Lot 12931869, 1¢ buff, tied by target cancel with "Schenectady N.Y. Feb. 7" double-circle datestamp on 1870 locally addressed printed Internal Revenue tax notice, fresh and Very Fine, an attractive use in beautiful condition.
Scott No. 112 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12941869, 2¢ brown, two singles, dark shade, used with three 3¢ red, F grill (94) singles, tied by quartered cork cancels and "Dubuque Ioa. Sep 13" cds on 1869 yellow cover to Oldenburg, Germany, red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit" exchange cds and Verviers-Cologne (9.30) transits, Oct. 1st receiving backstamp; couple 3c stamps have a few negligible short perfs, prepaid 13¢ for obsolete NGU rate (reduced to 10¢ in 1868), Very Fine and color mixed-issue franking, ex-Kuphal.
Scott No. 113 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 12951869, 2¢ brown, 10¢ yellow, two New York covers, 2¢ pair tied by grid cancels on Apr. 19, 1870 cover by 4¢ British Open mail rate to France, "GB/40c" oval accountancy handstamp and "5" décimes due handstamp; 10¢ tied by rare thin-bar oval grid on Apr. 2, 1870 cover by double the 4¢ British Open mail rate, "GB/40c" oval accountancy handstamp and double-weight "10" décimes due handstamp; each reduced slightly from opening, F.-V.F. and scarce pair of NYFM covers at single and double 4¢ British Open Mail rates.
Scott No. 113, 116 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 12961869, 2¢ brown, bisected, left half tied with adjoining stamp at left tied through the perforations by blue cork cancel with matching partially legible York Sulphur Springs, Pa. postmark on Pennsylvania House of Representatives illustrated cover to Gettysburg, Pa., Fine, Scott retail $6,000 for solitary bisect usage; with 1986 P.F. certificate declining opinion.
Scott No. 113c Estimate $400 - 600.
Offered "as is" this cover sold in 1999 for $2,000.00 as part of the Mack Collection.
Lot 12971869, 3¢ ultramarine, tied by "Detroit Mich. Dec 13" duplex with quartered cork cancel, matching clear strike of "Rail Road, Way" oval handstamp on yellow H.B. Shaw correspondence cover to Alfred Me., Very Fine and rare marking.
Scott No. 114 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A REMARKABLE USE OF THE FANCY DETROIT "RAIL ROAD WAY" OVAL ON AN 1869 ISSUE COVER.
This "Rail Road Way" oval handstamp of Detroit was applied on mail handled by the Grand Trunk Rail Road.
Lot 12981869, 3¢ ultramarine, bright color, affixed sideways in corner of cover with box for stamp, tied by blue cork cancel duplexed with "Philada. Pa. Apr. 22" cds on blue Kline's Emporium for Indian Curiosities and Postage Stamps illustrated cover to Belfast Me., reverse with pencil notation "Enclosure dated 1869" but no longer accompanies; reduced slightly at right, Very Fine, early use of the 3c 1869 Pictorial which was issued less than a month prior to this sending, ex-Hulme, Belasco.
Scott No. 114 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 12991869, 3¢ ultramarine, vertical strip of five, each cancelled by small cross roads, matching "Bath, N.Y. Sep 6" cds at lower left of circa 1870 tissue paper cover to Paris, France, red "New York '6' Sep 8" credit exchange cds, carried by Cunard Line Calabria from New York Sep. 8th to Queenstown arriving Sep. 18th, indistinct French arrival cds and red "PD" framed handstamp; reduced at left with some paper loss and open at bottom, Very Fine and desirable 3¢ strip use for the 15¢ treaty rate.
Scott No. 114 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 13001869, 6¢ ultramarine, two singles, used with 3¢ green (147), tied by quartered cork cancel duplexed with "Machias Me, Jul 1" cds on 1871 yellow cover to Antwerp, Belgium, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit, Jul 5" exchange cds also ties 6¢ stamps, reverse with "Trans. Brit." framed handstamp and partial Jul. 18th arrival backstamp; some ink smudges, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex-Hollowbush, Juhring, Coulter.
Scott No. 115 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL 1869 PICTORIAL MIXED-ISSUE USAGE TO BELGIUM.
The 1869 PRA Census lists only three covers to Belgium with the 6¢ denomination and above.
Lot 13011869, 6¢ ultramarine, two singles, used with 3¢ ultramarine (114), each tied by NYFM circle of V's cancels, red "New York Paid All Br. Transit, Aug 21" exchange cds on 1869 blue folded cover to Palermo, Italy, red "Seager & Co., New York" sender's oval, Palermo (9.9) arrival backstamp; right 6¢ flaw, minor gum toning, Very Fine and unusual franking for 15¢ Closed Mail rate, ex-Gibson, Mack.
Scott No. 115 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 13021869, 10¢ yellow, horizontal pair, vibrant color, severely misaligned perfs, tied by unusual starburst cancels duplexed with "San Francisco Cal. Apr 23" cds on 1870 bright orange cover to Victoria, Vancouver Island, sender's routing "per Newbourne" at top left; slightly reduced at top, Very Fine and extremely scarce double-rate usage to Vancouver Island, ex-Juhring, Coulter.
Scott No. 116 Estimate $750 - 1,000.