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Flagship U.S. Stamps


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Lot 3001
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ deep blue and 5¢ scarlet, two trial color plate proofs on bond (Scott 9X1TC5a, 9X1TC5d), very scarce and a wonderful addition to any specialist collection; faults, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $600.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $250.
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Lot 3002
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish bond paper (Scott 9X1P5b), without gum as issued, crisp impression; faint horizontal crease, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $70.
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Lot 3003
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New York, N.Y., 1845, 5¢ black on bluish, without signature (Scott 9X1e), unused without gum, deep color and generous margins on all sides; tiny filled thin spot at upper left, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 3004

Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black (Scott 10X1), o.g., very lightly hinged, handsome example with ample margins and finely detailed impression; quite elusive in this remarkably fresh condition, Very Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3005
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Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black (Scott 10X1), unused without gum, large generous margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 1985 P.F. certificate for sheet of twelve from which this is position 8.
Scott $225, undercataloged.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3006
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Providence, R.I., 1898 reprint, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black (Scott 10X1-10X2 vars.), without gum as issued, desirable singles of these desirable 1898 reprints; 5 cent value with initial "G" on reverse, and 10 cent value with initial "B" on reverse, from Bogertdurbin used on most of these reprints; also included in this interesting lot are counterfeit single and block of four of the 10 cent value; great reference material, Extremely Fine.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3007
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Providence, R.I., 1846, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant (Scott 10X2a), combination pair, unused without gum, desirable combo pair with fabulous rich color; the Scott catalog value for an o.g. combination pair is $3,500.00; currently unlisted as a no gum pair, but very scarce; horizontal crease in wide top selvage that could be easily trimmed away; 10X2 with light vertical crease, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 3008
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Providence, R.I., 1898 reprint, 5¢ gray black and 10¢ gray black, se-tenant (Scott 10X2a), combination pair, without gum as issued, GEM quality 1898 reprint, with initials "B" and "O" of Bogert Durbin on reverse of each; a very desirable combination pair showing both values, Superb.
Scott $225.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 3009

St. Louis, Mo., 1845, 5¢ black on greenish (Scott 11X1), o.g., hinged, margins touching to clear, on very thin greenish paper; thin, repaired at top and right with portions of the design drawn in, attractive Very Fine appearance, a truly remarkable appearing stamp so often missing from even the most advanced collections and priced with imperfections in the Scott catalog, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1978 P.F. certificates.
Scott $50,000.
Estimate $10,000 - 15,000.
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