE AND HIGHLY EXHIBITABLE WRAPPER WITH THE 90-CENT 1890 ISSUE AND A PAIR OF THE 30-CENT.

Our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items. The sender, William E. Loy (1841-1906), was an expert in type fonts and a noted philatelist. W. C. Stone, the addressee, was also a noted philatelist and librarian.

Discovery of this cover reported in Chronicle 119 (Aug. 1983). Accompanied by 1985 analysis from Calvet M. Hahn, who notes postage would pay rate for an 8-1/2 pound package via fourth class mail (anything over three pounds was excluded from first class). With 1986 P.F. certificate noting "postage missing" which is probably an incorrect opinion

E. 2,000-3,000
3,250
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2110
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2110, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Bright shade, used with 10c Green (273), cancelled by corks and tied by "Murray Idaho Jul. 5, 1897 8AM" circular datestamp on registry tag, purple "Registered No." straightline handstamp and manuscript number, purple First National Bank of Wallace Idaho handstamp on back, tag with light creases well away from stamps, Very Fine and scarce, our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items

E. 750-1,000
750
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2111
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2111, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Straight edge at left, vibrant color, used with 8c Lilac (272), cancelled or tied by corks, "Murray Idaho Jul. 5, 1897 8AM" circular datestamp on registry tag, purple "Registered No." straightline handstamp and manuscript number, purple First National Bank of Wallace Idaho handstamp on back, tag with light crease at left well away from stamps, Very Fine and scarce, our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items

E. 500-750
750
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2112
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2112, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Vivid shade, used with 5c Chocolate (270), cancelled by corks and tied by "Murray Idaho Jun. 2?, 1897 8AM" circular datestamp on registry tag, purple First National Bank of Wallace Idaho handstamp on back, manuscript registry number also on back, tag with light corner crease well away from stamps, Very Fine and scarce, our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items

E. 500-750
475
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2113
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2113, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Bright shade, used with 3c, 5c and 10c Washington, 3c and 5c with "BSC" perfin, tied by registry ovals, "Lawrence Kans. May 10 2:30PM 1911" circular datestamp with yeardate inverted on tag from Barteldes Seed Co. of Lawrence Kans. to Hanover, Germany, card with light crease well away from stamps, Very Fine, late use of the 90c 1890 Issue, the issue remained on sale in some post offices well past its issue date, our census of 90c 1890 uses includes 7 envelopes, 5 wrappers, 4 tags and 2 qualifying pieces, for a total of 18 items

E. 500-750
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2114
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2114, Domestic Uses90c Orange (229), 90c Orange (229)90c Orange (229). Two, one straight edge at left, used with horizontal pair and single of 2c Carmine (220), horizontal strip of four of 10c Green (226) and 30c Black (228), tied by cork cancels on piece of wrapper with part of 1892 San Francisco datestamp at top, pencil registry number, few vertical file folds affect stamps, still Fine and attractive, an impressive franking with $2.56 of postage, since this does not have an address, it is not included in our census of 90c 1890 covers, but it is nonetheless an impressive piece

E. 400-500
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