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Lot 1577

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 1¢ yellow (Scott O1), o.g., lightly hinged, handsome example with radiating color, Very Fine, with 2015 P.F. certificate.
Scott $300.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 1578

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 6¢ yellow (Scott O4), o.g., hinged, wonderfully fresh and choice example with impressive centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $350.
Scott $275.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $190.
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Lot 1579

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 10¢ yellow (Scott O5), wide jumbo margins, area of disturbed o.g. from hinge removal, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $225.
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Lot 1580

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 24¢ yellow (Scott O8), o.g., lightly hinged, exceedingly fresh GEM quality stamp featuring deeply saturated color and precise centering, Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1581

Agriculture Dept., 1873, 24¢ yellow (Scott O8), area of disturbed o.g. from hinge removal, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $190.
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Lot 1582

Executive Dept., 1873, 1¢ carmine (Scott O10), o.g., hinged, nicely balanced, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $475.
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Lot 1583

Executive Dept., 1873, 2¢ carmine (Scott O11), o.g., previously hinged, very tough stamp to find so nice, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $550.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1584
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Executive Dept., 1873, 2¢ carmine (Scott O11), skillfully regummed (appears never hinged), well centered with bright color, nearly Very Fine.
Scott $250 without gum.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $150.
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Lot 1585

Executive Dept., 1873, 3¢ carmine (Scott O12), a gorgeous unused single, o.g., very lightly hinged, well centered with bright, rich color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1586

Executive Dept., 1873, 6¢ carmine (Scott O13), o.g., hinged, handsome well-margined stamp; deep rich carmine color; a beautiful example of this tough Executive Department issue, Extremely Fine, seldom encountered in such wonderful condition, with 2018 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,050.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750.
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Lot 1587

Interior Dept., 1873, 30¢ vermilion (Scott O23), o.g., lightly hinged, wonderfully fresh example with deeply saturated color, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
SMQ VF 80; $300.
Scott $290.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1588
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Justice Dept., 1873, 1¢-90¢ complete, large die proofs (Scott O25P1-O34P1), measuring 139 x 218mm, gilt edged from salesman's presentation book; 3c & 10c have light soiling, Very Fine, scarce and undervalued set.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1589

Justice Dept., 1873, 90¢ purple (Scott O34), o.g., hinged, bright rich pastel color and sharp impression on the high value Justice department, Fine to Very Fine, Scarce this nice.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $425.
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Lot 1590

State Dept., 1873, 24¢ dark green (Scott O65), o.g., previously hinged, large jumbo margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $525.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1591

State Dept., 1873, 90¢ dark green (Scott O67), o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine, with 2000 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350.
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Lot 1592
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State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), unused without gum, among the most impressive examples imaginable; extremely large margins and bold color, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 XQ.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $975.
Scott $850.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Current Bid $900.
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Lot 1593

State Dept., 1873, $2 green & black (Scott O68), o.g., previously hinged, very difficult high value State Department; some gum on the face of the stamp and some perf flaws at left, Very Good, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1594

War Dept., 1873, 1¢ rose (Scott O83), o.g., hinge remnant, gorgeous fresh stamp with beautiful centering; a wonderful opportunity to purchase a stunning #O83, Extremely Fine, this is the only example achieving the impressive grade of XF-90, with just one other currently grading higher - according to PSE's population report, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $550.
Scott $240.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 1595

War Dept., 1873, 6¢ rose (Scott O86), o.g., never hinged (trivial tiny natural gum skips), very pristine and fresh, very tough to find stamp, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $800.
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Lot 1596

War Dept., 1873, 6¢ rose (Scott O86), o.g., never hinged, very pristine from freshly broken block; trivial tiny natural gum skips, Fine, with photocopy of 2019 P.S.E. certificate for block.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 1597
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 6¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O18SD), without gum as issued, breathtaking fresh color; decent example of this major rarity; pulled perf and a few short perfs at lower left, otherwise Fine, only 83 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1598
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O21SD), without gum as issued, desirable example with bold prooflike color and razor sharp impression; among the few completely sound examples available to collectors, Fine, only 78 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1599
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O22SD), without gum as issued, lively bright shade; decent example of this tough stamp; scissor trimmed perforations at left, right and bottom as is almost always the case with these scarce 1875 Special Printings, otherwise Fine, only 77 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200.
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Lot 1600
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O23SD), without gum as issued, difficult specimen with fresh appearance; pulled perforation at left and another at right, Very Fine centering, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1601
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Interior Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 30¢ vermilion, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O23SD), without gum as issued, rich vibrant color; an acceptable example of this seldom offered stamp; a couple slightly scissor blunted perforations along left side, otherwise Fine, only 75 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300.
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Lot 1602
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 10¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O40SD), without gum as issued, Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded VF 80.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,600.
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Lot 1603
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O41SD), without gum as issued, very difficult stamp to find this well centered and sound, Fine, only 107 issued, ex Golden, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,500.
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Lot 1604
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 12¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O41SD), without gum as issued, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850.
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Lot 1605
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Navy Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ ultramarine, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O45SD), without gum as issued, excellent appearing example with generous margins and vivid color; small tear at upper left; thinned at center, otherwise Very Fine, only 102 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1606
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State Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 1¢ bluish green, overprinted "Sepcimen" (error) (Scott O57SDa), without gum as issued, very rare Specimen variety; inclusion above "S" of "U.S.", nearly Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,900.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $400.
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Lot 1607
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 15¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O79SD), without gum as issued, decent example of this Special Printing; beautiful rich shade; partly reperforated at top right, generally Fine, rare - only 75 examples sold in 1875, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $425.
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Lot 1608
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 24¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O80SD), without gum as issued, lively rich shade; a decent example of this rarely offered 1875 Special Printing; short perfs at left, otherwise Fine, only 99 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1609
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Treasury Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ dark brown, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O82SD), without gum as issued, extremely fresh example with bold prooflike color; a flawless example of this tough stamp, Fine, only 72 examples sold, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $650 - 800.
Current Bid $650.
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Lot 1610
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War Dept., 1875 Special Printing, 90¢ deep rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott O93SD), without gum as issued, desirable example of this War department Special Printing; a flawless example with robust color, Fine, only 106 examples reportedly sold in 1875, with 2003 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $275.
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Lot 1611

Agriculture Dept., 1879, 3¢ yellow (Scott O95), o.g., never hinged, attractive left sheet margin single in a condition seldom seen; with full and unblemished gum, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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Lot 1612

Interior Dept., 1879, 24¢ vermilion (Scott O103), o.g., hinged, choice example of this rare 1879 soft paper Official; completely sound and attractive - scarce thus, Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,300.
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Lot 1613

Interior Dept., 1879, 24¢ vermilion (Scott O103), o.g., previously hinged, lovely appearing single of this difficult issue; 10mm internal sealed tear across top of Winfield's head and reperforated at right, otherwise Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $500.
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Lot 1614

Treasury Dept., 1879, 6¢ brown (Scott O110), o.g., never hinged (natural gum wrinkle), tremendous bottom left corner margin single with enormous margins and warm rich color, Very Fine, with 2018 P.S.E. certificate for strip/5, from which it came - left stamp from strip.
Scott $450.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $250.
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Lot 1615
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Official Mail, 1983, $1-$5 (Scott O132, O135, O138), full sheets of 100, o.g., some never hinged / some hinged, three impressive and eye catching sheets; the $1 and $5 sheets are particularly choice and seldom seen because of their high denominations - face value is over $600.00, Extremely Fine.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375.
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