Lot 2489 oBouton's City Dispatch Post, 1848, 2¢ black, showing light offset of design on reverse and unusual plate flaw above "O" in "Bouton's", red "Paid" cancel, clear to large margins, deep color, Very Fine; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 18L1 $600.
Lot 2490 ()Boyd's City Dispatch, 1874, 2¢ blue on red, without gum, margins clear to just in at bottom, small thins, F.-V.F. appearance, very rare and grossly undercataloged in Scott, with only 3 to 4 examples known; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 20L29 $250.
Lot 2491Bronson & Forbes' City Express Post, 1855, black on green, o.g., large margins, bright and fresh, light horizontal gum crease, otherwise Extremely Fine, still one of finer mint examples of this very scarce stamp; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 27L1 $600.
Lot 2492Fearey & Co.'s Mustang Express, 1870, black on red, o.g., full margins, Very Fine; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 66L1 $275.
Lot 2493 oFloyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) brown, circular sunburst cancel, margins clear to just shaving, light crease, Fine appearance.
Scott No. 68L2 $1,000.
Lot 2494 ()Floyd's Penny Post, 1860 (1¢) green, without gum, clear to ample margins, strong color, F.-V.F., the rarest of all Floyd's Penny Post issues - with only about a dozen examples known.
Scott No. 68L3 $4,500.
Lot 2495 oGahagan & Howe City Express, 1849-70 (5¢) blue, partial blue boxed "Paid" cancel, large even margins, natural internal paper breaks along inner frameline from printing, still Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 70L2 $400.
Lot 2496 ()Hinkley's Express Co., 1855, 1¢ red on bluish, without gum as always, ample to large margins, on distinctive bluish paper, Very Fine and choice, very scarce.
Scott No. 82L1 $650.
Lot 2497 ()Hussey's Post, 1875 (1¢) black, on thick wove, without gum, clear to mostly large margins, Very Fine, an extremely rare unlisted color variety and quite possibly unique; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 87L52 var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
This "82 Broadway" letterbox type should not be confused with the common 1863 issue (87L24) as there are numerous design differences, especially in the flourishes. The most notable is the flourish to the left of "City" which has become triangular.
Lot 2498 PHussey's Post, 1880, crimson, type I, trial color on laid, bottom margin block of 4, ample to large margins, couple small flaws, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce.
Scott No. 87L73 Estimate $150 - 200.