Lot 2119Documentary, 1898, "I.R." provisional, 2¢ pink, type III, overprint inverted, block of 50 with bottom plate 483 and imprint block of six, four positions have the small period variety (5, 10, 55, 60 due to inverted overprint orientation), nicely centered; some separation, o.g., never hinged, F.-V.F. and rare large block.
Scott Nos. R155c $812 as blocks and plate.
Lot 2120Documentary, 1898, overprinted Newspaper stamp, $5 dark blue, surcharges reading down and up, both well centered with rich color on bright paper, each neatly canceled by pink and purple circular handstamp respectively, Extremely Fine and attractive pair.
Scott Nos. R159-R160 $465.
Lot 2121 oDocumentary, 1899, $500 Hamilton, serial number 572, large to huge margins, canceled by manuscript and crossed purple 1901 handstamps, choice and Extremely Fine; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. R180 $800.
Lot 2122 ()Documentary, 1900, $50 gray, surcharged with open numeral, no gum, exceptionally well centered, brilliant color, Extremely Fine and choice unused example; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. R189 $2,250 as o.g.
Lot 2123 oDocumentary, 1902, $50 green, surcharged with ornamental numeral, cut cancel and blue circular handstamp, beautifully centered, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. R194 $400.
Lot 2124 oDocumentary, 1914, $50 Liberty, bright color and paper, attractive purple 1914 handstamp cancel, fresh and F.-V.F.; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. R223 $1,000.
Lot 2125 oDocumentary, 1914, $500 Hamilton, wide margins, rich color on bright paper, neat red handstamp cancel, trivial short perf at bottom, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott Nos. R226 $650.
Lot 2126 ()Documentary, 1914, $1,000 Madison, nat. s.e. at right, beautifully centered within wide margins, strong vibrant color on bright paper, neat purple circular handstamp cancel, without gum as issued, trivial short perf top right (not mentioned on cert.), Extremely Fine and choice; with 2022 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. R227 $725.
Lot 2127 oDocumentary, 1940, $30 Grant, exceptionally well centered within large balanced margins, nat. s.e. at right, intense vivid color on bright paper, canceled by neat blue manuscript, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott Nos. R282 $1,250.
Lot 2128 oDocumentary, 1940, $500 carmine, neat manuscript cancel, perfectly centered within beautifully balanced margins, rich radiant color, Extremely Fine to Superb, likely the finest example of the few known; with 2017 P.S.E. for strip and 2020 P.S.E. certificates, the latter Graded (XF-Sup 95).
Scott Nos. R309 $5,000.
WITHOUT QUESTION - ONE OF THE FINEST EXAMPLES OF THE 1940 $500 DOCUMENTARY ISSUE, WITH ONLY TEN EXAMPLES RECORDED.