Lot 1548(Western Usages) 1¢ Blue, horizontal strip of three with nat. s.e. at right, tied by waffle grid cancels on 3¢ pink entire (U34) to Schenectady N.Y. at double the 3¢ letter rate, matching "Marysville Cal Sep 17" cds; entire repaired and missing right backflap, Fine appearance.
Scott No. 63 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1549(Western Usages) 1¢ Blue, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Mar 6" duplex with grid cancel on 2¢ Black Jack (U50) entire to Sacramento Cal.; partial flap, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1550(Western Usages) "C.V. Sep. 11 /62", manuscript postmark on buff cover to Battle Creek Mich. bearing 1¢ blue pair and block of eight on reverse, rich color with each neatly cancelled by two manuscript strokes, prepaid 10¢ Transcontinental rate, minor soiling at reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and scarce Nevada Territory use.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE TRANSCONTINENTAL USE FROM NEVADA TERRITORY, ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED BLOCKS ON COVER.
"C.V." is Carson Valley (Carson City), Utah Territory that was established on December 10th 1852. It became Nevada Territory in 1861. On 8/20/1863, Carson Valley became Genoa, Ormsby County, then Douglas County.
Lot 1551(Western Usages) Fourth Crossing Cal. Mar 3, clear strike of cds (CAL-1050) on cover bearing 1¢ blue (63), pair and single, tied by three strikes of circled grid cancels on cover to Marysville Cal., Very Fine, ex-Jessup, Basil Pearce.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1552(Western Usages) Virginia City, N.T. Feb 14, neat strike of cds ties 1¢ blue (63) on drop rate cover addressed locally with "present"; some cover restoration, Very Fine appearance, a scarce Nevada Territory drop letter use, Illustrated in Evans as fig. 16-19, page 325., ex-Nowak, Lee.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Nevada Territory existed only from 3/2/1861 to 10/31/1864 when it became a state.
Lot 1553(Transcontinental Usages) Biddeford, Me Oct 28, light buff cover bearing 1¢ blue (63) and 2¢ black (73) strip of three and single, all cancelled by four-rings cancels at the triple rate to San Francisco Cal.; reduced slightly at left with some wear, right 2¢ faulty, otherwise Very Fine, a very unusual franking, ex-Allen, Burrows.
Estimate $400 - 600.