Lot 5371861, 1¢ blue. Average single tied by vivid green waffle grid on local 1866 cover with matching Richmond, Va. cds, cover ever so slightly reduced at top, Extremely Fine, a lovely item, ex-Knapp.
Scott No. 63 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 5381861, 3¢ pink. Rich vibrant color, tied by blue grid cancel on cover to Bangor, Me., red "Bridgewater, Ms., Sep 20, 1861" cds; cover with slight reduction at right, Very Fine and choice, especially so with the mixed color cancellations of Bridgewater, Mass.; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 5391861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink. Vibrant true pigeon blood pink shade, tied on orange cover by brownish red segmented grid cancel & blue Woonsocket, R.I. cds to a member of the "4th Regt. Band R.I.V., Washington, D.C.", docketed on reverse "Received December 9th, 1861, No. 17 at Camp California near Alexandria, Va.", Extremely Fine and choice, a wonderful and rare cover; with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64a Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 5401861, 3¢ rose pink. Large margins and an unusual dusky shade, tied by grid cancel on cover with "Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 30, 1861" cds, Very Fine, a very early usage; with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 64b Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 5411861, 3¢ rose. Stamp defects, tied by cross cork cancels on cover addressed to Harbor Island, Nassau in the Bahamas, red "Paid" and "5" rate handstamps with "4" pence due in blue crayon, faint origin town at lower right, Fine, cover annotated and signed S. Ashbrook on reverse.
Scott No. 65+73 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 5421861, 3¢ rose. Single with natural s.e. at left tied by Philadelphia cds on a small 1865 cover to a "Lieutenant Colonel Branson" in the 62 Reg U.S. Colored Infantry, near Brownsville, Texas with manuscript endorsement "Via New Orleans" at bottom left, slightly reduced at right & top right corner repaired, otherwise F.-V.F., a scarce and attractive example of mail to Black U.S. troops that served the Union in the Civil War, Black troops served proudly during the Civil War, but were not allowed to be officers, Lieutenant Colonel Branson, was one of their white officers.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 5431861, 5¢ buff + 10¢ green. Tied by red grid cancels on a blue 1862 folded letter to France, with red transit cancels and three French backstamps, manuscript "Steamer Canada for Liverpool via Boston", Very Fine, a gem cover; with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 67+68 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 5441861, 5¢ buff. In combination with 1¢ blue + 3¢ rose cancelled by target cancels on 1865 triple rate cover from Bloomington, Ind. to New York, 1¢ & 5¢ with minor perf flaws, cover slightly reduced at left & minor wear, Fine, a very rare franking.
Scott No. 67+63+65 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 5451861, 10¢ yellow green, horizontal pair + 24¢ grayish lilac. Tied by target cancels on double rate 1866 folded letter sheet to Lima, Peru, matching "San Francisco, Cal., Jan 10, 1866" origin duplex postmark and "Panama, Ja 24, 1866" transit cds, blue Lima receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a lovely double rate cover; with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 68+78a Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 5461861, 10¢ yellow green. Cancelled by grids (5¢ just tied) on under paid double rate cover from "Galveston, Tex." to France, markings include manuscript 15c/2, straight line "Insufficiently Paid" & New York debit marking, cover treated as wholly unpaid, couple of blunt perf & minor cover soiling, F.-V.F., a nice usage from Texas.
Scott No. 68+76 Estimate $200 - 300.