Lot 2093Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Matamoros, horizontal pair, in combination with 1868, 12c black on green, Matamoros, both cons 9-71, and additional 1868, 12¢ black on green, Tampico, cons 39-71 cut from an uncanceled letter, on July 1872 folded letter from Matramoros to Guanajuanto, carried privately by agent Enrique Duprat of Tula de Tamaulipas with oval handstamp on reverse, entered the mails in San Luis Potosi with 1872, 12c blue + 25c red, San Luis Potosi, cons 37-72 affixed and all stamps canceled by fancy "Franco" handstamps (Schatzkes 1461), Very Fine, a unique unaccepted demonetized and postal fraud usage bearing stamps from three different districts, ex-Rosenthal; signed Lami and Calves, with 1987 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 58+59+94+95 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
This cover not only was sent 3 months after the 1868 Full Face Hidalgo issue was demonetized, but was initially franked with stamps from two different districts.
Lot 2094 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Victoria, cons 29-71, horizontal strip of 4, two strikes of Camargo "Franco" fancy box handstamp (Schatzkes 1823AB), mostly large margins, Very Fine, a rare multiple.
Scott No. 58 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2095 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 12c & 25c issues, Camargo, cons 29-69, boxed Camargo cancel (Schatzkes 56), Very Fine.
Scott No. 59-61 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2096 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 12c & 25c issues, San Luis Potosi, cons 5-70, each with fancy eagle of Cerritos cancel (Schatzkes 1480 - 200 points), 12c is fine, 25c is Very Fine.
Scott No. 59-61 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2097 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 25c blue on pink, Camargo, cons 29-70, boxed Camargo cancel (Schatzkes 56), Very Fine and choice, ex-Stout.
Scott No. 61 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2098Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 50c black on yellow, Morelia, cons 10-70) canceled (portion of circular postmark at right) and re-used on cover to Mexico, tied by San Juan del Rio (Queretaro) boxed date stamp (Schatzkes 1320), Very Fine, a postal fraud and an out-of-district usage.
Scott No. 62 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2099Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo Thick Figures, 25c & 50c Postal Forgeries, five scarce to rare; 50c 30-69 has numbers reading up, 25c 28-71 is surprisingly difficult, 25c 39-70 is perforated, as is an unused 25c 25-72, 50c 10-70 unused (NF $250) has a few clipped perfs on one side, otherwise Very Fine. Follansbee No. 80-81, 84.
Estimate $200 - 300.