Lot 2442 oWrapper, 1861, 1¢ blue on manila, die 3, cut square, circle of wedges cancel, mostly large margins, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce indicia; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. W25 $1,750.
Lot 2443Lettersheet, 1861, 3¢ pink on blue, entire, hint of edge toning, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. U36 $230.
Lot 2444"Hub Royal Art Stove" Pioneer Post Card, multicolor illustrated ad design by Smith Anthony Stove Co., Boston Mass. bearing 1¢ gray blue (206) tied by "Boston, Mass." oval cancel to Augusta Me.; printed message to the trade on mailing side, address smudged from album removal, otherwise Very Fine and rare multicolor pioneer post card design.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2445Post Paid Reply Postal Card "Essay", two cards, first with manuscript "…this shows the principle only of J. Neale’s Double, or Return, or Reply, Postal Card. To open or shut this card, press the catches against each other and they will lock or unlock with ease." and second with "This half of the card is intended to be separated from the other half and with the reply returned to the sender who would write (or have boldly printed thereon) their, his or her own address.", the "catches" are missing, both cards bearing 1¢ dark ultramarine (182), first tied perfectly struck Star in Starburst (Cole STU-36) fancy duplexed with "Ilion N.Y., Sep 5, 1881" cds to local Ilion address, the return replay card is unused with 1¢ left uncancelled, Very Fine and clever essay.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2446Postal Card Balance, small group of three comprising UX4 used with "New-York Mar 16"duplex, UX47 (ETR 1720-2) mint GE ad (cat. $250), UXC1a first day (cat. $250).
Lot 2447 /oAirmail Postal Card Collection, collection mounted on pages including UXC5 used (2 domestic), UXC6 used, UXC7 latter 1970 use when rate was 8¢ and marked postage due 2¢, UXC11 used (cat. $55), UXC12 used (cat. $75), UXC14 used, UXC15 used to Australia with return to sender handstamp, FDCs for most, etc., F.-V.F. and interesting collection (photo on web site).
Scott No. UXC2//UXC16 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2448 oPaid Reply Postal Card, 1893, 2¢ blue on grayish white, message card only, message card only, with printed red For the German Red Cross advertising on front in German and illustrated design with 1915 message surrounding on reverse, cancelled by "New York Tremont Apr 8" duplex, addressed to Hessen, Germany, Very Fine and unusual with printed advertising on face, Printing on the front of postal cards was against postal regulations.
Scott No. UY2m Estimate $200 - 300.