Lot 1251 ()Hawaii, 1851-52, 5¢ blue "Missionary", Crocker Type I -- the lefthand position in the setting of two, no gum, margins added at top and right with portion of frame line painted in, Very Fine appearance; with 2021 P.F. and 2022 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. 2 $55,000.
ONE OF ONLY TWELVE RECORDED UNUSED EXAMPLES OF THE HAWAIIAN 1851 5¢ MISSIONARY, OF WHICH ONLY TEN ARE AVAILABLE TO COLLECTORS.
According to the Siegel census there are only twelve unused copies recorded (two of which are in the Tapling collection at the British Library). The Scott Catalogue notes that "values are for examples with minor damage that has been skillfully repaired".
Lot 577Mexico, 1866, Emperor Maximilian (litho), 50c green, Mexico, horizontal strip of five and single, in combination with 1866, Emperor Maximilian (litho), 13c blue + 25c buff, Mexico, all cons 81-1866 on oversized folded letter sheet to Guadalajara, all tied by Mexico cds's, Very Fine, this is the highest franking known on cover of the entire issue ($3.38 pesos), undoubtedly the most important rarity of the issue which has not been in auction individually in at least 40 years; with 2013 M.E.P.S.I. certificate.
Scott No. 30+27+28 Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Lot 138Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d red on bluish, worn impression, vertical pair, large margins all around, tied by bold mute barred oval handstamps on folded letter from Port Louis to Batavia, Dutch East Indies, manuscript "via Aden" routing endorsement, reverse with "G.P.O. Mauritius, Ja 7, 1860" despatch cds and red boxed "Singapore, Ship Letter" transit datestamp; light cover file folds, Extremely Fine and rare; with 2022 B.P.A. certificate. Scott No. 5b.
SG No. 18 Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
A CHOICE LARGE MARGIN PAIR OF THE 1D "POST PAID" ISSUE ON COVER TO BATAVIA.
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Lot 124 ()Mauritius, 1848-59, "Post Paid", 1d orange vermilion on bluish, early impression, position 11, no gum, ample to large margins, rich vibrant color, few tiny insignificant blue specks on face, Very Fine; with 1938 & 2022 B.P.A. certificates. Scott No. 5.
SG No. 7 £35,000 ($41,650).
AN EXTREMELY RARE UNUSED EXAMPLE OF THE 1D "POST PAID" ISSUE FROM THE EARLY IMPRESSION.
Lot 939 BK/1917, 2¢ rose, type I, perf 11, A.E.F. booklet pane of 30, o.g., ten stamps hinged, others never hinged, nicely centered for this notoriously off centered pane, bold vibrant color, slight gum wrinkle in top right stamp not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Very Fine, an attractive example of this booklet pane rarity, it is believed that approximately only twenty examples are in existence; with 1958 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 499f $20,000.
Lot 8431869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, o.g., well centered, strong colors on bright paper, Very Fine and choice; with 1981 and 2001 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 118 $9,000.
A PRISTINE ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 15¢ TYPE I 1869 PICTORIAL ISSUE.
Lot 1125Documentary, 1871, Second Issue, $50 blue & black, three pairs used with four $25 blue & black (R130) singles, used on Jun. 27th 1872 document, the will of Stephen G. Austin of Buffalo N.Y., each stamp with matching "Z.F., June 27, 1872" manuscript cancel; one stamp with some perfs torn away from edge placement not mentioned on certificate, tears along folds, Very Fine; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. R131; $10,200+ Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT WITH MULTIPLE PAIRS OF THE $50 SECOND-ISSUE REVENUE, THE LARGEST NUMBER RECORDED USED ON DOCUMENT.
Lot 856 o1870, 24¢ purple, H. grill, N.B.N.C. printing, outstanding centering, fresh bright pastel shade characteristic of the genuine examples, light cancel, Very Fine; signed Sloane, with 1957 and 2021 P.F. certificates, latter Graded (VF 80, SMQ $8,500).
Scott No. 142 $6,500.
AN OUTSTANDING SOUND USED EXAMPLE OF THE RARE 24¢ NATIONAL GRILLED.
Lot 8931908, 5¢ blue, Schermack type II perfs, coil pair, o.g., light bend on right stamp and owner handstamp (both not mentioned on certificate), Very Fine, fresh and scarce; with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 315 $9,000.