Lot 1597 PHall & Ruckel, 3¢ blue, trial color large die proof, on India mount on card, stamp size with large oversized margins, deep color, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. RS96TC1 $225.
Lot 1598 PHall & Ruckel, 3¢ black, large die proof, initial approval proof on India (51x52mm), with manuscript "Approved this day Sept. 6, 1865" approval date and "William Orton" signature of Commissioner of Internal Revenue, some mounting gum soak and sealed tears away from stamp design, accompanied by the original Hall & Ruckel entry from Butler & Carpenter order book (on Joyce album page), F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. RS96P1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1599 oHall & Ruckel, 3¢ Black, Watermarked U.S.I.R., Imperforate, clear to large margins with upper right margin extending out showing portion of adjacent stamp, deep color, corner thins at bottom, otherwise Very Fine; with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott No. RS96d var. Estimate $500 - 750.
A UNIQUE AND UNREPORTED EXAMPLE OF THE HALL & RUCKEL 3¢ IMPERFORATE ON WATERMARKED PAPER.