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Mexico - 1868 Hidalgo Issue - Thick Figures, Imperforate

Lots 2847-2856 Lots 2857-2860

Lot 2847    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Matamoros, horizontal pair, in combination with 1868, 12c black on green, Matamoros, both cons 9-71, and additional 1868, 12¢ black on green, Tampico, cons 39-71 cut from an uncanceled letter, on July 1872 folded letter from Matramoros to Guanajuanto, carried privately by agent Enrique Duprat of Tula de Tamaulipas with oval handstamp on reverse, entered the mails in San Luis Potosi with 1872, 12c blue + 25c red, San Luis Potosi, cons 37-72 affixed and all stamps canceled by fancy "Franco" handstamps (Schatzkes 1461), Very Fine, a unique unaccepted demonetized and postal fraud usage bearing stamps from three different districts, ex-Rosenthal; signed Lami and Calves, with 1987 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 58    Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.

This cover not only was sent 3 months after the 1868 Full Face Hidalgo issue was demonetized, but was initially franked with stamps from two different districts.

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Lot 2848    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 12c black on green, Mexico, cons 1-71, in combination with 1869, 50c black on yellow, Chihuahua, cons 21-70 + 100c black on brown, Queretaro, cons 12-71 on folded letter to Guadalajara, tied by Mexico cds's (Schatzkes 821); light file fold affecting 12c, still Very Fine, an unusual and rare 3-color franking bearing three different districts; with 2005 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 59+62+64    Estimate $600 - 800.

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Lot 2849    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 12c black on green, Tampico, cons 39-69, tied by Tampico circular handstamp (Schatzkes 1581) on 1869 folded letter to Veracruz, in combination with G.B. 1865, 4d vermilion (Sc. 43) canceled by barred "C63" oval handstamp for maritime service to the port of Veracruz, with matching "Tampico, No 27, 1869" cds alongside; corners at top left and bottom right restored adding portion of company corner card handstamp, otherwise Very Fine, a rare mixed franking cover from Tampico British agency; with 2009 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 59    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

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Lot 2850    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 25c blue on pink, two single usage covers and one with a 12c stamp (Sc. 59), all with scarce well stuck cancels: El Mezquital (3-70), Villa Guerrero (30-69) with a 12c (59) and Tula de Tamaulipas (29-71), Very Fine.
Scott No. 61    Estimate $200 - 300.

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Lot 2851    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 25c blue on pink, Camargo, cons 29-70 with Camargo suboffice overprint, tied on cover to Matamoros on fancy Camargo box handstamp (Schatzkes 56), F.-V.F., 400 stamps sent with most not bearing the Camargo overprint with only a couple on cover examples known; with 2008 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 61    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 2852 o   

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 25c blue on pink, cons. 4-71, right margin block of 12, three full strikes of fancy Tehuacan eagle oval cancel (Schatzkes 1237C), horizontal crease affecting top stamps, Very Fine appearance, the discovery example of this rare cancellation; 1989 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 61    Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.

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Lot 2853    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 25c blue on pink, Tampico, cons 39-71, tied by Tampico oval handstamp (Schatzkes 1582) on 1869 folded letter sheet to Veracruz, in combination with G.B. 1865, 4d vermilion (Sc. 43) canceled by barred "C63" oval handstamp for maritime service to the port of Veracruz, with matching "Tampico, Sp 27, 1871" cds alongside; minor cover stain at bottom, Very Fine, a very rare combination as the Mexican stamp is paying double rate, only a couple examples known; signed Calves, with 2009 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 61    Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.

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Lot 2854    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 50c black on yellow, Postal Forgery, San Luis Potosi, cons 5-71, tied by Mexico cds (Schatzkes 821) on 1872 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, via New York with British transit cds and "5" in circle handstamp, London backstamp and "G.B./3f60c" accountancy handstamp and "15" decimes due rate, Very Fine; with 2008 M.E.P.S.I. certificate. Follansbee No. 81.
Scott No. 62 var.    Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.

THE ONLY KNOWN EXAMPLE OF THE FULL FACE HIDALGO 50C POSTAL FORGERY ON A MARITIME COVER.

Realized: $2,500

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Lot 2855    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 50c black on yellow, Zacatecas, in combination with 1868, 25c blue on light pink + 12c black on green, Zacatecas, all cons 13-69, tied by circular Zacatecas handstamps (Schatzkes 1852) on folded letter to Mexico, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce three color franking 87c rate usage.
Scott No. 62+61+60    Estimate $400 - 600.

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Lot 2856    

Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 50c black on yellow, no period after "50", Morelia, cons 10-70, previously used with portion of circular cancel at right, used on 1870 folded letter to Mexico tied by San Juan de Rio boxed date stamp (Schatzkes 1318) fraudulently used in the Queretaro district, Very Fine, an unusual accepted re-used stamp.
Scott No. 62a    Estimate $150 - 200.

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