Lot 2030Kidder's City Express Post, 1847, 2¢ black on pale blue. Usual "I.S." initials, full margins to into frameline at top and right, manuscript Paid canceled on cover to Burlington, N.J., red Brooklyn, N.Y. cds and matching "5" rate handstamp; stamp with corner margin added at top right and trivial enamel cracks, some contemporary ink stains at upper right of cover, F.-V.F.; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 93L1 $4,500.
Lot 2031Mercantile Library Association, 1870-75, 5¢ blue. Margins large to just in at left, affixed on unused book order card, with original 2¢ entire with printed return address and an additional unused 5¢ black on maroon stamp (margin ample to close), F.-V.F.
Scott No. 105L3+105L1 $600.
Lot 2032Messenkope's Union Square Post Office, 1849 (1¢) black on green. Minor enamel loss in upper left margin, manuscript canceled through "Messenkopes" (usage during Dunham's ownership) on illustrated Dr. Shew's New-York Water-Cure Institution corner card cover to Cohoes, N.Y., red "New York, 5cts, May 27" integral rate cds, with original enclosure, Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 106L1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2033Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., 1855, 1¢ red orange. Clear to large margins, bright color, tied by boxed "Paid" handstamp with second strike at top of locally addressed ribbon corner card cover, with matching "Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Company, Dec 18" fancy shield date stamp, Very Fine, a rare usage in combination with the shield date stamp.
Scott No. 107L1 $600.
Lot 2034Metropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., 1855, 2¢ red on amber. Locally addressed entire canceled by "Paid" boxed handstamp; trivial scuff and light toning from corner mounts, still Very Fine, a very scarce and seldom seen used entire, listed but unpriced in Scott; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 107LU1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2035Metropolitan Post Office, 1852-53, 1¢ red. Usual cut to shape, canceled by boxed "Paid, W.H. Laws" handstamp in cover to Albany, N.Y., in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red, type I both tied by "New - York, Dec 18" cds; cover with light water staining, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Scott No. 108L4+11 $1,500.
Lot 2036One Cent Despatch, 1856, 1¢ violet. Type I, tied by "City Despatch, May 26, 1856" cds with second strike at center of fresh cover to Broad Run Station, Va., in combination with 1851, 3¢ dull red, type I (small corner crease) tied by "Washington, D.C., May 27, 1856" cds; cover with light diagonal crease at top affecting local stamp, Very Fine and attractive appearance.
Scott No. 112L1+11 $1,500.
Lot 2037Pomeroy's Letter Express, 1844, 5¢ black on yellow. Ample to large margin, canceled by red "Cd" handstamp on folded letter to New York City datelined "Buffalo Sept 21st, 1844", full red "Boyd's City Express Post., Sept 24 9o'c" boxed handstamp and manuscript "Collect 6¼" notation at top, Very Fine and choice, an attractive Independent and Local Mail combination usage; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 117L1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 2038Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on rose. Ample to mostly large margins, intense shade, uncancelled and used with 1851 3¢ orange brown (couple unnoticeable faults) tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa. Nov. 13" circular datestamp on cover to Xenia, Ohio, Very Fine, unlisted in combination with 3¢ orange brown; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121L4+10A Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
ONE OF ONLY NINE PRIEST'S DESPATCH BLACK-ON-PINK USAGES. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE AS THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE FRANKED WITH AN 1851 3¢ ORANGE BROWN.
Scott Retail as on cover, uncancelled and with certificate is $2,500.00.
Lot 2039Prince's Letter Dispatch, 1861, black. Clear to large margins, tied by pencil cancel on cover to South Boston, Mass., in combination with 1861, 3¢ rose tied by "Boston, Mass., Dec 30" cds and quartered cork duplex, with original enclosure datelined "Portland Dec 29/ 65"; cover with light soiling and tears at top from opening, F.-V.F., a very rare usage of the Prince's Letter Despatch issue on cover; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 122L1 $8,000 tied with handstamp.