Lot 391851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, position 92L4, fine single with rich color, neatly tied by indistinct town cancel on fresh unsealed cover to Foxboro, Mass., endorsed "Paid" and "Circular" at left, Very Fine; with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 6 $15,000.
A RARE ON COVER USAGE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE IA ISSUE ON AN IMMACULATE COVER.
Lot 40 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, New Orleans, La. town cancel, large to enormous margin encompassing portions of adjacent stamps on all sides, rich color and a sharp detailed impression, a Superb jumbo; with 2001 P.F. certificate and 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98J, SMQ $3,000).
Scott No. 7 $135.
Lot 41 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, position 96L2, light blue town cancel, gorgeous rich deep color and crisp impression, huge balanced margins all a round, Superb; with 2011 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98, SMQ $2,100).
Scott No. 7 $143.
A WONDERFUL GEM EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE II ISSUE BEARING A COMPLIMENTARY COLOR CANCELLATION.
Lot 42 o1851, 1¢ blue, type II, vertical pair, town cancels, large oversized margins all around, strong vibrant color, Superb, this being the only pair to receive this grade with none higher; with 2016 P.S.E. Graded certificate (Superb 98).
Scott No. 7 $290.
ONE OF THE FINEST USED PAIRS OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE II ISSUE.
Lot 43 o1851, 1¢ blue, type III, clearly showing a full break at bottom and a wide break at top, town cancel, wide margins, rich bold color and crisp impression, Extremely Fine; with 2001 P.F. and 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $5,250).
Scott No. 8 $2,000.
A CHOICE USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1851 1¢ TYPE III ISSUE.
Lot 44 o1856, 5¢ red brown, town cancels, huge well balanced margins showing small portion of adjacent stamp at left, rich bright color, Superb; with 1981 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (Superb 98, SMQ $4,350), with only four graded higher at 98J.
Scott No. 12 $700.
A GEM USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1856, 5¢ RED BROWN.
Lot 45 o1856, 5¢ red brown, neat New Orleans, La. town cancel, large beautifully balanced margins, strong vibrant color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a truly exceptional used example of the 1856 5¢ issue; with 1969, 1981, 2006 P.F. and 2011 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,100).
Scott No. 12 $700.
Lot 46 o1856, 5¢ red brown, large evenly balanced margins all a round, rich vivid color, Extremely Fine to Superb; with 2007 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $2,100).
Scott No. 12 $700.
AN EXCEPTIONAL USED EXAMPLE OF THE 1856 5¢ ISSUE.
Lot 471855, 10¢ green, type I, horizontal strip of three, large margins to touched at left, used with 3¢ dull red (11A), three large to huge margins, each tied by circular grid cancel, matching "Greenfield Ms., Feb 17" cds on 1857 Blodgett correspondence cover to Shanghai, China, "New-York Br. Pkt., Feb 18" exchange cds with magenta "28" cent credit rating to G.B., carried by Cunard Line Africa from New York Feb 18th to Liverpool arriving Mar. 2nd, London Paid (3.3) transit cds, Hong Kong (4.29) arrival backstamp, pencil 1857 docketing at left, Very Fine, ex-Menaker, Mizuhara; with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
A WONDERFUL COVER PAYING THE 33¢ BRITISH MAIL RATE VIA SOUTHAMPTON TO SHANGHAI PREPAID WITH A 10¢ TYPE I STRIP.
The 10¢ type I in a strip of three is unpriced by Scott.
Lot 481855, 10¢ green, type I, four large even margins, tied by "Portland Me., Paid, Feb 8" cds on blue 1856 folded letter to Havana, Cuba, partial red New York transit cds, Havana (2.18) arrival backstamp and matching "NA" and "1" due handstamp for North America 1 reales due, an Extremely Fine use; with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 13 Estimate $750 - 1,000.