Lot 945 ()Mexico, 1884, 5c-12c Hidalgo issues, on three 1884 Registered fronts with British styled crossed lines, each with scarce early blue UPU registration (1) and red certification (2) labels which were discontinued very quickly, destinations are New Jersey, Cordoba and Ciudad Bravos, The custom of cutting the front and signing receipt on back was discontinued when Mexico joined the UPU, so these fronts were cut at the very tail end of the regulation, domestic fronts have signatures on back, Very Fine.
Scott No. 154//157 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 946Mexico, 1884, 20c green, in combination with 1884, 1c green, pair and single + 12c dark green on 1885 registered cover to Queretaro, all tied by violet Colima circular handstamps with matching "R" handstamps in corners and certification box date stamp at center, Lagos transit date stamp at top; 1c in pair nicked at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 158+150+157 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 947 ()Mexico, 1884, 20c green, in combination with 1885, 25c greenish blue slightly overlapping on 1887 registered front to Acaponeta, tied by circle of wedges handstamp with Tepic origin oval date stamp and matching certification handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 158+173 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 948Mexico, 1884, 20c green, in combination with 1884, 4c green on 1885 registered cover to Palermo, Italy, tied by boxed Aguascalientes handstamp with matching "R" handstamp at corners and certification box date stamp at top, additional blue oval origin date stamp and N.Y. registry etiquette, Very Fine.
Scott No. 158+153 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 949Mexico, 1884, 1p blue, in combination 1890, 5c blue + 20c vermilion, two singles on 1893 oversized registered cover to Paris, France, tied by Mexico cds's with purple A.R. handstamp and registry etiquettes; cover soiling and a couple stamp flaws including 1p, Fine, still a very scarce usage of the 1p Medallion.
Scott No. 161+216+220 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 950 ()Mexico, 1884, 2p blue, in combination with 1884, 4c green + 6c green on oversized 1885 judiciary front to Techacan, all canceled by bold strike of Tecamachalco oval handstamp (Schimmer 91/1), blue eagle cachet handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 162+153+155 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A GREAT RARITY - ONE OF TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 2 PESO MEDALLION ISSUE ON COVER.
Lot 951 o/Mexico, 1885, 4c red orange, 1886 registered cover with ten 4c issue (probably the largest combination of this denomination) from Mexico to Paris (cover staining at sides), also includes a piece with eight 50c Medallion singles + 1 peso tied by grid on piece (50c were very rarely used), F.-V.F.
Scott No. 168, 160+161 Estimate $200 - 300.