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Stamps and Postal History


1890 Issue
 
 
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Lot 1901
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1890, 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on India (Scott 219P3-229P3), brilliant impression and fresh; a few tiny natural production paper faults, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $789.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1902

1890, 2¢ carmine (Scott 220), plate number strip of 5, o.g., never hinged (previously hinged in selvedge), choice and fresh multiple with dynamite color and clear impression, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1903
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1890, 2¢ carmine, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 220P5), top plate block of 12, unused without gum, impressive example of this terribly elusive carmine imperforate on stamp paper in a full plate block with attractive wide selvage at top; listed in Scott Specialized but priced with only a dash, the first plate block we have offered in quite awhile; odd staining of offset, or printing bleed from next sheet causing light staining to the front, more intense on reverse side, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $960.
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Lot 1904

1890, 5¢ chocolate (Scott 223), o.g., never hinged, fresh color and crisp impression; tiny gum skips (only mentioned for accuracy), Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate for strip.
Scott $200.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $144.
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Lot 1905

1893, 8¢ lilac (Scott 225), bottom margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, unbelievably fresh and choice top quality multiple in a condition rarely encountered; nicely centered except for the top right stamp which is a striking GEM that would realize a tidy price if harvested from this block; simply gorgeous, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 1906

1890, 30¢ black (Scott 228), o.g., previously hinged, remarkably fresh stamp with monumental margins of epic size; a classy example of this tough stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $575.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 1907
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1890, 90¢ orange, proof on stamp paper (Scott 229P5), single, o.g., never hinged, brilliant post office fresh color; rarely offered imperf single on stamp paper, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 1908
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1890, 90¢ orange, proof on stamp paper (Scott 229P5), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, brilliant post office fresh color; a desirable well margined multiple; natural gum creases, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $960.
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