Lot 13071870, 10¢ brown, H. grill, horizontal pair, rich color on bright paper, used with 24¢ purple (153), pastel shade, all tied by three strikes of circle of wedges cancels, red "Boston Paid Dec 18" cds on 1872 buff cover from Bissell correspondence to Ahmednugger, India, red crayon "36/2" double-rate credit, red London Paid (12.30) transit cds and red crayon "2" pence Colonial credit, reverse with Sea Post Office (1.17) oval and Ahmednuggur (2.2) receiving backstamp; cover has been lightly cleaned and markings touched up, pair hinged in place, Very Fine appearing grilled use paying double the 22¢ rate by British Mail via Southampton; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 139; $2,000 as used stamps Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 13081870, 10¢ brown, H. grill, tied by "Chicago, Ill., Jun 27" cds and quartered cork duplex on cover to Bezirte, Switzerland, red "New York, Paid All, Direct" cds applied incorrectly and additional "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit, Jun 29" cds reflecting the correct routing, reverse with numerous Swiss transits and receiving cds's, Very Fine; with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 139 $1,000.
Lot 13091870, 12¢ dull violet, H. grill, used with 1¢ ultramarine, grilled (134), and ungrilled 2¢ red brown (146), 3¢ green (147) and 6¢ carmine (148), all tied by grid cork cancels, matching "New York, Registered, Sep 21" rimless cds on triple-rate registered legal-sized cover to the U.S. Lighthouse Keeper at Leonardsville N.J., "K. & K. Oesterr: Ung: General Consulate in New York" imprint at top; cover just a bit reduced at left, two top edge tears, Fine and rare registered use; signed Sloane, with 1987 P.F. certificate (stamps were lifted for examination and properly replaced).
Scott No. 140; $6,500 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
AN IMPRESSIVE FIVE-COLOR BANK NOTE FRANKING WITH THE RARE GRILLED 12¢ 1870 STAMP, ONLY A HANDFUL OF USAGES ARE KNOWN.
Lot 13101870, 2¢ red brown, diagonal and vertical bisects used as 1¢, each on separate circular rate covers; top right diagonal half tied by target cancel with matching "Carlisle, Pa." cds on cover to New Oxford Pa., and right vertical half tied by cork cancel and "Bidford Pa., Aug 10" cds on locally addressed cover, Very Fine, Scott retail $800.00 each; #146a with 1986 P.F. & #146b with 1971 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 146a, 146b Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 13111870, 2¢ red brown, diagonal bisect, bottom right half in pair with 2¢ single, tied by blue "Whitehouse, New Jersey, Sep 19, 1871" double-circle datestamp on cover to Saybrook Ill.; reduced slightly at left, light cover soiling, F.-V.F. and attractive, ex-Malpass, Fosdyke.
Scott No. 146a $750.
Lot 13121870, 2¢ red brown, vertical bisect, left portion of stamp in combination with 1870, 2¢ red brown, grill (135) on cover to Wheeling, W.Va., tied by blue target handstamps, matching indistinct cds alongside; cover slightly reduced at left and a few perfs clipped from grill stamp, F.-V.F. appearance, Scott retail $800 for 1¢ use on cover; with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 146b var. Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 13131870, 6¢ carmine, diagonal bisect, upper left portion of stamp tied by target handstamp on cover to Wooster, O., with indistinct cds alongside; cover top right corner town away not affecting bisect, still Fine and rare, Scott cat $6,500 for vertical bisect, not listed in Scott as a diagonal bisect; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 148a var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 13141870, 10¢ brown, horizontal pair, rich color, tied by quartered corks duplexed with "Yokohama, Japan, Nov 22" cds on 1871 gray folded cover to Milan, Italy, red "New York Paid All, Dec 27" exchange cds, endorsed "Via America" at top left, carried transatlantic by NDL Line Deutschland from New York Dec. 28th to Southampton arriving Jan. 7th, Milan (1.10) arrival backstamp; some tone spots mostly on reverse, Very Fine.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A SCARCE U.S. POSTAL AGENCY IN JAPAN USE TO ITALY.
This cover was prepaid 20¢ for the 10¢ per ½ oz. transpacific rate plus 10¢ for the 10¢ per ½ oz. Italian Closed mail rate effective March 1, 1870.
Lot 13151870, 10¢ brown, horizontal pair, cancelled by blue grids, used with 2¢ red brown (146), tied by matching blue "Gettysburg Va. Feb 19" cds on 1872 cover to Moradabad, India, endorsed "Via Southampton", red "New York, Br. Transit, Feb 21" exchange cds and red crayon "18" cent credit to G.B., carried by Guion Line Idaho from New York to Queenstown arriving Mar. 3rd, red London Paid (3.4.72) transit cds and matching red "1d" Colonial credit h.s., reverse with Sea Post Office (3.22) oval and partial red arrival cds; 10¢ tiny corner flaw, Very Fine and colorful use at the 22¢ British mail rate via Southampton.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 13161870, 10¢ brown, two singles, tied target cancel duplexed with indistinct town cds on 1872 cover to Denmark, red "New York Paid All, Via Bremen, Nov 13" exchange cds, pencil "2" for double rate, carried by NGL Line Bremen from New York Nov. 13th to Bremen arriving Nov. 25th, Copenhagen (11.27) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and scarce Bremen closed mails use to Denmark.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $300 - 400.