Lot 1001Detroit. Mich. Jul 1 (1851) First Day of Letter Rates, black "5cts" integral due cds obliterated and new red "Detroit. Mich '3 Paid' Jul 1" cds struck on cover to Penfield N.Y., manuscript "Charge Draw. 68 Paid" endorsement at upper right; cover tear top left, F.-V.F., A scarce First Day of the new 3¢ rate.
Estimate $300 - 400.
The postal clerk apparently missed the charge box notation and mistakenly struck the black integral due "5cts" cds, but corrected the mistake striking the red "3 Paid" integral cds adjacent.
Lot 1002New York, N.Y., July 1, 1851 First Day of Letter Rates, two folded letters, first with red "New-York, Paid 3cts, Jul 1" prepaid cds on 1851 light green folded letter to Lancaster Ohio, endorsed "Paid"; second with black "New-York, 5cts., Jul 1" integral due cds on blue folded letter to South Windham Conn., Very Fine and choice exhibition pair showing the new 3¢ prepaid and 5¢ unpaid letter rates.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 10031852, 1¢ blue, type IV, strip of three, positions 58-59-60R1L, large margins to slight in at bottom right, tied by two strikes of blue open circular grid cancels to Plymouth Mass., red "Bridgewater Ms. Jan 23" cds, Very Fine.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 10041851, 3¢ orange brown, type I, position 15R1E, margins to touched, beautiful color, tied by blue circular grid cancel on 1851 folded letter to New York N.Y., matching sharp strike of blue "Philadelphia Pa. Jul 2" cds; horizontal file fold, a Very Fine Second Day usage.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 10051857, 3¢ dull red, type III, tied by partial strike of Augusta Ga. cds on illustrated Barnabas Bates Postage Reform Propaganda cover showing Steamship, Eagle with Shield & Steam Engine, to Washington Ga., cover with ornate imprint of "D. Felt & Hosford, Stationers" on reverse, Very Fine; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
A CHOICE BATES CHEAP POSTAGE PROPAGANDA USAGE FROM GEORGIA.
Lot 10061857, 3¢ dull red, type III, cancelled by open circular grid cancel and "Newark Ill. Sep 14" cds on light yellow cover to Princeton Ill., perfect strike of "Princeton, Ill. Sep 16 1859" cds and matching "Forwarded" straightline handstamp, forwarded back to Newark Ill., two strikes of crude "3 DUE" handstamps, Very Fine; with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $500 - 750.
A REMARKABLE FORWARDED USE WITH TREMENDOUS EYE APPEAL.
Lot 10071857, 3¢ dull red, type III, block of six, each cancelled by blue manuscript and tied by six strikes of "New-York Jun 12, 1858" cds on refolded court house cover to Detroit, Mich. at six-times the 3¢ letter rate, Very Fine and scarce block use.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 10081857, 12¢ black, plate I, pair and single, pos. 31R-41R, 21R, used with 3¢ dull red (26) with right straddle line s.e., tied together by indistinct Aug. cds on gray refolded court house cover to St. Raleigh Tenn. at thirteen-times the 3¢ letter rate, Very Fine.
Scott No. 36 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 10091857, 3¢ dull red & 1861, 3¢ pink, combination franking on blue folded cover tied by "New-York Oct 3, 1861" duplex to New London Conn. at two-times the 3¢ letter rate; file fold affects 3¢ pink, Very Fine and unusual franking.
Scott No. 26 + 64 Estimate $300 - 400.
For a brief period of time, both the old 1857 Issue and the new 1861 were allowed to be used legitimately on cover. The 1857 issue was demonetized and no longer accepted in New York City for postage in October 1861.
Lot 10101861, 3¢ pigeon blood pink, beautiful color, cancelled by open circular grid cancel as forwarding postage with matching "Groton Falls N.Y. Aug 30" cds on cover original mailed with 3¢ dull red (26) tied by New York N.Y. duplex to Somers N.Y., readdressed to American Bank Note Co. in New York City, docketed "Aug 26 1861" at left, Very Fine; with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64a $5,500.
A UNIQUE COMBINATION USE OF THE 3¢ 1861 PIGEON BLOOD PINK USED AS FORWARDING POSTAGE ON COVER ORIGINALLY MAILED WITH THE 3¢ 1857 ISSUE.