Lot 1309 oArgentina, 1862, 15c blue, without accent on "U", unobtrusive corner cancel, margins large to a bit in at bottom, small flaws, Fine appearance, still an attractive example of this rare and seldom encountered plate variety.
Scott No. 7a $5,000.
Lot 1310 oArgentina, 1864, 10c blue, watermarked RA, clear impression, negative "OM" in oval bar cancel, margins large to just into frameline at bottom right, deep bold color, faint thin in watermark, otherwise F.-V.F., an attractive example of this key Rivadavia issue; with 1990 Holcombe certificate. SG No. 15.
Scott No. 10 $6,750.
Lot 1311 oArgentina, 1864, 15c blue, perf'd, block of 4, oval town cancels, exceptional centering, strong bold color, Extremely Fine, a wonderful rare block, especially so in sound condition, ex Sabatini.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1312 ()Argentina, 1864, 15c blue, perf'd, showing doubling in letters and frameline, on cover front to Tucuman, tied by Buenos Ayres cds, Very Fine, ex Sabatini, Dale-Lichtenstein.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1313 ()Argentina, 1867, 5c rose red, thick paper, no watermark, believed to be from Kneitscel 6th printing (no. 27), without gum, ample to large margins, bright color, thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, Holcombe states "A very rare stamp, only a few copies of this stamp are known and this is believed to be the only unused copy."; with 1994 Holcombe certificate and letter concerning this rare issue. SG No. 21.
Scott No. 15 var. Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1314 ()Argentina, 1867, 5c rose red, no watermark, paper with faint horizontal ribbing, reverse with double circle control mark handstamp on reverse in blue, similar color and impression of stamps in the 6th and 7th printings (Kneitscel 30G), without gum, clear to ample margins, bright color, Very Fine, this probably was intended as a proof impression which was eventually put into circulation due to a shortage of stamps at the P.O. around the time; with 1994 Holcombe certificate. SG No. 21 var.
Scott No. 15 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1315 oArgentina, 1867, 10c green, imperforate, no watermark, neat circle of diamonds cancel, large margins showing part of adjacent stamp at bottom, rich color, minute thin, otherwise Extremely Fine, a lovely example of this rare Rivadavia issue, ex Dale-Lichtenstein; with 1994 Holcombe certificate. SG No. 22.
Scott No. 15A $4,000.
Lot 1316 oArgentina, 1867, 15c blue, imperforate, no watermark, neat oval of dots cancel, ample to mostly large margins, rich deep color, couple small thins, otherwise Very Fine and choice, very scarce, ex Dale-Lichtenstein; with 1993 Holcombe certificate. SG No. 23.
Scott No. 16 $3,000.
Lot 1317 PArgentina, 1940 Airmail set complete, 30c-2.50p trial color proofs on stamp paper, 15 items in various colors, fresh, Very Fine.
Scott No. C38P-C42P Estimate $25 - 35.
Lot 1318 ()Córdoba, 1858, 10c black, laid paper, without gum, clear to large margins, hinge thin at top, otherwise F.-V.F., very scarce.
Scott No. 2 $3,000.