Lot 1747Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue, bottom margin imprint single, o.g., very lightly hinged, wide margins, strong bright color, Very Fine; with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. E1 $550.
Lot 1748Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue, block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, rich color, Fine; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (70).
Scott No. E2 $2,100.
Lot 1749 /Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange, block of 4, o.g., bottom left stamp never hinged, others hinged, rich vibrant color, F.-V.F.; with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (75).
Scott No. E3 $1,550.
Lot 1750 /Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange, bottom right corner margin plate no. "73" block of 8 with imprint, o.g., very lightly hinged, three stamps never hinged, outstanding rich deep color and exceptional freshness, some usual gum wrinkling affecting one stamp, F.-V.F.
Scott No. E3 $13,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE PLATE BLOCK OF THE 1893 10¢ SPECIAL DELIVERY ISSUE.
Both plates of the 1888 10¢ Special Delivery Issue were reused in January 1893 to print the issue in orange to avoid confusion with the blue 1¢ Columbian stamp. It is believed that approximately a dozen plate blocks of the 1893 Special Delivery issue exist.
Lot 1751Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked, o.g., very lightly hinged, nicely centered, fresh with rich color, Very Fine.
Scott No. E4 $850.
Lot 1752Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked, top margin plate no. "77" block of 6 with imprint, o.g., lightly hinged, rich deep color, fresh and Fine, a great plate block rarity; with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. E4 $21,000.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PLATE NUMBER BLOCK OF THE 1894 BUREAU 10¢ SPECIAL DELIVERY STAMP ISSUE.
Plate 77 was the only plate utilized for the 10¢ 1894 Special Delivery stamp issue. Bluish paper and poor perforations are typical. Only about a dozen of these plates exist.
Lot 1753Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue, top margin single with imprint, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine.
Scott No. E5 $475.
Lot 1754Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue, full o.g., rich deep color, choice centering amid large well balanced margins, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. E5 $210.
Lot 1755Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine, top margin plate number single, o.g., never hinged, beautifully centered amid large oversized margins, brilliant color, an Extremely Fine jumbo; with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate Graded (90J, SSV $700 for 90 and $1,100 for 95).
Scott No. E9 $425.
Lot 1756Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine, o.g., never hinged, exceptional centering amid large oversized margins, fresh with rich color, an Extremely Fine to Superb jumbo; with 2004 P.S.E. & 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, both Graded (95J, SMQ $425).
Scott No. E11 $45.