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Flagship U.S. Stamps


Officials




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Lot 3984
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Officials, 1873, group of 19 mostly mint stamps, includes O25, O27, O28, O35, O39, O40, 43, O61, O63 (2), O67 used, O72, O74-76, O79 and O93 (single and plate number pair), mostly o.g. or without gum, bright and colorful group; some faults, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3985
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Officials, 1873, plate proofs on card (Scott O1P4//O82P4), four complete sets of card proofs, including Agriculture (O1-O9P4), Executive (O10-O14P4, Post Office (O47-O56P4), and Treasury department (O72-O82P4); a gorgeous selection, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $297.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 3986

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢-30¢ complete (Scott O1-O9), o.g., hinge remnants and disturbed gum, extraordinary complete set of the 1873 Agriculture issue; a wonderful opportunity to acquire a full set in one fell swoop; couple small faults of little consequence, generally Fine.
Scott $3,375.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3987
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Agriculture Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ yellow, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O1SDa), without gum as issued, bright fresh color; a few nibbed perfs, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a rare stamp, only 20 recorded.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 3988
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Agriculture Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ yellow, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O8SD), without gum as issued, Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3989
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Executive Dept., 1873, 1¢-10¢ complete (Scott O10-O14), O11-O14 o.g., O10 is without gum, impressive complete set of the challenging Executive Dept issue; O11 with a few missing perfs, otherwise Fine.
Scott $3,800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3990
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Interior Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O15-O24), disturbed o.g., O17 is without gum, complete set of 10 different values; lovely rich colors, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $1,405.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3991
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Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O25-O34), disturbed o.g., O33 is regummed, rarely offered complete set of 10 different Justice Dept issues; brilliant colors; a few small faults, generally Fine.
Scott $4,685.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 3992
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ purple, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O25SDa), without gum as issued, exceptionally well centered; small faults, Extremely Fine appearance, very rare, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 3993
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ purple, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O26SDa), without gum as issued, fresh and well centered; couple slightly nibbed perfs do not detract, otherwise Very Fine, rare - only 6 recorded.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 3994
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O28SD), without gum as issued, a wonderful example of this rare stamp, fresh and bright, Fine to Very Fine, only 163 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3995
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O29SD), without gum as issued, brilliant fresh color; scissors separated but with intact perfs, Fine, only 163 sold, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 3996
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O31SD), without gum as issued, remarkably fresh and lovely, Fine to Very Fine, only 157 sold.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3997
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Navy Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O35-O45), disturbed o.g., O35, O37, O41 and O44 are without gum, brilliant fresh set of 11 different values; an eye catching group of these elusive officials; trivial faults, otherwise Fine.
Scott $2,725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3998
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O35SDa), without gum as issued, a fresh crisp example of this extremely rare stamp, missing in all but the finest collections, Fine to Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 3999
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O44SD), without gum as issued, bright and fresh; small thin not detracting, Fine to Very Fine appearance, only 104 sold, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4000
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Post Office Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O47-O56), o.g., hinged except O48 and O49 never hinged, fresh and choice mint set of Post Office dept. issues, Fine.
Scott $1,175.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $275.
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Lot 4001
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ black and 2¢ black, each overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O47SD, O48SD), without gum as issued, bright and fresh; 2¢ with nibbed perfs at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, 2¢ only 590 sold.
Scott $370.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4002
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" inverted (Scott O47SDb), without gum as issued, an excellent example of this exceedingly rare stamp, fresh, well centered and fault-free, Fine to Very Fine, only 5 examples certified by the P.F., 2 of which are faulty, with 1974 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 4003
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 3¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O49SD), without gum as issued, fresh and bright, Fine, rare - only 91 sold, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 4004
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O50SD), without gum as issued, a quality stamp, fresh and bright, Fine to Very Fine, only 87 sold, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 4005
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O51SD), without gum as issued, a premium example, fresh and scarce, Fine, only 177 sold, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 4006
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O52SD), without gum as issued, fresh and bright, Extremely Fine, only 93 sold, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 4007
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O53SD), without gum as issued, a gorgeous fresh stamp, Fine, only 82 sold, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 4008
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O54SD), without gum as issued, a pretty stamp; scissors separated with a few nibbed perfs at bottom not mentioned on certificate, otherwise Fine, only 84 sold, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4009
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O55SD), without gum as issued, a wonderful fresh stamp, Fine, rare - only 81 sold, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
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Lot 4010
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Post Office Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O56SD), without gum as issued, fresh and bright; scissors separated as often, perfs partially trimmed and faint horizontal crease, Fine appearance, only 82 sold, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 4011

State Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ values (Scott O57-O67), most with disturbed o.g., gorgeous rich colors; an impressive group of 11 different State Dept values up to the 90 cent Perry; quite scarce when offered as an intact group, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $4,025.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 4012
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 2¢ bluish green, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O58SDa), without gum as issued, attractive, fresh and bright, well centered, Very Fine, a rare stamp with between 7 and 10 examples recorded, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 4013

State Dept., 1873, $2 to $20, large die proofs on India (Scott O68P1-O71P1), mounted on card, 82 x 132 mm, all 4 dollar values, exist only as hybrids, a fresh and beautiful group, bold rich colors, Extremely Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 4014

State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), portion of top margin extending above the perforations, o.g., hinged; diagonal crease and perf faults and reperforated at left and right, Fine appearing, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 4015
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State Dept., 1873, $5 green & black (Scott O69), rich colors and sharp impressions, unused without gum; small repairs at top, small thin spots, lovely Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. and 1994 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 4016

State Dept., 1873, $10 green & black (Scott O70), o.g., previously hinged, sharp colors and impressions within larger than normal margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,700.
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Lot 4017
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State Dept., 1873, $20 green & black (Scott O71), a truly spectacular block of 4 with full imprint at top and partial imprint at bottom, position 1-2/6-7, o.g. with hinge remnant in selvage, deep rich colors; normal manuscript lines (a form of specimen overprint) have been lightened and mostly removed to enhance the appearance of this desirable and rare block, a couple barely toned internal perfs (not mentioned on the certificate), otherwise Fine, a tremendous exhibition piece. Scott $27,000 without the lines, only four blocks of four known, one of which is without the lines, with 2005 P.F. certificate.
Scott $10,000 with presentation lines.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 4018

State Dept., 1873, $20 green & black (Scott O71), large part o.g., captivating rich colors and impressions of this high value official, Fine and scarce, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $900.
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Lot 4019
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O72-O82), most disturbed o.g., O80 is regummed, lovely complete set of 11 Treasury Dept. issues; all with excellent color, Fine.
Scott $2,710.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4020

Treasury Dept., 1873, 1¢ brown (Scott O72), o.g., lightly hinged, bright fresh color, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $120.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $170.
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Lot 4021
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O77SD), without gum as issued, fresh; a single faintly toned perf at bottom (mentioned for complete accuracy), otherwise Fine, rare - only 82 sold, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 4022
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O78SD), without gum as issued, fresh, all perfs intact; insignificant thin spot does not detract, Fine appearance, a rare stamp with only 75 sold, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 4023
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O79SD), without gum as issued, deep rich color, fresh and attractive; a few slightly blunt perfs at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, rare - only 75 sold, with clear 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 4024
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O81SD), without gum as issued, deep rich color, completely sound, Fine to Very Fine, rare - only 74 sold.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 4025
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O81SD), without gum as issued, extremely fresh and bright, with intact perfs, Fine to Very Fine, a rare stamp - only 74 sold and fewer recorded, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 4026
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Treasury Dept., 1873, 30¢ brown (Scott O81), block of 4; small thins and short perfs at bottom, Fine to Very Fine centering.
Scott $500.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $70.
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Lot 4027

War Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete (Scott O83-O93), most disturbed o.g., O91 is without gum, O90 and O92 are o.g. never hinged, brilliant fresh colors; an impressive group of 1873 Officials, carefully checked to make sure these are all the thin hard paper, and not the cheaper thick paper of the 1879 issues, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,640.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 4028
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O88SD), without gum as issued, choice centering, rich color; single pulled perf does not detract, otherwise Very Fine, only 119 sold, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4029
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War Dept., 1873, 12¢ rose (Scott O89), a nicely centered used block of 4, neat cancels, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 4030
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O90SD), without gum as issued, well centered, lovely fresh color; very slight corner crease does not detract, Very Fine appearance, a rare stamp with only 105 sold and far fewer survive today.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Unsold
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Lot 4031

War Dept., 1873, 24¢ and 30¢ rose (Scott O91-O92), blocks of 4, o.g., fresh and attractive; 30¢ with perfs scissors-cut at bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $950.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Unsold
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Lot 4032

War Dept., 1873, 24¢ rose (Scott O91), top plate number and imprint strip of 5, full o.g., gorgeous, well centered, attractive and scarce, Very Fine.
Scott $440 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 4033

War Dept., 1873, 30¢ rose (Scott O92), o.g., never hinged, extremely fresh and very choice example in a wonderful state of preservation; with a tiny spot of gum loss, Very Fine, with 1999 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 4034
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O93SD), without gum as issued, deep rich color, Fine, a rare stamp with only 106 sold, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $450.
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Lot 4035

War Dept., 1873, 90¢ rose (Scott O93), top left plate number and imprint strip of 4, o.g., fresh and outstandingly attractive, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 4036
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Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, beautiful rich color and sharp impression; a single unpunched perf at right (not mentioned on P.F. certificate) which does not detract from this extremely rare stamp, Extremely Fine, ex Newport, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90, and 2008 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF 90; $7,650.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000

Especially scarce in this premium condition and certainly one of the finest known examples
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Realized $5,000.
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Lot 4037
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Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, lovely delicate color which exudes overall freshness, large margins, Fine, a completely sound example, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 4038

Agriculture Dept., 1879, 3¢ yellow (Scott O95), o.g., hinged, unusually sharp and bright color and impression, printed upon soft paper which often dulls the color; small soiled spot at top, Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 4039

Interior Dept., 1879, 1¢-15¢ (Scott O96-O102), impressive part set of 7 different values of the Interior issues up to the 15 cent value, disturbed o.g.; small faults including some with thins, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,070.
Estimate $150 - 200.
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Lot 4040

Interior Dept., 1879, 24¢ vermilion (Scott O103), o.g., previously hinged, bright color and impression printed upon the scarcer soft paper which is often misidentified; shorter perf at the top, Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 4041

Justice Dept., 1879, 3¢ & 6¢ bluish purple (Scott O106-O107), disturbed o.g. (pencil marks on gum), decent examples of these terribly difficult values; light creases, otherwise Fine.
Scott $665.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 4042

Treasury Dept., 1879, 3¢-30¢ values (Scott O109-O112), o.g., hinge remnants, scarce group of 4 values; brilliant fresh; small faults, typical of these soft porous paper issues, Fine appearance.
Scott $2,940.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4043
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 90¢ brown (Scott O113), regummed over filled thins, deep rich brown saturating the soft paper upon which it is printed which is most uncommon yet alone within such large balanced jumbo margins, choice Extremely Fine appearance, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 4044
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War Dept., 1879, 1¢-30¢ complete (Scott O114-O120), most o.g., hinged, O116-O117 are never hinged, brilliant fresh examples with lovely rich colors, Fine.
Scott $410.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $70.
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Lot 4045

War Dept., 1879, 1¢ rose red (Scott O114), bottom plate block of 12, o.g., a truly magnificent and well centered plate block; a few perf separations not detracting, Very Fine.
Scott $150.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $80.
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Lot 4046

War Dept., 1879, 10¢ and 12¢ rose red (Scott O118-O119), blocks of 4, o.g., Fine.
Scott $560.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 4047

Postal Savings Officials, 1910-11, 1¢-$1 complete (Scott O121-O126), o.g., lightly hinged, choice set of 6 different stamps, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $462.
Estimate $100 - 150.
Realized $140.
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