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The William S. Langs Stock, Part 1:
U.S. and Possessions Stamps


1869 Pictorial Issue




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Lot 420
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1869, 1¢ Franklin essay, with flags & shield, in black brown (Scott 112-E5b), die on white Ivory paper, measures 63mm x 77mm, hinge remnants, sharp impression on bright white paper; hinge thins at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 112E-Eb.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 421
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1869, 1¢ Franklin essay, with flags & shield, in scarlet (Scott 112-E5b), die on white Ivory paper, measures 50mm x 54mm, Very Fine.
Brazer 112E-Eb.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 422
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorials complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 112P4-117P4, 120P4-122P4, 129P4), post office fresh, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,015.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 423
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorials complete (Scott 112-122), unused without gum and O.G., attractive appearing group, generally clean and nicely centered, affordable way to aquire pleasing set; most with minor flaws, regummed, reperforated, etc., generally Fine to Very Fine appearance, 90c with 2006 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $14,965 as unused.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,700.
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Lot 424
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1869, 1¢-90¢ Pictorials complete (Scott 112-122), various cork cancels, attractive appearing set, good to very fine centering, sought after first pictorial set; most with minor flaws, 90¢ with filled and repainted face scrape, few with small edge tears, Fine appearance, a chance to acquire this iconic set at a great price.
Scott $4,431.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 425
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1869, 1¢-30¢ Pictorials short set (Scott 112-121), attractive used group, generally clean and reasonably well centered, strong colors; few with minor flaws including reperforated, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $2,631.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 426
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1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), black cancel, perfectly balanced large margins, rich color, intense impression, outstanding stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 427
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1869, 1¢ buff (Scott 112), a sensational stamp, with deep color, fresh paper, and near-perfect centering; with black target and c.d.s. cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $725.
Scott $130.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 428

1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), o.g., hinged, large balanced margins, bright paper, rich color, intense detailed impression, select example, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,650.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 429

1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), o.g., never hinged, with immense color producing proof-like detail; paper absolutely immaculate, Fine, unpriced in never hinged, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $500 hinged.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $325.
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Lot 430

1869, 2¢ dark brown (Scott 113), block of 4, o.g., small hinge remnants, in darker shade, with clean printing on fresh paper, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $700.
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Lot 431
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1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), block of 4, unused without gum, Post Office fresh in deep, luxuriant color with crisp detail; paper fresh as the day it was made; vertical pair with an extremely faint, nearly invisible grill, Extremely Fine, a great block, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 432

1869, 2¢ yellow brown (Scott 113), bottom sheet margin block of 4, o.g., never hinged, post office fresh, centered to right, lovely shade, crisp and sharp, scarce block, Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,750 + as hinged.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 433

1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), block of 12, o.g., lightly hinged, scarce large multiple, fresh and mostly well centered overall, strong color and impression, distinct grills, choice showpiece; light horizontal crease across top stamps, otherwise Fine to Very Fine or better, the lower left stamp is a stunning GEM! with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,500 as 2 blocks + 4.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 434
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1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), top left corner margin block of 17 with part imprint at top, unused without gum, a few with traces of og, a stunning multiple, remarkably fresh and lacking in creases, tears, etc.; color is immaculte, the printing superb; grill quality varies; some perf separations expertly rejoined, Fine and attractive, a great find for the 1869 enthusiast, blocks larger than six are quite rare.
Scott $12,200 as blocks and singles.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 435
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1869, 2¢ brown (Scott 113), a GARGANTUAN stamp, cleanly printed in warm color with a barely there cancel at upper right; small sealed tear at bottom left, Extremely Fine nonetheless, a simply gorgeous item, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $80.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 436

1869, 2¢ brown, without grill (Scott 113b), o.g., hinged, exceptionally rare variety, full original gum, bright with vibrant color, sharp impression, centered to bottom as is typical, affordable example of this desirable stamp; one shorter perf at top left, Very Good to Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 437

1869, 3¢ ultramarine (Scott 114), vertical strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, an exquisite left margin position piece with natural straight edge, with absolutely perfect color, impression and centering on immaculate paper; middle stamp with a small gum skip at right center, Extremely Fine, a dramatic trio, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $750 as pair and single.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 438

1869, 3¢ ultramarine (Scott 114), block of 9, o.g., never hinged, fresh, scarce multiple, vibrant color and impression, lovely block, Fine and attractive, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,025 + as hinged singles.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $700.
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Lot 439

1869, 3¢ ultramarine, without grill (Scott 114a), top margin single with part imprint, o.g., previously hinged, with sound color cleanly printed on fresh paper, Fine+, a scarce stamp—even more so with the partial imprint capture, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $13,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 440
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1869, 5¢ Washington essay, large lettering, in gray violet and dismal red brown (Scott 115-E1a), nearly complete design, die on India, two different shades, dismal red brown measuring 40mm x 44mm, gray violet measuring 39mm x 42mm, hinge remnants and pencil notes, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Ea.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 441
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1869, 5¢ Washington essay, large lettering, in black and gray violet (Scott 115-E1a), nearly complete design, die on India, two different colors, black measuring 32mm x 31mm, gray violet measuring 32mm x 32mm, gorgeous color; gray violet with tiny wrinkle in top margin, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Ea.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Unsold
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Lot 442
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1869, 5¢ Washington essay, large lettering, in scarlet (Scott 115-E1k), die on glazed paper, full size, measures 63mm x 75mm, hinge remnants, bright and fresh; tiny thin at top edge, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-El.
Scott $550.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 443
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1869, 5¢ Washington essay, large lettering, in black (Scott 115-E1k), die on glazed paper, full size, measures 63mm x 75mm, hinge remnants, pencil notes, bright white paper; small thins at top, otherwise Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-El.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 444
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1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), regummed, appealing appearance, lovely blue shade, ample to large margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 445

1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, with strong, deep color; printing fresh on clean paper; light creases affecting all, bottom stamps slight gum discoloration, a few perfs reinforced, Fine to Very Fine appearance, a lovely looking piece, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $16,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 446
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1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), pristine with bright color and huge margins; grand red cancel heightens the appeal, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $1,050.
Scott $200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 447
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1869, 6¢ ultramarine (Scott 115), fancy cork cancel, large balanced margins, bright color and impression, outstanding example for this particularly difficult stamp; small thin spot not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 448
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1869, 10¢ Lincoln essay, in black (Scott 116-E1c), complete die on India, die sunk on card, with "NATIONAL BANK NOTE CO NY" imprint at bottom, measuring 76mm x 82mm, hinge remnants, Very Fine.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 449
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1869, 10¢ Lincoln essay, in green (Scott 116-E1d), die on proof paper, measuring 53mm x 67mm, hinge remnant, well centered and deep rich color; a couple tiny thins and tone specks, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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Lot 450
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1869, 10¢ Lincoln essay, in yellow (Scott 116-E1h), die on pink bond, measuring 39mm x 44mm, brilliant color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $250.
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Lot 451
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1869, 10¢ Lincoln essay, in red brown (Scott 116-E1h), die on pink bond, measuring 37mm x 43mm, hinge remnant, well centered and attractive; a couple tiny thins and tone specks, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 452
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1869, 10¢ black, trial color large die proof (Scott 116TC1ae), on India, die sunk on card, hinge remnants, pencil notes, striking deep color; light staining at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 453
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1869, 10¢ yellow (Scott 116), a stunning stamp with deep, rich color, flawlessly centered, with captivating black segmented cork cancel and red transit marking, Extremely Fine, simply grand, with 2020 Crowe certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $110.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 454
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1869, 10¢ yellow (Scott 116), a gigantic stamp, crisp and bright on fresh paper with a well-placed circle-of-wedges cancel; natural straight edge at left; tiny corner crease at lower right, otherwise Extremely Fine, a magnificent stamp, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $110.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 455
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1869, 12¢ S.S. Adriatic essay, small numerals, in gray black (Scott 117-E2c), complete die on India, die sunk on card, measuring 57mm x 60mm, hinge remnants, extremely rare; tiny foxing specks, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $400.
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Lot 456
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1869, 12¢ S.S. Adriatic essay, small numerals, in red brown (Scott 117-E2c), complete die on India, die sunk on card, measuring 57mm x 61mm, hinge remnants, very well centered; tiny soiling spot at left, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 457

1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), o.g., lightly hinged, very well centered, deep rich color and impression, particularly attractive 12c pictorial; reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 458
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), regummed, bright and sound with deep color and clear impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 459

1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, Post Office fresh; few minor perforation separations, Very Good to Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 460
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1869, 12¢ green (Scott 117), black and red cancels, large balanced margins, choice used example, Extremely Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $280.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 461

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with clean detail in alluring colors; reperforated, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 462

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), vertical pair, disturbed o.g., very scarce and attractive pictorial pair, fresh with vibrant colors, distinct grill, desirable multiple; minor gum soak on grill of top stamp, Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate for strip of 3 from which this came.
Scott $20,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 463
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), circle of V's cancel, large balanced margins, bright, vivid colors and impression, fabulous used example, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 and 2011 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $1,750.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $850.
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Lot 464
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118), light black and trace of red cancels, large margins, pleasing colors and sharp impression, desirable used example; small corner crease which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 465
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I (Scott 118 var), significant vignette shift, fancy rosette cancel, interesting and attractive, well centered with large margins; small tear at top right, tiny corner crease, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2011 Weiss certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 466
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, double grill (Scott 118 var.), unused without gum, rare variety, distinct grills, attractive appearance; corner crease, reperforated at left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000 s hinged.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 467

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type I, without grill (Scott 118a), o.g., hinged (light album adherence), rare variety, excellent example, strong color and sharp impression, ample to large margins all around, affordable pleasing example of this rarity; tiny perforation hole tear at bottom right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine and attractive, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $11,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 468

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), o.g., lightly hinged, especially deep vibrant color, ample to large margins, strong grill, pleasing example of this scarce original gum pictorial, Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 469
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), displaced vignette, unused without gum, rich colors on bright white paper, well centered, handsome item, Very Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $975.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 470
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), regummed, with rich colors cleanly printed; margins perfect and pristine; reperforated at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $975.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $600.
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Lot 471

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), disturbed o.g. with hinge remnant, wonderfully fresh colors in perfect registration; corner crease at lower left; light gum staining, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 472

1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), block of 4, o.g., hinged, scarce block, vibrant color and impression, desirable multiple; very light staining on right stamps, generally Fine, rare, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $16,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,800.
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Lot 473
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II (Scott 119), segmented cork cancel small part of red transit cancel, huge well balanced margins, bright bold color, choice used pictorial, Extremely Fine, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $340.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 474
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, double grill, one split (Scott 119 var.), intense colors in perfect registration, cork cancel; the second grill shifted horizontally and split by the vertical perforations, Fine to Very Fine, unlisted grill variety in Scott, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $475 as double grill.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Unsold
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Lot 475
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1869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, center inverted (Scott 119b), black cork cancel, very rare and desirable invert, moderate cancel and vivid color and impression allow for good design visibility, reasonably well-centered for this; reperforated at bottom, almost Very Fine appearance, iconic 1869 error, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $22,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $7,500.
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Lot 476
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1869, 24¢ green & violet, plate proof on India (Scott 120P3), block of 4, strikingly deep violet color; small thin on lower right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 477

1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), o.g., lightly hinged, remarkably fresh and vibrant, rich colors and crisp detailed impression, distinct grill, large margins all around, especially appealing example; extremely faint horizontal crease, otherwise Choice Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. and 1987 P.F. certificates.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 478
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), unused without gum, handsome example of this difficult stamp, lovely subtle colors, vivid impression, nicely centered, marvelous addition to any collection, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 479
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), unused without gum, sound colors in flawless registry; nicely centered on fresh paper; small scrape and a black mark at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 480

1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), small part o.g., clean and bright; small thin at top right; two short perforations at bottom right, Very Good, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 481
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), black cork cancel, huge balanced margins, lovely colors, crisp impression, choice used example, Extremely Fine, with 1980 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 482
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), red and light black cancels, large margins all around, excellent colors and impression, unobtrusive cancels, choice used example; tiny perf crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 483
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1869, 24¢ green & violet (Scott 120), pristine paper sporting bright colors in perfect registration; nicely balanced margins and lightly cancelled; one nibbed perforation at left, still Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 484
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1869, 24¢ green & violet, without grill (Scott 120a), black cancel, scarce variety, nicely centered, strong colors, interesting item; tiny corner perforation crease, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, unpriced in used condition in Scott, with 2017 P.F. certificate with "no discernible grill".
Scott $15,000 as unused.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 485
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1869, 30¢ Burgoyne essay, in blue (Scott 121-E1l), die on pink bond, measuring 47mm x 38mm, hinge remnants, Very Fine.
Brazer 121E-Cg.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 486
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1869, 30¢ blue & carmine, plate proof on India (Scott 121P3), bottom margin block of 10 with imprint, beautiful striking color, great position piece; small hinge thins on three top stamps, Extremely Fine centering.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 487
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), unused without gum, a breathtaking stamp with sensational, bright colors, flawless registration, and solid margins of pure white paper, Very Fine, ex Ward/Christies, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 488
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), regummed, with strong colors in perfect registration on fresh paper; margins nicely balanced; reperforated at top and right, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a pretty stamp, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $550.
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Lot 489
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), nicely centered with large, balanced margins on fresh paper, interesting cork cancel, Extremely Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 490
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), Post Office fresh with vibrant colors and a light cancel, all near-perfectly centered with generous margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,300.
Scott $375.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 491
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), with deep colors in perfect registration; paper fresh with large to oversized margins, plus a cancel that leaves the design fully visible; reperforated and corner perf tip crease, none of which are mentioned on the accompanying certificate, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 492
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), a striking example of this iconic stamp, flawlessly centered and in soft colors, with vertical pre-printing wrinkle and a French anchor in lozenge of dots cancel; repaired pinhole at bottom right; light horizontal crease at center, Extremely Fine to Superb appearance, a lovely item, this French maritime marking is a highly prized cancel to be found on a higher denomination 1869 Pictorial, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 493
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), bright and clean, with red cancel and matching partial transit at lower left; tall stamp with gargantuan margin at bottom; shorter perf along top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 494
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), clear colors perfectly centered on fresh paper; few tiny imperfections, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 495
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 121), block of 4, a remarkable item, with clean colors and paper (especially for having gone through the mails), with black and red cancels hiding only the eagle's claws; top left stamp with small crease at bottom, others with light creases, otherwise Fine, a scarce multiple of this high denomination, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 496
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1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, flags inverted (Scott 121b), neat quartered cork cancel, exceptionally strong colors for this issue, with intense carmine and ultramarine on contrasting bright white paper; short corner perforation at upper left, completely sound in every other respect, Very Fine to Extremely Fine and rare, with only about 40 known examples, three of which are sound, this places nicely as one of the top examples from this historic rarity—by far the rarest of the 1869 inverts, ex- Lafayette, with "fault-free" 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $90,000.
Estimate $40,000 - 50,000

This was last offered as lot #1340 by Matthew Bennett on May 2, 2003, where it realized $37,500 vs. a catalog value of $70,000. It previously realized $22,000 vs. a $23,500 catalog value in the 1976 Siegel Rarities of the World Sale and is listed in the Siegel census as #121b-CAN-36
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Realized $47,500.
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Lot 497
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black, plate proof on India (Scott 122P3), top margin plate number strip of 3, mounted on card, scarce position piece, Extremely Fine.
Scott $540 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 498
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), the one you've all been waiting for, Post Office fresh with luxuriant colors perfectly registered on large-margined pristine paper, Extremely Fine, a real stunner, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 499
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), bright and fresh, with precise registration of colors and centering well superior to that normally encountered; lightly struck Maltese Cross gancy cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a grand Lincoln, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 500
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), flawlessly printed and centered in crisp, clean colors; light cancel mostly face-free; small sealed tear above "S" of "POSTAGE", Extremely Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 501
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), fresh, clean colors on bright paper; faintly cancelled at lower right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 502
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black (Scott 122), a gorgeous stamp, with colors bright, strong and flawlessly registered—plus centered with mathematical precision; small thin spot at lower right, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 503
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1869, 90¢ carmine & black, without grill (Scott 122a), unused without gum, a simply stunning stamp, Post Office fresh in all regards, with proof-like detail in the most glorious color imaginable, Very Fine, an extremely rare stamp in any grade, less than 25 examples have been certified as genuine by the Philatelic Foundation, with 1998 and 2007 P.F. certificates.
Scott $22,500 with og.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $5,000.
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Lot 504

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 2¢ brown (Scott 124), o.g., previously hinged, bright with strong lines and radiant color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a lovely example, only 4,755 sold, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 505
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 2¢ brown (Scott 124), fresh in glowing color, with three well-balanced margins and a striking "1" duplex cancel; corner creases at upper left, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. and 2009 A.P.S. certificates.
Scott $750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 506

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 6¢ blue (Scott 126), slightly toned o.g., small hinge remnant, a glorious stamp in textbook color and crisp impression; light perforation toning at the top from the gum, still Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 507
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 6¢ blue (Scott 126), an outstanding stamp with eye-popping color on immaculate paper; double-oval Registered cancel simply adds to its appeal, nearly Very Fine, only 2,226 sold, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 508
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 10¢ yellow (Scott 127), an attention-grabbing stamp with near-perfect centering and an enticing "D" duplex, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a tough stamp, with only 1,947 sold and much scarcer used than unused, with 1975 and 2014 P.F. certificates.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 509

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), o.g., lightly hinged, with breathtaking depth of color and detail, fully sound on pristine paper; album offset on reverse mentioned for accuracy, Very Fine, a real looker, only 1,584 sold, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 510
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 12¢ green (Scott 128), remarkably clean and sound, with a light New York Registry double-oval cancel, Very Fine, a pretty usage, only 1,584 sold, with 1970 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 511

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III (Scott 129), o.g., hinge remnant, in scintillating colors, solidly centered on fresh paper; small brown wood inclusion at upper left, still Very Fine, only 1,981 sold, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 512
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III (Scott 129), a remarkable discovery, with crisp detail, clean colors and centering superior to most, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, one to spice up any collection, 1,981 sold, with 1998 P.F. plus 2008 and 2018 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 513
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 15¢ brown & blue, type III (Scott 129), with sensationally deep colors, solid margins all around, and two double-oval postmarks that still leave the stamp to shine through in all its glory, Very Fine, a handsome beast, 1,981 sold, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 514

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), o.g., previously hinged, crisp and clean, flawlessly printed and fresh; slightest hint of some perforation tip toning and reperforated, neither which is mentioned on accompanying certificate, still Very Fine and desirable, only 2,091 sold.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 515
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), fresh and solidly centered, with glowing colors and light, unobtrusive double-oval cancels, Very Fine, a lovely used example, 2,091 issued, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 516
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 24¢ green & violet (Scott 130), remarkably centered, with pristine colors and perfect registration; Signers wondrously framed by the New York double-oval; pulled perforation and small tear at top left, small horizontal crease at right, Extremely Fine appearance, despite the faults, as close to perfect as you could ever hope for, 2,091 sold, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 517

1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 131), o.g., previously hinged, a come-hither stamp if ever there was one, fresh and exciting beyond your wildest dreams, Extremely Fine, a drop-dead beauty.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 518
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 131), a simply breathtaking stamp, with the most glorious colors possible, perfectly registered and mathematically centered, the multiple cancels still failing to mask the design, Extremely Fine to Superb, a dazzling stamp that would be the highlight of any collection, only 1,535 sold, with 1986 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $12,500.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $6,250.
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Lot 519
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1869 (1875 Re-issue), 30¢ ultramarine & carmine (Scott 131), fresh and sound with clean paper, intense colors and a remarkably light cancel, Very Fine, with 1985 and 2007 P.F. certificates, the latter graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $3,000.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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