Lot 175 E1861, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black, die on old proof paper (60x69mm), progressive essay showing vignette, labels, side ornaments and reversed "1" values at right (similar to the unique 63-E4), with additional pencil shading in the upper right value design, Very Fine; with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63-E4E $3,500.
A UNIQUE PROGRESSIVE ESSAY OF THE UNADOPTED 1861 1¢ FRANKLIN DESIGN.
Lot 176 E1861, 1¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in blue, die on old proof paper (60x63mm), engraved vignette, labels plus side ornaments, with additional pencil numerals in corners with different ornaments (similar to the unique 63-E5 and 63-E7 essays), bright and fresh, Very Fine; with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 63-E5 var. Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A UNIQUE PROGRESSIVE ESSAY OF THE UNADOPTED 1861 1¢ FRANKLIN DESIGN IN BLUE.
Six unique progressive essays exist of this unadopted 1861 design. Two examples are in black (one offered here) and four in blue. However the 63-E6 is incorrectly listed in Scott as a die proof on old paper. Instead, this essay is composed of 1857 1¢ issue cut down and backed on cardboard with similar pencil numerals in corners.
Lot 1771861, 3¢ rose, tied by bold "Jacksonville, Ill., Jun 29, 1862" cds on cover to Chicago, Ill., with multicolored Magnus dual panel patriotic design showing President's House and Women in Wheatfield, receiving backstamp, Extremely Fine, a choice Magnus patriotic usage; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1781861, 3¢ rose, tied by "Lowell, Mass., Mar 22" cds on patriotic cover to Philadelphia, Pa., blue George Washington design with Hoffman & Knickerbocker imprint below, 1862 docketing on reverse, Extremely Fine, a very rare used design.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1791861, 3¢ rose, just tied by full strike of fancy Horse Head cancel on cover to Selma, Ala., matching "Walnut Grove Ill. Aug 21" cds alongside; cover lightly toned and slightly reduced at right, a Very Fine strike, a very rare fancy pictorial cancellation, unlisted in Skinner-Eno; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1801861, 5¢ buff, neatly tied by "Milwaukee, Wis., Jun 7, 1862" origin cds and matching small grid handstamp on cover to Digby, Nova Scotia, treated as an unpaid letter with "10" rate handstamp and reverse with matching "Boston, Br. Pkt., Jun 11" exchange cds, "Ud. States, Halifax, Ju 13, 1862" entry backstamp and matching "15 cts" due upon arrival; small portion of backflap missing affecting Boston mark, Very Fine, an interesting part payment usage, illustrated in Brookman Vol. II (page 33), ex-Haas.
Scott No. 67 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE USAGE OF THE 1861 5¢ BUFF ISSUE ON COVER TO NOVA SCOTIA.
Lot 1811861, 30¢ orange, well centered, tied by bold "Cincinnati, O., Jun 23" cds and target duplex on cover to Thal, Switzerland, red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit, Jun 26" exchange cds, transit and receiving backstamps, with original enclosure on illustrated "Cincinnati & Covington Suspension Bridge" view letterhead, Extremely Fine, a wonderful cover and illustrated letterhead.
Scott No. 71 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
This bridge was the immediate previous project of John Roebling who designed and built the Brooklyn Bridge. the Cincinnati & Covington Suspension Bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge at the time it was finished.
Lot 1821863, 2¢ black, left margin block of 20 with imprint, full o.g., most with light hinging and several n.h., bold color and sharp detailed impressions, some reinforced perf separations and a few tone spots affecting a couple stamps, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 73 $12,400 for block of 4 and pairs.
A STUNNING LARGE ORIGINAL GUM MULTIPLE OF THE 1862 2¢ BLACKJACK ISSUE BEARING THE NATIONAL BANK NOTE COMPANY IMPRINT.
Lot 183 o1863, 2¢ black, neat target cancel, exceptional centering within nicely balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine to Superb, ex-Hinrichs; with 2000 P.F. & 2019 Crowe certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SSV $750).
Scott No. 73 $55.
Lot 1841863, 24¢ lilac, block of 4, redistributed o.g., nicely centered with strong color, few lightly toned perforations and bottom pair with horizontal crease, Very Fine appearance, an attractive example of this very rare multiple; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 78 $18,000.