Lot 2177 o1894, 4¢ dark brown, unwatermarked, right margin plate no. "51" strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color on bright fresh paper, each stamp well centered with wide right margin, middle stamp with natural gum wrinkling slightly creasing, still Extremely Fine, a lovely choice plate strip; with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 254 $1,950.
Lot 21781895, 2¢ carmine, type I, D.L. watermark, o.g., never hinged, rich radiant color and pristine freshness, precision centering and evenly balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, an exceptional gem; with 2010 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $950).
Scott No. 265 $105.
Lot 21791895, 5¢ chocolate, D.L. watermark, top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, large beautifully balanced margins an exceptional centering, rich vibrant color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, one of nine to grade as such with only six higher (all 98); with 2006 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $1,450).
Scott No. 270 $105.
Lot 21801895, $5 dark green, D.L. watermark, o.g., small hinge remnant, exceptionally well centered with wide margins, deep rich color and sharp proof-like impression on bright paper, fresh and Extremely Fine; with 1982 & 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 278 $2,000.
Lot 21811895, $5 dark green, D.L. watermark, block of 4, slightly disturbed o.g., beautiful centered, rich color with strong impression, Very Fine.
Scott No. 278 $9,000.
Lot 21821898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV, o.g., never hinged, well centered, brilliant color on fresh bright paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 1995, 2004 P.F. & 2005 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (VF-XF 85, SMQ $1,300).
Scott No. 279Bc $850.
Lot 21831898, 10¢ brown, type I, o.g., never hinged, choice centering amid large margins, deep rich color and detailed impression not normally encountered on this often pale color issue, Extremely Fine and choice, a striking never hinged stamp; with 2019 P.F. & 2020 P.S.E. certificates, both Graded (XF 90, SMQ $1,700).
Scott No. 282C $525.