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LotNo. Symbol CatNo. Lot Description
1722 cover   image1895 (Apr. 18) registered envelope from Apia to San Francisco, bearing 1895 perf. 11½ ½p purple brown vertical pair and 1p green with surcharged in blue "1½d" on 2p orange vertical pair and in black "3d" on 2p orange (Scott 9d, 11e, 24, 25), canceled by "Apia/Samoa" double-ring datestamp in blue, in combination with U.S. 8¢ Columbian (236) applied on arrival and tied by "San Francisco/Z" oval handstamp, showing Samoan handstruck registration number "5978" in blue and "Registered/May 9, 1895/San Francisco, Cal." unframed handstamp in magenta adjacent, with sender's endorsement "PM [Postmaster] Apia Samoa" on reverse, the 3d on 2p surcharge has a pinhole in margin at lower left, Very Fine and an exceptional mixed franking, illustrated in Richard Burge, A Postal History of the Samoan Islands (R.P.S., N.Z., 1987), p. 97.

The fire at the Samoan post office on April 1, 1895 had destroyed the stock of stamps, including the Columbian 8 cents stamps, which were used to pay the U.S. registered rate. This is only one of four recorded registered combination covers with the Samoan stamps franked by the sender and the U.S. 8c Columbian stamp applied by the San Francisco foreign mail agent. In actual fact, these four covers were sent by W.A. Cooper to himself as the U.S. Despatch Agent in San Francisco. The legitimate use of the Samoan stamps and acceptance despite the lack of U.S. postage is confirmed by Postmaster Davis' endorsement on reverse
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Get Market Data for [Samoa Collection]

Estimate $750-1,000
SOLD for $700.00
Will close during Public Auction
1723 og 121 var. image1924, "SAMOA." on New Zealand 2s6d Postal Fiscal, perf 14½x14 (Scott 121 var.), bottom perforations transitional 14½ to 14, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, with a 1981 B.P.A. certificate not noting the transitional perforations.
SG 128 var.
SG £425+ ($550). (Image) (Image2)


Get Market Data for [Samoa 121 var.]

Estimate $250-350
Will close during Public Auction

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