Lot 1983Bouton's Manhattan Express, 1847, 2¢ black on pink. Margins large to touching at left and in at top, tied by red "New York, 5cts, Sep 13" cds on folded letter sheet to Boston, Mass.; some restoration of first line of address panel, F.-V.F., a great on cover rarity and the only known Bouton's Manhattan Express stamp tied on cover, only four other on cover examples known all of with are uncanceled; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 17L1 $4,500 uncanceled.
Lot 1984Boyce's City Express Post, 1852, 2¢ black on green. Cut to shape, tied by pencil cancel on 1852 folded letter to Amsterdam, N.Y., in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red, type II tied by "New York, Sep 10" cds; cover with small corner fault at bottom right, F.-V.F., an extremely rare to-the mails combination usage with only a few such examples known; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 19L1+11A Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 1985Boyd's City Express, 1848, 2¢ black on yellow green unglazed. Margins to touching at right (small faults), grid canceled on 1850 folded letter to New Orleans, La., faint red New York circular datestamp and "10" rate handstamp, forwarded to Natchez, Miss. with red "New Orleans La., Apr. 13" cds and manuscript "ford 5" rate notation, additional "2/17"due which may have been for steamboat captain's fee for the trip to Natchez or an advertised fee, F.-V.F., an interesting and unusual usage.
Scott No. 20L7a Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1986Boyd's City Express, 1852, 2¢ gold. Clear to large margin, tied by "Paid, J.T.B." handstamp on fresh locally addressed cover with second strike below, "Boyd's City Express Post, Jan 16" oval date stamp alongside, with original 1856 enclosure; usual enamel oxidation not mentioned on certificate, Very Fine, a scarce on cover usage; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 20L9 $750.
Lot 1987Boyd's City Express, 1856, 2¢ black on olive green. Large margins, canceled by "Paid, J.T.B." handstamp on locally addressed cover with matching "Boyd's City Express Post, Nov 17" oval date stamp, additional Paid handstamp tying stamp at bottom crossed out in pen at post office and "New - York, 1cts, Nov 19" cds applied, Very Fine and choice, an unusual usage.
Scott No. 20L11 $350.
Lot 1988Boyd's City Express, 1857, 2¢ dull orange on white. Huge margins, just barely tied by "Paid, J.T.B." handstamp on locally addressed cover, with "Boyd's City Express Post, Nov 27" oval handstamp; light cover tone spots, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20L13 $400.
Lot 1989Boyd's City Express, 1863, 2¢ black on red, horizontal pair and single. Margins mostly large to clear, affixed on 1864, 3¢ pink entire over indicia and addressed locally, tied by two strikes of "Boyd's Dispatch, 38 Fulton St." cds's with matching straight line "Paid" handstamp alongside, endorsed on backflap "Answer by Express of my cash, immediately S.W.T.-"; light central vertical file fold affecting single stamp, otherwise Very Fine, a very rare Boyd's money package express usage.
Scott No. 20L23+U58 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1990Boyd's Dispatch, 1878, black on pink, perf 11 to 11½. Canceled by light "Paid" in circle handstamp cancel on locally addressed corner card cover, purple "Boyd's City Dispatch, 1 Park Place, N.Y. Mar. 28, 1879" oval datestamp; light file fold, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20L44; $200 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1991Boyd's Dispatch, 1881, black on pink. Large margins showing portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, tied by purple "Boyd's City Dispatch, Mar 23, 1882" oval date stamp on allover illustrated William E. Uptegrove & Bro. building scene cover with corner card on backflap, locally addressed, Very Fine.
Scott No. 20L53 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 1992Brigg's Despatch Paid. Negative circular handstamp in black on embossed ladies cover to local street address, with original October 30, 1848 enclosure, Very Fine and rare.
Estimate $300 - 400.