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Lot 2466

1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), o.g., hinged (purple ink owner's handstamp on gum), warm rich color; a scarce mint stamp; tiny toned spot at upper left, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2467
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), position 92L4, faintly struck black cancellation, delightful appearing example of this terribly difficult type Ia stamp; terrific centering and mouth watering color; corner creases at top left and top right; plus a small covered over surface scrape at top left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
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Lot 2468
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), neat black town cancellation, bold prooflike color and clearly etched impression; desirable example of this notoriously difficult stamp; corner crease at top right, and a few perf faults, otherwise Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2469
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1857, 1¢ blue, type Ia (Scott 19), position 95R4, black town postmark, fabulous proof like color with crisp impression; creases and small tears at top and bottom left, Very Good, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $9,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2470
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), plate 11, black carrier cancel, awesome example of this scarce plate 11 stamp; heavenly color and large even margins; simply stunning, Extremely Fine, plate 11 is a premium plate with a Scott Value of $750 verses $275 for normal plate, almost a 300% premium, with 1997 P.F. certificate and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $850.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $850.
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Lot 2471
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), position 70L2, clear black city postmark, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2012 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2472
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), positions 99L1L and 100L1L, B reliefs, single recut of top line only variety, horizontal pair, black town cancel, great plated position showing great type characteristics; a little light internal creasing, Very Good, with 2010 Doporto certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2473

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., never hinged (natural gum crease not mentioned on accompanying certificate), extremely handsome example with gleaming rich color, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it came - bottom left stamp.
Scott $140 is for hinged.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2474

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh example in immaculate mint condition with full and unblemished gum; unlisted in the Scott catalog in never hinged condition, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it came - top right stamp.
Scott $140 is for hinged.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2475

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., never hinged (natural gum crease which is not mentioned on accompanying certificate), marvelous mint example with vivid color, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it came - bottom right stamp.
Scott $140 is for hinged.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2476

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), o.g., barest trace of hinge, wide margined example with vivid color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2017 P.S.E. certificate for block/4, from which it came - top left stamp.
Scott $140.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2477

1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), o.g., hinged, well centered and choice full o.g. example of this incredibly scarce type I stamp with frame lines on all four sides; dry print impression - completely natural occurrence during the printing process, otherwise Very Fine, with clear 1979 P.F.C. not mentioning dry print, along with 2016 P.F. certificate that does mention it.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2478
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1857, 3¢ rose, type I (Scott 25), beautifully struck "Apr. 1" town cancellation, impressive well balanced margins; a flawless example of this most difficult stamp - seldom encountered with such eye appeal, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $600.
Scott $175.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2479
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Lot 2480
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Lot 2481

1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), o.g., hinged, extremely fresh stamp with incredible depth of color and razor sharp impression, it is amazing when think about how this stamp survived in this remarkable state of preservation; thin in bottom right corner, otherwise Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $60,000.
Estimate $12,000 - 18,000.
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Lot 2482
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), faintly cancelled, the most beautiful intense shade of red brown we've encountered; a gorgeous example with razor sharp impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 2483
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1857, 5¢ red brown, type I (Scott 28), completely intact scissor trimmed perfs, wonderful example; 2012 PF cert mentions "with manuscript offset on back, and the side perforations separated" referring to the scissor separations, 1990 P.F. certificate for strip of three otherwise Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2484
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1858, 5¢ Indian red, type I (Scott 28A), lightly cancelled with black town postmark, amazingly rich hue; corner crease at top left and reperforated at top, Very Good, true Indian Red which is a genuinely rare stamp missing from many of the most advanced collections, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2485
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1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), faint red cancellation, desirable example of this elusive used stamp; which is considerably scarcer in used condition than in mint condition; tiny thin spots, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,275.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2486

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, extremely desirable mint block with fresh dazzling color; top left stamp with tiny thin spot, all stamps with tiny adherences on the gum and a small bit of extraneous plate wash between the bottom stamps, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Realized $4,000.
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Lot 2487
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1859, 10¢ green, type V (Scott 35), perfectly struck town cancellation, large margins and gleaming rich color; among the most impressive examples we've had the pleasure to offer, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $525.
Scott $55.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2488

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), o.g., hinge remnant, fresh gum and sharp impression; nibbed perf at bottom, Fine, with 2001 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2489
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1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), neat black cancellation, unusually choice example with deeply saturated color; a flawless high quality stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $625.
Scott $300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2490

1860, 30¢ orange, presentation single (Scott 38 var.), magenta manuscript crossed pen lines, o.g., beautiful color, extremely scarce, Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2491
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1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), fabulous small red circle of wedges cancellation, superior top quality example with captivating color; remarkably well centered for this "tightly" margined issue; an elite stamp worthy of a substantial bid, Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $425.
Scott $475.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2492

1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), o.g., previously hinged, redistributed o.g.; reperforated at left, Very Good, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 2493
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1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), red grid cancel, a nice appearing example of this difficult used stamp; an impressive key stamp with vibrant rich color; with tiny perforation tip tear not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Fine to Very Fine, approximately 100 used examples are known to exist, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $10,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
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Lot 2494
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 1¢ bright blue (Scott 40), without gum as issued, bright color on fresh paper, well balanced margins, a lovely little gem! Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2495
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 30¢ yellow orange (Scott 46), without gum as issued, astounding high quality example of this woefully under valued 1875 reprint; with incredible depth of color and exceptional centering for this issue, Fine to Very Fine, only 480 sold, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,900.
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Lot 2496
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1857-60 (1875 Reprint), 30¢ yellow orange (Scott 46), without gum as issued, fiery orange color on bright white paper; thin spot at top right, otherwise Fine, an opportunity to own an elusive stamp, only 480 sold, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,000.
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