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Lot 1745

1867, 3¢ rose, A. grill (Scott 79), tied to small piece by partial town postmark and target cancel, lovely example of this scarce grilled all over stamp; nicer than normally encountered; stamp has small nick at top and short perforations, Very Good to Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $540.
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Lot 1746

1867, 3¢ rose, C. grill (Scott 83), o.g., hinged, impressive example of the seldom offered C grill; a flawless stamp with radiating color of great intensity, Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,160.
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Lot 1747
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), perfectly placed small circle of wedges cancellation rarely seen on this stamp, extremely fresh and choice example; as this issue tends to almost always come with a heavy killer cancel, finding a sound and attractive example with a neatly struck cancel is quite a rare accomplishment; a stamp for the discerning collector, Fine, with 1990 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 1748
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1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), red cancel, a lovely stamp that is very well centered with crisp etched impression; reperforated at right, Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 1749
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1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (Scott 86), unusually light circle of wedges cancellation, particularly choice fault-free stamp with splendid color and excellent centering, Very Fine, scarce when found in this prime quality, with 1998 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $330.
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Lot 1750
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1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (Scott 87), neat grid cancellation, attractive fresh Black Jack with lots of eye appeal, unlike so many issued which come terribly off-centered, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1751
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1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill (Scott 88), unused without gum, well centered with large balanced margins all around; an incredible grilled stamp, way undergraded by PSE, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $650.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1752
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1867, 3¢ rose, E. grill (Scott 88), unused without gum, nicely balanced margins and marvelous rich color, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 1753
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1867, 10¢ green, E. grill (Scott 89), light segmented cork cancellation, nice big margins and inviting fresh color; a premium example of this difficult stamp, Very Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $192.
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Lot 1754
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1867, 10¢ green, E. grill (Scott 89), interesting double transfer in "TAG", select example of this double transfer, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1755
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1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), neat black and a trace of a red cancellation, extraordinary example with the deepest and richest color imaginable, Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1756

1867, 15¢ black, E. grill (Scott 91), o.g., hinged, premium quality example of this rare E grill; large margins and eye-arresting color; the most impressive example we can ever remember offering at public auction, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $12,500.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
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Lot 1757
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1867, 15¢ black, E. grill (Scott 91), black leaf cancel and red transit cancel, lovely well centered example with large margins; incredibly fresh and choice example of this tough grilled stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1758
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1867, 15¢ black, E. grill (Scott 91), unusually light black cancellation, sound and choice example with intense color, Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $625.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1759

1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), horizontal pair with bottom sheet margin and partial imprint, large part o.g., fresh and fine; left stamp with light creases, right with two grill points breaking paper, Very Good, a very scarce position piece.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1760
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1867, 1¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 92), quartered cork cancel, handsome example featuring generous margins and luxurious color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $240.
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Lot 1761
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1867, 5¢ brown, F. grill (Scott 95), neatly placed target cancellation along with light red transit marking at top left, worthwhile example with sumptuous rich color; a flawless stamp, Fine, with 2006 P.F.C, and 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $525.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $510.
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Lot 1762
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1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), black geometric cork cancel, dazzling bright shade; a premium example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1763
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1867, 12¢ black, F. grill (Scott 97), black cork and red cancels, incredibly choice example of this tough grilled issue; well centered with luxurious color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $700.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 1764

1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), slightly disturbed o.g., incredible grilled stamp, with the deepest and richest color obtainable on this stamp, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,400.
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Lot 1765

1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), o.g., lightly hinged, vivid fresh color; a scarce grilled stamp; horizontal creases, otherwise Fine, with photocopy of 2016 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which this scarce stamp was taken, top left stamp.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $780.
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Lot 1766
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 1767
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), spectacular blue target cancellation, among the most beautiful obtainable examples you'll ever see; completely sound with ravishing rich color, nicely complimented by the pretty blue cancel; seldom seen so choice, Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $325.
Scott $275.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1768
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), segmented cork cancel, very pretty example of the F grilled stamp, with opulent color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1769

1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), slightly disturbed o.g., impeccably fresh example of this incredibly rare grilled stamp; with breathtaking color, not at all shopworn like many mint examples appear to be; a flawless sound stamp that would please any serious collector, Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 1770
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1867, 24¢ gray lilac, F. grill (Scott 99), eye catching red cork cancellation, spectacular example of this impossible used stamp, which is virtually never encountered in such beautiful condition; completely sound example with strong color; worthy of a serious bid - as they never seem to come this nice, Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $840.
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Lot 1771

1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), part o.g., reasonably attractive example of this notoriously difficult mint stamp; much nicer centering than normally encountered on this issue; small thins at top left and bottom right; tiny pinholes; and a gum soak in the grilled area, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,500 for full o.g.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 1772
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1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), target cancel, fabulous example of this difficult grilled stamp; a well margined, nicely centered stamp with captivating color; rarely seen with a light unobtrusive cancel that doesn't obliterate the stamp like so many do, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1773
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1867, 30¢ orange, F. grill (Scott 100), black circle of wedges cancel, interesting wide straddle margin straight edge at the right, a desirable example with alluring rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1774
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), bright color and well centered; extraordinary example of this notoriously difficult grilled stamp, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,560.
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Lot 1775
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), circle of wedges cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 1776
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), neatly placed cork cancellation, handsome example featuring bold rich color and choice centering; undergraded PSE certificate makes this a bargain as the current SMQ for a Fine-70 is only $1,100.00; toss the graded cert. and you'll end up with a choice Very Fine stamp worth $2,000.00 or so, Fine, with 2005 P.F.C. and 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $1,100.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 1777
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1867, 90¢ blue, F. grill (Scott 101), extremely light black cancellation, striking rich color and sharp clear impression; very pleasing to the eye; reperforated at bottom, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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