Lot 1432"1" of South Woodstock Vt., bold strike of large purple cancel, matching "South Woodstock Vt., Nov 7" cds on 1¢ black (UX5) postal card to Heartland Vt., 1878 message, slight overall toning, Very Fine and scarce cancel, The South Woodstock "1" is scarcer than the "3".
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1433"3" of South Woodstock Vt., two covers, one with large bold "3" in purple ties 3¢ green (184), matching "South Woodstock Vt. Feb 6" cds to Galesville Wisc., second with large bold "3" in black ties 3¢ green (207), fancy purple "South Woodstock, Vermont, May 27 1881" double-circle postmark on cover to Rockport Me., small edge tear and partial flap, Very Fine and scarce pair in both known colors.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1434Axe Head, bold strike ties 3¢ dull red (11A), rich color, three margins, matching "Collinsville Ct. Apr 2" cds to Patterson N.Y.; reduced slightly at right into address, Very Fine, ex-Judge Fay; with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno No. PO-Wt 6 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE COLLINSVILLE AXE HEAD FANCY CANCEL ON THE 1851 ISSUE, AND THE EARLIEST RECORDED STRIKE OF THIS CANCEL.
Reference: The Three Collinsville Axes, W.J. Duffney.
Lot 1435Bat, bold strike on fresh 3¢ rose (65), matching "Hingham Ms. Feb 16" cds on clean cover to Boston Mass., Very Fine and choice strike of the Hingham Bat.
Skinner-Eno No. PA-Bt 1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1436Devil & Pitchfork, clear strike duplexed with "West Meriden Conn. Jun 6" cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Providence R.I., docketed from O.H. Platt, June 5th 1866" at left, a Very Fine strike of this desirable fancy cancel.
Skinner-Eno No. PH-F 40 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1437Grid, large oval grid cancel ties 3¢ dull red (11A) horizontal pair, large margins to touched, oval "Weaverville Cal." postmark with magenta "Feby 6" dating on light blue cover to Elizabethtown Ky., Very Fine, ex-Clifford, Haas.
Estimate $200 - 300.
This large oval grid cancel is rather unusual as it was designed to cancel a pair of stamps.
Lot 1438"I Cure U, Trademark", remarkably sharp strike of this rare precancel on 2¢ green (213), used on cover with "Harshaville Pa., Dec 28, 1887" cds to Beaver Pa.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and interesting cancel, an outstanding strike.
Cole No. PC-16 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED ON COVER EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE PRECANCEL.
Lot 1439Keyhole, bold strikes on 6¢ carmine (148) and 15¢ bright orange (152), each with rich color, small faults, Very Fine and choice strikes.
Estimate $500 - 750.
There is only one recorded cover bearing the Pottsville Pa. "Keyhole" cancel dated August 1st 1871 to Spain. The cancels are always struck carefully to avoid the vignette profiles, which of course, was the intention in the design of the cancel.
Lot 1440"Kid", three strike of negative fancy cancel duplexed with partial "Virginia City, Aug 28" cds on cover to Auburn N.Y.; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and remarkable fancy cancel; with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Cole No. unlisted Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE ONLY RECORDED COVER WITH THIS VIRGINIA CITY BILLY THE "KID" FANCY CANCEL.
Billy the Kid (1859-1881), born Henry McCarty, was an American Old West gunfighter who participated in New Mexico's Lincoln County War. He is known to have killed eight men. After murdering a blacksmith during an altercation in August 1877, Bonney became a wanted man in Arizona Territory and returned to New Mexico, where he joined a group of cattle rustlers. He became a well-known figure in the region when he joined the Regulators and took part in the Lincoln County War. In April 1878, the Regulators killed three men, including Lincoln County Sheriff William J. Brady and one of his deputies. Bonney's notoriety grew in December 1880 when the Las Vegas Gazette in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and The Sun in New York City carried stories about his crimes. Sheriff Pat Garrett captured Bonney later that month. In April 1881, Bonney was tried and convicted of the murder of Brady, and was sentenced to hang in May of that year. He escaped from jail on April 28, 1881, killing two sheriff's deputies in the process and evading capture for more than two months. Garrett shot and killed Bonney at Fort Sumner on July 14, 1881.
Lot 1441"Lincoln" and Stars in Circle of Albany, N.Y., worn state, duplex postmark tying 3¢ rose (65), missing second stamp from vertical pair, on corner card cover to Otto, N.Y.; slight cover staining, Fine appearance.
Skinner-Eno No. PC-NP 15a Estimate $150 - 200.