Lot 1444 oAyer & Co., 4¢ blue, die cut, experimental silk paper, showing several blue silk fibers on reverse, exceptional centering and bright color, small thins, Extremely Fine appearance, certainly one of the finest extant.
Scott No. RS9e $1,500.
A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE EXCEEDINGLY RARE AYER & CO. 4¢ BLUE DIE CUT ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER.
Lot 1445 oBarnes, D.S., 1¢ vermilion, old paper, rich color, small tear and corner crease, Fine appearance.
Scott No. RS15a $750.
Lot 1446 oBarnes, D.S., 4¢ vermilion, old paper, rich deep color, light wrinkling and nick at upper left, Fine appearance, only 24 examples recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS17a $1,400.
Lot 1447 EBarnes, Demas, 6¢ Black, Plate Proof Essay, on India, vertical strip of 3, full margins, Very Fine, a very scarce multiple, although a plate was made for this design, no 6¢ Demas Barnes stamps were ever issued.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1448Barr & Co., 4¢ black, experimental silk paper, clearly showing blue silk fiber on reverse, couple slightly short perfs at lower right, otherwise Fine, ex-Scarsdale.
Scott No. RS27e $450.
Lot 1449 oBrown, Dr. C.F., 1¢ blue, old paper, nicely centered, rich color, small thin, Very Fine appearance, quite scarce this nice.
Scott No. RS36a $650.
Lot 1450 oBrown, John I. & Son, 4¢ brown, watermarked USIR, rich color, few nibbed perfs at top, F.-V.F. appearance, very rare with only 16 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS41d $2,000.
Lot 1451 oBull, Dr. John, 4¢ blue, pink paper, bold color, small thins and a couple nibbed perfs at right, F.-V.F. appearance, very scarce with only 34 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS43c $600.
Lot 1452 ()Campion & Co., 4¢ black, imperf, watermarked USIR, left margin vertical strip of 3 with bottom margin single with N.B.N.Co. imprint obliterated, without gum, clear to ample margins, flaws including small hole in bottom stamp and tear at top, F.-V.F. appearance, a scarce multiple.
Scott No. RS47d $1,275.
Lot 1453 oCampion & Co., 4¢ black, die cut, pink paper, beautifully centered, deep color, small shallow thin, Extremely Fine appearance, very scarce and rarely encountered so nice, only 34 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS48c $550.