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Lot 53
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U.S., 1851 3¢ Varieties Collection (Scott 11, 11A). 30+ varieties and special cancels on the 1851 3¢ Washington issue, includes shades with red rose, orange red and claret, two Green town cancels, two green grid cancels, shade study lot, 11A includes plum shade, a double transfer and a recut variety, three examples submitted as the "pinkish" shade and denied, and five examples from plate 2L top row, a few condition issues, some rare material present, the potential for the savvy bidder is enormous, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 54
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U.S., 1851-60 Issues. Small specialized, primarily used collection comprising (used unless noted) Imperforate 1¢ type II: single & horizontal pair, the pair (1-2L2) containing the big crack; 1¢ type IV: six singles (one with stitch watermark) & a horizontal pair (35-36L1L); 3¢ type I/II (11, none orange brown); 12¢ black (1); and Perforated 1¢ type V: single & horizontal pair; 3¢ type I: 4 singles & a horizontal pair; 3¢ type III: 25 singles (1 unused, 1 tied on piece by green town cancel, 1 with stitch watermark), a pair & two strips of 3 (one unused); 10¢ type III (1), 10¢ type V (3) and 12¢ plate 1 (1); condition includes a few hidden flaws, as one would expect, but is generally F-VF or better with a good number of VF-XF stamps present. A great lot for the specialist with many double transfers identified. Scott value over $4,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 55

U.S., 1861-67 Issues. Excellent collection comprising (used unless noted) ungrilled 1¢ (6), 3¢ (65 including and unused strip of 5), 10¢ (2, one unused)), 12¢ (12), 24¢ (21 including two steel blue), 30¢ (3), 5¢ brown (2) and 15¢ (2 plus a Specimen), E. grill 3¢ (5), 10¢ (1), 12¢ (3) and F. grill 3¢ (13), 10¢ (pair), 12¢ (3) and 15¢ (2); most were acquired for their cancellation interest, but there are also a few constant plate flaws; few small faults, especially on the higher values, but otherwise generally F-VF. An outstanding lot. Scott value is about $15,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,300.
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Lot 56
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U.S., 1863-67 2¢ Black Jack. Small mounted collection of 25 #73 (one VF unused) and 12 #93 (including an unused single & pair); includes some nice lesser double transfers and many nice fancy cancels; centering is mixed, as always, but otherwise condition is just about all F-VF. A very nice lot. Scott value is $2,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $500.
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Lot 57
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U.S., 1869 Pictorial Issue. Small collection comprising (used unless noted) 1¢ (8, one unused), 6¢ (7), 10¢ (8), 12¢ (12, one unused and one used with a 3¢ on cover front only from New York to Paris), 15¢ type I (1) and 15¢ type II (2); most were collected for their cancellation interest included a few colored; some with small faults, but overall generally Fine. Scott value is about $7,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 58
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U.S., 1869 2¢ Pictorial. Small collection of 22 stamps (one unused) including a strip of 3, many unusual cancels, including blue & red, and a nice pre-printing paper crease, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 59
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U.S., 1869 3¢ Pictorial. Mounted collection of 90 used stamps, primarily of fancy or colored cancels (including a nice Hiogo Japan - $600 - small thin), but also including marginal markings, strips of 3 & 4, shades, and grill & plate flaws; also including three essays (114-E6d) and two small uncirculated Fractional Currency Bank Notes featuring the same locomotive vignette; condition is generally F-VF. A great little lot. Scott value is about $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 60

U.S., 1870-88 Bank Note Issues. Specialized collection of more than 300 stamps including (used unless noted) National (no grills) 1¢ (11), 6¢ (10, one canceled Yokohama), 7¢ (3), 12¢ (3) and one each 24¢, 30¢ & 90¢; Continental 1¢ (23), 5¢ (17), 6¢ (11), 10¢ (15), 15¢ (3) & 30¢ (3), 90¢ (1) and American 1¢ (25), 5¢ (16), 6¢ (2), 10¢ (9), 15¢ (5) & 30¢ (4); the re-engraved values include 2¢ (20), 6¢ (4) & 10¢ (23); primarily assembled for cancellation interest (including a "Dont USM", but also including marginal markings, small multiples and double transfers; some small faults, but generally F-VF. An exceptional lot with much to offer the specialist.
Scott $7,900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 61

U.S., 1870-79 2¢ Bank Note Issues. Small specialized collection comprising Continental ungrilled 2¢ red brown (17 including a pair), American 2¢ brown (23 including a pair and two green cancels), 2¢ vermilion (16 including a pair) and American 2¢ vermilion (33 including two pairs); few hidden flaws, but mostly F-VF or better. A wonderful lot.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 62
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U.S., 1870-81 3¢ Green Bank Note Issues. Mounted collection of about 150 used stamps (no grills) with the biggest single collecting area being cancels including a Pittsburgh shield machine cancel, Beloit Wis. "KKK", Pittsburgh skull & crossbones and myriad other pictorials, geometrics, letters, numbers and colored cancels; in addition to the cancels, there are dozens of double transfers & plate scratches, marginal markings, multiples, jumbos, etc., even a double paper #184. This is a truly exceptional lot for a 3¢ specialist.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $850.
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Lot 63
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U.S., 1870-79 6¢ Issue, Various Shades (Scott 148, 159, 186). A fabulous accumulation of 6¢ Lincoln Banknote issues including 148 (168 examples), 159 (85 examples), and 186 (80 examples), excellent group for the Lincoln or Banknote specialist with a wide variety of shades to study; various faults, Very Good to Very Fine.
Scott $10,000+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 64
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U.S., 1870 & 1873, 30¢ black (Scott 154/165). Several with red or blue cancellations, nice appearing group of 30 cent Hamilton's, including Scott #154 x (5) and #165 x (6); a few faults here and there but overall an extremely fresh group, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,340.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 65
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U.S., 1883 2¢ Red Brown. Extensive specialized collection of about 1000 nearly all used stamps neatly mounted on blank pages; includes one mint corner margin single plus a pair & single on experimental laid paper and a single on experimental honeycomb watermark paper; among the used are a fairly complete "Calender" (280 of a possible 366 dates), dozens of carefully identified double transfers and constant plate flaws as well as innumerable fancy or unusual cancels, "captured" marginal markings,"Jumbos", multiples, etc., etc.; also included are about 100 2¢ green #213, similarly collected, but without the double transfers. A marvelous lot for the true specialist.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,400.
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Lot 66

U.S., 1893 Columbian Exposition Issue. Specialized collection comprising (used unless noted) 1¢ (7, one mint), 2¢ (64, three mint, plus several broken hats (one mint)), 3¢ (an unused imprint pair), 4¢ (2, one mint), 5¢ (6), 6¢ (12, two mint), 8¢ (14, two mint, one unused), 10¢ (18, one mint)), 15¢ (11, two mint, one unused), 30¢ & 50¢ (2 each); includes lots of nice cancels and dozens of double transfers, most of them plated; few small faults, but generally F-VF with most of the mint having slight gum problems but looking VF-XF. A very worthwhile lot with a good number of exceptional stamps.
Scott approximately $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 67
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U.S., 1898-1907 Trans Mississippi Expo Holding. An exquisite lot for the retail dealer, includes 285 (x7 including 2 inscription and one plate number), 286 with plate number, 287, 288, 289, 290, then plate number and inscription pairs with 285 (x4), 286 (x8), 287, 288, a 285 bottom strip of five, a 285 block of twenty, and finally as a bonus a 328 NH plate # and inscription strip of three, much of the material is NH, making for a pleasant viewing, few if any condition issues, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $4,825.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $700.
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Lot 68
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U.S., 1908-21 Washington-Franklins. A tremendous, mainly used specialized collection of many hundreds; includes a basic nearly complete used collection, lacking only the bluish papers, the 5¢ errors and the rarer coils; the basic collection is then augmented with dozens additional stamps collected for cancels (primarily), double transfers, shades, large margins, multiples, vending machine perforations (mainly used singles), etc.—there's even one page labeled "Horrible Copies" which proudly displays about 35 poorly centered stamps. Highlights include used $1 #342 (3), perf 8½ coils #390-396 plus a 3mm pair of 3¢ #394, $2 values #479, 523 & 547 and $5 #480 & 524 (single & block) and mint 2¢ types IV & Va in NH top plate blocks of 6, and much, much more; condition is virtually all clean and F-VF with numerous little XF gems scattered throughout. A marvelous lot. Scott value is over $6,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,600.
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