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1922-1925 Regular Issue
 
 
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Lot 2945
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1922-25, regular issue, ½¢ to 20¢ complete (Scott 551-567), plate blocks of 6, o.g., many never hinged, very fresh and pleasing group of 17 different values; never hinged examples include Scott #'s 553, 556-559, 561, 564, and 566-567; all with excellent colors, Fine.
Scott $4,262.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 2946

1923, 2¢ carmine (Scott 554), o.g., never hinged, bold color and boardwalk margins; a top quality showpiece, Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98.
SMQ SUP 98; $240.
Scott $2.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 2947

1923, 3¢ violet (Scott 555), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, fresh and choice example with strong color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2948

1923, 4¢ yellow brown (Scott 556), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, lively color and crisp clear impression, Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2949

1923, 4¢ yellow brown (Scott 556), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, wonderful mint state - without a single skip or bend; seldom seen in such marvelous condition, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $120.
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Lot 2950

1922, 6¢ red orange (Scott 558), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (natural gum creases), unbelievably fresh with brilliant color - without any trace of oxidation, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $600.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 2951
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1923, 7¢ to 25¢ (Scott 559, 563-566, 568), plate blocks of 6, o.g., 559, 563-565 never hinged / 566 and 568 hinged, nice group lot of 6 better plate blocks; great colors, Fine.
Scott $1,055.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $150.
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Lot 2952

1923, 8¢ olive green (Scott 560), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, extremely intense color; a choice multiple in a marvelous mint state, Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2953
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1923, 8¢ olive green (Scott 560), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), decent example of this elusive multiple, Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2954

1923, 10¢ orange and 30¢ olive brown (Scott 562, 569), blocks of 4 and 6 respectively, o.g., never hinged, fresh multiples of each value, each signed in the margin by Director and/or appropriate Postmaster General signatures during period of issue, Fine.
Scott $420 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2955

1923, 10¢ orange (Scott 562), o.g., never hinged, two large vertical blocks of the 10¢, one block of 8 and one block of 18 both with vivid color and impression - a bargain! Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $351 as 26 singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2956

1923, 12¢ brown violet (Scott 564), full wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, dazzling color, crisp impression on bright post office fresh white paper, Extremely Fine, a 300% premium for singles graded 90 vs. the Very Fine Price, a true condition rarity, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott $160 $480 if you interpolate.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2957

1923, 14¢ blue (Scott 565), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, exceptionally well centered multiple with rich color; signed in selvage by "Harry S. New, P.M.G. (Postmaster General)"; and dated "5/1/21" in bottom right selvage, Extremely Fine.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 2958

1923, 20¢ carmine rose (Scott 567), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (minor gum skips), a fabulous wide top with breathtaking fresh color; surprisingly difficult to find as a handsome plate position, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 2959

1923, 20¢ carmine rose (Scott 567), wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (faint gum skips and bends), choice top position with dazzling color printed on lily white paper, Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2960
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1922, 25¢ yellow green (Scott 568), right margin plate block of 6, o.g., top stamps lightly hinged (4 stamps never hinged), Very Fine.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 2961

1923, 30¢ olive brown (Scott 569), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, phenomenal example of this difficult plate; not a single skip or bend - scarce thus, as this issue seldom finds it's way to the market-place in this fabulous state of preservation; well worth a serious bid, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $475 +-.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 2962

1923, 30¢ olive brown (Scott 569), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, very pleasing full wide side, with incredible depth of color; much nicer than normally encountered, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $170.
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Lot 2963

1922, 50¢ lilac (Scott 570), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (natural gum bends), fresh and pleasing example; a choice top with strong color, Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 2964

1922, 50¢ lilac (Scott 570), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., very lightly hinged, vibrant rich color; a pleasing example of this difficult plate, Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2965

1923, $1 violet black (Scott 571), top plate block of 6, o.g., stamps never hinged, hinged in selvage only, pleasing wide top - with deeply saturated color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $300 for hinged.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $180.
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Lot 2966

1923, $1 violet black (Scott 571), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, deeply saturated color; very fresh multiple, Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2967

1923, $1 violet black (Scott 571), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (gum creases), dazzling rich shade; an attractive multiple, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
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Lot 2968

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), o.g., never hinged, handsome top quality stamp with beautiful rich color, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $325.
Scott $120.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 2969

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), o.g., never hinged, vivid and brightly colored stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $195.
Scott $120.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2970

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, extraordinary example of this tough plate block; with sensational color; as choice as they come, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $450.
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Lot 2971

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a phenomenal full wide top with striking fresh color - just like it was broken off the sheet and sold over the counter at the post office in 1923, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 2972

1923, $2 deep blue (Scott 572), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged (light natural gum bends), fabulous color and impression; this plate has been hidden away from light and the elements, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 2973

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), o.g., never hinged, striking example with bold colors; a remarkably choice top quality showpiece, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
Scott $350.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $275.
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Lot 2974

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh and choice well centered example of this popular stamp, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Scott $180.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 2975

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), o.g., never hinged (light gum toning), bold colors; a very pretty stamp, Extremely Fine, with clear 2007 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Scott $180.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $100.
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Lot 2976

1923, $5 carmine lake & dark blue (Scott 573a), centerline block of 4, o.g., never hinged, deep rich color; left pair with internal paper winkle, otherwise Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 2977

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), top plate block of 8, o.g., never hinged, a true condition rarity - with the most brilliant fresh colors you'll ever see on this issue; this multiple looks like it was just passed over the Post Office counter even though it was issued nearly 100 years ago, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 2978

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), wide top plate block of 8, o.g., never hinged, beautiful appearing multiple with fabulous rich colors; position #2 shows two staple holes - unusual, as we tend to see these staple holes only in the selvage, otherwise Extremely Fine.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 2979

1923, $5 carmine & blue (Scott 573), top plate block of 8, o.g., hinge remnant discreetly placed over thin spot on bottom right stamp, decent appearing wide top with great colors; a fresh and affordable plate for the collector who wants nice appearance but cannot afford a GEM quality example; minor thin and a few strengthened vertical perforations, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $900.
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