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1870-1888 Bank Note Co. Issues
 
 
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Lot 504

1870, 3¢ green, H. grill (Scott 136), bottom margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged (bottom stamps appear nearly never hinged), fresh appearance; light vertical crease on right stamp, otherwise Fine, with photocopy of 1991 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $400.
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Lot 505
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1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 137), neatly placed cancellation, particularly well centered example with eye-arresting color printed on bleach white paper; a gorgeous stamp with easily identifiable grill, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,250.
Scott $400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 506
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1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 137), interesting black cancellation, impeccably fresh example with clearly visible grill; a huge margined stamp that would please the most discriminating collector of top quality stamps, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 Weiss certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $900.
Scott $400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 507

1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill (Scott 138), o.g., lightly hinged, tremendous example of this seldom offered stamp; fresh full gum and easily discernible grill; a flawless example with lively color printed on clean white paper; this stamp is sure to elicit spirited bidding, as it rarely comes this nice, Fine to Very Fine, with 1992, 2003, and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 508
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1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill (Scott 138), beautifully centered example with particularly strong color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $375.
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Lot 509
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1871, 7¢ vermilion, H. grill (Scott 138), neat black cork cancellation, incredibly large margined example with fiery bright color; a sensational stamp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 510
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1870, 10¢ brown, H. grill (Scott 139), fancy black cancellation, one of the most appealing examples of this incredibly difficult stamps we have ever offered; a striking GEM with huge boardwalk margins and dazzling color; you'll likely never see a finer example of this stamp in which to bid one, Extremely Fine, this stamp is 1 of 3 examples attaining the grade of XF-90J, with only 4 others grading higher according to PSE's population report, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $2,500.
Scott $800.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $1,600.
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Lot 511
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1870, 10¢ brown, H. grill (Scott 139), quartered cork cancellation, along with a bit of red transit handstamp at bottom left corner, extremely rich color and finely etched impression; exceptional example that is not only completely sound - it is nicely centered with a easily discernible grill, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,000.
Scott $800.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $850.
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Lot 512
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1870, 12¢ dull violet, H. grill (Scott 140), black cork cancellation, attractive example of this rarity; clearly defined grill; a most attractive example of this tough stamp; expert repairs, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $700.
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Lot 513
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1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill (Scott 141), neatly struck segmented cork cancellation, striking example with mouth-watering color and crisp clear impression; among the choicest examples we've offered, Very Fine, with 1979 A.P.S. certificate, 2018 PSE certificate states "small corner crease at the upper left".
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $800.
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Lot 514
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1870, 24¢ purple, H. grill (Scott 142), well-placed black crossroads cancellation, phenomenal GEM-quality example of this extremely rare grilled stamp; wonderfully well centered with generous margins and astounding fresh color; reperforated at top, lovely Extremely Fine appearance, among the nicest obtainable examples, deserving placement in a collection of distinction, with 2000 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 515
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1870, 30¢ black, H. grill (Scott 143), neat black cork cancellation, decent example of this rare grilled stamp; flawless stamp that is completely sound with a full clear grill - rare thus; among the most appealing #143's one could imagine, Very Fine, with 1988 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 516

1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 144), part o.g., rare and inexpensive example this high value from this difficult set; light soiling and small tear in bottom margin, Very Good, with 1970 P.F. certificate.
Scott $25,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Unsold
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Lot 517
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 144), light black cancellation, extremely fresh and choice example of this scarce grilled stamp; with an easily identifiable grill impression, and excellent centering; lovely copy of this "key" value, Fine to Very Fine, with 1957 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $800.
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Lot 518
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1871, 7¢ vermilion, I. grill (Scott 138A), excellent strike of NYFM cancellation, premium quality example of this seldom offered I grill; with captivating color, clear impression, and large margins; a humdinger of a stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F.C. and 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,950.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 519
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1871, 7¢ vermilion, I. grill (Scott 138A), NYFM cancel, lovely example; tiny corner perf crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $425.
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Lot 520
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1870, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 145), fabulous red NYFM cancellation, quite possible the finest looking used #145 obtainable; a handsome well margined example with brilliant color wonderfully contrasted by the stunning colored cancel; a one-in-a-million showpiece, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $25.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $425.
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Lot 521

1870, 2¢ red brown (Scott 146), o.g., previously hinged, handsome brilliant fresh example of this tough stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2010 P.S.E. certificate for pair.
Scott $300.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $250.
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Lot 522

1871, 7¢ vermilion (Scott 149), o.g., previously hinged, tremendous example of this woefully undervalued stamp, featuring outstanding centering with generous margins on all sides; bold prooflike color printed on clean white paper; this stunning stamp would enhance an great collection, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $3,000.
Scott $900.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Realized $2,200.
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Lot 523
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1871, 7¢ vermilion (Scott 149), regummed, strong color and crystal clear impression, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $290.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $140.
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Lot 524

1870, 10¢ brown (Scott 150), disturbed o.g., great appearance; a nicely centered stamp with beautiful color; light diagonal crease and small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $400.
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Lot 525
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1870, 24¢ purple (Scott 153), neat black cancellation, striking example with ravishing rich color; with outstanding centering and nice big margins; a true GEM worthy of placement in the finest collection, Extremely Fine to Superb, 1 of 16 examples to achieve this impressive grade; only 2 others grade higher according to PSE's population report, Ex: Kirke, with 2009 P.F.C. and 2011 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,200.
Scott $220.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $1,000.
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Lot 526

1870, 30¢ black (Scott 154), o.g., very lightly hinged, sensational example of this rare mint stamp; with brilliant color - as fresh as the very first day it was passed over the Post Office counter; this is the first time this stamp has been offered as a single stamp, as it was just broken out of an impressive block of 6; a wonderful opportunity for the serious collector, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2018 P.F. certificate for block/6, from which this challenging stamp was taken; bottom right stamp from the block.
Scott $7,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Unsold
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Lot 527
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1870, 90¢ carmine (Scott 155), nicely struck "New York" registry cancellation, tremendous rich shade; extra large margined example with lots of eye appeal, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 528

1873, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 156), o.g., previously hinged, bright with full ample margins all around, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $200.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $140.
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Lot 529

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), disturbed o.g., fabulous high quality stamp with centering that's second to none, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $110.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Realized $120.
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Lot 530

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), horizontal pair, o.g., never hinged, an exceedingly fresh multiple, Fine, catalog value is for previously hinged, never hinged should be worth considerably more, with 2018 P.F. certificate for block.
Scott $220 for hinged.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 531

1873, 6¢ dull pink (Scott 159), slightly disturbed o.g., premium example with luscious rich color and fresh full gum that is probably never hinged; the overly harsh PSE certificate calling this stamp "slightly disturbed o.g." is utterly ridiculous, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $190.
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Lot 532
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), gorgeous NYFM cancellation, handsome example with astounding rich color; an eye catching stamp that would please the most discriminating collector, Very Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $135.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Unsold
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Lot 533

1873, 90¢ rose carmine (Scott 166), o.g., previously hinged, bright and fresh color; reperforated at right, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $550.
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Lot 534
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1873, 90¢ rose carmine (Scott 166), light black duplex cancellation, unbelievably fresh and choice example with vivid color printed on bright white paper, Very Fine.
Scott $275.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 535

1875, 2¢ vermilion (Scott 178), o.g., previously hinged, brilliant vibrant color, an awesome top quality example of this notoriously difficult stamp which is quite scarce when found in this wonderful condition, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $600.
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Lot 536
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1875, 5¢ blue (Scott 179), regummed, beautiful deep color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $275.
Scott $240 for no gum.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $200.
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Lot 537

1879, 1¢ dark ultramarine (Scott 182), o.g., lightly hinged, tremendous example with huge margins; this stamp is the mother of all JUMBO's and has the most brilliant fresh color you'll ever see on this issue, Very Fine, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80J.
SMQ VF 80J; $300.
Scott $200.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 538

1879, 3¢ green (Scott 184), o.g., never hinged, phenomenal large margined example in a remarkable state of preservation; with electrifying color and sharp impression; as choice a #184 as you'll ever see; worthy of placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine, with 2017 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $325.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 539

1879, 5¢ blue (Scott 185), o.g., very lightly hinged, generous margins and ravishing color; an elite top quality stamp, Very Fine, with 2012 Weiss certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $450.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 540

1879, 15¢ red orange, double transfer in "Cents" (Scott 189 var.), o.g., small hinge remnant, a striking example of this stamp with massive margins and lively color; listed, but priced with only a dash in Scott Specialized catalog, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2000 P.F.C. and 2012 Weiss certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $350.
Scott $180 for normal variety.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $275.
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Lot 541

1879, 15¢ red orange (Scott 189), o.g., very lightly hinged, marvelous top margin single with part imprint in selvage; a large margined stamp with superior color and finely detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $160.
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Lot 542

1879, 15¢ red orange (Scott 189), o.g., lightly hinged, awesome top quality stamp with mouth watering rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $180.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 543

1879, 30¢ full black (Scott 190), o.g., lightly hinged, splendid sound stamp with warm rich color; very fresh and pleasing, Fine to Very Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $425.
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Lot 544
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1879, 30¢ full black (Scott 190), duplex cancel, wonderful large margined stamp with fantastic color; seldom found this choice, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 545
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1879, 90¢ carmine (Scott 191), neat duplex cancellation, attractive well margined example with the most impressive color you'll ever see, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Unsold
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Lot 546
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1881, 3¢ blue green, re-engraved, essay (Scott 207 var.), showing a six hole linear cut out to prevent reuse, with double paper & mutilation of stamp, block of 12, o.g., Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $225.
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Lot 547

1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), o.g., never hinged, handsome example with radiating color - in Post Office fresh condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1992 and 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $475.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 548

1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), o.g., never hinged, exceedingly fresh and choice top margin single with imprint "M" in selvage; a beauty with generous margins, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $475.
Scott $475.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 549

1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), o.g., lightly hinged, vivid and bright color; a very pleasing example with huge margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2003 and 2013 P.F. certificates.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $225.
Scott $160.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $170.
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Lot 550

1882, 10¢ black brown, re-engraved (Scott 209b), part o.g., remarkable example of this rarely offered black brown shade; a eye popping JUMBO with tremendous eye appeal; seldom seen like this, Extremely Fine, with 1994 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,000 for full o.g.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 551

1887, 1¢ ultramarine (Scott 212), o.g., very lightly hinged, dazzling color printed on lily white paper, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275.
Scott $90.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 552

1888, 4¢ carmine (Scott 215), o.g., never hinged, nicely balanced and generous margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,100.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Realized $750.
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Lot 553

1888, 5¢ indigo (Scott 216), o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh appearance; a tough stamp to find in immaculate mint condition, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $625.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $700.
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Lot 554

1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), o.g., lightly hinged, premium quality example with large margins and robust color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1993 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 555
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1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), neatly struck black duplex cancellation, unbelievable example with well proportioned margins and brightly emblazoned color; a true GEM destined for the finest collection, Extremely Fine to Superb, this is 1 of only 6 examples attaining this impressive grade; with just 3 others currently grading higher, with 2015 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $775.
Scott $90.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $475.
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Lot 556

1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), o.g., lightly hinged, good looking example of the 90¢ Perry - with wide margins and radiating color; a most pleasing top quality stamp, Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $650.
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Lot 557

1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), part imprint single, o.g., small hinge remnant, bright pastel color; some blind perforations at top right, Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 558
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), N.Y. double oval REG. cancel, fabulous well centered example with lively rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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