Lot 2377 ()Newspaper, 1865, 5¢ dark blue, without gum as issued, exceptional centering with evenly balanced margins around, deep fresh color on bright paper, Extremely Fine to Superb, rarely encountered so choice; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. PR1 $750.
Lot 2378 ()Newspaper, 1865, 10¢ blue green, without gum as issued, beautifully centered amid wide margins, bold color, bright and fresh, Extremely Fine and choice, a lovely gem; with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. PR2 $300.
Lot 2379 ()Newspaper, 1880 Reprint of 1865 issue, 5¢ dark blue, without gum as issued, well centered amid nicely balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. PR8 $775.
Lot 2380 ()Newspaper, 1880 Reprint of 1865 issue, 5¢ dark blue, without gum as issued, large margins, bold color, Very Fine and choice; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. PR8 $775.
Lot 2381 oNewspaper, 1875, 24¢ pale rose, silk fiber paper, showing short silk fibers running throughout the paper most notably on reverse, light manuscript cancel, strong bright color, tiny corner flaw and a few short perfs, Very Fine appearance, Scott catalog lists this variety only in mint condition (catalog $2,000 for mint); with 2013 W. Weiss certificate.
Scott No. PR17 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1875 24¢ NEWSPAPER ISSUE ON SILK FIBER PAPER.
During this period, the Continental Banknote Co. used for a very short period of time silk fiber paper. Many of the 1873 Banknote issues are recorded printed on this paper.
Lot 2382 oNewspaper, 1895, $100 purple, socked-on-the-nose negative "B" cork cancel, large margins, rich vibrant color, Very Fine, only ten used examples have ever been certified by the Philatelic Foundation with only five in sound condition; with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. PR113 $7,000.
A HANDSOME AND VERY RARE SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1895 $100 NEWSPAPER ISSUE.
Lot 2383 oNewspaper, 1896, $100 purple, partial oval cancel, beautifully centered amid large margins, rich vivid color, Extremely Fine, a choice used high value; with 2013 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $675).
Scott No. PR125 $240.
Lot 2384Parcel Post, 1913, 5¢ carmine rose, o.g., never hinged, attractively centered amid huge margins, fresh with deep color, an Extremely Fine jumbo.
Scott No. Q5 $85.
Lot 2385Parcel Post, 1913, $1 carmine rose, block of 4, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering throughout, each stamp with beautifully balanced margins, rich bold color on bright paper, an Extremely Fine gem, a magnificent gem block.
Scott No. Q12 $2,800.