Lot 16491916, 5¢ carmine error, unwatermarked, perf 10, the single error in a block of 6, error o.g., never hinged, wide margins and strong bright color, F.-V.F.
Scott No. 467 $800 for error single.
Lot 16501916, 10¢ orange yellow, unwatermarked, perf 10, o.g., never hinged, choice centering, intensely brilliant color, Extremely Fine; with 2020 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF 90, SMQ $450).
Scott No. 472 $240.
Lot 16511916, 15¢ gray, unwatermarked, perf 10, o.g., never hinged, rich color and wide margins, a Very Fine jumbo; with 2021 P.S.E. certificate Graded (VF 80J, SMQ $525 for 85).
Scott No. 475 $375.
Lot 16521916, 20¢ light ultramarine, unwatermarked, perf 10, o.g., very lightly hinged, precision centering amid large beautifully balanced margins, bright vibrant color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo, one of two to receive this grade with only one higher (a 98); with 2021 P.S.E. certificate Graded (XF-Sup 95J, SMQ $800).
Scott No. 476 $200.
Lot 16531917, 50¢ light violet, unwatermarked, perf 10, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering maid nicely balanced margins, bright vivid color on fresh paper, Extremely Fine and choice; with 1991, 2007 P.F. & 2007 P.S.E. certificates, the latter two Graded (XF 90, SMQ $3,150).
Scott No. 477 $2,000.
Lot 1654 o1916, $1 violet black, unwatermarked, perf 10, well centered, cancelled by partial strike of black "U.S. Postal Agency * Shanghai, China * R.D." oval cancel, Very Fine and scarce $1 value used from the U.S. Postal Agency.
Scott No. 478 Estimate $100 - 150.
Lot 16551917, $5 light green, perf 10, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, F.-V.F.; with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (75, SSV $250).
Scott No. 480 $375.
Lot 16561917, $5 light green, perf 10, top margin plate no. "8016" block of 6, o.g., never hinged, beautifully fresh with wide margins, wide top margin selvage, rich bold color, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott No. 480 $5,000.
A HANDSOME AND SCARCE NEVER HINGED TOP MARGIN PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1917 $5 MARSHALL ISSUE.
Lot 1657 o1916, 2¢ carmine, type II, unwatermarked, horizontal rotary press coil, joint line pair, duplex cancels, rich color, F.-V.F.; with 1961 & 2000 P.F. certificates.
Scott No. 491 $20,000.
AN ATTRACTIVE SOUND USED LINE PAIR OF THE SCARCE 1916 2¢ TYPE II HORIZONTAL COIL ISSUE.
Of the ten certified used examples, three are known in multiples larger than pairs. Out of these seven pairs, two are faulty and one has a machine cancel which has been called into question. This leaves only four sound line pairs.