Lot 2091Samoa, 1842 Bankfoot, Scotland To Samoa. Folded letter to addressed to "The Revd.Henry Nisbet, Island of Samoa, South Seas", carried under separate cover with no postal markings, lengthy 3-page letter mostly regarding personal religious affairs, mentions Rev. Nisbet arriving in Sydney in better health, etc., Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2092 oSamoa, 1878, 6d Red Lilac, State II. Position 9 (R2/4), full J. Whatman watermark, March 31, 1879 town cancel, brilliant color and attractively centered, light corner crease, otherwise Very Fine; with 2011 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 6 £550 ($890).
Scott No. 4a $750.
Lot 2093Samoa, Compliments of the Season, From J. Davis, Postmaster, Samoa. Imprint at bottom of ca. 1890 card backed multi-view photo showing Post Office, Street Views, High Chief Malietoa Leaupepe and Native People; some corner chipping, F.-V.F.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 2094Samoa, 1886, 1sh Rose Carmine, Perf 12½, Bisected Diagonally. Lower right half tied by blue "Apia, Samoa, Apr 24, 95" cds on cover to San Francisco, Cal., reverse with receiving cds, Very Fine, an attractive "first day" bisect usage. SG No. 25a.
Scott No. 18f Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2095Samoa, 1886, 1sh Rose Carmine, Perf 12½, Bisected Diagonally. Lower right half tied by "Apia, Samoa, Jun 15, 95" cds on cover to Auckland, New Zealand, with notation…Have promised Amy Towland one of these stamps, is going to Wellington so look her up, is going to stay at the Oxidindal (Occidental) Hotel, reverse with receiving cds and Union Steamship Co. flag on backflap; central cover fold, Very Fine (Odenweller unlisted). SG No. 25a.
Scott No. 18f Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2096Samoa, 1886, 1sh Rose Carmine, Perf 12½, Bisected Diagonally. Lower right half tied by black "Apia, Samoa, Apr 24, 95" back-dated cds on printed Sellschopp address cover, reverse with "San Francisco, Paid All, Jul 3, 1895" arrival cds and receiver, Very Fine. SG No. 25a.
Scott No. 18f Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 2097Samoa, 1886, Palms, 1s rose carmine, perf 12½, bisected, two halves. Tied by blue "Apia, Samoa, Apr 29, 95" cds's on oversized cover to Sydney, N.S.W., reverse with partial receiving cds; cover reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine, a rare multiple provisional bisect usage, only four covers, 3 with bisects, sent on this date are recorded (Odenweller 526). Scott No. 18a.
SG No. 25a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2098Samoa, 1886, Palms, 1s rose carmine, perf 12½, bisected, two halves. Tied by "Apia, Samoa, May 22, 95" cds's on locally addressed cover to the H.M.S. Rapid, Very Fine, a late usage as these bisect 2½d provisionals where only used until May 23rd (Odenweller 543). Scott No. 18a.
SG No. 25a Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2099Samoa, 1890, Palms, 4d blue, perf 12 x 11½. Tied by "Apia, Samoa, Apr 14" cds on 1893 cover to Sydney, N.S.W., clear receiving backstamp; cover tear at top, F.-V.F (Odenweller 346). Scott No. 16c.
SG No. 45 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2100Samoa, 1892, King Malietoa Laupepa, 2½d rose, perf 12½, horizontal pair. Right stamp with flaws, tied by dark blue "Apia, Samoa, Aug 17" cds on 1892 cover to London England, in combination with U.S. 1890, 10¢ green tied by grid cork handstamp, reverse with San Francisco transit and red London receiving cds's; cover tone spots and part of address panel removed, Fine appearance, still a rare Samoa - U.S. mixed franking (Odenweller 339). Scott No. 14a+U.S. 226.
SG No. 52 Estimate $300 - 400.