2c Blue

Pre-Printing Paper Fold, HC and MC, "S de V", Simon DeVisser, large pronounced fold, strong color, nearly Very Fine, a really attractive variety and cancel, (ENV 100-150)
Lot: #41
Scott Value: $1

2c Orange

MC, huge margins with part of the next stamp showing at T., strong color, very large bottom margin, quite fresh and Extremely Fine, this stamp is extremely rare despite its very low catalog value, there are many part-perfs of this issue in the market which look "okay" but in reality are likely trimmed perforated copies, there are no known vertical pairs which are imperf horizontally, with part of the next stamp showing at T. this is about as good as this item comes, probably the Finest Known Example, (ENV 150-250)
Lot: #42
Scott Value: $60

2c Orange, Double Impression

Unused with part OG, deep dark color, interesting partial double impression at R. clearly showing a doubling of the entire word "CENTS" in the margin, Fine example of this certainly very rare unlisted variety and the only example we have ever seen, (ENV 200-300)
Lot: #43

2c Orange Tied on Piece with #78

which is postage used as a revenue stamp, also includes a R33c in the group, double HC's "Susquehanna Canal Co.", a most unusual group paying 36c of a likely documentary usage, the stamps are Fine-Very Fine, a very scarce and amazing item, (ENV 250-300)
Lot: #44
Scott Value: $275
Provenance: Floyd

2c Orange

Multi-line HC, "Odd Fellow's Hall", deep dark color, an exceptional strike of this very scarce cancel, Very Fine, (ENV 100-150)
Lot: #45

2c Orange

V. Block of Six, full OG, H, stunning deep dark color and rich proof like impression, there are some minor perf faults at R., Fine-Very Fine appearing example of this exceedingly rare multiple, this is the largest recorded multiple where all stamps have silk fibers, there is a block of nine of which is certed with six of the nine stamps having silk fibers, with only 29 recorded examples of which 16 are tied up in multiples this block certainly ranks among the rarest of all First Issue silk paper items, the catalog value listed is for six singles since Scott does not list any multiple prices, (ENV 2,000-2,500)
Lot: #46
Scott Value: $1,650
Census Reference: R6d-U-17
Census Quantity: 29
Provenance: Lewis

2c Orange

Light MC which has partially been lightened from cleaning, Very Fine+ centering, scarce stamp
Lot: #47
Scott Value: $275
Census Reference: R6d-U-16
Census Quantity: 29
Certificates: 1996 APS
Provenance: Lewis

2c Orange, Green Paper

MC on 1866 Union Line receipt, deep dark color, blue oval HC on the receipt at R., the stamp is Fine, a very attractive item and quite rare with only 28 examples recorded, a vastly undervalued item in Scott
Lot: #48
Scott Value: $800
Census Reference: R6e-U-2
Census Quantity: 28
Provenance: Tolman, Lewis

2c Orange, Green Paper

HC, good color, some light toning on back, Very Fine appearing example of this rare stamp with less than 30 copies recorded
Lot: #49
Scott Value: $800
Census Reference: R6e-U-28
Census Quantity: 28
Provenance: Lewis

2c Orange, Vertical Bi-sect

On carte-de-vista photograph, MC with single on the back, this variety is tied to the item by the cancel "E L W" for "E.L. Willis" photographer who was located "Over the Post Office" in Millford, Mass., this photograph likely required the 3c rate which accounts for the 2c bi-sect usage, the stamp has deep dark color and is Very Fine+, a very rare and attractive item, (ENV 250-350)
Lot: #50
Scott Value: $250

2c Blue, T7 Double Transfer

MC, good color, nice margins, strong shift, Fine-Very Fine example of this very scarce variety with only 14 recorded
Lot: #51
Scott Value: $500
Census Reference: R7a DT-U-14
Census Quantity: 14
Provenance: Lewis

2c Blue

L. Margin Block of Four, MC, strong color, quite fresh and Extremely Fine and choice multiple
Lot: #52
Scott Value: $200

2c Blue

HC on violet admission ticket, "The Ben Franklin Associates, July 4th, 1863", the stamp is Very Fine+, fresh and Extremely Fine and attractive item and quite scarce, (ENV 100-125)
Lot: #53
Scott Value: $17

2c Blue, Foreign Entry D.T.

Recon. L. Margin Block of 36, full OG, HR, somewhere along the way this multiple was folded in quads, it has been rejoined down the middle but just folded H. down the middle, deep dark color, the foreign entry D.T. shows up in two positions: #25 and #27 which is in the L.L. block of nine, this variety is listed in Scott but without a value, this block of 36 is not listed on the Curtis census but it is the Second Largest Recorded Multiple, a most unusual item and the only time we have ever offered this unusual double transfer, the catalog value listed is for nine blocks of four, an incredible First Issue Showpiece multiple, (ENV 2,000-2,500)
Lot: #54
Scott Value: $1,800
Certificates: 1978 PFC

2c Blue

Block of Four, MC, strong color, tiny perf tear at R., fresh and Very Fine+ appearance, a great looking multiple
Lot: #55
Scott Value: $300

2c Orange, T7 Double Transfer

SON HC, "F & Co.", good color, Fine-Very and the Finest Known example of this exceptionally scarce variety with only nine recorded, a vastly undervalued stamp and one of only three with a handstamped cancel
Lot: #56
Scott Value: $600
Census Reference: R8c DT-U-7
Census Quantity: 9
Provenance: Floyd, Lewis

2c Blue

H. Strip of Four, MC, dark color, there is a slight wrinkle in the second stamp, Fine appearing multiple
Lot: #57
Scott Value: $280

2c Blue

L. Margin Pair, light MC, deep dark color, Fine-Very Fine, part-perf vertically which is certainly scarce especially in a multiple, (ENV 150-200)
Lot: #58
Scott Value: $140

2c Orange

MC, deep dark color, nice full margins at T. & B., perfs are just in at L., fresh and Very Good example of this exceedingly rare stamp with only four examples recorded, this is the first copy we have ever offered
Lot: #59
Scott Value: $3,250
Census Reference: R10b-U-4
Census Quantity: 4
Provenance: Lewis

2c Blue

Light MC, deep dark color and rich impression, three good to large margins and close at T., fresh and nearly Fine example of this very scarce stamp with only nine recorded
Lot: #60
Scott Value: $1,750
Census Reference: R11a-U-8
Census Quantity: 9
Provenance: Lewis