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Lot 3107

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), o.g., lightly hinged, dazzling rich shade; an eye catching example in flawless condition, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3108

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., never hinged, incredibly fresh and choice high quality stamp with breathtaking color and generous margins all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,050.
Scott $650.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
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Lot 3109

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., never hinged, fiery rich color on bright white paper, well proportioned margins, a beautiful stamp! Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $475.
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Lot 3110

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., lightly hinged, radiant color and attractive large margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $90.
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Lot 3111

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., never hinged, beautiful rich color; an appealing example of this scarce stamp; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3112

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), top margin single, o.g., very lightly hinged (minor gum bend along bottom), gorgeous deep shade, handsome example of this tough stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 3113

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., barest trace of hinge, unbelievable right sheet margin single with immense margins and mouth watering color printed on bleach white paper; an amazing stamp with tremendous eye appeal, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $370.
Scott $210.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3114

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., very lightly hinged; crayon in selvage above one stamp.
Scott $900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 3115

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ blue (Scott E6a), o.g., never hinged, unbelievably fresh example of this terribly elusive "blue" shade; a strong and brilliant color seldom encountered on this issue, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 3116

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top left plate number single, o.g., never hinged, remarkable example featuring an extremely wide top sheet margin; seldom found in such beautiful condition, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate for pair, from which it was taken - right stamp from the pair.
Scott $500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 3117

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top imprint single, o.g., never hinged, beautiful rich shade; an impeccably fresh and choice example of this issue, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for pair, from which it was taken - left stamp from the pair.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $225.
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Lot 3118

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), o.g., never hinged, deep rich color, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2015 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3119
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Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top imprint and plate number 5245 strip of 3, o.g., right two stamps with hinge remnants, right stamp hinge reinforced horizontal perforations, left stamp is never hinged, Very Good to Fine, Durland lists this plate number as scarce.
Scott $985 for singles.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 3120

Special Delivery, 1927, 10¢ gray violet, imperf between (Scott E15c), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged (pencil guarantee signature on gum), particularly choice example of this elusive error, with dazzling color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $575.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 3121

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), bottom right plate block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged, absolutely phenomenal top quality multiple with delightful color in a wonderful state of preservation; of the handful of late blocks that are known to exist this example certainly ranks up there as one of the best; a fabulous chance to acquire a great rarity, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $17,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Realized $3,750.
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Lot 3122

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), bottom right plate block of 8, o.g., barest trace of hinge on one stamp (appears never hinged), luxuriant rich color and well incised impression; this remarkable wide margined multiple has been carefully hidden away from the elements for decades and looks like it just came off the printing press; this showpiece would make a delightful addition to any serious collection, Fine.
Scott $13,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Realized $3,250.
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Lot 3123

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), top plate block of 6, o.g., hinged, the rarest of all the Special Delivery plate blocks; a handsome wide top with tremendous eye appeal; of the handful of E4 plate blocks available to collectors - this is a more than acceptable example - of which no more than a handful are known to exist; a once in a decade opportunity to acquire an E4 plate block; thin spot in top left stamp; minor thin in selvage; reinforced along vertical rows with some minor perf separations, otherwise Fine.
Scott $22,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
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Lot 3124

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), top plate block of 6, o.g., hinged, ravishing rich color printed on clean white paper; there is some minor perf strengthening along the vertical rows; but this is minor and isn't considered a fault; a very handsome top plate position with tremendous eye appeal, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 3125
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Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), exceedingly elusive wide top with brightly emblazoned color printed in lily white paper; this is one of the choicest E6 plates available to collectors as full wide tops are incredibly scarce, Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 3126

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), full wide top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, a lovely brightly colored multiple featuring razor sharp impression with tremendous eye appeal, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $840+.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $750.
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Lot 3127

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, gleaming rich shade; a striking mint example in tip top quality; brilliant fresh both front and back without a single skip or bend, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $650.
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Lot 3128

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), wide right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh condition; an immaculate multiple without any skips or bends - scarce thus, Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 3129
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Special Delivery, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E8), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., very lightly hinged (5 stamps never hinged), gorgeous color and centering; an exemplary example of this terribly difficult plate, Very Fine.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 3130
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Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., hinged (4 stamps never hinged), premium quality example with warm rich color; very elusive, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
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Lot 3131
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Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), left margin plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged (3 stamps never hinged), very fresh appearance; light gum bends on lower right stamps, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 3132

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), left plate number and imprint strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, outstanding multiple in a marvelous state of preservation; each stamp well centered with excellent margins; uniquely appealing strip that would enhance any collection, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,400 for singles.
Scott $2,100 for singles.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 3133

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), left plate block of 6, slightly disturbed o.g., extremely desirable example of this terribly difficult unwatermarked perf 10 plate; with superior color and finely etched impression; slightly enlarged staple hole in wide left sheet margin mentioned for accuracy and should not be considered a fault, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 3134

Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine, "pink back" variety (Scott E11 var.), left plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, scarce and surprisingly undervalued example of this variety; enlarged staple holes in selvage mentioned for accuracy and should not be considered a fault; Scott Specialized lists this variety as a footnote indicating that this issue should be valued at five times the price of a normal example, Very Fine.
Scott $1,700 according to footnote.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $450.
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Lot 3135

Special Delivery, 1922, 10¢ gray violet (Scott E12), right plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, wonderful example in an immaculate state - Post Office fresh and choice, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 3136

Special Delivery, 1922, 10¢ gray violet (Scott E12), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., hinge remnant, attractive well centered example with lovely color, Very Fine.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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Lot 3137

Special Delivery, 1925, 15¢ deep orange (Scott E13), left plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, lovely rich shade, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $450.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 3138
 
Special Delivery, 1925-69, 10 different (Scott E14-E23), full sheets of 50, o.g., never hinged, an awesome group; complete from E14 all the up to E23; a seldom offered complete run of these desirable issues; very hard to duplicate in any quality, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,396.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 3139

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), o.g., never hinged, nicely balanced margins; a very pleasing example with excellent color, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $300.
Scott $165.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 3140

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, this is one of the most beautiful full wide tops we can ever recall offering at public auction; Post office fresh multiple in immaculate mint condition; scarce when found so choice, Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,000.
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Lot 3141

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), top plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, remarkably fresh multiple in pristine mint condition as fresh as the day it was issued back in 1911 - with gleaming fresh gum without a single skip or bend, Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $500.
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Lot 3142

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., lightly hinged, scarce multiple; extremely fresh, Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $500.
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