Lot 1285(NY Circular Mail) Circular Geometric, bold strike ties 1¢ ultramarine (145) on light buff unsealed cover to Woodstock Vt., Very Fine and scarce cancel.
Weiss No. GE-C6 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1286Circular Geometric, fine strike ties two 3¢ green (158) singles, along with red New York exchange cds on blue cover to Crayford, England, reverse with London (5.19.74) arrival cds; flap torn, F.-V.F.
Weiss No. GE-C7 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1287Elaborate Negative Geometric, clear strike ties 10¢ brown (161) on blue 1874 folded cover to Palermo, Italy, red "New York Paid All Br Transit Oct 31" exchange cds also ties 10¢, Palermo (11.16.74) arrival backstamp, Very Fine.
Weiss No. GE-EN3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1288Elaborate Negative Geometric, two strikes tie two 3¢ green (158) singles on 3¢ entire (U160) to France at the 9¢ treaty rate, red "New York 'Paid' Mar 3" exchange cds, light strike of blue Paris (3.16.75) arrival c.d.s.; opening tears at top and part of flap missing, still Very Fine and choice strikes.
Weiss No. GE-EN5 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1289Elaborate Negative Geometric, sharp strike ties two 6¢ dull rose (159) singles, on 1874 cover to Germany, New York (12.28) Station D backstamp, red "New York Dec 29" exchange cds, Germany (1.15) arrival backstamp; flap tears and slight edge wear, Very Fine and scarce cancel, ex-Landau, Kirke, Richards.
Weiss No. GE-EN7 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1290Elaborate Positive Geometric, two bold strikes tie 3¢ green (158) and 5¢ Taylor (179) together on Jan. 8, 1876 cover to Paris, France, red "New-York Jan 8" exchange cds and blue Paq. Fr. Brest (1.19) postmarks each tie stamp; cover with small mended tear at top, minor spindle hole, Very Fine appearance, an unusual combination of stamps.
Weiss No. GE-EP4 Estimate $200 - 300.
The 5¢ G.P.U. rate had just come into effect on January 1, eliminating the 9¢ French mail rate. The only rate this would have paid was double the 4¢ open mail rate by American packet via England, made obsolete 15 months earlier. It is most likely an early misinterpretation of the G.P.U. rate.
Lot 1291Elaborate Positive Geometric, bold strike duplexed with "New York May 6" cds ties 10¢ brown (161), horizontal pair, on double rate 1875 cover from New York to Havana, Cuba, manuscript "Per S.S. Crescent City" routing, handstamped "3" reales due rating, Havana (5.12) and recipients (5.13.75) backstamps, includes original enclosures; some minor toning and slightly rough opening, Very Fine and scarce cancel.
Weiss No. GE-EP5 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1292Elaborate Positive Geometric, sharp strikes tie 3¢ green (158), pre-use fault, and 6¢ dull rose (159), both with rich colors, on 1875 folded letter to Lyon, France at the 9¢ treaty rate, endorsed "p. 'Rhein Amerique' ", red "New York 'Paid' May 15" exchange cds, blue Brest (5.26) entry cds ties 3¢ and small red "PD" framed handstamp, Lyon (5.27) arrival backstamp, clean and Very Fine use, ex-Noel, Richards.
Weiss No. GE-EP9 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1293Elaborate Positive Geometric, bold strike ties 6¢ dull rose (159) on 1875 cover to London, England, red "New York P.O. Jun 2" exchange cds, bold London (6.12.75) arrival c.d.s., flap with blue "Cunard Steam Ship, Bothnia" seal, Very Fine, ex-Kirke, Richards.
Weiss No. GE-EP10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Carried on the Cunard Line "Bothnia" that arrived at Queenstown on June 11, 1875. Note the close spacing of the wedges.
Lot 1294(NY Circular Mail) Simple Circular Geometric, bold strike ties 1¢ ultramarine (156) on light buff unsealed cover to Mineola, Long Island N.Y., fancy "Cancer Cured" printed corner card, Very Fine and rare cancel.
Weiss No. GE-S1a Estimate $300 - 400.