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China, Hong Kong, Japan and Other Asia Stamps and Postal History

U.S. Offices in Japan
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Lot 1226

U.S. Offices in Japan, 1873, mourning cover from Yokohama to France, with 2¢ brown and 10¢ banknote pair (Scott 157, 161) tied with cork killer tying 10¢ pair and 2¢ tied with Yokohama Japan cds (Sep 7). Also with red PD in oval, red New York cds (Oct 9), red London Paid cds (Oct, date unclear) and unclear Calais cds (Oct 21) all on front. San Francisco cds (date unclear) and an unclear cds, probably Lyon (Oct, date unclear) on back. This was addressed to Madame Henon, from the well documented Henon correspondence by Matsumoto on page 128. This cover is listed as the 8th cover from the top.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 1227

U.S. Offices in Japan, 1874, cover from Yokohama to US, with 10¢ banknote (Scott 161) tied with cork killer, also with Yokohama Japan cds (Mar 27) and San Francisco cds (Apr 21) all on front. Cover very slightly reduced at left.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 1228

U.S. Offices in Japan, 1881, two covers from US to wife of the paymaster of the USS Monocacy on station in Yokohama, the Monocacy was a a sidewheel gunboat on service in Asia for about 35 years, 1866-1903, a period so long she was nicknamed "Jinricksha of the Navy". Both covers one posted in Washington DC (Oct 28) and the other New York (Aug 27) have Yokohama receivers. The New York cover has franking that extends past the edge of the cover otherwise both are clean and F-VF.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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