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Lot 892

1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), o.g., lightly hinged, unbelievably fresh and choice example with exceptional color and centering; this tightly margined issue seldom is found in this marvelous state of preservation, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,150.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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Lot 893
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1861, 1¢ blue, type I (Scott 18), light black cancellation, flawless example with radiating color, Very Fine, with 1984 P.F. and 2008 P.S.E. certificates.
Scott $500.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $325.
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Lot 894

1857, 1¢ blue, type II-IIIA (Scott 20 & 22-21), plate 4, top margin block of 8, positions 4-7, 14-17L4; top row are all type II, bottom row (per Neinken, p. 263) are IIIA-III-III(A)-IIIA, o.g., hinged; position 15 with a small tear at top right, position 16 with a heavy vertical crease that breaks the paper, all stamps with hinge remnants, Fine and rare.
Scott $39,100.
Estimate $8,000 - 12,000

Extremely scarce and very important block as the type II stamps from plate 4 are near-impossible to find and very desirable. An excellent exhibition piece, and thought to be the second-largest multiple with the type II from plate 4
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Current Bid $4,000.
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Lot 895
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1857, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 20), from the top row of plate 11, red carrier cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 2009 P.F. certificate.
Scott $785.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 896
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1857, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 21), well centered with sumptuous color, a true gem, Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $800.
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Lot 897
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), neat black cancellation, impressive example of type IIIA with beautiful rich color, Very Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $475.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 898
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 22), vertical pair, beautiful strike of neat "New York, Jul 26, 1861" town cancellation, eye catching multiple with wide natural straight edge at left; unusually large margins and deep color, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $325.
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Lot 899
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1857, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 23), great type example showing clear recuts at top and bottom, clear town postmark, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 and 2009 P.F. certificates.
Scott $900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 900

1857, 1¢ blue, type V (Scott 24), an awesome top sheet margin single, o.g., never hinged, in a rare state of preservation; a beautiful example with extremely large margins and intense color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F.C. and 2017 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 901
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1857, 5¢ red brown type I and 5¢ orange brown type II (Scott 28, 30), nice inexpensive group of these visually attractive classics; 28 partly reperforated at upper left, 30 with light horizontal crease at bottom of vignette and reperforated at right, Very Good to Fine, both with 2018 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,350.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 902
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1859, 5¢ brown, type I (Scott 29), very light black cancellation, exceedingly fresh stamp that could easily pass for an unused, uncancelled stamp, Fine to Very Fine, with photocopy of 2014 P.S.A.G. certificate for pair from which it came - right stamp.
Scott $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 903

1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), o.g., previously hinged, sharp proof like color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 904
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1861, 5¢ orange brown, type II (Scott 30), red grid cancel, Fine to Very Fine, with 1990 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,375.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425.
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Lot 905

1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), o.g., lightly hinged, extraordinary example of this challenging mint stamp; with tremendous rich color and impressive centering, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $2,250.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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Lot 906
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1860, 5¢ brown, type II (Scott 30A), four wide margined examples, each capturing a portion of the imprint along left or right side margins, neat red or black cancellations, nicely reconstructed strip; small faults, otherwise Fine.
Scott $1,120.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 907
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1859, 10¢ green, type V (Scott 35), black town postmark, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 908

1857, 12¢ black, plate I (Scott 36), block of 4, plated on the reverse as 11-12, 21-22L1, tied by light Mobile ALA town cancels, with partial red cancel at right, Very Good to Fine appearance.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 909
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1860, 24¢ gray lilac (Scott 37), unused without gum, unusually rich color and razor sharp impression, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $525.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $325.
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Lot 910

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), disturbed o.g. (pencil mark on gum), deep luxurious color on this tough stamp; short perforation at left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180.
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Lot 911

1860, 30¢ orange (Scott 38), block of 4, o.g., hinge remnants, fresh bright radiating color and impression within overly generous large margins which are often so tight for this issue; top left stamp with a small thin and a small internal tear, centered Very Fine, with 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott $14,000.
Estimate $4,000 - 6,000.
Current Bid $2,000.
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Lot 912

1860, 90¢ blue (Scott 39), o.g., previously hinged, sharp proof like color, Very Fine, with 1987 and 1990 P.F. certificates.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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