Lot 2577 oEnvelope, 1854, 3¢ red, die 3, used entire, size 7, knife 20, watermark 1, vibrant color, cancelled by circled grid and addressed to Marlboro, N.H., red "Newburyport Mas. 'Paid' Jul 29" cds; negligible wear from pencil erasing, still Very Fine. UPSS No. 8 $750.
Scott No. U5 $850.
Lot 2578 oEnvelope, 1853, 6¢ green, two used entires from California, U13 cancelled by "Benicia Cal. Jul 31" cds and addressed to Meredith Bridge, N.H., #U14 cancelled by "Nevada City Cal. '5' Dec 13" cds and addressed to Sardinia N.Y.; former sealed flap tear, Very Fine and scarce pair paying the 6¢ rate from California. UPSS No. 21, 22.
Scott No. U13-U14 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2579Envelope, 1855, 10¢ green on buff, die 2, unused entire with red "Wells Fargo & Co." printed frank, size 7, knife 20, watermark 1; tiny repaired edge tear and light inclusion, Extremely Fine appearance. UPSS No. 28 $600.
Scott No. U18 $625.
Lot 2580 /o1860-61 Nesbitt Star Die Balance, 14 mint and used entires or wrappers comprising U19 (4, 2 mint and 2 used incl. uprated with #63 for carrier rate), W20, W21, U26 (5, two mint and three used), U27 (3, 1 mint and two used); couple trivial flaws, overall a Very Fine and scarce group.
Scott No. U19//U27 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2581Envelope, 1863, 2¢ black on orange, die 2, mint entire, size 7, knife 24u, watermark 1, proof-like color and embossing on brilliant paper; tiny and very trivial flap thin, still Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Barkhausen (backstamp) and Weill Bros. (backstamp). UPSS No. 107 $4,000.
Scott No. U49 $4,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE RARE 2¢ BLACK JACK ON ORANGE ENTIRE.
Porter Venn notes that a maximum of fifteen exist for both UPSS numbers 106 and 107.
Lot 2582Wrapper, 1864, 2¢ black on buff, die 3, mint wrapper, watermark 1, strong color, couple mount adherences on reverse, fresh and Very Fine. UPSS No. 111 $400.
Scott No. W51 $675.
Lot 2583Envelope, 1865, 9¢-40¢ Entires with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, 6 legal size entires (U66, U68, U70, U71, U73), 12¢ two different franks, one 12¢ & 24¢ with printed address; 24c & 40c with minor flaws, overall Very Fine.
Scott No. U66//U73 $1,890.
Lot 2584 oEnvelope, 1865, 12¢ brown on buff, entire address to Oakland, Cal. and canceled by San Francisco, Cal. cds and quartered cork duplexes, corner card handstamp; opening tears in backflap, Very Fine.
Scott No. U68 $1,200.
Lot 2585 oEnvelope, 1865, 18¢ red on buff, legal-size entire with Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, to San Francisco with New York return address, no markings, opened a bit roughly at top, cut square, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. U70; $800 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2586Envelope, 1865, 24¢-40¢ Nesbitt, entires; 30¢ & 40¢ with vertical creases at left and slight reduction in 30¢, F.-V.F.
Scott No. U71-U73 $800.