Lot 441New York, N.Y., 1845 5¢ black on bluish, double transfer, position 2, large margins except cut in at right, small margin tear at bottom right, tied by pen cancel on blue printed prices current and letter datelined "Apalachicola, 14th April 1846" to Greenock, Scotland, sent privately to New York where "Forwarded by Collomb & Iselin. New York" backstamp applied, entered mails with 5¢ prepaying the 5¢ inland postage to Boston for under 300 miles, partial red "New-York '5 Paid' Apr 29" cds and matching "Paid" arc handstamp, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Caledonia that departed Boston May 1st to Liverpool arriving Apr. 14th, "Liverpool, America" (5.14) and matching "1/-" shilling due rating handstamp for transatlantic packet fee, green "Greenock, DE 17, 1841" framed arrival backstamp, a Very Fine usage, ex-Pope.
Scott No. 9X1 var. Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A REMARKABLE TRANSATLANTIC USE OF THE NEW YORK 5¢ PROVISIONAL FROM FLORIDA TO SCOTLAND VIA A NEW YORK FORWARDER.
There are only three recorded examples of this use from Florida via New York with the New York 5¢ provisional prepaying postage to Boston. They are both from the same correspondence to Alexander R. Johnston Esqr. at Greenock, Scotland. The other is dated New York Nov. 29th 1846. Florida had only recently become a state on March 3, 1845.
Lot 442(Postage Stamps Authorized) St. Louis, Mo., 10, Jul 1 (1847), clear red cds on folded letter sheet to Morganfield, Ky., 1847 recipient docketing at left, otherwise Very Fine, the 1847 issue went on sale in New York City on July 1st; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 4431847, 5¢ red brown, group of 8 covers from either Connecticut or New York state; Connecticut with single rate usages from Norwichtown and Wallingford, New York usages include town including Rouses Point (red rimless), Nunda, Granville, two singles from Rome to Detroit, Mich., and usages to Canada from Lockport and Saratoga Springs; few flaws, generally F.-V.F. or better; each accompanied by a P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Lot 4441847, 5¢ red brown, two singles, left stamp with four margins, right slightly in, tied by red circular grid cancels, matching "STEAM / BOAT" two-line handstamp below on 1848 gray folded cover to Toronto, Canada, red "Queenston U.C., Nov 12 1848" cds overstriking "Steam / Boat", manuscript "4½" pence due rating, partial Toronto arrival backstamp; some docketing at right, internal cover tear right of stamps, a Fine and scarce example of a Hudson River steamboat usage to Canada.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 4451847, 5¢ red brown, ample to large margins, tied by red grid cancel on fresh folded letter datelined "New York May 6th, 1850", to Baltimore, Md. with manuscript "Way" at center, no origin postmark, letter mentioning several railroad lines, Very Fine, a very unusual usage, this likely was given to a railroad route agent who applied the way marking.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 4461847, 5¢ red brown, just tied by red grid handstamp on cover to Montpelier, Vt., with sharp strikes of matching "Paid" handstamp and "Woodstock, Vt., 5 cts., July 2." integral rate cds; stamp with a couple small flaws at bottom, Very Fine, ex-Emerson; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 4471847, 10¢ black, large margins and deep color, just tied by grid cancel in orange on cover to Haverhill, N.H., with matching "Mobile, Ala., Aug 24" cds, Extremely Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
A RARE AND CHOICE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1847 10¢ ISSUE BEARING ORANGE POSTMARKS FROM MOBILE, ALABAMA.