Lot 1878New Haven, Ct., 1874 reprint, 5¢ carmine, signed E.A. Mitchell in black, cut square, large margins, Very Fine and choice, a very rare second reprint signed with black pen (only a few signed as such from the 30 examples produced).
Scott No. 8XU4 var. $1,200.
Lot 1879 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, signed A.C.M., without gum, ample to large margins, small scissor cut at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott No. 9X1b $4,500.
Lot 1880 ()New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature, without gum, evenly balanced margins, strong bold color, couple light pressed out creases not visible on front, Very Fine appearance, a very scarce unused provisional issue; with 2012 W. Weiss certificate.
Scott No. 9X1e $3,750 for no gum.
Current Opening Bid: $375
Lot 1881Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant, corner margin vertical pair, full o.g., full sheet margin with large even margins around, strong color, Extremely Fine and choice, a very difficult se-tenant pair to find this choice; with 2014 P.S.E. Graded certificate (XF 90).
Scott No. 10X2a $2,000.