Lot 1916Wrapper, 1874, 2¢ vermilion on manila, die 4, full corner (52x89mm), bright and fresh, usual faint horizontal creases above and below indicia, Very Fine and choice; with 2015 P.F. certificate. UPSS No. 317.
Scott No. W138 $25,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE EXTREMELY RARE 1874 2¢ VERMILION ON MANILA WRAPPER ISSUES - A GREAT STATIONERY RARITY WITH ONE OF FIVE KNOWN EXAMPLES.
It is noted that one complete entire is known and four cut squares. Virtually all have horizontal creases with one through indicia. This cut square is the only full corner with the faint creases well away from design.
Current Opening Bid: $6,500
Lot 1917Envelope, 1884, 2¢ brown, die 1, attractive green advertising indicia collar on 2¢ brown entire cancelled by "New York, Apr 16 '86" duplex to Red Bank N.Y., reduced at left and tiny edge tear, otherwise Very Fine and rare.
Scott No. U277 $325.
Current Opening Bid: $140
Lot 1918Lettersheet, 1886, 2¢ Grant, entire with intact tabs, uprated with 1893, 10¢ Special Delivery (E3), tied by bold strikes of "Saint Paul, Minn., Oct 12 '93" cds locally address, manuscript "741" service number, Very Fine and attractive.
Scott No. U293 Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Opening Bid: $190
Lot 1919Envelope, 1920, 2¢ on 2¢ carmine on amber, size 10, knife 90, watermark 19, cut square, bright and fresh, faint hint of tone left of center (not mentioned on certificate), Very Fine; with 2009 P.F. certificate. UPSS No. 2943A.
Scott No. U466B $22,500.
AN EXTREMELY RARE FULL ENTIRE OF THE 1920 2¢ ON 2¢ CARMINE ON AMBER ISSUE.
Current Opening Bid: $6,000