Lot 7031847, 5¢ red brown, margins huge to close at top right, tied by red "Philada Rail Road" straight line handstamp on 1849 folded letter from Trenton to the Post Master of New York, with second strike of handstamp at center; cover folds and small soil spot at top right slightly affecting stamp, F.-V.F., ex-Grinnell & Mirsky; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $230
Lot 7041851, 3¢ experimental orange brown, type II, large to huge margins except in at bottom right, deep color, tied by blue "Madison Wisc. 28 Sep" cds on embossed ladies envelope to Franklin N.Y.; trivial tiny corner crease top left, Very Fine and attractive use; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A $700.
Current Opening Bid: $120
Lot 7051851, 3¢ experimental orange brown, type II, four clear to full margins, beautiful color, neatly canceled by blue grid, matching "Florence Ga. Dec 17" cds on blue 1851 folded letter to New York City; 3¢ light horizontal pre-use crease, otherwise Very Fine; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A $700.
Current Opening Bid: $160
Lot 7061857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, two covers with singles, first with position 60L4, scissor trimmed at right, rich color, tied by blue "Orford N.H. Nov 2" cds on 1857 printed circular to Nashua N.H., second with position 89L4, deep rich color, tied by "New-York, Oct 8" cds on light buff unsealed cover to Kingston N.Y., F.-V.F. pair, ex-Celler.
Scott No. 22 $1,050.
Current Opening Bid: $180
Lot 7071857, 1¢ blue, type V, vertical pair, well centered, tied by partial New Orleans "Sep 5, 1860" cds on blue folded circular to Amsterdam, printed "Printed Circular, Per first Steamer from New York." endorsement at top left, blue "1½c. Amsterdam" triangle backstamp, Dutch ms. "7½" Dutch cents due rating, magenta "1860" notation; couple minor stain spots, Very Fine and scarce use at the 2¢ British open mails newspaper rate.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $300 - 400.
Amsterdam applied triangular "1½ c., Amsterdam" handstamp for the fiscal tax on all printed matter from foreign countries.
Current Opening Bid: $210
Lot 7081857, 3¢ rose, type I, position 68L4, tied by pretty blue "Nashua, N.H., Aug 5, 1858" cds on cover to North Sutton N.H.; reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive, ex-Celler.
Scott No. 25 $382.
Current Opening Bid: $40
Lot 7091857, 3¢ Morocco red, type III, rich distinctive color, tied by "Springfield Mass." cds on cover to Dover Plains, N.Y.; reduced slightly at left, otherwise Very Fine; signed Amonette as "Morocco red" on reverse, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26 var. Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE AND DESIRABLE SHADE USED ON COVER.
Current Opening Bid: $750
Lot 7101857, 12¢ black, plate I, vertical pair, used with 3¢ dull red (26), tied by two strikes of "Augusta Ga. Sep 28, 1859" cds on cover to Geneva, Switzerland at the 27¢ Bremen mail rate, red "New York 'Paid' Oct 1" exchange cds with magenta "24" cent credit rating, carried by NGL Line Bremen from New York Oct. 1st to Bremen arriving Oct. 18th, blue three-line "America/Über Bremen/Franco" handstamp, red crayon "Wfr 5" updated with "2" and finally "6" due; minor perf toning, colorful range of markings, Very Fine and scarce 1857 issue use prepaying the 27¢ rate to Switzerland via Bremen, ex-Knapp.
Scott No. 36 Estimate $500 - 750.
The fully prepaid rate to Switzerland via Bremen was 27¢ from 1857 to 1860. It dropped to 19¢ when Th. & T. eliminated its transit fee. A prepaid letter was charged a flat fee of 4¢ Swiss postage, but the actual cost was based upon distance.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 7111859, 12¢ black, plate III, rich color, used with 3¢ dull red (26), canceled by circular grids, matching sharp "Saint Paul, Min. Aug 25, 1860" cds on orange buff cover to Württemberg, red "N.York 'Paid 12' Brem. Pk., Sep 1" credit exchange cds, blue three-line "America/über Bremen/Franco" handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 36B Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $140