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Lot 42
 
U.S., Airmail & Special Delivery, Magnificent Plate Block Collection (Scott C1/F1). Impressive plate block collection neatly assembled on homemade pages, including C1-C2 plate blocks of 6, a C3 block of 6 (not a plate block), C4-C6 complete, C7-C12, C16-C31, including a gorgeous C18 plate; Special deliveries include valuable E11-E13 plates, plus there's a scarce Registration F1 plate; choice Fine to Very Fine condition with great colors and a catalog value in excess of $10,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,600.
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Lot 43
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U.S., Airmail, The Ultimate Mint Collection. Once in a lifetime find of mint airmails, better include C1 (x4), C2 (x4), C3 (x4) plus center line blocks of the three, C4-C6 with plate block of six for C4, plate blocks start with C7 and finish with C131, including a beautiful C18 plate block of six, C10a has two panes and a complete booklet, C13 is a plate number single, C15 is never hinged, many full sheets starting with C40, and all booklet panes and coils including C52 with leader, catalog and face value is high, you can't pass on this one!!! o.g., hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 44
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U.S., Airmail, Special Delivery & Postage Due Collection. Clean group that includes C7-C9, C10, C18, C25-C31, plate blocks of E16-E19, postage dues J88-J103, nice pick up for a beginning collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 45
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Lot 46
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U.S., Officials, 1873-79 issues (Scott O1/O126), o.g. or without gum, a very impressive and nearly complete set of scarce unused Official stamps, a very fresh and pleasing group of these difficult stamps, including 1873 Agriculture O1-6, Executive O11-13, complete Interior O15-24, Justice O25-28, and O30-34, Navy O35-38, O40-43, and O45, Post Office Dept. O48-56, State Dept O57-64, and O66-67, Treasury complete O72-82 (a couple are used), War Dept complete O83-93, plus 1879 American Bank Note soft papers, O95, O97-O102, O108, O109-112, O114-120, and O121-126; centering and quality is typical for this issue, although there are many well centered stamps to be found; minimal minor faults on a couple stamps, Fine to Very Fine, O11 with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $24,529.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $4,250.
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Lot 47
 
U.S., Newspaper Stamps, 1875-95 (Scott PR9/PR102), o.g., hinged, exceptionally fresh group of 7 different better numbers, including PR9, PR11 w/crease, PR15, PR17 w/tears, PR58 toned, PR66 w/tears and thinned, and PR102, Very Good to Fine, PR17 with PSE and PR66 with Weiss certificates.
Scott $3,140.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 48
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U.S., Newspaper Stamps, Incredible Mostly Reference Selection. Generally India proofs that have been privately perforated, a few also gummed, with some genuine specimens, total of sixty items, also includes scarce and unusual albino imprints on large die card of PR2-PR4, perfect for reference or as space fillers, please investigate, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 49
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U.S., Booklet & Booklet Panes Collection (Scott 279Bj//). Complete booklets include: BK2 Specimen; BK2; BK7 (2); BK8; BK10; BK11; BK14; BK15; BK17; BK24; BK58; BK59; BK 61; panes include: 279Bj (4 panes + interleaves); 300b (2 Positions: H, I); 301c (3 Positions: A,H, I); 319g,n,p (15 containing all positions, plus shades); 319Fh (position E); 319Fq (position A), also includes 15 cover fronts and 14 backs. An impressive selection, some of the booklets have been exploded for exhibition purposes and there are some faults but overall fresh, interesting and valuable grouping, conservatively estimated, quite a bit still on the table, viewing a breeze, generally Fine to Very Fine, ex- Keystone.
Scott $35,000+.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Realized $5,000.
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Lot 50
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U.S., Booklet Panes, Reconstructed Plates Collection, 1914-23. Album with reconstructed plates, includes sixty 424d panes, sixty 498e panes, fifty nine 552a panes, and sixty 554c panes, each mounted on an exhibition page with illustrated pane position on plates, professionally assembled, a collection that would be next to impossible to duplicate, if you are a booklet specialist do not let this one get away, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 51
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U.S., Booklet Collection, Prexies, 1939-42. A fabulous study of this issue mounted in two albums, with hundreds of panes, complete booklets, booklet covers and first day covers, includes many misperfs and miscut panes, plate number panes, precancels, plate positions, shades, and a lot of nineteen complete booklets, a group that viewing will show much more than can be described, however there is some moisture issues with panes stuck to the pages, will have to be considered in the estimate, but enormous potential is still present, o.g., hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 52
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Lot 53
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U.S., Local & CSA Postmaster Provisional Reference Collection. A few hundred stamps on counter pages, with dozens of fantasy locals and CSA provisionals, many ex-Sloan, some crude, some scary, includes strips, blocks and some full sheets, many described as "Official Reprints", a ton of fun for not much dough, sit down, inspect and enjoy, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 54
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U.S., Locals, Carriers, and Reference Collection. Small selection of 110+ singles, pair and blocks, sold as reference only but there should be plenty of surprises, a great chance to acquire these popular items and see what may transpire, some real potential present, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $375.
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Lot 55
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U.S., Telegraph Stamp Collection. Includes American Rapid Telegraph Co., Commercial Union Telegraph Co. complete, Baltimore & Ohio Telegraph Co., Mutual Union Telegraph Co. 9T1 and 9T2, Northern Mutual Telegraph Co. complete, Pacific Mutual Telegraph Co. complete, Postal Telegraph Co. 1896-1906, Western Union 1901-1933 plus full booklet of 1940 panes, great group of these difficult to come by stamps, we suggest inspection, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 56
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U.S., Cut Squares, Balance of Collection. Many hundreds of examples from a huge cut square collection, mint & used, with many officials, airmails and Western Airletters, mounted on Scott pages, there are dozens of items cataloging $25.00 to $55.00, many parallel mint and used cut squares, includes fourteen unfolded Grant lettersheets, a few cut to shape with some entires mixed in, a few condition or identification issues present, a unique opportunity to acquire a collection that could serve as the foundation of a more complete holding, be sure to allot sufficient time to enjoy this lot, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $8,700.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 57
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U.S., Cut Squares Collection. 90+ cut squares, many are full corners, better mint includes group of 10 2¢ Jackson cut squares, U68, U227-239, W434-W435, UO1, UO2, UO4, UO6, UO16-17, UO20, UO56, better used includes U1-4, a tasty accumulation with only a few flaws, excellent opportunity for the retail or internet dealer, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 58
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U.S., Private Die Match & Medicine Stamp Collection. Over 575 stamps mounted in a single volume Scott album, including match, medicine, perfumery, and playing card stamps. Noted includes Match Stamps: Alexander's Matches; Byam, Carlton & Co. wrappers; Cardinal Match Co.; Charles Busch; Ives & Judd; J.W. Eisenhart's Matches; John Loehe; Leigh & Palmer; Orono Match Co.; Zisemann, Griesheim & Co.; and Medicine Stamps: J.C. Ayer & Co.; D.S. Barnes; T.H. Barr & Co.; R.C.& C.S. Clark; Reuben P. Hall & Co.; Herrick's Pills; B.J. Kendall & Co.; Lee & Osgood; Manhattan Medicine Co.; Merchant's Gargling Oil; Dr. C.C. Moore; Morehead's Magnetic Plaster; R.V. Pierce; A.B.&D. Sands; Dr. D.H. Seelye & Co.; Weeks & Potter. Some duplication throughout as well as some Scott unlisted stamps., unused without gum and used with and without cancels, mixed condition.
Scott $5,781 with faults.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 59
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U.S., Duck Parade, 1937-93. Great collection of mint ducks RW4-RW60, all never hinged except for RW4, RW8, RW12 and RW19, with disturbed gum, a sound investment to break up for retail, inspection encouraged, o.g., hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 60
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U.S., State Duck Stamp Collection. Enormous state duck lot, hundreds of ducks mounted in a Scott Specialty album, includes many better with a couple of Governor's Editions, great value at our estimate, a golden opportunity for the savvy bidder, o.g., hinged or never hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $10,700.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 61

U.S., Cinderellas, 1933, "Sabor of the Midland". More than 500 stamps plus 7 souvenir sheets from this little known set; includes all five "issued" colors in blocks, arrow blocks, gutter blocks, centerline blocks and even one complete sheet of 200 mounted on a canvas backing; includes both perforated (o.g.) & imperforate (ungummed) stamps, as well as various colored papers. This is, no doubt, one of the largest surviving collections of this obscure, philatelically inspired issue. We have seen single stamps sell for $2.50 on eBay. See our online description for the full, fascinating story.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 62
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U.S., Valuable Back-of-the-Book Collection. Besides the usual airmails, postage dues and special deliveries there are mint ducks RW1-RW51 with most never hinged, first, second and third issue revenues, Reds & Greens, mint & used officials, mint Saving Stamps with PS11b pane, WS8b pane, and some scattered cut squares, a useful collection that will please any dealer or collector, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 63

U.S., Tasty Back-of-the-Book Collection. A very well presented gallery of back-of-the-book material, with International Reply Coupons, Post Office Seals, Telegraph Stamps, special tax stamps for opium dispensing 1948-1966, Christmas Seals and a small group of postal cards, for you back of the book-back of the book aficionados, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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