$1,000 Orange

Violet HC, deep dark color, fresh and Fine, a very scarce stamp with only 25 recorded of which about half have Fine or worse centering
Lot: #659
Scott Value: $2,250
Census Reference: RG27-U-25
Census Quantity: 25

3c Violet

Red HC, strong color, faults include CR's and a filled hole at L., Very Fine appearing example of this rare stamp with only 13 recorded of which all but one is faulty to some degree
Lot: #664
Scott Value: $750
Census Reference: RJA48a-U-13
Census Quantity: 13
Provenance: Lewis

3c Violet

Unused, wonderful sharp color on bright white paper, fresh and Very Fine, only ten recorded
Lot: #665
Scott Value: $750
Census Reference: RJA48a-M-9
Census Quantity: 20

20c Violet

Red HC, deep dark color on bright white paper, fresh and Extremely Fine and choice Gem
Lot: #666
Scott Value: $350

$100 Green

Complete Booklet of Four Panes of Four, unused as issued, all have full tabs at L., fresh and Very Fine, only five complete booklets are known
Lot: #669
Scott Value: $15,000
Provenance: Smithsonian

$1 Violet

Tied on piece with HC and EC, dark color, Very Fine example of this scarce stamp with only 30 recorded
Lot: #670
Scott Value: $750
Census Reference: RK10-U-30
Census Quantity: 30
Provenance: Lewis

$9 Gray

HC, good color, sm. thin, Fine appearing example of this scarce stamp with only 35 recorded
Lot: #672
Scott Value: $600

Custom Fees

Complete Set of Eight, unused NGAI, each stamp has a sm. thin which may be the result of being removed from a possible salesman book of some sort, all have Very Fine centering, this is only the second unused complete set we are aware of, some of the other denominations show up unused but sets are certainly rare
Lot: #673
Scott Value: $1,605

Custom Fees

Complete Set of Eight Different Plate Proofs on India with "SPECIMEN." overprints, these proofs are not listed anywhere as far as we know, this is the first time we have come across specimens of this issue so this set could possibly be unique, all are fresh and Extremely Fine, a most unusual group, (ENV 2,000-3,000)
Lot: #675

20c Red, Perforated 10

HC, dated "Feb. 11, 1918", without control number, good color, rounded corner at T.L., light CR, Very Fine appearing example of this exceedingly rare variety with only four recorded of which two are on piece, all but one have CR's, an incredible rarity and only the second time we have ever offered this variety in the last 40+ years, a key 20th revenue item
Lot: #676
Scott Value: $7,500
Census Reference: RL1a-U-4
Census Quantity: 4
Certificates: 2007 APS
Provenance: Lewis