Lot 82 P1860-63, 1¢-12¢ Cents Issue Complete, exhibit balance including singles, a pair and blocks of four including 8Pii,iv se-tenant block of four, 8TCii block of four, 9TCi block of four, 10P block of four, 10TCii block of four, 12Pi,ii se-tenant block of four, 13Pi,ii se-tenant block of four, 13TC pair, etc, a Very Fine group. SG No. 9/17a.
Scott No. 8-13 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 831860-63, 1¢-2¢ and 8½¢-10¢ Mint Group, group comprising two #8 blocks of four, one with left imprint selvage and other with top imprint selvage, #9 block of four with left imprint selvage, #11 top left corner block of sixteen with top and left imprint selvage, and #12 top row block of 20 showing four imprints.
Scott No. 8-9, 11-12 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 841860-63, 1¢ Black on Yellowish, Double "Kiss" Impression, wide margins, deep intense color from second "kiss" impression on crisp white paper, o.g., hinge remnant, ex-Eldridge.
Scott No. 8 var. Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 85 o1860-63, 1¢ Black on Yellowish, block of five, tied by oval grid cancels on small piece, F.-V.F., used blocks are rare. SG No. 9.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 86 P1860, 2¢ Black, Die Proof on India, 32x52mm, die number "354" amended in pencil to "412" and "American Bank Note Co." imprint below; two tiny holes with one barely affecting design, otherwise Very Fine and rare, ex-Koh.
Scott No. 9P Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE ONLY RECORDED 2¢ DIE PROOF IN BLACK ON INDIA IN PRIVATE HANDS.
Two examples of this 1860 2¢ Die Proof in Black surfaced in the American Bank Note archives, the other was retained by the Canadian Postal Museum. See Argenti on page 176 where he speculated that such a proof might exist.
Lot 87 P1860-63, 5¢ Blue, Plate Proof on India, Red "SPECIMEN." Overprints, block of eight, mounted on card, top row with type A long overprints, bottom row with type B short thin overprints, margins all around, a Very Fine se-tenant multiple. Unitrade No. 10Pi, ii C$650 ($490).
Scott No. 10P var. Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 881860-63, 5¢ Blue, horizontal pair with bottom "American Bank Note Co." imprint selvage, o.g., hinge remnant, Fine and attractive position multiple. SG No. 24.
Scott No. 10 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 89 P1860-63, 8½¢ Black, Red "SPECIMEN." Overprints, block of four, mounted on card, top row (pos. 3-4) with thin short overprint, bottom row (pos. 8-9) with thick short overprint, block of 4, Very Fine. Unitrade No. 11TCi, ii C$375 ($280).
Scott No. 11TC Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 90 P1860-63, 8½¢ Dark Green, Plate Proof on India, bottom right corner block of 12 showing imprint at right and bottom, mounted on card; slight abrasion at top affects top right position, still exceptionally fresh and Very Fine. SG No. 14. Unitrade No. 11Pi C$1,200+ ($900).
Scott No. 11P Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 91 P1860-63, 10¢ Vermilion, Plate Proof on India, block of 9, positions 21-23/31-33/41-43, large margins, couple small flaws including pinhole in pos. 42 and slight thin 21/31, fresh and Very Fine appearance. Unitrade No. 12P C$630 ($470).
Scott No. 12P Estimate $300 - 400.