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


1851 Issue




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Lot 46
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1851, 6¢ Franklin essay, by Toppan, Carpenter, Casilear & Co., in black (Scott 5-E2), die of complete design on India, cut to shape, a pulse-quickening essay, with amazing color and sharp lines; design complete less top/top left just in; faults, Very Fine appearance, if ever you wanted to see exactly what the 1851 scrolls, balls and flourishes look like, here's your chance.
Brazer 34aEd.
Scott $2,750.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 47
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 8R1E, a lovely example with full margins top and right (left and bottom just touching or just in, per Scott's valuation); color solid and full on pristine paper, with blue town cancel including "3 paid"; trivial flaws which in no way detract from this scarce item, Fine appearance, with 1978 P.F. certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,900
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Lot 48

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 6R1E with three #11A, tied by CHICAGO, FEB 7, town postmark on piece, very rare example of type Ib from best position, generally ample margins at top and bottom and huge margin at left showing edge of adjoining stamp, slightly cutting at right, clearly shows position characteristics, a lovely showpiece; horizontal crease and minor flaws, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 49

1851, 1¢ blue, type Ib (Scott 5A), position 6R1E, a magnificent example of the stamp in supreme color, with top margin adjoining the ornaments at top left to clearing, the others clear to large (see portions of stamps below and at right), tied by black grid cancel to folded letter sheet—an 1851-dated printed notice—to Detroit, with bold red Chicago postmark at left; light file folds affect neither stamp nor markings, Very Fine+++, an exhibit-worthy first-year usage of this tremendously rare stamp, a top notch example of a rare stamp usage, ex Hind, Hall, Rhoades, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,500.
Estimate $7,500 - 10,000.
Current Bid $3,750
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Lot 50
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1851, 1¢ blue, type Ia, "curl in C" variety (Scott 6 var.), position 97R4, black town postmark, large margins on three sides except just touching at top right, left margin slightly cuts, incredibly fresh with bold color and impression, very rare variety of scarce type Ia, an important position piece, Fine to Very Fine, with 1976 P.F. certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
Current Bid $1,800
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Lot 51
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3 position 2L3, unused without gum, deep rich color, sharp impression, large to huge balanced margins all around, outstanding example of this most difficult stamp; internal paper rift on reverse, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 52

1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 10L1E, o.g., lightly hinged, brilliant color and sharp early impression, sheet margins at top and right and large margin at left, cutting and slightly rough at bottom, still a very pleasing example, nicer than the grade assigned, we feel it is Fine to Very Fine, with 2013 P.S.E. certificate graded F 70.
SMQ F 70; $500.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 53
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), strip of 5, unused without gum, very scarce and attractive multiple, clear to large margins all around, very desirable strip; four stamps with minor faults, still Extremely Fine appearance, with 2002 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,875 as singles.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 54
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), black town postmark, gigantic stamp, sheet margin at left and portions of adjoining stamps on other three sides, clear sharp impression and lovely blue shade, remarkable used example of this sought after stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb Jumbo.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,300.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 55
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 4, position 10L4, black town postmark, four large balanced margins highlight bold color and sharp impression, unobtrusive cancel, choice in every respect especially for scarce plate 4, an Extremely Fine gem, with 2010 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275 for common plate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 56
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3, black town postmark, four huge balanced margins including portions of adjoining stamps, magnificant color and impression, a fabulous used plate 3 example, an Extremely Fine gem, with 2011 P.F. certificate graded XF 90 XQ.
SMQ XF 90J; $500 for commom plate.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 57
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), face free black town postmark, huge margins all around including parts of three adjoining stamps, brilliant color and impression, super premium example of this sought after issue, suitable for the finest collection, a Superb jumbo, with 1990 P.F. certificate for pair from which this was removed.
Scott $130 ++.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 58
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), plate 3 position 6R3, light black town postmark, deep rich color, sharp clear impression, four large balanced margins, marvelous used example from desirable plate 3, Extremely Fine, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $275 for common plate.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 59
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II (Scott 7), position 9L2-10L2, horizontal pair, neat black grid cancels, a magnificant pair, large balanced margins, crisp paper accentuates lovely shade and vivid impression, select used multiple, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $275 ++.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 60
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), plate 3 position 85L3, unused without gum, ample to large margins all around, deep color, vivid impression, nice example of surface plate cracks; small thin spot, Very Fine appearance, unused plate 3 without plate cracks $2000 scott value, with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 61
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), plate 2, group of six stamps (positions 2-3L2 pair plus singles of 12L2, 13L2, 22L2 and 23L2) hinge rejoined to recreate the original layout of the plate crack; each cancelled manuscript or grid, all with nice color and crisp detail; position 12L2 with small thin, 22L2 with a light diagonal crease, otherwise Very Fine, an impressive reconstruction, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $840.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 62
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1851, 1¢ blue, type II, cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), plate 2, hinged to white card, a reconstruction from five stamps (positions 2L2, 12L2, 23L2 singles plus 13-14L2 pair); fresh with position 2L2 particularly bright and clean; position 2L2 with small corner crease, 12L2 with small scissors cut at to right, 13L2 with small creases and a tiny tear at top left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, striking effort, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $710.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 63
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1851 1¢ blue, type II, "Forked Lightning" cracked plate variety (Scott 7 var.), plate 3, positions 24L3, 33L3 and 34L3, three stamp reconstruction of complete significant plate crack, black town postmarks, incredible group clearly displaying major plate crack, scarce plate 3 singles, generally large margins to just touching in a couple of places, strong impressions displaying crack, choice and desirable group; couple of minor flaws insignificant for this group, generally Very Fine and unusual, Ex-Wagshal, Neinken, with 2011 Doporto certificates.
Scott $2,400+.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 64

1851, 1¢ blue, type II, double transfer (Scott 7 var.), plate 3 position 10R3, o.g., hinged, ample to large margins including partial sheet margin at right, strong color and impression, scarce original gum example of important double transfer, probably the finest from this position; tiny filled thins, otherwise Very Fine, Plate 3 double transfer not priced unused in Scott, with 2010 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000+.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 65

1851, 1¢ blue, type II, double transfer (Scott 7 var.), position 48R2, part o.g., ample to large margins including part of adjoining stamp at bottom to just touching at top, vibrant color and impression, strong doubling in "ONE CENT", pleasing and desibable, Fine to Very Fine, with 2002 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 66
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1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), position 99R2, black grid cancel, large margins all around clearly displaying plating characteristics, lovely shade and vivid impression, scarce and desirable position; large diagonal sealed tear at left, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2008 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 67
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1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), position 99R2, neat face free black town postmark, large margins to just touching at bottom right, incredibly clean with unobtrusive cancel, attractive color, and vivid impression clearly exhibiting plating characteristics, scarce and sought after position; light corner crease at top right, handsome Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $5,750+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 68
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1851, 1¢ blue, type III (Scott 8), Plate 4, "B" relief, incredibly fresh with deep, intense color and razor-sharp detail, all on like-new paper with a light "Oct/20" postmark; large margins to just touching at left, with portions of surrounding stamps captured, Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 69
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), plate 4 position 75L4, black town postmark, large balanced margins, deep rich color, exceptional brilliant impression, a marvelous example of this rare plate 4 type IIIa, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1983 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,200+.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 70
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa, plate 4 (Scott 8A), position 14L4, "NEW ORLEANS/JUL 27" town postmark, beautifully centered four margin stamp, bold color and impression, premium example of rare plate 4, type IIIa, highly desirable, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.F. and 2005 P.S.E. certificates graded VF-XF 85, and 2003 and 1993 P.F. certificates.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $1,400 for more common plate 1E.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 71
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), plate 4 position 56R4, black town postmark, large balanced margins, lovely rich color, vivid impression, a choice example of this rare plate 4 type IIIa, Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,200+.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 72
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1851, 1¢ blue, type IIIa (Scott 8A), horizontal strip of 3, surprisingly clean with sharp detail and strong color; town postmarks lightly struck; light bends; center stamp with light vertical crease along its right side, otherwise Fine, an uncommon multiple, with 2013 Weiss and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $3,100 as pair plus single.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 73

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 1R1L, slightly disturbed o.g., a glorious position piece, with guide pin and line at left; gargantuan margins capturing portions of stamp designs at right and bottom; light diagonal crease at bottom right and small thinning, Superb appearance, a top-line positional, with 1986 P.F. and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $725.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 74

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 98L1L, o.g., hinge remnants, large well balanced margins, bold deep color, pleasing original gum example; tiny thin spot not mentioned on certificate, Extremely Fine appearance, with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott $725.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 75

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 6L1L, o.g., very lightly hinged, sharp impression with cleanly engraved lines; fresh color on nearly immaculate paper; tiny speck of toning on gum, still Very Fine, a beautiful stamp with full ornaments, with photocopy of 1975 P.F. certificate for block of four, this position 1.
Scott $725.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 76

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), horizontal pair, o.g., hinged, pretty pair with strong color and clear detail, all nicely centered; a few toned spots; the right stamp with a small diagonal crease at lower right, otherwise Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 77

1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), vertical pair, o.g., mostly large margins all around, attractive blue shade and strong impression, elusive and desirable multiple; light crease along left margin only, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,650.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 78
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), block of 4, unused without gum, crisp and clean, nicely margined (close at bottom to just in lower left), the right stamps particularly nice; bottom pair with horizontal creases, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a singular multiple, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $3,500.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 79
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), outstanding jumbo, parts of three adjoining stamps and sheet margin at bottom, brilliant color and impression, certainly one of the finest examples available, a Superb jumbo, with 2019 P.F. certificate graded SUP 98J and 1993 P.F. certificate.
SMQ SUP 98J; $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 80
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 72R1L, black town postmark, magnificant example, huge margins all around including portions of stamps above and below, deep rich color, vibrant impression highlighted by crisp clean paper, incredible example for a select collection, Extremely Fine to Superb Jumbo, PSE Encased, P.S.E. encapsulated, graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $900.
Estimate $750 - 900.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 81
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 6L1L, light face-free black town postmark, large to huge margins all around, subtle shade, vivid impression displaying all position characteristics, unobtrusive cancel, choice used example in every respect, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $525.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 82
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), black town postmark and French transit cancel, huge margins all around including portions of three adjoining stamps, vibrant deep blue color, crystal clear impression, super premium example of this difficult stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95 and 2002 P.F. certificate.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $525.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 83
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 7R1L, "the poor man's #5", crisply printed in luxuriant color with clear margins and a light cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $135.
Scott $90.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 84
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), vertical pair, manuscript cancels, lovely pair with huge margins all around including parts of adjoining stamps and sheet margin at left, attractive shade and sharp impression, impressive showpiece, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2014 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $190 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 85
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), position 1L1L to 3L1L, horizontal strip of 3, light black cancels, large to huge margins all around, exceptional quality, bold distinct impression, marvelous showpiece, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $300 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 86
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV (Scott 9), positions 54, 64-65, 75, 85 and 95R1L, irregular block of 6, lightened manuscript cancels, interesting and unusual position piece, unused appearance, mostly ample to large margins, worthwhile study multiple; several faults mostly irregular cuts and nicks and minor creases, generally Fine.
Scott $540 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 87
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1852, 1¢ blue, type IV, double transfer (Scott 9 var.), position 98L1L, black town postmark, huge jumbo margins including parts of adjoining stamps, deep color, strong impression distinctly displaying double transfer, outstanding appearance and highly desirable; light natural bend, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $95 ++.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 88
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1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Gavit & Co., in black (Scott 11-E4a), die on India, die sunk on card, immaculate, both front and back; card cut down, Very Fine, a handsome piece.
Brazer 33E-Da.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 89
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1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Gavit & Co., in cool black (Scott 11-E4e), die on proof paper, measuring 46mm x 57mm, sharp impression; small hinge thins in corners, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $475.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 90
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1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Danforth, Bald & Co., in blue (Scott 11-E12d), die on white glazed paper, magnificent item with impressive color and sharp detail; hinge remnants and penciled notations on reverse mentioned for accuracy, Extremely Fine, a beautiful piece for the 1851 specialist.
Brazer 33E-Jd.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 91
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1851, 3¢ Washington essay, by Danforth, Bald & Co., in scarlet (Scott 11-E12d), die on white glazed paper, a colorful companion to the same essay in blue, crisp with crackling color; hinge remnants and penciled notations on reverse mentioned for accuracy, Extremely Fine, double your pleasure.
Brazer 33E-Jd.
Scott $750.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 92

1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, scarce full original gum multiple, remarkably fresh, large margins including adjoining stamps on three sides to just cutting on bottom right stamp, worthwhile multiple; couple of minor toned spots, light horizontal crease across bottom of top stamps, otherwise Very Fine, with 1977 S.P.A. certificate.
Scott $2,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 93
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), positions 15-18L4//65-68L4, vertical block of 24, unused without gum, a grand multiple displaying the differing spacing between cliches; in warm color, cleanly printed on fresh paper; edges in or rough, with numerous tears or creases with some facial abrasions, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $12,600 as blocks of four.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 94
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type I (Scott 11), positions 57-58, 67-68, 77-78, 87-88 and 97L4, irregular block of 9, black circular grid cancels, large margins practically everwhere except in on one position, nice color, scarce and desirable used multiple; creasing, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,015 as two blocks and single.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 95

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), left margin block of 4 with part imprint, o.g., attractive position piece, mostly ample to large margins including sheet margin at left, just cutting at bottom left; thins and small faults, Very Fine appearance, excellent position piece.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 96
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), block of 4, unused without gum, fresh with clear color; top pair with horizontal crease, right pair with vertical crease; penciled "76-77, 86-87R2L" notation on reverse, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2010 Weiss and 2020 Crowe certificates.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 97

1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), left margin block of 4, o.g., lightly hinged, mostly ample to large margins including sheet margin with guideline at left, just in at bottom left and on right bottom stamps, exceptionally fresh with nice color and impression, a very appealing position piece; left stamps with light vertical pre-printing crease, Fine to Very Fine, with 1997 P.F. certificate as #11.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 98
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1852, 3¢ dull red, type II (Scott 11A), positions 77L2-79L2L, 87L2L-89L2L, block of 6, black square grid N.Y. cancel, scarce and attractive multiple, large margins to cutting in a couple of spots, vibrant color and impression, desirable block; small sealed tear on top center stamp, otherwise Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,500.
Estimate $400 - 600

Square N.Y. grid cancel reportedly latest use Dec. 11, 1851; earliest reported use of plate 2L is Jan. 12, 1852, per Chase
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Current Bid $200
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Lot 99
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1856, 5¢, trial color plate proof on wove in all seven known colors except for black (Scott 12TC5a-12TC5g), a lovely and attractive rainbow of various known trial color shades; small thin on deep red brown shade, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $3,300.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $650
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Lot 100
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1856, 5¢, trial color plate proof on wove in deep orange, olive green and rose brown (Scott 12TC5b, 12TC5f and 12TC5g), Very Fine, deep orange with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 101

1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), lower left corner margin single, o.g., hinged, rare stamp, unusally fresh, large margins on three sides to just in at top, a striking example of this desirable item; light corner crease at upper left which just touches design, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, exceptional position piece, with 2019 Crowe certificate.
Scott $30,000.
Estimate $6,000 - 8,000.
Current Bid $3,000
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Lot 102
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), unused without gum, clean with vibrant color, excellent balanced margins, marvelous example of this particularly difficult stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a rare unused stamp, with 2004 and 1994 P.F. certificates.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $5,000 - 7,500.
Current Bid $2,500
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Lot 103
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), regummed, with deep color and clean print; paper fresh and sound, Fine to Very Fine, with 2020 Crowe certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 104
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), unused without gum, attractive appearing example of this very scarce unused stamp, two large margins, just touches at left and just in at bottom, bright and vibrant, a bargain for this important stamp; barely discernable small repair in margin at top left, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2017 P.F. certificate.
Scott $11,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $800
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Lot 105
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), black cancel, exceptionally well centered with large balanced margins, strong color and impression, outstanding example of this very difficult stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2007 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,100.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 106

1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), tied to piece by black grid of squares cancel with French transit cancel beside, large balanced margins, nice dated usage, a top notch used example on piece, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 1994 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 107
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), left margin single, black town postmark, large margins all around including huge left sheet margin with guideline, rich color and crisp impression, particularly pleasing and worthwhile example of this tough used stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2006 P.S.E. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 108
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), light black town postmark, large balanced margins, luscious color against crisp background, unobtrusive cancel, premium example of this difficult stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $425
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Lot 109
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), richly colored and cleanly printed; paper bright with solid to large margins all around; partial New Orleans c.d.s., Very Fine, signed A. Brun and one other, with 2001 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 110
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), lovely stamp with crisp color and four full margins, plus a cancel that's face-free; corner crease lower left, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $700.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 111
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1856, 5¢ red brown (Scott 12), vertical strip of 3, rich, deep color on absolutely pristine paper with margins large to close at left and just touching at bottom; New Orleans town cancels; corner crease top left, otherwise Fine to Very Fine, a beautiful multiple that would grace any collection.
Scott $3,750.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 112
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), light black town postmark, large to huge margins including sheet margin at bottom, strong green shade, vivid impression superbly displaying type I characteristics, outstanding used example of this tough stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2015 and 2001 P.F. certificates.
Scott $800.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 113
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), Post Office fresh with deep color on immaculate paper with four full margins; nice "PAID" in barred-circle cancel; small corner crease at top left, otherwise Extremely Fine, with 1985 P.F. certificate.
Scott $800.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 114
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1855, 10¢ green, type I (Scott 13), light black town postmark, large margins, nice color and impression, clear type characteristics, choice appearance; small thin spot, otherwise Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 115
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1855, 10¢ green, type II (Scott 14), position 58R-59R, horizontal pair, unused without gum, large margins including part of adjoining stamp at right to just touching at top of left stamp, fresh and bright with lovely color, rare unused pair, Fine to extremely fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,600 + as singles.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 116

1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), o.g., lightly hinged, large balanced margins all around, bright and bold, full fresh original gum, incredible appearance rarely seen this nice; small corner creases, otherwise Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2016 P.F. certificate.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,500.
Current Bid $1,300
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Lot 117
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), a stunning stamp with massive margins framing deep, sharply printed color; light grid cancel simply adds to the allure, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem destined for a collection of distinction, with 2017 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $875.
Scott $140.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 118
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), black town cancel, huge balanced margins including part of adjoining stamp at left, vibrant color and impression, magnificant used example, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $140+.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 119
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1855, 10¢ green, type III (Scott 15), crisply printed with margins showing full design details; paper clean and fresh, with a neat diamond grid cancel, Very Fine, with 1991 P.F. certificate.
Scott $140.
Estimate $200 - 250.
Current Bid $100
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Lot 120
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), recut at bottom, regummed over expertly repaired corner, ample to large margins all around, lovely color and sharp impression highlighting strong recut at bottom, exceptional appearance for this rare unused type IV, Very Fine to Extremely Fine appearance, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $15,000 for no gum.
Estimate $3,000 - 4,000

1855 type IV recut at bottom unused is among the rarest of the classic U.S. stamps. The lovely appearance of this example makes it an exceptional opportunity to aquire this rarity at a reasonable price
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Current Bid $1,600
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Lot 121
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), position 64L1 (recut at top & bottom), black New York Ocean Mail cancel, the only double recut, large to huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps at top and left, wonderful color and impression, incredible example with all the bells and whistles, Very Fine to Extremely Fine extreme quality, with 2015 P.F. certificate graded VF-XF 85 XQ.
SMQ VF-XF 85J; $2,500 85.
Scott $2,150.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 122
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), recut at top position 3R1, black "NEW ORLEANS" town postmarks, large margins all around, rich color, distinct impression showing all characteristics, superior example of this scarce type IV, Extremely Fine, with 1972 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Current Bid $1,000
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Lot 123
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), recut at bottom, black circular grid cancel, large margins, deep green color, sharp impression with strong recut, pleasing example of scarce used type IV, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.A.G. certificate graded VF-XF 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $2,100.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 124
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1855, 10¢ green, type IV (Scott 16), recut at bottom, black grid cancels, large balanced margins, strong color and impression, excellent example of scarce used type IV; tiny corner crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 125
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), black grid cancel, large to huge margins including portion of adjoining stamp at left and sheet margin at right creating a lovely balanced frame, strong color, crystal clear impression, certainly among the finest available for this most difficult stamp, Extremely Fine to Superb Jumbo, with 2012 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-SUP 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $750
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Lot 126
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), Post Office fresh with deep, rich color on fresh paper; mathematically centered, Extremely Fine to Superb, a gem of a stamp, with 2019 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,150.
Scott $250.
Estimate $800 - 1,100.
Current Bid $400
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Lot 127
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), a real looker, fresh with clean color as well as black and red cancels; captures portions of three adjoining stamps, Extremely Fine, with 2016 P.S.E. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $500.
Scott $250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 128
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), light black town postmark, large margins all around including part of adjoining stamp at top, crisp impression, an absolutely outstanding example of this difficult stamp, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $250.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $150
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Lot 129
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), horizontal pair, red "NEW YORK" town postmark, beautiful pair, large margins all around, wonderful color and vivid impression highlighted by lovely contrasting cancel, a marvelous showpiece, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2004 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $605.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Current Bid $375
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Lot 130
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), positions 49-50R1, right margin horizontal pair with potions of imprint, very light blue cancel, ample to large margins except just cutting at top left, sharp impression and unobtrusive (almost invisible) cancel, a visuallly appealing pair; right stamp with sealed tear at top, Very Fine appearance, lovely unused appearance, with 1992 P.F. certificate.
Scott $590.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 131
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), horizontal pair, black circular grid cancels, large to huge margins all around with parts of adjoining stamps, attractive and desirable multiple; vertical crease in center, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $575.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Current Bid $130
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Lot 132
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), strip of 3, black grid cancels, mostly ample to large margins to cutting in a couple of places, strong color and crisp impression, attractive and desirable multiple, almost Very Fine.
Scott $750 as singles.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 133
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1851, 12¢ gray black (Scott 17), positions 89-90L1, 99-100L1, block of 4, blue "PETERSBURG, Va." town postmark and light pen cancels, exceedingly scarce used block, mostly large margins to cutting at top left, large portion of two adjoining stamps at left, excellent showpiece; small tear on top left stamp, light creases, Fine to Very Fine appearance, rare.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $400
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