2c Blue & Black, Inverted Center

Very light CC, wonderful sharp color and rich impression, perfs are just touching at R., fresh and Very Good example of this rare stamp with only 39 total copies recorded
Lot: #394
Scott Value: $3,500
Census Reference: R104a-U-CC-12
Census Quantity: 18
Provenance: Cunliffe, Lewis

3c Blue & Black

Rimless red HC, "E.L. & Co.", deep dark color, huge margins all around, Very Fine and quite attractive, (ENV 100-150)
Lot: #395
Scott Value: $75

4c Blue & Black

Light blue HC at B., deep dark colors, sm. natural inclusion, large well balanced margins all around, fresh and Very Fine+, nice looking stamp
Lot: #396
Scott Value: $150
Provenance: Kingsley

4c Blue & Black, Vertical Bi-sect

Tied on 1873 check by HBC, the stamp is Very Fine, there are some cuts and folds but generally an attractive and decent quality document, quite rare and this is the first time we have ever offered this particular bi-sect, maybe only 3-4 known
Lot: #397
Scott Value: $1,000

5c Blue & Black, Inverted Center

Blue HC, "United States Life Ins. Co.", deep dark color, quite fresh and Very Good, only a few handstamped examples of this invert are known
Lot: #398
Scott Value: $4,000
Census Reference: R107a-U-17
Census Quantity: 25
Provenance: Cunliffe, Lewis

10c Blue & Black, Inverted Center

Very light HBC which can barely be detected, deep dark color, perfs are just in at B., fresh and Very Good, only 69 total copies recorded for this invert
Lot: #400
Scott Value: $1,250
Census Reference: R109a-U-CC-9
Census Quantity: 16
Certificates: 2004 APS
Provenance: Lewis

25c Blue & Black

Amazing fancy 'GOLD' HC, reading up, "General Agt.", deep dark color, some SP's, fresh and Very Fine+ appearance, this incredible colored cancel is extremely rare and we know of only one other, certainly one of the cancel highlights of the Lewis collection, (ENV 250-350)
Lot: #401
Scott Value: $1

25c Blue & Black, Sewing Machine Perfs

Block of Four, very light blue HC, good color, full OG, light CR and a wrinkle, exceptionally well centered for this variety, fresh and Extremely Fine and choice appearance, a really great looking showpiece item
Lot: #403
Scott Value: $1,750

30c Blue & Black

MC, stunning vivid rich color and proof like impression, large perfectly balanced margins all around, quite fresh and Superb Gem, a really choice stamp, (ENV 250-300)
Lot: #404
Scott Value: $175

50c Blue & Black, Inverted Center

Light MC, deep dark color, four huge and exceptionally well balanced margins all around, quite fresh and Superb Gem, this stamp has always been considered the Finest Known, it actually realized a staggering $15,000 in a 2007 Siegel sale, a truly amazing stamp and a philatelic showpiece invert
Lot: #406
Scott Value: $1,050
Census Reference: R115a-U-13
Census Quantity: 144
Certificates: 1998,2004 PFC
Provenance: Floyd

50c Blue & Black, Inverted Center

H. Pair, MC, filled PH's, stunning deep dark color and rich impression, quite well centered, fresh and Extremely Fine appearing multiple, one of the best looking pairs available for this popular invert
Lot: #409
Scott Value: $575
Census Reference: R115a-U-PH-14
Census Quantity: 41
Provenance: Cunliffe, Lewis

50c Blue & Black, Sewing Machine Perforations

H. Strip of Five, MC, wonderful deep dark color and rich impression, incredibly well centered for this issue, fresh and Very Fine+, certainly one of the most attractive multiples available for this popular and unusual variety, the catalog value listed is for two pairs and a single
Lot: #412
Scott Value: $2,450