Lot 745By Mail Steamer, From Noisy Carrier's, ribbon handstamp on front of 1838 "Ladder of Love" musical booklet with additional "J.H. McCabe, Theatrical Agent, San Francisco" oval handstamp; some flaws, no back cover, Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
A RARE EXAMPLE OF THIS NOISY CARRIER'S RIBBON MARKING.
Lot 746California Penny Post Co., 1855, 5¢ blue, uncancelled, tied by addressing on buff cover to Fitchburg Mass., "San Francisco Cal., 30 Jun" cds originally tying 10¢ 1855 Issue that is now missing; cover top edge tear and stain spot at bottom, F.-V.F. appearance, An exceptionally rare on-cover tied example of the California Penny Post Co. 5¢ blue stamp, ex-Knapp; signed Sloane as genuine.
Scott No. 34L4; $1,750 as used stamp Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 747G B Post & Co. Commission Merchants, San Francisco, blue embossed cameo on flap of orange cover Medford Mass. bearing 10¢ green, type III (15), large margins except touched at sides, tied by "San Francisco, Cal. 5 Mar" cds, endorsed "Per Golden Gate" at top left; reduced slightly at top from opening, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Post & Co. were express and letter forwarders to Hawaii. The "Golden Gate" was one of their schooners.
Lot 748Stmr. Sierra Nevada, Via Nicaragua in Advance of the Mails, blue oval handstamp on circa 1854 orange cover to Blairsville Penn. bearing 3¢ dull red (11A) pair, four margins, tied by "New - York, Ship, Jan 2" cds, Very Fine.
Milgram No. 1275 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 749Via Nicaragua Line in Advance of the Mail, bold strike of oval handstamp on circa 1853 cover addressed to Steam Ship Cortes at San Francisco, endorsed "Via San Fran" at bottom left; small edge tear at left and some edge wear, Very Fine and choice strike.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 750Via Nicaragua, Ahead of the Mails, two different; with red two line mail bag operator handstamp on 1853, 6¢ Nesbitt entire to Shelburne Falls, Mass., canceled by "New-York, Feb 9" cds, other similar to N.Y. with red boxed handstamp on reverse; both with cover edge wear and cleaned, Fine.
Scott No. U13 Estimate $300 - 400.