Lot 374Austria, 1859 Franz Joseph 10kr brown, type II, four singles, one on reverse, in combination with 1859, 15k blue (11) tied by red "Wien Recommandirt, 23/9, 1859" cds's on cover to Arad, Romania, receiving backstamp, Very Fine. Michel No. 14 II.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 375Austria, 1864 Double Eagle 2kr yellow, horizontal strip of three, perf 9½, in combination with 1863, 15k yellow brown (26) on 1866 folded letter sheet to Naples, Italy, tied by oval "Triest, 21/11" cds's, reverse with receiving cds, Very Fine. Michel No. 30.
Scott No. 22 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 376Austria, 1874 Franz Joseph (fine printing) 5kr rose, type III, perf 9½, four singles (two on reverse), all tied by "Alsergrund, Wien 23/3 79" cds on 1879 registered cover to Major General Irvin McDowell in San Francisco Cal., "Recom" handstamp at top left, New York three-line registry transit (4.11) backstamp, Very Fine and scarce. Michel No. 37 II/IIb b.
Scott No. 36 Estimate $300 - 400.
The recipient was the Commander of the Division of the Pacific at the time of sending but is better known for his command at the First Battle of Bull Run, where the Union suffered an embarrassing loss at the first major battle of the American Civil War.
Lot 377Brazil, 1866, Dom Pedro, perf. 12, 50r blue, horiz. pair + 200r Dom Pedro, vert. pair tied on attractive 1869 cover to Italy, 50r pair tied by Rio de Janeiro cds, one 50r with small perf. defects, Very Fine.
Scott No. 56+59 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 378Brazil, 1866, Dom Pedro, perf. 12, 80r slate violet, vertical pair in combination with 1876-77 100r green, roulette on 1877 cover to Paris, tied by attractive pinwheel cancel with Pernambuco double circle postmark, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 57+65 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 379Brazil, 1877, Dom Pedro, rouletted, 20r red lilac, block of 4, full o.g., fresh & Very Fine, a scarce mint multiple.
Scott No. 62 $340 as singles.
Lot 380Brazil, 1877, Dom Pedro, rouletted, 50r blue, corner margin strip of 3 with imprint, full o.g., trivial stain in left margin just affecting left stamp, Very Fine, a very rare multiple with marginal imprint.
Scott No. 63 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 381Brazil, 1878, Dom Pedro, rouletted, 10r (two singles) + 80r + 100r, all tied on 1880 folded cover from Rio De Janeiro by grid cancels with matching double circle date postmark at right, cover addressed to Barra do Pirahy, Very Fine, a rare and attractive three color paying the double rate franking, Illustrated in the "Catalogo Enciclopedico de Selos e Historia Postal do Brasil" on pages 99& 104.
Scott No. 68+71+72 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 382Brazil, 1878, Dom Pedro, rouletted, 260r dark brown, tied by geometric cancel on 1879 folded cover to Baltimore with Rio De Janeiro double circle postmark at top right, Very Fine, a scarce single franking.
Scott No. 74 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 383Brazil, 1878, Dom Pedro, rouletted, 300r bister, neat tied on 1886 registered folded cover to Rio by Corro Do Rio-Novo postmark, minor toning along central vertical filefold, Very Fine.
Scott No. 75 Estimate $150 - 200.