Lot 1371851, 1¢ blue, type Ib, position 6R1E, faint discoloration at center of stamp, full margins to barely in, beautiful Plate 1E color, tied by grid on gray April 1852 folded printed Prices Current from Baltimore Md. to Orwell Ohio, Very Fine, ex-Kapiloff.
Scott No. 5A $15,500.
AN OUTSTANDING USE OF THE RARE IMPERFORATE 1¢ TYPE IB USED AS A SINGLE FRANKING TO PAY THE CIRCULAR RATE. POSITION 6R1E IS ONE OF THE TWO FINEST EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE TYPE.
With note on back from Stanley Ashbrook who states that a single on cover is much rarer than a strip of three.
Lot 138 ()1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, Position 100L4, huge margins at top and right showing traces of adjoining stamp above, other sides large to just barely in, rich color, tied by "New-York Jun 13" cds on blue cover front of a printed circular addressed in blue to Philadelphia Pa., Very Fine, ex-Jack Rosenthal, Perry Hansen; with 1983 and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 6 $9,250 as used.
A RARE IMPERFORATE 1¢ TYPE IA ISSUE USED ON AN ATTRACTIVE PRINTED CIRCULAR FRONT.
Scott Retail as a full cover is $14,000.00.
Lot 1391851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, Pos. 99R4, large margins at left and bottom, slightly in at top and right, intense detailed impression, tied by dateless "Albany N.Y., Paid" circular handstamp on July 10th 1857 printed circular to Elbridge N.Y., printed notice from Board of Commissioners concerning adjust to the N.Y. Militia Claims of 1812, a Very Fine use; with 1959 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 6; $14,000 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 1401851, 1¢ blue, type II, three slightly overlapped singles, mostly large margins, each tied by "New York & Phila. R.R., Apr 20" railroad cds on 1853 gray folded cover docketed from New York City to Philadelphia Pa., F.-V.F.
Scott No. 7; $420 as used singles Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1411851, 1¢ blue, type III, large margins to touched at right, nick at top, sharp impression with deep rich color, tied by "New-York, May 21" cds on buff cover to Robinson Springs, Ala., F.-V.F., Plated by Celler with his notes; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 8; $1,800 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1421851, 1¢ blue, types IIIa-II, pos. 82-83L1E horizontal pair, left stamp huge margins, right slightly in at top and bottom, tied by "Savannah, Geo. Jul 2" cds on 1852 printed circular to New York City at the 2¢ circular rate for 500-1,000 miles, Very Fine.
Scott No. 8A-7; $1,450 as used pair Estimate $300 - 400.
Position 82L1E is listed with a weak break at bottom.
Lot 1431851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, Plate 4, sharp impression, large margins except touched at right, tied by "Beverly Ms. Sep 22" cds on blue 1857 printed notice to local address at the 1¢ local rate; tiny corner crease at top right, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 8A; $1,800 Estimate $300 - 400.
The printed notice had the date corrected in manuscript and if addressed beyond Beverly would not have qualified for the 1¢ circular rate.
Lot 1441852, 1¢ blue, type IV, margins to slightly in at bottom, lighten ms. cancel, added as replacement on San Francisco News Letter addressed to New Orleans La., lettersheet with illustrated address panel showing Spread Eagle, Steamship & Train at bottom, News Letter is "Number 29" to be sent "Per Steamer J.L. Stephens" departing September 21, 1857, partial San Francisco cds, lettersheet intact with interesting content including "We have nothing definite to communicate regarding the opening of the transit route, via Nicaragua, and can only state that preparations are in that stage of completeness that we almost deem it a certainty steamers will leave this destined for San Juan del Nord on the 5th…" and "The P.M.S.S. California, in spite of evil reports as to her "tub" qualifications, took away 332 men, 28 women, 17 children, and 6 "suckers"; the Treasure was only $1,655,165, against $2,335,609, the amount shipped in the same period last year…", small lettersheet flaws, F.-V.F. appearance; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1451852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal pair, pos. 67-68R1L, huge margins except in at bottom, tied by "New Orleans, La. Jun 4" cds on gray folded cover with blue "Open Printed Circular" framed handstamp to Vienna, Austria, blue ms. "3" Kreutzer due rating circled in red crayon, "3" handstamp at bottom left, Very Fine and scarce printed matter use to Austria; with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1461851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, Position 11R1E, large margins to in, rich color, tied by blue 13-bar grid, matching "Louisville & Cincinnati Mail Line. July 1" route agent's cds on large part of 1851 folded letter to Philadelphia Pa.; upper left corner of stamp torn off and reattached, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 10; $12,500 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED FIRST DAY COVER OF THE 1851 3¢ ORANGE BROWN WITH A ROUTE AGENT MARKING.
In his census in the 1851 Sesquicentennial book, Wilson Hulme records a total of 43 covers used on first day of July 1, 1851. This is the only on-cover example recorded with a route agent marking, with all other examples originating in cities.