Lot 521861, 1¢ Blue, Type I, immaculate Post Office fresh original gum which is lightly hinged, remarkably well centered clearly showing full scrolls at top and bottom, strong bright color, wonderful freshness, Extremely Fine and choice; with photocopy of 1989 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott No. 18 $2,100.
A RARE MINT STAMP IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
Lot 53 o1861, 1¢ Blue, Types I & II, vertical pair (top type I and type II at bottom), blue target cancels, exceptional centering amid wide margins, rich vibrant color and crisp detailed impression, an Extremely Fine gem pair; with 1991 P.S.E. and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 18,20 $950.
UNDOUBTEDLY THE FINEST KNOWN USED 1861 1¢ TYPES I & II COMBINATION PAIR.
Lot 54 o1857, 1¢ Blue, Type Ia, town cancel, centered low with margins clear at top and sides, sharp impression and rich vivid color, F.-V.F., a rare and difficult issue which was only produced from the bottom row of plate 4; with 1976 P.F. and 2010 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 19 $9,000.
A HANDSOME USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1857 1¢ TYPE IA ISSUE.
Lot 551857, 1¢ Blue, Type Ia, position 92L4, fine centering and sharp detailed impression, tied by "New York, Oct 8" cds on folded printed merchant advertising notice to Pennington N.J., F.-V.F.; with 1984 and 2007 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 19 $9,500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE ON COVER SINGLE FRANKING USAGE OF THE 1857, 1¢ BLUE TYPE IA.
Lot 561857, 3¢ Dull Red, Type III, o.g., never hinged, remarkably large margins and precise centering with full margins completely around design, rich brilliant color and exceptional freshness, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, the only example to receive this jumbo grade with only three examples higher grading 98; with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $1,200 for grade of 95 and $3,400 for 98).
Scott No. 26 $65 for hinged.
QUITE CERTAINLY THE FINEST JUMBO-MARGIN NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 3¢ TYPE III ISSUE EXTANT.
Lot 571857, 3¢ Dull Red, Type III, couple of insignificant pulled perfs at lower left, tied by large "Paid" in grid handstamp on multicolor ad cover for Etna Laboratory manufacturer of fireworks showing patriotic style illustration and fireworks, red "Boston, Ms, Oct 1, 1860" cds and reverse with New Bedford, Ms receiving cds, Extremely Fine, ex-Haas and Piller; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST SPECTACULAR EARLY UNITED STATES ADVERTISING COVERS.
This is an excellent companion to the other Etna Laboratory cover (ex-Haas) that has a similar design at left, but depicts fireworks at right instead of the balloon.
Lot 581857, 3¢ Dull Red, Type II, Vertical Pair and Six Singles, all red grid canceled on 1860 cover to Liverpool, England, portion of "New York" town postmark at top and red "New York, 19" exchange cds, forwarded to Paris, France bearing G.B. 1855-57, 4d rose, two singles tied by "Liverpool" duplex postmarks, couple of small nicks in stamps at top and in bottom stamp in pair, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
A SPECTACULAR COMBINATION USAGE OF THE 1857 3¢ ISSUE PREPAYING THE 24¢ TREATY RATE TO GREAT BRITAIN AND FORWARDED WITH TWO G.B. 4D ROSE SINGLES.
Lot 591857, 3¢ Dull Red, Type III, choice centering with centerline margin at right, tied by 5-bar grid in octagonal frame, same cancel used to tie Breckenridge three-quarter portrait and "Equality of State Rights" purple Campaign label, Rickey Mallory & Co. of Cincinnati imprint, postmarked "Montgomery Ala. Oct. 17, 1860" cds (18 days prior to election) on buff cover to Kinsale Va., sender's notation below label "Breck." (Milgram JBK-1) neatly docketed, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine, ex-Walcott and Knapp. Milgram No. JBK-1.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN OUTSTANDING USAGE AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CAMPAIGN COVERS IN EXISTENCE.
Rickey Mallory & Co. published a wide variety of campaign cartoons, envelopes and labels, their Breckinridge label is very scarce, and this tied example is almost certainly unique -- used in October 1860 at Montgomery, where four months later the seven seceded states would form the new Confederate States government.
Lot 60 o1858, 5¢ Brick Red, Type I, neat town corner cancel, perfect centering with clear even margins, rich bright color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2008 and 2012 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90 XQ, SSV $4,100 for 90).
Scott No. 27 $1,600.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1858 5¢ BRICK RED TYPE I ISSUE BEARING A NEARLY FACE-FREE TOWN CANCELLATION.
Lot 611858, 5¢ Brick Red, Type I, Horizontal Pair, attractive well centered pair, tied by "New Orleans, La., May 4, 1859" cds on folded letter sheet to Barcelona, Spain, endorsed via England with red "New - York, Br. Pkt., May 11" exchange cds, bold "8.R.s" inland rate handstamp, reverse with red London transit and receiving cds's, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 27 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A RARE DOUBLE BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE USAGE BEARING A PAIR OF THE 1858 5¢ BRICK RED TYPE I ISSUE.