Lot 459 PMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, plate proof, cons 01-68 trial overprint, complete sheet of 50, without gum, security pen cancel, central tear at top affecting a couple stamp and some creasing, otherwise Very Fine, probably unique.
Scott No. 46P Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 460Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Durango, cons 22-69, block of four, margins large to just touching, canceled by central strike of Durango cds (Schatzkes 238) on fresh 1870 folded letter to Parral, Very Fine and choice, NF $150 for used block off cover.
Scott No. 46 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 461Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Oaxaca, cons 23-69, two horizontal pairs, canceled by two strikes of Tehuantepec boxed handstamp (Schatzkes 1071) with manuscript "Julio 6" in right handstamp, on 1869 folded letter sheet to Oaxaca, Very Fine, NF $100 for used strip off cover; signed J.K. Bash.
Scott No. 46 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 462Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, perforated), 6c black on buff, Mexico, cons 1-68, Tacubya sub-office overprint, o.g., F.-V.F., only 200 sent.
Scott No. 52 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 463Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, perforated), 50c black on yellow, Mexico, tied by Mexico cds on 1868 folded letter sheet to Paris, France, boxed "G.B./1F60c" accountancy handstamp and "10" decimes due handstamp applied upon arrival, red London transit backstamp, Very Fine.
Scott No. 55 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 464Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, perforated), 50c black on yellow, horizontal bisect, Zacatecas, bottom portion of stamp tied by neat sharp strike of Sierra Hermosa boxed handstamp (Schatzkes 1911) on fresh folded letter sheet to Santa Catarina, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2010 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 55a Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE FINEST OF ONLY TWO RECORDED ON COVER BISECT USAGES OF THE 1869 50C HIDALGO THIN FIGURE PERFORATED ISSUE.
Bisects are very unusual in the 1868 issue as they were deemed illegal during this period and should have no longer been tolerated by the postal authorities.
Lot 465 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thin figures, perforated), 100c brown on brown, San Luis Potosi, cons 5-68, partial mute "0" cancel, full margins and perfs, bright and fresh, Very Fine; with photocopy of 2008 M.E.P.S.I. certificate for pair.
Scott No. 57 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 466 oMexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, cons 28-70, imperf, complete sheet of 100, full sheet margins, manuscript diagonal pen markings forming an "X" on each stamp as well as the manuscript. name "Lopez" across the sheet, 20 strikes of the Tonala Administration mark (Schatzkes 131) and 4 strikes of the two-line "Franco en Tonala" (Schatzkes #130) in the corners used as registration marks, minimal light file folds quarter the sheet, couple small internal holes, Very Fine appearance, one of the jewels of the 1868 issue, sold for $3,100 in 2010, ex-D. Stout.
Scott No. 58 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Since 6c stamps were sent later in 1871 to this district, it is unlikely these markings were placed to demonetize the sheet.
Lot 467Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Jalapa, horizontal pair with 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 25c blue, Jalapa, all cons 14-71 on 1871 maritime cover to Burdeos, France, tied by oval Papantla handstamps (Schatzkes 626), travelled per "The City of Mexico" to New York and then by British open mail through England to France, with "New York, Br. Transit" cds and matching "5" in circle handstamp, G.B. accountancy handstamp and Calais transit, "24" decimes due handstamp applied upon arrival, Very Fine, a very rare transatlantic cover, ex-Rosenthal.
Scott No. 58+59 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 468Mexico, 1868, Hidalgo (thick figures, imperf), 6c black on buff, Saltillo, cons 30-70, horizontal pair and two singles, tied by two strikes of Parras de la Fuente circular handstamps (Schatzkes 1415) on 1870 folded letter to Parral, Very Fine, a very small town and scarce cancel.
Scott No. 58 Estimate $250 - 350.