Lot 1842 oGreat Britain, 1840, 1d black. Plate 1b, position C-L re-entry, neat red Maltese cross cancel, large to huge margins all around, bold vivid shade, Superb, an exceptional choice gem. Scott No. 1.
SG No. 2bb £300 ($471).
Lot 1843 oGreat Britain, 1840, 2d blue. Central Maltese cross cancel, ample margins, deep color, Very Fine. Scott No. 2 $650.
SG No. 5 £600 ($942).
Lot 1844Great Britain, 1841, 1d red brown. Large margin to in at right, tied by numeral grid cancel on allover "Universal Brotherhood" peace propaganda cover with Valentine, Johnston & Hunter and Ackerman & Co. imprints at bottom, to Glasgow, Scotland with transit and receiving backstamps, few tone spots, Very Fine, ex LeBow. SG No. 8.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1845Great Britain, 1841, 2d blue, "white lines", horizontal strip of six. Large margins to just shaving right pair at top, tied by "405" barred numeral cancels of Ipswich on 1845 folded letter to Burlington, N.J., bold "L, Sp 18" oval date stamp and red "Boston, Ms., Ship, Oct 6" entry cds with matching "7" handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, a marvelous multiple on this outstanding Trans-Atlantic cover; with 1996 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 14.
Scott No. 4 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 1846Great Britain, 1847, 1s green. Tied by "Manchester, Oc 24, 1854" cds on illustrated Ocean Penny Postage propaganda cover with C. Glipin, London imprint on reverse, to Fall River, Mass. with red "21 cents" credit handstamp and partial entry cds's; light cover wear and stamp with toning and tear at top, Fine, still a wonderful transatlantic usage of this propaganda design for cheap ocean mail. SG No. 55.
Scott No. 5 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1847 oGreat Britain, 1854, 6d purple, inverted watermark. Barred numeral cancel, small corner crease, otherwise Fine. SG No. 60.
Scott No. 7var $775.
Lot 1848Great Britain, 1855, 1d red brown. Tied by "Aberdeen, De 1, 1856" barred numeral duplex postmark on mourning cover to Bridge Water, Nova Scotia, "5d" debit handstamp and blue "Liverpool, De 2, 1856" transit backstamp, carried by the RMS 'America' on December 6th and was damaged by a storm, returned with mail transferring it to the RMS 'Canada' which left December 12th, "H., N.S., De 23" oval entry backstamp and matching "7½d" due handstamp, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, an interesting usage from Scotland. SG No. 24.
Scott No. 12 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1849Great Britain, 1856, 1d rose red + 4d rose, horizontal pair. Tied by 171 barred numeral cancels on 1857 cover to Colombo, Ceylon, reverse with "Haddington, Au 24, 1857" origin cds, sent via Marseilles and Suez per 'Valetta' and 'Bentinct' arriving September 28, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20+25 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1850Great Britain, 1856, 1s green. Block of 6, tied on piece by barred numeral cancels and postmarks on reverse, Fine. SG No. 72 £1,150 ($1,805).
Scott No. 28 $1,740 for singles.
Lot 1851Great Britain, 1856, 1s green + 1857, 4d rose, strip of three. Tied by "Glasgow, Ja 15, 59" barred numeral duplex postmarks paying the 2sh rate on folded letter to Lima, Peru via St.Thomas, endorsed "pr Parana" at top left, reverse with Liverpool transit and partial receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 28+26 Estimate $250 - 350.