Lot 1539 o1857, 1¢ blue, type II, plate 11 or 12, red circular New York carrier date stamp cancel, exceptional centering amid wide balanced margins, rich deep color, Extremely Fine to Superb, a stunning gem; with 2011 P.F. & 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter Graded (95, SSV $2,500).
Scott No. 20 $260+.
AN OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF THE 1857 1¢ TYPE II ISSUE BEARING A COMPLEMENTARY COLOR CANCEL.
Lot 15401857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, plate II, full o.g., strong bold color, fresh and F.-V.F.
Scott No. 22 $2,200.
Lot 1541 o1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, neat town cancel, deep rich color, well centered amid nicely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, very attractive; with 2004 P.F., 2019 P.S.E. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter Graded (85, SSV $800).
Scott No. 22 $475.
Lot 15421857, 3¢ dull red, type III, diagonal bisect, bottom right portion of stamp, in combination with 1857, 3¢ dull red, type III single (26) on piece tied by town cancel, left stamp with tiny tone spot, otherwise Very Fine, a rare and unusual usage; with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 26 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 15431857, 3¢ dull red, type IV, vertical pair, o.g., showing extra row of vertical perforations at right through bottom stamp and portion of top stamp, strong bright color, Very Fine, scarce multiple and unusual variety for this issue.
Scott No. 26A $1,250.
Lot 1544 o1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV, block of 4, socked-on-the-nose Hempstead, Texas town cancel, strong color, couple short perfs at upper right, otherwise a Fine and rare multiple.
Scott No. 26A $2,500.
Lot 15451858, 5¢ brick red, type I, full o.g., rich radiant color, centered to left with design clear at bottom and just touching at left, F.-V.F., ex-Gorham, Whitman; with 1952, 2001 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (F-VF 75, SSV $60,000).
Scott No. 27 $80,000.
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE SOUND MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1858, 5¢ TYPE I IN THE BRICK RED SHADE WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM - ONE OF THE RAREST OF ALL MINT CLASSIC ISSUES WITH FULL ORIGINAL GUM.
Although chronicled as the first of the 1858-61 5¢ Issues, the 5¢ brick red was not actually used for months after the red brown and Indian red type I shades, making it the third issue in the series. A search of the Philatelic Foundation Certificate Search revealed approximately 20 mint examples bearing original gum including the Worthington block of four which is though to be unique. Of these examples, about half bear some type of fault and all have perforations impinging on the design on one or two sides.
Lot 1546 o1857, 5¢ bright red brown, type I, town cancel, rich distinctive color, small flaws, Fine appearance, a very scarce shade; with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 28b $2,250.
Lot 1547 o1859, 5¢ brown, type I, near circular grid cancel, precision centering, strong bold color, Extremely Fine, choice so nice; with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (90, SSV $1,000).
Scott No. 29 $375.
Lot 1548 o1860, 5¢ brown, type II, neat central grid cancel, choice centering rich bold color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (VF-XF 85, $475).
Scott No. 30A $280.