Lot 266 ()Newspaper, 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ pale rose, without gum as issued, superb centering and encompassed by huge margins, stunning radiant color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo; with 1991 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $4,400), one of two in this grade with none higher.
Scott No. PR40 $1,500.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1875 12¢ NEWSPAPER SPECIAL PRINTING ISSUE.
Lot 267Newspaper, 1894, 12¢ pink, o.g., lightly hinged, remarkable perfect centering amid huge margins, bright vivid color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, the only example to receive this grade with none higher; with 2001 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95J, unpriced this grade, priced at $5,050 for the grade of 90).
Scott No. PR95 $2,600.
WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 12¢ NEWSPAPER ISSUE AND EASILY THE FINEST JUMBO MARGIN EXAMPLE KNOWN.
Lot 268 oNewspaper, 1894, 24¢ pink, quartered cork cancel, attractively centered with perfs clear of design, bright pastel-like color, F.-V.F. appearance, an extremely rare newspaper issue in used condition, with all known examples having flaws.
Scott No. PR96 $8,000.
ONE OF THE FINER OF ONLY FOUR CERTIFIED USED EXAMPLES OF THE 1894 24¢ BUREAU NEWSPAPER ISSUE.
Lot 269Newspaper, 1895, $100 purple, o.g., very lightly hinged, well centered amid large oversized margins, bright and fresh with rich vivid color, a Very Fine jumbo, a choice mint example of this scarce and difficult issue; with 1992, 2003 P.F. and 2016 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (VF 80J, SMQ $3,300 for 80 and $4,750 for 85) with only one graded higher at 95.
Scott No. PR113 $3,500.