Lot 2041(Cameo) 1854-63 Cameo Covers, group of seven cameo covers; includes one stampless from Portsmouth, Pa. with blue "James Young, Wholesale and Retail Lumber & Coal Merchant" shield corner card, three #11-11A usages including Philadelphia, Pa. with blue "John W. Ryan, Manufacturers of Alcohol Camphine and Burning Fluid" cameo, and Boston, Mass. green illustrated "Carhart's Patent Melodeon" corner card showing Melodeon, and Millersville, Pa. blue illustrated The Lancaster County Normal Institute showing Institute View, with enclosure with matching illustrated letterhead in brown, straddle pane single #26 use from Pottsdam, N.Y. with blue illustrated "Brown & Co." merchant corner card showing Horse & Wagon View, two #65 usages with one from Phelps, N.Y. with fancy circle of wedges tying and blue C. & L. B. Hotchkiss Bankers corner card, and 1863 Philadelphia, Pa. tying on blue illustrated French, Richards & Co. cameo showing "Warehouse View" with additional ad text on front and reverse; only one cover (Potsdam) with small edge tear at top of cover, Extremely Fine overall.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A LOVELY GROUP OF CAMEO ADVERTISING COVERS IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION.
Current Opening Bid: $1,350
Lot 2042(Cameo) C.W. Coontz, Iron Founder and Machinist, Winchester Va., blue shield illustrated cameo design showing machinery on light buff cover bearing 3¢ dull red (11A), plate 3 showing recut UL triangle, large margins except touched at top, tied by sharp "Winchester Va., Aug 9" cds to Middleburg Va., Extremely Fine and choice.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Opening Bid: $140
Lot 2043(Cameo) Draper & Cole, Ornamental Iron Railing Works, Syracuse N.Y., illustrated blue cameo corner card showing iron works on orange cover bearing 3¢ rose (65), nicely centered, tied by "Syracuse N.Y., Aug 21" duplex with four-ring target cancel to Binghamton N.Y., Very Fine and choice.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $190
Lot 2044(Hotels) La Pierre House, Philadelphia, Pa., two covers with blue shield cameo-style corner card, first bearing Great Britain, 1d red, creased, tied by "Philadelphia, Pa., Oct 7, 1855" octagon d.s. to New York endorsed "Paid" and apparently accepted as fully prepaid, other bearing 3¢ dull red (26) tied by "Philadelphia, Pa., Dec 30, 1858" octagon date stamp to Providence, R.I. (ex-Knapp), Very Fine and unusual use.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Opening Bid: $160
Lot 2045(Medical) Seabury & Johnson, New York, multicolored allover illustrated floral design showing Factory View, Seal and Child Holding Crown, reverse with illustrated ad showing two seals, on cover franked with 2¢ carmine tied by "New York, Jan 21, 1895" machine cancel, Extremely Fine, one of the most desirable Seabury & Johnson advertising designs.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Opening Bid: $240
Lot 2046(Merchant) H.W. Carter, Traveling Merchant, tan illustrated allover shaded ad showing Four-Horse Drawn Wagon, on cover franked with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by grid handstamp, matching "Concord, N.H., Mar 17" cds, Very Fine, a lovely cover.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Opening Bid: $90