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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: India, Australasia

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2179
 
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2179, Foreign Mail: India, Australasia30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Interpane margin at right with part arrow at bottom, tied by "Washington D.C." registry oval on label from oversize wrapper with "U.S. Department of Agriculture, Official Business" imprint to Dehra Dun, India, vertical file fold at center well away from stamp, stamp with small tear at top center, Very Fine use to a rare destination

E. 500-750
1,200
2180
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2180, Foreign Mail: India, Australasia10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Used with 2c Carmine (220), tied by corks, "Lundy's Lane Pa. Apr. 25, 1891" circular datestamp on cover to Sydney, Australia where forwarded to Bathurst, Australia, forwarding postage paid by New South Wales, 1888, 2p Blue (78), tied by "N.S.W." in oval and "Sydney MY 26 6-30PM 91" circular datestamp, backstamps include Albion Pa. (Apr. 25), Pittsburgh (Apr. 25), San Francisco (Apr. 30) and Bathurst (May 27), minor edgewear, Very Fine treaty rate use, Australia joined the UPU in October 1891, just a few months after this was sent

E. 400-500
500
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2181
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2181, Foreign Mail: India, Australasia30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Tied by registry oval, purple "St. Louis, Mo. Apr. 21, 1892" two-line datestamp on registered cover with Mekeel Stamp Co. corner card to Melbourne, Australia, San Francisco registry label, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and scarce use of the 30c stamp, the registry label number is consecutive with the next lot

E. 400-500
250
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2182
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2182, Foreign Mail: India, Australasia30c Black (228), 30c Black (228)30c Black (228). Tied by registry oval, purple "St. Louis, Mo. Apr. 21, 1892" two-line datestamp on registered cover with Mekeel Stamp Co. corner card to Melbourne, Australia, San Francisco registry label, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, some slight edgewear, Very Fine and scarce use of the 30c stamp, the registry label number is consecutive with the prior lot

E. 300-400
250
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2183
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2183, Foreign Mail: India, AustralasiaTreaty Rate Covers to Australia and New Zealand, Treaty Rate Covers to Australia and New ZealandTreaty Rate Covers to Australia and New Zealand. Seven covers used before both countries joined the UPU in October 1891, destinations include Tasmania, Melbourne, two to New Zealand include Wellington and Dunedin forwarded to Christchurch, last with six 3c stamps on hotel illustrated cover from Butte Mont. with stamps cancelled solely by Marine P.O. circular datestamp, several colorful frankings mostly paying the 12c rate, one double-rate use, overall fresh and Very Fine group

E. 500-750
550
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2184
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2184, Foreign Mail: India, Australasia10c Green (226), 10c Green (226)10c Green (226). Tied by "San Francisco Cala. Jan. 8 -6PM '98" machine cancel on cover with wholesale grocer's return address to Suva, Fiji Islands, sender's typed instructions "per 'Moana'", receiving backstamp (Jan. 28), Very Fine use to a scarce destination

E. 300-400
325
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