Lot 11961861, 3¢ pink, two singles, tied together by "G. B. D., Nov 25" General Banks Division postmark on blind embossed Gen. Winfield Scott patriotic cover to New London Conn.; some foreign matter under left stamp causing some small flaws, F.-V.F.; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 64 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 11971861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink, well centered, rich vibrant color, tied by "Brownfield, Me., Nov 13, 1861" cds with manuscript day, on fresh cover to North Chesterville, Me.; cover with small tear at top and reduced at left, Very Fine; with 1992 and 2010 P.F. certificates.
Scott Nos. 64a $5,500.
A BEAUTIFUL WELL CENTERED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1861 3¢ PIGEON BLOOD PINK ISSUE ON COVER.
Lot 11981861, 3¢ rose pink, well centered with bright color, tied by neat ultramarine grid handstamp on fresh cover to Boston, Mass., matching "Winchendon, Mas." cds, Very Fine, a rare usage bearing an ultramarine color cancellation; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 64b Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 11991861, 3¢ rose, used with Boyds 1¢ black on blue gray (20L18), tied together by circular grid cancel duplexed with "New-York Sep 1861 30" cds on cover to NEw Haven Conn., Very Fine; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 65 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12001861, 10¢ yellow green, tied by circle of wedges cancel duplexed with "Portsmouth N.H. Jun 17" cds on mourning cover from the Coan correspondence to Hilo, Hawaii, endorsed "Via Steamer" at top left; 10¢ couple short perfs, Very Fine and choice mourning cover use.
Scott Nos. 68 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 12011861, 10¢ yellow green, beautifully centered amid large oversized and well balanced margins, tied by neat "Paid" in oval cancel in cover to Virginia City, Utah, red "Boston, Mass., Apr 28" cds; cover a bit reduced at left, Extremely Fine, a wonderful jumbo gem stamp on cover; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 68 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 12021861, 12¢ black, two singles, each tied by strike of red "Paid" in circle cancel on `860 cover to London, England, matching red "Providence R.I., '24', May 25" cds, large red "3" cent credit rating handstamp, red London (6.7) arrival cds; reduced slightly at right barely affecting 12¢, otherwise Very Fine and attractive.
Scott Nos. 69 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12031861, 12¢ black, large margin single with deep color, tied by red cork and "New York, Paid 12, Jan 21" exchange cds on cover to Paris, France, red "Trenton, N.J., Jan 31, 1865" origin cds and receiving backstamp, Very Fine and choice, especially with all markings in red.
Scott Nos. 69 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 12041863, 2¢ black, used with four 3¢ rose (65) singles, tied by strikes of New York "Steam / Ship" two-line handstamps on inbound Caribbean cover from the Thomas Looker correspondence to Cincinnati Oh., cover endorsed "Ship Letter", backflap torn, Very Fine; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 73 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
AN UNUSUAL BLACK JACK STEAMSHIP USE FROM THE CARRIBEAN.
This cover is from the Thomas Looker to his wife while he was the paymaster serving on the U.S.S. "Brooklyn", a new 2,532 ton screw sloop that was first assigned to the Home Squadron when first commissioned on Jan. 26th 1859.
Lot 12051863, 2¢ black, canceled by manuscript 1866 year date cancel on Horace I. Gray, Card & Job Printer corner card cover to Baldwin, Maine, with 1866 Maine Board of Selectman preprinted address panel, original unused printed order form for various stationery items; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 73 Estimate $500 - 750.
Horace I. Gray is the postmaster responsible for the Cumberland Me. town precancel postmark. The cover here is a later usage of a Gray ad cover without the town precancel.