Lot 487Mexico, 1861, 2r black on pink, half used as 1r, Guanajuato, left half without district overprint, in combination with 1861, 4r black on yellow, half used as 2r with overprint on 1861 folded letter to Mexico City, tied by blue Guanajuato oval handstamp (Schatzkes 472), Extremely Fine; with 1981 and 2008 MEPSI certificates, signed Calves.
Scott No. 8b Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND QUITE POSSIBLY UNIQUE BISECT COMBINATION USAGE.
Lot 488Mexico, 1861, 8r black on red brown, triangular quadrisect, Oaxaca, tied on 1861 folded letter to Tuxtla by Tehuantepec boxed date stamp cancel (Schatzkes 1070); minor tone spots along cover folds, Very Fine and rare; with 1979 and 1994 MEPSI certificates.
Scott No. 11b Estimate $750 - 1,000.
ONE OF ONLY FOUR RECORDED QUADRISECT USAGES CUT AS A TRIANGLE OF THE 1861 8R BLACK ON RED BROWN.
Lot 489Mexico, 1867, Gothic "Mexico", 2r black on pink, printed on both sides, reverse with both a direct and offset impression, in combination with 1867, Gothic "Mexico", 1r black on green (36) on 1868 folded letter sheet to San Luis Potosi, tied by Mexico cds's (Schatzkes 821); stamp lifted to confirm variety and placed back, cover expertly repaired internal cover hole and reinforced, otherwise Very Fine; signed J.K. Bash, with 1997 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 37a Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
THE UNIQUE ON COVER EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 2R BLACK ON PINK WITH GOTHIC "MEXICO" OVERPRINT, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES VARIETY.
Lot 490 ()Mexico, 1867, Gothic "Mexico" on thin gray-blue paper, 2r green, printed on both sides, without gum, margins large to just slightly in at lower right, strong bright color, reverse with light impression but clearly showing bottom value tablet, Very Fine; with 1997 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 44a $6,000.
THE UNIQUE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 2R GOTHIC "MEXICO" ON THIN GRAY-BLUE PAPER, PRINTED ON BOTH SIDES VARIETY.
The Gothic Provisionals issues contain some of the rarest stamps of Mexico. This printed on both sides variety in unused condition is the only unique Gothic Provisional variety. Even used examples are extremely rare with only two or three examples in existence.
Lot 491 /Mexico, 1934 National University complete, including 1c Postal Tax issue, blocks of 4, o.g., hinged, bottom stamps on 1c-1p values never hinged, fresh with rich colors, a Very Fine set, a scarce multiple set.
Scott No. 698-706, RA13B $13,716 for hinged.
Lot 492Mexico, Official, 1916, 5p carmine & black, Corbata overprint, full o.g., well centered, rich colors, Very Fine, pictured in Follansbee Stamps of the Mexican Revolution; with 1978 and 2008 MEPSI certificates.
Scott No. O112 $3,250.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THIS EXTREMELY RARE KEY OFFICIAL ISSUE.
Lot 493Peru, 1868, Embossed Arms, 1d green, clear to mostly large margins, tied by blue "Tacna, Peru, 22 Enero, 71" cds on folded letter to Castillon, France, in combination with G.B. 1867, 3d rose, two singles tied by "C35" barred oval handstamp of Panama, red "Insufficiently Prepaid" handstamp below, boxed "G.B., 1f60c" handstamp crossed out and replaced with "G.B., 1f90c" handstamp, "19" decimes due handstamp, reverse with Callao and French transit date stamps, Very Fine; with 2011 Eichele certificate.
Scott No. 14+G.B. 49 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE PERU AND GREAT BRITAIN MIXED FRANKING USAGE TO FRANCE.
The Peru 1d paid for the internal rate within Peru, while the G.B. 6d franking paid the rate to the British Post Office in Panama only. Subsequently, the letter was treated wholly unpaid and charge 1.90fr on arrival.
Lot 494 oRussia, 1857, 10k brown & blue, tied on fragment by neat Polish Numeral "70" of Sokolow, four large even margins with bright colors, Extremely Fine, ex-A. Fabergé; with 1999 Mikulski certificate. Michel No. 1.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
A WONDERFUL GEM USED FROM POLAND, WHICH IS QUITE RARE.
Lot 495 oRussia, 1857, 10k brown & blue, cancelled by fancy segmented circle postmark of "Kovno", four large even margins with deep colors, an Extremely Fine gem; with 2001 P.F. certificate. Michel No. 1.
Scott No. 1 $900.
A GEM USED EXAMPLE CANCELLED BY THE FANCY KOVNO SEGMENTED CIRCLE POSTMARK.
Lot 496Russia, 1857, 10k brown & blue, tied on small piece by 1858 boxed cancellation, four large margins, rich colors, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 1 $775.