CG Auction No. 41: Korean covers

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The 41st Gärtner auction contains two interesting Korean covers. Both covers are pre-1900 and contain stamps from both Korea (classical Korean/Empire period) and Japan. The auction is held on 16-17 August. For more information see the Auktionen Gärtner website.

These two covers are listed here “as is”, with the original text/graphics from Auktionen Gärtner:

Lot nr. 376
1877, Japanese office Inchon, Japan old koban 10 S. blue, a vertical top margin strip-3 tied double circle type DK “Chosen Ninsen -.8.5” to reverse of small size registered cover to Bad Kreuznach/Germany, printed return of “H. M. Consulate / General for COREA.” Transits octogonal “REGISTERED NAGASAKI 11 AUG 85”, small size “REGISTERED YOKOHAMA 18 AUG 1885”, SF Sept. 2, NY (plus transit R-label) and arrival “BAD KREUZNACH 22 / 9 85”. Some light soiling but an extraordinary item and one of the few registered items from Inchon (Ninsen) from this early period.

Front of cover (item 376)
Back of cover (item 376)

The starting price for this cover is €8000,-.

Lot nr. 377
1895/96: 5 P. bluish green and 10 P. dull blue, each second printing horizontal pair, 5 P. cancelled Wonsan ‘3.2.1.’ (February 1, 1899), on envelope with endorsed ‘overland’, addressed to James Frederick Oiesen in Seoul with arrival ‘2.7’ (February 7). On reverse brown “T” applied and the 10 P. pair cancelled by two strikes of boxed ‘Pu Jo, “insufficient”‘. The envelope was franked by sender as inland letter basic rate = 10 P. (per 7.5g for the 1895/1900 rate period), but treated underpaid and postage due assessed. Missing amounts were charged double, hence 10 P. were considered missing. Detailed certificate Florian Eichhorn BPP (2017).

Front/back of cover (item 377)
Inside of cover (item 377)
Original certificate by Florian Eichhorn (BPP)

The starting price for this cover is €4500,-.

Copyright images: Auktionen Gärtner.

KSS Korea Philately Editor
One of the earliest positions of the KSS. The position of editor of KP is, and has always been, the mainstay of the KSS.

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