Lot 875Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), 3c brown, Mexico, cons 48-1866, full o.g., margins clear to just shaving frameline, bright and fresh, Fine, a very scarce original gum example, with only 300 sent to the Post Office on March 3, 1866; with 1972 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 18; $1,300 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 876 ()Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), 3c brown, Mexico, without gum, margins large to just shaving outer frameline at upper right, F.-V.F.; signed Bash.
Scott No. 18; $1,300 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 877Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), ½r lilac, Mexico, cons 1-1866, o.g., hinge remnant, bright color, Very Fine and choice; with 2018 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 20c Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
BELIEVED TO BE THE ONLY KNOWN MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1866 ½ EAGLE ISSUE FROM THE FIFTH PERIOD -A GREAT EAGLE ISSUE RARITY.
This issue is only known from two consignments, 1-1866 and 17-1866 (both Mexico districts). It is believed that only 400 where sent in 1866. About ten used examples are known of which most are faulty.
Lot 878 oMexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), ½r lilac, Mexico, cons 1-1866, Mexico town cancel, ample to mostly large margins, crease and thin, Very Fine appearance, except for 400 lilacs divided between consignments 1 and 17, all 1866 medios are gray, with a low survival rate, these "Fifth Period Lilacs" are very rare - around ten used example are known all having some sort of fault, this is probably the finest looking example of this important rarity, having big even margins.
Scott No. 20c Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Lot 879 /oMexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), ½r gray & 2r orange, Mazatlan, three singles, all cons 62-1866; ½r used with Mazatlan boxed date stamp (Schatzkes 739), 2r with used on piece (Schatzkes 739) and a mint o.g. example, ½r with horizontal creases, otherwise Very Fine, Pietsch reports about 5 copies known of the ½r and 20 of the 2r.
Scott No. 20d, 23 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 880Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), ½r-2r issues, Tlalpujahua, cons 106-1864, ½r single and block of 4 (two recorded) and singles of 1r & 2r, o.g., Very Fine.
Scott No. 20d-23 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 881Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), ½r gray lilac, Mazatlan, cons 62-1866, Mazatlan box datestamp cancel (Schatzkes 739), ample to large margins, Very Fine and choice, Pietsch reports only 5 copies in used condition are known; with 1984 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 20f Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 882 o/Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), 1r & 2r issues, Apam, three 1r 15-1866, one tied to cover and another sub 4 Otumba (Schatzkes 37), plus a 2r 85-1866 used from Mexico City, Very Fine.
Scott No. 21, 23 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 883Mexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), 1r blue, Apam, cons 15-1866, sub 7, tied on piece by Teotihuacan oval cancel (Schatzkes 40), F.-V.F. and rare.
Scott No. 21 Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 884 oMexico, 1866, Eagle (5th Period), 1r blue, Merida, bold sharp strike of oval Maxcanu cancel (Schatzkes 798B), small thin and tear, Very Fine appearance, extremely rare and quite possibly unique, illustrated in Pietsch, ex-Bash, Adams and Corbett.
Scott No. 21 Estimate $200 - 300.