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Lot 1093
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Lot 1094

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), o.g., never hinged, bright and fresh with jumbo margins; one of the most eye-catching examples one could ever imagine, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,150.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $900.
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Lot 1095

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), o.g., lightly hinged, outstanding example with beautifully balanced margins; with bright emblazoned color, Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F.C. and 2008 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $725.
Scott $500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1096

Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), o.g., lightly hinged, desirable stamp with huge boardwalk margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $110.
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Lot 1097
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Special Delivery, 1888, 10¢ blue (Scott E2), light unobtrusive cancellation, tremendous GEM quality stamp featuring huge JUMBO margins and beautiful color with lots of vim and vigor; the most impressive example of this stamp we've ever offered, Extremely Fine, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $180.
Scott $45.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $140.
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Lot 1098

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., very lightly hinged, matchless GEM with superb centering and mouth watering rich color; this stamp is the complete package with everything any collector would want, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $650.
Scott $300.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1099

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), o.g., previously hinged, attractive "wide body" stamp with remarkable color and impression, Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate and 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $300.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 1100

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., previously hinged, massive balanced margins, that are only a little smaller at top and bottom, than left and right, overall very fresh and extraordinary example of this most difficult of the Special Delivery issues, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-Sup 95J and 2017 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $1,700. SMQ XF-Sup 95J; $2,550.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 1101

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.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1102

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue (Scott E5), o.g., hinged, appealing example with brilliant color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $240.
Scott $210.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 1103

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, Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1104

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), o.g., never hinged, premium quality example of this elusive stamp; with vibrant color and clearly etched impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $850.
Scott $500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 1105

Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), o.g., previously hinged, spectacular showpiece featuring precise centering and gleaming rich color; quite elusive when found so choice, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $550.
Scott $225.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 1106
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Special Delivery, 1902, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E6), top imprint and plate number 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 $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1107

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), top plate number single, o.g., never hinged, fabulous mint stamp featuring JUMBO margins and lively color; simply outstanding, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $375.
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Lot 1108

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), bottom plate number single, o.g., never hinged, good looking stamp with luxuriant rich color, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $425.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Lot 1109

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., never hinged, gorgeous stamp with evenly balanced margins and warm rich color; seldom found this choice, Extremely Fine, with 1996 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 1110

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), left plate number single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), remarkably fresh and choice top quality example with excellent margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $320.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 1111

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), top plate block of 6, o.g., hinged, 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, the rarest of all the Special Delivery plate blocks.
Scott $22,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Realized $2,100.
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Lot 1112

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 $1,500 - 2,000.
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Lot 1113
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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 $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,200.
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Lot 1114

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), block of 4, o.g., never hinged, premium quality mint block with unusually intense color, Very Fine.
Scott $560 for singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
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Lot 1115

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), bottom plate block of 6, o.g., never hinged, handsome multiple with lively color and clearly etched impression, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $475.
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Lot 1116

Special Delivery, 1908, 10¢ green (Scott E7), full 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 $500 - 750.
Realized $500.
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Lot 1117
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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 $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $800.
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Lot 1118

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 $300 - 400.
Realized $700.
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Lot 1119

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 $200 - 300.
Realized $130.
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