Lot 731(Horticultural) Albany Nursery. Fancy ad cover design on fresh cover to Quebec, Canada, franked with 1859, 10¢ green, type V with part captured imprint at right and canceled by Albany, N.Y. cds and grid duplex, 1861 year docketing at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 732(Horticultural) C.W. Grant. Iona Island Near Peekskill, N.Y. Allover shaded ad design in purple showing Greenhouse Scene and Grapevine Border, franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by circle of wedges cancel, Peekskill, N.Y., Sep 7 cds alongside, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce early allover design.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 733(Horticultural) J.B. Wilson, Nurseryman and Grape Grower. Illustrated ad cover showing various floral elements, franked with well centered 1861, 3¢ rose tied by Washington, Pa. cds and cork duplex, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 734(Horticultural) Jefferson White, Cultivator and Wholesale Dealer in Shaker Garden, Field & Flower Seeds. Advertising design with bird and fountain motifs, on fresh cover with red "Thompsonville, Ct., Jan 25" cds and matching "Paid 3" in circle handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 735(Horticultural) Leclare & Manning, Growers, Importers and Dealers in Improved Farm Seeds. Illustrated design on cover showing Farming Scene, franked with 1¢ dull blue tied by 1890 Brighton, N.Y. duplex postmark; cover with sealed flap tears and small tear at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 219 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 736(Horticultural) Stone and Wellington Nurserymen. Brown allover design showing Nursery View, on cover franked with 1883, 2¢ red brown tied by 1886 Rochester, N.Y. duplex postmark; cover with small sealed tear at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 210 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 737(Horticultural) W.H. Grenell, Seed Grower. Illustrated design on cover showing Building Vignette and Vegetable Border, franked with 1887, 2¢ green canceled by sharp purple "Pierrepont Manor, N.Y., Feb 5, 1890" cds and negative star in circle duplex postmark; cover slightly reduced at right, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 213 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 738(Horticultural) Nursery Advertising Covers. Balance of 100 ad covers, 1850-90's and mostly illustrated; wide array of companies including a selection of 13 early 1860's covers including Brooklyn Nursery with large Apple design in green and several allovers, Reading Nursery - Reading, Mass. (3 different), Wm. Holland - Plymouth, Indiana, Kembel Floral Co. - Oskaloosa, Iowa (2 different including better items-color), J.T. Lovett Monmouth Nursery (2 different) etc., includes a small selection of fruit bowl illustrated ads; some flaws, Very Fine overall.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 739(Insurance) Aetna Ins. Co. Hartford, Conn., E.P. Dorr, General Agt., Buffalo, N.Y. Illustrated ad design on cover showing Volcano, franked with 1879, 6¢ dull pink tied by Buffalo, N.Y. cds and target duplex, Very Fine.
Scott No. 186 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 740(Insurance) Home Insurance Company, New Haven, Conn. Allover design on two covers; in grayish bistre on cover franked with 1861, 3¢ rose (s.e. at left) tied by Scranton, Pa. cds, and in green on cover franked with 1869, 3¢ ultramarine tied by Alton, Ill. cds and cork duplex; former with small opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 65, 114 Estimate $100 - 150.