Lot 1717 PMercado & Sully, 2¢ blue, trial color large die proof, on India (157x47mm), bright and fresh, Very Fine and choice.
Scott No. RS177TC1 $750.
Lot 1718 PMercado & Sully, 2¢ black, large die proof, on India, stamp size with full margins, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. RS177P1 $350.
Lot 1719 oMercado & Sully, 2¢ black, old paper, margins large to shaving frameline at lower right, flaws including thins, creasing and tear, Fine appearance, an extremely rare example of the Mercado & Sully 2¢ Black on Old Paper, with 15 examples recorded in the Aldrich census of (which 10 are reported to be faulty), ex-Cunliffe.
Scott No. RS177a $8,000.