Lot 2381869, 2¢ brown, bottom left corner margin block of 6, slightly mottled o.g., strong bright color, slight plate wash showing impression of plate edge in bottom margin, F.-V.F., an attractive and scarce position multiple.
Scott No. 113 $4,850 for block and two singles.
Lot 2391869, 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 240 E1869, 15¢ Landing of Columbus essay, type I, small numerals, in green, complete die on India, die sunk on card (77 x 68mm), with N.B.N.Co. imprint below design, rich color, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine, this essay is among the rarest of all 1869 Pictorial essays (formerly Scott #118-E1c). Brazer No. 118E-Ca.
Scott No. 118-E3 $5,000.
THE UNIQUE 1869 15¢ COMPLETE DESIGN TYPE I SMALL NUMERAL ESSAY IN GREEN.
Lot 2411869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, full o.g., fresh mint example on bright paper, with both colors rich and vibrant, F.-V.F. and attractive; with 1974 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 118 $9,500.
A SCARCE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 1869 15¢ TYPE I PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Lot 242 o1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, neat grid cancel, wonderfully centered amid large well balanced margins, stunning deep rich color with vivid impression, an Extremely Fine gem, a brilliant stamp; with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119 $210.
Lot 243 o1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, black cancel, perfectly centered within nice even margins, deep, fresh colors, Extremely Fine, a lovely gem; with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 119 $250.
Lot 244 o1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, complete strike of fancy star cancel, rich deep colors, wide margins and choice centering, Extremely Fine, a choice stamp bearing a fancy cancel; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $675).
Scott No. 119 $210.
Lot 245 o1869, 24¢ green & violet, quartered cork cancel, beautifully centered amid large well balanced margins, rich vivid colors, Extremely Fine and choice; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $1,700).
Scott No. 120 $650.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1860 24¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Lot 246 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, split grid cancel, choice centering amid large margins all round, strong bright colors, an Extremely Fine jumbo, a choice large margin stamp; with 1997 P.F. certificate and 2010 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90J, SMQ $2,150).
Scott No. 121 $450.
Lot 247 P1869, 90¢ carmine & black, small die proof ("Panama-Pacific") (26x26mm), rich colors, tiny pinholes at corners of design made when measuring the design size, tiny corner nick at top right, otherwise Very Fine, very rare as only 3-5 examples are believed to have been produced, ex-Finkelburg; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 122P2a $5,000.