It includes Mulready Caricatures, Social Reform Movements, Advertising, Hand-Drawn designs and Valentines.
The pick of the 265 lot sale might be an 1841 piece: a lettersheet with a heart image composed of a woman surrounded by roses with poetry above and below it.
The Maltese Cross cancel matches the datestamp of February 13, 1841 (the sender did not leave any time to spare, obviously). With little soiling, the piece is both attractive and a very rare combination of a Penny Black with a Valentine - in the first year this was possible.
A good centrepiece for a collection, the cover is expected to sell for $5,000-7,500.
Also in the collection is fine cover promoting the Chartist movement (which ran from 1838-1850). The Chartists were pioneers in electoral reform, demanding that all men aged 21 or over outside jail be allowed to vote, and that representatives need not own property, amongst other things.
The sale takes place in New York and online on Tuesday, April 27, and we will bring you the results here.