Lot 12861867, 2¢ black, E. grill, vertical bisect used as 1¢, left half, used with 2¢ black, E. grill (87) single, s.e., tied together by brownish black target cancels, matching "Bolton Conn. Jun 20" on cover to East Haddam Conn.; reduced at right, otherwise Very Fine and rare bisect use; with 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 87b $2,000.
Lot 12871867, 15¢ black, E. grill, cancelled by four-ring cancel, matching strike and "Caledonia Pa. Nov 30" cds on 3¢ pink (U58) entire to Sweden, partial red "N. York, Br. Transit, Dec 2" exchange cds and matching "6" credit to G.B. handstamp, Swedish (12.15.68) arrival backstamp; some soiling, Fine and scarce use.
Scott No. 91; $700 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12881867, 1¢ blue, F. grill, horizontal pair tied by blue manuscript "Sept 12 1862" cancel prepaying the 2¢ tax on Sept. 12th 1868 coffin receipt; some manuscript and folds, F.-V.F. and scarce F. grill revenue use, ex-Morrissey.
Scott No. 92 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12891867, 2¢ black, F. grill, corner card advertising unsealed cover bearing 1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill, horizontal pair canceled by quartered corks duplexed with indistinct cds to Munson O. at the 2¢ circular rate; some cover soiling and wear, Fine.
Scott No. 93 Estimate $200 - 300.
The Willoughby College was a Methodist school established in 1858.
Lot 12901867, 2¢ black, F. grill, vertical bisect, used as part of 3¢ rate, top portion of stamp in pair with normal single, centered into right, tied by target handstamps on cover to Dubuque, Iowa, matching "Cascade, Ia, Mar 20" cds; some edge wear repaired at top and affecting the normal stamp, top flap partially missing, Fine; with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 93a $1,250.
Lot 12911867, 2¢ black, F. grill, diagonal bisect, used as part of 3¢ rate, upper left portion of stamp in pair with normal single, tied by target handstamps on cover to Shrewsbury, Pa., matching "Marysville, Pa., Apr 2" cds, Very Fine; with 1940 A.P.S. & 2004 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 93b $1,250.
Lot 12921867, 2¢ black, F. grill, horizontal bisect used alone as 1¢, top half, tied by open grid, matching "North Bridgewater Ms., Dec 13" cds on unsealed envelope paying drop rate, with original 1868 enclosure titled "Encampment Fletcher Webster, Post No. 13, G.A.R." circular; slight perf toning, otherwise Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. 93c $2,500.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED HORIZONTAL BISECTS OF THE 2¢ F. GRILL USED ALONE AS 1¢.
We offered the other recorded horizontal bisect of the 2¢ F. grill used alone as 1¢ in the Fosdyke Blackjack sale 38, lot 2185 (realized $3,850).