Lot 2336Baltimore, Md., 1850-55, 1¢ green, full to large margins, pencil canceled and tied by "Baltimore, Md., Nov 24" cds, matching "1" in circle drop-rate handstamp on buff folded cover to local address, Extremely Fine and choice, ex-Kuphal, Wall; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1LB4 Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 1¢ GREEN BALTIMORE CARRIER ISSUE - CONSIDERED TO THE FINEST KNOWN OF THREE EXAMPLES ON COVER TIED BY A POSTMARK.
The 1¢ Green on White carrier stamp is the rarest of the Baltimore semi-official carrier stamps. Many of the examples on cover are uncanceled or canceled only by manuscript or pencil.
Census of Baltimore 1¢ Green Carrier Stamps tied by postmark on cover:
1. Baltimore Nov. 24 black cds cover to Fayette St., ex-Kuphal, Wall, the cover offered here.
2. Baltimore Feb. 24 blue cds tied along with 1¢ #7, ex-Ackerman, Hall, Hackmey, Gross.
3. Baltimore Jun. 13, 1861 blue cds on cover to West Fayette St, ex-Caspary, Middendorf, Golden, D.K. Collection, Wall.
Lot 2337 ()Charleston, S.C., Steinmeyer's City Post, 1859, 2¢ black on pink, complete pane of 10, no gum, huge sheet margins all around with post proprietor "J. F. Steinmeyer Jr." signature in bottom margin, few small thins in margins well away from stamps, still Extremely Fine; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 4LB20 $2,250.
Scott catalog notes that signed sheets sell for about 50% more.
Lot 2338Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green, "San Francisco" error of spelling, canceled by purple double bar cancel and tied by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 15, 1894" cds and bar duplex on 2¢ Columbian corner card entire to the under Sheriff in Fresno, purple Overman Wheel Co. handstamp, reverse with purple Bicycle handstamp dated "Jul 15, 1894"; light stamp toning and vertical cover fold affecting stamp, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 12L1 $2,750.
Lot 2339Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green, retouched die, tied by purple double bar cancel on cover to Fresno, additionally franked with 1890, 2¢ carmine (220) tied by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 12, 1894 " cds and bar duplex and additionally tying local, reverse with purple Bicycle handstamp dated "Jul 12, 1894"; local with tiny scuff, otherwise Very Fine and attractive; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12L2 $2,000.
Lot 2340Bicycle Mail Route, envelope, 1894, 25¢ brown, on 2¢ green on amber entire (size D) locally addressed to Arthur Banta at Victor Cyclery, canceled by purple double bar handstamp, 2¢ indicia canceled by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 18, 1894" duplex postmark, reverse with undated purple Bicycle handstamp, Very Fine, ex-Bleuler.
Scott No. 12LU2 $1,750.
Lot 2341Hale & Co., 1844 (6¢) red on bluish, margins at left and bottom, clear at top and just touched at right, intense color, manuscript "AB" (Amos Bates, Hale's agent) control mark, canceled by manuscript "X", clear strike of red "Forwarded by Hale & Co., from New Bedford" oval handstamp and matching "Paid"on Dec. 18th 1844 folded letter to Springfield Mass., stamp tied by "Hale & Co., Boston" oval handstamp with additional strike at center; top corner slightly affected from edge placement, vertical file fold does not appear to affect stamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 75L2; $2,500 Estimate $500 - 750.
A RARE HALE 6¢ RED USAGE FROM NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS.
Lot 2342 ()Wells Fargo & Co., 1861 Pony Express issues complete, of all five dollar values, no gum, clear to mostly all ample margins, all fresh with strong colors, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 143L1-143L5 $2,025.
Lot 2343 ()Wells Fargo & Co., 1862-64, 25¢ blue, block of 8, no gum, large to mostly huge margins, deep rich color, tiny ink spot affecting fifth stamp, still Extremely Fine, an extremely rare large multiple, ex-Hall & Twigg-Smith.
Scott No. 143L8 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2344Wells Fargo & Co., Publishers' Stamp, 1876, blue, vertical pair, tied by two magenta strikes of Wells Fargo & Co. Express, San Francisco Cal. Dec. 19th ovals on small piece, Very Fine and rare used pair.
Scott No. 143LP10 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2345Wells, Fargo & Co., 1876, Blue "Publishers' Stamp", four margins, tied by light red "Wells Fargo & Co's Express, San Francisco, Cal. Oct 27, 2 PM" oval on 1¢ Jefferson postal card (UX12) to Asylum Cal., printed San Francisco Chronicle subscription Nov. 15, 1894 notice on reverse; light card creasing, Very Fine and rare; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143LP10 $1,750 on wrapper.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE USE OF THE WELLS FARGO PUBLISHERS' STAMP USE ON A POSTAL CARD FROM A PUBLISHER.