Lot 11041851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, position 93L4, fine single with rich color, neatly tied by indistinct town cancel on fresh unsealed cover to Foxboro, Mass., endorsed "Paid" and "Circular" at left, Very Fine; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6 $14,000.
A RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE IA ISSUE ON AN IMMACULATE COVER.
Produced only from 18 of the 20 subjects in the bottom row of both panes of Plate 4, the 1¢ imperforate, type Ia owes it's rarity to the short three month period that the Plate 4 imperforates where produced.
Lot 11051851, 1¢ blue, type II, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), tied by circular grid cancels, red "New Orleans La., Feb 13" cds and manuscript "Way" rating on blue folded 1853 letter from Mobile Ala. to New Orleans La., Very Fine and scarce prepaid way use, ex-Skinner; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 7 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 11061852, 1¢ blue, type IV, horizontal pair, pos. 74-75L1L, margins to slightly in, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), each canceled by circular grid cancel, red "Providence R.I., Sep 4" cds and matching "Paid" handstamp on 1854 folded letter to Paris, France, endorsed "Per Steamer "Europa" via NY", red "New-York, Br. Pkt., Sep 6" exchange cds, red London transit backstamp, red French entry cds and "26" decimes due handstamp, Paris arrival backstamp, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 11071852, 1¢ blue, type IV, three overlapping singles tied by "Perry N.Y. Nov 13" cds on orange cover to Nunda N.Y., originally mailed with single for circular rate but "circular" endorsement crossed out and franked with 3¢ for letter rate; some edge wear, stamps hinged in place, Very Fine and unusual use.
Scott No. 9 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 11081851, 3¢ copper brown, type II, Horizontal Pair, positions 18-19L2E, rich distinctive color, tied by blue "Philadelphia Pa." cds on circa 1851 cover to Astoria, Oregon Territory at the 6¢ rate; right stamp slightly soiled at top right, otherwise Very Fine; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 10A var.; $1,800 as off-cover singles Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A RARE MULTIPLE USAGE OF THE 1851 3¢ COPPER BROWN TO OREGON TERRITORY.
Lot 11091852, 3¢ experimental orange brown, type II, position 39L1L, margins to slightly in, rich color, tied by blue "Fulton N.Y., Jul 19" cds on orange buff cover to Delafield Wisc., 1852 docketing at left; reduced at bit at left, F.-V.F. and scarce; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A var.; $700 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 11101855, 10¢ green, type II, position 10R1, margins to touched, tied by "San Francisco, Cal. 5 Jul" cds on 1856 blue folded cover to New York N.Y., flap with "Sawyer, Johnson & Co., Dealer in Paints, San Francisco" circular handstamp, 1856 inside docketing, Very Fine use.
Scott No. 14 Estimate $150 - 200.