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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 — Foreign Mail: Africa

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2172
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2172, Foreign Mail: Africa10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Used with 5c Chocolate (223), tied by duplex which is partly covered by 10c stamp, 10c tied by "Washington D.C. Sep. 3 5PM 90" duplex datestamp on Department of State cover to Cape Town, South Africa, red "New York Sep. 6 90 50" attached credit datestamp, purple boxed "Compulsory" marking at left, London and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, Cape of Good Hope did not join the UPU until February 1895, an excellent example of an item franked to pay the UPU rate but held for additional postage

E. 400-500
450
2173
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2173, Foreign Mail: Africa10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Used with 5c Chocolate (223), cancelled or tied by barred oval on small cover to Cape of Good Hope and forwarded to Singapore, "Salem Mass. Sep. 25 1891" circular datestamp, reverse with London, Marseille, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore backstamps, Fine, scarce 15c treaty rate use of the small Bank Note issue to South Africa -- the forwarding to Singapore is especially interesting, because non-UPU postal administrations were not obliged to forward mail free of charge (as UPU members were), and examples usually show some form of secondary postage

E. 400-500
225
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2174
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2174, Foreign Mail: AfricaNon-UPU Rate Covers to Cape of Good Hope, Non-UPU Rate Covers to Cape of Good HopeNon-UPU Rate Covers to Cape of Good Hope. Seven covers, including three with 15c paying treaty rate, one of which is forwarded from Wellington to Cape Town with "1d" due handstamp; two with 10c including one with stamp tied by crude "DEBIT" handstamp applied in Africa when forwarded from Wellington to Johannesburg, two with pairs of 5c, appropriate transit markings, minor edgewear, Fine-Very Fine and interesting group

E. 300-400
275
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2175
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2175, Foreign Mail: Africa1890 Issue Treaty Rates to Natal, 1890 Issue Treaty Rates to Natal1890 Issue Treaty Rates to Natal. Two covers and a post card used prior to Feb. 1895, all used in 1891, including 15c, three 5c used in 1891, last is 1c used on 1c Postal Card with "Short Paid" handstamp and pencil "Due 13c", minor edgewear, Very Fine uses to a scarce destination

E. 200-300
160
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2176
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2176, Foreign Mail: Africa1890 Issue Covers to Sierra Leone, 1890 Issue Covers to Sierra Leone1890 Issue Covers to Sierra Leone. Three entires with additional postage, from the Gorgerat correspondence to Freetown, including 2c entire with 3c used in 1892, 1894 registered use of 5c Columbian entire used with 1c, 4c and 8c 1890 Issue in Sep. 1894, last is 1c entire used with pair of 2c, each with appropriate transits, Very Fine and colorful use

E. 300-400
275
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2177
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2177, Foreign Mail: Africa10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Tied by Philadelphia registry oval, purple "Registered, Oct. 30, 1890, East Chestnut St. Station, Philadelphia, Pa." four-line datestamp on 5c entire to Tangier, Morocco, New York registry label, New York, French and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine use to a scarce destination

E. 300-400
300
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2178
c
1890 Issue Covers to Africa and Middle East. Twelve covers, destinations include S.E. Africa (returned and with D.L.O. backstamp), Senegambia, Natal, Liberia, Algiers, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Arabia (with manuscript "Gone to America" and D.L.O. Bombay marking), and Jerusalem, half are single franking of 5c stamp, others are combinations of 1c and 2c stamps, few faults, a Fine-Very Fine and scarce group

E. 750-1,000
750
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