Lot 546Mexico, 1884, Hidalgo Medallion, 1p blue, in combination with 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 5c blue + 3c red orange & 12c brown on 1886 registered cover to Paris, France, all tied by segmented cork handstamps, violet "Via El Paso Y New York" routing handstamp and Mexico & N.Y. registry etiquettes, reverse with Mexico origin and N.Y. transit postmarks, Very Fine, less than 20 covers are known using the 1 peso stamp.
Scott No. 161+167+169+172 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 547 /oMexico, 1884, Hidalgo Medallion, 1p blue, imperf varieties, two horizontal pairs, one imperforate cancelled in Ojuelos and the other mint o.g. imperf between vertically, Very Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 161a, 161d $500.
Lot 548Mexico, 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 3c orange brown, tied by 1887 Jalapa oval date stamp on cover to Tecamachalco, with large official circular eagle cachet handstamp of Veracruz, Puebla backstamp, Very Fine, solo usages of this stamp are very rare.
Scott No. 167 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 549Mexico, 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 3c orange brown, imperf between, horizontal pair, grid cancels, thin affecting right stamp, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 167b $300.
Lot 550Mexico, 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 3c orange brown, imperf between, horizontal strip of 3, full o.g., choice centering, small tear at top right between stamps and wrinkle affecting right stamp, otherwise Very Fine, rare and unlisted in Scott in mint condition.
Scott No. 167b $300 for used pair.
Lot 551 ()Mexico, 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 4c red orange, diagonal bisect, in combination with 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 4c red orange, horizontal pair on cover front to Monterey, tied by oval handstamps of San Antonio Coyomeapam, Puebla; lower right front repair and crease in left stamp in pair, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 168 var., 168 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 552Mexico, 1885, Hidalgo Medallion, 25c greenish blue, in combination with 1887, Numeral, 3c scarlet + Colima Provisional 1c surcharges on 2c carmine, perf 12 + 2c carmine, perf 6 + 2c carmine, ruled lines, four singles (184+175 var+191 var+202 var) on registered cover to Halifax, Nova Scotia, all tied by blue pinwheel handstamps, red 1888 Colima oval handstamp and matching registry handstamp, with additional Piedras Negras registry handstamp, Very Fine, an interesting foreign usage of the unauthorized Colima Provisional surcharge on three different 2¢ issues; signed J Bash, with 1977 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 173 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 553 oMexico, 1884-1885, 4c//1p Hidalgo Medallion Issues, Perfins, 10 stamps; 7 stamps of different values (including the rare 50c and 1 peso) with the "B" perfin (Bartning Hnos) and 3 stamps of different values with the "M" perfin (Melcher's and Co), both from Mazatlán, F.-V.F., very difficult to assemble.
Estimate $150 - 200.