Lot 2086 o1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill, full "W" quill pen cancel of Weston, Mass. strong bright color, natural s.e. at left, Very Fine, pictured in Evans The United States 1¢ Franklin 1861-67 (page 137), ex-D. Evans. Skinner-Eno No. LS-W 24.
Scott No. 86 Estimate $200 - 300.
The Weston postmaster used the "W" quill pen cancellation as both a precancel and regular cancellation.
Lot 2087 o1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill, full strike of bold red fancy Geometric cancel, rich bright color, an Extremely Fine strike, stunning, ex-Ishikawa.
Scott No. 86 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2088 o1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill, horizontal strip of 4, target cancels, attractively centered amid wide margins, strong bold color, couple tiny margin tears at right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce used multiple; with 1998 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 86 $1,900 for two pairs.
Lot 2089 /o1867, 1¢ blue, E. & F. Grills, balance of 58 stamps mostly used with a handful of unused examples and used pairs and strips (two of each); includes a few varieties including double E. grill, F. grill thin paper, attractive range of cancels including manuscript "W" of Weston, Mass. on both E. & F. grills, negative "O.K.", letters "LV", steamship and various geometrics; condition varies, generally Fine or better appearance; accompanied by 10 certificates.
Scott No. 86, 92; $24,000+ Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2090 o1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill, full neat rosette cancel, exceptional centering with large beautifully balanced margin, rich deep color on bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice, a striking large margin gem; with 2016 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $150).
Scott No. 88 $28.