Lot 82 o1847, 5¢ red brown, neat square grid cancel, large to huge margins, strong bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, an exceptional 1847 5¢ issue, with only thirteen examples grading higher; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,400).
Scott No. 1 $375.
Lot 83 o1847, 5¢ red brown, horizontal pair, light red grid cancels, ample to mostly large margins, rich color and crisp detailed impression, Very Fine and choice, a very attractive multiple; with 2005 and 2012 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 1 $850.
Lot 84 o1847, 5¢ orange brown, neat, full even margins, wonderful delicate shade, Very Fine and choice, a gorgeous stamp; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1b $750.
Lot 851847, 5¢ orange brown, wide margins to just clear at top and bottom, tied by blue ring cancel, matching "Philada Pa. '5 cts' Sep 16" cds on 1850 folded letter to Amsterdam, Holland, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Hibernia from Boston Sep. 16th to Liverpool arriving Aug. 29th, red London (9.30) cds transit backstamp and manuscript "1/8" debit rating, reverse with red Amsterdam (10.2) arrival cds plus matching partial "England / Over Ostende" oval, manuscript "130" Dutch cents due rating, Very Fine; with 1985 P.F. certificate and Cal Hahn analysis.
Scott No. 1b Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 86 o1847, 10¢ black, neat red grid cancel, extra large to huge margins, rich color and a wonderful sharp early impression, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 $800.
A STUNNING USED EXAMPLE OF THE 10¢ 1847 ISSUE WITH SUCH ENORMOUS MARGINS.
Lot 87 o1847, 10¢ black, red town cancel, large balance margins, wonderful shade and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a choice used gem; with 2002 P.F. & P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $3,750).
Scott No. 2 $800.
Lot 88 o1847, 10¢ black, horizontal pair, red paint grid cancels, ample to mostly large margins, rich color, Extremely Fine, a beautiful multiple bearing red paint cancellations; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 $2,350.
Lot 891847, 10¢ black, three large margins, close at bottom, tied by bold red circular grid cancel, matching red "Boston '10cts' 1 Aug" cds on light gray cover originating in St. John, N.B. via Boston to Hamilton, Canada West, reverse with red "Forwarded by Favor's Package Express" framed handstamp, black "Queenston, U.C., Aug 4, 1850" exchange cds and manuscript "4½" pence due rating, red Hamilton (8.5) arrival backstamp, Very Fine; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 ISSUE FORWARDED BY FAVOR'S EXPRESS, AND THE FINEST OF ONLY FIVE RECORDED STRIKES OF THE RECTANGULAR FAVOR'S EXPRESS HANDSTAMP.
This cover is one of a group of 10¢ 1847 Issue covers known originating from St. John N.B. carried via Steamer "Admiral" to Boston where entering the mails. This was the ship Favor used, he had a stateroom on board, but none of the other 1847 Issue covers have the forwarding handstamp struck. The Sep. 10, 1850 Eastport "Ship 2" use (ex-Sevenoaks, Mirsky) is also from the same correspondence as the cover offered here. Together they demonstrate a remarkable pair of 10¢ 1847 Issue covers originating from outside the United States borders, almost certainly St. John, mailed in transit to Canada. We know of no other comparable pair of 1847 Issue covers.
The five recorded rectangular Favor's express handstamps are dated July 8, 1850 to August 21, 1850. This is the only example bearing a stamped franking, the other four are all stampless.
Lot 901847, 10¢ black, large margins except close at top, tied by blue "Troy N.Y. Aug 10" cds on 1850 folded letter to Toronto, Canada, partial "Queenston Aug 13, 1850" exchange cds and manuscript "4½" pence due rating, Toronto (8.14) arrival backstamp, pink ms. "26", Very Fine and attractive, ex-Craveri; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.