Lot 1611Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle, used with 3¢ dull red, type I (25), faulty bottom right, each tied by "Washington D.C. 'Free' Jan 8 1858" cds on cover to Philadelphia Pa., F.-V.F.
Scott No. LO2; $1,400 + as normal #26 combo Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1612Carrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle, tied by red star cancel on locally addressed "Paper Hangings" cameo corner card cover; stamp with couple tiny tone spots in margin, otherwise Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. LO2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1613New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on green, ample to large margins, canceled by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp on locally addressed folded letter, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, May 12, 9 O'Clock" cds, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5d Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1614U.S.P.O. Despatch, Pre-Paid, One-Cent, black double-oval handstamp and red "Philadelphia Pa. 'Paid' Jul 13" cds on buff cover to local street address, Very Fine and scarce, ex-Worthington, Meyersburg; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1615U.S.P.O. Despatch, Pre-Paid, One-Cent, red double-oval handstamp and red "Paid" straightline on orange buff cover to local street addressee, Very Fine and scarce; with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1616Philadelphia, Pa., U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1856, 1¢ black, carrier handstamp used as a pre-cancel on 1857, 3¢ dull red, on allover shaded Robt. Shoemaker & Co. illustrated storefront ad cover to Bristol, Pa., octagon "Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 8" date stamp alongside; stamp oxidized, Very Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $600 - 800.
A VERY RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE PHILADELPHIA OVAL 1¢ CARRIER HANDSTAMP USED AS A PRE-CANCELLATION ON A 1857 3¢ ISSUE.
This handstamp was applied to the selvage of the 1851, 1¢ issue to create the rare Scott 7LB18 city carrier issue.