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1861-1867 Issues




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Lot 4395
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1861, 1¢ Bowlsby coupon essay, in blue (Scott 63-E13f), plate on white paper, perforated all around and between, top sheet margin block of 4, o.g., very lightly hinged, Fine.
Scott $700 ++.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $350.
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Lot 4396
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1861-98, Roosevelt Album Small Die Proof Group (Scott 63P2//284P2), lovely group comprising #63P2, 65P2, 68P2, 71P2 (2), 72P2, 241P2 and 284P2; all but #72P2 and 284P2 still on original gray card backing; #284P2 with a corner crease, the balance are all in exceptional fresh colors and quality, including a gorgeous $1 Columbian, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a very scarce group with desirable individual proofs.
Scott $2,175.
Estimate $1,200 - 1,800.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 4397
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1861-62, 1¢ to 90¢ 8 different plate proofs on card (Scott 63P4//78P4) (all P4): 63, 65, 68, 69, 71, 72, 74 (3¢ scarlet, slight thin) & 78, mostly large margins, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $535.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $250.
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Lot 4398

1861, 1¢ blue (Scott 63), o.g., previously hinged, fullness of color and impression within nearly perfect margins; slightest hint of foxing on perforation tips not mentioned on accompanying certificate, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a choice example, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $275.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $350.
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Lot 4399
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1861, 1¢ dark blue (Scott 63b), simply stunning with proof-like detail in rich color; well-centered on like-new paper, with a nicely struck "[New]-Yor[k]" postmark, Very Fine, conservatively graded, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $800.
Scott $875.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4400
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1861, 1¢ dark blue (Scott 63b); short perforation along bottom, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $875+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $275.
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Lot 4401

1861, 1¢ dark blue (Scott 63b), tied to piece by octagonal Phila PA, Penny Mail postmarks, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $875+.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4402
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1861, 1¢ dark blue (Scott 63b), pair, light town and target cancels, full richness of color and impression, Fine to Very Fine, scarce in a multiple, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $1,750.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $475.
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Lot 4403
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1861, 3¢ pink (Scott 64), rich color and impression accentuated by the lovely blue Cincinnati cancel that illuminates the "pink" color, Fine to Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $565.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $400.
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Lot 4404
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1861, 3¢ N.B.N.C. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in brown rose (Scott 65-E15h), complete design, plate on semi-transparent stamp paper, perf'd and gummed, o.g., previously hinged, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $550.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4405
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1861, 3¢ rose, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 65S-B), block of 4, remarkably fresh, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $800 as singles.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4406

1861, 3¢ rose (Scott 65), a choice mint block of 4, o.g., never hinged, fresh and crisp, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $700 for hinged.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4407
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1861, 5¢ Jefferson essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in brown (Scott 67-E4b), complete design, die II on brown toned paper, cut to shape; shallow thin, Very Fine appearance.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4408

1861, 10¢ yellow green (Scott 68), o.g., small paper hinge remnant, complete color and impression., balanced borders, pleasing example, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $900.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $475.
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Lot 4409
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1861, 10¢ yellow green (Scott 68), unused without gum, a glorious George, with intense color, sensational printing and near-perfect margins; the small plate flaw (or wash) at right simply adds to the stamp's appeal, Very Fine, a beautiful stamp, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80, plus 1980 P.F. certificate.
SMQ VF 80; $475.
Scott $375.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4410
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E4a), complete design, die on India, mounted on card, 60 x 75 mm; slightly soiled with faint diagonal bend in lower left corner, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $800.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $160.
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Lot 4411
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1861, 12¢ Washington essay, by Toppan, Carpenter & Co., in black (Scott 69-E4b), complete design, die on India, cut to shape, exceptionally fresh with small, perfect margins, Extremely Fine.
Scott $500.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $100.
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Lot 4412
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), unused without gum, a gorgeous stamp flawlessly printed on immaculate paper; sound, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $725.
Scott $675.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4413
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1861, 12¢ black (Scott 69), unused without gum, a real looker with outstanding color, detail and fresh paper; faint vertical crease, otherwise Very Fine.
Scott $675.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4414
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1862, 24¢ red lilac (Scott 70), a jaw-dropper with rarely seen centering, grand color, and a bright red grid cancel, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1978 P.F. and 2021 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 85.
SMQ VF-XF 85; $575.
Scott $340.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $450.
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Lot 4415

1862, 24¢ brown lilac (Scott 70a), with illustrative color on immaculate paper, nicely margined and fresh, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 80.
SMQ VF 80; $3,250.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 4416
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), regummed, in alluring color cleanly printed on fresh paper; reperforated at top and with a small corner crease at bottom right, Fine to Very Fine appearance.
Scott $6,250.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $500.
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Lot 4417
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1861, 24¢ steel blue (Scott 70b), great eye-appeal with textbook color, sharp detail, immaculate paper, and a rarely seen magenta grid cancel; sealed 1.3mm tear at upper right, Very Fine, with 2009 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $1,050.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 4418
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), cleanly printed in alluring color; paper fresh with three balanced margins; blue double-circle Cincinnati and partial red transit cancels, nearly Very Fine, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $2,275.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $550.
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Lot 4419
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1861, 24¢ violet (Scott 70c), deep color on fresh paper; blue grid cancel; short perforations at top left, bottom right and right, Very Fine appearance, with 2010 P.S.E. and 2012 P.S.A.G. certificates.
Scott $2,275.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $375.
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Lot 4420
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1861, 90¢ N.B.N.Co. "Premiere Gravure" essay, in blue (Scott 72-E6), incomplete design, die on India, 54 x 63 mm, manuscript "No 8." in bottom margin, Very Fine.
Scott $1,000.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $350.
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Lot 4421
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1861, 90¢ blue (Scott 72), block of 4, astounding survivor, remarkably bright, clean and intact, with light cork cancels; a few creases, perforations re-joined, still Fine to Very Fine, a scarce multiple of this top-denomination stamp.
Scott $5,000.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $550.
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Lot 4422
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1863, 2¢ black, die II, large die proof (Scott 73P1a), in clean color and pristine detail, with plate "1030" and National Bank Note Co. N.Y. imprint below; on India die sunk on full-sized 154 x 228 mm card, which is remarkably foxing-free, Very Fine, ex-Fosdyke, Ray.
Scott $2,500.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Realized $950.
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Lot 4423
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1863, 2¢ black, overprinted "Specimen" (Scott 73SB), horizontal pair, exceptionally fresh with typical centering, about Fine.
Scott $700+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $130.
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Lot 4424
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1863, 2¢ black, with "8901" specimen control number (Scott 73S var.), incredibly fresh with full o.g., Fine to Very Fine. A half sheet of 50 of each value from the 1861-66 Issue were overprinted, each value with a different number.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 4425

1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), horizontal block of 8, o.g., lightly hinged, clean-faced with sharp detail on like-new paper; straight edge at left; scissors-cut perforations at lower right, a few internal wrinkles/creases, Fine.
Scott $5,500 as two blocks of four.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $450.
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Lot 4426
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), a must-have for the Jackson enthusiast, gloriously centered amid jumbo margins, with clean color and sharp lines, plus a red circle-of-wedges cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb, a top-line stamp, PSE recording just two 95Js and three 98s in their Population Report, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95J.
SMQ XF-SUP 95J; $1,650 without cancel premium.
Scott $105.
Estimate $1,600 - 2,000.
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Lot 4427
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1863, 2¢ black (Scott 73), a justifiably smug-looking Jackson, with proof-like detail in clean color, flawlessly centered on immaculate paper with a face-free cancel, Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $250.
Scott $55.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $190.
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Lot 4428
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1861, 3¢ scarlet (Scott 74), now listed as #74TC6, fresh with gleaming color and sharp detail; four wavy line pen cancels as per Scott listing, Very Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $5,500.
Estimate $5,000 - 6,000.
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Lot 4429
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1866, 15¢ black, large die proof on India (Scott 77P1), 50 x 69 mm, removed from card, bright color and clean back, Fine to Very Fine.
Scott $1,400.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 4430
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1866, 15¢ black, overprinted with specimen control number "235" in red (Scott 77SJ), o.g., lightly hinged, looking like it came off the press yesterday; immaculate with extraordinary color and impression; control strong and bright, Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90.
Scott $400.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $950.
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Lot 4431
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1863, 24¢ grayish lilac (Scott 78a), a magnificent straddle-pane single, well centered within huge jumbo margins, and with excellent color, beautifully struck circular grid cancel, Extremely Fine to Superb.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4432
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c. 1863, 3¢ Eagle & Coin essay by Butler & Carpenter, in scarlet (Brazer 56E-Gb), on on India on card, 29 x 39 mm, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4433
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c. 1863, 3¢ Eagle & Coin essay by Butler & Carpenter, in blue (Brazer 56E-Gb), on ivory paper, 49 x 60 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $300.
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Lot 4434
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c. 1863, 3¢ Eagle & Coin essay by Butler & Carpenter, in brownish black (Brazer 56E-Gb), on ivory paper, 41 x 52 mm, Very Fine.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $325.
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Lot 4435
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c. 1863, 3¢ Eagle & Coin essay by Butler & Carpenter, in scarlet (Brazer 56E-G var.), on thin bond with a dark brown safety paper underprint, gummed, o.g., chemical "cancel" has caused the scarlet ink to bleed slightly, Fine to Very Fine. Unlisted.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $325.
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Lot 4436
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1867, 10¢ J.M. Sturgeon essay, top & bottom labels blank, in dark carmine (Scott 79-E10a var.), clear impression, die on thin bond, gummed, double "CANC ELED", cut close and affixed to a small piece of an orange envelope, Very Fine.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $500.
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Lot 4437
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), fancy cork cancel, well centered, lovely pastel color, distinct grill, most appealing used appearance; light horizontal crease (not on APS certificate), reperforated at top, Extremely Fine appearance, with 1985 A.P.S. certificate and 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $200.
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Lot 4438
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1867, 3¢ rose, D. grill (Scott 85), neat circle-of-wedges cancel, fresh color, large margins; couple small corner creases, otherwise Fine, with 2004 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,100.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $200.
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Lot 4439
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1867, 2¢ black, Z. grill (Scott 85B), Post Office fresh with rich color and a striking blue geometric fancy cancel, Very Fine, with 1987 P.F. certificate.
Scott $1,350.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $750.
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Lot 4440
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1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), lightly struck geometric cancel, fresh color; reperforated at bottom, otherwise Fine, a nice collectable example of this scarce grilled issue, with 2013 P.F. certificate.
Scott $3,250.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $700.
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Lot 4441
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1867, 3¢ rose, Z. grill (Scott 85C), horizontal pair, brightly hued with clean lines and well-defined grills, each bearing bold circle-of-Vs cancel; natural straight edge at right, tiny margin faults in both stamps, Fine, pair listed but dashed in Scott, with 1995 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $6,500 as singles.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Realized $600.
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Lot 4442
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1867, 1¢ blue, E. grill (Scott 86), cleanly printed in bright color on fresh paper with massive margins, black "duplex" cancel (per certificate) brings the grill into sharp relief on face, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $425.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 4443
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1867, 2¢ black, E. grill (Scott 87), fresh and clean with jumbo margins, amazing color and a light cancel that brings the grill into relief (fully visible on reverse), Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 90J.
SMQ XF 90J; $1,250.
Scott $200.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,200.
Realized $900.
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Lot 4444

1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), o.g., hinged, fresh with exquisite color and clean detail; three nicely balanced margins, the fourth close but clear of design, Fine+, a tough stamp in any condition, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $4,750.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000.
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Lot 4445
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1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), lightly canceled, beautifully well centered, a premium example, Very Fine, with 2011 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $350.
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Lot 4446
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1867, 12¢ black, E. grill (Scott 90), magnificently printed on bright paper in flawless color and outstanding detail; neat cork cancel brings the grill into clear relief, Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $375.
Estimate $200 - 300.
Realized $225.
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Lot 4447
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1867, 15¢ black, E. grill (Scott 91), a beauty with flawless detail on fresh paper, with light blue and black cancels, Very Fine, a lovely stamp, with 2013 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $630.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Realized $400.
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Lot 4448
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1867, 15¢ black, E. grill (Scott 91), bold leaf cancel plus a small part of a red foreign mail cancel, fresh and nicely centered, Very Fine, quite attractive, with 1982 P.F. certificate.
Scott $600+.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $250.
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Lot 4449

1867, 2¢ black, F. grill (Scott 93), o.g., previously hinged, a sensational stamp, flawlessly printed in gorgeous color, nicely centered with a fully visible grill, Extremely Fine, PSE's Population Report notes just two stamps at this grade, plus one higher (a 95), with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $1,650.
Scott $450.
Estimate $1,500 - 1,800.
Realized $1,500.
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Lot 4450

1867, 3¢ red, F. grill (Scott 94), o.g., previously hinged, Post Office fresh with alluring color, pristine paper, clear grill and full to huge margins, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, a great-looking stamp, with photocopy of 2017 P.S.E. certificate for block of six, this position 5.
Scott $350.
Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Realized $1,300.
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Lot 4451

1867, 3¢ red, F. grill (Scott 94), o.g., barest trace of hinge (appears never hinged), immaculate with fresh color, sharp lines and a fully defined grill (visible even on the face), Very Fine, with 2017 P.S.E. certificate for block of six, this position 3.
Scott $350.
Estimate $250 - 350.
Realized $200.
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Lot 4452
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1867, 3¢ red, F. grill (Scott 94), a stamp that's clearly been cherished and cared for, with color and paper looking like it came from the Post Office yesterday; nice strike of a target cancel in black, Extremely Fine to Superb, an A+ in our book, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $375.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Realized $425.
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Lot 4453
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1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), unused without gum, attractive example, ample to large margins, deep rich color, pleasing F grill, Very Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $825.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Realized $325.
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Lot 4454
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1867, 10¢ yellow green, F. grill (Scott 96), a pristine example with grand color, magnificent margins, and an essentially face-free fancy cancel, Extremely Fine, a simply beautiful stamp, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate graded 90.
SMQ XF 90; $700.
Scott $250.
Estimate $500 - 700.
Realized $550.
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Lot 4455

1867, 12¢ black, F. grill (Scott 97), small part o.g., pretty with well-defined grill (partially visible on face); cleaned at bottom; reperforated at left sometime after certificate was issued, Fine to Very Fine appearance, with 2016 P.F. certificate for vertical pair, this the bottom stamp.
Scott $2,800.
Estimate $500 - 750.
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Lot 4456
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1867, 12¢ black, F. grill (Scott 97), a splendiferous stamp with proof-like detail on immaculate paper, lightly cancelled, Extremely Fine to Superb, a real gem, with 2010 P.S.E. certificate graded XF-Sup 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $2,300.
Scott $250.
Estimate $2,000 - 2,500.
Realized $1,100.
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Lot 4457

1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), o.g., never hinged, a rarely seen never hinged example, beautifully printed with fully embossed grill on reverse; large gum skips at bottom, Very Good to Fine, with 2020 P.F. certificate.
Scott $4,250 as o.g.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Realized $950.
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Lot 4458
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1867, 15¢ black, F. grill (Scott 98), unused without gum, in deep color with refined detail; paper fresh and nicely margined; small vertical wrinkle at upper right, Fine to Very Fine, with 2018 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Realized $750.
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Lot 4459

1861-66 (1875 Re-issue), 1¢ blue (Scott 102), mind-blowingly beautiful, with the deepest color imaginable, immaculate paper, light cancel, and mathematical centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, just three stamps attain this grade in PSE's Population Report, with a single 98 grading higher, with 2020 P.F. certificate graded XF-S 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $5,100.
Scott $1,600.
Estimate $3,500 - 5,000.
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