Lot 12111869, 1¢ buff, natural s.e. at right, tied by full strike of fancy Geometric cancel on local drop cover, matching "Georgetown, D.C. Apr 5" cds alongside; cover missing backflap, an Extremely Fine strike, a very scarce fancy cancel; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 112 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 12121869, 1¢ buff, tied by blue cork cancel on half of April 24th 1869 "The Medical and Surgical Reporter" journal front cover to local street address, light creases, Fine and scarce printed matter use.
Scott Nos. 112 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 12131869, 2¢ brown, horizontal pair, tied by cork cancels duplexed with "Philada. Pa. Jan 4" cds on cover to Paris, France, red London (1.17.70) transit backstamp and "GB / 40c" bulk debit handstamp, Paris (1.18) backstamp and "5" decimes due handstamp, forwarded to Nice with blue "Paid by Drexel Harjes & Co. Paris" straightline handstamp and red manuscript "Fifty Centm"; couple small cover tears, partial flap, a Very Fine use, Prepaid at the 4c British open mail rate to France.
Scott Nos. 113 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12141869, 2¢ brown, nat. s.e. at right, tied by split square cork cancel duplexed with "Carrier, Mar 24, 1 Del" cds to local Philadelphia street address, forwarded to different city street address with additional 2¢ brown (113) tied by cork cancel duplexed with Philadelphia Mar. 24th cds, "W.F. Potts, Son & Co., Iron Merchants" oval corner card, Very Fine and scarce intracity carrier forwarding use.
Scott Nos. 113 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 12151869, 2¢ brown, nat. s.e. at right, tied by blue circular grid cancel on wrapper made from part-printed circular from Savannah Ga. to Middletown N.Y., Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 113 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 12161869, 2¢ brown, wide margins, tied by fancy Honeycomb cancels on unsealed circular rate cover Providence, R.I., Very Fine and attractive; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 113 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 12171869, 3¢ ultramarine, single and strip of three, tied by three strikes of squared six-section grid Foreign Mail cancels on 1869 cover to London, England, purple "Phil'a Paid All Aug 10" exchange office cds; strip light corner crease, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 114 Estimate $300 - 400.
Philadelphia was the only exchange office to use this distinctive purple cds ink on foreign mail.
Lot 12181869, 10¢ yellow, deep rich color, tied by bold strike of circle of wedges on clean 1872 cover to Newton, Iowa, full strike of matching "U.S. Postal Ag'cy, Shanghai, Mar 15" cds (Frajola type SHA-Pmk2), reverse with "San Francisco Cal Apr 19" cds, Extremely Fine.
Scott Nos. 116 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE USE OF THE 10¢ 1869 ISSUE FROM THE U.S. POSTAL AGENCY AT SHANGHAI.
This was carried on PMSS branch line steamer "Oregonian" from Shanghai Mar. 15th to Yokohama arriving Mar. 22nd. Then carried on the PMSS steamer "America" from Yokohama Mar. 26th to San Francisco arriving Apr. 18th.
Lot 12191869, 12¢ green, rich color, tied by cork cancel duplexed with "Cambridge Mass. Aug. 6" cds to Commander John G. Walker of the U.S.S. Sabine in care of B.F. Stevens at London, England, red "Boston 'Paid' Aug 6" exchange cds, red London Paid (8.18.69) arrival cds, complete strike of "United States Despatch Agent, B.F. Stevens, London, Aug 19 1869" oval forwarding handstamp, manuscript "Cherbourg, Aug 20, 1869" arrival docketing.
Scott Nos. 117 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12201869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, used with vertical pair of 3¢ ultramarine (114), all tied by two strikes of large NYFM segmented cork cancellations on registered cover to Buffalo, N.Y., red "New-York Registered Jun 26" rimless datestamp; trivial edge tear at top left, a Very Fine and attractive combination for double rate plus 15¢ registry fee, ex-Mack.
Scott Nos. 118 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.