Lot 4481851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate, position 23L2, intense impression and color, mostly large margins, tied by "Boscawen, N.H., July 9" cds on Boscawen Academy fancy advertising cover to Concord, N.H., Very Fine, ex-Brown.
Scott No. 7 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4491851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, two singles, pos. 71R1e, 85R1e, rich color, tied by two strikes of red grid cancels, matching red "U.S. Express Mail, N.Y. 'N. York' Jul 11" cds on 1851 blue folded cover to Boston, Mass., 1851 inside docketing, Very Fine and scarce double-weight July 1851 use.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4501851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, position. 31R1i, full to just touched at right, deep rich color, tied by bold strike of square grid cancel, red "New-York Jul 31" cds on 1851 folded letter to Cheshire, Mass., Very Fine.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 4511851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, position 56R1e, four margins, intense shade, tied by two strikes of red circular grid cancels on blue 1851 folded letter to Marengo, Ill., bold strike of matching red "Chicago, Ill. Jul 3" cds, manuscript "Paid" endorsement; vertical file fold, Very Fine and choice Third Day use.
Scott No. 10A Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4521851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, double transfer, large to huge margins including bottom sheet margin, slightly in at bottom left, tied by red circular grid cancel on cover to South Plymouth, Mass., matching red "North Bridgewater, Ms. Jul 4" cds, docketed "July 4, 1851"; some toning around stamp, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Scott No. 10A var. Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 4531851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, pos. 88L1e, large to clear at top, bright shade, cancelled by red Small Boston Paid grid cancel, matching red "Boston '3cts' 26 Jul" cds to Hopkington, N.H., 1851 docketing at right, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 10A Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 4541851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type II, embossed floral ladies cover with stamp frame divided into four parts around embossing and pen canceled, addressed to South Hadley, Mass. with manuscript "E. Orleans, Ms., May 1" postmark, Very Fine and unusual; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 4551856, 5¢ red brown, vertical strip of 3, margins clear to mostly large showing portions of adjacent stamps at right, tied by "New Orleans, La., Jun 30, 1857" cds's on folded letter to Paris, France, additional tied by small manuscript mark at center and red French transit at bottom, red "New York, Paid 12, Jul 8" exchange cds, forwarded with France with numerous transit backstamps, Extremely Fine; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A CHOICE VERTICAL STRIP OF THE 1856 5¢ RED BROWN ISSUE ON COVER TO FRANCE.
Lot 4561856, 5¢ red brown, four margins, used with 10¢ green, type III (15), four margins with deep rich color, tied together by circular grid cancels, red "New York 'Paid 12' Aug 25" credit exchange cds, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Aug. 26th to Liverpool arriving Sep. 5th, "Et. Unis Serv. Br." (9.7.57) entry cds, reverse with Paris (9.8) and Lyon (9.9) backstamps; top edge tape stain, Fine and scarce combination for the 15¢ treaty rate to France.
Scott No. 12 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 4571855, 10¢ green, type II, horizontal strip of four, positions 37-40R1 with right sheet margin showing part imprint ("n & Cincinnati"), mostly large margins all around, scissors-cut between last two at right, used with 1¢ blue (9) horizontal pair, ample to large margins, each tied by "Richmond, Va. Mar. 2, 1857" cds on cover to Linkoping, Sweden, red "New-York Mar 4, 1857" backstamp and magenta "19" credit rating and also squiggle cancelling 4th stamp in strip, red "Aachen Franco" framed transit with blue ms. "f5" rating, backstamps include Royal Danish Postal Agency (3.19) and Royal Swedish Postal Agency (3.19) double-circles of Hamburg offices, Helsingborg (3.21) transit also ties strip, Linkoping (3.26) arrival backstamp; the fourth stamp in strip was originally folded over edge with resulting creases that has been opened for display and pressed, Fine and rare use.
Scott No. 14 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN OUTSTANDING 1851 ISSUE FRANKING FOR THE SCARCE 42¢ PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE TO SWEDEN.