Lot 114 o1869, 1¢ Buff, circle of wedges cancel, choice centering amid huge jumbo margins, strong color, Extremely Fine; with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 112 $150.
A STUNNING JUMBO GEM, OF WHICH WE KNOW NO EQUAL. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN USED EXAMPLES.
Lot 1151869, 2¢ Brown, o.g., never hinged, precise centering, bright vivid color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine; with 2004 & 2008 P.S.E. and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter Graded (90).
Scott No. 113 $550 for hinged.
A RARE NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 2¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE IN CHOICE CONDITION.
Lot 1161869, 3¢ Ultramarine, tied on fresh cover to Canastota, N.Y. by complete strike of Fancy Bee cancel with light "Adrian, Mich, May 27." cds alongside; certificates states small tear at top right which appears only to be a small corner crease, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2002 and 2011 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 114 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE ON COVER EXAMPLE OF THE ADRIAN, MICHIGAN FANCY BEE CANCELLATION.
Lot 117 o1869, 6¢ Ultramarine, full strike of fancy circle of V's cancel, exceptional centering encompassed by enormous "boardwalk" margins, strong bright color, an Extremely Fine jumbo; with 1997 P.F. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 115 $225.
ONE OF THE LARGEST JUMBO MARGIN EXAMPLES OF THE 1869 6¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE WE HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED IN GEM CONDITION.
Lot 118 o1869, 6¢ Ultramarine, blue quartered cork cancels, choice centering amid uncommonly large margins all around, bright color and strong impression, an Extremely Fine jumbo; with 2015 P.F. and P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (XF 90, SMQ $1,050).
Scott No. 115 $250.
Lot 1191869, 10¢ Yellow, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered with large margins, rich color on bright paper, Extremely Fine; with 2012 P.S.E. Graded certificates (XF 90, SMQ $5,350).
Scott No. 116 $2,000.
A CHOICE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1869, 10¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Lot 1201869, 12¢ Green, o.g., hinge remnant, choice centering amid well balanced margins, bright and fresh with rich deep color, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 117 $1,900.
AN EXCEPTIONAL MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 12¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Lot 1211869, 12¢ Green, in combination with 1869, 2¢ brown on cover to Rome, Italy, tied by two different style geometric handstamps, reverse with red "New York, Paid All, Direct, Jan 8" cds, red Bremen boxed transit date stamp with boxed "Weiterfr 1½ Sgr" and "4" credit handstamps, receiving backstamp, with original enclosure, Very Fine and choice; with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 117+112 Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
A SCARCE ATTRACTIVE 1869 COMBINATION PAYING THE 14¢ NORTH GERMAN UNION DIRECT MAIL RATE TO ITALY.
Lot 122 o1869, 15¢ Brown & Blue, Type II, Center Inverted, light cork cancel, well centered, strong colors, small defects, Very Fine appearance; with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119b $22,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE WELL CENTERED USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 15¢ PICTORIAL INVERT.
Lot 1231869, 24¢ Green & Violet, o.g., lightly hinged, beautifully centered amid large evenly balanced margins, rich vibrant colors on bright fresh paper, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2015 P.F. Graded certificate (XF 90, SSV $18,500).
Scott No. 120 $8,000.
AN EXTRAORDINARY MINT ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 24¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE.