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The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan


1876-1952 Later Issues: Postal History
 
 
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Lot 2926

1875 (July 20), cover from Yokohama to Gallipoli, per "Italia-via Brindisi" franked on front by lovely 8¢ Victoria wing margined vertical pair, which is tied by dual, blue "Y1" killers, with matching "Yokohama/A/JY 20/75" British P.O. origin c.d.s. on reverse. Cover transited through Hong Kong on 7/31, plus 2 Italian transits in September and Gallipoli Sept arrival. Lovely and unusual usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 2927

1880 (July 3), cover from Nagasaki to Ulter, NY, franked with 5 sen brown Old Koban tied to cover by Nagasaki crossroads foreign mail cancel, with matching "Nagasaki/Jul 3/Japan" c.d.s. Cover shows Yokohama Jul 10 1880 and star transit, with San Francisco, Philadelphia and NY transits and receivers; forwarded from Philadelphia to NY state, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2928

1884 (Mar? 28), cover from Yokohama to Searsport, Maine, franked with 15 sen Bird Series, syllabic 3, a top margin single tied by Yokohama cork killer, with matching "Yokohama/28 M…./1884/*" c.d.s. Partial San Francisco transit on reverse. Scarce; few light foxing spots, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 37. Scott 47.
Estimate HK$ 8,000 - 10,000.
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Lot 2929

1889 (May 31), ship cover from Yokohama to Brussels, Belgium, via America with 10 sen Koban tied by "Yokohama 31 May 1889 Japan" c.d.s., with matching "SHIP" marking; NY June transit and July 5 Bruxelles receiver, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2930

1900 (Sept 24), 10k Russian adhesive franking paquebot cover to the US, 10k Russian Coat of Arms issue, tied by "Nagasaki/24 Sep 00/Japan" c.d.s., "via Nagasaki" with matching, boxed "paquebot" handstamp alongside. Reverse shows Yokohama and Boston transits, Berwick, Maine Oct 15 receiver. Scarce usage; opened at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2931

1901 (Sept 30), 10k Russian Adhesive franking paquebot cover to the US, 10k Russian Coat of Arms issue tied by bold "Nagasaki/30 Sep 01/Japan" c.d.s., "via Nagasaki" with boxed "paquebot" handstamp to Berwick, Maine. Reverse shows Yokohama Oct 2 and Vancouver Oct 17 transits, along with Berwick Oct 23 receiver. A lovely and scarce usage; opened at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2932

1903 (April 28), Kotsu Maru Roman letter maritime c.d.s. picture postcard to the US, 4k Russian Coat of Arms adhesive, tied by 2 strikes of scarce "Kotsu Maru/28 APR/Japan" c.d.s., on maritime card via Kobe May 2, with Boston May 25 flag cancel receiver. Scarce usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2933

1911 (Aug 11), registered cover from St. Petersburg, Russia to Kiukiang, China, 5k Russian postal stationery entire, uprated by 3k and 14k Coat of Arms issues tied by St. Petersburg c.d.s.'s. Reverse shows Changchun 31.8.11 /I.J.P.O. violet transit, Shanghai 6.9.11/I.J.P.O. transit, with front showing scarce Kiukiang 9.9.11/I.J.P.A. receiver. Fresh, a delightful and rare usage, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 2934

1913 (Aug 26), incoming cover from England, re-routed from Kobe to Manchuria, 2½d King George V issue cancelled by machine cancel to Kobe, with violet Sept 17 receiver. New forwarding slip with address and postmark added, with reverse showing Darien/22.9.13/I.J.P.O. arrival. Nice usage item, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2935

1923, Unissued Wedding Stamp, 1½ sen, neatly affixed at bottom of splendid illustrated picture postcard depicting the Royal couple, by fancy, red 13.1.26 commemorative cancel from Palau in the Mandated Islands. Fresh, a beautiful and rare card, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. U1.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 2936

1923, Unissued Wedding Stamps, 1½ sen and 3 sen, a superb quality pair of stamps, tied to elegant picture postcard by dual strikes of specially prepared 13.1.26 commemorative c.d.s.'s in red from Palau in the Mandated Islands. A splendid example of these sought after issues, Extremely Fine and choice.
J.S.C.A. U1-2.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.
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Lot 2937
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1923 (Nov), cover front from Yokohama to Hollywood, per S.S. "Nov 6th 23", with 30 sen Tazawa issue tied to cover front, by manuscript "Yokohama P.O." marking. This manuscript was applied just over 2 months from the date of the Great Kanto earthquake, which destroyed the Post Office building there. Rare and unusual provisional usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2938

1923 (Dec 10), cover from Sapporo to US with Earthquake Series issues, lovely, attractive cover franked by 2 sen block of 4 and a single, 3 sen block of 4 "Earthquake" issues, along with 8 sen Chrysanthemum used to the US, tied by blue "Sapporo/10.12.23/Japan" c.d.s.'s. Fresh and scarce, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2939

1926 (Feb 10), cover from Lungching, China to Vancouver, "Missent to Osaka", franked by 1c (2) and 4c (2) Junk issues tied by bilingual Lungching… c.d.s.'s, with front showing large "Missent to Osaka" handstamp, while reverse shows "Kai…/18.2.26/Chosen" backstamp in violet. Highly unusual item, Very Fine, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2940

1929, Graf Zeppelin Round the World Flight, Tokyo to Los Angeles, franked by three 1 yen definitives and 10 sen issue, Friedrichshafen backstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2941

1929 (Sept 12), cover from Truk, Caroline Islands to the US, written by A.P. Johnson, stationed aboard the USS Milwaukee to his wife, franked by 20sen Tazawa issue cancelled by bold, Truk 12.9.29 c.d.s. Nice usage from the Mandated Islands; flap missing in no way affects, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2942

1936 (Dec 22), registered cover from Sapporo to the US, franked by block of 4 of the 10 sen Kwangtung Territory issue (Scott 229); JSCA C67), with red Sapporo registry handstamp and Tokyo registry label with reverse showing additional 1½ sen New Year stamp, along with various transits and Boston Jan 14, 1937 arrival. Lovely usage, fresh, choice cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 2943

1938 (March 29), large size airmail cover from Yokohama to Johannesburg, franked by 5 sen, 13 sen and 1 yen Tazawa issues, along with 10 yen Empress Jingo, all tied by bold "Yokohama/29.3.38/Nippon" c.d.s. Reverse shows Berlin April 13 transit. A splendid example of the high value Jingo properly used on cover; insignificant flap tears on reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2944

1939, ship wreck cover from the Terukuni Maru, addressed to England, with violet handstamp "salved from the sea" and official salvage label across back flap. The liner Terukuni Maru struck a mine and sank Nov. 21, 1939, rare, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2945

1939, Daisen and Setonaikai National Parks souvenir sheet on packet boat cover to the US, along with additional postage, cancelled on large envelope by "M.S. Kansai Maru" ship cancels, with San Francisco Dec 27 1940 receiver on back. Rare; minor edge soiling, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. P14. Scott 288a.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2946

1941 (July 1), School Children's Saving Sheet FDC, tied to pristine FDC by 16.7.1 c.d.s., with 16.7.2 receiver tying sheet, scarce, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. 204.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2947

1941 (July 29), cover from New Haven, CT to Nanking, "Return to Sender/Service Suspended", US 11¢ Presidential issue tied to legal size envelope by New Haven, Ct July 29, 1941 c.d.s. and duplex. Cover sent via airmail and bears Japanese tape censor and dual US tape censors. Cover was returned from Nanking on Sept 2, 1941, a fantastic usage item, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2948

1949 (Aug 20), Electrical Communications Week Sheet on commercial cover, Kanagawa to US, 20 yen sheet, uprated with additional 4 yen definitive, tied by 24.8.20 c.d.s. Neat and scarce, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2949

1951, airmail cover from Saitama to Washington, franked by 14 yen Himeji Castle miniature sheet, along with single stamp of same, a 59 yen Pheasant airmail and 3 scenic spots issues. Light fold through center, scarce sheet on cover, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2950

1952 (May 26), registered cover from Sendai to US, franked by 3 definitive issues totaling 72 yen postage, tied by "Sendai/26.5.52/Japan" c.d.s.'s; Meriden 6/19 receiver, a very early commercial usage from Sendai, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2951

Postal Card, 1873, 1st Issue, 1 sen blue, syllabic 2 ("ro"), used from Takegahana, bearing second red boxed chop, scarce, Fine to Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. PC2.
Estimate HK$ 6,000 - 8,000.
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Lot 2952

Postal Card, 1874, 3rd Issue, ½ sen reddish orange, used from Osaka to Yokohama, uprated by a choice copy of ½ sen perforated Dragon (Scott 5, JSCA 5). Fresh, an attractive and scarce card, showing a fairly late usage of the ½ sen Dragon, Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. PC5.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2953

Postal Card, 1879 (Dec 5), 3 sen, used from Hakodate to NY, first issue card cancelled by bold "star" killer, with matching, perfect strike "Hakodate/Dec 5/Japan" corner cards. Card shows Yokohama and star Dec 13, 1879 transit and NY Jan 7 80 receiver. Scarce; minor corner bends, otherwise Very Fine.
J.S.C.A. FC1.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2954

Postal Card, 1904 (April 17), 1½ sen, used from Otaru to Philadelphia, card uprated by 3 sen Koban, each tied by bold "Otaru/17 Apr 04/Japan" c.d.s.'s in violet. Card shows Tokyo Apr 20 transit and Seattle May 11 receiver. Fresh, a most attractive card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2955

Japanese Offices in China, 1880 (May 1), cover from Shanghai to Massachusetts, franked by 5 sen brown Old Koban, tied by crossroads killer with matching "I.J. Postal Agency/May 1/Shanghai" c.d.s. Front also shows Yokohama May 13 1880 and star transit, violet Boston Jun 8 receiver, with S.F. May 31 transit on reverse; opened at right, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2956

Japanese Offices in China, 1900 (July), combination cover from Chefoo to Boston, franked by 10c Coiling Dragon cancelled by bilingual Chefoo c.d.s., plus 10sen Japanese Offices in China issue, cancelled by Shanghai 17 July I.J.P.O. c.d.s. Reverse shows Shanghai and Yokohama transits and Boston Aug 16 receiver, fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2957

Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (March 9), uprated 3 sen letter card, used to Erfurt, Germany, franked with additional 5 rin, 1 sen-1½ sen, 2 sen-4 sen Offices in China adhesives, all tied by bold "Peking/9 Mar 01/I.J.P.O." c.d.s.'s. Reverse shows Yokohama 18 March transit and Erfurt April 14 receiver; a striking card and rare usage of the 3 sen lettercard., Very Fine, signed Bloch.
J.S.C.A. LS1.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2958

Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (Mar 15), 4 sen postal card, locally used within Peking, card tied by "Peking/15 Mar/01/I.J.P.O." cancel, with ½ anna India stamp overprinted "C.E.F." tied by "F.P.O. No 1/15MA/01" c.d.s. Great mixed franking on local card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2959

Japanese Offices in China, 1901 (Nov 25), combination cover from Nanking to New Haven, Ct., franked on reverse by China 10c Coiling Dragon, tied by Nanking bilingual c.d.s. with front showing 10sen Japanese Offices stamp added and cancelled at Shanghai. Reverse shows Shanghai and Yokohama transits along with New haven, Dec 20 receiver; cover addressed Mr. Benjamin Spock, father of the famous doctor, nice item, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2960

Japanese Offices in China, 1919 and 1922, pair of lovely Tingtau I.J.P.O. covers to the US, the first being franked by 10 sen Peace issue (Scott 159; JSCA C21) tied by neat 17.9.19 I.J.P.O. cancel, via Kobe, while the second cover is franked by 50 sen Tazawa, registered to the US, cancelled 27.11.22. Fresh, a scarce and lovely pair, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2961

Japanese Offices in China, 1922 (Aug 8), registered legal cover from Peking to Greenville, Ill., franked by 1 yen Japanese Offices in China, granite paper issue, tied by bold, violet "Peking/14.8.22/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. Front shows Registered handstamp marking in violet, along with I.J.P.O. Peking label; Kobe Aug 18 transit on front, Greenville Sept 7 receiver on back, scarce proper usage of 1 yen value, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 2962

Japanese Offices in China, 1939 (Aug 31), registered cover from Darien to Chicago, franked by two 3 sen Tazawa issues and 30 sen Shrine definitive, each tied by violet "Darien/31.8.39/I.N.R.O." c.d.s.'s. Chicago Sept 22 arrival on reverse, scarce appearance of the I.N.R.O. postmark, clean, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2963

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1894 (Jan 6), postal card from Brussels, Belgium to Gensan, Korea, franked with 10c Belgian Leopold issue tied to clean and well marked, showing a Shanghai I.J.P.O., 4 different "Meiji 27" handstamps, highlighted by a Gensan I.J.P.O. and Fusan I.J.P.&T.O. in brown. French Shang-Hai and other French transits on reverse. A spectacular appearing card, rare, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2964

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1894 (Oct 14), 5 sen Koban cover from Ninsen, Korea to Washington D.C., franked with 5 sen Koban (tiny surface scuff) tied to cover by incredible, full strike of "Ninsen/14 Oct 94/I.J.P.O." in brown, with Kobe 19 Oct transit alongside. Cover is addressed to "His Corean Majesty's Legation" in Washington, with reverse showing Yokohama Oct 20 and San Francisco Nov 7 transits along with Washington Nov 12 receiver. Fresh, a rare and beautiful cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 2965

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1900 (May 20), cover used from Ninsen to Elmira, NY, neat cover franked by 10 sen Offices in Korea, a bottom margin single, tied by nice strike "Ninsen/20 May 00/I.J.P.O." c.d.s. Reverse shows Kobe and Yokohama transits along with Elmira June 26 receiver. Fresh, a lovely cover, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 2966

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1903 (Nov 26), cover from Chemulpo, Korea to New York, franked with 10 sen Chrysanthemum tied to neat cover by Ninsen/26 Nov 03/I.J.P.O. cancel to clean cover to NY. Back shows full, red was seal, Kobe transit and NY Dec 25 receiver. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2967

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1904 (Feb 18), registered cover from Seoul, Korea to New York, franked by vertical pair of 20 sen Chrysanthemum, tied by dual strikes of "Seoul/18 Feb 04/I.J.P.O." c.d.s.'s to New York (March 16 backstamp). Front shows 2 registry labels, #653 reading "Emp Jap P.O.". Scarce and lovely usage, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 2968

Japanese Offices in Korea, 1914 (June 28), 4 sen postal card, used from Gensan, Chosen to London, "via Siberia" cancelled by magnificent, bold strike in violet "Gensen/28.6.14/Chosen" c.d.s., along with Moji 1.7.14 transit and green 17 Jul 1914 firm chop receiver. A lovely, striking card, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000.
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