Lot 12421847, 5¢ red brown, margins large to just into frameline at top, tied by red grid handstamps on 1851 folded letter sheet to Bordeaux, France, matching "New Orleans, La., Jun 15" cds, red "Colonies, &c Arts. 13" accountancy box handstamp, red Calais transit cds and "15" decimes due handstamp, reverse with receiving postmark; some minor cover wear, Very Fine, a rare transatlantic usage sent on the last packet prior to the demonetization of the 1847 issue, ex-Mirsky.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Sent aboard the Cunard "America" departing Boston on June 25th and arriving in Liverpool on July 7th.
Lot 12431847, 5¢ red brown, two singles, both with large margins and bright color, each tied by blue grid cancel with contrasting red "Detroit Mich. Nov 23" cds on blue 1849 folded cover to Buffalo N.Y.; bottom stamp small tear at top and affected by horizontal file fold, still Very Fine and scarce combination of blue and red markings, ex-Ackerman, Sampson, Hart, Mirsky; with 1969 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 12441847, 5¢ red brown, ample to large margins, manuscript canceled with matching "Way 1" on folded letter to New Orleans, La., datelined "Mobile 18th Feby 1851", red "New Orleans, La., Feb 19" cds struck upon arrival; vertical file fold affecting stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a rare 1847 issue "Way" usage, cover carried by steamer through the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans with the way fee for the carrier, ex-Mirsky.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 12451847, 5¢ red brown, large margins, bright color and strong impression, tied by bold strikes of both blue grid cancel and "Philada. Pa. 5cts. Jul 11" integral-rate cds on orange 1850 cover to Doylestown Pa., 1850 docketing and with original enclosure, fresh and Extremely Fine, very unusual with the stamp cancelled by both the grid and cds, ex-Boker, Mirsky.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 12461847, 5¢ dark brown, huge margins except clear at bottom, tied by red "6" in circle handstamp, matching red "New-York Aug 24" cds on folded cover to Plattsburgh N.Y., manuscript "Due" and red "5" handstamp to left of stamp; some cover toning, 5¢ small scissors-cut entirely in margin at lower right, Very Fine and scarce cancellation on the 1847 Issue, ex-Caspary, Boker, Mirsky; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $500 - 750.
Plattsburgh is just over 300 miles from New York City, and therefore required 10¢ postage for the over 300 mile rate. The 5¢ stamp was accepted as partial payment and the cover was marked 5¢ due. A very unusual use with the "6" rate handstamp, which was normally used for inbound ship letters.
Lot 12471847, 5¢ orange brown, large margins, bright shade, tied by partial strike of red "New-York Jul 10" cds, second strike adjacent, on 1851 bluish folded letter to Berlin, Prussia, endorsed "Via Ostende" at lower left, carried as endorsed by Cunard Line Canada from Boston Jun. 11th to Liverpool Jun. 21st, red London (6.22) backstamp with manuscript "1/6" 1s6d due rating, red Ostende (6.24) backstamp and blue manuscript "18½" silbergroschen due from addressee, Berlin (6.25) arrival backstamp; stamp lifted with two creases pressed and put back on cover which it originated, New York postmarks slightly enhanced, Very Fine appearance; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1b Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A RARE USE OF THE 1847 ISSUE TO BERLIN, PRUSSIA IN THE SCARCE ORANGE BROWN SHADE.
Only two covers bearing the 1847 issue are recorded to Berlin, the other is an attempted demonetized use where most of the stamp was torn away.
Lot 12481847, 10¢ black, margins large to slightly in at sides, rich deep color, tied by red grid handstamp on fresh cover to North Fairhaven, Mass., matching "Apalachicola F.Ty., May 19" cds, Very Fine, a rare 1847 issue usage from Florida; signed Ashbrook.
Scott No. 2 $1,050.
Lot 12491847, 10¢ black, margins huge to just in, tied by grid handstamps on 1848 folded letter sheet to Blackburn, England, matching "New Orleans, La., Jun 11" cds, with manuscript "per Steamer from New York" routing endorsement, "1/-" due handstamp and reverse with Liverpool entry and receiving cds's, Very Fine, ex-Mirsky; signed Ashbrook, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Sent aboard the Cunard "Acadia" departing New York on June 21st and arriving at Liverpool on July 5th. This is a pre-treaty usage to England paying the 10¢ domestic rate which are much scarcer then treaty letters which occurred after February 21, 1849.
Lot 12501847, 10¢ black, showing plate scratches in right margin, ample to large margins, manuscript canceled on 1848 folded letter sheet to St. Catherines, Canada West, red "Hudson Riv. Mail, N.Y., Nov 15" origin cds, manuscript "4½" due rating and red "Queenston, U.C., Nov 17, 1848" transit cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 12511847, 10¢ black, full to large margins, tied by light strike of blue circle grid cancel, matching blue partial "Nashville Te., May 15" cds on 1851 docketed folded cover to Philadelphia Pa., Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $500 - 750.