Lot 2207 oKelly & Co., 4¢ black, old paper, large margins, strong color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine, only 19 examples recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS153a $2,250.
A VERY RARE SOUND EXAMPLE OF THE KELLY & CO. 4¢ BLACK ON OLD PAPER - ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN.
Lot 2208 oKelly & Co., 4¢ black, experimental silk paper, showing a couple blue silk fibers on reverse, ample to large margins, fresh with rich color, couple faint creases and small thin, Very Fine and choice appearance, only 19 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS153e $2,500.
A VERY RARE KELLY & CO. 4¢ BLACK ON EXPERIMENTAL SILK PAPER.
Lot 2209 oKerr, Dr. J.C., 4¢ blue, silk paper, well centered for this poorly centered issue, rich deep color, Very Fine, a very scarce sound stamp.
Scott No. RS159b $350.
Lot 2210 oLittlefield, Alvah, 1¢ black, experimental silk paper, well centered amid wide margins, bold color on fresh paper, Very Fine, a very rare sound example of this elusive experimental silk paper, undercataloged in Scott.
Scott No. RS164e $200.
Lot 2211 oLittlefield, Alvah, 4¢ green, old paper, intensely rich color, choice centering for this notoriously off centered issue, hinge thin, Very Fine appearance, rare with 21 examples recorded in the Aldrich census, most examples with perfs into design.
Scott No. RS165a $2,000.
ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE ALVAH LITTLEFIELD 4¢ GREEN ON OLD PAPER.
Lot 2212 oLyon Mfg. Co., 1¢ black, pink paper, wide margins, bold color, Very Fine and choice, a very scarce sound stamp.
Scott No. RS167c $400.
Lot 2213 oLyon Mfg. Co., 1¢ black, watermarked USIR, imperforate, huge even margins all around, deep color, Superb, a great rarity, unlisted in the Scott catalog.
Scott No. RS167d var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
THE DISCOVERY EXAMPLE OF THE LYON MFG. CO., 1¢ WATERMARKED USIR IMPERFORATE ISSUE - THE ONLY EXAMPLE KNOWN TO US.
Lot 2214 oLyon Mfg. Co., 2¢ black, pink paper, choice centering amid well balanced margins, strong color, small sealed tear, Extremely Fine appearance, an exceptional example, one of the finest of this notoriously off centered issue.
Scott No. RS168c $200.
Lot 2215Mansfield & Co., 1¢ blue, watermarked USIR, tied by bold "Saint Louis, Mo., Aug 31" cds and barred duplex cancel on locally addressed cover; stamp with short perf and cover corner repair at upper right, Very Fine appearance, an extremely rare accepted illegal postal usage of a private medicine revenue issue; with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. RS174d Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 2216 oMansfield & Co., 1¢ blue, pink paper, imperf between, horizontal pair, strong bright color, thin in left stamp, Very Fine appearance, rare, only 23 are recorded in the Aldrich census.
Scott No. RS174ci $750.