Lot 1938City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ black on grayish, left margin single, o.g., fairly light hinging, large even margins, owner's handstamp on reverse, Extremely Fine; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 40L1 $375.
Lot 1939 /City Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ black on grayish, left margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at top, bottom stamps never hinged, large margins, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine, an attractive and choice multiple; with 1993 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 40L1 $2,000 for hinged.
Lot 1940Davis' Penny Post, 1856 (1¢) black on lilac, "Pennq" error. Type B, position 2, manuscript pencil cancel, large top right sheet margins, other sides ample to just touching, insignificant tiny corner creases at bottom and small red mark on back, Extremely Fine, the Finest of the Three Used Examples of the "Pennq" Error, of which four are known in total. this corner margin example is proof that the error occupied position 2 in the setting, ex Chapman; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 57L1a $8,250.
This stamp was part of the C. E. Chapman collection and, as far back as the 1890's, it was affixed to an 1852 folded letter to which it did not belong.
Lot 1941 PMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., 1855, 1¢-20¢. 1¢ dark blue, 5¢ deep green, 10¢ brown & 20¢ red orange, blocks of 4, rich colors, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 107L1TC-107L4TC Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1942 oRobison & Co., 1855-56, 1¢ black on blue, margins ample to in at right, certificate notes "unused…slight discoloration at top" which is actually the watery blue cancellation known to have been used by Robison & Co., Fine, an Extremely Rare Example of the Robison & Co. Stamp With Only 8 Recorded Examples, ex Kuphal; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 128L1 $4,750.
Lot 1943 ()Wells Fargo & Co., 1861-70, black "To be Dropped in the New York Post Office", without gum, margins clear to mostly large, deep shade, Very Fine and choice, one of finest examples of this rare to the Post Office stamp, accompanied by company corner card cover from which this was removed.
Scott No. 143LP1 $1,250.
Lot 1944 oWells Fargo & Co., 1861, $1 Red, $2 Red & $2 Green Pony Express. Attractive examples with light Wells Fargo cancels, margins close to touching, trivial faults possible, much better than usual condition, please inspect, Fine.
Scott No. 143L1//143L4 $3,300.