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Lot 1720
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1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (Scott 62B), neat black grid cancellation, impressive example with astounding rich color; completely fault free - rare thus, as this issue almost always comes with some sort of "issue"; a wonderful opportunity, Fine to Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $780.
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Lot 1721
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), neat black grid cancellation, premium quality example of the pink shade with awesome color and centering; there is a trace of a "tiny" perf crease along the top left corner - hard to detect, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1722
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1861, 3¢ rose pink (Scott 64b), neatly placed black "Ste(am Ship)" cancellation, premium example of this tough rose pink shade that is often misidentified; a well margined stamp with great color, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate for strip/3, from which this desirable stamp was taken - right stamp from the strip.
Scott $150.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $60.
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Lot 1723
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 66TC6), o.g., small hinge remnant (pencil mark on gum), magnificent color and impression; a lovely example of this scarce stamp - known previously as Scott #66, now reclassified as trial color proof, Scott #66TC6; unusually attractive stamp centered much nicer than normally encountered, Fine to Very Fine, with 1975 and 2015 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $840.
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Lot 1724
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), San Francisco cogwheel cancel, stunning example of unparalleled beauty; near perfect centering with mouth-watering rich color with a perfectly struck cancel; this stamp has it all, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,160.
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Lot 1725
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), light and unobtrusive black grid cancellation, choice example of this tough stamp; warm rich color and choice centering, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,000.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $780.
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Lot 1726
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), large paid in grid cancel, generous margins and delicious color; as pretty as they come, Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1727
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), neat target cancellation, fresh and choice example with near face-free cancellation leaving Jefferson's portrait almost completely visible; a pretty stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $660.
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Lot 1728

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, delightful example of this terribly difficult mint stamp; with unusually large margins and eye-arresting color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1729
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1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), lovely star in circle cancellation at upper left, impressive example with vibrant color on clean white paper; unusually choice for this difficult issue, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1730
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), unused without gum, astounding example of the terribly difficult steel blue shade; a completely sound and attractive stamp that would enhance any serious collection, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,240.
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Lot 1731
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), black grid and red cancels, tremendous example of the often misidentified steel blue shade; near perfect centering and extra large margins; brilliant color and razor sharp impression; simply amazing, Extremely Fine, this is 1 of 13 examples attaining the impressive grade of XF-90, with only 2 others currently grading higher, with 1991 P.F. certificate and 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 1732
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), red circular grid cancel, bold color and sharp impression; small thins, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $890.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1733
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), blue open grid cancel, lovely example of this very scarce shade; some small faults, Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,275.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1734
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), blue circle of wedges cancel, appealing example with vivid color and choice centering; a flawless stamp that would please the most quality conscious collector, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1735
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), unobtrusive cork cancel, well centered and proof like impression; small corner crease and small internal crease, Very Fine centering.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1736
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), relatively light black cork cancellation, tremendous rich shade; a pleasing example; minor horizontal crease along the very top of the stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $270.
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Lot 1737

1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), disturbed o.g., lovely example of the elusive red brown shade; an extremely fresh stamp in flawless condition, Fine, with 1973 P.F. and 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1738
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), astounding GEM quality stamp with breathtaking color and impression; a very rare stamp when found in this smashing condition, Extremely Fine to Superb, 1 of only 6 examples attaining this impressive grade of XF-Sup-95, and is the HIGHEST GRADED example of this tough stamp, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $4,400.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,880.
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Lot 1739
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), circle of wedges cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ $875 XF 90J.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 1740

1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), o.g., previously hinged, premium example of this notoriously difficult mint stamp; with alluring rich color, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 1741
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), beautiful segmented cork cancellation, premium example with dynamite color and razor-sharp impression; simply a gorgeous copy of this popular Lincoln issue, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1742
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1863, 24¢ gray (Scott 78b), doubly struck fancy "Union Soldier's Head" cancel (S-E PH-F 73); reperforated at left (not noted on accompanying certificate), Extremely Fine cancel, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1743
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1863, 24¢ gray (Scott 78b), black grid cancel, wonderful large margined example of the often mis-identified "gray" shade; seldom seen in this premium condition, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1744
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1863, 24¢ blackish violet (Scott 78c), neatly placed fancy black cancellation, gorgeous example of this rarely encountered blackish violet shade; a completely sound and attractive example with intense color printed on clean white paper; a rare opportunity for any serious philatelist who has been patiently waiting for a sound example of this terribly difficult shade, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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