Lot 1211870, 24¢ purple, used with 2¢ brown (157) and 30¢ gray black (165), tied by strikes of circle of wedges cancels on light buff cover to India at double the 28¢ British Mail rate via Brindisi, red "Boston, Paid, Dec 9" foreign mail cds and red crayon "48 / 2" credit to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Hecla from Boston Dec. 12th to Queenstown arriving Dec. 22nd, red London Paid (12.23) transit cds and matching "2d" colonial credit handstamp, then by P&O Line Malta from Brindisi Dec. 28th to Alexandria arriving Jan. 1st, overland to Suez where P&O Sumatra departed Jan. 2nd to Bombay arriving Jan. 15th, reverse with Sea Post Office and Ahmednagar (1.16) arrival cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 153 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A CHOICE BISSELL CORRESPONDENCE USE TO INDIA BEARING A THREE-COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING DOUBLE THE 28¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA BRINDISI.
Lot 1221870, 24¢ purple, well centered single, in combination with l870, 10¢ brown, horizontal pair on fresh cover to Lima Peru, tied by neat crossroads cancels, bold red "San Francisco, Paid, Dec 27" cds and matching "24" credit handstamp, blue crayon "2" for double rate, reverse with partial receiving postmark, slightly reduced at left, Extremely Fine; with 2010 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 153+150 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN OUTSTANDING DOUBLE RATE USAGE FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO LIMA, PERU.
Lot 1231870, 24¢ purple, vibrant rich color, used with 10¢ brown (150) horizontal pair with right s.e., all tied by circular cork cancels on cover from the Bissel correspondence to India, red "Boston Paid Oct 1" exchange cds with red crayon "2" for double-weight and "36 / 2" credit rating, endorsed "via Southampton", red London Paid (10.13) transit cds, reverse with Sea Post (10.31) and Ahmednuggur (11.15.73) arrival cds; right 10¢ with small nick, a Very Fine use at double the 22¢ rate; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 153 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1241873, 1¢ ultramarine, cancelled by beautiful red Glen Allen Star precancel, matching red printed "Glen Allen, Virginia. March 13, 1877" cds on International Label Printing Establishment corner card cover to Forksville Penn., original 1877 printed company circular enclosure accompanies; minor staining on back left edge, Very Fine, ex-Boker, Beane; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 156 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A DESIRABLE AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE GLEN ALLEN PRECANCEL IN RED.
Lot 1251873, 3¢ green, 6¢ dull pink, horizontal pairs of each, tied by two central strikes of NYFM Elaborate Positive Geometric fancy cancels (GE-EP9) on 1875 cover to Pont d'Ain, France, red "New York 'Paid' May 18" exchange cds, forwarded upon arrival to Paris, Calais (5.30.75) entry cds and matching "P.D." framed h.s. also ties 6¢ pair, various backstamps include Pont d'Ain (5.31) and Paris (6.1); few slightly toned perfs and trivial edge wear, a Very Fine and attractive usage at the double 9¢ treaty rate usage, ex-Richards. Scott No. 158, 159.
Scott No. 158, 159 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
References: Illustrated in Hargest book.
Lot 1261879, 1¢ dark ultramarine, tied by grid cancel on multicolored illustrated pioneer postcard showing Southern Gentleman Smoking Cigar for Gromes & Ulrich, Importers & Wholesale Dealers Wines, Liquors, Champagnes and Havana Cigars, reverse with 1880 list of imports, choice and Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 182 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A STUNNING MULTICOLOR PIONEER FORERUNNER POST CARD.
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Lot 1271888, 5¢ indigo, used in combination with Samoa, 1890, Palms, 1d green, 2d brown orange (11a, 13a), bright colors, all tied by three strikes of circular waffle grid cancel on 1888 cover to Washington D.C., light strike of magenta "San Francisco Paid All Aug 4" cds and Washington D.C. Aug. 10th receiving backstamps, manuscript "26" correspondence notation, Very Fine and choice, Odenweller Census No. 287; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 216 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE AND ATTRACTIVE UNITED STATES AND SAMOA MIXED FRANKING.
Illustrated in Odenweller's Samoa book on page 210 (Fig. 21.3). The Odenweller book notes that the grids tying the Samoa and U.S. stamps are different, but they are identical and were applied to all three stamps upon arrival in San Francisco.