Lot 1955American Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thick paper (1st printing). Ample to mostly large margins, canceled by red brush stroke on folded letter to New York City, letter datelined "Baltimore Feby 10, 1844", Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5L1 $850 for tied.
Lot 1956American Letter Mail Co., 1844, black on gray. Margins large to just into frameline at right, uncanceled on folded letter to Worcester, Mass., letter datelined "New York Oct. 3d/ 44", Very Fine.
Scott No. 5L2 $350.
Lot 1957 ()American Letter Mail Co., 1844, blue on gray. Margins ample to clear, manuscript canceled on cover front to New York City from the Hopkins & Weston correspondence, red "Forwarded By, American Mail Co., From 101 Chestnut St., Philada." circular handstamp and matching straight line "Paid" handstamp, Very Fine, a rare usage of the American Letter Mail Co. blue eagle stamp, with only a dozen on cover usages known; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5L3 $11,500 for full cover.
Lot 1958Bicycle Mail Route, 1894, 25¢ green. Tied by black parallel bar handstamp on locally addressed cover, franked with 1890, 2¢ carmine tied by "Fresno, Cal, Jul 10, 1894" cds and duplex postmark; reverse with large purple "Victor Bicycle Messenger Service" illustrated bicycle handstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 12L2+220 $2,000.
Lot 1959Bigelow's Express. Labels on 2 folded letters; black on green glazed label on 1850 folded letter from Boston, Mass. to Charleston, N.H. & black on yellow glazed label on 1851 folded money package letter from Orange to Boston, Mass. with manuscript "50" rate (from Samuel Bigelow), F.-V.F.
Scott No. formerly 13L3-13L4 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1960Blood's Despatch, Paid. Double-circle handstamp on small 1848 folded letter to West Chester, Pa., franked with left margin 1845, 5¢ red brown tied by blue "Philada Pa., 5 cts, Nov. 15" cds with additional strike at right, light horizontal file fold affecting stamp, F.-V.F., a very scarce combination of this Blood's marking.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1961Philadelphia Despatch Post, 1843 (3¢) black on grayish. Large margins, light blue manuscript cancel and tied by red 3 handstamp on locally addressed folded letter sheet, with red "D.O. Blood & Co., City Despatch, Paid" circular handstamp at left; sheet missing sideflaps, Very Fine, an extremely rare usage of the City Despatch Post striding messenger stamp on cover, ex Kleman, Emerson, Brown; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L3 $12,500.
Lot 1962 ()Blood & Co., 1843 (3¢) black on grayish. Early impression with faint background lines, full margins to in at left, canceled by red "3" handstamp on locally addressed cover front, matching "Phila. Despatch Post, 10 A.M." circular handstamp; light tone spot slightly affecting stamp, Fine; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L3 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1963Blood & Co., 1845 (3¢) black on grayish. Ample to mostly large margins, manuscript canceled on 1845 folded letter sheet to Narareth, Pa., blue "Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 30" cds and matching "5" in circle rate handstamp; cover with horizontal file fold, Very Fine, an attractive and scarce on cover usage of the Blood's initialed Striding Messenger stamp; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L4 $1,500.
Lot 1964Blood & Co., 1845 (2¢) black. Large margins, light manuscript cancels, on locally addressed cover; few light stains, F.-V.F.; with 2008 Weiss certificate.
Scott No. 15L5 $800.