Lot 1098Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ Ultramarine - Issued Stamps and Varieties, intact group mounted on two exhibit pages comprising four mint singles in different shades, left arrow block of four, top right corner margin single showing "EP" plate makers initials, right arrow block of four signed by Director Meredith of the BEP, top plate number 1776 and imprint strip of four misperfed with plate number and imprint captured entirely within stamp, dry print and overinking, dramatic preprint paper folds, misperforations, etc.; some faults, a Very Fine exhibit group.
Scott No. E6 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 1099Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ Ultramarine - Plate Number Items, exhibit page of three plate items comprising bottom plate number 1774 and type imprint block of 8 with stamps appearing n.h., light toning, bottom plate number 5244 and type VII imprint strip of three and bottom plate number 5244-09 and type VII imprint strip of three, F.-V.F.
Scott No. E6 $6,475.
The 1902 issue went back to press from new plate after the withdrawal of the Merry Widow stamp. Plates 5240, 5243, 5244 and 5245 were used with a Bureau type VII imprint for the reissue. A writer-critic complained in the philatelic press that the re-issue could not be distinguished. The Bureau then added "-09" to the four plate numbers used to print this issue.
Lot 1100Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ Ultramarine - Postal History, exhibit balance on 18 pages with 36 usages with many better including three uses on postal cards, use on illustrated private post card, two uses on St. Louis World's Fair advertising envelopes (one Palace of Education multicolor illustrated) and also one to the St. Louis expo grounds, steamboat use, Alaska Terr. use, two Canal Zone territorial uses, foreign origins incl. Cuba, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Mexico (2), Trinidad & Tobago large piece, foreign destinations of Austria, Germany, Italy and Japan.
Scott No. E6 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.