Lot 2533 PMexico, 1886-87, 1c-25c Numeral issues, cut-to-shape proofs. Set of 10 denominations, 1885 1c green, 2c carmine & 5c blue (colors prescribed by the U.P.U.) and complete 1887 issues in scarlet; each with 2.5mm punch hole and mounted by hinge on ivory cardboard; couple with light staining from hinge, still Very Fine, a rare proof set; 4c signed Hamilton.
Scott No. 174-175,178a,184-189 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 2534Mexico, 1886 Numeral issues, Coleccion overprint. 5 stamps, 2c-4c, 6c & 10c denominations, couple with paper adhesion on gum, 6c no gum, Fine and scarce, the purpose for this overprint has not been ascertained however they where probably prepared for archival purposes.
Scott No. 175//180 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2535Mexico, 1886, 2c lilac, finished trial color proof + 3c lilac. Grid canceled on 1887 post card to Orizava, matching Franco, En, La Esperanza oval handstamp alongside; few small insect holes with one affecting 2c, F.-V.F., a rare and early postal usage of a trial color proof, with one other such usage known; with 1976 MEPSI certificate.
Scott No. 175P+176 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 2536Mexico, 1886, 5c blue, imperforate vertically. Horizontal pair, light grid cancel, vertical crease just affecting left stamp, otherwise F.-V.F., a rare variety, unlisted in Scott.
Scott No. 178a var Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2537Mexico, 1886, 5c blue + 20c lilac. In combination with 1887, 10c scarlet on 1888 cover to Paris, France, tied by "Mexico, D.F., 18X, 88" cds's, reverse with Eagle Pass, Texas and New York transit postmarks; stamps with tone spots and creases, Fine, a rare usage of the 1886, 20c lilac.
Scott No. 178a+182+187 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2538Mexico, 1886, 5c dull blue. On 1887 cover from Mexico to N.Y. with large illustrated Hotel Humboldt advertisement on reverse, also on 1890 post card from Mexico to Guauajuato with lithographer advertisement; tone spots and minor wear, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 178a Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2539 ()Mexico, 1886, 10c lilac. Two horizontal strips of four tied by blue "Despachado de Guadalajara, E.U.M., 1 Nov., 1886" cds's on large portion of registered cover back to France, El Paso, Texas and New York transit handstamps, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 180 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2540 o/Mexico, 1886, 12c-25c Numeral issues. Cover and 5 used singles; 1888 cover to London, England with "Departmento De Contabilidad" corner card and "Ferrocarril Interocean, Acapulco a Veracruz Lo., Mexico" embossed on backflap, franked with 12c lilac tied by partial Mexico cds, off cover stamps with two 12c, 20c and two 25c, all with town cancels, 20c with thin, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 181-183 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2541 ()Mexico, 1886, 25c lilac. In combination with 1887, 20c scarlet on 1890 certified cover front to Mexico City, tied by "Toluca, Mex., Feb 10, 90" cds, etiquette and receiving postmark; front with light staining, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 183+188 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2542 oMexico, 1887, 3c scarlet, imperforate. Horizontal pair, violet boxed cancels, clear to large margins, thins and light corner crease at bottom left, Very Fine appearance, unlisted in used condition in Scott.
Scott No. 184a Estimate $75 - 100.