Lot 2358Adams' City Express Post, 1850-51, 2¢ black on gray, o.g., neat hinge remnant, gum reside in left margin (not mentioned on certificate), well margined, Very Fine; with 1981 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 2L4 $450.
Lot 2359Barr's Penny Dispatch, 1855, black on green, vertical strip of 3, o.g., margins large showing portions of adjacent stamps at left to slight in at right, top and bottom stamps with creases and thin between top and center stamp, Fine appearance, believed to be the largest known multiple; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 8L2 $1,050 for pair and single.
Lot 2360Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green, "San Francisco" error of spelling, complete sheet of 6, o.g., paper hinge reinforcements at ends, rich color, top right stamp with tone spot in margin and small thin in bottom right stamp, Fine and rare, only four such panes have been recorded by Cooper.
Scott Nos. 12L1 $1,750.
Lot 2361 ()Bouton's City Dispatch Post, 1848, 2¢ black on gray blue, without gum, full even margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, listed but unpriced in Scott, with used example being far more common than mint (cat $250 for used), quite scarce in mint condition; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 18L2 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2362 ()Bouton's Franklin City Despatch Post, 1847 (2¢) black on green, without gum, margins ample to just shaving outer frameline, flawed top right corner and usual small surface crack, Very Fine appearance.
Scott Nos. 16L1 $7,500.
A GREAT NEW YORK LOCAL POST RARITY - ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 2¢ BOUTON'S FRANKLIN CITY DESPATCH POST STAMP.
All of the four known examples bear faults including creasing, pinholes and scuffing.
Lot 2363Boyd's City Dispatch, 1877 (1¢) violet on lilac, imperf horizontally, vertical block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, light bend, few perf separations, Very Fine, a very scarce variety; with 2023 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 20L35c $800 as pairs.
Lot 2364 oBroadway Post Office, 1851 (1¢) black, vertical pair, arched "Paid" cancels, margins large to in at sides, top stamp with tiny tear, Fine appearance, a very rare used multiple; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 26L2 $1,000.
Lot 2365Bronson & Forbes' City Express Post, 1855, black on green, tied on small piece with 1851, 3¢ dull red (11) by Nov 23 cancel, large margins on 3 sides, vertical crease and small repair at bottom where margins cut into design, Very Fine appearance, one of only a handful of canceled copies known.
Scott Nos. 27L1 $2,000+.
Lot 2366 ()California City Letter Express Co., 1862-66, 10¢ blue, no gum, third type design cut octagonally then rebacked and restored with most of the borders skillfully added, Very Fine appearance, only two examples are recorded with the other used on cover, ex-Schwartz & D.K. Collection; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 33L8 $4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE THIRD TYPE OF THE 10¢ BLUE CALIFORNIA CITY LETTER EXPRESS CO. ISSUE WITH ONLY TWO EXAMPLES KNOWN.
Lot 2367 oCalifornia Penny Post Co., 1855, 5¢ blue, blue handstamp cancel, clear to ample margins, small thin spots, F.-V.F. appearance, very rare, this is the only example we know of with a cancellation; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 34L2 $425.