Lot 2861Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, perforated), 12c black on green, Cuernavaca, horizontal pair, cons 24-69, tied by Tetecala fancy eagle handstamp (Schatzkes 230) on 1869 folded letter sheet to Mexico, receiving backstamp; cover missing left sideflap, Very Fine.
Scott No. 66 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2862 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, perforated), 12c black on buff, color error, Ures, cons 31-71, without gum, bright and fresh, Very Fine; with 1978 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 66b $575.
Lot 2863Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, perforated), 50c black on yellow, Mexico, cons 1-70, tied by Mexico cds (Schatzkes 821) on folded letter sheet to Breslau, Germany, via France per "Washington" then by train to Prussia were it was charged "17" silbergroschen in blue crayon (3sgr domestic in Prussia and 14sgr to France) rectangular "F48" mark and "66" in red crayon, Very Fine, a very scarce maritime mail destination from Mexico, ex-Rosenthal.
Scott No. 69 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2864 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, perforated), 50c blue on light pink, color error, Queretaro, cons 12-68, tied by Mexico cds (Schatzkes 821) on cover front to Irapuato, with full side flap docketed "Mexico, Mayotte 13/69", Very Fine, a unique showcase item missing on a piece of mail even from the very complete Doug Stout's 1868 collection (NF $2,000 for off cover single); with 2002 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 69b Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
This error was caused early in the issue when a thick figure 50c cliche was misplaced on the 25c plate (Stone C) at two positions, one of which was corrected by redrawing the denomination and the other creating this error. The error was quickly caught with a few examples getting out in the first shipments of the issue. It is known from Puebla, Oaxaca, Orizava, Queretaro and Veracruz districts.
Lot 2865 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, perforated), 100c black on brown, Merida, horizontal pair, cons 19-70, in combination with 1868, 50c black on yellow, cons 19-70 + 1868, 25c blue on light pink + 12c black on green, cons 10-71 on large wrapper front, all tied by Yzamal fancy box handstamp (Schatzkes 794); some erosion in dating above stamps, Very Fine, a wonderful four-color franking from this very small town, ex-Speaker; with 2008 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 70+62+61+59 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.