Lot 18171870, 1¢ ultramarine, grilled. Tied by negative "H" cancel paying the circular rate on light brown allover shaded Adjutant General's Department illustrated state seal cover, to Philadelphia, Pa. with "Harrisburg, Pa., Dec 31" postmark, Very Fine.
Scott No. 134 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 18181870, 6¢ carmine + 3¢ green + 1¢ ultramarine. Tied by "Providence, R.I., Feb 20" cds and quartered cork duplex on State of R.I. Secretary's Office corner card cover to Copenhagen, Denmark, red New York exchange cds, red "Wfrco 1" and "2½" markings, Very Fine, an attractive 3-color franking.
Scott No. 148+147+145 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 18191871, 7¢ vermilion. Tied by rather faint Phelps City, Mo. (dpo) cds and target duplex, on 1873 cover to Prussia, on ladies envelope with birds & trees illustrated address panel, red N.Y. exchange cdsl and Aurick receiver on reverse, slightly reduced at left, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 149 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 18201870, 24¢ purple. Neatly tied by crossroads cancel on 1874 cover to Liverpool, England, partial matching Edgerton, Mass. origin cds alongside, red "Boston, Paid, Nov 25" exchange and "Liverpool, U.S. Packet, Paid, 7 De, 74" entry cds; cover edge tears at top with a few affecting origin postmark, F.-V.F., a very scarce 24¢ National Bank Note single franking usage.
Scott No. 153 $1,500.
Lot 18211870, 30¢ black + 10¢ brown. Tied by red New York cds on folded letter sheet to Mérida, Mexico, manuscript "pr City of Mexico" ship endorsement and "8" reales due handstamp; cover missing top flap, a few small internal holes and file folds one affecting 30¢ stamp, F.-V.F. appearance, a rare quadruple rate usage and franking.
Scott No. 154+150 Estimate $400 - 600.
New York foreign mail covers with the red date stamp canceling the stamps are rare, and particularly so when franked with high value Banknotes.
Lot 18221870, 30¢ black. Reperfed at left, on San Francisco, Cal. to France folded letter sheet, Very Fine appearance; with clear 1980 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.F. certificate stating the stamp did not originate.
Scott No. 154 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 18231873 Cover to Russia. Franked with 6¢ Bank Note tied by segmented bar with red "New York/4"credit cds below, various transit & Russian arrival markings, minor edge wear & small tear at top, Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 18241873, 12¢ blackish violet + 10¢ brown. Tied by circle of wedges handstamps on 1874 cover to Moradabad, India, "Syracuse, N.Y., Dec 28" origin cds alongside, manuscript "1/4" rate and "Overland Postage Due" cds additionally tying 12¢, reverse with red N.Y. exchange and London transit cds's, Bombay and receiving postmarks; cover with couple small corner tears at top, Very Fine.
Scott No. 162+161 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 18251879, 15¢ red orange. Single canceled by grid handstamp on folded letter to Lavertezzo, Switzerland, red "Registered, San Francisco, Cal., Mar 29, 1887" straight line postmark and N.Y. exchange etiquette, numerous transit and receiving backstamps, Very Fine.
Scott No. 189 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 18261882, 5¢ brown, horizontal strip of three. Tied by cork cancels and Leavenworth, Kans. origin cds on 1883 mourning cover to Bangkok, Siam, reverse with "Napoli, 7.6.83" traveling post office cds and red Singapore, Paid, Jy 4, 83 cds; cover missing most of backflap, otherwise Very Fine, a rare non-UPU rate and destination, ex Gibson.
Scott No. 205 Estimate $400 - 600.