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1861-1866 Issue




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Lot 954

1861, 30¢ red orange, First Design (Scott 61 (71TC6)), slightly disturbed o.g., fresh, bright color and sharp impression, an exceptional example of this very scarce stamp; tiny corner crease at bottom right, Fine, only 33 examples recorded in circulation plus one in the Miller Collection at the NY Public Library, ex-Drews, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $45,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000

The 1861 Premiere Gravure Issue is by and far one of the rarest issues to find, with the higher denominations being exceedingly rare and are missing from even the most advanced collections
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Realized $13,500.
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Lot 955
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1861, 1¢-90¢ Second Designs complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 63P4-72P4), ample to large margins all around; small thin on 5¢, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $360.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 956

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), lovely blue shade, fresh, sharp impression, very well centered, a really pretty stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $475.
Scott $275.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 957

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275 as o.g.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 958

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), right sheet margin horizontal pair, o.g., wonderfully fresh and mathematically centered; the left stamp with a small natural paper inclusion in the bottom margin, the right with a single pulled perf at the top, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 959
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1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), segmented cork cancel, fresh and bright, fantastic balanced margins, an outstanding example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $575.
Scott $45.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 960
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1861, 3¢ rose pink (Scott 64b), partial blue 1861 town postmark, sharp and attractive, large margins, nice contrasting cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. and 1994 P.F. certificates.
Scott $150.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 961
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown rose (Scott 56 (65-E15h)), o.g., never hinged, Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550 as o.g.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 962

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $125 as o.g.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 963

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), a choice bottom sheet margin horizontal pair with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, fresh and beautifully centered, Extremely Fine.
Scott $270 ++.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 964

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), a fresh mint block of 4, never hinged but slightly disturbed o.g., Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700 hinged.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 965

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), fresh, well centered block of 12 & a single, o.g., never hinged, the single and six of the stamps in the block are damaged, but the six upper right stamps in the block (positions 2-3/8-9) are choice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,065 as hinged blocks & pairs.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 966
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1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), blue "Seeing Eye" cancel of Washington, IN, nice virtually complete strike of this elusive and attractive cancel; small tear and perforation creases in stamp, a Very Fine cancel, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Skinner-Eno FR NMb6.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 967
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1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), tied to piece with Waterbury postmark and fancy star within star cancel, Very Good centering, ex Skinner.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 968
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 66TC6), o.g., previously hinged, brilliant color; an exceedingly fresh example of this scarce stamp known to philatelists as #66 before the number change, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 969
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1861, 5¢ brown yellow (Scott 67a), open red grid cancel, rich color and sharp impression, well centered with large margins to just touching at right, very appealing example, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $1,150.
Scott $1,160.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $800.
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Lot 970

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, lovely example with warm rich color; a flawless stamp, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 971
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), blue town postmark, neat cancel, exceptionally well centered with large margins, Choice Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $110.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 972
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), light unobtrusive grid cancel, rich jet-black color and deeply etched impression within balanced jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, Oh what a stamp! with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $95.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 973
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), black grid and partial red transit cancels, rich jet-black color and impression within near-perfect margins, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 974
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), black grid cancel, large margins, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. graded XF 90 and 2006 P.F. certificates.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $95.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 975
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), fancy rosette, large margins, fresh and attractive, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $95.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 976
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1862, 24¢ red lilac, plate proof on card (Scott 70P4), outstanding example, lovely vibrant color, large margins, Superb Gem.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 977
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1862, 24¢ red lilac (Scott 70), bold and attractive red grid cancel, fresh and sharp, balanced margins, nice color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $340.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 978
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1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), light grid cancel and partial red postmark, delicate full rich color and impression, incredibly balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $365.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 979
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), open grid cancel, nice color, sharp impression, unobtrusive cancel enhances superior appearance, pleasing example, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $975.
Scott $850.
Estimate $800 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 980
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), blue target cancel, deep saturating color and impression within lovely matching margins, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $975.
Scott $875.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 981
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), black circular grid and traces of red cancels, scarce violet shade, attractive stamp, Very Fine, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,250.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 982
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), double circle town postmark, very scarce shade; a well margined example with a surprisingly light cancel; small faults and partially reperforated at lower right, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 983
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), light black town postmark, centered with very large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a lovely jumbo, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J and 2000 P.F. certificate.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $425.
Scott $200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 984
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), blue Wells, Fargo & Co. express mail double circle cancel, attractive stamp, excellent strike of a great cancel; tiny corner crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $560.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 985
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), black circular grid cancel, well centered and attractive, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 986

1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), o.g., previously hinged, exceptional appearance; light crease at left, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 987
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), virtually face free light cork cancels, huge margins all around, rich color and impression, an Extremely Fine jumbo, with 2014 P.F. graded XF 90J and 1989 P.F. certificates.
SMQ XF 90 J; $2,350.
Scott $575.
Estimate $1,800 - 2,200.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 988
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1861, 90¢ dark blue (Scott 72b), fancy segmented cork cancel, fresh with deep rich color, large margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $950.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 989

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), o.g., hinge mark, incredibly fresh and bright, virtually perfectly centered with large margins all around, a stellar example, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
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Lot 990

1863, 2¢ black, double transfer in "CENTS" (Scott 73 var.), o.g., previously hinged, desirable example of this popular Black-Jack, with extremely intense color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 450.
Realized $350.
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Lot 991

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325 as o.g.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 992
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), unused without gum, huge straddle pane single showing parts of adjoining stamps on both sides, fresh and bright; tiny filled thin over right eye, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 993

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, great impression; each stamp with light vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 994
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), moderate cork cancel, straddle pane margin at left, and enormous margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb Jumbo, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $100.
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Lot 995
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), 9 bar circular grid cancel, large margins all around; small natural inclusion at right, otherwise Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 996
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), black bars cancel, large to huge margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 997
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), unobtrusive town postmark, large balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 998
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), fancy eleven-bar circular grid with partial town cancel, fresh and bright, large to huge margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 999
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), S-O-N Bristol, Aug, 5, 1864, town postmark, fresh and well centered, large margins, Extremely Fine.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1000
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), black grid cancel, fresh with balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $55.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1001
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), blue grid cancel, particularly crisp and sharp, attractive example, Very Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $70.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1002
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), horizontal pair, light c.d.s., sharp pair, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1003
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1861, 3¢ scarlet (Scott 74), four pen strokes (presentation copy), lovely scarlet shade, fresh and bright, well centered with nice margins all around, scarce and desirable; slightly nibbed perf at top right (not mentioned on certificate), otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1962 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $4,000 - 5,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 1004
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), unused without gum, deep rich color, Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1005
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), red transit and black grid cancels, bright richness of color and impression, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $475.
Scott $485.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1006
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), 7-bar grid cancel, fresh and attractive, bold color, Very Fine and attractive, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 1007
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), unobtrusive red and black cancels, fresh, rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 1008
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), blue cork cancel, sharp color and impression, a striking example, Extremely Fine.
Scott $135.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1009
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), neat town postmark, deep brown color, fresh and attractive, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 1010
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), unused without gum, remarkably fresh, deep rich color against bright white paper, excellent contrast, large to huge margins for this difficult stamp, striking appearance; reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1011
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), fancy rosette and partial red town postmark, fresh and attractive, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $170.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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