Lot 157 o1847, 10¢ black, complimentary red "paint" grid and town cancels, ample to huge margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at top, intensely rich color and a crisp detailed impression, Extremely Fine and attractive; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 $775.
Current Opening Bid: $600
Lot 158 o1847, 10¢ black, double transfer (type "B"), position 31R1, showing double transfer in "Post Office", neat grid cancel, ample to huge margins, rich color and crisp detailed impression clear showing this prominent transfer, Extremely Fine, an exceptional example of the most dramatic double transfer on the 1847 10¢ issue; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 var. $4,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF THE 1847 10¢ "POST OFFICE" DOUBLE TRANSFER.
Current Opening Bid: $2,700
Lot 1591851, 3¢ orange brown, type II, left margin gutterline single, position 61R5E, clear to large margins showing gutterline at end of sheet margin, canceled by red grid handstamp with matching "U.S. Express Mail, N. York, N.Y. Oct 15" cds on 1851 folded letter to Boston, Mass., in combination with Swart's City Dispatch Post, 1849-53 (2¢) red on blue (136L6) ample to mostly large margins, canceled by star handstamp, Very Fine; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE 1851 3¢ ORANGE BROWN AND SWART'S CITY DISPATCH POST COMBINATION USAGE ON EXPRESS MAIL COVER TO BOSTON.
Current Opening Bid: $725
Lot 1601857, 3¢ plum, type I, margins large to just into frameline at top left, rich distinctive plum color, tied by "Waltham, Mass., Oct 9, 1857" cds on cover Ashburnham, Mass.; cert. mentions tone spot in left margins we find no evidence of, Very Fine, an extremely rare on cover usage of the 1857 3¢ Plum shade, one of only four or five covers known; with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 11 $2,000 off cover.
Current Opening Bid: $1,000
Lot 1611852, 3¢ dull red, type II, large margins, small flaw at top left, tied by well-struck "New-York Apr 21" cds on 1853 New York Crystal Palace "The Industry of All Nations" illustrated buff cover to Piermont N.Y.; cover with minor cosmetic edge improvements, Extremely Fine appearance and rare design.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A VERY RARE 1853 CRYSTAL PALACE "THE INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS" ILLUSTRATED COVER, ONLY THREE EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED BY BOMAR IN COLLECTOR'S HANDS.
The Crystal Palace was built in 1853 in what is now Bryant Park, it was destroyed by fire in 1858.
Current Opening Bid: $1,300
Lot 1621852, 3¢ dull red, type II, on two allover illustrated Intemperance covers; one the "Intemperance is the Curse of the World" design with Hale imprint on cover to Newark, O. with stamp tied by blue "Trenton, N.J., Feb 17" cds, other the "Intemperance is the Bane of Society" design with Jewett imprint on cover to Westfield, Mass. with stamp tied by indistinct Connecticut cds; second cover with stamp slightly creased from overlapping cover, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive propaganda duo.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Opening Bid: $950
Lot 1631852, 3¢ dull red, type II, unofficial "Chicago" perf 12½, s.e. at right and a couple light creases, tied by "Chicago, Ill., Feb 11, 1857" cds on cover to Chesterville, O.; cover with light edge wear and faint staining, F.-V.F. appearance, illustrated in Karlen; signed Ashbrook.
Scott No. 11A var. $8,000.
A RARE USE OF THE 3¢ 1851 ISSUE WITH UNOFFICIAL CHICAGO PERFORATIONS ON COVER.
Wilson Hulme recorded 40 examples used on cover and 30 used off-cover in his 1997 census in Chronicle 175. Since that time a small number of additional examples have been discovered.
Current Opening Bid: $1,900
Lot 1641857, 1¢ blue, type II, two singles, plate 2, in combination with 1857, 3¢ rose, type I, gutterline single + 10¢ green, type III, three singles on cover to Mendrisio, Switzerland, all tied by Binghamton, N.Y., Dec 31, 1857 cds's, red "12" credit handstamp and reverse with New York, Br. Pkt., Jan 6 cds on reverse, Basel transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20+25+33 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE AND RARE THREE COLOR FRANKING PREPAYING THE 35¢ PRUSSIAN CLOSED MAIL RATE TO SWITZERLAND.
Current Opening Bid: $1,450
Lot 1651857, 10¢ green, type I, horizontal strip of four (positions 91-94L1), wide margins, tied by "New Orleans, La., Mar 27, 1859" cds's on folded letter paying the four times 10¢ rate to Vera Cruz, Mexico, "3" reales due handstamp at left, manuscript "Pr Steamer Quaker City" ship endorsement at bottom., Very Fine, ex-Caspary, Rust & Klein; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 31 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 1857 10¢ TYPE I ON COVER TO MEXICO - CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST ON COVER USAGES KNOWN.
Current Opening Bid: $3,750
Lot 1661859, 10¢ green, type V, o.g., barest trace of hinge, intense deep dark color, wide margins showing partial captured imprint in left margin, Extremely Fine to Superb, one of seven examples to receive this grade with only one higher; with 2009 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,200).
Scott No. 35 $210.
Current Opening Bid: $325