Lot 2047(New Hampshire) Portsmouth, N.H., Feb 14, blue cds and matching "5" on gold gilt ornamental envelope to Boston; included is original handwritten six-verse Valentine poem signed "Valentina" with a beautiful gold gilt and hand tinted border, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
A SPECTACULAR ITEM OF GREAT BEAUTY.
Lot 2048(New York) Cohoes, N.Y., Feb 14, sharp red cds with matching straight line "Paid" handstamp with manuscript "1" drop rate on ornate bronze floral bordered Valentine cover locally addressed, with lace Valentine enclosure with multicolored floral wreath, central verse book and gold Cupid accents, Extremely Fine, an exceptional Valentine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2049(Pennsylvania) Westchester, Pa., Feb 14, blue cds and matching rate "10" ("1" inverted) on gold gilt Valentine envelope to Geigers Mills Pa., with large sticker-embellished lace Valentine enclosure; cover top flap missing, Extremely Fine and attractive.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 20501847, 5¢ red brown, three large margins to just shaving at bottom, light corner crease, neatly pen canceled on small embossed Bird and Cupid Valentine envelope, postmarked red "Reading Mass., Feb 14" cds, to Greenland N.H., includes original 4-page handwritten Valentine poem on hand color gold gilt letter sheet, Very Fine; with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 20511852, 1¢ blue, type IV, three singles, each with rich color with margins to slightly in, tied by two strikes of "Andover Mass. Feb 12" cds, right two with additional manuscript "X" cancels, on large embossed valentine envelope to Haverhill Mass., additional strike of cds and matching "10" handstamp and manuscript "Due" at top left, included large embossed valentine enclosure with multicolor flowers and small oval mirror (cracked), Very Fine.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE VALENTINE COVERS BEARING THE 1851 1¢ ISSUE.
Lot 20521857, 1¢ blue, type V, horizontal strip of three, neatly pen canceled on a locally addressed embossed ornamental envelope postmarked "Rutland, Vt., Feb 19, 1858" with matching "Paid"; includes original gold gilt embossed and silk mesh valentine with hand colored illustration and handwritten verse inside, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 20531861, 3¢ rose, quartered cork cancel on small cover postmarked "New London Con., Fe 9, 1865", to Major William Spittle, 29th Regt. Conn Vols., 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 24th Army Corp., Via Fortress Monroe Va.; with Charles Magnus hand tinted song sheet, "My Loved One", used as a Valentine, Very Fine.
Scott No. 65 Estimate $500 - 750.
A GORGEOUS ITEM WHICH IS VERY RARE AS A MAGNUS VALENTINE.