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Special Delivery




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Lot 1912

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), o.g., never hinged with a few tiny spots of gum disturbance, large jumbo margins, Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1913
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), a fresh, well centered horizontal pair, unused without gum; straight edge at right, Very Fine.
Scott $1,100 for o.g.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 1914
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), light black smudge cancel, enormous stamp, huge margins all around, incredible, Superb Jumbo, Top of the Pop! the highest graded used stamp recorded to date according to PSE population report, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98J and 1999 P.F. certificate.
SMQ SUP 98J; $850 for regular 98.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1915
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), light town duplex, large and exceptionally well centered margins all around, a magnificent used example, Superb, highest graded used stamp, only 3 similarily graded stamps on SMQ population report, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98 and 2004 P.F. certificate.
SMQ SUP 98; $850.
Estimate $750 - 999.
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Lot 1916

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., previously hinged, attractive "wide body" stamp with remarkable color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate and 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1917

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), bottom margin single, o.g., never hinged, bright resilient E4-ish color and razor sharp impression, Very Fine, a difficult post office fresh stamp to find, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 1918

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., previously hinged, large jumbo margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1919

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), top marging part imprint pair, o.g., never hinged (natural gum wrinkles), fresh and attractive, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $4,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1920

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1921

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., never hinged, deep rich color and impression within nicely balance margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 1922

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), full wide margin bottom plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., wonderfully fresh and well centered; minor separation, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 1923

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), full wide top margin plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and and rock-solid, Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1924
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Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), light duplex cancel, enormous margins all around, a magnificant used example, Superb, the highest used grade for this stamp, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 1925

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), plate number single, o.g., small hinge remnant, An eye popping example! Huge margins all around, particularly notable top plate number single, Superb Jumbo, the highest graded hinged single, exceeded only by two never hinged examples, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $1,100 for regular 98.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
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Lot 1926

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), plate number single, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh, remarkably deep rich color, perfectly centered, a magnificant plate single, Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $1,100.
Scott $230.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1927

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top right corner margin single, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1928

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), part imprint single, o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, exceptionally well centered and lovely, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95 and photocopy of 1994 P.F. certificate for block from which it came.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Estimate $500 - 600.
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Lot 1929

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), o.g., never hinged, fresh and choice, large margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.E. graded XF-SUP 95 and 1986 P.F. certificates.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $600.
Scott $140.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 1930

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright, large margins all around, an outstanding example, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $190.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1931

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), o.g., never hinged, large jumbo margins, Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 1932

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E11), o.g., never hinged, a magnificent example, post office fresh, huge perfectly centered margins, Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98 and 2003 P.F. certificate.
SMQ SUP 98; $725.
Estimate $600 - 700.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1933

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), o.g., never hinged, post office fresh and bright, large margins all around, an outstanding example, one of the finest known, Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $375.
Scott $75.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1934

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh and very well centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1935

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, brilliant color, Very Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 1936

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), a choice plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged on top pair only, bright, fresh and incredibly well centered, Extremely Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 1937

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), o.g., never hinged, fresh and choice, large margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95 and 1996 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $475.
Scott $175.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 1938

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and attractive, scarce plate; slightly weak perforations, overall Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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