Lot 2378 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, postal forgery, Tulancingo, cons 15-71, without gum, Very Fine, the 6c postal forgeries are very rare and the Tulancingo is even rarer than the 12-70 Queretaro (the other listed 6c).
Scott No. 58 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2379Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 12c black on green, Mexico, 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 $500 - 750.
Lot 2380Mexico, 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 $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2381 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 50c black on yellow, Tlaxcala, cons 40-70, indistinct name and cancel, Very Fine, rare district (Follansbee $700), perforated - imperf is not recorded.
Scott No. 62 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2382Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 50c black on yellow, no period after "50", Veracruz, in combination with 1868, 25c blue on pink, Veracruz, both cons 2-70, tied by Veracruz cds (Schatzkes 1755) on 1870 folded letter sheet to Mexico, manuscript "pr extraordinario" express notation and blue crayon "6" rating, Very Fine and choice, a very uncommon 75c express rating.
Scott No. 62a Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2383 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 100c black on brown, Colima, cons 11-72, tied on front to Guadalajara by three "0" mutes (unrecorded for Colima), F.-V.F ("R-8" in Heath-Stout).
Scott No. 64 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2384Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 100c black on brown, Ixtlahuaca & Toluca, cons 16-69 with two district name overprints tied to a small piece by Ixtlahuaca circular cancels, extremely rare with an "R-10" in Heath-Stout (the Follansbee $700 is conservative).
Scott No. 64 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2385 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 100c black on brown, Veracruz, horizontal strip of six, cons 2-70, margins large to just in on right stamp, on oversized 1871 registered front to Veracruz, tied by Tlacotalpan cds's (Schatzkes 1805) with matching bold certification boxed date stamp (Schimmer 137/10) and pointing hand (unlisted) and eye (137/11) handstamps along edges; file folds with one affecting third stamp, otherwise Very Fine, the largest used strip of 100c Thick Figures on cover, this parcel carried official civic court papers regarding a will.
Scott No. 64 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 2386 ()Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, perforated), 12c black on green, México, horizontal strip of three, cancel by oval handstamps (Schatzkes 829 var.?)) on registered front to Toluca, manuscript 1869 Mexico boxed date, Cuautitlan registry boxed date stamp and oval eagle cachet handstamp (Schatzkes 203) additionally tying stamp, with additional 1884 10c uprated registered entire front Guadalajara to Mexico, Very Fine, the oval stamps tying stamp appears to be the small Mexico Diligencias handstamp without the eagle in the center.
Scott No. 66 Estimate $100 - 150.