Lot 1905 oCarrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle, three used singles used in Washington D.C. with carrier last initial; includes "H" of Thomas Harkness, "T" of Douglas Tolson and "B" of Robert Ball, small flaws, Very Fine appearance, a rare group, with Scott catalog premium for Washington D.C. cancel $1,000.
Scott No. LO2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1906 ()New York, N.Y., U.S. City Despatch Post, 1842-45, 3¢ black on rosy buff, without gum, full balanced margins, some gum soak washed out and small thins, Very Fine appearance; with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6LB2 $5,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLES OF THE NEW YORK U.S. CITY DESPATCH POST 3¢ BLACK ON ROSY BUFF ISSUE - WITH APPROXIMATELY ELEVEN EXAMPLES KNOWN.
Lot 1907 oPhiladelphia Despatch Post, 1843 (3¢) black on grayish, manuscript "R & Co." initial, partial red "3" cancel, ample to mostly large margins, small shallow thin, Very Fine appearance; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L3 $750.
Lot 1908 oBroadway Post Office, 1851 (1¢) black, vertical pair, straight line "Paid" cancels, margins large to in at sides, tiny margin tear, otherwise Fine, one of only three recorded used pairs; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26L2 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1909 PCity Despatch Post, 1842, 3¢ Trial Colors, set of four on glazed surface color paper; in white, green, red and orange, mostly large margins, white paper with horizontal crease, otherwise Very Fine, only a handful of these trial color sets are known, ex-Middendorf.
Scott No. 40L1TC Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1910 oPrice's City Express, 1857-58, 2¢ black on vermilion, large margins, diagonal crease, Very Fine appearance, a very rare local issue and woefully undercataloged in Scott; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119L1 $275.
Lot 1911 oPriest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) bronze on bluish, manuscript cancels, margins large in slightly in at left, light vertical crease and two small filled thins, otherwise Very Fine, one of only three recorded examples, reported to be the only known off cover example; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121L2A $1,000.
Lot 1912 ()Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on rose, without gum, margins large to slightly in at bottom, lightly soiled, Fine, grossly undercataloged in Scott (at a mere $500); with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121L8 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
THE UNIQUE PRIEST'S DESPATCH BLACK ON ROSE ISSUE - A GREAT LOCAL POST RARITY.
Lot 1913Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 25¢ blue, right margin single, margins large to just touching, tied by blue "Wells, Fargo & Co., Sacramento" cds's on upper portion on 1861, 3¢ pink entire (U34) with black company frank; stamp with trivial tiny tone spot, Very Fine; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143L8 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1914 oWells Fargo & Co., Newspaper Stamp, 1861-70, black, partial circular New York "Steam Ship" rate handstamp cancel, margins large to just touching outer frameline, small repaired tears, Very Fine appearance; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143LP1 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
ONE OF ONLY THREE RECORDED CANCELED EXAMPLES OF THE WELLS FARGO & CO. STEAMSHIP EXPRESS STAMP.