Lot 1949Louisville, Ky., Brown & McGill's U.S.P.O. Despatch, 1858 (2¢) black. Large margins to into frameline at bottom, tied by blue Louisville, Ky. cds on ornate embossed Valentine cover to Pleasant Hill, Ky., with 1857 3¢ stamp removed at left of carrier leaving a small thin spot in cover, Fine, the unique example of the Brown & McGill's black carrier stamp tied on cover with the adhesive in outstanding condition, one of two known canceled examples, ex Mason; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 5LB3 $15,000 for used on piece with 26.
Lot 1996Bronson & Forbes' City Express Post, 1855, black on green. Margins slightly in, slightly overlapping 1857, 3¢ rose and both tied by "Chicago, Ill., Aug 25, 1857" cds on fresh corner card cover to Belvidere, Ill., Very Fine, a unique usage in combination with a 1857, 3¢ rose and one of only two known intact covers with the Bronson & Forbes' stamp tied by a postmark, ex Brown; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 27L1+25; $14,000 with #11 Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Lot 3413Philippines, 1900 2¢ + 2¢ blue, Unsevered Paid Reply Postal Card, Double "Philippines." Overprint Variety. Mint unsevered card with Message card showing the error & Reply card normal, Reply card with minor corner fraying at bottom, Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. UY1 var. Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
This unique card has been know for many years and was the subject of an article written in the 1940's, however it has not been seen since. The card resided in the collection of Bob Payne for many years, which was acquired intact by Mr. Howard Mader several years ago. A Scott #UX2 with Double "Philippines." Overprint Variety was found a few years ago and reportedly sold privately for $20,000, which is the basis for the Scott listing. This card will undoubtedly bring a record price and will be listed in the new Scott Specialized catalog. .
Lot 3329 ()Hawaii, 1862, 2¢ black on greenish blue. Plate 3-Gx, type III, position 1, without gum, large well balanced margins, bold color and sharp impression, very fresh and bright greenish blue paper, Extremely Fine, a truly exceptional example of this rare Numeral issue; with 1967 P.F. certificate and 1996 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 14 $8,000.
Lot 2043Telegraph Despatch P.O., 1848, 1¢ black on yellowish. Margins large to just into frameline at bottom right, vertical creases from file fold, uncanceled on 1848 folded letter to New York City, in combination with 1847, 5¢ brown (couple unnoticeable faults) tied by blue "Philada Pa., 5cts, Jun 29" cds, F.-V.F., An extremely rare usage of the Telegraph Despatch Post Office stamp and the only known to the mails usage in combination with the 1847, 5¢ issue, one of only five on cover usage known, ex-Chapman, Brown; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 138L1 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 23451895, $1 black, type I. O.g., never hinged, deep rich color and impression, evenly balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, outstanding example with only one recorded of this grade and none higher; with 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, $14,500).
Scott No. 276 $2,200.
Lot 24081915, 50¢ violet. O.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid large evenly balanced margins all around, gorgeous rich color, very fresh, a Superb gem, a truly remarkable stamp, one of five examples obtaining this grade with only one higher; with 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $16,400).
Scott No. 440 $1,300.
Lot 2044Third Ave. Post Office, 1855, 2¢ black on pink. Cut to shape as always, in conjunction with 1851, 3¢ dull red, type II (small faults), both tied by New - York, Feb 13 cds on small cover to Boston, Mass., Very Fine, one of three known examples of the Third Ave. Post Office stamp on pink paper, with only two examples on cover, this is the only example known tied to cover; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 139L7+11A; $6,500 for uncanceled Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Lot 1971Blood & Co., 1848 (2¢) black & blue. Clear to large margins, tied by neat 4-bar grid cancel on 1848 folded letter sheet to Baltimore, Md., in combination with 1847, 5¢ red brown (margins large to in at top and right) tied by blue "Philada. Pa., 5cts, Sep 5" integral rate cds with second strike alongside; local with large expertly repaired tear at top, Very Fine appearance, a very rare combination especially tied on cover, combination listed but unpriced in Scott, ex Emerson; with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 15L10+1 Estimate $500 - 750.
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.