Lot 15863¢ Green, H. Grill, six singles, small flaws, tied by circle of wedges on 1873 cover from Harrison Square Mass. to Cordova, Argentina at the 18¢ treaty rate by American and British packet, red "New-York '' Jul 23" exchange cds, 1873 docketing on back; part of return address inked out, tiny edge tear, F.-V.F., ex-Starnes.
Scott No. 136 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 15872¢ Red Brown, tied by split squared cancel duplexed with "Philadelphia Pa. Dec 6" cds on cover to Tiffon, Oh.; reverse with charity label reading "This letter was held for want of postage, but was saved from the dead letter office by a stamp furnished by I.L. Cragin & Co., Philada., Pa., manufacturers of the world-renowned "Dobbins Electric Soap."…Please make your grocer get it", the 1870, 1¢ ultramarine added and cancelled by matching split squared cancel; Very Fine; with 2013 PF certificate.
Scott No. 146 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THIS DOBBINS ELECTRIC SOAP CHARITY LABEL.
Lot 15882¢ Red Brown, horizontal pair, tied by "New Orleans, La., May 19" duplex cdss on 1871 folded cover to Marseilles, France, red New York, May 23" exchange office cds, "GB/40c" accountancy handstamp and Calais entry cds, backstamped London transit and Marseilles receiver; stamps with minor perf faults, Very Fine, 4¢ paid the British Open Mail rate.
Scott No. 146 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 15892¢ Red Brown, Vertical Bisect, used with 1870, 2¢ red brown grilled, cancelled by matching manuscript squiggles on orange cover to Palatine W.V., partial "Easton W.V. Jun 10" cds with ms. date; reduced at left, some clipped perfs, Fine, a scarce bisect use from West Virginia; with 2007 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 146b $800.
Lot 159010¢ Brown, used with 1870, 1¢ ultramarine and 3¢ green, grilled, all tied by matching circular cancel on cover to Faresund, Sweden at the 14¢ NGU rate, matching "Olympia W.Ty. Apr 25" cds, red "New York '4' Mar 13" exchange credit cds, red NGU "Wfr 1½" credit handstamp, Swedish (5.26) arrival backstamp, Very Fine and attractive three-color franking, ex-Barbara Stever.
Scott No. 150 + 136, 145 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 159110¢ Brown, tied by cork cancel duplexed with "Griffin Ga. Sep 9" cds on legal size cover to Talbotton, Ga., franked along with Revenue 10¢ Inland Exchange stamp, uncancelled and cover showing "Due 3" straightline handstamp; light vertical fold affects 5¢, F.-V.F., an unusual attempted revenue use.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 159210¢ Brown, slightly affected by edge placement, tied by segmented NYFM grid cancel on cover addressed to U.S. Steamer Wyoming at Aspinwall, Panama, matching "New York Jul 30" cds, Very Fine, ex-Boker; with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 150 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 159315¢ Bright Orange, tied by target cancel duplexed with "New Haven Conn. May 18" cds on 1877 Landfear correspondence cover to Cape of Good Hope, red "New York '50' May 19" exchange credit cds, red London (5.28) transit and Wellington (6.30) arrival cds; edge faults due to tissue paper, Fine.
Scott No. 152 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 15942¢ Brown, tied by segmented grid cancel on circa 1873 James M. Rowan Merchant private post card from New York City to Springville Pa., Very Fine and early private post card use.
Scott No. 157 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 15953¢ Green, strip of four and single, cancelled by matching butterfly corks on 1878 Landfear correspondence cover to Cape of Good Hope, "Springfield Mass. Nov 9" cds, red "New York '50' Nov 10" exchange credit cds, red London (11.10) transit and Wellington (1.18) arrival cds; couple small stamp flaws with right 3¢ faulty, Very Fine.
Scott No. 158 Estimate $300 - 400.