Lot 1869 PMetropolitan Errand and Carrier Express Co., 1855, 1¢-20¢ plate proofs, on India, 1¢ in blue, 5¢ in green, 10¢ in brown and 20¢ in orange, full margins, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 107L1P-107P4P Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1870 ()Priest's Despatch, 1851 (2¢) black on blue, no gum, full well balanced margins, Very Fine, very rare with only ten known on cover and only a few more known off cover, this being one of the finer examples; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121L7 $750.
Lot 1871 ()Squier & Co.'s City Letter Dispatch, 1859, 1¢ green, vertical pair, without gum, margins wide to a bit in at top, bottom stamp with small flaws, otherwise F.-V.F., a scarce multiple; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 132L1 $300 for singles.
Lot 1872 ()Teese & Co. Penny Post, 1852 (1¢) blue on bluish, full pane of 100 bearing ten tete-beche pairs at bottom, without gum, wide sheet margins and rich colors, couple horizontal creases and some wrinkling at top (tete-beche pairs sound), Very Fine appearance, a rare complete pane of 100.
Scott No. 137L1 $2,800.
Lot 1873 ()Third Ave. Post Office, 1855, 2¢ black on maroon, no gum, cut-to-shape as usual, thin spots and minor surface scrapes, F.-V.F. appearance, ex-Lilly, Boker & Golden; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 139L2 $3,250.
ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE THIRD AVE. POST OFFICE 2¢ BLACK ON MAROON SURFACE COLORED PAPER - THIS BEING THE ONLY KNOWN UNUSED EXAMPLE.
Lot 1874 oThird Ave. Post Office, 1855, 2¢ black on green, "Paid" straight line cancel, cut-to-shape as usual, on small piece, small pinhole and faint stains, Very Fine appearance, ex-Boker & Golden; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 139L8 $2,200.
ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE THIRD AVE. POST OFFICE 2¢ BLACK ON GREEN COLORED PAPER - THIS BEING THE ONLY KNOWN USED EXAMPLE.
Lot 1875 /oWells Fargo & Co., 1861-64, 10¢-$4 Express Rider Issues complete, of all eight issues, all unused except 143L8, most with full margins, $1 red and $4 with thins, 25¢ blue with small flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 143L1-143L5, 143L7-143L9 $2,280.
Lot 1876Wells Fargo & Co., 1861, $2 red, tied on piece by blue Running Pony oval date stamp cancel, margin large to just touching at top right, bright color, minor corner wrinkling, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 143L1 $1,100.
Lot 1877 ()Wells Fargo & Co., 1861, $4 green, without gum, full nicely balanced margins, strong color, Very Fine; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 143L2 $850.
Lot 1878 ()Wells Fargo & Co., 1861, $1 red, right margin horizontal pair, no gum, full margins, bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. 143L3 $300.