Lot 1707Devil with Pitchfork, clear strike duplexed with "West Meriden Conn., Jun 7" cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Providence, R.I., blue "N.C. Stiles & Co., West Meriden, Conn. Presses and Dies." corner card handstamp, a Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. PH-F 40 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
It is quite possible that Stiles & Co. was the company that created the fancy Devil & Pitchfork postmark device for the postmaster of West Meriden.
Lot 1708"Holly Sprig" of Waterbury, Ct., sharp strike of fancy duplex with "Waterbury, Ct., Apr 1" cds canceling on 1864, 3¢ pink entire to Walcott, Ct.; cover opening tears at top, a Very Fine and choice strike, rarity RRR - less than 9 examples known.
Rohloff No. L-4 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1709 o"Lincoln" and Stars, clear strike of fancy cancel on 3¢ rose (65), F.-V.F. and scarce example of this desirable cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. LC-NP 15 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1710Mask, clear strike of fancy cancel duplexed with "Nashville Ten. Apr 1" ties 2¢ black (73) on buff cover to Columbia Tenn., Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. PH-M7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1711Open Circled Star, four bold strikes tie 1¢ ultramarine (156) and 3¢ green (158) strip of three, on 1876 cover to Burma, matching sharp strike of "Durham Me Oct 23" cds, red "New York Oct 24" exchange cds, reverse with Calcutta (12.3), Sea Post Office (11.7), and Moulmein (12.8) arrival cds; top edge tears, still Very Fine and scarce usage.
Cole No. STC-unlisted Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1712 oPadlock of Waterbury, Ct., full strike on 1861, 3¢ rose, Very Fine, rarity RRR - less than 9 examples known. Rohloff No. O-10.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1713"Paid" in Grid, sharp socked-on-the-nose strike cancelling 1852, 3¢ dull red, type II on cover to Manchester, N.H., matching "Bradford, N.H. Jan 26" cds; cover wrinkling, Extremely Fine strikes, rare and unlisted in Simson and Skinner-Eno.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1714Skull and Crossbones in Coffin, complete bold strike tying 3¢ Banknote (natural s.e.) on cover to Ohio, matching "Pittsburgh, Pa. Dec 10" cds alongside; stamp with pre-use tear at top left, an Extremely Fine strike.
Scott No. 158 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1715 oShield Fancy Cancels on 3¢ rose 1861 Issue, group of four used singles with better Shield fancy cancels comprising complete strikes of Paterson N.J. (Whitfield 61), Boston Ma. two starred shield (PST-ST 10) on small piece, Waterbury Ct. shield (PS-O 7) on small piece, and bold strike of Alexandria Va. circled shield (PS-FC 54); some faults, a Very Fine and choice group of strikes.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1716 o/Star Fancy Cancels on 3¢ rose 1861 Issue, group of over 60 stamps and 10 covers including some better fancy types like Brookline Ms. (ST-E 43) both on and off-cover, Jersey Shore Pa. blue star with dot (ST-D 1) both on an off-cover, off-cover strikes of Union Springs N.Y. (ST-D 51), Boston Mass. (ST-E 7), Aroma Ill. double star (ST-St 1), New York elaborate star (ST-E 45), etc., many with Skinner-Eno tracings, some faults, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $400 - 600.