Lot 2357U.S. Mail, City Delivery, 1, Aug 15, partial cds (Skinner-Eno PM-CR 3) and sharp "U.S. Mail, 4. P.M." framed handstamp on folded cover with red "Bogotá Franca." oval postmark and matching "1" rating handstamp, ms. "$" adjacent, addressed to New York City, reverse with additional red "3" handstamp and ms. "$" adjacent, docketed "Deposited in the Post Office of Bogota New Granada the twenty third day June 1856 by me P Wilson Commissioner"; refolded slightly, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
A UNIQUE USAGE OF THE NEW YORK CARRIER MARKINGS ON AN INBOUND COVER FROM COLOMBIA.
Lot 2358Blood & Co., 1855 (1¢) black, cut to shape, tied by "Bloods Penny Post, Philad., Jun 28" cds on light buff cover with blue Abram C. Brown Hydraulic Ram Plumber illustrated cameo corner card entered mails with 3¢ dull red (26) tied by circular grid cancel to New Haven Ct., matching "Philadelphia Pa. Jun 28" cds, Extremely Fine, a stunning Cameo advertising cover; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L18 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2359 ()Boyd's City Dispatch, 1874, 2¢ blue on red, no gum, full margins, light crease and slight thinning, Very Fine appearance, a very rare Boyd's local issue with approximately 6-7 examples known with virtually all bearing flaws; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 20L29 $1,500.
Lot 2360 ()Brainard & Co., 1844, black, no gum, full margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine, a very rare Independent Mail issue in mint condition, with only a handful of mint singles and a block of four known; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 24L1 $1,000.
Lot 2361 /Broadway Post Office, 1851 (1¢) black, o.g., never hinged except for top margin and positions 1, 10 and 11, pencil note in margin "Very scarce. The last to be had at the office.", horizontal crease along bottom edge of block of six and single, couple faint toned spots in block of four and single, Very Fine appearance, ex-Lilly, Boker, Golden, D.K. Collection; with 2017 P.F. certificate as block of 11.
Scott No. 26L2 $5,750.
A REMARKABLE RECONSTRUCTED MULTIPLE OF THE BROADWAY POST OFFICE STAMP.
Scott retail as two blocks of four, a pair and a single. The block of six is the second largest multiple surviving after the block of 25 (ex-D.K. Collection). The block of 32 (ex-Jarrett) was cut up into eight blocks of four.
Lot 2362 oBronson & Forbes' City Express Post, 1855, black on green, neat Chicago, Ill. town cancel, large well balanced margins all around, bright and fresh, an Extremely Fine to Superb gem, among the finest of five known used examples bearing a cancellation (most on cover usage are with uncanceled stamps); with 2020 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95XQ).
Scott No. 27L1 $2,000.
A CHOICE AND VERY RARE USED EXAMPLE OF THE BRONSON & FORBES' GREEN PAPER ISSUE.
Lot 2363 ()California City Letter Express Co., 1862-66, 10¢ green, second type issue, no gum, margin to in at sides, strong bold color, tiny tear at top and small corner crease at top right, Fine appearance, extremely rare with one on cover usage and thee off cover singles are known; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 33L6 $19,000.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE CALIFORNIA CITY LETTER EXPRESS CO. 10¢ GREEN SECOND TYPE ISSUE - A GREAT CALIFORNIA LOCAL RARITY.
Lot 2364 oCalifornia City Letter Express Co., 1862-66, 10¢ red, light pen cancel, large sealed tear and corners added with portion of outer frameline drawn in at top left, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 33L7 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE CALIFORNIA CITY LETTER EXPRESS CO. 10¢ RED ISSUE FROM THE THIRD SETTING.
Lot 2365California Penny Post Co. Ephemera, two items; black on white glazed advertising card (73x131mm) promoting service, competitive rates, pre-paid envelopes, etc., also printed wrapper band with "Rates of Penny-Postage" used around a bundles of the companies entires; card with some edge foxing and light wear, F.-V.F., the band ex-Knapp.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2366California Penny Post Co., 1855, 3¢ blue, full margins, affixed and uncancelled on 1855, 10¢ Nesbitt entire (U15) addressed to Brooklyn, N.Y., entered the mails with blue "Marysville, Cal., Aug 9" cds with matching large fancy five point star handstamp cancelling indicia, Very Fine, signed "Stamp genuine" by G. Sloane, ex-Lilly & Golden; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 34L1A Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE ON COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 3¢ CALIFORNIA PENNY POST ISSUE WITH ONLY THREE EXAMPLES KNOWN - A GREAT CALIFORNIA LOCAL RARITY.
Only three examples are known of this issue, all of which are known on cover. Two of which were posted in Downieville while this example entered the mails in Marysville as the company at an early date had an office at this location.