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Lot 3192

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 10¢ yellow (Scott O5), o.g., previously hinged, abnormally intense shade of this normally light color issue, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3193

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 10¢ yellow (Scott O5), o.g., hinged, dazzling color printed on clean white paper, Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 3194

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 15¢ yellow (Scott O7), o.g., lightly hinged, unbelievable top quality stamp with ravishing rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $975.
Scott $425.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 3195
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Executive Dept., 1873, 1¢ carmine (Scott O10), striking light blue cancellation, flawless example with crisp clearly etched impression; woefully under valued in choice used condition, Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $560.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3196

Executive Dept., 1873, 10¢ carmine (Scott O14), part o.g., Fine.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3197

Justice Dept., 1873, 24¢ purple (Scott O32), o.g., previously hinged, Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3198

Justice Dept., 1873, 24¢ purple (Scott O32), o.g., hinged, lovely deep pastel color; reperforated at the right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3199

Justice Dept., 1873, 90¢ purple (Scott O34), o.g., hinged, bright rich pastel color and sharp impression on the high value Justice department, Fine to Very Fine, Scarce this nice.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Unsold
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Lot 3200

Justice Dept., 1873, 90¢ purple (Scott O34), large part o.g., hinge remnant, handsome example with delightful bright color and crisp clear impression; an extremely elusive stamp; tiny hidden thin spot at right center, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3201

State Dept., 1873, 1¢ dark green (Scott O57), o.g., barest trace of hinge, premium quality stamp with an incredible depth of color, Very Fine, with 2006 Raybaudi certificate.
Scott $260.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3202

State Dept., 1873, 1¢ dark green (Scott O57), o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh, Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3203

State Dept., 1873, 15¢ dark green (Scott O64), o.g., hinge remnant, fresh and pleasing example with over sized margins and eye-arresting color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 3204
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State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), difficult to find in such nice used condition; light creases, shorter and clipped perfs at lower right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2015 Weiss certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 3205

State Dept., 1873, $10 green & black (Scott O70), slightly disturbed o.g., exceedingly fresh and choice example with vivid color and well incised impression; as this stamp is seldom found in sound condition, this is a condition rarity that would please the most discriminating collector, Fine to Very Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 3206

Treasury Dept., 1873, 24¢ brown (Scott O80), disturbed o.g., hinge remnant, exceedingly fresh and choice example in flawless condition - scarce thus, Fine to Very Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3207

War Dept., 1873, 1¢ to 90¢ (missing a couple lower values) (Scott O83, O85, O87-O93), 2¢ and 6¢ are on soft paper, o.g., hinge remnants, nice complete o.g. type set; a few small faults, Fine to Very Fine centering.
Scott $1,630.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 3208

War Dept., 1873, 3¢ rose (Scott O85), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), rich rosy shade; premium example of this tough issue, Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 3209
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O19SD), without gum as issued, fabulous color and centering; scarce when found with the qualities that this special printing possesses; scissor blunted perforations at left from scissor separation, Extremely Fine appearance, only 82 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Unsold
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Lot 3210
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Justice Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ purple, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O31SD), without gum as issued, brilliant proof-like color and impression, excellent centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
Scott Stamp Values XF-SUP; $4,150.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Realized $2,500.
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Lot 3211
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 7¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O87SD), without gum as issued, evenly balanced margins and remarkably rich color; quite possibly the finest example of this elusive "Specimen" overprint, Extremely Fine, only 539 reportedly sold, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J.
Scott $425.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Unsold
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Lot 3212
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Agriculture Dept., 1879, 1¢ yellow (Scott O94), without gum as issued, nice appearing example of this scarce 1879 soft paper Official stamp; with captivating rich color; small closed tear at bottom, otherwise Fine, with 2010 Weiss certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 3213

Post Office Dept., 1879, 3¢ black (Scott O108), complete sheet of 100, o.g., hinge remnants re-inforcing separations, eye catching example of this elusive full sheet, worthy of framing; major perf separations and selvage faults as one might expect, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,250 as blocks of four.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3214

Treasury Dept., 1879, 30¢ brown (Scott O112), o.g., hinge remnant (album adherence), extremely intense color; a more than acceptable example of this terribly difficult stamp; two small thin spots, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Unsold
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Lot 3215
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Treasury Dept., 1879, 30¢ brown (Scott O112), unused without gum, difficult to find a soft paper so nice; central thin, Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $875.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3216

War Dept., 1879, 30¢ rose red (Scott O120), o.g., previously hinged, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3217

War Dept., 1879, 30¢ rose red (Scott O120), o.g., lightly hinged, well margined example with lively fresh shade; accompanying certificate mentions a single unpunched perf at bottom, which shouldn't be considered a fault, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 3218
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Official Mail, 1983, $1-$5 (Scott O132, O135, O138), full sheets of 100, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, three impressive and eye catching sheets; the $1 and $5 sheets are particularly choice and seldom seen because of their high denominations - face value is over $600.00, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $375.
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Lot 3219

Official Mail, 1983, 20¢ coil, imperf (Scott O135a), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine, with 2003 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3220

Official Mail, 1991, 23¢ red, blue & black (Scott O148), horizontal imperforate printers waste pair, o.g., never hinged, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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