Lot 2682Mexico, Official, 1895, 15c burnt blue, "Oficial" overprint. Horizontal pair, right stamp with clipped corner, tied by indistinct cds's on registered 1897 oversized "Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores" corner card cover to Zurich Switzerland, violet "Certificacion Oficial para el Extranjero, Mexico, D.F. Correos" two-line handstamp; cover wear, Fine, a scarce usage of the Toluca registry handstamp on inland mail.
Scott No. O17 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2683 SMexico, Officials 1895-98, 1p-10p, "Muestra" overprints. 1p pin perf., full o.g., all fresh and well centered, Very Fine, an extremely rare set with less than 5 examples of each value are known.
Scott No. O21,O39,O48B Estimate $500 - 750.
These specimens where created for the "Colecccion de Timbres Postales Mexicanos" in 1898 and 1899 and were assumed to be for the official file. Only one used 10p Official on unwatermarked paper was known until the discovery of this 10p specimen in 1993.
Lot 2684 oMexico, Official, 1897, 1p brown. Strip of 4, natural s.e. at bottom and left, town cancels, light creases and restored bottom left corner, Very Fine appearance, the largest recorded multiple and most likely unique.
Scott No. O39 Estimate $400 - 500.
Lot 2685Mexico, Official, 1900, 1c green, "Oficial" overprint. Vertical pair tied by "Mexico, D.F., 22 Jun, 1901" cds paying the printed matter rate on "Sectretaria de Hacienda Y Credito Publico" corner card cover to Wein, Austria, indistinct purple date stamp and receiving backstamp; cover tear and reduced, Fine.
Scott No. O49 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 2686Mexico, Official, 1900, 1c green, "Oficial" overprint. Vertical pair tied by Mexico City town postmark on wrapper with paste-up printed address label to the Mexican Consulate in Munich, Germany, large part of blue "Ministerio De Hacienda, Mexico, 14 Ene, 02" oval date stamp at lower right, receiving backstamp, Very Fine, a scarce circular rate wrapper to Germany frank with Official stamps.
Scott No. O49 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 2687Mexico, Official, 1900, 10c violet and orange. Tied by "Corresp., Mexico D.F., 21 Feb 01" cds on oversized "Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores., Mexico" corner card cover to Newport, Mon.; light file folds, Very Fine.
Scott No. O53 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 2688Mexico, Official, 1900, 1p blue & black, block of six + 5p carmine & black, high values. In combination with 1900 15c, two singles + 50c red lilac, all tied by cds's on reverse on 1902 cover to Burdeosred allover Official security seal design Burdeos. Franua, purple "Seccion 1a" office seal oval date stamp; 15c values folded over cover at bottom, Fine, still an extremely rare usage of the 1895 Mulita high values.
Scott No. O54+O56-O58 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 2689Mexico, Official, 1910, 20c carmine and dark blue, "Oficial" overprint. Part pane of 50 with complete margin selvage, neat town cancels, natural light creasing affecting 3rd row, otherwise Very Fine, a unique multiple usage.
Scott No. O71 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 2690Mexico, Official, 1900-16, 5p carmine & black, "Oficial" overprint. 3 examples with 2 different type and 3 different color overprints; mounted on page with "Oficials" overprint 1927, 50c olive brown & 1p carmine & black; with the original IX Congres Postal Universal, Londres brown leather booklet with gold front cover imprint, presented by the Mexican delegation, stamps and booklet bright and fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. O175-76,O191-2, O195 Estimate $300 - 400.