Lot 2486 oCleveland, Ohio, Bishop's City Post, 1854, 2¢ black on bluish, pencil and red handstamp corner cancels, margins large to in at right and bottom, minor faint tone spots, Fine, a very rare semi-official carrier issue, with less than ten examples of this rarity known.
Scott No. 10LB2 $6,000.
Lot 2487 oNew York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue, full to large margins showing full frameline at left, complimentary red "U.S." framed handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice with great eye appeal; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB3 $750.
Lot 2488 oPhiladelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1856, 1¢ black, circular grid cancel, with paper showing bluish plate wash, tiny tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, a very rare carrier issue made from the selvage of the 1851 1¢ issue.
Scott No. 7LB18 $2,000.