Lot 286 oTreasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown, light blackish blue segmented cork cancel, choice centering amid wide margins, rich color and a sharp early impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one of finest and highest graded used examples of this Treasury Department high value; with 2017 P.F. certificate Graded (VF-XF 85, SSV $900).
Scott No. O113 $750.
Lot 287Newspaper, 1875, $24 dark gray violet, full o.g., wonderfully rich color and attractive centering, Very Fine; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. PR29 $4,750.
AN ATTRACTIVE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 $24 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.
Lot 288 ()Newspaper, 1895, $20 slate, without gum, choice centering amid enormous margins, deep rich color, an Extremely Fine jumbo, a striking large margin stamp; with 2018 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90J, SMQ $1,450 for 90) .
Scott No. PR111 $1,200.
Lot 289 EParcel Post, 1913, 75¢ carmine rose, die sunk on full card, with untrimmed India around the die area, a square of the India cut away removing the frame and leaving just the vignette, B.E.P. blue control #561000 handstamp on reverse, Extremely Fine and attractive.
Scott No. Q11-E Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
THE UNIQUE 75¢ VIGNETTE ONLY LARGE DIE ESSAY.
This unique essay is unlisted in Scott. We offered a similar vignette only essay of the 2¢ Parcel Post issue (Scott Q5-E5) in our 2018 Gems of Philately Sale.
Lot 290Baltimore, Md., 1850-55, 1¢ green, ample to large margins, pencil canceled and tied by "Baltimore, Md., Nov 24" cds on locally addressed folded letter sheet, with matching "1" in circle drop rate handstamp, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Kuphal & Wall; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1LB4 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1¢ GREEN BALTIMORE CARRIER ISSUE - CONSIDERED TO THE FINEST KNOWN OF THREE EXAMPLES ON COVER TIED BY A POSTMARK.
Lot 291 ()Charleston, S.C., Steinmeyer's City Post, 1859, 2¢ black on pink, full pane of 10, without gum, full sheet margins around with post proprietor "J. F. Steinmeyer Jr." signature in bottom margin, few small thins in margins well away from stamps, still Extremely Fine, Scott catalog notes that signed sheets sell for about 50% more; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4LB20 $2,250.
Lot 292 ()New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on rosy buff, position 24L, without gum, huge margins showing full framelines on three side and portion at left, deep color and sharp impression, small thin spots as almost always, Extremely Fine appearance, ex-Hall; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB2 $5,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE NEW YORK U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ BLACK ON ROSY BUFF ISSUE - WITH APPROXIMATELY ELEVEN EXAMPLES KNOWN.
Lot 293Browne's Easton Despatch, 1857, 2¢ black, horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged almost entirely in margin, large to huge margins, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 30L3 $1,600.
A WONDERFUL SOUND ORIGINAL GUM MULTIPLE OF THE BROWNE'S EASTON DESPATCH 2¢ "WASHINGTON" STAMP - ONE OF ONLY THREE PAIRS KNOWN.
To date, the only recorded multiples of this issue are three pairs and an irregular block of six.
Lot 294Eagle City Post, black on yellow glazed advertising label stating "Letters &c. served four times daily, from Adams' Express, 80 Chestnut St., by the proprietor, formerly of the American Mail Company.", on 1850 folded New York printed circular to Philadelphia, carried from New York with black on orange "Forwarded By, Gay, Kinsley & Co.'s Express" label, handed over to the Eagle City Post for local delivery with large red "Paid" handstamp, Very Fine, a very rare express and local post combination usage.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 295 oTelegraph Despatch P.O., 1848, 1¢ black on yellowish, manuscript "X" cancel, ample to large margins, Very Fine and choice, ex-Caspary and Golden; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 138L1 $2,750.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1848 1¢ TELEGRAPH DESPATCH P.O. ISSUE - WITH ONLY FOUR ON COVER AND TWO OFF COVER EXAMPLES RECORDED.