Lot 429 oProprietary, 1871, 1¢ Green & Black, Center Inverted, remarkably well centered within balanced margins, rich colors on bright paper, blue handstamp cancel; internal paper split, fresh and Extremely Fine appearance; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RB1d $5,250.
AMONG THE FINEST OF ONLY 23 RECORDED EXAMPLES OF THE 1¢ PROPRIETARY INVERT ON VIOLET PAPER.
The Larry Lyons' revenue census records 23 examples of the 1¢ Proprietary invert on violet paper. Of these, only five are well-centered with each having varying faults that affect the appearance. The well centered example offered here without any creasing or perf flaws is exceptional.
Lot 430 ()Proprietary, 1873, $1 Green & Black, Violet Paper, unused, strong color and impressions on bright paper, F.-V.F.; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RB9a $3,500 as used.
AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE UNUSED SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 50¢ PROPRIETARY ISSUE ON VIOLET PAPER.
Lot 431 oProprietary, 1874, $1 Green & Black, Green Paper, exceedingly well centered with unusually wide margins, strong paper color, lightly canceled; minor flaws including faint crease and some thin spots, Very Fine appearance; with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RB9b $12,500.
A CHOICE AND EXCEPTIONALLY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $1.00 PROPRIETARY ON GREEN PAPER, OF WHICH ONLY 7 EXAMPLES ARE RECORDED.
Larry Lyons listed seven used examples in his census (one stamp has since been certified as RB9a on intermediate violet paper) and one additional unused stamp has been found. Most examples have small faults.
Lot 432 oProprietary, 1873, $5 Green & Black, Violet Paper, exceedingly well centered, rich colors with detailed impressions, neat "JHB, Nov 18/78" manuscript cancel; one perforation added and some minor surface scrapes, Very Fine appearance; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RB10a $11,000.
A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE EXAMPLE OF THE $5.00 PROPRIETARY ON VIOLET PAPER.
It is believed that only 74 stamps were issued (50 on Green paper). Examples almost invariably have faults and/or repairs, due to the stamp's large size and the nature of its use.
Lot 433 oProprietary, 1875, 5¢ Black, Rouletted, beautifully centered with strong color and impression, very light manuscript leaves the design fully visible, an Extremely Fine gem; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RB16c $1,850.
THE FINEST RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE 5¢ 1875 PROPRIETARY ROULETTED ISSUE.
Most examples of this stamp are badly centered. This example is extraordinary with outstanding centering, light cancellation and strong color.
Lot 434Proprietary, 1914, 4-3/8¢ Black, usual centering, proof-like color and impression, o.g., Fine.
Scott No. RB42 $3,000.