Lot 412 PPostage Dues, 1891, 1¢ to 50¢ complete, imperf proofs on stamp paper, all with large margins, bright and fresh, 3¢ pair has one stamp with small faults, one 10¢ stamp with small natural inclusion, one 30¢ small thin spot, overall a Very Fine set, a rarely seen complete set of horizontal pairs of these elusive imperforates.
Scott No. J22P5-J28P5 $3,125.
Lot 413 EPost Office Dept., 1873, 90¢ Perry essay, in dull blue, complete design, die on proof paper, 4mm margins, rich color, tiny pinhole, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. O56-E1b $1,500.
Lot 414 PState Dept., 1873, $20 scarlet & blue, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card, large balanced margins and radiant color, Very Fine.
Scott No. O71TC4b $1,000.
Lot 415 PState Dept., 1873, $20 brown & black, "Atlanta" trial color plate proof on card, large margins, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. O71TC4c $1,000.
Lot 416 PCarrier, 1851, 1¢ Eagle, orange, trial color plate proof on wove, dividing line visible on all sides.
Scott No. LO2TC5a $350.
Lot 417 PAmerican Letter Mail Co., 1844, 5¢ black, thin paper (2nd printing), plate proof with die no. 25874, likely that of Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, mounted on brown card from an archive, small stain from mounting, Very Fine. Quite possibly unique.
Scott No. 5L1 var. Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 418 E"Adams Express Co., Frank" telegraph essay in black, on India mounted on card, National Bank Note Co. imprint at bottom, Very Fine and rare, from the American Bank Note Company files.
Estimate $200 - 300.