Lot 17211909, 1¢ green, on bluish paper, o.g., never hinged, rich deep color on distinctively blued paper, large nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott Nos. 357 $190.
Lot 17221909, 2¢ carmine, on bluish paper, o.g., never hinged, strong color color, wide margins, Very Fine; with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 358 $170.
Lot 17231909, 4¢ orange brown, bluish paper, o.g., lightly hinged, attractively centered, bright color and full intact perforations, fresh and Fine; with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. 360 $27,500.
AN HANDSOME EXAMPLE OF THE OF THE 1909 4¢ BLUISH PAPER RARITY.
According to Johl (Vol. 1, page 175), the only source of the 4¢ and 8¢ Bluish stamps was the archives of the Post Office Department. Approximately 80 of each were traded for rare stamps missing from the archives. Given the failed experimental nature of the paper mixture, it is no surprise that virtually all copies are off-center to some extent.
Lot 17241909, 15¢ pale ultramarine, bluish paper, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh & Fine; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate Graded F 70.
Scott Nos. 366 $1,300.