Lot 426Lyre, clear strike ties 3¢ dull red (26), some trimmed perfs, matching sharp "Canton, Ms. 7 Nov" cds on buff cover to Pickens C.H., S.C., Very Fine and scarce.
Skinner-Eno No. PO-Lh 3 Estimate $500 - 750.
This smaller Lyre fancy cancel is very scarce and more skillfully carved than the larger and cruder type used at Canton.
Lot 427Man in Coffin, clear strike duplexed with "Harrisburg Pa. Feb 21" cds ties 1¢ ultramarine (156) on Penn. Bureau of Statistics cover to Doylestown Pa., Very Fine and scarce printed matter use.
Cole No. JO-179 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 428Negative Fancy Star, bold strike ties 2¢ black (73), perf flaws at right, on Philadelphia printed prices current to Xenia Oh., Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. ST-E unlisted Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 429Negative Masonic Square & Compass with "G" at Center, perfect bold strike duplexed with "Quincy Ms, Sep 5" cds ties 3¢ rose (65) on cream envelope to Lowell Mass.; opened at right, an Extremely Fine and choice strike.
Skinner-Eno No. FR-M1a 11 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 430Negative Script "Glen" in Circle, intense bold strike ties 3¢ rose (65) cover cover addressed to T.M. Cran Md., U.S. Steamer Sebago, West-Gulf Blockading Squadron, matching sharp "Macedon N.Y. Aug 25" cds, Very Fine and choice.
Skinner-Eno No. LC-NP 11 Estimate $300 - 400.
The USS "Sebago" was a large (832 long tons) steamer with very powerful guns and four howitzers. With her large crew of 156 sailors, she served the Union Navy during the blockade of ports and waterways of the Confederate States of America as a gunboat.
Lot 431Negative Square & Compass, intense bold strike in duplex with matching "Brattleboro Vt., 30 Apr" cds on cover to Wapole N.H.; cover opened for note taking, an Extremely Fine gem strike.
Skinner-Eno No. FR-M1a 5 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 432North South Handshake, clear bold strike duplexed with "Worcester Mass., Feb 17" cds on 1¢ black (UX5) postal card to Newburyport Mass., 1881 part printed Maynard, Knight & Co. message side, Very Fine and scarce reconstruction era fancy cancel.
Cole No. HF-6 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 433Odd Fellows Links, See Eye & Crossed Arrows of Canton, Miss., two clear strikes of fancy negative Masonic cancel tying 3¢ dull red (11) on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Vicksburg, Miss., red "Canton, Mi., Oct 25" cds; entire with small edge flaws and missing backflap, Very Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno No. FR-NMb 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE DOUBLE STRIKE OF THE CANTON MISS. ODD FELLOWS LINKS FANCY CANCELLATION.
Lot 434"R" in Fancy Frame of Rockville Ct., fancy cancel duplexed with sharp "Rockville Ct. Oct 10" cds cancels 3¢ rose (65) on Rose Silk Manufacturing Co. corner card cover to Pawtucket R.I., 1867 docketing and reduced slightly at left, fresh and Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno No. LS-R 15 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 435 o"Shabbona Grove, Dekalb Co., Illinois" fancy town and county shield, partial strike in red on 12¢ black (17) margins large to into framelines, Fine, a very rare fancy townmark in red on a 12¢ issue.
Skinner-Eno No. PM-TF unlisted Estimate $150 - 200.