Lot 2002Carter's Despatch, 1849-51, 2¢ black. Full margins, tied by manuscript cancel on cover to Norristown, Pa., entering the mails with blue "Philada. Pa., 5, Aug 4" integral rate cds, 1849 docketing at left, Extremely Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 36L1 $225.
Lot 2003City Despatch Post, 1847-50, 2¢ black on green. Large margins, enamel flaws, pencil canceled with impression tying through to cover, on cover to Newark, N.J. with red "New - York, 5cts, May 31" cds; cover two couple small stains and small corner nick at top left, F.-V.F.; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 40L4 $1,500 tied by handstamp.
Lot 2004City Despatch Post, 1847-50, 2¢ black on vermilion. Large margin, usual slight oxidation, manuscript canceled on 1849 folded letter to Peekskill, N.Y., with double strike of red "New - York, 5cts, Jan 25" cds; cover with light toning along horizontal file fold, Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 40L6 $2,750.
Lot 2005City Dispatch, Philadelphia, Pa., 1860, 1¢ black. Margins close or touching, light corner crease, tied by circular grid cancel on locally addressed cover to local street address, cover with light edge wear and tear at top, Fine.
Scott No. 41L1 $500.
Lot 2006City Letter Express Mail, 1856, 1¢ red. Cut-to-shape, bright color, uncanceled on small cover to Suckasunny Plains, N.J., in combination with 1853, 3¢ dull red, type I tied by "Newark, N.J., Nov 31, 1856" cds, Very Fine, a rare on cover usage, with only seven or eight on cover examples known; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 45L1 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2007Clark & Co., 1857, 1¢ red on yellow. Margins large to shaving frameline at right, tied by blue boxed "Paid" handstamp on local street addressed cover; faint vertical cover fold affecting stamp, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare on cover usage, of which only a few are known; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 48L1 $2,500.
Lot 2008Commercial Dispatch and Addressing Co., 162 Williams St. (New York City). 2 locally addressed covers with same company corner cards to local addresses, one with purple cog oval handstamp and matching "Special Zad" straightline below, other with purple octagon "Commercial Dispatch, 41 & 43 Beekman St." handstamp and "Special" straight line handstamp, also a third front only with oval in violet docketed 1894, Very Fine, very scarce.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2009Crosby's City Post, 1870, 2¢ carmine. Position 10, tied by "Crosby's Special Message Post, 19 Williams St., N.Y." handstamp on locally addressed illustrated window ventilator corner card cover; cover with light creases and a few tone spots, F.-V.F., ex Brown.
Scott No. 54L1 $750.
Lot 2010Cumming's City Post, 1844, 2¢ black on rose. Full even margins, some allover scuffing, cork canceled on 1847 folded letter to Norwich, Conn., red "New - York, 5cts, Jul 6" cds and matching arched Paid handstamp, F.-V.F., an extremely rare usage of the black on rose stamp, this being one of three known examples on cover; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 55L1; $5,750 tied Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2011Cumming's City Post, 1844, 2¢ black on green. Margins clear to just in at upper right, small creases, canceled by red handstamp on 1847 folded letter sheet to Detroit, Mich., red "New York, 10cts, Sep 20" integral rate cds, Very Fine, a very rare usage of the black on green Cumming's City Post stamp on cover, ex Ackerman; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 55L2 $2,500.