Lot 16761870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill, horizontal pair, tied by red "Washington D.C., Apr 17" cds and circle of wedges duplex on local drop rate, with original enclosure; cover mostly separated at edges, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 134 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 16771870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill, exceptionally well centered, tied by split cork duplexed with "New-York Nov 24" cds on clean 1870 orange cover to Cayuga N.Y. at double the 3¢ domestic rate, Very Fine and choice grilled use, Very Fine and choice grilled use, ex-Ainsworth; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 137 $500.
Lot 16781870, 10¢ brown, H. grill, showing grill points in upper left portion of stamp, rich bright color, tied by fancy 5-point hollow star handstamp on cover to Herzogtum, Germany, matching "St. Louis, Mo., Oct 3" origin cds alongside, additionally tied by red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit, Oct 7" transit cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 139 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 16791870, 2¢ red brown, in combination with 1873, 7¢ orange vermilion on 1877 folded letter sheet to France, canceled by quartered cork handstamps tying 2¢ and matching "San Francisco, Cal., Jan 30" cds tying 7¢, French transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, an attractive and nice make up of the scarce 9¢ rate to France.
Scott No. 146+160 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 16801870, 10¢ brown, tied cork cancel duplexed with "Yokohama, Japan" cds to Hartford Conn., "San Francisco, Cal., Apr 28" transit cds; reduced at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 16811870, 24¢ purple, used with 10¢ brown (150) horizontal pair, each tied by segmented cork cancels, red "Boston, Paid" exchange cds and red crayon "36/2" credit rating on 1872 Bissell correspondence cover to Ahmednugger, India, endorsed "via Southampton", red London Paid (7.29.72) transit cds with red crayon "2" pence colonial credit, Sea Post Office (8.16) transit backstamp; light stain and corner mend, no back flap, F.-V.F. and scarce use prepaid for double the 22¢ rate via Southampton, ex-Knapp, Gallagher.
Scott No. 153 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 16821873, 2¢ brown, in combination with 1873, 10¢ brown + 15¢ yellow orange on cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, tied by segmented cork cancel and red "Boston, Paid, Dec 8" cds, red London transit and Capetown entry cds's, receiving backstamp; small stamp flaws, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 157+161+163 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 16831873, 2¢ brown, double paper, huge straddle single with s.e. at right showing adjacent stamp, used with 1¢ ultramarine (156), both cancelled by violet geometric cancels on cover to Chabloe, Oh., matching "Sidney O. Jan 12" cds; 1¢ and cover small faults, Fine and rare; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 157a $2,500.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED ON-COVER USAGES OF THE 2¢ BROWN DOUBLE PAPER VARIETY.
Lot 16841873, 3¢ green, tied by cork cancel duplexed with "Newark N.J., Oct 12" cds, cover originally mailed without postage and "Held for Postage" circular handstamp struck, Good Samaritan label affixed reading in part "This Letter was detained in the Post Office at Newark, N.J. on account of non-payment of postage", postage affixed and sent to New York City; rough opening at top, small part of flap missing, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 158 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 16851873, 6¢ dull pink, in combination with 1873, 3¢ green on 1875 folded letter to Paris, France, tied by perfect strike of N.Y.F.M. wedge type cancel (TR-W3a) with red "New York, Paid, Jul 24" cds additionally tying 3¢, blue French paquet cds and reverse with N.Y. cds with negative "A" duplex on reverse, Extremely Fine, a scarce N.Y.F.M. used between June and November of 1875.
Scott No. 159+158 Estimate $300 - 400.