Lot 1787 PSwett, Dr. G.W., 4¢ black, large die proof, on India (91x50mm), with manuscript "Approved Aug 21, 66, Thomas Harland, Acting Comr." endorsement below design, India faults and rebacked, otherwise F.-V.F., an unique initial approval proof, ex-Joyce.
Scott No. RS236P1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1788 oSwett, Dr. G.W., 4¢ green, perf'd, watermarked USIR, faults including soiled and rounded corner at bottom left, about Fine appearance, still a very rare stamp, with 19 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (14 of which are reported faulty).
Scott No. RS237d $2,750.
Lot 1789 oSwett, Dr. G.W., 4¢ green, perf'd and die cut, silk paper, deep rich color, thin spot, otherwise Very Fine, very scarce with only 34 examples recorded in the Aldrich census (of which 18 are reported to be faulty), undervalued in the Scott catalog.
Scott No. RS238b $450.