Lot 14311¢ Blue, Type II, mostly large margins, barely touched at top right, tied by "New Haven Con. Feb 14 1857" on fancy valentine envelope to local address, large enclosed hand-painted multicolor valentine sheet with "Loves Life" and poem; 1¢ with some light tone spots, Very Fine and attractive pair.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14321¢ Blue, Type V, tied by bold "Painesville O., Feb 16, 1859" cds on embossed floral valentine envelope addressed locally, includes unused embossed florals and angels valentine card with "A Pledge of Love" gold label, etc., fresh and Very Fine, ex-Grunin.
Scott No. 24 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14332¢ Black, tied by partial blue Baltimore Md. cds on attractive embossed valentine envelope to local street address; accompanied by non-original multicolor purple and gold embossed valentine enclosure, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 14342¢ Black, wide margins with nat. s.e. at left, tied by bold "Jamaica N.Y. Feb 15" cds on embossed valentine envelope to local address, accompanied by non-original embossed valentine enclosure that has a tiny envelope in the center that opens to reveal an embossed oval with "Forget Me Not"; minor edge flaw, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 14352¢ Vermilion, tied by blue negative "H" cancel duplexed with "Providence R.I. Feb 15" cds on embossed valentine envelope to local street address, includes unused comic hand-painted valentine card showing a young lady pulling a bow and arrow about to shoot a heart shaped target; left back flap missing; light vertical fold, Fine and colorful.
Scott No. 183 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 14363¢ Dull Red, Type II, two singles, tied by "New-York Feb 20" cds on large very ornate gold printed valentine envelope with floral designs front and back, addressed to Upper Red Hook, N.Y., accompanying embossed valentine card showing handpainted multicolored flowers; light vertical fold, Very Fine, a beauty.
Scott No. 11A Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1437Ercildoun Pa. Feb 16, red cds with matching "Paid 3" circled rating handstamp on ornate gold printed valentines cover with multicolor handpainted floral elements around open scroll, addressed to Ghoshen Pa., accompanied by wonderful embossed valentine card containing a large card with similar scroll printed in gold metallic and colors with a love message entitled "Innocence" in red, manuscript "I Love you" on reverse of card, Very Fine and stunning.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1438"The Tailoress" Multicolor Comic Valentine Lettersheet, handpainted watercolor design with short verse by J. Wrigley Publisher, accompanied by yellow cover bearing 1863, 2¢ black tied by "Amesbury Ms. Feb 13" double circle date stamp, some toning and cover stain, Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 73 Estimate $100 - 150.