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Sale 922 — United States Bank Note Issues, featuring the Mercedes Collection

Sale Date — Thursday, 19 October, 2006

Category — Mexican Mails

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
1251
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1251, Mexican Mails3c Blue Green (207), 3c Blue Green (207)3c Blue Green (207). Two, pre-use creasing and tear, tied by cork cancels, used with Mexico 1882, 10c Blue (134), tied by "Franco en la Magdelena" double-oval handstamp, "Tuscon Ariz. Jan. 9" circular datestamp on cover to Boston, receiving backstamp, light folds in cover, still Fine, extremely rare U.S.-Mexico mixed franking for double rate, with 1998 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,700
1252
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1252, Mexican Mails3c Green (158), 3c Green (158)3c Green (158). Tied by quartered cork, "Tucson Ariz. Sep. 23" circular datestamp on cover originating in Mexico and sent to the Dead Letter Office, originating postage paid by Mexico 25c Blue (109), ms. "Advertised July 24/75" and "Due 3" handstamp, back of cover with blue triangular "Dead Letter Office Sep. 9, 1875" handstamp next to ms. "uncalled for Tucson AT August 21/75", small filing holes at right, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate

E. 500-750
350
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1253
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1253, Mexican Mails15c Bright Orange (152), 15c Bright Orange (152)15c Bright Orange (152). Two, tied by "New York Oct. 17" circular datestamp on 1871 folded cover to Guadalajara, Mexico, bold "8" due handstamp also ties one stamp, Fine triple-rate usage

E. 300-400
375
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1254
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1254, Mexican Mails5c Blue, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 179), 5c Blue, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 179)5c Blue, 15c Yellow Orange (163, 179). Bright colors, tied by "New-York Apr. 21" duplex datestamp on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, neat "35cs" handstamp, fresh and Very Fine

E. 300-400
425
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1255
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1255, Mexican Mails5c Yellow Brown (205), 5c Yellow Brown (205)5c Yellow Brown (205). Block of 20, natural s.e. at left and few perf separations, rich color, tied by corks, "Benson Ariz. Feb. 6, 1887" circular datestamp on legal-size 20c Mexico entire with printed Wells, Fargo & Co. Express frank, used as a paste-up, purple oval "Express Wells, Fargo Guaymas, Mexico Feb. 4" datestamp, New York duplex, Very Fine, impressive and rare franking

E. 1,000-1,500
1,500
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1256
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1256, Mexican Mails2c Red Brown (210), 2c Red Brown (210)2c Red Brown (210). Block of 20 and horizontal strip of five, s.e. at right, tied by corks, "Benson Ariz. Apr. ?, 188?" circular datestamp on legal-size Mexico entire with two 12c impressions and Wells, Fargo & Co. printed frank, used as a paste-up, entire cancelled by purple oval "Wells, Fargo Guaymas, Mexico Abr. 12, 1886" datestamp, stamps with some faults incl. few tears, appears Very Fine, attractive large franking

E. 1,000-1,500
900
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1257
c
Sale Number 922, Lot Number 1257, Mexican Mails5c Indigo (216), 5c Indigo (216)5c Indigo (216). Tied by "New York Feb. 21, 1890" duplex on Wells, Fargo & Co., Mexico, 5c entire to Paris, France, entire cancelled by purple oval "W.F. & Co.'s Express 176 Messenger" handstamp, receiving datestamp, Very Fine, 5c stamp affixed by Wells Fargo office

E. 500-750
400
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