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Lot 2477

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), o.g., hinged, huge margined stamp with succulent color, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2478

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), disturbed o.g., brilliant fresh example; razor sharp impression, Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2479

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), o.g., hinged, spectacular GEM quality stamp, with delightful fresh color and nicely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2480

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), o.g., lightly hinged, unbelievably fresh stamp with lively color; it's hard to believe this stamp was issued in 1888; a great stamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $500.
Scott $475.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2481

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), o.g., previously hinged, extremely desirable example of this tough stamp; with nicely balanced margins and bold prooflike color, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2482

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal example of this rare Special Delivery issue; beautifully centered amid nicely balanced margins; with outstanding deep rich color; a drop dead gorgeous stamp, Extremely Fine, with 1983 and 1992 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,640.
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Lot 2483

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., very lightly hinged, fabulous rich color printed on lily white paper; a flawless example of this tough little stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2484

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., never hinged, vivid rich color on bright white paper; a select bottom margin imprint single, Very Fine, with photocopy of 1986 P.F. certificate for strip/4, from which this stamp was taken, this being Pos. #3 from the strip.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2485

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh appearance; light selvage wrinkle, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2005 P.S.E. certificate for pair.
Scott $525.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $96.
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Lot 2486

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh and choice example of this elusive multiple; with brilliant color and full unblemished gum; we cannot recall offering another never hinged #E6 block in quite some time, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,100 for singles.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 2487

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), o.g., never hinged, superior top quality stamp, with gleaming color and clear impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Scott $140.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2488

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), o.g., never hinged, delightful example in a wonderful mint state; gleaming fresh color and extra large margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2489

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), bottom block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged, handsome mint block with radiant color in pristine mint condition, Very Fine.
Scott $560 for singles.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2490

Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E8), o.g., barest trace of hinge, spectacular GEM quality stamp; precise centering with delicate fresh color; an exquisite stamp that would enhance any great collection, Superb, with 1996 P.S.E. cert. and 2002 P.F. certificates.
Scott $110.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2491

Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E8), o.g., never hinged, wide margins and brilliant color, Fine to Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate for this stamp when it was a top sheet margin single; the selvage having been subsequently removed.
Scott $240.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2492

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), top margin single with plate number, o.g., never hinged, awesome top quality example featuring nicely balanced margins and heavenly color; a most impressive showpiece, Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $510.
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Lot 2493

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), o.g., never hinged, dazzling color and generous margins; a fantastic little stamp, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate for this stamp when it was a bottom margin plate number single; the margin tab being subsequently removed.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2494

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), o.g., never hinged, extra large margins and wonderful overall freshness; a beauty, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2015 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2495

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), o.g., never hinged, vivid color; a very pleasing example in Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2015 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $425.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2496

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), top plate number single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), strong color and large margins, a handsome example, Very Fine.
Scott $190.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $108.
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Lot 2497

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., never hinged, premium quality example of this elusive mint stamp; with bright color and well incised impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2498

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., never hinged, awesome deep rich color; incredible centering; reperforated at right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 2499

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., lightly hinged, charming top quality example featuring gigantic margins and brilliant color; just a great stamp, Extremely Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $320.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $204.
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Lot 2500

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh mint condition, with lively color, Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2501

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E11), right block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged (bottom 2 stamps with minor gum bend), well margined example with vivid color; a pleasing multiple, Very Fine.
Scott $180 for singles.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 2502

Special Delivery, 1922, 10¢ gray violet (Scott E12), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, although a reduced top, this is an incredibly fresh multiple with radiating color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2503

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), right block of 4 with plate number, o.g., never hinged (bottom 2 with natural gum creases), dazzling color; a beautiful multiple with incredible centering, Extremely Fine.
Scott $300 for singles.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2504

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (minor gum crease affects bottom center stamp, slight "short gumming" between top stamps and selvage), intact and fresh example with tremendous rich color; this plate is rarely found as a choice full wide top, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 2505

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, gorgeous rich shade printed on clean white paper; a beauty, Extremely Fine.
Scott $175.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2506

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and choice mint stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $175.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $72.
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Lot 2507

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), top margin single, o.g., never hinged, premium quality example with gorgeous color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $175.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $72.
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