Lot 447Japan, 1879, Old Koban, 2s dark violet, used with 1s maroon (68), each tied by quartered cork, Nagoya (Jan. 24, 1881) backstamp on folded cover to Simo-Sabue, Jan. 24th arrival backstamp; cover faulty, F.-V.F. and scarce use.
Scott No. 69 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 448Japan, 1913, Tazawa, 10s deep blue, unwatermarked, pair used with 2s green (118), tied by strikes of "Paquebot, Posted at Sea, Received, MY 22 15, Victoria" cds to New York N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott No. 122 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 449Japan, 1934, Karl Lewis Cover, multicolored handpainted cachet on cover to the United States bearing 1914, ½s brown, 1s yellow, 1½s blue and 5s violet plus 1926, 2s green, all tied by three strikes of red 1934 Hiye-Maru Sea Post Nippon cachet postmark, Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 450Japan, 1949-52, Cultural Leaders complete, blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, all bright and fresh, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 480-497 $1,208 for singles.
Lot 451Japan, 1949-52, Cultural Leaders complete, complete sheets of 20, bright and fresh, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 480-497 $6,040.
Lot 452Japan, Postal Card, 1873, 1st Issue, ½s buff, cancelled by Tokyo (Dec. 30, 1873) cds; light fold and some edge wear with tiny tears, still Very Fine and scarce. J.S.C.A. No. PC1 ¥140,000 ($1,290).
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 453Japan, Reply Postal Card, 1922, 8s+8s scarlet, mint card. J.S.C.A. No. FC17 ¥130,000 ($1,200).
Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 454Japan, 1942 Private Made Military Post Card, addressed to Shizuoka, Japan, with "North Borneo Dispatch, Tsuranuki, 15896 Unit, Suzuki Party" return address, red manuscript "Gunji Yubin" (Military Mail) and "Censor" both in black box with red censor "Inove" chop below, Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 455Japan, 1942 Military Post Card, addressed to Yamagata, Japan, with "North Borneo Dispatch, Oka, 10302 Unit" return address, with red censor "Nakajima" chop, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 456Japan, 1942 Military Airmail Postal Card (message half), to Okayama, Japan with "North Borneo Dispatch, Nada 10320 Unit, Oda Party" return address, with violet censor handstamp bearing red censor chop handstamp, Very Fine, a very rare of this stationery card from North Borneo. J.S.C.A. No. MA1.
Estimate $300 - 400.