Lot 15971861, 10¢ dark green, First Design, disturbed o.g., deep color, couple small light creases not detracting, Fine appearance, still a presentable example of this rare and elusive mint first design; with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 62B $8,000.
Lot 15981861, First Designs, 1¢ to 90¢ complete, plate proofs on India, close on one side of 5¢ and 12¢ rest margins ample to large, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 63-E11c-72-E7e Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 15991861, 1¢ bright blue, plate scratches, Vertical pair, top stamp showing plate scratches across top, exceptional depth of color, each with cork cancel, Very Fine and choice pair, ex-Koppersmith, Born; with 1990 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 63 var.; $105 as normal pair Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 16001861, 3¢ pink, o.g., bright true pink color, flaws including vertical crease and a closed tear, Fine appearance, a very rare and seldom offered mint stamp; with 1969 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 64 $14,000.
Lot 1601 E1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in deep red, complete design, small die on pale cream soft wove, o.g., rich color, Very Fine, very scarce.
Scott No. 65-E15e $1,250.
Lot 1602 P1861 issue proofs and essays, small group comprising two "A.B.N.C." essays (65-E7A vars.) in blue and green, plus 3¢ Atlantas (104TC4) in black and scarlet, both with large margins, Very Fine group.
Scott No. 65 var. Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1603 P1861, 3¢ rose, large die proof, on India paper die sunk on 140 x 199mm card, hint of vertical toning band, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 65P1 $1,000.
Lot 1604 P1861, 3¢ rose, proof on stamp paper, horizontal pair, o.g., large balanced margins, rich bold color, Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 65P5 $1,000.
Lot 16051861, 5¢ brown yellow, full o.g., rich vivid color, small tear at bottom and corner perf crease, Fine appearance, still an attractive example of this very rare mint stamp; with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 67a $30,000.
Lot 1606 o1861, 5¢ olive yellow, neat town cancels, well centered, distinctive bold olive yellow color, flaws with clipped perfs at lower right, F.-V.F. appearance, the rarest of the buff shades; with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 67b $4,750.