Lot 1548 o1919, 3¢ Victory, deep red violet shade, block of 4, Salem, Ohio pre-cancels, rich distinctive color, Fine, a great 20th century rarity; with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 537a $7,000 for the grade of fine.
A RARE USED MULTIPLE OF THE 1919 3¢ VICTORY ISSUE IN THE DEEP RED VIOLET SHADE - ONE OF ONLY THREE USED KNOWN BLOCKS.
Lot 1549 o1923, 1¢ green, imperf, right margin plate number single, town duplex cancel, enormous margins showing significant portions of adjacent stamps, deep intense color, a Superb jumbo gem; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Gem 100J, SMQ $200 for 100) (photo on web site).
Scott No. 575 $5.
Lot 1550 o1923, 2¢ carmine, imperf, left margin plate number single, town duplex cancel, enormous margins showing significant portions of adjacent stamps, rich deep color; with 2019 P.S.E. certificate Graded (Gem 100J, SMQ $125 for 100) (photo on web site).
Scott No. 577 $2.
Lot 1551 /1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste, block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged at top, never hinged at bottom, rich deep color, fresh and Extremely Fine, a scarce multiple; with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 595 $1,380 for singles.
Lot 1552 o1925, 2¢ Lexington-Concord, neat duplex cancel, intensely rich color, beautifully centered amid large evenly balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, a striking used gem; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95, SMQ $125).
Scott No. 618 $4.
Lot 1553 E1938, 1¢ Presidential, Artist Model Drawings, group of 4 different 6"x7" designs in green on 10"x12" thick cards by artist Alexander O. Levy for the Presidential Issue design competition, Levy (1881-1947) was a very active artist with works including paintings, posters, prints, murals and designs; few stains or age spotting, still Very Fine group.
Scott No. 804E Estimate $300 - 400.
At the suggestion of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Post Office Department opened a national competition in 1937 to design the first stamp in a new series of definitive stamps to be known as the 'Presidential Series'. Artist Elaine Rawlinson of New York City won the contest.
Lot 15541973, 8¢ Copernicus, black (engraved) omitted, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, Very Fine, rare with only 100 issued.
Scott No. 1488b $600.
Lot 15552019 (55¢) George Bush, die cutting omitted, corner margin plate block of 4, Very Fine, very scarce.
Scott No. 5393a $1,000 for pairs.