Lot 9121871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, used with 15¢ bright orange (152), each tied by three bar grids duplexed with "New Orleans, La. Jul 11" cds on yellow cover to Barcelona, Spain, red "New York, Jul 16" exchange transit with red crayon "12" cent credit to G.B., additional red crayon ratings, Spain (7.30) arrival backstamp; cover soiling and wear, F.-V.F. and rare combination paying the 22¢ Belgian packet rate for 2nd progression (½ to 2/3 oz.).
Scott Nos. 138 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 9131871, 7¢ vermilion, N.B.N.C. printing, rich color tied by fancy Shield with Stars fancy cancel duplexed with "St. Louis, Mo. Oct 14" cds on 1872 cover to Hannover, Germany, forwarded to Weinheim with Nov. 1st arrival backstamp, pencil "Recd November 7, 1872" docketing, Very Fine and scarce fancy cancel use; with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 149 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 9141871, 7¢ vermilion, N.B.N.C. printing, three singles, each tied by NYFM circle of wedges (TR-W11) cancels, red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit, Dec 5" exchange cds on 1872 cover to Hamburg, Germany prepaid at three-times the 7¢ Prussian Closed Mail rate, carried as endorsed by HAPAG Line Silesia from New York Dec. 6th to Plymouth arriving Dec. 16th, Hamburg (12.19) arrival backstamp; one 7¢ small tear, otherwise Very Fine and scarce triple-rate Prussian Closed Mail use.
Scott Nos. 149 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 9151871, 7¢ vermilion, N.B.N.C. printing, vibrant shade, cancelled by split cork cancel duplex with "Highland Ill. Jan 14" on 3¢ green on fawn entire to Berne, Switzerland, red "New York, Paid All, Via Eng. & Oste., Jan 18" exchange cds also ties 7¢, reverse with Basel (1.31) transit and Bern (2.1) arrival cds, Very Fine and attractive use at the 10¢ treaty rate.
Scott Nos. 149 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 9161870, 15¢ bright orange, N.B.N.C. printing, used with 7¢ vermilion (149), s.e. at right, canceled by corks duplexed with "Hingham Mass. Nov 1" cds which also ties 15¢ on 1872 tissue-paper cover to Calcutta, India, red "Boston, Paid, Nov 1" cds with bright red crayon "18" cent credit to G.B. rating, sender's directive "Via Marseilles" crossed out and changed to via Southampton, red London Paid (11.13) transit cds and matching "1d" Colonial credit handstamp, reverse with Sea Post Office (11.29) and red Calcutta (12.16) arrival cds, stamps with some toning and small faults, cover with usual light wear, Very Fine and unusual combination to pay the 22¢ rate via Southampton.
Scott Nos. 152 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 9171870, 30¢ black, N.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, used with 6¢ carmine (148), each tied by cork cancel, red "Boston, Paid, Sep 19" exchange cds also ties 6¢ with red crayon "54/3" triple-rate credit to G.B. on preprinted Rev. Bissell correspondence cover to Ahmednuggur, India, printed "Via Southampton" endorsement at bottom left, red London Paid (10.2.71) transit exchange cds and light red crayon "3" pence Colonial credit rating, reverse with "Sea Post Office" (10.22) transit oval and red Ammednuggur (11.4) arrival cds; lightly toned with some light water staining, left edge improved slightly, Very Fine appearance, a scarce use at three-times the 22¢ rate; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 154 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 9181870, 30¢ black, N.B.N.C. printing, tied by "San Francisco, Cal., Jul 7" cds and quartered cork duplex on 1874 cover to Paris, France, sent by British open mail rate with red "New York, Paid To England, Jul 14" transit cds, "GB/40c" accountancy handstamp and red London transit cds on reverse, "15" decimes due handstamp, Very Fine, a gross overpayment of the 4¢ open mail rate; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 154 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 9191873, 1¢ gray blue, C.B.N.C. printing, wide margins, scissor separated with slight short perfs at top left, tied by neat waffle grid cancel on blue 1876 "The Goodyear Rubber Company's, Special Postal Card., Authorized By U.S. Gov't" pioneer ad postal card from St. Louis, missing only. to Upper Alton, Ill., ad text on reverse, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 156 Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 9201873, 6¢ dull pink, C.B.N.C. printing, in combination with 1973, 3¢ green (158) on allover embossed Valentine cover to France, tied by NYFM geometric handstamps, red "New York, Feb 6" exchange cds and blue French entry date stamp, "Bailleul 18 Fevr 75" arrival backstamp, with original enclosure; 6¢ stamp with corner nick at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 159 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 9211873, 7¢ orange vermilion, C.B.N.C. printing, two singles, bright color, tied by NYFM circular geometric (GE-EN6) fancy cancel, red "New York, Br. Transit, Nov 3" exchange cds on 1874 cover to Heidelberg, Germany at two-times the 7¢ Prussian Closed Mail rate, carried as endorsed by Eagle Line Schiller from New York Nov. 3rd to Hamburg arriving Nov. 15th, Heidelberg (11.15) arrival backstamp; small opening tears at top, otherwise Very Fine and scarce Eagle Line sailing; with 1997 Van der Linden certificate.
Scott Nos. 160 Estimate $500 - 750.