Lot 8381869, 2¢ brown, two singles, dark shade, used with three 3¢ red, F grill (94) singles, tied by quartered cork cancels and "Dubuque Ioa. Sep 13" cds on 1869 yellow cover to Oldenburg, Germany, red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit" exchange cds and Verviers-Cologne (9.30) transits, Oct. 1st receiving backstamp; couple 3c stamps have a few negligible short perfs, prepaid 13¢ for obsolete NGU rate (reduced to 10¢ in 1868), Very Fine and color mixed-issue franking, ex-Kuphal.
Scott No. 113 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 8391869, 2¢ brown, horizontal pair, rich color, cancelled by cork cancels duplexed with "New York City Received, 11 May" cds on illustrated furniture manufacturer's cover to Roxbury Mass.; some docketing, Very Fine and pretty.
Scott No. 113 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 8401869, 6¢ ultramarine, small repaired tear at bottom right, tied by "San Antonio Tex. Jan 4" cds duplexed with circle of diamonds cork cancel on stamp and 3¢ green entire to Württemberg, Germany, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit, Jan 15" transit, 1873 receiving backstamps; slightly reduced at left, ex-Kuphal.
Scott No. 115 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 8411869, 10¢ yellow, horizontal pair, tied by circle of wedges fancy cancel duplexed with indistinct "Hartford, Ct. Jun 22" cds on circa 1870 cover from the Warner correspondence to Gothenburg, Sweden, red "New York Paid All, Br. Transit, Jun 23" exchange backstamp cds and matching red "4" credit handstamp on face, carried by Cunard Line Malta from New York Jun. 23rd to Queenstown arriving Jul. 4th, Verviers-Cologne "Wfr. 1½" credit handstamp, blue crayon rating; edge tears and partial flap, F.-V.F.; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 116 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A SCARCE 1869 ISSUE USE AT THE 19¢ NGU CLOSED MAIL RATE VIA ENGLAND WITH A 1¢ CONVENIENCE OVERPAY.
Lot 8421869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, tied by segmented cork handstamp on 1869 folded letter sheet to Havre, France, with "New Orleans, La., Dec 4" origin cds and "New York, 18, Dec 8" exchange cds, red Havre entry octagon date stamp and "16" décimes due handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 118 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 8431869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, two singles, tied by circular cork cancels and left by red "Boston 'Paid 24' Nov 26" credit exchange cds on cover with blind embossed "Kidder, Peabody & Co., Boston" corner card to Paris, France, red "Etats Unis, Paq. Fr., 27 Nov 69" octangular datestamps and matching small "PD" framed handstamp, carried by French Line Lafayette from New York Nov. 27th to Brest arriving Dec. 8th; reduced slightly at left, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Warren H. Colson (handstamp), Walske; with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
The PRA census lists only five covers bearing two 15¢ Type II stamps on cover to France. This cover was prepaid at two-times the 15¢ treaty rate, with two-times the 12¢ credit to France for French Mail service.
Lot 8441869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, on registered 1860, 3¢ pink entire to Winona, Minn., tied by target handstamp with matching "Claremont, Minn., Sep 9" cds, Very Fine; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119+U59 Estimate $250 - 350.