Lot 93Via Nicaragua, Ahead of the Mails. Red two-line handstamp on cover to Fall River, Mass., franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red, horizontal pair tied by "New York, Feb 5" cds, manuscript "Nicaragua" endorsement at bottom, Very Fine.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 94(Mail Routes) By the Overland Mail Stage Via Los Angeles! Hurrah! But We Must Have the (Railroad). Striking pictorial design by "Hutchings & Rosenfield" showing Pioneers Waving To a Passing Train on cover to Peru, New York, franked with 1857 10¢ green type V (corner fault) tied by "Brooklyn, Cal, Jan 10" cds, reduced at right, Fine, a very rare design.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 95Overland Via Los Angeles. Brown imprint on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire without Wells Fargo frank to Downieville, Cal, cancelled with "San Francisco, Cal./Aug 5, 1859" cds; cover missing backflap, otherwise Very Fine, a rare imprint entire.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 96Pan. & San. Fran. S.S., Jun 29. Red cds on 1852 cover to Keereville, N.Y., with "10" in circle rate handstamp applied in New York, Very Fine, a rare strike in red of this rare route agent marking that was applied on board contract vessels between San Francisco and Panama.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Sent on the P.M.S.C. - California departing San Francisco on June 18th and arriving in Panama on July 4th, then by U.S.M.S.C. - Illinois departing Aspinwall on July 7th and arriving in New York on July 15th.
Lot 97Via Tehuantepec. Manuscript endorsement on legal size cover addressed to Gen. James W. Denver in Washington D.C., franked with 1855, 10¢ green, types II-III-II, vertical strip of three tied by two strikes of "San Francisco, Cal., Dec 6, 1858" cds; some wear and sealed cover tears at top from opening, F.-V.F., an extremely rare triple rate usage over this rare route operating only between Oct 1, 1858 and Sept 27, 1859 handling very little mail, letters for carriage over the route had to have the routing endorsement.
Scott No. 14-15 Estimate $500 - 750.