Lot 1269Adams' City Express Post, 1850-51, 2¢ black on gray, full margins, placed over manuscript "paid" on 1849 folded letter sheet to Providence, R.I., red "U.S. Express Mail, N.Y., Oct 3" cds, docketed "circular"; stamp with repaired crease and small scuff, Very Fine appearance, illustrated in Patton's The Private Local Posts of the United States (page 10), ex-Worthington & Richardson; with 2021 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 2L4 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
ONE OF ONLY THREE CERTIFIED ON COVER EXAMPLES OF THE ADAMS' CITY EXPRESS POST 2¢ BLACK ISSUE WITH ADAM'S DESIGNATION REMOVED.
This 1849 circular was carried by the City Express Post to the railway station where the express mail date stamp was added.
Lot 1270American Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing), position 18, large margins to just touched at lower left, tied by exceptionally clear strike of red Field of Stars fancy cancel on Jan. 21, 1845 folded letter from Boston to New York City with street address for delivery, red "Forwarded by the American Letter Mail Company, New York, N.Y." oval handstamp; bottom edge wear erosion, otherwise Very Fine, an outstanding strike of this early fancy cancellation.
Scott No. 5L1 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1271American Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing), margins large to just touching frameline, tied by manuscript cancel on folded letter sheet to Philadelphia, Very Fine; with 2014 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 5L1 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 1272Barr's Penny Dispatch, 1855, black on green, large margins to touched at right, creased by file fold on blue folded letter to Chambers Pa., green "Lancaster, Pa., Jun 21" cds with matching "Paid 3" oval rating handstamp, Very Fine appearance; with 2012 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 8L2 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 1273Bayonne City Dispatch, 1883, 1¢ black, large margins, tied by purple target handstamp on fresh locally addressed cover, matching "Bayonne City Dispatch, May 13, 1883" date stamp alongside, Extremely Fine, ex-Hyzan; with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 9L1 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1274Bicycle Mail Route, envelope, 1894, 25¢ brown, on 2¢ green on amber entire (size D) locally addressed, canceled by purple double bar handstamp, 2¢ indicia canceled by "Fresno, Cal., Jul 12, 1894" duplex postmark, purple Overman Wheel Co. directive handstamp and reverse with purple Bicycle handstamp dated "Jul 11, 1894", Very Fine.
Scott No. 12LU2 Estimate $750 - 1,000.