Lot 1821903, 5¢ blue, exceptionally well centered with large margins, bright color and fresh paper, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb and choice; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $950).
Scott No. 304 $150.
Lot 1831903, 6¢ claret, exceedingly well centered with deep radiant color on bright paper, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2017 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Superb 95, SMQ $1,150).
Scott No. 305 $150.
Lot 1841903, $1 black, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally centered amid uncommonly large margins, fresh with rich deep color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with eleven examples to receive this grade and only three examples higher (all 98); with 1996 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $8,500).
Scott No. 311 $1,900.
A STUNNING LARGE MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE 1903 $1 FARRAGUT HIGH VALUE.
Lot 1851903, $5 dark green, o.g., never hinged, remarkably well centered amid beautifully balanced margins, rich deep color and a sharp early impression, Extremely Fine and choice, a magnificent gem, with this being one of only three never hinged examples to receive this grade with none higher; with 1991, 1993, 2004 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $16,000).
Scott No. 313 $6,250.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST NEVER HINGED EXAMPLES OF THE 1903 $5 MARSHAL HIGH VALUE IN EXISTENCE.
Lot 1861906, 1¢ blue green, imperf, vertical coil, pair with full leader strip attached at top, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, rich brilliant color and exceptional freshness, Extremely Fine, listed but unpriced in the Scott catalog; with 1972 and 2004 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 314V Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
THE UNIQUE EXAMPLE OF THE 1906 1¢ IMPERFORATE VERTICAL COIL BEARING A COIL LEADER STRIP.
A Scott catalog footnote states that the Philatelic Foundation has certified only this unique vertical coil and questions the existence of any of the other listed items as no other certified vertical coils are known.
Lot 1871908, 5¢ blue, imperf, horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, large to huge margins, rich deep color and a crisp detailed impression, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1982 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $1,600).
Scott No. 315 $1,300.