Lot 1339 United States Advanced Collection of Early Mint and Used Definitives, starts off with many imperforate first issues, including #1 (x4), 2, 7, 9 (x2), 12 (x2), 13, 14, 15 (x2), two pages full of 3c Washington imperforates and perforated (10, 10A, 11, 11A, 25, 26, 26a, etc with some mint), and so on, with many grills (incl. varieties such as split grills, etc), shades, postmark interest, varieties, watermarks, perforations, printings, some mint or unused, papers, pages of the 1869 issues to the 30c, four pages of mint and used Columbians to the $2, three pages of the Trans-Mississippi issues to the $2, complete mint set of mint Pan-Americans with dozens of used extras, great selection of Washington Franklins with many mint, booklet panes, coil singles and pairs, a few plate items, precancels, and goes on until about 1930. Back of the book contains a page of mint Nebraska and Kansas overprints (#658-679), another page of used, and ends with mint and used air mail and special delivery. There are just too many expensive stamps here to list individually, and so we highly recommend careful viewing, despite our many online scans (which only show a portion of the lot). Even though there is an appearance of duplication, these are usually present because of various different attributes. Many usually small faults can be found on some of the early material, still a great collection with tremendous catalogue value and ideal for the advanced collector or online reseller. Estimate $3,500, sold for C$26,000.00 plus 17% buyer’s premium.