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1870-1888 Bank Note Co. Issues
 
 
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Lot 1027
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1870, 1¢ ultramarine, H. grill (Scott 134), neat black cancellation, incredible top quality example of this tough grilled stamp; attractive margins and vivid color, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $425.
Scott $200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1028
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1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 137), unused without gum, brilliant fresh color, an exceedingly rare grilled stamp, especially in flawless condition, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,150.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 1029
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1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 137), neat black cancellation, exceptional example of this difficult stamp; much better centering than normally encountered on this issue, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $700.
Scott $400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$475
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Lot 1030
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1870, 6¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 137), gorgeous color and well impressed grill; small corner crease at bottom right, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$170
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Lot 1031
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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; small creases, that if weren't present (and are not noted on the accompanying PSE certificate) would have this as a grade of 95 or higher which would make this one of the highest grades available, 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.
Current Bid$1,600
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Lot 1032
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1870, 15¢ orange, H. grill (Scott 141), neat black circle of wedges cancellation, warm rich color and choice centering; corner crease at bottom left, otherwise Very Fine, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$425
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Lot 1033
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1870, 90¢ carmine, H. grill (Scott 144), segmented cork cancellation, marvelous color and centering; a nice looking example of this elusive grilled stamp, with a clearly identifiable grill; 0.5mm tear at top - in the 4th perf hole from the left, otherwise Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$475
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Lot 1034
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1870, 1¢ ultramarine, I. grill (Scott 134A), unusual red negative cross cancel, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1035
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1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill (Scott 135A), unused without gum, a flawless example of this newly listed I grill, the deeply impressed smaller grill compared to the normal larger H grill; warm rich color and clear impression, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000 for an o.g. example.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$225
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Lot 1036
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1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill (Scott 135A), huge stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350 SMQ does not list Jumbo.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$350
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Lot 1037
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1870, 2¢ red brown, I. grill (Scott 135A), fancy black cancellation, incredibly fresh and choice example of the I grill, with boardwalk margins, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $575.
Scott $325.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$350
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Lot 1038
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1870, 10¢ brown, I. grill (Scott 139A), neat black cork cancellation, spectacular appearing example of the rare 10¢ I grill; a well margined stamp with scintillating color and clearly etched impression; a wonderful opportunity to acquire a handsome example of this newly listed grill variety; single added perf at left, the 6th perf down from the top, otherwise Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $8,500.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid$2,700
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Lot 1039
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1870, 1¢-90¢ complete, large die proofs (Scott 145P1-155P1), each measuring approximately 139 x 200mm, from presentation book with partial cloth binding from presentation book at left and gilt edged on other sides, deep and rich impression and color; 1¢ has minor scuff on face, minor soiling, Very Fine overall.
Scott $4,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,000
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Lot 1040
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1870, 1¢-90¢ complete, hybrid large die proofs (Scott 145P1-155P1 var), each gilt edged, complete less 3c, each measuring approximately 136 x 215mm, deep and rich colors, some with a little light soiling around edges, Very Fine overall.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$750
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Lot 1041
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1870, 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on India (Scott 145P3-155P3), an exceptional set with bright fresh colors and large balanced margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $311.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$130
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Lot 1042
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1870, outstanding group of ten different ungrilled values (Scott 145//155), nice cancellations on each, except #152 which looks unused, but has had cancellation expertly removed; a few trivial flaws, generally Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,203.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1043
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1870-79, group of 12 (Scott 146//187), nice variety of fancy, NYFM or colored cancellations, handsome group of Banknote issues selected for appearance and better cancels; highlights include 149 x (2), 153, 160, and 162; a gorgeous selection; some with slight faults, but nothing of significance, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $659.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$225
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Lot 1044
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1871, 7¢ vermilion (Scott 149), unused without gum, tremendous left sheet margin single featuring huge JUMBO margins and ravishing rich color; unlisted in the SMQ pricing guide in the grade of VF-XF-85J, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F.C. and 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85J.
SMQ VF 80; $425.
Scott $290.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$450
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Lot 1045
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1870, 10¢ brown (Scott 150), regummed, extremely fresh and choice example, Fine to Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $800 for no gum.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1046
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), unused without gum, awesome example of this terribly difficult stamp; choice centering and crisp impression; this stamp has it all; well worth a serious bid, Fine to Very Fine, with 1988 and 2015 P.F. certificates, the latter graded F-VF 75.
SMQ F-VF 75; $650.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1047

1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), disturbed o.g., deep rich color; reperforated at right, Very Good to Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1048
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1870, 12¢ dull violet (Scott 151), block of 4, bold blue geometric cancellations, extremely handsome and completely sound example of this rare multiple; an eye catching exhibition quality showpiece that would enhance any great collection, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid$1,500
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Lot 1049
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1870, 15¢ bright orange (Scott 152), unused without gum, deep rich proof like color, Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,300.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$225
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Lot 1050
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1870, 24¢ purple (Scott 153), neat circle of wedges cancellation, wide margins and brilliant color; an awesome top quality stamp that would please the most discerning collector, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $625.
Scott $220.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$350
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Lot 1051
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1870, 30¢ black (Scott 154), unused without gum, premium example in flawless condition; with awesome deep rich color printed on clean white paper; this rarity is missing from most collections, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$850
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Lot 1052
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1870, 30¢ black (Scott 154), unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$850
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Lot 1053
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1870, 90¢ carmine (Scott 155), black grid cancellation, wonderfully fresh and choice example of extreme beauty - quite scarce when found this nice, Extremely Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $325.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$350
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Lot 1054
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1873, 1¢-90¢ complete, plate proofs on card (Scott 156P4-166P4), fresh colors and nice margins except 3¢ a little close at left, Very Fine.
Scott $1,220.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1055

1873, 2¢ brown (Scott 157), o.g., never hinged, wonderfully fresh and choice example in a marvelous pristine mint state; gleaming example both front and back - as the gum is in Post Office fresh condition; a true condition rarity, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.A.G. and 2019 P.F. certificates.
Scott $325 for "hinged".
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid$900
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Lot 1056

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), o.g., never hinged, large margins example; gleaming fresh both front and back in a marvelous state of preservation; unlisted in the Scott catalog value in never hinged condition, Very Fine, with photocopy of 2014 P.S.E. certificate for block/9, from which it came - top center stamp from the block.
Scott $110 for hinged.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$325
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Lot 1057

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), o.g., previously hinged, bold deep impression and color, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$225
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Lot 1058

1873, 3¢ green (Scott 158), o.g., very lightly hinged, nice big margins and lively color, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate for pair, from which it came - this being left stamp from pair.
Scott $110.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1059
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1873, 10¢ brown (Scott 161), unused without gum, brilliant fresh example with crisp, clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, ridiculously undervalued as unused in the catalog relative to scarcity, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1060

1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), o.g., hinged, delightful top-quality example of this terribly difficult mint stamp; breathtaking color and impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1999 and 2016 P.F. certificates.
Scott $2,200.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid$1,600
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Lot 1061
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1873, 12¢ blackish violet (Scott 162), fabulous red town cancellation, impressive well centered stamp; warm rich color nicely complimented by the pretty postmark, Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275.
Scott $150.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid$190
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Lot 1062
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1873, 15¢ yellow orange, vertically ribbed paper (Scott 163 var.), unused without gum, Fine to Very Fine, carries a 50% premium in Scott for o.g., with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $675.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1063
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1875 Special Printing, 6¢ dull rose (Scott 170), without gum as issued, crisp post office fresh color, rare to find in such quality with complete perforations and sound, Fine, less than 1/3 of those certified have complete perforations and are sound, about 35 examples believed to have been certified, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded F 70.
Scott $18,000.
Estimate $15,000 - 20,000.
Current Bid$13,500
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Lot 1064
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1875, a dozen attractive issues (Scott 178//191), the mint stamps include a wonderful-appearing #178 unused (regummed), an o.g. #184, and an o.g. #189 with clear Bill Weiss certificate (although the stamp is reperforated at top and right); used stamps include #182-188 and 190-191; a gorgeous-appearing selection; trivial flaws, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $930.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1065
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1877, 1¢-90¢ P.B.N.C. Washington essay, in red brown (Scott 182-E3e), plate on old glazed paper, perf'd and gummed, with imprint, sheet of 20, o.g., hinge remnants; a few minor perf separations, Fine to Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $700.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1066

1879, 2¢ vermilion (Scott 183), o.g., lightly hinged, tremendous showpiece with fiery bright color and oversized margins; a true GEM deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine to Superb, this is 1 of only 2 examples attaining the grade of XF-Sup-95J according to PSE's population report, with only 2 others grading higher, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $750.
Scott $100.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1067

1879, 6¢ pink (Scott 186), o.g., hinged, decent looking banknote issue with sumptuous color; reperforated at top, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1068

1879, 15¢ red orange (Scott 189), o.g., never hinged, glowing rich shade; a premium quality bottom sheet margin single showing a small portion of imprint, Fine to Very Fine, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$190
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Lot 1069

1879, 15¢ red orange (Scott 189), horizontal strip of 4, o.g., never hinged, arresting color; tiny scrape on bottom of left center stamp, Fine.
Scott $2,400 as four singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$500
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Lot 1070

1879, 30¢ full black (Scott 190), o.g., lightly hinged, incredible depth of color, Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$160
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Lot 1071
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1889, 90¢ carmine, overprinted "Specimen" in red (Scott 191SDa), unused without gum, one of the few existing examples of this stamp with a red "Specimen" overprint; this specimen is almost always found with black Specimen overprint; this is the first example of the red "Specimen" overprint we have ever offered; so rare, it is listed but priced with only a dash in the current Scott Specialized catalog; Bid high on this rarity as you might never see another one again; tiny tear at left, and trimmed perforations at the bottom, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid$550
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Lot 1072
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1879, 90¢ carmine (Scott 191), Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $350.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1073

1882, 5¢ yellow brown (Scott 205), disturbed o.g., precise centering and glowing color; an extraordinary example of this tough stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,150 for full o.g.
Scott $240.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid$450
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Lot 1074
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1881-82, 5¢ A.B.N.C. Garfield essay, in gray brown (Scott 205-E2), vignette with frame of horizontal lines, die on India, die sunk on card, Very Fine.
Brazer 115aE-Fd.
Scott $250.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$100
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Lot 1075

1881, 1¢ gray blue, re-engraved (Scott 206), o.g., lightly hinged, stunning example with beautiful rich color; seldom does this stamp appear at public auction in this remarkable condition, Extremely Fine to Superb, 1 of 6 examples at this impressive grade, with only 6 others grading higher, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $425.
Scott $70.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1076
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1881, handsome group of 11 different issues (Scott 206-207, 209-210, 212-218), #218 has a light cancel; others are unused with o.g. except #209, 212 & 215-216 which are regummed; nice "lookers"; a few trivial faults; #209 reperforated at right, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $995.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$160
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Lot 1077
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1882, 10¢ brown, re-engraved (Scott 209), outstanding Maltese cross cancellation, marvelous GEM quality stamp with massive JUMBO margins and dazzling color; an eye catching example deserving placement in a collection of distinction, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $325.
Scott $6.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$250
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Lot 1078

1883, 4¢ blue green (Scott 211), o.g., never hinged, handsome example in a marvelous mint state; with awesome rich color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$275
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Lot 1079
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1883 Special Printing, 2¢ pale red brown (Scott 211B), horizontal block of 6 with sheet margin at right, unused without gum, impressive example of the 1883 Special Printing; a handsome multiple with intense color, Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $780 for singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1080
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1887, 1¢ ultramarine, large die proof (Scott 212P1), with imprint "C -178 / AMERICAN BANK NOTE CO.N.Y.", measuring 145 x 222mm, fresh and Very Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1081
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1888, group of 4 different (Scott 215-218), regummed, nice appearing group of bank note issues; small faults, Fine appearance.
Scott $490 for no gum.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid$180
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Lot 1082

1888, 4¢ carmine (Scott 215), block of 4, o.g., hinged, bottom stamps very lightly hinged (appear as never hinged), vivid color; small inclusion in "D" of "United", upper left stamp, Fine.
Scott $850.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$200
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Lot 1083

1888, 30¢ orange brown (Scott 217), block of 4, o.g., hinged, bright eye-arresting color and impression; a few minor perf separations, overall Very Fine block, difficult block.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid$300
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Lot 1084
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1888, 30¢ orange brown, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 217Pa), pair, o.g., previously hinged, bright fresh color; horizontal crease at bottom, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid$150
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Lot 1085
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate and 2015 P.F. certificate graded XF 90XQ.
SMQ XF 90; $650 plus XQ premium.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$325
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Lot 1086
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1888, 90¢ purple (Scott 218), light black cancellation, nicely balanced margins; a handsome example with warm rich color, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $650.
Scott $225.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid$325
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