Lot 1039 o1852, 3¢ pinkish, type II, light town cancel, bright distinctive color, margins large to just in at top right, tiny ink mark on reverse showing through at bottom right, otherwise F.-V.F., a very rare and elusive 1852, 3¢ issue shade; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A $5,750.
Lot 1040 o1857, 3¢ plum, type I, four large margins except clear at top left, distinctive shade, cancelled by two manuscript strokes, light corner creases and tiny tear at right, Very Fine appearance, An attractive example of this rare 1857 shade; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11 var. $2,200.
Lot 1041 o1852-57, 3¢ claret, type II, town cancel, large to huge margins encompassing portions of five adjacent stamp, rich true claret color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo; with 2010 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $375 for the dull red shade).
Scott No. 11A $23.
Lot 10421851, 3¢ deep experimental orange brown, type II, clear to mostly large margins showing portions of adjacent stamps, rich color, tied by neat "Erie, Pa., Dec 12" cds on fresh cover to Richmond, Ky., with original 1851 enclosure, Extremely Fine, a wonderful usage of the 1851 3¢ issue in the rare deep experimental orange brown shade; with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 11A var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.