Lot 1230 ()Ecuador, 1865, 1r olive ochre, third period printing, block of 32 (positions 1-8//28-35), without gum, positions 1-2 & 10 showing the complete embossed arms, position 4 showing double frameline at bottom variety, margins clear to large, rich bright color, couple vertical separation creases between stamps and a few tiny thins, otherwise Very Fine, ex-Hubbard and Goeggel.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
THE LARGEST KNOWN MULTIPLE OF THE 1865 1R IN THE OLIVE SHADE.
Lot 1231 oEcuador, 1865, 1r bistre olive, horizontal strip of 3, partial and near complete strike of fancy "Cuenca Franca" oval, clear to ample margins, Very Fine, about ten examples known of pre-adhesive cancellation.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 1232Ecuador, 1865, 1r buff, irregular block of thirteen, in combination with 1865, ½r blue on Judicial wrapper to Riobamba, canceled by manuscript and "Quito, Franca, 18 Enero, 65" cds's, manuscript "1 lb. 11 oz." weight notation; light cover staining at right, still Very Fine, a very early usage of the very rare buff shade.
Scott No. 3+2 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 1233 ()Ecuador, 1865, 1r dark olive, in combination with 1865 ½r blue on Judicial wrapper front and part backflap to Guano, tied together by Riobamba cds, manuscript "3 oz" weight notation at upper right, Very Fine, this shade is most unusual in the third period of printing.
Scott No. 3+2 Estimate $150 - 200.
The olive shade was the result of the mixture of some of the green and yellow inks used to produce the 1r issues. Both stamp were produced by using the same printing plate.