Lot 1470Baker's City Post, 10 Court Square. Clear strike of circular handstamp on locally addressed Boston, Mass. cover, with original Valentine poem enclosure, Very Fine.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1471G.N. Beesley's, Express Post, Utica N.Y. Three-line handstamp on cover to a Miss Gridly at the City Hotel in Utica, probably a Valentine mailing, faint toning spots, Very Fine, extremely rare with Only Two Recorded Examples of This Marking.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1472Blood & Co., "City Despatch, D.O. Blood & Co. 2cts.". Well struck double circle datestamp on cover to local address, endorsed "Private, Opened by Mistake" on top flap, with original enclosure, Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1473Blood & Co., 1846-47 (2¢) black. Cut to shape, tied by blue boxed "Paid" handstamp on 1847 folded letter sheet to St. Louis, Mo., matching "Philada., Pa., 10cts, Apr 24" cds; faint vertical file fold affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine, an unusual example of a Blood's "For The Post Office" stamp tied by a post office "Paid" handstamp; with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 15L8 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1474Blood & Co., 1848 (2¢) gold on black. Ample margins to just touching, tied by pencil "S" and small 4-bar grid cancel on folded cover to local street address, undated and side panels removed, fresh and Very Fine, the "Paid" stamp is the rarest of the small Blood's issues, this tied example is extraordinary, ex Golden; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L12 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1475Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black. Acid tied on cover, in combination with 1851, 3¢ orange brown (position 19L1E), usual gum soaks, small internal tear, tied by blue grid, matching "Philadelphia Pa. Jul. 2" (1851) cds, Very Fine, a rare and desirable Second Day of Use of the 3¢ Orange Brown and the Earliest Known Local Adhesive Combination.
Scott No. 15L13+10 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1476Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black. Large margins to in at right, acid tied, in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red, ample margins to in at bottom, couple tiny faults, tied by perfectly struck blue "Richmond Va. Apr. 9" cds on cover to Lexington Va., "Blood's Despatch Apl. 8, 9 P.M." cds, Very Fine appearance, carried by rail to Richmond before it entered the regular mails.
Scott No. 15L13+11A Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1477Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black. Margins slightly in all around, acid tied, in combination with 1851, 3¢ orange brown, large margins to just touched, rich color, couple tiny margin flaws, tied by red "Philada. Rail Road" straightline handstamp and bold black diamond grid, red "New-York, Jul. 29" cds on cover to Boston, 1851 forwarding notation on back, water stain at top, F.-V.F., a scarce combination with 3¢ Orange Brown during first month of use.
Scott No. 15L13+10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1478Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black. Large margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Dec. 23" cds and also by acid cancel, "Blood's Despatch Dec. 23 9 P.M." datestamp, blue "Philadelphia Pa. 5 cts. Dec. 23" integral rate cds on cover to Pottsville Pa., minor toned spots, small piece cut from flaps, F.-V.F., the small Blood's stamps are rarely found tied by the post office datestamp; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L13 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1479Blood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac. Acid tied on flag patriotic cover to Washington D.C., in combination with 1857, 3¢ dull red canceled by grid, matching "Philadelphia, Pa., Aug 2, 1861" octagon date stamp and Blood's cds at bottom left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 15L14+26 Estimate $100 - 150.