Lot 2119Mexico, 1879, Foreign Mail 1st Issue (Juarez), 2c dark violet, Mexico, cons 5479, complete sheet of 100, full o.g., 2 stamps with error "4579" instead of "5479", fresh with rich color, Very Fine (no photo).
Scott No. 124 $400 for singles.
Lot 2120Mexico, 1879, Foreign Mail 1st Issue (Juarez), 5c orange, Mazatlan, double cons "4781" error for "2781" (stamps intended for Ciudad Victoria were missent to Mazatlan that used them anyway), s.e. at left, tied by violet "Culiacan, 5 Jul, 1881" oval postmark (Schimmer Sin 18/1) on mining company corner card cover to Virginia City, Nev., San Francisco transit backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 125 Estimate $150 - 200.
The sender Las Yedras Mining Company was a large mining company. The addressee Richard Kirmin was an attorney in the mining city, Virginia City, then near its peak of production. His son, Richard Kerman became Mayor of Reno, then Governor of Nevada.
Lot 2121Mexico, 1882, Foreign Mail 2nd Issue (Numeral), 2c green, Mazatlan, uprating on 1882, Foreign Mail 2nd Issue (Numeral), 3c carmine lake, Mazatlan formula postal card to Modena, Italy, both cons 2783, 3c shows a reverse embossed "2783" (occurred when the sheet was used with others as a cushion beneath the sheet being overprinted to prevent that operation from punching through the very thin paper during overprinting), tied by grid handstamps with red "Mazatlan, Set, 22, 1883" oval date stamp, Very Fine, a rare usage of the UPU postal card.
Scott No. 146+147 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2122 oMexico, 1882, Foreign Mail 2nd Issue (Numeral), 6c ultramarine, Huejutla, with both Huejutla "3583" and Cuautitlan "4683" consignment numbers, oval cancel, F.-V.F., Richard Daffner's book Foreign Mail Issue of Mexico 1879-1883 notes that only two are known used.
Scott No. 149 Estimate $150 - 200.