Lot 1517(Shades) 1¢ Dark Blue, intense color and impression, tied by neat "Jamaica Plain Ms Apr 3 1861" cds on unsealed orange buff cover to Walpole N.H. at the 1¢ circular rate, Very Fine and choice use, ex-Cipolla; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63b $800 off cover.
Lot 1518(Shades) 1¢ Dark Blue, exceptionally well centered within balanced margins, deep rich color with a strong impression, tied by red "Providence R.I. Jun 25 1862" cds on yellow local cover with street address; no flap, Very Fine, ex-Watt White; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63b $800 as off-cover.
Lot 1519(Shades) 1¢ Dark Blue, three singles with incredibly deep shade, cancelled by blue grids on small cover to Newtonville Mass., matching "Stoneham Ms. Jul 30" cds, with interesting 1862 enclosure discussing July 4th celebrations; reduced slightly at left and small tear at left, Very Fine, beautiful color approaching the elusive Indigo shade.
Scott No. 63b $2,400 as used singles.
Lot 1520(Shades) 1¢ Ultramarine, wide margins with nat. straddle s.e. at left showing part of adjacent stamp, cancelled by circular grid on orange buff cover addressed locally, matching partial "Fall River Mass Jun 18" cds; reduced at left, F.-V.F.; with 2002 (photocopy) and 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 63a $800 off-cover.