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Lot 824
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 6), light town postmark, fresh, large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps, sharp prooflike impression, rich color, unobtrusive cancel, truly an exceptional example of this exceedingly scarce stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, priced at $24,000 in a grade of "90", with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 XQ (exceptional quality).
SMQ VF-XF 85 XQ; $15,000 for plain 85.
Scott $10,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Realized $12,500.
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Lot 825
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 20R1E, blue Charleston, S.C. postmark, massive jumbo margins all around showing portions of adjoining stamps on three sides and sheet margin at right; a true World Class GEM deserving placement in the finest collection, Superb, with 1996 P.F. certificate and 2018 P.F. certificate graded SUP 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $3,000.
Scott $125.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 826
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3 position 23R2, blue grid cancel, large to huge margins all around, fresh, sharp impression, a fantastic stamp, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 827
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), position 2L2, Major cracked plate, black town cancel, large to huge margins including traces of adjoining stamp at right, neat face free cancel; had a tiny scissors cut at bottom right (mentioned in certificate) which was cut away, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $650.
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Lot 828
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), plate 2, position 13L2, light black Hartford, CT, Aug 13, town cancel, ample to large margins, unobtrusive cancel, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400

Accompanied by note, apparently from Ashbrook, stating that stamp used on 1856 drop letter.

Realized $350.
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Lot 829
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 1R1E (an important position), partial 7-bar circular grid cancel, large to huge margins including sheet margins, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $325.
Scott $125.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 830
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 2L4, black town cancel, large to huge margins all around, fresh with deep rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2014 P.S.A.G. and 2012 P.S.E. certificates graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $325.
Scott $125.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $550.
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Lot 831
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), town postmark, large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps on three sides, lovely detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $125.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 832
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 1E, partial "PAID" in grid, sharp impression, large to huge margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $125.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 833
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 89L2, light town postmark, deep color and sharp impression, nice margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $125.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 834
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), positions 23-24L2, intermediate state, at left in horizontal pair with normal, light black town cancel, an outstanding pair, fresh and sharp, with large margins on three sides to just touching at bottom, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525+.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 835
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), positions 24, 34 and 44L2, vertical strip of 3, light town postmarks, large margins to just cutting at bottom, attractive and useful multiple, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 836

1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), large part o.g., fresh, deep rich color, crystal clear impression, large margins all around except just touching at top left, extremely rare original gum example this nice, Very Fine and choice, a premium example showing clear type III attributes, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000.
Unsold
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Lot 837
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), position 9L1E, black circular grid, deep color, large margins on three sides to just touching at top; insignificant nick at left top, Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 838
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), plate 1E, black grid cancel, well centered ample to large margins, clean sharp impression, attractive, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. and 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $900.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 839
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), position 75R1E, blue straight line "PAID" cancel, large margins, fresh and bright, sharp early impression, lovely cancel, an impressive example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $890.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $650.
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Lot 840
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), position 51R1E, pen-canceled, a lovely, four margin example with half of the adjacent stamps at the top and the bottom still attached, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 841
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1851, 1¢ blue, types IIIa and II (Scott 8A, 7), position 35-36L1E, horizontal combination pair, Westfield, N.Y. town postmark, fresh with deep color and sharp early impression, mostly large margins including parts of several adjoining stamps, attractive socked-on-the-nose cancel, a very desirable and interesting pair, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Unsold
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Lot 842
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, double transfer (Scott 9 var.), position 72L1L, unused without gum, excellent color and impression, four large margins, pronounced double, exceptional example of this very difficult stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $240.
Estimate $250 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 843
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), top right corner margin single, black town postmark, huge margins all around including sheet margins top and right, excellent color and sharp impression, an exceptional example, Superb, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98 and 1988 P.F. certificate.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,450.
Scott $80.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Realized $700.
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Lot 844
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 1R1L, blue segmented cork cancel, fresh and sharp, huge margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2011 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $575.
Scott $80.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Realized $425.
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Lot 845
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), manuscript cancel, enormous margins all around including parts of adjoining stamps, deep color and strong impression, extraordinary example, Extremely Fine to Superb Jumbo, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $925.
Scott $80.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 846
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 81R1L, light carrier postmark, large to huge margins including center line sheet margin at left, outstanding example, an Extremely Fine gem, with 2018 P.F. graded XF 90 XQ and 1997 P.S.E. certificates.
SMQ XF 90; $225 ++.
Scott $80.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $170.
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Lot 847
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, double transfer (Scott 9 var.), position 44L1L, small black smudge cancel, large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps on three sides, deep color and sharp impression clearly displaying the characteristics of this interesting position, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $80.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 848
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), sheet margin single, partial town postmark, entire edge of adjoining stamp at left and sheet margin at bottom, an outstanding example, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $160.
Scott $80.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $150.
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Lot 849
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 79R1L, 1857 WASHINGTON, D.C. postmark, large margins, fresh with deep color and sharp impression, Extremely Fine and attractive, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $80.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 850
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), positions 2-3R1L, horizontal pair, dark blue town postmark, large margins including sheet margin at top, deep color, wonderful multiple, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $450 as singles.
Scott $180.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 851
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), positions 19-20R1L, horizontal pair, tied on piece by red "TOO LATE" handstamp, red French entry postmark and partial black town postmark, lovely color and sharp impression, attractive cancels, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 852
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1851-52, 3¢ Washington, color and plating reference guide (Scott 10-11), 20 stamps (previous owner reports six #10's and fourteen #11's), sorted by plate number, with plate 0, plate 1E, plate 1I, plate 1L, plate 2E, plate 2L, etc. up to plate 8, followed by major colors by year, each stamp is plated with details of recutting and listing individual shade, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $475.
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Lot 853
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), position 6L0, scarce violet town cancel, four ample to large margins, nice color and impression, Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate for #10.
Scott $390.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 854
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), sheet margin single, neat black New York, April 23, town cancel, large to huge margins with sheet margin at left, rich color, sharp impression, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate for #10.
Scott $140.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 855
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), small Boston Paid cancel, four full ample to large margins with portion of adjoining stamp at top, bright radiant color and sharp impression, unmistakable color of early 1851 issue, choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 856
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), blue circle of V's cancel (Toledo, Ohio), large margins to just touching at lower left. Quite attractive with virtually complete strike of cancel; tiny indentations impressed by wax wafer, Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 857
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), 7-bar circular grid cancel, deep color, ample to large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate for #10.
Scott $140.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 858
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1851, 3¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 10A), positions 41R0 & 42R0, lovely horizontal pair, nice nearly complete strikes of interesting blue fancy rosettes, ample to large margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $180.
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Lot 859
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), New York town postmark, large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2006 and 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 860
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1854-55, 3¢ rose red, type I (Scott 11), light town postmark, wonderful color and sharp impression, large margins including parts of adjoining stamps at top and right, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $275.
Scott $15.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 861
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), positions 61-91R4, bottom left corner margin strip of 4, manuscript "Oct 17th 1855,/New York Post Office" cancel, large to huge margins, nice color and impression, scarce and attractive multiple; small repaired internal tear in sheet margin at lower left clear of stamps, otherwise Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $155 as strip of 3 and single.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 862

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250 as o.g.
Estimate $500 - 750

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Realized $600.
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Lot 863
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), positions 97-98L3, 1 extra vertical line outside of right frame line, in horizontal pair with normal, unused without gum, large margins including sheet margin at bottom, fresh and attractive, an important position piece, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate and 1987 certificate for block from which this came.
Scott $510 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 864
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), position 50R5L, light black cancel, huge margins all around including parts of adjoining stamps at top, left and bottom and sheet margin at right, deep rich color, Choice Extremely Fine Jumbo, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-S 95 J; $375.
Scott $15.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 865
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), position 95L1L, 5 line recut in upper left triangle, partial town postmark, huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at top and sheet margin at bottom, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 866
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A) (NEW) YORK town postmark, huge margins including parts of four adjoining stamps and sheet margin at right, Extremely Fine to Superb Jumbo, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95 J; $375.
Scott $15.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 867
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1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type II (Scott 11A), position 59L3, light town postmark, huge margins with parts of four adjoining stamps, choice example of this interesting position, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $250.
Scott $20.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $150.
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Lot 868
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1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type II (Scott 11A), position 68R4, neat New Orleans postmark, large margins including parts of adjoining stamps on three sides, bold color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $250.
Scott $20.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 869
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1851-52, 3¢ brownish carmine, type II (Scott 11A), partial New York postmark, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamps at bottom and right, fresh with sharp color and impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $250.
Scott $20.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $180.
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Lot 870
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II, major plate crack (Scott 11A var.), position 84L5L, blue 7-bar circlular grid, large margins, fresh and attractive, excellent example of this interesting position, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $160+.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $300.
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Lot 871
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), position 18L2L, excellent strike of scarce black "SHIP" cancel, four large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $35+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $250.
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Lot 872
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), vertical pair, New York town cancels, lovely balanced margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, incredible piece, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate and 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $500 as two singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 873
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), positions 50L5(L) & 60L5(L), vertical pair, tied to piece by bold black "STEAM" cancels but lifted for inspection, large margins all around, including frameline of adjoining stamp at top, to just touching at bottom right, interesting and attractive, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $63+.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $130.
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Lot 874
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), positions 61-62-71-72R3, block of 4 with sheet margin at left, circular grid cancels, ample to huge margins including adjoining stamps at right and bottom and sheet margin with most of line at left, a really lovely position piece, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate for #11.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 875
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), light red cancel, large margins all around, rich color, very attractive, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. graded XF 90 and 1989 P.F. certificates.
SMQ XF 90; $1,375.
Scott $675.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 876
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), black New Orleans town postmark, four full ample to large margins, rich bright color and sharp impression all within generous to huge margins, Extremely Fine, with 1996 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 877
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), 1857 New Orleans town postmark, fresh, sharp color and impression, large margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $850.
Scott $675.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 878
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), New Orleans town cancel, ample to large margins, nice color and impression; light corner crease, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 879
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), parts of red and black cancels, fresh, sharp impression, large to huge margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, unobtrusive face free cancels, an attractive example; light crease at bottom, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Realized $375.
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Lot 880
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), black town postmark and partial red transit cancel, full margins all around with large margins at left and right; light corner crease at lower right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $875.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 881
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), black and red postmarks, outstanding example, fresh, deep rich color, enormous margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,700.
Scott $900.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 882
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), black town postmark, beautiful stamp with massive margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate and 2007 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,550.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 883
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), black town postmarks, ample to large margins, attractive, Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. and 2001 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 884
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), unused without gum, fresh, deep color, bold vivid impression, ample to large margins, wonderful example, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 885
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), light face-free postmark, four full large margins, rich color and impression within completely balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 886
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), blue town postmark, large margins all around, Extremely Fine, with 1988 and 2005 P.F. certificates.
Scott $155.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 887
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), unobtrusive light town cancel, huge matching margins all around, deep color, sharp impression, a smashing example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP; $650.
Scott $140.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 888
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), light town postmark, well centered with large margins, nice color and impression, Extremely Fine and attractive, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $350.
Scott $140.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 889
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), neat town postmark, fresh, rich color and impression, enormous margins all around, outstanding appearance, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 890
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), attractive blue town postmark, four large to gargantuan margins, sharp color and impression within nice to huge margins, Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp! with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $155.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 891
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 54L1 (recut at bottom), light grid cancel, large balanced margins, deep rich color, crystal clear impression, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 892
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 86L1 (recut at top), black town postmark, deep rich color, large margins to just touching at right bottom, interesting position, Very Fine, with 1977 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $850.
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Lot 893
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), black town postmark, four full large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 894
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), light partial town cancel, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at right, fresh and sharp with excellent face free cancel, exceptional quality, an Extremely Fine gem, with 2018 P.F. graded XF 90 XQ and 1987 P.F. certificates.
SMQ XF 90 XQ; $600+.
Scott $250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 895
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), black town postmarks, ample to large margins including sheet margin at left, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 896
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), plate 1 positions 43-46, horizontal strip of 4, black Wilmington, Delaware town cancels, ample to large margins all around, including bit of adjoining stamp at left, a scarce and outstanding multiple with sharp color and impression, Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,150 as two pairs.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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