Lot 1173Chiapas, 1866, 1r black on light green, Chiapas Provisional, horizontal pair, full margins, affixed on reverse of 1867 folded letter sheet sealing cover as usual, to Oaxaca with two strikes of Tuxtla script handstamp (Schatzkes 132) tying pair, front with additional strike and matching "Franco" handstamp (Schatzkes 132A); light cover edge wear and left stamp with sealed upper corner opening tear and small margin tear at lower right in pair, still Very Fine appearance, almost all covers of this issue show tears given the custom in Chiapas of sealing the covers with the stamps; signed J.K. Bash, with 1959 Bureau de Peritajes, 1992 and 2010 M.E.P.S.I. certificates.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1R CHIAPAS PROVISIONAL IN MULTIPLE FORMAT.
Lot 1174Guadalajara, 1867, 2r black on white, tied by strike of circular C. Guzman handstamp (Schatzkes 342) on 1867 folded letter to Guadalajara, Very Fine; with 2002 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1175Guadalajara, 1867, 2r black on white, tied by ribbon handstamp (Schatzkes 343) on folded letter sheet dated in the first month of issue on January 29, 1867, matching C. Guzman banner postmark (Schatzkes 340), to Guadalajara 650, Very Fine, all covers from the first period are rare; with 2002 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 6 Estimate $750 - 1,000.