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Sale 1196 — United States Postal History

Sale Date — Monday-Wednesday, 11-13 March, 2019

Category — Japan

Cat./Est. Value
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1488, Japan3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Strip of three and single, tied by target cancels with "Morris Ill. Jan. 25" (1876) circular datestamp on small cover to Tokyo, Japan, red Yokohama "Paid All" backstamp (Mar. 2), Tokyo arrival handstamp, receipt docketing written partly over left stamp, right stamp with creases, appears Very Fine, a scarce use as the 12c Treaty rate was in effect for only three months -- from January to April 1876 -- ex Albert

E. 500-750
Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1489, Japan2c Vermilion (183), 2c Vermilion (183)2c Vermilion (183). Used with 3c Green (184), tied by "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 23" (1881) duplex datestamp on cover to the Assistant Paymaster of the U.S.S. Palos at Yokohama, Japan, San Francisco transit backstamp, Yokohama arrival datestamp (Nov. 29), a fresh and Very Fine Bank Note Issue use to Japan

E. 300-400
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U.S. Stamps Used in Japan, Cancellation Collection Balance. Remarkable group of 39 stamps and one cover, including Nos. 71, 89 and 96 used in Hiogo, 1869 Issue used in Hiogo including Nos. 112 (major fault), 113 (5), 115, 116 (3) and 117, No. 116 with Nagasaki "N" cancel, plus "X" chop cancels on Nos. 116 (3), 117 and 121 believed to be of Japanese origin but most with declined or conflicting opinions and catalogued as basic used stamps, plus Bank Note Issues used in Yokohama and Nagasaki, most all with clear and legible strikes and rarely offered in this quantity, some faults to be expected, nine certificates accompany, Fine-Very Fine, Scott Retail alone is around $12,000.00

E. 2,000-3,000
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Sale Number 1196, Lot Number 1491, Japan1890-95 Issues, Around-the-World Covers, 1890-95 Issues, Around-the-World Covers1890-95 Issues, Around-the-World Covers. Three postcards, each with a single U.S. stamp, 2c from the 1890 Small Bank Note Issue and 1c and 5c from the 1895 Bureau Issue, each card addressed and re-addressed multiple times and franked with an array of other countries stamps for forwarding, colorful and Very Fine around-the-world uses, these will provide the buyer hours of enjoyment deciphering all the postal markings and tracing the journey

E. 750-1,000
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