Lot 11651851, 1¢ blue, type II, strip of three, "B" relief from Plate I early, large margins except slightly in at bottom, tied by three strikes of small Boston "Paid" circular grid cancels on blue folded 1851 letter to Providence R.I., red "Boston '3cts' 26 Sep" cds, Very Fine and scarce use of small Boston paid on the 1¢ value; signed by Ashbrook on reverse, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott Nos. 7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 11661851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, left margin single, position 51L1E clearly showing frameline break at top, clear to ample margin all around, bright plate one early color, tied by "New York, Oct 9" four bar slug cds on folded circular rate sheet to Philadelphia, Pa., Extremely Fine, ex Nienken; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8A; $1,000 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 11671851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, position 71R2E, large margins including part of next stamp at top,deep, fresh color, tied by decorative blue "Springfield, O." cds on immaculate white cover to Pontiac, Mich., an Extremely Fine gem; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 10 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 11681851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, right innerline only recut, bottom right corner margin single, full sheet margin with large to huge margin around, tied by neat "New - York, Jul 16" cds on fresh 1851 folded letter to South Lee, Ma., an Extremely Fine gem; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 10A Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A WONDERFUL SUPERB 1851 3¢ ORANGE BROWN TYPE II CORNER MARGIN SINGLE ON EARLY FIRST MONTH OF USE COVER.
Lot 11691851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, three 1851-52 folded letters, each franked with corner sheet margin single from positions 1R5E, 91L5E and 100L5E respectively, margins clear to just touching other sides, two manuscript cancelled and third tied by blue Charleston cds, F.-V.F. trio.
Scott Nos. 10A Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 11701851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, position 91L1E with bottom left corner sheet margins, bright shade, tied by two strikes of blue "Northern R.R. Jul. 2" route agent's cds on blue 1851 folded letter from Burlington Vt. to Windsor Vt., third clear strike of cds at left; cover with light file fold thru stamp near bottom and light corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive and scarce second-day use of the 3c 1851 Issue on a railroad cover.
Scott Nos. 10A Estimate $350 - 500.
Lot 11711851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, clear to large margins, just tied by "Paid" & 7-bar grid (two separate handstamps) on buff cover to Maine, matching "Lebanon, N.H., Nov 7" cds, Very Fine and attractive; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 10A Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 11721852, 3¢ dull red, type I, black company frank (LAN-008) on non-government envelope addressed to Downieville, franked with 1851, 3¢ dull red pre-canceled by S. W. Langton signature, Very Fine, only two examples of a Langton pre-cancel are known and only three examples of a Langton frank applied to a non-government envelope are known to collectors, used from Langton base city at Downieville for local delivery.
Scott Nos. 11 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 11731852, 3¢ dull red, type II, canceled by red grid handstamp on allover illustrated "Intemperance is the Bane of Society" propaganda cover to South Monson, Mass., red "Springfield, Ms., 3 Paid" integral rate cds alongside, Very Fine and choice; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 11A Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 11741852, 3¢ dull red, type II, full margins except barely touched at bottom right, tied by bold strike of vivid green "Newport Mich. Sep 10" cds on embossed lady's cover to Warren Oh.; minor edge wear, Very Fine and striking.
Scott Nos. 11A Estimate $400 - 600.