Lot 2351Agriculture Dept., 1873, 10¢ yellow, o.g., lightly hinged, exceptional centering amid well balanced oversized margins, rich radiant color, Extremely Fine to Superb, the only example to receive this grade in any condition with no examples higher, with P.S.E. SMQ value $2,100 for 95 with no value posted for 95J; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95J).
Scott No. O5 $525.
WITHOUT QUESTION, THE FINEST KNOWN EXAMPLES OF THE 1873 10¢ AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT ISSUE.
Lot 2352 ()Newspaper, 1875, 3¢ gray black, C.B.N.C. "Hard Paper" Special Printing, without gum as issued, choice centering amid evenly balanced oversized margins, bold color on bright fresh paper, an Extremely Fine jumbo, the finest example we know of and, in our opinion, undergraded; with 2022 P.F. certificates Graded (XF 90, SMQ $1,150).
Scott No. PR34 $700.
Lot 2353Newspaper, 1894, 36¢ pink, Bureau printing, full o.g., strong bright pink shade and nicely centered, small thin spot in top margin and reperforated at right, F.-V.F. appearance, one of the nicest examples of the nine examples recorded, all of which having flaws, ex-Schwenk; with 1980 P.F. & 2007 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott No. PR97 $40,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE EXAMPLE OF THE 1894 36¢ NEWSPAPER ISSUES, A GREAT NEWSPAPER & PERIODICAL RARITY.
Lot 2354Parcel Post, 1913, 3¢ Railway Postal Clerk, o.g., never hinged, precision centering amid large well balanced margins, deep intense color on bright paper, a Superb Gem; with 2015 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Superb 98; SMQ $950.00).
Scott No. Q3 $24.
Lot 2355Parcel Post, 1913, 4¢ Rural Carrier, top left corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, well centered amid large oversized margins with full corner margin selvage, rich bold color, a Very Fine jumbo, an impressive position single; with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott No. Q4 $78.
Lot 2356Parcel Post, 1913, 50¢ Dairying, o.g., never hinged, perfectly centered within large beautifully balanced margins, rich bold color, exceptionally fresh, Superb, an outstanding gem with few equals; with 2022 P.F. certificate Graded (S 98, SMQ $7,500).
Scott No. Q10 $500.
A SUPERB GEM MINT NEVER HINGED EXAMPLE OF THE 50¢ PARCEL POST ISSUE.