Lot 1720 PMerchant's Gargling Oil, 1¢ & 2¢ Issues, large die proofs, on India, stamp size with large even margins, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. RS178P1, RS179P1 $450.
Lot 1721 oMerchant's Gargling Oil, 1¢ black, old paper, rich color, central thin, F.-V.F. appearance.
Scott No. RS178a $275.
Lot 1722 oMerchant's Gargling Oil, 1¢ black, pink paper, showing small portion of imprint at lower left, flaws including thin spot and nibbed perf at bottom, F.-V.F. appearance, very rare with only 17 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 8 are reported to be faulty).
Scott No. RS178c $1,250.
Lot 1723 oMerchant's Gargling Oil, 2¢ green, watermarked USIR, foreign entry, showing trace of the right side of the 3¢ American Match Co. issue (RO11) left of center, rich color, small thin spot, Fine appearance, a very rare foreign entry variety.
Scott No. RS179d $3,750.