Lot 396Mexico, 1856, 1r yellow, Mexico, pair and four singles, in combination with 1856, 2r green, Mexico, four singles on Diligencias cover to Guadalajara, cancelled by the stagecoach company with Diligencias cancel (Schatzkes 830), Very Fine, the postage was an astounding 14 reales.
Scott Nos. 2+3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 397Mexico, 1856, 2r yellow green, Puebla, three singles, on 1860 folded letter to Mexico City paying the double rate through the express "Extraordinario" rate, canceled by Puebla two-line date stamp (Schatzkes 1153), Very Fine, express double rate only existed on the route Veracruz-Puebla-Mexico, less than 15 covers are known in the first issue.
Scott Nos. 3 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 398 oMexico, 1856, 2r yellow green, Yguala, with district overprint, Ciudad Iturbide circular cancel (Schatzkes 1848), wide margins, bright color, Very Fine and choice, rarely offered, 760 sent but less than five are recorded., the last being offered sold in 2011 in auction for $1,800, Ex Mazepa; with 1980 MEPSI certificate.
Scott Nos. 3 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 399 ()Mexico, 1856, 2r yellow green, Zacatecas, manuscript district overprint, on a front to Guadalajara tied by Aguascalientes boxed date stamp (Schatzkes 1928), Very Fine, manuscript overprints were used for a few weeks when the post master fled Zacatecas due to the war and carried with him the stamps to Aguascalientes, but not the mechanical overprint.
Scott Nos. 3 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 400 oMexico, 1856, 2r yellow green, without district overprint, Yguala, Yguala straight line cancel, margins clear to large, rich color, Very Fine, Yguala was a principal office from Nov 1858 to the end of 1859 (NF$2,000), the last one offered in auction in 2011 sold for $340; with 1999 MEPSI certificate.
Scott Nos. 3d Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 401Mexico, 1856, 4r red, Guadalajara, rich color, tied by red "Franqueado Tepic" boxed postmark (Schatzkes 409) on 1858 folded letter sheet to Guadalajara, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 4 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 402Mexico, 1856, 4r red, Guanajuato, in combination with 1856, 1r yellow + 2r yellow green, Guanajuato on folded letter sheet to Guadalajara, all tied by two light strikes of 1856 Guanajuato cds's (Schatzkes 476); missing bottom flap, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce three-color franking.
Scott Nos. 4+2+3 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 403 ()Mexico, 1861, 4r black on yellow, Tula, without gum, large margins all around, small natural pre-printing paper wrinkle, Extremely Fine, only known unused with only three examples recorded, another copy was sold years ago for $2,000, a true rarity of the issue; with 2015 MEPSI certificate.
Scott Nos. 9 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 404Mexico, 1861, 4r black on yellow, diagonal bisect, San Luis Potosi, in combination with 1861, 1r black on green, on 1862 folded letter to Guadalajara, all tied by San Luis Potosi cds's (Schatzkes 1443), Very Fine and choice, less than 10 combinations are listed in the Schimmer census, ex Schwabe; signed Calves, with 2007 Jaretzky, 2008 Scheller and 2010 MEPSI certificates.
Scott Nos. 9a+7 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Lot 405Mexico, 1861, 4r black on yellow, half used as 2r, San Luis Potosi, right half of stamp tied by full San Luis Potosi oval handstamp (Schatzkes 1445) on 1861 folded letter to Zacatecas, with additional cds alongside (Schatzkes 1443), Very Fine, Very Fine and choice; with 2007 Jaretzky and 2010 MEPSI certificates.
Scott Nos. 9a Estimate $300 - 400.