Lot 91New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on blue. Large four margin copy cancelled and tied on 1846 folded letter sheet by two strikes of red "U.S." in octagon handstamps, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, March 27" cds, minor cover tear, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1978 Friedl certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5b Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 92Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black. Tied by sharp strike of blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 1" cds on cover to Reading, matching blue "5" rate he at top, Extremely Fine and choice, uncommon tied by Post Office postmark.
Scott No. 15L13 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 93Bouton's City Dispatch Post, 1848, 2¢ black on gray blue. Large even margins, with red straight line "Paid" cancel on 1849 folded letter to Baltimore, entered the mails with red "New York, 5cts, Jan 15" due cds, tiny cover tear at top, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 18L2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 94Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) blue. Margins close to slightly in at right, tied by "Floyd's Penny Post, Chicago" circular handstamp on cover to St. Louis, Mo., in combination with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by blue Chicago, Ill. duplex postmark, manuscript "Keep this envelope. Find out what Penny Post means." notation at top, Very Fine, an attractive to-the-mails usage; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 68L1+65 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 95Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (2¢) blue. Full even margins, just tied by orange red "Paid" boxed cancel on cover to Reading, Pennsylvania, entered the mails with red "New York, 5cts, Dec 4" integral rate cds, mended cover tear, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 136L8 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 96Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (1¢) red. Four large margins, bright color, tied by neat "Paid, Swarts" boxed handstamp on cover with second strike alondside, "Swarts', B., Post Office, Chatham Square, N.Y." handstamp at upper right, Extremely Fine and choice, seldom encountered so nice.
Scott No. 136L9 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 97Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (1¢) pink. Large margins, tied by clear "Swarts', B., Post Office, N.Y., Chatham Square" oval handstamp on small cover addressed to the Broadway post office, matching "Paid" handstamp, Extremely Fine, ex-Emerson.
Scott No. 136L10 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 98Teese & Co. Penny Post, 1852 (1¢) blue on bluish. Four full margins, tied by acid cancel on cover to Burlington, N.J., entered the mails with blue "Philadelphia Pa, Jul 10" cds with matching "5" in circle rate handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, a rare very use of the Teese & Co. local stamp and one of the finest of only twelve recorded usages; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 137L1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.