Lot 2421869, 2¢ brown, tied by New York fancy geometric cancel on unsealed "Western Union Telegraph" corner card cover addressed to Brigham Young, Salt Lake City, Utah; light soiling and wear, F.-V.F. and rare use to Brigham Young.
Scott No. 113 Estimate $300 - 400.
Brigham Young (1801-77) was an American religious leader and politician. He was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1847 until his death in 1877. During his time as church president, Young led his followers, the Mormon pioneers, west from Nauvoo, Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley. He founded Salt Lake City and served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also worked to establish the learning institutions which would later become the University of Utah and Brigham Young University.
Lot 2431869, 2¢ brown, horizontal pair, tied by bold quartered cork duplexed with "New Orleans La., Jun 23" cds on 1870 yellow cover to Paris, France, red "New-York, Jun 28" exchange cds, red London (7.9) transit backstamp and "GB/40" accountancy handstamp, Calais (7.9) entry cds and "5" decimes due rating, Very Fine use at the 4¢ British open mail rate, ex-Gibson.
Scott No. 113 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2441869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, rich colors, tied solely by New York "Insufficiently Paid" straightline on 1870 cover to Aargau, Switzerland, black "New York, Br. Transit, Mar 29" cds and blue crayon "2" indicating double weight, "VIA OSTENDE" straightline, Basel (4.13) and Aarau (4.13) transit backstamps, blue crayon "75" and Swiss red crayon "95" rappen final due rating; cover exploded and lightly cleaned, small tears mended and put back together, Very Fine appearance, unusual with the stamp canceled solely by the auxiliary marking treated as unpaid, ex-John R. Hill Jr., Don David Price; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 118 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2451869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, well centered, tied by segmented grid cancel duplexed with "New Orleans La., Nov 3" cds on 1869 folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red "New York 'Paid 3' Nov 9" credit exchange cds, blue Cherbourg (11.20) entry cds and red "PD" framed handstamp, Bordeaux (11.21) arrival backstamp, Very Fine; signed Ashbrook, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119; $800 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 246 ()1869, 24¢ green & violet, used with 3¢ ultramarine (114), tied by segmented cork cancels on large part of legal size cover in which thick court documents were mailed; reduced at both ends and refolded top and bottom with sealed tear at bottom, Fine and rare 24¢ 1869 issue domestic use, ex-Eagle; with 1954 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 120; $12,500 on domestic cover Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 2471869 (1880 Re-issue), 1¢ buff, tied in combination with 1¢ dull blue (219) by part strikes of oval grid, matching "Rutland Vt. Jul 2 '90" duplex cds on small cover to local address; cover open at top and right, Very Fine, ex-Sheriff; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 133; $1,900 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE MIXED FRANKLIN ISSUE COVER WITH THE 1¢ 1869 PICTORIAL RE-ISSUE.