Lot 1829 ()Ryukyus, Amami District, 1948, "Ken" (inspection seal) on Mt. Fuji and Cherry Blossoms, typographed, 20s ultramarine, imperf, left margin single, without gum as issued, large margins all around, strong color, Extremely Fine and choice, very rare with only 48 issued.
Scott No. 2X22 $1,750.
Lot 1830Ryukyus, Amami District, 1947, "Ken" (inspection seal) on Garambi Lighthouse, engraved, 40s dull violet, right margin single, o.g., exceptionally well centered, fresh and Extremely Fine.
Scott No. 2X27 $1,750.
A CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE AMAMI DISTRICT 1947 40S DULL VIOLET.
Lot 1831 /()Ryukyus, Miyako District, 1946-47, 1s/50s Provisionals, set of 21 issues lacking only 3X14, o.g. to without gum, all bright and fresh, several with sheet margin, a Very Fine set.
Scott No. 3X1//3X22 $2,005.
Lot 1832Ryukyus, 1950, 2nd Issue, 50s dark carmine rose, top margin vertical pair, showing doubling of top legend in sheet margin, o.g., never hinged, fresh and Very Fine, a very unusual and rare printing variety.
Scott No. 8 var. Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 1833 /Ryukyus, 1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge, type I (1st printing), 10y on 50s dark carmine rose, varieties group, of 15 stamps; showing normal 9/9, 8/8, pairs 8/8-9/9 & 9/9-8/8, inverted bars, wrong "0", white sky, wide bars, wide lower bars (position 86 & 95) and three Tachikawa varieties broken Tei and broken Kai (position 43 & 44), all plate positions identified, all but one stamp n.h., Very Fine, catalog value for Scott listed only.
Scott No. 16A $1,650+.
Lot 1834Ryukyus, 1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge, type II (2nd printing), 10y on 50s dark carmine rose, complete sheet of 100, o.g., never hinged, bearing 8 9/8 point, 40 8/8 point and 52 9/9 point stamps, Higa seal in top margin, some reinforced perf separations in top selvage, still Very Fine, a very scarce intact sheet, Scott catalog value without pair or strip surcharge variety premium.
Scott No. 16 $1,414+.
Lot 1835Ryukyus, 1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge, 10y on 50s dark carmine rose, Gushikawa postal forgery, vertical pair, Gushikawa town cancels, Very Fine, a rare postal forgery used at the Gushikawa Post Office to defraud the Postal Agency.
Scott No. 16 footnote $1,000 for singles.
Lot 1836 /Ryukyus, 1952, "Kai Tei" (revalued) surcharge, type III (3rd printing), 10y on 50s dark carmine rose, varieties group, of 8 stamps; showing normal 9/9, all three size 9 yen positions (16Ba), narrow "10" (16Bf), close Tei (16Bi), and two Tachikawa varieties with size 9 Kai (16Cc) and broken "1" (16Cf), all plate positions identified, all but one stamp n.h.
Scott No. 16B $1,285+.
Lot 1837Ryukyus, Miyako District, Revenue, 1948, 3s-50s complete set, horizontal pairs, nicely centered, 50s value upper right corner margin pair, o.g., mostly with backing paper adhering, F.-V.F., scarce group.
Scott No. 3XR1-3XR7 $800+.
Lot 1838Ryukyus, Miyako District, 1948, Provisional Revenue, 25s dark brown, black overprint, horizontal pair, o.g. (interleaving adherence), strong color, Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. 3XR4a $1,200+.