Lot 661Postage Due, 1884, 3¢ red brown, two horizontal pairs. Cork canceled on reverse of 1888 incoming cover from London to San Francisco, Cal., front franked with G.B. 1d lilac pair tied by London postmarks, San Francisco receiving cds and "U.S. Charge To Collect, 12 Cents" handstamp, cover with light tone spots and slight rough opening at top, F.-V.F., a very rare multiple usage of the 1884 3¢ Postage Due issue, with a single stamp off cover cataloging $250; with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. J17 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 662Postage Due, 1895, 1¢ deep claret. Tied by Leominster, Mass. postmark on a 1900 cover originating in the Philippines, with "U.S. Mil. Sta." postmark alongside. Minor cover edge faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. J38 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 663Navy Dept., 1873, 1¢ + 2¢. Slightly overlapping on Navy Pay Office corner card cover to Erie, Pa., tied by purple cork cancels and matching "Washington, D.C., Mar 18" cds; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine, one of the finest 1¢ and 2¢ Navy Department combination usages, with less than 10 known usages; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O35+O36 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Lot 664Treasury Dept., 1873, 3¢ brown. Beautifully well centered, tied by Philadelphia cds on U.S. Mint corner card cover to the U.S. Assay Office in New York, Very Fine.
Scott No. O74 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 665Parcel Post Postage Due, 1913, 1¢ dark green pair + 2¢ Postage Due. Used on picture post card from German occupied France in Nov 1914, F.-V.F., a marvelous usage.
Scott No. JQ1+J53 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 666New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue. Large margins, used (not tied) with red boxed "U.S." cancel and matching U.S. Despatch Post postmark at right, on a small neat 1846 cover to New York, Very Fine; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB3 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 667New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on blue green. Large margins, used (not tied) with red boxed U.S. cancel and matching U.S. Despatch Post postmark at left, on a small 1843 folded letter, F.-V.F.; with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 668New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on blue. Canceled by "U.S." in octagon handstamp on folded letter, matching red City Dispatch Post cds, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 6LB5b Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 669New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on blue. Large margins, tied by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp on 1845 locally addressed folded letter, matching "City Despatch Post, Feb 17" cds; cover tear at top and stamp with tiny tear at top and small pre-printing paper fold, Fine; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5b $750.
Lot 670Blood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black. Clear to large margins, two strikes of "Blood's, May 29, 1858" cds with one tying stamp on small ladies locally addressed cover, Extremely Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 15L18 Estimate $100 - 150.