Lot 390Hackney & Bolte Penny Post, 1886 (1¢) Black on Red, in combination with 2¢ red brown (210) on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., both tied by "Atlantic City, N.J., Jun. 30, 1887" duplex postmark, receiving backstamp; trivial small cover crease at top left, Very Fine; signed G. Sloane, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 153L1 $4,500.
A GREAT ON COVER RARITY, THIS BEING ONE OF TWO ON COVER USAGES KNOWN MAILED ON THE SAME DAY, A THIRD USAGE TIED ON A POSTAL CARD IS ALSO KNOWN.
Lot 391Metropolitan Post Office, 1852-53 (2¢) Red, cut to shape as always, rich unfaded color unlike most on cover examples, tied by "Metropolitan P.O., Nov 2" cds on fresh locally addressed cover, with "Paid/W. H. Laws" in octagon handstamp, Extremely Fine; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 108L3 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
A BEAUTIFUL TIED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE "W. H. LAW" METROPOLITAN POST OFFICE STAMP, OF WHICH ONLY SEVEN COVERS ARE RECORDED.
Lot 392 oWells Fargo & Co., 1861, $2 Green, neat blue Pony Express oval cancel, margins clear to just shaving outer frameline at lower left, rich color, Fine and rare, a great and popular rarity used; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143L4 $4,500.
Fewer than ten used examples of the $2.00 Horse & Rider second issue are reported. The $2.00 Green Second Issue is extremely scarce in used condition. Only two covers are recorded.