Lot 22401918, $2 orange red & black, flawless o.g., never hinged, perfect centering and encompassed by huge evenly balanced margins all around, fresh with rich colors, a Superb jumbo gem, a truly amazing stamp, this is The Only Example To Receive This Penultimate Grade; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Gem 100J, SMQ $7,250 for only a 98).
Scott No. 523 $1,200.
WITHOUT QUESTION THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 $2 ORANGE RED & BLACK ISSUE IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 22411918, $2 orange red & black, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered amid wide margins, strong bright color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 523 $525.
Lot 22421918, 3¢ purple Offset, type IV, printed on both sides, left margin block of 4 with plate "9009" number, o.g., fairly light hinging, strong bold color, impression on reverse with plate "8995" number, reverse with minor offset on top right stamp and certificate mentions left pair with vertical crease which is only a light gum bend that does not crease the paper, Fine, one of two known examples of this variety, the other being a plate number single; with 2010 W. Weiss certificate.
Scott No. 530b Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
AN EXTRAORDINARY EXAMPLE OF THE 1918 3¢ OFFSET TYPE IV ISSUE PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES WITH IMPRESSIONS FROM TWO DIFFERENT PLATES.
The plate number single was featured in an article in the Philatelic Foundation "Opinions III" by George Brett. It is believed that the impression on the reverse (plate 8995) was either a makeready or a rejected print and, due to economy measures at the time, the sheet was later reused (probably also as a makeready) when plate 9009 was used a few days later.
Lot 22431918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type Va, o.g., never hinged, huge even margins, rich radiant color and P.O. fresh, a Superb gem; with 2013 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Gem 100).
Scott No. 534 $26.
Lot 22441918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type VII, o.g., never hinged, large to huge margins encompassing portion of adjacent stamp at bottom, rich radiant color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with photocopy of 2013 P.S.E. certificate for pair.
Scott No. 534B $3,250.
Lot 22451918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type VII, horizontal guideline pair, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh with strong bright color, few gum bends not mention on certificate, Very Fine and choice, a scarce multiple; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 534B $3,750.
Lot 22461918, 2¢ carmine, Offset imperf, type VII, right margin pair with arrow guide line, o.g., never hinged, huge margins, strong vibrant color on bright paper, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 534B $6,500 for singles.
A WONDERFUL POSITION MULTIPLE OF THE 1918 2¢ IMPERFORATE OFFSET TYPE VII ISSUE.
Lot 22471919, 1¢ gray green Offset, perf 12½, imperf vertically, horizontal pair, o.g., tiny hinge remnant, strong bright color, Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine, a rare and undercataloged variety; with 2011 P.F. certificate, Colman guarantee handstamp.
Scott No. 536a $1,250.
Lot 22481919, 1¢ Gray Green Offset, Perf 12½, Imperf Vertically, horizontal pair, o.g., very lightly hinged, strong bright color, Post Office fresh, Extremely Fine, a rare and undercataloged variety; with 2004 P.F. certificate, Colman guarantee handstamp.
Scott No. 536a $1,250.
Lot 22491919, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste, top margin single, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered amid huge margins all around, rich color and crisp impression, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, rarely encountered so large and in such exceptional condition.
Scott No. 538 $23.