Lot 1761New York, N.Y., 5¢ black on bluish, horizontal pair. Full well balanced margins, tied by blue pen cancel on 1846 folded letter to Waddington, N.Y., red "New York, 10 cts, Nov 23" integral rate cds and matching arched "Paid" handstamp; cover file fold, Very Fine.
Scott No. 9X1; $650 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 17621847, 5¢ chestnut brown. Clear to large margins and rich deep color, neatly tied by blue grid cancel on fresh 1847 folded letter to Hagerstown, Md., matching "Baltimore, Md., Aug 21" cds, Extremely Fine, a wonderful example of the 1847, 5¢ Chestnut Brown on cover, ex Stauss, Hart, with 1991 P.F. certificate, 2008 W. Saadi certificate attesting to the Chestnut Brown color and 2008 P.F. certificate stating this as the deep red brown color (Scott No. 1).
Scott No. 1a Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 17631847, 5¢ dark brown. Clear to mostly large margins, gorgeous rich color, tied by red square grid cancels on fresh buff cover to West Meriden, Ct., matching "New - York, Jan 4" cds alongside, Very Fine and choice, a lovely usage; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 17641847, 10¢ black. Ample to large margins, tied by square grid cancels on 1850 folded letter to Cleveland, O., matching "New York, Oct 24" cds; file folds one through stamp, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. 2; $1,700 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 17651847, 10¢ black. Four nicely balanced margins with sharp impression, on folded letter, with red New York cds and matching very light grid cancel, to Detroit, stamp with vertical crease from file fold, Very Fine appearing.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 17661851, 1¢ blue, type II. Position 92R2 showing surface plate cracks in the bottom margin in mid-stage of disappearing, mostly large margins to clear at top left, bright color and exceptional impression, neatly tied by "Boston, Paid, Nov 4" cds on 1856 circular notice to Haverhill, N.H., an Extremely Fine gem; signed Ashbrook with plating notes on reverse.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 17671851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, Double Transfer, One Inverted. Position 81L1E, ample margins to just in at left and shaving scrolls at bottom yet clearly showing outer line break at bottom, tied by grid cancel on 1851 local Lancaster, O. circular, F.-V.F., a rare usage of this unusual double transfer variety considered the finest example of this type from Plate 1, Scott catalog $1,450 for off cover; signed Ashbrook and 1954 letter regarding cover.
Scott No. 8A Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 17681851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa. Position 45R4, tied on slightly worn cover by Dover, N.H. cds; cover cleaned with couple of edge tears, F.-V.F. appearance; with 1992 P.S.E. certificate prior to cleaning.
Scott No. 8A $1,300.
Lot 17691851, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal pair + 3¢ dull red. Tied by "New Orleans, La., Apr 14" cds's paying the pre-treaty 5¢ open mail rate on 1856 folded letter to Nantes, France, Calais entry and due handstamps additionally tying pair, "Boston, Br. Pkt., Apr 23" exchange cds on reverse, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 9+11 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 17701851, 3¢ orange brown, type I. Two singles, one slightly in, other at top left with four large margins (faint gum tone), deep color, affixed in upper corners of immaculate buff cover to San Francisco & tied by bold "Williamsburgh, Va." cds's in red brown, Extremely Fine and attractive, a lovely 6¢ trans-continental rate, ex-Caspary, Lehman; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $300 - 400.