Lot 4671857, 3¢ rose, type I, postal history group, group of 12 covers, 10 of which are plated, includes 1859 Leavenworth City, K.T. use bearing pos. 50R4, 1858 Fort Clark to Gen. Ethan A. Hitchcock at St. Louis, Mo., etc., F.-V.F., interesting group.
Scott No. 25; $1,680 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4681857, 3¢ rose, type II, horizontal pair, cancelled by circular grid cancels, matching "Springfield, Ms. Jan 18" cds on cover to New York, N.Y., original 1858 enclosure; small stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 25A; $2,100 as used off-cover pair Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4691857, 3¢ rose, type II, vertical strip of three, positions 24/34/44R2L, each stamp cancelled by two pen strokes, used on legal-size cover with "Plymouth, Oh. 'Aug 24' " cds to Washington City, D.C.; cover reduced, bottom stamp faulty, Fine.
Scott No. 25A; $3,250 as strip of three Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4701857, 3¢ dull red, type III, major double transfer, position 87R15, double transfer with rosettes double and line through "postage" and "three cents", tied by manuscript "June 11 1861" postmark on cover to St. Paul, Minn.; tiny perf tear, Fine and rare variety.
Scott No. 26 var.; $2,500 off-cover Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 4711859, 5¢ brown, type I, right straddle line s.e. single, used with 1¢ blue (24), tied together by "Friendship, Wis, Apr 14" cds on legal-size Juducial Election Returns cover with preprinted address to the Governor at Madison, Wis.; minor stain spot, Very Fine use.
Scott No. 29 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 4721857, 10¢ green, type I, pos. 91L1 with left selvage, strong color on bright paper, tied by "New York, Jan 20" ocean mail cds on orange cover to San Francisco, Cal., Very Fine and scarce type I use with the ocean mail cds.
Scott No. 31; $850 on cover Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 4731857, 10¢ green, types II & III, block of four, pos. 39-40/49-50R, tied by two strikes of "New York, Apr 26" ocean mail cds on legal-size yellow cover to San Francisco, Cal.; neat file docketing; cover slightly refolded, top edge tear, Very Fine; with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 32,33; $3,500 as off-cover block Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE USE OF A 10¢ 1857 ISSUE BLOCK PREPAYING FOUR-TIMES THE 10¢ WEST COAST RATE.
Lot 4741857, 10¢ green, types II & III, left sheet margin vertical strip of three (types II,III,II) in combination with 1857, 3¢ dull red tied to 1859 cover to Australia by red "Paid" in circle cancels with matching Providence, R.I. cds, red London/Paid transit, on reverse red New York/Am. Pkt. cds with Melbourne & Sandhurst backstamps; cover lightly cleaned and small corner repair, otherwise Very Fine, a scarce destination; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 32+33+26 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 4751857, 10¢ green, type II, trivial short perf, tied by "Philadelphia Pa., Oct 3" octagon datestamp on blue La Pierre House shield cameo-style corner card cover to San Francisco Cal., F.-V.F. and attractive.
Scott No. 32 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 4761857, 10¢ green, type III, strip of three, tied by two bold strikes of vivid magenta "Pendleton Ind. Jun 21" cds on orange buff cover to Switzerland, red "New York 'Paid 7' Jun" exchange credit cds, red Aachen France" framed transit and matching "Franco Preuss: resp.Vereinsl:Ausg:Gr." framed handstamp, red crayon rating, reverse with transits and Laufenburg arrival cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 33 Estimate $500 - 750.
Cover was prepaid 30¢ by Prussian Closed Mail to Germany only. The "Franco Preuss: resp.Vereinsl:Ausg:Gr." handstamp signifies paid to the German border only. Laufenburg is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Aargau, lying on the German border.