Lot 1503U.S. Mail, City Delivery, 1, Aug 15, partial cds (Skinner-Eno PM-CR 3) and sharp "U.S. Mail, 4. P.M." framed handstamp on folded cover with red "Bogotá, Franca." oval postmark and matching "1" rating handstamp, ms. "$" adjacent, addressed to New York City, reverse with additional red "3" handstamp and ms. "$" adjacent, docketed "Deposited in the Post Office of Bogota New Granada the twenty third day June 1856 by me P Wilson Commissioner"; refolded slightly, Very Fine and unusual inbound New York carrier use from Colombia.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1504New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on green, canceled by red "U.S." in octagon handstamp on cover to Philadelphia, Pa., red "New York, Nov 15" cds and blue manuscript "12½" rating; cover flaws with top and bottom flaps missing, Fine; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB5d $1,250.
Lot 1505Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black, acid tied on blue mourning cover bearing two 3¢ dull red (11A) singles, pos. 61R3, 59R3, each with four margins, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa., Mar 30" cds to New York N.Y., "Blood's Despatch, Mar. 30, 4½ P.M." cds, Very Fine and attractive mourning cover use.
Scott No. 15L13 $1,000.
Lot 1506Blood & Co., envelope, 1848-60, "Pre Paid" red on buff, cancelled by "Blood's Despatch, Nov. 10, 10½ A.M., 1856" cds to local street address, Very Fine and rare, a deep shade of paper.
Scott No. 15LU6A $350.
Lot 1507City Despatch Post, 1847-50, 2¢ black on green, "C" at right inverted, position 36, defective and in at left, tied by manuscript criss-cross cancel on locally addressed cover, Fine appearance, still a presentable and unique on cover example of this extremely rare variety with approximately half a dozen example known on any paper type; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 40L4a; $4,000 off cover Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1508Wells Fargo & Co., 1862, 10¢ blue, printed frank on 1861, 3¢ pink front (U34) rebacked, used as unaddressed paste-up with black company frank at top and allover brown "Gould & Curry, Silver Mining Co." shaded ad, canceled by blue circular "Wells, Fargo & Cos Express, S.Frco, Apr 3" date stamp with second strike alongside; some edge nicks and small tear, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Lichtenstein and Golden.
Scott No. 143LU2 $9,500.
ONE OF TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE WELLS FARGO & CO. 1862 10¢ BLUE VIRGINIA PONY EXPRESS FRANK OF WHICH BOTH ARE FRONTS ONLY - A GREAT WELLS, FARGO & CO. PONY EXPRESS RARITY.