Lot 879Mexico, 1868, 6c black on buff, group of four o.g. blocks; including San Luis Potosi (5-71) right margin block of 4, Mazatlan (8-71) block of 8, Ures (31-72) left margin block of 8 and Tixtla (32-72) corner margin block of 8, Very Fine.
Scott No. 58 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 880Mexico, 1868, 6c black on buff, Colima, horizontal strip of six, in combination with 1868, 50c black on yellow, Colima, both cons 11-71, on 1871 folded letter sheet to Guanajuato, tied by Colima circular handstamps (Schatzkes 181), Very Fine, believed to be the largest known used multiple of this 6c issue which is from an unrecorded consignment, ex-Rosenthal.
Scott No. 58+62 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 881Mexico, 1868, 6c black on buff, Durango, two horizontal pairs, cons 22-70, tied by "Franco" in oval handstamps (Schatzkes 261) on fresh folded letter sheet to Durango, with matching fancy Inde oval (Schatzkes 260) with manuscript date at center, official treasury cachet handstamp alongside, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 58 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 882Mexico, 1868, 6c black on buff, Matamoros, horizontal pair, in combination with 1868, 12c black on green, Matamoros, both cons 9-71, and additional 1868, 12¢ black on green, Tampico, con 39-71 cut from an uncanceled letter, on July 1872 folded letter from Matramoros to Guanajuanto, carried privately by agent Enrique Duprat of Tula de Tamaulipas with oval handstamp on reverse, entered the mails in San Luis Potosi with 1872, 12c blue + 25c red, San Luis Potosi, con 37-72 affixed and all stamps canceled by fancy "Franco" handstamps (Schatzkes 1461), Very Fine, a unique unaccepted demonetized and postal fraud usage bearing stamps from three different districts, ex-Rosenthal; signed Lami and Calves, with 1987 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 58-59+94-95 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
This cover not only was sent 3 months after the 1868 Full Face Hidalgo issue was demonetized, but was initially franked with stamps from two different districts. Even so, the cover was carried to another district rendering the stamps useless even if they where not demonetized.
Lot 883Mexico, 1868, 12c black on green, Durango, horizontal pair, cons 22-69, on cover tied by Juan del Rio handstamp (Schatzkes 267D), also second cover 1868, 12c black on green, Lagos single (37-70, scissor cut at left) tied by Tepatitlan oval (Schatzkes 695), Very Fine.
Scott No. 59 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 884Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 12c black on green, cons 1-71, in combination with 1869, 50c black on yellow, Chihuahua, cons 21-70 + 100c black on brown, Queretaro, cons 12-71 on folded letter to Guadalajara, tied by Mexico cds's (Schatzkes 821); light file fold affecting 12c, still Very Fine, an unusual and rare 3-color franking bearing three different districts; with 2005 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 59+62+64 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 885Mexico, 1868, 12c black on green, Tampico, cons 39-69, tied by Tampico circular handstamp (Schatzkes 1581) on 1869 folded letter to Veracruz, in combination with G.B. 1865, 4d vermilion (Sc. 43) canceled by barred "C63" oval handstamp for maritime service to the port of Veracruz, with matching "Tampico, No 27, 1869" cds alongside; corners at top left and bottom right restored adding portion of company corner card handstamp, otherwise Very Fine, a rare mixed franking cover from Tampico British agency; with 2009 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 59 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 886Mexico, 1868, 12c black on green, Tampico, cons 30-70, tied by Tampico circular handstamp (Schatzkes 1581) on folded letter sheet to Havana, Cuba, sent via British ship with "British Tampico, Paid, Ap 27, 70" cds, with straight line "Yndias" and "2" inland rate handstamps upon arrival, Very Fine and choice, ex-Rosenthal; signed Lamy and Calves.
Scott No. 59 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 887Mexico, 1868, 12c black on green, Tampico, cons 39-71, tied by bold Tampico oval handstamp (Schatzkes 1582) on 1871 cover to Lugano, Switzerland, via London with manuscript "1/-" rate and boxed "GB/1f60c" accountancy handstamp, red crayon "150" centimes due on arrival, reverse with London & Swiss transits, Very Fine, a rare maritime destination.
Scott No. 59 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 888Mexico, 1868, 25c blue on pink, single usage on three covers with scarce well stuck cancels; El Mezquital (3-70), Villa Guerrero (30-69) with 12c (59) and Tula de Tamaulipas (29-71); the first missing backflap, Very Fine.
Scott No. 61 Estimate $250 - 350.