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Lot 408

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, desirable multiple with rich, warm color; the right two stamps are Extremely Fine examples with beautiful centering; reperforated at left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700 for a hinged block.
Estimate $200 - 300

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Realized $275.
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Lot 409
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1861, 3¢ lake, trial color proof on stamp paper, perf'd (Scott 66TC6), o.g., previously hinged, brilliant color; an exceedingly fresh example of this scarce stamp known to philatelists as #66 before the number change, Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 410
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), San Francisco cogwheel cancel, matchless top quality example with scintillating color and detailed impression; a true condition rarity that would enhance any great collection, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,000.
Scott $750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 411
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1861, 5¢ buff (Scott 67), portion of red town and neat strike of black San Francisco cogwheel cancellations, attractive example with pretty cancels, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 412
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1861, 5¢ olive yellow (Scott 67b), rimless red grid cancel, difficult shade complimented by bold red cancel; a rare opportunity to acquire an attractive example of the olive yellow; tear at right, Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,810.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $900.
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Lot 413
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1861, 10¢ yellow green (Scott 68), lightly struck town cancellation, supreme GEM quality example with massive boardwalk margins unlike anything we've ever seen on this issue; a one-in-a-million showpiece deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $500.
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Lot 414

1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), o.g., previously hinged, lovely example with warm rich color; a flawless stamp, Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,700.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
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Lot 415
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), regummed, fresh stamp with excellent appearance; reperforated at left and perf tips on all four sides cut straight, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 Weiss certificate.
Scott $675 for no gum.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 416
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), neat black cancellation, fabulous stamp with intense color and superior centering, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Scott $95.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 417
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), lovely black "PAID" in circle cancellation, an awesome used example for the quality conscious collector; dazzling color printed on clean white paper; a handsome copy of the terribly elusive steel blue shade, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.F.C. and 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,600.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 418
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), gorgeous black town cancellation, wonderfully fresh and choice example of the difficult steel blue shade; intense color and clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,600.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 419
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), neatly placed black target cancellation, remarkably fresh and choice example of the tough Steel Blue shade; a flawless stamp with intense color and crisp clear impression, Very Fine, with 2012 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $425.
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Lot 420
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), gorgeous red grid cancellation, select example with choice centering and sharp color; tiny manuscript ink marks on reverse, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $890.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $190.
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Lot 421
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), neat town cancellation, very pleasing example of the difficult violet shade; reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, with 1989 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 422
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), double circle town postmark, very scarce shade; a well margined example with a surprisingly light cancel; small faults and partially reperforated at lower right, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 423
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), neatly struck cancellation, flawless example with sterling fresh color; razor sharp impression, and lovely eye appeal, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $575.
Estimate $400 - 600.
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Lot 424

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), o.g., barest trace of hinge, striking Black-Jack of unparalleled quality; precise centering and captivating color; a true condition rarity - as this stamp seldom comes this nice, Extremely Fine, with 2016 A.P.S. and 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,400.
Scott $325.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 425

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), o.g., previously hinged, tremendous top quality example in a condition seldom seen on this difficult issue, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $800.
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Lot 426

1863, 2¢ black, double transfer in "CENTS" (Scott 73 var.), o.g., previously hinged, desirable example of this popular Black-Jack, with extremely intense color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1995 and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
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Lot 427

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), vertical pair, o.g., previously hinged, great impression; each stamp with light vertical crease and bottom stamp with margin flaw at left, Very Fine appearance, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for pair.
Scott $700.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $160.
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Lot 428

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), block of 4, o.g., previously hinged, great impression; each stamp with light vertical crease, Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 429
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1862, 5¢ red brown (Scott 75), perfect strike of eye catching San Francisco cogwheel cancellation, deeply saturated color; a fantastic example of the 5¢ red brown shade with impressive centering in flawless condition, Very Fine, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 430
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1863, 5¢ brown (Scott 76), light black cancellation, premium example with vibrant color and impressive centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $275.
Scott $120.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 431
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1866, 15¢ black (Scott 77), black cancellation, astounding stamp, with beautiful margins and intense color; a flawless GEM seldom found so choice, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2002 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $170.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $250.
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Lot 432
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1863, 24¢ lilac (Scott 78), neat black cork and lightly struck red town cancellation, impeccably fresh and choice high quality example with strong color and clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.F.C. and 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $550.
Scott $350.
Estimate $600 - 800.
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Lot 433
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1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (Scott 78a), black cancellation, warm rich color; a very attractive example, Very Fine.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $150.
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