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Stamps and Postal History


Savings Stamps and Test Stamps




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Lot 2182

Postal Savings, 1940, 50¢ dark blue green (Scott PS9), a marvelous plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, well centered and post office fresh, Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 2183

War Savings, 1917, $5 deep green, rouletted (Scott WS3), o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and well centered; faint vertical natural paper crease along right margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2184

War Savings, 1919, $5 deep blue, Counterfeit (Scott WS4(CF1)), a very well executed engraved forgery with "COUNTERFEIT" handstamp on reverse, o.g., lightly hinged, Very Fine, accompanied by a photocopy of a 1927 Treasury Dept. letter detailing the arrest and conviction of the three perpetrators of this particular counterfeit.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2185
BK
Test Stamp, 1950s, booklet with blank "stamps" (Scott unlisted), three panes of six "stamps" (with gum breakers) with interleaving between, stapled into orange card covers, the front cover inscribed in pen "Proposed (3 panes)/Covers .0065/Total thickness in body/.032", o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an unusual item worthy of research.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2186
BK
Test Stamp, 1950s, booklet with blank "stamps" (Scott unlisted), four panes of six "stamps" (with gum breakers) with interleaving between, stapled into orange card covers, the front cover inscribed in pen "Proposed (4 panes)/Covers .0065/Total thickness in/body .0390", o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an interesting item of postal production.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2187

Test Stamp, 1954, B.E.P. rotary press framed rectangle, carmine, imperf (Scott TD94A), o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with large margins, Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2188

Test Stamp, pre-sort booklet labels test sheet, a pristine, completely sound uncut sheet of 20 panes of five "stamps" plus label, for use at designated Pre-Sort drop boxes, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, an uncommon, unlisted item, quite scarce.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2189

Test Stamp, 1997, magenta serpentine die-cut "For Testing Purposes Only" booklet pane (Scott TDB92a), complete unfolded pane of 18, o.g., never hinged, with great color and centering, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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