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Lot 1632
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1851, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 5), black circular grid cancel, tremendous example of this rare type I stamp; full margins and breathtaking color; an elite example that is completely sound in all respects, Very Fine, only 100 examples are known to exist, this certainly in the upper tier of quality, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $165,000.
Scott $67,500.
Estimate $60,000 - 80,000.
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Lot 1633
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 6), position 94L4, light blue town postmark, sharp impression, a great example showing full type characteristics at top and bottom; a decent example of this highly sought after type Ia stamp; faint horizontal crease, Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $4,200.
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Lot 1634
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1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), position 99R2, blue grid cancels, clear to large margins, sheet margin at bottom; light, almost faint, horizontal crease at center and small corner crease at top left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500

Position 99R2 is the only example of Type III on plate 2 and considered to be one of the finest examples of this type
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Realized $1,680.
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Lot 1635
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), nicely struck black town cancellation, awesome example with striking deep rich plate 4 color; a completely sound and pleasing copy of this tough type IIIa stamp, Fine, with 1990 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
Scott $825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1636

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), recut once at top only, o.g., previously hinged, tremendous top quality example of type IV; with huge margins including a portion of adjoining stamp at left; striking color with lots of vim and vigor; a true condition rarity for the finest collection, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1996 P.F. certificate and 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $3,500.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,880.
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Lot 1637
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), horizontal pair, o.g., previously hinged, the left stamp is never hinged, astounding GEM quality multiple of the 1 cent type IV; with colossal margins and incredible depth of color; this "fresh to the market" pair has been hidden away from light and the elements for decades and is in a remarkable state of preservation; drop dead gorgeous, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,500 for previously hinged.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $4,500.
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Lot 1638
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), regummed, deep rich color; pressed horizontal crease, Fine appearance.
Scott $250.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $72.
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Lot 1639
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), blue Mich. town postmark, out of this world GEM quality example with huge margins and a perfectly struck cancel; a humdinger of a stamp that would please the most discriminating collector of top quality used stamps, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $925.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $780.
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Lot 1640
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), lightly struck black town cancellation, four huge margins all around; a tremendous showpiece with mouth-watering color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1641
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), beautiful blue grid cancellation, four large to huge margins all around, and lively color; a very pleasing stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $225.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 1642
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 71L1L, triple transfer - one inverted, lightly struck black town cancellation, exceptional example with dazzling color, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $100 for normal example.
Scott $90.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 1643
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), position 5R2E, lightly placed black town cancellation, charming example with great color, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $160.
Scott $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $204.
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Lot 1644

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), o.g., never hinged, awesome GEM quality example of this tough mint stamp; with boardwalk margins on all sides, and unblemished original gum in immaculate mint condition; how this stamp has survived the last 150 years in this wonderful state of preservation is hard to believe - destined for the finest collection, Superb, with 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $4,750.
Scott $250.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $3,480.
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Lot 1645

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A var.), 3 lines recut in upper left triangle, large part o.g., an extremely fresh and sound example with warm rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $168.
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Lot 1646
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1851-57, 3¢ color study, seven stamps affixed to a card, with colors listed as orange brown, brownish carmine, pale dull red, dull rose red, dull rose red muddy, light brownish carmine & plum, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $204.
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Lot 1647
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), New Orleans postmark, premium quality example with ravishing rich color; a sound and choice stamp, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1648
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), light red cancellation, impressive example with a colorful cancel; with vibrant color; small crease along upper left corner, otherwise Fine, with 1996 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1649
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), light black cancellation, luscious color and clear impression; large red owner's handstamp on reverse only which does not bleed through to the face of the stamp, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1650
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), spectacular blue town cancellation, among the freshest and most appealing example of this difficult type I stamp we have offered in quite some time; a handsome bottom sheet margin example with brilliant color that's nicely complimented by the colored cancel; a wonderful opportunity for any serious collector looking for just the "right" Scott #13 to add to his or her collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1651
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), neat black grid cancellation, most impressive example of this difficult type I stamp; completely sound stamp with vivacious color, Very Fine, with 2003 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1652

1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), blue town cancel, huge margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ $650 XF-SUP 95.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1653
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), horizontal pair, light town postmark, tremendous GEM quality pair with huge margins and pleasant color; an incredible showpiece, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,300 as two singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $840.
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Lot 1654
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), horizontal pair, lightly struck, indistinct black town cancellation, extremely fresh and choice high quality multiple of type II; sharp clearly etched impression, Very Fine.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $168.
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Lot 1655
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), extra light town cancellation, beautiful well centered example with outrageous rich color; simply fabulous, Extremely Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 1656

1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 3R1, disturbed o.g., visually pleasing example of this difficult type; horizontal crease, Very Good to Fine, probably only a dozen or so mint examples are known to exist, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $35,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 1657
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), neat black town cancellation, tremendous example of this tough type IV stamp; remarkably choice with extra large margins and intense color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,800.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 1658
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 86L1, incredibly light black town cancellation, a splendid example of this difficult type IV stamp with seductive fresh color and a barely discernible cancel - rare thus as this stamp normally comes with heavy killer cancellations that obliterate the stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1659
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), clearly recut at top, black town cancellation, a fresh and bargain priced example of this tough little stamp; expertly repaired pinhole barely visible at left, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $204.
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Lot 1660
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), blue town cancel, four full large margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $825.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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