Lot 1770 E1869, 1¢ Franklin essay, small numerals, plate on stamp paper, perf'd, gummed and grilled, eight different; in blue, orange brown, red brown, black brown, yellow, violet, green and rose red, all nicely centered, Very Fine. Brazer No. 112E-De.
Scott No. 112-E4d $805.
Lot 1771 P1869, 1¢ buff, plate proof on India, top margin block of 4 with "No. 1" plate number and bottom margin block of four with "No. 2" plate number, full margins, one with natural paper inclusion, Very Fine.
Scott No. 112P3 $500 for regular blocks of 4.
Lot 1772 E1869, 5¢ Washington essay, large lettering, in blue, die on glazed paper (64x78mm), showing full die sinkage, deep color, fresh and pristine, Very Fine. Brazer No. 115aE-El.
Scott No. 115-E1k $550.
Lot 1773 E1869, 10¢ Lincoln essay, in black, die on proof paper (65x72mm), with N.B.N.Co. imprint below, faint pressed out corner crease well away from design, otherwise immaculate, Very Fine, very scarce. Brazer No. 116E-Db.
Scott No. 116-E1d $1,000.
Lot 1774 o1869, 10¢ yellow, fresh with vibrant color, bold strike of Nagasaki "N" fancy cancel (Frajola NAG-Can4); pulled perf, a Very Fine strike; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 116 Estimate $500 - 750.
A CHOICE STRIKE OF THE NAGASAKI "N" CANCEL, ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL KNOWN ON THE 1869 ISSUE.
There is only one recorded 1869 Issue cover with this cancellation that was offered in the Coulter sale, realizing $41,250.
Lot 1775 E1869 Declaration of Independence vignette essay, in black, die on India mounted on card (170x109mm), oversized version of adopted vignette in similar octagonal format, Very Fine.
Scott No. 120E Estimate $150 - 200.
Lot 1776 o1869, 24¢ green & violet, cancelled by bold clear strike of Nagasaki "N" fancy cancel (Frajola NAG-Can4); cleaned affecting vignette color, a Very Fine strike; with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 120 Estimate $500 - 750.
ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED STRIKES OF THE NAGASAKI "N" CANCEL ON A 24¢ 1869 ISSUE STAMP.
We note this distinctive Nagasaki "N" cancel on 1869 issue values up to the 24¢, including the unique cover bearing an 1869 issue franking that brought $41,250 in 2004. Strikes on the 1869 high values is limited to one recorded 15¢ value and this unique 24¢ value offered here. There are no strikes recorded on the 30¢ and 90¢ values.
Lot 1777 E1869, 30¢ Burgoyne essay, in orange, die on India, die sunk on card (100x79mm), brilliant color, Very Fine. Brazer No. 121E-Ca.
Scott No. 121-E1a $800.
Lot 1778 E1869, 30¢ Burgoyne essay, in blue, die on clear white bond (33x33mm), deep rich color, fresh and Very Fine. Brazer No. 121E-Cd.
Scott No. 121-E1i $600.
Lot 1779 E1869, 30¢ Burgoyne essay, in black, plate on thin surface-tinted paper, seven different; on pink, pale pink, salmon red, orange buff, pale blue, brown violet and pale green, all with full margins, one with right selvage, Very Fine. Brazer No. 121E-Ck.
Scott No. 121-E1p $1,825.