Lot 2413 oProprietary, 1871, 1¢ green & black, center inverted, neat 1871 manuscript cancel, rich colors, usual centering for this issue, Fine, with approximately two dozen examples recorded of which most have flaws, ex-Cunliffe, Curtis; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. RB1d $5,250.
A RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 1¢ PROPRIETARY WITH CENTER INVERTED.
Lot 2414 oProprietary, 1871, 3¢ green & black, center inverted, manuscript cancel, strong bold color, repaired at right, Fine appearance, Scott catalog value with small faults; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. RB3d $14,000.
ONE OF ONLY SEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE 3¢ PROPRIETARY ISSUE WITH CENTER INVERTED - ONE OF THE GREAT REVENUE RARITIES.
Lot 2415 oProprietary, 1873, $5 green & black, violet paper, manuscript "JHB, Feb 18/79 " cancel, rich vibrant colors not normally encountered on this issue, sharp crisp impression of fresh paper, trivial tiny thin spot at left, otherwise Very Fine, Scott catalog value with small faults, ex-Lyons, Mayer and Curtis; with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. RB10a $11,000.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE RARE $5 PROPRIETARY ISSUE ON VIOLET PAPER.
Only 74 examples of the $5 Proprietary on violet paper were ever issued. Due to the stamps size, the far majority of these issue have flaws to some extent. This stamp, with only a tiny thin, is by far one of the finest examples known.