Lot 20521882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved, o.g., lightly hinged, well centered within wide margins, deep rich color, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $275).
Scott No. 209 $160.
Lot 2053 o1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved, grid of diamonds cancel, exceptional centering within oversized margins, rich deep color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo; with 2016 P.S.A.G. Graded certificate (95J, SSV $200 for 95).
Scott No. 209 $6.
Lot 2054 E1881-82, 10¢ A.B.N.C. Franklin, vignette only, die essay on India, engraved vignette only, die on India, two of first in Orange Brown and Scarlet, India paper trimmed to stamp size and mounted on card slightly larger, Very Fine.
Scott No. 209-E4a $1,150.
Lot 2055 E1881-82, 10¢ A.B.N.C. Franklin, vignette only, die essay on glazed paper, engraved vignette only, die sunk on glazed paper, engraved vignette only, die on India, three of the essays on glazed including Dim Orange, Dim Blue Green and Dim Brown (latter unlisted), with die number reversed at top, each with full die sinkage, 60 x 75mm and slightly smaller; one with thin spots, overall and Very Fine group, ex-Lake Shore. Brazer No. 115aE-Fd.
Scott No. 209-E4b $2,325.
Lot 2056 o1883, 2¢ red brown, Kicking Mule cancel, Very Fine, a nice example of this famous cancel.
Scott No. 210 $75.
Lot 20571883, 4¢ blue green, o.g., lightly hinged, rich color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine; with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $625).
Scott No. 211 $250.
Lot 2058 ()1883 Special Printing, 4¢ deep blue green, without gum as issued, bright fresh paper and deep intense color indicative of this issue, Fine, a lovely example of this extremely rare Special Printing issue, ex-Sheriff; signed E. Klein, with 1971 P.F. and 2015 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 211D $50,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1883 4¢ AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO. SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.
This Special Printing is from a trial printing by a new steam-powered American Bank Note Co. press. Approximately 1,000 of these stamps (in sheets of 200 with an imperforate gutter between panes of 100) were delivered as samples to the Third Assistant Postmaster General and subsequently made their way to the public market.
Official Postal records show that twenty six examples of this Special Printing where issued. The Philatelic Foundation has certified all but one of these. Out of the mere twenty five that has been certified, five examples are recorded with small flaws.
Lot 2059 o1887, 1¢ ultramarine, New York duplex cancels, attractively centered amid enormous margins, rich deep color, a Very Fine jumbo, a mammoth stamp; with 2000 P.S.E. and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 212 $3.
Lot 20601887, 3¢ vermilion, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, rich radiant color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $1,400).
Scott No. 214 $180.
A WONDERFUL NEVER HINGED GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1887 3¢ AMERICAN BANKNOTE ISSUE.
Lot 20611887, 3¢ vermilion, horizontal pair, radiant color, tied by "Chicago Ill." third-class cancel on piece of advertising cover for a Chicago photographer, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. 214 Estimate $150 - 200.