Lot 968Mexico, 1856 Hidalgo First Issue Cover Balance, 27 covers and a couple fronts; mostly 2r single usages from a variety of towns including San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Zitacuaro, Orizava, Morelia, Zacatecas, etc., 1r usages including a few pairs used in Puebla and S. Juan Buata. de Tabasco, also includes a 4r bisect usage on front from Morelia; useful group.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 969 /Mexico, 1856, First Issue Collection Balance, massive three volume collection of well over 1,000 stamps (Scott $17,596) including a nice mint set without overprints and a few other mint, there are 179 medio reals, 37 4r and five 8r values (the latter all Mexico district), 32 districts are represented including Acapulco, Temascaltepec, Tlalpujahua, Tula, Tulancingo, while Polotitlan is represented by a ruined 2r which is not counted, some sub-office cancels, some faulty, mostly F.-V.F.
Scott No. 1-5 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 970 /oMexico, 1856, First Issue, Acapulco District, eight stamps; including medio real mint (faults) and used (VF), four 1r (two different cancels plus manuscript pen strokes), two 2r (different cancels), most F.-V.F (Follansbee $670).
Scott No. 1-3 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 971 /o/Mexico, 1856, First Issue, Apam District, 24 stamps (Follansbee $1,110) of which nine are postally used ($495) though a medio strip of three (VF) is without name and bears a barely identifiable Schatzkes 26 cancel in blue, a medio real pair with blue names & Schatzkes 24 cancel is also VF, two 8r (one without name) have different remainder cancels, sello negro folded letter with negative Apam seal postmark (Schatzkes 26A) is also present, F.-V.F. overall.
Scott No. 1-3b, 5 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 972 /oMexico, 1856, First Issue, Campeche District, 12 stamps (Follansbee $550) of which six have the district name in red; 3 medio reals include one unused (no gum), the clef cancel (Schatzkes 58) is on several including a 4r and in red on a ½r, best is a VF 2r with "½" (Schatzkes 60); few have four margins, generally Fine (no photo).
Scott No. 1-4 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 973 oMexico, 1856, First Issue, Chalco District, 11 stamps (Follansbee $485) of which six are medio reals, four different cancels including Morelos, Xonacatepec, Yautepec and Chalco wreath, cancels unfortunately not very clear, generally Fine (no photo).
Scott No. 1-2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 974Mexico, 1856, First Issue, Chiapas District, nine stamps (Follansbee $420) including three medios, a VF 2r emerald canceled Pichucalco (Schatzkes 127) and a 1r canceled with a mercantile handstamp "L.A. Rabayo, Tonyla", several are Very Fine or better.
Scott No. 1-3, 3b Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 975 o/Mexico, 1856, First Issue, Chihuahua District, 25 stamps plus a sello negro folded letter and two covers (Follansbee $1,060), includes two nice 2r emeralds (one with red cancel) and five 2r deep blue greens, several sub-office cancels and some large 4-margin stamps, generally Very Fine.
Scott No. 1-3, 3a, 3b Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 976 o/Mexico, 1856, First Issue, Cordova District, 22 stamps, cover and front (Follansbee $678); includes four medios, nice 2r sapphires one of which is tied to front, a very big 2r yellow green tied to cover by Huatusco (Schatzkes 196), F.-V.F.
Scott No. 1-3, 3a, 3b Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 977 o/Mexico, 1856, First Issue, Cuernavaca District, 24 stamps and a cover (Follansbee $868); includes seven medios (4 VF), a scarce 4r (F-VF), cancels include Ixtla (Schatzkes 223), particularly fine is a choice 1r with the re-entry of the 4r value tablet across Hidalgo's face tied to piece, generally F.-V.F. or better.
Scott No. 1-4 Estimate $300 - 400.