Lot 2709Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, ½r black on buff, Chihuahua, two horizontal pairs, tied by bold red Rosales and matching "Franco" box cancels (Schatzkes 165 & 165A) on 1863 folded letter to Parral; cover with small file fold erosion, Very Fine and attractive (NF $240 as off covers singles), ex-Dormer (1977 Champion of Champions exhibit).
Scott No. 6 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2710Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, ½r black on buff, Chihuahua, top margin vertical strip of four, pre-printing paper folds in center pair, tied by two neat strikes of Chihuahua oval handstamp (Schatzkes 138) on 1862 folded letter to Hidalgo, matching boxed "Franco" at top, Very Fine (NF $240 as singles).
Scott No. 6 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2711Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, ½r black on buff, Queretaro, complete sheet of 60, full o.g., bright and fresh with complete unreduced selvage all around, natural preprinting paper fold in 7th row and horiz and vertical file folds only affecting a few stamps, still Very Fine for this, a great rarity with only three sheets recorded; with 2007 Jaretzky certificate.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
A REMARKABLE COMPLETE SHEET OF THE 1861 ½R ISSUE FROM QUERETARO.
Lot 2712Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 1r black on green, Aguascalientes, in combination with 1861, 2r black on pink (both long overprints) on 1863 folded letter to Guanajuato, tied by grid handstamps (Schatzkes 13) with matching Aguascalientes box date stamp alongside (Schatzkes 11A); small cover tear, Very Fine (NF $200 as off cover singles).
Scott No. 7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2713Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 1r black on green, Mexico, horizontal pair, tied by oval "Diligencias Generales de Mexico" handstamp (Schatzkes 830) on folded letter to Puebla, with additional manuscript "Diligencias" endorsement, Very Fine, an uncommon stagecoach cancel on cover.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2714Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 2r black on pink, Veracruz, vertical strip of three, bottom stamp showing late stage of large plate crack (position 189), paying the 6 reales rate on fresh 1864 folded letter sheet to Mexico, tied by two neat strikes of Veracruz cds (Schatzkes 1757A), Very Fine and choice, ex-Larranaga.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2715Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 2r black on pink, Victoria, single used provisionally on November 1864 docketed folded letter sheet to Matamoros, tied by oval Victoria handstamp (Schatzkes 1817), Very Fine, this issue was demonetized on May 8th 1864 and replaced by the Eagle issue, very few covers as such are known, ex-Schimmer; with 2007 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2716Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 2r black on pink, Victoria, large margins, tied by Victoria oval handstamp (Schatzkes 1817) on 1863 folded letter sheet to Brownsville, Texas, Very Fine, very few covers of this issue are known to the United States.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2717Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 2r black on pink, Campeche, single and horizontal bisect, on small piece and tied by oval "Hecelehakan" cancel (Schatzkes 798), Very Fine, a unique combination bisect usage from Hecelehakan; with 1990 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 8+8b Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2718 oMexico, 1861, Second Issue, 2r black on pink, without district overprint (Huejutla), Huejutla straight line cancel (Schatzkes 550), small thin, Fine and scarce, only 510 sent (NF $400).
Scott No. 8c Estimate $200 - 300.