Lot 1823 P1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorial issue complete, plate proofs on card. Set of ten, with original envelope, fresh and Very Fine, a beautiful set.
Scott No. 112P4-122P4 $1,015.
Lot 1824 E1869, 1¢ Pictorial, Essays. Twelve 1¢ 1869 essays, including 112-E4b (3), 112-E4c (3), and 112-E4d (6), about half have original gum, nice variety of shades, few small flaws, mostly fine.
Scott No. 112-E4 $1,160.
Lot 1825 o1869, 2¢ brown. "X" cancel (probably used by the U.S. Post Office in Japan), beautifully centered amid well balanced margins, bright color, Extremely Fine, a handsome gem; with 1987 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90, SMQ $265).
Scott No. 113 $100.
Lot 1826 E1869, 2¢ Pictorial essay, small numerals. Plate on stamp paper, perf'd, gummed and grilled, twelve examples, o.g. except for one, four are never hinged, nice variety of colors, mostly fine. Brazer No. 113E-De.
Scott No. 113-E3e $960.
Lot 1827 PExperimental Proofs, Trial Color. Balance lot of 9 items, 113, 147, 156(5), 161 and 165, several with o.g., variety of paper including laid, and a couple chemically treated, Fine; one 156 with 1976 P.F. certificate for pair (no photo).
Scott No. 113//165TC Estimate $250 - 350.
Lot 18281869, 2¢ brown. O.g., lightly hinged, exceptional color and freshness, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 113 $800.
Lot 18291869, 2¢ brown. Bottom margin block of 9 with part imprint, o.g., fresh with strong color, nibbed perf at left and hinge reinforcing with some margin crimping, about Fine, scarce multiple.
Scott No. 113 $7,200.
Lot 1830 o1869, 2¢ brown. Nearly complete strike of New York fancy Bee cancel, small grill thin, a Very Fine and choice strike. Skinner-Eno No. PA-I3.
Scott No. 113 Estimate $200 - 300.
Lot 1831 o1869, 2¢ brown. Light face-free cork cancels, striking pre-printing paper folds, exceptional centering, bright color, Extremely Fine, a choice pre-printing paper fold stamp; with 2004 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 113 $100.
Lot 18321869, 3¢ Pictorial Essays. 114-E6b (2) and 114-E6d (5), o.g., excellent variety, fine to very fine lot.
Scott No. 114-E6 $610.