Lot 2268Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue, block of 4, o.g., rich intense color, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. E1 $2,500.
Lot 2269Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ deep blue, o.g., rich color, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. E1 var. $1,250.
Lot 2270Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange, o.g., lightly hinged, nicely centered with bright color, Very Fine.
Scott Nos. E3 $300.
Lot 2271Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked, canceled by Boston Mass. Eagle & Thunderbolt machine cancel clearly showing the eagle, nicely centered, light creasing and tiny perf tear.
Scott Nos. E4 Estimate $500 - 750.
THE ONLY RECORDED STRIKE OF THIS CANCEL ON THE 1894 BUREAU 10¢ SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.
The Boston Mass. machine cancel with Eagle and Thunderbolt was used only three hours on January 2, 1895. This is the only recorded strike on a special delivery issue on or off cover.
Lot 2272Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue, top sheet margin horizontal pair with plate #881 and part-imprint, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh, few slightly blunted perfs at lower left, F.-V.F.
Scott Nos. E5 $950+.
Lot 2273Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine, o.g., previously hinged, well centered with fresh color, Extremely Fine and attractive; with 2022 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded 90.
Scott Nos. E6 $230.
Lot 2274Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine, o.g., previously hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine; with 2022 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded 85.
Scott Nos. E6 $230.
Lot 2275Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green, o.g., never hinged, large evenly balanced margins and precise centering, beautiful deep rich color, fresh and pristine, Extremely Fine to Superb, an exceptional gem; with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (95, SSV $525).
Scott Nos. E7 $140.
Lot 2276Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine, pink back, left margin block of 4 with plate number, o.g., right pair h.r., fresh with rich deep color, strong pink hue on reverse, F.-V.F., according to the Scott catalog, pink backs are scarce and worth approximately four times more than the value of a normal stamp.
Scott Nos. E11 var. $85 for normal.
Lot 2277Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine, top margin plate no. "5726" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, rich color, attractive centering, small natural gum crease and wrinkles affecting a few stamps, otherwise Very Fine, still a handsome example of this scarce plate block.
Scott Nos. F1 $2,500.