Lot 1490Postage Due, 1917, 2¢ carmine rose, Miami, Florida precancel, affixed on "Postage Due 2 Cents" Post Office Department Official Business card notice to sender of forwarding address, Very Fine.
Scott No. J62 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1491Offices in China, 1919, 2¢ on 1¢ green & 2¢ on 4¢ rose, group of 9 covers; three with 1919, 2¢ on 1¢ green usages, includes single usage on post card, two with pairs, one to U.S. and other to Halifax, N.S. with postage due handstamp, six 2¢ on 4¢ rose single usages including illustrated shaved wood cover, closed next day and last day of office usages and two commercial corner card covers, Very Fine overall.
Scott No. K1, K2 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1492Offices in China, 1919, 60¢ on 30¢ orange red, in combination with Offices in China, 1919, 14¢ on 7¢ black, block of 4 on fresh registered cover to New York City, all tied by two strikes of "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China" oval handstamp, purple registry handstamp, reverse with purple "Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Nov 15, 1922" cds, New York receiving postmarks and "Postal Agent., Shanghai, China." handstamp, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce combination franking.
Scott No. K14 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1493Offices in China, 1919, $1 on 50¢ light violet, in combination with Offices in China, 1919, 10¢ on 5¢ blue, horizontal pair + 24¢ on 12¢ claret brown on fresh registered cover to New York City, all tied by two strikes of "U.S. Postal Agency, Shanghai, China" oval handstamp, purple registry handstamp, reverse with purple "Postal Agency, Shanghai, China, Nov 15, 1922" cds, New York receiving postmarks and "Postal Agent., Shanghai, China." handstamp, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. K15+K5+K11a Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE COMBINATION FRANKING BEARING THE OFFICES IN CHINA $1 ON 50¢ HIGH VALUE.
Lot 1494Offices in China, 1922, 4¢ on 2¢ carmine, two singles, one with natural s.e. at left, tied by "U.S. Pos. Service, Shanghai, China, 1922" duplex postmark on double rate cover to New York City, Nanyang University corner card; cover with some postal ink smudging, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce double rate usage of the provisional overprint issue.
Scott No. K18 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1495Justice Dept., 1873, 3¢ purple, tied by purple quartered cork cancel on cover to Raleigh, N.C., matching "Washington, D.C., Feb 10, 1878" cds alongside; stamp with nibbed perf at top, otherwise Very Fine; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O27 $575.
Lot 1496Treasury Dept., 1873, 7¢ brown, used with 3¢ Treasury (O74), tied by two strikes of cross-roads cancels duplexed with "Washington D.C. Nov 24" cds from Conant correspondence to London, England in care of Rothschild & Sons, red London Paid (12.8.77) arrival cds, backflap with blue "Treasury Department, Washington" imprint; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. O76 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1497"189_" Dead Letter Office Return Seal, affixed to cover bearing 2¢ carmine (279B), tied by "New Bedford Mass. Apr. 28 1900" wavy flag machine cancel, manuscript "Insf. Address", sent to D.L.O., reverse with D.L.O. May 19 triangular backstamp, label with red manuscript "21 Sheriden St, Central Falls, R.I." redirection; reduced slightly at left, clean and Very Fine.
Scott No. OXB6 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1498Official Seal, 1889, bister brown, with seals on cover Italy bearing 10¢ dark green (273) tied by "New York N.Y. Apr 28" machine cancel and additional "N.Y. 'T' " taxe due handstamp, Italy 50c postage due tied by "Virenze 9 Mag 96" cds, returned to sender with label notated "Refused", purple "Dead Letter Office, Received in Bad Condition" and pointing hand "Collect 20 cts." handstamps, reverse with two U.S. 10¢ postage dues tied by indistinct cds.
Scott No. OX7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1499Newspaper, 1875, 12¢ rose, single and pair, single with Newspaper, 1875, 6¢ black and pair with Newspaper, 1875, 4¢ black on double receipt post office sheet for delivery of 9 lbs & 14lbs of newspaper respectively, all manuscript canceled, Very Fine.
Scott No. PR16+PR11-PR12 Estimate $200 - 300.