Lot 867Mexico, 1868, 6c black on buff, Camargo, horizontal strip of four, cons 29-69, without district name, canceled by two strikes of "Franco" boxed handstamp (Schatzkes 1823AB) on 1870 folded letter sheet; vertical file crease through first stamp, F.-V.F., a unique usage from Camargo (NF $ 1,600 as singles off cover), ex-Ricoy, Speaker; with 2008 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 46 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 868 ()Mexico, 1868, 12c black on green, Tixtla Guerrero, cons 32-68, without district overprint, complete sheet of 100, without gum, bright and fresh position 100 without year due to corner fold over with imprint on reverse, central horizontal fold between stamps and some small thin specks, still Very Fine, a unique sheet of the 12c thin figure imperf issue from Tixtla Guerrero, ex-Stout.
Scott No. 47 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 869Mexico, 1868, 50c black on yellow, Colima, cons 11-68, in combination with 1868, 25c blue on pink, Colima, cons 11-69 on 1869 incoming triple rate folded letter sheet from Hamburg, Germany to Tepic via Panama, stamps added as postage dues in Colima with Colima circular handstamp tying stamps (Schatzkes 181), with red Hamburg origin and London and Panama transit cds's, various rate markings including red "72¾" Groshen rate and large "6" due handstamp for overland from Colima to Tepic, Very Fine, illustrated in Schimmer & Heath Mexican Maritime Mail (pg 250), ex-Rosenthal; with 2008 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 49+68 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A REMARKABLE TRIPLE RATE INCOMING COVER FROM GERMANY WITH 1868 HIDALGO ISSUES PAYING THE INLAND TRANSIT.
Paid triple rate 72¾ Groshen postage to Manzanillo as port of entry. Via British steamer to London, then per "Shannon" from Southampton to Colon and overland to Panama. Then by Pacific Mail Steamship to Manzanillo.
Lot 870Mexico, 1868, 100c black on brown, Cordova, Pair and Single in combination with 1868, 50c black on yellow, three singles + 12c black on green + 6c black on buff all Cordova cons 20-69 (Scott 49, 59, 46), tied on piece by Cordova oval handstamps (Schatzkes 189), light crease affecting 100c single and one in pair, still Very Fine, a striking and unique four-color franking (NF $1,975 as singles); with 1983 Jaretzky and 2005 MEPSI certificates.
Scott No. 50 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 871 ()Mexico, 1868, 100c brown on brown, Matamoros, horizontal strip of nine, large margin to cutting into stamp at left likely from foldover of cover, in combination with 1868, 12c black on green, Matamoros, all cons 9-68, on oversized 1869 registered cover to Monterrey, all tied by pen and Matamoros negative circular handstamps with matching certification straight line handstamp and manuscript date (both marking unlisted by Schatzkes), official judiciary eagle cachet handstamp at left; file fold affecting strip and minor erosion in address panel, F.-V.F (NF $3,600 as singles), ex-Koenig, Stout; signed J.K. Bash.
Scott No. 51+59 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1868 100 CENTAVOS BROWN ON BROWN ISSUE - ON OR OFF COVER.
This front, jewel of Doug Stout's collection, was framed and hung for ten years in Doug's office after he acquired it from the Koenig collection and until the auction of his estate.