Lot 1255Baltimore, Md., 1857, 1¢ black, top right corner margin gutter block of 10 with left vertical pair tête-bêche to adjacent pair, full o.g., the block consisting of three impression from the plate of 10, two blocks of 4 at right being positions 1-2/3-4 and the left pair positions 7/9, with position 7 the "Sent" error variety, slight gum creasing in selvage and tiny nick in bottom left stamp which is not mentioned in certificate, Very Fine, ex Caspary & Middendorf; with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1LB8 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
THE UNIQUE TETE-BECHE BLOCK OF THE BALTIMORE HORSE & RIDER CARRIER STAMP.
Only one other tete-beche example is known which is in a strip of five.
Lot 1256New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue, large to huge margins, canceled by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp and tied by red "U.S. City Despatch Post, Sep 5, 1 O'Clock" cds on small 1842 folded letter addressed locally, manuscript "Paid 3 cts" endorsement at top, Extremely Fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB3 $2,500.
A CHOICE FIFTH DAY OF USE OF THE U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 1842 3¢ BLACK ON LIGHT BLUE ISSUE.