Lot 134Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine, tied by circular geometric fancy cancel duplexed with "Washington D.C. Apr 1" cds on printed "Executive Mansion" official cover addressed to Louisville Ky., original "Executive Mansion, Washington D.C." letterhead enclosure datelined "Mch 31st 1874" and signed by "Levi P. Luckey" as President Grant's secretary; small edge tear, Very Fine; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O12 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Original enclosed letter reads, "The President directs me to acknowledge the receipt of the very fine picture of his Father, which you were so good as to send him. The picture was received in good order; and he desires me to convey to you his sincere thanks, and assure you of his warm appreciation of your kindness.".
Lot 135Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine, well centered, tied by segmented cork cancel on "Executive Mansion" imprint cover to Imlaystown, N.J. addressed in the hand of President Rutherford B. Hayes, "Washington D.C., Jul 11" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. O12 Estimate $500 - 750.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT USAGE SENT BY PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES.
Current Opening Bid: $325
Lot 136State Dept., 1873, 2¢ dark green, horizontal pair, deep rich color and proof-like impression, tied by purple quartered corks duplexed with "Washington D.C. Oct 19, 1878" cds on small cover with blue "Department of State" imprint to New York N.Y., reverse with "New York, Rec'd, Oct 20 '78" receiving backstamp, fresh and Very Fine, ex-Ackerman, Knapp, Waud, Markovits, Wall; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. O58 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A BEAUTIFUL 2¢ STATE OFFICIAL USE FROM WASHINGTON D.C. TO NEW YORK N.Y., ONE OF THE FINEST EXTANT.