Lot 2069 oDocumentary, 1871, Second Issue, $50 blue & black, light manuscript cancel, exceptional centering amid beautifully balanced margins, rich brilliant color, an Extremely Fine gem, a wonderful high value revenue issue; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. R131 $1,050.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1871 $50 U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE ISSUE.
Lot 2070 oDocumentary, 1871, Second Issue, $200 red, blue & black, faint handstamp cancel, rich bright colors on fresh paper, small tone spot and corner crease, otherwise Fine; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. R132 $8,500.
AN ATTRACTIVE LIGHTLY CANCELED EXAMPLE OF THE 1871 $200 "SMALL PERSIAN RUG" ISSUE.
Lot 2071 oDocumentary, 1871, Second Issue, $500 "Persian Rug", manuscript cancel, rich vibrant color, light horizontal crease, F.-V.F. appearance, this being the earliest known usage of the $500 "Persian Rug" issue, Scott catalog value for small faults; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. R133 $16,500.
A HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE $500.00 LARGE PERSIAN RUG WITH CONDITION FAR BETTER THAN NORMALLY ENCOUNTERED.
Only 210 were issued, and it is safe to say that most examples are faulty to some degree. Scott Retail is for an example with small faults. The Kingsley census records 76 copies, and a handful are known outside of the census.