Lot 7091851, 1¢ blue, type II, strip of three, positions 95-97R1L, large margins all around, beautiful strong color and impression on crisp white paper, tied by manuscript cancels, blue "Hallowell Me., Oct 25" cds on buff cover to Waterville College, Me., Very Fine.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 7101851, 1¢ blue, type II, Plate 2, large margins to touched, bright color, used with 3¢ dull red (11A) strip of three, mostly large margins, tied by two bold "Chicago Ill. Oct 14, 1858" cds on cover to Agent of the Collingwood Line of Steamers at Toronto, Canada West, red "Paid" straightline and "United States" oval exchange markings, Toronto (10.12) arrival backstamp, Very Fine, Ashbrook type notes.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 7111851, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 3, deep color typical of this plate, tied by "New Haven, Con, May 13, 1858" cds on drop cover to student at Yale College; cover file fold, Very Fine, a very scarce 1¢ type II from plate 3.
Scott No. 7; $550 on cover Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 7121851, 1¢ blue, types IIIa-III-IIIa, strip of three, plate 4, large margins all around except slightly touched at bottom on right pair, strong color and sharp impression, tied by "Lexington Texas, May 14th" postmark on orange cover to Sand Fly, Texas; light cover stamp at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Brooks.
Scott No. 8A-8-8A; $4,300 + as used pair and single Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 7131852, 1¢ blue, type IV, strip of three, positions 42-43-44R, large margins all around, tied by circular grid cancel and "Amesbury Ms., Dec 23" cds on light pink cover to North Salem N.H., Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 7141852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal strip of three, margins large to just in at right, neatly tied by grid handstamps on cover to Connellsbury, Pa., matching "Washington, Pa., Dec 10, 1857" cds, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 7151852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal strip of three, margin large to just shaving, tied by single bold strike of "Bellefonte, Ala., Jan 25" cds on 1856 folded letter to Montgomery, Ala., Very Fine.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 7161851, 3¢ orange brown, types I & II, selected group of 14 covers including four margin singles, includes blue Lancaster Ms. use with single tied by matching grid; Louisville Ky. use with stamp tied by circle of fancy wedges cancel; Grave Creek Va. blue cds ties #10A on lady's cover; Portland Me. red cds with matching grid ties #10A; Boston small "Paid" grid use; blue Troy N.Y. cds ties #10A; Lowell Mass. blue "3cts" cds ties #10A; Macon Ga. green cds ties #10; etc.; few faults, F.-V.F. and eye-appealing group.
Scott No. 10/10A; $2,660 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 7171851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, horizontal strip of three, pos. 15-16-17L0, strong color with large to huge margins including frameline of stamps above except touched at bottom, each canceled by red circular grid, matching "U.s. Express Mail, N.y., N York, 19 Nov" route agent cds on blue folded letter to Boston, Mass.; file fold trough center stamp, otherwise Very Fine and rare use of orange brown strip to pay triple the 3¢ letter rate.
Scott No. 10A; $1,200 as off-cover strip Estimate $500 - 750.
While pairs of the 3c Orange Brown on cover are sometimes encountered, strips of three or larger are rare. Another New York Express Mail cover from this same correspondence to Mess. Wm. Appleton with two #10A strips of three sold for $8,625 in the Wagshal sale 3.
Lot 7181851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, pos. 23R2e, deep rich color, four large margins, tied by blue open circular grid, matching "Lowell. Ms. 3 cts PAID, Jan 31" cds on cover to South Berwick Me., flap with faulty blue Lowell Machine Shop cameo, Very Fine.
Scott No. 10A Estimate $200 - 300.