Lot 458Mexico, Unión Postal Universal, Libreta De Identidad, circa 1880's, softbound, 32 pages; intact unused identity booklet for receipt of registered mail (type 2), with instructions in ten languages, includes an impression of the 20c Numeral issue on first inside page, Very Fine and choice for this, a very rare unused booklet.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 459Mexico, 1856, First Issue, ½r blue, Zacatecas, horizontal strip of four, wide margins, canceled by straight line Zacatecas handstamps (Schatzkes 1849) on cover to Hacienda de Santa Rita; right stamp with slight gum stain in margin, Very Fine.
Scott No. 1 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 460 oMexico, 1856, First Issue, 2r yellow green, Sultepec, oval Sultepec cancel (Schatzkes 1551), large margins all around, bright color, Extremely Fine, certainly one of the finest of only approximately six known (NF $2,500); with 2019 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 3 Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Lot 461Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 2r black on pink, vertical strip of three, Veracruz, with bottom stamp showing late stage of large plate crack (position 189), paying the 6 reales rate on fresh 1864 folded letter sheet to Mexico, tied by two neat strikes of Veracruz cds (Schatzkes 1757A), Very Fine and choice, ex-Larranaga.
Scott No. 8 Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 462Mexico, 1861, Second Issue, 4r black on yellow, Monterrey, horizontal bisect, bottom portion of stamp, tied by boxed Monterrey date stamp (Schatzkes 860) on 1861 folded letter sheet to San Luis Potosi, Very Fine and choice, one of the finest of the six examples recorded from this district; with 2019 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 9a Estimate $600 - 800.
Lot 463Mexico, 1864, Eagle (1st Period), 4r green, without district overprint, block of 15, o.g., never hinged (gum skips at right affecting two stamps), fresh with rich color, large margins all around, Extremely Fine, the largest known block of the 4r 1st Period Eagle issue without overprint; with 2010 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 24b Estimate $500 - 750.
This block is not to be confused with the common remainder/reprints. The main differences on the 4r is the darker color and that the design height is 1mm taller than the remainder issues. A block of 4 of the remainder issue accompanies this lot for comparison.
Lot 464Mexico, 1867, Gothic "Mexico", ½r black on buff, o.g., never hinged, margins mostly large to touching at left, clear bold overprint and exceptional freshness, Very Fine, almost unheard of in never hinged condition; with 2020 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 35 $2,500 for hinged.
AN EXTREMELY RARE EXAMPLE OF THE 1867 ½R HIDALGO WITH GOTHIC "MEXICO" ISSUE IN NEVER HINGED CONDITION.