Lot 1172 PSpecial Delivery, 1954, 20¢ Deep Blue, Large Die Proof, die sunk on full size 203x153mm card, Bureau blue "152264B" handstamp on reverse along with "C" punch behind die and purple "Engraver's Stock Proof Authorized By_______" handstamp and initialed, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. E20P1 $3,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED LARGE DIE PROOF OF THE 1954 SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE IN PRIVATE HANDS.
Lot 1173 /Special Delivery, 1954, 20¢ Deep Blue - Exhibit Group, group mounted on 8 exhibit pages with stamps and 12 covers including misperforation pair, plate number block signed by engraver, graphic and text engravers, sheet miscut showing gutter, 1952 official postal announcement, and covers with Congressional free frank use, Canton Island territorial use, foreign origin of Mexico, Jamaica and Columbia, 1957 rate change use to 30¢ with only E20 and 10¢ postage due added, and a metered 1976 rate change cover showing the short lived 80¢ special delivery fee, etc., F.-V.F.
Scott No. E20 Estimate $300 - 400.