Lot 14601851, 1¢ blue, type II, vertical strip of three, position 11-21-31L1E, beautiful color, large margins, tied by bold strikes of New York square grid cancels, matching bold strike of red "New-York, Jul 23" cds on blue 1851 folded letter to Newport R.I.; bottom stamp creased from fold, otherwise fresh and Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 14611856, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 3, clear to large margins, intense deep color, tied by indistinct cds on unsealed cover to Deer Isle, Me., Very Fine and choice, a scarce solo usage of the 1856 1¢ plate III on cover; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7 $600.
Lot 14621855, 10¢ green, type II, right margin horizontal strip of five, large margins all around, tied by "New York, Nov 20, 1856" cds's on reverse of folded letter sheet to San Francisco, endorsed "Steamer George Law via Aspinwall"; center stamps with indentations from wax affixing device and lettersheet with creases, Very Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 14 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF THE LARGEST STRIPS OF THE 1855 10¢ TYPE II ISSUE ON COVER.
Lot 14631857, 1¢ blue, type V, vertical pair, used with 3¢ dull red (26), tied by "Paid" cancels and "Terre Haute Ind Nov 7" cds on cover with preprinted address to Lieut. R.L. Law on the USS Hartford at Hong Kong, China, bold red "New-York Br. Pkt. Nov 13" exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Europa from Boston Nov. 14th to Queenstown arriving Nov. 25th, red London (11.27) transit backstamp and manuscript "1/1" 1s1d due rating, Hong Kong (1.23) arrival backstamp, Very Fine, ex-Richardson.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A CHOICE USE AT THE 5¢ BRITISH OPEN MAIL RATE TO HONG KONG.
Lot 14641859, 10¢ green, type V, tied by "Stockton Cal., Jan 12" csd on yellow Merriam business correspondence use to Springfield Mass., buff "Per Overland Mail Via Los Angeles" illustrated six-horse stagecoach design cut-out with Kierski & Bros. Booksellers Stockton Cal. imprint pasted on upper left corner, reverse with red and black illustrated Kierski & Brother Book Sellers ad showing book press, books etc.; flap torn with bit of paper loss, 10¢ trivial toned perf, Very Fine.
Scott No. 35 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A REMARKABLE "PER OVERLAND VIA LOS ANGELES" ILLUSTRATED STAGECOACH PASTE-UP COVER, THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THIS IMPRINT.
Kierski & Bros. of Stockton Cal. probably printed a sheet of this illustrated Overland Mail six-horse stagecoach design directive to cut out and paste on their existing illustrated advertising envelopes. An unusual use that we have not previously recorded.