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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: Japan, Korea

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
2202
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2202, Foreign Mail: Japan, Korea1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Used with 1c Columbian (230), tied by "Mount Vernon N.Y. Jun. 27 12:30PM 1893" duplex datestamps on cover to Yokohama, Japan and forwarded back to Mt. Vernon, forwarding instructions "Not Route 6" and "Via Suez", forwarding postage paid by Japan, 1883-92, 5s Ultramarine (74) and 10s Brown Orange (79), tied by blue "Yokohama, Japan 31.VII 1893" double-circle datestamps, backstamps include San Francisco (Jul. 2), Yokohama (Jul. 20), New York (Aug. 22) and Mt. Vernon (Aug. 22), both 1c stamps small faults at top, otherwise Fine and unusual use

E. 300-400
375
2203
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2203, Foreign Mail: Japan, Korea1c Dull Blue (219), 1c Dull Blue (219)1c Dull Blue (219). Used on 1c Agricultural Building, Columbian Exposition Card (UPSS Set No. 2, EX18), cancelled by target and light strike of 1894 circular datestamp to Tokyo, Japan, adhesive tied by "Due" in circle with manuscript "6" sen, neat "San Francisco Cal. Apr. 2, 1894" circular datestamp, "15/CTMS/T" deficiency marking, three Japan 2s stamps tied by chops which pay for postage due (two affected from placement at edge), some edgewear including scuff at bottom left, appears Very Fine, wonderful use which was sent deficient by 3c for an oversize card according to UPU regulations, ex Schwartz and Bailar

E. 750-1,000
850
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2204
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2204, Foreign Mail: Japan, Korea5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Oct. 17 2PM 92" duplex datestamp on small green cover to Shanghai, China, bold "25 CTMS T" deficiency marking, also with Japan, 1883, 2s Carmine Rose (73) and 8s Blue Lilac (78), cancelled by rectangular chop, San Francisco and Yokohama backstamps, missing top flap, 5c small scuff at top left, 8c missing top left corner, still Very Fine and scarce use addressed to the U.S.S. Monocacy in Shanghai, this vessel was launched in 1864 and served 37 years in the far east

E. 400-500
350
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2205
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2205, Foreign Mail: Japan, Korea2c Carmine (220), 2c Carmine (220)2c Carmine (220). Horizontal pair, used with 1c Dull Blue (219), tied by "Kansas City, Mo. Nov. 25 11AM 92" duplex datestamps on cover to Yokohama, Japan and forwarded to Nagasaki, neat "25/SCTMS/T" deficiency marking, neat San Francisco (Nov. 29), Yokohama (Dec. 24) and Nagasaki (Dec. 27) backstamps, back also with Japan, 1883-92, 2s Carmine Rose (73) and horizontal pair of 4s Olive Bister (77) tied by chop handstamps, 1c light crease at top right, cover slightly reduced at left, Very Fine

E. 400-500
200
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2206
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2206, Foreign Mail: Japan, Korea5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Used with horizontal strip of three of 2c Carmine (220), tied by Dec. 1?, 1890 N.J. circular datestamps on cover to Major John Lee in Seoul, Korea, clear brown "Nagasaki Jan. 28, 1891" I.J.P.O. circular datestamp also ties stamps, San Francisco and receiving backstamps, minor edgewear, Very Fine and rare use

E. 750-1,000
375
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2207
c
Sale Number 1201, Lot Number 2207, Foreign Mail: Japan, Korea5c Chocolate (223), 5c Chocolate (223)5c Chocolate (223). Choice centering, rich color, tied by quartered cork, "Fort Leavenworth Kan. Mar. 6" (1891) circular datestamp on 3c Green entire to Seoul, Korea where forwarded to Philadelphia, sender's instructions "via Yokohama, Japan" crossed out, bold "TOO LATE" in oval handstamp, nice range of transit markings front and back including San Francisco (Mar. 10 and June 11), Nagasaki (Apr. 26), Seoul (no date), Kobe (May 16), Yokohama (May 18) and Philadelphia (June 1?), minor edgewear, excellent condition for an item that traveled so far, Very Fine and colorful

E. 400-500
275
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