Lot 978Blood & Co., 1850 (1¢) bronze on black, acid tied, neat "Blood's Despatch, Apl 23, 9. P.M." double-ring cds on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), margins to touched, "Way" cancel and matching "Baltimore Md., Apr 24" cds overstruck with "Apr 26" cds to Chestertown Md.; tears bottom right, F.-V.F. and scarce Baltimore "Way" use.
Scott Nos. 15L13 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 979Blood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac, two, ample margins to barely in, tied by acid cancels, "Blood's Despatch, Special Messenger" serrated-circle handstamp and "Blood's Despatch, Feb 14, 10-1/2 A.M., 1856" cds on large embossed Valentine cover to local street address, manuscript "3¢" at upper left indicate cash portion of 5¢ fee for guaranteed same-day delivery of Valentine, some toned spots just touching the datestamp, otherwise Very Fine, otherwise Very Fine and scarce special delivery use, ex-Stimmell; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L14 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 980Blood & Co., 1854 (1¢) bronze on lilac, uncancelled, "Blood's Despatch, May. 4, 10½ A.M." double-ring cds on buff cover with blue "H. Belfield & Co. Brass Founders" oval cameo corner card and blue "Philadelphia. Ps. '5cts' May 4" integral-rate cds to Annapolis Md., Very Fine and attractive use; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L14 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 981Blood & Co., 1848 (1¢) bronze on black, tied by grid cancel on gray January 27th 1849 folded letter to local street address, flap with black on pink Bloods label reading "Notices of Meetings are sent to members through Blood's Despatch by Societies of all kinds.", Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 15L17 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 982Blood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black, two full margins, others clear, canceled by red "1" in frame cancel, "Blood's Penny Post, Mar 9, 1859" double-circle on buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by partial "Philadelphia Pa., Mar 9, 1859" octagon datestamp to Baltimore Md., Very Fine, ex-Golden; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 15L18; $350 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 983Blood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black, large margins to clear at left, tied by red "Blood's Penny Post, Philada. Nov 22, 1858" double-circle, additional strike at right on small cover to local street address; small repaired hole, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 15L18 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 984Blood & Co., envelope, 1848-60, red, impressed on U.S. 3¢ envelope (No. U1), used on U.S. 3¢ red (U9) Nesbitt entire addressed to Elbert Kochersperger, Blood's Dispatch, Philadelphia canceled by illegible town Nov. 14th town cds, pencil "Nov. 14, 1856" dating, Very Fine and scarce inbound use to Blood's, ex-Caspary, Golden, Lyons.
Scott Nos. 15LU5c Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 985 /oBoyd's Envelopes & Bank Notices, group of three three stamped envelopes and four bank notices; includes used 20LU18 & 20LU38 and unused 20LU44, and used 20LUX1, 20LUX3 & 20LUX7 and unused 20LUX9, also includes faulty 20LUX2 and a 20LU1 reprint (not counted), Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 20LU18//20LUX9; $1,230 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 986Forwarded Through, Hale's, Foreign Letter Office, New York, red four line handstamp on reverse of 1842 folded letter datelined from New Orleans, La. to New York, partial blue "New Orleans, La., Apr 6" cds and manuscript "1¼oz" weight and "1.25" rating, forwarded to London, England with manuscript "2/8" rate and reverse with "Liverpool Ship, 1842, My 9" date stamp, F.-V.F., a very scarce foreign letter office handstamp and multiple rate forwarding usage.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 987Forwarded from Hale's For. Let. Office, Corner of Wall and Water Streets, New York, red four line handstamp on reverse of 1839 folded letter to London, England, manuscript "pr Gt Western" ship endorsement and boxed "Bristol, Ship Letter" handstamp, manuscript "1/3" rating, Very Fine, a scarce Hale's foreign letter office usage.
Estimate $200 - 300.