Lot 17171853, 3¢ Red, Die 1, size 7, knife 2, watermark 1 in rare original configuration on horizontal laid paper, Nesbitt seal on flap, canceled by "Indianapolis, Ind., 3 Paid, Dec 6" cds and addressed to Milbury, Mass., light fold and some slight edge wear, small piece out of bottomflap, still Very Fine and rare. UPSS No. 2.
Scott No. U1 Estimate $300 - 400.
There are fewer than 50 recorded examples of the rare original watermark configuration on horizontally laid paper (only found on white paper), the two rows of letters have space between them. The common revised watermark configuration on diagonally laid paper has two rows of letters that touch each other, Accompanied by Linns article on early envelopes.
Lot 17181854, 3¢ Red, Die 5, clean entire cancelled by "Georgetown D.C. Aug 27" cds to Sharon Springs N.Y., forwarded to Philadelphia with sharp strikes of "Sharon Springs N.Y. 31 Aug" cds and matching "3" and "Forwarded" straightline handstamps, clean and Extremely Fine.
Scott No. U9 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 17191861, 12¢ Red & Brown on Buff, entire with indicia cut out as cut square, cancelled by blue Wells Fargo & Co. datestamps, addressed to San Francisco Cal., endorsed "Stmr. Baltic", pencil docketing that can be erased; some doodling on back, Fine and rare.
Scott No. U42 $650 as entire.
Lot 17201861, 20¢ Red & Blue on Buff, called by blue Wells Fargo Express, New York, Nov 1" double-circle cds, printed Wells Fargo & Co. frank, paste back with some back faults and couple tears on front, Fine and scarce used entire.
Scott No. U43 $1,250.
Lot 1721 E2¢ Black Jack Stationery Essays, two in red brown and dark purple on laid manila paper, the former with minute pinhole, some light toning, Very Fine and rare, ex-Brazer. Brazer No. E21h, i.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1722 E2¢ Black Jack Stationery Essays, two in red and orange, each cut to shape and mounted on small laid paper piece, Very Fine and rare, ex-Brazer. Brazer No. E21a, b.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 17231864, 2¢ Black on Orange, Die 3, size 7 entire turned and re-used with 3¢ 1869 tied by Lowville New York duplex to Turin, New York; original use to Lowville with cork cancel on indicia but no town postmark; some wear, still Very Fine and most unusual.
Scott No. U52 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 17241864, 2¢ Black on Buff, Die 4, size 7 entire canceled blue "Overland" straight line handstamp and matching "Wells Fargo & Co./N.Y. Dpt., S.F./Nov 11" double circle handstamp, entire deposited in the San Francisco Post Office with "San Francisco, Cal., Nov 12" used locally as a parcel notice with pre-printed instructions "Package to your Address can be found in our Office./ Present this Envelope at the New York Department/Between the hours of 8A.M. and 4P.M. Wells, Fargo & Co.", small corner fault at bottom right & mounting adherence on reverse, otherwise Fine and very scarce.
Scott No. U54 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 17251864, 2¢ Black on Buff, Die 4, size 7 entire with printed ad for Chas. Rogers & Co, Importers of Human Hair, with large grid cancel and "New York City, Oct 20" cds, Extremely Fine; also bears a blue cds of C.E. Hartung & Co., another New York hair importer.
Scott No. U54 Estimate $50 - 75.
Lot 17261893, 1¢ Columbian, cancelled by "World's Fair Station 1893" exposition machine cancel without date to Zurich, Switzerland at 1¢ printed matter rate, Zurich (11.26.1893) arrival backstamp, clean and Very Fine, a scarce printed matter expo use.
Scott No. U348 Estimate $200 - 300.