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Sale 753

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Stamps and Postal History


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Lot 5089

Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), o.g., previously hinged, with pulse-quickening color and strong detail; fresh and sound with wondrously balanced margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2017 P.F. and 2020 P.S.A.G. certificates, the latter graded 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $1,375.
Scott $550.
Estimate $800 - 1,200.
Current Bid $700
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Lot 5090
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Special Delivery, 1885, 10¢ blue (Scott E1), light town duplex, large and exceptionally well centered margins all around, a magnificent used example, Superb, TOP OF THE POP! Only three examples recorded in this lofty grade and none higher, according to PSE's population report, with 2019 P.S.A.G. certificate graded SUP 98 and 2004 P.F. certificate.
SMQ SUP 98; $850.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $475
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Lot 5091

Special Delivery, 1893, 10¢ orange (Scott E3), block of 4, o.g., small hinge remnants re-inforcing minor separations, brilliantly fresh, deep rich orange color, most appealing block, scarce thus, strong Fine to Very Fine, with 2021 Crowe certificate.
Scott $1,250.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $180
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Lot 5092

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), bottom margin single with part imprint, o.g., never hinged, in strong, bright color on immaculate paper; a pretty positional, Very Fine, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
SMQ VF 80; $2,150.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
Current Bid $1,500
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Lot 5093

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., never hinged, with deeply engraved lines yielding immense color and fully defined detail; fresh with three nicely balanced margins, Fine to Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $2,000.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $600
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Lot 5094

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., previously hinged, bright with strong color and crystal-clear impression, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 1989 P.F. and 2018 P.S.A.G. certificates.
Scott $850.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5095

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., hinged, with compelling color and razor-sharp detail; crisp paper with three perfectly balanced margins, Very Fine, with 2012 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott $850.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 5096

Special Delivery, 1894, 10¢ blue, unwatermarked (Scott E4), o.g., lightly hinged, with heart-pounding color and detail, plus oversized margins of fresh paper; tiny corner crease at bottom right and horizontal crease in top center margin caused by hinge, Very Fine+, a grand stamp, with 1991 P.F. & 2021 Crowe certificates.
Scott $850.
Estimate $350 - 500.
Current Bid $350
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Lot 5097

Special Delivery, 1895, 10¢ blue, dots in curved frame above messenger (Scott E5a), from plate #882, o.g., previously hinged, exceptionally deep color, solid detail and immaculate paper, nearly Very Fine, with 2019 P.F. certificate.
Scott $400.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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Lot 5098

Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), o.g., never hinged, sharp color and finely detailed impression, Extremely Fine, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF 90.
SMQ XF 90; $750.
Scott $425.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $300
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Lot 5099
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Special Delivery, 1914, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E9), bottom margin plate number 5857 block of 6, Post Office fresh with immaculate color on like-new paper; top stamps lightly hinged; diagonal gum crease across positions 2, 3 & 6, perf indent in bottom left stamp, Extremely Fine appearance.
Scott $3,000.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5100

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., never hinged, with flawless impression in wonderful color; paper fresh and sporting oversized margins, Very Fine, with 2018 P.F. certificate.
Scott $700.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $500
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Lot 5101

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., previously hinged, a sensational jumbo with flawless color and centering, Extremely Fine to Superb, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $320.
Estimate $500 - 750.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5102

Special Delivery, 1916, 10¢ pale ultramarine (Scott E10), o.g., previously hinged, fresh and clean, wonderfully centered amid jumbo margins, Extremely Fine, with 2001 P.F. certificate.
Scott $320.
Estimate $400 - 600.
Current Bid $250
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Lot 5103
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Special Delivery, 1917, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott E11), scarce full wide top plate block of 6, #5520 with imprint; fresh as the day it was printed, with incredible color and centering; positions 4 & 6 never hinged, Very Fine to Extremely Fine, with 2020 P.S.E. certificate.
Scott $225.
Estimate $600 - 800.
Current Bid $550
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Lot 5104

Special Delivery, 1922, 10¢ gray violet (Scott E12), top margin single, o.g., never hinged, Post Office fresh with grand color and unbeatable centering; light gum soak at top of selvage (stamp unaffected), a Superb jumbo, only a lone 100 grades higher in PSE's Population Report, 98J is often regarded as more desirable than a 100, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate graded 98J.
SMQ SUP 98J; $1,000 as a "98".
Scott $95.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
Current Bid $850
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Lot 5105

Registry, 1911, 10¢ ultramarine (Scott F1), o.g., never hinged, rich vibrant color and detailed impression within choice margins, Extremely Fine to Superb, it doesn't take an eagle-eye to spot this beauty, with 2021 P.S.A.G. certificate graded XF-SUP 95.
SMQ XF-SUP 95; $475.
Scott $160.
Estimate $300 - 400.
Current Bid $200
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