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Sale 745

The William S. Langs Stock, Part 1:
U.S. and Possessions Stamps


1894-1898 Bureau Issues




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Lot 717
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1894, 1¢ to $5 group, plate proofs on card (Scott 247P4//278P4), blocks of 4, five different proofs, 247P4, 248P4, 256P4, 277P4 and 278P4, pristine and fresh, Extremely Fine.
Scott $6,200.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 718

1894, 2¢ pink, type I (Scott 248), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), fresh and clean with soft pastel color and mathematical centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gorgeous stamp, with 2000 P.F. certificate for original vertical pair, this position 1.
Scott $30.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 719

1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I (Scott 249), o.g., never hinged, a huge stamp with clean color, impression and paper—it could have been bought new yesterday, Extremely Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 720
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1894, 2¢ carmine lake, type I (Scott 249), block of 4, o.g., 3 stamps never hinged, top left stamp barest trace of hinge, in deep, luxuriant color with proof-like detail; fresh and sound; reperforated, Fine to Very Fine, a scarce multiple.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 721

1894, 2¢ carmine, type I (Scott 250), top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, in glorious color that jumps off the paper; perfectly centered with partial BEP imprint in full wide top selvage, Extremely Fine or better, a magnificent stamp, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $85.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 722

1894, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 251), top margin plate number 133 single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), full top, the stamp in enticing color with crisp detail, all nicely centered, Very Fine, a lovely position piece.
Scott $400.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 723
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1894, 3¢ B.E.P. essay, violet (Scott 253-E1a), on India, die sunk on card, as issued but with Type II triangles in corners; crisp and bright; a few toned spots away from design, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 724
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1894, 4¢ dark brown (Scott 254), bottom margin plate number and imprint strip of 3, printed in magnificent color with razor-sharp detail; paper fresh and clean; right stamp with hinge remnant, other two never hinged, Fine to Very Fine, attractive.
Scott $1,400 as singles.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 725

1894, 5¢ chocolate, imperf horizontally (Scott 255c), vertical pair, o.g., lightly hinged, fresh and clean in alluring color; light gum wrinkles in the top stamp, Fine to Very Fine, extremely nice quality for this error, which is often found with faults, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 726

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), bottom margin part imprint single, o.g., stamp is never hinged, in fresh color with sharp detail and flawless centering, Extremely Fine+.
Scott $475.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 727

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), one to leave you gob-smacked, printed in the most intense color on snow-white paper, with proof-like detail and enticing centering, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a highlight to any collection, with 1993 P.F. certificate for original block of four, this position 2.
Scott $160.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 728

1894, 6¢ dull brown (Scott 256), bottom margin plate #28 block of 6, o.g., very lightly hinged, fresh and bright with warm color on pristine paper, Fine.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 729
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1894, 10¢ dark green, imperforate plate proof on stamp paper (Scott 258P5), horizontal bottom margin pair with plate number, o.g., appropriately detailed and hued, with full margins all around, plate number "63" below left stamp, Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 730

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), bottom margin plate number 75 strip of 3 with imprint, o.g., hinge remnants, sound on near-pristine paper; color slightly oxidized, Very Good to Fine, with 2014 Weiss certificate.
Scott $2,300.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 731

1894, 50¢ orange (Scott 260), block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged, crisp with bright color on fresh paper, each stamp gloriously centered, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, lovely.
Scott $2,250.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 732

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a "master and commander" of a stamp, powerful on every front, Extremely Fine to Superb, dread not and bid high, with 2020 Crowe certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $4,000.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 733

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), o.g., previously hinged, with color and impression that command attention, all flawlessly centered, Extremely Fine, with 2020 C.S.A. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 734

1894, $1 black, type I (Scott 261), block of 4, disturbed o.g., in bold color with sharp detail; top two stamps lightly hinged, bottom pair never hinged; reperforated, horizontal gum creases in bottom pair, strengthened perf separations, Fine to Very Fine, an uncommon multiple.
Scott $4,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 735

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., never hinged, fresh and bright with proof-like color and impression, all on immaculate paper, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2005 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $8,750.
Scott $6,500.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Current Bid $3,000
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Lot 736

1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), o.g., very lightly hinged, a thrusting Perry, looking more like a proof than an issued stamp, with its flawless color, impression and centering, Extremely Fine, just a beautiful stamp deserving placement in a collection of distinction, with 1988 P.F. certificate for horizontal pair (this position 2), plus 2011 P.S.E. certificate for single, graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $4,000.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 737
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1894, $1 black, type II (Scott 261A), flawlessly printed in glorious black on pure white paper; cancel light and face-free, Extremely Fine, a winner, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $2,100.
Scott $800.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 738

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., lightly hinged, a doll of a stamp, with deep color, crystal-clear engraving, an nicely centered on pristine paper; natural gum crease, Very Fine, with 1992 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 739

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), left margin single, o.g., never hinged, with fresh, bright color, crisp detail and immaculate paper, Very Good to Fine, an affordable example of this popular dollar value.
Scott $8,750.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 740

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), o.g., small hinge remnants and pencil notes, fresh and bright with clean paper and precise impression, Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $500 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 741

1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), left margin arrow block of 4, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), a persuasive positional, with full arrow, clean color and bright paper; a few horizontal perforation separations, inconsequential light natural gum creasing, Very Good to Fine, a rarely encountered item.
Scott $13,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 742
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1894, $2 bright blue (Scott 262), a simply beautiful example, flawless in every respect; reperforated which is not listed on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, a select stamp, with 1997 A.P.S. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 743
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1894, $5 dark green, large die proof (Scott 263P1), 50 x 60, on India affixed to card; pristine and perfect, Extremely Fine.
Scott $650.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 744

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., hinged, pretty stamp with rich color, crisp impression and superior centering, Extremely Fine, a quality example, with 2013 P.S.E. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $8,150.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 745
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), unused without gum, a blindingly bright, big stamp, impeccably printed with intense color and centered amidst jumbo margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, one to please any court, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 746

1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), o.g., lightly hinged, in strong color and clear detail; fresh; reperforated at right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2008 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 747
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1894, $5 dark green (Scott 263), in deeply rich color on immaculate paper; duplex relatively lightly struck; reperforated which is not listed on accompanying certificate, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine+, nice stamp, with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,600.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 748

1895, 2¢ carmine, types II & III (Scott 266-267), combination block of 4, o.g., never hinged, strong, crisp color on pristine and sound paper; left stamps Type II, right stamps Type III, Fine to Very Fine, undervalued in the catalog, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 749

1895, 2¢ carmine, type II (Scott 266), full wide left margin plate number 170 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with radiant color and near-perfect centering throughout, Extremely Fine, a real beauty.
Scott $525.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 750

1895, 4¢ dark brown (Scott 269), top margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, a lovely Post Office fresh example with full wide top selvage, Very Fine+, with 2011 P.F. certificate.
Scott $125.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 751
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1895, 4¢ dark brown (Scott 269), with jubilant color, sharp detail and a light cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, a most pleasing stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $225.
Scott $4.
Estimate $150 - 200.
Current Bid $80
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Lot 752
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1895, 6¢ dull brown, watermarked USIR (Scott 271a), horizontal pair, the stamps with bright color and a bold Baltimore Registry double-oval cancel, the "R" of the watermark straddling both stamps; right stamp with tiny crease at bottom left, Fine to Very Fine, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, only 29 used copies recorded, with this being—to the best of our knowledge—the only used multiple.
Scott $17,000 as singles.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 753

1895, 8¢ violet brown (Scott 272), full bottom margin plate number 249 block of 6 with imprint, o.g., hinge remnants re-inforcing separations, fresh-faced with commanding color and clean detail; paper fresh, the stamps remarkably well-centered across the board; vertical separations between positions 1 & 2, hinge-rejoined separations between positions 1 & 4, Very Fine, with 2014 P.F. certificate.
Scott $975.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 754

1895, 8¢ violet brown, watermarked USIR (Scott 272a), o.g., lightly hinged, crisp and clean on fresh, sound paper; "R" of watermark fully visible; reperforated, which is not mentioned on accompnaying certificate, Very Good to Fine, a scarce stamp, with 1962 P.F. certificate.
Scott $6,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 755
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1895, 8¢ violet brown, watermarked USIR (Scott 272a), horizontal pair, a scarce multiple, with "R" fully visible on right stamp; incredibly deep color on immaculate paper; a few weak or split perforations, few small faults including small thin on left stamp, Fine.
Scott $1,900 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 756

1895, 10¢ dark green (Scott 273), imprint and plate number 55 strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, lovely example with deep color and clean impression; paper incredibly fresh, with selvage edge inked by plate edge, Fine to Very Fine, pretty, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 757
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1895, 15¢ dark blue, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 274P5), horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, with exceptional detail and color, plus full to large margins all around, Extremely Fine, only 100 issued, with 1994 P.F. certificate as #274a.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 758

1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), o.g., never hinged, the most intensely colored clay you'll see, on vibrant white paper, Very Fine, a humdinger of a stamp, with 1988 P.F. certificate as top margin single, the selvage since removed.
Scott $600.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 759
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1895, 15¢ dark blue (Scott 274), a grand stamp with big color, balanced margins and a well-placed c.d.s., Extremely Fine to Superb, choice, with 2017 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $500.
Scott $18.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 760
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1895, $1 black, type I, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 276P5), horizontal pair, o.g., hinged, glorious twosome flawlessly executed; paper fresh with exceptionally well-balanced margins, Extremely Fine, only 100 issued.
Scott $1,450.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 761

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., very lightly hinged, Post Office fresh with exquisite color and statuesque detail, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2019 Crowe certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $775.
Scott $600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 762

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), left margin single with part arrow, o.g., never hinged, a striking stamp with deep color and proof-like impression; bottom half of arrow in selvage, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 763

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), bottom margin plate number 76 single, o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), Post Office fresh with intense color and razor-sharp detail, almost Very Fine.
Scott $600+.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 764

1895, $1 black, type I (Scott 276), o.g., previously hinged, bold color and incisive impression; paper fresh and sound; reperforated, which is not mentioned on accompnaying certificate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1984 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 765

1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), o.g., previously hinged, immaculately printed in strong color; paper fresh and clean; reperforated, light invisible horizontal crease, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 766
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1895, $1 black, type II (Scott 276A), a gorgeous stamp, perfectly printed with a light double-oval cancel, Extremely Fine, a prime Perry, with 2005 and 2016 P.F. certificates, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $500.
Scott $200.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 767

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., hinged, with radiant color and crisp detail, nicely centered on snow-white paper, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $325
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Lot 768

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., very lightly hinged, in glorious color, cleanly printed on fresh paper within oversized margins, nearly Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $225
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Lot 769

1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), o.g., hinged, Post Office fresh; small inclusion below eye and perf thin at bottom, not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 770
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), a magnificent Madison, flawlessly printed and centered, with black double-oval and partial red cancels, Extremely Fine to Superb, destined for a collection of distinction, one of only seven stamps at this grade, with just one—a 98—higher in PSE's Population Report, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,750.
Scott $400.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 771
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), a simply gorgeous stamp with deep, intense color near-perfectly centered on like-new paper, with just an arc of a c.d.s. cancel, Extremely Fine, a real beauty, with 1988 P.F. and 2017 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,000.
Scott $400.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 772
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1895, $2 bright blue (Scott 277), with intense color and near-perfectly centered; Boston double-oval cancel, Very Fine+, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 773

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., hinged, clean and fresh with rich color and impression, Extremely Fine, with photocopy of 2007 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 4.
Scott $900.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 774

1895, $2 dark blue (Scott 277a), o.g., hinged, deep color and sharp impression; paper pristine with nicely balanced margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 775
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1895, $5 dark green, imperf proof on stamp paper (Scott 278P5), horizontal pair, o.g., lightly hinged, mouthwatering pair with the color and detail expected, the pair solidly margined all around, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, choice, only 100 issued, with 2000 P.F. certificate as a #278a.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 776

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., lightly hinged, with color deep and impression sharp; a nicely centered example of this high value; slight perforation-tip thins, which is not mentioned on accompnaying certificate, still Very Fine, with 1998 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 777

1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), o.g., lightly hinged, with bright color and clean impression; nicely centered on fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine, great eye appeal, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 778
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), regummed, in deep color and sharp impression; nicely margined on fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 779
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), regummed, handsome stamp with bold color and clear detail; nicely balanced margins; reperforated at left, Very Fine appearance, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 780
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), Post Office fresh with crystal-clear impression, great color, and a lightly struck cancel allowing Marshall to rule, Extremely Fine, with 2008 P.F. and 2009 P.S.E. certificate, the latter graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,250.
Scott $600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 781
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), with intense, sumptuous color and near-perfect centering; pen-stroke cancels, Extremely Fine, with 2007 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 782
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), lovely stamp with immaculate color and paper, nicely centered, Choice Very Fine+, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 783
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1895, $5 dark green (Scott 278), block of 4, with exceptionally deep color, cleanly printed on like-new paper; two New York Registry double-ovals; reinforcing along the horizontal perfs, small diagonal crease in bottom right stamp, nearly Very Fine, a most uncommon multiple of this $5 value.
Scott $4,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 784

1898, 1¢ deep green (Scott 279), right margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, a flawless positional, with top-of-the-line color, detail and centering, Superb, a picture of perfection, with 1991 P.F. certificate for original plate strip of three, this position 2.
Scott $25.
Estimate $400 - 500.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 785

1898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV (Scott 279Bc), left margin imprint and plate number 787 strip of 3, o.g., never hinged, a gorgeous piece with radiant color, clean detail and fresh paper, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 786

1898, 2¢ rose carmine, type IV (Scott 279Bc), block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged, in jauntily joyful color on fresh paper, Very Good to Fine, an uncommon multiple, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,200.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 787
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1898, 2¢ red, type IV (Scott 279Bj), booklet pane of 6, o.g., never hinged, position M, watermark inverted; Post Office fresh with bright color, Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 788

1898, 10¢ brown, type I (Scott 282C), streaky o.g., never hinged, with absolutely gorgeous deep color; reperforated, Extremely Fine appearance, just a beautiful stamp.
Scott $525.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 789

1898, 10¢ orange brown, type II, vertical watermark (Scott 283a), o.g., never hinged, in bright, warm color; fresh, Fine to Very Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $775.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 790
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1897, 15¢ yellowish olive, large die on India (Scott 284TC1ae), die sunk on card, measuring 76mm x 78mm, Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 791

1898, 15¢ olive green (Scott 284), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with deep color and huge, pristine margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $150.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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