Lot 646New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on light blue, large margins, tied by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp on 1842 folded letter, matching "U.S. City Despatch Post, Nov 29, 1 O'Clock" cds; light cover toning, otherwise Very Fine, an early use.
Scott No. 6LB3 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 647Blood & Co., 1853 (1¢) blue & pink on bluish, left sheet margin, acid tied, "Blood's Despatch, Jan 17, 9.P.M." cds on cover from Philadelphia Pa. to Georgetown D.C. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) tied by red crayon "X", matching "Way" rating' minor ink smearing, Very Fine and rare Blood's to-the-mails way use.
Scott No. 15L15 Estimate $400 - 600.
Blood's dropped letters heading south to Washington D.C. in the mail as way letters.