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Lot 2446
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), black circular grid cancel, three ample to large margins, just cutting in at bottom, distinctive light blue shade of Plate 1 Early, attractive example of this scarce 1¢ 1851 issue; only trivial light tone spot on reverse (not mentioned on certificate), Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $7,500.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2447
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 6), neat strike of the circular datestamp leaves the defining characteristics of the type clearly visible, exceptional quality stamp with large margins all around especially at right which shows some of the adjacent stamp, boasting vivid deeply etched color on bright white paper, Extremely Fine, a condition far and above one encounters on this rarity and would satisfy the most picayune quality conscious collector, perhaps worthy of a higher grade, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 XQ.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $15,000.
Scott $9,500.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2448

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), o.g. with light paper adhesions on gum, four full margins, barely touching at bottom, with large portion of adjoining stamp at top, deep rich color; light corner creases, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2449
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), neatly struck blue cancellation, absolutely extraordinary GEM quality example with breathtaking color; a striking and eye catching stamp with huge board walk margins - for the finest collection, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,275.
Scott $125.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2450
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), four clear & balanced margins, accented by rich color & sharp impression, 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90 Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate GRADED XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $320.
Scott $125.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2451

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), o.g., hinge remnant, deep rich color and sharp proof like impression, Very Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate and 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $725.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2452
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), large black town postmarks, large margins all around with large portions of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2453
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), neat town cancellation, stunning example featuring brilliant color and immense margins; a great stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $425.
Scott $80.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2454
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1852, 3¢ red, type I, large die proof on India (Scott 11P1), large die "Hybrid" proof, mounted on India & die sunk on 5½" x 8½" card, without gum as issued, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2455

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), slightly disturbed o.g., impressive example with vivid color and detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,150.
Scott $275.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2456

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), positions 85L4-87L4, 95L4-97L4, bottom margin block of 6, beautifully demonstrating the varying spacing between the stamps, o.g., with hinge remnants along top stamps, with three gorgeous four margin stamps, only cutting into top right stamp and into left stamps; creases and a few small thins, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $2,750 as single and block of 4.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Unsold
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Lot 2457

1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), tied on small piece by black grid of squares cancellation along with French receiving handstamp, four ample margins and luscious rich color; uniquely appealing example, Very Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2458
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), neat town cancellation, radiating color printed on clean white paper; a flawless and choice example of this tough type I stamp, Very Fine.
SMQ VF 80; $900.
Scott $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2459
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), light town postmark, four full margins all around showing full type characteristics and clear sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2460
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), bright and fresh stamp with massive balanced jumbo margins all around, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $875.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2461
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), sharply struck town cancellation, big broad margins; an outstanding top quality example featuring lively color and clearly etched impression, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $650.
Scott $140.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2462
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1855, 10¢ yellow green, type III (Scott 15), neatly struck town cancellation, desirable example of the yellow green shade; a flawless stamp with eye arresting color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $200.
Scott $140.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2463
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 86L1, gorgeous red town cancellation, handsome well margined example with alluring color; tiny corner crease at upper right; plus a vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,785.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2464
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 74L1, outer line recut at top, unobtrusive town cancel, margins all around, overly generous along the bottom; thin and faults at top, visible only from the reverse, attractive Very Fine appearance, a lovely example to fill in for this scarcity at a reasonable price.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2465
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1851, 12¢ black, part India paper (Scott 17 var.), lovely blue town cancel, deep proof like impression and sharpness which is enhanced by the variety on part India paper, portions of adjoining stamps at top and right with the other two margins clear of the frame lines, Very Fine to Extremely Fine example of this scarce variety, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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