Lot 1736 PPierce, R.V., 1¢ black, trial color large die proof, three different on India, in blue (26x62mm), green (stamp size) and red (die sunk on card 39x84mm), rich colors, 1¢ blue with light corner crease in margin, otherwise Very Fine, a complete set of trial colors.
Scott No. RS189TC1 $625.
Lot 1737 oPierce, R.V., 1¢ green, pink paper, rich bold color, attractively centered, couple small thins, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. RS189c $200.
Lot 1738 PPierce, R.V., 2¢ green, trial color large die proof, on India, stamp size with large even margins, deep color, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. RS190TC1 $500.
Lot 1739 PPierce, R.V., 2¢ black, large die proof, approval proof on India (49x121mm), engraved by Jos. R. Carpenter, with manuscript "approved J.W. Douglas, Acting Commissioner" approval signature and datelined "Office Int Revenue, Washington Apl 4, 1870", accompanied by Joyce album pages with the original R.V. Pierce entry from Butler & Carpenter order book, Very Fine, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS190P1 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.