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1902-1908 Regular and Commemorative Issues
 
 
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Lot 2050
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1902, 1¢ to $5, "Specimen" overprints complete (Scott 300SE-313SE), part o.g. or no gum; piece missing 2¢, tear 10¢, 8¢ & $1 with straight edges, overall Very Fine, the $5, in particular, is quite choice.
Scott $2,950.
Estimate $750 - 1,000

Accompanied by a March 1903 letter of provenance from the Third Assistant Postmaster General telling the original owner of the set
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Realized $600.
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Lot 2051

1903, 1¢ blue green (Scott 300), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, top right stamps are well centered and attractive; light crease in selvage, otherwise Very Fine, with 2011 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2052
BK
1903, 2¢ carmine (Scott 301c), booklet pane of 6, position E, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, with original covers (although covers are damaged), great for exhibit or display, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 2053
BK
1903, 2¢ carmine (Scott 301c), booklet pane of 6, o.g., bits of hinge remnant, well margined pane with lively bright color; quite attractive, Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2054

1903, 5¢ blue and 6¢ claret (Scott 304-305), o.g., previously hinged, bright color, balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $120.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2055

1903, 5¢ blue (Scott 304), o.g., never hinged, well balanced margins and brilliant fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2056

1903, 5¢ blue (Scott 304), o.g., never hinged, exquisite rich shade; an exceptional stamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2057

1903, 5¢ blue (Scott 304), o.g., never hinged, impeccably fresh stamp with luscious color; as pretty as they come, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $215.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2058

1902, 8¢ violet black (Scott 306), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, sharp impression and fresh, Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2059

1903, 10¢ pale red brown (Scott 307), o.g., never hinged (tiny gum skip), massive balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine.
Scott $150.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2060

1903, 10¢ pale red brown (Scott 307), right margin single, interesting ink bleed through to back, o.g., never hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2061

1903, 10¢ pale red brown (Scott 307), o.g., never hinged, generous margins and immaculate fresh color; a very choice example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2062

1903, 10¢ pale red brown (Scott 307), o.g., never hinged, wide margins and warm rich color; a very pleasing mint stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2063

1902, 13¢ purple black (Scott 308), left margin block of 4 with imprint, o.g., never hinged, striking top quality mint block with unusually wide margins on each stamp; uniquely appealing multiple with tremendous "break-up" value, as the bottom left stamp is a marvelous GEM that would realize a pretty penny if broken out of this block, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2064

1903, 15¢ olive green (Scott 309), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, GEM quality example with perfectly balanced margins and breathtaking rich color; an amazing showpiece, Superb.
Scott $475.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2065

1903, 15¢ olive green (Scott 309), o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh example with deep rich color; a very appealing and undervalued never hinged stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2066

1903, 50¢ orange (Scott 310), o.g., never hinged, charming example in a wonderful state of preservation; with glowing rich color; seldom seen this fresh, both front and reverse, Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $540.
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Lot 2067

1903, $1 black (Scott 311), o.g., never hinged, refreshing top quality example featuring vivacious color and particularly choice centering; a big time stamp sure to please the most demanding collector, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,500.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $3,120.
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Lot 2068

1903, $1 black (Scott 311), o.g., hinged, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ $1,300 XF-SUP 95.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 2069

1903, $1 black (Scott 311), o.g., never hinged, select never hinged example with the deepest and richest color you'll ever see; a fresh-to-market stamp that is quite elusive when found in this wonderful mint state, Fine to Very Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 2070

1903, $1 black (Scott 311), disturbed o.g. from hinge removal, well margined stamp with lively color; a very pleasing example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2071

1903, $1 black (Scott 311), o.g., very lightly hinged, large margins and brilliant color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2072

1903, $2 dark blue (Scott 312), o.g., never hinged, awesome mint stamp with an incredible depth of color; as fresh and choice as the very first day it was issued 114 years ago, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate for block of 4 from which this stamp was taken, this being the top left stamp.
Scott $2,550.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $960.
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Lot 2073

1903, $2 dark blue (Scott 312), o.g., previously hinged, breathtaking color and clear impression; a wonderful top quality stamp that would enhance any great collection, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,350.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2074

1903, $2 dark blue (Scott 312), o.g., lightly hinged, flawless example with dazzling color printed on lily white paper; a beauty, Fine to Very Fine, with 1986 P.F.C. and 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $575.
Scott $875.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2075

1903, $5 dark green (Scott 313), o.g., never hinged, unbelievably fresh and choice $5 Marshall in superior mint condition; with vibrant color and clearly etched impression; this issue is among the most difficult stamps to locate in immaculate never hinged condition, Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate for this stamp when it was a right sheet margin single, the selvage having been subsequently removed.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,040.
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Lot 2076

1903, $5 dark green (Scott 313), o.g., previously hinged, appealing $5 Marshall with fine, detailed impression; as fresh and attractive as the very first day it was issued, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 2077

1903, $5 dark green (Scott 313), o.g., hinge remnants (pencil mark on gum), fresh and affordable example with excellent color, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2078

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), o.g., never hinged, unusually large margins and breathtaking rich color; simply gorgeous, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 2079

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and large margins all around, premium example of this popular and highly sought after issue, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2080

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), o.g., never hinged, deep rich color; a handsome example of this popular imperf, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2081

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), o.g., barest trace of hinge, beautiful example with enormous margins and brilliant color; an exquisite top quality showpiece, Superb, with photocopy of 1997 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken, top right stamp.
Scott $325.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2082

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), pair, o.g., never hinged, extraordinary GEM quality multiple with succulent color and deep impression, Superb, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate for block of 4 from which this beautiful pair was taken, this being the top pair from the block.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $960.
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Lot 2083

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, extraordinary top quality pair with enormous margins all around and fabulous rich color, while the right stamp has a minor inclusion spot that shows on the face of the stamp, the left stamp is a matchless GEM, Superb.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2084

1908, 5¢ blue, imperf (Scott 315), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, GEM quality multiple; perfectly balanced margins and captivating rich color; although this block is lightly hinged, the bottom two stamps could easily pass as Never Hinged, Superb.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 2085

1906, 2¢ carmine, imperf, type I (Scott 320), right margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, awesome World Class GEM with gargantuan margins and vibrant color; a true treasure to behold, Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100.
SMQ Gem 100; $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2086

1908, 2¢ carmine, type II, experimental coil, perf 12 vertically (Scott 322), o.g., previously hinged, absolutely gorgeous top quality coil single with gorgeous color of great intensity; rarely seen as a coil single, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $6,000.
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Lot 2087
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1904, Louisiana Purchase complete (Scott 323-327), o.g., 323 faintly hinged, other 4 stamps never hinged, fresh and pleasing set, hand-picked for color and centering, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $805.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2088

1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 325), o.g., never hinged, lovely well margined example in Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $185.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2089

1904, 3¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 325), o.g., never hinged, desirable large margined example with strong color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $185.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $72.
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Lot 2090

1904, 5¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 326), o.g., never hinged, beautiful stamp with precise centering and captivating color; quite elusive when found so choice, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2091

1904, 10¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 327), right margin single, o.g., never hinged, a true GEM - with equally balanced margins and ravishing rich color; how this stamp only received a grade of XF-90 from PSE is beyond comprehension; a wonderful opportunity for any astute collector looking to buy a stunning stamp at below market price, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2092

1907, 5¢ Jamestown (Scott 330), o.g., never hinged, bold rich color printed on lily-white paper; immaculate stamp, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1984 P.F. certificate for block of 4 from which it was taken, bottom right stamp.
Scott $290.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2093

1904, 1¢ Louisiana Purchase (Scott 323), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, deep saturated color; top right stamp with small thin spot, otherwise Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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