Lot 2564 POfficials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs on card, ample to large margins, fresh and Very Fine, scarce complete set of issues.
Scott No. O1P4-O93P4 $888.
Lot 2565 POfficials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs on India and card, complete sets of each except P3 lacking only O68P3 & O69P3, generally good margins; some flaws, F.-V.F.
Scott No. O1P3//O93P3, O1P4-O93P4 $2,353.
Lot 2566 oAgriculture Dept., 1873, 12¢ yellow, light blue cancel, strong color, wide margins, Very Fine.
Scott No. O6 $270.
Lot 2567Justice Dept., 1873, 10¢ purple, o.g. a bit disturbed, attractively centered amid large oversized margins, strong vibrant color, an Extremely Fine jumbo; with 2015 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90J, SMQ $680 for 90).
Scott No. O29 $310.
Lot 2568Navy Dept., 1873, 2¢ dull blue, o.g., lightly hinged, choice centering with well balanced margins, strong vivid color, Extremely Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $350).
Scott No. O36a $160.
Lot 2569Navy Dept., 1873, 10¢ ultramarine, full o.g., beautifully centered within large margins, rich color and crisp impression, fresh and Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2014 P.F. Graded certificate (VF-XF 85, SSV $280).
Scott No. O40 $210.
Lot 2570Navy Dept., 1873, 30¢ ultramarine, full o.g., exceptional centering amid wide margins, beautiful rich color and sharp impression on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2014 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90 XQ, SSV $825 for 90).
Scott No. O44 $325.
Lot 2571Post Office Dept., 1873, 10¢ black, o.g., precision centering and well balanced margins, strong color, Extremely Fine; with 2015 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (90, SSV $300).
Scott No. O51 $140.
Lot 2572State Dept., 1873, 1¢ dark green, o.g., very lightly hinged, precision centering within uncommonly large and beautifully balanced margins, striking intensely rich color on bright paper with a crisp detailed impression, a Superb jumbo, this is the highest award grade to a 1¢ State Dept. issue with the second highest grade being only a 90 grade; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SSV $1,900 for only a 98 grade).
Scott No. O57 $260.
ONE OF THE FINEST MINT EXAMPLES OF THE OFFICIAL 1¢ STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 2573State Dept., 1873, 12¢ dark green, o.g., fairly light hinging, exceptional centering, rich deep color, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. O63 $310.