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Lot 2594
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Officials, 1873 issues complete, plate proofs on card (Scott O1P4-O93P4), magnificent complete set, including the 4 State Department high values; selected for the scintillating colors that these proofs sometimes come with; well worth the full Scott catalog value of only $878.00, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $878.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,020.
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Lot 2595
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Officials, 1873, 7 different (Scott O3//O119), valuable group of 7 different Officials, including O3 with manuscript cancel, along with 6 unused stamps - O13, O42, O76, O90, O113 and O119, disturbed o.g.; couple small faults, generally Fine.
Scott $10,137.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 2596
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ complete (Scott O1-O9), all o.g., hinged, except O1 and O4 which are regummed, sensational set of Agriculture issues, each with brilliant color and choice centering; rarely offered as a choice complete set; O4 with a bit of paper wrinkling from the regumming, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,090.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 2597

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 10¢ yellow (Scott O5), o.g., hinged, remarkably fresh stamp with glowing color; absolutely extraordinary in this top condition, Extremely Fine, this stamp is 1 of 2 examples in the grade of XF-90, with only 2 others grading higher, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,200.
Scott $525.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 2598

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 10¢ yellow (Scott O5), o.g., previously hinged, abnormally intense shade of this normally light color issue, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2599
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Agriculture Dept., 1873, 12¢ yellow (Scott O6), perfectly struck purple cancellation, exceptional used stamp, especially with a colored cancel; choice well centered example in a beautiful rich shade, Very Fine.
Scott $260.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2600

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 24¢ yellow (Scott O8), o.g., hinge remnant, slightly disturbed gum, delightful sound example of this tough stamp, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 2601

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 30¢ yellow (Scott O9), o.g., previously hinged, wonderfully fresh stamp printed on clean white paper; an exceptional 30 cent Agriculture, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $720.
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Lot 2602

Executive Dept., 1873, 1¢ carmine (Scott O10), o.g., hinged, sensational color and clear impression; a flawless example of a stamp that rarely comes in sound condition; a wonderful opportunity for the serious philatelist, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2603

Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine (Scott O12), o.g., hinged, fresh and affordable stamp with vibrant color; a pleasing Executive department issue; trivial light creases, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2604

Executive Dept., 1873, 6¢ carmine (Scott O13), o.g., lightly hinged, incredible color and centering; certainly among the finest known examples of this near impossible stamp, which as any serious collector knows is ridiculously undervalued in Scott, especially in this top quality, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, PSE has graded precisely 1 example in a grade over VF-XF-85, with 2006 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,225.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $960.
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Lot 2605

Executive Dept., 1873, 10¢ carmine (Scott O14), o.g., lightly hinged, flawless example with spectacular rich color; simply gorgeous, Fine, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 2606

Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O15-O24), o.g., hinged, marvelous well balanced complete set of 10 different values; all select handpicked stamp, especially the two top values in the set, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2607
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O15-O24), beautiful selection of better cancels, including Maltese cross, blue target, etc., fantastic set of Interior Department issues; the O23 being a spectacular JUMBO, and the O24 being both well centered and faintly cancelled; surprisingly difficult when found like this, Very Fine.
Scott $185.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2608

Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢ purple (Scott O25), o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh and choice; a condition rarity as these Official stamps are rarely encountered in immaculate mint condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 2609

Justice Dept., 1873, 2¢ purple (Scott O26), o.g., lightly hinged, vivid fresh shade; a very pleasing example, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $310.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2610

Justice Dept., 1873, 6¢ purple (Scott O28), o.g., previously hinged, beautiful hue, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $310.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $228.
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Lot 2611

Justice Dept., 1873, 6¢ purple (Scott O28), o.g., lightly hinged, remarkably fresh and choice example; a select stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $310.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2612

Justice Dept., 1873, 10¢ purple (Scott O29), o.g., hinge remnant, bold prooflike color with razor sharp impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $310.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2613

Justice Dept., 1873, 24¢ purple (Scott O32), disturbed o.g., attractive example of this rare stamp; with outstanding color - as fresh as the day it was printed; mild crease along bottom right corner is trivial in nature and shouldn't be considered a fault, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2614

Justice Dept., 1873, 90¢ purple (Scott O34), o.g., hinged, marvelous example of this top value Justice Department issue; a flawless example with exquisite color; rarely seen so choice, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2615

Navy Dept., 1873, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott O38), o.g., hinged, extraordinary example featuring boardwalk margins and eye catching fresh color; an amazing example, Extremely Fine.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2616
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Navy Dept., 1873, 7¢ ultramarine (Scott O39), regummed, vibrant shade, much more intense than normally encountered on this issue, Very Fine.
Scott $250 for without gum.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2617

Navy Dept., 1873, 12¢ ultramarine (Scott O41), o.g., hinged, delicate fresh color and exceptional centering; a select Navy Department issue, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $220.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2618

Navy Dept., 1873, 90¢ ultramarine (Scott O45), o.g., hinged, awesome top quality example of this difficult stamp; an elite stamp with gorgeous color, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 2619

Navy Dept., 1873, 90¢ ultramarine (Scott O45), disturbed o.g., impeccably fresh and choice stamp with outstanding color, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 2620

Post Office Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O47-O56), o.g., most hinged; O51 and O56 are regummed, wonderfully fresh set of 10 values; choice centering and brilliant colors, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $895.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2621

Post Office Dept., 1873, 3¢ black (Scott O49), bottom plate block of 20, o.g., never hinged, impressive oversized multiple in immaculate mint condition with fully unblemished gum, Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2622

State Dept., 1873, 2¢ dark green (Scott O58), disturbed o.g., wonderfully balanced margins and deeply impressed color; a gorgeous stamp that is hard to find in top condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $310.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2623

State Dept., 1873, 7¢ dark green (Scott O61), o.g., lightly hinged, intense color and clearly etched impression; quite handsome for this issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $290.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $132.
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Lot 2624

State Dept., 1873, 10¢ dark green (Scott O62), o.g., previously hinged, flawless example of this desirable State Dept. issue; large margins and crystal clear impression, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $230.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2625

State Dept., 1873, 15¢ dark green (Scott O64), o.g., hinged, brilliant color, an extremely impressive State Department issue, Very Fine.
Scott $320.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2626

State Dept., 1873, 24¢ dark green (Scott O65), large part o.g., lovely example of this difficult stamp; completely sound in all respects, with fabulous rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $270.
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Lot 2627
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State Dept., 1873, 24¢ dark green (Scott O65), regummed, an impressive looking stamp; bold rich color and fantastic centering; reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $275 for without gum.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 2628

State Dept., 1873, 30¢ dark green (Scott O66), o.g., lightly hinged, handsome example in flawless condition - rare thus, as these State Department issues are notoriously difficult to obtain in tip top condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 1995 P.F. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2629

State Dept., 1873, 90¢ dark green (Scott O67), o.g., hinged, extremely scarce 90c value; incredible color and impression; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $144.
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Lot 2630

State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), o.g., hinged, impressive $2 State with exemplary fresh color; quite unusual to be found with such brilliant color, Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $660.
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Lot 2631
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State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), neatly struck blue handstamp cancellation, bright vivid color; a nice appearing example; reperforated at top and right, Very Good.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $480.
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Lot 2632

State Dept., 1873, $20 green & black (Scott O71), o.g., previously hinged, impeccably fresh $20 State, with extra large margins and vivid color; seldom found completely sound and choice, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Unsold
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Lot 2633

Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O72-O82), o.g., most hinged; O76 and O82 are regummed, attractive set of 11 different values; most with gleaming rich color and are well margined stamps; O82 is reperforated at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,645.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2634

Treasury Dept., 1873, 12¢ brown (Scott O78), disturbed o.g., brilliant color; a splendid high quality example, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2635

Treasury Dept., 1873, 15¢ brown (Scott O79), o.g., lightly hinged, extremely intense color, Fine to Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2636

Treasury Dept., 1873, 30¢ brown (Scott O81), o.g., lightly hinged, showpiece example with large margins and eye-arresting color; a wonderful opportunity to acquire a spectacular example of this stamp, Extremely Fine, 1 of 2 examples in the grade of XF-90, with only 3 others currently grading higher, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $900.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $840.
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Lot 2637

War Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O83-O93), o.g., most hinged; O86 and O87 regummed, beautiful well centered complete set of 11 different values; all selected for color, centering and freshness, Very Fine.
Scott $1,990.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $330.
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Lot 2638

War Dept., 1873, 15¢ rose (Scott O90), o.g., never hinged, immaculate example of this tough stamp, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2013 P.S.E. certificate for strip/6, from which this stamp was taken.
Scott $190.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2639
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Officials, 1875 Special Printing, 4 well centered specimens (Scott O10SD, O36SD, O47SD, O57SD), without gum as issued, sensational group of 4 different "Specimen" overprints; all selected for color, centering and eye appeal, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, O47SD with 2014 P.F. certificate graded VF 80 and O36SD with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
Scott $185.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2640
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Officials, 1875 Special Printing, 7 different, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O14SD//O84SD), includes O14SD, O15SD, O25SD, O35xSD, O39SD, O72SD, O84SD, without gum as issued, scarce group of the Officials Special Printings; some small faults, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, O35xSD with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $975.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2641
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Executive Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ carmine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O11SD), without gum as issued, massive jumbo margins all around; stupefying rich color; an astounding GEM quality example in a condition rarely encountered - simply amazing, Extremely Fine, of the 7,430 examples reportedly sold, this is without question the best of the bunch, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2642
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O61SD), without gum as issued, attractive proof like impression; a gorgeous little GEM with beautiful centering, Very Fine, scarce - only 791 examples reportedly sold, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2643
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ bluish green, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O62SD), without gum as issued, magnificent top quality example with glowing color and razor sharp impression, Extremely Fine, only 346 reportedly sold, and this is among the best, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2644
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 3¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O85SD), without gum as issued, fresh appearance, with brilliant color; a few short perforations, otherwise Fine, scarce Specimen with only 118 issued, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $390.
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Lot 2645
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O87SD), without gum as issued, evenly balanced margins and remarkably rich color; quite possibly the finest example of this elusive "Specimen" overprint, Extremely Fine, only 539 reportedly sold, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
Scott $425.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 2646
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O90SD), without gum as issued, premium quality example in flawless condition; with brilliant color, Very Fine, only 105 issued, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,080.
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Lot 2647
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Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, proof like color and impression; large thins and reperforated at right, Very Good, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2648
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Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, strong color; small thin spot, otherwise Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,320.
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Lot 2649

Agriculture Dept., 1879, 3¢ yellow (Scott O95), o.g., hinged, ravishing rich color; a quality example of this tough 1879 soft paper issue, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $420.
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Lot 2650

Interior Dept., 1879, 1¢ vermilion (Scott O96), o.g., lightly hinged, lively bright color; wonderfully fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $156.
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Lot 2651

Interior Dept., 1879, 15¢ vermilion (Scott O102), o.g., lightly hinged, warm rich color; a pleasing example, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $240.
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Lot 2652

Justice Dept., 1879, 6¢ bluish purple (Scott O107), o.g., lightly hinged, absolutely magnificent example of this ridiculously undervalued soft paper Justice Dept. issue; beautiful centering and gleaming bright color; if you've been searching for a quality example of this stamp - act now, as there might a serious wait otherwise, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, 1 of 1 example to achieve the grade of VF-XF-85, with just 1 other grading higher, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $675.
Scott $475.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2653

Justice Dept., 1879, 6¢ bluish purple (Scott O107), o.g., hinged, choice example with unusually large margins and brilliant color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $216.
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Lot 2654

Justice Dept., 1879, 6¢ bluish purple (Scott O107), o.g., lightly hinged, dynamite color; a choice example of this tough stamp, Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2655
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 30¢ brown (Scott O112), unused without gum, sound and attractive example of this seldom offered 1879 soft paper issue, Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $360.
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Lot 2656

Treasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown (Scott O113), o.g., previously hinged, tremendous example of this rare 90 cent soft paper 1879 Treasury Dept., with excellent centering and gleaming color; this is among the choicest obtainable examples of this seldom offered issue, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $4,500 - 6,000.
Realized $12,000.
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