Lot 681Mexico, 1856, First Issue, ½r blue, horizontal pair, Hermosillo, large margins, tied by two strikes of red Hermosillo straight line handstamp (Schatzkes 542, Taylor 1/2) on 1857 folded letter sheet to Guaymas; natural wrinkle in cover at upper left, Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 682Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 1r yellow, Queretaro, tied to cover by ribbon cancel of Salamanca (Yag-Bash Q130, Taylor QE-19/1) which is a pre-stamp marking unrecorded as a cancel, Very Fine, the cover was sent in October 1856 so is from the first rate period, ex-Schatzkes.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 683Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 1r yellow, Queretaro, rich color, tied by Apaseo fancy eagle cachet postmark (Schatzkes 1284A) on folded letter sheet to Acambaro, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 684Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 1r yellow, Soyaniquilpan, tied by Soyaniquilpan straight line postmark (Schatzkes 1547) on 1859 folded letter sheet to Mexico from the Escandon correspondence, accompanied by Mexico to Soyaniquilpan cover from correspondence franked with 1856, First Issue, ½r blue pair (Scott 1), Very Fine.
Scott No. 2 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 685 oMexico, 1856, First Issue, 1r & 2r Hidalgo issues, without district overprint, Lerma, circular Tenacingo cancel (Schatzkes 709), F.-V.F. and scarce, Lerma used from Tenacingo are almost always without district name (NF $950).
Scott No. 2c, 3d Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 686 oMexico, 1856, First Issue, 1r yellow, without district overprint (Polotitlan), oval Polotitlan (Schatzkes 1145), thins and pinhole, Very Fine appearance (Follansbee $1,200); with 2006 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 2c Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 687Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 2r yellow green, Guadalajara, tied by San Sebastian two-line postmark (Schatzkes 392) on folded letter sheet to Guadalajara, Very Fine.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 688 ()Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 2r yellow green, Isla del Carmen, blue district overprint, without gum, clipped corner, F.-V.F., very scarce and possibly unique unused (NF $1,000 as used); with 2012 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 689Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 2r Yellow Green, Lagos, singles on two folded letters from soldier (Republican army) Juan Evangelista Mugarrieta (younger brother of Jose M. Mugarrieta, Consul of Mexico in San Francisco) to family in Mexico City; first with Lagos district overprint and tied by oval Tepatitlan cancel (Schatzkes 696A) with additional "Franco" and Tepatitlan boxed handstamps (Schatzkes 692A, 692) on 1858 folded letter, interesting content telling of just having received new uniforms, of the enemy (conservative) forces facing them and of the expected attack from (General Manuel) Lozano coming from Tepic, enemy force details described, protecting bridge crossing at Colotlan, letter would have had to travel into conservative held territory before mailing to Mexico City, Tepatitlan is 190 miles (317 Km) South from Colotlan, the distance the letter would have traveled before mailing, second with Guadalajara district overprint tied by Guadalajara oval cancel (Schatzkes 295) on 1859 folded letter telling he is well and has sent 90 pesos, letter would have crossed battle lines into conservative held territory and Mexico City, or Juan would have crossed lines before writing this, Very Fine.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 690Mexico, 1856, First Issue, 2r yellow green, Mazatlan, tied by next San Sebastian boxed handstamp (Schatzkes 749) on 1857 folded letter to Durango, Very Fine, this stamp was part of a 60 subject plate.
Scott No. 3 var. Estimate $200 - 300.