Lot 1617Bayonne City Dispatch, 1883, 1¢ black, clear to ample margins, tied by purple target handstamp on fresh locally addressed cover, matching "Bayonne City Dispatch, May 13, 1883" date stamp alongside, Very Fine; with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9L1 $750.
Lot 1618Boyd's Dispatch, 1878, black on crimson, on locally address illustrated importers corner card cover, tied by "Paid" in circle handstamp with purple "Boyd's City Dispatch, Jul 24, 1878" oval date stamp alongside, Very Fine, a very scarce usage; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 20L43 Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1619Forwarded Hale & Co., New York., red oval with matching "Collect, Six Cents For Hale & Co." box handstamp and "Mailed Late For The" straightline with manuscript "6" on greenish May 6th 1845 folded letter to Norwich Conn.; file folds, F.-V.F., this auxiliary marking indicates the letter missed the day's northbound mail.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1620Hale & Co., 1844 (6¢) light blue, manuscript precanceled, light crease and tiny tear, on cover with red "Forwarded by Hale & Co., from Philada." oval handstamp to Philadelphia Pa., endorsed "Paid", Very Fine and scarce Hale Philadelphia precancel use; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 75L1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1621Hale & Co., 1844 (6¢) blue, cut-to-shape, tied by red "Forwarded by Hale & Co, Apr 28, Boston" oval handstamp, matching strike at right on gray 1845 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; vertical file fold, Very Fine and scarce use with the year-dated oval, ex-Hall; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 75L5 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1622Public Letter Office, 1864, 15¢ magenta manuscript, provisional frank on 2¢ black entire (U54), with black elaborate corner card and "Delivered within one hour after mailing." directive at left, locally addressed, pencil docketing "For Thomas Stodard, Tahiti" on reverse; light cover soiling and edge wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 125LU3 var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A UNIQUE USAGE OF THE 15¢ PUBLIC LETTER OFFICE PROVISIONAL FRANK.
Lot 1623Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (1¢) red, margin clear to large, tied by neat small grid handstamp on 1854 cover to Dietersheim, Germany, with "N. York Br. Pkt., 23, Jun 28" debit exchange cds, red Aachen and other transit backstamps; backflap mostly missing, otherwise Very Fine, a rare transatlantic use bearing a Swart's adhesive; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 136L9 Estimate $500 - 750.