Lot 1187New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, horizontal pair. Clear to large margins, tied by blue pen and red "New York, 10cts, Apr 3" cds on 1846 folded letter sheet to Buffalo, N.Y., red arched "Paid" handstamp; vertical file fold affecting right stamp, F.-V.F.; with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1 $2,000.
Lot 1188New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish. Position 21 with sheet margin at left, slightly in at top, cancelled by blue manuscript "X" and tied by red "U.S. Express Mail N.Y. N. York Oct. 14" cds with matching straightline "Paid" handstamp on 1846 folded letter to Boston, blue manuscript "5" rating; addressee chemically removed from the cover which also affects the postmark, F.-V.F. and rare, fewer than ten New York Provisional covers with this route agent handstamp are known; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9X1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1189New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, horizontal pair. Positions 39-40, ample to huge margins with bottom right sheet margins, neat blue pen cancels and tied by "New York, 10cts, Dec 19" integral rate cds, second strike and matching red "Paid" in arc on folded letter made from ledger paper with 1845 docketing to New Orleans, vertical file fold clear of stamps, Extremely Fine, ex Mayer.
Scott No. 9X1a Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 11901847, 5¢ red brown and 10¢ black. Matching pair of 1848 folded letters to Pilkington Brothers & Co. in Blackburn, England; 5¢ horizontal pair (positions 99-100R) in deep red brown shade with full even margins, tied by black grids, "New Orleans La., Jan. 16" cds, with "1/-" rate handstamp also tying pair, "America/Liverpool/FE 13/1848" transit datestamp and "Blackburn, Feb 14" receiving backstamp, letter written on printed prices-current list; and 10¢ single (position 30R) with full to large margins, intense shade and impression, tied by black grid, "New Orleans La., May 7" cds, "1/-" rate handstamp, "Liverpool, May 30" transit and "Blackburn, May 31" receiving backstamps, Extremely Fine, a Spectacular Matched Pair of 1847 Issue Covers To England, ex Jack Dick, Sevenoaks & Latshaw; both covers with 1981 and 2007 P.F. certificates, accompanied by analysis letter from Calvet M. Hahn.
Scott No. 1-2 Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
Both covers were carried by Cunard steamships during the period when mail transported on American packets was subjected to a British charge of one shilling, which led to the U.S. Retaliatory Rate period from July to December 1848. The 5¢ cover was carried on the Cunarder - Cambria departing New York on January 29th and arriving in Liverpool on February 13th. The 10¢ cover was carried on the Cunarder - Britannia departing Boston on May 17th and arriving in Liverpool on May 30th.
Lot 11911847, 5¢ red brown, horizontal strip of three. Large margins to just in, each cancelled by neat manuscript. "X"'s, "Wallingford Ct. Feb. 16" Valentine week circular datestamp with day in manuscript and matching "Paid" handstamp on large cover to Middlebury Conn.; tiny tear between second and third stamps, right stamp small faults at top right, cover with few corner creases and two corner nicks, Very Fine appearance, an Extremely Rare Use of a 1847 5¢ Strip of Three To Pay the Triple 5¢ Rate on a cover which undoubtedly enclosed a Valentine., ex Goldberg; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 11921847, 5¢ red brown. Clear to mostly large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Nov 13" cds on 1848 folded letter to recently elected Vice President Millard Fillmore in Albany, N.Y., letter from Oliver Pease congratulating Millard and President Taylor on winning the election (on November 7th), Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 11931847, 5¢ red brown. Margins ample to into frameline at lower right, tied by blue "Philada., Pa., 5cts, Jun 21" cds with second strike at center, on 1850 folded letter sheet to New York City, in combination with acid canceled Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black, with original enclosures, Very Fine; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1+15L13 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 11941847, 5¢ brown. Ample to large margins, manuscript canceled on 1849 folded letter to Camden, S.C., with manuscript "Providence, S.C., Sept 20" postmark and "5" rate alongside, Very Fine, the only known 1847 issue usage from Providence, S.C. the Providence post office received no 1847 stamps of either denomination.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1195 ()1847, 5¢ red brown. Large margins to clear, tied by red New York square grid on part of mourning cover front to Williams College in Mass., also bearing Messenkopes Union Square Post Office (1c) black on green with line thru "Messenkopes", not tied, light creasing, still Very Fine.
Scott No. 1+106L1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 11961847, 5¢ red brown. Lovely shade, ample to large margins, with red grid and Boston town cancel, to Hartford, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 $600.