The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

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Apr 13, 2014 Asia/Hong_Kong

Dynasty Auctions Company, LTD The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Sunday Apr 13, 2014 12:00 Asia/Hong_Kong

Our current sale will be held on April 13, 2014 in Hong Kong. The sale features:

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Lot 2501 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2501 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices

1871 (Dec 1), stampless folded business letter from London to Yokohama, "via Brindisi" with manuscript rate marking and red "Lombard Street/A/PAID/DE 1 71" c.d.s. Reverse shows "Benecke, Scuchay & Co/1 Dec 1871/London" firm chop, "Hong Kong/C/JA 13/72" transit and blue "Yokohama/A/JA 23/72" receiver. Fresh and Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 2502 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2502 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices

1872 (March 20), folded business letter from Berlin to Yokohama, franked by ¼gr, 2gr and 5gr German Eagle issues each tied by boxed "Berlin/Post Exp 16/20 3 72" killers, with reverse showing "Hong Kong/C/AP 29/72" transit and blue "Yokohama/A/MY 6/72" receiver. Uncommon usage from Germany, Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 2503 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2503 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices

1872 (Sept 6), letter from London to Yokohama, franked by 3d and 6d (2) Victoria surface print issues tied by London c.d.s. and "87" duplex handstamps, "via Brindisi", with "Hong Kong/C/OC 13/72" transit and blue "Yokohama?A/OC 22/72" British Post Office receiver. Fresh and Very Fine, nice cover.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 2504 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2504 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices

c. 1876, rare "D30" killer (Hiogo), 8ֲ¢ orange Hong Kong Queen Victoria issue, cancelled by near perfect strike of the rare Kobe-Hiogo "D30" killer, Extremely Fine and choice; BPA and Royal photo certificates.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.

Lot 2505 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2505 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: british offices

1876-79, rare "N2" killer (Nagasaki), Hong Kong 18ֲ¢ unwatermarked and 8ֲ¢ watermarked cancelled by nice strike in blue "N2" Nagasaki killer. Stamps hinged together, rare, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,500 - 3,500.

Lot 2506 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2506 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices

1867 (Feb 15), conflagration folded letter from Yokohama to Ganges, France, showing "Yokohama/15 Fevr 67/Paq.Fr.S No 1" handstamp, manuscript "10" rate marking, with reverse showing Marseille and Lyon Apr 3 transit and Ganges Apr 5 arrival. A splendid and scarce example mailed aboard the Alphee after The Great Fire, F.-V.F.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 2507 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2507 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices

1868 (May 30), folded business letter from Yokohama to Lyon, France, "via Marseille", showing "Yokohama/A/MY 30/68" origin c.d.s., franked on front by 4ֲ¢ and 8ֲ¢ (2) Hong Kong Queen Victoria, which are tied by black "B62" killers. Cover transited through Hong Kong on June 10, with Lyon 25 July arrival. A splendid example to the stamps cancelled in Hong Kong prior to the arrival of the "Y1" killer, F.-V.F.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,...

Lot 2508 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2508 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices

1869, Market Report from Yokohama, vertical pair of France 4c Laureate (lower stamp partly skinned), tied by "5118" of Yokohama to 1869 printed price current, dated April 15, 1869. This represents one of two pages, the other not present, with destination and postmarks. Never the less a desirable and very scarce item, F.-V.F.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.

Lot 2509 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2509 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices

1871 (Feb 10), stampless cover from Amsterdam to the French Post Office in Yokohama, showing Amsterdam Feb 10 origin c.d.s. along with manuscript rate marking and French "Pays Bas/11 Fevr 71/Lille-Paris B" transit, with reverse showing Marseilles Feb 19 transit and French "Yokohama/6 May 71/Japan" receiver. Fresh, an interesting and uncommon usage during the Franco-Prussian war, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 2510 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2510 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices

1873 (May 6), cover from Yokohama to Paris, franked by 25c Ceres issue in the form of a single and strip of 3, cancelled by Yokohama "5118" lozenge killers, addressed to Mrs. Lebron at Paris. Front shows "Yokohama/6 Mai 73/Bau Francais" c.d.s., with reverse showing Paris, 27 June receiver. Fresh and Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 2511 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices -  Dynasty Auctions Company, LTD The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2511 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: french offices

1876 (Oct 28), Degron-kun cover from Yokohama to Offranville, France, addressed by Georges Fauconnet to his father, franked by 10c (pair) and 80c Ceres issues, tied by Yokohama c.d.s.'s, with French transit on front. Reverse shows bold Degron type 1 handstamp, with red, rectangular handstamp of Shimbashi station. A rare example of the Degron system; Japanese stamp cut out from reverse, generally F.-V.F.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 3,000...

Lot 2512 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2512 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

c. 1866, rare Kanagawa United States Consulate seal cancel, 10c US Washington issue cancelled by bold as maximum as possible strike of the fancy Kanagawa seal. Fresh and Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 2513 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2513 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

c. 1868, cover to Appleton, Wisconsin via San Francisco, bearing 10ֲ¢ green US Washington issue, which is cancelled by U.S.P.O. Yokohama killer. Cover shows San Francisco Mar 20 transit and nice strike in red of the scarce "China and Japan/Steam Service" handstamp. Opened at right, fresh and Fine to Very Fine, scarce.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 6,000.

Lot 2514 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2514 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

c. 1869, U.S. 2ֲ¢ and 10ֲ¢ Pictorials showing Hiogo cancellations, attractive pair of 1869 issues, each showing very nice strikes of the very scarce Hiogo small double circle killers, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 2,000 - 2,500.

Lot 2515 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -  Dynasty Auctions Company, LTD The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2515 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

c. 1870, U.S. 15ֲ¢ Banknotes with Nagasaki cancels, lovely pair of 15ֲ¢ Banknotes bearing nice strikes of the scarce Nagasaki c.d.s.'s. Fresh, Very Fine.
Estimate HK$ 1,500 - 2,000.

Lot 2516 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -  Dynasty Auctions Company, LTD The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2516 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

c. 1870's, U.S. Consulate, Hakodadi Japan handstamp, US 2ֲ¢ Jackson Banknote cancelled by bold, blue, maximum possible strike of "U.S. Consulate/Hakodadi, Japan" oval with ornate eagle design in center. Extremely Fine strike, a gorgeous item.
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 2517 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2517 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

c. 1873, rare cover front from Hiogo, Japan to Hagerstown, Md., pair of US 10ֲ¢ Banknote issues, cancelled on cover front by light, but completely readable "Hiogo/Japan" circular postmark without date, year etc. Font is affixed to black card, Fine to Very Fine, rare.
Estimate HK$ 10,000 - 15,000.

Lot 2518 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2518 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

1874 (Oct 14), folded business letter from Yokohama to Providence, RI, "via San Francisco/Overland", franked by three 3ֲ¢ US Banknotes in a pair and single (defective) and a 1c single, all cancelled by Yokohama segmented cork cancels with matching "Yokohama/Cot 14/Japan" c.d.s. alongside. Front shows San Francisco Nov 8 transit, fresh and Very Fine, a most attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 4,000 - 5,000.

Lot 2519 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2519 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan early mail via foreign offices in japan: u.s. offices

1874 (Nov 23), cover from Yokohama to Hartford, Connecticut, franked with US 10ֲ¢ Banknote tied by cork killer with matching "Yokohama/Nov 23/Japan" c.d.s., with blue "via San Francisco" straight line and "San Francisco/Dec 19/Cal" transit marking. Reverse shows blue "Bavier & Co./Japan/Yokohama" agents cachet, Fine to Very Fine, an attractive cover.
Estimate HK$ 3,000 - 4,000.

Lot 2520 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2520 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon

1871, Dragon, 48 mon brown, plate 1, laid paper, position 1, without gum as issued, lovely, rich deep brown shade, wonderfully fresh with large margins, a beauty! Very Fine. J.S.C.A. 1a 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 1; $275 (HK$ 2,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 2521 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2521 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon

1871, Dragon, 48 mon dark brown, plate 1, laid paper, position 1, without gum as issued, deep rich shade, full margins, Very Fine. J.S.C.A. 1a 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 1; $275 (HK$ 2,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 2522 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2522 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon

1871, Dragon, 48 mon brown, plate 1, laid paper, position 1, used, F.-V.F. J.S.C.A. 1a 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 1; $275 (HK$ 2,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 2523 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2523 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon

1871, Dragon, 48 mon brown, plate 1, laid paper, position 3, showing interesting pre-printing paper fold at bottom left, without gum as issued, wonderfully fresh with wide, even margins, Extremely Fine. J.S.C.A. 1a 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 1; $275 (HK$ 2,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 2524 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2524 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon

1871, Dragon, 48 mon brown, plate 1, laid paper, position 3, without gum as issued, fresh with four margins, Very Fine. J.S.C.A. 1a 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 1; $275 (HK$ 2,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

Lot 2525 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon -   The Michael Ruggiero Collection of Japan

Lot #2525 - the michael ruggiero collection of japan 1871-1872 dragon issues: 48 mon

1871, Dragon, 48 mon brown, plate 1, horizontally laid paper, position 4, an exquisitely well etched example, fresh with large margins, Extremely Fine and choice. J.S.C.A. 1a 45,000 yen (HK$ 3,490). Scott 1; $275 (HK$ 2,130).
Estimate HK$ 1,000 - 1,500.

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