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Lot 2497
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1861, 10¢ dark green, First Design (Scott 62B), neatly struck black grid cancellation, one of the few completely sound and attractive examples available to collectors; with dazzling color and terrific eye appeal, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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Lot 2498
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1861, 30¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in black (Scott 71-E2a), on India, die sunk in card, large die essay die sunk on 72x87mm card, imprint & plate number 446 below design, without gum as issued; few insignificant tone spots, pencil notations on reverse, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, an exceedingly scarce essay.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2499

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., previously hinged, very fresh with equally balanced margins, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $775.
Scott $275.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2500
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1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), cut cross patent cancel, neatly placed; perforations eroded upper right, Fine to Very Fine.
Skinner-Eno PN-H 19.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2501
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), cancelled by blue c.d.s.; blunted perfs top right, Fine to Very Fine, ex- Boyarsky.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2502
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), neat cancel, fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2503

1861, 3¢ rose pink (Scott 64b), o.g., very lightly hinged, extraordinary top sheet margin single of this often mis-identified rose pink shade; a stunningly fresh stamp without the slightest trace of any aging or oxidation, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2504
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1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), "Seeing Eye in Circle" fancy cancel, neat complete strike, Fine to Very Fine, a stunning cancel.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 2505
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1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), negative 5-point star cancellation, flawless top quality example with sock on the nose cancel; a striking showpiece, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 2506
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1861, 3¢ rose, cancel & shade collection (Scott 65), over 250 stamps, cancels include Paids, town cancels, colors, targets, geometrics, straddles, guide arrows, plus a nice range of shades, mixed condition, please review, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2507
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1861, 3¢ rose, fancy cancel group (Scott 65), 8 singles with color and fancy cancels. Condition is a little mixed as stamps were picked for cancel and not condition, but each look beautiful on the face with fascinating cancels, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2508
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1857-61, 3¢ rose and 3¢ dull red, four patent cancels (Scott 65, 26), includes three unframed grids on #65 and a #26 circular grid with punching device, a sweet little grouping, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Unsold
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Lot 2509
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 66TC6), o.g., previously hinged, Very Good, with 2008 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2510

1861, 3¢ lake (Scott 66), o.g., hinged, an attractive example of this trial printing boasting intense deep color on bright paper, Very Fine and choice, with 1976 P.F. certificate and 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2511

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, a stunning fresh and sharp example with impressive well-balanced margins and alluring color; reperforated at top, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 2512
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), unused without gum, wide even margins, snow white paper, crisp impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2513
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), black grid cancel, along with small portion of red postmark at bottom left, a fabulous well centered example; perfectly centered among generous margins; stunning color; a true GEM deserving of the best of collections, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $95.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2514
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1862, 24¢ red lilac (Scott 70), blue "Baltimore, Md" town cancellation, flawless top quality stamp with tantalizing rich color; simply awesome, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F.C. and 2006 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $575.
Scott $325.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2515
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1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), neat San Francisco cogwheel cancel, dazzling rich color and impression on bright paper with extra wide gargantuan margins, Extremely Fine, the overall quality and complimentary cancel combine to make this a stunning showpiece! with 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $500.
Scott $325.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2516
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), neat black grid cancellation, phenomenal example of this desirable steel blue shade; a superior stamp with fantastic centering deserving placement in the finest collection, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,500.
Scott $850.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2517
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), socked-on-the-nose grid and traces of red cancel, unmistakable rich steel blue color deeply etched upon bright white paper; tiny invisible corner creases, lovely Very Fine appearance, with 2009 Weiss certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2518
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1862, 24¢ pale gray violet (Scott 70d), neatly struck black target cancellation, incredibly scarce example of the often mis-identified grayish lilac shade; a very pleasing example with exemplary color; small thins, otherwise Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 2519
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1861, 30¢ orange (Scott 71), with intriguing San Francisco cogwheel cancel, an attractive example with radiant rich color; a very pretty stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $550.
Scott $200.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2520

1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), o.g., previously hinged, great color and impression; light corner crease at top, Very Good to Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2521
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1863-67, 2¢ black (Scott 73, 87, 93), 10 singles and 1 strip of three, mostly used. Condition is a little mixed, many sound with two P.F. certificates, but each look lovely on the face with a few interesting cancels, generally Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 2522
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), unused without gum, immaculate unused Black-Jack with generous margins and brilliant fresh color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2523

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 9, o.g., alluring block with deep rich color; some faults, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $2,925.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 2524
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), neat grid of small squares cancellation, GEM quality stamp in immaculate condition, with breathtaking color printed on lily white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 2525
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), neat black target & red "15" decimes cancellations, sound and attractive example with seldom seen cancel, Very Good, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2526
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), rarely seen Canadian target and postmark cancellation, attractive Black-Jack with a seldom seen cancel; small thin spot at top, otherwise Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2527
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), double circle town cancellation, top quality well centered example with lots of appeal, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 2528
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), bold blue open grid cancellation, handsome and desirable example with colored cancel; a beauty, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $70.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Unsold
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Lot 2529
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1861, 3¢ scarlet, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 74TC6), manuscript penstroke cancellation, breathtaking color, much stronger than typically found; an incredibly handsome example of this seldom offered stamp that had long been listed in Scott as #74; horizontal crease at top; ink erosion spot causing paper break in the 3rd pen stroke, otherwise Fine, delightful and rare, with 2018 P.F. certificate and 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 2530
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), light blue town cancellation, well margined example with vivid color; a scarce stamp when found in choice and sound condition, Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $455.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2531
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), unused without gum, premium quality well centered stamp with robust color; a beauty, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2532

1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), horizontal pair, o.g., hinge remnants, extremely fresh multiple of this elusive mint stamp; gleaming bright color on both stamps, Very Good, with photocopy of 2001 P.F. certificate for block/6, from which this pair was taken - this being top pair from the block.
Scott $2,800 for two singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $250.
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Lot 2533
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1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (Scott 78a), neat black grid cancellation, strong color; a flawless example of this surprisingly difficult grayish lilac shade, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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