Lot 639New Orleans, La., exchange label with ultramarine "34943" number on G.B. 3d registration envelope from Scotland to Costa Rica with 1d red and 3d brown on yellow, all tied by "Registered, Dundee, FE 5, 04" cds, reverse with New York (2.16), New Orleans (2.18) and Port Lyon (2.25) arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. FX-NO1 $600.
Lot 640New York, N.Y., etiquette on 1910 registered cover from Ethiopia to Canal Zone, franked with Ethiopia 1909 4g Pictorial (91) tied by "Addis-Ababa, Oct 22" cds, reverse with New York transits and bold red "Cristobal, Dec 1, 1910" cds; slight cover edge wear, Very Fine, a very unusual origin and destination usage.
Scott No. FX-NY1a Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 641(New York, N.Y.), blank label, blue handstamped "48353", affixed on 1892 registered cover to Vienna, Austria bearing 15¢ indigo (227) tied by quartered cork, purple "Registered / South West Station / Jun 1 1892 / Chicago Ill." four-line postmark, New York (6.4) transit backstamp; couple mounting stains on back only, reduced slightly at left, F.-V.F., ex-Karlen.
Scott No. FX-NY4; $250 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 642Shanghai, China, red on white registry exchange label with handstamp "4948" number, on cover with Shanghai Club imprint on flap and return address bearing 10¢ orange brown (283) tied by "U.S. Postal A cover from Shanghai, China, to New Orleans with registry exchange label (Scott FX-SH1b), 10¢ (#283) tied by Shanghai China, U.S. Postal Sta., Dec 19" duplex to New Orleans La., reverse with rare bright blue "U.S. Postal Agency -Reg. Div., * Shanghai-China * Dec. 19 1905" double-oval datestamp, purple Seattle (1.6) transit and New Orleans (1.13) arrival cds; light bends and reduced at left, F.-V.F.
Scott No. FX-SH1b Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A RARE SHANGHAI REGISTRY LABEL USE WITH THE BRIGHT BLUE SHANGHAI REGISTRY DIVISION OVAL.
Lot 643St. Louis, Mo., registry label with pencil "13903" number on cover from Chicago Ill. to Mexico City, Mexico bearing 4¢ brown (303) strip of three tied by Chicago registry ovals, violet "Chicago, Ill., Registered, Feb 25, 1908" cds and matching "Return Receipt Demanded" straightline, reverse with magenta "Received at Saint Louis, Mo. / Feb 26 1908" transit backstamp and ultramarine Mexico City (3.1) arrival oval, Very Fine and choice use, Census No. STL-17, ex-Meroni, Heimberger.
Scott No. FX-STL1 $700.
ONE OF ONLY 17 RECORDED ST. LOUIS REGISTRY LABEL USAGES, THIS BEING ONE OF 14 PRINTED EXAMPLES.
Lot 644Registered Covers, 1860s-1900s, group of 22 covers including #68 pair on 3¢ #U59 entire from Philadelphia, #189 on legal-size registered cover from Milwaukee to Austria, Q7 on 1913 Omaha Neb. cover, O126 on UO72 entire, etc.; mixed condition (no photo).
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 645Postage Due, 1884, 1¢ red brown, block of three, tied by cork cancels on cover to Suspension Bridge N.Y. with fancy blue "Received Bridge N.Y., Received in Bad Order" shield handstamp, black "DUE 3 CTS." straightline, Dec. 16th arrival backstamp; some edge wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. J15 Estimate $150 - 200.