Lot 1636Athens, Ills., Feb 2, 1857, fancy rimless oval-like date stamp on manuscript canceled 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to St. Joseph, Mich., Very Fine and attractive.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1637Clermont, N.Y., Jan 24, straight line postmark with manuscript date on fresh manuscript canceled 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to New York with Nesbitt circular crest on backflap, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U1 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1638Colerain, Ohio, 5th Month, 1st, clear Quaker date cds on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Pluto, Pa., with manuscript six line cancel, includes second similar entire with "Colerain, O., 7thMo, 11" balloon type Quaker date cds (edge wear) and original enclosure, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1639(Kentucky Military Institute) Military Institute, Franklin Co., Ky., Col E.W. Morgan, Supt., clear full strike of fancy Eagle & Shield postmark with "Feby 9" date below, on 1855, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Louisiana, matching "Paid 3" in circle canceling indicia; cover split silked back together, restored tear affect both the postmark and indicia and repaired corner erosion at top right, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
QUITE CERTAINLY THE FINEST KNOWN STRIKE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE FANCY MILITARY POSTMARK.
Military Institute, Franklin Co., Ky., was one of the two Kentucky post offices making use of a county postmark before the Civil War. The other being Lodge, Ky. in Fulton county on stampless covers. Not only is this fancy "Eagle & Shield" a county postmark, but it is a college handstamp and a postmaster's, as well as E.W. Morgan shown as "Supt." doubled as postmaster with the post office being in one of the school's buildings.
Lot 1640Killingly, Ct., Dec 21, fancy boxed date stamp with manuscript day, canceling 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Wabaunsee, K.T.; slight soiling, F.-V.F., a rare destination.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $75 - 100.
Lot 1641New-York Jul 19 1853, superb strike of cds on 1853, 3¢ red on buff entire addressed to Saegertown, Pa., part of flap replaced, Extremely Fine, a rare year date cancel which was used from July 11 to July 26.
Scott Nos. U2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1642New-York Jul 23 1853, lovely strike of cds on 3¢ Nesbitt entire and addressed to Lenox, Mass., Extremely Fine, a rare year date cancel which was used from July 11 to July 26.
Scott Nos. U9 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1643Orford-Ville, N.H., blue fancy arched postmark with manuscript date on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Cleveland, O., matching "Paid 3" handstamp canceling, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. U10 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1644Shreveport, La. May 31 1861 (Confederate Usage), neat double circle postmark with matching target cancel on 3¢ Nesbitt entire to New Market, NH, part of flap torn away & some light aging on reverse, still Extremely Fine, a lovely last day usage before the establishment of the Confederate States Post Office.
Scott Nos. U9 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1645Zero, Mis, Aug 28, balloon type cds on 1853, 3¢ Nesbitt entire to Huntsville, Ala., matching "Paid" in bars handstamp canceling; some allover toning and partial backflap, Very Fine, a very rare postmark.
Scott Nos. U1 Estimate $150 - 200.