Lot 465 PMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, plate proof, cons 01-68 trial overprint, complete sheet of 50, without gum, security pen cancel, central tear at top affecting a couple stamp and some creasing, otherwise Very Fine, probably unique.
Scott No. 46P Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 466Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, horizontal strip of four, Camargo, cons 29-69, without district name, canceled by two strikes of "Franco" boxed handstamp (Schatzkes 1823AB) on 1870 folded letter sheet; vertical file crease through first stamp, F.-V.F., a unique usage from Camargo (NF $1,600 as singles off cover), ex-Ricoy, Speaker; with 2008 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 46 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 467 o/Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 12c black on green, Merida, cons 19-72, on rare maritime cover to New York, very few covers known to the U.S., let alone with this local rate, also four other stamps in the lot from Colima, Saltillo, Tabasco and Tampico, Very Fine.
Scott No. 47 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 468Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 100c black on brown, Veracruz, cons 2-68, tied by Veracruz cds on folded mourning cover to Puebla paying the 1¾oz rate beyond 17 leagues, Very Fine.
Scott No. 50 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 469Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 100c black on brown, Chihuahua, horizontal bisect, cons 21, upper portion of stamp tied by oval Allende handstamp (Schatzkes 146) on folded letter sheet Santiago, Very Fine, Doug Stout (the foremost expert in this issue) believed this to be thin figure and described as such; with 2007 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 50a Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE BISECT EXAMPLE OF THE 1868 100C FULL FACE HIDALGO ISSUE.
The bisect only shows the top part so it is impossible to determine if it Thin or Thick figures. No other genuine bisects have been offered in many years so this could be unique.
Lot 470Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, perforated), 12c black on green, Monterrey, two vertical strip of three and single, cons 7-68, tied be Monterrey cds's (Schatzkes 863) on cover to Matamoros paying a very rare 84c rate; cover edge wear, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 53 Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 471Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, perforated), 25c blue on pink, Queretaro, cons 12-68, tied by Queretaro box handstamp (Schatzkes 1262) on maritime mourning cover to Toulouse, France, sent by British ship with "GB/1F60c" accountancy box and "10" decimes due handstamps, reverse with red London transit and receiving cds's, Very Fine.
Scott No. 54 Estimate $250 - 350.