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Lot 1661

1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), block of 4, positions 25-26, 35-36, top stamps with double transfer variety, o.g., previously hinged, absolutely spectacular top quality type I block with luxurious color and well incised impression; the left two stamps are matchless GEMS; this is without question - the finest remaining #18 block, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
Realized $9,600.
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Lot 1662
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1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), light black New York postmark, wonderful large margined example of this scarce type I stamp, with ravishing rich color; certainly the cream of the crop when it comes to top quality #18's, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $780.
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Lot 1663
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1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), neatly placed cancellation, premium quality example in a quality rarely found; a handsome, well centered 1 cent Franklin with luxurious color, Very Fine, with 2001 P.F.C. and 2014 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $585.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1664
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1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), exceptionally light cancellation, wonderfully fresh and appealing example with choice centering and terrific color; although reperfed, this pretty stamp would enhance any album page; neatly reperforated at top, otherwise Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
SMQ VG 50; $175.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 1665

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 2, o.g., hinged, a fabulous stamp with radiating color and superior centering; a remarkable stamp with wonderful overall freshness, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1666

1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 11 or 12, o.g., sharp impression and brilliant color, exceptionally well centered; light creases and reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 1667
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 11, black carrier cancel, awesome example of this scarce plate 11 stamp; heavenly color and large even margins; simply stunning, Extremely Fine, plate 11 is a premium plate with a Scott Value of $750 verses $275 for normal plate, with 1997 P.F. certificate and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $850.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,140.
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Lot 1668
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 12, black cancellation, bold rich color and detailed impression, a choice flawless stamp, Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $275.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1669
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 4, position 5-7P4, strip of 3 tied to small piece, lightly struck black "Newport, NH" town cancellations, featuring that eye catching color associated with stamps produced from plate 4; a very fresh and pleasing strip with unusually light postmark, Fine, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1670
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, double transfer (Scott 22 var.), plate 4, neatly placed black town cancellation, with near perfect centering and breathtaking rich color; an astounding example of type IIIa that would be difficult to match, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,825.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,560.
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Lot 1671
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), barely evident blue town cancellation, completely sound and attractive stamp with full perforations on all sides, and wonderfully rich color; hard to find so choice, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1672
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), neat black town cancellation, vivid and fresh example of this elusive type IV stamp, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1673

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., previously hinged, premium quality example with delightful fresh color, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80 for strip.
Scott $140.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $84.
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Lot 1674

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), o.g., previously hinged, interesting dry print impression, well centered for issue, Very Fine, with 1979 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1675

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), o.g., hinged (minor gum creases), phenomenal appearing example of this terrible difficult stamp; superb centering unlike anything we've seen on this "tight" margined issue; a wonderful stamp with eye-arresting color; small thin spot at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1676

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), o.g., previously hinged, bright and fresh color; exceptionally good looking example of this elusive type I stamp; reperforated at left, Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 1677
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1857, 3¢ rose, type I, major plate crack (Scott 25 var.), at top left through rosette, position 48R7, canceled neat partial Georgetown circular datestamp; two faint creases, not visible on face, Fine appearance.
Scott $750.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $84.
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Lot 1678
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1857, 3¢ dull red, type III (Scott 26), extremely light "1858" year date cancellation, exceptional quality stamp with lively color and clear impression; simply gorgeous, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $125.
Scott $10.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1679

1857, 3¢ dull red, type IV (Scott 26A), position 13R10E, o.g., previously hinged, lovely color and impression; a decent example that is correctly identified, scarce thus - as this issue is among the most mis-identified issues out there; toned spot and small faults, otherwise Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $96.
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Lot 1680
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), "New Orleans, LA" postmark, phenomenal GEM quality example of this terribly difficult brick red shade; outstanding centering and nicely balanced margins; among the few known examples that we would consider calling a GEM, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $5,100.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $4,800.
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Lot 1681
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), black town cancellation, extremely fresh and choice; a faultless example of this tough stamp, Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $780.
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Lot 1682
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), nicely placed "San (Francisco)" town cancellation, flawless example with warm rich color; a handsome example of this tough brick red shade, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1683
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), neat black cancellation, appealing example of this tough stamp in sound condition, Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1684
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), partial black "New York" with "1859" year date cancellation, extremely attractive and rarely seen imprint capture on this 5 cent brick red; wide margin at right clearly showing imprint "(E)ngraver's, Phila., New York, Bo(slight toning)"; a great rarity and a fantastic showpiece, as plate position of this stamp are rarely seen; a great item for the serious collector; reperforated at top and other minor faults of little consequence, otherwise Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1685
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1858, 5¢ brick red, type I (Scott 27), lovely appearance; short perf at left and repaired thin at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1686
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), extremely light black cancellation, gorgeous fresh color; a decent example of this often misidentified shade; light vertical crease of little consequence, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $228.
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Lot 1687
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), unused without gum, sharp impression and vivid color; a desirable and well centered example of this incredibly rare unused 5 cent Jefferson; light vertical crease, Very Fine appearing, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,120.
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Lot 1688

1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), disturbed o.g., magnificent example of this very difficult major number, with outstanding centering and unmistakable striking color that's second to none; incredible combination of quality and rarity; the finest known #28A deserving placement in a collection of distinction; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, Very Fine, by far the highest grade of the 3 recorded copies with original gum, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $175,000 in the grade of VG 50.
Scott $175,000.
Estimate $100,000 - 150,000.
Realized $84,000.
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Lot 1689
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1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), 1859 c.d.s., rich fresh color, Fine, with 1973 P.F. certificate and 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1690
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1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), excellent example of this difficult shade; small thin spot at top, pressed corner crease at lower right, Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1691
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), New Orleans double circle postmark, wonderfully fresh and choice example with superior color and centering; seldom offered in such lovely quality, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1692
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), greenish blue circular grid cancel, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1693
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), exceedingly light black cancellation, premium example with ravishing rich color; flawless and choice, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1694

1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), o.g., previously hinged, sharp prooflike color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
Scott Stamp Values $1,850 VF-XF 85.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1695
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), neatly placed black grid cancellation, crisp color and razor sharp impression; a wonderfully fresh example that would please any collector, Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott $290.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $204.
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Lot 1696
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), black grid cancel and small part red transit cancel, sterling example with wide margins and alluring color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1697
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), horizontal strip of 3, perfectly struck "Michigan Bluff, Cal., Oct. 30, 1861" cancellations, marvelous multiple with phenomenal deep rich color; as pretty as they come; right stamp with shorter corner perforation along upper right corner - so trivial it isn't mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1698
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1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), lightly struck town cancellation, wonderfully fresh example of this terribly elusive type I stamp; choice centering and gleaming color; a superior Scott #31, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1699
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1857, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 31), barely evident black cancellation along the very top of the stamp, wonderfully fresh example of this difficult type I stamp; a handsome example that could easily pass as an unused copy of this stamp; a flawless top quality Scott #31, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 1700

1857, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 33), o.g., previously hinged, fresh color and sharp impression, a very difficult stamp especially when found this well centered; horizontal crease at bottom, otherwise Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 1701
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1857, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 33), unused without gum, bright proof like color and impression; tiny bend at lower right, mentioned only for accuracy, otherwise Very Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,550.
Scott $2,150.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,440.
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Lot 1702
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1857, 10¢ green, type IV, "stitch watermark" variety (Scott 34 var.), position 55L - recut at bottom, black town cancellation, with supple color and finely detailed impression; a beautifully centered example of this scarce "stitch watermark" variety, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $3,750.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,240.
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Lot 1703
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1857, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 34), light town postmark, lovely recut example showing type characteristics at bottom; small thins and creases, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 1704
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1857, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 34), position 76L1, town postmark, lovely recut example showing type characteristics at bottom; sealed tear at bottom left and reperforated at bottom, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1705
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), bold red grid cancellation, elite example with incredibly intense color nicely contrasting the colorful cancel; a flawless stamp with tremendous appeal, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1706
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), sharp town postmarks, sharp and clearly etched impression; a sound and pleasing example, Fine to Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1707

1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), o.g., previously hinged, an amazing top quality example featuring large margins and beautiful rich color; a true condition rarity that is quite exceptional, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1708

1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 1993 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1709

1859, 12¢ black, plate III (Scott 36B), o.g., lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh and choice example in a marvelous state of preservation with particularly strong color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1710

1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), part o.g., impressive well centered example with lively bright color; a great "looker"; shallow thins - trivial in nature, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1711

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), o.g., lightly hinged, incredibly fresh example in an immaculate state of preservation; a completely sound and attractive stamp with dazzling color, Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 1712
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1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), bold red grid cancellation, premium example with bold color nicely complimented by the grid cancel; a sound and attractive first class stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1713

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), block of 4, o.g., hinged, gorgeous fresh color; an impressive, completely sound multiple with tantalizing color; one of the more attractive examples of the dwindling number of intact blocks of this issue, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 1714
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), regummed, tremendous top quality example with near perfect centering and alluring rich color; this is a humdinger of a stamp that is completely sound in all respects, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,200 for no gum.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1715
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), unused without gum, extraordinary example of this stamp; a supreme stamp featuring unusually large margins and enticing color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1716
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), unused without gum, vivid color and a lovely example of this high value; a few shorter perforations at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 1717
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), regummed, deep rich color; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1718
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1857-60 (1875 Reprints), 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 40P4-47P4), GEM quality set of card proofs; each handpicked with fabulous rich color printed on bright white card, Extremely Fine.
Scott $580.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1719
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue (Scott 40), without gum as issued, tall margins and brilliant color; a desirable 1875 reprint, Very Fine, only 3,846 reportedly sold, with 2011 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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