Lot 2221Cape of Good Hope, 1862 cover to Hungary. A stunning cover from Cape Town to Hungary franked with 1855-58 1d rose pair + 4d deep blue tied by neat strike of CGH triangle cancel with red Cape Town double circle postmark on reverse, sent via London & Germany with Pesth arrival backstamp, the adhesives with large margins all around, Extremely Fine and choice, one of the most beautiful and important cover of Cape of Good Hope in existence.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Lot 12811909, 4¢ orange brown, bluish paper. O.g., hinge remnants, wonderfully centered amid exceptionally large margins, strong vibrant color, remarkably fresh, tiny black speck at back of Washington's hair which appears to natural (not mentioned on P.F. certificate), Extremely Fine and choice, a magnificent example the very rare 4¢ bluish paper, especially choice in such well centered condition, the finest we have recorded; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 360 $24,000.
Lot 1602 /State Dept., 1873, $10 green & black. an extraordinary full corner margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged at bottom, never hinged at top, with full black imprint at top and partial green imprint at lower right, wonderful rich color and bold black shade, very fresh, otherwise Very Fine, a stunning rarity of which only two 2 blocks are known to exist.
Scott No. O70 $22,500.
Lot 2213Cape of Good Hope, 1853, 1d brown red on bluish paper. Block of 4, no gum, large margins with deep rich color, light horiz. crease along bottom mentioned for accuracy, Extremely Fine appearance, A Major Cape Rarity, ex-Manning, Maria de la Queillerie & Sir Maxwell Joseph. SG No. 3a.
Scott No. 1 var Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Lot 2212Cape of Good Hope, 1853, 1d pale brick red on deeply blued paper. Block of 4, traces of o.g., large margins except some what irregular at one side, paper creasing & small thin, which are negligible & not visible to the naked eye, Very Fine and choice, a stunning exhibition item, probably one of two known, ex-Pack and Dale Lichtenstein; with 1993 B.P.A. certificate. SG No. 1.
Scott No. 1a Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Lot 2257New Zealand, 1855-58, 1sh green, vertical bisect. Used with 1857-61 2d blue strip of 3 on 1858 missionary cover from Otago to Germany, bisect tied by numeral 18 grid cancel of Otago & strip cancelled by three strikes of same, sent via London with red transit backstamp with Bremen arrival, the cover has been clean with two additional 2d stamp missing & the strip may not originate on this cover, however 1995 Peter Holcombe certificate believes they do belong, Fine, still one of the outstanding rarities of New Zealand, ex-Pack.
Scott No. 6a+8 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Lot 12841909, 8¢ olive green, bluish paper. Full o.g., centered to right with large margins around, rich vibrant color on distinctively blued paper, bright and exceptionally fresh, Fine, a handsome sound example of the 8¢ bluish paper, a great rarity with approximately 80 examples ever issued; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 363 $27,500.
Lot 1187 /1898, 4¢ Trans-Miss. Bottom part pane of 30 with bottom margin plate and full right arrow guideline at right, o.g., second horizontal pair down from top right thinned, all other stamps never hinged, remarkably well centered throughout, rich radiant color, beautifully bright and fresh, some minor chipping in selvage at bottom edge of little consequence, Extremely Fine overall, a magnificent part pane of the 4¢ Trans-Mississippi issue.
Scott No. 287 $9,930.
Lot 2207Canada, 1959, 5¢ St. Lawrence Seaway, center inverted. Left margin single, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice, a lovely example of this great inverted center rarity; with 1981 P.F. certificate. SG No. 513a.
Scott No. 387a $8,500.
Lot 870 oSt. Louis, Mo., 1846, 10¢ black on gray lilac. Light red St. Louis town cancel mostly in margins and virtually clear of design, large oversized and beautifully balanced margins, bold shade and a remarkably sharp detailed impression, bright and vibrant appearance, small thin spot, Extremely Fine gem appearance, a truly magnificent 10¢ St. Louis Postmaster Provisional; with 1953 Friedl certificate.
Scott No. 11X5 $4,500.