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Donald A. Kuske Specialized Collection of Canal Zone:
Stamps and Varieties, Postal History and Postal Stationery


1915-1921 Overprints on Panama Issues
 
 
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Lot 94
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1915, 1c-10c overprinted complete, American Bank Note Company "SPECIMEN" overprints (Scott 42-45), blocks of 4, each stamp with red "SPECIMEN" overprint and small punch hole at bottom; from the American Bank Note Company archives, o.g., never hinged, plate position in pencil on reverse, Fine to Very Fine, AFC.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $236.
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Lot 95
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1915, 1c to 10c and 1917, 12c to 24c Pictorials complete (Scott 42-45, 49-51), blocks of 4, o.g., lightly hinged or never hinged, fresh, rich colors, nicer than normal gum, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $712.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $413.
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Lot 96

1915, 1c-10c overprinted complete (Scott 42-45), blocks of 4, each position 61-62 and 71-72, in each block the top left stamp with 10mm spacing between Canal and Zone, the other three stamps normal 9¼ mm spacing; 1c slightly disturbed OG, balance PH, Fine to Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps notes that this wide spacing is difficult to find.
Scott $215.
Estimate $100 - 150

Catalogued as normal overprints as the wide spacing variety is not noted in the Scott Catalogue
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Realized $384.
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Lot 97

1915-20, 1c-1b Pictorials overprinted complete (Scott 42-45, 49-51, 59-60), o.g., hinged or slightly disturbed; 50c with tiny thin at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $577.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $201.
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Lot 98
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1915-20, 1c-5c complete, type III overprints (Scott 46-48), overprint study, includes Scott 46 two unused (one NH with gum wrinkle, one with tropicalized OG), one single and one pair used, two unused with overprint shifted vertically and split by horizontal perforations; Scott 47 three used singles and one used pair; Scott 48 first printing used single and pair, second printing two used singles; some small faults, Fine.
Scott $2,025+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $590.
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Lot 99

1915, 1c green & black (Scott 46), block of 4, o.g., never hinged; right pair with light gum bends, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $775.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $236.
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Lot 100

1915, 1c green & black, overprint reading down (Scott 46a), tropicalized o.g., fresh; small internal wrinkle, otherwise Fine, only 2 panes of 100 were issued.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $106.
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Lot 101

1915, 1c green & black, overprint reading down (Scott 46a), overprint shifted towards the bottom and to the left, tropicalized o.g., Fine, only 200 stamps (two panes) received the overprint inverted.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $142.
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Lot 102

1915, 1c green & black, double overprint (Scott 46b), 4 different examples, each with different spacing between overprints, from very close (.4 mm) to distant (3.3 mm) with .9 mm and 1.7 mm; a nice display showing how the overprints were displaced on the sheets, tropicalized o.g., Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $502.
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Lot 103

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black (Scott 47), tropicalized o.g., fresh, rich colors; perfs just touch the inscription at the bottom, Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $649.
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Lot 104

1915, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 48), First Printing, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, rich colors, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $212.
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Lot 105

1915, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 48), First Printing, o.g., hinged, fresh, rich colors, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $153.
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Lot 106

1915, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 48), First Printing, overprint shifted so that "L" of CANAL is over "E" of REPUBLIC, o.g., hinge remnants; perfs just into inscription at bottom, Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $153.
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Lot 107

1915, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 48), block of 4, First Printing, o.g. slightly disturbed by interleaving, but it is definitely not tropicalized, fresh, rich colors, Very Fine.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $649.
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Lot 108

1915, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 48), Second Printing, top part imprint block of 4, bottom left stamp with wide spacing between "C" and "A" of CANAL and "Z" of ZONE shifted downward slightly, tropicalized o.g., Very Fine.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,652.
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Lot 109

1918-20, 1c-5c complete, type IV overprints (Scott 52-54, 53 var.), additional 2c stamp with left margin and "ZONE" partially printed on selvedge, tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $402.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $212.
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Lot 110

1918, 1c green & black (Scott 52), top right imprint block of 8, o.g., never hinged; light bend at top right, entirely in the selvedge, Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 111
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1918, 1c green & black (Scott 52b), booklet pane of 6, tropicalized o.g., small hinge remnant at top, nice margins, fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $224.
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Lot 112

1918, 2c vermilion & black, CANAL ZONE overprint reading up and inverted (Scott 53, 53a), blocks of 4 of each variety, normal variety in a darker shade, tropicalized o.g.; Scott 53a block partially separated horizontally and hinge rejoined, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 113

1918, 2c vermilion & black, faint "CANAL ZONE" doubling (Scott 53 var.), bottom right corner margin block of 6, the overprint on the bottom right affected by preprinting paper fold that separated the "CANA" of CANAL from the "L" and caused a faint doubling of the "CANA" "ZONE" overprint; the overprint on the other 5 stamps is normal, the paper fold slightly affects the left bottom stamp, part o.g.; some light creasing and perforation separation reinforced with hinges, Very Good to Fine, possibly unique as Canal Zone Stamps does not note another examples; the bottom row of this block is illustrated on page 98 of Canal Zone Stamps they do not mention the faint doubling of "CANAL ZONE" in their discussion of the block.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $944.
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Lot 114
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1918, 2c vermilion & black (Scott 53c), booklet pane of 6, tropicalized o.g.; couple minor toned spots and perforations separations, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $189.
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Lot 115

1920, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 54), bottom margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh, rich colors, Very Fine.
Scott $825+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $384.
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Lot 116
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1920, 5c deep blue & black (Scott 54 var.), block of 4, both stamps at top showing a broken "L" of CANAL, but two different states, the top right stamp with the "L" almost completely gone, unused without gum; minor toning at bottom otherwise, Very Fine.
Scott $600+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $531.
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Lot 117
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1920-21, 1c-5c complete, type V overprints (Scott 55-57), o.g., 1c hinge remnant, 2c never hinged, and 5c hinged, Fine.
Scott $331.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $236.
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Lot 118

1921, 1c light green & black (Scott 55 var.), 2 misperforated blocks of 4, one bottom left corner margin block, o.g., hinge remnant, spectacular; corner margin block with one stamp thin and light creases, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $200.
Estimate $150 - 200

Catalogued as normal blocks of four
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Realized $413.
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Lot 119

1921, 1c light green & black, overprint reading down (Scott 55a), top margin single with partial inscription, o.g., never hinged, Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $189.
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Lot 120

1921, 1c light green & black, overprint reading down (Scott 55a), right margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged; light wrinkling affects all but the top left stamp, Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 121
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1921, 1c light green & black (Scott 55e), booklet pane of 6, single pane in original booklet with an additional pane of five (one stamp removed), both with tropicalized o.g., original interleaving, and some slight toning; covers with light creasing and staining from handling, Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $531.
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Lot 122

1921, 1c light green & black, "CANAL" double (Scott 55f), pair, right stamp of pair with normal at left and "ZONE" in the right margin, o.g., hinge remnant; light diagonal gum bend in error stamp, Extremely Fine, only 10 examples of this error which occurred on the right vertical row of one pane of stamps.
Scott $2,022.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

Much nicer than the pair sold in May 2015 which was described as "Fine Centering as always" and as well centered as the example in the Laila sale which was only the error stamp and sold for $1,600 plus the buyer's premium
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Realized $1,003.
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Lot 123

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, partially printed, bottom portion of design missing (Scott 56 var.), bottom right corner margin block of 4 showing complete vignettes, but 25 to 35% of the frame missing on the bottom stamps caused by a foldover after the vignettes were printed, o.g., hinge remnant, Very Good to Fine, a spectacular variety, not unique as there are at least a couple of other examples recorded in various states, however this example is the one illustrated on page 104 of Canal Zone Stamps.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,298.
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Lot 124

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black (Scott 56), top right corner margin block of 8, the right 3 stamps of the top row missing a portion of the frame due to a foldover, the top right with a portion of the missing frame showing on the selvedge, large part o.g.; block with light creases or bends, the top right stamp with a small hole and thinned spot, otherwise Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $531.
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Lot 125

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black (Scott 56), bottom right corner margin block of 8, block of eight, the bottom right stamp with a part of the frame missing due to a foldover and the missing portion printed on the selvedge, large part o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $295.
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Lot 126

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, foldover (Scott 56, 56 var.), bottom right corner margin block of 12, right 5 stamps of the bottom row showing a spectacular foldover causing partially printed stamps, slightly disturbed o.g.; bottom row with horizontal crease, Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $708.
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Lot 127

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, double overprint (Scott 56a), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, rich colors, Very Fine, only one pane of 100 received the second overprint.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $295.
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Lot 128

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, double overprint, one reading down (Scott 56b), o.g., previously hinged, centered to bottom as are almost all examples of this error, fresh, rich colors, Very Good to Fine, only one pane of 100 is known for this error.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $236.
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Lot 129

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, missing overprint (Scott 56c), at right in strip of 3 with 2 normal stamps, o.g., hinge remnant, normal centering for this error, Fine to Very Fine, only 11 examples exist, 10 due to a shift in the overprint (this variety) and one due to a foldover.
Scott $1,517.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $944.
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Lot 130

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, missing overprint (Scott 56d), at left in horizontal pair with normal, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, only 20 examples of the left stamp without overprint recorded according to Canal Zone Stamps, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $472.
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Lot 131

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, "ZONE" double (Scott 56f), left selvedge single, "CANAL" printed on the selvedge, "CANAL" and two "ZONE"s printed on the stamp, o.g., lightly hinged, better centered than the Gibbs or Laila pairs which did not have the "CANAL" printed in the selvedge, Very Fine, only 30 examples known and this is from the group of 10 examples that have the "CANAL" printed on the selvedge at left, extremely scarce.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $826.
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Lot 132
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1920, 2c orange vermilion & black (Scott 56g), booklet pane of 6, tropicalized o.g.; light bend affects top three stamps, portion of top missing due to removal booklet has been replaced, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $118.
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Lot 133

1920, 2c orange vermilion & black, "CANAL" double (Scott 56h), single, second "CANAL" over "ZONE", o.g., hinge remnant; perforations at left just clear the design, Fine, only 20 examples known according to Canal Zone Stamps.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 134

1921, 5c deep blue & black, imperf at bottom (Scott 57 var.), bottom right corner margin block of 4, the bottom stamps with the bottom row of perforations omitted, tropicalized o.g.; heavily disturbed gum with some toning and some separated perforations rejoined with hinges otherwise, Fine to Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps is unsure of how many of this variety exists, but states that it occurred on one or more panes, extremely scarce.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500

Catalogued as normal block of four, this variety is uncatalogued
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Realized $2,360.
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Lot 135
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1920, 1b dark violet & black (Scott 59), block of 4, o.g., top right stamp truly never hinged, balance with very minor disturbances from another block or sheet of stamps, Very Fine.
Scott $825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $354.
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Lot 136
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1921, 1c-50c overprinted complete, American Bank Note Company "SPECIMEN" overprints (Scott 60-66), blocks of 4, each stamp with red "SPECIMEN" overprint and small punch hole at bottom; from the American Bank Note Company archives, o.g., never hinged, plate position in pencil on reverse, Fine, AFC.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $413.
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Lot 137

1921, 1c-50c overprinted complete less 5c (Scott 60-61, 63-66), blocks of 4, tropicalized o.g.; 50c slightly toned, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,415.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $443.
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Lot 138
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1921, 1c-50c overprinted complete (Scott 60-66), two sets, one each unused (tropicalized OG) and used; 24c and 50c with small creases, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $432.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $165.
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Lot 139

1921, 1c green, "CANAL" double (Scott 60a), at right in horizontal pair with normal variety at left and selvedge at right, tropicalized o.g.; right vertical row of perforations just into the bottom of the second "CANAL" overprint, Fine to Very Fine, only 10 stamps on one pane received the second "CANAL" overprint according to Canal Zone Stamps, extremely scarce.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $767.
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Lot 140
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1921, 1c green (Scott 60b), booklet pane of 6, tropicalized o.g.; small piece of tab missing due to removal from booklet has been repaired with a piece of selvedge, otherwise Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $266.
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Lot 141

1921, 2c-10c overprints reading down complete (Scott 61a, 62a, 63a), tropicalized o.g.; 2c with very tiny thin, otherwise Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $83.
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Lot 142

1921, 2c carmine, second partial overprint (Scott 61 var.), second overprint is very faint, but readable, o.g., hinged, Fine, Canal Zone Stamps estimates that there are only 40 to 60 examples of stamps with the full second overprint, it does not give a number for partials, still a scarce variety.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $266.
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Lot 143

1921, 2c carmine, double overprint (Scott 61b), slightly disturbed o.g., Very Fine, both overprints aligned vertically and very close together, this is the scarce of the two versions of this error and only 10 examples are thought to exist and most of those in pairs with the normal overprint. Over all Canal Zone Stamps theorizes that only 40 to 60 examples this error exist in either form.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $413.
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Lot 144

1921, 2c carmine, double overprint (Scott 61b), second overprint displaced horizontally, this is the second and more common (so to speak) type of this error, o.g., hinged, Fine to Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps theorizes that only 40 to 60 examples this error exist in either form (close or displaced) therefore there are probably only 30 to 50 examples of this double overprint.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 145

1921, 2c carmine, "CANAL" double (Scott 61d), horizontal pair, error stamp is right stamp of the pair, left has normal overprint, slightly disturbed o.g., Very Fine, this error occurred on only one vertical row of one pane, only 10 examples recorded.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $708.
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Lot 146
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1921, 5c blue (Scott 62), single and block of four, each with a black overprint reading up, tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $266.
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Lot 147

1921, 5c blue, overprint reading down (Scott 62a), block of 4, tropicalized o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $240.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $94.
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Lot 148

1921, 10c violet, inverted overprint, reading down (Scott 63a), left margin block of 4, tropicalized o.g., fresh, rich shade, Fine to Very Fine, Canal Zone Stamps does not give a quantity for this error.
Scott $360.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $177.
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