Lot 4801856, 5¢ red brown, o.g., a bright fresh mint single; two good margins and barely clear on the other two sides, heavy diagonal crease on the left side has been neatly repaired after almost completely separating from top to bottom, F.-V.F. appearance. A very rare mint stamp.; with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 12 $30,000.
Lot 481 o1856, 5¢ red brown, horizontal pair, large margins to clear at bottom, rich color on bright paper, neat strike of "Kingston N.H. Oct 10" cds, left stamp with tiny tear at top clear of design, still Very Fine and choice pair.
Scott No. 12 $1,700.
Lot 482 o1856, 5¢ red brown, exceptionally fresh with clear to large margins and a neat, central red grid cancel, virtually Very Fine; with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12 $950.
Lot 483 o1856, 5¢ red brown, large margins, bright shade, light strikes of Boston "Paid" in grid cancel and bit of red exchange cds at bottom, lower right corner crease in margin, Very Fine appearance.
Scott No. 12 $975.
Lot 484 o1856, 5¢ red brown, a lovely used block of 4 with margins nearly all around, small closed hole in the lower left stamp and all stamps lightly "rubbed", otherwise F.-V.F. A great rarity.; with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 12 $45,000.
ONE OF ONLY THREE OFF-COVER BLOCKS OF 4, ALL OF WHICH ARE FAULTY.
Lot 4851855, 10¢ green, type I, a fresh mint single with full o.g., deep color and bright paper with large margins nearly all around, barely touching the lower left "shell" with a small nick at the center bottom, nearly Very Fine; with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 13 $19,000.
A COMPLETELY SOUND, RARE MINT EXAMPLE OF THE 1855 TEN-CENT TYPE I.
Lot 4861855, 10¢ green, types III & I, block of four, positions 89-90/99-100R1, top stamps type III, bottom type I, large margins except cut in at bottom, tied by "Binghampton" cds strikes on small piece addressed to Mexico, "Vera Cruz, 17 Marzo, 1857" arrival oval and "18" reales due handstamp; small piece flaws, Fine.
Scott No. 13,15 Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Lot 487 o1855, 10¢ green, type II, two strikes of N.Y. Ocean Mail cancels, large well balanced margins, rich color, Extremely Fine; with 2003 P.S.E. & 2008 P.F. certificates, the latter Graded (XF 90, SMQ $300).
Scott No. 14 $145.
Lot 488 o1855, 10¢ green, type II, Pos. 71-74R1, strip of four, large margins all around, strong color, canceled by bold strikes of "Philadelphia Pa. Feb 20" cds, Extremely Fine and choice strip.
Scott No. 14 $620 + as two pairs.
Lot 489 o1855, 10¢ green, types II & III, Pos. 15-16 / 25-26L1, block of 4, large margins except just clear at top, top pair type II, bottom pair type III, canceled by New York Ocean Mail cds, small corner crease top right, light wrinkles in top pair, Very Fine appearance; with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. 14,15 $3,500.