Lot 24371912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, vertical coil, paste-up pair with plate no. "A5888" on tab, o.g., hinge remnants, wide margins and deep intense color, Very Fine, an extremely rare discovery example of the plate no. "A5888" on this vertical coil issue; with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 411 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 24381912, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, pair tied by Floreffe, Pa. duplex handstamp, May 21, 1912, the earliest documented use, on Floreffe Hotel corner card cover to Brooklyn, N.Y.; light all-over toning, F.-V.F.; with 2004 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 412 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 24391912, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, strip of 3 used with a 10¢ Registration stamp and 2¢ & 3¢ Parcel Posts (F1, Q2-3), on a registered cover from stamp dealer, A.W. Dunning in Wilton, N.H. to Poessneck, Germany, Sep 29-Oct 8, 1913; multicolor Winnipeg Hobby Club & Cosmopolitan Correspondence Club on the back.
Scott No. 412 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 24401912, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, beautifully centered guide line pair tied by Hartford, Conn. machine cancel, May 9, 1914, on a locally addressed Aetna Life Insurance Co. corner card cover; light central vertical file fold not affecting stamps, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 412; $325 off cover Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 24411912, 1¢ green, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, guide line pair tied by neat Detroit, Mich., Grand River Sta. Flag cancel, Sep 8, 1914, on a Washington Theater, Detroit corner card cover to Havana, Cuba and backstamped there Sep 12; slight wrinkling at right from thick contents (not present), otherwise Very Fine; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 412; $250 off cover Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2442 /1912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, line strip of 4, o.g., line pair never hinged with pencil notation on right stamp, fresh with rich deep color, Very Fine; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 413 $695.
Lot 24431912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, paste-up strip of 3 with plate no. "5865" tab, o.g., never hinged (small gum skips on right stamp), rich color, Fine; with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 413 $390.
Lot 24441912, 2¢ carmine, S.L. watermark, horizontal coil, deep intense color, tied by "San Antonio, Tex., Apr 28, 1914" machine postmark on on locally addressed cover with "True Fruit" multicolored illustrated agent ad design showing Women Drinking Soda and Various Fruit; cover reduced at right, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 413 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 24451912, 2¢ dark carmine, S.L. watermark, Foss vending machine, tied by neat Cleveland, O. machine cancel, Jul 16, 1914, on small cover to Easton, Pa.; gripper marks on the stamp indicate vending machine dispensing, but contemporaneous red manuscript "Foss Vending Machine" on lower left of cover not verified by accompanying certificate (though it does note the stamp is "slightly oxidized"); light cover stain at upper left, otherwise Very Fine; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 413 var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A FASCINATING COVER WHICH REQUIRES FURTHER STUDY AS NOTHING IS CURRENTLY KNOWN ABOUT THE FOSS COMPANY.