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Lot 2346

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste (Scott 579), o.g., never hinged, large margins for this difficult issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $175.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2347
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1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary (Scott 579), top plate block of 4, o.g., top right stamp hinge remnant (3 stamps never hinged), bright fresh color; light gum bends, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2348

1923-26, rotary definitives, perf 10, 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 581-591), o.g., never hinged, unusually choice set of the notoriously difficult perf 10's; a select group, Very Fine.
Scott $402.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2349

1925, 3¢ violet, rotary (Scott 584), top right plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, high quality example showing additional portions of two adjacent stamps at left, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $780.
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Lot 2350

1925, 10¢ orange, rotary (Scott 591), top left plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, glowing rich color; a remarkable example of this tough plate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2351

1923, 1¢ green, rotary coil waste (Scott 594), part o.g., impressive example of this major rarity, with gleaming color; tiny thin spot at top, Very Good, only seven stamps of this issue are known with original gum, with 1971 and 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $65,000 for perfs touching.
Estimate $30,000 - 40,000

This is an interesting anomaly of stamp production that some may argue produced one of the rarest U.S. stamps known. Unknown to the general public, this stamp was printed with rotary machines and perforated with perforation 11 on a flat plate perforating machine which was not designed to perforate rotary press stamps. This caused very poor centering of the issue due to the different sizes of the two plates. For months, this stamp floated around post offices until the variety was finally reported, making this stamp very rare
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Lot 2352

1923, 2¢ carmine, rotary coil waste (Scott 595), o.g., never hinged, spectacular GEM quality example of this terribly difficult coil waste issue; wonderfully balanced margins - rare thus, and tantalizing color; an amazing stamp, Extremely Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which it came, upper left stamp.
Scott $475.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2353

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), o.g., never hinged, sensational type II coil single with balanced margins and exuberant color; surprisingly difficult stamp to find like this, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $725.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2354

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), o.g., barest trace of hinge, impressive well centered coil single with intense color; premium type II stamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott $105.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2355

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), pair, o.g., never hinged, superior coil pair with ravishing rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 1983 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2356

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), pair, o.g., never hinged, lovely rich color; desirable type II coil; light stamp offset on gum, otherwise Very Fine, with 1979 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2357

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), pair, o.g., never hinged, fabulous deep rich color; attractive multiple in pristine condition, Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2358

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), pair, o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh example of this challenging type II coil; extremely intense color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2359

1929, 2¢ carmine, horizontal coil, type II (Scott 599A), line pair, o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh and choice example of this scarce type II coil; the left stamp is incredibly well centered, Very Good to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2360

1923, 2¢ carmine lake, vertical coil (Scott 606a), line pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ $1,000 VF-XF 85.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2361

1924, 5¢ Huguenot-Walloon (Scott 616), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bottom stamps are very well centered, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2362

1924, 5¢ Huguenot-Walloon (Scott 616), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and affordable example in pristine mint condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2363

1925, 5¢ Lexington-Concord (Scott 619), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, bottom center stamp has amazing centering and jumbo margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2364

1925, Norse-American complete (Scott 620-621), top plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged, clean full tops; a few light gum bends, Fine to Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,131.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2365

1925, Norse-American complete (Scott 620-621), 2¢ is top plate block of 8, 5¢ is top plate block of 12, o.g., never hinged, clean full tops, Fine to Very Fine overall.
Scott $1,105.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2366

1925, 5¢ Norse-American (Scott 621), top plate block of 8, o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh high quality example with splendid color and razor sharp impression, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2367

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet (Scott 630), o.g., never hinged, outstanding top quality White Plains sheet; brilliant fresh both front and back: from a collection that was painstakingly assembled by a discriminating collector, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $540.
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Lot 2368

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet (Scott 630), o.g., never hinged, premium quality example in immaculate condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2369

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet (Scott 630), o.g., never hinged, very choice sheet with excellent color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2370

1926, White Plains souvenir sheet (Scott 630), o.g., never hinged (lightly hinged in top selvage), well centered; light wrinkles along left stamps and horizontal perf separations between center stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2371

1926, 1½¢ yellow brown, rotary imperf (Scott 631), center block of 4 with crossed gutters, o.g., never hinged, matchless GEM quality multiple with boardwalk margins and brilliant color, Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded Gem 100J.
Scott $55.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2372

1927, Rotary Press set (Scott 632/642), magnificent well-matched group of 11 different values, including Scott #653; this set does not include the elusive 2¢ type II - Scott #634A, o.g., never hinged, each stamp handpicked for centering and margins seldom seen on this tight-margined issue, Extremely Fine to Superb, a wonderful opportunity for any serious collector looking to buy this set in top condition.
Scott $28.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2373

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), bottom left plate number single, o.g., never hinged, a fabulous example of this difficult type II stamp with exuberant color and stupendous margins, unlike anything we have ever encountered; a true World Class GEM that has been neatly tucked away in a wonderful collection of select stamps for a couple decades; as this stamp is without question the finest known example of this stamp, we expect spirited competition that will result in a new record price for a #634A at public auction; this is our favorite stamp in this auction and represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that shouldn't be missed, Superb.
Scott $650.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 2374

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $650.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $570.
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Lot 2375

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged (barely noticeable pencil mark on gum), premium quality stamp with dazzling rich color and clear impression; rarely found with such choice centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2376

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged, lovely type II stamp featuring fabulous rich color; as fresh as the first day it was printed, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2377

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged, impressive fresh example with deep rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which this desirable stamp was taken; bottom right stamp from the block.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2378

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), o.g., never hinged (pencil mark erased on gum), wonderfully fresh example of this tough type II stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 1987 P.F. certificate for block/4, from which it was taken, bottom left stamp.
Scott $650.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2379

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), bottom left plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, extraordinary top quality plate with gleaming rich color and exceptional centering; this is among the choicest examples of this type II plate block we have encountered, Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 2380

1928, 2¢ carmine, rotary, type II (Scott 634A), bottom left plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, immaculate fresh example with strong color; in a wonderful state of preservation, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 2381

1927, 4¢ yellow brown (Scott 636), o.g., never hinged, perfect little GEM copy of this terribly difficult rotary press printing, Superb, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $215.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2382

1927, 7¢ black, imperf between (Scott 639a), vertical block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, handsome multiple which yields two error pairs; the right vertical pair being completely sound in all respects; bottom left stamp with tiny thin spot, otherwise Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 2383

1928, 2¢ Molly Pitcher, with printer's slug spacer (Scott 646 var.), bottom right plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, seldom seen example of this overprinted stamp showing interesting printer's slug spacer on the top left stamp in the plate block; this spacer was used to correctly space the "Molly Pitcher" overprint during the production process and are rarely encountered with this slug spacer present on the stamps, Fine.
Scott $52 for normal example.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 2384
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1928, Hawaii complete (Scott 647-648), 2¢ plate block of 4 and 5¢ plate block of 4 with two extra singles, o.g., never hinged (except plate number single from 5¢ block is lightly hinged), Very Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate for 5¢ plate block.
Scott $543.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $192.
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Lot 2385

1929, 1¢ to 9¢ Kans. and 1¢ to 10¢ Nebr. (Scott 658-667, 669-679), blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged (small gum skip on one stamp of 675), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,942.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2386

1929, Kans., 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 658-668), o.g., never hinged, fabulous set of 11 different values, handpicked for centering, color and freshness; as choice as they come, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $431.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2387
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1929, Kans., 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 658-668), o.g., 661 is hinged, other 10 are never hinged, nicely centered group, much more impressive than normally encountered, Very Fine.
Scott $414.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2388

1929, Kans., 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 658-668), complete set of plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, extremely scarce complete set of 11 different values; rarely found in immaculate mint condition; strong colors with some very choice examples; 662 and 664 plates each with small margin faults not affecting the stamps, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $4,300.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 2389

1929, Nebr., 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 669-679), o.g., never hinged, magnificent top quality set of 11 different values in a quality seldom encountered; all chosen for exceptional qualities that this set is not known for, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $530.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2390

1929, Nebr., 1¢ to 10¢ complete (Scott 669-679), o.g., never hinged, vibrant rich colors; a pleasing set of 11 different values, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $530.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2391

1931, Rotary Definitives, 11¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott 692-701), plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, awesome top quality set of rotary press plate blocks; painstakingly assembled by a collector with a keen eye for quality, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $660.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2392

1931, Rotary Definitives, 11¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott 692-701), plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and choice set of plates; each with lively bright colors, Very Fine.
Scott $660.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2393

1931, Rotary Definitives, 11¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott 692-701), plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, handsome complete set of 10 different values; very pretty colors throughout, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $660.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2394

1931, Rotary Definitives, 11¢ to 50¢ complete (Scott 692-701), complete set of plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $725.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2395
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1932, Washington Bicentennial complete (Scott 704-715), plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged (top stamps of 10¢ plate block are lightly hinged), Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $390.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 2396
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1933, 3¢ N.R.A., set of three stamp size official photo-reductions of artist's models (Scott 732E), first shows just the frame and text as accepted for the final design; the second has a bald eagle as the main design element; the third features four workers similar to those on the issued stamp, Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400

Undoubtedly, a unique set
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Realized $330.
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Lot 2397

1934, National Parks complete, perf'd (Scott 740-749), o.g., never hinged, each encapsulated by P.S.E. and graded XF-Sup 95, Extremely Fine to Superb.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $308.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2398

1934, 4¢ Parks, imperf horizontally (Scott 743a), vertical pair, o.g., hinged with portions of original paper tape adhering to the gum (most that exist have this tape on the gum), rare example of this early error; among the most attractive examples obtainable - scarce thus, Very Fine centering, only 15 pairs issued, with 1976, 1982 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 2399

1938, ½¢-$5 Presidential complete (Scott 803-834), complete set of plate blocks of 4, o.g., never hinged, attractive set of Presidential plates; the three top values with double arrows in selvage, Very Fine.
Scott $670.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2400
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1938, 1½¢ Presidential, imperf between (Scott 805b), horizontal pair, approximately 67 pairs, each with Saint Louis, Mo. precancels; condition is mostly sound, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2401

1951, $1 Presidential, watermarked USIR (Scott 832b), bottom margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, very fresh; light gum bends, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $720.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2402

1938, $5 Presidential (Scott 834), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, interesting vignette shift to the right; an eye catching example, Very Fine.
Scott $85.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2403

1938, $5 Presidential (Scott 834), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh; tiny gum skips on bottom right stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2404

1938, $5 Presidential (Scott 834), plate block of 4, o.g., never hinged, bright and post office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2405

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), top right corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 issued.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2406

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), right margin single, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 issued.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2407

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), right margin single, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 issued.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2408

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 issued, with 1982 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2409

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), partial sheet of 24, with normal stamps at left, a transition stamp in center and two errors at right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 issued.
Scott $5,000 ++.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,680.
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Lot 2410

1974, 10¢ Kentucky Settlement, green, black & blue omitted (Scott 1542b), with normal stamp at left, a transition stamp in center and error at right, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, only 29 issued.
Scott $2,500 ++.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 2411

2017, Forever, Quilled Paper Heart Love, die cutting omitted (Scott 5036a), pane of 20 with corner plate numbers B11111, regularly issued with die-cutting, this pane missed that process, these were produced from the lower right position of the sheets, o.g., never hinged, completely sound and free of any imperfection, of the several sheets reported, most had creasing, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $800 - 1,200

Only press sheets were regularly issued imperforate and were printed with plate number #S11111, this is the discovery example featured on the front page of Linn's Nov 7 2016.

Realized $510.
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