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    1875, Wild Goose 12 s. rose, Syllabic 3,with top sheet margin on envelope dispatched from 'YOKOHAMA 11 APR 1885' via 'BRINDISI 27 GIU 85' to Dresden/Germany with datestamp for arrival 30 May 1885 on reverse. The adhesive is cancelled with 'Y' type xC (Nishino handbook), but unfortunately not tied to the cover. The BPP expert for Japan, Florian Eichhorn, can not confirm the original use of the 12 s. Wild Goose stamp on the cover, and therefore states in his opinion (2020) "Marke und Stempel echt, Bestätigung als zum Brief zugehörig nicht möglich" (stamp and cancellations are genuine, confirmation of the stamp belonging to the envelope is not possible). The facts:rn1.) correct UPU postage rate to Germany via Brindisi.rn2.) the 'Y' type xC obliteration was used from 1884.rn3.) the 'Y' type xC can have been used together with Nishino type 4B cancellation on the same cover. and the ink of the obliterations look similar in colour as if from the same ink pad.rnThe adhesive stamp is marked in the lower left corner on the reverse by the German Expert 'R.F.Engel' (1897-1943) and shows full original gum on those parts of the reverse which are not affixed to the envelope. In addition the envelope is marked 'R.F.Engel' indicating that stamp and envelope were marked at the same time before the year 1943. Due to the extraordinary rarity of the  Wild Goose 12 s. Syllabic 3 in mint condition we are convinced the 'Y' type xC obliteration to be genuine (also confirmed by Eichhorn BPP), although not recorded to date on the Wild Goose 12 s. After all the original use of the Wild Goose 12s. stamp on the envelope to Dresden seems to be very likely although it can not be proven with certainty due to the lack of obliteration tying from stamp to the envelope. Offered 'as is'.       
    Starting bid : 300 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,900 CHF

    Lot# : 1451 Japan

    1916 (Dec 23): Registered cover from Kyoto to Basel, Switzerland, a well decorated envelope bearing 1914-25 20 s. claret, tied by Japanese cds with bilingual Yokohama Transit cds in violet (Dec 24) alongside and two diff. types of registration labels from Kyoto and Yokohama, opened in transit by the French censor and and closed with the matching strip, reverse with Basel arrival cds (Feb 5, 1917). An appealing cover.
    Starting bid : 50 CHF
    Hammer price : 90 CHF

    Lot# : 1452 Japan

    1871/97: Collection used/unused with some better sets values with a strength in the semi-modern period with airmails and after war issues as single value of 1948 Philatelic Week 5 y. brown , 1950 airpost set unused, 1949 Japan Foreign Traid Fair imperf. sheet of 20 as well as 1949/53 National Parks miniature sheets, mounted in an original Japanese postage stamp album 1946/58.
    Starting bid : 400 CHF
    Hammer price : 950 CHF

    Lot# : 1453 Japan

    1871/1965: Collection with better sets and values used/unused  starting with 1871 mon issues, 1872 Cherry Blossom to 1876/86 Koban issue with many signed by F. Eichhorn and of cancelation interest, further National park sets and miniature sheets up to 1948 Nagano Philatelic Exhibition, 1949 8 y. postal week, all unused, condition of the classics varies, otherwise fine.
    Starting bid : 500 CHF
    Hammer price : 1,600 CHF
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