Lot 2206 o1869, 2¢ brown, light cork cancel struck to the left leaving most of the design unobscured, virtually perfect centering amid uncommonly large and beautifully balanced margins, beautiful strong vivid color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful used gem; with 2022 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $900).
Scott No. 113 $80.
Lot 2207 /1869, 3¢ ultramarine, top margin plate no. "26" block of 6 with imprint and part arrow, o.g., positions 1-2, 5-6 hinged, other never hinged, bottom left three stamp with split grills, nicely overall centering especially stamps in top row, strong bright color and remarkably freshness, Very Fine and choice, ex-Chapin; with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 114 $8,000.
AN EXCEPTIONAL SOUND PLATE BLOCK OF 12 OF THE 1869 3¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE WITH MOST STAMPS NEVER HINGED AND SOME WITH SPLIT GRILLS.
Lot 2208 o1869, 10¢ yellow, neat segmented cork cancel, precise centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, rich brilliant color on bright fresh paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, an exceptional used gem; with 2022 P.F. certificate Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $1,050).
Scott No. 116 $110.
Lot 2209 o1869, 12¢ green, socked-on-the-nose circle of wedges cancel, exceptional centering amid large well balanced margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a striking gem; with 1989 (photocopy) & 2019 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-S 95, SMQ $950).
Scott No. 117 $130.
Lot 22101869, 12¢ green, tied by red "Bremen, Franco" boxed date stamp on 1864, 6¢ purple entire to Darmstadt, Germany, bold "Unionville, Nev." origin cds with matching target cancelling indicia, red "N. York Paid All, Direct, Mar 1" exchange cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 117+U65 Estimate $500 - 750.
A VERY RARE USAGE OF THE 12¢ 1869 IN COMBINATION WITH THE 1864 6¢ PURPLE ENTIRE USED FROM NEVADA.
Lot 2211 o1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, neat grid cancel, wonderfully centered amid large well balanced margins, stunning deep rich color with vivid impression, an Extremely Fine gem, a brilliant stamp; with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119 $190.
Lot 22121869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, nicely centered with deep rich colors, tied by stylized leaf handstamp on 1869 cover to Paris, France, bold red "New York, Paid 12, Jul 24" exchange cds, carried aboard the steamer St. Laurent arriving at Brest on August 3rd, red boxed "PD" and blue obsolete "Etats-Unis, Paq. Fr., Brest, 5 Aout, 69" entry date stamp both additionally tying stamp, Very Fine and choice, a rare direct French packet usage, illustrated in M. Laurence Ten-Cent 1869 Covers (page 151), ex-Hill, Haas & Walske.
Scott No. 119 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
This Brest datestamp was used from 1865 to 1866 and was applied in Paris only for this later sailing. This was most likely due to the normal "Ligne H" date stamp or the mail agent was not on the St. Laurent.
Lot 22131869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, lightly cancelled by grid on orange cover to Munster, Switzerland, sharp matching "Egg Harbor City, N.J., Mar 18" cds, bold "Philad'a. Pa. Mar 18" duplexed with cork cancel that ties stamp, red "New York, Paid All, Br. Transit, Mar 19" exchange cds, reverse with Basel (4.1) and Munster (4.2) backstamps, Very Fine and attractive use.
Scott No. 119 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2214 o1869, 24¢ green & violet, rich color, nicely complemented by red NYFM supplementary mail Leaf cancel, well balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, ex-Laehder; with 1981 and 2011 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 120 $1,150.
A BEAUTIFUL STAMP ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH A RED SUPPLEMENTARY MAIL CANCEL.
Lot 2215 o1869, 24¢ green & violet, very light cork cancel, rich bright colors, precision centering and well balanced margins, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1994 P.F. & 2019 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 120 $600.
A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE WHICH IS QUITE RARE IN THIS GEM CONDITION.