Lot 2134 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Mazatlan, cons 8-69, boxed Panuco cancel (Schatzkes 774A), F.-V.F., one of two known examples of the Panuco boxed postmark; with 1984 and 1985 M.E.P.S.I. certificates.
Scott No. 46 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2135 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 100c brown on brown, Mazatlan, cons 8-68, Mazatlan town cancel (Schatzkes 746), clear to ample margins, thin and small repaired tear, F.-V.F. appearance, very scarce; with 1981 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 51 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2136 oMexico, 1872, "Anotado", imperf, 50c black on yellow, no period after "50", Mazatlan, cons 8-70, light town cancel, mostly large margins, Very Fine. Follansbee No. MEX 15.
Scott No. 74a Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2137Mexico, 1872, "Anotado", imperf, 100c black on brown, Mazatlan, cons 8-70, clear to large margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, the rarest of all Anotado issues; with 1977 M.E.P.S.I. certificate. Follansbee No. MEX 16 $1,500.
Scott No. 75 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2138 oMexico, 1880, Hidalgo Profile, 4c orange, Mazatlan, complete sheet of 100, cons 2780, manuscript remainder canceled, various production errors including position 51 was printed unacceptably with replacement stamp cut out and glued over position so the sheet could be delivered whole to Mazatlan, position 45 with overprint error "2380" for "2780", position 19 with re-entry in the lower portion of the stamp, position 35 saw tooth at bottom of stamp is repeated below to left and right; some perf separations, F.-V.F., with 29½ sheets were sent, not more than 30 of these errors may exist if all survived.
Scott No. 105; $1,200 for singles Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2139Mexico, 1874, Hidalgo Profile, 10c black, Mazatlan, cons 26-74, tied by "Franco Mazatlan" cds (Schimmer 28/3) on cover to San Francisco, sent 31 Mar 1875, San Francisco receiver and "3" cents and "Advertised" handstamps, undeliverable with various San Francisco dead letter office backstamps, returned to Mexico City Rezago office where "421" was assigned, Very Fine, ex-Schimmer.
Scott No. 107 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2140Mexico, 1874, Hidalgo Profile, 25c blue, Mazatlan, cons 26-75, tied by red oval "Mazatlan, 14 Abr, 76" date stamp (Schimmer 28/17) on cover to Bordeaux, France, San Francisco and New York transits, "T" handstamp and blue "35" cents charge, manuscript due "105" centimes upon arrival, undeliverable and returned, Very Fine.
Scott No. 109 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2141Mexico, 1879, Foreign Mail 1st Issue (Juarez), 5c orange Habilitado, cons black 381 + red 2782, in combination with 1c brown Habilitado, cons black 3080 + red 2782, mute canceled, red oval "Mazatlan, Feb 19, 1883" date stamp (Schimmer Sin 28/9), red San Francisco receiver; 5c stamp is folded over onto back of cover, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Scott No. 125+123 Estimate $500 - 750.
Excess Juarez stamps were withdrawn from the postal offices to which originally sent, then overprinted in red making them "Habilitado" for the new post office to receive them ("27" the number for Mazatlan). The habilitado system reflects the short budget for stamp printing, the shortage of stamps, and the imbalance of distribution. Although Mazatlan used a large number of stamps, not many are found on cover.
Lot 2142Mexico, 1879, Foreign Mail 1st Issue (Juarez), 5c orange, Mazatlan, cons 2781, tied by grid handstamp on cover to San Francisco, octagonal red datestamp "Correo Mazatlan Ago 1 1881" (Schimmer Sin 28/5), red San Francisco receiver and pencil notation "Newbern"; cover toning, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 125 Estimate $250 - 350.
Shows 1879 tariff basic rate of 5 centavos that was continued in the new 1 April 1880 tariff. The Newbern was an inter-costal ship that plyed the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) from Puerto Isabel on the Colorado River to Mazatlan and possibly as far as San Blas or Manzanillo and provided the sea connection by calling in San Francisco. The Newbern was associated with silver smuggling into the USA which had a high duty on silver. It foundered on rocks at Pt Fermin, San Pedro, California and sank in 1893 with $250,000 in cargo, mostly silver, aboard.