Lot 12871863, 2¢ black. Cancelled by quartered cork on unsealed illustrated Providence Conference Seminary cover to N. Canton Conn., faint strike of circular datestamp at top right, stamp with small corner crease at top right ending in tiny tear, cover with small tear and toned spot at left, otherwise Very Fine, a spectacular illustrated advertising cover with the Black Jack issue; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 12881863, 2¢ black. In combination with 1861, 3¢ rose + 1866, 15¢ black on 1866 cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, tied by "Phila. Pa. Jun. 6" cds and cork duplexes, and red "N. York Paid Hamburg Pkt. Jun. 9" transit datestamps, red "17" credit, Hamburg transit and Copenhagen receiving backstamps; stamps with minor toning and small cover faults, otherwise F.-V.F., an extremely rare 20¢ rate cover to Denmark via Germany.
Scott No. 73+65+77 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 12891863, 2¢ black. In combination with 1861, 10¢ green + 1866, 15¢ black, two singles, tied by circle of wedges cancels, red "New York, Paid 36, Oct. 31" credit cds on 1866 folded letter to Palermo, Italy, endorsed "pr French Mail", appropriate red French transits, receiving backstamp; vertical file fold clear of stamps, Very Fine, a colorful franking paying double 21¢ French Mail rate, ex LeBow; signed A. Diena.
Scott No. 73+68+77 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 12901863, 2¢ black, two singles. In combination with 1868, 3¢ rose, F. grill (s.e. at left) on 1864, 3¢ pink entire to Honolulu, Sandwich Islands, tied by cork handstamps with matching New Haven, Jan 25 cds alongside, red "New York, Paid All, Jan 27" cds, "Rec'd Apr 15, 69" docketing at left; 2¢ stamp lifted and placed back with repaired corner tears, cover tears at top, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 73+94 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 12911863, 2¢ black. Tied by circular geometric handstamp on fresh tan shaded allover ad cover for the Great American Tea Co. with black printed 1865 Calendar at left, to Groton, Mass., Very Fine and choice, ex Biddle.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12921863, 2¢ black. Tied by fancy cork cancel on folded document to the secretary of state on Augusta, Me., matching Bowdoinham, Me. cds, document attest for the bounty commissioner of Sagadahoc county with four margin Revenue 5¢ Inland Exchange imperf (R27a), Very Fine.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 12931863, 2¢ black. Well centered, tied by "Boston, Mass., Oct 18, '64" cds and target handstamp on illustrated Massachusetts State Seal cover, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $75 - 100.
These covers are known to be used for sending county voter election returns.
Lot 12941863, 2¢ black. Folded cover franked with single bootlegged to New York, letter datelined Sonsonate (El Salvador), 20th April 1867, entering the U.S. mails at New York City receiving May 13 cds with Maltese Cross cork killer (file fold through s.e. stamp does not detract), Very Fine appearing and rare usage.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 12951862, 5¢ red brown. Deep rich color, in combination with 1861, 10¢ green on cover to Germany, tied by bold Philadelphia, Pa. cds, red "New York Paid Brem. Pkt." transit cds, appropriate backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 75+68 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 12961862, 5¢ red brown. In combination with 1861, 10¢ green on cover to France, tied by grid handstamps, red "Peterso, R.I., May 20" origin cds, red New York exchange and Calais transit cds's; light cover edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 75+68 Estimate $200 - 300.