Lot 7381870, 10¢ brown, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, several clear grill points, tied by bold circle of wedges cancel, "P.O.D. U.S. Con. Genl. Shanghai Oct 12" cds on 1871 cover to North Prospect Me., neat "San Francisco Cal Nov 16" transit cds, blue "Forwarded by Russell & Co. Shanghai, Oct 11, 1871" backstamp; slightly reduced at right, Very Fine rare 10¢ grilled use from Shanghai, China; with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 139 Estimate $500 - 750.
Carried on PMSS branch line "New York" that sailed Oct. 12th to Yokohama arriving Oct. 20th, it was then placed on the PMSS steamer "Japan" departing Oct. 23rd to San Francisco arriving Nov. 15th.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 7391871, 7¢ vermilion, N.B.N.C. printing, tied by quartered cork cancel, matching "San Francisco Cal., Sep 1" cds on 1872 cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red "New York, Paid All via Bremen, Sep 11" exchange cds, carried by NGL Line Bremen from New York Sep. 11th to Southampton arriving Sep. 22nd, Copenhagen (9.26) arrival backstamp; small edge tear, Very Fine and rare 7¢ solo use at the 7¢ Danish Closed Mail rate via Bremen.
Scott No. 149 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
The American Packet direct to Copenhagen rate of 10¢ was eliminated December 31, 1872, when the new 7¢ Danish Closed Mail direct and via Bremen/Hamburg were effective. This is one of two recorded 7¢ Bank Note uses prepaying the DCM rate via Bremen/Hamburg, being the only one via Bremen..
Current Opening Bid: $600
Lot 7401871, 7¢ vermilion, N.B.N.C. printing, used with 3¢ green (147), tied by quartered corks, matching "Lansing Ioa., May 13" cds on 1872 cover to Sondre Land, Norway, red "New York, Paid All, May 18" exchange cds, red crayon rating, carried by Baltic Lloyd Jason from New York May 18th to Stettin arriving Jun. 7th, Christiania (6.10.72) transit and Sondre Land (6.14) arrival backstamp; some arithmetic notes and top left edge nick, Fine and rare use to Norway via the Baltic Lloyd.
Scott No. 149 Estimate $400 - 600.
This was the only voyage for Jason on the Baltic Lloyd Line and according to Winter is not listed in N.R.P. Bonsor's North Atlantic Seaway. This is the only recorded letter to Norway on the Baltic Lloyd.
Current Opening Bid: $190
Lot 7411871, 7¢ vermilion, N.B.N.C. printing, used with 1¢ ultramarine (145), tied by segmented grid cancels, matching blurry "St. Louis Mo. Jan 3" cds on 1875 cover to Huy, Belgium, red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit, Jan 9" exchange cds, Huy (1.22) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and rare franking for the 8¢ Belgian Closed Mail rate.
Scott No. 149 Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $350
Lot 7421870, 12¢ dull violet, N.B.N.C. printing, used with 10¢ brown (150), tied by split corks duplexed with "New Bedford Mass., Dec 11" cds on cover to Talcahuano, Chile, red "New York '12' Dec 15" credit exchange cds, Chilean "15" centavos due handstamp for inland postage; reduced slightly at right with small nick, fresh and Very Fine use at the 22¢ rate to Chile.
Scott No. 151 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $140
Lot 7431870, 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 No. 152 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Opening Bid: $500
Lot 7441870, 30¢ black, N.B.N.C. printing, horizontal pair, used with 6¢ carmine (148), nat. s.e., each tied by cork cancel, red "Boston, Paid" exchange cds also ties 6¢ with red crayon "54/3" triple-rate credit to G.B. on 1871 preprinted Rev. Bissell correspondence cover to Ahmednuggur, India, printed "Via Southampton" endorsement at bottom left, red London Paid (11.27.71) transit exchange cds and light red crayon "3" pence Colonial credit rating, reverse with "Sea Post Office" (12.17) transit oval and red Ammednuggur (1.1) arrival cds, Very Fine and scarce use at three-times the 22¢ British Mail rate via Southampton, ex-Ward, Ainsworth; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 154 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Opening Bid: $475
Lot 7451873, 6¢ dull pink, C.B.N.C. printing, three singles, used with 2¢ vermilion (178), each tied by bold circle of wedges fancy cancel, matching bold "Boston, Mar 25" exchange backstamp on 1879 cover to St. Pierre, Martinique, pencil "pr Saratoga" endorsement at bottom left, Very Fine and attractive use to a rare Caribbean destination.
Scott No. 159 Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $170
Lot 7461873, 7¢ orange vermilion, C.B.N.C. printing, used with 15¢ yellow orange (163), both with vibrant shades, tied by bold cork cancels duplexed with partial "Salt Lake City, Utah, Jul 27" cds on 1873 cover attractively addressed in purple to Jauja, Peru, bold red "New York '12' Aug 5" credit exchange cds, original dateline "Salt Lake City. July 25th 1873" of letter enclosed for perfect exhibition; reduced slightly at left, Very Fine and choice franking for the 22¢ rate to Peru.
Scott No. 160 Estimate $500 - 750.
A BEAUTIFUL NEW MEXICO TERRITORY USE TO PERU WITH A SCARCE AND COLORFUL FRANKING.
Current Opening Bid: $375
Lot 7471873, 7¢ orange vermilion, C.B.N.C. printing, used with 2¢ brown (157), rich colors, tied by target cancels duplexed with "Petersburg Va. Nov 6" cds on circa 1874 cover to Paris, France at the 9¢ treaty rate, red "New York, Paid, Nov 9" exchange cds, French (11.24) entry cds and red boxed "PD" handstamp; reduced at left, Very Fine.
Scott No. 160 Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Opening Bid: $70