Lot 2042 E1861-66, 2¢-5¢ "Woodcut" combination essay, in violet, plate on yellow wove, complete sheet of 9 showing three impressions of each design, bright and fresh, light crease in right margin well away from designs, Very Fine, scarce complete sheet.
Scott No. 73-E3c-75-E3c $450 for singles.
Lot 2043 o1863, 2¢ black, light blue segmented grid cancel, precision centering amid evenly balanced margins, bold color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, a remarkable gem centered 2¢ Blackjack with complimentary color cancellation; with 1997 and 2014 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SSV $700).
Scott No. 73 $80.
Lot 2044 ()1862, 5¢ red brown, regummed, rich deep color, fresh and Fine; with 2004 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. 75 $2,200 for no gum.
Lot 2045 o1862, 5¢ red brown, blue town and portions of red cancels, near perfect centering amid large balanced margins well clear of design, rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with only five used examples to grade as such with none higher; with 2007 P.S.E. Graded encapsulation (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $4,500).
Scott No. 75 $450.
A WONDERFUL AND RARE 1862 5¢ RED BROWN ISSUE IN SUCH EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION.
Lot 20461863, 5¢ brown, full o.g., fresh with rich color, slight creasing, F.-V.F. appearance; with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 76 $1,400.
Lot 2047 o1866, 15¢ black, well centered with sharp impression on fresh paper, neatly cancelled by quartered cork and small bit of red exchange cds at left, a Very Fine to Extremely Fine jumbo, SMQ $500; with 1990 P.F. and 2014 P.S.E. certificates, latter graded VF-XF 85J.
Scott No. 77 $180.
Lot 2048 o1866, 15¢ black, 3 singles, each cancelled with colored corks of purple, blue and paint red, couple small flaws, Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 77 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 2049 o1863, 24¢ dark grayish lilac, target cancel, beautiful rich color, centered amid nicely balanced margins, Very Fine and choice, a very uncommon dark shade variety; with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 78a var. $425.
Lot 2050 o1863, 24¢ grayish lilac, neat target and small portion of red transit cancels, rich deep color not normally encountered on this issue, choice centering, Extremely Fine and attractive; with 2009 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $1,000).
Scott No. 78a $425.
Lot 2051 o1863, 24¢ grayish lilac, target cancel, strong bright color, attractively centered, Very Fine; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 78a $425.