Lot 10471857, 3¢ rose, type I Cover Group, group of 12 covers and 1 front, all with single frankings, some interesting varieties including double transfer, narrow perf spacing, one with #25 (faulty) used with #26 on double-rate cover, few are plated incl. 95L4, 14R6, 66R6, 21L8; mixed condition, Fine, excellent study group.
Scott No. 25; $2,145 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1048(Cancels) Frank Lyon, clear strike of red oval illustrated handstamp depicting a Lion, on light blue folded letter datelined "Barnesville Feb 19 1852" to Mobile Ala. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), deep rich color, tied by "Steam 5" in oval handstamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS DESIRABLE ILLUSTRATED PACKET MARKING.
The Frank Lyon employed an unusual cachet incorporating the silhouette of a lion. She operated on the Tombigbee River as a non-contract steamboat.
Lot 1049(Cancels) Lyre, two strikes tie 3¢ dull red (26) vertical pair with left center line s.e. on small blue piece, red "Canton Ms. Apr 7" cds, Very Fine strikes of this desirable fancy cancel; with 1991 A.P.S. certificate. Scott No. 26.
Skinner-Eno No. PO-Lh 2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1050 o(Cancels) Manuscript Face, striking cancel on 3¢ dull red (11) with mostly four margins, faults, Very Fine appearing example of this whimsical cancel.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1051 o(Cancels) Military Institute Franklin Co., Ky., Col. E. W. Morgan Supt., blue Eagle and Shield fancy cancel on 3¢ dull red (25), pull perf at right, Fine and rare fancy cancel, the only recorded strike of this cancel on the 3¢ 1857 issue.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1052(Cancels) New-York, Jul 15 1853, bold strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to slightly in, on buff cover to Newtown Ct.; reduced at left with upper left corner mend, a Very Fine and choice strike of this scarce 1853 New York cds.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1053(Cancels) New-York, Jul 19 1853, bold strike of cds ties 3¢ dull red (11A), large margins to slightly in at right, small scissor cut, on cover to Waverly N.Y., a Very Fine strike of this scarce cds.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1054(Cancels) "Old Stamps / Not Recognized", two-line handstamp ties 3¢ dull red (26) with bottom selvage, on yellow cover to Detroit Mich., matching "Philadelphia Pa. Sep 13 1861" cds, cover extensively restored, Very Fine appearance, A rare example of the "Old Stamps Not Recognized" handstamp tying the stamp.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Philadelphia was one of the first post offices to receive the new 1861 stamps, and so the 1857 Issue and old-style embossed envelopes. As a result they were demonetized by Philadelphia earlier than at many others. The new 1861 Issue embossed envelopes were announced as available on August 8, with a five-day exchange period expiring on August 13. The new 1861 Issue adhesive stamps were announced as available on August 19, with a six-day exchange period expiring on August 25. After this date, the 1857 Issue stamps and old-style stationery were no longer valid for postage.
Lot 1055(Cancels) Plainfield Ms. Sep 10, clear strike of thimble-size cds on orange cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) cancelled by manuscript "1860" to Buffalo N.Y.; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, A choice strike of this thimble size Chicopee cds., ex-Milgram.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1056 o(Cancels) "Running Stag", remarkably clear strike of elaborate blue fancy cancel on 3¢ dull red (11), bright color, three margins, fresh and a Very Fine strike of this desirable cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. PA-Dr 1 Estimate $200 - 300.
This was the first pictorial cancel in the United States depicting an animal.