Lot 3349Smith Correspondence, to Miss Flora L. Smith featuring over 145 covers franked with mostly 3¢ 1857-61 Type II issues singles and pairs, and some 1861-62 3¢ issues and a couple 1¢, majority to Norway, ME, includes a variety of cancels, no enclosures, condition varies, interesting lot for the specialist.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 3350Transatlantic Mail Balance, of 11 items; includes 1855 New Orleans to Germany Wurttemberg Consulate cover with scarce Aachen "Franco" straight line handstamp (used only in 1855), 1854 England to Boston with "96" quadruple rate per Pacific, 1838 N.Y. to England with Gilpin Exchange forwarding backstamp, 1837 N.Y. to London "pr Geo. Washington" (Blue Swallow Tail line) with Grinnell, Minturn & Co. forwarding and Liverpool, Ship Letter boxed backstamps, 1878 St. Domingo to N.Y. with "Due 6", "Ship" & Charleston entry postmark all stuck in purple, etc.; condition varied.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3351Transatlantic Mail Balance, 1723-1875, group of 29 items, late 18th early 19th century usages mostly to/from England including Revolutionary War and 1807 Embargo Act items, 1839 Philadelphia to London with N.Y. forwarder, 1770 with straight line Boston, 1815 London to N.Y. with rare "Post Paid Withdrawn Ship Letter London" datestamp on reverse, 1848 Retaliatory rate usages, some nice later usages; condition above the norm overall with many scarce usages; worth inspection.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 3352U.S. Cover Balance, group of over 90 covers and some post cards from 1850s to 1900s, includes #78 on cover New York to Liverpool, #77 to France, #238 on registered New York cover to London with New York registry label, #215 on cover, few Nevada covers, some #65 covers, U13 with S.F. "Due 10", etc.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 3353U.S. Cover Group, 1810-1900s, better group of approx. 42 covers including ship mail, transatlantic mail, steamship mail, some noted: 1810 Hamburg to Boston via Baltimore Ship, 1849 New York via Philadelphia to Bermuda, 1851 Panama to San Francisco, 1853 Du Buque IA to Scotland, #68 pair to England, 1874 NYFM postal card to Germany, #288 to Azores, three CSA covers, 1902 to Finland, 1906 Manila to France, three registered covers with New York exchange labels from Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia, etc., plenty of value, F.-V.F.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 3354U.S. Cover Group, 1869-1900s, misc cover group of over 200 covers majority are 1900s but note a few better items: C13 on Zeppelin flown postal card, C13 pair on Zeppelin flown postal card, #115 on cover, etc.; mixed condition, viewing a must.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 3355U.S. Postal Rates 1851-1863 Cover Balance, 18 items, mostly transatlantic with good destinations and frankings; includes 1859 Folsom City, Cal. wrapper to Vergennes Vt., 1853 Rough and Ready, Cal. to east coast, 1851 Halifax, Nova Scotia wrapper usage, 1853 U.S. Express Mail, New York usage to Nova Scotia, 1858 San Francisco, Cal. to Chile with #35 x4, 1862 New York N.Y. to Jamaica bearing #63 x2 + 65 x6, 1860 Cincinnati Oh. to Belgium bearing #26+37, 1861 Clifton Ill. to Belgium bearing #24+35 x2, 1857 Lancaster Pa. to France with #11A+17, 1858 New Orleans La. to France circular rate with #24 pair, 1861 Chicago Ill. to Germany with #26+36, etc.; condition varies with many nice and interesting usages.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 3356United States Balance, mix of items including #546 2¢ Rotary Coil Waste on cover (cat $800), altered 30¢ Prexies (to look like deep blue shade), postal cards including partial printing omissions and a paid reply card essay, Very Fine and rare use.
Scott No. 546; $800 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 3357United States Cover Group, 1847-99, 11 covers; include two #1 covers (Philadelphia & Rochester usages), McClellan campaign cover (Fox fake?), 1856 Blood's +11 franking, large Charter Oak illustrated cameo cover, #65+69 (double perfs) cover to France, Blackjack usages including allover Great American Tea cover, 1899 usage to Shanghai, China, etc.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 3358US and CSA Postal History and Ephemera Balance, balance in two albums including #11 single and strip of three on New Bedford to San Francisco cover, #65 tied by blue University of Va. fancy "UV" cancel, #158 on Dog and Rooster hand illustrated cover, C15 on Zeppelin flown cover, CSA #1 on pink ladies cover tied by "Richmond Va., Feb. 15th 1862" cds, #7 pair on embossed ladies cover, CSA Hix, Arkansas manuscript postmark with "Paid" handstamp and "5" rating, some Civil War related including 1861 Sanitary Commission Report of D, some CSA reprints, 1862 Philadelphia Inquirer "The Battle of Harper's Ferry" edition with battlefield diagram, etc., F.-V.F., an interesting lot.
Estimate $500 - 750.