Lot 426 oMexico, 1872, 50c yellow, Durango, Papel Sellado watermark, cons 15-72, Durango town cancel (Schatzkes238), ample to mostly large margins, Very Fine and choice; with 1996 MEPSI certificate. Follansbee Nos. 90wl.
Scott Nos. 84; $850 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 427 ()Mexico, 1872, 50c yellow, strip of four and two singles + 25c red, Tula, cons 47-72, right pair in strip with watermark, all tied by oval "Franco, Tula" handstamps (Schatzkes 1693B) on courthouse wrapper front, F.-V.F., an extremely rare usage with this being the only known 50¢ usage from Tula, only 250 50¢ sent from consignment.
Scott Nos. 84+95+96 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Lot 428 oMexico, 1872, 100c gray lilac, Puebla, Papel Sellado watermark, cons 34-72, neat Puebla town cancel, ample to large margins, bright color, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 86; $650 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 429 ()Mexico, 1872, 100c gray lilac, strip of three + 25c red, Tula, cons 47-72, strip with full margins, canceled by clear "Franco, Tula" oval handstamps (Schatzkes 1693B) on courthouse cover front (few tears), F.-V.F., a rare and the only known usage of the 100c from Tula, with only 100 100c sent from consignment.
Scott Nos. 98+95 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 430 oMexico, 1872, 100c gray lilac, vertically laid paper, Guadalajara, unwatermarked, cons 16-72, horizontal pair, circular town cancel (Schatzkes 304), margins ample to slightly in, strong color, F.-V.F. and attractive, a very rare high value multiple, with only 12 examples of the 100c on laid paper recorded this is probably a unique multiple; signed J.K. Bash.
Scott Nos. 98c; $2,500 for singles Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 431 ()Mexico, 1882, 24c violet, without overprint, strip of four and pair, in combination on judiciary front with 1882, 3c Medallion pair + 1884, 10c Hidalgo from Puebla to Tecali making the $1.60 rate, tied by Puebla cds's with light eagle cachet handstamp, Very Fine, at the end of the issue and briefly the Juarez stamps were authorized to be used for domestic rates, a truly outstanding exhibition item.
Scott Nos. 138a+147+156 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 432Mexico, 1884, 1c Hidalgo, imperf, corner margin block of 30, full o.g., with dramatic diagonal paper fold, tears at top affecting a few stamps, otherwise Very Fine, the largest known multiple of 1c imperf block.
Scott Nos. 150a; $1,875 for pairs Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 433 oMexico, 1884, 5p blue, horizontal strip of 3, oval date stamp cancels, eep color, natural s.e.'s at top and left, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. 163 $900 for singles.
Lot 434 PMexico, 1886, 1c-10p Numeral Issue, Special Deluxe Proof Set, complete set of 15 proofs on India cut-to-shape and mounted on brown card with bordered frames, in the first colors issued (lilac, 1c, 2c &5c in U.P.U. colors), includes the unissued 50c lilac and 1p & 2p carmine values, Very Fine, this set is believed to be unique, probably issued for high postal authorities and the premium set of proofs of the issue, ex Jay Bard.
Scott Nos. 174P-183P, 228P, 229P Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 435 PMexico, 1887-92, 1c-10p Numeral Issue, Deluxe Proof Set, set of 14 values on India cut-to shape with security punch holes, included the unissued 1 and 2 peso values, Very Fine, only two complete sets are known to exist.
Scott Nos. 184P-192P, 228P-229P Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.