Lot 404 USA #122 1875 20c carmine and black Lincoln, with Grille, used with lovely starburst fancy cancel, nicely centered for issue but has filled-in thins. Very fine appearance. Scott CV U$1,800, sold for C$220 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 405 USA #251, 252 1894 2c carmine Washington Pair, Type II and III, Unwatermarked, mint with full original gum, never hinged and fresh. The left stamp clearly shows thin lines going through the triangle and the right stamp has no lines going through it. Fine-very fine and scarce. Catalogue value is for two singles only. Scott CV U$1,475, sold for C$375 plus buyer’s premium.
Lot 1120 United States #33 1898 1c to $2 Trans-Mississippi Issue, the set of 9, typically fine centering though 5c is a jumbo for this issue. All unused, no gum, 2c and 4c with thins and $2 with light sulphurization. The Scott Specialized prices the $1 without gum at half and the $2 a little below half of catalogue. The set with o.g. has a CV of $4,185. Sold for $1100 plus buyer’s premium.