Lot 11811857, 1¢ blue, type Ia, nicely centered for this tight margined issue, deep color, tied by neat blue "Montpelier, Vt., Feb 9, 1858" cds on locally addressed cover; trivial perf flaws and corner crease at top left from placement at edge of cover, Very Fine appearance, ex White.
Scott Nos. 19 $9,500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ON COVER SINGLE FRANKING USAGE OF THE 1857 1¢ BLUE TYPE IA.
Lot 11821857, 1¢ blue, type II, horizontal pair, plate 2, left stamp with nibbed perf, in combination with 1857, 2¢ dull red on British Open Mail cover to Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Africa, with bold "Richmond, N.Y., Jun 18" origin cds alongside, red "New York, Br. Pkt, Jun 19" exchange cds, manuscript rates and reverse with red 1861 receiving postmark, Very Fine; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 20+26 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 1183 ()1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, position 86L4, rich plate 4 color with strong impression, used with 3¢dull red (26) single and pair, canceled together by "Charleston S.C. Jan 12" cds on cover front with backflap only, Fine; with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 22 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 11841857, 1¢ blue, type Va, single and pair, pos. 47R5 (Relief E) and 23R5-24R5 (Relief C) with pos. 23 showing the Curl in "E" variety, tied by two strikes of blue "Petersburg Va. Sep 13" cds on cover to Kirkwood N.Y., flap with blind embossed "Wm. F. Spotswood, Apothecary & Druggist" fancy oval, original 1858 enclosure accompanies; small perf flaws, reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce type Va usage; signed by Ashbook on reverse.
Scott Nos. 24 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 11851857, 3¢ brownish carmine, type I, rich color, tied by neat strike of fancy "I. Field, P.M." circular cancel on cover to Newburyport, Mass., with matching "Harrison Square, Mass. Aug 14" cds additionally tying stamp, Very Fine and choice, an atttractive and rare example of this postmaster name cancel from Harrison Square, Mass.; with 2008 P.F. certificate. Skinner-Eno Nos. LC-NP 9.
Scott Nos. 25 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 11861857, 3¢ rose, type II, position 47R2L with recut inner lines, rich color, tied by "Gonzales, Texas July 17" on light blue 1857 folded court letter concerning land to San Antonio Tex., a Very Fine and nice Texas use.
Scott Nos. 25A $1,000.
Lot 11871857, 3¢ rose, type II, well centered with strong color, short perf, attractively cancelled by blue "Canastota N.Y. Oct 18" cds on light lavender small lady's envelope to Seneca Falls N.Y., a Very Fine stamp nicely showing the inner recut lines.
Scott Nos. 25A $1,000.
Lot 11881857, 3¢ dull red, type III, natural s.e., tied by St. Louis boxed "1ct" handstamp on locally addressed cover to the Truino Telegraph; some cover edge splitting, Very Fine, a rare over payment of the drop rate, ex Gibson; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 26 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 11891859, 5¢ brown, type I, vertical strip of three, nicely centered amid wide margins, tied by "New Orleans, La., Jun 28, 1860" cds's on cover to Paris, France, red "New York, Paid 3, Jun 30" exchange cds, reverse with French transit and receiving date stamps, Very Fine, ex Gibson, White; signed S. Ashbrook, with 1974 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 29 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 11901861, 5¢ orange brown, type II, deep rich color with wide margins, used with 10¢ green (35) with right s.e., each cancelled by neat small "Paid" straightline on 1861 cover to Paris, France, matching "Milton Ms. Sep 23" cds, red "Boston 'Paid 12' Sep 24" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Sep. 25th to Queenstown arriving Oct. 5th, red Calais (10.8) transit with matching small "PD" framed handstamp, Paris (10.8) arrival backstamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott Nos. 30 $2,400.
A REMARKABLY CHOICE AND RARE 5¢ ORANGE BROWN 1861 ISSUE USE TO FRANCE.